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Quinnipiac: 51 Percent Disapprove of Trump's Handling of Economy Quinnipiac: 51 Percent Disapprove of Trump's Handling of Economy
- December 20, 2017

Exactly half of the voters polled said Trump should resign because of the multiple sexual harassment and sexual assault accusations women have made against him-though the overall findings suggest deep party divisions: 85 percent of Democrats want Trump to quit over the multiple sexual abuse charges against him, compared to only 7 percent of Republicans. (more...)
NASA satellite image shows continued destruction of California wildfire NASA satellite image shows continued destruction of California wildfire
- December 20, 2017

Looking forward, firefighters hope to benefit from two days of favorable weather on Monday and Tuesday before another expected sundowner "wind event" Wednesday evening, according to Noozhawk.com . "Still praying for our little town", Winfrey tweeted . It was not clear if the former talk show host was in Montecito. An evacuation center has been established at the UC Santa Barbara Recreation Center at 516 Ocean Road. (more...)
Suhaib Ilyasi awarded life imprisonment for murdering wife Anju Suhaib Ilyasi awarded life imprisonment for murdering wife Anju
- December 20, 2017

Her body was found in her East Delhi residence and had multiple stab injuries. He was booked for dowry death and destroying evidence. In 2014, Delhi High Court had ordered that he be tried for murder as well. 17 July: Prosecutor filed application in trial court for adding murder charge. It was reported that it was demanded the death sentence, but the court pronounced its verdict and said it did not fall under the rarest of the rare category. (more...)
Grassley: Trump should 'stay out of' decision for new Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Grassley: Trump should 'stay out of' decision for new Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director
- December 20, 2017

Schiff declined to comment on McCabe's testimony Tuesday. McCabe postponed a scheduled interview with the House Intelligence panel last week. Democrats have defended McCabe, criticizing those calling for his removal. Several committees on Capitol Hill, including the ones Gowdy and Goodlatte chair, have demanded interviews and documents from Strzok following that revelation. (more...)
USA will 'take names of those who vote to reject Jerusalem recognition' USA will 'take names of those who vote to reject Jerusalem recognition'
- December 20, 2017

Although vetoed and blocked by the United States, the draft resolution was backed by all 14 other members of the UN Security Council. The United Nations General Assembly is set to have an emergency session later this week in the wake of US President Donald Trump's decision to unilaterally recognize Jerusalem (al-Quds) as Israel's capital. (more...)
Maharashtra Shops to Stay Open 24x7, But Not Bars & Pubs Maharashtra Shops to Stay Open 24x7, But Not Bars & Pubs
- December 20, 2017

The Shops in Maharashtra are closed by 10 pm, while the Restaurants are closed by 12:30 am and an hour late with police permission. "Maharashtra is the first state to implement the Shops and Establishments Act to free shopkeepers from licence inspectors", said Nilangekar-Patil. (more...)
Rome's Christmas tree 'Mangy' needled for heavy shedding Rome's Christmas tree 'Mangy' needled for heavy shedding
- December 20, 2017

Despite the tree's 600 silver-coloured decorative balls, the half-bare branches lend the square a forlorn rather than festive look. Romans have dubbed the tree "Spelacchio", which translates as threadbare or shabby, due to the fact it was missing most of its needles. (more...)
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson stepping aside, effective immediately
- December 20, 2017

The Panthers announced Friday that the team had launched an internal investigation into Richardson's workplace misconduct. "In some ways, it's a passing of the torch", said Marc Ganis, a sports consultant and a longtime adviser to Richardson. (more...)
House passes sweeping GOP tax bill, Senate to follow House passes sweeping GOP tax bill, Senate to follow
- December 20, 2017

Mark Walker (R., N.C.), chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a group of about 150 conservative House Republicans. The Senate approved the $1.5 trillion tax bill-which will lower the top individual tax rate from 39.6 percent to 37 percent and slashes the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent-by a final vote of 51 to 48. (more...)
Kulbhushan Jadhav's family issued Pakistani visa Kulbhushan Jadhav's family issued Pakistani visa
- December 20, 2017

Kulbhushan Jadhav's family is expected to arrive in Pakistan this Saturday. Earlier this week, Pakistan's National Security Committee cleared visas for Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother Avantika Jadhav and his wife. After his trial in a military court, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed the death sentence awarded by the Field General Court Martial under the Pakistan Army Act. (more...)
De Blasio in Iowa: 'I'm not running for president' De Blasio in Iowa: 'I'm not running for president'
- December 20, 2017

Flynn and roughly a dozen others to distribute leaflets to attendees and to question Mr.de Blasio's pro-union credentials. De Blasio made similar points in a blog post last month, but his actual appearance in Iowa marked a more formal effort to seek a prominent role on the national stage. (more...)
3 people, 1 dog dead after small plane crashes in SE Indiana 3 people, 1 dog dead after small plane crashes in SE Indiana
- December 20, 2017

Wheeler Downtown Airport Saturday afternoon, according to online flight records. After firefighters arrived on scene, they were able to extinguish the flames. Authorities believe the plane caught fire after it crashed. The names of the victims have not been released. Numerous Franklin County police and fire departments as well as the Franklin County Coroner's Office assisted at the scene. (more...)
Egyptian army officer killed in Sinai airport shelling attack Egyptian army officer killed in Sinai airport shelling attack
- December 20, 2017

Egypt's defence and interior ministers have returned to Cairo after a visit to North Sinai during which an airport was targeted in a missile attack, the military said in a statement on Wednesday. Egypt has been fighting against a wave of terror activities that killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers since the military toppled former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 in response to mass protests against his one-year rule and his now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. (more...)
Bodycam video shows officer dragged by auto Bodycam video shows officer dragged by auto
- December 20, 2017

Police said Cabrera then led police on a chase, reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour, and even using heroin while driving, according to the police report, before he was eventually apprehended in busy morning traffic on I-595. Security at Century Village called police saying the two were asleep in the vehicle and there was a clear bag with a substance in it. Security was concerned of an overdose. (more...)
10 bodies unearthed from mass grave in Rakhine 10 bodies unearthed from mass grave in Rakhine
- December 20, 2017

The army says it is conducting an investigation. Myanmar's military announced December 18 the discovery of the mass grave near a cemetery in Inn Din village, southern Maungdaw, around 50 kilometers north of the state capital city Sittwe. "It's critical they (the government) accept the assistance of impartial, independent investigators and allow them to immediately travel to Inn Din to probe what happened and make a full report", said Phil Robertson, Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch's ... (more...)
Iran FM Holds Talks with Turkish, Azeri Counterparts Iran FM Holds Talks with Turkish, Azeri Counterparts
- December 20, 2017

Cavusoglu said he would travel to the United States via Istanbul, where he would be joined by Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said that Azerbaijan's Elmar Mammadyarov , Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran, and Turkey's Mevlut Cavusoglu would exchange views on "the prospects for enhancing regional cooperation". (more...)
City announces office closure dates for Christmas
- December 20, 2017

Trash pickup up in Mitchell will be as regularly scheduled today and Wednesday. All Lubbock Public Library locations be closed Friday through Monday. The Dearborn Administrative Center and19th District Court will be closed December 22 and 25. Dallas County and Buffalo city offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. (more...)
Uber can be regulated, European Union court rules Uber can be regulated, European Union court rules
- December 20, 2017

In its ruling the court writes that Uber's "intermediation service... the goal of which is to connect, by means of a smartphone application and for remuneration, non-professional drivers using their own vehicle with persons who wish to make urban journeys, must be regarded as being inherently linked to a transport service and, accordingly, must be classified as "a service in the field of transport" within the meaning of European Union law". (more...)
Woman In Fatal Stunt Pleads Guilty Woman In Fatal Stunt Pleads Guilty
- December 20, 2017

Ruiz set up one camera on the back of a vehicle and another camera on a ladder nearby, according to the criminal complaint. She told authorities that she shot at Ruiz from about a foot away while Ruiz held a book to his chest. She said she agreed to make the video and to shoot the gun after Ruiz showed her a different book that he had shot that prevented the bullet from going all the way through. (more...)
Wife of Sabres' head coach enters race to complete Franken's Senate term Wife of Sabres' head coach enters race to complete Franken's Senate term
- December 20, 2017

Sen. Franken announced that he plans to leave the Senate after several Democratic colleagues urged him to step down amid accusations of inappropriately touching women. Housley's candidacy gives Republicans an alluring option at a time when female candidates are viewed as necessary. She's married to Phil Housley, who had a long National Hockey League playing career and is now head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. (more...)

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