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by | December 20, 2017 | 23:08

By REUTERS on Publish Date December 19, 2017. The House passed a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax bill on Tuesday that slashes tax rates for corporations, provides new breaks for private businesses, and reorganizes the individual tax code. The bill repeals part of the Obamacare health system and allows oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, just two of many items added to the bill to secure votes of support as it rocketed through Congress in mere weeks.

by | December 20, 2017 | 22:53

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with the Aga Khan on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing for effectively violating federal conflict of interest laws for a trip he took last Christmas to the private Bahamian island of the Aga Khan.

by | December 20, 2017 | 22:00

Stevenage Borough Council in Hertfordshire, England, installed similar spikes in September on a park tree to avoid "mess and disease". Local Green Party councilor Paula O'Rourke, who has witnessed the spikes, said she was upset about the efforts to curtail wildlife from using the trees.

by | December 20, 2017 | 21:39

Russia, Bolivia and China abstained. More than 13 million people need humanitarian aid in Syria, now in its seventh year of war. "More than 650 trucks have this month delivered food assistance to over 900,000 people through cross-border operations, as well as health assistance for almost one million treatments", Lowcock told the council.

by | December 20, 2017 | 22:51

Latvala is a republican who represents Clearwater. Now that the special master report is complete and probable cause has been found, it is time for Senator Latvala to resign. A state Senate investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Florida Sen. "If you're asking me if that's an option, that is contemplated by the rules", Galvano said.

by | December 20, 2017 | 21:23

It's not the first time our state's growth has made the Census Bureau's top 10 list in percentage increases. The fastest-growing state these days is Idaho. The estimates for Gulf states affected by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 and Hurricane Irma in September 2017 are also not reflected in the July 1, 2017, estimates.

by | December 20, 2017 | 22:16

Chris Karnes, chair of Pierce Transit's advisory board, was also aboard the derailed train and said Willhoite's death was heartbreaking. On Tuesday, the Pierce Transit authority identified one of the three victims as its employee, Zack Willhoite.

by | December 20, 2017 | 22:40

The highest profile individual hit by the sanctions announced Wednesday is Ramzan Kadyrov , head of the Chechen Republic. "The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List: KADYROV, Ramzan Akhmatovich (a.k.a. The Magnitsky Act has been a focus of the investigation into whether Russia meddled in the 2016 election, with Russian officials having reportedly lobbied the Trump campaign to have the act overturned.

by | December 20, 2017 | 20:30

Chicago police say the boy is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm following the December 11 shooting on the city's West Side. Neither Collins nor the woman were the intended targets, according to police. The bullets were fired from a auto at a group of people gathered in the courtyard of a building.

by | December 20, 2017 | 20:29

Ms Haley echoed the warning on Twitter , writing: "The US will be taking names". "The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those who voted against us", she continued. "In the case of a two-thirds majority, and we think with great probability that this majority will be formed, it will be confirmed in the United Nations that the Jerusalem decision by the Trump administration is unlawful", he said.

by | December 20, 2017 | 20:13

He also added that Tinder was among a variety of options that he had tried as he looked for love, following his divorce from Kim Scott. Though Em's Tinder profile is likely inactive after he revealed that he's not dating right now, he did assure that he still doesn't consider himself lonely.

by | December 20, 2017 | 19:36

Kanter, who is in the United States, would be tried in absentia. He is known to be a staunch supporter of Fethullah Gulen, who is being blamed by the Turkish government for inciting rebellion. "Last year, they did a fake coup attempt themselves, so they can control everything". He was temporarily detained in Romania in May after Turkey canceled his Turkish passport before US officials helped him return.

by | December 20, 2017 | 19:28

India on Tuesday said it would take up with Islamabad reports that some members of the Sikh community were forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan. PESHAWAR, Pakistan-On the complaint of a Hangu resident (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Fakir Chand Singh, the Deputy Commissioner of the region has registered a case against the Assistant Commissioner of Hangu Yakub Khan for forcing Sikh shopkeepers to adopt Islam.

by | December 20, 2017 | 20:42

She also said uncertainty over the Brexit deal was causing United Kingdom firms to delay investment plans. The IMF's economic forecasts had been a "little bit too gloomy", Lagarde admitted, but she insisted the IMF's "narrative" at the time - including a sterling devaluation, weak investment, and lower consumer spending - had come true.

by | December 20, 2017 | 20:02

For a stress-free Christmas, President Duterte has chose to declare a 10-day unilateral ceasefire with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) from December 24, 2017 to January 2, 2018 to allow Filipinos to celebrate the holidays without apprehension.

by | December 20, 2017 | 19:43

And the battle is far from over. According to National Weather Service meteorologist Rich Thompson, westerly winds that will begin blowing Monday through Wednesday will bring a higher relative humidity, which will improve conditions for the firefighters.

by | December 20, 2017 | 19:37

Children's services, adult social care and homelessness services are at a tipping point as a result of funding gaps and rising demand and increasingly little is left to fund other services, like cleaning streets, running leisure centres and libraries, and fixing potholes.

by | December 20, 2017 | 18:54

According to Chief Fitzgerald's charging letter released by Fort Worth PD, the department's Internal Affairs Unit concluded "Sergeant Pierce used unreasonable force to complete the arrest of the involved individual". The woman refused to allow the officers entry, and was also reluctant to show the officers her ID, while holding it in her hand. When the woman continues to refuse, the rookie officer grabs the woman by the arm and tries to handcuff her.

by | December 20, 2017 | 20:05

Additional Sessions Judge S K Malhotra pronounced the quantum of sentence in the case. Ilyasi was earlier charged under milder sections 304B (dowry death) of IPC and had moved the court against a decision of the police to form a fresh medical panel to ascertain the nature of his wife's death.

by | December 20, 2017 | 18:26

Live Your Vision LLC now owns 1,130 shares of the railroad operator's stock valued at $128,000 after purchasing an additional 230 shares during the period. Therefore 71% are positive. Norfolk Southern Corp. has $150 highest and $74 lowest target. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $127.62.

by | December 20, 2017 | 19:01

The notification covers hotels, restaurants and malls, but excludes bars, pubs, wine shops and discotheques which now have restricted timings. The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had in June past year said that the Cabinet approved the Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Emp & Conditions of Service) Bill 2016.

by | December 20, 2017 | 19:37

BJP's true colours were seen during the Gujarat elections. However, the party couldn't touch the century mark. In the 182-member Gujarat Assembly, BJP retained power by bagging 99 seats, Congress improved its tally by winning 77 seats. Referring to Patidar leader Hardik Patel's allegation of EVM tampering, Shiv Sena said, at one point, Congress was leading over the BJP but during the last round of counting the ruling party went ahead.

by | December 20, 2017 | 18:17

In a sign domestic prices are heading higher, Saudi Arabia plans to raise domestic gasoline prices by about 80 percent in January, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Residential and commercial electricity prices, previously scheduled to reach 100 per cent of global levels this year, will now be raised gradually between 2018 and 2025.

by | December 20, 2017 | 19:25

In a statement earlier Sunday, team spokesman Steve Drummond said the team was "fully committed to a full investigation" of the allegations and is "taking appropriate steps to address and remediate misconduct". He landed at the top of the list for the sixth consecutive year in 2017 with his net worth listed at around $820 million. In several tweets , Diddy made the point that he would become the only African-American owner in the league.

by | December 20, 2017 | 18:51

About 1.15M shares traded or 70.26% up from the average. About Kohl's Corporation Kohl's Corporation (Kohl's) is an operator of department stores. It has underperformed by 9.54% the S&P500. Kohl's (KSS) opened at $52.88 on Friday. RBC Capital Markets has "Sell" rating and $39.0 target. Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th.

by | December 20, 2017 | 18:36

Folse was also booked with illegal discharge of a firearm and two counts of drug possession after investigators found undisclosed narcotics at her home in the 8900 block of Camille Drive in River Ridge. Lopinto said investigators discovered that Folse had sent texts to the neighbor complaining about the dog and went to her house with a warrant Tuesday.

by | December 20, 2017 | 17:20

The House passed the final version of Republicans' $1.5 trillion tax overhaul on Tuesday afternoon, by a vote of 227-203. Democrats for weeks have been busy warming up their attack lines, accusing them of giving favorable treatment to Republican campaign donors while leaving average Americans a more modest - and temporary - tax cut .

by | December 20, 2017 | 17:23

Sources said Jadhav mother and wife will arrive in Pakistan via Wagah border on Saturday. Pakistan's High Commission in New Delhi has issued visas to convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother and wife to visit Islamabad to meet him.

by | December 20, 2017 | 17:50

An Amber Alert has been issued for Shanally Flores, who was nowhere to be found when police were called to her family's home at 185 Goodson Drive in Greenspoint. Police urged anyone with information on the case to call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. Lopez said she felt something may have been wrong when Carolina Flores begin to act differently and refused to talk about the baby's father, according to KTRK-TV.

by | December 20, 2017 | 16:47

When he was quizzed about working to swing the Democratic Party to the left while also serving as mayor of the country's largest city, de Blasio was ready with a stunt. "This is gum. I'm chewing the gum now". "This is what I feel called to do", de Blasio said of his efforts to make the Democratic Party more progressive.

by | December 20, 2017 | 17:13

A number of other incidents have not been reported, police said Tuesday, according to local news reports. Elizabeth Bright, the rabbi's wife, said as a mother, she finds the situation scary. "We are still battling people who hate other people for absolutely no reason other than who or what they are. These recent acts of hatred & anti-Semitism have no place in our country and we will not tolerate it", Trudeau said in a tweet Tuesday afternoon.

by | December 20, 2017 | 15:26

As well as heavy criticism from Brussels, the reforms have sparked street protests in Poland and concern from the US State Department. The Article 7.1 motion put forward by the Commission will warn that there "is a clear risk of a serious breach by a Member State of the values" of the European Union - which include the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.

by | December 20, 2017 | 15:27

The stock decreased 4.43% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $2.59. Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) now has a "Sell" signals on Composite indicators by TrendSpotter. Therefore 25% are positive. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 486,605 shares of the shipping company's stock valued at $3,085,000 after purchasing an additional 77,822 shares in the last quarter.

by | December 20, 2017 | 16:08

Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi and Interior Minister Magdi Abdel Ghaffar - neither of whom were injured in the attack - had visited the city to inspect al-Arish's security situation. Islamic State's Sinai branch have attacked a number of civilians in recent months and the Egyptian security forces have boosted their efforts to regain control of the volatile region.

by | December 20, 2017 | 14:04

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein has called the violence "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing" and said he would not be surprised if a court eventually ruled that genocide had taken place. Neither Lynn, nor Zaw Htay, spokesman for Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, nor Kyaw Moe Tun, a spokesman for the ministry of foreign affairs that Suu Kyi heads, were immediately available for comment.