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National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House
- December 04, 2016

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have lit the National Christmas Tree for the last time as president and first lady Thursday. While that tree was planted on the Ellipse, another set of trees, albeit much smaller than the national tree, was being decorated in the White House Dining Room with a host of adornments, including a LEGO gingerbread house, CBS News reported . (more...)
Green Party Withdraws Pennsylvania Recount Case
- December 04, 2016

Washington US Green Party candidate Jill Stein has dropped a state-wide recount of the presidential election in the state of Pennsylvania , National Public Radio is reporting. Donald Trump was declared the victor in Wisconsin, defeating #Hillary Clinton by just over 27,000 votes. As voting results were updated this week, Trump's lead in Pennsylvania had shrunk by about 20,000 votes. (more...)
North Dakota governor asks for meeting with tribal leaders North Dakota governor asks for meeting with tribal leaders
- December 04, 2016

The proposal includes a plan to route the pipeline beneath a stretch of the Missouri River in North Dakota. "Stop the whole thing completely", said Wicahpi Ksapa, a tribal headsman for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe . Dalrymple's order was not the first attempt from officials to clear the camp of protesters: The Army Corps of Engineers issued a letter last week stating that all federal lands north of the Cannonball River will be closed to the public for "safety concerns" starting December 5. (more...)
11 hostages rescued from Jacksonville, Fla., bank 11 hostages rescued from Jacksonville, Fla., bank
- December 04, 2016

Thursday morning's incident began with a gunman taking hostages inside the Community First Credit Union . Helicopter footage from CBS affiliate WJAX showed people walking away from the bank surrounded by SWAT teams. On Edgewood Avenue West, where a suspect took 11 people hostage. That's when SWAT teams entered the building and placed themselves between the hostages and the suspect. (more...)
Big Ten Championship Betting Preview: Will Wisconsin get past Penn State?
- December 04, 2016

Penn State simply could not get out of its own way - or get Wisconsin out of its way... or get in Wisconsin's way, for that matter - over the game's first 25 minutes. Two years ago, the Baylor Bears and TCU Horned Frogs were left out of the Final Four from the Big 12. Both teams are 10-2 on the season. Add it all up, and it led to Penn State pulling off an thrilling 38-31 come-from-way-behind win over Wisconsin to capture the Big Ten championship before 65,018 fans at Lucas ... (more...)
Honey G's stage invaders have proudly revealed themselves Honey G's stage invaders have proudly revealed themselves
- December 04, 2016

Honey, whose real name is Anna Georgette Gilford , said it had been a "completely life-changing experience", thanking the judges and The X Factor team. Well it was a dramatic weekend for Honey G , wasn't it? The 35-year-old said she'd "grown" as a person since entering the ITV talent competition. (more...)
Rogue One First Impressions: 28 Minutes of Footage Screened
- December 04, 2016

Speaking during a Facebook Live interview with MTV, she shared: "It's a big line but I don't wanna overdo it, I don't want this to be hammy". In the first few minutes that tickets were sold for Star Wars Rogue One, Fandango sold hundreds of thousands of tickets, according to Deadline. (more...)
Overnight fire kills at least nine in Oakland, investigations underway
- December 04, 2016

Oakland fire chief Teresa Deloche-Reed said at least another 25 people were unaccounted for in what authorities were calling the most deadly building fire in the city in recent memory. "It was filled end-to-end with furniture, whatnot, collections", Reed said. "It was like a maze nearly". The party was taking place on the second floor of the building, which had just two exits, one for each floor. (more...)
Netflix allows users to download shows to watch offline
- December 04, 2016

Below is a list of some of the best movies and TV shows you can take offline. Speaking of which, that's an awesome movie, let's go and see if it's on Netflix! The download feature will work on both Android and iOS devices. As the pre-eminent source of streaming content, Netflix has recognized this problem and now offers a solution by offering subscribers the choice of downloading its content. (more...)
Trump Team Reacts To Celebratory Nazi Salutes: We 'Denounce Racism'
- December 04, 2016

Spencer said. Spencer suggested that the news media had been critical of presidential candidate Donald Trump in order to protect Jewish interests, and referred to the political commentators as "soulless golems". Trump denied Tuesday defended his choice of Bannon as chief strategist, pushing back against suggestions that he is a far-right extremist. His comments drew applause... (more...)
Filmmakers Discuss Plans For A Sequel To 'Star Wars: Rogue One'
- December 04, 2016

The story is by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, and the screenplay is by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy. The film has already proven to be a hot ticket for fans, with excited movie-goers helping Rogue One secure the second-highest first day of pre-sales in US box office history after tickets were released on Monday (28Nov16). (more...)
'Fantastic Beasts' tops the North American box office with $75M
- December 04, 2016

It was the lowest opening for any film in Rowling's "Wizarding World" series although industry watchers expect it to go on to make an acceptable $280 million. Jeff Goldstein from Warner Bros said: "The story itself skews a little older". So it's apparent the "Harry Potter" fans still have an interest in the genre. (more...)
'Harry Potter' play eyes Broadway jump in spring 2018 'Harry Potter' play eyes Broadway jump in spring 2018
- December 04, 2016

The Potter , Weasley, and Malfoy families have been on stage at the West End's Palace Theater in London since July 30, when the eighth installment in J.K. The spacious front of house environment will be altered to optimize the atmosphere and audience experience. Thankfully, such a success - and the Award for Best Play at the 2016 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards - meant that it wouldn't be long until the #CursedChild team would be eyeing #Broadway. (more...)
South Bay private investigator helped in search for Sherri Papini
- December 04, 2016

The sheriff acknowledged there are still "a lot of unknowns" about the abduction and the suspects. Shasta County Police sheriff Tom Bosenko declined to comment on a possible motive. "We do not know if she was specific target or if this was a random abduction". Ms Papini disappeared for 22 days, before turning up on the side of a rural road in Yolo County on Thanksgiving morning - about 240km from where she was last seen. (more...)
Trump describes call from Taiwanese leader as simply congratulatory Trump describes call from Taiwanese leader as simply congratulatory
- December 04, 2016

The NSC stressed that every president has benefited from the "expertise and counsel" of the State Department on matters like this, which suggested that the White House was frustrated by Trump's conversation with the Taiwanese leader. The US supported the KMT against the Communists during the Civil War. The U.S. policy acknowledges the Chinese view over sovereignty, but considers Taiwan's status as unsettled. (more...)
Gigi Hadid: I'm 'taking the pressure off' myself
- December 04, 2016

It may have been Bella's first time walking in the sexiest spectacular of the season, but she looked right at home both on the runway and afterwards on the pink carpet. I tried to practice at home so I would know what to do but I got there and I did completely the opposite, but everyone told me it was good, so I'm like, 'I hope so!'" Like I've said before, she's the only one in this family with any legitimate feet of her own to stand on. (more...)
Chelsea humiliate Man City at the Etihad
- December 04, 2016

Following the game, Pep Guardiola - who snubbed a handshake from Fabregas - gave his take on the drama and apologised for his players' behaviour. "I saw lots of character from my team and that's very important to grow. Fernandinho also had a goal disallowed for offside and Ilkay Gundogan was denied a penalty after a challenge by N'Golo Kante. Aguero's 21st minute effort was palmed away by Thibaut Courtois . (more...)
Ed Balls leaves Strictly Come Dancing 2016
- December 04, 2016

Judge Rinder said: "He is decent and amusing and passionate and authentic", while Louis Redknapp added: "Ed is going to be hugely missed". He said: "It has been much more than I ever thought it would be". " #Strictly won't be the same without you". In fact, he revealed he will be teaching his wife, Labour MP Yvette Cooper, some of his best moves. And Nick Robinson, the former BBC political editor and presenter of Radio 4's Today programme, referenced the ongoing Brexit situation by ... (more...)
Honey G Eliminated From X Factor Following Controversial Stage Invasion
- December 04, 2016

Head judge Simon Cowell said after the stunt: "I thought that was part of the act for a moment". "I have my heart set on that". "I know the team really well now, we get on really well and we're all friends, so it would be lovely to be signed by them because the relationship is already in place". (more...)
WWE Survivor Series 2016: Real reason for Goldberg's win over Brock Lesnar
- December 04, 2016

The 15-time WWE world champion is not a part of this year's blue brand's five men team, set to challenge Monday Night Raw's five male superstars in a 5-on-5 Traditional Men's elimination match. Previous winners have included Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, John Cena, and Triple H. Goldberg has never won the match during his career. (more...)

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