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President Trump signs tax bill before Christmas holiday

President Trump signs tax bill before Christmas holiday The president has said the tax bill is "not good" for him personally, although that statement is hard to assess when he has declined to release his tax returns. Trump said he was motivated to hold the surprise signing ceremony early after watching the news that morning. He praised the press just hours after attacking the "fake mainstream media" on Twitter. [Full Article...]

Gen Bajwa visits Rawalpindi church, participates in Christmas celebrations

Gen Bajwa visits Rawalpindi church, participates in Christmas celebrations The celebrations this time were more upbeat compared to a year ago. The Santa Claus distributed chocolates and candies among the children as the Tourism Department ensured gala Christmas celebrations at ski resort Gulmarg. An impressive number of worshipers attended the Christmas prayers. The churches as well as the homes of the Christian community have been decorated and Christmas trees... [Full Article...]

Three families displaced from their homes in Fernwood

Three families displaced from their homes in Fernwood Fire officials said they witnessed at least four children under the age of 1 running out of the apartments at the time of the fire. Several people were hospitalized with smoke inhalation. Following the fire, Spartanburg Police Department posted this to its Facebook page: "Thanks to the life saving efforts by our fire departments, no lives were lost from this tragic incident". [Full Article...]

Lightning Boult destroys Windies as New Zealand clinch series

Lightning Boult destroys Windies as New Zealand clinch series Windies have already lost the three-match series against the well-equipped Kiwis and will be playing for pride in the final game ahead of the T20Is. But Black Caps seamer Trent Boult ensured Styris was again sent packing, when he knifed through the West Indies and finished with career-best figures of 7-34. [Full Article...]

Dangerous Wind Chills On Christmas

Dangerous Wind Chills On Christmas Isolated areas can see up to 5 inches. Boston last saw more than an inch of snow on December 25 in 2003, according to meteorologist Joe DelliCarpini of the weather service, though the Hub received a dusting on Christmas 2012. Snow will be more localized than widespread. Highs in the 30s for Thursday and Friday, turning colder next weekend with a chance for a wintry mix. The snow should stop or... [Full Article...]

Jai Ram Thakur to be the next Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh

Jai Ram Thakur to be the next Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Thanking the party leadership and workers after his election Thakur said that swearing in ceremony would take place on December 27. Now a five-time MLA and state BJP president, Thakur is armed with a lot of experience in administration and organisation functioning. [Full Article...]

Manish Sisodia calls Kejriwal's exclusion from launch of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line

Manish Sisodia calls Kejriwal's exclusion from launch of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line The new Magenta Line Delhi Metro will connect Botanical Garden in Noida to Kalka Ji Mandir in South Delhi. With the addition of new metro route, travel time between Delhi and Noida is expected to cut by approximately 45 minutes. He said a multi-modal transportation system will ensure that use of fuel is cut down, which will help the common man save money and also be useful for the environ... [Full Article...]

Pakistan grants India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan grants India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav Last week, the FO Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal had said that if the Indian Ministry of External Affairs agreed, Jadhav's wife and mother may be allowed to address the media in Pakistan . Police and paramilitary security forces, including sharpshooters, were deployed at the MoFA to deal with any untoward security situation, they said. After Jadhav was sentenced to death in April, India asked ... [Full Article...]

Emirates stops flying to Tunisia from today

Emirates stops flying to Tunisia from today The information indicates that with jihadists returning from Syria and Iraq, there is "a possibility of a terrorist attack involving either Tunisian women or women carrying a Tunisian passport", Garrach said, suggesting that they could be using false identities. [Full Article...]

Former Bihar CM Lalu Yadav convicted in Fodder Scam

Former Bihar CM Lalu Yadav convicted in Fodder Scam Yadav and several officials embezzled state funds totalling almost 9 million rupees (140,580 dollars) destined for cattle fodder between 1991 and 1994. CBI judge Shivpal Singh pronounced the verdict in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994. [Full Article...]

SpaceX rocket launch causes concern across Southern California

SpaceX rocket launch causes concern across Southern California SpaceX launched a rocket and a streak could be seen across Southern California, as far as San Diego, more than 200 miles south of the launch site. Luis Fernandez, 20, of Oxnard, said he was hanging out with friends near Mugu Rock at 5:30 p.m. [Full Article...]

JK: Army Major, 3 soldiers killed in firing by Pakistan along LoC

JK: Army Major, 3 soldiers killed in firing by Pakistan along LoC A spokesperson for the Pakistani army did not immediately react to this accusation. He said that Indian side gave befitted reply by retaliating effectively to the ceasefire violation. The nation will always remain indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty", Colonel Joshi said. "Houses were damaged in [Pakistan] firing in Rajouri on Friday". [Full Article...]

White House Denies Report That Trump Made Offensive Remarks About Immigrants

White House Denies Report That Trump Made Offensive Remarks About Immigrants Mr Trump was said to have made the comments during the meeting with senior staff in June, at which he is said to have complained too many were receiving visas. Although some administration officials acknowledged that the meeting took place, they denied that the president used "AIDS" and "huts" at the meeting. [Full Article...]

For Christmas, Ohio teachers get wine bottles with student's face on labels

For Christmas, Ohio teachers get wine bottles with student's face on labels He says, Jake is not a bad kid, but he is the class clown. This year, his parents thought the teacher needed something a little more substantial. "But who doesn't need a glass of wine after teaching a kid like mine?" she said. For some parents, along with friends and family, their children's teachers make it on the gift list. As an eighth grader, this is Jake's final year. [Full Article...]

FBI Thwarts Christmas Terror Attack From ISIS Sympathizer

FBI Thwarts Christmas Terror Attack From ISIS Sympathizer Jameson specifically named Pier 39 in San Francisco as a target location because he had been there before and knew that it was a heavily crowded area, and that, according to Jameson, no reconnaissance or site survey would be necessary, the criminal complaint says. [Full Article...]

Man United League Cup defense ended by 2nd-tier Bristol City

Man United League Cup defense ended by 2nd-tier Bristol City They then play host to Burnley on Boxing Day before wrapping up 2017 with a visit from Southampton. Manchester City and Arsenal progressed to the last four on Tuesday. The Portuguese boss hinted that many of his starting XI had blown their chance to impress. Johnson had bought a special 450 pounds ($601) bottle of wine that he wanted to share with Mourinho after the match - but instead cha... [Full Article...]

Uber is a taxi service, European court rules

Uber is a taxi service, European court rules The ruling from Europe's highest court found that Uber "must be regarded as being inherently linked to a transport service and, accordingly, must be classified as "a service in the field of transport". "Without transport services, the business wouldn't exist". In France, Uber's low-priced service involving independent, unregulated drivers is already banned as the result of legal challenges, but ... [Full Article...]

Snow & Ice Forecast for Christmas Weekend

Storms inspired by the front could produce up to a half-inch of rain in Austin and drop temperatures by double digits. The end of the week into the holiday weekend is looking at least somewhat unsettled as milder air tries to move back into central NY. [Full Article...]

Trump considered pulling Gorsuch's nomination after personal criticism

Trump considered pulling Gorsuch's nomination after personal criticism He reportedly fretted over whether Gorsuch, lauded by the mainstream Republicans that have sometimes clashed with the White House, would be "loyal" and wondered if he were sufficiently grateful. Gorsuch declined the Post's request for comment, but White House spokesman Raj Shah did provide a statement. Trump was anxious that Gorsuch would not be "loyal", one of the sources told the Post . [Full Article...]

Trudeau Vacation Broke Ethics Rules, Canadian Commissioner Says

Trudeau Vacation Broke Ethics Rules, Canadian Commissioner Says He added that he and his family would be spending Christmas this year at the prime minister's official retreat at Harrington Lake in Gatineau Park before taking a trip to the Canadian Rockies. She made a determination that he is not a family friend. The Act allows for some exemptions for gifts from relatives and friends, though in the report Dawson concluded that Trudeau and the Aga Khan can not... [Full Article...]


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