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Palestinian teen arrested after video showing her slapping Israeli soldier went viral Palestinian teen arrested after video showing her slapping Israeli soldier went viral
- December 20, 2017

Ahed Tamimi is well-known across Palestine and the Arab world for videos of her, since her childhood, defiantly resisting Israeli soldiers who clash with Palestinians in her village almost every week. Nafatali Bennet, Israel's education minister who is known for his hawkish views, told Army Radio on Tuesday that Ahed and the other women in the video should "finish their lives in prison". (more...)
A single vote may have changed control of Virginia's state House A single vote may have changed control of Virginia's state House
- December 20, 2017

The Virginia House of Delegates is now split 50/50, as the result of a Democrat win by one vote in a recount today in Newport News. Republican David Yancey previously lead Democrat Shelly Simonds by just 10 votes. Democrats maintained control of the governor's mansion with the election of Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam. A Democrat led in one other district with all votes in, but by less than a one-percentage point margin: the 68th, where it is 326. (more...)
Trump Blasts 'FAKE NEWS' Story He Was Considering Rescinding Gorsuch Nomination Trump Blasts 'FAKE NEWS' Story He Was Considering Rescinding Gorsuch Nomination
- December 20, 2017

Gorsuch to the Supreme Court ranks high among his signature achievements. Trump was especially upset by what he viewed as Gorsuch's insufficient gratitude for a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court, White House officials said . (more...)
Senate Blocks Garrett Nomination to Lead Ex-Im Bank Senate Blocks Garrett Nomination to Lead Ex-Im Bank
- December 20, 2017

Those like Rounds say that the bank helps corporations and companies finance their business in the foreign market. The Export-Import Bank is meant to provide financing to help USA companies sell products or services globally. "His testimony expressed no regret for his work to close the bank". According to the bank, that service "levels the playing field for USA goods and services going up against foreign competition" and supports American jobs. (more...)
Republican Sen. John McCain returning to Arizona following complications with cancer treatment Republican Sen. John McCain returning to Arizona following complications with cancer treatment
- December 20, 2017

Republicans have won over two key votes for the measure, meaning they should have the razor-thin majority needed to pass the bill, even without McCain. Mark Gilbert, who was part of McCain's treatment team at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. On Friday, President Donald Trump reportedly phoned Cindy McCain , the senator's wife, to check on McCain's health and wish him well. (more...)
Trump's HHS Defends Hiding Criticism Of Its Abortion & Transgender Policy Trump's HHS Defends Hiding Criticism Of Its Abortion & Transgender Policy
- December 20, 2017

But Fitzgerald said in a series of tweets on Sunday said there are "no banned words", while emphasizing the agency's commitment to data-driven science. It announced it would no longer interpret the Affordable Care Act to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity. However, as of one month later, only 80 comments have been made available for public view. (more...)
Virginia woman mauled to death by her pet pit bulls Virginia woman mauled to death by her pet pit bulls
- December 20, 2017

Authorities said the 22-year-old had been gone for about a day since leaving to walk her dogs, so her father went out to look for her in the area she frequented. Investigators had also spoken to witnesses and people known to Stephens, and 'people's movements... don't fit with that particular narrative'. "It appears she was taken to the ground, lost consciousness, and the dogs then mauled her to death", he added. (more...)
Thales acquires chip giant Gemalto in $5.6B all-cash deal Thales acquires chip giant Gemalto in $5.6B all-cash deal
- December 19, 2017

French technology giant Thales SA will acquire digital security company Gemalto after outbidding a rival French company whose bid was rejected. Gemalto was attempting to switch from phone SIM cards to security services like encryption and biometric passports, but had suffered through a hard year in which profit warnings diminished its share prices. (more...)
Operation Restore Legacy ends Operation Restore Legacy ends
- December 19, 2017

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) on Monday announced the end of their military intervention that culminated in the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe on November 13. Public enemy General Augustine Chihuri has been retired as the commissioner general of the Zimbabwe Republic Police, the chief secretary in the President's office has announced via a statement. (more...)
Pence delays trip to Middle East Pence delays trip to Middle East
- December 19, 2017

The text was introduced by Egypt , where Pence had been scheduled to arrive Wednesday for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Pence will instead travel to the Middle East during the week of January 14 so he can be in the Senate for Tuesday's expected tax vote. (more...)
Miss Iraq, family forced to flee over selfie with Miss Israel Miss Iraq, family forced to flee over selfie with Miss Israel
- December 19, 2017

The country where Miss Idan is hiding was not disclosed, but they are believed to be in the United States. There doesn't seem to be any photo of Idan in a bikini on her Instagram , though she did participate in such a photoshoot for the pageant. (more...)
Thomas Fire Now Third Largest In State History
- December 19, 2017

Some 18,000 structures are still considered threatened by flames. Cal Fire said it predicts the fire will be contained by January 7. In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a Bombardier 415 Super Scooper makes a water drop on hot spots along the hillside east of Gibraltar Road in Santa Barbara, Calif., Sunday morning, December 17, 2017. (more...)
6 dead after Amtrak train derails in Washington state 6 dead after Amtrak train derails in Washington state
- December 19, 2017

Moments before the derailment, the train was going 81.1 miles per hour, according to transitdocs.com, which maps train speeds using data from Amtrak's train tracker app. Once we all came to a stop I was able to look up and see, unfortunately, this scary thing of. a train hanging off of the overpass. The locomotive and several of the train's passenger cars landed on the interstate. (more...)
Two security guards killed as Daesh attack intelligence training centre in Kabul Two security guards killed as Daesh attack intelligence training centre in Kabul
- December 19, 2017

The Afshar area of Kabul where the attack was under way is close to a training facility of the National Directorate of Security, as well as a private university. No group has officially claimed responsibility for that attack, which the government blamed on the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network. No group, including the Afghan Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack. (more...)
3 children, mother die in Brooklyn house fire 3 children, mother die in Brooklyn house fire
- December 19, 2017

Three of the injured firefighters were hurt seriously - with smoke inhalation and a broken pelvis, the New York Daily News reported. "The deceased have been identified as Mrs. He added, "Our city grieves with this family today". In all, nine people were in the house: the couple, their six children and a cousin. Please continue to say Tehillim for Shilat bas Louza Aliza (16) who is critical, Daniel ben Louza Aliza (15) who is critical, and Yosef ben Ahuva Masuda - the father who is ... (more...)
OAS says Honduran presidential election should be redone OAS says Honduran presidential election should be redone
- December 19, 2017

Nasralla said he was ready for new elections, even though he claimed to have won the first time by half a million votes. "The people of Honduras deserve an electoral process that confers them democratic quality and guarantees". "The only other elections there are going to be in this country will be on the last Sunday of November, 2021, there are no others", he told reporters. (more...)
Chinese warplanes infringe on KADIZ Chinese warplanes infringe on KADIZ
- December 19, 2017

A South Korean joint chiefs of staff official said the Chinese planes entered Korea-claimed airspace from the southwest - and also flew into Japan's Air Defense Identification Zone, or JADIZ, South Korean newspaper Maeil Business reported. "We talked with the Chinese side over a hotline and it said the operation was part of a routine exercise", a JCS official was quoted as saying by local news agency Yonhap. (more...)
Trump thanks Putin for acknowledging 'strong economic progress' in US Trump thanks Putin for acknowledging 'strong economic progress' in US
- December 18, 2017

That shows investors' confidence in the American economy. The Kremlin yesterday said that President Vladimir Putin and his USA counterpart Donald Trump had agreed in a phone call to exchange information about North Korea and cooperate on possible initiatives to resolve a crisis around the Asian nation. (more...)
Civilian dies in Army-terrorists gunfight in J&K; govt orders probe Civilian dies in Army-terrorists gunfight in J&K; govt orders probe
- December 18, 2017

In the crossfire, one person, later identified as Asif Iqbal Bhat , son of Mohd Iqbal Bhat, resident of Thindpura was killed due to gunshot wound. Sources in the police department said that the army had laid an ambush at Thandipora village of Kralpora after they had received an input about the movement of militants. (more...)
Michigan State Police investigate human remains in case of missing Skelton brothers Michigan State Police investigate human remains in case of missing Skelton brothers
- December 18, 2017

MI police are looking into the possibility the remains of three children found in Montana in September could be linked to the disappearance of three MI brothers in 2010. A search warrant showed police were called to a rental home on September 27 for a report of the discovery of possible human remains, according to a Montana TV news report. (more...)
Jazz C Rudy Gobert Out With Injured Left Knee Jazz C Rudy Gobert Out With Injured Left Knee
- December 18, 2017

The injury did not look good; thankfully it isn't as bad as it looked. Trevor Brooker (C) of Brooklyn Nets in action against Rudy Gobert (27) of Utah Jazz during National Basketball Association game between Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz at Barclays Center in New York City, United States on January 03, 2017. (more...)
Russian Federation and Egypt to resume direct flights after two-year break
- December 18, 2017

On Friday, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov and Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sharif Fathi signed a cooperation agreement on civil aviation security in preparation for the resumption of flights between the two countries. While Cairo's global airport completely complies with Russian safety requirements, airports in the resort cities of Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada still do not, Sokolov said in comments carried by state media. (more...)
National Football League taking over investigation into allegations against Panthers' Jerry Richardson National Football League taking over investigation into allegations against Panthers' Jerry Richardson
- December 18, 2017

Richardson, 81, allegedly made verbal comments about women's appearances, inappropriately touched female employees and made advances to women that included asking if he could shave their legs and for them to give him foot rubs. When news came on Friday that the Carolina Panthers were opening an internal investigation into workplace misconduct allegations against team owner Jerry Richardson , more than a few people outside the organization wondered why the Panthers were being allowed by ... (more...)
'SNL' has Christmas message from Baldwin's Trump 'SNL' has Christmas message from Baldwin's Trump
- December 18, 2017

Soon white Santa will be coming from house to house, taking presents from Muslims and illegals and giving them to American children", Baldwin said. "Thank you Kellyanne", Baldwin said. It's Omarosa Manigault ( Leslie Jones ), the former " Apprentice " contestant who made headlines last week after conflicting stories emerged about her White House exit. (more...)
US helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg -US, Russia say US helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg -US, Russia say
- December 18, 2017

The White House confirmed Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with President Donald Trump in what Russian state media has described as a thank-you call following a Central Intelligence Agency tip about a bomb threat in St. (more...)

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