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Winter weather advisory for many areas as snow, freezing rain moves in

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The Northland will get a stretch of frigid temperatures this weekend and at least through early next week. The National Weather Service says there is a potential for travel impacts . For tonight , we'll find a mild and partly cloudy evening. The clouds are expected to roll back in Saturday , with a chance for another round of snow showers overnight, KKTV said. Read More »

GOP tax bill could increase health care costs

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That's not true, and if you don't understand that now you will when you get your first or second paycheck in February. The most sweeping changes to taxes in decades, the legislation will also strike out the individual mandate , a provision in the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare ) that incentivises individuals to have health insurance. Read More »

US short of options to punish N Korea for serious cyberattack

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A propaganda poster that reads "No one can stop our way!' blaming USA and hostile countries" sanctions is seen in this undated photo from North Korea's KCNA in Pyongyang August 17, 2017. "We can't tolerate that risk", he told CBS in an interview Tuesday morning. In 2015, South Korea claimed that North Korea employs a 6,000-member cyber-army, who are working to disrupt South Korea's government and military. Read More »

Trump's golf resort given permission for two sea walls

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Ian Lumley of An Taisce said: "The scientific consensus is that sea walls are not compatible with sand-dune conservation. the golf-course design simply has to change". "Trump Doonbeg will continue to engage with all stakeholders throughout the construction process". The developer also has to pay two contributions to the council - one amounting to €25,231 to look after public infrastructure and facilities and another "Special Development Contribution" of €240,000 for roads and footpath ... Read More »

Sarah Sanders and Democratic lawmaker exchange blows on Twitter

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Sarah Sanders made use of the fact that journalists are getting a pay raise under this tax cut, in part because there was so much misinformation about the tax cut in media. Speaking with CNN Wednesday, Lieu said that because The Hill tweet wasn't correct, his response also wasn't. "Dear @PressSec: You don't serve in Congress. Read More »

What's Going On With These Two Other Illegal Immigrants Seeking US Abortions?

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Justice Department says abortion appeal in... The young woman now is free to seek an abortion on her own time and at her own expense, if she chooses; but the government and the taxpayers will not be forced to help facilitate it. So, the Administration has asked the Justices to impose some form of discipline on the young woman's lawyers. The document was released Thursday as part of a court fight over the administration's policies. Read More »

Two Confederate Statues Officially Come Down in Memphis

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A statue of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, stands in Memphis Park, formerly named Confederate Park, in Memphis, Tennessee . "Bring it down", onlookers shouted as the Davis statue was lifted from its base. on public property", including those that honor figures from past U.S. military conflicts, without a waiver from the Tennessee Historical Commission. Read More »

8.8 million sign up for ObamaCare, almost matching past year

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Most experts expected enrollment numbers to drop compared to a year ago, but the strong finish came as a surprise . By comparison, about 295,000 signed up previous year, a drop of about 5 percent, according to data from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services . Read More »

Off-Duty SFPD Officer Fatally Shoots Self During Police Stop in Richmond

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Cacatian was the subject of an investigation involving multiple jurisdictions when he was stopped around 1:30 p.m. Monday by a Richmond police officer in the Hilltop Mall parking lot near a JCPenney store. One used a gun that fires bean bags to break a window and discovered Cacatian's body. The police chief and command staff expressed their condolences to the officer's family Monday, she said. Read More »

Heavy security as Mike Pence makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

President Donald Trump announced a new Afghan strategy in August. Pence says that Trump has "put Pakistan on notice" and that the country has much to lose if it continues to harbor terrorists. As vice president, Pence presides over the Senate and would cast a tie-breaking vote in the case of a tie. Pence rallied with several hundred U.S. Read More »

UN Security Council to vote Friday on new N.Korea sanctions

The United Nations emblem is seen in the U.N. General Assembly hall during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in NY, U.S., September 22, 2017. The UN has banned North Korea from exporting coal, iron, lead, textiles and seafood and has restricted joint ventures and blacklisted a number of North Korean companies in response to Pyongyang's missile and nuclear tests. Read More »

Recounts end, control in Virginia House unclear

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A member of the board of elections will pick one of the canisters, who is then declared the victor. This led to a formal challenge of one ballot. In Alaska in 2006, a coin flip broke the tie in a Democratic primary for a state House seat. Read More »

8.8 million enroll on federal health insurance exchange

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Obamacare enrollment for 2018 blew past expectations, with 8.8 million signing up for insurance on the federal individual markets. That's down about 4.4 percent from previous year, when the Obama administration oversaw the process. About 8.8 million people enrolled in Obamacare plans for 2018 through the federal Healthcare.gov marketplace. Before the enrollment period started, President Trump ended cost-sharing subsidies that insurers relied on to offset out-of-pocket charges for poor ... Read More »

Most Registered Voters Wouldn't Support Donald Trump in 2020, Poll Finds

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The icing on top of this anti-Trump cake is that when respondents were asked if the country was in better or worse condition than before Trump took office, only 30 percent said the nation was better off. However, Trump's numbers are upside down on the other issues the poll tested. That's good news for the Trump administration, however, voters are split as to who deserves most of the credit. Read More »

Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) Shares Sold by IFP Advisors Inc

The correct version of this report can be read at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/12/20/mondelez-international-inc-mdlz-shares-sold-by-eidelman-virant-capital.html. Therefore 55% are positive. Investors considering positions in Mondelez International, Inc. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 31 by Credit Suisse. Read More »

I'll Be Home for Christmas... Maybe: Traffic Expected to Break Records

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Some 90 percent of holiday travelers will choose to drive, and find the most expensive gas prices since 2014. "Gas is more expensive than it was last year at this time of year", Garrity said. on Friday, Dec. 22 will be the worst time to hit the road. He points out this holiday period is a little longer than Thanksgiving, covering both Christmas and New Year's, and unlike Thanksgiving, the traffic is spread out over more days. Read More »

The 2018 World Chess Championships logo is NSFW

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Top chess players and the public have taken to social media to mock the design. When was the last time non-chess players even said the word "chess", let alone showed interest in the World Championship? He wasn't alone in his criticism, with women's chess pioneer Susan Polgar suggesting the image was too racy and inappropriate for children. Read More »

Morgan Stanley Decides to Downgrade Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC) Stock

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The stock exchanged hands 3.63 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 3.42 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $1.49 Billion. (NYSE: THC ). (NYSE: THC ) observed rebound of 19.35% since bottoming out on October 13, 2017. In this case, shares are down -35.65%, the 52-week high touched on February 27, 2017, but are collecting gains at -1.15% for the past 12 months. Read More »

US vetoes draft resolution on US Jerusalem decision

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The veto against the U.N. Security Council resolution even drew the ire of longtime allies Britain and France, who both voted in favor of the council's resolution, spearheaded by the Egyptian delegation. In the war of 1948 it was divided, like Berlin in the cold war, into western and eastern sectors under Israeli and Jordanian control respectively. The unequivocal global view, accepted by all previous USA administrations, is that the city's status must be addressed in peace negotiations. Read More »

May Set To Avoid Second Defeat After Accepting Change On Brexit Date

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But Mrs May's spokesman said the PM told Cabinet that she was seeking "a significantly more ambitious deal than the EU's agreement with Canada" and that a good deal on financial services was in the EU's interests as well as the UK's. The amendment requires any withdrawal deal to be approved by a separate Act of Parliament before being implemented. Instead she said MPs would have "had their say" on the agreement by voting through the withdrawal agreement bill. Read More »

Trump Admin Approves Sale of Military Arms to Ukraine

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In a detailed request for USA military assistance, the Ukrainian government asked the Pentagon to provide arms and ammunition, communications gear, intelligence support, aviation fuel and night-vision goggles, along with other items, according to officials briefed on the emergency Ukrainian appeal. Read More »

Cuba says current leadership to remain through April

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Granma , the official state newspaper, said Thursday on Twitter that parliament had extended its session until mid-April to deal with recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma, which slammed into the island in September. It will be the first time in almost 60 years that a leader other than Castro or his late older brother Fidel ruled the country. Hurricane Irma was the reason for the delay, the government said. Read More »

North Korea begins testing mounting anthrax onto ICBMs, report says

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A report in the Japanese newspaper Ashai on Tuesday (19 December) said that the hermit nation was testing the means of loading the biological weapon on to missiles that could reach South Korea, Japan and the United States. anti-missile system, commonly known as THAAD, by South Korea. It was the highest-profile cyberattack North Korea has been blamed for since the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures after it produced "The Interview", a satirical movie imagining a Central Intelligence Agency plot ... Read More »

Trump threatens to cut off financial aid — Jerusalem UN vote

USA permanent envoy to the UN Nikki Haley declared that the United States will "take names" to shame those countries who oppose the U.S. position on Jerusalem. "We expect strong support at the UN vote, but we see that the United States, which was left alone, is now resorting to threats". "No General Assembly resolution will ever drive us from Jerusalem", Ambassador Danny Danon told an emergency session of the 193-nation assembly. Read More »

Jimmy Fallon Is Confounded by a Charming-as-Hell Cardi B

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You know what I'm saying? The conversation stemmed from a December 2 tweet in which Cardi B put her foot down stating, "I'm not giving NO ADULTS NO Christmas gift" with three fuming emojis. "I got new godkids outta nowhere". Fallon wanted to know all about her rap career, how she felt about the Grammys and her engagement to Migos' Offset . Read More »

White House blames North Korea for worldwide 'WannaCry' cyber attack

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE has taken a hard line on North Korea, threatening to "totally destroy" it in his first United Nations speech and hurling insults at Kim, calling him "Little Rocket Man". Read More »

Veterinarian Shot, Killed Neighbor's Dog For Barking Too Much: Cops

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Veterinarian Kelly Folse, 35, wasn't on duty December 13 when Fitzner brought in Bruizer, who died the next day. Nola.com says the animal was taken to the clinic where Folse works to be treated, but she was not on duty. Folse believed the dog was aggressive, officials said during Tuesday's update. Fitzner showed investigators a series of hostile text messages and videos from Folse citing complaints about Bruizer's barking , reported The Times-Picayune. Read More »

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma Make Royal Entry At Reception

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After their hush-hush wedding on December 11, 2017 in Italy , Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli gave their first grand reception party in Delhi. Anushka's parents - Ashima and Ajay Sharma, and brother Karnesh will accompany other guests as well. Two days back, photos of Virat and Anushka started doing the rounds as the couple spent quality time with their family members, after landing in the national capital after a brief honeymoon in Europe. Read More »

Attorney General Sessions orders fresh look at Uranium One deal

President Donald Trump has been extremely reproachful of the arrangement and has distinctly blamed the Clintons for being included. The interviews with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are part of the Justice Department's effort to fulfill a promise an assistant attorney general made to Congress last month to examine whether a special counsel was warranted to look into what has become known as the Uranium One deal , a senior Justice Department official said. Read More »

Astana 8 Meeting on Syria Kicks off

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Moscow has spearheaded the talks in Astana since the start of the year as it tries to turn its game-changing military intervention into a negotiated settlement. Home to some 400,000 civilians, Eastern Ghouta has been under siege by regime forces since December 2012. "Hence, the massacres continue", it added. Read More »

Mom Accidentally Kills Her Elf on the Shelf-Wait, It Gets Better

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However, not all parents are thrilled about having to find new hiding places for their elf day after day. "Mom win, right? I just got a free pass to not worry about moving that creepy guy for TWO WEEKS!" They were subsequently informed that he needed to remain on bed rest for a good 14 days due to his injuries - doctor's orders. Read More »

More than 100 dogs, cats rescued from filthy conditions in rural Missouri

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The owner surrendered 18 animals and could face neglect charges. "We just have to know about them, and that's why it's so important for the community to be advocates for animals". Citrullo said if this situation wasn't reported, more animals could have been hurt. "We get to see so many animals go to wonderful homes this time of year, and it's not just about the animals going home", said Olson. Read More »