Tuesday forecast: partly sunny, high 52

Tuesday forecast: partly sunny, high 52

It should become partly sunny as the day goes on with a high near 50. South, southwest wind around 7 miles per hour. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. According to a statement from the National Weather Service , temperatures will steadily drop overnight Sunday in the wake of a strong cold front, with low temperatures in the mid to upper teens above Interstate 78 and in the low to mid 20's elsewhere. Read More

Turkish School 'Bans' Christmas; Stirs Outrage in Germany

The administrators of a prestigious Istanbul high school have reportedly warned teachers over Christian and Christmas-related content in German language classes. Christian Democratic Union Secretary General Andreas Scheuer argued that the way the Turkish authorities handled the case is another sign "that Erdogan's Turkey has broken all bridges to Europe." . Read More

The Salvation Army Distributes Their Christmas Food Boxes

The Salvation Army Distributes Their Christmas Food Boxes

New Jersey-based debt collection agency MRS BPO, LLC, one of the country's premiere accounts receivable management firms, continued its tradition of partnering with the Salvation Army to help provide gifts for children in need. "We like to do it this way because it gives the families a sense of having shopped for their child", she said. "We want to thank everyone who participated in the Angel Tree campaign this year". Read More

$90M Amazon Fulfillment Center, 1000 Jobs Coming To Livonia

Amazon plans to invest almost $90 million on construction, machinery, equipment and other improvements on the Livonia property at 13000 Eckles Road. The announcement said Amazon would provide more than 1,000 full-time jobs at the centers, which would be two buildings next to each other on Duke Parkway, near Route 59. Read More

Norway, China Bury Nobel Hatchet, Plan to Resume Trade Talks

This has been challenging for us in many worldwide contexts and in many individual cases. China said it will not change its position on opposing the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to people it considers criminals, even though Beijing and Norway had now normalised ties frozen since 2010 when a prominent Chinese dissident won. Read More

The Queen eases her workload - slightly

The Queen eases her workload - slightly

Queen Elizabeth II will step down as patron of a number of national organisations in the coming months after she turned 90 in April, Buckingham Palace has announced. The Queen, who has been Patron of the society for over 60 years, will step down from the role in the New Year meaning her daughter will take up the position. Read More

Trump selects Mulvaney as OMB Director

Trump selects Mulvaney as OMB Director

Mulvaney said in a statement that he believes the Trump administration will bring "budgetary and fiscal sanity back" to the government. The conservative fiscal leader is a strong proponent of spending cuts and has fought against raising the nation's debt limit, according to the Associated Press. Read More

Oil prices rise in anticipation of tighter 2017 market

Iraq is selling more crude oil to its biggest customer, China's Unipec, people familiar with the matter say, digging a deeper foothold in the global supply market just before production cuts agreed with OPEC and other producers are scheduled to kick in. Read More

We'll keep holding rallies when I'm president, Trump tells faithful

We'll keep holding rallies when I'm president, Trump tells faithful

At the end of the night, he joked that he offered to buy the Clinton campaign's fireworks "for five cents on the dollar". Also yesterday, Trump announced his nomination of SC U.S. The event will be held at the 40,000-seat Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Expected to speak before Trump today is Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, the president-elect's choice for attorney general, according to AL.com . Read More

Dictionary publisher's word of the year: 'surreal'

Then, in July, we saw the word spike again: it was used in descriptions of the coup attempt in Turkey and in coverage of the terrorist attack in Nice. Picking a word of the year began in 2003. In 2007, "w00t", which is used to punctuate success in the online gaming realm, was the clear victor. To date, the 2016 list paints a bleak picture: surreal , post-truth and xenophobia have been selected by Merriam-Webster, Oxford and Dictionary.com, respectively. Read More

Government publishes legal arguments over Apple tax decision

Government publishes legal arguments over Apple tax decision

According to Reuters , Apple said that European Union regulators have ignored tax experts and corporate law. According to the European Competition Commissioner and former Danish Economy Minister Margrethe Vestager Apple's Irish tax bill implied a tax rate of 0.005 percent in 2014. Read More

Boswell's 6 field goals lead Steelers over Bengals 24-20

Boswell's 6 field goals lead Steelers over Bengals 24-20

In Cincinnati , they win every which way. So did the Steelers' dominance at Paul Brown Stadium, where they've won four in a row. The Pittsburgh Steelers' (9-5) 24-20 win against the Cincinnati Bengals (5-8-1) was Bell's first game against the AFC North rivals since he tore his MCL and PCL on a sideline tackle celebrated by Vontaze Burfict on November 1, 2015. Read More

Task force formed on Indus Water Treaty

Task force formed on Indus Water Treaty

We are not violating the Indus Water Treaty that is nobody's intention. Pakistan has made it clear that it will not accept any modifications or changes to Indus Water Treaty. "Pakistan will not accept any modifications or changes to the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT)". "India has always believed that the implementation of the Indus Waters Treaty, which includes the redressal of the technical questions and differences, should be done bilaterally between India and Pakistan", ... Read More

SNL uses Donald Trump news to take another 'Deflategate' shot at Patriots

But the pair's love-fest was cut short by the arrival of another key member of Trump's political cadre: Rex Tillerson, played by John Goodman. "Am I being Scrooged?" asks Trump . "So, you trust me more than American CIA?" Far from the programmed operative in Richard Condon's classic novel , " SNL's " Trump is simply susceptible to Putin's flattery and almost clueless about the extent of Russian hacking and their desires to maximize their oil drilling profits. Read More

Oil prices edge up as Kuwait cuts supplies by more than expected

Brent crude, the benchmark for more than half of the world's oil, has surged since the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed November 30 to trim output for the first time in eight years. It also said , beyond the impact of cuts from OPEC, analysts stressed that the willingness of non-OPEC producers to join the cutbacks was significant for the market. Read More

Magnitude 8.0 quake hits east of Papua New Guinea, tsunami warning issued

Magnitude 8.0 quake hits east of Papua New Guinea, tsunami warning issued

The quake rattled residents near the epicenter on the island of New Ireland, but was not felt in Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby, said Mathew Moihoi, an official with the Geophysical Observatory. "But it was far enough away for the shaking to not be strong". There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. It was initially reported as a magnitude 8.0 but has since been revised to 7.9. Read More

Obama vows retaliation for suspected Russian hacking

A US official who had seen the unclassified message from Brennan confirmed it to The Associated Press on Friday. "It happened in part because for too long, everything that happens in this town, everything that's said, is seen through the lens of 'does this help or hurt us relative to Democrats or relative to President Obama '". Read More

White House suggests Putin was involved in US hacking

Intelligence officials have said they have little doubt that the hacks were part of a Russian effort to influence the outcome of the election. United States intelligence has in recent days concluded the hacking was not only carried out by Russian Federation, which handed over the stolen data to WikiLeaks, but with the intention to undermine Clinton and help Donald Trump win the presidency. Read More

CDC issues Texas city warning for pregnant women after Zika

CDC issues Texas city warning for pregnant women after Zika

As this is one of the first studies to estimate the percentage risk of developing birth defects from the Zika virus, researchers called their findings "preliminary" and called for further long-term study. It is investigating 3,173 suspected cases of microcephaly. It is possible, therefore, that more infants in the USA study will develop birth defects before they reach the age of 1, she said. Read More

Anna Wintour and Kanye West Met With Donald Trump Today

Anna Wintour and Kanye West Met With Donald Trump Today

Senator - who will vote on whether to confirm the Trump cabinet - is trying to keep an open mind. Trump met with West, former National Football League linebacker Ray Lewis and National Football League icon and civil rights leader Jim Brown, along with longtime Trump backer Omarosa Manigault, at Trump Tower in New York City on Tuesday. Read More

Third Bank looted in Jammu and Kashmir post demonetisation

Third Bank looted in Jammu and Kashmir post demonetisation

Militants on Thursday robbed a bank in Pulwama district of south Kashmir , decamping with Rs 11 lakh, police said. "The robberies are a cause of concern for us", said J&K Bank executive president Surjeet Singh. When the police cordoned off the area to search for the gunmen, clashes and stone-pelting erupted between the policemen and locals. No arrests could be made. Read More

India, Indonesia to Add Ballast to Ties with Frequent Top Level Meetings

President Joko " Jokowi " Widodo yesterday held a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hyderabad House, New Delhi , India. Analysts say Indonesia's Joko Widodo wants to build stronger ties with India after overtures to China missed the mark. Read More

Alaska closes Virgin America buy to create 5th largest United States airline

Alaska Air Group Inc ALK.N said on Wednesday it completed its $2.6 billion acquisition of Virgin America Inc VA.O , more than eight months after it was first announced, to become the fifth-largest US carrier. In addition, Virgin's boutique product offering and award-winning service will provide Alaska access to a different set of clientele. As part of its announcement, Alaska said it would bulk up its new San Francisco hub. Read More

Another 4000 Syrians flee fighting in Aleppo

A state TV broadcaster said insurgents still control around 7 square kilometers (4 square miles) in the city's east, down from the original 45 square kilometers (17 square miles) they once held. Fighters from the hardline jihadist group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as the Nusra Front until it broke allegiance to al Qaeda in July, would have to go to Idlib. Read More

Canada task force makes recommendations for legal weed

I couldn't find any quotes from Mnunchin on marijuana banking or the FinCEN guidelines, so it's hard to know whether Mnunchin will support the cannabis banking status quo or not. How much could people carry? The report also suggests limiting personal possession to no more than 30 grams and allowing for what is called "social sharing ". Read More