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Cardi B nearly quit rap after song cut Cardi B nearly quit rap after song cut
- December 21, 2017

Though she didn't tell who these people are, she added, " that shit broke my heart so bad, it broke my heart to pieces ". I'm just gonna fuck with this TV shit.' But my manager and my publicists, they was like, 'Fuck it. 6. Luckily for all of us, while she admits that the rejection did hurt, she didn't let it stop her for long; she heeded her management's advice to "f*ck it" and "keep on going", and look where she is now. (more...)
Head of NYC public school system retiring in coming months Head of NYC public school system retiring in coming months
- December 21, 2017

Fariña wrote to her staff, "Four years ago, Mayor de Blasio asked me to unretire at age 70 to join his leadership team and become schools chancellor". She managed the historic introduction of universal pre-K and oversaw significant gains in student achievement from test scores to high school graduation rates. (more...)
Air tests positive for alcohol after police shut down frat party Air tests positive for alcohol after police shut down frat party
- December 21, 2017

At some point during the evening, aggravated residents called the police to report the party jams thumping their way through the family-centric neighborhood of upper-class homes. Police say eight partygoers locked themselves in a bathroom when officers arrived; another jumped out a second-story window in an attempt to flee. Several of the partygoers said they would never go to a frat party again. (more...)
New Zealand to make medicinal cannabis accessible to citizens New Zealand to make medicinal cannabis accessible to citizens
- December 21, 2017

According to the New Zealand Herald , the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill, introduced yesterday, would establish a medical marijuana program, eventually allowing Kiwis with chronic pain or life-threatening ailments to access cannabis or cannabis-derived products produced domestically at local pharmacies. (more...)
Gujarat's 47 Newly Elected MLAs Face Criminal Cases Against Them, Shows Survey Gujarat's 47 Newly Elected MLAs Face Criminal Cases Against Them, Shows Survey
- December 21, 2017

This time two MLAs namely Maheshbhai Chottubhai Vasava (Bhartiya Tribal Party-BTP) and Katara Bhaveshbhai Babubhai (INC) declared cases related to murder (IPC section 302) pending against them. The survey report stated that 18 out of the newly elected 99 BJP MLAs (18 per cent) and 25 (32 per cent) out of 77 Congress MLAs have declared criminal cases pending against them. (more...)
Alabama named as location for F-35A stealth fighter squadron Alabama named as location for F-35A stealth fighter squadron
- December 21, 2017

What a historic day for Alabama & the River Region! "The Air Force recognized Truax's unrivaled capabilities, meeting or exceeding all the necessary requirements for the mission, and the broad community support for the Wisconsin Air National Guard from the State of Wisconsin, the City of Madison and Dane County in making their announcement". (more...)
Kawhi Leonard (rest) will not play on Wednesday for the Spurs Kawhi Leonard (rest) will not play on Wednesday for the Spurs
- December 21, 2017

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (rest) will not play on Wednesday versus the Portland Trail Blazers . They're also just 3-9 against the number in their last 12 road games, are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, and are 1-4 at the betting window in their last five conference games. (more...)
Cong beats BJP in Rajasthan local polls Cong beats BJP in Rajasthan local polls
- December 21, 2017

Giving a jolt to Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government, Congress surged in the state by sweeping all four Zila parishad seats. "The results of by-elections of local bodies has proved that the countdown for the BJP in Rajasthan has begun". (more...)
Andy Serkis' Jungle Book Movie Now Called Mowgli Andy Serkis' Jungle Book Movie Now Called Mowgli
- December 21, 2017

The movie will now be called Mowgli and, while its new title is quite different and specific, its synopsis is predictably familiar. Originally meant to be called Jungle Book: Origins , the film will now be named after lead character Mowgli , the mancub raised in the Indian jungle by a pack of wolves. (more...)
Theresa May claims Brexit COULD be delayed in 'exceptional circumstances' Theresa May claims Brexit COULD be delayed in 'exceptional circumstances'
- December 21, 2017

The Bill is now on its eighth and final day at committee stage, which will see MPs finish their line-by-line assessment of the measures which transfer European law into British law. And Tom Brake , the Liberal Democrat, Brexit spokesman, said: "With all her muddling and obfuscation, it is quite clear that Theresa May is trying to worm her way out of a meaningful vote in Parliament on the Brexit deal". (more...)
NY city council votes to approve 2 police reform bills NY city council votes to approve 2 police reform bills
- December 21, 2017

The bill summary notes it would "require the creation of a task force that provides recommendations on how information on agency automated decision systems may be shared with the public and how agencies may address instances where people are harmed by agency automated decision systems". (more...)
BJP's Mahadayi talks a poll trick: CM BJP's Mahadayi talks a poll trick: CM
- December 21, 2017

BJP's Karnataka president and chief ministerial face B S Yeddyurappa read out this letter to a huge crowd in Hubballi, considered the heart of the Bombay-Karnataka region, in the presence of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who flagged off the second face of the party's Parivarthan yatra. (more...)
What made SND fire Navy chief What made SND fire Navy chief
- December 21, 2017

Mercado's attitude of "orchestrating such unmeritorious issue does not speak well of his leadership for which this department had lost its confidence in him to lead this important major service command", said the letter from Lorenzana, who sought President Rodrigo Duterte's approval to relieve the navy chief from his post. (more...)
Two lanes of I-5 southbound to reopen at 5 pm Wednesday Two lanes of I-5 southbound to reopen at 5 pm Wednesday
- December 21, 2017

Wednesday. WSDOT reminds drivers to stay cautious in the area while repairs continue. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday that Richard Anderson, president and co-CEO of Amtrak, had committed to pay for the costs of the derailment, including all medical and incidental expenses incurred by those injured and their families, as well as the cleaning and fix of the roadway and the restoration of passenger rail service. (more...)
How Obama let Hezbollah's cocaine empire thrive 'to save Iran nuclear deal' How Obama let Hezbollah's cocaine empire thrive 'to save Iran nuclear deal'
- December 21, 2017

The lengthy report, the first part of which was published on Monday, claimed the previous United States administration hindered a major probe into Hizballah's alleged drug and money laundery operations to avoid antagonising Iran ahead of the historical nuclear agreement signed in 2015. (more...)
Protesters Found Not Guilty in DC Inauguration Riot Trial Protesters Found Not Guilty in DC Inauguration Riot Trial
- December 21, 2017

The trial of the six defendants ― Jennifer Armento, Oliver Harris, Brittne Lawson, Michelle Macchio, Christina Simmons and Alexei Wood ― began in mid-November . Next year, 188 protesters will go on trial before Judge Leibovitz, in groups of five or six. The Justice Department has 94 US attorney's offices throughout the country, but the District of Columbia office is unique in that it handles both federal and local crimes, which would normally be handled by local prosecutors. (more...)
Americans Among 12 Killed In Mexico Tour Bus Crash Americans Among 12 Killed In Mexico Tour Bus Crash
- December 21, 2017

Bever, his wife Barbara and two daughters were aboard the bus which was headed to Mayan ruins, according to Cecila Aparicio-Arascon at St. Mary Catholic Church in Athens. The specific site they were headed to is one called Chacchoben, the state government said. Mexican police officers and paramedics work at the scene of a road accident, where a bus driving tourists to Chacchoben archaeological zone overturned between El Cafetal and Mahahual, in Quintana Roo state, Mexico, on December 19, 2017. (more...)
RBI places Bank of India under 'Prompt Corrective Action' limits RBI places Bank of India under 'Prompt Corrective Action' limits
- December 21, 2017

The action would mean the Mumbai-based lender would face restrictions on lending activity. "This is in view of high net NPA , insufficient CET1 Capital and negative ROA (return on asset) for two consequent years". ET had in its report on May 19 highlighted the possibility of RBI action on the bank. Bank of India the latest one has gross NPAs at 12.62% valuing up to Rs 49,306.90 crore. (more...)
United States man takes huge amount of MDMA, steals swan boat United States man takes huge amount of MDMA, steals swan boat
- December 21, 2017

Keith Thurston , 36, of Orlando, Florida , was rescued from the middle of Lake Eola at about 4am on Friday, when he was heard shouting for help while sitting in the middle of the lake's decorative fountain. Lake Eola is in a public park in downtown Orlando and has a central fountain, swan-shaped paddle boats, and real swans. A 2012 video showed some of the swans on Lake Eola attacking a woman during their mating season, WKMG reported. (more...)
Hot Tickers: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC), Cars.com Inc. (CARS)
- December 21, 2017

NYSE:BWA) shares were trading higher by 0.02 percent ($0.01) at $52.2 a piece in Tuesday's session. About 245,466 shares traded. Shares of Marsh & McLennan Companies ( NYSE MMC ) opened at $82.52 on Friday. Marsh & McLennan had 32 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:MMC) on Friday, November 4 to "Outperform" rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has "Buy" rating and $92.0 target. (more...)
Hindu, Muslim and Sikh festivals to get more BBC coverage Hindu, Muslim and Sikh festivals to get more BBC coverage
- December 21, 2017

After conducting a review of its faith based programming, the network said it wants to raise its game across all religious output, reach as many people as possible and portray the diversity of beliefs and society. Although more than half of people in the United Kingdom say they have no religion, the report pointed out that globally 84% of people affiliate with a religion, predicted to rise to more than 90% in the next few decades. (more...)
Pro-government airstrikes kill 19 in Syrian village Pro-government airstrikes kill 19 in Syrian village
- December 21, 2017

Nineteen civilians, including seven children, were killed in overnight airstrikes on Syria's Idlib, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Wednesday. The Syrian conflict began when the Baath regime, in power since 1963 and led by President Bashar al-Assad, responded with military force to peaceful protests demanding democratic reforms during the Arab Spring wave of uprisings, triggering an armed rebellion fuelled by mass defections from the Syrian army. (more...)
Zakharova: Russia to retaliate against expanded USA sanctions Zakharova: Russia to retaliate against expanded USA sanctions
- December 21, 2017

Russia may decide to designate any media as "foreign agents" if they are financed by a foreign state or citizen, or by a Russian organisation that gets foreign financing, the Interfax news agency reported on Thursday. Former U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Magnitsky Act, which was named after Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, in December 2012, imposing sanctions on Russian officials allegedly responsible for the 37-year-old lawyer's death in a Moscow prison in 2009. (more...)
Department clears MI cops who cuffed girl at gunpoint Department clears MI cops who cuffed girl at gunpoint
- December 21, 2017

Bodycam footage shows police handcuffing Honestie Hodges as an officer repeatedly tells the crying girl she's not being arrested. The police department says they're developing new policies to prevent future incidents, but those changes will require additional funding. (more...)
Flash flood watch for Cullman Flash flood watch for Cullman
- December 21, 2017

This will spell multiple intervals of rain and perhaps a few rumbles of thunder, but we do not expect severe weather. The strongest storms could contain damaging wind gusts, and there is the risk of a brief tornado as well, according to forecasters. (more...)
Robeco Institutional Asset Management Increased Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) Holding
- December 21, 2017

It has outperformed by 1.55% the S&P500. United Bank Inc increased Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) stake by 98.74% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The shares were sold at an average price of $168.32, for a total value of $28,879,840.64. The trading of the day started with the price of the stock at $5.5. Canaccord Genuity maintained McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) rating on Thursday, October 5. (more...)
Man in Rajasthan burns two wives to death in vehicle, held Man in Rajasthan burns two wives to death in vehicle, held
- December 21, 2017

In order to hoodwink the police, accused Deepram concocted a sob story, but ultimately spilled the beans on his crime committed on Tuesday in Chilatwana village. During questioning, Deepa Ram claimed that he was unhappy with both his wives because of family matters and also because they did not keep his mother happy, Additional Superintendent of Police Jalore Binja Ram said. (more...)
Charlottesville Street Dedicated to Heather Heyer Charlottesville Street Dedicated to Heather Heyer
- December 21, 2017

Her father, Mark Heyer , said this honor was more than a memorial. "I'm proud of why she died", said Susan Bro , Heyer's mother. The auto that struck and killed Heyer was driven by 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr., who was described as an admirer of Adolf Hitler and Nazism. (more...)
Actor TJ Miller denies sexual assault allegations
- December 21, 2017

The woman tells the outlet of alleged encounters, one of which she admits that, due to excessive drinking, there remain "parts of (the incident) I don't remember". Her housemates said they testified on her behalf about the loud noises coming from the room during the alleged choking incident. Barnes said that while she was Tambor's personal assistant on the show, he acted in a sexually inappropriate way towards her. (more...)
$0.58 EPS Expected for Core Laboratories NV (CLB)
- December 21, 2017

It has underperformed by 51.27% the S&P500. Core Laboratories Nv now has $4.57B valuation. Pacific Inv owns 2,032 shares. The Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc holds 312,113 shares with $2.68 million value, up from 252,630 last quarter. (more...)

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