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Brighter skies return, and temperatures begin to climb this weekend Brighter skies return, and temperatures begin to climb this weekend
- December 17, 2017

Rain will spread eastward during the early afternoon, and continue in rounds through Sunday night. A chilly night on tap under mostly clear skies. Upper level disturbance responsible for the Sunday rain will likely keep a few lingering chances for drizzle/light rain around the area Monday morning, but should start to dry out as the day progresses. (more...)
Black Voters Push Jones To Victory In Alabama Black Voters Push Jones To Victory In Alabama
- December 17, 2017

Moore won 68 percent of the white vote in Tuesday's special election, but that was far less than the 84 percent that Republican Mitt Romney won in the 2012 presidential election - the most recent presidential contest with exit-poll results for Alabama . (more...)
The Pentagon has confirmed its $22M program to investigate UFOs The Pentagon has confirmed its $22M program to investigate UFOs
- December 17, 2017

Billionaire Robert Bigelow's aerospace company secured numerous program's early contracts. From 2008 through 2011, the Pentagon secretly spent $22 million on a little-known program to research and investigate the threats posed by unidentified flying objects , or UFOs, the New York Times reported on Saturday. (more...)
Argentina fires head of navy after submarine tragedy Argentina fires head of navy after submarine tragedy
- December 16, 2017

The ministry plans to name an interim leader Monday. It comes after the ARA San Juan disappeared on November 15 shortly after the captain radioed to report a battery fault. If submerged, it is believed the vessel's crew would have enough oxygen for up to 10 days. Argentina officially ended its rescue mission for the vessel two weeks ago, after a noise , thought to be the submarine imploding, was detected near its last known location . (more...)
Woman found dead in woods mauled by dogs Woman found dead in woods mauled by dogs
- December 16, 2017

Stephens, was found dead in a "grisly" scene on Thursday night, two days after she was last seen heading out to walk her dogs in the woods near her Goochland, Virginia home. It appears the first traumatic injury was to her throat and face. Sheriff Agnew said, "It was an absolutely grisly mauling". He said Stephens's relatives have requested for the dogs to be euthanized. (more...)
First same-sex weddings take place in Australia since change in law First same-sex weddings take place in Australia since change in law
- December 16, 2017

Fairfax Media said Lauren Price , 31, and Amy Laker , 29, solemnised their vows in Sydney , while Melbourne couple Amy and Elise McDonald - who coincidentally have the same surname - tied the knot two hours later. The first weddings are expected to take place in the new year. News.com.au reports that another same-sex couple, Cas Willow and Heather Richards , will marry in the coming week, with their shortening of notice period granted because Ms Willow has a terminal illness. (more...)
Virat Kohli and Steven Smith are 'Freak', Says Michael Vaughan Virat Kohli and Steven Smith are 'Freak', Says Michael Vaughan
- December 16, 2017

On the other hand, Australia is playing Ashes under Smith's leadership and have already won the first two Tests and are in a good position in the ongoing third Test, thanks to Smith's double century. The second hundred came with a single off all-rounder Moeen Ali , and he bounded down the wicket roaring in triumph. Marsh went on to score his maiden Test ton and remained unbeaten on 181. (more...)
Omarosa Dragged From White House by Security Omarosa Dragged From White House by Security
- December 16, 2017

Through this position, she earned an annual salary of $179,700, according to an official report released in June by the White House. Staying true to her reality-show roots, Manigault, who first stole hearts and spurned haters when she arrived on the scene as the devil du jour of " The Apprentice ", never let her hefty title or proximity to the president outshine her story line. (more...)
Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) Rating Reiterated by Morgan Stanley
- December 16, 2017

About 5.93 million shares traded or 228.32% up from the average. It has outperformed by 0.30% the S&P500. Timbercreek Asset Management Ltd. grew its holdings in Kilroy Realty by 55.9% during the second quarter. Sun Life Financial Incorporated reported 0.21% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. Teachers Insurance Annuity Association Of America has 0.13% invested in STORE Capital Corporation (NYSE:STOR) for 170,571 shares. (more...)
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Increases Bank of America (BAC) Price Target to $34.00
- December 16, 2017

The institutional investor held 30.05 million shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $729.12 million, up from 26.19M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Burt Wealth Advsrs stated it has 107 shares or 3.08% of all its holdings. It also reduced its holding in Mfs Multimarket Income Tr (NYSE:MMT) by 615,465 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 81,082 shares, and cut its stake in Calamos Global Total Return (CGO). (more...)
Stifel Financial Corp Purchases 13604 Shares of Lam Research Co. (LRCX)
- December 16, 2017

Whale Rock Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Lam Research Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $30.17 billion market cap company. Bessemer Group Incorporated has 2,323 shares for 0% of their portfolio. More interesting news about Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ: LRCX ) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: "Lam Research ( LRCX ) Up 9.6% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?" published on November 17, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com's news article ... (more...)
Ski lift accident at tourist resort - several injured Ski lift accident at tourist resort - several injured
- December 16, 2017

The beginner's slope and tubing area remained open. No serious danger has been reported, with the resort clarifying that "Our ski, EMS, and staff are working on evaluating anyone on the lift, off" on Twitter. we are working on it now". A ski lift malfunction at a ski resort in central Pennsylvania stranded some people and reportedly left at least five with injuries described as minor. (more...)
Here's what's in final tax bill Republicans plan to send to Trump Here's what's in final tax bill Republicans plan to send to Trump
- December 16, 2017

Rubio, in response, declared his support for the bill Friday, and Lee's spokesman said that the senator would "hopefully" support the bill and was encouraged by the work done in the conference to beef up the child tax credit . It's a gamble they are will to make. The Senate bill doubled the current child tax credit from $1,000 to $2,000, while making $1,100 of that refundable. (more...)
This pilot drew the outline of a Christmas tree over Germany This pilot drew the outline of a Christmas tree over Germany
- December 16, 2017

While most pilots may not take on the challenge, this one even made sure to include ornaments. Airbus spokesman Heiko Stolzke told news agency dpa Thursday, Dec. The A380 - created by French-based, European-wide company Airbus - had its first flight in 2005, and has been billed as a rival to the US Boeing Dreamliner jet. (more...)
Austrian coalition government talks in final stages Austrian coalition government talks in final stages
- December 16, 2017

Kurz also said Austria's stance on Russian sanctions would not change with the pro-Moscow FPO joining the government. They said they would unveil details later on Saturday after meeting Austria's president and obtaining formal approval from their party leaderships. (more...)
Tillerson backtracks on North Korea stance Tillerson backtracks on North Korea stance
- December 16, 2017

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan will analyse the defence capability it needs to protect its citizens in the face of North Korea's nuclear and missile threats. On September 3, Pyongyang carried out its sixth nuclear test, setting off an underground explosion that registered a 6.1 on the seismic scale. "The pressure campaign must and will continue until denuclearization is achieved", Tillerson said. (more...)
US VP Delays Middle East Trip to Attend Congress Session US VP Delays Middle East Trip to Attend Congress Session
- December 16, 2017

Pence was expected to address the Knesset on Monday and participate in a Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony at the Western Wall before continuing on to Cairo to meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi. Sen. Political sources in Tel Aviv said that the postponement has nothing to do with the Palestinians' boycott of the trip in protest against Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (more...)
Vijay Diwas Tribute: Don't Let Down Our Heroes Vijay Diwas Tribute: Don't Let Down Our Heroes
- December 16, 2017

This historic event paved the way to the formation of the independent country of Bangladesh and Sheikh Mujibur Rehman became the founder prime minister of Bangladesh. Apart from the endless tales of valour, what's etched in every Indian's memory is the photo of Pakistan Army surrendering to Indian Army soldiers. (more...)
Former US Ambassador to Russia 'Shocked' by Trump's Phone Call to Putin Former US Ambassador to Russia 'Shocked' by Trump's Phone Call to Putin
- December 16, 2017

Like the White House, the Kremlin released a short post-phone call statement , saying that the two leaders had discussed the North Korean nuclear threat, as well as relations between the U.S. "He said he didn't meddle", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. In a statement announcing the phone call between Trump and Putin, the Kremlin also said the two leaders discussed "current issues on the bilateral agenda, as well as the situation in crisis areas in the world, primarily the Korean ... (more...)
Salford fire: Pair charged with murder over blaze that killed three children Salford fire: Pair charged with murder over blaze that killed three children
- December 16, 2017

Demi Pearson, 14, Brandon Pearson, 8, and Lacie Pearson, 7, all died. Brother Kyle, 16, managed to escape and desperately tried to save his family. The fire broke out just before 5am on Monday morning at the terraced house. Their mum Michelle, 35, is still fighting for her life in hospital and is understood to be unaware that her children have died. He thanked the members of the public who had come forward with information, saying the force now had a "much deeper understanding of the ... (more...)
Al-Aqsa preacher slams Trump for recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital Al-Aqsa preacher slams Trump for recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital
- December 16, 2017

Earlier, Turkish presidential press secretary Ibrahim Kalyn said that OIC summit's resolution should not be viewed as a response to the US decision on Jerusalem. Muslims must protest this move, or consequences will follow, he warned. "The Jerusalem decision is the signal of new operations against the Islamic world". (more...)
Analysts Take on Kinross Gold Corp (KGC)
- December 16, 2017

Trading was heavy with 7,709,960 shares changed hands by the end of trading on Thursday. Commonwealth Bank of Australia lessened its position in Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE: KGC ) (TSE:K) by 21.2% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. (more...)
H&M sales are coming apart at the seams, analysts fear H&M sales are coming apart at the seams, analysts fear
- December 16, 2017

The Swedish company is the world's second largest clothing retailer, with more than 7,000 shops in 93 nations. Sales between September and November dropped by four percent compared to the same period past year to 50.4 billion kronor (5.0 billion euros, $5.9 billion). (more...)
PM hails sportspersons of Mizoram PM hails sportspersons of Mizoram
- December 16, 2017

This is above Rs 32,000 cr that has already been sanctioned for building over 3,800 kilometers of national highway, of which almost 1200 kilometers of road has already been constructed in last three years. He said, "See the record corruption in Meghalaya". He then stepped up his attack by saying, "Why has the Congress government in Meghalaya committed so many scams?" "You are aware of the attitude of the previous governments towards northeast". (more...)
Is Christmas a religious holiday? A growing number of Americans say 'no' Is Christmas a religious holiday? A growing number of Americans say 'no'
- December 16, 2017

The results show a trend toward a distinctly secular interpretation of Christmas, according to the Pew Research Center, and that faith in the story of Jesus' birth is waning. At a Trump campaign rally in Pensacola, Fla., earlier this month, his supporters carried "merry Christmas" signs and the stage was adorned with Christmas decorations . (more...)

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