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North Korea starting to test loading anthrax on ICBMs North Korea starting to test loading anthrax on ICBMs
- December 21, 2017

NORTH Korea's neighbours say the rogue state is now conducting illegal biological weapons tests to see if it can load anthrax-laden warheads onto its missiles. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has trumpeted his country's nuclear program. . Let's hope we never find out exactly how long. Anthrax is an infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis and can occur in four forms: skin, lungs, intestinal, and injection. (more...)
Powerball results for 12/20/17; did anyone win the $272M jackpot? Powerball results for 12/20/17; did anyone win the $272M jackpot?
- December 21, 2017

Who wouldn't love a huge lottery jackpot for the holidays? Powerball jackpots start at $40 million and roll over until the jackpot is won. For the Powerball prize, the cash option is an estimated $191.1 million, while the Megabucks Doubler cash option prize is an estimated $6.08 million, the lottery said. (more...)
Puerto Rico's Governor Orders Review Of Hurricane Maria Deaths Puerto Rico's Governor Orders Review Of Hurricane Maria Deaths
- December 21, 2017

Of those, funeral directors reported 499 deaths they believe were related to Maria. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said in a statement Monday the number of deaths related to the devastating storm could be higher than the official toll, which now stands at 64 . (more...)
Paul Ryan Dismisses Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Trump As 'This Other Stuff' Paul Ryan Dismisses Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Trump As 'This Other Stuff'
- December 21, 2017

Some Democratic lawmakers have said Trump should resign . "The White House position on the president's accusers is that they are all liars". "Let's not make this some partisan food-fight, let's give this issue the respect it deserves, so that we can make sure we can change this culture", Ryan concluded, before outlining the steps Congress is taking to address harassment. (more...)
Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's declaration
- December 21, 2017

Trump's threat appeared to have some impact, with more countries abstaining and rejecting the resolution than usually associated with Palestinian-related resolutions. "But this vote will make a difference in how Americans view the U.N". Member of Fatah Central Committee, Jamal Muheisen, said that the USA president's threats to cut off aid to countries if they voted for the resolution on Jerusalem in the General Assembly are "a cheap way to extort these countries". (more...)
Will Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (PACB) Go Down Anytime Soon?
- December 21, 2017

About 108,549 shares traded. Of those insider trades, 0 shares of Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. were purchased and 0 shares were sold. (NASDAQ: PACB ) Earnings Growing Rapidly? It has underperformed by 76.58% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $329.07 million company. (more...)
Garmin launches the Vivosport smart activity tracker in India at Rs.15990 Garmin launches the Vivosport smart activity tracker in India at Rs.15990
- December 21, 2017

Commenting on the launch, Ali Rizvi , National Sales Manager, Garmin India said, "The "Vivosport" comes with many benefits for indoor and outdoor strength-activity". Garmin advertises the Vivosport as being a "smart" fitness tracker, so it does have a few tricks up its sleeves. Vivosport can be easily paired with a smartphone which further allows users to receive text messages, social media updates, emails, access music controls, phone tracker. (more...)
Sarah Palin's Daughter Willow Engaged - Who's the Lucky Guy? Sarah Palin's Daughter Willow Engaged - Who's the Lucky Guy?
- December 21, 2017

Of course, the 53-year-old wasn't the only Palin percolating with pleasure over the much needed good news. Sarah Palin's daughter Willow put the rock in Rockefeller Center. Track's ex, Jordan Loewe, also reportedly filed an emergency petition to change their current child custody agreement for son Charlie, who is almost 2 years old. (more...)
Domhnall Gleeson not looking himself in trailer for his new comedy Domhnall Gleeson not looking himself in trailer for his new comedy
- December 21, 2017

That, of course, becomes National Lampoon , a groundbreaking source of line-crossing comedy that rose to prominence in dorm rooms across America before spawning a film branding (tarnished as it may be today, ) that started with the 1978 comedy smash, National Lampoon's Animal House . (more...)
INNOSON boss, Innocent Chukwuma arrested by EFCC INNOSON boss, Innocent Chukwuma arrested by EFCC
- December 21, 2017

Though the Senate rejected an additional prayer by Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, which was seconded by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, that the Committee on Women Affairs investigates the alleged assault on Chwukuma's wife by EFCC operatives, the lawmakers added the task to the terms of reference of the probe panel. (more...)
Clovis Oncology, Inc. (CLVS) — Recommendation Trends Analysis
- December 21, 2017

The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.33) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($1.43) by $0.10. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Clovis Oncology by 10.2% in the 2nd quarter. Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $2.32 million activity. (more...)
Cong uproar stalls Sachin Tendulkar's attempt to deliver maiden speech in RS Cong uproar stalls Sachin Tendulkar's attempt to deliver maiden speech in RS
- December 21, 2017

While campaigning in Gujarat, Modi had in a speech accused Singh of conspiring with Pakistan to influence the state assembly elections during a meeting with former Pakistani and Indian diplomats at the residence of Congress politician Mani Shankar Aiyar in New Delhi . (more...)
Woman found dead in burned auto identified, man arrested Woman found dead in burned auto identified, man arrested
- December 21, 2017

The body of 59-year-old Cynthia Webb of Sterling was found in the burned-out auto December 12 inside Hope Cemetery. Steven Foley, 56, of Northboro, hid behind a door at his arraignment Wednesday in Worcester District Court. The next morning, surveillance cameras also captured Webb's vehicle driving into the cemetery. The auto, a 2004 Buick LeSabre was registered to Steven Foley, 56, of Northborough. (more...)
Uganda age-limit bill passes first hurdle Uganda age-limit bill passes first hurdle
- December 21, 2017

At the moment a candidate must be under 75 to run for president. It states that a person shall not hold office as president for more than two five-year terms. Museveni once said he despised African leaders who want to overstay in power but now says he referred to those who ruled without being elected. Museveni is the latest in a number of African leaders who have tried to prolong their time in office by changing the Constitution or other means. (more...)
Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) Rating Increased to Buy at ValuEngine
- December 21, 2017

The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 25 by Goldman Sachs. STWD has been the topic of several other research reports. Research analysts are predicting that STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST , INC. (NYSE:STWD). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Starwood Property Trust , Inc. (NYSE:STWD). Comerica Natl Bank, Michigan-based fund reported 926,563 shares. (more...)
Coroner: Woman killed in Limestone accident
- December 21, 2017

Responders say Pierce was dead at the scene. The driver and two occupants inside a Ford F-150 were uninjured. Daniel said four others were injured. At least two people were sent to hospitals via helicopter and at least one was taken to Huntsville Hospital via ambulance to Huntsville Hospital. (more...)
EPS Growth overview of NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG)
- December 21, 2017

NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated power company. The stock decreased 1.23% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $27.25. The business had revenue of $2.76 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.29 billion. NRG Energy, Inc . on 9/29/2017 reported its EPS as $-0.16 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $-0.29. (more...)
U.S. blames North Korea for WannaCry cyber attack that paralysed NHS U.S. blames North Korea for WannaCry cyber attack that paralysed NHS
- December 21, 2017

Bossert and Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary of homeland security for cybersecurity and communication, said the United States, through a combination of preparation and luck, escaped the worst of the attack, as a patch to the malware was found before US companies and other interests were severely crippled. (more...)
California fire now second-largest in state history California fire now second-largest in state history
- December 21, 2017

At last check the Thomas Fire is still only 50 percent contained. "The weather conditions were just right for us". Still, fire managers were "cautiously optimistic" that they have gained sufficient ground this week to protect populated areas against the return of the high winds forecast. (more...)
Final Tax Bill Headed To Senate, House Final Tax Bill Headed To Senate, House
- December 21, 2017

Scott, thanks for being with us. The House and Senate bills, as well as Trump, had earlier proposed 20 percent. Moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME, who had been a holdout, now appears to be in support of the bill. Final passage of the bill in the House and Senate would give Trump his first major legislative win. HORSLEY: It's probably a little bit closer to the Senate version. (more...)
2 men arrested in killing of North Carolina store clerk 2 men arrested in killing of North Carolina store clerk
- December 21, 2017

CMPD said robbery was the apparent motive. Harris says 44-year-old Geoffrey Ford was seen Tuesday night and arrested after he ran from a vehicle. Each was charged with murder. Police arrested Lockhart later Tuesday near I-85 and Sugar Creek Road. The men will be extradited to SC to face Fort Mill charges after the Charlotte cases are finished, Zachary said. (more...)
Missile Fired at Al-Arish Airport Kills 1, Injures 2: Military Spokesperson Missile Fired at Al-Arish Airport Kills 1, Injures 2: Military Spokesperson
- December 21, 2017

The attack damaged a helicopter at the military airport, according to the statement. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for Tuesday's strike on the airport, saying in a statement it had targeted visiting defence minister Sedki Sobhy and interior minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar. (more...)
White House: Trump businesses 'could' be helped under tax plan White House: Trump businesses 'could' be helped under tax plan
- December 21, 2017

Trump has repeatedly said the legislation won't benefit him, even insisting he'd be a "big loser" if it passes. They pressed her for an explanation as to why Trump has yet to release his tax returns. The topic came up again during the last question Sanders fielded during the briefing. "That's something that Democrats shouldn't need to be begged to be a part of", Sanders reportedly said. (more...)
Lancashire man back in court charged with terror offences Lancashire man back in court charged with terror offences
- December 21, 2017

According to charges he also wanted to leave the United Kingdom and fight for Isis in Syria before his arrest on 22 November. He appeared by video link at a London court Wednesday and spoke only to confirm his details. (more...)
Yemen introduces United Nations resolution on Jerusalem Yemen introduces United Nations resolution on Jerusalem
- December 21, 2017

Asked if the two-week delay amounted to a snub by Trump, a spokesman for May said the pair had "a good relationship", which included being able to differ on some matters. The vote will take place in the General Assembly on Thursday in an emergency session scheduled after the United States vetoed the same measure in the Security Council on Monday. (more...)
Indonesia wins Fitch ratings upgrade
- December 21, 2017

The upgrade comes after Standard & Poor's raised Indonesia's sovereign credit rating from junk status to investment grade in May. "Indonesia's resilience to external shocks has steadily strengthened in the past few years, as macroeconomic policies have consistently been geared towards maintaining stability", the company said. (more...)
Stryker Corporation (SYK) Position Raised by Nordea Investment Management AB
- December 21, 2017

The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.93 during the last trading session, reaching $153.85. 1,208,400 shares of the company's stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,180,566. The medical technology company reported $1.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.50 by $0.02. The Tennessee-based Lee Danner Bass Incorporated has invested 0.03% in Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). (more...)
Local Humane Society participates in 'Christmas Deliveries' program Local Humane Society participates in 'Christmas Deliveries' program
- December 21, 2017

When animal control officers arrived, they realized they had been there before. "They are dumping people's pets here". Officers found 40 animals, two which were dead. "There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than by bringing people and pets together". "With students out of town and many families planning to travel, our local adoptions have been slower than usual", she said. (more...)
Council of EU: EU Extends Economic Sanctions Against Russia for 6 Months Council of EU: EU Extends Economic Sanctions Against Russia for 6 Months
- December 21, 2017

The European Council said in a December 21 statement that it formalized a decision made by EU leaders last week to extend the existing restrictions against Moscow until July 2018. The western countries accused Russian Federation of meddling in Ukrainian internal affairs, while Moscow refutes the allegations, stressing that the referendum in Crimea was conducted in compliance with worldwide law. (more...)
Parliament logjam: Should PM Modi apologise for Manmohan-Pakistan conspiracy remark? Parliament logjam: Should PM Modi apologise for Manmohan-Pakistan conspiracy remark?
- December 21, 2017

The PM's allegations shocked several opposition leaders, not just those from the Congress . Singh, too, reacted in an uncharacteristically sharp manner, lashing out at PM Modi for spreading "falsehood and canards" to "score political points in a lost cause". (more...)

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