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Cornyn Says Tax Bill Mandate Repeal Makes Obamacare 'Unworkable'


Despite all that, more than 1 million new customers signed up last week, ahead of a December 15 deadline for The tax reform bill doesn't outright repeal the law . It also didn't get a deadline extension like in prior years. But the tax bill does eliminate the law's contentious individual mandate, which imposes a tax on people who do not carry coverage. Read More »

Newborn missing since mother's fatal stabbing found safe, police say


Two days later, Houston police announced that the baby had been found safe, but the details surrounding her disappearance have only gotten more disturbing. Miranda-Alvarez went peacefully with law enforcement officers, and charges were filed. The child was hospitalized and is now with Child Protective Services. Read More »

Boeing unveils giant tanker drone for US Navy's 'Stingray' competition


Navy jets operating from aircraft carriers. "Our expertise gives us confidence in our approach". Boeing said the drone will be "changing future air power". and Northrop Grumman Corp. Lockheed Martin is also expected to submit a proposal, along with General Atomics , which revealed artist concepts of its tanker drone design in October. Read More »

Nine foreigners among 19 injured in Melbourne vehicle attack


The driver of a vehicle driven at pedestrians in Melbourne injuring more than a dozen people, including an Irish citizen, attributed his actions to the "treatment of Muslims", police said. It would have been crowded with commuters and shoppers making their final purchases in the days before Christmas. Two others were treated at the scene. Read More »

UN Security Council to vote on new sanctions against North Korea


Four ships were designated for carrying coal from North Korea by the council's North Korea sanctions committee in October. The Security Council has slapped export bans on coal, iron, lead, textiles and seafood, restricted joint ventures and blacklisted a number of North Korean companies in response to Pyongyang's missile and nuclear tests. Read More »

Almost 9M Sign up For ObamaCare, Health Officer Says


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers, then announced a special enrollment period giving Floridians extra time to buy insurance. "So that seems to indicate that people are still very interested in getting health insurance". Obamacare enrollment through federal websites reached 8.8 million this year, the Trump administration said on Thursday, just shy of the number who signed up in 2016 when the enrollment period was twice as long. Read More »

Bihar: Five labourers killed, several injured in boiler blast in sugar factory


Police said three of those killed had been identified as Arjun Kumar Kushwaha, Kripa Yadav and Mohammad Shahsuddin, said police. He said the mob also attacked Ali's house and set on fire four vehicles parked there. "Perhaps, lack of proper maintenance and inspection was the reason behind the incident". Taking note of the incident, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered a high level probe into it and announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the victims families. Read More »

US VP makes surprise visit to Afghanistan


In August, Trump unveiled a new strategy for victory in the 16-year-old Afghanistan war and occupation. Vice President Mike Pence is telling Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that the "here to see this through " as they discuss President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan strategy during a surprise visit by the vice president. Read More »

Sessions Tells Prosecutors To Ask FBI About Uranium One


Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, had repeatedly requested that Sessions appoint a special counsel to investigate the FBI and Clinton's philanthropic Clinton Foundation, according to The Washington Post. Russia's nuclear energy agency Rosatom acquired the controlling stake in Uranium One in 2010. Deal gave Russian Federation control over a Canadian company mining uranium in US. Read More »

Bigg Boss 11: Priyank Sharma Fights With Hina Khan For Vikas Gupta


Hina and Vikas got into a spat during a captaincy task called the Bigg Boss poultry farm. In the video uploaded by Colors' Twitter handle, it is shown that while playing the game, they end up falling togather and Hina accuses Vikas of getting physical while performing the captaincy task. Read More »

World Chess Championship is going to be the sexiest in history


Top chess players and the public have taken to social media to mock the design. A number of other greats from the world of chess, like Australian and British grandmasters David Smerdon and Nigel Short, also slammed the logo. Well, it wasn't. But the nerds are back this year, and they're not what you think anymore. One of the criticisms is that the logo's chess board isn't correct, since it has squares in a pattern of 6x6 instead of 8x8, which doesn't accurately represent a chess board. Read More »

First images of Virat, Anushka from Delhi reception


Newly weds Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma at their Delhi reception Thursday night. The Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are all set to host the grand reception on Thursday in Delhi. Anushka was spotted in an electric blue suit while Virat was wearing a black churidar kurta . After the Delhi reception, Anushka and Virat will fly to Mumbai for another reception. Read More »

Congress Backs Down From Terrible Surveillance Bill; Running Out Of Time

USA intelligence chiefs say the program is vital to national defense and any lapse in its renewal would compromise the government's ability to surveil terrorists, malicious cyber actors, and other intelligence targets overseas. The allegation, for which Nunes has been unable to produce proof, is widely considered a transparent attempt to-somehow-justify President Donald Trump's false claim that his private office was bugged. Read More »

Twitter Adds Support For Two-Factor Authentication Via Third-Party Apps


Besides, the app will keep the layer of security in place even if the user loses access to their phone or changes their number. Rather than just needing a username and a password to get access to an account , 2FA approaches require a second password that is randomly generated by a secondary device or a service like SMS . Read More »

Astana holding 8th round of talks on Syrian settlement


The Russian delegation is headed by Russian Special Presidential Representative for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev , the Turkish delegation by Turkish Foreign Ministry Deputy Undersecretary Sedat Onal and the Iranian delegation by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari . Read More »

Driver Crashes Into Pedestrians In Australia, Injuring At Least 19


Police did not immediately say whether the driver had acted deliberately. The four listed in critical condition are believed to include a preschool-aged child, Australian media reported. "Our thoughts & prayers are with the victims & the emergency & health workers who are treating them", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in a post on his official Twitter account. Read More »

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 »