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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs bill aimed at easing access to public records

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs bill aimed at easing access to public records The governor said he does not believe it was a mistake to hire the former assemblyman, who was found to have engaged in a relationship with an intern during his legislative days. "We will have policies in state government, obviously, that affects state government", he said. DeWitt then challenged Cuomo to name one thing his administration would do to combat sexual harassment in government. [Full Article...]

Three men plead guilty to operating Mirai botnet

Three men plead guilty to operating Mirai botnet Paras Jha and Josiah White admitted to operating the Mirai botnet in plea agreements unsealed today. During the DDOS attacks, Mirai flooded the internet connection of a targeted computer, thereby crippling it. Jha and his co-conspirators sought to launch these attacks against business competitors. From September to October 2016, Jha made Mirai's source code public on forums for cybercrimin... [Full Article...]

11yo girl handcuffed, held at gunpoint by MI police

11yo girl handcuffed, held at gunpoint by MI police Grand Rapids police officers were searching for Carrie Manning , who was suspected of stabbing her sister. An internal investigation into the incident has been opened by the police department after a complaint was filed on behalf of Hodges, who told WNEM that she's now "afraid to open or go near my back door". [Full Article...]

Clair County under winter storm warning

Clair County under winter storm warning The final dose of light to moderate snow will bring totals up to between 6 and 10 inches in southeast MI, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy lake effect snow is possible. Reduced visibility is possible and roads will become slick and snow covered. Winds gusting between 30 and 40 miles per hour will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow making travel hard, especially on east-we... [Full Article...]

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Not as cold tonight; cloudy skies through the weekend

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Not as cold tonight; cloudy skies through the weekend Winds have shifted back to the south, and that has slightly increased our humidity, and with therefore prevent temperatures from falling tonight . Tuesday has a mix of sun and clouds and highs look to be in the upper 40s and low 50s. Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour. Temperatures on Saturday will be in the low 60s in the afternoon. The winds will remain out of the south, bringing in ext... [Full Article...]

Mohammed Bin Salman Meets King Abdullah in Riyadh

Mohammed Bin Salman Meets King Abdullah in Riyadh Israel's intelligence minister wants Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to visit , his spokesman said, in what would be a historic trip involving two nations with no official diplomatic ties. If such a visit should occur in Saudi Arabia, it would mark the first time an Israeli head of state would visit the kingdom. His speech came after a seething address by Palestinian Authority Presid... [Full Article...]

Gemalto rejects Atos takeover bid

Gemalto rejects Atos takeover bid Atos, the leading French IT services provider, is preparing a €4.3bn bid for rival Gemalto. Gemalto N.V. said it rejected the unsolicited and conditional proposal by Atos SE for a possible recommended cash offer for all issued and outstanding shares of the Company at an offer price of Euro 46 per share (cum dividend) set forth in letters received from Atos on 28 November, 8 December and 11 Decem... [Full Article...]

Two Trump judicial nominations rebuffed by Senate

Two Trump judicial nominations rebuffed by Senate Senate will vote to confirm the two nominees. "Along with Brett Talley, whose nomination also ran aground today, Mateer represents the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Trump's campaign to pack the courts with narrow-minded elitists intent on pushing a radical agenda from the bench". [Full Article...]

Salma Hayek claims Harvey Weinstein threatened to kill her

Salma Hayek claims Harvey Weinstein threatened to kill her He told her "the only thing I had going for me was my sex appeal", she said. Those demands included: "No to opening the door to him at all hours of the night, hotel after hotel, location after location, where he would show up unexpectedly, including one location where I was doing a movie he wasn't even involved with", Hayek wrote. [Full Article...]

Rep. Pete King: Bannon 'Does Not Belong on the National Stage'

Rep. Pete King: Bannon 'Does Not Belong on the National Stage' Bannon cares less about conservative policy victories than he does personal king-making", the editors write . "This guy does not belong on the national stage-he looks like some disheveled drunk that wandered onto the political stage". He also appeared to indirectly blame Moore in another tweet , writing, "If last night's election proved anything, it proved that we need to put up GREAT Republic... [Full Article...]

Decision on Iran deal back in Trump's court

Decision on Iran deal back in Trump's court President Donald Trump , always been known as the main critic of the landmark deal, declared his view of the JCPOA, which was reached under his predecessor - Barack Obama. The move paves the way for Congress to put new restrictions on Iran. If he does not act, his tough position on Iran will be nothing more than words. But the supporters of the nuclear deal also find themselves in a hard posi... [Full Article...]

Florida school bus hit by semitrailer; several hospitalized

Florida school bus hit by semitrailer; several hospitalized At the same time, a tractor-trailer was traveling north on United States 27 in the right lane, some distance behind the bus. 22 students and the school bus driver were taken in total to the hospital. Stanley Lockwood, 45, of Orlando, did not stop his vehicle in time and rear-ended the school bus, FHP Lt. Gregory Bueno said. By noon, 11 of the patients had been released from the hospital. [Full Article...]

Reuters Reporters Jailed in Myanmar Over Alleged Secret Documents

Reuters Reporters Jailed in Myanmar Over Alleged Secret Documents The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State that has caused nearly 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh, Reuters reported.The Ministry of Information said in a statement on its Facebook page that the journalists and two policemen face charges under the British colonial-era Official Secrets Act . [Full Article...]

NY bombing suspect identified as Akayed Ullah

NY bombing suspect identified as Akayed Ullah The authorities said a low-tech device was detonated in the subway in an incident that the mayor called an "attempted terrorist attack", according to online version of the Washington Post newspaper. "There are also no credible and specific threats against New York City at this time". An explosion went off in Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal on December 11. [Full Article...]

Joe Biden consoles Meghan McCain over her dad's cancer

Joe Biden consoles Meghan McCain over her dad's cancer Biden then sat beside her, holding her hand to offer her support and words of reassurance. "There is hope. And if anybody can make it, your dad [can]". "Senator McCain is now receiving treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center for normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy", the release said. John McCain (R-AZ), is battling the same cancer that Biden's late son Beau died of in 2015. [Full Article...]

Pep Guardiola reacts to Man City's record 15th straight win

Pep Guardiola reacts to Man City's record 15th straight win The moment elevates the performances rather than engulfs it, and by the end one or both of the teams will have demonstrated that they truly are a class above. The England victor has repeated this trick to keep City on track more recently with late interventions in wins by the same margin over Huddersfield Town and Southampton. [Full Article...]

Native Advocates Create Spoof Websites Announcing Washington Redhawks Name Change

Native Advocates Create Spoof Websites Announcing Washington Redhawks Name Change The group created fake pages for the websites of the Washington Post , Bleacher Report , ESPN and Sports Illustrated , taking great pains to make them look like real pages for each outlet, and many people were convinced the news was real. [Full Article...]

NFL Power Rankings: Bills jump after overtime win vs. Colts

NFL Power Rankings: Bills jump after overtime win vs. Colts Can you feel the excitement? In 13 games thus far this season, the Bills are second in the AFC East, 5-2 at home, 2-4 on the road, 1-2 against division rivals, 5-4 when facing intraconference AFC foes, 2-2 versus the NFC conference and 2-3 in their last five games played. [Full Article...]

Wreaths Across America event set for this weekend in Rock Hill

Wreaths Across America event set for this weekend in Rock Hill According to the Wreaths Across America organization, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, over 1 million wreaths are placed each year at more than 1,200 locations in all 50 states. This will be the third time Abilene will be hosting their own wreath laying ceremony. "But they ask us to stop at each grave and honor their memory instead of being in a mad rush to finish". [Full Article...]

Four people seriously injured by Israeli fire at Gaza border

Four people seriously injured by Israeli fire at Gaza border Last week, Hamas politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh called for an Intifada against Israel following US President Donald Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The Islamic Jihad statement made no mention of an Israeli attack. In late October, Israel blew up one of its tunnels stretching from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, killing at least 12 militants. [Full Article...]


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