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EPS for First Bancorp (FBNC) Expected At $0.53
- December 29, 2017

The stock decreased 1.49% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $35.72. It has outperformed by 16.14% the S&P500. Russell Investments Group Ltd. Ameritas Invest Ptnrs holds 2,149 shares. Its up 0.86, from 1.63 in 2017Q2. Federated Pa invested in 159,076 shares. 27 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. (more...)
Where's the party? No state dinner in Trump's first year Where's the party? No state dinner in Trump's first year
- December 29, 2017

Trump, along with Melania Trump , wished Americans a Merry Christmas in a video message posted to his Twitter account on Christmas Day. If you're one of the 90% of Americans who celebrates this holiday, you probably spent your Christmas Eve gathered with your loved ones, letting them know just how much you cherish them. (more...)
Sevilla appoint Montella as new head coach Sevilla appoint Montella as new head coach
- December 29, 2017

The ex-Milan coach already has his staff ready: Enzo Maresca will make his Sevilla return as he will be part of Montella's coaching staff. In a statement on their official website, Sevilla said that Montella will attempt to end his contract of employment with Milan on Friday before taking training with Sevilla on Saturday. (more...)
Egypt Carries out Mass Execution of Islamic Militants
- December 29, 2017

The men were hanged in two jails where they had been held since military courts sentenced them for the attacks in the Sinai, the officials said. The hangings, which reportedly were the biggest mass execution in Egypt since six convicted jihadists were hanged in 2015, took place in the Prison of Wadi Al Natrun, west of Cairo, and the Prison of Burj Al Arab in the Mediterranean Sea city of Alexandria. (more...)
South Korean military conducts defence drill near disputed islets South Korean military conducts defence drill near disputed islets
- December 29, 2017

Mr Moon pledged to normalise relations and work toward "future-oriented cooperation" with Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, however, has been taking a strong stand since the announcement of the task force team, saying that the agreement "will not be changed by even one millimeter". (more...)
US And Israel Sign Secret Plan To Take On Iran US And Israel Sign Secret Plan To Take On Iran
- December 29, 2017

At what the TV report described as a "secret" meeting at the White House, the USA and Israel formulated and signed a joint agreement on strategy and policy regarding Iran. Countering Iranian activity in the region, especially the Iranian entrenchment efforts in Syria and the Iranian support for Hezbollah and other terror groups. (more...)
Al Franken gives first public speech in Minnesota since resignation announcement Al Franken gives first public speech in Minnesota since resignation announcement
- December 29, 2017

Even Franken's own constituents appear to recognize the difference between Franken's conduct and that of others. Fifty percent of overall voters surveyed believe he shouldn't resign. The survey polled 671 Minnesota voters from December 26th-27th and had a margin of error of +/- 3.8 percent. Roughly two dozen Democratic Senators called on Franken to resign in the wake of the allegations. (more...)
Radiation fears for North Korean defectors Radiation fears for North Korean defectors
- December 29, 2017

Put another way, given the number of possible health hazards the defectors experienced while living in North Korea and that government's total lack of transparency, it's hard if not outright impossible to nail down what could have made them sick. (more...)
At least 6 dead after massive blaze rips through block of flats At least 6 dead after massive blaze rips through block of flats
- December 29, 2017

More than 160 firefighters are braving frigid temperatures to battle the flames, the FDNY announced on Twitter. The NYC Fire Department has reported a massive fire in New York City's Bronx borough, which has already caused fifteen serious injuries. (more...)
Russian Federation accuses USA of violating arms control treaty Russian Federation accuses USA of violating arms control treaty
- December 29, 2017

The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russian Federation interferered in the 2016 presidential election. The Wall Street Journal newspaper reported in September that this would include restricting Russian military flights over American territory in response to what it said was Moscow preventing US observation flights over its heavily militarized Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad. (more...)
Appeals court upholds BOLI decision against 'Sweet Cakes by Melissa' owners Appeals court upholds BOLI decision against 'Sweet Cakes by Melissa' owners
- December 29, 2017

Constitution to freedom of religion and expression. In a written statement , Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, the couple that Sweet Cakes discriminated against, applauded the appellate court's decision. "In a diverse and pluralistic society, people of good will should be able to peacefully coexist with different beliefs". Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer filed a formal complaint with the state labor bureau, which found they had violated anti-discrimination laws and awarded the damages. (more...)
NYPD promises unprecedented security for New Year's Eve ball drop NYPD promises unprecedented security for New Year's Eve ball drop
- December 29, 2017

The New York Police Department will also deploy observation teams trained to spot snipers, increase the number of explosive-detecting dogs and position more officers throughout the area this year. Temperatures on New Year's Eve are expected to be in the teens, with wind chills below 0. Police will again use dump trucks filled with sand, police cars and cement blocks to close streets starting at 11 a.m. (more...)
Trump says East Coast could use some global warming Trump says East Coast could use some global warming
- December 29, 2017

Mr Trump has rejected that distinction as a distraction by the "dollar sucking wiseguys". In 2015, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., brought a snowball on to the Senate floor to demonstrate that is was still cold outside, thus, he presumed, proving that climate change is not real. (more...)
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo: New Tax Law a 'Bait and Switch' NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo: New Tax Law a 'Bait and Switch'
- December 29, 2017

What I've said to local governments is 'I know it's the holiday season. Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday that he is considering challenging the constitutionality of the GOP tax law in court. The governor said his "No Student Goes Hungry" program "is essential to the success of future NY leaders". McAuliffe estimated that roughly half of Milton's residents would be affected by the new $10,000 cap. (more...)
Weather warning of icy roads tonight in Herefordshire Weather warning of icy roads tonight in Herefordshire
- December 29, 2017

There may be scattered showers and blustery winds for the west. Temperatures will rise slightly with four to six degrees expected and the milder weather is likely to continue into Saturday. There will be patches of freezing fog and isolated snow showers throughout the morning. "A dry start to the night over Ulster and Leinster and it'll be cold and frosty with sub-zero temperatures in the early part of the night giving icy stretches on untreated roads and footpaths. (more...)
Prince Harry Says Meghan Markle 'Really Enjoyed' Christmas With the Royal Family Prince Harry Says Meghan Markle 'Really Enjoyed' Christmas With the Royal Family
- December 29, 2017

Pictured: Prince William , Prince Charles , Middleton, Camilla Parker-Bowles and Prince Harry walk to Sandringham Church for the traditional Christmas Day service at Sandringham on December 25, 2011 in King's Lynn, England. The couple have set their wedding date for May 19, 2018, at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, the royal residence in Windsor. Harry told the BBC that every family has its challenges and Markle has done an admirable job adapting to royal life so quickly. (more...)
Bullet Fired From Mexico Grazes Border Patrol Agent
- December 29, 2017

Officials say 20-year-old Sandra Hiraj has an outstanding arrest warrant in connection with the 2015 murder of a police officer in the eastern European country. Criminal charges are merely allegations. Agents at eight Border Patrol checkpoints in the state will seize those with marijuana on them as the US government classifies marijuana as a controlled substance, like heroin and LSD. (more...)
14 killed, several injured in Mumbai building fire 14 killed, several injured in Mumbai building fire
- December 29, 2017

The death toll of Mumbai's Kamala Mill compound fire has risen to 9, while at least. The injured people have been rushed to the nearby hospital, said the Disaster Management Unit (DMU). More than eight fire tenders, five water tankers, emergency ambulance and police rushed to the spot for rescue operation. The fire was first described as a Level-II fire but was upgraded to Level III as the fire spread. (more...)
Justine Damond shooting: Prosecutor announces delay in police probe Justine Damond shooting: Prosecutor announces delay in police probe
- December 29, 2017

In the statement, Mr Freeman said he had spoken to Ms Damond's family by phone to inform them that no charging decision would be made this year. Ruszczyk, known professionally as Justine Damond, had called police to report that she thought she'd heard a woman yell for help outside her home in Minneapolis' Fulton neighborhood, telling the 911 operator she was anxious someone was being attacked. (more...)
Teen resisted arrest, led to use of physical force Teen resisted arrest, led to use of physical force
- December 29, 2017

Chief Barr asked the SBI to find out more about the use of force that occurred while the Troy Police were arresting a 17-year-old juvenile. The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe into the December 23 incident. Ulysses Wilkerson was walking behind a closed business in the downtown area late at night when the officers noticed him and exited their vehicle to approach him, according to the officials. (more...)

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