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Christie snubbed by Trump on appointments? Nah, gov says
- December 13, 2016

Chris Christie insisted Tuesday morning he didn't feel snubbed by President-elect Donald Trump for being passed over as the nation's next attorney general. "And I'm not. I'm completing my term". Christie quickly endorsed Trump in February after dropping out of the Republican presidential primary and was named chairman of his transition team in May. (more...)
Wagner Bowman Management Corp Has $3959000 Stake in Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) Wagner Bowman Management Corp Has $3959000 Stake in Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM)
- December 13, 2016

Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. now owns 1,106 shares of the company's stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 691 shares during the period. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 10th were paid a $0.75 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 8th. Exxon Mobil Corp .'s dividend payout ratio is now 140.19%. (more...)
John Glenn's memorial service announced
- December 13, 2016

Glenn is best known as a pioneer in space, having been the first American to orbit the Earth as one of the Mercury 7 astronauts who blazed the US trail in outer space. That's why the ceremony that was held Sunday evening at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in New Concord was a fitting tribute to OH native John Glenn who died Thursday at the age of 95. (more...)
Yooka-Laylee's Release Date Has Been Set In Stone Yooka-Laylee's Release Date Has Been Set In Stone
- December 13, 2016

According to VG247, the game is now available to pre-order on PC, PS4 and Xbox One for $39.99/€39.99/£34.99 - which is slightly more expensive than Kickstarter backers paid past year, meaning early adopters will have saved money on the final price of the game. (more...)
Black hole rips star apart, creating biggest blast ever seen Black hole rips star apart, creating biggest blast ever seen
- December 13, 2016

The star came close to the black hole . During this time, extreme relativistic forces converted huge quantities of matter into pure energy, generating the record-breaking explosion that echoed over 4 billion light years to reach telescopes on Earth. (more...)
Post Office workers to stage five days of strikes during Christmas week
- December 13, 2016

The industrial action next week comes amid a dispute with management over job losses, the closure of a final salary pension scheme and branches being shut. CWU general secretary Dave Ward said the union was committed to fighting for the future of the Post Office. A spokesman defended the decision to strike, saying the union feared the Post Office "as we know it" will cease to exist unless "we stand up now". (more...)
Raw: Snow Hits Massachusetts As Storm Moves East Raw: Snow Hits Massachusetts As Storm Moves East
- December 13, 2016

It will then turn to freezing rain or rain by Monday morning, the National Weather Service said. After an overnight snowfall of several inches in some areas, an additional one to three inches of snow are expected Monday . Up to a foot could hit parts of southern Vermont. Snow generally cleared out of the Chicago area on Sunday night , though there was snow falling on Monday morning in some other parts of IL. (more...)
John Glenn to lie in state at the Ohio Statehouse rotunda
- December 13, 2016

His three laps around the world in the Friendship 7 capsule on February 20, 1962, forged a powerful link between the former fighter pilot and the Kennedy-era quest to explore outer space as a "New Frontier". Of the original seven United States astronauts who made up Project Mercury - Glenn, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, Gordon Cooper, Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra and Donald Slayton - Glenn is the last surviving member. (more...)
Absent Adele Triumphs at BBC Music Awards
- December 13, 2016

December 13 (ANI): Adele recently bagged two awards at the BBC Music Awards 2016, which also awarded "British Artist of the Year " to Coldplay and the "Introducing Artist of the Year " award to Izzy Bizu. Former Spice Girl Geri Horner presented the gong, reading out a special thank you and Christmas message from Adele . "Thank you for this award, I feel a bit bad winning it when the albums been out for so long", she said in a note, which was read by singer Robbie Williams . (more...)
Selena Gomez To Design For Coach In $10 Million Spokesperson Partnership Selena Gomez To Design For Coach In $10 Million Spokesperson Partnership
- December 13, 2016

With a following of 104 million fans, Selena Gomez was recently named the most popular person on Instagram for the second year in a row. We have to say having the top celeb spot on Insta is pretty impressive because the brunette didn't post for the three months she was seeking treatment and she hasn't posted anything in the last two weeks. (more...)
The sequel to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth will premiere in January
- December 13, 2016

The film will premiere on opening night of the Sundance Film Festival in January, and will be released in theaters in 2017. Al Gore doubles down on his climate-change warnings with a new film coming to the Sundance Film Festival in January. (more...)
Despite scientific consensus, Trump says 'nobody' knows if climate change is real Despite scientific consensus, Trump says 'nobody' knows if climate change is real
- December 13, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump's skepticism over climate change was further reiterated when he said on Sunday that " nobody really knows " whether climate change is real, adding that he was assessing whether the United States should withdraw from worldwide agreements that may harm its competitive markets. (more...)
LeGarrette Blount, Patriots romp over Ravens, take 16-3 lead into halftime
- December 13, 2016

A awful officiating call wiped out a huge return by McCourty, setting up the Patriots for a long drive. New England Patriots' Matthew Slater (18) loses the ball on a kickoff return during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens , Monday, Dec. (more...)
Solutions to the state of social care in Britain Solutions to the state of social care in Britain
- December 13, 2016

Half of all delayed discharges are in just 20 local authorities. They suggested that some colleagues feared that too much extra money from central government would reduce local incentives for the NHS and social care systems to be better integrated. (more...)
These Netgear routers can be hacked: What you need to do
- December 13, 2016

But according to Acew0rm , the company was informed about the vulnerability on August 25, which means it had nearly four months to fix the problem before the exploit was made available to anyone else. The problem may be more extensive than Netgear has let on, however. Indeed, another researcher has found that at least three other routers in the R8xxx and R7xxx series can be exploited. (more...)
NASA designing nano-starship which travels at 20% the speed of light NASA designing nano-starship which travels at 20% the speed of light
- December 13, 2016

KAIST and NASA are continuing to work on the project, which won't become a reality for many years. The star of the show is the interstellar spacecraft of a new generation, called "StarChip". NASA proposed a number of options to pursue in the development stages of the project. But this would add years to the time it would take to reach Alpha Centauri and there will be no guarantee the ship will avoid radiation damage. (more...)
Senators Urge Bipartisan Probe Of Meddling In US Election Senators Urge Bipartisan Probe Of Meddling In US Election
- December 13, 2016

That line of reasoning continued Sunday during an interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News . "Nobody really knows, and hacking is very interesting. "I'm all for finding out how in the world this stuff is happening and so that we can put systems in place to protect Americans". "The fact that the Soviet government has been shown, at least by many briefed by the Central Intelligence Agency, to actually be hacking our political institutions with the potential effort to change our election ... (more...)
Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Will Receive Tons Of Free Content Soon
- December 13, 2016

According to GfK Chart track , Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's United Kingdom sales are down 48%. All of these numbers are only physical retail sales, and retail sales will consistently drop until there are no more retail sales, and everything is taken over by digital. (more...)
Clouds, 'Supermoon' could dim Geminid meteor shower Tuesday Clouds, 'Supermoon' could dim Geminid meteor shower Tuesday
- December 13, 2016

As dust particles from the " rock comet " 3200 Phaethon, these particles slam into our atmosphere at a speed of 78,000 miles per hour. NASA said that the ideal time to check out the meteors is right before daybreak on Wednesday morning. (more...)
Faraday Future releases teaser YouTube video showing its prototype in drag race
- December 13, 2016

As the time for unveiling is nearing, the firm is releasing various details about the vehicle with the latest being a teaser video. Leading up that, the company has been teasing out various details, such as today's video showing the start of a drag race between the Faraday vehicle, still wearing camouflage, and a Ferrari 488 Italia, a Bentley Bentayga and a Tesla Model X. (more...)

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