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Global Media Brush fire threatens Polk homes; evacuation order issued
Author: 0 Brush fire threatens Polk homes; evacuation order issued

Nine mobile homes and two single family homes were destroyed in the almost 2,000 acres brush fire that swept through the Indian Lake Estates Wednesday, according the preliminary reports from assessment crews. "I'm just thankful I'm still walking", said fire victim Richard Jones. Both fast-moving fires were put out by crews before any structures were damaged.

Global Media What do Analysts suggest for: Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA)
Author: 0 What do Analysts suggest for: Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA)

Analysts have a mean recommendation of 3.00 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). CIBC World Markets Inc. raised its stake in Encana Corporation by 20.4% in the third quarter. Murphy Pohlad Asset Management LLC now owns 12,070 shares of the company's stock valued at $126,000 after buying an additional 375 shares during the last quarter.

Author: 0 70 killed as Islamic State targets Sufi shrine in Pakistan

Initial police report suggests that a suicide bomber had entered the shrine and blown himself up among the devotees. In a short message posted to Twitter, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said, "Recent terrorist acts are being executed on directions from hostile powers and from sanctuaries in Afghanistan".

Author: 0 Regis Philbin Has A Beef With Kelly Ripa

King asked Philbin whether or not he's kept in touch with his former co-host since leaving, to which he honestly answered, "Not really". Apparently, 85-year-old TV veteran Philbin is a little miffed that he's never been asked to guest co-host, even as Ripa has hosted a revolving door of guests since Strahan's departure last year.

Author: 0 Syrian rebels get last minute invite to peace talks in Astana

Bilateral consultations ahead of the plenary session are reported to have been underway since Wednesday. The team will be again headed by Mohammad Alloush, a leading figure of the Army of Islam (Jaish al-Islam), but would be "smaller" than the last round.

Author: 0 Trend reversed on defence spending

Mattis' remarks arrive the day after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu said they wouldn't mind restoring cooperation between their country and the U.S. "That message is about the importance of fair burden-sharing". "We need to be very wary of what Russian Federation is up to". GENEVA • Working outside an office may spare you from commutes but it also makes you more vulnerable to unpaid overtime, the United Nations said yesterday.

Author: 0 France not to accept any foreign meddling in presidential election: FM

With France's major parties on the right and left both struggling amid scandals and internal divisions, Marine Le Pen of the far-right National Front has emerged as the front-runner to win the first-round vote. "We never had, and do not have, the intention of interfering in the domestic affairs of other countries, and especially not in their electoral process", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Author: 0 Kim killing won't affect ties with N. Korea: DPM

North Korea had objected to the autopsy but Malaysia went ahead with it anyway as the North did not submit a formal protest, said Abdul Samah Mat, a senior Malaysian police official. On Thursday, Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Zahid Hamidi said security is a top priority for the government and the authorities had acted swiftly and efficiently.

Global Media Court Grants Warrant For Samsung Vice Chair's Arrest Related To Bribery Case
Author: 0 Court Grants Warrant For Samsung Vice Chair's Arrest Related To Bribery Case

The Seoul Central District Court's decision on Friday to issue a warrant to arrest Lee Jae-yong, 48, makes him the first leader in Samsung's history to be arrested on criminal charges. Samsung has "never" offered bribes to the president expecting something in return nor has it sought wrongful favors, the company said. Prosecutors are probing whether Samsung had paid Choi to secure state approval for the controversial merger of two Samsung units seen as a key step towards ensuring a ...

Global Media Nations Opposed to Syria's Al-Assad Meet on Friday
Author: 0 Nations Opposed to Syria's Al-Assad Meet on Friday

During his last interview, al-Assad seemed nearly thrilled by the restriction imposed by Trump. In a odd turn of events, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has come out in defense of Donald Trump's so-called "Muslim ban". "So it's biased", the Syrian president said. Regarding torture, he said, "We don't do this, it's not our policy". We have all the information. While Turkey, Russia and Iran take the lead in the talks in Astana , the West has become "passive", he said.

Author: 0 Trump Pick for Envoy to Israel to Face Grilling Over Peace Plan

Testifying before the Senate in a hearing on his nomination as ambassador to Israel, David Friedman said a two-state solution- in which a Jewish state of Israel and an independent Arab state of Palestine live side by side in peace and security, ending all claims in the conflict- remains the "best possibility" for genuine peace in the region.

Global Media The thimble gets the thumb in Monopoly
Author: 0 The thimble gets the thumb in Monopoly

Hasbro has yet to name which token will be replacing the thimble , but it will unveil all eight tokens on March 19, a day it dubs World Monopoly Day. Among the possible new tokens that fans weighed in on earlier this year are a penguin, TV and the most contemporary revision of all, a Mr. Monopoly emoji-style piece.

Author: 0 Yemen Houthis say missile fired at Saudi airport as retaliation

Residents were shocked at the air attack. "The roof collapsed. Blood was everywhere", a second resident of Ashira, who gave his name as Hamid Ali, told a Reuters cameraman. The alliance of nine states, backed by the U.S., has yet to comment. Houthi rebels, who control the capital, accused a Saudi-backed coalition of carrying out the attack.

Global Media The 'two-state solution' and 'one-state solution' explained
Author: 0 The 'two-state solution' and 'one-state solution' explained

Trump said his administration will work to broker a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians but said such negotiations must be held directly between the two parties, something Israel has supported in the past. Israel regards the election of Donald Trump as an opportunity to improve relations with the US. In 1995, the US Congress passed a law ordering that the US mission be shifted from Tel Aviv to the Holy City, but every president since has delayed taking a decision on ...

Author: 0 Trump ally to review intelligence agencies

The Trump administration can sharply reduce the number of such leaks and anti-Trump press stories like today's Wall Street Journal article by filling jobs in national security agencies as soon as possible. The Times noted, "Bringing Mr. Feinberg into the administration to conduct the review is seen as a way of injecting a Trump loyalist into a world the White House views with suspicion".

Author: 0 Scott meets with US Supreme Court nominee

Shaheen said she voiced her support for women's reproductive rights and the important precedent of the Roe v. Wade decision at their meeting. Rob Portman said Wednesday he will vote to confirm Gorsuch when the nomination comes to the Senate floor.

Author: 0 Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Date Set

He explained that Gorsuch "presents himself very, very well", adding that he is not sure whether he will vote for the judge but needs to study the nominee's past rulings further. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, for the role in March, but Senate Republicans refused to give him a confirmation hearing, in hopes of their party taking back the White House - and their gamble paid off when Trump won.

Author: 0 Trump picks Alexander Acosta, a former prosecutor, for labor secretary

Acosta will have to answer tough questions and explain how he will enforce and uphold labor laws to benefit working people and not further tilt the balance of power toward corporate CEOs", Trumka said . During the episode, the tape of which was made public by Politico , Fierstein said Puzder told her, "I will see you in the gutter". Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown said United States workers "can breathe a sigh of relief" after Puzder's announcement.

Author: 0 Embattled Trump security adviser Michael Flynn quits

Dianne Feinstein of California, asked the attorney general and Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey for documents related to Flynn's resignation, and a briefing in two weeks. Senate Intelligence committee chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., said his panel plans "to continue to do aggressive oversight on the committee privately.