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Snow For Some, Mostly Rain For Others Today Snow For Some, Mostly Rain For Others Today
- December 12, 2016

Then the flakes will change to sleet and freezing rain between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Monday . If the snow falls for two hours more than expected, that will give an additional inch or so, while an earlier change to rain lessens the chance of higher accumulation numbers. (more...)
GST meet fails to clear deadlock on jurisdiction GST meet fails to clear deadlock on jurisdiction
- December 12, 2016

Isaac also said that in a situation where the states are going to lose the right to tax when GST is implemented, and had acceeded to the Centre on nearly all issues, "the Centre will have to take one step back from the position they have adopted" on the only remaining issue of "cross-empowerment" concerning jurisdiction over assessees. (more...)
Bryan Cranston brought back Walter White on 'SNL'
- December 12, 2016

Cranston, donning his iconic scruffy beard, black porkpie hat and khaki jacket, reprised his Emmy-winning Breaking Bad role, much to the surprised delight of the SNL audience, and described himself as an elementary school teacher. "Are these bad picks?" "A lot less competition for the rest of us", he said. "No Jake, they are not bad", she answers. Cranston's White smirked, "Oh yeah, Steve's the best". (more...)
The Conservatives have won the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election
- December 12, 2016

Caroline Johnson, a consultant paediatrician, is hoping to defend the long-standing Tory seat. The Conservatives held the pro-Leave constituency with 53.5 percent of the vote which gives them a comfortable majority of 17,570. The turnout for the by-election was 37.1% according to North Kesteven District Council, down from 70.2% at the general election previous year. "If this was another election about Brexit, I think the cut through of the Labour Party is shown in the result". (more...)
Garth Brooks in talks to perform at Trump inauguration Garth Brooks in talks to perform at Trump inauguration
- December 12, 2016

Garth's publicist confirmed to Reuters that he is in talks for the gig. Donald Trump's inauguration next month will use the same slogan as his provocative campaign - "Make America Great Again", plus an exclamation point. Trump's camp denied the claims but didn't say if any names were confirmed to perform. "We have world-class talent, world-class entertainers reaching out to us offering their help, offering their services so no struggle, whatsoever", Epshteyn told ABC television news. (more...)
S. Korea's parliament sets up presidential impeachment vote
- December 11, 2016

The 300-member National Assembly's 171 opposition and independent lawmakers are all expected to vote for impeachment at a plenary session. The Constitutional Court will decide whether to uphold the motion and remove her from office or reject it and reinstate her. (more...)
Blasts hit near Istanbul soccer stadium, wound 20 police
- December 11, 2016

The blast came two hours after the end of a match between Besiktas and Bursaspor , among two of Turkey's top teams. There were reports that a second explosion was heard, but they remain unconfirmed. The Turkish FA also expressed its "tremendous sorrow" and condemned the "inhuman brutal terrorist attack ". The interior ministry said initially at least 20 had been wounded but said it had no information of whether anyone had been killed. (more...)
Cuban dissidents fear repression after Castro death
- December 11, 2016

FILE - President Barack Obama meets with Cuban President Raul Castro at the Palace of the Revolution, Monday, March 21, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. "It's to remind us that Fidel is present", Soler said, wearing a white shirt, white pants and white shoes while fielding calls from journalists. (more...)
Viola Desmond's story to be integrated in Alberta's school curriculum Viola Desmond's story to be integrated in Alberta's school curriculum
- December 11, 2016

She was forcibly removed from the theatre, arrested and kept in jail overnight. Nearly a decade before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated Alabama school bus, Canada's Viola Desmond refused to give up a seat of her own . (more...)
Snow expected this weekend Snow expected this weekend
- December 11, 2016

Accumulation: Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8 inches are possible. According to the alert from the National Weather Service, significant snowfall is expected Saturday night through Sunday evening. It's expected to begin developing Saturday evening and then diminish by Sunday evening. High winds and drifting snow are expected to make driving hard and bitter cold is expected to move into the region following the snowfall. (more...)
Wreaths for Veteran Gravesites Wreaths for Veteran Gravesites
- December 11, 2016

Monroe will be at the Mulhearn's Memorial gardens and mausoleum on Hwy 80. About a dozen volunteers helped unload a truck full of wreaths that arrived from ME in preparation for the Wreaths Across America Remembrance Day ceremony at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Upper Makefield. (more...)
Stein Using Recount to 'Line Her Pockets,' Trump Lawyer Says Stein Using Recount to 'Line Her Pockets,' Trump Lawyer Says
- December 11, 2016

Trump won MI by about 10,700 votes over Clinton. Mr. Trump won Wisconsin and Pennsylvania as well. Rather, it was meant to help an aggrieved candidate change the outcome of an election, not to see if there is a problem, they argue. According to the Wisconsin Election Commission, Mrs. Clinton has gained a net of 82 votes in the recount as of Wednesday afternoon. The issue for him was timing - not whether a recount was appropriate. (more...)
Obama: I absolutely faced racism while in office Obama: I absolutely faced racism while in office
- December 11, 2016

As he nears the end of his term, and prepares to be succeeded by one of the ringleaders of a racist campaign to undermine his legitimacy, United States president Barack Obama offered some candid thoughts about race in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria , aired on December 8. (more...)
Strong quake rocks Solomon Islands again Strong quake rocks Solomon Islands again
- December 11, 2016

Final day for 9NEWS veteran sports presenter A look back at some of the memorable moments in the decorated career of 9NEWS veteran sports presenter Ken Sutcliffe. The region was hit by a 6.9 aftershock yesterday. However, police in the nearest centre to the 6.9 magnitude off-shore quake said there were no reports of fresh damage and residents did not flee their homes as they had the previous day. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency concludes Moscow sought to help Trump in election Central Intelligence Agency concludes Moscow sought to help Trump in election
- December 11, 2016

The CIA has now concluded with "high confidence" that Moscow was not only interfering with the election, but that its actions were meant to help Trump, according to a senior USA official. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press". "I don't believe it". Trump dismissed those findings in an interview published Wednesday by Time magazine for its "Person of the Year" award. (more...)
BJP says Rahul Gandhi's speeches cause tremors within Congress and not outside BJP says Rahul Gandhi's speeches cause tremors within Congress and not outside
- December 11, 2016

Desperation exposed Rahul Gandhi's remarks seem like an effort by the Congress vice president to pin the issue of stalled parliament proceedings on Modi and the BJP. "I want to talk about the biggest scam that has been orchestrated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but I am being stopped from speaking", he added. In a stinging attack on Congress over the Parliament logjam, Naidu asked, "Is it foolish to take action against black money and corruption which was encouraged by Congress and its ... (more...)
Carrier Union Leader on Donald Trump: 'He Lied His Ass Off' Carrier Union Leader on Donald Trump: 'He Lied His Ass Off'
- December 11, 2016

Voorhies was referring to Chuck Jones , head of the United Steelworkers Local 1999, who said Trump "lied his a- off" last week when he boasted that he'd helped keep 1,100 jobs at an Indianapolis air conditioning factory from moving to Mexico. (more...)
Carmelo Anthony surprised by Phil Jackson's comments
- December 11, 2016

The rule is that if a player holds a pass two seconds, it will be benefiting for the defensive team. "He knows what he can do, and he's willing to see its success". In addition to that, this week Jackson also talked about how "Carmelo a lot of times, wants to hold the ball longer than (the Knicks want)". Jackson's comments about Anthony's tendency to hold on to the ball too long at times have been echoed by others around the National Basketball Association. (more...)
Jill Stein says she'll 'escalate' Pennsylvania recount case
- December 10, 2016

In a rally outside of Trump Tower yesterday , Stein said she was hoping this recount would ensure this election was accurate, secure and just - a cause that's found support among some people in the wake of several high-profile hacking incidents during the campaign. (more...)
OH attacker angry at United States interference OH attacker angry at United States interference
- December 10, 2016

That Islamic State claimed the attack doesn't mean that the attacker, Abdul Razak Ali Artan , had any communication or connection to the terrorist group . He also appears to have made an anti-US posting on Facebook minutes before the attack, on a page that was quickly disabled or taken down by authorities, USA media said. (more...)
Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team Chapecoense Crashes, Killing 76 Of 81 Passengers Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team Chapecoense Crashes, Killing 76 Of 81 Passengers
- December 10, 2016

Aviation authorities said there are reports of at least six survivors, with a local mayor confirming at least three passengers were found alive. Speaking to Brazilian TV station Globo Sport TV, Chapecoense club vice-president Ivan Tozzo said, "The pain is awful". (more...)
Hudson Valley airport to offer low-cost Europe flights Hudson Valley airport to offer low-cost Europe flights
- December 10, 2016

This, critics say, allows NAI to take advantage of Ireland's employment laws, which are significantly less stringent than Norway's. In light of the DOT's ruling, Norwegian Air announced on Friday that it will ramp up the hiring of American pilots and cabin crew. (more...)
Russian ministry denies doping cover-up allegations Russian ministry denies doping cover-up allegations
- December 10, 2016

McLaren's first report, released in July, led to more than 110 Russian athletes being banned from the Rio Olympics but also caused a major rift between the International Olympic Committee and WADA. FIS, whose president Gian Franco Kasper is an International Olympic Committee executive board member, says it will "coordinate with the International Olympic Committee. (more...)
US, Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo cease-fire
- December 10, 2016

And with the rebels losing one ravaged stronghold after another, attacked from the skies and abandoned by allies, it's a scenario that looks ever more plausible. Some said their children had not gone to school in years. The evacuees were taken to hospital and shelters in the western, government-held part of Aleppo. (more...)
Bill English set to be New Zealand's new prime minister
- December 10, 2016

John Key, who resigned from the role of prime minister on Monday for personal reasons, plans to tender his resignation to the governor-general after the caucus meeting. Coleman said " I'm going to support him fully, it is an absolute delight to see him winning the Prime Ministerial thing and we are now getting the job of winning the next election done!" Something both Keys have in common is they're looking towards big changes in their lives; the jazz musician says he's looking forward to his ... (more...)

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