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Ryan's Office Pushes Back On Reports That He's Considering Retiring
- December 15, 2017

Close friends tell CNN Ryan is suffering from "Trump-haustion". Sources close to Ryan have confirmed to Breitbart News that the Speaker is considering retiring after nine terms in the House. White House representatives brushed aside new reports that speaker of the House Paul Ryan is looking to exit his position in the next year. Dems push for more money to fight opioids MORE (R-Wis.) over reports that he is "soul searching" on whether he plans to remain in public office. (more...)
Three more women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct Three more women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct
- December 15, 2017

Another woman, Cori Thomas , told Variety that she met the actor for the first time in 1980 when she was 16 and studying together with his daughter Karina at the United Nations International School in NY. A third, anonymous woman relayed similar behavior while they were in the back of a station wagon filled with people. "He's smiling at me". Thomas says her mother always suspected something had happened but that she never told her at the time. (more...)
Charge upgraded against suspect in Charlottesville rally killing Charge upgraded against suspect in Charlottesville rally killing
- December 15, 2017

On the day of the rally, a group of white nationalists, which included neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members, descended onto Charlottesville , spurred by the city's plans to remove a Confederate statue from a downtown park. Authorities say Fields barreled into the crowd August 12 after attendees of a white nationalist rally had been forced to disband. Young said authorities had identified 36 victims of the vehicle attack, including Heyer — a number higher than officials have previously given. (more...)
Despite Tillerson's offer, White House says no talks with North Korea Despite Tillerson's offer, White House says no talks with North Korea
- December 15, 2017

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula, which borders Russian Federation, have escalated in recent months as North Korea tests nuclear weapons in a show of force against South Korea and that country's allies Japan and the United States. Citing a foreign ministry spokesperson, the North's KCNA news agency said a naval blockade would be a "wanton violation" of the country's sovereignty and dignity, adding that North Korea was a responsible nuclear power. (more...)
Omarosa is Leaving Her Inscrutable Position in the Trump Administration Omarosa is Leaving Her Inscrutable Position in the Trump Administration
- December 15, 2017

One big difference between the two is that Time Warner owns a cable news network that Trump believes is too critical ( CNN ), while 21st Century Fox owns one that he favors (Fox News). Newman, who had a somewhat tumultuous tenure in the White House, was sacked by Kelly on Tuesday, Garrett reports. "And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear". (more...)
Ecuador vice-president sentenced for corruption in Odebrecht case Ecuador vice-president sentenced for corruption in Odebrecht case
- December 15, 2017

Glas, who has been in preventive custody since October 2, was present in court when the verdict was read out. Both Moreno and Glas served as vice presidents under Correa. Ecuadoran prosecutors said Odebrecht spent $47.3 million in bribes in their country to get public contracts. Glas, who was minister of strategic sectors before becoming vice president in 2013, denied any link to the Odebrecht scandal, though his uncle, Ricardo Rivera, has been arrested for his alleged involvement. (more...)
Tulsa PD issues Amber Alert after shooting Tulsa PD issues Amber Alert after shooting
- December 15, 2017

Police are looking for Jace Allen Jordan, 9, and Andi Aliyah Rayne Jordan, 1. The vehicle also has dark tinted windows. Jason Jordan has a past criminal history and is the suspect in the shooting as well, police stated. Police said the injuries appear to not be life-threatening. The children were with their father Jason Jordan, a 40-year-old white male wearing a green and white shirt and blue jeans. (more...)
Indonesian court throws out petition to ban sex outside marriage Indonesian court throws out petition to ban sex outside marriage
- December 15, 2017

Thursday's 5-4 ruling was a victory for gay rights activists, who feared the petition targeted the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community for persecution. A petition was filed by the Family Love Alliance [AILA], a group of far-right wing anti-LGBTI Islamic activists and conservative academics a year ago. (more...)
Trump Tax Reform Speech Trump Tax Reform Speech
- December 15, 2017

Republican leaders in Congress have been hammering out deal for a projected, $1.5 trillion compromise plan. Mr Trump cited an example to explain the impact of the tax cut: "The typical family of four earning $75,000 will see an income tax cut of more than $2,000, slashing their tax bill in half". (more...)
Dallas firefighter arrested after crash kills woman, unborn baby Dallas firefighter arrested after crash kills woman, unborn baby
- December 15, 2017

He sustained bruises all over his body and also suffered a broken leg and a fractured neck. The couple were taken to separate hospitals. An arrest affidavit in the case, obtained by the news station , states that a witness told Cedar Hill police investigators that he was driving south on U.S. (more...)
What Do Analysts Say About QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)
- December 15, 2017

The stock increased 0.05% or $0.035 during the last trading session, reaching $64.935. About 1.51M shares traded. At the moment, QUALCOMM Incorporated Return on Assets is 4.10%. It has outperformed by 3.50% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months negative chart setup for the $6.87B company. Staley Advisers owns 3.78% invested in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM ) for 803,517 shares. (more...)
China and South Korea vow to improve bilateral ties China and South Korea vow to improve bilateral ties
- December 15, 2017

Xi made his comments to visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in just days after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions. "Mistreatment of President Moon and lynching of a Korean journalist - This is the Chinese dream", the Chosun Ilbo, South Korea's largest-circulation daily, headlined its editorial, referring to President Xi Jinping's promise of prosperity and influence. (more...)
F-22s Fire Warning Flares at Russian Jets in Coalition Territory F-22s Fire Warning Flares at Russian Jets in Coalition Territory
- December 15, 2017

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Vietnam last month, reaffirmed their commitment to open communication between military officials to ensure safety of both countries as they partner in the fight against terrorism. (more...)
Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence
- December 15, 2017

The 1923 law established during Burma's British colonial-era carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years. They also urged the Myanmar government to prioritise immediate dialogue between Myanmar and other ASEAN members on Rohingya issue to seek a sustainable solution to the conflict and to address the continuous rights violations against the Rohingya and other minorities in Myanmar. (more...)
President, first lady's official White House Christmas portrait released President, first lady's official White House Christmas portrait released
- December 15, 2017

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump ". She wore her highlighted brown hair parted to the side and curled in loose waves around her shoulders. In the video, Melania walked through the White House, dressed in a grey sweater and black trousers, as she decorates the trees, gazes at the lights, prepares festive wreaths, and over looks the making of holiday cookies. (more...)
John McCain Hospitalized to Treat Side Effects of His Cancer Therapy John McCain Hospitalized to Treat Side Effects of His Cancer Therapy
- December 15, 2017

We in Arizona have entrusted our well-being to John McCain as our senator. "The thing that I found, and Beau insisted on, and your dad's going to insist on, is you've got to maintain hope". McCain rebounded quickly, however, returning to Washington and entering the Senate on July 25 to a standing ovation from his colleagues. John McCain and Thad Cochran will be back and well enough to cast their votes. (more...)
Hamas marks 30th anniversary at low point of Gaza rule Hamas marks 30th anniversary at low point of Gaza rule
- December 15, 2017

Hamas was created in 1987 to resist Israel's illegal occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Know at least two Palestinians dead. The Palestinian official also said Hamas is "here to prove to the whole world that the resistance is our only choice and we will continue until we reach Al Aqsa mosque, and the resolution of Trump is not important to us". (more...)
Survivor season 35 Ponderosa: Ashley Nolan struggles to find a thing Survivor season 35 Ponderosa: Ashley Nolan struggles to find a thing
- December 15, 2017

Ben once again dropped a bomb on the rest of the tribe! Although his fellow tribe mates admire his strategy, Ben has demonstrated just how smart, and risky, a player he is. Then get ready to see Ashley again next week for the Survivor 2017 finale on Wednesday, December 20th! When the puzzle pieces are successfully turned, the contestant's flag will be released. (more...)
Putin says Trump foes harm United States with Russian Federation collusion inquiries Putin says Trump foes harm United States with Russian Federation collusion inquiries
- December 15, 2017

The president declined to comment on US President Donald Trump's record since his election saying it was up to the American people to judge the work of the president. He emphasized that Russian Federation opposes Pyongyangs nuclear ambitions, but added the US had "provoked" the North into developing its nuclear and missile programs. (more...)
Trump Jr. appears before Senate Intelligence Committee Trump Jr. appears before Senate Intelligence Committee
- December 15, 2017

The letter specifically cited several instances of public comments by Democratic members of the committee as well as CNN reporting that revealed information from the interview - including a corrected report published by CNN last week that then-candidate Donald Trump and his son Trump Jr. (more...)
This pilot drew the outline of a Christmas tree over Germany This pilot drew the outline of a Christmas tree over Germany
- December 15, 2017

A spokesperson for Airbus told The Telegraph that the airliner was a normal internal test flight, adding: "There are hundreds of these flights every year". "Thanks to the cooperation of the air traffic controllers.it was possible to fly that Christmas tree flight path". The crew, which was testing an Airbus A380, produced a colourful image clearly rendered on the flight tracking website Flightradar24. (more...)
White House contradicts Tillerson on 'talks with North Korea' White House contradicts Tillerson on 'talks with North Korea'
- December 15, 2017

Several anonymous sources within the White House told the New York Times that Tillerson's "conciliatory tone" had "alarmed" officials within the administration "because they feared that it would sow confusion among allies after Mr. He said Beijing had been given assurances that if U.S. forces had to cross into North Korea they would pull back across the border into the South. A day after Tillerson's comments at Washington's Atlantic Council think tank, the White House official, who ... (more...)
Democratic congresswomen call for Trump investigation Democratic congresswomen call for Trump investigation
- December 15, 2017

She called the actions carried out by the president "serial misconduct and perversion". "I think he should immediately resign and if he doesn't we should have the investigation", Gillibrand said. Kelly asked each of the women to again tell their stories of encounters with Trump. "I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact I am leaving while a man who bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office", he said. (more...)
Nazareth cuts back Christmas celebrations to protest Trump's Jerusalem move Nazareth cuts back Christmas celebrations to protest Trump's Jerusalem move
- December 15, 2017

About 20 percent of Israel's overall population is Arab, and numerous country's Muslim citizens are unhappy with Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of a Jewish state. Israeli police detain an Israeli Arab man during clashes in Nazareth in northern Israel. But the claim is not recognised by the worldwide community or Palestinians. (more...)
India expresses concern over Siang river turning black India expresses concern over Siang river turning black
- December 15, 2017

China refutes all allegations over China's hand in the contamination of river Siang in Arunachal Pradesh due to the construction of a tunnel, Sources said. After the meeting, Ering said, "I have requested the minister to compensate the state governments of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in order to help the local fishermen and farmers overcome their losses". (more...)
By March 1, 12 Special Courts For 1500 Cases Against Lawmakers By March 1, 12 Special Courts For 1500 Cases Against Lawmakers
- December 15, 2017

The Centre also earmarked Rs. 7.8 crore for these twelve Special Courts. According to an estimate, Rs 65 lakh will be spent on each court, which will be able to dispose 165 cases. "This should be done forthwith". "Having considered the matter, we direct the Union of India to proportionately allocate the aforesaid expenditure i.e. (more...)
68% voting in Gujarat second phase 68% voting in Gujarat second phase
- December 15, 2017

The exit poll predicts 43-47 seats for BJP , 19-23 for Congress . The only disappointment for the party is that it might not meet its president Amit Shah's target of 150 seats in Gujarat. In second phase, the voter turnout till 2 pm stood at 47.40 per cent. However, wealthy and highly educated voters have stuck with the BJP . In terms of vote share, the parties are tied in rural Gujarat, with both bagging 45 per cent of the electorate. (more...)
Digging Up the Facts on Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (ALSN)
- December 15, 2017

The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $41.40, down from yesterday's close by -1.19%. About 211,009 shares traded. The price index of Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc . (NYSE: ALSN ). Stevens Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 0.18% or 127,851 shares. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. now owns 4,796,019 shares of the auto parts company's stock worth $179,899,000 after buying an additional 61,875 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Raytheon Ord (RTN) Share Price Rose While Canal Insurance Company Cut Position
- December 15, 2017

The stock increased 0.09% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $188.82. About 322,835 shares traded. Wall Street brokerages expect that Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) will announce sales of $6.23 billion for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. (more...)
City Council Committee Hearing To Be Held On L Train Disruptions City Council Committee Hearing To Be Held On L Train Disruptions
- December 15, 2017

In order to move buses quickly and not add to congestion, the City will implement measures to ensure reliable service. Others worry that the traffic on the Williamsburg Bridge - even with the 3-to-a-car HOV restriction - will be so bad that passengers will literally get out of cabs and other vehicles and walk on the roadway to get across. (more...)

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