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Rep. Duffy: House and Senate on 'Same Page' for Tax Reform


It eliminated personal deductions, doubled the standard deduction and also increased the child tax credit. "We can be for lower taxes and spending restraint". A Republican proposal to eliminate or scale back a deduction that allows individuals to deduct state and local taxes from their federal payment turned into a major sticking point in Wednesday's budget vote. Read More »

Warm Thursday & Friday, Cool Weekend


More details about the weekend in the discussion below. The low will track right across Southern New England on Sunday night. There could be periods of heavier rain and we can't rule out an isolated thunderstorm. The cold front itself will pass through the area overnight meaning rain will till be an issue as we move through Saturday . Skies will be partly cloudy at times with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 40s. Read More »

Facebook's Workplace Chat app now available for Windows users


Facebook also revealed that in the coming weeks, group video chat will be rolled out on both desktop and mobile apps. " Workplace gives us a place to work together". Companies are able to use a combination of Workplace features including groups for teamwork, video for storytelling, and integrations like Box and Office365 for everyday work. Read More »

Caroline Garcia bounces back in WTA Finals


If that does not occur, Halep will advance as Red Group runner-up, behind Wozniacki, who has already booked a place in the last-four round. The middle stages of the decider were undoubtedly nervy, though both women held firm until Svitolina seemed to get what was a crucial break to put her in the position to serve for the match at 5-3. Read More »

Iraq announces offensive to retake last Daesh bastion


ISIS kept detailed records of the fighters who joined, and those records - plus captured computers and cellphones - have helped the USA -led coalition fighting the group create a profile of its membership, Business Insider noted . ISIS kept detailed records of the fighters who joined, and those records - plus captured computers and cellphones - have helped the US-led coalition fighting the group create a profile of its membership. Read More »

SA Court Sentences 2 Farmers Who Forced Black Man into Coffin


In August the pair were found guilty of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm‚ attempted murder‚ intimidation and kidnapping. Defence lawyers representing the accused men had earlier asked the court to be lenient, alleging that Mlotshwa was riding a wave of public outrage ever since the video of him being assaulted in a coffin went viral past year. Read More »

Russia's Putin oversees four nuclear-capable ballistic missile test fires


As part of the maneuvers, the Tu-160, the Tu-95 and the Tu-22 bomber launched cruise missiles at mock targets at firing ranges on Kamchatka, the Komi region in the far North and in Russia's ex-Soviet neighbor Kazakhstan. Last month, Russian Federation successfully tested a Topol missile equipped with a new advanced warhead, and two modern Yars intercontinental ballistic missile. Read More »

Singapore now offers the world's most powerful passport


The Individual Passport Power Rank is updated annually by Arton Capital . Having achieved a visa-free score of 159, the Singapore passport is now the "most powerful passport in the world", guaranteeing a visa-less visit to 159 countries, making it top the list of powerful passports, which is assessed on the basis of the amount of cross-border access it brings to the holder. Read More »

Repairs on massive water main break in Oakland Co. begin Wednesday


About 51,000 residents remain without any water supply at all, mostly in the northern Novi and Farmington Hills areas, Great Lakes Water Authority CEO Sue McCormick said at a press conference Wednesday. The end of the day Friday remains the goal for restoration of water that doesn't require boiling, she said. However, they said pressure has not yet been restored to residents in Farmington Hills. Read More »

CM defends George, says 20 Union ministers face criminal charges


The leaders made a decision to launch a statewide agitation seeking George's resignation if Siddaramaiah rejects their demand. It may be mentioned here that Ganapathy had committed suicide in a Madikeri lodge on July 7, 2016. "The CBI has filed the FIR based on the old complaint". If George continues his office, it will hamper a free and fair investigation into the case, said Yeddyurappa. Read More »

Police investigating after gun scare on King West

According to Constable David Hopkinson, reports suggested an armed individual pulled another person off the street and entered the 365 Dispensary at King and Charlotte. Later, police were heard saying, "Make a noise or find a phone and dial 9-1-1". The operation was officially labelled a "false alarm" at 4:20 P.M. Read More »

'Lord Rama's kamaal': Akhilesh Yadav's jibe at Yogi Adityanath's Taj Mahal visit


Yogi Adityanath wields the broom near the Taj. The Taj Mahal was built by demolishing a Shiva temple, a legislator from Uttar Pradesh's ruling BJP said here today as chief minister Yogi Adityanath visited the 17th century monument. "See how time changes.BJP did not consider it as heritage.and now the CM is cleaning West Gate of Taj Mahal with a "jhadu" (broom)", Akhilesh told newspersons here. Read More »

Black Day, strike disrupt normal life in Kashmir


Railway services in the Kashmir valley have also been suspended on Friday. In a separate message, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi paid tribute to the sacrifices of Kashmiris and reiterated "unflinching and steadfast moral, diplomatic and political support for the just cause of the people of Jammu & Kashmir". Read More »

Iraqi forces strike another blow against Daesh in Anbar


The Takfiri terrorists swept through parts of northern and western Iraq in June 2014.They then began a reign of terror across the captured areas, committing crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and others. Read More »

Booker and Graham take stand to defend 'honest' Menendez

But what I think is honorable about Bob is. "What they said in court stands for how I feel, their words stand for where we view things at this moment, but we will carry on". Lindsey Graham and fellow New Jersey Democratic Sen. "I appreciate them coming forward and telling the jury about who I really am". It remains unclear whether Menendez will ultimately take the witness stand in his own defense as the eighth week of trial wraps up Thursday. Read More »

Ex-Hawk Smith to sign with Pelicans


This exception can be enacted when four or more players are sick or injured and have missed at least three games. Smith's arrival allows the Pelicans to add much-needed flexibility, particularly in the frontcourt. Smith last played in the National Basketball Association during the 2015-16 season with the Houston Rockets, averaging 6.6 points per game. The New Orleans Pelicans are reportedly adding Josh Smith even though he hasn't played in a regular-season National Basketball Association ... Read More »

Journalist working on investigative story arrested over charges of extortion


A case of blackmail and extortion has been registered against the scribe at Pandri police station in Raipur district of Chhattisgarh, Senior Superintendent of Police HN Singh said. The police arrested the journalist from his residence in Indirapuram in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad . Bajaj, in his complaint, said a caller claimed to be in possession of objectionable videos and that he threatened to make them public if he (the minister) did not pay up. Read More »

Declassified: JFK assassination documents released


The Warren Commission, which was put appointed by Johnson to investigate the assassination and lead by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, determined in 1964 that Oswald had acted alone. 'The president wants to ensure there is full transparency here and is expecting that the agencies do a better job in reducing any conflicts within the redactions and get this information out as quickly as possible, ' one official said. Read More »

10-year-old boy leads police on 100 miles per hour chase


Cleveland police say it's the second time in two weeks the boy has taken cars on joyrides. "She went to the bathroom right before they were going to leave for school and when she walked out of the room he took the key and took off", Hampton said. Read More »

Frost advisory for northwest OH areas — WEATHER FORECAST


Areas shaded in blue are under a frost advisory . The freeze watch is in effect for 12 10 a.m. Saturday . The National Weather Service says the high will be near 57. The wind advisory is in effect between 7 p.m. Thursday evening and 7 a.m. Friday morning. Plastic is not recommended as a cover for outdoor plants. Read More »

Pope Francis Is All Starry-Eyed Wonder During Call To International Space Station

He asked Nespoli, "What are your thoughts regarding the place of man in the universe?" Pope Francis placed a video call to outer space Thursday to speak with the International Space Station. Bresnik described the overwhelming joy of looking outside and seeing "God's creation from his perspective". Bresnik also said he hopes the worldwide teamwork happening on the space station will inspire peace on earth, as well. Read More »

Woman turns up four decades after going missing


The case involved the recovery of skeletal remains in Orange County that roughly fit the profile of Flora (Florence) Stevens, the woman who was reported missing in Sullivan County in 1975. Investigators then requested Sullivan Sherriff's office to assist them in locating relatives of Stevens, in order to obtainDNA samples and positively identify the remains. Read More »