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Suit challenges Trump's pick for consumer bureau

Suit challenges Trump's pick for consumer bureau Liberal-leaning organizations are also questioning Trump's appointment. While the Vacancies Act does allow a president to appoint acting directors at agencies like the CFPB, the Dodd-Frank Act has specific language that seems to indicate that only a deputy director can step into the acting director position. [Full Article...]

United States gun background checks hit new record on Black Friday

United States gun background checks hit new record on Black Friday The FBI received 203,086 requests for background checks on Black Friday , marking a substantial increase from the previous high of 185,713, which was set on the day after Thanksgiving a year ago. The actual number of guns sold may be even higher, since shoppers buying multiple firearms only require one background check. A total of 26 people were killed November 5 when a gunman opened fire ... [Full Article...]

Argentine navy not giving hope of submarine survivors

Argentine navy not giving hope of submarine survivors The captain, however, later told navy officials via satellite phone that the problem had been fixed and the boat would operate submerged and would continue heading towards the port of Mar del Plata. The Argentinian Navy official also stressed that there is no established time limit for the submarine's search. "They killed my brother!" a man leaving the base in a vehicle shouted out to reporter... [Full Article...]

Tourney Time: Irish Earn First NCAA Championships Berth Since 2012

Tourney Time: Irish Earn First NCAA Championships Berth Since 2012 Saturday in a second-record match at Wichita State. The Boilermakers begin the tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah, with a 6:30 p.m. ET matchup Thursday , Nov. However, in the opening round, the Cyclones will take on the Princeton Tigers on Friday , December 1, at 7 p.m.in Hilton Coliseum. MSU made it to the second round in 2011, 2014, and 2015, and advanced to the Sweet 16 both 2012 and 2013. [Full Article...]

Germany's Merkel Faces Pressure for Quick Coalition Talks

Germany's Merkel Faces Pressure for Quick Coalition Talks Mr Schulz, 61, had refused to consider continuing in coalition with Mrs Merkel after his party's poor election showing but the possibility of another " grand coalition " between Germany's two oldest parties is now revived. Merkel, whose conservatives won most parliamentary seats in a September 24 vote but bled support to the far right, has said she wants to maintain sound finances in Germany, cut ... [Full Article...]

Rep. John Conyers steps down amid sexual harassment investigation

Rep. John Conyers steps down amid sexual harassment investigation Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), who several ex-staffers have accused of sexual harassment and misconduct, on Sunday said he will "step aside" as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while the chamber's ethics panel investigates the allegations. [Full Article...]

Trump attacks opponent of controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore

Trump attacks opponent of controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore His campaign held an afternoon news conference to vigorously question the account of Beverly Nelson, who said Moore assaulted her when she was a 16-year-old waitress. "And by the way, he totally denies it". Moore tells supporters in his fundraising appeal, "I appreciate Donald Trump for defending my honor and my character". [Full Article...]

Vasco Da Gama Exp derailment, Yogi announces ex- gratia

Vasco Da Gama Exp derailment, Yogi announces ex- gratia The Railway Ministry has announced an ex-gratia of Rs.5 lakh to the kin of the deceased, Rs.1 lakh to those with grave injuries and Rs.50,000 for the injured. The third person succumbed to his injuries later. He could not be identified immediately. Three of the accidents were reported from Uttar Pradesh and one from Odisha. [Full Article...]

Tennessee set to hire former Rutgers, NFL coach Greg Schiano, reports say

Tennessee set to hire former Rutgers, NFL coach Greg Schiano, reports say The defeat ended UT's year at 4-8, the first eight-loss season in program history and first year without a win the SEC. In 2006, Schiano went 11-2 at Rutgers and won numerous national coach of the year awards. Schiano developed a relationship with Currie when he was out of coaching for two seasons following his short tenure in Tampa. Schiano was 68-67 at Rutgers , but took the Scarlet Knights... [Full Article...]

Teenager detained at border; grandmother found dead

Teenager detained at border; grandmother found dead Jacksonville detectives are calling Logan a person of interest in the death of 53-year-old Kristina French. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office believes Mott is in somewhere in the northeastern area of the United States. Mott's mother, Carrie Campbell-Mott, confirmed that Logan has been detained but is safe and sound, First Coast News reported . Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911. [Full Article...]

Kerala Love Jihad Case

Kerala Love Jihad Case Earlier on Monday, the Chairperson of Kerala Women Commission was again denied permission to meet Hadiya, whose marriage to a Muslim man set off a legal war - famously known as Kerala "love jihad" case. The agency completed the detailed status report after a thorough examination of 11 cases of alleged "love jihad" and handed it over to the Supreme Court in a sealed envelope, an official said. [Full Article...]

Britain cries foul as European Union nixes its Capital of Culture bid

Britain cries foul as European Union nixes its Capital of Culture bid A letter from the European Commission to the UK's Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said the bids " would not be possible ". Speaking to the Evening Telegraph, a spokeswoman said "As one of the many concrete consequences of its decision to leave the European Union by 29 March 2019 , the United Kingdom can not host the European Capital of Culture in 2023". [Full Article...]

Winter Session of the Parliament to start from December 15, 2017

Winter Session of the Parliament to start from December 15, 2017 The session will have 14 working days. Citing the example of 2012 when the last Gujarat assembly elections were held the Congress said when the 2012 Assembly polls in the state were held on December 13 and December 17. In a 2-page memorandum submitted on Tuesday, its leaders pointed out that lame excuses are stated by the government to delay the winter session of Parliament in view of the ensu... [Full Article...]

Duterte formally ends peace talks with Reds

Duterte formally ends peace talks with Reds MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has formally terminated the government's peace negotiation with the communists, his spokesman announced on Thursday, November 23. The drafts include significant reforms pursued by Duterte's administration, including the free distribution of land to tillers. "Remember that all of them are facing charges before courts and they were just temporarily... [Full Article...]

Shop Small Business Saturday RGV

Shop Small Business Saturday RGV Sandusky Ave. Please visit them in person, beginning Saturday and throughout the holiday season because when you buy here, you not only support your friends and neighbors, but local jobs, governments, schools, events and charities. "They're passionate about what they do". This will be the third year the Sweeny chamber has promoted Small Business Saturday , and businesses including Litzler's... [Full Article...]

North Korea says USA terror sponsor label a 'serious provocation'

North Korea says USA terror sponsor label a 'serious provocation' The latest sanctions, the sixth of their kind since President Donald Trump took office early this year, marked the first time that the United States government blacklisted North Korean vessels. North Korean leaders and state media have said North Korea will not negotiate its nuclear program. European researchers say they have identified the targets North Korea is planning to attack. [Full Article...]

Union Gospel Mission Thanksgiving meal brings apt. complex together

Union Gospel Mission Thanksgiving meal brings apt. complex together Carol Isaak of Newport started volunteering with UGMTC four years ago. Volunteers will meet at Duncan before sunrise on Thanksgiving morning and begin delivering around 1,000 meals in the Brazos Valley around 11 a.m. "It means everything because people, we have a big disconnect going, we need people to socialize", said Donovan. The event takes place at the Union Gospel Mission at 15 Northwest... [Full Article...]

Behind the scenes at an Oregon Christmas tree empire

Behind the scenes at an Oregon Christmas tree empire Noble fir, the most popular type of Christmas tree, has taken the biggest hit. It can take up to 10 years to grow a Christmas tree for market, Shadle said, and 8-9 years ago, at the height of the Great Recession, there was reduced demand for live Christmas trees. [Full Article...]

Hafiz Saeed set to walk free

Hafiz Saeed set to walk free Later, in a video message released by his party, Saeed said he was detained because of his association with Jammu and Kashmir. He has been declared a global terrorist by the United Nations and the USA for his role in the Mumbai attack that killed 166 Indians and foreigners and has a $10 million bounty on his head. [Full Article...]

Object spotted on ocean floor in search for Argentinian submarine

Object spotted on ocean floor in search for Argentinian submarine Two Argentinean ships picked up sounds from the ocean that some thought could be signals from the crew, though navy officials said Monday that they do not believe the noises to be Morse code or another attempt at rescue from the crew. "At this time, we have not received a request for military assistance", he added. The US Navy was preparing on Tuesday to deploy rescue equipment, including a remo... [Full Article...]


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