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ACA open enrollment deadline fast approaching ACA open enrollment deadline fast approaching
- December 13, 2017

And the last day to sign up for healthcare on the state marketplace for 2018 coverage will be January 31, which will enroll residents in plans that take effect March 1. "We've seen a good amount of people sign up", said Christine Simon, the outreach coordinator for PHMC. Can I use the same insurance company? But keep in mind you need to prove that you had "qualifying health coverage for one or more days during the 60 days before your move". (more...)
Baby girl 'critical' after stabbing in west Toronto; injured woman arrested Baby girl 'critical' after stabbing in west Toronto; injured woman arrested
- December 13, 2017

No names or identifiers regarding the suspect or the victims have been provided. According to Hopkinson, the baby was unconscious when emergency services arrived at the building and appeared to have been "grievously assaulted in some other way". (more...)
Iraq declares victory over ISIS, but warns of remaining fighters Iraq declares victory over ISIS, but warns of remaining fighters
- December 13, 2017

IS seized vast areas north and west of Baghdad in a lightning offensive in 2014, endangering the very existence of the Iraqi state. Despite Iraq's declaration of victory, there are up to 3,000 ISIS fighters remaining in Iraq and Syria , AFP reports. (more...)
Russian Federation to send athletes to Olympics under neutral flag Russian Federation to send athletes to Olympics under neutral flag
- December 13, 2017

Lee Hee-boem, the top organizer for next year's Winter Games, was cited later on Tuesday by the South Korean Yonhap News Agency as saying that the decision was "fortunate". In recent weeks, more than 30 Russian athletes who competed at the 2014 Sochi Games have been banned for life from the Olympics for allegedly breaching anti-doping rules. (more...)
Who is Akayed Ullah, the suspect in Port Authority explosion terror attack? Who is Akayed Ullah, the suspect in Port Authority explosion terror attack?
- December 13, 2017

An official who wished not to be named told Los Angeles Times that Ullah was self-radicalised after being admitted to the United States from Bangladesh in 2011. The NYPD tweeted at 7:44 a.m. that it was an explosion "of unknown origin" was reported at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan. Police initially said the suspect was the only person injured when the device detonated. (more...)
Abbas, Erdoğan fiercely attack Trump's Jerusalem announcement at International Olympic Committee summit Abbas, Erdoğan fiercely attack Trump's Jerusalem announcement at International Olympic Committee summit
- December 13, 2017

He further expressed hope that "the summit will lead to a clear plan of action, forcing the US administration to abandon its position and abide by resolutions...which consider east Jerusalem as an integral part of the Palestinian territories occupied [by Israel] in 1967". (more...)
Rosenstein: I Haven't Seen Good Cause to Fire Mueller Rosenstein: I Haven't Seen Good Cause to Fire Mueller
- December 13, 2017

If there were no good cause, I would not", Rosenstein said. Rosenstein , testifying to the committee, said he was not aware of any impropriety by Mueller's office and there was no good cause to fire the special counsel. The Republicans want the second special counsel to investigate alleged political partisanship in the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, report the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times . (more...)
PSPK 25 Agnyaathavaasi Film Teaser on December 16th; Confirmed PSPK 25 Agnyaathavaasi Film Teaser on December 16th; Confirmed
- December 13, 2017

The song is titled as Galli Vaaluga. The movie is directed by Trivikram . The audio launch will be at HICC Hyderabad and the speculations araised out that Chiranjeevi brother of Pawan Kalyan is going to be attending as chief guest the function for that day. (more...)
Future of kebab safe after European ruling Future of kebab safe after European ruling
- December 13, 2017

The Commission stated that the use of phosphates is a technological need "to bind pieces of meat together, and allow them to thaw, and cook homogenously on a spit". The Belgian MEP, who was behind the motion, added "Unless they can show without doubt that phosphate additives are not harmful, their use in all foods must be immediately reviewed by the Commission". (more...)
Oscar Pistorius sustains 'minor injuries' in prison fight Oscar Pistorius sustains 'minor injuries' in prison fight
- December 13, 2017

This will allow them to establish the facts and to ensure that appropriate action is taken as incidents of assault are not allowed. Following the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp , the 31-year-old former Paralympian was initially convicted of culpable homicide, but this was later upgraded to murder and he received a six-year jail term last year. (more...)
Arctic chill is coming: Here's how cold it will get Arctic chill is coming: Here's how cold it will get
- December 13, 2017

A high around 32 will make this the coldest shot of air this season. This is going to be a quick moving system. Quiet to start Wednesday . just very cold! The gusty wind, combined with temperatures in the twenties, means a Wednesday wind chill in the single digits and teens that will carry through the evening. (more...)
Will Atos be successful in its 'unsolicited' mission to buy out Gemalto? Will Atos be successful in its 'unsolicited' mission to buy out Gemalto?
- December 13, 2017

Gemalto had to postpone to March 2018 the presentation the presentation of its next multiyear strategic plan, after several profit warnings notably caused by slowing demand for credit card chips. Considering increased risk that could impact Gemalto's shares, and for the purposes of market information, the Atos' Board of Directors has decided to make its proposal public while affirming its willingness to engage into discussions with the objective to come to a transaction recommended by the ... (more...)
Pacers get awarded with hosting rights to 2021 All-Star Game Pacers get awarded with hosting rights to 2021 All-Star Game
- December 13, 2017

The Indiana Pacers are reportedly set to host the NBA All-Star Game in 2021, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . Matt Glenesk of the Indianapolis Star compiled a list of the major events that will be in Indianapolis leading up to the NBA All-Star game. (more...)
Smith to take Franken's Senate seat, run in 2018 Smith to take Franken's Senate seat, run in 2018
- December 13, 2017

The woman who has been appointed to Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's seat until the November election, and she will run in that election to complete the final two years of Franken's term, a Democratic operative told The Associated Press Wednesday. (more...)
Three suspects face aggravated animal cruelty charges in viral shark-dragging video Three suspects face aggravated animal cruelty charges in viral shark-dragging video
- December 13, 2017

The clip gained attention after South Florida shark hunter Mark Quartiano reposted the video on his Instagram page, adding the hashtags #sowrong and #notcool. All three were charged with two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty. Heintz, 23, was cited in the past for boating infractions, the newspaper noted. (more...)
England's Duckett suspended from playing after bar incident England's Duckett suspended from playing after bar incident
- December 13, 2017

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has made it clear Duckett's career is at the crossroads in a "final written warning in respect of his conduct as an England player". Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett and Jake Ball have also been pulled up by the European Central Bank for their booze-related lack of professionalism in recent months. (more...)
Omarosa Manigault Newman to resign from Trump administration Omarosa Manigault Newman to resign from Trump administration
- December 13, 2017

Manigault Newman had filled in as Trump's central consultant on African-American issues in the White House. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Newman rallied crowds ahead of the then-candidate, traveling the country with an informal group of other "women for Trump" to make the case for the candidate. (more...)
An absolutely insane exchange between Jake Tapper and a Roy Moore spokesman An absolutely insane exchange between Jake Tapper and a Roy Moore spokesman
- December 13, 2017

Asked by Tapper to elaborate on a statement Roy Moore made in 2005 that homosexual conduct should be against the law, Crockett said: "Homosexuality is a sin in the Biblical sense". And Crockett was left speechless. I'm sure you've picked a Bible. I'm an elected official three terms. Article VI, clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution says that state and federal officials in the legislative, executive and judicial branches are required to take an oath or make an affirmation that they ... (more...)
Rebel Tory MPs urged to back parliamentary vote on final Brexit deal Rebel Tory MPs urged to back parliamentary vote on final Brexit deal
- December 13, 2017

The government has conceded that a separate piece of legislation, allowing members of parliament more say on the deal, will be needed and aims to pass another bill implementing the Brexit agreement once final terms are agreed with Brussels. (more...)
Unsafe wind chills early Wednesday for western NC Unsafe wind chills early Wednesday for western NC
- December 13, 2017

After snow showers dissipate, attention turns to unsafe wind chill values developing Tuesday night into early Wednesday across western NC. Wednesday ... Saturday , mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Today , sunny, with a high near 61. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy - low around 26 with calm wind west around 5 miles per hour after midnight. (more...)
Saudi Arabia announces to lift ban on cinemas after 35 years Saudi Arabia announces to lift ban on cinemas after 35 years
- December 13, 2017

The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is truly on a vision to reform Saudi Arabia with his modernised thought. Although satellite television and video downloads have made the ban on commercial theaters all but irrelevant, the announcement highlights the diminishing power of the kingdom's conservative clerics. (more...)
Reaffirming Support for Palestinian Resistance Reaffirming Support for Palestinian Resistance
- December 13, 2017

Rouhani's comments on Wednesday came during the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Organization following Trump's decision. Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani says his nation is ready to support Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip, days after the USA recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (more...)
Jeff Sessions says he's voted in Alabama Senate race Jeff Sessions says he's voted in Alabama Senate race
- December 13, 2017

Baldwin County Probate Court Judge Tim Russell says more than "1500 absentee ballots were requested, which is nearly three times the number requested for the run-off". With a statewide special election for U.S. Senate and a primary race for Alabama Senate District 26, different laws and rules that govern those elections require voters to fill out a separate ballot for each race. (more...)
79-year-old man shoots, wounds IN trooper 79-year-old man shoots, wounds IN trooper
- December 13, 2017

An Indiana State Police trooper shot during a traffic stop Tuesday night has been identified, along with the suspect now accused of attempted murder. Investigators said Kays pulled a gun and shot at the trooper on West Park Place, not far from Main Street. (more...)
Nurse shark attacks woman during her honeymoon Nurse shark attacks woman during her honeymoon
- December 13, 2017

A woman's Caribbean honeymoon nearly turned into a nightmare when she was almost mauled by a shark. "I realized how much it hurt and looked past where my goggles were blocking my side vision to see the shark bigger than myself latch onto my arm", she said. (more...)

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