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Breezy and mild Wednesday; Cooler, late showers Thursday

Breezy and mild Wednesday; Cooler, late showers Thursday Temperatures will be back closer to average for the rest of the week with highs in the mid to upper 40s. Highs still well into the 60s Monday and Tuesday , but falling into the 50s and 40s for the second half of the week! Saturday will be a better day due to more sunshine, but Sunday should be nice as well. [Full Article...]

PM arrives Russian Federation to attend SCO CHG meeting

PM arrives Russian Federation to attend SCO CHG meeting Last week, Kumar had said Swaraj will have bilateral meetings with several leaders on the sidelines of the summit. The retreat will be followed by a plenary session of CHG where the prime minister will deliver a statement. During the summit held in Russian city of Sochi from November 30 to December 1, Iranian Vice-President Es'hagh Jahangiri will deliver a speech on ways to make the optimal us... [Full Article...]

Achieving 10 per cent growth rate is challenging: Arun Jaitley

Achieving 10 per cent growth rate is challenging: Arun Jaitley There are expectations of a rebound in economic activities after GDP growth of a mere 5.7 per cent in the first quarter of the fiscal. Mr Jaitley said, the Centre will now give more focus to rural India and infrastructure and there will be more spending in the areas. [Full Article...]

Ready to pay price for steps taken for better India, says Modi

Ready to pay price for steps taken for better India, says Modi The Prime minister also backed Aadhaar , saying that it would help in tracking Benami properties. "Along with money, demonetisation has also brought large parts of the underground economy into the formal system", Modi said. "Everywhere in the country, someone had to fight with the system day and night". Taking on his detractors, Modi said those who believe that the country will wave a magic w... [Full Article...]

Bosnia war crime suspect who drank poison in court pronounced dead

Bosnia war crime suspect who drank poison in court pronounced dead In this photo provided by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Wednesday, Slobodan Praljak brings a bottle to his lips seconds after judges reconfirmed his 20-year prison sentence for involvement in a campaign to drive Muslims out of a would-be Bosnian Croat ministate in Bosnia in the early 1990s, in The Hague, Netherlands. [Full Article...]

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as capital, staff to prepare embassy move

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as capital, staff to prepare embassy move And despite his campaign promises, President Trump signed a waiver in June postponing the move and disappointing many in Israel. Trump is also likely facing pressures from his evangelical supporters, who would like for him to keep his campaign promise. [Full Article...]

U. of C. grad students speak out against GOP tax bill

U. of C. grad students speak out against GOP tax bill At most schools, graduate students do not pay tuition (it is waived). Graduate students participated in a walk-out from class and work Wednesday afternoon to protest the proposed Republican tax bill. The House version of the bill if it becomes law would also eliminate the tax deduction for student loan interest payments, and tax the value of tuition benefits now offered by the universities to ... [Full Article...]

Turkey: trial of banker is plot schemed by US-based cleric

Turkey: trial of banker is plot schemed by US-based cleric Reza Zarrab , 34, became the star witness Wednesday at what was originally meant to be his own trial. Zarrab, 34, a wealthy Turkish celebrity married to a pop-music star, is accused of leading a complex scheme to launder Iranian oil money through purported transactions in gold and food that provided access to USA banks and helped Iran break the American economic stranglehold. [Full Article...]

Padmavati row : Sanjay Leela Bhansali to meet Parliamentary Panel!

Padmavati row : Sanjay Leela Bhansali to meet Parliamentary Panel! Ahead of the meeting, Anurag Thakur told India Today Television, "We have summoned Sanjay Leela Bhansali to ask him about his film Padmavati ". Among the questions, it is rumored that the panel will also be sharing opinions about movies based on historic figures and the extent to which a director or creator can be allowed to go to make his/her vision possible without hurting the sentiments of... [Full Article...]

Trump on CNN's Decision to Boycott the White House Christmas Party - Great!

Trump on CNN's Decision to Boycott the White House Christmas Party - Great! The White House says 25,000 visitors are expected to take special Christmas tours of the building during the holidays. "Don't worry @AprilDRyan because I'm nice I'll bake one for you next week", she wrote, adding a wink and the hashtags #RealPie and #FakeNews. [Full Article...]

Director Ridley Scott Speaks out About Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Allegations

Director Ridley Scott Speaks out About Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Allegations They first asked where Scott was when the allegations first went public. "Someone was like: 'Guess what?' And that's where it began". All the Money in the World director Ridley Scott says he replaced Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer because "we can not let one person's action affect the good work of all these other people". [Full Article...]

3 convicts get death penalty in Kopardi rape-murder case

3 convicts get death penalty in Kopardi rape-murder case Special Judge Keole slapped Shinde with three years jail for outraging the modesty of the victim, a life sentence for conspiracy and rape, and death for the murder. The girl was a Maratha while the convicts are dalits. "When they failed in their attempts to rape her, they hatched a plan for later, which amounts to conspiracy", he said. [Full Article...]

Castile's Girlfriend Reaches Settlement Over Police Shooting

Castile's Girlfriend Reaches Settlement Over Police Shooting Castile was driving in Falcon Heights in July 2016, when a St. Anthony police officer pulled him over and shot him after he told the officer he was armed. The girlfriend of Philando Castile, Diamond Reynolds, has reached an $800,000 settlement with the city of St. Anthony to resolve her complaint of emotional distress and false arrest. [Full Article...]

Age of Jesus' purported tomb revealed

Age of Jesus' purported tomb revealed The age of the tomb, where supposedly was the body of Jesus Christ, is about 1,700 years, it was built 300 years after his death, scientists have found. The discovery was made after mortar samples that were taken a year ago after the tomb was opened for the first time in centuries were tested. Underneath the cladding, researchers were surprised to find a marble slab with a cross carved into its su... [Full Article...]

Americans arrested in Thailand for exposing themselves at religious temple

Americans arrested in Thailand for exposing themselves at religious temple Immigration police officials questioned the men about exposing themselves for pictures in front of the Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok , and the suspects admitted to the crime. If convicted, they could face up to five years in prison. San Diego City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez says the Dasilvas have reached out to him for assistance and he is speaking to American authorities, according to th... [Full Article...]

Trump implies that Joe Scarborough murdered his intern

Trump implies that Joe Scarborough murdered his intern President Donald Trump's epic Twitter rampage continued on Wednesday when he demanded an investigation into an "unsolved mystery" surrounding MSNBC host Joe Scarborough . The MSNBC anchor's brother was a long-time supporter of the president, but said on Twitter that accusing Joe of murder was, finally, a bridge too far. [Full Article...]

Sanders pushes bill to help Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Sanders pushes bill to help Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands The measure passed nonetheless, but Mr. Sanders's more ambitious $146 billion bill exclusively for the territories would most likely see a sharp drop-off in Republican support. "All of this is going on in the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world", Sanders said when he concluded the press conference . [Full Article...]

The Pentagon is Downplaying Number of US Troops in Iraq and Syria

The Pentagon is Downplaying Number of US Troops in Iraq and Syria Thousands more American troops are serving in Iraq and Syria than has been previously acknowledged by the Pentagon, a new report found. When pressed with the numbers, the Pentagon downplayed the figures and how official they actually were. [Full Article...]

Private sector clamours for spotlight — European Union summit

Private sector clamours for spotlight — European Union summit In a speech at the opening session, Ivorian Foreign Minister Marcel Amon Tanoh said that Africa and Europe were asked to raise common challenges of a security, economic and social nature, noting that the youth, the main theme of the summit, should contribute to addressing these challenges. [Full Article...]

Mostly sunny skies set for your Wednesday

Mostly sunny skies set for your Wednesday Very windy, with a north northeast wind 21 to 30 miles per hour. Tuesday night: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10 p.m. Southeast winds become southwesterly 5-10 miles per hour. Tonight Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 29. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. [Full Article...]


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