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Mystery person leaves gift-wrapped manure for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Mystery person leaves gift-wrapped manure for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
- December 29, 2017

Robby Strong , a Los Angeles psychologist, told AL.com that he was behind the prank that shut down streets in L.A.'s affluent Bel-Air neighborhood as a police bomb squad responded to a report of a suspicious package. Agents "just showed up in my yard". "The thing I live by is a rule of transparency and I was exercising my First Amendment rights", he said. Authorities do not believe the package posed any serious threat. (more...)
Doug Jones Files Motion to Dismiss Roy Moore Lawsuit Doug Jones Files Motion to Dismiss Roy Moore Lawsuit
- December 29, 2017

At 1 p.m. Thursday, Alabama's election officials - all Republicans - are scheduled to certify the election. A Jones campaign spokesman dismissed the Moore complaint outright. He was set to cruise to victory until allegations by several women, first reported by the Washington Post , that he assaulted, molested or pursued several of them when they were teenagers, including sexually touching one who was 14 at the time. (more...)
How To Prepay Property Tax If Your Bank Usually Pays For You How To Prepay Property Tax If Your Bank Usually Pays For You
- December 29, 2017

Those prepaying homeowners will nearly certainly be able to deduct their taxes under the 2017 rules. "We're working on a refund policy right now", said Craig Fifer, spokesman for the City of Alexandria, which has accepted prepayments for many years. (more...)
Italy dissolves parliament for March 4 election Italy dissolves parliament for March 4 election
- December 29, 2017

Elections must take place by May 2018, but the early dissolution of parliament is a recognition that Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni's government is crumbling. His predecessor, Matteo Renzi, quit in December 2016 after voters threw out his planned constitutional reforms in a referendum. The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (MS5) has a lead with about 28 percent support, according to opinion polls. (more...)
Toronto Zoo Has Welcomed A Brand New Baby White Rhino Toronto Zoo Has Welcomed A Brand New Baby White Rhino
- December 29, 2017

The zoo reports that the calf is healthy and strong, weighing in at a whopping 62.3 kilograms (137 pounds) - that is a big baby - and "has very hairy ears". A white rhino's gestation period is about 425-496 days, so snaps for Zohari. According to the IUCN, at the end of the 19th century the species was almost wiped out, with only 20 to 50 white rhinos on the planet. (more...)
Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away star's sister dies in crash
- December 29, 2017

Falkholt, 27, appeared on TV soap Home and Away in 2016, playing the character of Hope Morrison. Annabelle Falkholt , 21, was pulled from the wreckage alongside her actress sister Jessica, 28, after their vehicle collided with a four-wheel-drive near Ulladulla. (more...)
'Arvind Kejriwal Treated Like a Peon by Delhi's Lieutenant Governor' 'Arvind Kejriwal Treated Like a Peon by Delhi's Lieutenant Governor'
- December 29, 2017

Samajwadi Party member Naresh Agarwal said Mr. Baijal had been treating Mr. Kejriwal as a peon. Trinamool Congress member Nadimul Haque said: "Why isn't the elected government of Delhi allowed to run?" "In four decades of public life, I have faced many challenges. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn doesn't want a second referendum on Brexit Jeremy Corbyn doesn't want a second referendum on Brexit
- December 29, 2017

The Labour leader clarified his party's official position on Brexit , claiming it accepts Britain will leave the European Union but wants to develop a strong economic relationship with Europe. Corbyn also told the newspaper about his strategy to stay fit and healthy: "I eat porridge every morning - porridge and energy bars - and I keep off alcohol and meat". (more...)
The IRS has spoken. Can you deduct your 2018 property tax prepayments? The IRS has spoken. Can you deduct your 2018 property tax prepayments?
- December 29, 2017

Christie's executive order instructs municipalities in New Jersey to allow for pre-payment of 2018 property taxes for the first and second quarters of 2018, something that many towns in New Jersey have already been instructing residents to do. (more...)
Journalist Vinod Verma gets bail in Chhattisgarh minister sex CD case Journalist Vinod Verma gets bail in Chhattisgarh minister sex CD case
- December 29, 2017

Formal investigation into the case was taken over by the CBI two weeks ago. The Chhattisgarh government has recommended a CBI probe into the alleged sex CD row.Munat had told reporters that Verma and the Congress were trying to tarnish his image through the "fake" CD. (more...)
President Trump Calls FBI 'Tainted' Amid Russia Investigation President Trump Calls FBI 'Tainted' Amid Russia Investigation
- December 29, 2017

He says the committee's investigation could take " many months of work", noting it still has scores of witnesses to question. Mueller has charged four Trump associates in his investigation. Some of the Justice Department employees who worked on the investigation of Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state - which ultimately concluded with a recommendation against criminal charges - were later detailed to the Trump inquiry. (more...)
Trumps urge Americans to 'renew bonds of love' in Christmas message Trumps urge Americans to 'renew bonds of love' in Christmas message
- December 29, 2017

Back in December 2010 when Trump's predecessor President Barack Obama was in office, the former reality TV star spread some Yuletide cheer with his Twitter followers and failed to use the very phrase he recently alleged was under attack. On Christmas day, Obama posted his own tweet and he wasn't afraid to wish everyone a Merry Christmas on behalf of his family. It originated when John Gibson, a former Fox News anchor and radio host, published the book The War on Christmas: How ... (more...)
Accused Child Molester Roy Moore Sues to Block Awesome Alabama Election Results Accused Child Molester Roy Moore Sues to Block Awesome Alabama Election Results
- December 29, 2017

As I said on election night, our victory marks a new chapter for our state and the nation. Roy Moore filed an election complaint on Wednesday, alleging potential voter fraud in Alabama's special election and urged a delay in certifying the results. (more...)
4 people found dead in basement in New York
- December 29, 2017

The deaths are being investigated as homicides. "After being in this business for 43 years, I can't describe the savagery of a person who would do this", said Troy Police Chief John Tedesco. Authorities declined to discuss motive in the case out of fear of damaging their investigation. "We don't believe there is a danger to the public". (more...)
Ares Capital Corp (NASDAQ:ARCC) Institutional Investor Sentiment Trend
- December 29, 2017

The stock increased 0.26% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $19.1. Its down 1.89% from 2.60M shares previously. Ares Capital ( ARCC ) remained flat at $$15.78 during trading hours on Thursday. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 937,054 shares of the company's stock, valued at $14,852,305.90. Catalyst Limited Company reported 31,478 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. (more...)
Suspended NC State guard Markell Johnson facing felony assault charges
- December 29, 2017

Thursday in the Cuyahoga (Ohio) County Justice Center. On Dec. 20, they were jailed and told they needed to provide a DNA sample and $5,000 bond. The alleged victim, Michael Blackwell, suffered a broken orbital bone, multiple cuts and a concussion in the incident, which took place on October 8, according to a police report. (more...)
Dearborn Partners LLC Maintains Position in Mccormick & Company INC Non Vt (MKC)
- December 29, 2017

Dearborn Partners Llc who had been investing in Mccormick & Company Inc Non Vt for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.35B market cap company. As per Monday, November 30, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Investors sentiment increased to 1.63 in Q3 2017. The company has a current ratio of 0.95, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.86. (more...)
EI reivindica atentado contra centro cultural en Kabul EI reivindica atentado contra centro cultural en Kabul
- December 29, 2017

Por su parte el vocero del Ministerio del Interior de Afganistán, Najibullah Danish, informó que fue asignado un equipo para investigar el hecho. Los atentados contra la minoría chií son comunes en Afganistán y el último de ellos de relevancia se produjo en octubre, cuando murieron 39 personas y otras 45 resultaron heridas en una acción en Kabul reivindicado por el grupo del Estado Islámico. (more...)
China defends sanctions work after report of NK oil transfer
- December 29, 2017

As per the data, China did not export oil, including jet fuel, gasoline, diesel or fuel oil, to North Korea in November, marking the second straight month of no exports, reported Reuters. The satellite images appear to identify the ships. China earlier on Thursday said there had been no United Nations sanction-breaking oil sales by Chinese ships to North Korea after a South Korean newspaper said Chinese and North Korean vessels had been illicitly linking up at sea to get oil to North Korea. (more...)
Wild Oats could have avoided time penalty, says Comanche skipper Wild Oats could have avoided time penalty, says Comanche skipper
- December 29, 2017

Wild Oats XI had come from behind to finish a mere 26 minutes and 34 seconds ahead of LDV Comanche on Wednesday night. They handed Wild Oats XI a one-hour time penalty, which saw them lose line honours and their record finishing time. "The dream came true - the Derwent with no wind in it - and for the first time in the 13 years of us doing the Hobart race it became a very thankful sight". (more...)
Man running from police drives off Oregon pier into river Man running from police drives off Oregon pier into river
- December 29, 2017

Moreland, 50, of Astoria, who had a brief conversation with the man before police arrived. He was treated for hypothermia and later booked on charges of burglary and attempting to elude police and several other misdemeanors. And by "off", I mean off a pier & into the Columbia River! Oregon resident JD Moreland captured video of the moment a vehicle drove off a pier in Astoria, Oregon, while trying to escape police on December 27. (more...)
Pistons starters 'awful' in loss to Magic, Van Gundy says Pistons starters 'awful' in loss to Magic, Van Gundy says
- December 29, 2017

Elfrid Payton had 19 points, eight rebounds, and six assists for the Magic who were outscored 60-32 over the final 20 minutes and ten seconds of the contest. Andre Drummond had 17 points and 18 rebounds, and Ish Smith contributed 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Their defense limited Detroit to 39.8 percent shooting and nine 3-pointers. (more...)
Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) Upgraded to Strong-Buy by BidaskClub
- December 29, 2017

About 92,432 shares traded. Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) has risen 17.20% since December 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 86.50% the S&P500. Credit Acceptance Corp. Equities research analysts predict that Credit Acceptance Corp. will post $18.74 EPS for the current year. The insider Watson Jill Foss sold 35,348 shares worth $9.75M. (more...)
Accumulating snow arrives Friday night, followed by more frigid temperatures Accumulating snow arrives Friday night, followed by more frigid temperatures
- December 29, 2017

Wind chills will remain below zero through the day. While it would be ideal if we could all just stay indoors and not face the bitter cold that awaits, that's not exactly possible for most of us. A brief break from the snow overnight with an additional shot of snow early Saturday morning. Temperatures will fall to the low teens with wind chills once again around zero. (more...)
44 percent of Americans oppose North Korea strike 44 percent of Americans oppose North Korea strike
- December 29, 2017

Earlier this week, Japan's Asahi newspaper cited another unidentified person connected to South Korean intelligence, who said that North Korea was conducting biological weapons experiments to test the possibility of loading anthrax-laden warheads on its intercontinental ballistic missiles . (more...)
Milo Yiannopoulos' Book Editor Notes Released! Milo Yiannopoulos' Book Editor Notes Released!
- December 29, 2017

People who worked with him told BuzzFeed that he did not write numerous articles under his name at Breitbart , and Yiannopoulos confirmed that it's "completely standard for someone with a career like mine to have researchers and assistants and ghostwriters". (more...)
Liberia election run-off: Ex-footballer up against vice-president Liberia election run-off: Ex-footballer up against vice-president
- December 29, 2017

Results will be announced progressively, though the elections commission has two weeks to give final results. With a total voter turnout of 1,198,984 (56% of registered voters), The CDC candidate received, according to the NEC, 61.5% of the total votes so far, with the UP candidate, Vice President Joseph N. (more...)
Ex-soccer star George Weah elected Liberia's president Ex-soccer star George Weah elected Liberia's president
- December 29, 2017

Weah took to Twitter to thank his supporters, saying: "It is with deep emotion that I want to thank you, the Liberian people, for honoring me with your vote today". Two presidents who served prior to Taylor were assassinated. This was Liberia's first independently run election since the end of its civil wars. The election passed without a single major incident of violence despite weeks of delays caused by legal challenges and Liberians said they were looking forward to a peaceful handover ... (more...)
Israeli parliament passes law to restrict police disclosure of high-profile cases Israeli parliament passes law to restrict police disclosure of high-profile cases
- December 29, 2017

The legislation was amended so that it will not apply to two current corruption investigations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after complaints that it was created to protect him. Justice Minister Yael Shaked shouted at Lapid from the podium, explaining his actions and constant running to the High Court when displeased with the outcome in Knesset is a disgrace and reflects his lack of respect for the Knesset. (more...)
Franken to formally thank supporters before leaving Senate Franken to formally thank supporters before leaving Senate
- December 29, 2017

Franken plans to step January 2, a decision he made after numerous women accused him of sexual harassment. But as similar stories mounted, many of his colleagues in the Senate urged him to resign and he chose to heed their call. Gov. Tina Smith, is set to be sworn in on Wednesday. A Public Policy Polling poll released Thursday found that Franken remains popular with 50% of voters in Minnesota. (more...)

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