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Luis Gutierrez Will Not Run For Reelection

Luis Gutierrez Will Not Run For Reelection The Northwest Side Democrat signaled his retirement at Maggiano's Little Italy, standing next to the man he wants to replace him in Congress , Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia . Gutierrez filed nominating petitions to be on the ballot Monday, but will now withdraw them. First elected in 1992, GutiƩrrez, a Democrat, is in his 13th term representing the 4th District. [Full Article...]

Crocodile leaps from water in surprise attack on British tourist; video

Crocodile leaps from water in surprise attack on British tourist; video This was the second time a tourist has been attacked by a crocodile at Cape Tribulation in Australia since the attack in May past year in which a woman was killed by a 4.3-meter (about 15 feet) crocodile while she was on a swim with her friend at Thornton beach in the Daintree national park, north of Cairns. [Full Article...]

100 passengers rescued after NY ferry runs aground

100 passengers rescued after NY ferry runs aground For 90 minutes, the passengers followed evacuation orders with life jackets in tow as the NYPD and FDNY worked to get everyone to safety. Police and fire rescue units responded to the scene and rescued the at least 120 people on board. The Zelinsky is likely to be out of service for some time with damage to the hull. Ferries are expected to run normally on Tuesday, the New York City mayor's of... [Full Article...]

Students record IN teacher using drugs IN classroom, post video

Students record IN teacher using drugs IN classroom, post video Cox now faces felony drug possession and misdemeanor paraphernalia charges. View the student's video here. We are happy that we got her removed from the classroom very quickly after being tipped off by a student. They came in with a drug dog who signaled that drugs were potentially in her desk. School authorities alerted the St. John Police Department and on November 22 they searched Cox's cla... [Full Article...]

Schumer, Pelosi cancel meeting with Trump as shutdown showdown begins

Schumer, Pelosi cancel meeting with Trump as shutdown showdown begins The group was expected to to discuss other pending end-of-year agenda items, include a new overall spending plan created to avert a government shutdown that could start as early as December 8. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky. and House Speaker Paul Ryan were also set to attend the White House meeting. The Senate is hoping for a vote on the measure as early as this week. [Full Article...]

Pinnick: Why NFF Gave Rohr New Two-Year Contract

Pinnick: Why NFF Gave Rohr New Two-Year Contract We have also offered him a two year extension to his contract and we hope that after all the legal issues are settled that we would sign the deal very soon. Ibitoye also confirmed that the German tactician will also take part in a Federation Internationale de Football Association seminar. "Remember we did not qualify for the last two Nations Cup", he said. [Full Article...]

OECD almost doubles 2017 growth forecast for Turkey to over 6 pct

OECD almost doubles 2017 growth forecast for Turkey to over 6 pct For 2019, however, the OECD forecasts "a tempering of growth rather than continued strengthening". "We've got wind under the wings but we're flying low", she said at the OECD headquarters in Paris. The OECD cautioned that its forecasts are clouded by uncertainty over President Donald Trump's tax policies and risks of protectionist trade moves. [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will marry in May at Windsor Castle

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will marry in May at Windsor Castle Her frequent visits meant that over time, Meghan has got to know her future-in-laws, Prince William and Kate, who live just a stone's throw away in Apartment 1A. Harrys communications secretary, Jason Knauf, said Windsor "is a very special place for Prince Harry", and he and Markle have regularly spent time there since they began dating about a year and a half ago. [Full Article...]

Missing Florida teen believed to be with soccer coach

Missing Florida teen believed to be with soccer coach Authorities believe she may have willingly left with Rian Rodriguez, 27. Caityln Frisina, left, allegedly ran off with her soccer coach, Rian Rodriguez. In a Facebook post, the teen's father pleaded for her to contact him. She has a big heart. He has since been suspended, the school district said. [Full Article...]

Christmas at the White House - in numbers

Christmas at the White House - in numbers Now, the Trump Christmas card has been released, and it's everything but politically correct. A copy of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", belonging to former US President Franklin D. While the Trump's card didn't include a family photo, the young Trump made an appearance in an animated version of the white House Christmas booklet that is given out to tourists who visit during the holiday sea... [Full Article...]

Former Coronation Street star pleads guilty to sexually assaulting two women

Former Coronation Street star pleads guilty to sexually assaulting two women Bruno arrived at the Manchester Magistrates' Court this morning and admitted to touching two different women without their consent at Band on the Wall nightclub on October 1. Saffman told the court that the actor had also sexually touched two other women, but did not face charges for the assaults, according to Sky News . [Full Article...]

Pakistan summons army after violent protests

Pakistan summons army after violent protests Besides demanding to immediately summon the National Assembly session, opposition parties are set to unanimously target the incumbent government over its "flopped strategy" to disperse protesters holding sit-in at the Faizabad Interchange. [Full Article...]

Tuesday's Wake-Up Weather: Warm, windy and sunny!

Tuesday's Wake-Up Weather: Warm, windy and sunny! Skies are going to be mostly sunny to sunny. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Friday and Saturday look like they will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid/ upper 60s and winds will remain out of the south at 5-10 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Turkish businessman will not go on trial: U.S. judge

Turkish businessman will not go on trial: U.S. judge Istanbul prosecutors accused former U.S. Attorney for the southern district of New York Preet Bharara and Joon H. Kim, the district's current acting attorney, of using information and documents from previous investigations in Turkey for an ongoing case in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Federal judge rules that the military must soon begin accepting transgender recruits

Federal judge rules that the military must soon begin accepting transgender recruits While Kollar-Kotelly's initial October ruling did not halt Trump's ban on enlisting transgender individuals, her latest injunction does. An Obama-era order says transgender servicemembers can not be removed from service based on their gender identity. [Full Article...]

Tony Parker to return when San Antonio Spurs take on Dallas Mavericks

Tony Parker to return when San Antonio Spurs take on Dallas Mavericks But Parker and the team carefully plotted his return. He even spent some time with the team's G League affiliate back in September in order to get back on the court without overworking himself. LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol had season-highs in points on the night for the Spurs, with Aldridge scoring 33 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists, while Gasol had 25 points, six rebounds, and four a... [Full Article...]

Hamas rejects disarmament talk ahead of reconciliation deadline

Hamas rejects disarmament talk ahead of reconciliation deadline The partial hand-over will take place despite Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's declaration that he will not allow Hamas to retain its arms. It was a precursor to the December 1 deadline for Hamas to give up control of the strip. There are reportedly about 120 unarmed members of the PA security forces at Gaza's crossings with Israel and Egypt. [Full Article...]

Syrian government delegation to arrive in Geneva Wednesday

Syrian government delegation to arrive in Geneva Wednesday The rebels have been forced from all Syria's big cities and their hopes of toppling Assad by military means look finished. Earlier, the United Nations said the Syrian government had given assurances that it planned to arrive in Geneva on Wednesday to take part in the talks. [Full Article...]

China sentences Taiwanese activist to five years in prison

China sentences Taiwanese activist to five years in prison The court said both men stated that they would not appeal their sentences. "I spread some attacks, theories that maliciously attacked and defamed China's government, the Chinese Communist Party and China's current political system, and I incited the subversion of state power", Lee said during his trial which was broadcast online . [Full Article...]

Moscow scrambles fighter jet after detecting USA spy plane approaching Russian border

Moscow scrambles fighter jet after detecting USA spy plane approaching Russian border The incident occurred last Saturday, when Russian radio-surveillance media identified a SU-30 to prevent violation of its borders, explained the same source. Saturday's incident, which CNN was first to report , came just weeks after the Russian foreign ministry called the U.S.an "occupying force" in Syria. [Full Article...]


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