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DOJ not appealing transgender military ruling, but not abandoning case DOJ not appealing transgender military ruling, but not abandoning case
- December 30, 2017

Two federal appeals courts, one in Washington and one in Virginia, last week rejected the administration's request to put on hold orders by lower court judges requiring the military to begin accepting transgender recruits on January 1. Trump announced the ban in July on Twitter and followed up with a memo in August directing the Pentagon to stop accepting transgender recruits and to put in policies to deal with those already serving. (more...)
Dozens dead after ISIS attack on news agency in Afghanistan Dozens dead after ISIS attack on news agency in Afghanistan
- December 30, 2017

The Taliban issued its own statement, saying it had nothing to do with the attack. The attack occurred during a morning panel discussion on the 38th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan . "The suicide attack happened in the middle of the meeting, then fire broke out all around and then I don't remember how we got out", said one survivor, Rabia. (more...)
Assemblyman urges youths to learn persistence — George Weah Assemblyman urges youths to learn persistence — George Weah
- December 30, 2017

Supporters at Weah's party headquarters immediately erupted into celebrations that brought traffic outside to a complete standstill. The country has also been hard hit by chronic infrastructure problems, including regular power cuts and poorly-maintained roads, as well as the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak that killed thousands. (more...)
Local police step up patrols during holidays to screen for DUI drivers Local police step up patrols during holidays to screen for DUI drivers
- December 30, 2017

Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. During last year's New Year's holiday enforcement, state police issued 705 speeding tickets, 15 seat belt infractions, 1,800 moving violations, and made 34 DUI arrests. (more...)
A Look At Recent Insider Trades For Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH)
- December 30, 2017

The stock increased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $86.3. About 83,984 shares traded. Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) has risen 16.03% since December 30, 2016 and is uptrending. Dynamic Mgmt Limited invested in 0.27% or 12,781 shares. Us Bancshares De invested in 414,860 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Victory Mngmt reported 704,139 shares. (more...)
Erica Garner, Activist Daughter of Eric Garner, Dies at Age 27: Sharpton Erica Garner, Activist Daughter of Eric Garner, Dies at Age 27: Sharpton
- December 30, 2017

Her official twitter account announced her death Saturday morning. Her mother, Esaw Snipes-Garner, said her daughter went into cardiac arrest during an asthma attack and had since been in a coma . The group stopped traffic for a brief time, as they let out chants demanding justice in front of the state Supreme Court building. A NYPD officer in plainclothes had approached Eric Garner on suspicion of selling untaxed, single cigarettes. (more...)
National Lottery say EuroMillions €38.9 million jackpot winning ticket bought in Ireland National Lottery say EuroMillions €38.9 million jackpot winning ticket bought in Ireland
- December 30, 2017

Could the lucky €38.9 Euromillions ticket holder be from Offaly? At this stage, we don't know if it's a single victor or a syndicate. The retired cleric, originally from Mayo but based in Florida, collected his prize from the National Lottery offices in Dublin after buying a Quick Pick ticket in Donnybrook Fair, Malahide, on December 22. (more...)
Ex-military commander who led Mugabe's ouster sworn in as VP Ex-military commander who led Mugabe's ouster sworn in as VP
- December 30, 2017

Chiwenga's elevation has been widely viewed as a token of appreciation after he played a key role in facilitating Mnangagwa's ascendancy to power through the military's Operation Restore Legacy which drove away "criminals" who had captured and surrounded Mugabe. (more...)
Iran says Trump support for protests 'deceitful'
- December 30, 2017

Tehran's deputy provincial governor Mohsen Hamedani said "less than 50 people" had gathered in one of the city's squares and several had been arrested after refusing to move on, according to the reformist newspaper Etamad. His comments came after the U.S. president urged Iran to respect people's right to hold protest rallies. Over 10,000 Iranian men and women, young and old, demonstrated in Mashhad on Thursday morning, December 28, 2017, chanting "death to the dictator", "death to Rouhani" ... (more...)
British American Tobacco plc (NYSE:BTI)
- December 30, 2017

British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSE:BTI) lost -0.69 Percent and closed its previous trading session at $66.53. About 1.24 million shares traded. British American Tobacco p.l.c.is a tobacco and next generation products company. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, August 4 by Investec. Therefore 32% are positive. Natus Medical had 9 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (more...)
Homeowners Scramble To Prepay Property Tax Before Tax Deduction Homeowners Scramble To Prepay Property Tax Before Tax Deduction
- December 30, 2017

Homeowners have reached out to some Detroit-area tax collection offices, hoping for one last chance to take advantage of the major tax deduction before it is wiped out in the new year. In a typical year, fewer than 100 people do so, he said. State and local law determines whether and when a property is assessed, which is when a taxpayer becomes liable for the property tax. (more...)
Anderson and Thiem react to Djokovic injury withdrawal in Abu Dhabi Anderson and Thiem react to Djokovic injury withdrawal in Abu Dhabi
- December 30, 2017

Andy Murray concedes he needs to "keep improving" in his bid to return to fitness after he was beaten by Roberto Bautista Agut in their hastily arranged one-set exhibition match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship on Friday. Exhibition tournament organizers have arranged a substitute match between Andy Murray , another former No. 1 who has been out since Wimbledon with a hip injury, and Bautista Agut. (more...)
Ankara, Moscow seal historic S-400 missile deal Ankara, Moscow seal historic S-400 missile deal
- December 30, 2017

And Ankara insists the systems would be used and managed "independently" by Turkish personnel, rather than Russian advisors. The deal is reportedly estimated to be worth $2.5 billion. Turkey will pay 45 percent of the cost up front with Russian Federation providing loans to cover the remaining 55 percent, Chemezov said. Several allies are also concerned as the system can not be integrated into NATO's existing military architecture. (more...)
England grab two late wickets as Australia wobble at 178-4 England grab two late wickets as Australia wobble at 178-4
- December 30, 2017

Though the atypically patient David Warner , whose 86 came off 227 balls, and Shaun Marsh fell to leave Australia four down with a lead of just 14, any hope England had of triumphing was dashed in laborious fashion. The Laws of Cricket state: "If the umpires consider that the condition of the ball has been unfairly changed by a member or members of either side, they shall ask the captain of the opposing side if he/she would like the ball to be replaced". (more...)
No, Trump's approval rating hasn't caught up to Obama's No, Trump's approval rating hasn't caught up to Obama's
- December 30, 2017

Trump trailed Obama, and they were followed by Pope Francis , evangelist Bill Graham, John McCain, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and vice president Mike Pence, among others. Besides, about a quarter of Americans surveyed could not name a man or woman they admire most, Gallup added. First lady Melania Trump was also in the top 10 with 1 percent. (more...)
Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen kill 109 people in 10 days Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen kill 109 people in 10 days
- December 30, 2017

After separate airstrikes on a crowded market and a rural farm left almost 70 people dead earlier this week in Yemen, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country denounced the incidents and reminded the warring parties of their worldwide legal obligations to spare civilian lives and infrastructure. (more...)
Share Activity Lifted for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX)
- December 30, 2017

Nippon Life Insurance Company who had been investing in Devon Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $21.95 billion market cap company. (NYSE: VRX ). M&R reported 200 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Looking at the stock's movement on the chart, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc . (more...)
Drunken man kills father-in-law, holds family hostage in Pakistan Drunken man kills father-in-law, holds family hostage in Pakistan
- December 30, 2017

He said an ailing woman in the house was shifted to a hospital after the operation was successfully completed. Earlier reports suggested the family was taken hostage by a mentally disabled person. "They said they would want to deal with the matter on their own", Khan added. The TV channel quoted the family members as saying that Raheem was a drug addict who held his in-laws hostage for money. (more...)
Alert: 2 arrested in killing of Troy family, arraignments Saturday Alert: 2 arrested in killing of Troy family, arraignments Saturday
- December 30, 2017

The teenager's mother Shanta Myers , 36, his brother Jeremiah, 11, and sister, Shanise, five, were found tied up with their throats slashed alongside Shanta's lesbian girlfriend Brandi Mells, 22, inside their apartment on Tuesday. "With children involved, all the resilience that we build through our training right from day one in the academy goes right out the window". There were no further details on the suspects, however, they are expected to be arraigned about 8:30 a.m. (more...)
UP: Egypt witnesses sad Friday after Mar Mina church attack UP: Egypt witnesses sad Friday after Mar Mina church attack
- December 30, 2017

The Islamic State group claimed its "soldiers" carried out the attack on the Saint Mina Coptic church in the district of Helwan , just south of Cairo . Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi also offered his condolences to the families and ordered security forces to increase safety measures at sensitive sites, his office said in a statement. (more...)

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