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Cal Fire issues mandatory evacuations in San Diego County due to fire Cal Fire issues mandatory evacuations in San Diego County due to fire
- December 08, 2017

A wind-driven wildfire rapidly blackened hundreds of brushy acres Thursday near Fallbrook, gutting several structures, closing roads and forcing evacuations. Eastbound SR-76 closure is now from East Vista Way. West of I-15 Freeway East of Green Canyon Rd. San Diego County officials say people with livestock, who are encouraged to evacuate due to the Lilac Fire, can take animals to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. (more...)
Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is expected to resign Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is expected to resign
- December 08, 2017

Franks said he expected to make a statement Thursday. "The statement will explain". In his eight terms representing the Phoenix area's West Valley and Glendale in Washington, Franks has been a stalwart social conservative on Capitol Hill, frequently citing the Bible and denouncing abortion. (more...)
Argentine Judge Calls for Arrest of Ex-President Fernandez Argentine Judge Calls for Arrest of Ex-President Fernandez
- December 08, 2017

The former president is accused of signing a deal with Tehran to allow Iranian officials suspected of ordering the attack on the Jewish centre to be interviewed by Argentine magistrates in Tehran rather than in Buenos Aires . The order is the latest move to resolve a case that's gripped Argentina for years. Kirchner, who was sworn in as a senator on November 29, along with former officials in her government, were accused by prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita of an "aggravated cover-up" of the ... (more...)
Public Safety Officers to battle for Stevens Point Red Kettle Campaign Public Safety Officers to battle for Stevens Point Red Kettle Campaign
- December 08, 2017

The Salvation Army's Adopt-A-Family program gives donors the opportunity to provide a family's Christmas dinner, gifts for parents and children and other items the family may need. "We are humbly asking for the community's help to get us back on track", said Grant Holloway, leader of the Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army, in a news release. (more...)
Remembering those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor Remembering those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor
- December 08, 2017

But this year was different because the event took place on the Milwaukee instead of at the Fleet Reserve on Mayport Road. Bell thought the over 5,000 miles separating him and Pearl Harbor was far enough that he didn't have to worry, but he was wrong. (more...)
29 horses burn to death at ranch destroyed by Creek Fire 29 horses burn to death at ranch destroyed by Creek Fire
- December 08, 2017

Only 5 percent of the flames have been contained so far, according to fire officials, KABC reported. The drones primarily will be used to conduct property assessment as the LAFD surveys damage caused by the Creek Fire near Sylmar and the Skirball Fire in Bel Air and the Sepulveda Pass. (more...)
Israeli Army Strikes Targets In Gaza In Response To Rocket Fire Israeli Army Strikes Targets In Gaza In Response To Rocket Fire
- December 08, 2017

The Spokesperson's Unit also confirmed a third rocket that was sacked toward Israel and reached Israeli territory. In response to rocket fire earlier on Thursday evening, the IDF fired on Hamas targets in central Gaza. Although the decision's long-term effects on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and attempts at peace remain unclear, the announcement has caused an immediate wave of unrest. (more...)
Shareholder Scharf Investments LLC Lifted Dollar Gen Corp New (DG) Stake Shareholder Scharf Investments LLC Lifted Dollar Gen Corp New (DG) Stake
- December 08, 2017

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of DG. UBS restated a "buy" rating and issued a $99.00 price target (up previously from $85.00) on shares of Dollar General in a research note on Monday. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 22,598 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,740,046. (NYSE:DG) by 3.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). (more...)
Pantone's Color of the Year Is Pantone's Color of the Year Is
- December 08, 2017

No word of politics in Pantone's 2018 selection, however. Murphy also said it will pair well with Pantone colors Lemon Zest, Monaco Blue, Hemlock and Poppy Red. 2017's color was Greenery . Pantone's color of the year is chosen by the Pantone Color Institute. Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. (more...)
Debt Poses Significant Financial Risk — IMF China Report
- December 07, 2017

The report said reining in excessive growth would require China to reduce emphasis on high GDP projections in national plans, which have spurred local authorities to set high growth targets. There had been a commitment to supporting growth and jobs, coupled with pressures to keep non-viable firms open. The ballooning debt - estimated at 234 per cent of gross domestic product by the International Monetary Fund - adds financial risk and may weigh on China's future economic growth. (more...)
Hundreds expected to protest President Trump's visit to Jackson Hundreds expected to protest President Trump's visit to Jackson
- December 07, 2017

Representatives John Lewis of Georgia, a civil rights pioneer, and Bennie Thompson of MS said in a joint statement that the president's remarks about women, the disabled, immigrants and professional football players show disrespect for the legacy of those who are honored at the museum. (more...)
Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab accused of raping NYC cellmate Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab accused of raping NYC cellmate
- December 07, 2017

Reza Zarrab, who has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with USA prosecutors in the case, also said he had complained about Halkbank deputy general manager Mehmet Hakan Atilla to Atilla's former superior on multiple occasions. He was removed from federal lockup after he struck a cooperation agreement with federal prosecutors and agreed to take the stand against Turkish banker Hakan Atilla, who is now on trial. (more...)
3 struck, injured by vehicle in Manhattan 3 struck, injured by vehicle in Manhattan
- December 07, 2017

Thursday when a Lincoln Town Car and Ford Explorer collided at Broadway and Liberty Street near Zuccotti Park. Drivers are advised to avoid the area due to a "serious collision". Video of the scene showed a black auto with NY license plates having sustained heavy front-end damage. Preliminary information suggests two TLC drivers were involved in a crash and at least one of those drivers jumped the curb and hit pedestrians, police said. (more...)
Bernie Sanders: Trump Should 'Think About Resigning' Over 2016 'Access Hollywood' Tape Bernie Sanders: Trump Should 'Think About Resigning' Over 2016 'Access Hollywood' Tape
- December 07, 2017

Al Franken (D-MN), who has now confirmed his resignation . In December 2015, Trump released an enthusiastically worded letter from his long-time physician, Dr. The senator from Vermont also expressed his concerns about sexual assault and sexual harassment in the country. He's responded to the allegations by calling the women "liars" who were seeking "ten minutes of fame" and in at least one case attacked an accuser's physical appearance. (more...)
Harold Ford, Jr. responds to misconduct allegations, denies any wrongdoing Harold Ford, Jr. responds to misconduct allegations, denies any wrongdoing
- December 07, 2017

In a response email, the woman allegedly told him to stop contacting her and cited his inappropriate behavior during their last encounter. The woman alleged that Ford harassed, intimidated and grabbed her in an incident several years ago, according to the news outlet, which didn't identify her. (more...)
FPC Applauds Concealed Carry Reciprocity Vote FPC Applauds Concealed Carry Reciprocity Vote
- December 07, 2017

Additionally, the bill specifies that a qualified individual who lawfully carries or possesses a concealed handgun in another state: (1) is not subject to the federal prohibition on possessing a firearm in a school zone, and (2) may carry or possess the concealed handgun in federally owned lands that are open to the public. (more...)
Libya Slave Trade: Some Nigerians Unwilling To Return To Nigeria - Minister
- December 07, 2017

Ibrahim Farinloye, Spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), South West zone, said the returnees arrived aboard a Libyan Airlines aircraft at the Cargo Wing of the airport at about 1.30a.m. As at the time of filing in this report, another flight conveying other returnees was being expected from Tripoli, the Libyan capital. The ministry further said the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, had invited the Nigerian Embassy's Head of Mission, Mr. (more...)
Bredesen Expected To Announce For US Senate Race
- December 07, 2017

Senate Democrats are mostly on defense this year due to an unfavorable map with multiple red-state incumbents facing tough reelections. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has previously expressed interest in the entering the race but may be reticent to do so with Bredesen's candidacy. (more...)
Met Éireann issues snow-ice warning for country Met Éireann issues snow-ice warning for country
- December 07, 2017

A Snow and Ice weather warning issued by Met Eireann comes into force later today. The warning states: "This could lead to road, rail and air travel delays, with the potential for vehicles to become stranded or public transport to be cancelled". (more...)
Ed Sheeran just collected his MBE from Prince Charles Ed Sheeran just collected his MBE from Prince Charles
- December 07, 2017

He says his grandfather Bill was a "massive royalist" . The account for the official residence of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, also shared Sheeran's reaction to the honor, in which he remembered his late grandfather. (more...)
United States warns Russian Federation over Ukraine as OSCE meets United States warns Russian Federation over Ukraine as OSCE meets
- December 07, 2017

Speaking in front of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting of foreign ministers in Vienna, Tillerson said the U.S. will not tolerate Russian aggression in Crimea. "Russia has long resisted a peacekeeping force, but they have agreed now", he said after North Atlantic Treaty Organisation talks on Wednesday. After long resisting the idea, Russia has suggested deploying a United Nations peacekeeping force to help end the war between Ukraine's government and Russian-backed ... (more...)
Thomas Fire Burns Ventura Apartment Complex To Ground Thomas Fire Burns Ventura Apartment Complex To Ground
- December 07, 2017

Santa Barbara City College closed Tuesday but held classes again Wednesday. The 40 minute roundtrip for the air tankers from the fire zone in Ventura County to the Santa Maria Airport to refuel and reload retardant means a significant shift in the aerial attack on the Thomas Fire. (more...)
Iraq demands US backtrack on Jerusalem Iraq demands US backtrack on Jerusalem
- December 07, 2017

A USA soldier with an Iraqi trainee during infantry squad tactical training at Camp Taji, Iraq. Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari summoned the U.S. Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf also condemned the move, saying all "efforts of the nation must be united in this way", referring to the need for hundreds of millions of Arabs and Muslims to "return Jerusalem to its Palestinian owners". (more...)
European Union sues Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over low refugee intake European Union sues Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over low refugee intake
- December 07, 2017

The Commission has launched legal action against the three member states earlier this year, sending them a "Letter of Formal Notice" in June and a "Reasoned Opinion" in July. "That's not what we want", he said. But Poland is intransigent. In a separate statement , the commission said the laws on foreign non-governmental organisations "indirectly discriminate and disproportionately restrict donations from overseas to civil society organisations". (more...)
Zinke Says Claim That Trump 'Stole' Public Land Is a Lie Zinke Says Claim That Trump 'Stole' Public Land Is a Lie
- December 07, 2017

Presidents of both parties have set aside increasingly large parcels of land, raising the ire of Western Republican lawmakers anxious the protections will constrain energy development and animal grazing. Both were among a group of 27 monuments that President Trump ordered Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review this year. He was accompanied on Air Force One by Utah Senators Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch, who is contemplating whether to run for re-election next year when he'll turn 84. (more...)

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