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Senate paid almost $1.5M in harassment claims Senate paid almost $1.5M in harassment claims
- December 22, 2017

The Office of Compliance (OOC) paid almost $600,000 in claims stemming from senators' offices across a total of 13 settlements, according to the data. Kaine commended the move to release the data on Thursday night, calling it a "first step". Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyObstruction of justice watch: Trump attacks the FBI The Hill's 12:30 Report Alabama businesses fear Moore victory would hurt state economy: report MORE (R-Ala.) said they had received assurances from Senate ... (more...)
North Korea said to be testing anthrax-tipped ballistic missiles North Korea said to be testing anthrax-tipped ballistic missiles
- December 22, 2017

China has in the past proposed a "freeze for freeze" arrangement under which North Korea would stop its nuclear and missile tests in exchange for a halt to the exercises. aerial drill is a "war rehearsal [that] is just a grave military provocation". On May 14, a ballistic missile test was carried out. He has said that the only solution to the crisis is a complete denuclearization of North Korea . (more...)
Are MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) Shares a Sell Now? Citigroup Has Downgraded Stock
- December 22, 2017

Dynamo Internacional Gestao De Recursos Ltda bought 210,452 shares as the company's stock rose 37.36% with the market. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 311,800 shares of the company's stock worth $78,224,000 after acquiring an additional 221,800 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Police Officer 'internet famous' for his angelic voice Police Officer 'internet famous' for his angelic voice
- December 22, 2017

Officer Jeremy Turner performed an impromptu rendition of the 19th century classic " O Holy Night " while at work last weekend, an act that has attracted a sleighfull of attention for Turner and the department as Christmas closes in. The video ended with a round of applause from a crowd that gathered to listen. The video went viral overnight - with tens of thousands of views from all over the country. (more...)
Two Americans plead guilty for attacking protesters at Turkish embassy in DC Two Americans plead guilty for attacking protesters at Turkish embassy in DC
- December 22, 2017

A total of 19 people including Turkish security officials were identified from video footage of the May 16 clashes outside the residence of Turkey's ambassador and indicted, though nearly all are still at large. Arrest warrants were issued in June for 16 people including 12 members of Erdo─čan's security detail for the attack. News cameras covering the arrival of the Turkish president captured video of Mr. (more...)
Northeast Investment Management Sells 6311 Shares of NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI)
- December 22, 2017

Three Corner Global Investors Lp who had been investing in Citigroup Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $200.68B market cap company. (NASDAQ:NXPI) on Wednesday, September 9 with "Buy" rating. Robert W. Baird downgraded it to "Neutral" rating and $110 target in Friday, October 28 report. (more...)
Sheriff Forces Murderer to Listen to Unusual CD Sheriff Forces Murderer to Listen to Unusual CD
- December 22, 2017

WOOD-TV reported that Bletsch's body was found along a rural road where she was jogging. Poulin says the 25-minute CD was played five times as deputies drove Willis 145 miles (230 kilometers) to prison Wednesday. In addition, Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson read aloud a letter from Bletsch's husband. "The way he walked out of that courtroom, glaring at us and then that last moment he blew a kiss, it was a little slap in the face, another slap in the face, another hurt that we have ... (more...)
Man at center of voter fraud claims registered to vote in Alabama Man at center of voter fraud claims registered to vote in Alabama
- December 22, 2017

Moore was beset by accusations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls. Merrill was criticized by many in the left-leaning press for launching a " frivolous, partisan investigation ", but the original interview has been cut and shared tens of thousands of times online - particularly in circles that support Moore and President Donald Trump . (more...)
Bank of India may shut 700 ATMs by the end of February Bank of India may shut 700 ATMs by the end of February
- December 22, 2017

Welcoming the planned introduction of a special resolution regime for financial institutions to improve incentives and reduce the potential risks to public resources that could arise from the failure of financial institutions, the directors urged the Indian authorities to continue with efforts to further align the proposed resolution framework and other components of the safety net with global standards and best practices. (more...)
Crisis in Ohio's Foster Care System Worsens Crisis in Ohio's Foster Care System Worsens
- December 22, 2017

Soaring use of opioids across the country has flooded the foster care system with tens of thousands of kids abandoned by addicted parents, orphaned by fatal overdoses and removed from homes by authorities who suspected drug activity. "We need substantially more state resources before we lose the ability to provide essential services to vulnerable children". "It can be hard finding kin who are not themselves addicted, but even when we do there is a lot of stress on these grandparents who are ... (more...)
RJD Gears up to Shut Down Bihar on Thursday RJD Gears up to Shut Down Bihar on Thursday
- December 22, 2017

However, due to chakka jam on Mahatma Gandhi Setu, her ambulance got stuck. The relatives of the man pleaded with the protesters to make way for the ambulance but they didn't. Most of the markets and educational institutions had shut down apprehending law and order issues. "Why then did the Opposition RJD not take back its bandh call?" The RJD went ahead with its pre-scheduled shutdown even though the government on Wednesday eased restrictions imposed on lifting of sand and chose to lease ... (more...)
Pope denounces 'cancer' of cliques, ambition in Vatican Pope denounces 'cancer' of cliques, ambition in Vatican
- December 22, 2017

In an address at the Apostolic Palace, Francis acknowledged that numerous Vatican's staff did their jobs well. Pope Francis delivered his Christmas message to the Curia today, blasting Vatican officials who had been fired from key positions for having, he said , betrayed the trust that had been put in them. (more...)
The dress Meghan Markle wore today has already sold out
- December 22, 2017

Meghan Markle has made her next step towards royal life, attending the Queen's annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace . Harry, 33, arrived with Markle, 36, shortly after Princes Charles drove in with Camilla and Prince William and Princess Kate arrived with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte . (more...)
After Delays, Ground Broken for Thailand-China Railway Project After Delays, Ground Broken for Thailand-China Railway Project
- December 22, 2017

Construction of the first small stretch of the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway has begun with the official launch of the project on Thursday. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday presided over a ceremony to mark the commencement of the project in partnership with China at a historical site in Pakchong district's Tambon Klangdong in Nakhon Ratchasima province, where King Rama V initiated construction of the country's first Northeast-bound railroad more than a century ago. (more...)
Delhi: Woman gang-raped by 5 youths suspected to be juveniles Delhi: Woman gang-raped by 5 youths suspected to be juveniles
- December 22, 2017

The accused spotted the woman alone in the Jahangirpuri park Police around 2 p.m. and began to misbehave with her. According to reports, the girl has alleged that the youths took her to a desolate sport nearby and raped her. Aslam Khan DCP (northwest) said, "The suspects have been detained and we are verifying their antecedents.". It also states that all five accused are school dropouts and three of them are minors. (more...)
Elderly couple en route to VT busted with 60 pounds of pot Elderly couple en route to VT busted with 60 pounds of pot
- December 22, 2017

York County Sheriff's deputies who pulled over an elderly couple on a traffic stop in Nebraska on Tuesday say they found 60 pounds of high-grade pot in the Toyota Tacoma with the man and woman. Deputies found bags of weed in boxes inside the pickup topper. The York (Neb.) News-Times identified them as Patrick Jiron, 80, and Barbara Jiron, 83, of Clearlake Oaks, Calif. (more...)
Australia's largest ever drug haul seized Australia's largest ever drug haul seized
- December 22, 2017

Officers intercepted the van as it reversed from the dock, allegedly finding 59 bags containing about 20kg of methamphetamine. Officers also boarded Valkoista and arrested three crewmen including a 45-year-old man from the NSW Central Coast and two men from South Australia, aged 48 and 44. (more...)
Trump's threats ignored as UN votes against recognition of Jerusalem as capital Trump's threats ignored as UN votes against recognition of Jerusalem as capital
- December 22, 2017

But 35 countries abstained including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Mexico, the Philippines, Romania and Rwanda. was supposed to be playing the role of an "honest" broker of Palestinian-Israeli peace talks and that justice will eventually be achieved for the Palestinian people no matter how long it would take. (more...)
Kearney Center remembers homeless who have passed away Kearney Center remembers homeless who have passed away
- December 22, 2017

A similar event will be held every year across the nation. The two were known and loved by many. The Kearney Center honored the lives of 17 people who passed away this year. "He passed away, so I used to kinda go around town with him quite a bit so it's pretty sad", said Peck. "If I can do it, anybody can", she added. "Right, not forgotten", said Peck. (more...)
Thomas Fire becomes second largest California wildfire Thomas Fire becomes second largest California wildfire
- December 22, 2017

KCFD said they worked 24-hour shifts while battling the Thomas Fire which now stands as the second largest wildfire in California history. Much of their progress was made during three days in which diminished winds, cooler temperatures and higher humidity levels allowed firefighters to go on the attack against a blaze that had kept them on the defensive for the better part of two weeks. (more...)
28 die, 26 injured in building fire 28 die, 26 injured in building fire
- December 22, 2017

The building had several restaurants and leisure facilities, including a gym, the public bath and an indoor golf practice facility, the officials said. Jecheon is southeast of the capital Seoul and is popular with visitors to its mountains and lakes. "We thought that having a torch relay at a place where so many people died in a fire accident is just not right, and therefore canceled today's event in Jecheon", Ryu Hoyon, the torch relay manager for the Pyeongchang organizing committee, told ... (more...)
YouTube star shot dead after mocking Mexican drug lord YouTube star shot dead after mocking Mexican drug lord
- December 22, 2017

Some social media posts showed him standing near scantily clad women, sports cars, or large amounts of marijuana. " El Pirata de Culiacan " acted recklessly-as if he were impervious to the consequences of his actions. It's not clear why Lagunas took aim at " El Mencho ", but the insult was in line with his clownish, provocative behavior. The teenager fatally received between 15 and 18 bullet wounds, the Post said. (more...)
Japan Cabinet OKs record $46 bln defense budget Japan Cabinet OKs record $46 bln defense budget
- December 22, 2017

In order to streamline the deployment of these systems, which are expected to be ready "as soon as possible", the ministry has planned to allocate a part of the supplementary budget for this year and increase by 730 million yen ($6.49 million) its record budget of 5.26 billion yen requested for 2018. (more...)
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...)

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