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Stein makes Michigan third state for presidential recount
- December 10, 2016

Consequently, the former presidential candidate who won less than 2 percent of the national vote filed a suit in Dane County, Wisconsin, to force a hand recount . It is highly unlikely a recount in Pennsylvania would overturn the results of the election. But Stein says the recount will ensure the integrity of the election. (more...)
MI recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing MI recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing
- December 10, 2016

Calling it a "fishing expedition", Pennsylvania election officials on Thursday asked a federal judge to throw out a Green Party-backed lawsuit that seeks a recount of paper ballots cast in the November 8 presidential election and an inspection to determine whether election software was hacked. (more...)
Oil prices to spike with OPEC output cut, says oil minister Pradhan
- December 10, 2016

Crude oil futures jumped by 10pc and hit a 16-month high in the wake of the agreement, as analysts forecast that oil prices would fluctuate between $50 and $60/barrel through 2017. Meanwhile, other analysts studying Monday's market offer another reason for the slight drop in prices: "The Brent-WTI spread has blown out, and a lot of that has to do not only with shale but with the idea that there would be more drilling", said Tariq Zahir , managing member of Tyche Capital Advisors . (more...)
Ghana president, longtime opposition leader face off in vote
- December 09, 2016

The electoral commission has yet to release results from Wednesday's vote but the opposition said it had tabulated figures from individual constituencies. Ken Yeboah, deputy police commissioner for the northern region, said a supporter of Akufo-Addo's NPP party was beaten to death during a political rally in Chereponi on Monday at which clashes erupted between supporters of the president and backers of the opposition. (more...)
Cubans hold commemoration for Fidel Castro Cubans hold commemoration for Fidel Castro
- December 09, 2016

Obama national security adviser Benjamin Rhodes, who carried out the negotiations to reestablish relations with Cuba, was the high-ranking USA official sent for the ceremony, but not as a speaker. "We continue to have some significant concerns about the way the Cuban government now operates, particularly with regard to protecting the basic human rights of the Cuban people". (more...)
Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio
- December 09, 2016

John Glenn , an astronaut who became an American hero and was later elected to the U.S. Senate, is hospitalized in Ohio. "When you're 95, it's always considered serious", said Wilson, who did not have further details about Glenn's condition or his prognosis. (more...)
Truck smashes into Iowa Wal-Mart store killing 3 people Truck smashes into Iowa Wal-Mart store killing 3 people
- December 09, 2016

Pella - a city of 10,000 known for its Dutch roots and fully functional 1850s-style windmill - is 38 miles southeast of Des Moines. Danielle Barrows, a shift leader at a nearby Taco Bell, said she had gone into the Walmart store before her shift to buy wrapping paper and a present for her daughter. (more...)
Trump's call with Taiwan leader sparks controversy Trump's call with Taiwan leader sparks controversy
- December 09, 2016

That's because no U.S. Commander in Chief has spoken directly to a Taiwanese leader since America established diplomatic ties with Beijing in 1979. "Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency" and "build a massive military complex?" he asked. (more...)
Tiger Woods Tees Up For Competitive Golf In Bahamas Tiger Woods Tees Up For Competitive Golf In Bahamas
- December 09, 2016

The former world No 1 and 14-time major victor worked on his short game at Albany Golf Club, New Providence, in the Bahamas as he gears up to tee off alongside Patrick Reed on Thursday. Yeah. But can I? Woods says one year has made a massive difference. Speaking to ESPN, he remarked of his comeback: "I'm not dead, I'm ready to go". (more...)
Search nearly concluded at Oakland warehouse in fire that killed 36 Search nearly concluded at Oakland warehouse in fire that killed 36
- December 09, 2016

Numerous 36 people who perished in the Friday night blaze during an electronic music concert were just launching their lives as artists and musicians. Oakland Fire Department Operations Chief Mark Hoffman, center, speaks at a news conference near the site of a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. (more...)
Judge Declares Mistrial In Murder Case Against Former S.C. Police Officer Judge Declares Mistrial In Murder Case Against Former S.C. Police Officer
- December 09, 2016

Later, the jury informed him that they could not reach a unanimous decision. The jury, which deliberated for 22 hours in the case, had indicated Friday it was deadlocked - a fact that made Monday's mistrial all the more disappointing for the Scott family. (more...)
Theresa May and western leaders condemn 'heartbreaking' Aleppo scenes
- December 09, 2016

The rockets slammed the neighborhoods of Maysaloun, Masharqa, Martini and Azamiyeh in western Aleppo , said SANA. On Tuesday, Syrian government forces captured Aleppo's centrally located al-Shaar neighborhood from the rebels, security almost three quarters of the besieged enclave less than two weeks after launching their ground offensive. (more...)
Authorities: 1 officer killed, 1 wounded; shooter at large Authorities: 1 officer killed, 1 wounded; shooter at large
- December 09, 2016

The city policeman was mortally wounded and the campus officer is in critical condition at a Macon hospital. Officials in Americus held a press conference Tuesday afternoon offering the reward for the arrest of Lembrick. The shooting occured at about 10 a.m. According to Albany Police, Smarr began working at the Americus Police Department in September of 2015. GSW's Facebook page reported that two police officers are injured: One GSW Public Safety officer, and one local law ... (more...)
Trial to begin of United States man who killed black churchgoers
- December 09, 2016

Felicia Sanders, the mother of Tywanza Sanders, one of the victims in the case, took the stand for prosecutors on Wednesday and described the moments when state and federal investigators said Roof pulled out a gun and opened fire during Bible study at one of South Carolina's oldest African-American churches on that hot June afternoon. (more...)
Iowa governor meets with Trump amid job offer speculation Iowa governor meets with Trump amid job offer speculation
- December 09, 2016

As head of the U.S. Southern Command, his final leadership post in a 45-year military career, Kelly was responsible for U.S. military activities and relationships in Latin America and the Caribbean. Xi, then the vice president of China, accepted Branstad's offer in 2012, attending a state dinner at the Iowa Capitol, visiting "old friends" from his initial visit and touring a massive farming operation. (more...)
Mamata Banerjees idea of a military coup is ridiculous Mamata Banerjees idea of a military coup is ridiculous
- December 09, 2016

Accusing the Modi government of making a "wrong and concocted" statement in Parliament regarding the deployment of Army, Banerjee said her voice could not be stifled by "hatching conspiracy and showing force". Letters sent to various state government agencies by the Army on November 23 onwards stated that it had informed the state government about its routine exercise. (more...)
Trump taking 'thank you' tour back on the road
- December 08, 2016

The president-elect also accused Obama of being the " founder of ISIS " at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida rally in August. "I think for Boeing and the suppliers, I wouldn't worry". "I am honored by President-elect Trump's nomination and his respect for the fearless men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States", said Mattis. (more...)
New Zealand prime minister John Key announces shock resignation
- December 08, 2016

The caucus will vote December 12 on a replacement leader for outgoing Prime Minister John Key , who resigned without warning Monday. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and and Police Minister Judith Collins said they would also stand and other possible contenders such as senior Cabinet ministers Steven Joyce and Paula Bennett have not run out standing for the leadership. (more...)
Court Filing: In Army's Eyes, Chelsea Manning Still a Man Court Filing: In Army's Eyes, Chelsea Manning Still a Man
- December 08, 2016

The clip shares the stark style of her previous visuals for "Marrow", " Hopelessness ", and "Drone Bomb Me", as stand-ins for the singer lip sync the lyrics for the song. I campaigned for you across Europe. "With Trump incoming, if you leave Chelsea in prison she will never see the light of day, or worse", she continued. (more...)
UK man found guilty in case linked to Brussels bomb suspect UK man found guilty in case linked to Brussels bomb suspect
- December 08, 2016

A British man was found guilty Tuesday of providing cash to a key suspect in the deadly Brussels and Paris bombings in a case that linked England to the Islamic State group attacks in Europe. But even though he was no longer in Britain, regular benefits payments were still being deposited into his account. The Brussels Airport attack took place in March this year, killing 32 people from different countries around the world. (more...)
Newest fighter aircraft may find it's way to MI
- December 08, 2016

Selfridge has an operations building and munitions facility that are both less than 10 years old. If selected, the F-35 would likely replace the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft now assigned to the base and flown by the 107th Fighter Squadron, Michigan Air National Guard. (more...)
Sandy Hook Truther Arrested After Making Death Threats Against Shooting Victim's Parent
- December 08, 2016

Lanza later fatally shot himself. Lucy Richards is accused of sending several threatening text messages to the child's parent, saying things like, "You gonna die, death is coming to you real soon", a federal indictment said. While it may seem unfathomable to some that Richards believed the shooting was a hoax, she is far from alone. Over the last few years, " Sandy Hook Truthers ", along with a plethora of fake news sites , have perpetuated the conspiracy theory, despite zero evidence. (more...)
Pence to talk to conservative group at Trump's new DC hotel
- December 08, 2016

During his remarks, Pence noted the commonalities between himself and the president-elect, noting a significant exception. During the programme, interviewer Chick Todd had asked Pence, if Trump is offering to mediate the border dispute between Pakistan and India? While speaking to an American channel, Pence said "Pakistan raised the injustice and Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir at every global platform" adding that "Current situation in the valley has worsen the relations of Pakistan ... (more...)
Biden not planning on 2020 bid, but will 'never say never'
- December 08, 2016

I'll be 77, in better shape.' Vice President Joe Biden Vice President Joe Biden talks with " Late Show " host Stephen Colbert. "I learned a long time ago fate has a odd way of intervening". I'm not sure I would have been able to put my whole heart into it. "Doesn't the matter that somebody else is about to get the job of mowing the lawn after you, even though as far as you can tell that person has never touched a lawnmower in their life", Colbert said. (more...)
Teetering Italian bank looks for investors Teetering Italian bank looks for investors
- December 08, 2016

Italy's political vacuum threatens to usher in a period of uncertainty that might weigh on plans to reduce a pile of bad loans estimated at 360 billion euros. The bank consortium has until the end of the day on Tuesday to agree a rescue for MPS to be able to conclude a capital hike for the remainder of the €5bn before the end of the year. (more...)

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