News Shorts, Weather and Sports for Thursday, December 7, 2017

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Weather Update for Chicago, Thursday- December 7, 2017


Palestinians shuttered schools and shops and called for protests in West Bank towns on Thursday, while the leader of the Hamas militant group called for a new armed uprising, in widespread show of anger over President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.


Traditional US allies are among a growing chorus condemning President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Saudi Arabia called it “unjustified and irresponsible”, while France and the UK said they did not support the decision. But Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed it as “historic” and said he was sure more countries would follow suit.


Southern California wildfires continue their destructive path.


One of President Donald Trump’s former aides texted an associate that US sanctions against Russia would be “ripped up”, a lawmaker says. Then-incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn also allegedly texted a business partner that a nuclear power project with Russians was “good to go”. The claims are detailed in a letter by Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on the House oversight committee. The White House fired Mr Flynn after he lied about meeting a Russian envoy.


Twenty-two Russian athletes have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after being banned for doping offences at the 2014 Winter Olympics.


Concern over “Big Box” tax void increases as Meijer appeal affects Merrillville.


Jeffrey Sims 58-year-old East Chicago man was sentenced Wednesday to 106 months in prison as part of a major federal investigation into a drug trafficking operation. Jeffrey Sims was arrested in December 2016. Sims pleaded guilty in June to possession with intent to distribute crack and possession of a firearm according to court records.


Gary school board President Rosie Washington has resigned her effective Dec. 31, amid the current school finance crisis.


Portage council overrides mayoral vetoes; criticizes mayor for absence from meeting


“Public corruption undermines the fabric of American society and is among the FBI’s highest priorities, said W. Jay Abbott, the FBI’s special agent in charge for Indiana.”


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