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3 Longhorns Suspended For Bowl Game — Texas Football 3 Longhorns Suspended For Bowl Game — Texas Football
- December 23, 2017

Three University of Texas Football Players won't be playing at the Texas Bowl next week in Houston. Young has rushed for 352 yards, which ranks second on the team despite little playing time, and three touchdowns. "I know it was a very difficult decision for Jaire", Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino said in a statement. Check out the Texas Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. (more...)
Rajasthan: 26 dead after bus falls off bridge into river Rajasthan: 26 dead after bus falls off bridge into river
- December 23, 2017

A report in News18 said the passenger bus was travelling over the Banas river on Saturday morning, when the driver lost control. He had earlier said that five injured were rushed to hospitals and 10 bodies were handed over to their family members after post-mortem. (more...)
Catalan vote does little to clarify Spanish region's future Catalan vote does little to clarify Spanish region's future
- December 23, 2017

More than 3,100 firms have shifted their headquarters out of the region since the independence drive boiled up this year into a referendum that Madrid declared unconstitutional. Rajoy used the measure to dismiss the regional government after Catalonia declared independence following the referendum. The Spanish leader issued a warning before the vote, saying the new government must comply with the law "or it knows what will happen". (more...)
Fodder scam: Fate of Lalu, Mishra to be decided today Fodder scam: Fate of Lalu, Mishra to be decided today
- December 23, 2017

According to a lawyer, hearing in the multi-million fodder scam case, which relates to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 84.5 lakh from Deoghar district treasury, was completed on December 13 in a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court of Ranchi . (more...)
Peru president fights impeachment over Odebrecht scandal Peru president fights impeachment over Odebrecht scandal
- December 23, 2017

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski yesterday made a last-ditch effort to stave off impeachment, appearing before lawmakers to deny allegations of corruption linked to disgraced Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. "What is at stake is not the vacancy of a president, but democracy, which cost Peru so much to recover, the stability of a prosperous country", Kuczynski said in the opposition-controlled Parliament. (more...)
Donald Trump signs sweeping tax overhaul, sealing major victory
- December 23, 2017

The tax law is the largest since 1986, but far from the biggest in American history, as the president repeatedly claims. Congress wanted a tax bill passed ASAP before Christmas because of the uncertain future prospects of the Trump administration and Republican control of Congress in 2018. (more...)
Thomas Fire still 60 percent contained after 'significant wind event' Thomas Fire still 60 percent contained after 'significant wind event'
- December 23, 2017

The crew is set to leave Manchester in the morning for Ventura County. The massive fire has burned more than 270,000 acres. Some fires before that date undoubtedly were larger but records are unreliable, according to state fire officials. (more...)
Dept. of Education issues new policy for defrauded students
- December 23, 2017

The action, however, doesn't go as far as some people hoped. After The Washington Post first reported the partial relief plan in October, 10 congressional Democrats wrote DeVos and Wayne Johnson, the head of the student aid office, about the forgiveness model. (more...)
European Union court to Uber: Face it, you're a transport service European Union court to Uber: Face it, you're a transport service
- December 23, 2017

The law firm representing the Barcelona taxi association said the ruling had "great judicial significance". UberPOP used inexperienced drivers and the service has since been suspended in most European cities. The company insisted the ruling would not affect it in most markets, including the United Kingdom, saying it already abides by local transport laws in many jurisdictions. (more...)
Christmas trains and Christmas lights: Rain, snow make for sloppy weekend forecast Christmas trains and Christmas lights: Rain, snow make for sloppy weekend forecast
- December 23, 2017

On Saturday , the forecast is calling for a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain, making travel hard. And another snowstorm is expected to hit on Christmas Day. That precipitation may change back to snow Saturday night in far northern New England. Winter storm warnings are in place for York, Cumberland and southern Oxford counties, where cold surface temperatures are expected to freeze rain on Saturday as it falls from warmer temperatures at higher altitude. (more...)
Confederate statues removed in Memphis after city sells public parks Confederate statues removed in Memphis after city sells public parks
- December 23, 2017

The council approved the sale to an unknown buyer. "Under Georgia's law, that would be a criminal act", Parker said . "History is being made in Memphis tonight", Mayor Jim Strickland said Wednesday evening. Who was Nathan Bedford Forrest? Forrest was a slave trader, Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader who became influential in the city's growth after the Civil War. (more...)
Arab League hails United Nations resolution over Jerusalem Arab League hails United Nations resolution over Jerusalem
- December 23, 2017

Al Azhar called on the United States administration to withdraw its decision and abide by the objectives for which the United Nations has been established, primarily maintaining worldwide peace and security, affirming that the Arab status and Palestinian identity of Al Quds must remain intact. (more...)
Deadly, Slow-Moving Storm Batters Southern Philippines Deadly, Slow-Moving Storm Batters Southern Philippines
- December 23, 2017

Its final stop in the Philippines is southern Palawan, which is now under signal number 2. More than 15,000 people have been displaced by Tembin, which slammed into Midnanao on Friday and swept through the region's provinces as it moved west at 20 kilometres per hour. (more...)
At Least 29 Dead in North Chungcheong Fire At Least 29 Dead in North Chungcheong Fire
- December 23, 2017

One man jumped from a window to escape the inferno and plunged down onto an air mattress put in place by fire crews. "The fire produced so much toxic smoke so quickly, leaving many people unable to evacuate", a spokesman for South Korea's National Fire... (more...)
8-year-old gang-raped by 5 minors in Pune 8-year-old gang-raped by 5 minors in Pune
- December 23, 2017

The girl revealed that the attackers would give her chocolate and take her to the terrace of the building she lives in. The girl's mother then immediately approached the police. The issue came to light when the girl developed rashes on her private parts and fell sick repeatedly. The doctor found some marks on the girl's body during a medical examination and suspected it to be a case of sexual abuse, the official said. (more...)
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
- December 23, 2017

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4201 Stoudt's Ferry Bridge Road, Muhlenberg Township: Services will be held at 10:30. Sunday school will not be held this week. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall. There also will be a Communion service at 10. The choir, directed by Lucinda Knauer, will perform. Tough Questions Series is held every first and third d Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. (more...)
Peru president avoids impeachment, now faces criminal probe Peru president avoids impeachment, now faces criminal probe
- December 23, 2017

Cecilia Chacon, a lawmaker with the opposition party Popular Force, said the 10 abstentions by a faction in her party had helped defeat its bid to oust Kuczynski in the wake of a graft scandal, and that some of them had mentioned the promise. (more...)
US Approves Sniper Rifles, Scopes, Ammo for Ukraine US Approves Sniper Rifles, Scopes, Ammo for Ukraine
- December 23, 2017

The US has not provided lethal defensive equipment to Ukraine, Nauert said, nor has it ruled out doing so. Ukraine's military said on December 22 that one of its soldiers was killed and two wounded in the previous 24 hours in the eastern part of the country. (more...)
Trump signs biggest tax overhaul into law Trump signs biggest tax overhaul into law
- December 23, 2017

Republicans are promising that the vast majority of Americans will be able to file their taxes on a postcard-size form under the newly passed GOP tax bill, a claim that is disputed by tax experts. Infrastructure would be a ideal place to start. Then, with no legislators on hand, he offered to distribute pens from his signing event to reporters assembled in the Oval Office. (more...)
9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel rules against Trump travel ban 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel rules against Trump travel ban
- December 23, 2017

Circuit Judges Michael Daly Hawkins, Ronald Gould and Richard Paez did, however, tailor this preliminary injunction to conform to a bit of U.S. Supreme Court advice: limit it to "foreign travelers who have a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States". (more...)

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