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Australia to end airstrikes in Iraq and Syria following victory over Isis Australia to end airstrikes in Iraq and Syria following victory over Isis
- December 22, 2017

Despite the hornet air personnel returning home in the new year she insisted it is not the end of Australia's contribution in Iraq. Defense Minister Marise Payne told reporters Friday the move followed discussions with the Iraqi government, whose Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi earlier this month declared victory over the group. (more...)
At Least Four Dead After Philippine Ferry Capsize At Least Four Dead After Philippine Ferry Capsize
- December 22, 2017

The 206-tonne vessel had been given the green light to sail as Tropical Storm Tembin gathered pace over the southern Philippines almost a thousand kilometres away, as there were no storm alerts in the local area, the coastguard said. Officials gave no explanation for the discrepancy but acknowledged the boat had carried more than the 251 people listed on its manifest. The PCG said seven more passengers remain missing. (more...)
Dense fog advisory for Atlanta until 7 am Dense fog advisory for Atlanta until 7 am
- December 22, 2017

Sunrise temperatures will be in the 40s and low 50s with a light south wind. Afterwards the fog will lift and low clouds will mix away with most of the day seeing mostly sunny skies. Colder temperatures will prevail as we move into Christmas Eve and Day, although maybe not quite as cold compared to previous model data. The precipitation will now be gone well after the cold air gets here, so wintry precipitation will not occur for Christmas. (more...)
Sinotruk (Hong Kong) Limited (SEHK:3808): A Look at the Health & Margins Sinotruk (Hong Kong) Limited (SEHK:3808): A Look at the Health & Margins
- December 22, 2017

The Volatility 3m of Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited (SEHK:337) is 60.146500. The Q.i. Value is another helpful tool in determining if a company is undervalued or not. USA stocks were set for a solid opening with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.2 percent. Similarly, the Return on Invested Capital Quality ratio is a tool in evaluating the quality of a company's ROIC over the course of five years. (more...)
Farenthold ethics probe expands beyond sexual harassment claims Farenthold ethics probe expands beyond sexual harassment claims
- December 22, 2017

It said it would expand the scope of the investigation to determine whether Farenthold's congressional staff "used House resources, including staff time, to benefit his congressional campaigns". "Congressman Farenthold has cooperated fully with both the Office of Congressional Ethics and the House Ethics Committee for nearly three years", Daniels wrote in an email. (more...)
Doug Jones Urges Roy Moore to 'Move On' After Alabama Senate Race Doug Jones Urges Roy Moore to 'Move On' After Alabama Senate Race
- December 22, 2017

Despite Jones' record as a prosecutor, Trump repeatedly claimed that he is "soft on crime". Jones, a Democrat , told CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday morning that he's "ready to go regardless of whether (Moore) concedes or not". But the sexual abuse allegations against Moore clearly became a major part of the race. The Alabama Secretary of State's office said it likely will not certify the election results until December 27 at the earliest. (more...)
School Bus Driver Arrested School Bus Driver Arrested
- December 22, 2017

Police described Addona as an acquaintance of the victim and was not her bus driver. Investigators said Addona admitted to visiting the girl's home but he denies sexually assaulting her. The victim told police that after she turned 12 years old, Addona would still contact her and urge her to come to his house. Addona has been charged with first degree sexual assault, first degree harassment and risk of injury to a minor.He is being held on $250,000 bond for a Friday appearance in ... (more...)
Congress ignores will of people, opens Arctic Refuge to drilling Congress ignores will of people, opens Arctic Refuge to drilling
- December 22, 2017

What's so depressing about the ANWR provision-besides the effect it will have on caribou, polar bears, grizzlies, and hundreds of other species-is that more oil infrastructure is exactly what the world in general, and the Arctic in particular, does not need. (more...)
$0.75 EPS Expected for Total System Services, Inc
- December 22, 2017

It has underperformed by 7.01% the S&P500. Comerica Bank increased its stake in Nike Inc Cl B (NKE) by 5% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. $257,632 worth of Total System Services, Inc . (NYSE:TSS) on Monday, August 14. (NYSE:TSS) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: "Total System to Boost Payment Solutions With Cayan Buyout" published on December 19, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com's news article titled: " Total System Services, Inc ". (more...)
Katy Perry Stalker Arrested, Man Attended Multiple Concerts Katy Perry Stalker Arrested, Man Attended Multiple Concerts
- December 22, 2017

Jurski ignored the warning and attempted to rush toward the stage. Miami Police officers arrested Jurski and escorted him to a secluded area, where he briefly escaped. Katy Perry took to her Instagram on Thursday to share multiple throwback snaps of herself dressed up as a sexy Santa. Jurski repeatedly followed the singer across the country, attending concerts in Tampa, Atlanta, Chicago and Grand Rapids all in the past 20 days, according to the arrest report. (more...)
GOP tax bill nears passage today
- December 22, 2017

Kevin Brady, R-Texas. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation before Christmas. The bill-signing delay wouldn't affect taxpayers. "GOPers will credit corporate America's anticipation of the Trump economic agenda for igniting faster growth and then actual passage of the tax bill for its continuation", James Pethokoukis writes at The Week . (more...)
Coast Guard seizes almost seven tons of cocaine, rescues sea turtle Coast Guard seizes almost seven tons of cocaine, rescues sea turtle
- December 22, 2017

Ensign Mark Krebs and his crew reported the turtle had suffered significant chafing on its neck and flippers from the tight lines, and set to carefully cutting the animal free. The boat crew discovered the large sea turtle entangled in multiple bales of suspected contraband. They also recovered more than 75 feet of line to ensure other sea creatures wouldn't find themselves entangled. (more...)
Cardinal Law's Funeral Mass Held in St. Peter's Basilica Cardinal Law's Funeral Mass Held in St. Peter's Basilica
- December 22, 2017

Law died at 86 in Rome "after a long illness,". the Vatican announced in a statement released early Wednesday. His funeral Mass was to be celebrated the afternoon of December 21, according to the Vatican. Pope Francis prayed at the end: "May he be given a merciful judgment so that redeemed from death, freed from punishment, reconciled to the Father, carried in the arms of the Good Shepherd, he may deserve to enter fully into everlasting happiness in the company of the eternal King together ... (more...)
Slender Man Stabbing: Weier sentenced to 25 years Slender Man Stabbing: Weier sentenced to 25 years
- December 22, 2017

Weier's sentencing - really the judge's parameters of her civil commitment at a state mental hospital - is Thursday. If released, Weier will remain under institutional supervision until year 2039 and will be 37 years old. "Payton has a lifetime of healing ahead of her and she deserves to be allowed to heal in an environment where she feels safe", her mother wrote. Her father, Bill Weier, said that if he had the chance to meet Payton Leutner's family face to face, "I would tell them I'm ... (more...)
Mark Schwahn Fired From 'The Royals' Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations Mark Schwahn Fired From 'The Royals' Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
- December 22, 2017

The 51-year-old showrunner, who was accused of harassment by not only The Royals cast, but also his previous show One Tree Hill , was previously suspended by the show in mid-November for an investigation to be held. "I may have failed Alexandra but it won't happen again on my watch". The Royals centers on a fictional modern version of the British Royal Family, with Hurley as the Queen. (more...)
U.S. gives China draft resolution calling to strengthen sanctions on North Korea U.S. gives China draft resolution calling to strengthen sanctions on North Korea
- December 22, 2017

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said after talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha that China - North Korea's neighbor and only big ally - was implementing Security Council resolutions but could do more. In October, the council slapped a global port ban on four vessels found carrying North Korean coal, seafood and iron ore, which are banned under United Nations council resolutions. (more...)
Reward increased to $50K in missing Sarasota teen case Reward increased to $50K in missing Sarasota teen case
- December 22, 2017

Though police have received numerous tips, Jabez Spann has been missing since September 4 and investigators are still searching for him in an active and ongoing investigation, according to the Sarasota Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to call Sarasota Crime Stoppers at 941-361-TIPS (8477) or 911. The teen supposedly disappeared a week after witnessing the murder of Travis Combs, 31. (more...)
Nikki Haley Claps Back At Diplomat Who Said America Is A Bully
- December 22, 2017

Haley explained that 22 years ago, "the U.S. Congress declared that Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of Israel, and that the U.S. Embassy should be located in Jerusalem". "I'm afraid that some countries will just double down in their vote against the United States because they have domestic politics too, they can't bow down publicly to threats from the President of the United States". (more...)
Maine Unemployment Down Slightly Again In November Maine Unemployment Down Slightly Again In November
- December 22, 2017

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Washington held at 4.5 percent in November, despite preliminary estimates that the state added 9,800 jobs over the month, according to information from the state Employment Security Department. (more...)
Legal action threatened, money charged after hotel review Legal action threatened, money charged after hotel review
- December 22, 2017

But when they arrived, the hotel didn't meet their expectations. "It was a nightmare", Arthur said. "We checked the sheets and I found hair and dirt". After she had posted her review, she claims the hotel charged her $350 and threatened her with legal action. Szakaly said in a statement Wednesday that he is president and sole shareholder of Abbey Management Inc., but has not operated the 14-room Nashville hotel since January 2017, when new owners assumed control of the inn. (more...)
Comparable Company Analysis: EQT Corporation (EQT), Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG)
- December 22, 2017

EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) shares were trading lower by -0.37 percent ($-0.2) at $54.22 a piece in Wednesday's session. Todd Asset Management Llc bought 455,476 shares as the company's stock declined 8.64% while stock markets rallied. (NYSE: CFG ). Wallington Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 126,350 shares or 1.27% of all its holdings. Jp Marvel Inv Ltd holds 0.26% or 21,690 shares in its portfolio. (more...)
Man shot by pair pretending to be UPS deliverymen in Astoria Man shot by pair pretending to be UPS deliverymen in Astoria
- December 22, 2017

It wasn't immediately known what was in the package, and police haven't said what may have been a motive for the attack. Authorities are still investigating the matter to determine the real identities of the two fake UPS workers and why they attacked the victim. (more...)
The Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE:KRC) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.17
- December 22, 2017

Honeywell International Inc who had been investing in Kilroy Rlty Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.53B market cap company. Vanguard Grp Inc owns 15.35 million shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. The number of shares now owned by investors are 97.7 mln. Shelton Capital Management reported 9,644 shares. (more...)
$4.06 EPS Expected for Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) $4.06 EPS Expected for Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT)
- December 22, 2017

Hennessy Advisors Inc who had been investing in Boeing Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $176.98 billion market cap company. (NYSE:ZTS) or 50,230 shares. Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0.22% in Facebook, Inc. Nomura Asset Ltd holds 0.75% or 186,985 shares. Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) has risen 7.67% since December 21, 2016 and is uptrending. (more...)
Police Dog Missing After Search for Man in Danbury Police Dog Missing After Search for Man in Danbury
- December 22, 2017

Danbury Police initially requested assistance from CSP in the search for the man around Wooster Mountain. State Police K9 search and rescue teams and bloodhound teams responded to help. Ridgefield volunteer firefighters are now assisting the Danbury police and fire departments, along with the Connecticut State Police K-9 Unit and the state police's bloodhound team, with the search for the missing bloodhound. (more...)
Santander Consumer USA (NYSE:SC) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.35
- December 22, 2017

Pioneer Natural Resources Company operates as an independent gas and oil exploration and production firm in the United States. Santander Consumer USA Holdings Company Profile Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc is the holding company for Santander Consumer USA Inc, and subsidiaries, a consumer finance company focused on vehicle finance and third party servicing. (more...)
Turkey orders arrest of former police investigator's parents: Hurriyet
- December 22, 2017

An Istanbul prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for the family of a former police investigator who recently provided crucial testimony for USA prosecutors in a high-profile Iran-sanctions case, according to Turkish state media. Media reported on December 20 that the order to arrest Huseyin Korkmaz's parents came after he testified that he gave his mother documents related to his 2013 investigation into the same Iran-sanctions-evasion scheme alleged in the USA court case. (more...)
Steve Bannon grew disillusioned with Trump's governing style Steve Bannon grew disillusioned with Trump's governing style
- December 22, 2017

While one White House official indicated Bannon missed his job there, Bannon's spokesman indicated that wasn't the case. Fast forward to earlier this month and the Bannon-backed Republican in Alabama, Roy Moore, lost in an upset during the Alabama Senate election to Doug Jones. (more...)
Winter weather advisory for many areas as snow, freezing rain moves in Winter weather advisory for many areas as snow, freezing rain moves in
- December 22, 2017

In the mountains, snow is expected to fall Wednesday night through Thursday night with 2-4 inches for most mountains and perhaps 4-8 inches for a few lucky areas, said OpenSnow meteorologist Joel Gratz. Ice accumulations of up to one-quarter of an inch could also make traveling hard tonight and Saturday in parts of southern Vermont. Cloudy, with a high near 36. (more...)
MNS leader to direct Thackeray Sr biopic; Big B unveils teaser MNS leader to direct Thackeray Sr biopic; Big B unveils teaser
- December 22, 2017

Mumbai: Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan had shared close ties with Bal Thackeray, one of the most enigmatic politicians who had millions of devoted followers and once controlled Mumbai. But, a Shiv Sena ambulance was there, and it braved the weather to shift me to the hospital on time, or my health could have deteriorated further", he said. (more...)

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