Thursday, 14 December 2017  
Indonesia’s ex-parliament speaker indicted


Indonesian prosecutors have charged former parliament speaker Setya Novanto over a $A238 million graft scandal after he held up proceedings for hours at the opening of his trial, saying he was ill.

Accused US politician takes own life


Dan Johnson, a Republican state politician in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in his home, has died in an apparent suicide, the county coroner says. He was 57.

�Republicans grapple with Alabama fallout
ďż˝Moore still won’t concede in Alabama
�Five dead as blaze strikes Beijing
�France proposes age rule for Facebook
�Hayek says Weinstein made strange demands
�Reuters demands release of its journalists
�Bon Jovi on Rock Hall of Fame induction
�Bing search to highlight reputable results
Cat Named D-O-G Is Star Trainer for Support Dogs


One of the top dogs at a St. Louis training center is a black and white cat named D-O-G, who does his part helping teach canines for important jobs assisting people with disabilities. (Dec. 14)

Today in History for December 14th


George Washington dies at age 67; Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his group reach South Pole; Leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia sign an internationally-brokered peace treaty; Baseball's Roger Maris dies at age 51. (Dec. 14)

�Future of fighting wildfires: Military Reaper drones provide real-time photos, video
�Ky. lawmaker dies of 'probable suicide' days after being accused of sexual abuse
ďż˝'Nobody saved us': Man describes childhood in abusive 'cult'
�Fox News host 'Judge Jeanine' Pirro sued for defamation by Black Lives Matter activist
�Ky. lawmaker facing sexual assault allegations commits suicide
�Texas mother arrested after healthy son had 323 doctor visits, 13 surgeries, officials say
ďż˝Women often can't avoid men who sexually harass them — and men are using it against them
Twitter to Test Drive Double-Wide Tweets


Twitter has announced a limited test to double the maximum tweet size to 280 characters. Twitter has been struggling to boost user engagement, and its tweet character limitation has been the subject of a longstanding debate among customers and company insiders. One reason for the possible change is to correct for the information imbalance between Asian and western language characters.

�Pixelmator Pro Whirlwind Appears on the Horizon
�Virtual Reality Inching Closer to Delivering Value to EnterprisesVirtual Reality Inching Closer to Delivering Value to Enterprises
�Google Signs Up More Managed Service Partners For Cloud PlatformGoogle Signs Up More Managed Service Partners For Cloud Platform
�1998 Vintage Cryptography Vulnerability Known as ROBOT Re-Emerges1998 Vintage Cryptography Vulnerability Known as ROBOT Re-Emerges

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