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Arlington PD Launches Body Cam Program
- December 22, 2017

Christopher Cook. If an officer doesn't activate the body camera, fails to record a complete interaction or interrupts a recording, the reason must be documented. According to the manufacturer's website , the cameras are actually Motorola smartphones that use the device's Global Positioning System, acceleromotor and audio and video capability to determine when to record. (more...)
Online Lotto player scoops €550k in last night's draw
- December 22, 2017

That person has one year from the drawing date - December 20 - to claim their prize. The victor should sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place until he or she is able to visit one of the Lottery's five Prize Centers in Chicago, Des Plaines, Rockford, Springfield or Fairview Heights. (more...)
Moving brush fire threatens homes in Riverside Moving brush fire threatens homes in Riverside
- December 22, 2017

Check back for updates on this developing story . The flames moved quickly thanks to high winds in the area, KFSN-TV reported. Firefighting efforts will be complicated later in the afternoon, when winds are expected to pick up about 3 p.m., with gusts reaching 30 miles per hour, said Capt. (more...)
8 killed in vehicle bombing attack on police station in Afghanistan 8 killed in vehicle bombing attack on police station in Afghanistan
- December 22, 2017

At the same time, an unnamed security official told the Khaama Press news agency that at least seven people were killed and nine others injured. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the pre-dawn attack on the Maiwand district police headquarters in the southern province of Kandahar, the latest deadly assault by the insurgents, who have been increasingly targeting security installations. (more...)
Adarsh scam: Ashok Chavan alleges BJP indulged in vendetta politics Adarsh scam: Ashok Chavan alleges BJP indulged in vendetta politics
- December 22, 2017

Ashok Chavan , former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, will not be prosecuted in the Adarsh housing scam case in Mumbai, the High Court said today. "The Bombay High Court has chose to set aside and squash the decision of the present Governor to sanction prosecution (by the CBI) in the Adarsh housing society case", said Chavan, who is also a Lok Sabha MP from Nanded, while speaking after the HC's ruling on Friday. (more...)
Clapper: Putin Is Handling Trump Like 'An Asset' Clapper: Putin Is Handling Trump Like 'An Asset'
- December 22, 2017

In a speech laying out his strategy, Mr Trump noted he received a call from Mr Putin on Sunday to thank him for providing United States intelligence that helped thwart a bomb attack in the Russian city of St Petersburg . In their phone call , Putin asked Trump to pass on his thanks to the CIA officers who had gathered the intelligence. And the cooperation that thwarted the St. (more...)
Judge dismisses lawsuit accusing Trump of violating Emoluments Clause Judge dismisses lawsuit accusing Trump of violating Emoluments Clause
- December 22, 2017

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sued Trump shortly after his inauguration in January. Trump's refusal to divest his sprawling web of global real estate holdings and other business interests has fueled criticism that he's miring the White House in conflicts of interest. (more...)
Catalan separatists claim historic election triumph Catalan separatists claim historic election triumph
- December 22, 2017

Spanish markets recoiled at a surprise result that is also a setback for the European Union, which must now brace for more secessionist noise as it grapples with the disruption of Brexit and simmering east European discontent. Spain's central bank last week cut its national growth forecasts for next year and 2019 to 2.4 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively, cutting a percentage point off its previous predictions and citing the conflict in Catalonia as the cause. (more...)
Sen. Thad Cochran may retire early next year Sen. Thad Cochran may retire early next year
- December 22, 2017

He's spent the last few months recovering from a urinary tract infection, and his availability for the vote on tax reform was in question last week as he underwent an outpatient procedure to "address a non-Melanoma lesion on his nose". "If I run against Wicker, the race is in June". An open seat in MS could also wind up with a candidate "unappealing enough" to put a safe red state in play, as well, he wrote, adding: "Just ask Alabama". (more...)
Mario Gomez returns to 'home' club VfB Stuttgart
- December 22, 2017

The 32-year-old has signed a contract until 2020 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, where he played between 2003 and 2009, winning the Bundesliga title in 2007. "Now it is all about staying in the league, playing a good second round and for me personally reaching the World Cup". To the club that made me the player I was and am. (more...)
Gumaro Pérez, crime reporter, killed by gunmen at children's Christmas party Gumaro Pérez, crime reporter, killed by gunmen at children's Christmas party
- December 22, 2017

The official defended the state's position, saying that Perez's work regarding government social-media accounts and other online publications was published on his website and Facebook page rather than through any official media outlet. Roberta Jacobson, the USA ambassador to Mexico , condemned Perez's death in a post on Twitter, writing that she was "outraged by the death of another courageous journalist in Mexico ". (more...)
Federal govt appoints PML-N lawmaker Rana Afzal as finance minister Federal govt appoints PML-N lawmaker Rana Afzal as finance minister
- December 22, 2017

The appointment comes a month after former finance minister Ishaq Dar requested the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for indefinite leave for undergoing a treatment overseas, after which the ministry portfolio fell vacant. It is to be mentioned here that other names were also being considered for the post including ex-Governor State Bank Ishrat Hussain and former Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin. (more...)
Dreams of white Christmas may come true as storm hits today Dreams of white Christmas may come true as storm hits today
- December 22, 2017

This will likely squash white Christmas chances for the major I-95 cities in the Northeast, including Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Boston, and melt existing snow for many places of the interior Northeast. Hear more on the potential for snowfall this weekend in the video player above . Models agree on temperatures being cold across the area for Christmas Eve , Christmas Day , and beyond. (more...)
NPA to observe ceasefire for the holidays NPA to observe ceasefire for the holidays
- December 22, 2017

The NPA and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) had been designated as terrorist organizations with Proclamation No. 374 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on December 5, 2017 pursuant to RA No. Despite the declaration, Madlos said that the communist militants would maintain an active defense stance in the event government forces violated their declaration of a truce. (more...)
The Troika statement on South Sudan (21 December 2017) The Troika statement on South Sudan (21 December 2017)
- December 22, 2017

The war has been fought largely along ethnic lines between forces loyal to Kiir, who is Dinka, and Machar, who is Nuer. But this is only the latest attempt at a peace agreement in a war that has mutated from a conflict between two sides to one between the government and multiple opposition groups, as the world's newest nation struggles to establish its identity. (more...)
Malaysia leader heads protest in solidarity with Palestinians Malaysia leader heads protest in solidarity with Palestinians
- December 22, 2017

President Donald Trump. Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told local media that the Cabinet would next month discuss a proposal by Najib for Malaysia to follow Turkey in opening an embassy in east Jerusalem to recognize the city as the Palestinian capital. (more...)
Countries defy Trump, approve Jerusalem UN resolution Countries defy Trump, approve Jerusalem UN resolution
- December 22, 2017

Thursday's vote, while a victory for the Palestinians, was significantly lower than its supporters had hoped for, with many forecasting at least 150 "yes" votes. Never before in the history of the United Nations did any member of the United Nations openly dared to intimidate other member states to follow in its footsteps or face the consequences! "Justice is a core value of Christianity, Judaism and Islam". (more...)
1st ODI: New Zealand beat West Indies by 5 wickets 1st ODI: New Zealand beat West Indies by 5 wickets
- December 22, 2017

New Zealand are now looking at young Seth Rance to replace Milne. "He's ill. He's going to seek further medical advice, once we arrive in Christchurch tomorrow". Law also felt that Lewis's dismissal in the 36th over was the turning point of the match, given his shot-making skills. "He's a wonderful striker of a cricket ball". (more...)
Myanmar says 2 Reuters journalists remanded in custody Myanmar says 2 Reuters journalists remanded in custody
- December 22, 2017

He then joined Reuters in July 2016. The two had been reporting on the brutal military campaign against the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar which has driven at least 630,000 Rohingya to flee the country since August. Authorities found 10 bodies in the village of Inn Din, according to the military-run newspaper Myawady , Reuters says. That suggests any victims in the grave are likely to be Rohingya - but would the authorities admit this, something they have refused to do up to ... (more...)
Girl in 'Slender Man' Stabbing Sentenced to 25 Years in Mental Hospital Girl in 'Slender Man' Stabbing Sentenced to 25 Years in Mental Hospital
- December 22, 2017

They told authorities they were trying to save themselves from the fictional internet character Slenderman who they said would kill them unless they hurt Payton. "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. The defense had requested she be committed for 10 years , arguing 25 years is twice as long as she had been alive at the time of the stabbing. (more...)
Theresa May denies she 'was aware of Green's pattern of behaviour' Theresa May denies she 'was aware of Green's pattern of behaviour'
- December 22, 2017

In his resignation letter Green indicated he would stay on as a lawmaker, thanking his constituents for their support and vowing to "continue to argue for the modernising conservatism I have always believed in". "It's another blow for May but it is not deadly in any way at all", said Anand Menon, professor of European politics at King's College London. May said Green's behavior fell short of the standards expected from people in British public life and was a "breach of the ministerial code". (more...)
Republicans In Congress Struggle With Plan To Avoid Government Shutdown Republicans In Congress Struggle With Plan To Avoid Government Shutdown
- December 22, 2017

By a vote of 251-169, the House passed the measure to help Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and states rebuild following the natural disasters. The bill keeps most agencies funded at current levels and buys Congress more time to debate a bigger spending bill that would carry the government through September of 2018. (more...)
Forecast Calling For A Possible White Christmas In Metro Vancouver Forecast Calling For A Possible White Christmas In Metro Vancouver
- December 22, 2017

And now Metro Vancouver residents can expect 10 to 15 centimetres of the festive white stuff. Thousands of people are still without power on Vancouver Island and in pockets around the Lower Mainland as Hydro crews worked through the night to restore electricity following yesterday's snowstorm. (more...)
Judge dismisses lawsuit against Trump over Emoluments Clause Judge dismisses lawsuit against Trump over Emoluments Clause
- December 22, 2017

Audio will be available later today . The group's suit, filed three days after Trump's inauguration, alleged that the president had violated a little-known, never-tested provision of the Constitution known as the foreign emoluments clause. (more...)
Gunfire killed all 58 victims of Las Vegas shooting, says coroner Gunfire killed all 58 victims of Las Vegas shooting, says coroner
- December 22, 2017

Stephen Paddock's death was ruled a suicide, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told The Associated Press. Four victims had multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities also haven't said why they think he stopped shooting. Since the massacre, more than 450 people have filed lawsuits related to the shooting, against MGM, Mandalay Corp., Live Nation Entertainment, Slide Fire Solutions - the maker of the bump stock device the gunman used - and Paddock's estate, among others. (more...)
N.Korea Poses Substantial Nuclear Threat To US: Kim Jong N.Korea Poses Substantial Nuclear Threat To US: Kim Jong
- December 22, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says no one in the world can now deny that North Korea has emerged as a country posing a real nuclear threat to the United States. He claimed that the regime's rapid nuclear arms development is influencing the global political stage, and the young leader called on his people for greater unity and optimism. (more...)
Hungría bloqueará el proceso de la UE para retirar voto a Polonia Hungría bloqueará el proceso de la UE para retirar voto a Polonia
- December 22, 2017

El presidente polaco concedió esta entrevista poco después de haber anunciado por la tarde que había decidido promulgar dos reformas que provocaban divergencias con Bruselas , una sobre el Tribunal Supremo y la otras sobre el Consejo Nacional de la Magistratura, que garantiza la independencia de los jueces. (more...)
Donald Trump's approval tumbles over his tax plan Donald Trump's approval tumbles over his tax plan
- December 22, 2017

Asked whether he will be a successful or unsuccessful president, 44% said he will be unsuccessful, 26% said Trump will be successful, 29% were not ready to make that judgment, and one percent was not sure. A slim 16 percent said it's their understand that they will pay less. That split is nearly mirrored in the number of those who don't like the Republicans' planned tax cut. (more...)
Const. James Forcillo facing additional charges Const. James Forcillo facing additional charges
- December 22, 2017

Forcillo was sentenced to six years behind bars for attempted murder, a year more than the mandatory minimum, for shooting Yatim multiple times on board a Toronto streetcar on July 27, 2013. The charges come as a result of breach of bail allegations by the province's Special Investigations Unit, which sparked a separate investigation by the Toronto Police Service's professional standards unit, according to the police force. (more...)
Trump says he is not considering firing Mueller Trump says he is not considering firing Mueller
- December 22, 2017

Additionally, two FBI officials who worked on the special counsel investigation appeared to discuss ways to prevent Trump from becoming president. Speaking to reporters on his arrival back at the White House from Camp David, the president was asked if he meant to take a step that many observers have anticipated and one Democratic congresswoman said could come as soon as Friday. (more...)

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