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Rep. Adam Schiff: House Republicans poised to derail Russian Federation probe Rep. Adam Schiff: House Republicans poised to derail Russian Federation probe
- December 16, 2017

Adam Schiff (D-Ca), member of the House Intelligence Committee, said. According to Schiff, the GOP has refused to schedule further interviews with "dozens of outstanding witnesses on key aspects of our investigation"- even though the committee has made important progress after such interviews in the past. (more...)
Find your new tax brackets under the final GOP tax plan
- December 16, 2017

That expansion persuaded Sen. Prospects for approval soared after Republican senators Marco Rubio and Bob Corker pledged support. Starting in 2019, the Affordable Care Act mandate that people have insurance or face a fine imposed by the IRS would be repealed. (more...)
Riders trapped, rescued after ski lift malfunction in Pa. Riders trapped, rescued after ski lift malfunction in Pa.
- December 16, 2017

It is unclear how many skiers remain stranded on the lift, but a WJAC reporter tweeted shortly after noon that rescue operations were still underway to get the remaining people off the broken down lift. Social media posts picked up by some worldwide news outlets erroneously reported that the ski lift had collapsed. Tussey Mountain opened for the season Saturday. (more...)
Tillerson: 'Our Communication Channels Remain Open - North Korea Knows They're Open' Tillerson: 'Our Communication Channels Remain Open - North Korea Knows They're Open'
- December 16, 2017

China sounded more like a marriage counselor in the Security Council chamber, warning against "mutual blaming". "Dialogue must have an objective and the objective for us is to achieve the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and to do it in a peaceful manner", stressed the United Nations chief. (more...)
Pence delays Israel trip over GOP tax bill Pence delays Israel trip over GOP tax bill
- December 16, 2017

Pence said that as he travels through the area he will also "reaffirm our commitment to peace in the region". If both oppose the conference panel's compromise bill, Pence's vote would be needed as the 51st and decisive one. American Vice President Mike Pence has delayed his Middle East trip, in which Egypt would have been his first destination with Israel the second, according to AP sources, citing White House officials. (more...)
Vatican: Australia sex abuse report thorough, deserves study Vatican: Australia sex abuse report thorough, deserves study
- December 16, 2017

In a far-reaching report on child sex abuse in Australia, a government commission is recommending that the country's Catholic Church lift its celibacy requirement for diocesan clergy and be required to report evidence of abuse revealed in confession. (more...)
'Absolutely Grisly.' A Woman Was Mauled to Death by Her Own Dogs 'Absolutely Grisly.' A Woman Was Mauled to Death by Her Own Dogs
- December 16, 2017

Authorities stumbled upon a more grave discovery. It took officers an hour and a half to catch the dogs when they arrived at the scene. "It was an absolutely grisly mauling", Sheriff Agnew said. She also had puncture wounds to her skull. The sheriff described the woman as 'petite, ' while the dogs were said to weigh over 100 pounds. The town is now stunned by the tragic loss of one of their own. (more...)
Trump, Putin Talk on Phone About 'Dangerous Situation in North Korea' Trump, Putin Talk on Phone About 'Dangerous Situation in North Korea'
- December 16, 2017

The compounds, known as "dachas" - or country houses - were seized under then-U.S. President Barack Obama in December a year ago as a response to Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council it was time to re-establish communication channels with North Korea, including inter-Korean and military-to-military channels, to reduce the risk of conflict. (more...)
At minus 11.2, Kargil record's coldest night of season At minus 11.2, Kargil record's coldest night of season
- December 16, 2017

The town recorded a low of minus 11.2 degrees Celsius, a MeT official said, adding that it was the lowest recorded night temperature of the season so far in the state. The minimum temperature in the capital dipped to chilly 8 degrees Celsius in the morning. The Rohtang Pass, Dhundi, Patseo, Mari, Koksar and Keylong were cut off from rest of the state due to heavy snow. (more...)
Retail chain sued for selling guns to Texas church shooter
- December 16, 2017

Federal officials said the Air Force didn't submit Devin Patrick's Kelley's criminal history even though it was required to do so by Pentagon rules. But the Air Force has acknowledged it failed to enter Kelley's 2012 domestic violence offence into a United States government database used by licensed gun dealers for conducting background checks on firearms purchasers. (more...)
Putin's ex-minister jailed for eight years over $2 million bribe Putin's ex-minister jailed for eight years over $2 million bribe
- December 16, 2017

Ulyukayev, who was handcuffed and placed in a courtroom cage after the verdict, said he had been treated unfairly. Only prison time for Ulyukayev will restore justice, according to the court ruling. Ulyukayev had denied the charges, saying he'd thought the bag holding the bribe was a gift of expensive alcohol. In assigning the sentence, Judge Semyonova took into account Ulyukayev's age and health, his multiple awards, letters of appreciation, witness statements about his good character, ... (more...)
Nation mourns third anniversary of APS terrorist attack Nation mourns third anniversary of APS terrorist attack
- December 16, 2017

Special prayers were offered for the martyrs and Quran Khwani was also held at mosques after Fajar prayers. The incident shook the country and resulted in the formation of a National Action Plan to stem extremism and terrorism from the country, as well as the creation of military courts to try "hardcore" terrorists. (more...)
Nirmala Sitharaman, armed forces pay tributes to heroes of 1971 war Nirmala Sitharaman, armed forces pay tributes to heroes of 1971 war
- December 16, 2017

Member of Parliament Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who has continued to support the ex-servicemen and the armed forces and pursued One Rank One Pension, says, "Don't let down our heroes, as we commemorate Vijay Diwas ". It is on this day in 1971 when our soldiers gave India its finest moment with victory over Pakistan which resulted in creation of Bangladesh. Anupam Kher: My salute to Indian Army on Vijay Diwas. (more...)
Howard Hughes (NYSE:HHC) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds
- December 16, 2017

Howard Hughes Corporation ( NYSE HHC ) traded down 1.85% during trading on Friday, reaching $120.97. The shares were sold at an average price of $126.62, for a total value of $3,798,600.00. Citigroup initiated The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC) on Friday, May 13 with "Buy" rating. The company was downgraded on Thursday, September 24 by TheStreet. (more...)
Met Office warns of icy roads for most parts of Wales Met Office warns of icy roads for most parts of Wales
- December 16, 2017

It will be a chilly start to Monday, but become milder as the week goes on. "Some injuries are possible from slips and falls on icy surfaces". The yellow warning is in place from 5pm on Friday until 11am on Saturday across Norfolk and Waveney. (more...)
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Hosts Vigil on Sandy Hook Anniversary Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Hosts Vigil on Sandy Hook Anniversary
- December 16, 2017

Other organizations in attendance were the Durham Crisis Response Center, Moms Demand Action, and the NC AIDS Action Network. It is taking place Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.at Cathedral of Saint James, located at 117 N. "We started it because of Sandy Hook", said Grandmothers Against Gun Violence President Patricia Hatch, "We found out it's such a complicated issue". (more...)
Harry and Meghan to marry on Saturday May 19 at Windsor Castle
- December 16, 2017

Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane in a wedding dress on the TV show Suits. "His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018", Kensington Palace said in a statement. Harry and Ms Markle have gone against tradition by choosing a Saturday. She is the first fiancee invited to Christmas by the royals. The Queen hosts a traditional gathering every year at her Norfolk retreat, which includes presents and games on Christmas Eve. (more...)
Austrian conservative leader confident of gov't by Christmas Austrian conservative leader confident of gov't by Christmas
- December 16, 2017

The anti-immigration FPOe came third in the election with 26% of the vote, which was double the stunning 13% notched up by the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in elections the month before. People familiar with their coalition talks, which began on October 25, said a deal might be reached as early as Friday evening and is likely to be struck over the weekend. (more...)
First same-sex weddings take place in Australia since change in law First same-sex weddings take place in Australia since change in law
- December 16, 2017

Two couples were granted an exemption to be able to marry before January 9. The crowd cheered when celebrant Janice Bradley pronounced them a married couple. It's was so wonderful". After the Australian Parliament voted in favor of marriage equality last week, the couple appealed to their local marriage registrar to be allowed to marry on that day, as they had relatives coming in from Wales and it would be an undue financial burden to reschedule. (more...)
District: Emerald student faces weapons charges after showing BB gun
- December 16, 2017

Johnathan Graves, a spokesman for the district, said school administrators learned Thursday night that the student, who was riding in a vehicle, showed what appeared to be a gun while leaving Emerald after school. Principal Michele Erickson sent a phone message to parents to alert them of the situation and to let parents know the school was briefly placed on lockdown while deputies located Delice, investigators said. (more...)
Govt raises import tax on cellphones, move to hurt Apple Govt raises import tax on cellphones, move to hurt Apple
- December 16, 2017

India's goods imports in the seven months ending October rose 22 percent to $256.4 billion from a year earlier, raising concerns among policymakers. The gap was about US$49 billion past year, by far India's biggest bilateral deficit. Over the years, every iteration of the iPhone has launched in India pricier than its predecessor, which has become a norm for every other smartphone maker. (more...)
No question of me contesting from Rae Bareli: Priyanka Gandhi No question of me contesting from Rae Bareli: Priyanka Gandhi
- December 16, 2017

The Congress had, however, clarified that Sonia Gandhi was only retiring as the Congress president and not from active politics. Asked about Rahul Gandhi taking over, Priyanka said: "This is a proud moment for me". She would be contesting the 2019 elections from rae Bareli, not me, ' she added. But a number of Congress leaders have publicly expressed a view that the party would benefit a great deal if she joins active politics. (more...)
Putin holds separate press conference for Trump Putin holds separate press conference for Trump
- December 16, 2017

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that Trump thanked Putin for comments on the economic growth in the United States, made during the annual news conference on Thursday. "It's a real national security threat". Still, Trump has repeatedly voiced doubts about the USA intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election. (more...)
Dry & Turning Slightly Milder this Weekend Dry & Turning Slightly Milder this Weekend
- December 16, 2017

Overnight lows dip to the lower to middle 30s. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 miles per hour. A mix of sun and clouds will persist throughout the day with some moderate and breezy winds from time to time. Overnight, lows will come down only to the mid-40s with skies continuing to clear. Monday , temperatures will warm back to the mid to upper 60s with west winds at 5 to 10 miles per hour. (more...)
Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX)?
- December 16, 2017

At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $24.15 but has recovered 134.58% since then. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE:EW) has risen 15.41% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. Atlantic Tru Ltd Com invested in 0.05% or 253,908 shares. State Of Wisconsin Board owns 0.05% invested in Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX ) for 515,565 shares. (more...)
USA recognition of Jerusalem a 'bomb' in the Mideast: Erdogan
- December 16, 2017

Jerusalem, which contains sites considered sacred by Christians, Jews and Muslims, is of huge importance to both Israel and the Palestinians. On December 6, President Trump had announced his decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and relocate the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the holy city. (more...)
Nikki Haley offers 'undeniable' proof Iran is arming Houthi rebels Nikki Haley offers 'undeniable' proof Iran is arming Houthi rebels
- December 16, 2017

Iran says the allegations are "unfounded, irresponsible and provocative". In October, Trump "decertified" the nuclear deal with Iran, meaning that he had concluded that Iran was not living up to all terms of the agreement . "As the United States weighs the future of the flawed Iran nuclear deal, the USA and our allies must do more to stop the Iranian terror-sponsoring regime's growing support for Houthi rebels in Yemen and other militant groups in the Middle East", he said. (more...)
Waters Corporation (WAT) Holdings Cut by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp
- December 16, 2017

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has risen 30.08% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.38% the S&P500. Timpani Capital Management Llc decreased Inogen Inc (INGN) stake by 23.4% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 5 by DA Davidson. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott upgraded Waters Corporation from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and raised their target price for the company from $185.00 to $200.00 in a research note ... (more...)
Centre has 15 new rail projects for Northeast: Prime Minister Modi Centre has 15 new rail projects for Northeast: Prime Minister Modi
- December 16, 2017

He said it is the first major central project to be commissioned in Mizoram. "It is Meghalaya's misfortune that the Congress government has failed residents on all fronts". Saying that he is glad to have inaugurated the 261 km long 2-Laning of Shillong-Nongstoin Section of NH 106 and Nongstoin- Rongjeng Section of NH 127-B, PM Modi said that this road will serve as an east-west corridor and also boost economic activity of the state. (more...)
Leeds United boosted by return of playmaker for Norwich City showdown Leeds United boosted by return of playmaker for Norwich City showdown
- December 16, 2017

But the attacking midfielder is now reported as "perfect" by head coach Thomas Christiansen. The Whites will head into the match against the Canaries on the back of a 3-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers away from home at Loftus Road in the league. (more...)

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