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Detienen a dos poderosos dirigentes chavistas por escándalo de corrupción en PDVSA

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En el caso de Martínez se presume que está comprometido con la firma del contrato de refinanciamiento de deuda de Citgo Petroleum Corporation, proceso que se realizó a espaldas del Ejecutivo. Se descubrió gran deterioro en el almacenamiento y distribución del terminal Puerto Miranda, por lo tanto se presume robo de materiales e incluso de petróleo. Read More »

Trump considers plan to replace Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency chief

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Kelle Louaillier, president of Corporate Accountability International, said that while ousting Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, might otherwise be a positive step, having Pompeo in charge of the U.S. If Cotton stays in the Senate, his current term doesn't end until 2020. The president was here today with the secretary of state. Yet several administration officials said that Pompeo has said in the past that he's open to taking the job. Read More »

Man arrested on trail near where Francis Howell teacher was shot Wednesday

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Law enforcement converge on a man at the entrance to the Busch Greenway, about 100 yards from Francis Howell High School , after he was arrested on Thursday, Nov. He was described as a while male in his 30s or 40s, wearing a black coat and tan trousers. A Kansas City School District teacher has been placed on administrative leave and police are investigating an allegation of inappropriate sexual relations between that teacher and a student. Read More »

Hunter shot when dog steps on shotgun trigger guard

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The DNR said Rancourt and three others were pheasant hunting on the Boone River Greenbelt Conservation Board Public Hunting Area, in southwestern Wright County Wednesday afternoon. Lonneman did not know the dogs' names, but said they were 1- and 2-year-old German shorthaired pointers. "If we're going to blame anyone, I would say the hunters were at fault here" for apparently not activating the gun's safety mechanism before it on the ground. Read More »

Revenue Approximations Analysis: Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (CXP), Paychex, Inc. (PAYX)

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The stock decreased 1.33% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $65.8. 1,891,330 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 611,002. It has a 41.37 P/E ratio. Farmers & Merchants Invs has invested 0% in Essex Property Trust, Inc . Among 8 analysts covering Columbia Property Trust (NYSE:CXP), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Read More »

UP Civic polls: Police lathi charged in Muzaffarnagar

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The local body elections is being considered as a litmus test for Yogi Adityanath government's popularity. Asked about complaints regarding EVMs, he said that 503 units were replaced out of the 32,374 in use across the state. The final results are expected by this evening. No procession is allowed during the counting and following the announcement of results. Aware that the BJP's performance in the polls was being watched closely after its massive sweep of the state in the Assembly polls ... Read More »

Titans receiver Matthews supports Kaepernick with cleats

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This year, Matthews posted on Instagram that he doesn't have a specific foundation he wants to support, so he's honoring Kaepernick and his "Know Your Rights" campaign. Matthews has followed Kaepernick in protesting social injustice and racial inequality during the national anthem. He's remained in the locker room before each game this season, with the exception of the day after Veterans Day, which he marked by taking the field with military personnel. Read More »

Congress party president elections 'rigged', says Maharashtra Congress secretary Shehzad Poonawalla

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Training his guns at Rahul Gandhi , Poonawalla added that there should be only one ticket in one family whether it is Rahul or him. And Rahul Gandhi's own promise to rid the party of the scourge of dynasty after he was appointed AICC general secretary and put in the charge of the party's youth and students' wings has proved to be a non-starter, as Poonawalla was at pains to emphasise in his letter. Read More »

Influential opponents line up against Rubio's tax plan

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Ramesh below is absolutely right about the case for the Lee-Rubio amendment making the child tax credit refundable against both income and payroll taxes, and about the weakness of the case against it. The corporate tax rate is now 35 percent. "We also think that it's important to make businesses more competitive", stated White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah. Read More »

Pakistan attack: 'Heavy gunfire' heard at Peshawar training centre

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A gun battle between forces and the attackers is underway at the time of reporting. At least two explosions have been heard from inside the campus, one was confirmed by SSP Operations Sajjad Khan while speaking to The Express Tribune . The college is thought to have been closed for Eid celebrations. It is the second terror attack in Pakistan in two days. Pakistan army on June 15, 2014 had formally launched a full scale operation "Zarb-e-Azb" against "local and foreign terrorists" in ... Read More »

Japan's Emperor, Akihito, Sets Date for Abdication

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Japan's parliament enacted in June a law to allow the emperor to pass the Chrysanthemum throne on to his 57-year-old elder son. Under the postwar Constitution in Japan, the emperor, once considered divine, is defined as "the symbol of the state" with no political power. Read More »

Ex-Conyers Staffer Says She'd Testify If Asked

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Marion Brown , who worked as Conyers' deputy chief of staff from 2003 to 2014, said she made a decision to reveal her identity and break a non-disclosure agreement, "to stand up for all the women in the workforce that are voiceless". Brown told Savannah Guthrie she was frozen in shock and didn't know what to do. In order to tell her story to " Today ", Brown broke a confidentiality agreement. Read More »

One Texas teen found, one still missing

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Anyone with information can contact Orange County Texas Sherriff's Office at (409) 883-2612. The note did not say how the teen was getting there or who she would be with, according to the sheriff's office. San Antonio is about 4.5 hours by vehicle from Mauriceville. This is Heaven Ray Cox , a missing child. The 15-year-old's mother took to Facebook to plea for help. Read More »

Richmond Ballet performs The Nutcracker

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The State Ballet Theatre of Russian Federation may not be the Bolshoi, or the Marjinsky, but this company, founded by the great Maya Plisetskaya, brings a beautifully danced version of "The Nutcracker " to the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Read More »

Over 400 US Marines being withdrawn from Syria anti-Daesh operation

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The city fell to a mix of Kurdish, Arab, and other local forces on October 20 after a 4-month assault that was backed by USA and global coalition airpower and artillery. As operations change from taking back territory to more of a counterinsurgency, the need for equipment like heavy artillery has diminished, Pentagon spokesman Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway said. Read More »

Dozen injured ahead of wild Vic storms

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Storms will reach Melbourne Friday midday . The system will move over South Australia on Thursday before impacting Victoria, southern New South Wales and to a lesser degree Tasmania on Friday and Saturday. "SES volunteers are on high alert with sandbagging collection points starting to be set up at various points across the state", he said. A dozen people have been injured while preparing their properties for freak storms expected to dump at least two months' rain on Victoria in three ... Read More »

Manchester United's high-octane offence makes short work of Watford

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Ashley Young struck twice against his old club as Manchester United put their recent travel sickness behind them with a 4-2 victory at Watford to close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to five points. A foul on Paul Pogba by Doucoure gave United a free-kick 25 yards from goal in a central position and Young whipped a attractive effort into the top-left corner. Read More »

US Embassy might move to Jerusalem

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Trump is leaning toward this decision but has not made a final call. Recognizing Jerusalem as "undivided" would likely dash Palestinian hopes of establishing in East Jerusalem the capital of their hoped-for future state, and could upend the White House's current attempts to revive the stalled peace process. Read More »

Renewable Fuel Standard requirements on par with 2017

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Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen says they are pleased that the final rule maintains the statutory requirement for ethanol. The amount of renewable fuels required to be blended into the nation's gasoline supply next year will be roughly the same as this year, according to a final rule to be published by the U.S. Read More »

Top Performer of the day: Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG)

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The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Thursday, February 23 by Macquarie Research. Therefore 71% are positive. They are also projecting the Low EPS estimate of $0.4 and the High EPS estimate of $0.4. Lloyds Banking Group has a twelve month low of $2.87 and a twelve month high of $3.87. Lloyds Banking Group has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of GBX 75.98 ($1.01). Read More »

Roy Moore, Jimmy Kimmel in Twitter battle over rally in Theodore

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Corfman was the first of nine women to publicly accuse Moore of various forms of misconduct. "I understand that and I don't hate them, but I just want to state my position", Moore said . When Moore's speech was interrupted by protesters, Barbieri, wearing a "Gimme Moore" t-shirt, jumped up to loudly defend him. The Moore campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Read More »

Argentina ends rescue mission for missing submarine and 40-person crew

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The ARA San Juan went missing on 15 November, while on patrol in the South Atlantic with 44 crew on board. Experts have said the crew had only enough oxygen to last up to 10 days if the sub remained intact but submerged. A navy spokesman said this week that the blast could have been triggered by a "concentration of hydrogen" caused by the battery problem reported by the captain. Read More »

Michigan Attorney General Candidate Suggests Voting for the Candidate Without a Penis

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Nessel defended her ad on Wednesday to a local Fox station, saying that she does not believe she crossed any lines. "I'm constantly hearing, "well I like you, I like your candidacy, I like things that you say but we can't have an all female ticket and my response is always the same: why?" I won't walk around in a half-open bathrobe and I'll continue to take all sex crimes seriously-just like I did as a prosecutor". Read More »

Maina is an American citizen too, says Immigration Boss

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This is contrary to claims made by Maina's counsel, Mohammed Katu . Also, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and the Accountant General to the Federation (AGF) Ahmed Idris told the committee headed by Ali Madaki (APC, Kano) hat Maina was not on the payroll of the federal government, and has not been paid since February 2013. Read More »

Burger-Lovers Rejoice, In-N-Out Burger is Coming to Colorado

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And, in the meantime, there's always waiting patiently for In-N-Out's east-coast "rival" Shake Shack to open next year . Burger-loving Denverites rejoiced upon reading the news in Denver City Council president Albus Brooks' tweet this morning: In-N-Out Burger is finally coming to Colorado. Read More »

Pope urges world to act on Rohingya crisis

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As a result, Francis has tiptoed around a diplomatic minefield. The pontiff arrived in Myanmar on November 27 where he held meetings with President U Htin Kyaw, de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Army General Min Aung Hlaing and representatives of different faiths. Read More »

USGS: 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Parts Of Delaware Valley

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It was also felt in New York City. The U.S. Geological Survey, an agency that tracks natural disaster activity across the United States, reported a magnitude 5.1 quake 11 kilometers northeast of Dover, our sister website nj.com reports. People reported feeling Thursday's quake across DE, into the Philadelphia area, and as far away as Long Island, N.Y., according to reports gathered by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. Read More »

White House: No Big Deal If Trump Is Engaging In Blatant Islamophobia

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However, the White House couldn't care less - not even after being pointed out that at least one of the videos shared by the president was fake. The Dutch embassy in Washington later said the man portrayed committing violent acts in the clip was not a migrant but was born and raised in the Netherlands. Read More »

Surveillance video captures missing teen with her soccer coach in gas station

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As CrimeOnline previously reported , authorities believe Caitlyn Frisina, 17, voluntarily left home on Saturday night with 27-year-old Rion Rodriguez, who was until Tuesday the head coach of the boys soccer team at Fort White High School. The pair were spotted at gas stations in Georgia and SC, as well as at a pawn shop in North Carolina and are believed to be making their way up the Interstate 95 corridor, possibly towards the Northeastern United States, Action News Jax reported . Read More »

Statement on Nagorno Karabakh on CSTO summit agenda

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According to available information, presidents of the participating countries exchanged views on the current issues of global and regional security, and the situation in the Korean Peninsula, Nagorno-Karabakh, Afghanistan and Syria. "The CSTO member states support the conflict settlement format proposed by the Minsk Group Co-chair's format", Sharmazanov emphasized. Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan participated in the joint sitting of the Council of ... Read More »

Govt seeks answers from Tihar over reports of assault on Kashmiri prisoners

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The process was later disrupted following continued incidents of violence and unrest for later part of 2016. The withdrawal of cases against these youths was a major demand from various sections of the society in the state. On Tuesday, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had rang up home secretary Rajiv Gauba over telephone, day after reports surfaced that 18 Kashmiris were assaulted by a unit of Tamil Nadu Special Police inside Tihar jail on the night of November 21-22. Read More »

Congressional press office yanks RT's credentials

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Furthermore, the Russian Government's attempt to justify new, media-focused legislation as a response to the transparency requirements in the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (FARA) is disingenuous and inappropriate. The original bill requiring media outlets operating in Russia but funded from overseas to register as "foreign agents" was signed into law by Russian President Vladimir Putin on November 25. Read More »