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Firefighter killed battling massive SoCal wildfire Firefighter killed battling massive SoCal wildfire
- December 15, 2017

The Thomas Fire started December 4 as a brush fire but grew with the help of powerful Santa Ana winds, eventually destroying almost 1000 structures and damaging over 250 others, according to officials. One other death has been connected to the Thomas Fire: a woman who was killed in a auto crash while evacuating last week. A total of 8,144 fire personnel are battling the Thomas fire, which is now threatening at least 18,000 structures, according to Cal Fire. (more...)
Petition to Bar Consensual Sex Outside Marriage Rejected by Indonesian Court Petition to Bar Consensual Sex Outside Marriage Rejected by Indonesian Court
- December 15, 2017

The unsuccessful petition would have affected both unmarried heterosexuals and gay people, who can not marry in Indonesia. In the past two years, LGBT Indonesians have endured a wave of hostility that has been stoked by inflammatory public statements from conservative officials and religious groups. (more...)
IRS: You could see benefits of Trump tax bill by February IRS: You could see benefits of Trump tax bill by February
- December 15, 2017

A Wall Street Journal reporter said that Trump, "acted as if whatever response he got from him was some sort of endorsement of the GOP tax plan". GOP leaders in the House and Senate have reached an agreement in principle on the biggest rewrite of the nation's tax laws in more than 30 years, though the legislation is still being finalized Wednesday. (more...)
Iran Clash Over Yemen Highly Likely, Crisis Group Warns Iran Clash Over Yemen Highly Likely, Crisis Group Warns
- December 15, 2017

Describing Haley as " frightfully ambitious ", McGovern argued that if US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had given her some guidance on the issue, he has not been very effective, as the US ambassador to United Nations seems to be "following the kind of talking points that are originating not only in Washington, or in NY, but in Tel Aviv". (more...)
Pentagon: US jets intercept Russian warplanes in Syria Pentagon: US jets intercept Russian warplanes in Syria
- December 15, 2017

The Russian defence ministry said in a statement its jets had been escorting a humanitarian convoy near a town by the Euphrates river when the United States planes approached. USA aircraft are to remain on the east side and Russian on the west side of the river unless advance notice is given. Albu Kamal was IS's last urban stronghold in Syria until the army retook it last month. (more...)
Myanmar | Aid group says at least 6700 Rohingya killed in crackdown Myanmar | Aid group says at least 6700 Rohingya killed in crackdown
- December 15, 2017

Reuters news agency called on Myanmar to immediately release its two journalists who were arrested for possessing "important secret papers" obtained from two policemen who had worked in Rakhine state, where violence widely blamed on security forces has forced more than 625,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh. (more...)
Trump, First Lady Melania pose for their official Christmas portrait Trump, First Lady Melania pose for their official Christmas portrait
- December 15, 2017

The couple hold hands while standing among Melania Trump's silver tinsel Christmas decorations , which she unveiled last month under the theme "Time-Honored Traditions". Trump has become notorious for railing against the so-called "war on Christmas" and has promised that under his administration, America will be saying "Merry Christmas" again. (more...)
Trump Relishes Progress On Rolling Back Federal Rules Trump Relishes Progress On Rolling Back Federal Rules
- December 15, 2017

According to Trump, those regulations that are in place do the job better than all of the other regulations, and they allow them to build and create jobs. But they say there are benefits that go beyond money. The president appears to be counting regulations that the administration has delayed or proposed to withdraw as already being eliminated, Coglianese explained. (more...)
Putin says Trump foes harm USA with Russian Federation collusion inquiries Putin says Trump foes harm USA with Russian Federation collusion inquiries
- December 15, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential ties to Trump's campaign has cast a negative light on U.S. Putin welcomed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's comments this week that Washington was willing to talk with North Korea without preconditions. (more...)
US Secretary Of State Softens Approach To North Korean Aggression US Secretary Of State Softens Approach To North Korean Aggression
- December 15, 2017

The first is a "period of quiet" in which North Korea does not carry out any more nuclear and missile tests prior to dialogue; the second is that North Korea needs to tell the USA it wants to talk; and the third is that North Korea needs to decide that it will not test its nuclear or missile devices during the talks. (more...)
Trump accused of sexual harassment, denies allegations Trump accused of sexual harassment, denies allegations
- December 15, 2017

Frankel and other members of the Democratic Women's Working Group want the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to investigate claims by more than a dozen women of inappropriate behavior by Trump before he was elected. In addition to the woman at Monday's press conference, Trump's accusers include Temple Taggart, the former Miss Utah USA who accused Trump of kissing her on the lips in 1997; Mindy McGillivray, who accused Trump of grabbing her behind at his Mar-a-Lago club in ... (more...)
Charlotte 49ers release Mark Price from his coaching contract Charlotte 49ers release Mark Price from his coaching contract
- December 15, 2017

I don't think the players are playing to the top of their capabilities. Two and a half seasons into his first job as a head college basketball coach, Georgia Tech great Mark Price was sacked Thursday at Charlotte. He played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association, including nine with the Cleveland Cavaliers and was selected as an All-Star in 1989 and 1992-94. (more...)
CNN corrects Trump email story CNN corrects Trump email story
- December 15, 2017

Helderman and Tom Hamburger reported . CNN's PR team also tweeted a correction about the Trump, WikiLeaks error explaining, "CNN's initial reporting of the date on an email sent to members of the Trump campaign about Wikileaks documents, which was confirmed by two sources to CNN, was incorrect". (more...)
Lotus may bloom in Himachal, Congress predicted to settle with 23 seats Lotus may bloom in Himachal, Congress predicted to settle with 23 seats
- December 15, 2017

Times Now-VMR exit polls According to Times Now-VMR exit polls, BJP seems getting 109 seats out 182 seats in Gujarat, while Congress is expected to get 70 seats and other 3. Sahara Samay -CNX survey shows BJP will get 110-120 seats, Congress 65-75. Fewer media reports on survey results for this state were available. (more...)
More Christmas services told More Christmas services told
- December 15, 2017

At 8 p.m., the organ and instrumentalists will announce the great procession of the choir and clergy into the church as the congregation joins in singing "O Come, All Ye Faithful". Join us as we sing and worship and celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus. December 24: Sand Lake United Methodist , 65 Maple Street, Sand Lake, invites youto a 9:25 a.m. (more...)
Mike Huckabee Slams MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski for Attacking His Daughter Mike Huckabee Slams MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski for Attacking His Daughter
- December 15, 2017

That's when Sanders's daddy, the would-be fourth-wave feminist Huckabee, stepped in to defend his daughter by employing the idea popularized by Madeleine Albright and Taylor Swift that, "There's a special place in hell for women who don't support other women". (more...)
Ohio Senate Approves Bill To Ban Abortion Following Down Diagnosis Ohio Senate Approves Bill To Ban Abortion Following Down Diagnosis
- December 15, 2017

If the bill is enacted, OH would become the latest state to try to stop women from aborting fetuses when they discover through prenatal testing that they have a chromosomal defect. Anti-abortion advocates said they think Kasich is probably going to sign the bill and were happy about its progress. Leesha Thrower, a communications professor at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College who supports abortion rights, said she was outraged by the vote. (more...)
Three abortion committee members to boycott final meeting Three abortion committee members to boycott final meeting
- December 15, 2017

Ailbhe Smyth, a spokeswoman for the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, a group pressing to repeal the constitutional provision that bans abortion, praised the committee's decision, calling it "a very major step forward". Sinn Fein's two members on the committee abstained on this issue. However, the committee voted against that proposal (17-3). Recommendations from the committee will probably set the stage for next year's planned referendum on the issue considered by many to be the ... (more...)
Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings Matchup Preview 12/13/17 Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings Matchup Preview 12/13/17
- December 15, 2017

Noel Acciari scored the other goal for Boston. Trailing 1-0 after two uninspired periods, the Bruins tied the game at 3:02 of the third period, when the fourth line produced a truly greasy goal. Tomas Tatar also has seven career goals against the Bruins. The setback drops the Red Wings to 0 and 6 in 3×3 overtime play, and 1-5-5 in their last 11 games. (more...)
Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF Declares Monthly Dividend of $0.18 (NYSEARCA:BIV)
- December 15, 2017

Despite the name, CCI can be used on other investment tools such as stocks. Currently, the 14-day ADX for Healthcare ETF Vanguard (VHT) is sitting at 19.92. A reading under 30 may indicate that the stock is oversold, and possibly undervalued. They may also be used to help find support or resistance levels. (more...)

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