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Damian Green, UK PM's May deputy, resigns over pornography scandal Damian Green, UK PM's May deputy, resigns over pornography scandal
- December 21, 2017

While May will enter the new year on unstable footing, the resignation of Green is not expected to mark her imminent departure from Downing Street. Green stepped down after he was indicted for breaching ministerial code and had been under investigation regarding allegations of inappropriate conduct. (more...)
Here's how the tax overhaul will affect homeowners Here's how the tax overhaul will affect homeowners
- December 21, 2017

There are a lot of complexities to the tax changes to sort out before deciding whether paying early would be a prudent financial move, Shanske said. The reason that will not be the case for many people is that the tax rates have been lowered across the board. (more...)
Authorities say woman was mauled to death by her own dogs Authorities say woman was mauled to death by her own dogs
- December 21, 2017

The Goochland County Sheriff's Office opted on Tuesday to release more details about the mauling in an attempt to "mollify" wild speculation about the case on social media. "The dogs were a little bit neglected toward the end of this", Sgt. Mike Blackwood said. "The fact that they are pit bulls doesn't connect to what they did, it is a dog thing", said Paul, who is also owner of the kennel Impawsible Pups. (more...)
Biogen Inc (BIIB) Stake Decreased by Madison Investment Holdings Inc
- December 21, 2017

Leading up to this report, we have seen a 6.92% rise in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 3.5% increase over the past 3 months. The stock exchanged hands with 1,012,711 numbers of shares compared to its average daily volume of 659.18K shares. (more...)
Augustine Asset Management Inc. Takes Position in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD)
- December 21, 2017

Carret Asset Limited Com invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Gilead Sciences, Inc . The stock traded within a range of $73.42 and $74.73. 51,820 shares were sold by Washington Robin L, worth $4.40 million. Sheets Smith Wealth Mngmt reported 1,227 shares. After $-0.56 actual EPS reported by Internap Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.14% negative EPS growth. (more...)
Rauner won't move Vets from Quincy home
- December 21, 2017

In addition, 11 families are suing the state for negligence. Also today - WBEZ has learned there have been six cases of Legionnaires' in 2017 at the Quincy veterans home. But when asked repeatedly by reporters if he himself had a moral responsibility for what's happened there, Rauner didn't give a direct answer. "I'll tell you this". (more...)
Tom Hanks Says We Should 'Take To The Ramparts' Against Trump Tom Hanks Says We Should 'Take To The Ramparts' Against Trump
- December 21, 2017

Hanks said that "individually", people who were against Trump and his policies had to decide " when we take to the ramparts ". Hanks went on to speak out against Trump's attacks on the First Amendment, saying: "This is the moment where, in some ways, our personal choices are going to have to reflect our opinions". (more...)
Australian man fatally stabbed in Sweden
- December 21, 2017

There is absolutely nothing in this person's background which would indicate that something like this might happen. Police said they have spoken with "a lot of people" in an attempt to piece together more information but would not reveal whether they had interviewed any witnesses. (more...)
Snow is coming. Tri-Cities might have a white Christmas
- December 21, 2017

Some of that rain could be on the moderate to briefly heavy side as we head through the daylight hours. It might be the darkest day of the year, but at least the winter solstice will also be bitterly cold . Overnight lows on Friday only drop to around 60°. On Saturday everything should transition over to rain with the freezing rain lingering longest over northern Worcester and Franklin counties. (more...)
Nawaz names brother as PM candidate for 2018 election Nawaz names brother as PM candidate for 2018 election
- December 21, 2017

The disqualified premier continued that sometimes one has to listen to the advice of one's younger brother, but added that he has never been disappointed by Shehbaz Sharif. Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed, Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and others have approached the apex court, pleading the court to strike down the controversial clause which paved the way for the former premier to become head of his PML-N. (more...)
Southaven Alderman, facing child porn and soliciting prostitution charges, resigns
- December 21, 2017

Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite said Hale informed him Wednesday that he was resigning as Ward 2 alderman with the city. Hale was charged last month on a misdemeanor prostitution charge. Hale faces five to 20 years in prison and fines up to $250,000 if convicted. Hale was not at Tuesday night's Southaven Board of Aldermen meeting. Following his arrest for prostitution Hale was relieved of duty as a firefighter for the city of Memphis pending the outcome of the criminal investigation, ... (more...)
Sesame Workshop and International Rescue Committee win $100M MacArthur grant Sesame Workshop and International Rescue Committee win $100M MacArthur grant
- December 21, 2017

Sesame Workshop and IRC will use the funds to implement an evidence-based, early childhood development intervention program to improve kids' current learning outcomes, as well as their long-term intellectual and emotional development. Children taking part in formative research conducted by Sesame Workshop and International Rescue Committee at a women's center in Mafraq, Jordan. "This may be our most important initiative ever and we are humbled by the trust and confidence that has been placed ... (more...)
DOJ Prosecutors Probe FBI Agents About Uranium One Deal, Clinton Connections
- December 21, 2017

The interviews with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are part of the Justice Department's effort to fulfill a promise an assistant attorney general made to Congress last month to examine whether a special counsel was warranted to look into what has become known as the Uranium One deal, a senior Justice Department official said. (more...)
The Trump SoHo Hotel Has a New Name
- December 21, 2017

The Trump Organization, which licensed its name for the hotel, reportedly cut ties with the property last month. CIM Group and The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A new sign will replace it eventually. A bellman who worked at the hotel said Wednesday morning, when asked which hotel he worked for now, "Nobody knows", the Washington Post reported . (more...)
Mazda MX-5 Gets Dark Red Soft Top Option Mazda MX-5 Gets Dark Red Soft Top Option
- December 21, 2017

Mazda chose to bring the cherry red top to the United States after the response to a UK-market special edition proved overwhelmingly positive. After receiving positive feedback, Mazda announced it would bring the cherry top to a limited-edition model for the United Kingdom market. (more...)
Donald Trump's Doonbeg resort is granted planning permission Donald Trump's Doonbeg resort is granted planning permission
- December 21, 2017

Clare County Council has now confirmed that it has granted planning permission for the works, subject to nine conditions. The development includes two new structures at Carrowmore Dunes adjacent to the hotel, which its claims are necessary to safeguard the resort's golf links from storm damage. (more...)
Geldof Donates Band Aid Memorabilia To National Library
- December 21, 2017

Sir Bob Geldof is donating his Band Aid archive to the Irish state. The former Boomtown Rats lead singer said he wanted the Band Aid archive to come to Dublin, among other reasons, because Ireland had been magnificent during Live Aid and it was its natural home. (more...)
Real Madrid obliged to win El Clasico: Ramos Real Madrid obliged to win El Clasico: Ramos
- December 21, 2017

It'd be easy to overlook the assist from Roberto, but his fourth of the league season was a real stroke of class. They also have Cristiano Ronaldo back in fine form having netted eight times in his last seven appearances in all competitions. (more...)
Junaid Khan out of New Zealand tour with stress fracture Junaid Khan out of New Zealand tour with stress fracture
- December 21, 2017

Junaid fractured his right foot during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in November. Junaid, who featured prominently in the Pakistan pace battery in their Champions Trophy triumph this year and in subsequent global matches as well, has been advised at least four weeks rest."A scan has confirmed that he has an unhealed stress fracture in his foot which requires at least four weeks of healing period", a Pakistan Cricket Board official said. (more...)
Honda reports 20th death from exploding Takata air bag in Baton Rouge Honda reports 20th death from exploding Takata air bag in Baton Rouge
- December 21, 2017

Honda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said this week that a person died on July 10, when a 2004 Honda Civic crashed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. But the chemical deteriorates over time when exposed to heat and humidity, resulting it to burn too fast and blow apart a metal canister. At least 19 people worldwide have been killed by the airbags made by Takata, which sparked the largest automotive recall ever and led to Takata filing for bankruptcy. (more...)
Meet Zanco Tiny T1 Meet Zanco Tiny T1
- December 21, 2017

Other than showing it off for its novelty size and gimmicky "voice changer", that makes the most sense because you can fit the Zanco tiny t1 in any pocket and barely know its there. The Tiny T1 comes powered by MediaTek MTK6261D processor and includes 32MB of RAM. The feature phone is capable of calling and sending text messages. (more...)
Murphy: New DOT head must fix NJ Transit Murphy: New DOT head must fix NJ Transit
- December 21, 2017

Gutierrez-Scaccetti retired from NJTP in 2010. "I do things by studying it", she said. Our economy relies on safe & modern infrastructure, and with Diane's leadership we will create it. "She will need to take a lead role in pushing for completion of the Gateway Rail Tunnel project and expanding our bus fleet in conjunction with the expansion of capacity at the Port Authority Bus Terminal", Weinberg said. (more...)
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BKD) — Trending Stock Analysis
- December 21, 2017

About 440,288 shares traded. Five Star Senior Living Inc, formerly Five Star Quality Care, Inc, operates senior living communities, including independent living communities, assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). (more...)
Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) Sellers Covered 7.97% of Their Shorts
- December 21, 2017

Following the sale, the insider now owns 73,102 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,556,907.34. The stock is now trading -1.19% away from the 52-week high and separated 40.84% from the 52-week low. Also, SVP Marc Taxay sold 2,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The figure tells us what earnings were generated from invested capital of Arista Networks, Inc . (more...)
Republic of Ireland set for friendly in Turkey Republic of Ireland set for friendly in Turkey
- December 21, 2017

The clash will be the first time Ireland have travelled to Turkey since a tempestuous play-off encounter for Euro 2000 where The Boys in Green came out second best over two legs. It recently emerged that Martin O'Neill's team will play a friendly against France in Paris on May 28 . Next month, the focus for the Irish will be on the draw for the Uefa Nations League, a new competition that will replace most worldwide friendlies involving European nations and will provide four qualifying spots ... (more...)
United Nations human rights boss to step down amid bleak climate for advocacy
- December 21, 2017

Foreign Policy reports that U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has urged Zeid to tone down his criticisms of Trump, fearing that it could damage already-strained USA support of the U.N. Trump's comments have "seemed to find an echo in other countries where leaders who were inclined to shut down civil society or the media were resorting to the same language", he said. (more...)
High speed police chase ends in crash in Midtown St. Louis High speed police chase ends in crash in Midtown St. Louis
- December 21, 2017

Local news TV footage showed the stolen, red Ford Fusion being chased through downtown St. Louis by several police officers. He was pulled from the auto and put into one of the many St. Kriesmann said the chase involved two crashes, but no one was injured in either. Spike strips were laid down throughout the chase, and by the end, the suspect was driving on two rims. (more...)
11 dead after passenger bus collides with trailer near Khanewal 11 dead after passenger bus collides with trailer near Khanewal
- December 21, 2017

The ill-fated bus, carrying 40 people, was on its way to provincial capital of Lahore from Rajanpur district when it met the accident, local TV channel Geo reported. Authorities warn against speeding in foggy conditions and advise drivers to switch on fog lights to avoid any unfortunate incident. Weeks of thick toxic smog has already disrupted normal life in parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), with flights cancelled and road accidents surging. (more...)
Senators oppose surveillance law extension in spending bill
- December 21, 2017

Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus , said Wednesday, referring to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act of 2008, which gives the National Security Agency the authority to collect emails and other communications of overseas foreign targets from us companies. (more...)
Europe's Top Court Rules Uber Is A Transportation Company Europe's Top Court Rules Uber Is A Transportation Company
- December 21, 2017

They said it was unfair that Uber didn't have to follow the same rules they have to, one of which being that the taxi company must hire professional drivers, but Uber doesn't. Policy-makers around the globe have been struggling with how to frame rules for a new style of employment, as rapidly shifting business models outpace regulations that for decades were formulated around traditional 9-to-5 jobs. (more...)

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