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PM Trudeau broke ethics rules, watchdog finds PM Trudeau broke ethics rules, watchdog finds
- December 20, 2017

Trudeau in his capacity as Prime Minister". Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with the Aga Khan on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. "It is important that as we move forward, we learn from this mistake". Trudeau later stumbled over his words and looked flustered when asked by a reporter why it didn't occur to him that his vacation might not be OK. (more...)
Srinivasan: CHIP funding delay is shameful Srinivasan: CHIP funding delay is shameful
- December 20, 2017

Colorado, Virginia and other states recently began sending letters to parents notifying them that officials may soon have to curtail their CHIP programs. "They control Congress", says House Dem. Caucus Chair Rep. Mike Stewart. Idaho's CHIP program is 100 percent federally funded. More than 22,000 Idaho children were on CHIP as of October. (more...)
Senate passes tax bill, sending it back to House Senate passes tax bill, sending it back to House
- December 20, 2017

The Democratic opposition has denounced the measure as mostly benefiting companies and the wealthiest Americans, including Trump himself, and warns it risks blowing a hole in the national debt , which has surged past $20 trillion. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said during the Senate's nighttime debate. In part, the Byrd Rule says that provisions can't contain "extraneous matter" that doesn't pertain to the budget. (more...)
Chechen Leader on Sanctions: US Cannot Forgive Me for Fight Against Terrorists Chechen Leader on Sanctions: US Cannot Forgive Me for Fight Against Terrorists
- December 20, 2017

Being sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act means Kadyrov can not enter the USA and is banned from using any US banking entity. "We will continue to use the Magnitsky Act to aggressively target gross violators of human rights in Russian Federation, including individuals responsible for extrajudicial killings, torture, and other despicable acts", said the director of Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control, John Smith, in a statement. (more...)
'War on wildlife': Outrage after anti-pigeon spikes spotted on trees 'War on wildlife': Outrage after anti-pigeon spikes spotted on trees
- December 20, 2017

But a typical reaction would likely be more along the lines of, "Oh, what a bummer" and not, "Welp, time to seek vengeance on the birds". People visiting the area were shocked by the spikes. However, that's precisely why some people think the neighborhood's anti-bird spikes are unnecessary. They have been installed along branches overhanging a auto park used by a number of luxury vehicles including BMWs and Audis. (more...)
Troops lock down Iraqi Kurdistan's second-largest city after riots Troops lock down Iraqi Kurdistan's second-largest city after riots
- December 20, 2017

About 1,250 protesters, mostly teachers, students, and civil servants, protested in the city of Sulaimaniya. Iraqi Kurdistan's internal security forces, Asayish, have raided the offices of Kurdish private broadcaster NRT in the province of Sulaimaniya and taken the channel off the air, its head told Reuters on Tuesday. (more...)
The Jack Latvala investigation found probable cause - and more. Now what? The Jack Latvala investigation found probable cause - and more. Now what?
- December 20, 2017

A state Senate investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Florida Sen. Jack Latvala finds a complaint he inappropriately touched a woman on several occasions is likely true. The staffer says the senator began making inappropriate comments about her clothing and body parts during the 2013 and 2015 sessions and wouldn't stop even after she asked him to. (more...)
Illinois' Population Dropped More Than Any Other State in Past Year Illinois' Population Dropped More Than Any Other State in Past Year
- December 20, 2017

NY state had a slight population increase, adding 13,113 new residents, which is about how many people live in Schodack, to reach 19,849,399, according to U.S. Wyoming has roughly 579,000 people while the Land of Lincoln has over 6.6 million. States in the South and West continued to lead in population growth. (more...)
NTSB: Amtrak Washington Train Traveling At 80 MPH In 30 MPH Zone NTSB: Amtrak Washington Train Traveling At 80 MPH In 30 MPH Zone
- December 20, 2017

He and others put on headlamps and sprinted along the tracks top reach the train and helped people down to the freeway, and he climbed in to a auto through a broken window to see who needed help. Dinh-Zarr said it is not yet known what caused the train to derail and that it was too early in the investigation to conclude why it was going so fast. (more...)
Saudi Arabia announces 2018 budget Saudi Arabia announces 2018 budget
- December 20, 2017

The economy fell into recession in 2017 because of lower oil output and weak confidence in the private sector. It unveiled plans to spend more than ever in 2018 in a bid to stimulate the sluggish economic, saying it expects GDP to grow by 2.7 percent. (more...)
USA envoy says Trump will take vote on Jerusalem 'personally' USA envoy says Trump will take vote on Jerusalem 'personally'
- December 20, 2017

The UN General Assembly will vote Thursday on the resolution, prompting intense backlash from the USA delegation. Although vetoed and blocked by the United States, the draft resolution was backed by all 14 other members of the UN Security Council. (more...)
Dog survives plane crash that killed 3 people in Indiana Dog survives plane crash that killed 3 people in Indiana
- December 20, 2017

After firefighters arrived on scene, they were able to extinguish the flames. The surviving dog, after being found at a nearby home, was taken to a veterinarian for treatment of its injuries. Right now it is unclear what caused the plane to go down. Cincinnati Air Traffic Control reported that a plane that was being tracked disappeared from RADAR in the area where the crash was reported. (more...)
Turkey Calls for Arrest of NBA Player Who Insulted Erdogan Turkey Calls for Arrest of NBA Player Who Insulted Erdogan
- December 20, 2017

He has 526,000 followers. The player is a vocal supporter of Fethullah Gulen, the USA -based cleric blamed by Turkey for last year's failed military coup. "The warrant 'refers to Kanter's alleged use of an encrypted messaging application called Bylock, (pro-government Turkish newspaper Daily) Sabah said, which Turkey claims was especially created for Gulen supporters'. (more...)
Sushma Swaraj to take up the Sikh's Conversion issue with Pakistan Sushma Swaraj to take up the Sikh's Conversion issue with Pakistan
- December 20, 2017

A recent report by a Pakistani daily, The Tribune, had stated that a government official had been forcing the Sikh community in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province's Hangu district to convert to Islam, The Times of India reported. She could also press for action against guilty official. Sharing the development with Sikh24 on December 18, Hangu resident Fakir Chand Singh informed that the Deputy Commissioner of his district accepted his request to indict the Assistant Commissioner Yakub Khan under ... (more...)
Shareholder Rothschild Asset Management INC Upped Suntrust Bks INC (STI) Holding
- December 20, 2017

Campbell Newman Asset Incorporated holds 2.05% in SunTrust Banks, Inc. It operates through three divisions: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. 65,000 shares valued at $7.01M were sold by Polcer Gregory on Friday, September 1. There are 802 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 394.62 million shares in total. (more...)
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...)

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