December 16, 2017

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  • Trump on cusp of tax reform victory as wavering Republicans pledge support - December 15 2017 17:10

    Trump on cusp of tax reform victory as wavering Republicans pledge supportSenators Marco Rubio and Bob Corker had both expressed reservations about the landmark legislation, but they said they were now on board. Mr Corker, a Tennessee Republican who has feuded publicly with Donald Trump, said he would back the legislation despite concerns about the measure inflating the deficit. A Congressional Budget Office analysis of a version of the legislation found it would add some $1.4 trillion to the deficit, but supporters argue surging economic growth would offset that.


  • 6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Java island - December 15 2017 11:44

    6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Java islandA strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's main island of Java late Friday, leaving at least one person dead and rattling nerves in the capital Jakarta. There was no immediate indication of a tsunami, but authorities said they had issued a warning following the tremor, which struck a coastal region some 300 kilometres (190 miles) from the capital. National disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said a 62-year-old had died in the Ciamis region in West Java after becoming trapped in a collapsed house.


  • What School Safety Looks Like 5 Years After Sandy Hook - December 15 2017 11:43

    What School Safety Looks Like 5 Years After Sandy HookOn the morning of Nov. 14, staff members at Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Corning, California, heard the sound of a single gunshot in the vicinity of the campus.


  • Battle lines drawn for South Africa's ANC on eve of leadership vote - December 15 2017 10:58

    Battle lines drawn for South Africa's ANC on eve of leadership voteBy Alexander Winning and Mfuneko Toyana JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa's ruler since the end of apartheid, faces perhaps the most pivotal few days in its recent history when it meets over the weekend to choose a successor to Jacob Zuma as party leader. The ANC's electoral dominance means whoever wins the job is likely to become South Africa's next president. Economic growth in Africa's traditional powerhouse has been lethargic over the last six years and the jobless rate stands near record levels.


  • The Latest: Penn State says it promotes safety in Greek life - December 15 2017 10:19

    The Latest: Penn State says it promotes safety in Greek lifeBELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury report on excessive drinking in Penn State's fraternity system (all times local):


  • 2-Year-Old Steals Baby Jesus From Manger During Nativity Pageant - December 15 2017 09:50

    2-Year-Old Steals Baby Jesus From Manger During Nativity PageantOne eager Tennessee 2-year-old took matters into her own hands during her church’s recent Nativity pageant


  • Man charged in shooting of cops saved by bulletproof vests - December 15 2017 09:43

    Man charged in shooting of cops saved by bulletproof vestsST. LOUIS (AP) — A 37-year-old man was charged Friday in the shooting of two suburban St. Louis police officers who were saved by their bulletproof vests.


  • Barack Obama dons Santa hat to deliver Christmas presents to children - December 15 2017 08:29

    Barack Obama dons Santa hat to deliver Christmas presents to childrenFormer President Obama now has a new title - and it’s Santa Claus. Showing off his holiday spirit on Thursday, Barack Obama proved he makes a pretty cool Father Christmas when he donned a leather jacket and a Santa hat during a visit to the Boys & Girls Club in Washington, DC. Visiting 50 middle school students at the Jelleff Club in Northeast Washington, the former president looked full of Christmas joy as he laughed and posed with the students.


  • Harley-Davidson Trademarks the Bronx - December 15 2017 08:15

    Harley-Davidson Trademarks the BronxHarley-Davidson Trademarks the Bronx New York borough's name conjures tough, urban image According to a recent report on Motorcycle.com, the folks at Harley-Davidson have filed a trademark application that would allow it to reference one of New York City’s


  • Jamie Oliver Says He'd Do This Disgusting Thing If He Had To Cook For Donald Trump - December 15 2017 08:11

    Jamie Oliver Says He'd Do This Disgusting Thing If He Had To Cook For Donald TrumpJamie Oliver isn’t planning on cooking a meal for President Donald Trump anytime soon.


  • Where's Barron? First son's absence from official White House Christmas portrait raises questions - December 15 2017 07:48

    Where's Barron? First son's absence from official White House Christmas portrait raises questionsThe White House released the Trump family's first official Christmas portrait on Thursday -- capturing the president and first lady holding hands and smiling as they posed nestled between flags and Christmas trees.


  • Suspect in Virginia car attack faces upgraded charge - December 15 2017 07:21

    Suspect in Virginia car attack faces upgraded chargeCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville faces a new charge of first-degree murder after a court hearing Thursday in which prosecutors presented surveillance video and other evidence against him.


  • Donald Trump On Potential Michael Flynn Pardon: 'We'll See What Happens' - December 15 2017 06:55

    Donald Trump On Potential Michael Flynn Pardon: 'We'll See What Happens'President Donald Trump refused to say if he’d consider pardoning former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying, “We’ll see what happens.”


  • Erdogan says Turkey seeking to annul Trump decision on Jerusalem at U.N. - December 15 2017 05:17

    Erdogan says Turkey seeking to annul Trump decision on Jerusalem at U.N.Turkey is launching an initiative at the United Nations to annul a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Erdogan was speaking two days after a Muslim leaders meeting in Istanbul condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's decision, calling on the world to respond by recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. "We will work for the annulment of this unjust decision firstly at the UN Security Council, and if a veto comes from there, the General Assembly," Erdogan told crowds gathered in the central Anatolian city of Konya via teleconference.


  • Friday's Morning Email: What The Net Neutrality Repeal Means For You - December 15 2017 04:33

    Friday's Morning Email: What The Net Neutrality Repeal Means For YouTOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday?