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Otto weakens to tropical storm after passing over Nicaragua Otto weakens to tropical storm after passing over Nicaragua
- December 07, 2016

Earlier this week, the outer bands of the storm caused the deaths of four people in Panama. Hurricane Otto had sparked red alerts in both countries when it spun in from the Caribbean on Thursday with winds of up to 175 kilometers (110 miles) per hour. (more...)
Texas police officer dies falling into massive sinkhole
- December 07, 2016

San Antonio Water System officials said the weekend's heavy rains have already caused at least four different sewage spills and line breaks. SAFD battalion chief Brian O'Neil told the Express-Newsthat if anyone fell inside the sinkhole, they'd likely be swept underground. (more...)
Syrian government forces advance on 2 fronts in Aleppo
- December 07, 2016

Diplomats say the intransigence from both sides increases the likelihood of a decisive Aleppo battle in the near future, unless a deal is reached to end months of Russian and Syrian airstrikes and an ongoing government ground offensive that analysts say threatens to overwhelm rebel forces. (more...)
Italy senate to vote on budget Wednesday
- December 07, 2016

Today, many Italians view the European Union as a drag on its economy by imposing rules that do not fit their country's economic circumstances, while offering little protection against the tides of migrants that enter Italy daily. Bucking the polls, an Austrian far right politician failed in his bid to become president, losing to a pro-EU Green. "If it weren't for yesterday's rally, I would have said that it would be hard to buy the euro because uncertainties would linger", said Masafumi ... (more...)
Steelers End Giants' Winning Streak at 6 in 24-14 Victory
- December 06, 2016

Bell touched the ball 35 times - 29 rushes and six receptions - and went over 100 yards rushing for the third straight game by churning for 118. He was the Steelers' ground game. But I'm getting closer. "I have total confidence in Victor". "The team is believing in me". I'm excited about it but as far as blocking, I just want to get better than that. (more...)
Far-right candidate defeated in Austria's presidential poll
- December 06, 2016

The interventions come after Mr Farage's interventions in the Austrian poll were shunned by Norbert Hofer, the extreme right FPÖ's candidate in the election. He describes Austria as his homeland, but he has also said he grew up as an "immigrant child" in the rural Alpine province of Tyrol. Mr Van der Bellen yesterday noted the outsize attention the election in Austria was receiving. (more...)
Duterte Invites Trump To The Philippines
- December 06, 2016

Duterte said he told Trump Filipinos "are tight with America" and wished Trump success. It was the first one-on-one conversation of the two Presidents. It was unclear whether he or Mr Trump remarked that the widely criticised crackdown was being carried out properly. "We both curse. For any small reason, we curse". (more...)
Patriots' Gronkowski on IR after season-ending back surgery
- December 06, 2016

Gronkowski suffered a lung injury on November 13 against Seattle. The Patriots confirmed the news Saturday afternoon , adding that they signed running back D.J. This move means the team can not place Gronkowski back on the active roster once they place him on IR. The 2010 second-round draft pick has already missed three weeks this season and had a limited role in three others - the fifth year in a row that he hasn't been able to play in every game. (more...)
Trump renews defense of his call with Taiwan leader
- December 06, 2016

China has vast claims in the South China Sea, which is also claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan. But Trump's critics pointed out the call was the first time a United States president or president-elect has spoken to a Taiwanese leader since 1979. (more...)
Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania
- December 06, 2016

A federal judge late Sunday night in Detroit ordered a statewide hand recount of roughly 4.8 million ballots, which started in some counties Monday afternoon. The recounts were not expected to change enough votes to overturn the result of the election. Stein raised nearly double her campaign war chest of $3.5 million for the recount effort and focused it in 3 states where Trump narrowly won, which raised questions about its true goal. (more...)
Houston Texans at Green Bay Packers
- December 06, 2016

So, on a Sunday when the Green Bay Packers returned home for their first game since November 6, the faithful responded in kind to a spirited effort by the star receiver. He has 15 catches for 99 yards and a touchdown this season. "We're exhausted of being close". We really put the ball in Aaron's hand there in the fourth quarter. (more...)
Kremlin asks Turkey to explain Erdogan's remark about toppling Assad Kremlin asks Turkey to explain Erdogan's remark about toppling Assad
- December 06, 2016

Al-Yousef said representatives of various rebel factions were in consultation with Turkish officials, who are in turn talking with the Russians . Erdoğan's remarks on November 29 created unease in Moscow, as senior officials publicly criticized the Turkish government and expressed their demand for an explanation. (more...)
Health Officials Recognize World Aids Day 2016
- December 06, 2016

In the 28 years since the World Health Organization and the United Nations established World AIDS Day , communities around the world have held events to create awareness about the risk factors for HIV in an effort to stop the spread of infection. (more...)
White House: Trump Taiwan call could 'undermine' progress
- December 06, 2016

China complained about Trump's gesture on Friday towards Taiwan since the two countries signed the "One China " policy in 1979. "Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into their country (the USA doesn't tax them)", Trump tweeted on Sunday. (more...)
Japan PM to visit Hawaii to remember Pearl Harbor victims with Obama
- December 06, 2016

Nagasaki was bombed several days later. Bruner said he prefers this to lying in a sparsely visited cemetery. "We come to mourn the dead. their souls speak to us and ask us to look inward". December 7, 2016 is the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack during WWII. --- That December, Americans were reading Edna Ferber. The two-hour bombardment of the US Pacific Fleet at anchor sank or damaged some 20 ships and destroyed 164 planes. (more...)
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...)

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