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Researchers Doubt US Claim North Korea Behind Wannacry Ransomware

Researchers Doubt US Claim North Korea Behind Wannacry Ransomware Those conclusions didn't sit well with the North Koreans. North Korea said Thursday (20 December) that a United States accusation it was behind a major ransomware attack was a "grave political provocation", and vowed to retaliate. The North Korean government claimed it has now achieved its ambition of becoming a full-fledged nuclear power. North Korean officials have insisted they have nothing... [Full Article...]

Property tax prepayment? Here are the answers | Biz Brain

The changes to deductions in the Republican tax bill, signed into law Friday by President Donald Trump, will be felt in Fairfield County, which has some of the highest property taxes in the country. Joe Pennacchio (R-Morris) introduced a bill ( S3598 ) two weeks ago to make property taxes completely deductible from state income taxes. Payments will be processed as of the receipt date of the paymen... [Full Article...]

McConnell Doesn't Expect To Tackle Entitlements In 2018

McConnell Doesn't Expect To Tackle Entitlements In 2018 Mr. Bannon was behind the campaign for Republican candidate Roy Moore in Alabama. A summer spat between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has turned into a warm embrace - and all it took was a sweeping rewrite of the US tax code. [Full Article...]

'PCA only to improve banks' financial health'

'PCA only to improve banks' financial health' According to International Monetary Fund, the country's key banks appear strong, the system is subjected to vulnerabilities in more than one ways and their capital needs range from 0.75 percent of GDP in the baseline to 1.5 percent of GDP in the severe adverse scenario. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe President Makes First Foreign Trip to South Africa

Zimbabwe President Makes First Foreign Trip to South Africa And those are some of the reforms that we recognise need to be done immediately in short-term and also long-term. During the armed struggle, we had the same positions. An estimated 20,000 people were killed by an elite North Korean-trained military unit. Acting Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Don Yamamoto told the Zimbabwe Independent on Tuesday from Washington DC during a press briefing o... [Full Article...]

Turtle tangled in cocaine bundles freed by US Coast Guard crew

Turtle tangled in cocaine bundles freed by US Coast Guard crew The boat crew discovered more than 1,800 lbs. of cocaine, likely jettisoned from a smuggling vessel, tied like fishing gear to a pair of small marker buoys - and a sea turtle tangled in the lines. The flotilla of drugs consisted of 26 rectangular bundles of cocaine, NBC News reported . Coast Guard officials on a recent patrol managed to arrest 24 suspected smugglers-and save a life. [Full Article...]

Coroner Releases Las Vegas Shooting Victims' Cause Of Death

Coroner Releases Las Vegas Shooting Victims' Cause Of Death Each of the deaths in the October 1 attack was ruled a homicide . The coroner's report also confirmed all 58 victims died of gunshot wounds, according to USA Today . When police stormed Paddock's suite after he stopped firing, they discovered shell casings all over the floor. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg released a statement saying Paddock had shot himself in the mouth. [Full Article...]

Modesto man accused of planning Christmas terror attack in San Francisco

Modesto man accused of planning Christmas terror attack in San Francisco Among the posts was a picture of Santa Claus standing in NY with a box of dynamite. The 26-year-old specially named Pier 39 as his target because "he has been there before and knew that it was a heavily crowded area", the documents said. Jameson was discharged for fraudulent enlistment due to an undisclosed history of asthma. An FBI employee called Jameson's mobile phone and hung up when Jameson... [Full Article...]

Obamacare enrollment down only slightly after late surge in demand

Obamacare enrollment down only slightly after late surge in demand Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman criticized President Donald Trump's funding cuts to Obamacare and praised state insurance officials' efforts to promote the program. Private insurers sell strictly regulated individual insurance plans through the Obamacare online exchanges that the government subsidizes based on a person's income. [Full Article...]

Ambulance worker suspected of killing people for money has been arrested

Ambulance worker suspected of killing people for money has been arrested An ambulance worker in Italy is accused of killing at least three dying patients to drum up business for a mob-linked funeral home. Mr Garofalo worked for a private ambulance company that transported patients to and from a hospital in nearby Biancavilla. [Full Article...]

Trieste, incidente mortale: la vittima un centauro

Trieste, incidente mortale: la vittima un centauro L'incidente si รจ verificato intorno alle 21 all'altezza di un distributore di carburante. "Buon Natale maledetti poliziotti": il messaggio campeggia su facebook sopra la foto di un'auto della polizia completamente distrutta in un incidente avvenuto da pochi minuti. [Full Article...]

Boy killed by stray bullets when deputies fired on suspects

Boy killed by stray bullets when deputies fired on suspects Sheriff Javier Salazar said a young boy was struck in the abdomen and killed by a stray bullet during the shootout. Salazar said late Thursday that specialists still couldn't seem to discover the firearm the lady supposedly pointed at agents. [Full Article...]

Major Cryptocurrency tax loophole plugged by Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Major Cryptocurrency tax loophole plugged by Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act The bill keeps the seven tax brackets while reducing the rates for five of them. The highest rate - 37 percent - applies to individuals whose income exceeds $500,000. Americans can fill the $10,000 deduction bucket however they wish, using income, sales, or property taxes. "But I certainly understand why the companies might want to say it was due to tax reform". [Full Article...]

Japan Approves Record Defense Budget Amid North Korea Tensions

Japan Approves Record Defense Budget Amid North Korea Tensions Citing unnamed sources, the daily said there was a dramatic step-up in preparations for a military response to North Korea's missile tests. However, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a speech on Thursday "stressed that nobody can deny the entity of the DPRK which rapidly emerged as a strategic state capable of posing a substantial nuclear threat to the USA", according to North Korea's offic... [Full Article...]

Trump's Immigration Policy Could Lead To Families Being Torn Apart Soon

Trump's Immigration Policy Could Lead To Families Being Torn Apart Soon These measures, described on the condition of anonymity because they have not been publicly disclosed, would also crack down on migrants living in the United States illegally who send for their children. The measure is among those being considered by Trump administration officials to curb illegal border crossings, especially those involving young children. [Full Article...]

Trump's Ambassador to the Netherlands caught lying about his own conspiracy claims

Trump's Ambassador to the Netherlands caught lying about his own conspiracy claims The exchange left Dutch reporter Woulter Zwart visibly confused in the short clip that has been widely shared on social media. Hoesktra - a former MI lawmaker who is Dutch-American - recently took questions from Wouter Zwart about a congressional hearing where the new Ambassador talked about places in the Netherlands where immigrants were setting cars and politicians on fire. [Full Article...]

Cops: Couple Said $336K in Pot Was for Christmas Gifts

Cops: Couple Said $336K in Pot Was for Christmas Gifts They told police the marijuana was for Christmas presents. One official said the street value of the drugs was $336,000, per the York News-Times. Patrick Jiron, 80, and Barbara Jiron, 83, were both arrested. Meanwhile, the United Nations and the World Health Organisation have argued that penalties for all crimes relating to illegal drugs possession should be dropped . [Full Article...]

Barely One-Third of Americans Would Vote for Trump in 2020

Barely One-Third of Americans Would Vote for Trump in 2020 Nearly half, 47 percent, of respondents in the poll conducted from December 10 to 12 said they disapproved of the tax reform bills passed by the House and Senate, while 26 percent approved, 8 percent withheld judgment and 19 percent had no opinion. [Full Article...]

(XOM) Shares Bought by FormulaFolio Investments LLC

Markel Corp who had been investing in Exxon Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $354.62B market cap company. The stock increased 1.18% or $0.98 during the last trading session, reaching $83.85. Motco holds 126,222 shares. Moreover, Plancorp Ltd Com has 1.29% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). 143,609 were reported by Estabrook Cap Management. [Full Article...]

Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek movie recruits The Revenant screenwriter

Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek movie recruits The Revenant screenwriter Abrams producing. Per the report , Smith became a favorite for Abrams and Paramount after he scripted Julius Avery's Bad-Robot-produced WWII thriller, Overlord . The idea of a Tarantino-helmed Trek comes almost a decade after Abrams revitalized Trek for the big screen with his 2009 reboot Star Trek , and followed it up with 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness. [Full Article...]


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