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Man killed by police at Pennsylvania State Capital, fired at officers Man killed by police at Pennsylvania State Capital, fired at officers
- December 24, 2017

El-Mofty initially opened fire on a Capitol Police officer in his cruiser in Harrisburg, striking the vehicle several times but missing the officer around 4:10 p.m. The police vehicle was struck by gunfire, but the officer was not hit or injured. Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, 51, allegedly shot at police officers in Harrisburg, Pa., three times before being killed on December 22, 2017. (more...)
Police investigate suspicious package sent to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Police investigate suspicious package sent to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
- December 24, 2017

Mnuchin became the 77 secretary of the U.S. Treasury in February, when the U.S. Senate confirmed his appointment by President Trump. LAPD Sgt. R. Briggs described the contents of the package to be horse feces. It's unclear whether Mnuchin or his wife, actress Louise Linton, were home at the time. He previously worked in banking and finance before joining public service, acting as CEO of Dune Capital Management and working for The Goldman Sachs Group earlier in his career. (more...)
Young scores 31, leads No. 17 Oklahoma past Northwestern
- December 24, 2017

The freshman guard had 26 points and tied an NCAA Division I record with 22 assists as Oklahoma rolled 105-68 in the Sooners' first game since moving into the AP Top 25. And if you consider that Northwestern was a top-25 team to begin this season, that would be victories over three ranked teams in OU's last four games. (more...)
Deutsche Bank Downgrades Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) to Sell
- December 24, 2017

Waterstone Capital Management Lp decreased Hologic Inc (HOLX) stake by 6.97% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The institutional investor held 7,473 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $126,000, down from 66,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
Russia Attacks US Decision To Arm Ukraine Russia Attacks US Decision To Arm Ukraine
- December 24, 2017

The US State Department announced yesterday that it had chose to "provide Ukraine enhanced defensive capabilities as part of our effort to help Ukraine build its long-term defence capacity". Tillerson has said the strained U.S. -Russia relations can not improve and punishing sanctions will not be lifted until Moscow withdraws its support from the rebels in Ukraine and returns Crimea to Ukrainian sovereignty. (more...)
Aardvark Dead, 4 Meerkats Missing in London Zoo Fire Aardvark Dead, 4 Meerkats Missing in London Zoo Fire
- December 24, 2017

Staff members console each other as they survey the damage after a fire destroyed a number of buildings at London Zoo on December 23. It took more than 70 firefighters more than three hours to bring the fire under control, the London Fire Brigade said. (more...)
Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife to visit Pakistan on Dec 25 Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife to visit Pakistan on Dec 25
- December 24, 2017

In April, India caught Muhammad Habib Zahir, the retired Lt Colonel of the Pakistan Army who disappeared from Lumbini near Nepal's border with India and is now suspected to be in Indian custody because "he was in the team that nabbed Kulbhushan Jadhav in March 2016", according to The Indian Express. (more...)
Counting for RK Nagar bypoll witnesses violence, Dhinakaran leading Counting for RK Nagar bypoll witnesses violence, Dhinakaran leading
- December 24, 2017

The counting would take place in 19 rounds and totally 100 counting personnel have been deployed in the process. While there are 18 micro observers drawn from Central government services, each of the 14 counting tables will be monitored by one of them, according to election authorities. (more...)
Winter Storm Watch for parts of WNY through Tuesday Winter Storm Watch for parts of WNY through Tuesday
- December 24, 2017

Saturday. Boston is expected to see between one and two inches of the white stuff, while Plymouth and the Cape may see less than an inch, according to maps from the weather service showing the snow forecasts for the region. The ice may result in hard travel conditions, including during the evening commute on Friday. Snow accumulations could be an inch and ice accumulations could be a tenth of an inch. (more...)
Iran Calls UN Vote On Israel 'global no' To US
- December 24, 2017

The other countries who voted with the US were Israel, Guatemala, Honduras, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, the Marshall Islands and Togo. T&T was among 35 countries, including Jamaica, The Bahamas, Antigua, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Panama, Mexico and Canada, that abstained. (more...)
Many feared dead in Philippines mall fire Many feared dead in Philippines mall fire
- December 24, 2017

Sunday morning, Emmanuel Jaldon, the chief operating officer for the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said firefighters were in the last phase before declaring the fire out and that the fire was "technically contained". He had said earlier that 29 people had perished in the blaze. The President was accompanied by his children Davao City Mayor Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte , and Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher "Bong" Go. (more...)
"Mueller is doing a great job", Democrats say
- December 24, 2017

Speaking on the senate floor, he urged that the special counsel's investigation of ties between Trump's presidential campaign and must be "able to go on unimpeded". Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel in May, after President Donald Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey for what Trump later said was "this Russian Federation thing". (more...)
James Comey Appears To Be Criticizing The Agency He Once Ran James Comey Appears To Be Criticizing The Agency He Once Ran
- December 24, 2017

On Friday, he defended Baker as someone "we should all want our public servants to be". Ever since former FBI Director James Comey made his existence on Twitter known, he had refrained from weighing in directly on matters involving the Justice Department since his firing last spring. (more...)
Sweeping Tax Bill Heads to Trump But Uncertain When He Will Sign Sweeping Tax Bill Heads to Trump But Uncertain When He Will Sign
- December 24, 2017

The president might wait until January to sign the tax bill. "We are making America great again", Mr Trump said, echoing his campaign slogan at a White House celebration with Republican lawmakers. "But there will be losers, too, including some households living in regions where state and local taxes are high". People who make less than $25,000 will see an average tax cut of $60; those who earn between $49,000 and $86,000 will get about $900, and those in the top 1% of income earning more ... (more...)
Asif asks United States not to threaten or blame Pakistan Asif asks United States not to threaten or blame Pakistan
- December 24, 2017

Pence's visit here was initially scheduled to take place at the end of a multi-day trip to Egypt and Israel. Pakistan's ambassador to the Unites States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has underscored the need for a cooperative and synergetic approach to win the global war against terrorism. (more...)
Friday: Dense fog, holiday forecast Friday: Dense fog, holiday forecast
- December 24, 2017

Highest temperatures will range from 10º to 12º . Earlier this month, the Met Office said Northern Ireland has a 5.2% chance of snow on Christmas Day . Rain and storms are moving from west to east across Alabama ahead of a cold front. Christmas Day will be colder with lows in the 30s and highs near 50. (more...)
US vetoes UN resolution against Trump's Jerusalem decision US vetoes UN resolution against Trump's Jerusalem decision
- December 24, 2017

The draft resolution had included a call on all countries to refrain from opening embassies in Jerusalem , reflecting concerns that other governments could follow the US lead. A startling UN Security Council vote Monday showed how far America's closest allies are willing to go to try to force the White House to change course. (more...)
Israeli Occupation Forces Kill Palestinian in Gaza during Rage Protests Israeli Occupation Forces Kill Palestinian in Gaza during Rage Protests
- December 24, 2017

Today (Saturday), Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh stated that in the upcoming months, the USA administration is expected to make further announcements regarding Jerusalem and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Palestinians fiercely clashed with the Zionist occupation troops in the various cities of the West Bank after the Friday prayers as reports recorded a number of injuries among the protestors. (more...)
Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) ruled out Saturday for Bucks, Matthew Dellavedova will start Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) ruled out Saturday for Bucks, Matthew Dellavedova will start
- December 24, 2017

In the process, he has continued to make significant progress in his development as he's averaging career highs with 29.6 points on 54.2 percent shooting from the field with 10.5 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per contest. The Bucks are scoring 105 points per game on offense while allowing 105.4 per game on defense. Howard played just five minutes after dislocating his left ring finger in the first quarter. (more...)
Embraer and Boeing confirm merger talks Embraer and Boeing confirm merger talks
- December 24, 2017

Boeing is also Embraer's commercial and maintenance partner for the KC-390, a military cargo plane still being developed. US-traded shares of Embraer shot up following the report, finishing at $24.42, up 22.1 percent. That is something that rival Airbus is already attempting to do, with plans to buy a majority stake of the CSeries aircraft project of Canada's Bombardier Inc . (more...)
Escaped inmate with full-face skeleton tattoo caught, back in jail Escaped inmate with full-face skeleton tattoo caught, back in jail
- December 24, 2017

As reported here last month, the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department notified neighboring counties; including Calaveras County that the fugitive might be in the Valley springs area as he had lived there in the past. When officers arrived at the residence, they set up around the perimeter and then knocked on the door. Corey Hughes is seen in an image provided by the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office. (more...)
Thirty-seven feared dead after shopping mall fire in Philippines Thirty-seven feared dead after shopping mall fire in Philippines
- December 24, 2017

The president spoke to relatives of the missing and pledged help them in any way possible. He was with Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, and other religious workers who were seen patting the backs of families who were weeping. Sn. Insp. Gaspan said firefighters from across the city battled the flames as paramedics conducted search and rescue operations inside. The fire adds more misery to the mainly Catholic Philippines at Christmas, with a tropical storm killing at least 182 people and ... (more...)
17-year-old charged in murder of Virginia couple
- December 24, 2017

Live now: latest on Reston double murder. Scott Fricker and his wife, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker were the two victims. Officials say that the preliminary investigation determined the suspect, who knows the residents of the home, got inside and was then confronted by the couple. (more...)
GOP Leaders Suggest Special Session
- December 24, 2017

Gazelka is also anxious about potentially losing Fischbach's seat in a special election. But, she does not want to give up her seat in the state Senate, where Republicans hold a single seat majority. The Minnesota Constitution requires that any vacancy in the office of the lieutenant governor be filled automatically by the most-recently presiding president of the Senate- which happens to be Fischbach. (more...)
Philippines tropical storm death toll climbs to 30, officials say Philippines tropical storm death toll climbs to 30, officials say
- December 24, 2017

Tembin, locally known as Vinta, was packing maximum sustained winds of 80 kilometres (50 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 95km/h, and is forecast to blow away from the southern Philippines on Sunday toward the South China Sea, moving closer to Vietnam. (more...)
Chief of KKBN div of Maoists surrenders in Telangana Chief of KKBN div of Maoists surrenders in Telangana
- December 24, 2017

He had reportedly brought Jampanna to the city for surrendered. However, official announcement of the development is awaited. Jampanna who hails from Charlapalem of Thorrur mandal in Telengana State, remained underground for over 30 years before laying down arms. (more...)
SIU investigating after man killed outside Morrisburg, Ont., OPP detachment SIU investigating after man killed outside Morrisburg, Ont., OPP detachment
- December 24, 2017

One of the officers fired their gun and hit the man, the SIU said. The eyewitness described that a third person, a civilian laid motionless on the ground near the north entrance to the police building. The area has been cordoned off with yellow police tape for most of the afternoon. SDG OPP communications officer Tylor Copeland was contacted by The Leader but would not release any details as the situation is in its initial stages. (more...)
UNC bounces back with win over Ohio State
- December 23, 2017

The current winning streak for Ohio State is up to five after beating The Citadel earlier in the week, 94-65. The loss tested how Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann can utilize his bench. He finished with a game-high 26 points on a 10-of-17 day from the floor. North Carolina (11-2) shot its second-best mark from the 3-point line this season, hitting 13 of 25 (52 percent) from deep. (more...)
Woman found dead in Carrutherstown named by police Woman found dead in Carrutherstown named by police
- December 23, 2017

A 47-year-old man who was found injured near the village is now being treated at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. A police investigation is under way following the suspicious death of a woman in a south of Scotland village. The 47-year-old man is now being treated within Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where hospital staff describe his condition as stable. He is expected to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Wednesday. (more...)
Strong Second Half Saves The Irish Strong Second Half Saves The Irish
- December 23, 2017

Gibbs added 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals. Southeastern Louisiana only mustered 21 points in the second. The Irish defense was flying around against Southeastern Louisana, blocking a season-high 10 shots. On Saturday, the Notre Dame basketball Twitter account posted a video of the Irish interacting with local youth, as well. Can the Irish sustain this type of starter effectiveness? The 50 points are the fewest the Irish have allowed in a game this season. (more...)

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