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Salvation Army hosts Christmas Eve brunch for homeless population


The number of people seeking help has been about the same this year as last year, he said, and no one has been turned away. According to the Salvation Army, after two days of handing out gifts, they are running very low on presents. The Salvation Army of Fond du Lac recently teamed up with Feeding America and Alliant Energy to hand out a semi load of food to people in Fond du Lac. Read More »

In 3-day camp, Congress to introspect on Gujarat loss


It is a tremendous victory and Modi has come out as the single most popular leader", BJP supporter Sandeep Kapoor said. Some experts had forecast a backlash against Modi over unpopular economic reforms that hit Gujarati businesses hard, including a controversial cash ban and roll out of a national goods and services tax (GST). Read More »

Country singer Michael Ray apologizes after DUI arrest


The Think a Little Less star had been waiting in the drive-thru line at a McDonald's fast food restaurant in the city of Eustis at around 3am local time when his 2012 Jeep bumped into the vehicle in front of him. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the at-fault driver ... "I know it will take time, however, I will do everything I can to rebuild your trust". Read More »

Much colder Thursday as winter officially arrives

This will lead to an increase in the clouds, and this should also mean our temperatures don't drop off quite as much as they did Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Unfortunately this will lead to very hard driving conditions on a day when many of us will start our Christmas travel. Boston is expected to see between one and two inches of the white stuff, while Plymouth and the Cape may see less than an inch, according to maps from the weather service showing the snow forecasts for the ... Read More »

Israel 'will never be driven from Jerusalem,' envoy tells UN


Bekir Bozdag reminded Trump's statement in a tweet that he would cut aid over the United Nations resolution vote that denounces his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned Thursday of reprisals ahead of a UN vote expected to reject the US decision on Jerusalem, warning "the United States will remember this day". Read More »

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release'


Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been jailed in Tehran since April 2016 and is serving a five-year sentence for plotting to overthrow the government, claims she denies. Johnson was accused of jeopardising her defence by saying she was training journalists before she was arrested - something the Thomson Reuters Foundation and her family have strongly denied. Read More »

Barcelona firm filing Uber lawsuit hails ruling


In response to Wednesday's ruling, one Barcelona-based taxi firm, Elite Taxi BCN, tweeted: "Today is a great day, we trust in justice to declare Uber a transport company". The taxi drivers said Uber drivers should have authorizations and licenses, and accused the company of engaging in unfair competition. The group argued that it was unfair that Uber did not have to adhere to the same rules in the city. Read More »

Philippines ferry carrying 251 capsizes


On December 21, a passenger ship with 251 people on board sank near the Philippine province of Quezon, local media reported Thursday citing the coast guard. The government had advised Filipinos planning to return to their home provinces for Christmas to do so earlier than usual to avoid heavy weather forecast to hit ahead of the holidays. Read More »

South Korea fires shots after another North Korea soldier defects


After the defection, the North's border guards approached the military demarcation line (MDL) apparently in search of the defector, a JCS official told reporters . North Korean soldiers occasionally flee over the land border, but there have been few defections as dramatic as one that happened almost 40 days ago, when a northern soldier crossed at a different, very public place - a jointly controlled area that is the only place where troops from the rivals face off only feet away from each other. Read More »

China Says Trump Risks US Leadership With Security Shift


Dmitry Peskov , a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, told reporters Tuesday that the mentions of Russia struck Moscow as "imperial" and showed "an aversion to a multipolar world". This added to the concerns in Europe and the USA over China's dumping price policies. Meanwhile Russia has characterised the U.S. new NSS with its "imperialist character". Read More »

Americans among 12 killed in Mexico bus crash

Two of the other fatalities were Swedes, one was Canadian and one was Mexican, according to the tourism ministry of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, where the crash occurred. The bus was reportedly en route to the Chacchoben ruins. The reasons for why the accident happened still remain unclear, with the only available information suggesting that sometime during its trip the bus ended up on its side in deep vegetation along the side of the road. Read More »

Knicks Center Enes Kanter Facing FOUR YEARS in Prison for Tweeting??!


The New York Knicks center has voiced support for US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen in Twitter postings after a coup bid previous year aimed at ousting Erdogan. "Add another 4 years for me, master", he told his 526,000 Twitter followers. Earlier this year, Kanter's passport was revoked by Turkish authorities, and an arrest warrant was issued after he was named a "fugitive" by a Turkish court. Read More »

Al Franken just finally announced when he will resign


The two-term senator, first elected in 2008, initially meant to let a Senate ethics committee investigate the allegations against him. Following his announcement that he would resign from Congress, two Democratic senators said that Franken should not have stepped down before the Senate Ethics Committee had completed its investigation into the Minnesota Democrat. Read More »

Minnesota woman pleads guilty to boyfriend's death in YouTube stunt


Her sentencing will likely be in February, said Norman County Attorney Jim Brue. Monalisa Perez, from Halstad in the U.S. state of Minnesota, fatally wounded her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz III on 26 June of this year when she fired a gun into a book Ruiz was holding to his chest from just a foot away. Read More »

Only 36 Percent Would Vote For Trump In 2020


Fifty-five percent of those polled said they oppose the tax reform plan, a 10 percent increase over last month. A new poll says that a majority of USA voters think Trump is dishonest and doing a bad job. The poll released Tuesday by CNN seems to indicate that Democratic messaging on the legislation has been more successful. Poll respondents also indicated they believe the tax bill backed by the president will offer benefits to Trump and his family. Read More »

Trudeau's tropical vacation broke rules, says ethics czar


Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson says in a report today that Trudeau's vacation a year ago broke conflict of interest law that prohibits a minister or any member of their family from accepting gifts or "advantages" that could reasonably be seen as influencing government decisions. Read More »

Texas Receives $136 Million to Fund CHIP Until February


Cathy Caldwell, director of Alabama's CHIP program, said closing the program would be devastating for many families. That program will run out of money by March unless Congress acts to fund it again. Top Washington lawmakers maintain the CHIP program money will be restored as part of a spending bill once the tax measure is out of the way, but Tennessee Democrats mince no words about why it's taken so long. Read More »

Official comments on United States decision to add Chechen leader to Magnitsky List


Human rights activists praised the sanctioning of Kadyrov and Katayev but called for further action. By being listed on the Magnitsky Act, the individuals are blocked from much of the global banking system. Sheshenya, Mayorova, and Pavlov were involved in the large-scale tax fraud scheme uncovered by Magnitsky, according to the Treasury Department. Magnitsky was employed by British-American financier William Browder when he was arrested and charged with the $230 million tax-fraud scheme ... Read More »

Gov. Rick Scott calls on state senator to resign


Dana Young said. "With this report showing extreme circumstances, his continued presence in the Senate through session would be a tremendous distraction from the important work we need to accomplish". The senator denies the allegations, and in testimony to the investigator said he would not make those kinds of comments to the staff member because "she is someone who would be very unpredictable with any kind of remarks like that". Read More »

Census: Wyoming lost more residents than any other state


The Salt Lake Tribune will update this story throughout the day . Overall, the US population grew by 0.7 percent from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017 - to 325.7 million people. That's an increase of 0.65 percent. The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico also took a hit in population numbers. That brought the 2017 population estimate for IL to 12,802,023 people. Read More »

It looks like Theresa May and Donald Trump have made up


Theresa May today challenged Donald Trump to bring forward new proposals to broker peace in the Middle East as they finally had their showdown call over his decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel 's capital. recognition of its status as Israeli capital be rescinded. British Prime Minister Theresa May urged Donald Trump to bring forward proposals on achieving Israeli-Palestinian peace after the U.S. Read More »

Pradyuman Thakur Murder: 16-year-old Accused to be Tried as Adult


Pradyuman was found in a pool of blood with his throat slit inside the school, sparking a public outcry following which the Gurugram Police arrested bus conductor Ashok, accusing him of killing the seven-year-old student. "As per section 21 of the amended JJ Act juvenile if treated as adult can not be given capital punishment and life imprisonment", said Sushil Tekriwal, counsel for Pradhyumn's father Barun Thakur adding that court may award 10-14 years of imprisonment in case of conviction. Read More »

Florida officer dragged by suspect's car during attempted getaway


Cabrera continued to try and get away, but police say he was slowed by traffic, and he eventually surrendered. A female passenger has not been charged, police said. Capt. Al Xiques told reporters that an officer responded to the scene inside the Century Village community early Tuesday near the south entrance along Pembroke Road when the officer was dragged by the vehicle. Read More »

Persecuted Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Myanmar

Surveys of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh by aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres have shown at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in Rakhine state in the month after violence flared up on Aug 25, MSF said last week. Analysts say Suu Kyi has to avoid angering the army and alienating supporters by being seen to take the side of a Muslim minority that enjoys little sympathy in a country that has seen a surge of Buddhist nationalism. Read More »

EU triggers procedure against Poland

Over the last two years Polish government has passed 13 laws that would help it stuff "the entire structure of the justice system" with political appointees, including courts that decide the validity of election results. Thousands of people across the country have held protests against the reforms. Brussels claims that this is a threat to the independence of the judiciary in Poland. Read More »

Sarah Sanders and Democratic lawmaker exchange blows on Twitter


EST. In a now-removed tweet linking to a story on the Republican Party's tax reform efforts, The Hill tweeted: "Huckabee Sanders: GOP "begged" Dems to work on tax reform". "We anticipate that they're going to go up as more and more of these things continue to happen and particularly as more and more people start to feel the impact of the booming economy, the tax cuts that will take place later tonight and go into effect in the first part of February", Sanders told reporters. Read More »

China: Trump's security policy shows Cold War mentality


Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters at a regular briefing Monday that Beijing appreciated Spain's firm support of its "One China" principle, which is Beijing's view that it has sovereignty over Taiwan. Hua added: "At the same time we will never give up our legitimate rights and interests". The Kremlin dismissed US President Donald Trump's new national security strategy as imperialist, but welcomed Washington's willingness to co-operate in some areas. Read More »

Officer shoots, injures man at Minneapolis City Hall


Police also say the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is on site, which is standard in such cases. "I know they were talking to him and they say he pulled a knife and they had to shoot him to save him from killing himself, but I just think that is really a bunch of B.S.", Eric Fischer said. Read More »

Boston's Controversial Cardinal Law Dies In Rome


Since then, Law spent much of his time in Rome, occasionally returning to the United States. An official with the Catholic Church says Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston, has died at 86. In 1984, he was promoted to Archbishop of Boston and was elevated to Cardinal in 1985. One priest, Rev. John Geoghan, alone raped and molested over 130 children after being flitted from one parish to another. Read More »