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Wall Street Heads Higher as Investors Eye Tax-Cut Benefits Wall Street Heads Higher as Investors Eye Tax-Cut Benefits
- December 21, 2017

The telecom giant also confirmed it would invest $1 billion more in the U.S.in 2018. Asked directly to confirm that the pay raises were not a result of the tax bill, Gilchrist said, "That is correct". A company spokeswoman said via email that Fifth Third has about 700 employees in 77 branches and offices in Northeast Ohio. "Each of these investments benefits Boeing's most important strength - our employees - and reflects the real-time impact and economic benefit of the reforms", ... (more...)
United Nations general assembly opens meeting on Jerusalem United Nations general assembly opens meeting on Jerusalem
- December 21, 2017

Israel seized control of the eastern part of Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and sees the whole of Jerusalem as its indivisible capital, while the Palestinians view the east as the capital of a future state. Haley also threatened Tuesday to "take names" of countries that vote in favor of the measure. Earlier this month, Trump announced that the U.S. would break with longstanding practice and recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (more...)
Texas Democrats Drop Lawsuit To Keep Farenthold On 2018 Republican Primary Ballot Texas Democrats Drop Lawsuit To Keep Farenthold On 2018 Republican Primary Ballot
- December 21, 2017

Not so fast, says Texas Democrats, who have filed suit to keep the Corpus Christi Republican on the ballot. But they quickly dropped a lawsuit Wednesday after losing before a federal judge. "Such an extended filing period, if triggered now, would exceed the December 19, 2017, deadline to submit a list of candidates to the secretary of state and the December 21 deadline to draw names on the ballot", the lawyers argued, according to the Statesman . (more...)
NEA Humane Society wants answers after dogs, deer found dumped in ditch NEA Humane Society wants answers after dogs, deer found dumped in ditch
- December 21, 2017

They arrived at the home after someone called when they saw the animals. "These animals were forced to live in truly squalid conditions, the worst I have encountered in more than 40 years of rescuing animals from abuse and neglect", the Humane Society of Missouri's vice president of operations, Debbie Hill, said in a statement. (more...)
PH Azkals drop six spots in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings PH Azkals drop six spots in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings
- December 21, 2017

The team, which did not play any worldwide match in this ranking period, has 320 points to its kitty. The last defeat came back in March 2016 against Turkmenistan in the World Cup qualifiers. After Iran, Japan and Korea Republic occupy the 57th and 60th place as the second and third-highest ranked Asian teams. World Cup holders, Germany remain number one and are followed by Brazil, Portugal and then Argentina in the top four. (more...)
Akshay Kumar wasn't first choice for Padman Akshay Kumar wasn't first choice for Padman
- December 21, 2017

Twinkle said, "Are you trying to make trouble in my marriage? So, I think whatever small problem is there, has been solved", said Akshay. Twinkle said she had some names in her mind but realised Akshay would be ideal for the role. The actor was snapped promoting the film at a mall in Mumbai on December 21, 2017. At the event, when Akshay was asked as to how they will spread awareness regarding the subject, he said, "Just like how we promoted Toilet - Ek Prem Katha on Doordarshan, we will ... (more...)
Sessions Ordered Prosecutors to Question FBI Over Uranium One Deal, Report Says Sessions Ordered Prosecutors to Question FBI Over Uranium One Deal, Report Says
- December 21, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Justice Department to interview FBI agents with knowledge of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's role in a uranium deal with Russian Federation, reviving interest in what President Donald Trump has called a "modern-age" Watergate, NBC News reported on Thursday. (more...)
US urges United Nations to punish Iran, but Russia says no sanctions US urges United Nations to punish Iran, but Russia says no sanctions
- December 21, 2017

The closure of Yemen's ports and airports last month caused food and fuel shortages in a country already reeling from three years of war that has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced more than two million and caused a cholera epidemic that had infected some one million. (more...)
GOP tax bill nears passage today GOP tax bill nears passage today
- December 21, 2017

The debt-financed legislation cuts the USA corporate income tax rate to 21 percent, gives other business owners a new 20 percent deduction on business income and reshapes how the government taxes multinational corporations along the lines the country's largest businesses have recommended for years. (more...)
Chicago boy, 5, shot for 2nd time in his life; dad arrested Chicago boy, 5, shot for 2nd time in his life; dad arrested
- December 21, 2017

A 5-year-old boy who was shot in the face during a drive-by shooting last year accidentally shot himself in the hand on Tuesday, according to Chicago police. Police said a 28-year-old woman inside a residence was also struck in the shooting, which happened when someone fired from a passing vehicle. Police say Kevin Collins is a convicted felon who obtained the gun illegally. (more...)
Syrians are covering one eye in photos to protest Assad's regime
- December 21, 2017

The Syrian government has launched ferocious attacks on the area in recent weeks that monitors say have killed at least 150 civilians. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Monday it is alarmed by intensifying fighting in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus , which it said, "is taking an unacceptable toll on everyday life in the area". (more...)
Turkey's leader calls for backing of United Nations motion on Jerusalem Turkey's leader calls for backing of United Nations motion on Jerusalem
- December 21, 2017

During a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Trump said that he is carefully watching how each country votes in the UNSC and UNGA, and those that vote against USA interests could lose out on aid from Washington . Her tweet was sharper: "At the United Nations we're always asked to do more & give more". But as the Trump administration is making clear, any country that votes in favor of the resolution could face retaliation from the U.S. (more...)
Big Questions Raised by the Republican Tax Bill
- December 21, 2017

The House introduced their original bill at the beginning of November and the final version is expected to hit Trump's desk less than two months later. Those in high-tax states, such as California, New York and New Jersey, will have to adjust to a new $10,000 limit on deductions for state and local taxes. (more...)
Georgia beats rival Georgia Tech by 21 Georgia beats rival Georgia Tech by 21
- December 21, 2017

Georgia: Maten, the senior forward and preseason SEC player of the year, was the Bulldogs' almost unstoppable go-to scorer. While Georgia outshot and outrebounded its opponent (35-28), one of the most glaring postgame statistics was bench points, where the Bulldogs posted 18 to the Yellow Jackets' 1. (more...)
USA lawmakers seek temporary extension to internet spying program
- December 21, 2017

If the surveillance reauthorization doesn't get a vote in some form, Section 702 will officially expire at the end of 2017. Meantime, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) warned in a press release on Wednesday that a massive data base consisting of decades of intercepted communications of foreign nationals would remain open for warrantless searches by authorities seeking dirt on US citizens under legislation working its way through the US House of Representatives. (more...)
Damian Green, UK PM's May deputy, resigns over pornography scandal Damian Green, UK PM's May deputy, resigns over pornography scandal
- December 21, 2017

She said she ignored the message and only contacted Mr Green after he became a minister in Mrs May's new Cabinet on July 17 a year ago, congratulating him on his appointment. The Prime Minister's official spokesman said Mrs May received the report in Downing Street on Monday. The investigation found it was "inaccurate and misleading" for him to claim police had not told him porn had been found on the computer. (more...)
New round of Syria peace talks kicks off in Astana New round of Syria peace talks kicks off in Astana
- December 21, 2017

Participants were arriving in the Kazakh capital on Wednesday to attend the eighth round of Syria talks, Kazakhstan's foreign ministry said Wednesday. The Kremlin also hopes to convene a political congress in the Black Sea resort of Sochi which would bring together regime officials and the opposition to reinvigorate a hobbled peace process. (more...)
Frigid temperatures through the next week, more snow likely by Friday Frigid temperatures through the next week, more snow likely by Friday
- December 21, 2017

Temperatures will slide back into the upper 20s overnight under mostly cloudy, but generally quiet skies. Snow: Snow will begin in northwest Montana by late Thursday afternoon and evening then slide south into west central and southwest Montana early Friday morning. (more...)
U.S. approves licence for Ukraine to buy small arms from United States firms U.S. approves licence for Ukraine to buy small arms from United States firms
- December 21, 2017

The move from the White House is a departure from the Obama administration, which frequently condemned Russian aggression in the Ukraine but refused to approve the sale of arms to the country's western-aligned government. The US State Department on Wednesday approves license for Ukraine to buy light weapons of up to.50 caliber that include combat shotguns, silencers and military scopes from US manufacturers. (more...)
Large fire in Jecheon sports center kills at least 16 Large fire in Jecheon sports center kills at least 16
- December 21, 2017

According to the local fire department, the blaze started at around 3:53 PM local time in a vehicle parked on the first floor, and then spread to all eight storeys. As many as 60 firefighters attended the scene on Thursday in the city. The fire was largely put out as of Thursday night and firefighters have started to search the inside of the building, but unusually heavy smoke and toxic gas from the fire is delaying the rescue operation, the authorities said. (more...)

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