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White House takes We the People petition site down for maintenance White House takes We the People petition site down for maintenance
- December 20, 2017

The White House has shut down its public petition website but don't worry, it's just a temporary measure. A visit to the Internet Archive confirms that 17 petitions exceeded this threshold, including one that calls for the release of Donald Trump's tax returns (it was posted January 20, 2017 and has over 1 million signatures). (more...)
United Nations 'shocked' by killing of disabled Palestinian protester by Israeli forces United Nations 'shocked' by killing of disabled Palestinian protester by Israeli forces
- December 20, 2017

The other 14 member-states of the Security Council voted in favor of the one-page document submitted by Egypt, which insists that any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded. AJC CEO David Harris, who saluted President Trump's decision on December 6, today praised U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley for "once again clearly and unequivocally supporting Israel and the U.S. (more...)
India a leading global power, says new United States security policy India a leading global power, says new United States security policy
- December 19, 2017

It said Pakistan has been at the forefront in the fight against regional and global terrorism and it is because of Pakistans cooperation with the worldwide community, acknowledged and appreciated by the United States leadership, that the Al-Qaeda core was decimated from the region. (more...)
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) Shares Sold by Nationwide Fund Advisors
- December 20, 2017

Lvm Capital Management Ltd who had been investing in Microsoft for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $666.39B market cap company. About 2.74M shares traded. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt holds 51 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 123.29 million shares or 2.37% more from 120.43 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. (more...)
The 'Real' Rob Lowe gets to meet real Fresno County Firefighters The 'Real' Rob Lowe gets to meet real Fresno County Firefighters
- December 20, 2017

The largest, the 2003 Cedar Fire, destroyed 273,246 acres . Everything about the fire has been massive, from the sheer scale of destruction that cremated entire neighborhoods to the legions attacking it: about 8,300 firefighters from almost a dozen states, aided by 78 bulldozers and 29 helicopters. (more...)
China, Russia slam US 'Cold War mentality'
- December 19, 2017

The U.S. document nonetheless singled out Russian Federation as interfering in the domestic political affairs of countries around the world, using "modernized forms of subversive tactics", including cyber weapons, covert operations, state-funded media and "paid social media users or 'trolls.'" The document did not make explicit reference to Russia's interference a year ago in the U.S. (more...)
Spun out semis close Coquihalla southbound between Merritt and Hope Spun out semis close Coquihalla southbound between Merritt and Hope
- December 19, 2017

Meanwhile, heavy snowfall continues to be reported between Merritt and Hope, and a travel advisory in effect. DriveBC has travel advisories in effect for a large chunk of Southern Interior highways with RCMP and meteorologists advising motorists to avoid travel today if possible. (more...)
New data released on House harassment, sex discrimination claim settlements New data released on House harassment, sex discrimination claim settlements
- December 20, 2017

According to the data, there were at least three settlements related to sexual harassment claims involving unnamed House members' offices from 2008 to 2012, totaling $115,000. "As I have stated from the beginning of this review, one case of sexual harassment is one case too many". The total of of settlements for all House offices, including member-led and non-member led, was $354,466. (more...)
Senate Blocks Garrett Nomination to Lead Ex-Im Bank Senate Blocks Garrett Nomination to Lead Ex-Im Bank
- December 19, 2017

Garrett is not being honest with this committee about why he wants to lead the bank". Despite pledges by Garrett to keep the agency "fully functioning" should he be confirmed by the Senate, lawmakers - including some Republicans - remained unconvinced. (more...)
Miss Iraq Sent Death Threats Over Selfie With Miss Israel Miss Iraq Sent Death Threats Over Selfie With Miss Israel
- December 19, 2017

Idan refused to take down the photo, though she did write a second post stressing the photo was not a show of support for the government of Israel. The Miss Iraq Organization won't admit they threatened to strip her of her title, but claim to CNN that they were just reacting to the amount of negativity rising from the Iraqi community. (more...)
Pictures of Cameron House hotel fire as tragedy unfolded Pictures of Cameron House hotel fire as tragedy unfolded
- December 19, 2017

Andrew and Louise Logan got married on Friday and then travelled to the 5-star Cameron House hotel, which is on the picturesque banks of the Scottish Loch Lomond to celebrate their honeymoon. A post on Mr Midgley's Instagram account on Saturday showed pictures of Cameron House Hotel and said: "Home for the weekend". The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has deployed 12 appliances while firefighters search the building. (more...)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19
- December 19, 2017

But a scheduling clash between the FA Cup final and his brother's weddings means he is unlikely to be at the National Stadium on 19 May this year. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 next year, Kensington Palace said. Prince Harry , fifth in line to the throne and Markle have been dating since July 2016 and made their first public appearance as a couple in September. (more...)
Two Women Charged in Daycare Burning Incident Two Women Charged in Daycare Burning Incident
- December 19, 2017

An assistant, 27-year-old Susana D. Gonzalez , who was also in the room and seen laughing, faces misdemeanor charges. The 32-year-old was watching 16 children at the time, WLS reported. The daycare says upon learning of the alleged incident, it immediately contacted authorities, terminated the two employees and is now working with investigators. (more...)
Veritas Investment Management Uk LTD Holding In Laboratory Corp America Holdings (LH) Was Has Raised
- December 19, 2017

The stock increased 1.09% or $1.76 during the last trading session, reaching $163.22. About 37,442 shares traded. Cibc World Markets Corp decreased its stake in Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs (LH) by 91% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn says he will probably be PM within the next year Jeremy Corbyn says he will probably be PM within the next year
- December 19, 2017

Oh dear. Given that Jeremy Corbyn is reported to have told Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis this summer that he would be in Downing Street by Christmas, time is running out for the Labour leader. " 'We're dealing with some cases and they are of course disturbing when you get them ". But he ruled out campaigning for a second referendum, saying: "I think we should continue putting pressure on the government to allow a transition period to develop, because at the moment we're in danger of ... (more...)
Gvo Asset Management LTD Holds Holding in Stryker Corp (SYK) Gvo Asset Management LTD Holds Holding in Stryker Corp (SYK)
- December 19, 2017

The stock increased 1.59% or $1.21 during the last trading session, reaching $76.97. (NYSE:PLD) for 3,490 shares. It has underperformed by 9.02% the S&P500. Diversified Communication has 8,307 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage stated it has 193,672 shares. Westwood Group Inc Incorporated accumulated 200 shares. (more...)
Hindu outfit asks UP schools to ban Christmas celebrations, cites majority Hindu outfit asks UP schools to ban Christmas celebrations, cites majority
- December 19, 2017

The group claims that the Christians lure Hindu students and converts them. Christmas will be celebrated on Dec 25. HJM state secretary Sanju Bajaj also said they would organize protests outside the Christians schools that do not follow their instructions. (more...)
U.S. set to declare North Korea carried out massive WannaCry cyber attack U.S. set to declare North Korea carried out massive WannaCry cyber attack
- December 19, 2017

Britain's National Cyber Security Centre had assessed it was highly likely that North Korea's Lazarus hacking group was behind the one of the most significant cyber attacks to hit the United Kingdom in terms of scale of disruption, the Foreign Office said overnight. (more...)
Rain possible Tuesday afternoon, night in Oklahoma City Rain possible Tuesday afternoon, night in Oklahoma City
- December 19, 2017

Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Temperature falling to around 43 by 5 p.m. On Wednesday , the sun will rise at 7:52:37 a.m. and set at 5:04:35 p.m. The rain won't be as widespread as initially thought, and the greatest chance of rain will be in the mid-morning to early-afternoon. Rain showers may switch back to some light snow Friday night and then a few snow showers coming in for Christmas Weekend. (more...)
Reporters Without Borders: Sixty-five journalists killed worldwide in 2017 Reporters Without Borders: Sixty-five journalists killed worldwide in 2017
- December 19, 2017

The annual report compiles figures on the number of journalists killed , detained, held hostage or missing. "Hamid El Mahdaoui, four citizen-journalists and three media workers are now held in connection with their coverage of a wave of protests in the northern Rif region since 2016, a highly sensitive issue for the government". (more...)

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