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Motel 6 gave guest lists, personal info to ICE agents, lawsuit says Motel 6 gave guest lists, personal info to ICE agents, lawsuit says
- January 05, 2018

Motel 6 is controlled by private equity firm Blackstone Group LP, which bought the brand in 2012. Motel 6 issued a directive to all of its 1,400 locations stating that guests lists were not to be provided to ICE. " I will hold Motel 6 accountable and uncover the whole story of their disturbing conduct ", Ferguson said. New Times found that ICE agents made at least 20 arrests at Phoenix Motel 6 locations. (more...)
Chris Gayle among surprising non-retentions for IPL 2018 Chris Gayle among surprising non-retentions for IPL 2018
- January 05, 2018

The IPL auction will take place in Mumbai on 27th and 28th January. As expected, Virat Kohli emerged as the costliest player to be retained, with RCB shelling out Rs 17 crore for the India captain. He was also quite inconsistent with the bat for RCB last season with just 200 runs to his name in nine innings at a strike-rate of just 122. Most recently, he hit a record 18 sixes during his unbeaten 146 for Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League final. (more...)
Akshay's lunch date with Virat and Anushka in Cape Town Akshay's lunch date with Virat and Anushka in Cape Town
- January 05, 2018

The Indian skipper was also spotted wearing his wedding ring around his neck during practice sessions a feat that gave the fandom yet another couple goal. Kohli had then posted another pic of the two with the caption. India are on the back of a ninth straight series win after drawing the third and final Test against Sri Lanka on December 6, and are on level with Australia. (more...)
Nexon Chalks Up LawBreakers Poor Performance to the Success of PUBG
- January 05, 2018

Interestingly enough, it blames the success of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds as the chief reason for LawBreakers' demise. In just a week of its console release, the game surpassed one million copies sold. This could have hurt the popularity of the game since there was already competition for it which was free or had the same price with better quality such as " Paladins " or " Overwatch ". (more...)
Yogi Government paints Lucknow Haj house saffron Yogi Government paints Lucknow Haj house saffron
- January 05, 2018

The Haj House is the office of Uttar Pradesh Haj Committee, where Haj pilgrims from the state get their documents verified and start their journey. The painting of the Haj House into saffron comes two days after the Yogi government ordered the madrassas in his state to reduce the number of holidays on Muslim festivals, and remain closed on Hindu festivals too. (more...)
Utah's Hatch to retire, opening door to possible Romney run Utah's Hatch to retire, opening door to possible Romney run
- January 05, 2018

Hatch's retirement opens up a path for former MA governor Mitt Romney to run for the seat. Some Senate Republicans have openly hostile relationships with Mr Trump, who shows few compunctions about publicly attacking members of the caucus. (more...)
Monson Dies; Likely Successor Unlikely to Alter Church's Course Monson Dies; Likely Successor Unlikely to Alter Church's Course
- January 05, 2018

Monson was named president in 2008. Mormons regarded him as a prophet, seer and revelator. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - as the religion is officially known - has a global membership of 15.8 million, more than half of whom live outside the United States, its country of origin. (more...)
Fodder scam: Court to pronounce quantum of punishment for Lalu today Fodder scam: Court to pronounce quantum of punishment for Lalu today
- January 05, 2018

All the 16 convicts, including Lalu Prasad, are presently lodged in the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi . Special CBI judge Shivapal Singh on Thursday put off the sentencing of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad, who claimed he had done no wrong and that he found it "very cold" in prison. (more...)
If he loses, random drawing won't be the last straw, Yancey says If he loses, random drawing won't be the last straw, Yancey says
- January 05, 2018

Sitting in the front row, Democratic candidate Shelly Simonds clasped her husband's and daughter's hands as officials reached into the bowl and plucked the canisters out, one by one. Simonds may yet press for a recount or mount another court challenge. The ballot had been thrown out, but the judges determined it should be counted because Simonds' circle had a slash through it. (more...)
Conductor, passenger injured in deadly Amtrak crash sue Conductor, passenger injured in deadly Amtrak crash sue
- January 05, 2018

The recording ends as the train begin to tilt and the crew braces for impact. The locomotive's final recorded speed was 78 miles per hour, which was almost three times the limit in that area. Trains on the new Amtrak route were scheduled to get positive train control next year, but officials opted to open it for service before positive train control was in place. (more...)
Israeli Security Uncovers Iranian-Backed Palestinian Terror Network Israeli Security Uncovers Iranian-Backed Palestinian Terror Network
- January 05, 2018

The leader of the cell was a 29-year-old computer science student named Muhammad Maharma from Hebron , but he received his directions from an Iranian operative in South Africa, the Times of Israel reported, citing Shin Bet, as saying. Shin Bet said its agents and the Israeli military had arrested three men from the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank but its statement did not specify when. (more...)
OR drivers concerned about self-service gas stations following new law OR drivers concerned about self-service gas stations following new law
- January 05, 2018

At the start of the new year, a law went into effect that permits some people in OR under some circumstances to pump their own gas rather than waiting for a gas station employee to do it for them. The pro-full-service posts drew instant ire from out-of-staters. It applies only in eastern counties in OR with populations of less than 40,000 people, and it only applies to gas stations that aren't attached to convenience stores OR retailers. (more...)
Crude prices continue to stand at maximum for 3 years Crude prices continue to stand at maximum for 3 years
- January 05, 2018

It also means a deteriorating current account deficit (CAD). The banks expect West Texas Intermediate, the USA oil gauge, to average $54 a barrel in 2018, up from United States dollars 51 in 2017. The oil price rally at the end of 2017 was primarily supported by multiple but temporary supply disruptions, while the latest leg up has been driven by protests across Iran , Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank, said on Tuesday. (more...)
'California better hold on tight!' - ICE director slams 'sanctuary state' law 'California better hold on tight!' - ICE director slams 'sanctuary state' law
- January 05, 2018

Homan's comment came one day after the State of California officially became a sanctuary state. One was taken down on Interstate 15 near the California-Nevada border, while another was removed from along I-40, also along the Nevada border. (more...)
A fruitful session, says govt; accuses Cong of stalling Triple Talaq Bill A fruitful session, says govt; accuses Cong of stalling Triple Talaq Bill
- January 05, 2018

The Budget Session of Parliament is set to commence on January 29 and the Union Budget for 2018-19 will be presented on February 1 , the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) recommended today. The House lost about 15 hours due to disruptions and adjournments. "I am grateful to all the parties and all members of both the houses for making this session fruitful", Kumar said. (more...)
Comparable Company Analysis: Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PXD), Cummins Inc. (CMI)
- January 05, 2018

The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $172.92, up from yesterday's close by 0.04%. The shares were sold at an average price of $154.47, for a total value of $308,940.00. They are also projecting the Low EPS estimate of $0.37 and the High EPS estimate of $1.28. TWX's profit will be $1.14B for 15.72 P/E if the $1.46 EPS becomes a reality. (more...)
Weather: Flood warnings as Storm Eleanor batters Britain's coast Weather: Flood warnings as Storm Eleanor batters Britain's coast
- January 05, 2018

Officials said one skier was killed in the French Alps after being hit by a falling tree in Morillon in Haute-Savoie. Four people are said to be in serious condition following accidents caused by the winds that reached speeds above 100 miles per hour (160 kph) on Wednesday. (more...)
ABA Condemns President Trump's Demand to Halt Publication of Wolff Book
- January 05, 2018

In an earlier extract from Fire and Fury published by NY magazine Wednesday, Wolff says that Trump did not actually want to be president, nor did the first lady expect him to win. "For a sitting president to threaten legal action in an attempt to stop publication of a book is an appalling abuse of executive power". "According to Wolff, Trump would boast to people "proudly and without irony" that Melania-his third spouse-was a "'trophy wife.'" And though they spent little time ... (more...)
National Weather Service Reports Snow Totals, What To Expect After Storm National Weather Service Reports Snow Totals, What To Expect After Storm
- January 05, 2018

The winter storm warning is in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 7 p.m. Thursday for DE and Philadelphia counties as well as parts of eastern Montgomery and lower Bucks counties. Nichols says we could see another 3 to 6 inches of snow on Friday, with higher amounts in Wayne and Orleans Counties. Gusty winds through the period will create whiteout conditions at times, so drivers are urged to take that into their travel plans. (more...)
Ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili jailed in absentia Ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili jailed in absentia
- January 05, 2018

The judge said that the ex-president abused his official powers when he pardoned former law enforcers arrested for the Girgvliani case without the participation of the Pardon Commission. Saakashvili said the guilty verdict was the result of pressure by Georgian officials and ex-Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili, in cooperation with Ukrainian authorities. (more...)

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