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Author: 0 US VP makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

The vice president will be meeting with service members and receive a briefing on the USA support for military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Pence said that, 'When the American people start to see more in their paychecks in February, they're going to start to realize that the president's vision.is going to sell itself'.

Global Media AAA: Peak holiday travel times December 20-21
Author: 0 AAA: Peak holiday travel times December 20-21

This December's (Dec. 1 to Dec. 13) national average price is $2.47/gallon, which is 28 cents more than the same period a year ago. According to AAA, 107.3 million Americans will travel during the year-end holiday period from Saturday, Dec.

Global Media World Chess Championship logo looks like the Kama Sutra
Author: 0 World Chess Championship logo looks like the Kama Sutra

David Smerdon, the Australian chess Grandmaster, said: 'No, this is not a joke. But it has provoked outrage among players and followers of the game, has been described as a "chess kama sutra " and been heavily criticised by chess champion Susan Polgar, who questioned whether it was an "appropriate logo to promote to kids".

Global Media Turkey's Erdogan personally backs embassy shift to East Jerusalem
Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan personally backs embassy shift to East Jerusalem

The unanimity of the rest of the council was a stark rebuke to the Trump administration over its unilateral move earlier this month , which upended decades of global consensus. for standing firm saying its ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley had "lit a candle of truth" and dispelled "lies". The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, tweeted: "Thank you, Ambassador Haley".

Global Media Diego Luna and Michael Pena to star in Narcos season 4
Author: 0 Diego Luna and Michael Pena to star in Narcos season 4

This week, Netflix released a new teaser and announced the stars for the series' upcoming fourth season. For this new season of Narcos , the action and intrigue move from Colombia to Mexico, a natural progression considering the popularity of series about the subject matter across Latin America.

Global Media Bird lovers cry foul at scare tactic
Author: 0 Bird lovers cry foul at scare tactic

The internet caught wind of the spikes after Twitter user Jennifer Garrett shared a photo taken by a former colleague, Anna Francis . Residents in an upscale neighborhood have ruffled the feathers of the environmentally-conscious by installing anti-bird spikes on trees for no apparent reason other than to protect fancy cars from bird poop.

Global Media NTSB: Amtrak Washington Train Traveling At 80 MPH In 30 MPH Zone
Author: 0 NTSB: Amtrak Washington Train Traveling At 80 MPH In 30 MPH Zone

The brake was not initiated by the engineer, said a spokesperson for the National Transportation Safety Board . An Amtrak Cascades train was traveling about 80 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour zone before it derailed yesterday near DuPont, Washington, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Global Media Eminem Claims He Uses Grindr to Date in New Interview
Author: 0 Eminem Claims He Uses Grindr to Date in New Interview

Speaking to Vulture .com, he said: "It's tough". Following the demise of his marriage to Kim Mathers, Em made a decision to download the Tinder app with the hopes of meeting someone but "nothing's panned out in a way that I wanted to make it public", he said.

Global Media Republican tax bill: US Senate passes reform legislation
Author: 0 Republican tax bill: US Senate passes reform legislation

WASHINGTON-Congress stands on the verge of passing a $1.5 trillion tax cut and the largest structural overhaul of the tax system since 1986. With a revote in the House of Representatives expected to pass Wednesday morning, upcoming months between now and November will likely delve into the exact details and provisions within the bill.

Global Media 'God and 2nd Amendment' saved Richard Childress during home break
Author: 0 'God and 2nd Amendment' saved Richard Childress during home break

On Sunday at 10:25 p.m. Childress and his wife heard a crash at a door on the lower level of their home. Sheriff David Grice said items of evidence have been collected for DNA. Some alleged home invaders learned a valuable lesson: you don't f-k with Richard Childress. Why? North Carolina state law, specifically the newest Castle Doctrine, permits homeowners to use deadly force if they have reason to believe that unlawful and forced entry occurred.

Author: 0 DOJ Asks FBI Agents What They Found In Uranium One Investigation

On the orders of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the DOJ has interviewed Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who looked at the deal, where a Russian-backed company bought a uranium firm with mines in the U.S., NBC News reports. The Canadian uranium company of Frank Giustra, who has donated more than $100 million to the Clintons profited highly after securing mining rights in Kazakhstan before selling out to Uranium One in 2007.

Global Media Cuban Leader Raul Castro to Stay in Office Through April: Government
Author: 0 Cuban Leader Raul Castro to Stay in Office Through April: Government

The announcement did not mention any such action. It will be the first time in almost 60 years that a leader other than Castro or his late older brother Fidel ruled the country. The decision comes due to delays in the nomination of delegates to municipal assemblies because of the damage cause by Hurricane Irma. 24 was the date set for when the National Assembly would meet and pick the country's next president.

Global Media North Korea begins testing mounting anthrax onto ICBMs, report says
Author: 0 North Korea begins testing mounting anthrax onto ICBMs, report says

A report in the Japanese newspaper Ashai on Tuesday (19 December) said that the hermit nation was testing the means of loading the biological weapon on to missiles that could reach South Korea, Japan and the United States. "North Korea-a country that starves its own people-has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that could threaten our homeland", the document states.

Author: 0 United Nations voting on resolution to condemn US

She bluntly echoed that call in a Twitter post: "The U.S. will be taking names". In response to the unilateral decision made by U.S. President Donald Trump on December 6, Turkey called for an extraordinary summit of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul on December 13, which declared East Jerusalem the capital of Palestine "under occupation".

Global Media US Blames North Korea for 'Cowardly' WannaCry Cyberattack
Author: 0 US Blames North Korea for 'Cowardly' WannaCry Cyberattack

Bossert and Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary of homeland security for cybersecurity and communication, said the United States, through a combination of preparation and luck, escaped the worst of the attack, as a patch to the malware was found before US companies and other interests were severely crippled.

Global Media Intelligence officials pressure lawmakers to renew key spy law
Author: 0 Intelligence officials pressure lawmakers to renew key spy law

That section had sought to place additional restrictions on government officials who want to know the names of US persons caught up in foreign surveillance - a political hot-button issue known as "unmasking". But over time, thanks in part to whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, it has become clear that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency (NSA) have also been using these powers to snoop on American citizens and using the information gathered for domestic purposes.

Global Media Veterinarian charged with fatally shooting neighbor's dog over barking
Author: 0 Veterinarian charged with fatally shooting neighbor's dog over barking

During their investigation, Fitzner shared text messages as well as videos with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office that Folse had sent her to complain about the constant noise Bruizer had been making. Veterinarians told them the dog had to be put to sleep after being there all night. "We've always done good quality veterinary medicine in a compassionate environment and my sympathies go out to the family of Bruzer because I know they are devastated".

Global Media Man charged with murder months after baby dies
Author: 0 Man charged with murder months after baby dies

Houston Police announce that missing 6-week-old Shamali Flores has been found safe. Here, missing baby Shanally Flores is pictured December 19, 2017 in an AMBER Alert issued by the Houston Police Department. He is believed to be driving a 2000 blue Toyota Celica with a black hood and Texas license plate number CM7-L340. The incident was reported around 1 p.m.in the 100 block of Goodson Drive.

Global Media MLS: Nashville named as 24th franchise, in competition's latest expansion
Author: 0 MLS: Nashville named as 24th franchise, in competition's latest expansion

Soccer fans in Cincinnati, Detroit and Sacramento who were dreaming of an MLS expansion franchise as a Christmas gift will now have to wait until next year to have their wish fulfilled. "All of those other bids are MLS ready". "The success of our league, which has continued to soar over the last decade, is driven by innovative and dedicated ownership, by world-class soccer stadiums, by visonary management, and culturally diverse communities with a true passion for the game", MLS ...

Global Media Pentagon works to 'understand' missile strike on Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Pentagon works to 'understand' missile strike on Saudi Arabia

Tuesday's attack took place hours before Saudi Arabia was due to announce the country's annual budget in a news conference expected to be attended by senior ministers. State TV said no damage was caused by the intercepted missile. Quoting a statement from the coalition, SPA said Iranian-made missiles were a threat to regional and global security, and accused the Houthis of using humanitarian entry points to import missiles from Iran.

Global Media Gloomy Brexit forecasts for Britain HAVE come true, insists International Monetary Fund chief
Author: 0 Gloomy Brexit forecasts for Britain HAVE come true, insists International Monetary Fund chief

In its report on Britain's economy, the International Monetary Fund said Britain may need to raise more money from taxes to bring down its budget deficit after relying heavily on squeezing public spending. The Washington-based lender of last resort said despite recent progress, there remained a risk of the United Kingdom crashing out of the European Union without a deal and suffering a drop in commercial property prices and a credit crunch in financial markets.

Global Media BJP's Sushil Kumar Modi says RAM won over HAJ in Gujarat
Author: 0 BJP's Sushil Kumar Modi says RAM won over HAJ in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also likely to campaign in the state once poll dates are announced. Congress President Rahul Gandhi who made Gujarat his second home during Assembly elections, will again visit the state to attend a three-day meeting starting on Wednesday to review the party's failure in the recently concluded polls .

Global Media Rome's official Christmas tree is looking bare already
Author: 0 Rome's official Christmas tree is looking bare already

The threadbare tree has been shedding needles since it was lit up on 8 December, the start of Rome's Christmas season, in one of the city's main squares, Piazza Venezia. Even Pope Francis has decried the state of the city. One consumer rights group demanded the tree be removed because it was a "shameful spectacle for citizens and tourists".

Global Media What did you get? Kiwis show off Secret Santa gifts
Author: 0 What did you get? Kiwis show off Secret Santa gifts

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told The Country she realises agriculture is an "incredibly important industry for us", and that the Government will carry the "bulk of the cost" of the ways to mitigate emissions. By Wednesday, Ardern's gift had reached its destination, with the owner Rebecca Terry posting an acknowledgement on Twitter. "Me, my actual, proper Secret Santa recipient for 2017, my mum and now you".

Author: 0 First day of winter will be cold, but dry; Stormy holiday weekend

The first day of winter may start at 11:28 a.m. Thursday , but only the temperature will feel like it around Metro Detroit . Travelers hitting the road for the holidays are going to have some rough weather to contend with on Friday and Saturday .

Author: 0 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement photos released

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have released their official engagement photographs. The stunning ring, which Harry personally designed using stone from Botswana and two more diamonds from Prince Diana's personal collection, glimmers in the light while Meghan beams from ear to ear.

Author: 0 Donald Trump threatens to withhold aid over UN Jerusalem vote

Palestinian envoy said he hopes there will be overwhelming support in the General Assembly for the resolution. I think we should wait for the voting to happen. The US is ratcheting up its rhetoric and its threats in defending the December 6 decision to move its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem from global indignation.

Global Media Jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release'
Author: 0 Jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release'

Despite the latest comments in Iran, Mr Ratcliffe said he remained "hopeful" that his wife would soon be released and would be able to return home with their three-year-old daughter, Gabriella, in time for Christmas. Tulip Siddiq, her constituency MP in Britain, called the news a "glimmer of hope". The decision to delay the hearing - in which she had been expected to have her jail sentence extended - was welcomed by the family and campaigners.

Author: 0 Jerusalem: South Africa downgrades embassy in Tel Aviv to liaison office

The decision, which ANC made at its national conference in Johannesburg, called for the "immediate and unconditional" downgrade of the embassy to a liaison office. A former labor unionist and anti-apartheid leader who became one of South Africa's wealthiest businessmen, Ramaphosa has in the past opposed efforts to break diplomatic relations with Israel - and may yet block Wednesday's decision.

Author: 0 Bank of America Corp (BAC) Shares Sold by Mariner Wealth Advisors LLC

The stock increased 0.83% or $0.245 during the last trading session, reaching $29.695. About 67.98 million shares traded. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC ) has risen 58.64% since December 21, 2016 and is uptrending. With these types of results to display analysts, are more pessimistic than before, leading 1 of analysts who cover GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:NOW). Sei Com, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 193,772 shares.

Author: 0 China ride-hail firm Didi raises $4 billion for global push

SoftBank did not immediately respond to a request for comment. According to Reuters, the latest investment valued Didi at over $50 billion, and also equips it with the cash needed to aggressively pursue expansion opportunities overseas. Didi has over 450 million users in its home market and 21 million registered drivers. Photo A Didi Chuxing pickup point in Shanghai in 2015. Besides SoftBank, Didi's previous investors include Apple and Alibaba Group.

Global Media Top EU court: Uber is just another transportation service
Author: 0 Top EU court: Uber is just another transportation service

The case was sparked in Barcelona after a local authority told Uber it had to conform to its local taxi regulations. Bernardine Adkins, head of EU, Trade and competition law at Gowling WLG welcomed the "vital clarity" that the ECJ's decision had given to Uber's status in the taxi market.

Global Media 5-Star OT Jackson Carman Commits To Clemson Over Ohio State, USC
Author: 0 5-Star OT Jackson Carman Commits To Clemson Over Ohio State, USC

Offensive tackle Jackson Carman, the No. 1 recruit in the state of OH and top player at his position in the country according to Rivals, announced that he has committed to Clemson on Wednesday. 9 overall recruit in the nation. He passed for 3,296 yards and 41 touchdowns against one interception last season, helping Cartersville to an 11-1 record.

Global Media HAL gets order for 83 Tejas aircraft
Author: 0 HAL gets order for 83 Tejas aircraft

The Bengaluru-headquartered PSU in a statement said that it received an RFP from the IAF . HAL is to respond by March 2018, sources said. The IAF has so far placed orders for 40 jets in two batches of which the first 20 are in the Initial Operational Configuration (IOC) while the remaining 20 are in the Final Operational Configuration (FOC).

Author: 0 Top EU court: Uber should be considered a transport company

The Barcelona-based Elite Taxi professional association filed the complaint against Uber's non-professional drivers service, UberPop, which allowed any private vehicle owner to provide transportation services through the company's app. The ruling comes one month after tax drivers in Spain held the latest in a series of strikes and large protests against Uber and Cabify, a rival service.

Global Media PDP In Dilemma As New Factional Party Emerges
Author: 0 PDP In Dilemma As New Factional Party Emerges

Franklyn Edede, Hassan Adamu, Obi Nwosu, Olusola Akindele and Godwin Duru reportedly unveiled their "factional" headquarters in Asokoro, in a move reminiscent of the 2013 "New PDP" revolt that saw the party lose its prominent members to the All Progressives Congress .

Global Media Magnitude 5.2 natural disaster rocks Iran near its capital city
Author: 0 Magnitude 5.2 natural disaster rocks Iran near its capital city

A large quake of magnitude 5.2 has struck Iran's capital Tehran, according to state television, AzVision.az reports citing the Independent. According to Iran's natural disaster monitoring agency, the country has been rattled by more than 45 4-magnitude aftershocks since November's deadly quake.

Global Media Three held as five die in Bihar boiler blast
Author: 0 Three held as five die in Bihar boiler blast

Gopalganj is 160 kilometers away from Patna , Bihar. According to eyewitnesses, the impact of the explosion was so high that three persons who were working in the vicinity of the boiler there bodies were ripped apart. The injured have been taken to nearby hospital for further treatment. Hasanuddin and Chandradev Prasad. Shashi Kant Mishra said, "The condition of all the 9 workers who have been brought to the hospital is extremely serious".

Global Media Four People Killed after Ferry Capsizes off Remote Philippine Island
Author: 0 Four People Killed after Ferry Capsizes off Remote Philippine Island

Coastguard spokesman Armand Balilo did not confirm these reports, but said, "We heard about casualties, but we are still trying to get a complete picture". The storm drenched Quezon province on the southern tip of northern Luzon island, but there were no storm warnings when Mercraft 3 sailed out, officials said.

Global Media President Trump commutes sentence of Iowa meatpacking executive
Author: 0 President Trump commutes sentence of Iowa meatpacking executive

In a statement announcing the commutation, White House officials said they had received letters from more than 30 members of Congress , including several members of both parties, supporting an examination of the case . "Under the U.S. Constitution, the president alone has the power to commute sentences for federal crimes", he added. In this January 26, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, is joined by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio ...

Global Media Cryptocurrency Hacks Traced Back to North Korean Hackers
Author: 0 Cryptocurrency Hacks Traced Back to North Korean Hackers

The incident comes just weeks after surveillance cameras captured the dramatic defection of another North Korean on November 13 through the Joint Security Area. The pair had "expressed their willingness to defect" said a ministry official. About 1000 people from the North are believed to flee to the South each year - but very few defect via the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ).

Global Media Russia, China knock Trump's national security strategy as throwback to Cold War
Author: 0 Russia, China knock Trump's national security strategy as throwback to Cold War

The piece cited Trump's decisions to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital as similar moves. The remarks also signaled that Trump may be relying more on U.S. Peskov said that at first glance, the new strategy had an imperialist character and showed a lack of willingness to give up on unilateralism. The Chinese embassy in Washington, in a statement on its website, urged the United States to seek common ground while respecting differences.

Global Media 'Best days are behind him' - Rae delivers damning verdict on Celtic signing
Author: 0 'Best days are behind him' - Rae delivers damning verdict on Celtic signing

From what I've seen [of Compper], he is a guy who fits the profile of what we would like in a central defender. He has previously played in his homeland for Borussia Monchengladbach and Hoffenheim, as well as Serie A side Fiorentina. "It was our spirit and our togetherness and the point I'm trying to make is that of course we're looking at recruitment and where we can strengthen all over the pitch, but that isn't our only priority".

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