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Manhattan Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2016 Blast Injuring 30 Manhattan Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2016 Blast Injuring 30
- February 14, 2018

He said he doesn't "harbor hate for anyone". Rahimi was also ordered to pay $563,000 to victims. "I don't harbour hatred towards anyone", Ahmad Khan Rahimi said in a courtroom packed with spectators, including some of the people who were injured when one of his bombs exploded on Sep. (more...)
The White House Proposes A SNAP Food Delivery Program The White House Proposes A SNAP Food Delivery Program
- February 14, 2018

Under the current program, families on SNAP receive an electronic benefits transfer card that works like a debit card they can use to buy groceries. He says SNAP is efficient because it is a "free market model" that lets recipients shop at stores for their benefits. (more...)
Johnson urges Aung San Suu Kyi to help Rohingya refugees Johnson urges Aung San Suu Kyi to help Rohingya refugees
- February 12, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of the Muslim minority have fled what the United Nations has called a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. In November, Bangladesh and Myanmar signed an agreement to begin repatriating Rohingya refugees by the end of January, but Dhaka suspended it at the last minute. (more...)
3 reported dead in Grand Canyon helicopter crash, 4 others injured 3 reported dead in Grand Canyon helicopter crash, 4 others injured
- February 12, 2018

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said it suffered "substantial damage". Federal authorities are expected to investigate the incident. He said that's when two or three small explosions went off in the wreckage and people weren't sure what to do. "By the time they did, most of the fire was out". (more...)
Red Raiders No. 3 seed in NCAA bracket preview Red Raiders No. 3 seed in NCAA bracket preview
- February 12, 2018

Auburn hosts Kentucky on Wednesday (8 p.m. CT, ESPN2) and travels to SC on Saturday (2:30 p.m. CT, SEC Network). The NCAA selection committee revealed the top 16 teams Sunday and where they would be seeded if the tournament were to begin this week. (more...)
United Kingdom govt to meet Oxfam tomorrow over Haiti prostitutes probe United Kingdom govt to meet Oxfam tomorrow over Haiti prostitutes probe
- February 12, 2018

Oxfam received almost £32m from the government in the last financial year. Goldring apologised yesterday and said he was 'deeply ashamed of Oxfam's behaviour [in Haiti]' . The French charity told AFP it made pre-employment checks with Oxfam but that the UK-based organisation failed to pass on details of his transgressions. (more...)
Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Casper Area Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Casper Area
- February 12, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for portions of central, north-central and northeast IL, as well as parts of northwest Indiana. The forecast calls for snow through the afternoon, with a high near 28 degrees. Light freezing rain is expected Friday night after midnight, with little to no accumulation. (more...)
Ayodhya dispute: Our priority is to join hearts of people, says AIMPLB Ayodhya dispute: Our priority is to join hearts of people, says AIMPLB
- February 11, 2018

The petitions before the judges relate to the 2010 verdict of the Allahabad High Court in the title suit that had been pending for almost six decades. In addition, the director of Centre for Objective Research and Development (CORD) Athar Husain Siddiqui was present. It said that matter is now in country supreme court and all parties should respect the judgment whenever it comes. (more...)
Modi praises Palestinian struggle, backs an independent Palestine state Modi praises Palestinian struggle, backs an independent Palestine state
- February 11, 2018

Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Palestine. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump's Jerusalem move causing loss of mediator's credibility in the Middle East crisis has given a fillip to India's position in the worldwide arena. (more...)
Militants attack Sunjuwan army camp, 2 soldiers martyred, six others injured Militants attack Sunjuwan army camp, 2 soldiers martyred, six others injured
- February 11, 2018

SRINAGAR , Indian-controlled Kashmir, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) - Two junior-level officers of the Indian army and two militants were killed while nine others, including women and children, wounded Saturday in an ongoing gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir. (more...)
Kim Jong-un says N
- February 10, 2018

They will stay for just three days. North Korea last tested a missile in November, 2017. Aides say the vice president is advancing a counter message, using the games as an opportunity for the South and the broader global community to exert what President Donald Trump has termed "maximum pressure" against the North. (more...)
Policeman killed, two wounded in Georgia shooting Policeman killed, two wounded in Georgia shooting
- February 10, 2018

Channel 2's Tyisha Fernandes watched on as police officers escorted children home in the Hawthorne at Linden Park subdivision in Locust Grove. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on its Twitter page Friday night that the suspect was 39-year-old Tierra Guthrie. (more...)
Last of ISIL 'Beatles' captured in Syria Last of ISIL 'Beatles' captured in Syria
- February 10, 2018

The Londoners were the last members of a group of four Britons who are believed to have tortured and beheaded dozens of people. Britain has stripped two Islamic State hostage-killers from London of their British citizenship and is not expected to try to bring them to the United Kingdom to stand trial, The Times understands. (more...)
Raj Shah makes White House press briefing debut
- February 10, 2018

The White House was not fully aware of the extent of the domestic abuse allegations against former White House aide Rob Porter until photographs of an ex-wife with a black eye emerged on Wednesday, a White House spokesman said on Thursday. (more...)
Third-highest ranking Justice Department official is resigning Third-highest ranking Justice Department official is resigning
- February 10, 2018

The department said Brand will be leaving her post in the coming weeks. Brand attracted interest because of her potential to assume a key role in the Trump-Russia investigation. Bush. Rosenstein oversees Mueller's investigation because Sessions recused himself from the matter a year ago. Trump's broadsides have strained morale at the institution, which has always been praised for its independence from the White House. (more...)
NASA Probe Captures Farthest Images Taken Away From Earth NASA Probe Captures Farthest Images Taken Away From Earth
- February 10, 2018

Most of the time, New Horizons is sleeping - hibernating, to save energy. These pictures show two objects in the Kuiper Belt , the so-called twilight zone on the fringes of our solar system . That was followed up with the shots of the Kuiper Belt two hours later. The Wishing Well star cluster. Next to nothing is known about the micro-surfaces of objects like these, Porter said. (more...)
John Perry Barlow, Grateful Dead Lyricist Dies At 70 John Perry Barlow, Grateful Dead Lyricist Dies At 70
- February 10, 2018

EFF executive director Cindy Cohn credited Barlow's vision and leadership with helping major parts of the internet to exist and thrive. Some of his policy views evolved over time, but he remained optimistic about the power of the Internet to strengthen human connections as long as people were not silenced by meddling governments or monopolistic businesses. (more...)
President Trump criticized for 'ghoulish' comments on crash that killed Colts player President Trump criticized for 'ghoulish' comments on crash that killed Colts player
- February 10, 2018

Manuel Orrego-Savala faces four new felony counts related to the Sunday crash that killed Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson . In a preliminary breathalyzer test, Orrego-Savala had a.239 percent blood alcohol concentration, about three times the legal limit to drive, according to a criminal affidavit. (more...)
Val Demings gives the closing prayer at National Prayer Breakfast Val Demings gives the closing prayer at National Prayer Breakfast
- February 09, 2018

Trump said in his remarks that Americans are "strengthened by the power of prayer". Every commander-in-chief since President Dwight D. Eisenhower has attended the annual event, hosted by a secretive Christian group known as The Fellowship Foundation. (more...)
Cost of Trump's military parade could run into millions Cost of Trump's military parade could run into millions
- February 09, 2018

Just a few minutes later, however, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stood at the very same podium and downplayed Trump's military parade . And now this is a President who wants to have a big military parade through the streets of the nation's capital - largely, I suspect, because he saw the one France put on and thought: "We need something bigger". (more...)
Texas officer, civilian shot, standoff ensues Texas officer, civilian shot, standoff ensues
- February 08, 2018

A second person has been taken to the hospital in unknown condition after the barricaded man began firing at random, according to Richardson police. A Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter hovered over the scene. An El Paso County (Colo.) Sheriff's deputy marking his 11-year anniversary with the force was killed Monday in a shooting that also left three law enforcement officers wounded. (more...)
Nelson 'COBRA' Chamisa Takes Over MDC-T Party Presidency Nelson 'COBRA' Chamisa Takes Over MDC-T Party Presidency
- February 08, 2018

Tsvangirai, who was the prime minister in Zimbabwe's inclusive government from 2009-2013, recently met President Emmerson Mnangagwa , the first time since he launched the MDC that the ruling party has treated him with some courtesy. Prof Ncube, insiders claim, in the event of his return to MDC-T, is likely to deputise Mr Chamisa if his bid to take over from Mr Tsvangirai succeeds, a development that will see Dr Khupe being thrown out in the cold. (more...)
United States launches rare strikes on Syrian govt-backed troops United States launches rare strikes on Syrian govt-backed troops
- February 08, 2018

A US official told CNN that the attackers crossed the Euphrates armed with artillery and other weapons. The river has acted as a "deconfliction line" between Syrian government forces and USA -backed SDF units in some areas of Syria. The US military official said the coalition had informed Russian Federation of the presence of pro-regime forces in the area before the attack via a hotline established as part of the de-confliction line, adding that the coalition had observed a buildup of ... (more...)
El Paso County Sheriff, community remembers Det. Micah Flick El Paso County Sheriff, community remembers Det. Micah Flick
- February 08, 2018

The Colorado Springs Police Department and El Paso County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Murray Boulevard and Galley Road in Colorado Springs around 4 p.m. Carey said it was a tough day for all law-enforcement agencies. A civilian was among the injured, he said. "She was moved so much by the level of service that deputy Gumm provided to her son that she took the time to reach out and make sure that we knew", Sheriff Michael McIntosh said. (more...)
Text From 2016 Shows Obama's Interest in FBI Employees' Work Text From 2016 Shows Obama's Interest in FBI Employees' Work
- February 08, 2018

The Republican majority on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee produced a report , " The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI's Investigation of It ", detailing major findings in the previously unseen text messages . (more...)
Political crisis in Maldives deepens,Chief Justice, Ex Prez Gayoom arrested Political crisis in Maldives deepens,Chief Justice, Ex Prez Gayoom arrested
- February 07, 2018

Police were also dispatched to the Supreme Court . Maldivian security forces stormed the Supreme Court after arresting former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom for conspiracy against Yameen, his estranged half brother. Speaking on national television, President Yameen Abdul Gayoom said the court's actions last week amounted to "an obstruction of the very ability of this state to function". (more...)
Ukraine says Polish bill on historic crimes could harm ties Ukraine says Polish bill on historic crimes could harm ties
- February 07, 2018

The main aim is to prevent people from erroneously describing Nazi German death camps such as Auschwitz-Birkenau as Polish, simply due to their geographical location. "As the Minister of Education for the state of the Jewish People I will stand tall, for I can not forgive or relinquish the honor of those murdered", he said in a statement to Breitbart Jerusalem and other news agencies. (more...)
United Kingdom court to decide validity of Assange arrest warrant United Kingdom court to decide validity of Assange arrest warrant
- February 07, 2018

Assange tweeted to condemn "wall to wall fake news stating the government won today's hearing", insisting his legal team was still fighting the warrant on other grounds. Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Ecuador's foreign minister, said Assange would not leave the embassy without security guarantees because he has received threats on his life. (more...)
Market drop: Trump focused on long-term 'fundamentals' Market drop: Trump focused on long-term 'fundamentals'
- February 07, 2018

His reaction highlighted the risks for politicians who take credit for soaring stocks: the fall. Fox News hosts and analysts spent Tuesday morning arguing that Monday's stock market meltdown is irrelevant to average Americans. She said the president's "tax cuts and regulatory reforms will further enhance the USA economy and continue to increase prosperity for the American people". (more...)
Trade Deficit Soars to Highest Level Since 2008 Trade Deficit Soars to Highest Level Since 2008
- February 07, 2018

Overall, the goods trade balance continues to be in deficit, while the surplus in services trade dropped slightly in December to Dollars 20.2 billion. The last time the USA reported a surplus was in 1975. The U.S. imported numerous foreign-made goods in 2017, many of which were produced in China. (more...)
Bannon subpoenaed by House intelligence panel, but will he show? Bannon subpoenaed by House intelligence panel, but will he show?
- February 07, 2018

In addition, the White House has barred Bannon from speaking about his time on Trump's transition team, his time on the president's staff, and his conversations with Trump after he left the White House, effectively giving investigators very little room to operate. (more...)
United Nations to probe Syria gas attacks but what about past ones? United Nations to probe Syria gas attacks but what about past ones?
- February 07, 2018

Pinheiro. While UN officials say hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict, Syrian regime officials say the death toll is closer to 10,000. Warplanes launched heavy attacks on the two last major rebel-held areas in Syria, killing at least 29 people in the Ghouta suburb near the capital and choking people with gas in Idlib in the northwest, rescue workers and a war monitor said on Monday. (more...)
Srinagar Hospital Firing: Pakistani terrorist escapes, cop killed Srinagar Hospital Firing: Pakistani terrorist escapes, cop killed
- February 06, 2018

Naveed was close associate of Abu Qasim, a top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander who was killed in 2015 in a encounter in south Kashmir. " In the shootout, one policeman was killed while another was injured ", the police official informed Rising Kashmir . (more...)
United States eyes oil sanctions on Venezuela United States eyes oil sanctions on Venezuela
- February 06, 2018

Tillerson did not push back against the suggestion that sanctions on oil might also hurt USA companies that have built refineries in the southern United States geared to accept Venezuelan crude. Tillerson's counterpart, Argentine Foreign Minister Gorge Faurie, said it was "particularly important" to look at oil sales and the oil trade in relation to Venezuela. (more...)
Army officer among 4 soldiers killed in Rajouri border shelling Army officer among 4 soldiers killed in Rajouri border shelling
- February 06, 2018

An Indian Army officer and at least three other soldiers were killed in a sudden escalation of cross-border firing on the Line of Control's Bhimber Gali sector. "However, in the exchange of fire, one officer and three jawans were grievously injured and succumbed to their injuries..." They used small arms automatics and mortars to target Indian positi ons. (more...)
Bollywood takes up Akshay Kumar's 'Pad Man' challenge, poses with sanitray napkins Bollywood takes up Akshay Kumar's 'Pad Man' challenge, poses with sanitray napkins
- February 06, 2018

Mr Muruganantham took the initiative to provide better menstrual hygiene conditions for the women of his family and those who could not afford sanitary pads. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of shame associated with the topic of menstruation in India. He is joined by critically acclaimed actresses Sonam Kapoor ( Neerja ) and Radhika Apte ( Kabali ). (more...)
All leadership united on Kashmir issue, Pakistan to continue its support: PM All leadership united on Kashmir issue, Pakistan to continue its support: PM
- February 06, 2018

In their separate messages on this day, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have said the dream of peace and prosperity in the region will remain elusive without resolving decades-old Kashmir dispute . He reiterated that the government of Pakistan and its people would continue their political, diplomatic and moral support to the Kahmiri people struggling for their right to self-determination. (more...)
Ancient Tomb Discovered In Egypt Believed To Be Over 4300 Years Old Ancient Tomb Discovered In Egypt Believed To Be Over 4300 Years Old
- February 05, 2018

Scenes of music and dancing performances, as well as monkeys featured as domestic animals were also depicted. In the past two years, Egypt has launched several archeological projects with the hope of discovering many treasures to revive its tourism industry which has been for hundreds of years one of the pillars of the Egyptian economy, but which suffered a lot from riots and the instability that characterized the country situation in the past years. (more...)
Spirited Italy Eventually Outclassed By England In Six Nations Opener Spirited Italy Eventually Outclassed By England In Six Nations Opener
- February 05, 2018

England's quest for an unprecedented hat-trick of Six Nations titles was launched by a 46-15 victory over Italy that produced a late flurry of tries. "Whatever it may be, he knows how to read people extremely well". The basis of the game - the scrum and the lineout - were good for us today. That is a side of coaching that can get forgotten: it is easy to put people down, but praise generates confidence that can go a long way. (more...)
Streaker steals show at Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro Streaker steals show at Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro
- February 05, 2018

He is joined there by Xander Schauffele and Daniel Berger . Matsuyama, who was looking to tie Arnold Palmer's record with his third straight win at the Phoenix Open , has not withdrawn from a tournament since 2016's Honda Classic due to hip pain. (more...)
A listing of latest Amtrak derailments, crashes A listing of latest Amtrak derailments, crashes
- February 05, 2018

But Amtrak also also said CSX maintains all the tracks and signals where the accident happened and controls access to the sidings and yards. "She said she was just waiting on somebody to get to her". The National Transportation Safety Board has not yet determined the cause of Sunday's crash in SC, but the agency has launched an investigation. It's not yet clear why the two trains collided. (more...)
Syrian regime said to strike civilians with 'toxic gas' Syrian regime said to strike civilians with 'toxic gas'
- February 05, 2018

The United States is investigating whether the Syrian government recently used sarin gas in attacks on the opposition, US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Friday. The April 2017 attack on Khan Sheikhun left scores dead and prompted the U.S. to fire 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air field. Last April, the USA military fired a barrage of missiles into Syria's Shayrat Airfield in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that killed about 100 civilians. (more...)
Famous Groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil Prediction Revealed for 2018 Famous Groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil Prediction Revealed for 2018
- February 04, 2018

If it is sunny, he will see his shadow and retreat back inside - and winter will linger on for another six weeks. Should he not see his shadow , we will have an early spring. Records dating to 1887 show Phil has now predicted more winter 103 times while forecasting an early spring just 18 times - including previous year. (more...)
India's growth story to pick up with development of North-East: PM India's growth story to pick up with development of North-East: PM
- February 04, 2018

During the two-day event, manifold arrangements have been made to showcase Assam's manufacturing opportunities and geo-strategic advantages to foreign and domestic investors. The objective of the Summit is to position Assam as India's Expressway to ASEAN . Guwahati City Police Commissioner Hiren Nath said that, Assam police has provided adequate security for the first ever mega business summit. (more...)
More civilian causalities due to Turkish operation in Afrin More civilian causalities due to Turkish operation in Afrin
- February 04, 2018

The Hatay provincial governor's office issued a statement saying at least six rockets targeted the town of Reyhanli damaging a home, a workplace and a road close to the marketplace. The Turkish military campaign against Afrin started in January, aiming to eliminate the Kurdish forces on the Syrian-Turkish border. Of those, 13 said that Turkish border guards shot at them and other asylum seekers as they tried to flee Syria. (more...)
Hawaii Missile Alert Sender Was '100% Sure' They Were Being Bombed Hawaii Missile Alert Sender Was '100% Sure' They Were Being Bombed
- February 04, 2018

The worker, a man in his 50s, spoke to reporters on the condition that he not be identified because he has received threats. In its report , released onTuesday, the state said the drill on January 13 started as previous ones had. "I heard the part, 'this is not a drill, '" he said. The ex-worker disputed that, saying he wasn't aware of any performance problems. "And I didn't hear exercise at all". (more...)
USA restricts arms transfers to bloodied South Sudan USA restricts arms transfers to bloodied South Sudan
- February 04, 2018

Companies and entities seeking a license to export defense materials to South Sudan will be denied under the new restrictions. The number of South Sudanese refugees could reach 3 million by the end of this year, Africa's largest refugee crisis since Rwanda's genocide in 1994, the United Nations said Thursday. (more...)
USA missile defense test failed in Hawaii USA missile defense test failed in Hawaii
- February 04, 2018

Within the U.S. Department of Defense the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is charged with the mission to develop, test and field a ballistic missile defense system. authorities were now looking into the details of the experiment. The ground-based midcourse system was created to knock down Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, which could be launched from North Korea or Russian Federation. (more...)
Snow on and off this weekend Snow on and off this weekend
- February 03, 2018

Patchy blowing snow after 8 a.m. As of Thursday afternoon, the NWS still was predicting a 50 percent chance of rain and snow after 3 a.m. Friday . Saturday night into Sunday is when accumulating snow is expected in our area. A brutally cold Arctic blast late on Sunday could plunge temperatures below the -13.7C recorded in Scotland last month, which made it the coldest night of winter. (more...)
Former Australian PM Rudd sues broadcaster Former Australian PM Rudd sues broadcaster
- February 03, 2018

ABC reporters Ashlynne McGhee and Michale McKinnon revealed the documents - and the nature of their discovery - in an expose titled The Cabinet Files . The government has ordered a review into how the cabinets were disposed with the files in them. Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Kevin Rudd is suing the ABC , is Netflix's new sci-fi show Altered Carbon worth watching? The documents reported this week were said to delve into the workings of five previous ... (more...)