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Kabul blast kills 25 at Afghan Voice news agency, cultural center Kabul blast kills 25 at Afghan Voice news agency, cultural center
- December 30, 2017

The Taliban immediately denied any involvement in the attack. Earlier, ANI reported that 30 people had died in the blast. The attack has not yet been claimed by any insurgent group. Before Thursday's attack, two journalists and five media assistants were killed doing their jobs this year in the country, according to a report this month by Reporters Without Borders , an organization that works to protect freedom of press. (more...)
$1.18 EPS Expected for Aetna Inc. (AET)
- December 30, 2017

California State Teachers Retirement System owned approximately 0.17% of Aetna worth $90,584,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. The stock increased 0.01% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $181.25. Sidoti downgraded CBIZ, Inc. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $2.07 earnings per share. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, August 5 report. (more...)
Russian Federation amends law to crack on terrorism
- December 30, 2017

The set of amendments also represented "propaganda of terrorism" to the Criminal Law, and the convicted will face five to seven years in jail with a fine of 300,000 roubles to one million roubles. An interior view of a supermarket is seen after an explosion in St Petersburg, Russia, in this photo released by Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee on December 28, 2017. (more...)
Pak used Jadhav-family meet as propaganda Pak used Jadhav-family meet as propaganda
- December 30, 2017

Narasimha Rao tweeted: "Congress party's misdeeds, misadventures, misdemeanor, junkets, secret meetings & loose statements have emboldened Pakistan to indulge in uncouth behaviour". Nearly all political parties strongly condemned Pakistan for its alleged ill-treatment to the wife and mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the former Indian Navy official who has been given a death sentence by a military court there. (more...)
Gov. Cuomo announces proposal to help students fight student loan debt Gov. Cuomo announces proposal to help students fight student loan debt
- December 30, 2017

Under Cuomo's proposal, student loan servicers and debt consultants would need a license from the state's Department of Financial Services to operate in NY and would be required to give "clear and conspicuous disclosures to borrowers". Much of that, however, is overseen by the state Education Department, which is governed by the Board of Regents, not the governor's office. And it wasn't immediately clear if the Regents were in agreement about the proposal since it hadn't been formally ... (more...)
China rejects Trump accusation on oil transfer to N. Korea China rejects Trump accusation on oil transfer to N. Korea
- December 30, 2017

The U.S. Treasury Department last month sanctioned six North Korean shipping and trading companies and 20 of their vessels, and published photos of what it said was a North Korean vessel on October 19 possibly transferring oil to evade sanctions. (more...)
Two dead in California office shooting Two dead in California office shooting
- December 30, 2017

Brad Johnson said at a news conference. Long Beach police say the incident is now over but didn't elaborate. Police searched the law firm where the shooting occurred and also checked a satellite office elsewhere in Long Beach. There she saw about two dozen people running down San Antonio Drive, "looking like they were trying to get away". The suspect and a victim are believed to be deceased, the police said. (more...)
Israel misses 2017 deadline to withdraw from UNESCO Israel misses 2017 deadline to withdraw from UNESCO
- December 30, 2017

The U.S. Department of State on October 12 notified former UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO. Six years ago, the United States cut off more than $80 million a year, about 22 percent of its entire budget for UNESCO, in reprisal for its acceptance of Palestine as a member. (more...)
Andy Murray loses on comeback in Abu Dhabi Andy Murray loses on comeback in Abu Dhabi
- December 30, 2017

With the Serbian forced out of the event in Abu Dhabi, it is now Andy Murray who will take on Roberto Bautista Agut in the semifinals. 'I started to feel a bit better towards the end, but I'll need to keep improving for sure'. Though Djokovic was expected to make a return in 2018, he has chose to start his season early at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship , beginning in Abu Dhabi tomorrow. (more...)
Macron felicita Weah pela eleição para a presidência da Libéria Macron felicita Weah pela eleição para a presidência da Libéria
- December 30, 2017

Desta vez, disputou o segundo turno com o vice da ex-presidente Ellen, e saiu vitorioso com mais de 60% dos votos. Ele teve 39% dos votos no primeiro turno, derrotando o atual vice-presidente de 73 anos, que está há 12 no cargo. O ex-atacante fez muito sucesso no futebol europeu, principalmente por PSG e Milan. A próxima aventura de Weah será agora na política, como presidente da Libéria . (more...)
More civilians killed in Yemen's 'absurd, futile' war More civilians killed in Yemen's 'absurd, futile' war
- December 30, 2017

Mr McGoldrick said the incidents proved the "complete disregard for human life" by all parties to this "absurd war". The second raid was in the Red Sea province of Hodeida and killed 14 people from the same family, the statement said. "There can only be a political solution", he added. Estimates at the total death toll in Yemen stand at well over 10,000. Seventeen million people are short of food and outbreaks of cholera have claimed thousands of lives. (more...)
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) Director Sells $718600.00 in Stock
- December 30, 2017

Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Advanced Energy Industries by 4,551.2% in the first quarter. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $68.94. The electronics maker reported $1.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.17 by $0.02. Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $5.69 million activity. (more...)
Militants Say IS-linked Group Carried Out Russian Market Attack Militants Say IS-linked Group Carried Out Russian Market Attack
- December 30, 2017

Putin, who is running for re-election in March, was speaking on Thursday at an awards ceremony in the Kremlin for Russian personnel who served in Russia's Syria campaign, which Moscow has framed as an anti-terrorism operation. The group did not provide any evidence for its claim. The bombing follows April's suicide attack in the St Petersburg metro which killed 15 people. (more...)
State Department releases Huma Abedin emails State Department releases Huma Abedin emails
- December 30, 2017

The 2,800 documents were released in response to a 2015 lawsuit filed by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch . "After years of hard work in federal court, Judicial Watch has forced the State Department to finally allow Americans to see these public documents". (more...)
Meghan Markle and Duchess Kate: Becoming royal 'sisters' Meghan Markle and Duchess Kate: Becoming royal 'sisters'
- December 30, 2017

The family loved having her there. She pointed out that Meghan did indeed have a close family, despite what he thinks, posting to her Twitter account: "Actually she has a large family who were always there with her and for her". (more...)
Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA) Director Sells 12000 Shares of Stock
- December 30, 2017

It has outperformed by 34.47% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $3.15B company. We have $49.78 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ: PTLA worth $94.62M more. Its up 0.85, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. KS raised its position in Portola Pharmaceuticals by 38.7% in the 3rd quarter. (NASDAQ: PTLA ). Sectoral Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 3.52% or 506,414 shares. (more...)
Palestinian envoy shares stage with Hafiz Saeed, angers India Palestinian envoy shares stage with Hafiz Saeed, angers India
- December 30, 2017

A photograph of Palestine's Pakistan envoy Waleed Abu Ali sharing a platform with JuD chief at a rally in Rawalpindi is doing the rounds on the social media. While The countries that voted against the UN General Assembly resolution were: US, Israel, Honduras, Guatemala, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Togo, and Micronesia. (more...)
Wind chills could fall to 22 below zero in Southeast Michigan today Wind chills could fall to 22 below zero in Southeast Michigan today
- December 30, 2017

The bitter cold will stick around through early next week. The frigid weather has gripped much of the USA, with wind chill advisories or warnings in the upper Midwest and the northern Plains states, the Associated Press reported. Thursday's high will bring a relative warm-up at 23 degrees. Weather service data fro the Hartford-region shows that the record low for December 27th is 0 degrees, set more than a century ago. (more...)
Random drawing scheduled to break tie in disputed House race Random drawing scheduled to break tie in disputed House race
- December 30, 2017

David Yancey won by 10 votes. A spokeswoman with the Department of Elections did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A random drawing was expected to determine the victor until Simonds filed a legal challenge disputing the tie, asking the Virginia Board of Elections to delay the drawing scheduled for Wednesday. (more...)
Dog found frozen-to-death on porch Dog found frozen-to-death on porch
- December 30, 2017

She said the humane society is pursuing possible animal cruelty charges against Vallejo. Brown said neither dog had any food or water, and she's not sure if Nanas had any health issues before her death. He called the death "needless", according to WGTV . "I wasn't staying there, but I was going back and forth feeding them", he said. "They had plenty of food and water", he said. (more...)
Civil Rights Pioneer Recy Taylor Dies at 97 Civil Rights Pioneer Recy Taylor Dies at 97
- December 30, 2017

Her story was chronicled earlier this year in a documentary titled, The Rape of Recy Taylor , which aimed to shed light on the sexual terrorizing of many Black women by White men during the Jim Crow era. "The peoples there - they seemed like they wasn't concerned about what happened to me, and they didn't try and do nothing about it". "Majority is gone". (more...)
No smooth sailing likely for triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha No smooth sailing likely for triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha
- December 30, 2017

He said a meeting of Muslim religious heads, leaders and legislators would be called next to discuss the pros and cons of the Bill, and later, the government would send its comments on the Bill to the Centre. "If this new law is implemented in true spirit then it will go a long way and prove to be a deterrent for the husbands from saying "talaq-e-biddat" to their wives", she said. (more...)
NC State vs. Arizona State NC State vs. Arizona State
- December 30, 2017

This marked the second straight bowl victory for the Wolfpack after last year's 41-17 victory over Vanderbilt in the Independence Bowl. With Wildcats quarterback Khalil Tate not playing for the majority of the second half with an injury, Arizona State erased a 10-point halftime deficit, outscoring Arizona 28-6 in the second half to end the regular season with a record of 7-5. (more...)
Hundreds left behind in evacuations near Damascus Hundreds left behind in evacuations near Damascus
- December 30, 2017

According to the report, he reiterated, that it was hard to keep up with evacuees as people continued to die. Eastern Ghouta is home to about 400,000 people that has been under a government-imposed siege since 2013. Eastern Ghouta is one of the de-escalation zones created under the agreement signed on May 4 during the Astana talks on Syrian reconciliation, brokered by Russia , Iran, and Turkey. (more...)
100-Year-Old Bronx Apartment Catches Fire, Blaze Kills 12 100-Year-Old Bronx Apartment Catches Fire, Blaze Kills 12
- December 30, 2017

New York City's deadliest residential fire in decades apparently began as a child played with a first-floor stove then spread quickly throughout a Bronx apartment building, killing 12 people and leaving four others fighting for their lives, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. (more...)
Chinese court acts against founder of ambitious LeEco Chinese court acts against founder of ambitious LeEco
- December 30, 2017

It also comes at an interesting time for the company, as investor Jia Yueting is ordered back to China to deal with his mounting financial problems. But over the past year, things have take turns for the worse. This in turn has led to the money spigots at Faraday Future running dry, most notably with the company having been forced in July to stop construction on a planned vehicle plant in Nevada. (more...)
John Wall says Wizards 'playing for stats' against losing teams John Wall says Wizards 'playing for stats' against losing teams
- December 30, 2017

Washington has been able to remain in the thick of the top records in the Eastern Conference being fifth with a 19-16 mark just a game behind the Detroit Pistons. "No matter what. We don't sugarcoat it from anybody", Wall said, according to the Post. "Sometimes even myself included", Beal said . "And we all let him know what it is". (more...)
Multiple injured in shooting at Long Beach business, police say Multiple injured in shooting at Long Beach business, police say
- December 30, 2017

Parker, located in the 300 block of East San Antonio Drive. Long Beach police respond to reports of an active shooter on East San Antonio Drive on December 29, 2017. Police also said they believed the gunman was deceased at the scene, but details surrounding the gunman's death have not been released. Police said Friday afternoon that there are "multiple victims", though the condition and number of victims was unknown, according to the statement from Sgt. (more...)
4 dead including shooter in Houston shooting incident 4 dead including shooter in Houston shooting incident
- December 30, 2017

A 14-year-old and a 17-year-old are being treated for their wounds. Officers have recovered at least 50 shell casings from the area. The identities of the victims and the gunman have not yet been released by authorities. (more...)
Bengals players show support for Marvin Lewis Bengals players show support for Marvin Lewis
- December 30, 2017

They've been inconsistent in nearly every phase of the game throughout the 2017 season. And it's also safe to be concerned about all those talented weapons the Chiefs, Patriots, Steelers and even Jaguars have on offense. It would be the second straight game he's missed since sustaining a knee injury in a December 17 victory over the Cleveland Browns and the fourth game he's been sidelined overall. (more...)

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