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USA sanctions two N Koreans over missile program: statement USA sanctions two N Koreans over missile program: statement
- December 27, 2017

This image shows U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. On December 22, the UN Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea in response to last month's launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says is capable of reaching anywhere on the USA mainland. (more...)
Oxford Street panic: Woman hurt after 'shots fired' false alarm Oxford Street panic: Woman hurt after 'shots fired' false alarm
- December 27, 2017

On 24 November - Black Friday - many shoppers fled in panic after reports of shots fired and armed police searched Oxford Circus Tube station and various stores. A Twitter user wrote: "Well, was shopping in House of Fraser at the time and all the jewellery was on the floor, perfume bottles smashed everywhere". (more...)
Deputy punches through iced-over pond to rescue drowning 8-year-old Deputy punches through iced-over pond to rescue drowning 8-year-old
- December 27, 2017

Monday, after he fell through the ice while chasing a dog. Another child saw the incident, realized he was unable to help the boy and ran to notify the boy's parents. He quickly removed his police gear, and punched through the ice to make a pathway to the boy, who was struggling in the icy water about 25 feet away from the shore, the release states. (more...)
'Real Housewives' star Eva Marcille engaged to boyfriend Michael Sterling 'Real Housewives' star Eva Marcille engaged to boyfriend Michael Sterling
- December 26, 2017

The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member shared with her followers that she "said yes!" and is now engaged after boyfriend Mike Sterling popped the question on Christmas Day. " I said yes! " she captioned the pic. "Make it a brother, '" Marcille recalled. However, I found out soon after that I was having a boy, and I felt like she willed it in her favor. (more...)
Sees record 53 inches of snow in 30 hours
- December 26, 2017

That brought the snowstorm total to 53 inches in just 30 hours for the snowiest 2-day total ever recorded in the entire state of Pennsylvania. Erie's previous Christmas day snowfall record was a mere 8.1 inches in 2002. Drivers in Erie were out of luck, with almost white-out conditions, but many people still braved the weather to celebrate Christmas with loved ones. (more...)
Shelly Simonds to legally challenge tie results in 94th District race Shelly Simonds to legally challenge tie results in 94th District race
- December 26, 2017

Simonds is also asking the court to reverse course and declare her the victor, and has sent a separate letter to the State Board of Elections asking to delay the random drawing scheduled for Wednesday morning. During the hearing, Republican lawyers argued the line through Simonds' bubble was meant to cross off her name and vote for Yancey. In a letter Tuesday, Simonds' attorneys asked the elections board to delay the drawing to give the court time to reconsider its decision. (more...)
Mariah Carey Returns To 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Mariah Carey Returns To 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'
- December 26, 2017

Carey and Dick Clark Productions both admitted that technical difficulties derailed Carey's performance, but neither party was eager to shoulder the blame . While Santa and the youngsters chatted, Mariah listened to the conversation as her signature holiday hit, " All I Want for Christmas Is You " played in the background. (more...)
Kulbhushan Jadhav meets family, mother thanks Pakistan Kulbhushan Jadhav meets family, mother thanks Pakistan
- December 26, 2017

It was the fist time Jadhav was meeting his family since his arrest in March past year, and Pakistan portrayed it as a humanitarian gesture to mark the birthday of the country's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. "The meeting was very positive and they (Jadhav's mother and wife) were satisfied". After a brief stay , the mother and wife went to Foreign Office amid tight security . (more...)
South Korea Warns UN Sanctions Won't Keep North From Testing Missiles South Korea Warns UN Sanctions Won't Keep North From Testing Missiles
- December 26, 2017

The latest United Nations sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against it, North Korea said yesterday. DPRK is short for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The resolution includes sharply lower limits on North Korea's refined oil imports, the return home of all North Koreans working overseas within 24 months, and a crackdown on ships smuggling banned items including coal and oil to and from the ... (more...)
Donald Trump Lashes Out Against Top FBI Officials Over Holiday Weekend
- December 26, 2017

McAuliffe's political and personal ties to the Clintons. But several reports pointed out that news of McCabe's imminent retirement is likely prompted by the fact that he's about to become eligible for his full pension benefits. From his South Florida home, where he is spending Christmas , Mr Trump also tweeted that Mr McCabe "is racing the clock to retire with full benefits. (more...)
Margvelashvili: Different Geopolitical Vectors of Georgia & Armenia Do Not Reduce Mutual Cooperation Margvelashvili: Different Geopolitical Vectors of Georgia & Armenia Do Not Reduce Mutual Cooperation
- December 26, 2017

Margvelashvili also noted that the Georgian and Armenian leaders touched upon their countries' "strategic engagement" with the European Union and the Eurasian Union, respectively, and underlined that both countries managed "to avoid weakening of economic cooperation between the two nations" in light of their growing relations within the organizations. (more...)
Police remove memorial erected by white nationalist group in Minnesota Police remove memorial erected by white nationalist group in Minnesota
- December 26, 2017

Police Department spokesman John Elder said an officer cleaned up the memorial after the department was notified about it. The group - which is credited for coining the phrase "You will not replace us" - labeled the officer who shot Damond, Mohamed Noor, as a "Somali-born killer". (more...)
Russia's Election Commission Says Navalny Ineligible to Run for President Russia's Election Commission Says Navalny Ineligible to Run for President
- December 26, 2017

Twelve out of thirteen members of the Central Election Committee voted not to admit Navalny for the election in March 2018. Mr Putin, who has been in power for 18 years, announced his bid for re-election earlier this month , but so far has refrained from canvassing. (more...)
Near term Outlook For Energy Transfer Partners, LP (NYSE:ETP)
- December 26, 2017

The firm's market cap is $19.68 billion. Trading was heavy with 4,727,990 shares changed hands by the end of trading on Friday. Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. New Vernon Mngmt Ltd Liability Co accumulated 11,161 shares. Beach Inv Counsel Pa holds 6,397 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE:SEP)'s rating has just been cut by research analysts at Goldman Sachs to a "Sell". (more...)
Analysts Set Ballard Power Systems, Inc. (BLDP) Price Target at $5.75 Analysts Set Ballard Power Systems, Inc. (BLDP) Price Target at $5.75
- December 26, 2017

The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $810.06M company. It was reported on Dec, 24 by Barchart.com. We have $4.32 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ: BLDP worth $32.40 million less. Ballard Power Systems Inc is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, sale and service of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell products for a range of applications, focusing on the power product markets of heavy-duty motive (consisting of bus and tram applications), portable ... (more...)
KHP: Multiple fatalities reported in rollover crash on I-70 near Abilene KHP: Multiple fatalities reported in rollover crash on I-70 near Abilene
- December 26, 2017

According to a press release, troopers also arrested 91 people for driving while impaired and made 49 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. The Dickinson County Sheriff's Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a rollover crash along westbound I-70 near Abilene. (more...)
Macquarie Downgrades Oasis Petroleum (OAS) to Neutral
- December 26, 2017

Oasis Petroleum's quarterly revenue was up 19.7% on a year-over-year basis. The stock increased 3.78% or $0.305 during the last trading session, reaching $8.365. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Previously Oasis Petroleum Inc (NYSE:OAS) reported $0 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $-0.05 by $0.05 with surprise factor of 100%. (more...)
Costco Wholesale (COST) Position Held by Payden & Rygel
- December 26, 2017

About 261,375 shares traded. Also, VP Timothy L. Rose sold 4,000 shares of Costco Wholesale stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 16th. Barclays Capital has "Equal-Weight" rating and $180 target. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Raymond James given on Monday, June 26. The stock is a Buy among 1 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. (more...)
Extreme cold warning issued for parts of northern Alberta Extreme cold warning issued for parts of northern Alberta
- December 26, 2017

Overnight, temperatures have fallen to around the minus 30 degree mark and combined with brisk northwest winds of 20 to 30 km/h, extreme wind chill values of -40 to -45 have been reached overnight and will last into this morning. A white Christmas is being followed by an extremely cold Boxing Day. "A cold Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the region for several days". (more...)
Israel calls on Japan to pressure PA to accept Trump's decision Israel calls on Japan to pressure PA to accept Trump's decision
- December 26, 2017

The TV channel said the proposal was first made to Netanyahu by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when the two met in NY during the UN General Assembly in September. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem December 24. Japan is seeking to play a more active role in Middle East peacemaking and has offered to host a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President ... (more...)
Trumps Wish the World a Merry Christmas from the White House Trumps Wish the World a Merry Christmas from the White House
- December 26, 2017

Melania Trump is feeling the holiday spirit at Mar-a-Lago. It had 1.8 million Facebook followers, 382,000 YouTube views and 177,000 Twitter followers. "On behalf of Melania, myself, Barron and the entire Trump family, God bless you, God bless America, and have a very, very merry Christmas and happy new year", the POTUS said as he concluded their Christmas message. (more...)
Utah vs. West Virginia 2017 live stream Utah vs. West Virginia 2017 live stream
- December 26, 2017

He was second in the Pac-12 in total offense this season, so he's been dynamic". Huntley is a dual threat and finished the regular season with 2,246 yards and 15 touchdowns passing along with 480 yards and four touchdowns rushing. West Virginia broke into the AP Top 25, getting as high as No. 22. Even without Grier, that's one of the best receiving duos in the country. However, Oregon transfer wide receiver Darren Carrington II has added an explosive potential to the offense. (more...)
British frigate escorts Russian warship British frigate escorts Russian warship
- December 26, 2017

It comes just days after Foreign Secretary over alleged cyber attacks on the West and activity in Ukraine. Albans with 190 sailors on board was used to escort the Russian Admiral Gorshkov frigate on Monday through what British officials called "areas of national interest" on Christmas Day. (more...)
Meghan Markle Joins The Royal Family For Christmas Service
- December 26, 2017

Prince Charles (William and Harry's dad), Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, and the cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie were all at church for the service, too. The Royal Family has developed an unfortunate reputation for adultery over the years. Twitter lit up with jokes about the hat, which some thought looked like an...excrement emoji. (more...)
Thomas Fire 88 percent contained, holds at 281620 acres Thomas Fire 88 percent contained, holds at 281620 acres
- December 26, 2017

In a previous update on Sunday night, fire officials said they did not expect any more forward progression from the fire. No rain is expected for the region in the next few days, leaving fuels dry while also staving off possible mudslides and other issues that can occur in the aftermath of a wildfire. (more...)
Panchayat election process to start in February 2018: Mehbooba Panchayat election process to start in February 2018: Mehbooba
- December 26, 2017

During their half hour long meeting, the Chief Minister informed the Governor about several important matters in regard to which the state cabinet had taken decisions a few days back. According to an official, the elections will be held on a non-party basis as in 2011. The elections were scheduled for 2016 but owing to the violence post terrorist Burhan Wani's killing, the government chose to postpone the process. (more...)
Donald Trump wishes a happy Kwanzaa to those celebrating Donald Trump wishes a happy Kwanzaa to those celebrating
- December 26, 2017

The holiday is marked by 7 days of candle lighting to celebrate the 7 principles of the holiday, which CNN notes are "unity ( umoja ), self-determination (kujichagulia), collective responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics (ujamaa), objective (nia), creativity (kuumba) and faith (imani)". (more...)
Korea, China under review at UNSC committee: ministry Korea, China under review at UNSC committee: ministry
- December 26, 2017

A report in South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo alleged that American reconnaissance satellites had spotted around 30 cases of illegal oil trades by sea between China and North Korea since October. November marked the second consecutive month China did not send gasoline or diesel to the North. The North Korean-flagged Kum Dae arrived near the port in northeast China on November 2 and was one of several North Korean ships which had made their way to the region in the previous week. (more...)
Senator Is Utahn of the Year, and Not in a Good Way
- December 26, 2017

Of course, this move prompted a mountain of mockery, since Hatch more or less signaled approval for all of the negative statements the Tribune said about him. Although Trump carried the state in 2016, a third-party challenger netted about a fifth of the vote, and Romney was among Trump's staunchest Republican critics in the run-up to Election Day. (more...)
Gun found in passenger's bag at OIA security checkpoint, police say
- December 26, 2017

A Transportation Security Administration agent discovered the gun in a carry-on bag in the security line about 5:45 a.m., WFTV reported. Federal law, however, prohibits passengers from carrying weapons through airport checkpoints. Passengers are never allowed to transport guns in an aircraft's cabin, officials told the station. The woman, whose name has not been released, was stopped by TSA officers after she tried to pass through a security checkpoint with the handgun, according to a TSA ... (more...)

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