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Trump signs biggest tax overhaul into law


The tax cut, which fulfilled a long-held Republican goal, was at the forefront of Trump's mind. Trump touted the tax measure as a bill that has something for everyone. The Democrats were highly critical of the tax reform bill. "This tax plan is little more than a gift to corporations and the top one per cent and an attack on our values", alleged Senator Kamala Harris. Read More »

Triple Talaq bill to be tabled in Parliament tomorrow


Meanwhile, various women's group opposed government's move to criminalise instant triple talaq . This Bill also provides terms for alimony for the woman on whom current triple talaq has been marked and grants her the custody of children. Read More »

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Fodder scam verdict: Lalu urges people to maintain "calm and peace"


Prasad told presspersons. The RJD chief cleared that it would be his sons, Tejashwi and Tej Pratap, who will lead his party if he is jailed. Ahead of CBI court's verdict in a case of fodder scam against him, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday said that the BJP government was conspiring against him and that he was confident of being exonerated. Read More »

Peru president defeats bid to oust him by eight votes in Congress


President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's troubles are far from over despite having dodged impeachment over ties to the Brazilian construction giant implicated in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal. The president denied that he had managed the deposits for US$ 782 thousand that Odebrecht made to his company, Westfield Capital , between 2004 and 2007 in Peru. Read More »

Memphis Takes Down Confederate Statues After Outmaneuvering the State

After the decision was reached, the statues were removed shortly after a Wednesday night meeting (12/20/17). Crews began working right away to remove a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest , a cavalry general. "As I told the Tennessee Historical Commission in October, our community wants to reserve places of reverence for those we honor". "The historic commission was not the only legal avenue". Read More »

India silent ahead of crucial United Nations vote on Jerusalem


The resolution , adopted by a vote of 128 in favour, nine against and 35 abstentions, expresses "deep regret" over USA decision on December 6 concerning the status of Jerusalem and stresses that the Holy City "is a final status issue to be resolved through negotiations in line with relevant United Nations resolutions". Read More »

Vinta maintains strength while moving toward southern Palawan


It was expected to leave the Philippines on Christmas Day, it added. The weather bureau warned of possible floods and landslides and said sea travel remains risky in areas under tropical cyclone warning signals, the southern seaboard of the Mindoro provinces and the western seaboard of Aklan and Antique in Panay. Read More »

South Korea sports centre fire causes at least 29 deaths


One man jumped from a window to escape the inferno and plunged down onto an air mattress put in place by fire crews. Many victims appeared to been unaware of the fire raging outside the bathhouse until it became impossible for them to escape, he added. Read More »

Delhi sex racket: Rohini ashram holds no legal status, says High Court


A former disciple had also said that Dixit organises a seven-day course for his followers and many parents also leave their daughter at the ashrams. "They kept telling us we would not survive", the woman told the Indian Express . The bench also inquired into the financial details of the ashram and sought to know from where they were getting funds to run the institution. Raising questions about the ashram's claims that the women were living there on their own will, the court said: "It is a ... Read More »

8-year-old Girl Gangraped by Six, Including Five Minors in Pune


When the doctor asked the girl about the marks, she revealed that she had been sexually assaulted on several occasions by the six. The eight year old girl had first started complaining about pain in lower abdomen to her mother after which the parents made a decision to take her to a nearby hospital. Read More »

Services set for Christmas Eve


Maidencreek Church, 261 Main St., Blandon: Candlelight Communion services will be held at 4,7 and 10. A free food pantry is open on Thursday's at the St. and Stadium Road. - Faith Lutheran Church, 1716 S.W. Gage, Festival Service at 10 a.m. Before the service, at 9:30 a.m., Pastor Mike continues the Savior of the World series. Read More »

Rahul chairs first CWC meeting as party chief


After the results were out, the critics of BJP stated that the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his home state Gujarat has eroded because of which it got just seven seats more than the magic number 92 to form the government in the state by any party or an alliance. Read More »

273400-acre Thomas Fire now the largest wildfire in California history


Containment of the fire grew to 65 percent on Thursday, up from 60 percent a day earlier. Thousands of firefighters and fleets of aircraft have been battling the blaze since December 4. At its peak the fire drove about 100,000 people from their homes. Crews battling to subdue the remnants of a sprawling Southern California wildfire gained more ground on Thursday after a resurgence of winds proved weaker than expected, allowing officials to lift all remaining evacuation orders and warnings. Read More »

Pulse shooter's widow doesn't testify at evidence hearing

Testimony wrapped up Friday following a two-day hearing in Orlando to determine which evidence can be presented to jurors at the trial scheduled to begin March 1. "Noor has told her story of abuse at his hands". "Those statements that she made are essential, and that's going to be a large part of this entire case", said Orlando lawyer Mark Nejame, who is not involved with the trial. Read More »

USA agrees to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine


The US has not provided lethal defensive equipment to Ukraine, Nauert said, nor has it ruled out doing so. The State Department said the "US assistance is entirely defensive in nature, and as we have always said, Ukraine is a sovereign country and has a right to defend itself". Read More »

President Trump signs tax reform bill into law

Then, with no legislators on hand, he offered to distribute pens from his signing event to reporters assembled in the Oval Office. Democrats say that's not likely to happen, that the tax cuts are simply a boon to wealthy Americans like Trump and leave lower-income families in a lurch. Read More »

Ninth Circuit Court finds Trump's third travel ban illegal


In a 77-page decision, the three judge panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that Trump had again exceeded his lawful authority in issuing the latest ban, in part because he had not made a legally sufficient finding that entry of those blocked would be "detrimental to the interests of the United States". Read More »

Resilient Crews Endure Powerful Winds, Evacuation Orders Lifted For Thomas Fire


In October, Trump approved a similar declaration to assist with the destructive fires that ripped through the Northern California wine country and claimed more than 40 lives. Even when there's no sign of flame or smoke, fires can rekindle. As of Wednesday night, the firefighting force stood at 5,746. There have been no changes in evacuation orders over the last 24 hours, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said. Read More »

A wintry mess this holiday weekend


A messy mix of snow, sleet and rain Friday and Saturday is likely to hinder holiday travel in ME, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou and Gray. A winter weather advisory is in place for the rest of the state. Freezing rain is a big concern into Saturday . Slick roadways have been reported in central Oklahoma, as light, freezing drizzle continues to fall Friday . Read More »

Pittenger: Did Obama hinder Hezbollah drug probe?


Added Sasse: "If the administration did so in order to shore up its foolish nuclear deal with Iran , it was a mistake of historical proportions, a mistake the consequences of which reach from the battlefields of Syria to the streets of Omaha and Scottsbluff". Read More »

Funeral Mass for Cardinal Law: even cardinals make mistakes


Law at the time apologized during a news conference to victims of abuse by a priest, John Geoghan, who had been moved from parish to parish, despite Law's knowledge of his abuse of young boys. Law tried to manage the mushrooming scandal in his own archdiocese by first refusing to comment, then apologizing and promising reform. From 1984 to 2002, Law was the spiritual leader of Catholics in Boston, with nearly 2 million followers. Read More »

Defendants' legal rights protected in telecom fraud trial: mainland spokesman


The question of how to deal with Taiwanese arrested overseas has become a sensitive diplomatic issue, with Taipei protesting that suspects should be returned to the self-ruled island, rather than the mainland. "The verdict can only be accepted by the public. when conducted according to proper legal procedures and taking into account factors into human rights", it added. Read More »

Stock Brushing a Recent High: Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN)

Lennar Corp Cl A now has $14.63B valuation. The stock increased 2.27% or $1.42 during the last trading session, reaching $63.98. It has outperformed by 3.21% the S&P500. Topeka Capital Markets maintained Amkor Technology, Inc. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, July 11th. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Outperform" on Monday, January 30. Read More »

Cuomo OKs route for homeowners to pre-pay 2018 property taxes


Cuomo called the tax overhaul a "trap" and says this is just the first in a list of changes he's planning for the state tax code. Cuomo offered that districts should at least accept payments up to what New Yorkers paid a few months ago on their 2017 school property tax bill and then let them pay the balance after the 2018 school budgets are set. Read More »

Trump May Soon Visit Mexico Border Wall Prototypes In SoCal


Houston is scheduled to be sentenced in February, but border patrol agents still stood guard over that three-minute ceremony on November 18 with the rusty steel gate known as the "Door of Hope" open for the sixth time since 2013. Prosecutors said 43 pounds of heroin, 47 pounds of methamphetamine and 43 pounds of cocaine were hidden in his auto. Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Border Patrol agents working near the U.S./Mexico International Border arrested a man who had a previous conviction for ... Read More »

'Rolling Stone' Sells Controlling Stake To Penske


The company BandLab Technologies, which purchased 49% of Rolling Stone previous year, will keep its investment. The investment cost Penske over $100 million, Variety reported. Despite selling the company, Wenner Media will maintain editorial oversight over the operations of Rolling Stone , which is good news for U2 and most classic rock artists . Read More »

OH to ban abortions for fetuses diagnosed with Down syndrome


The report said the bill is the 20th abortion restriction approved by Kasich since he took office in 2011. In Indiana, a federal judge ruled in June 2016 that restricting abortion access on the basis of a Down syndrome diagnosis infringed on "a liberty right to make independent decisions"-a principal guaranteed under the Supreme Court's landmark Roe. Read More »

Lotte chief gets suspended prison sentence leaving him free to run firm

Lotte, one of South Korea's largest conglomerates with a major presence in Japan and Southeast Asia, has suffered a spate of setbacks. Adding to the conglomerate's woes, Lotte is said to have incurred about 2 trillion won (US$1.85 billion) in damages stemming from a Seoul-Beijing diplomatic spat over South Korea's installation of a USA anti-missile system. Read More »