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Congress cracks down on 'bots' that snap up tickets

The new bill is awaiting a signature from President Obama , which he is expected to sign. - Andrew Ceresney, the director of the S.E.C.'s enforcement division, said he planned to depart the regulator by year-end after three years at the commission.

Trump's defense secretary pick has ties to Washington State

Central Command. Rep. Adam Smith, ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, echoed that concern, saying that while Mattis served with distinction, "civilian control of the military is not something to be casually cast aside".

As Taggart takes over, Oregon's flash won't be enough for recruits

After playing three seasons for Chip Kelly and Mark Helfrich at OR, the wide receiver transferred to play his final season under Taggart at South Florida in 2014. USF finished the regular season in the Top 25 rankings for the second time in program history. I think he's a guy that can relate to the players very well.

Trumps picks retired Marine Gen. John Kelly for homeland security chief

Robert Michael Kelly, was killed in Afghanistan after stepping on a land mine in 2010. In February, Kelly retired as commander of the U.S. Southern Command, an agency which oversees operations in 32 countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America.

Vladimir Putin says Donald Trump is clever, will understand new responsibilities

Mr Putin told the TV channel: "Trump was an entrepreneur and a businessman". The Arab Spring and its negative consequences for the region were possible after the world's key countries refused to observe norms of the worldwide law to satisfy their geopolitical interests, Vladimir Putin said.

Trump reportedly "furious" at Kellyanne Conway

Conway said she is "all for party unity, but I'm not sure we have to pay for that with the secretary of state position". Conway isn't the only Trump ally who remains contemptuous of Romney, who repeatedly attacked Trump during the GOP primary.

Deadly, destructive wildfires ravage Tennessee tourism town

The widespread damaged happened after the Chimney Top Fire, which began in the Great Smoky Mountains, spread very rapidly Monday evening as 87 miles per hour winds pushed flames into the cities and towns. What sparked the main fire in the national park was unclear, but officials say it appeared to have been "human-caused". The fire had not reached the hotel, but smoke had permeated the building, making it hard to breathe, he said.

Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz joins NYC swastika protest

City workers quickly painted over the graffiti, and by Sunday the locomotive had been covered with flowers, hearts, messages of love and Tibetan flags, in tribute to Yauch, who was a Buddhist. "But not the swastikas in his name in a Brooklyn playground", Lander tweeted. Yauch, known as MCA , died in 2012 at age 47 of cancer of the salivary gland.

Sanders to Trump: Rescind Bannon appointment, keep promises

Now, I believe we should expand Social Security. Elizabeth Warren, the candidate many Democrats would have preferred in 2016, is a conventionally liberal Harvard professor. On that, and a host of other issues of concern to financially strapped Americans, such as the cost of prescription drugs, Sanders said "we'll find out soon enough" if Trump's promises were honest.

Nancy Pelosi proposes changes to House Democratic caucus

Pelosi has been the top Democrat in the House for 14 years. "There are so many talented, smart members of the Democratic Caucus", she said, "who feel that with the way the party is structured right now there is no way that they will ever be able to move up or be a voice in this caucus".

Utes tumble in Coaches Poll

Yet again, Alabama received every first-place vote in the Amway Coaches Poll . It's not out of the realm of possibility for the conference to end up with two College Football Playoff teams. The 9-2 Nittany Lions' Senior Day matchup with Michigan State will air Saturday at 3:30 on ESPN. Several Top 25 teams play each other this week, including No.

Korean prosecutors say Park conspired with her friend

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Seoul on Saturday in the fourth straight week of protests against President Park Geun-hye after she was accused of leaking official state documents to a friend. Other key suspects include a music video director who supposedly used her ties with Choi to win lucrative government culture projects, and a former vice sports minister suspected of providing business favors and financial support to sports organizations controlled by Choi and ...

Two families come together for Thanksgiving after meeting through wrong number

Jamal Hinton was in class when he received a text message from a woman claiming to be his grandmother stating what time Thanksgiving dinner would be. "She said that I can have a plate and that I'm actually invited now", Hinton said. I was, like, "wow, she is really nice, I should really go". Hinton was confused and responded, inquiring as to the identity of the sender.

Official city Christmas tree makes its way to downtown Youngstown

Meet Mrs Claus and her reindeer at 3:30p and enjoy the tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The tree lighting will be filmed for later broadcast on dctv23. Children 12 and under who donate will be entered to win a chance to light the tree with Santa. "We hope this festive event-set in Chicago's most spectacular Park-will bring delight, awe and wonder to residents and visitors alike".

Attacks against American Muslims rose a year ago

Trump is in charge now: he doesn't have to overturn the Hate Crimes Prevention Act , he can simply decline to enforce those laws against anybody. The aim is to raise awareness of politically motivated violence and help people stay safe, report it to authorities as needed, and create a database of such incidents.

Arrest made in the death of a 2-year-old boy

Investigators at the time believed those two people could be in Milwaukee. Knox had been reported missing from Rockford just two months before the match was made. Duffin said that investigators have determined that Harris "snapped" in response to Kyrian's crying. Last year, the Cook County medical examiner's office ruled Kyrian's death a "homicide by unspecified means", but did not confirm the toddler's identity at that time.

Texans should take note of a pivotal election to reform marijuana laws

Despite the increasing acceptance of legalized marijuana, the marijuana industry continues to face a significant hurdle in obtaining traditional banking services. How much marijuana can you have if Prop 64 passes? The secretary of state's office said the biggest remaining bloc of uncounted votes was from more than 4,000 overseas absentee voters.

Stocks plummet - then rise - as investors react to a Trump presidency

Earlier in Asia, stock indexes closed mostly higher. Among the big winners, so far, are health-care and defense stocks, according to CNBC . Hillary Clinton in August had pledged to fight price-gouging by biotechnology firms, sending shares broadly lower.

Rolling Stone ordered to pay $3m over campus rape story

This verdict may bode further ill for Rolling Stone Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity accused of gang rape, is also suing. "The verdict and damages award were nothing short of a comple repudiation of Rolling Stone and Sabrina Ruben Erdely's flawed and malicious journalism".

President Obama on DAPL: "A Challenging Situation"; Considers Rerouting Pipeline

Protesters told MTN News that they have a right to exercise free speech, but police are hindering them - and in some cases are using violence to remove them. Obama's remarks, however, were not welcomed by Morton County Chairman, Cody Schulz, who said he did not agree with the president's decision to allow the situation to play out.