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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...)
US Rig Count Falls Slightly As Canada's Rig Count Tanks US Rig Count Falls Slightly As Canada's Rig Count Tanks
- December 30, 2017

The stock is performing 53.16% year to date. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $30.04 per share, with a total value of $45,060.00. The firm owned $29.57 million shares of the company's stock after selling 4.23 million shares during the period. (more...)
Rewards Offered, Troy Police Seek Public Help To Solve Quadruple Homicide Rewards Offered, Troy Police Seek Public Help To Solve Quadruple Homicide
- December 30, 2017

The new outlet reports that Troy Police Capt. Daniel DeWolf would not discuss details of the crime scene or the cause of death, but law enforcement sources told the Albany Times Union that the victims were bound and their throats were slit. (more...)
ISIS Claim Responsible For Blast At Afghan Shiite Center ISIS Claim Responsible For Blast At Afghan Shiite Center
- December 30, 2017

A horde of just shy of 100 individuals were meeting at the social focus to stamp the commemoration of the Soviet attack of Afghanistan when a plane penetrated the group and exploded the gadget, as indicated by columnist Ehsanullah Amiri, who was at the scene. (more...)
Censor Board clears Padmavati with U/A certificate, title may change, says report Censor Board clears Padmavati with U/A certificate, title may change, says report
- December 30, 2017

Other key modifications involve those of the disclaimers, pertinently adding one regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati and also relevant modifications in the song Ghoomar to befit the character portrayed. The CBFC felt that since the matter of the movie was crucial and that is why the a special panel was required to judge the movie. There are 3 more changes that the Central Board Of Film Certification has prescribed for the film. (more...)
Gunman Attacks Coptic Church In Egypt, Killing At Least 9 Gunman Attacks Coptic Church In Egypt, Killing At Least 9
- December 30, 2017

One of the assailants was shot dead, while the other fled, according to initial reports . The ministry that it employed 10 ambulances to transfer the injured to hospitals. The gunman was also killed, along with at least one police officer, officials said. Police have beefed up security around churches during the Christmas celebrations. (more...)
Upset With Portfolio Allocation, Nitin Patel Revolts Against Gujarat Cabinet Upset With Portfolio Allocation, Nitin Patel Revolts Against Gujarat Cabinet
- December 30, 2017

Saurabh, the son-of-law of industry doyen Dhirubhai Ambani's elder brother Ramnik Ambani, was dropped by Rupani after he took control of the government replacing the then chief minister, Anandiben Patel. The 61-year-old Deputy Chief Minister is learnt to be feeling slighted at his boss taking away key portfolios such as finance and urban development, and replacing them with health and education, among others. (more...)
IS claims Saint Petersburg supermarket bombing IS claims Saint Petersburg supermarket bombing
- December 30, 2017

At least 13 people were injured when a homemade bomb detonated in a branch of the Perekrestok supermarket chain on Wednesday. Russian media reports said the bomb was hidden inside a rucksack in a locker where shoppers leave their belongings and said the person who left the bomb, described as being of "non-Slavic appearance", had been caught on CCTV. (more...)
National Basketball Association apologizes after listing 'Palestine - occupied territory' on website National Basketball Association apologizes after listing 'Palestine - occupied territory' on website
- December 30, 2017

Israeli sports minister Miri Regev called the Palestinian territories "an imaginary "state" in a letter to National Basketball Association president Adam Silver and the wording was not consistent with President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the country's capital, The Guardian reported. (more...)
CHP Mourns Officer Killed By DUI Suspect On Christmas Eve CHP Mourns Officer Killed By DUI Suspect On Christmas Eve
- December 30, 2017

They will also keep an eye out for motorists not wearing seat belts, driving while distracted or speeding. California reported 1,059 DUI deaths in that year. Fatal crashes involving drivers using drugs have increased 39 percent since 2006, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data. (more...)
Zimbabwe's ex-army boss sworn in as vice-president Zimbabwe's ex-army boss sworn in as vice-president
- December 30, 2017

But he is also looking to maintain a unified ZANU-PF as the dominant political force and keep relations with its powerful military smooth in the run-up to national elections scheduled for next year. His 37-year tenure was marked by accusations of rights abuses, electoral fraud and economic ineptitude. The document says a retired president will be provided with either an official residence or a private home built on his own land not exceeding five bedrooms. (more...)

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