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Jill Stein Changes Course With New Suit Seeking PA Recount
- December 06, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Michigan must begin its presidential recount at noon Monday, a federal judge ruled in a late-night order that could make it more likely the state will complete the count ahead of a December 13 deadline. At the time, Stein was asked if she would support Clinton or Trump as the choice of the people if they won. Racine County: Increase of 13 votes for Clinton/Kaine, votes were not counted on Election Night due to non-standard pens used to mark ballots . (more...)
Michigan to begin recount; legal fight moves to Pennsylvania
- December 06, 2016

U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith early Monday morning issued an order for MI election officials to begin counting ballots starting at noon. In his Sunday night ruling, Judge Mark Goldsmith rejected an effort by state officials to delay the hand-counting of about 4.8 million ballots, the Detroit News reported. (more...)
Trump continues to defend his call with Taiwan's leader
- December 06, 2016

The Friday call was the first by a US president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979, acknowledging Taiwan as part of "one China". It is worth noting that these phone calls have breached the USA protocol during the administration's interim stage because they have neglected the Secretary of State's role. (more...)
A Cabinet of generals? Trump's choices get mixed reviews A Cabinet of generals? Trump's choices get mixed reviews
- December 06, 2016

Mattis, who served in the military for 44 years, has broad support among Republicans. Mattis, 66, is known as one of the most influential military leaders of his generation. "We are going to appoint "Mad Dog" Mattis as our secretary of defense", Trump said at his rally. Those experiences can have markedly varied effects, making some officers a bit cautious when considering plans to send troops into battle but making others more likely to urge aggressive military responses to national ... (more...)
2 pilots killed as warplane shot down in Aleppo
- December 05, 2016

He was speaking a day after the army seized another district, Tariq al-Bab, from the rebels opposing President Bashar al-Assad. Sheikh Saeed is close to the last parts of Aleppo still in rebel hands - densely populated residential neighbourhoods where thousands have sought refuge from advancing regime forces. (more...)
Shoppers flock to stores to snatch up Black Friday deals
- December 05, 2016

She said shopping was much easier this year because she waited until the day after Thanksgiving to get started - rather than going out on Thanksgiving night. Target reported more than 60 percent of its online sales came from mobile customers, while Amazon reported mobile orders on Turkey Day exceeded Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday a year ago. (more...)
For Russia, Trump presidency offers hope of sanctions relief For Russia, Trump presidency offers hope of sanctions relief
- December 05, 2016

The issues related to liberalization of the existing visa regime between Russia and Japan may have been solved by Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to the country, Masato Otaka, deputy press secretary of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said. (more...)
Suspect in Texas officer's death got married after shooting Suspect in Texas officer's death got married after shooting
- December 05, 2016

Otis Tyrone McKane said he was angry with the court system for not letting him see his son and took it out on the officer. Also on Sunday a police officer was shot twice in the face in St Louis, Missouri, while he sat in traffic in a marked police auto. (more...)
Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Japan Triggering off Tsunami Warnings Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Japan Triggering off Tsunami Warnings
- December 05, 2016

Though there has been no report of death as yet, there have been reports of minor injuries and damage. All tsunami warnings and advisories have been lifted in Japan, seven hours after a powerful offshore natural disaster triggered a series of moderate tsunami waves. (more...)
Lawsuits seek to block or halt Wisconsin, Michigan recounts Lawsuits seek to block or halt Wisconsin, Michigan recounts
- December 05, 2016

That means the recount could begin Tuesday or Wednesday while the lawsuits are pending. This is madness. In what sense could double-checking the votes possibly "cast doubt" on the process? Even if the recounts happen, though, none would be expected to give Democrat Hillary Clinton enough votes to emerge as the victor. (more...)
Olympic figure skating champion embroiled in Olympic figure skating champion embroiled in "holocaust on ice" controversy
- December 05, 2016

Tatiana Navka , whose husband is Putin's spokesman, and actor Andrey Burkovskiy wore gold Stars of David and striped uniforms resembling the clothing Jewish prisoners wore in concentration camps. Senior Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin , have honored Holocaust victims and have spoken out against attempts to justify the crimes of Nazis or their allies. (more...)
Iran condemns US senate vote to extend sanctions
- December 05, 2016

In a speech to Iran's parliament on December 4, Rohani said the bill violates a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, also said on Friday that the Islamic Republic was fully prepared to respond to the US Senate's decision to extend the ISA but would act wisely and with prudence. (more...)
Dylann Roof's lawyers want back on death penalty case
- December 05, 2016

Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who allegedly killed nine people at a historic black church in Charleston past year, on Sunday asked a judge to allow his defense attorneys to once again represent him at trial - but only through part of the case. (more...)
Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad
- December 05, 2016

Putin said in remarks released by NTV that Trump's business accomplishments show him to be a "smart man". "Now he's a government official, now he's the head of the United States of America, one of the leading countries of the world, one of the world's leading economies, one of the world's leading military states". (more...)
Prayers for Jayalalithaa; vigil, chaos outside Apollo Hospitals Prayers for Jayalalithaa; vigil, chaos outside Apollo Hospitals
- December 05, 2016

The party supporters have been hopeful of their leader's speedy recovery. In a later tweet, the hospital said: "The Hon'ble CM is the beloved leader of the masses". In his tweet, Rahul Gandhi said: "Praying for Jayalalithaa ji's quick recovery". "Like my friends in Tamil Nadu, I am praying for her speedy recovery". (more...)
Kanye West Checks Out Of UCLA Hospital Kanye West Checks Out Of UCLA Hospital
- December 05, 2016

KIM Kardashian and Kanye West appear to be putting the rapper's recent hospitalisation behind them by starting their Christmas preparations. The source claimed that Kimye's alleged "marital issues" have been worse due to West's behavior prior to his hospitalization. (more...)
Gujarat man who declared over Rs 13K crore questioned by IT officials
- December 05, 2016

But this is not my money. This money is like bhelpuri: it belongs to various individuals from different places. I don't know how that (money laundering) could happen because the demonetisation came later on, " the report quoted Sethna as saying. (more...)
Chiefs coach hopes Julio Jones 'misses the bus' to Sunday's game Chiefs coach hopes Julio Jones 'misses the bus' to Sunday's game
- December 05, 2016

Albert Wilson , who played in college at the Georgia Dome for Georgia State, raced 55 yards with a short direct snap on the fake punt and Berry , an Atlanta native, had a 37-yard interception return for a TD. On their third drive of the game, Atlanta extends the lead with a field goal. The ironic part is that Kansas City might actually stand a better chance if Jones does have a big game. (more...)
US sanctions North Korea over nuclear test US sanctions North Korea over nuclear test
- December 04, 2016

Under the resolution, North Korea will be restricted from exporting beyond 7.5 million tonnes of coal in 2017, a reduction of 62 per cent from 2015. But in a piece written for CNN , John Delury, an associate professor of global studies, at Yonsei University in Seoul , said strict sanctions were "counterproductive and unsafe", advocating instead for engaging with the country. (more...)
Iraqi leader predicts IS collapse in Mosul Iraqi leader predicts IS collapse in Mosul
- December 04, 2016

Behind the army troops, dozens of civilian pickup trucks loaded with armed militiamen sped off toward the villages while some of damaged Humvees returned with cracked bulletproof windshields. He said around 990 militants had been killed in fighting in the east so far. Islamic State fighters are killing civilians who refuse to let them put rocket launchers on the roofs of their houses in Mosul, the United Nations says. (more...)
House passes $611 billion defense policy bill by wide margin House passes $611 billion defense policy bill by wide margin
- December 04, 2016

The Republican chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Sen. The NDAA bill also calls for $3.2 billion for more servicemembers and to bolster military capabilities such as Marine Corps and Air Force aviation that lawmakers say are overstressed by reduced spending in recent years. (more...)
Death toll in storms sweeping South increases to 5 Death toll in storms sweeping South increases to 5
- December 04, 2016

The only type of severe weather that's bucking the trend is the number of severe wind reports , which happen to be slightly above the average. Windy storms downed trees across the state Monday, producing isolated damage. Several homes were damaged near Tinner Mayo Road, including one when trees fell onto the roof. "It just briefly touched down and quickly went back up", he said. (more...)
European Central Bank ready to buy bonds if Italian vote goes against Renzi European Central Bank ready to buy bonds if Italian vote goes against Renzi
- December 04, 2016

One is that Renzi resigns. Market turbulence will stem from the likely resignation of Renzi as prime minister if he loses the vote. If the reform goes through - it will reduce the power of the senate (the equivalent of the House of Lords in the UK) and take back legal power from 20 regional governments. (more...)
What would a far-right president mean for Austria?
- December 04, 2016

In the previous presidential elections held in May, Hofer lost to Van der Bellen by a narrow margin. That stands in contrast with the sense of collective guilt every German has grown up with since World War Two. Generally, he has struck a more moderate tone than FPOe chief Heinz-Christian Strache, who called German Chancellor Angela Merkel "the most risky woman in Europe" and has warned of "civil war". (more...)
Pakistan to send envoy to meet Donald Trump's transition team Pakistan to send envoy to meet Donald Trump's transition team
- December 04, 2016

The department, Kirby added, is unaware if any of Trump's communications have had a tangible impact on U.S. foreign policy. The Trump-Sharif conversation has generated much interest in the United States capital where the opposition Democrats and the media were both criticising the president-elect for "talking to foreign leaders. (more...)

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