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Art of the deal? Carrier jobs saved at a price
- December 06, 2016

The pronouncements came in a string of tweets . Carrier stayed because of government incentives and tax breaks. On ABC's "This Week" program, Pence told ABC Trump has vowed to reduce the corporate tax rate and roll back federal regulations to build a better environment for businesses in the United States. (more...)
FBI Investigating Threat Against Los Angeles Metro
- December 06, 2016

The caller, who was male and spoke English, warned the US' global partners against the Red Line station across from the Universal Studios theme park on Tuesday, Beck said. City officials said there would be additional law-enforcement patrols at subway stations on Tuesday. "My advice is, right now, everybody should go about their normal day tomorrow", Garcetti said. (more...)
Not swinging to the right: Austria rejects far right president
- December 05, 2016

French President Francois Hollande says Sunday night that he "warmly congratulates Alexander Van der Bellen for the clear and uncontested result" in Austria's presidential election. 1830 CET - Austria close to a provisional resultWhile the official results won't be published until Monday, the provisional result is nearly complete with 92 per cent of votes counted. (more...)
Gambia 2016: New Leadership Will Probe Jammeh - Hamat Bah
- December 05, 2016

The Gambian strongman, Yahaya Jameh have been defeated in an unprecedented electoral upset by a fairly unknown former Argos security guard from North London, Adama Barrow. "I'm excited that we win (sic) this election and from now hope starts", Mr Barrow told the BBC's Umaru Fofana, adding that he was disappointed not to have won by a larger margin. (more...)
Sharif keen to meet Trump, may visit US next month Sharif keen to meet Trump, may visit US next month
- December 05, 2016

It has been learnt that Pakistan's Foreign Office (FO) has been trying to arrange a possible visit to Washington where Donald Trump will assume charge of the Office of the President of the United States on 20 January. In that scenario, will this early visit to meet Trump be any fruitful for Pakistan? "I am ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems", the statement quoted Donald Trump as saying. (more...)
As Many as 40 Feared Dead in Oakland Warehouse Fire As Many as 40 Feared Dead in Oakland Warehouse Fire
- December 04, 2016

Firefighters were called to the building around 11:30 p.m. PT, the fire department said . The fire broke out during a party featuring musician Golden Donna's 100% Silk West Coast Tour. The warehouse had been partitioned into several artist studios and was packed with furniture, mannequins, lamps, and other objects. They had "to fight the blaze from outside because it was too hot and too intense for firefighters to go inside the building", according to Reed. (more...)
South Korea imposes unilateral sanctions on North Korea South Korea imposes unilateral sanctions on North Korea
- December 04, 2016

North Korea state media said an island targeted during the training saw loud explosions and light that simulated "the enemy's cities and military targets submerged in a sea of fire". The statue cost Senegal about $27 million by some estimates, and features a muscular, topless man holding a woman with one hand and a baby aloft in the other.North Korean statues are made by state artists at the Mansudae Art Studio, a sprawling complex in Pyongyang which designs and produces state propaganda. (more...)
Democratic opponents take aim at Cures bill in final hours
- December 03, 2016

While many of its details remained in flux, its extensive scale, from cancer to mental illness, addresses issues that touch nearly every American life. But those changes (an amendment on how opioid treatment funding was paid out, the removal of an exemption for reporting payments doctors received from drug companies) haven't yet swayed Warren's vote . (more...)
Prince William supports Prince Harry's plea for Meghan Markle's privacy
- December 03, 2016

On November 8, a statement posted from the Kensington Palace Twitter account confirmed Prince Harry's relationship with Markle, and condemned her treatment in the media, saying he anxious about her safety. Though Meghan Marklehas not been directly addressed in the said statement, one can only infer that William is actually referring to Harry's girlfriend, Meghan Markle . (more...)
Gingrich mocks Romney for 'sucking up' to Trump
- December 03, 2016

Romney told reporters afterwards that he had a "wonderful evening" with Trump. "He continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together and I have to tell you I've been impressed with what I've seen in the transition effort". (more...)
Nigerian court orders release of pro-Iranian Shiite leader Nigerian court orders release of pro-Iranian Shiite leader
- December 03, 2016

The judicial inquiry recommended that an Army General, Adeniyi Oyebade and others members of the Army be prosecuted for the killing of the Shia Musllims in Zaria, northern Kaduna state. El-Zakzaky approached the court to demand his release, months after he he was arrested without arraignment. He said the decision of the government to hold the applicant for so long amounted to great danger. (more...)
South Korea opposition introduces bill to impeach president
- December 03, 2016

The motion, which had the support of 171 opposition and independent lawmakers, accuses Park of violating the constitution and undermining democracy by allowing her longtime friend, Choi Soon-sil, to interfere in state affairs, and letting senior presidential aides help Choi extort from companies. (more...)
United Starts Daily Service between Newark and Havana United Starts Daily Service between Newark and Havana
- December 03, 2016

Delta is among eight carriers granted authority by the Department of Transportation to serve Havana, and it began selling flights from the U.S. Delta is the only existing US carrier to previously operate passenger service until it was suspended in 1961 due to an unstable political climate and profitability challenged. (more...)
Jill Stein presidential recount effort prompts money gusher Jill Stein presidential recount effort prompts money gusher
- December 03, 2016

She won approximately 1 percent of the vote in each of the three states. On the eve of the election, all of the major polls gave Hillary Clinton a lead over Donald Trump ranging from two to six points. Stein and the Green Party have been leading the fight for a recount here, in Wisconsin, and in Pennsylvania and MI. There is recount drama resulting from the 2016 election, but it's not being initiated by Trump loyalists. (more...)
Stein sues in push to force hand recounts in Wis.
- December 02, 2016

Stein was in court Tuesday afternoon seeking to force the Wisconsin recount to be done by hand. Wisconsin recount efforts to begin MondayThe Wisconsin Elections Commission will move forward with recount efforts Monday after receiving a petition from Former Green Party Presidential ... (more...)
$6.3 billion measure aims to cure ailing health care policies
- December 02, 2016

Furthermore, he said, it is an "innovation game changer, a once-in-a-generational transformational opportunity to change the way we treat disease". We can afford to take good and better care of people who are ill, and also study ways of preventing and tempering diseases. (more...)
Trump objects to Stein's MI presidential recount
- December 02, 2016

Failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein is spearheading a recount effort in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states where Trump won narrowly over Democrat Hillary Clinton. It took a couple hours to get organized, but crews started counting ballots at about 11:30 Thursday morning. That is the same day by which MI and Pennsylvania, where other recount petitions have also been submitted, would have to complete their expected recounts as well. (more...)
Breitbart urges Kellogg's boycott over pulled ads Breitbart urges Kellogg's boycott over pulled ads
- December 02, 2016

Kellogg Co. joined a growing list of marketers to sever business ties with the conservative site Breitbart , citing "values", joining ModCloth, SoFi, Salsify, Nest and programmatic platform AppNexus, according to AdExchanger . "We determined that the site violates our hate speech prohibition", said Josh Zeitz, a spokesperson for AppNexus. Google also declined to comment when contacted today by The Advocate , saying it doesn't talk about individual publishers. (more...)
Board of Elections orders Durham County recount to be completed by Monday
- December 02, 2016

Once the election is officially over and the margin of win is less than 10000, a state board can order a recount if possibilities of fraud or use of unfair means to win are established. Pat McCrory seeks to narrow the gap against Democratic rival Roy Cooper, rock-solid Republican Randolph County offered his campaign both a boost and a bust. (more...)
POTUS' Holiday App Turns Your Cash into The White House
- December 02, 2016

In fact, it did so in the form of an app aptly entitled 1600. You can't simply wander around the White House in real life, but the new 1600 app from the White House Historical Association lets you scope it out in augmented reality. There's a new way to visit the White House-without leaving home. Whether the app actually succeeds in that endeavor remains to be seen, but regardless of that, this is an excellent example of how one can combine technology with education and entertainment. (more...)