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Milder Saturday, rain chance Sunday


Temperatures may climb into the upper 40s. Readings stay above average with highs in the lower 50s Friday . We'll take whatever we can get, but unfortunately this rain won't help much with the drought. SUNDAY: Warmer with a few showers possible, mainly late. TUESDAY: Partly cloudy with a few showers possible. Eleven out of twenty GEFS ensemble members show a chance of a little snow on or around Christmas Day. Read More »

Here's What We Can Learn From The Democrats Win in Alabama


Speaking to CNN , Perez chalked up the victory to unprecedented organization in a state which Trump won by 28 points previous year over Democrat Hillary Clinton. A Congressional Black Caucus member urged his fellow Democrats to start paying more attention to the needs of the black community, a key voting block in elections, Friday. Read More »

Tale of the Tape: Skechers USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX) Moves 6.99%

Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt owns 7,845 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Cap Impact Ltd Liability Corporation has 39,913 shares for 0.54% of their portfolio. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Read More »

Sen. Gillibrand: "The President is not going to silence me"


Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) continued to call out President Donald Trump, in a back-and-forth that began with an appearance on CNN on Monday. Gillibrand also echoed sentiments about Mr. Trump's Tweet that were made earlier this week, "I think it was meant to be a sexist smear, meant to silence me on something I care very deeply about. Read More »

Pentagon spent $22 million on UFO research, reports say


From 2008 through 2011, the Pentagon secretly spent $22 million on a little-known program to research and investigate the threats posed by unidentified flying objects , or UFOs, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Elizondo resigned from the position in October due to his frustration over the Pentagon's lack of funding and attention to his efforts, the report said. Read More »

Argentina: Navy Chief Put in Retirement After Submarine Loss


The ministry plans to name an interim leader Monday. Carrying posters and banners, they urged authorities to continue the search until the ARA San Juan is found. Argentina officially ended its rescue mission for the vessel two weeks ago, after a noise , thought to be the submarine imploding, was detected near its last known location . Read More »

Officers say a woman was mauled to death by her pit bulls


Her body was being guarded by two very large pit bulls, Goodland County Sheriff James Agnew says. A man who worked with Stephens at a dog-training facility told WTVR that she was experienced working with animals and loved her dogs. She had defensive wounds on her hands and arms. The dogs were captured, and authorities will pursue euthanization. But the first traumatic injury she suffered was to her throat and face, Agnew said. Read More »

Australia could get the Ashes for Christmas as England…


While Kohli certainly is ahead of all his contemporaries in limited overs cricket, former English captain turned commentator Michael Vaughan believes that Smith is now lording over his Indian counterpart in Tests. Michael Vaughan slammed the lack of variety in England's bowling attack that he thinks is contributing to their downfall in Australia . The home side took total control of the match and were 549 for four in their first innings by stumps, with Smith on 229 and Marsh on 181, leading ... Read More »

Southwestern Energy (SWN) Shares Bought by Macquarie Group Ltd.

Thomas Ellis decreased its stake in Constellium Nv (CSTM) by 20.76% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Regis Management Co Llc bought 6,000 shares as the company's stock rose 26.93% with the market. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Stephens on Friday, January 15. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Cowen & Co. Read More »

Omarosa exits White House with drama


Sources from the White House shared with reporters that her resignation wasn't her decision and that the former reality star didn't go quietly. "I'm not delighting in her demise, I wish her the best, but aw", Rye said as she screamed again. Read More »

CC Sabathia, Yankees agree to one-year, $10 million deal


A former Cy Young victor and six-time All-Star, Sabathia pitched to a 14-5 record with a 3.69 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 27 starts for the Yankees last season. But they may not be done, with another young, controllable starter still on their wish list via trade. The preference is for a controllable, young starter and Pittsburgh's Gerrit Cole is of interest. Read More »

Intl Fcstone Inc. Purchases New Position in Schlumberger Limited. (SLB)

The stock decreased 0.45% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $62.09. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $93,945. Among 13 analysts covering Allegheny Tech ( NYSE:ATI ), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. The firm earned "Mkt Perform" rating on Friday, December 2 by Bernstein. Read More »

Putin says U.S. influenced doping informant that cost Russian Federation an Olympic berth


Russian president Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of manipulating evidence provided by a whistleblower in the doping investigation that resulted in Russia's expulsion from the 2018 Winter Olympics . Russian athletes continue preparing for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea in in line with the initially approved schedule, although they were required recently to compete in PyeongChang under a neutral status, Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Friday. Read More »

Skiers stuck when lift malfunctions at Pennsylvania resort


Initial reports indicated that a portion of the lift at Tussey Mountain in Boalsburg, Centre County, had collapsed sometime around 10 a.m., but the resort tweeted at noon that there was no collapse. At least 20 people were injured and skiers were stranded after a chairlift malfunctioned at Tussey Mountain resort in Pennsylvania Saturday morning. Read More »

Electric-car tax credit retained in Congressional tax reform bill


Congressional Republicans on Friday unveiled the final version of their dramatic USA tax overhaul - debt-financed cuts for businesses, the wealthy and some middle-class Americans - and picked up crucial support from two wavering senators ahead of planned votes by lawmakers early next week. Read More »

Pilot draws Christmas tree in the sky


The tree - complete with baubles - stretched from Hamburg in the north of the country to Stuttgart in the south, making it several hundred kilometres long, plus a extremely elongated "tree topper" stretching to and from northern Denmark. The plane was not on a commercial route, but being tested for Emirates Air. A passenger jet test crew spread festive cheer over Germany by flying a route that formed a flawless picture of a Christmas tree. Read More »

Austria shifts to the right as new coalition deal is struck


Strache, who was once arrested for "taking part in a Hitler Youth-style torchlit neo-Nazi rally" according to the U.K.'s The Telegraph , will serve as vice chancellor and minister for sports and public servants, and his nationalist Freedom Party will have members in several key leadership positions including the interior, defense, and foreign ministries. Read More »

US Vice President Pence delays Israel trip due to Congress vote


The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly describe scheduling details. Palestinian officials have also pressured local church leaders to not welcome Pence and follow the example of the Egyptian Coptic Church whose pope announced his refusal to meet with the USA vice president due to the decision. Read More »

In which country do people decorate their Christmas trees with spider webs?


But they are more environmentally friendly, because a cycle of live trees would be able to absorb the carbon dioxide their plastic counterparts have contributed to. "But, unlike other row crops, a Christmas tree plantation remains green and growing year-round", said Barry Sneed, public information officer for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Read More »

Bangladesh marks 1971 war victory, honours Indian soldiers


The excitement and emotion over the victory of Indian armed forces against Pakistan and birth of Bangladesh on this day in 1971 should pass on to the next generation, the GOC-in-C of Eastern Command Abhay Krishna said on Saturday. At Dhruva Shahid Smarak at the Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur, 65kms from here, the Indian Army organised a wreath-laying ceremony to pay homage to the soldiers who fought in the war, a defence spokesperson said. Read More »

Russian Federation not helping on North Korea


He also said North Korea was the main focus of his phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday. The Kremlin said on Friday that President Vladimir Putin and his USA counterpart Donald Trump had agreed in a phone call to exchange information about North Korea and cooperate on possible initiatives to resolve a crisis around the Asian nation. Read More »

USA envoy to the United Nations points finger at Iran in Yemen war


Head of Yemen's revolutionary Committee, Mohammad Ali Al-Houthi hit back at United States claims that Iran had been supplying Yemeni revolutionaries with missiles. "These are the things they're doing while we're looking the other way", Haley said. She added that US lawmakers and delegations from foreign nations would be invited to view the missiles firsthand. Read More »

Prime Minister Narendra Modi adrresed in Mizoram


The prime minister referred to development in the north east during Atal Bihari Vajpayee's regime and said how his ministers have visited the region around 150 times. The Chief Minister of Meghalaya is a doctor but what is the state of the health sector in the state. He said, "See the record corruption in Meghalaya". Read More »

Apologise for Pakistan meet remarks: Congress to Narendra Modi


NDA sources said Modi referred to India's progress on a host of issues, including its jump in the ease of doing business ratings and reform measures like the GST, to underline his government's "able" handling of economy. "I hope for positive and innovative arguments", Modi said. Earlier when the House assembled, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu led the House in paying tributes to ten former members who passed away during the inter-session period. Read More »

A very sad news for Sunny Leone's fans in Bengaluru


The event featuring the actress is called 'Sunny Night in Bengaluru NYE 2018'. "I have told the police commissioner not to give permission for the Sunny Leone event. The organizers are calling it as a family event and added that she will dance for Kannada songs. Reacting to the violent protests, the organiser issued a statement. Read More »

Roy Moore's Wife: 'One Of Our Attorneys Is a Jew'


Senate in Alabama . The Hall of Famer said Roy Moore's supporters in Alabama were, "brainwashed". It's a heated battle for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions - and it could change the balance of the U.S. Just when you think there is nothing left in this life that could possibly shock you, the wife of Senate-hopeful and alleged child molester Roy Moore rolls up to a rally on Monday night-the day before Alabama's hugely contentious special election-and drops ... Read More »