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Cyclone Vardah nears Andhra coast, likely to make landfall on Dec 12 Cyclone Vardah nears Andhra coast, likely to make landfall on Dec 12
- December 10, 2016

It lay centred at on Friday evening over southeast Bay of Bengal near Latitude 12.1ºN and Longitude 90.4ºE, about 990 km southeast of Visakhapatnam , 1090 km east-southeast of Machilipatnam and 250 km west-northwest of Port Blair. Meanwhile, it was also reported that the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) in Visakhapatnam had put two Indian Naval Ships, Shakti and Satpurwas, ready to provide any assistance. (more...)
Aston Martin to build a limited run of DB4 GT 'continuation' cars
- December 10, 2016

Sir Stirling Moss races an Aston Martin DB4 GT in Goodwood, West Sussex, England, on April 18, 1960. Shorter, lighter, sleeker and with a more powerful version of the legendary 3.7-litre straight-six engine, not only was the DB4 G.T. "For over 60 years Aston Martin Works has devoted unrivalled skill and experience to preserving Aston Martin's heritage", said Paul Spires, commercial director Aston Martin Works. (more...)
Trump names GC grad Scott Pruitt to head EPA Trump names GC grad Scott Pruitt to head EPA
- December 10, 2016

Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, the former Democratic presidential candidate Wednesday. That's because Pruitt, Oklahoma's attorney general, has joined other states to sue the EPA over its controversial Clean Power Plan and has stated his skepticism of man-made climate change, naturally upsetting liberal Democrats and environmental activists. (more...)
'Days of Our Lives' bad guy Joseph Mascolo dies at 87 'Days of Our Lives' bad guy Joseph Mascolo dies at 87
- December 10, 2016

Prior to landing his role on the NBC show, Mascolo starred in several Broadway productions ( Dinner at Eight , That Championship Season ) and daytime soap operas , including Where the Heart Is and From These Roots. He also appeared in films including " Jaws 2 " as a property developer, " Shaft's Big Score ", "Sharky's Machine", and the 1986 thriller " Heat ". In 2001, he briefly played Massimo Marone on CBS's "The Bold and the attractive", but left the series to return to " Days ". (more...)
John Glenn has died at 95 John Glenn has died at 95
- December 10, 2016

Glenn died Thursday at the age of 95. OH native, Glenn was born in Cambridge and grew up in New Concord. Then 77, Glenn took to space one last time on the shuttle discovery , becoming the oldest person to make the trip. John Glenn is remembered as being exceptional at all three roles throughout his life. President-elect Donald Trump also tweeted his condolences, calling Glenn a "great pioneer" who "inspired generations of future explorers". (more...)
John Railey column: An open letter to the Pearl Harbor generation John Railey column: An open letter to the Pearl Harbor generation
- December 10, 2016

He compared the two as both dealt with surprise attacks from foreign entities that led to conflict. Seventy-five years after he dictated what would become one of the most famous speeches ever delivered by an American president, Franklin D. (more...)
Trump Picks EPA Critic Scott Pruitt to Head EPA Trump Picks EPA Critic Scott Pruitt to Head EPA
- December 10, 2016

Now, as head of the EPA, Pruitt will have the power to enforce-or, rather, not-the federal regulations created by the agency that are meant to protect the health of the planet and its inhabitants. The U.S. Supreme Court halted the Clean Power Plan in February, pending a decision by the D.C. Circuit on the rule's legality. In naming Pruitt, Trump cited the agency's "anti-energy agenda". (more...)
Civilians evacuated from Aleppo hospital Civilians evacuated from Aleppo hospital
- December 10, 2016

The Syrian army has gained control of all parts of the Old City, a war monitoring group said on Wednesday, part of an advance which has seen insurgents lose about two thirds of their main urban stronghold over the past two weeks. The International Committee of the Red Cross said last week that over 30,000 civilians fled eastern Aleppo toward the government-controlled areas. (more...)
Michigan Lets Autonomous Cars on Roads Without Human Driver
- December 10, 2016

But Michigan lawmakers don't consider companies like Google and Uber to be motor vehicle manufacturers, so it appears they are excluded for the time being, according to Recode . The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued 15-point voluntary guidelines for automakers in September and just finished receiving public comments on the policy. (more...)
Supreme Court rules for Samsung in Apple patent damages dispute Supreme Court rules for Samsung in Apple patent damages dispute
- December 10, 2016

Samsung had been seeking to pare back $ 399 million of $548 million it paid Apple in December following a 2012 jury verdict finding that it infringed Cupertino, California-based Apple's iPhone patents and copied its distinctive appearance. (more...)
SpaceX's 1st launch since rocket blast now bumped to January
- December 10, 2016

Iridium officials also said that the highly anticipated launch might occur on december 16, 2016. The September accident at the company's launch site in Florida destroyed the Israeli-made Amos-6 satellite when the Falcon 9 rocket it was housed within blew up on the pad just before a test. (more...)
Facebook admits to miscalculating more of its advertising metrics Facebook admits to miscalculating more of its advertising metrics
- December 10, 2016

Facebook said that for a period of time it was counting reactions to live video posts as reactions to shares of live video posts. These mistakes may seem minor, but taken together they suggest that numerous tools brands and media companies have been using to judge their performance on Facebook have been faulty. (more...)
Into the unknown with John Glenn on the Discovery Channel Into the unknown with John Glenn on the Discovery Channel
- December 10, 2016

In 1959, after more than a decade in the military, which included combat missions in the Korean War and work as a Marine Corps test pilot, Glenn joined NASA, then a fledgling government agency, as one of America's seven original astronauts . (more...)
Lavrov: Military activities in Aleppo halted to let civilians leave city
- December 10, 2016

Mr Lavrov added that it had been agreed that Russian and United States military experts would meet in Geneva on Saturday to discuss the situation in the city. Russia, which backs the Syrian army with air strikes, wants Washington to urge rebel fighters to abandon their remaining territory, which appears to be on the verge of falling, and accept transport out. (more...)
Takata air bag recalls to cover 42M
- December 10, 2016

The National Highway Safety Administration released a schedule for further recalls on Friday. The recall will ultimately affecting 64 to 69 million inflators in 42 million total recalled vehicles. "With as high as a 50 percent chance of a risky air bag inflator rupture in a crash, these vehicles are unsafe and need to be repaired immediately", Foxx said in June. (more...)
Anthony Joshua vs. Eric Molina Anthony Joshua vs. Eric Molina
- December 10, 2016

Anthony Joshua vs Eric Molina may be the last hurdle for a fight of epic proportions. "Almost everybody is saying I'm the favourite but I don't see it like that". "I'm a school teacher and if I win or lose this fight, one day I will be back in the classroom". "All these names, it's not a matter of if I face these guys, it's a matter of when". (more...)
Abe's tribute at Pearl Harbor
- December 10, 2016

As the United States remembers one of the most deadly attacks on US soil, local veterans in Chippewa Falls are sharing their memories of the attack on Pearl Harbor . "The second or third bomb hit the corner of the street and fortunately, no one was killed, but we had wounded", Sweeny said. Downing, who also served as the ship's postmaster, spent two hours fighting fires and checking the name tags of the dead so he could write their families personal notes about how they died. (more...)
Stafford throws for 341 yards as Lions beat Saints
- December 10, 2016

Detroit is seeking its first division title since 1993. Everybody knows by now the Lions have trailed in the fourth quarter in each of their games this season. "We would have had momentum from the get-go", said Moore. I just ran by the guy, and then it was off to the races. 11 Two-point conversions that have been scored on running plays this season out of 39 that were successful. (more...)
Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station
- December 10, 2016

The spacecraft should arrive at the station Tuesday. Japan's tether technology is an attempt to address the growing and potentially unsafe mess of space debris. It was designed by JAXA engineers with the help of researchers from Nitto Seimo Co., a Japanese fishing net company. He continued "the length of the tether this time will be 700 metre (that is 2,300 feet) but it is going to be some 5000 to 10000 metre long to slow down the selected space junk". (more...)
Emmy Rossum Might Stall 'Shameless' Production Until She Closes Pay Gap
- December 10, 2016

Macy - but she is asking to be paid more. William recently was given a pay raise and if Emmy's deal is worked out, Showtime will then renegotiate contracts with other stars like Jeremy Allen White and Cameron Monaghan. On the awards side, Macy has scored three best actor in a comedy series Emmy nominations, a Critics Choice drama actor nom, a Golden Globe comedy actor nom, two SAG comedy actor noms and one win in the latter. (more...)

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