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IRS issues guidance on prepayment of local taxes IRS issues guidance on prepayment of local taxes
- December 30, 2017

The federal authority's guidance reflects an effort to address some of the confusion triggered by the tax overhaul signed by President Donald Trump last week and the scramble in high-tax states to avoid some of its provisions. "That's unfortunate because for years and years Texas taxpayers have looked forward to at least being able to deduct their property taxes", said Travis County Tax Collector Bruce Elfant. (more...)
Less than 1000 IS fighters remain in Iraq and Syria Less than 1000 IS fighters remain in Iraq and Syria
- December 30, 2017

Gedney said. The latest American intelligence assessment says fewer than 1,000 ISIS fighters now remain in Iraq and Syria, down from a peak of almost 45,000 just two years ago. Geramisov said in an interview with the paper that Russian satellites and drones have caught ISIS militant brigades on a US military base at Tanf, a Syrian highway border with Iraq. (more...)
Iran: Protest over soaring cost of living
- December 30, 2017

Some 4,000 people are taking part in a pro-government rally in Tehran amid a series of economic protests in Iran. The world is watching! "The world is watching", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. The first vice-president further accused the opponents of the administration of using the economic issues as a pretext, adding there are other motives behind the protests. (more...)
AGCO Corporation (AGCO)'s Stock Is Buy After Forming Double Top Chart Pattern
- December 30, 2017

It has underperformed by 25.94% the S&P500. Moon Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Agco Corporation (AGCO) by 53.74% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gemmer Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co invested in 572 shares. Olstein Management Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.49% in AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO). (more...)
Barack Obama named most admired man in Gallup poll Barack Obama named most admired man in Gallup poll
- December 30, 2017

President Donald Trump snagged a major legislative victory with the signing of his landmark tax reform bill last week, but he's still living in his predecessor's shadow when it comes to public admiration, according to a new poll. His disapproval rating was 44.5 per cent. Nevertheless, Trump supporters shouldn't reach too much into these polling numbers. If you're running a news organization and you tend to cite Rasmussen's polls disproportionately, it probably means that you are biased - ... (more...)
Fire that killed 24 horses in Simsbury ruled accidental Fire that killed 24 horses in Simsbury ruled accidental
- December 30, 2017

Firefighters were called to the farm around 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company spokeswoman Kitty Vangunten told NBC News. Folly Farm took to its Facebook page to give an update on the situation. "She was wonderful, she was lovely and so sweet", said Andrew Davis, who once worked at the barn and also owned a horse there, Colombiana. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (more...)
Russian Federation and Turkey Seal Deal on Controversial Missile System Russian Federation and Turkey Seal Deal on Controversial Missile System
- December 30, 2017

Ankra will reportedly deploy the system in 2020 and will be the first North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member nation to use the Russian made systems. Under an accord signed in Ankara on Friday, the first delivery is planned for March 2020. The S-400 deal has caused concern in the West because Turkey is a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the system can not be integrated into NATO's military architecture. (more...)
Rawalpindi: Man holds family hostage in home Rawalpindi: Man holds family hostage in home
- December 30, 2017

The report said that he held them hostage on gunpoint after the family refused to pay him, and he shot his father-in-law injured. However later the police arrested the person. He added that he had recently attempted to commit suicide. Investigators said the man got drunk after suffering heavy gambling losses, including machinery from the family's construction business. (more...)
United States imposes sanctions on N. Korean missile experts United States imposes sanctions on N. Korean missile experts
- December 30, 2017

Those sanctions sought to further limit North Korea's access to refined petroleum products and crude oil, and its earnings from workers overseas. "And if the Trump Administration views Beijing as not faithfully implementing what it agreed to then new sanctions against more Chinese individuals and firms, including a major oil company and a large financial institution, are increasingly likely". (more...)
Scott County Sheriff warns about phone scam involving MidAmerican bill Scott County Sheriff warns about phone scam involving MidAmerican bill
- December 30, 2017

The telephone number that sent the text either matches the person's local area code or appears to be a toll-free number, tricking a potential victim into believing it's legitimate. The scammers then tell the resident to avoid immediate arrest, a payment can be made over the telephone with prepaid credit or debit cards. The Sheriff's Department has no such division and does not have a collections agent. (more...)
51 girls hostage in Lucknow Madrasa rescued 51 girls hostage in Lucknow Madrasa rescued
- December 30, 2017

The girls have alleged that Tayyab Zia used to call girls inside his room and used to molest them. Moreover, there are also serious allegations of trafficking girls for sex trade which police is investigating. The SSP Lucknow Deepak Kumar said that he had got complaints about girls being held hostage at the madrasa. One has been filed by the girls alleging assault, harassment and being held hostage. (more...)
Pentagon says USA military will accept transgender recruits from Jan 1 Pentagon says USA military will accept transgender recruits from Jan 1
- December 30, 2017

In a statement to Reuters , the Department of Justice said it would not fight the January 1 deadline and was not challenging the court rulings, but that the Trump administration may consider other means of blocking transgender people enlisting. (more...)
At Least 2 Dead in Long Beach Shooting At Least 2 Dead in Long Beach Shooting
- December 30, 2017

The mayor of Long Beach Robert Garcia tweeted that the third person who was shot in a law office Friday was hospitalized in stable condition. The shooting was reported at 2:25 p.m.at the Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin, Mendoza and Harrison law firm in the 300 block of San Antonio Drive in the Bixby Knolls area. (more...)
Egypt says 10 killed in shootout outside Cairo church Egypt says 10 killed in shootout outside Cairo church
- December 30, 2017

A witness who did not want to give his name said the policeman was killed while he was closing the church gate to stop the gunman getting in. According to the Egyptian Interior Ministry, one attacker was killed while the other fled the scene on a motorbike. (more...)
Egyptian Court Jails Former President Morsi Egyptian Court Jails Former President Morsi
- December 30, 2017

He was ousted by the military in 2013 after mass protests against his one-year divisive rule. Hamzawy lives in exile. The defendants were convicted of "insulting and cursing the judiciary and its judges using publications and statements to TV and radio stations, as well as social media, using statements that carry slurs and hatred to courts and judicial authority". (more...)
Dead Sharks Found on Cape Cod, Blamed on Bitter Cold Temps Dead Sharks Found on Cape Cod, Blamed on Bitter Cold Temps
- December 30, 2017

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy shared on their social media they were called to two thresher shark strandings near Cape Cod in Massachusetts, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. (more...)
Russian Federation says it fully abides by United Nations sanctions on North Korea Russian Federation says it fully abides by United Nations sanctions on North Korea
- December 30, 2017

The United States proposed blacklisting the Hong Kong-flagged ship to the U.N. Security Council for circumventing sanctions slapped on North Korea for its nuclear and missile programs, documents seen by Reuters this month showed. According to the Web site of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee on North Korea on Saturday, the Seoul government submitted the five-page report on November 29th explaining measures taken by government ministries and agencies to enforce UNSC Resolution 2375. (more...)
Incendio en barrio deja al menos 12 muertos Incendio en barrio deja al menos 12 muertos
- December 30, 2017

A lo menos 12 personas fallecidas dejó un incendio que afectó a un edificio residencial en la ciudad de Nueva York en los Estados Unidos . Las llamas se expandieron rápidamente en el edificio ubicado en el barrio de El Bronx , un lugar con una fuerte presencia de la comunidad latina. (more...)
2 sisters found dead were subject of bitter custody dispute 2 sisters found dead were subject of bitter custody dispute
- December 30, 2017

Just a few days after police discovered the bodies of two little girls in an apartment suite in Oak Bay, a suburb of Victoria, a candlelight vigil will be held for them this weekend. Berry's visits were supervised for a short period. In a custody judgment this past spring, documents filed by the mother show the father had threatened to "blow up the house" in a fight over money. (more...)
Ivanka Trump mostly wears clothing from own brand, report says Ivanka Trump mostly wears clothing from own brand, report says
- December 30, 2017

As The Daily Dot noted , "the Confederate flag flying in the background of a family photo might not be the best optics" given President Donald Trump's odd defense of the Confederacy and those who protested to "protect" their monuments. (more...)
Bhansali's Padmavati passed by Censor Board, but with a twist in name Bhansali's Padmavati passed by Censor Board, but with a twist in name
- December 30, 2017

The reviewing committee also sought adding disclaimers, pertinently regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati that has been banned and making modifications to the song Ghoomar . The film was finally submitted last month and Bhansali had himself requested a commitee of historians and members of the Rajput community view the film and facilitate its release. (more...)
At least 9 dead in church shooting near Cairo, Egypt
- December 30, 2017

Two gunmen opened fired outside the Marmina Coptic Orthodox church in Helwan, a neighborhood in south Cairo, Khaled Megahed told reporters. The assailant was also killed, he added. They have long complained of discrimination in the Muslim-majority nation and claim that authorities have often failed to protect them from sectarian attacks. (more...)
Church calendar for Saturday, Dec. 30 Church calendar for Saturday, Dec. 30
- December 30, 2017

Lancashire Blvd., begins an eight- t0 12-week Bible study January 9, meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit www.mbcjackson.org for more information. Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Virginia St., Simpson, will have a watch night service from 6-8 p.m. Sunday. FARRELL - The Second Missionary Baptist Church, 1138 Spearman Ave., Farrell, will host a Watch Night service at 7 p.m. (more...)
Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (HOV)
- December 30, 2017

Different time periods may be used when using the RSI indicator. However looking at valuation ratios the stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 0 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 0. The total amount of shares outstanding is 155.46 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 455.50 million. The Company has two distinct operations: homebuilding and financial services. (more...)
VP Venkaiah cheated by weight loss ad VP Venkaiah cheated by weight loss ad
- December 30, 2017

The topic had been initiated by Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Aggarwal. Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu has been duped by a fake advertisement of a medication that promised to help lose a certain amount of weight in 28 days. Later, he filed a complaint with the Consumer Affairs Ministry, reported Hindustan Times . Ram Vilas Paswan, the current Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, said his ministry was working on formulating new legislation in order to make ... (more...)
We did not 'sabotage' Venezuela's Christmas We did not 'sabotage' Venezuela's Christmas
- December 30, 2017

Dubbed the "pork revolution" on social media, the protests saw residents take to the streets to bang pots and pans and burn trash. That hasn't stopped the Venezuelan government from pointing fingers. Meanwhile, in response to Maduro's allegations, Portugal's Minister of Foreign Affairs Augusto Santos Silva said the government had no power to "sabotage the pork hind leg". (more...)
Celtics rally from 26 down to stun Rockets
- December 30, 2017

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) defends against Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) during the second half at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. Celtics: Have beaten the Hornets in six straight meetings and 10 of the last 11 dating to February 2015. Charlotte trimmed a 20-point deficit to one, but the hole too deep to escape. (more...)
Mayor: Child playing with stove apparently caused NYC fire Mayor: Child playing with stove apparently caused NYC fire
- December 30, 2017

Fire vehicles surrounded the charred apartment building Friday morning. At least a dozen people survived the fire after being rescued, officials said. Its 26 apartments are home to people from countries ranging from the U.S.to the Dominican Republic to Guinea. "Say something. You leave the door open and just say, "fire, fire, fire" you're not saying anything else?" Some escaped barefoot or in their nightclothes. (more...)
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...)

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