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Matt Barnes announces his retirement from the National Basketball Association after 15 seasons Matt Barnes announces his retirement from the National Basketball Association after 15 seasons
- December 12, 2017

Traveled the world and met a lot of cool people, some will be brothers for the rest of my life. "I was one of those guys who really had to fight to make it in this league", Barnes recently told The Bee's Jason Jones. Barnes appeared in 32 games (20 regular season, 12 playoffs) with the Warriors, who gave him a championship ring on November 27. Barnes had repeat stints with Golden State, Sacramento and the Los Angeles Clippers, for whom he played the longest. (more...)
18-yr-old arrested in USA for helping ISIS in making explosives 18-yr-old arrested in USA for helping ISIS in making explosives
- December 12, 2017

Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya, who is a U.S. citizen, was arrested on Friday in Houston after the filing of a criminal complaint by federal prosecutors, the Justice Department said in an emailed statement. The criminal complaint adds that he claimed to carry a knife in the event he was stopped by law enforcement and that he slept with a machete under his pillow in case his house was ever raided. (more...)
Sen. Gillibrand Calls for Trump to Resign Over Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Sen. Gillibrand Calls for Trump to Resign Over Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
- December 12, 2017

She also recently said that President Bill Clinton should have resigned in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal - a stance that place considerable distance between her and the Clintons, who were among Gillibrand's patrons early in her political career. (more...)
Afghanistan to face India in nation's first ever Test match Afghanistan to face India in nation's first ever Test match
- December 12, 2017

India are scheduled to tour South Africa from early January until late February, while an England tour is also lined up for early July. "Unless you put together all factors that determine an event, it is futile attempting to answer that question", BCCI's acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said. (more...)
Missing sheriff's dog found dead; may have been hit by auto Missing sheriff's dog found dead; may have been hit by auto
- December 12, 2017

Edo, a K9 with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office , was last seen in the area of Cranberry Boulevard and Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda on Friday. "Understandably, their whole family has suffered a loss today as well as the entire sheriff's office", said CCSO Spokeswoman Katie Heck. "This was not the outcome we had hoped for, and our thoughts and prayers are with the handler and his family at this time", Prummell said. (more...)
DE asks for ACA enrollment extension as open enrollment deadline nears DE asks for ACA enrollment extension as open enrollment deadline nears
- December 12, 2017

The enrollment window in previous years ran from November 1 through the end of January. "If they don't have insurance they should to sign up, they need to confirm a plan before December 15 otherwise they might not be able to get coverage until before 2019", said Sheehan. (more...)
Stony Brook Professor Detained in Cameroon Stony Brook Professor Detained in Cameroon
- December 12, 2017

Stanley Jr. As WCBS 880's Sophia Hall reported, professor Patrice Nganang was arrested while visiting family in the country where he was born. It turned out that he was detained by police. "Cameroon seems intent on violating the right to freedom of expression to silence critical voices, including in the press". "One has to be anxious, because the means that are used sometimes to repress the free speech of people like Patrice". (more...)
UK Iran talks over dual citizen jailed in Tehran UK Iran talks over dual citizen jailed in Tehran
- December 12, 2017

Iranian state TV also did not mention any discussion of the case in its reporting of Mr Johnson's visit. No comment was made about Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who holds both British and Iranian citizenship and has been in prison for two years over allegations she was trying to undermine the Iranian state. (more...)
Australian Lawmaker Quits Amid Questions Over China Ties Australian Lawmaker Quits Amid Questions Over China Ties
- December 12, 2017

Senator Dastyari was removed from the frontbench last week after it was reported he made comments to Chinese media in support of the country's stance on the South China Sea , which went against Labor policy. "Reflecting on the events which led to my decision, I leave knowing that I've always honoured my parliamentary oath". Fairfax said it had established that Senator Bernardi's account of what happened was inaccurate, and that Senator Dastyari did not speak directly to Ms Plibersek. (more...)
Melbourne to test terrorism alarm system
- December 12, 2017

The risk will likely escalate as people return across the borders. Key national and worldwide counter-terrorism experts will meet in Melbourne from Monday, as authorities warn Australia is entering peak terrorism season. CCTV and bollards were also being installed. Police will use the speakers - to be deployed in more than 90 locations - to direct the public in an emergency. (more...)
Britain, EU strike historic Brexit deal, easing pressure on May Britain, EU strike historic Brexit deal, easing pressure on May
- December 12, 2017

Following the announcement of the deal EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that " sufficient progress " had been made in the first stage of talks. It later gave up earlier gains and turned lower on the day against the European Union common currency as investors took profits after a sharp rally in recent days. (more...)
California fires: largest blaze threatens Santa Barbara and prompts evacuation California fires: largest blaze threatens Santa Barbara and prompts evacuation
- December 12, 2017

The air thick with acrid smoke, even residents of areas not under evacuation orders took the opportunity to leave, fearing another shutdown of US 101, a key coastal highway that was closed intermittently last week. Blazes approached the Camp Pendleton marine base. An estimated 25-30 horses died, in addition to 29 horses killed in Los Angeles earlier in the week. (more...)
Netflix The Witcher Series Brings On Marvel Writer
- December 12, 2017

The Witcher series is comprised of eight novels and collection of short stories about monster hunters called witchers and centers around Geralt of Rivia. Either way, until we can see more of the series and get more information about it, all we can do is look forward and hope that it's good. However, Netflix has yet to reveal the official release date of " The Witcher ", as well as the possible actors who will be involved in the upcoming TV series. (more...)
Hearings about the future of the Plant Vogtle Project continue Hearings about the future of the Plant Vogtle Project continue
- December 12, 2017

Georgia Power's proportionate share of the payments is roughly $1.47 billion. "One of the things we decided last December was that the rate, payers were not responsible for all and significant penalties were given to the company for their failure to meet the schedule and the budget", said PSC Chairman, Stan Wise. (more...)
'Maradona suite' welcomes Argentine legend at Kolkata's hotel 'Maradona suite' welcomes Argentine legend at Kolkata's hotel
- December 12, 2017

He also unveiled a 12-feet statue of his likeness holding aloft the 1986 World Cup trophy and it would be erected at a park named after him. In other recent statue news, Lionel Messi saw his own likeness in Argentina's capital of Buenos Aires targeted by vandals for a second time in the space of a year. (more...)
Hezbollah rally draws thousands as Trump's Jerusalem fallout continues Hezbollah rally draws thousands as Trump's Jerusalem fallout continues
- December 12, 2017

The Iran-backed group has been fighting in Syria alongside Bashar al-Assad's regime, who has managed to prevail as the strongest party in the country's civil war. Apparently, Nasrallah added, Trump is alone in that decision, with Israel at his side, for which we express gratitude to all those who rejected the measure of the United States president. (more...)
Jenkins, husband of Japanese ex-abductee to N. Korea, dies at 77 Jenkins, husband of Japanese ex-abductee to N. Korea, dies at 77
- December 12, 2017

Jenkins and Soga were married in North Korea in 1980. He came to Japan with the couple's two North Korean-born daughters after being reunited in Jakarta with Soga in July 2004. His wife was allowed to visit Japan in 2002 and stayed. In 2009, Jenkins received permanent residency in Japan. His fate briefly strained ties between Japan and the US. (more...)
Jenkins, husband of Japanese ex-abductee to N. Korea, dies at 77 Jenkins, husband of Japanese ex-abductee to N. Korea, dies at 77
- December 12, 2017

Jenkins and Soga were married in North Korea in 1980. He came to Japan with the couple's two North Korean-born daughters after being reunited in Jakarta with Soga in July 2004. His wife was allowed to visit Japan in 2002 and stayed. In 2009, Jenkins received permanent residency in Japan. His fate briefly strained ties between Japan and the US. (more...)
Pennsylvania Redistricting Proceedings Begin In State Court
- December 12, 2017

An order adding the case to the court's merits docket was issued Friday afternoon. While the latter case involves gerrymandering claims against Wisconsin Republicans, it is the first partisan gerrymandering case to go before the Supreme Court in a decade. (more...)
Oil Prices Rise on Pipeline Shutdown Announcement Oil Prices Rise on Pipeline Shutdown Announcement
- December 12, 2017

The outage raised the prospect of a supply shortfall and comes as the global oil market has already become tighter following almost a year of production cuts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other major producers. (more...)
Rocket Lab makes another attempt at rocket launch in New Zealand Rocket Lab makes another attempt at rocket launch in New Zealand
- December 12, 2017

The launch was abruptly halted at 10:50 p.m. EST on December 11 (0350 GMT), which is 4:50 p.m. A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight. The rocket this week will carry two Earth-imaging Dove satellites for Planet and two Lemur-2 satellites from Spire for weather mapping and ship traffic tracking. (more...)
Johnson Meets President Rohani, Discusses Case Of Jailed Iranian-British Woman Johnson Meets President Rohani, Discusses Case Of Jailed Iranian-British Woman
- December 12, 2017

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly planning the "soft toppling" of Iran's government while traveling there with her toddler daughter. Rohani's office said the Iranian president told Johnson that "relations between the two countries have not matched the potential expected" shortly after the nuclear was signed. (more...)
Volunteers needed for Wreaths Across America to honor veterans Volunteers needed for Wreaths Across America to honor veterans
- December 12, 2017

After a stunning picture of snow-covered wreaths in Arlington National Cemetery went viral in 2005, the small project gained national attention. The Riders have surpassed their goal, and for the second consecutive year are pleased to announce that a wreath will be placed on every known Veterans' grave at Guaje Pines Cemetery. (more...)
Sr. Lawyer Rajeev Dhavan gives up court practice after humiliation from SC Sr. Lawyer Rajeev Dhavan gives up court practice after humiliation from SC
- December 12, 2017

Please Wait while comments are loading. The incident Dhavan has referred to concerns December 6 hearing by the constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Misra on Delhi government's appeal challenging the Delhi High court order holding that Lt. (more...)
Kashmir has light snow in higher reaches, rains lash plains Kashmir has light snow in higher reaches, rains lash plains
- December 12, 2017

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Australian homosexual couple in 'authorized limbo' can lastly divorce Australian homosexual couple in 'authorized limbo' can lastly divorce
- December 12, 2017

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The first winter storm of the season The first winter storm of the season
- December 12, 2017

So blowing and drifting will be an issue during that timeframe as well making travel hard at times with slick roads and low visibility. "Tuesday night into Wednesday will likely be the most significant time period of accumulating lake snows", the weather service said . (more...)
U.S. serial killer Todd Kohlhepp claims he killed more people in letter U.S. serial killer Todd Kohlhepp claims he killed more people in letter
- December 12, 2017

Kala Brown told investigators she saw Kohlhepp shoot and kill her boyfriend, Charles David Carver, who went with her for a cleaning job on the suspect's property. Kohlhepp is now serving seven consecutive life terms along with 60 years on kidnapping, sexual assault and other charges. And in September Kohlhepp preposterously claims that Brown "wasn't raped" and that he was actually trying to help her. (more...)
Baby boy signs for help while sitting with Santa Baby boy signs for help while sitting with Santa
- December 12, 2017

With or without the sign, the expression on his face says it all. And during his photo with Santa - he made the sign . The photo has received over 6,000 retweets and more than 25,000 likes. "I was standing to the side when the pic was taken and actually didn't see that he was signing for help until I saw the photo", Spencer told Tampa-based WFTS. (more...)
The New Yorker Severs Ties With Ryan Lizza Over 'Improper Sexual Conduct' The New Yorker Severs Ties With Ryan Lizza Over 'Improper Sexual Conduct'
- December 12, 2017

HuffPost has reached out to the magazine for further details. " The New Yorker recently learned that Ryan Lizza engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct", a New Yorker spokesperson said in a statement to TPM. Scaramucci was sacked after just 10 days on the job. Lizza says in an emailed statement that the magazine's decision was a "terrible mistake" and that he is "dismayed" that it was characterizing a "respectful relationship with a woman I dated as somehow ... (more...)

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