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Pearl Harbor survivors reconnect at ceremony

Coles, now 92, was among the youngest of the survivors of the attack. The radioman was the first to reach his destroyer's 50-caliber machine guns. Cole said he looked forward to being surrounded by fellow veterans. These days, many people treat Chavez and other Pearl Harbor survivors like celebrities, asking them for autographs and photos. "My uncle, Ray, who fought the Japanese in the Philippin... Continua a leggere...

Greek Unions Strike Despite Debt Relief Pledge

Greek Unions Strike Despite Debt Relief Pledge In order to avert a news blackout during Thursday's general strike and cover the protests, the journalists' unions transferred their anti-austerity mobilization a day before. Years of recession and austerity have left almost a quarter of Greeks unemployed - with most no longer receiving any state benefits. Greeks went on strike on Thursday (December 8) to protest planned labor reforms and painfu... Continua a leggere...

One of India's Most Powerful Woman Politicians is No More. RIP Jayalalithaa

One of India's Most Powerful Woman Politicians is No More. RIP Jayalalithaa Supporters in Coimbatore have shaved their heads in mourning after their leader died aged 68 . Within hours of Jayalalithaa's death, her trusted lieutenant, O. She joined politics after a stint in cinema. Deepak was also present in the Rajaji Hall where Jayalalithaa's body was laid to receive last tributes before being buried at Marina Beach on Tuesday evening at 6:20. Continua a leggere...

From Jayalalithaa to Ronald Reagan: 6 actors who turned politicians

From Jayalalithaa to Ronald Reagan: 6 actors who turned politicians At this time of grief, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Tamil Nadu . From Bollywood baadshaShah Rukh Khan to Versatile actor Shatrugan Sinha, the cine industry mourned the death of India's "Iron Lady". Before that, Tamil Nadu alternated between choosing Jayalalithaa and political adversary, the DMK. Security forces kept a close vigil across Tamil Nadu amid fears of self-har... Continua a leggere...

South Korea parliament starts vote on impeaching President Park Geun-hye

South Korea parliament starts vote on impeaching President Park Geun-hye SEOUL , South Korea (AP) - For many South Korean business owners, President Park Geun-hye's impeachment Friday was a moment to celebrate - with a sale. Park's single, five-year term was originally set to end February 24, 2018. South Korea is a regional lynchpin and stalwart U.S. ally, and the outcome of a general election, should the court rule that Park step down, could have security and econom... Continua a leggere...

Ohio lawmakers pass Republican 20-week abortion ban proposal

Wade ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion, states were permitted to restrict abortion after viability, the point when the fetus has a reasonable chance of surviving under normal conditions outside the uterus. State legislators had considered the bill in previous years but it never passed the Senate. "Instead of focusing on the staggering opioid epidemic or our struggling economy, ... Continua a leggere...

Trump says to leave business 'in total'

Trump says to leave business 'in total' In a flurry of Twitter posts Wednesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump said that he will be announcing his departure from his "great business, in total, in order to fully focus on running the country". His 2015 form showed he owned one or more corporate bonds issued by United Technologies. Steven Mnuchin, a former executive at investment bank Goldman Sachs , has been put forward for s... Continua a leggere...

Samsung successful in Supreme Court challenge to Apple patent decision

Samsung successful in Supreme Court challenge to Apple patent decision The high court agreed to hear the case to clarify how courts should compute monetary damages for design-patent infringement. The $ 399 million compensation represents all of the profits Samsung earned from its 11 Galaxy S models that Apple believed copied its design since 2010. Continua a leggere...

UW Schools Want 2 Percent Pay Raise

UW Schools Want 2 Percent Pay Raise A task force came together to re-write the policy, and this online training is one of the key changes the group recommends. The UW Board of Regents made decisions Thursday on several weighty issues affecting students, faculty, staff and state funding. Continua a leggere...

Trump to name EPA critic Pruitt to lead agency

He was one of six state attorneys general that filed an amicus brief earlier this year in support of a TransCanada lawsuit against the Obama administration for blocking the Keystone XL pipeline. Notably, the words "climate change denier" appeared on screen during both reports when they first aired shortly after 6 a.m. ET, but, when the reports were repeated shortly after 7 a.m. Continua a leggere...

ASA Welcomes Branstad as Incoming Ambassador to China

ASA Welcomes Branstad as Incoming Ambassador to China The head of Iowa's agriculture department, long considered a possible contender to run for governor in 2018, is bowing out of consideration. Governor Terry Branstad has been asked by President-Elect Donald Trump to be Ambassador to China. Continua a leggere...

Donald Trump Named Time's Person of the Year

On its cover page, the influential magazine described Trump as "President Of The Divided States Of America", stating that he takes over the helm of affairs at a time of great uncertainty. "It's a great honor", the president-elect said on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday morning. The profile covers whichever person, group, idea or object that "has done the most to influence the events of the year". Continua a leggere...

Bambino suicida a 12 anni: la mamma lo trova impiccato in cameretta

Bambino suicida a 12 anni: la mamma lo trova impiccato in cameretta Il problema principale è che il cuore del dodicenne è rimasto fermo sino all'arrivo dei soccorritori, che hanno provato con tutti i mezzi a loro disposizione a rianimarlo. Ma il cuore del piccolo si era già fermato. I medici non hanno ancora dichiarato la morte cerebrale , anche se purtroppo le speranze di tenerlo in vita sono ormai ridotte al minimo. Continua a leggere...

Global Times says China 'needs more nuclear weapons to deal with Trump'

Global Times says China 'needs more nuclear weapons to deal with Trump' A U.S. Republican party foreign policy aide arrived in Taiwan Tuesday morning for a week-long visit, which might include a meeting with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, after she congratulated U.S. A $6.4 billion US arms sale to Taiwan in 2010 spurred China to summon the American ambassador, postpone a visit by then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates and suspend military cooperation for nearly a year. Continua a leggere...

Altoona's connection to Pearl Harbor

On display are items like binoculars from the bridge of the U.S.S. Arizona, goggles from one of the few Japanese pilots who were shot down, and the original message announcing the attack. The history of Pearl Harbor isn't necessarily lost on younger generations, despite the passage of time. "We get together and have a great time and compare our stories", he said. Continua a leggere...

Michael Jordan wins China court ruling after years-long case

Michael Jordan wins China court ruling after years-long case In 2015 a court ruled in favour of Qiaodan Sports , but the latest win overturns previous rulings. Long-running case between Jordan & Chinese sports firm * Lower Chinese courts ruled against Jordan past year (Adds Qiaodan Sports comment, details of ruling) By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI, Dec 8 ( Reuters ) - China's highest court has ruled in favour of former basketball star Michael Jordan in a long... Continua a leggere...

Russia, US close to reaching understanding on Aleppo

Syria's government is three weeks into an operation to recapture east Aleppo - in rebel hands since 2012. Syrian residents fleeing the violence gather at a checkpoint, manned by pro-government forces, in the village of Aziza on the southwestern outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo yesterday. Continua a leggere...

Plane Crashes In Northern Pakistan; 48 People Are Believed Dead

Pakistan's national carrier says one of its planes has crashed shortly after takeoff from the northern city of Chitral with 48 people aboard. PIA Spokesman Daniyal Gilani said there were 42 passengers, five crew members and one ground engineer on board. Continua a leggere...

Trump's choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xi

Trump's choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xi He said Branstad may join Trump at a planned appearance on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa , which is part of a national victory tour to thank supporters. The 70-year-old Republican Governor, who has devoted much of his career to his state of Iowa and has no prior diplomatic experience, may not seem like an obvious choice for U.S. Continua a leggere...

Suspected shooter dead after killing Georgia cop, wounding 1 other, police say

Both officers were shot, Scott said. The Americus officer was killed in the shooting while the Georgia Southwestern State University police officer remains in critical condition. Scott said SWAT team members attempted to make contact with Lembrick, but received no response. The shootings occurred December 7th, 2016 at an apartment complex in Americus , prompting a manhunt. Continua a leggere...


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