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A Shortage Of Christmas Trees A Shortage Of Christmas Trees
- November 28, 2017

But in Minnesota, we have thousands and thousands of trees available. "You want a tree that will fit your spot". The department says that Alaska residents are allowed to cut trees on specific state lands. If you are looking at a tree in a store, note that sometimes the trees might not be fully fluffed. Look for a tree that has good green color. They hold their needles well, but only if care is taken to make sure they never run out of water. (more...)
Background checks for guns purchases set Black Friday record Background checks for guns purchases set Black Friday record
- November 28, 2017

According to CNN , firearms dealers were hoping that rebates and deep discounts would bring in customers on Black Friday and boost recently flagging sales. Despite the new record, guns continue to face increased scrutiny following several mass shootings this year alone, including a shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas in October that killed over 50 and a shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas that killed 26 . (more...)
Prince Harry is getting married; Inside the cost of royal weddings Prince Harry is getting married; Inside the cost of royal weddings
- November 28, 2017

Ms Markle credited her American background - and lack of exposure to British tabloids - with allowing her to get to know Prince Harry naturally and organically. "It was just a standard, typical night for us", the prince said. The ring is made up of a large diamond from Botswana - which holds special significance for the couple, as they've spent a lot of time there together over the previous year. (more...)
Women Come Forward In Droves To Accuse Massage Workers Of Sexual Assault Women Come Forward In Droves To Accuse Massage Workers Of Sexual Assault
- November 28, 2017

More than 180 female customers of Massage Envy have accused male massage therapists of groping and penetrating them while on the massage table, BuzzFeed reported , citing lawsuits, police reports , and other complaints. What one absolutely wouldn't expect: to be sexually assaulted. Adam Horowitz, a lawyer who has worked on over twenty cases against Massage Envy, told NBC News that likely the number is higher than 180. (more...)
Hints that Flynn's Team Is Now Cooperating With Mueller Investigation Hints that Flynn's Team Is Now Cooperating With Mueller Investigation
- November 27, 2017

That suspicion is sound. But once the interests of those clients diverge - say, because one is trying to rat out the other to keep his ( large adult ) son out of prison - then such chatter becomes unethical. Unfortunately for Flynn, Kislyak was under routine surveillance by the USA government, and a recording of their phone call exposed his fib (eventually, the Washington Postdid, too). (more...)
Florida teen wanted in connection with grandmother's death captured at Canadian border Florida teen wanted in connection with grandmother's death captured at Canadian border
- November 27, 2017

Logan Mott , 15, and Kristina French, 53, were reported missing earlier this week from Neptune Beach after the boy failed to show up to school and French missed work, according to the Miami Herald . French had been caring for the teen at the home belonging to Eric Mott , Logan's father, while he was on vacation. An investigation is ongoing, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Friday. (more...)
PHOTOS… Sadio Mane Angry With Jurgen Klopp After Chelsea Stalemate PHOTOS… Sadio Mane Angry With Jurgen Klopp After Chelsea Stalemate
- November 27, 2017

Mohamed Salah opened the scoring against his former club midway through the second half at Anfield, before Willian equalised in the 85th minute to give the visitors a share of the spoils. "But no player's happy about that when you come on to the pitch with three minutes left and you feel like you've got 150 minutes in your legs already", Klopp was quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo . (more...)
Florida targeting Dan Mullen to be next head coach Florida targeting Dan Mullen to be next head coach
- November 27, 2017

Former Mississippi State Athletic Director Scott Sticklin is now Athletic Director at Florida and has reportedly been in contact with Mullen about the position. Florida finished its season 4-7 after Saturday's 38-22 loss to Florida State. Stricklin's move for Mullen likely goes beyond familiarity. But Frost through his representatives apparently declined interest in UF job. (more...)
Vladimir Putin signs new Russian law for foreign media outlets Vladimir Putin signs new Russian law for foreign media outlets
- November 27, 2017

This act is presented as a response after the registration in the United States as "an agent of the foreign" of the channel RT, which is controlled by the Russian State. The law labels media outlets as foreign agents if they receive funding from overseas. RT routinely gives Assange sympathetic coverage and provides him a platform to denounce the United States. (more...)
Hasina urges Myanmar for early repatriation of Rohingya Muslims Hasina urges Myanmar for early repatriation of Rohingya Muslims
- November 26, 2017

Tillerson, who visited Myanmar on the 15thof November, stressed that "no provocation can justify the horrendous atrocities that have ensued". During a visit last week to Myanmar , Tillerson said events in the west coast state of Rakhine had the "characteristics of crimes against humanity" but stopped short of describing them as ethnic cleansing. (more...)
Trump Expressed Disbelief At Ivanka's Criticism Of Roy Moore Trump Expressed Disbelief At Ivanka's Criticism Of Roy Moore
- November 26, 2017

The race had otherwise been seen as a safe bet for Republicans, but some polls show Moore now losing. "He says it didn't happen", Trump told reporters at the White House before heading to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for Thanksgiving, Dallas News reported. (more...)
Georgia joins int'l campaign against gender-based violence Georgia joins int'l campaign against gender-based violence
- November 26, 2017

Pakistan is the world's third most risky county for women. "This, therefore, is to sound a warning to perpetrators out there that no one has the right to abuse another, no matter the situation so violence against women and girls has no justification", she added. (more...)
Passings: David Cassidy (1950 - 2017) Passings: David Cassidy (1950 - 2017)
- November 25, 2017

I don't think I'm alone in saying that we will all miss him. Even while The Partridge Family was still in primetime, Cassidy anxious that he was mistaken for the wholesome character he played. 1 United Kingdom hit in 1973 after failing to chart stateside - collaborated with Cassidy on the single 'The Last Kiss , ' with the Wham! frontman providing backup vocals on the song off Cassidy's 1985 comeback LP Romance . (more...)
'All you need is empathy:' Queensland paramedics grant palliative patient's final wish 'All you need is empathy:' Queensland paramedics grant palliative patient's final wish
- November 25, 2017

Hervey Bay officer-in-charge Helen Donaldson wrote on Facebook , "Sometimes it is not the drugs/training/skills - sometimes all you need is empathy to make a difference!" They had driven her home just one week earlier. "Great work Hervey Bay team Danielle & Graeme the Service is very proud of you ". Mr Cooper said the woman had lived with her husband by the beach in Hervey Bay. (more...)
U.S. calls on Pakistan to arrest recently freed Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed U.S. calls on Pakistan to arrest recently freed Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed
- November 25, 2017

He said that after a long deliberation, it has been chose to follow the review board's decision. "The United States is deeply concerned that Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) leader Hafiz Saeed has been released from house arrest in Pakistan. "I pray to Allah to give us strength so that we keep fighting for Kashmir's independence (from India)". Saeed denies any involvement in the Mumbai attacks or connection to LeT, which has been blamed for a series of deadly attacks against Indian security ... (more...)
Hafiz release mainstreaming of proscribed terrorists by Pak Hafiz release mainstreaming of proscribed terrorists by Pak
- November 24, 2017

Above: Hafiz Saeed , mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. India reacted sharply to the move, saying that it displayed Pakistan's "lack of seriousness" in bringing to justice "perpetrators of heinous acts of terrorism , including by individuals and entities designated by the United Nations". (more...)
Irani takes on Congress over 'chaiwalla' meme Irani takes on Congress over 'chaiwalla' meme
- November 24, 2017

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra compared it with the " Maut Ka Saudagar " jibe of Mani Shankar Aiyar made ahead of 2014 general elections and warned that the Congress will once again pay dealy for such acts. "Does crown prince Rahul Gandhi support this?" Youth Congress Chief Amrinder Singh Raja Brar said, "the handle is not run by Indian Youth Congress but by volunteers, I still take this opportunity and apologize and strongly condemn that tweet". (more...)
Chilly, dry Thanksgiving Day expected Chilly, dry Thanksgiving Day expected
- November 24, 2017

Sunday night will cool to the low 50s with clear conditions. Evening: Temps falling into the 40s and 50s for any evening shopping. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Look for lower 70's under sunny skies each day. Afternoon highs will be above average, as well, Wednesday . High pressure will be anchored off the coast Saturday allowing for a southwesterly wind flow. (more...)
Salvation Army loses key bellringing location, expects loss of donations Salvation Army loses key bellringing location, expects loss of donations
- November 24, 2017

Another 2,500 will eat a meal packed by one of dozens of volunteers, some of whom are here for the first time. After a hallmark Kettle Campaign previous year, more than $30,000 was raised, Kristensen says funds were used during the Christmas season and stretched into 2018 to help feed the less fortunate from the Rossland Avenue pantry. (more...)
USA investigator Mueller probing Kushner's contacts with Israelis USA investigator Mueller probing Kushner's contacts with Israelis
- November 23, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators are looking into White House senior adviser and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and his contact with foreign leaders, according to a new report . Kushner reportedly asked a friend. Specifically, investigators have been asking witnesses questions about Kushner's involvement in a series of controversial events that transpired over the past year and a half, including Kushner's role in firing former F.B.I. (more...)