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State Senate Retail Forum Postponed Amid Rosenberg Investigation


The Massachusetts Senate plans a special session to discuss sexual misconduct allegations lodged against the husband of Democratic Senate President Stan Rosenberg. "I believe this is in the best interests of the Senate". Rosenberg that Hefner is seeking help for alcohol dependence. The men who claimed they were groped and subjected to unwanted sexual advances by Hefner include a Beacon Hill aide, a lobbyist, a public policy advocate and a man who worked on Beacon Hill when Hefner allegedly ... Read More »

Zero gravity pizza, anyone? ISS astronauts show you how it's done

A video posted by NASA on YouTube shows the astronauts preparing their respective their pizzas, sharing and eating them together. As he explained in a recent tweet , he was "really, really" missing pizza, so he "CASUALLY" [his all caps] mentioned it to his boss during a live public event. Read More »

Yemen: Ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed

The clashes between Saleh's supporters and the Houthis underscore the complex situation in Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, where a proxy war between the Iran-aligned Houthis and the Saudi-backed Hadi has caused one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in recent times. Read More »

U.S. defense secretary meets Pakistan's prime minister


Mattis was received by officials from the Defence Ministry, Foreign Ministry and the US Embassy upon his arrival, a Foreign Office statement said. Syed Talat Hussain, a longtime Pakistani media analyst, wrote Monday that the Trump administration has chose to "bring Islamabad to its knees" and is only "going through the motions of engagement" with polite visits like those by Tillerson and Mattis, who will be followed shortly by Gen. Read More »

Barack Obama Appears To Zing Donald Trump With Twitter Followers Boast


Rhodes, who travelled to Delhi with Mr. Obama, said. Obama said he could have a debate about climate change with people who said fossil fuels were necessary for growth in poorer nations like India or people who said humans should adapt. But he quickly added how he admired Manmohan Singh with whom he shared a friendly relationship. "I found both of them to be honest, direct with me and both of them took tough decisions". Read More »

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Gay Wedding Cake


Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion required states to subsidize abortions. The ruling found that there's still room for state courts to explore "the reach and ramifications" of marriage-related issues that resulted from the legalization of same-sex marriage. Read More »

Winter Storm Watch - Kenora - Grassy Narrows - Sioux Narrows


Snow totals will depend on the track of the storm - there was some uncertainty Saturday - but the heaviest snow is expected north of U.S. Highway 2, the Weather Service said. For the latest weather forecast Monday, download the StormTRACKER APP, follow the StormTRACKER Team on Facebook & Twitter, and watch our Newscast tonight at 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10 pm. Read More »

Trump Working Against A Future Senator Romney


And when asked if Trump was sending a message to Mitt Romney - rumored to be eyeing Hatch's seat - to stay out of the race, Trump paused to compliment the former MA governor and two-time presidential candidate. "The president's mostly behind-the-scenes campaign to sway Hatch will burst into public view on Monday, when he arrives in Salt Lake City to hold a well-choreographed event created to showcase his affection for the powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman", Isenstadt wrote. Read More »

Homeless man rescues children from burning apartment


Tim Szymanski, from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, said: 'The children were in the living room. Anival Angulo, 36, who now has nowhere to live, was wandering the streets of Las Vegas on Friday evening when he saw a smoke coming from a nearby apartment building, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue said in a statement. Read More »

Time Magazine 'Person of the Year' Finalists Include Trump, Mueller


The movement began shortly after the bombshell New York Times expose about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, and since then, dozens of prominent figures across several industries-from Matt Lauer to Kevin Spacey to Mark Halperin to Charlie Rose-have lost their jobs when their victims finally felt empowered enough to speak out about their experiences. Read More »

Saudi foreign minister lands in Kuwait, Qatar confirms GCC summit participation

The Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Sunday that Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will be participating at the summit. Head of the Center Mohammad Al Baddah said the center, located in Jumeirah Hotel, will assist the 200 media personnel from local, regional and global outlets with the latest tools and necessary services to enable them to cover the summit, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported. Read More »

It's likely this Aberdeen Toys R Us store will shut next year


Steve Knights, managing director of Toys R Us UK, said the warehouse-style stores opened by the retailer in the 1980s and 1990s have proven "too big and expensive to run", adding that "newer, smaller, more interactive stores in the right shopping locations" were trading well. Read More »

2 militants, soldier killed, civilian hurt in Qazigund gunfight


One soldier on Road Opening Party (ROP) duty injured. SSP Kulgam Shridhar Patil told GNS that a cordon gas been launched to trace out the militant who are likely hiding inside a building in the area. "He is undergoing treatment in the hospital", said the spokesman. In December, three soldiers were killed when motorcycle-borne militants fired on an army bus in south Kashmir. Read More »

Vishal Files Nomination For RK Nagar By-Election


Vishal, who is now general secretary of Nadigar Sangam and president of Tamil Film Producers Council, had on Saturday evening announced his decision to contest the RK Nagar bypoll, through Twitter, as an independent candidate. "I want to be the representative of the people". His objective is to serve the people of the constituency. Vishal was elected as the General Secretary of the Nadigar Sangam in October 2015 and is also the president of the Tamil Film Producers' council. Read More »

Gay Politician Proposes at Australia's Final Same-Sex Marriage Debate


Mr Bolger answered yes, to strong applause. Towards the end of an impassioned speech in the House of Representatives, Wilson, addressing his longtime partner said: "This debate has been the soundtrack to our relationship". But several lawmakers including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull intend to persist with amendments rejected by the Senate. The Australian parliament is debating marriage equality after the public voted overwhelmingly in favour in a non-binding postal vote in September. Read More »

Mumbai, Surat on Rain Alert as Cyclone Ockhi Moves Northwards


Pankaj Kumar, principal secretary (revenue department), said cyclone Ockhi is likely to cross south Gujarat near Surat by December 5. The deadly cyclone, which lashed the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu , Kerala and Lakshadweep islands, has claimed at least 18 lives so far. Read More »

South Korea War Games Start In Korean Peninsula


North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday that officials and experts said had the potential to reach Washington, D.C., although it reportedly broke up before re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. -South Korean drills are preparation for invasion. North Korea regularly uses its state media to threaten the United States and its allies. Sen. Read More »

Actor Chris Pratt has filed for divorce from Anna Faris


The publication adds that they have a prenuptial agreement and are nearly ready to finalize a property settlement. At the begininng of August, the Hollywood couple shocked fans when they announced they were separating following eight years of marriage. Read More »

Texas A&M Selected to Belk Bowl, Will Face Wake Forest


Weaver is a senior kicker for Wake Forest and is 19-for-22 on field goal attempts and has scored 102 points this season for the Demon Deacons. Missouri will play a Big 12 opponent in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl, Texas A&M will play an ACC opponent in the Belk Bowl, Kentucky will play a Big Ten opponent in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Mississippi State will play an ACC opponent in the TaxSlayer Bowl and SC will play a Big Ten opponent in the Outback Bowl. Read More »

Trump backs Alabama candidate Roy Moore


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that Moore will be sworn in as a senator if he wins on December 12, saying he would "let the people of Alabama decide". One of the women, Leigh Corfman, accused Moore of initiating sexual contact with her in 1979 when she was 14. And when asked by reporters if having an alleged molester in the Senate was preferable to seating a Democrat, the president pointed to Moore's denials. Read More »

Ex-Catalan President, Ministers Face Extradition Hearing in Belgium While Spain Campaigns


Prosecutors in November asked the judge to approve the European arrest warrant issued by Madrid for the five in the opening round of what could become a protracted courtroom battle. The remaining ex-ministers and former regional president Carles Puigdemont are in Belgium, fighting extradition to Spain. Christophe Marchand, lawyer for two of Puigdemont's ex-ministers, said that "the facts as written in the arrest warrant are not punishable under Belgian law", saying the case was an attempt to ... Read More »

Cathay flight crew 'saw' N. Korea missile from plane


In an internal notice to all cabin crew, the airline's general manager for operations, Mark Hoey, said the crew on flight CX893 allegedly saw a missile explode and fall apart near their location on November 29, when North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile over Japan's exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan after a similar launch on August 29, a source at Cathay Pacific told Apple Daily. Read More »

Ambani bash Pictures: Amitabh, Shah Rukh, Katrina and Alia at Antilla


The mayor too took to his Instagram account and shared his excitement and honour of meeting the celebs and god of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali. He wrote, "Wonderful meeting acting legend Shah Rukh Khan and creative industry leaders in Mumbai tonight". Shah Rukh's Duplicate co-star Juhi Chawla also made it to the bash. Read More »

Hit-and-Run Driver Plows into 4 Pedestrians in Queens, Killing 1


Two other people went to Jamaica Hospital with stab wounds allegedly stemming from the dispute. The pedestrians who intervened in the parking dispute then left the scene toward Liberty Ave., but not before the Hyundai driver plowed into them with his vehicle, according to sources . Read More »

Teen Violently Throws Defenseless Kitten Onto Street


Authorities in Ontario, east of Los Angeles, are appealing for information to find the suspect seen in the Snapchat clip, which has been widely reposted on social media since it appeared Friday. She said, "I just want him to know he hurt a victim that can't defend itself". Police in Ontario were investigating what appears to be a case of animal abuse on Saturday. Read More »

Malta police arrest 10 over blogger's murder


Speaking to reporters, the prime minister said a joint team of police, military and security services made the arrests following a near seven-week investigation carried out with help from the FBI, Europol and Finnish intelligence. "I am committed to doing so more than ever". The government offered a €1m (£890,000; $1.2m) reward for information about her murder. At one protest, demonstrators marched through Valletta, the capital, singing patriotic songs and waving placards that quoted the ... Read More »

French President Emmanuel Macron backs Iraq talks after Kurdish concessions

The dialogue must be built around four fundamental elements, in full compliance with the 2005 Constitution of Iraq , Macron said after meeting here Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of Iraqi Kurdish regional government. "Emmanuel Macron interfered unexpectedly in Iraq's internal affairs by calling for the dismantling of a legal institution, Hashd al-Shaabi", vice-President and former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday. Read More »

Ben Stokes fails with the bat in his debut for Canterbury


The 26-year-old has maintained he was in New Zealand on a family visit and just wanted to "do well, and contribute to Canterbury winning". It was a disappointing outing for Stokes, who appeared understandably rusty in his first match since England's ODI victory over West Indies at Bristol September 24, the match that preceded his arrest outside a nightclub in the city in the small hours of the following morning. Read More »

DOJ points arrest warrant for undocumented immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle killing


Mexican citizen Jose Garcia Zarate was cleared of murder charges on Thursday (November 30) in the 2015 death of an American woman. Zarate was found not guilty of first- or second-degree murder or assault with a firearm. A spokeswoman for Mayor Ed Lee confirmed the memorial's removal on Saturday to the San Francisco Examiner. In a statement issued shortly after the verdict was rendered on Thursday, Tom Homan, the deputy director of U.S. Read More »

IShares MSCI Global Energy Producers (FILL) Rises 0.53% for Dec 3

LMR Partners LLP owned about 0.13% of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF worth $48,226,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. This year's performance is 10.33% while this quarter's performance is -9.33%. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 14,944 shares of the company's stock worth $480,000 after acquiring an additional 5,578 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar's 2.0 Gets Postponed; To Clash With Avengers: Infinity War


Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Cumberbatch and others in pivotal roles. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter account and posted the same. The movie, touted to be one of the costliest made in the country, was initially slated for a Deepavali release this year. Read More »

Korea, US Kick Off Largest Air Exercise Amid N. Korean Warnings


But even some Trump advisers say USA military options are limited when Pyongyang could launch an artillery barrage on the South Korean capital Seoul - only around 50km from the heavily-fortified border and home to 10 million people. North Korea denounced the drills in a series of statements over the weekend. "Should the Korean peninsula and the world be embroiled in the crucible of nuclear war because of the reckless nuclear war mania of the USA, the US will have to accept full ... Read More »

Kids with special needs get the chance to see Santa


To accommodate them, the mall put on low lights, turned off all music and other sounds to keep the set quiet. Children with special needs met Santa Claus Sunday at Northlake Mall. "In an environment like this, where there's not very many people and it's not very loud, he can come in and see Santa and sit on Santa's lap and Santa can talk to him and he can have a more normalized experience", she says. Read More »

Rob Gronkowski apologizes for post-play cheap shot on Tre'Davious White


Gronkowski was called for a personal foul for unnecessary roughness, but was not ejected from the game. Here is Blandino's take on the play, which included multiple penalties. As to what he can do to combat what he feels is unfair treatment from the officials, Gronkowski said, "I don't know". The Bills Jerry Hughes was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, so, somehow, the Bills were the ones losing yards on the play. Read More »

Standouts and strikeouts from Eagles 24-10 loss to Seahawks


After the Eagles cut the Seahawks' lead to 17-10, Wilson countered with another touchdown to put Seattle back in control. The Eagles are 10-2, but a 10-2 filled some questions as to whether they're good enough to play deep into January, since it's beyond just winning the NFC East. Read More »

Australian lawmaker proposes to partner on floor of parliament


Liberal member of parliament Tim Wilson proposed to his partner Ryan Bolger in the capital of Canberra, the two having already exchanged rings but having pledged to wait for the country to pass the legislation before they Wednesday. Tim Wilson deliverined an impassioned speech about marriage equality to the Parliament, he described how some people had told him "why bother" getting engaged when it wasn't legal for him to be married in Australia. Read More »

Utah State headed to Arizona Bowl against New Mexico State


Utah State finished the regular season 6-6 after losing to Air Force 38-35. New Mexico State was enduring one of the worst and most brutal bowl droughts in FBS history as they had not been to one in 1960. New Mexico State is 6-6 on the season and finished tied for fifth place in the Sun Belt Conference with a 4-4 record after winning three of its final four games, including a 22-17 home win against South Alabama in its regular-season finale on December 2. Read More »

Man arrested, charged with hiding death of missing N. Carolina girl


Earl Kimrey, 32, charged in connection with the disappearance of Mariah WoodsSaturday. "Allow us to review it to determine if it is of investigative value", FBI agent Stanley Meador said. Woods' family had been notified of the discovery, Lynch said. "I was sad for her", 7-year-old Kiera Ezel said. Another little girl showed up with her family to place a tiara on the sign, because "Mariah looked like a princess" in the pictures shared with the news. Read More »

UAE denies Yemeni rebel missile targeted its nuclear reactor

The coalition accuses non-Arab Iran of trying to expand its influence into Arab countries, including Yemen , which shares a long border with Saudi Arabia, by aligning themselves with the Houthis and Saleh. The plant lies some 140 miles west of the U.A.E. capital. When fully built, officials hope the nuclear plant will provide up to 25 per cent of all energy needs in the UAE, a federation of seven sheikhdoms on the Arabian Peninsula. Read More »

Michigan's Outback Bowl point spread will surprise you


USC makes their second-straight trip to a bowl game under the watch of head coach Will Muschamp, who improved upon a 6-7 record in 2016 by going 8-4 through November. Part of Michigan's appeal is strong ticket sales and television ratings - the Michigan-Ohio State game on November 25 drew Fox's best metered market rating ever for a regular-season college game with a 6.7 rating. Read More »

Why I am returning to PDP - Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar


When Dele Momodu asked Atiku Abubakar why he had not been able to visit the United States for many years, amid speculations that he is wanted in that country for a slew of sharp practices. He, however, noted that APC has failed to deliver on its promise to create jobs, and thus, let young Nigerians down. In a press statement issued last night in Abuja, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Mr. Read More »

North Korea: Trump is 'begging for nuclear war'


It also carried a "super-large heavy warhead" and traveled almost 2,800 miles, the agency said. "If somebody is very eager to use force to wipe out North Korea, as the United States' U.N. The statement came after Yonhap News reported that six US Raptor stealth fighters planes arrived in South Korea on Saturday for a joint air drill named "Vigilant Ace" scheduled for December 4 to 8. Read More »

GOP pressing plan to avert government shutdown on December 8


Congress has less than two weeks to meet the December 8 deadline to pass a new funding bill and avoid a government shutdown. "That's why we invited [Democrats] over to have a conversation about a deal", Short told reporters at the Capitol Thursday, the report said. Read More »

Warm End To Weekend


Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and cooler with a high of 44 and a low around 26. Sunday night will be mild with lows in the upper 40s/ low 50s, and hopefully we will break our fog streak. A light southeast wind will shift to the northwest at 5 miles per hour. Partly cloudy skies will continue through Sunday with mostly clear skies expected Sunday night through the end of next week. Read More »

Germany: Suspicious package part of extort plot aimed at DHL


Brandenburg state Interior Minister Karl-Heinz Schroeter told reporters the package was part of a scheme to extort millions of euros (dollars) from delivery company DHL. The device was posted at a package station in Potsdam, a city of 165,000 people about 45 minutes drive from Berlin, early on Thursday morning, according to police. Read More »

North Korea warns joint US-South Korea military drill risks nuclear war


In an editorial on Sunday, North Korea's ruling party Rodong newspaper said the US-South Korea drill was "an open, all-out provocation" and that it "may lead to a nuclear war at any moment". "Denial means preemptive war as a last resort". Beijing has backed a slew of sanctions that include bans on imports of North Korean coal, iron ore and seafood. Read More »