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Vice President Pence to delay trip to Mideast over tax bill Vice President Pence to delay trip to Mideast over tax bill
- December 14, 2017

Media reports say he delayed the trip due to important votes in Congress on President Donald Trump's tax reform. Pence's office has not confirmed the delay. Demonstrators in Turkey declared that the Israeli occupation of land that Palestinians view as theirs is a fundamental issue for all Muslims. Rather than arriving on Sunday, Pence is now expected to fly in from Egypt on Wednesday evening. (more...)
Farenthold accused of vulgar, abusive behavior by former aide Farenthold accused of vulgar, abusive behavior by former aide
- December 14, 2017

In a sweeping interview with the news outlet, Rekola shared multiple stories of abusive behavior by Farenthold, highlighting a particularly jarring incident that led Rekola to finally resign from his post. Rekola told CNN that media coverage of the 2014 lawsuit elicited angry and volatile responses from Farenthold. "Every time he didn't like something, he would call me a f**ktard or idiot". (more...)
Leader of far right group Britain First arrested in Belfast Leader of far right group Britain First arrested in Belfast
- December 14, 2017

She shot another anti-Muslim video in Belfast and posted it online on Wednesday. "Both of us addressed, made a speech, at a public demonstration outside Belfast City Hall all the way back in August". Britain First leader Paul Golding claims he has been arrested by police in Northern Ireland while he attended the trial of colleague Jayda Fransen. (more...)
Donald Trump Accusers Score Ratings Boost For 'Megyn Kelly Today' Donald Trump Accusers Score Ratings Boost For 'Megyn Kelly Today'
- December 14, 2017

At one point McGillivray found herself backstage with Davidoff in what she calls a half moon formation, along with Regis Philbin and his wife, Ray Charles , as well as Donald and Melania. McGillivray is specifically calling for an ethics investigation against Trump. "If 16 women have come forward, then why hasn't anything been done?" "Where is our investigation?" "He has to face the music". (more...)
Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken
- December 14, 2017

Klobuchar continued: "We have a lot to get done over the next year - from strengthening our infrastructure to reducing the high cost of prescription drugs to ensuring our workers have the skills they need to get good jobs - and I look forward to working with Lieutenant Governor Smith on these critical issues". (more...)
We are 'days away' from passing promised tax cut We are 'days away' from passing promised tax cut
- December 14, 2017

Standing in a Christmas tree-filled room in the White House, Trump introduced the Glick family of New Holland as one of the "wonderful and truly great families" who he says will benefit from the Republican party's proposed tax reforms. They don't know all the details, but they smell what's going on: "tax cuts for the wealthiest, no help for so many in the middle class", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. (more...)
Guterres, Abe reaffirm vow to maximize pressure on North Korea Guterres, Abe reaffirm vow to maximize pressure on North Korea
- December 14, 2017

Edited video footage published in several South Korean media outlets show him surrounded by security personnel, with one of the guards appearing to punch him and then kicking him as he laid on the ground in front of a stand displaying South Korean music and culture. (more...)
American Tower Corp (AMT) Stake Increased by Achmea Investment Management BV
- December 14, 2017

Bessemer Group Inc. grew its position in shares of American Tower by 208.8% during the second quarter. When analyzing small corporations as possible investments, always it's good to learn who else owns shares. American Tower's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 100.38%. Several research analysts have recently commented on AMT shares. Among 18 analysts covering American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. (more...)
Authorities Probe Why NJ Girl, 8, in Time Out Killed Herself Authorities Probe Why NJ Girl, 8, in Time Out Killed Herself
- December 14, 2017

Investigators are consequently speculating as to whether knowledge of the 10-year-old's suicide was behind the Essex County girl's decision to take her own life. Authorities are still unsure if she was trying to copy Davis' death or what motivated the 8-year-old to hang herself. Davis had to spend almost two weeks in the hospital on life support before she succumbed to her injuries November 29. (more...)
Israel shuts down Gaza crossings, strikes posts in Gaza following rocket attack Israel shuts down Gaza crossings, strikes posts in Gaza following rocket attack
- December 14, 2017

The IDF announced late Wednesday that the land crossings with Gaza will be closed in response to the latest barrage of rocket attacks fired at southern Israel from the enclave. An Egyptian-brokered reconciliation deal between the two groups in October has seen Hamas give up control of Gaza's crossings, but differences over collecting revenues hinder its progress. (more...)
Jisha murder case: Accused Ameer Ul-Islam gets death penalty Jisha murder case: Accused Ameer Ul-Islam gets death penalty
- December 14, 2017

The court held that the prosecution proved beyond doubt in the light of the proved circumstances that the accused on April 28, 2016 at 5 p.m, knowing that she would be alone at her home, with an intention to sexually abuse her, forcibly entered the house. (more...)
'You Cleared Aadhaar For 6 Schemes, Centre Made It 139': Court Told 'You Cleared Aadhaar For 6 Schemes, Centre Made It 139': Court Told
- December 14, 2017

Besides, we will share 6 important Aadhaar related deadlines which everyone should be aware of. Attorney General K K Venugopal informed the Supreme Court that the government was willing to postpone the stipulated date for linking the 12-digit biometric identifier with various services, from government welfare schemes, mobile numbers and financial dealings. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi visits areas hit by cyclone Ockhi in Kerala Rahul Gandhi visits areas hit by cyclone Ockhi in Kerala
- December 14, 2017

During his visit to Vizhinjam Coastal area in Thiruvananthpauram, he expressed his condolence to the victims of cyclone. Two bodies were found late last night, officials said. He paid floral tributes in front of pictures of those who perished in the cyclone and met with the families of fishermen who died in the cyclone. "It will be given shortly without any hassle", Mr Vijayan said. (more...)
"Nothing offered" - Graham Arnold dismisses Socceroos job offer reports
- December 14, 2017

A host of big-name global managers have been linked with the post following Ange Postecoglou's decision to resign after securing the Socceroos' spot at the 2018 World Cup. "We can sit and ask questions and ask hypothetical things if this happens or that happens, but, the reality of everything is that I am contracted to Sydney FC and I love this club". (more...)
China collects DNA from all Uyghurs in Xinjiang China collects DNA from all Uyghurs in Xinjiang
- December 14, 2017

Human Rights Watch's China director Sophie Richardson said: "The mandatory data-banking of a whole population's biodata, including DNA, is a gross violation of worldwide human rights norms, and it's even more disturbing if it is being done surreptitiously, under the guise of a free healthcare program", said. (more...)
U.S. to display evidence of Iran backing Houthis in Yemen U.S. to display evidence of Iran backing Houthis in Yemen
- December 14, 2017

The United States is reportedly set to unveil what it says is evidence of Iran giving missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. U.S. military officials have previously said that Iran has supplied missiles to Houthi rebels including a missile that was sacked into Saudi Arabia that targeted the capital Riyadh in November. (more...)
Trump Thanks Omarosa Manigault Newman After White House Announces Her Resignation Trump Thanks Omarosa Manigault Newman After White House Announces Her Resignation
- December 14, 2017

Newman left her White House job this week, but the circumstances of her exit have taken on a narrative fit for reality TV - which is, incidentally, how she and President Donald Trump met in the first place. While she will be paid through January 20, Newman is not expected to return to work, the officials said. Ryan on Wednesday reported that Newman had been fired by Kelly and was subsequently removed from the White House grounds. (more...)
European Union reopens feud over quotas for hosting refugees European Union reopens feud over quotas for hosting refugees
- December 14, 2017

But Tusk, in a move that would protect his country from being prosecuted, is planning to tell European Union leaders to get rid of the refugee quota scheme , the British newspaper The Guardian reported, setting a six-month deadline for the 28 countries to come up with unanimous approval for a new asylum scheme. (more...)
Weather Statement: Light Snow Overnight continuing into Thursday morning commute Weather Statement: Light Snow Overnight continuing into Thursday morning commute
- December 14, 2017

This map shows the snow moving out of the area by 9 p.m. Wednesday , Dec. 13, 2017. Residents should anticipate heavy snow with hard travel conditions, according to the weather service. Several inches of snow fell throughout the region, contributing to numerous crashes and traffic delays. Most of the snow will fall before daybreak Thursday . (more...)
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is back, but not to save the season Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is back, but not to save the season
- December 14, 2017

For Green Bay, only one name matters: Aaron Rodgers . "I'm not coming back to save this team", Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. He's a competitor. Rodgers playing quarterback the way he knows how to play it is kind of a Packers-saving attempt, however. You know, I saw something that we have 750:1 odds to make the playoffs. (more...)
Bulls outplay the Jazz, 103-100 Bulls outplay the Jazz, 103-100
- December 14, 2017

Since Nikola Mirotic's return to the Chicago Bulls , they are undefeated (3-0) after starting the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season with a 3-20 record. Hood was under a minutes-played restriction, and he wound up playing 25 minutes. Hood entered Wednesday night's game at Chicago as a reserve. Johnson, who has been out since October 30 because of a right wrist injury, has been doing non-contact work in practice. (more...)
Iran may have passed ballistic missiles to Yemen rebels: Guterres Iran may have passed ballistic missiles to Yemen rebels: Guterres
- December 14, 2017

The United States is reportedly set to unveil what it says is evidence of Iran giving missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. Guterres said in a report to the Security Council that the United Nations was investigating Iran's possible transfer of ballistic missiles to Houthi Shia rebels in Yemen that may have been used in launches aimed at Saudi Arabia in July and November, The Guardian reported on Thursday. (more...)
Delay of Air India flight leads suspension of 3 staff members Delay of Air India flight leads suspension of 3 staff members
- December 14, 2017

The flight also had minister for civil aviation P Ashok Gajapat Raju as one of the passengers. The civil aviation minister had to face an angry crowd after which he called Air India CMD Pradeep Kharola and sought the reason behind the delay. (more...)
US Shale Sends OPEC Deal Back To Square One US Shale Sends OPEC Deal Back To Square One
- December 14, 2017

OPEC wakes up to the threat of USA shale 2.0. According to OPEC, expected strong economic expansion across the world will also underpin industrial and construction fuel demand. However, there is a great deal of uncertainty with regard to the future of US tight oil supply, with technology, economics and geology playing critical roles". (more...)
Group warns not to drink and drive Group warns not to drink and drive
- December 14, 2017

The enforcement effort is being supported by the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Safety Administration. With extra travelers on the roads, and people attending holiday parties, we will likely see an uptick in impaired driving. (more...)
United States strikes explosives-filled vehicle in Somalia United States strikes explosives-filled vehicle in Somalia
- December 14, 2017

Police spokesman Major Mohamed Hussein said the attacker had explosives strapped to his body and infiltrated the General Kahiye Police Training Academy during an early morning parade. US forces have carried out a series of drone strikes in the past months in Somalia, targeting Islamist State and al-Shabaab fighters as the Africa Union peacekeeping mission prepares to exit the country. (more...)
'We're Very, Very Close' to Getting Tax Bill Passed 'We're Very, Very Close' to Getting Tax Bill Passed
- December 14, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan addresses a news conference after the House passed a tax cut plan on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., November 16, 2017. Republicans have said the changes are necessary to make US companies more competitive globally, spur economic growth, and increase wages. (more...)
British PM suffers defeat in Brexit bill British PM suffers defeat in Brexit bill
- December 14, 2017

MPs supported a Tory rebel amendment for a "meaningful vote" on any Brexit deal by 309 votes to 305. MPs were voting on a series of amendments to Theresa May's flagship Brexit legislation. Brexit secretary David Davis has promised to give MPs a final vote, and issued a statement Wednesday in a bid to head off the rebellion. Gina Miller, a campaigner who successfully fought a year ago for an increased role for MPs in the Brexit process, said after the vote: "Parliamentary sovereignty wins ... (more...)
Pentagon Has To Train 23000 People About Transgender Recruits Before January 1 Pentagon Has To Train 23000 People About Transgender Recruits Before January 1
- December 14, 2017

The announcement was instead a result of a court order blocking Trump's ban until it can be properly litigated. The Pentagon decision to allow recruitment is also the latest break by Mattis from Trump on the issue . "There is absolutely no support for the claim that the ongoing service of transgender people would have any negative effect on the military at all", Kollar-Kotelly wrote. (more...)
Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli's Reception Invite Will Inspire Many - See Pic Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli's Reception Invite Will Inspire Many - See Pic
- December 14, 2017

But things improved when Deepika tweeted past year appreciating Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma's Koffee with Karan episode: "These girls were on fire! We are truly blessed to share the news with you", Sharma and Kohli said on Twitter, posting pictures of the wedding ceremony. (more...)

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