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Survey shows Americans most stressed about future of nation


The state of the nation has led 51 percent of poll respondents to volunteer for or support causes important to them. 72 percent of respondents said they think the media blows things out of proportion, adding to the stress. Keeping up with the latest developments is a source of worry all its own. This year, however, they diverged: On a 10-point scale, women reported a slight increase in stress, rising from an average 5.0 in 2016 to 5.1 in 2017, while the level for men dropped, from an average ... Read More »

EC proposes life ban for convicted MPs, MLAs in SC


The apex court asserted that the move to set up fast-track courts to try politicians involved in criminal cases would be in the "interest of the nation". "If you don't want to be independent, constrained by the legislature, say so", the bench had remarked, wondering if silence was an option. And to deal with cases involving politicians, it was not averse to the setting up of special courts and speedy disposal of these matters. Read More »

PIA last flight from NY leaves behind dead body

A man who was accompanying the body of his brother, and his family members who were waiting in Lahore, left for NY to locate the body after waiting for two days for any remedial step by the PIA. By the time the family of Mr Mubarak managed to locate the bodies, through the US-based funeral company that had prepared their relative's coffin, the remains had been left unattended in JFK for 14 hours. Read More »

Paul Manafort's Brooklyn Brownstone Gets Unofficial Landmark Status


Manafort made much of the money lobbying for Ukraine, work that he never disclosed to the US government, the document claims. The allegations come in the bombshell federal indictment in Washington, D.C., made public Monday as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Celebrating life, family and culture during Dia de los Muertos


The holiday's connection to passed loved ones is part the tradition of creating altars for the dead to visit and enjoy. These physical reminders are called ofrendas . "I have a lot of pictures, but I didn't know how big this was going to be, so I brought just these items", she said. Tortilla Jo's Mexican restaurant in Downtown Disney has been celebrating the culinary heritage of Mexico for some time now, but never has there been a more ideal time to visit, as the eatery observes Day of ... Read More »

Cassie Sainsbury To Spend Six Years Behind Bars


In an interview with the Nine Network's 60 Minutes program in September, Sainsbury told of how she landed in trouble in Colombia after thinking she had accepted a job as a legitimate courier transporting documents for $10,000 plus flights, but plans changed at the last minute. Read More »

Donald Trump Reportedly Thinks That Jared Kushner Is Giving Him Bad Advice


George Papadopoulos , a former Trump campaign aide, pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation . Mueller, who is continuing the Russian Federation investigation after a grand jury approved charges against former campaign manager Paul Manafort and campaign associate Rick Gates , is also expected to interview several other White House officials as early as this week. Read More »

French President signs law that replaces state of emergency

Rights groups and worldwide platforms, including the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), fear the new law - which grants police exceptional powers - will create a permanent quasi-state of emergency in the country. The government now claims the enhanced police powers have helped prevent more than 30 attacks. Conservative politicians warn the regulations are not going far enough while human rights groups and members of the left fear police misconduct. Read More »

Gas prices should be low right now but continue to rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. "In the fall, they fall back and in the spring, they spring forward". Prices in MI could reach as high as $2.99, in IN at $2.95, in OH and Kentucky drivers could be paying $2.89 per gallon. Read More »

Tunisian policemen injured in knife attack near parliament


A suspected terrorist has been arrested in Tunis, according to the country's interior ministry. "Killing them (police), he believes, is a form of jihad", it said. Tunisia suffered two other major attacks that year, one against tourists at the beach resort of Sousse and the other against presidential guards in the capital. Read More »

Bin Laden was a big fan of American cinema

The CIA released files from Osama bin Laden's personal computer Wednesday in an effort to enhance "public understanding of al-Qa'ida". The release on Wednesday came less than a week after President Donald Trump's administration made a decision to release some but not all files pertaining to the assassination of John F. Read More »

'Several' people dead after armed driver runs down cyclists in Manhattan


According to initial reports, multiple people were shot in Downtown Manhattan at Chambers and Hudson. He said the truck had also collided with a small school bus and one other vehicle. Authorities said another seven people were injured, bringing the total to 11 - all expected to live. Earlier Tuesday, both Home Depot and The Council on American-Islamic Relations released statements on the deadly attack. Read More »

Arcadia police: Needles found in Halloween candy


They've warned parents in the community to check their children's candy. It's a parent's worst nightmare, and police say it's happened here in London. Last year, a parent reported finding a nail that was pushed into a Tootsie Roll that has been given to her daughter. Those reports comes just days after police in Randolph, Wisconsin - located about three hours east of Arcadia - say that a child in town received a piece of tampered candy while trick or treating on Saturday . Read More »

De Blasio warns not to 'politicize' NYC terror attack


Because if a couple of pesky indictments involving key campaign staffers couldn't distract the President from a tax reform package created to further line the pockets of people like him, then don't expect a gruesome terror strike in the heart of the city he calls home to have much of an impact. Read More »

Michael Fallon quits as United Kingdom defence secretary in harassment scandal


Fallon earlier apologised for an incident that occured 15 years ago in which he made unwanted advances to the journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer. Sir Michael remains MP for Sevenoaks of course. Miss Hartley-Brewer had previously disclosed the incident although she did not name Mr Fallon. The veteran MP for Sevenoaks was the first cabinet minister to be identified in the scandal which has engulfed British politics, with allegations levelled at nearly 40 Conservative MPs and ministers. Read More »

Girl, seven, boards EasyJet flight after slipping through airport security


The airport spokesman Bertrand Staempfli said that the girl's parents contacted the Swiss police and the police tracked her progress through the airport on security videos. She was discovered on the plane before it took off and handed over to police, and then to her parents. Geneva Airport said it would tighten safety rules and boarding procedures to ensure it wouldn't happen again. Read More »

Trump says would 'certainly consider' sending NY suspect to Guantanamo


He also suggested he would consider sending the suspect to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba . President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he is considering sending the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in Tuesday's terrorist attack in NY to the USA military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and that he has begun dismantling the diversity visa lottery program through which the terror suspect came to the United States. Read More »

USA to vote 'no' on United Nations resolution condemning Cuba embargo

Ambassador to the United Nations. "We've historically voted against that resolution". The State Department says US will restore its opposition to the resolution when it comes up for a vote in the U.N. John F. Kelly, at the United Nations last month. Trump's predecessor, former president Barack Obama , oversaw slowly warming ties with Havana and a loosening of the trade embargo, symbolised by last year's decision to abstain. Read More »

Bhutan King, Queen arriving in India today


King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, his wife Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck and their child Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, are on a four day visit to India. The Royal family of Bhutan had called on the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday. "India has been happy to share its knowledge, experience and resources with Bhutan". Read More »

BJP declares Dhumal as CM candidate


Virbhadra Singh said the BJP's decision to filed P K Dhumal would have no impact on prospects of the Congress . Voting for 68 assembly constituencies will be on November 9 and the results will be out on December 18. As per the report, there are only 53 candidates, who have declared their financial worth below Rs 10 lakh.In the multimillionaires, the ruling Congress leads the chart with 59 of its candidates have declared their worth in crores. Read More »

London taxi jumps curb and hits pedestrians, prompting mass panic


They also said that the driver of the cab is now "assisting police". The London Evening Standard reports that people are thought to be trapped underneath the black cab. The crash happened at about 5 p.m. local time near the Convent Garden shopping center, according to The Sun . Masood stabbed an unarmed police officer to death before he was fatally shot by police. Read More »

Won't compromise on Pakistan's integrity: Asif


Pakistan on Monday returned the five remaining helicopters to the United States (US) which were given to the country to effectively monitor the country's border with Afghanistan . "But the conversation with the Pakistani government is for them to recognise that they will be one of the greatest beneficiaries of a successful peace process in Afghanistan", he said. Read More »

At least 26 civilians killed in airstrike in Yemen, Houthi rebels say

The attack which took place on Wednesday morning destroyed a hotel located near a market in Suhar region. The blast leveled the hotel and stalls were reduced to heaps of metal. Yemeni pro-government forces, the Houthis and al-Qaeda in the Arabia Peninsula (AQAP) were also named on the list. According to a report by the UN's Human Rights Office in September, over 5,100 civilians have been killed and over 8,700 injured since the United Nations started monitoring casualties in March ... Read More »

Woman 'accidentally kills' 13 family members with poisoned milk

She planned to kill her husband, instead she accidentally murdered 13 loved ones. He and members of his family then drank the lassi . Instead, her mother-in-law poured the poisoned substance into a Value-Added Tax kept by the family, and drew from it the next day to make lassi and butter. Read More »

Siddaramaiah says everyone living in state is Kannadiga; should learn Kannada


He said, everyone who lives in the state must learn the language. . He said, "I am not against learning any language". However, Siddaramaiah said that he is not against any language. "My good wishes are with the people of Karnataka on the Kannada Rajyotsava. Kannada must be taught in all schools", he told a gathering of thousands at the Kanteerava Stadium here, marking the 62nd Karnataka formation day. Read More »

Talks in college strike to resume on Thursday


There has been no word from OPSEU or the Ministry of Labour. Meanwhile, a student advocacy group is holding a rally Wednesday at Queen's Park. Del Missier added: "We will focus our efforts at the table and work very hard to reach a deal that ends the strike". Read More »

Super PM: Justin Trudeau shows off his inner Superman for Halloween


Continuing the tradition of dressing up for the annual celebration of all-things spooky and sweet, Justin Trudeau donned an iconic comic book look for Halloween yesterday: Clark Kent. As he descended down the stairs, Trudeau apparently quipped that it was a shock to witness the Prime Minister dressed as one of the fellow journalists there, but "it has to be done", before opening his button-down shirt to expose the Superman symbol underneath. Read More »

Is Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) Oversold?

Several research firms have weighed in on CELG . Celgene Corporation's average Book Value per Share Growth Rate was 71.7 percent during the past 12 months. Analysts look for public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and customers of a company in order to reach an opinion and communicate the value of a stock. Read More »