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Adler blasts ICE director's threat to jail local elected officials

Adler blasts ICE director's threat to jail local elected officials The California Department of Transportation, CalTrans, has removed paper signs attached to official state welcome signs that declare the state and "Official Sanctuary State" where "Felons, Illegals and MS13 [sic]" are welcome. The debate over the policies pits those who argue sanctuary policies offer protection to hoodlums against those who say they provide a sense of safety that encourages undocu... [Full Article...]

11 die of cold, USA braces for winter 'bomb cyclone'

11 die of cold, USA braces for winter 'bomb cyclone' As Jason Samenow of The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang reports, "A monster storm will hammer coastal locations from Georgia to ME with ice and snow". The atmospheric pressure is also expected to drop Thursday in a way that has scientists glued to satellite data. A winter storm warning has been issued for New York City while parts of Long Island brace for blizzard conditions as a majo... [Full Article...]

Thousands hit in Tamil Nadu as transport unions go on strike

Thousands hit in Tamil Nadu as transport unions go on strike As the strike entered the second day on Friday crippling operation of the eight transport corporation running about 21,000 buses, the first bench of the High Court headed by Chief Justice Indira Banerjee ordered the workers to resume work or face the effect including termination and contempt of court. [Full Article...]

Motel 6 Chain Sued For Releasing Guest Information to Feds

Motel 6 Chain Sued For Releasing Guest Information to Feds Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Motel 6 alleging that multiple Washington locations routinely provided U.S. Guest-registry information is private, and Ferguson said in a statement that Motel 6 violated the law each time it gave out private information. In September, Motel 6 issued a directive to every one of our more than 1,400 locations, maki... [Full Article...]

JK: Four policemen killed in IED blast in Sopore, Mehbooba condemns incident

JK: Four policemen killed in IED blast in Sopore, Mehbooba condemns incident The police vehicle ran over the improvised explosive device triggering the blast. A police officer said that the IED went off when a police party was patrolling the Chota Bazar area of main town Sopore this morning. In a statement, Jaish-e-Mohammad spokesperson claimed that they have attacked the forces party in Sopore. The spokesperson said five forces men have been killed and several others ... [Full Article...]

USA: Trump Asks For More Funds to Build Mexico Border Wall

USA: Trump Asks For More Funds to Build Mexico Border Wall Dick Durbin (D-IL), who promptly released the details to reporters, and denounced the administration's move. An administration official confirmed the document was prepared at the request of congressional negotiators and said funding for the wall and other security measures must be part of any legislative package on immigration. [Full Article...]

Spotify Files Confidentially for Its IPO

Spotify Files Confidentially for Its IPO The company is also now preparing for an initial public offering (IPO). If Spotify , which was valued at as much as $19 billion past year, goes ahead with its plans, it would be the first major company to carry out a direct listing, an unconventional way to pursue an IPO without raising new capital. [Full Article...]

All Macs, iPhones, iPads affected by major chip flaws, says Apple

Meltdown and Spectre allow the techniques used by processors to speed up their operation to be abused to obtain information about areas of memory not normally visible to an attacker, including encryption keys, passwords and other sensitive data. [Full Article...]

Powerball set to roll for $550 million

Powerball set to roll for $550 million It's back. The Powerball and Mega Millions numbers have begun to soar, just a year after the Powerball topped $1 billion. As of now, the Mega Millions is set at $450 million and the Powerball jackpot is at $570 million. It would be the largest jackpot since someone in IN won a $ 536 million jackpot on July 8, 2016. At the 7-Eleven in the Archer Heights neighborhood near Midway Airport, lotter... [Full Article...]

Congress, let the states set marijuana policy

Congress, let the states set marijuana policy MacCoun, a professor at Stanford Law School. He had just arrived in the state, which has embraced legal sales . Politicians in states where recreational marijuana use is legal were quick to cite the economic impact of Mr. "The most disappointing point about this is that it goes against what over half the states and half the population of the country have voted to support ", said Jeffry Paul ... [Full Article...]

Nifty rises 54 pts on positive global cues

Nifty rises 54 pts on positive global cues BSE Midcap and small cap indexes rose 122 points and 187 points respectively. The Sensex closed at a fresh high of 34,153.85 points - up 184.21 points or 0.54 per cent - from its previous session's close. Barring the Nifty IT Index, which was down 0.3%, all other sectoral and thematic indices were in the green early today. The Nifty PSU Bank index climbed as much as 1.1 per cent after Thurs... [Full Article...]

After deadlock, talaq bill pushed to Budget session

After deadlock, talaq bill pushed to Budget session The Congress has to realise that the objections to the Bill from Opposition ranks is rather incoherent and that its stated position of support for the Bill "with modifications to make it stronger" will fool nobody. They want the bill to include provisions for giving financial aid to Muslim women. He even proposed the names of committee members following which the Upper House witnessed a stormy ses... [Full Article...]

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson wary of series against Pakistan

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson wary of series against Pakistan Following an exciting and incredible previous year, Pakistan Cricket Team is poised to carry on its success story in 2018 as well, as it will begin its New Year journey with the first ODI against New Zealand at Basin Reserve in Wellington on Saturday (January 6, 2018). [Full Article...]

Plane, pilot missing in Gulf of Mexico

Plane, pilot missing in Gulf of Mexico A public phone listing for Abide could not be found and a message left for the Oklahoma City airport from which the plane departed, Wiley Post Airport, was not immediately returned. KJRH reports that "the FAA says a single-engine plane lost out of Oklahoma City was last tracked in the Gulf of Mexico; U.S. Coast Guard confirms it has sent out aircraft to do a search 150 nautical miles off the co... [Full Article...]

World leaders will not be banned from Twitter

World leaders will not be banned from Twitter In that tweet Trump made a veiled threat to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who a day earlier opened the New Year with his own defiant statement calling to speed up the deployment of nuclear weapons. It was one of several messages aimed at CEO Jack Dorsey that were projected at the locale in an effort to get the platform to curb the President's social media posts. [Full Article...]

Unemployment rate continues to drop in Alberta

Unemployment rate continues to drop in Alberta Canadian government bond prices were lower across the yield curve, with the two-year down 12.5 Canadian cents to yield 1.774 percent and the 10-year falling 56 Canadian cents to yield 2.152 percent. Average hourly earnings climbed 2.7 percent in December from a year ago, down from 2.8 percent in November. Separately, Statscan said Canada's trade deficit grew to C$2.54 billion ($2.05 billion) in ... [Full Article...]

Zarif to Trump: Iranians have right to vote and protest

Zarif to Trump: Iranians have right to vote and protest Only time will judge whether the demonstrations will destabilize Iran's autocratic government. President Hassan Rouhani championed a deal struck with world powers in 2015 to curb Iran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of most global sanctions. [Full Article...]

Utahns cross state lines for Powerball, Mega Million tickets

Utahns cross state lines for Powerball, Mega Million tickets That's the 12th largest prize. That amount is too small to buy a Major League Baseball franchise, but more than enough to buy the most expensive home on the market around here. There's a misnomer that people in Arkansas don't win the big bucks, but she says that's not true. Sanders wasn't the only one undeterred by the long odds. [Full Article...]

Trump slams FBI, Clinton for 'garbage' dossier

Trump slams FBI, Clinton for 'garbage' dossier So long as Sessions remains at the top of the Justice Department's chain of command, Trump will need to fire Rosenstein, and then keep firing his way down the DOJ's org chart until he finds a career Justice employee willing to carry out his order. [Full Article...]

Intel boss sold $25m in shares before chip security flaw disclosure

Intel boss sold $25m in shares before chip security flaw disclosure An Intel representative told MarketWatch that the sale was unrelated to the security vulnerabilities , and the sale was made as part of a 10b5-1 plan, which as Investopedia explains is a mechanism that helps corporate insiders avoid accusations of insider trading by setting up plans to sell predetermined numbers of shares at a predetermined time. [Full Article...]


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