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Timing for Sunday's rain and thunderstorms Timing for Sunday's rain and thunderstorms
- March 01, 2018

After this storm exits, high pressure will bring significantly warmer temps into the area. Widespread scattered showers for Acadiana will be possible from 4AM-11AM with a few strong thunderstorms mixed in as well, especially between 7AM-11AM. (more...)
California Democratic Party doesn't endorse Feinstein re-election bid California Democratic Party doesn't endorse Feinstein re-election bid
- March 01, 2018

This means that neither Feinstein or de Leon will receive the added campaign funds for the June primary that is given to the candidate that has the official endorsement of the party. "It should never take a primary challenge for California's leadership to stand up for California values", he said. "The days of Democrats biding our time, biting our tongue, and triangulating at the margins are over", he said. (more...)
Iraq sentences 16 women to death because they married Islamic State terrorists Iraq sentences 16 women to death because they married Islamic State terrorists
- March 01, 2018

Iraq's Arabic-language al-Mashriq newspaper has reported that more than 1,500 women and children from the families of ISIS militants are now being held in the country, and that the Baghdad government is coordinating with their respective countries to decide their fate. (more...)
Family members receive Graham's body at library named after him Family members receive Graham's body at library named after him
- February 26, 2018

The procession begins late Saturday morning with a ceremonial departure from a mountain chapel at the training center operated by his evangelistic association in Asheville and ends in the afternoon at Graham's library in Charlotte. "It's come with the territory", said Joe Tyson, a family friend who runs a furniture store in Black Mountain, where he watched the procession. "He was so bold, he so boldly confessed the word of God", said Madeline Reid. (more...)
Church of the Holy Sepulcher closes in protest of new policies Church of the Holy Sepulcher closes in protest of new policies
- February 26, 2018

But the separate leaders issued a joint statement saying the move was "in protest at persistent moves to intimidate Christians and discriminate against churches in the Holy Land". I would not allow that the residents of Jerusalem would close this debt, " Barkat said as cited by the Jerusalem Post . The Christian leaders called the Knesset bill "abhorrent" and claimed that it is similar to laws "which were enacted against the Jews during dark periods in Europe". (more...)
Bortles Signs Extension With Jaguars Bortles Signs Extension With Jaguars
- February 26, 2018

Jaguars owner Shad Khan gave contract extensions to personnel chief Tom Coughlin , general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Doug Marrone on Friday that carry through 2021. The ever important guaranteed money is set at $26.5 million. The Jags sent a strong message by locking up Bortles weeks before free agency. They know a lot more about football than you and me and every guy on the Internet screaming at their computer that Bortles isn't worth the risk. (more...)
Toronto police providing update on McArthur investigation Toronto police providing update on McArthur investigation
- February 26, 2018

Idsinga believes more charges will be laid as the investigation continues. Investigators are also working with other police forces in the GTA including the OPP as well as other global police forces as their investigation continues overseas. (more...)
PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games come to an end PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games come to an end
- February 26, 2018

In the frantic end to normal time, Nikita Gusev put OAR 2-1 ahead with less than seven minutes remaining, only for Germany to equalise 10 seconds later through Dominik Kahun. Gusev had two goals and two assists. The victory on the ice came hours after the International Olympic Committee voted not to reinstate Team Russia for Sunday night's closing ceremony. (more...)
Alberta lifts ban on BC wine, citing end to pipeline 'threat' Alberta lifts ban on BC wine, citing end to pipeline 'threat'
- February 25, 2018

I wrote the same thing to Premier Rachel Notley some time ago and her reply indicated that Alberta already has considerably more refinery capacity than I realized. The embargo was announced in early February by as a response to BC talk of delaying movement of diluted bitumen to the Lower Mainland. When asked which province - B.C., which wants to delay the project for environmental reasons, or Alberta, which wants to avoid delays for economic reasons - is making the more compelling argument, ... (more...)
Another Two Russian Fifth Gen Su-57 Jets Land in Syria's Hmeymim Another Two Russian Fifth Gen Su-57 Jets Land in Syria's Hmeymim
- February 25, 2018

No American servicepeople were killed in the fighting that ensued. The coalition remains focused on the enduring defeat of ISIS. Although the two warplanes appear to look similar to the Su-57, RT can not verify the authenticity of the video and is trying to verify its source. (more...)
United States slaps sweeping new sanctions against North Korea United States slaps sweeping new sanctions against North Korea
- February 25, 2018

Tighter sanctions plus a more assertive approach at sea could dial up tensions at a time when fragile diplomacy between North and South Korea has gained momentum. "From the viewpoint of the country in question, that would be an act of war ", he said, referring to North Korea. "We will see", Mr Trump said, expressing hope the action will prompt North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to give up his pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. (more...)
Missouri Freshman Michael Porter Jr. Has Been Cleared For All Basketball Activities Missouri Freshman Michael Porter Jr. Has Been Cleared For All Basketball Activities
- February 24, 2018

Although he's reportedly been cleared for all basketball activities, it's unclear how soon Porter will be able to play in a game. "So if you say play tomorrow, he's playing tomorrow". The guy is a ballplayer. Mizzou plays at Kentucky on Saturday. That's why you go through practice situations. It will be heightened to another level come game time, because there is a scouting report. (more...)
Ivanka Trump set to watch some Olympic events Ivanka Trump set to watch some Olympic events
- February 24, 2018

At a closed-door meeting before a banquet Friday night at the presidential compound, Moon told Trump that talks on denuclearization and the inter-Korean dialogue must move forward side by side, Moon's press secretary, Yoon Young-chan, told reporters. (more...)
Indicted Missouri governor to skip DC meeting Indicted Missouri governor to skip DC meeting
- February 24, 2018

He is stepping down from the group's executive committee. Yesterday Greitens was indicted by a grand jury in St. Louis. The indictment alleges Greitens took a compromising photo of a woman without her consent during their affair in March 2015. (more...)
NRA gives FCC chair a rifle for 'courage' to end net neutrality NRA gives FCC chair a rifle for 'courage' to end net neutrality
- February 24, 2018

The FCC voted in mid-December to repeal net neutrality in a decision that was split down party lines and which took place amid fierce public outcry. Schneiderman led a coalition of 23 Attorneys General in filing a petition today to formally commence their lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission's illegal rollback of net neutrality. (more...)
Chicago bank executive investigated as part of Mueller's Russia probe Chicago bank executive investigated as part of Mueller's Russia probe
- February 24, 2018

According to the 32-count indictment, prosecutors alleged that Manafort and Gates laundered $30 million, failed to pay taxes for almost 10 years and used their real estate to fraudulently secure over $20 million. The attorney, Alex van der Zwaan, the son-in-law of one of Russia's richest men, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Washington , D.C., to a charge of lying to the Special Counsel's office. (more...)
YouTube removes video claiming Florida survivor is actor
- February 23, 2018

EST. Conspiracy theorists claim Hogg was not a student at the Florida school, but an L.A. actor. Am I a witness? Earlier, the Gateway Pundit blog claimed that the articulate young activist has been "coached" and was "merely reading from a script". (more...)
Justin Trudeau Starts India Visit With A Trip To Taj Mahal | Read Justin Trudeau Starts India Visit With A Trip To Taj Mahal | Read
- February 23, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister with his family also practiced the nuances of Charkha. Trudeau is arriving in Amritsar on Wednesday and will offer prayers at the Golden Temple complex, where the holiest of Sikh shrines "Harmandir Sahib" is located. (more...)
Lindsey Vonn makes her Olympic return Lindsey Vonn makes her Olympic return
- February 22, 2018

Shiffrin trained on the downhill course both Sunday and Monday, but she has not competed in a speed race - either downhill or super-G - since early January. Goggia posted a time of 1:39.22, laying claim to the top of the leader board. Most consider her the favorite, and she looked good in training runs. (more...)
Turkey won't stop Operation Olive Branch in Syria Turkey won't stop Operation Olive Branch in Syria
- February 22, 2018

A pro-Syrian government convoy that attempted to enter Afrin has been met by Turkish artillery fire, forcing it to retreat, a spokesperson for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said . The deployment of the Popular Forces militia "increases the risk of a direct Syrian-Turkish confrontation, which adds another layer of complexity to the Syrian crisis", said Sami Nader, head of the Beirut-based Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs. (more...)
New auto allocation seen as key to survival of GM Korea New auto allocation seen as key to survival of GM Korea
- February 22, 2018

GM, which is based in Detroit , has said that its factory in Gunsan will be closed by May, and it is mulling the fate of its three remaining plants in South Korea. On Wednesday, South Korea's trade minister Paik Un-gyu said that the government requested for an audit into GM's "opaque" management in the country. (more...)
IT dept attaches 4 immovable properties of Rotomac Group IT dept attaches 4 immovable properties of Rotomac Group
- February 22, 2018

Just days after millionaire jeweller Nirav Modi's massive banking scam came into limelight, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has now filed an FIR against Vikram Kothari , chief of Rotomac Pens, for wilfully defrauding loans worth crores of Rupees from various banks. (more...)
Latvian central bank boss released on bail Latvian central bank boss released on bail
- February 22, 2018

Guselnikov and Norvik CEO Oliver Bramwell have confirmed that official is Rimsevics. Latvian authorities also say the scandals are unconnected. Among those on whose behalf ABLV is said to have managed transactions include North Korea's Foreign Trade Bank, a body the United Nations says helps finance the pariah state's nuclear missile programmes, while the bank is also alleged to have handled money from Ukraine, Russia and Azerbaijan obtained corruptly. (more...)
Bubba Watson wins at Riviera for 3rd time Bubba Watson wins at Riviera for 3rd time
- February 22, 2018

Cantlay stumbled after the turn though, dropping shots after encountering tree-trouble on the 12th and 13th holes. He splashed out of the sand and the ball rolled into the pin and disappeared into the cup for an unlikely birdie. "So from that downfall of the letdown of not making the team and then to get sick, to lose all this weight, family drama of my son starting school, my wife having surgery, five screws and a small plate in her leg, just all these things added in, never knowing if ... (more...)
Pakistan looks to avoid being added to terror financing… Pakistan looks to avoid being added to terror financing…
- February 22, 2018

He said in his tweet that our efforts paid off as no consensus was reached on United States led motion to put Pakistan on watch list during the FATF Paris meeting on Tuesday. In explaining what adding Pakistan to the FATF watchlist would to the country, Diaa Hadid, an Islamabad-based reporter for National Public Radio (NPR), notes that it "would make it harder for Pakistan to obtain global loans and for investors to come here". (more...)
What happened to Anshu Prakash What happened to Anshu Prakash
- February 21, 2018

Meanwhile, the IAS officers' association has announced that it would wear a black badge to work till action is not taken against the AAP MLAs involved in the alleged assault. "Now he is making ludicrous allegations, obviously...at BJP's behest". "The allegation of assault is totally freaky and baseless", a senior official in the chief minister's office said. (more...)
Jackson, Ohio Middle School Student Shoots Himself Jackson, Ohio Middle School Student Shoots Himself
- February 21, 2018

Emotional moments as the first students were reunited with their parents at Jackson Memorial Middle School . Authorities say the boy suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the boy's bathroom. An Ohio middle school student who brought a gun to school and shot himself in a bathroom Tuesday had distraction devices in his backpack, police said. (more...)
US says ready to talk Mideast peace; Abbas calls for conference US says ready to talk Mideast peace; Abbas calls for conference
- February 21, 2018

Abbas then called for a multilateral global effort to secure Palestinian statehood, thus removing the USA from its traditional role as the key mediator in negotiations. Don't you think we deserve to be a full member? "The European Union has requested clarifications from Israeli authorities and conveyed the expectation that they reconsider these decisions, which are detrimental to ongoing efforts towards meaningful peace talks", the European Union's foreign service said in a statement. (more...)
ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Orthodox church attack in Russian Federation ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Orthodox church attack in Russian Federation
- February 20, 2018

The gunman, who was carrying a hunting rifle, bullets and a knife, was killed. It was followed by a lengthier official statement in which it described the assailant as a "soldier of the caliphate" and provided a nom de guerre for the attacker, Khalil al-Dagestani. (more...)
Winter weather advisory Tuesday in northern Oklahoma Winter weather advisory Tuesday in northern Oklahoma
- February 20, 2018

The ice could cause power outages, tree damage and make travel risky and almost impossible, including during the Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning commutes. Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy, colder. Wednesday will feature sunny skies early followed by a few clouds. Mostly cloudy with a high near 32. The Missouri Highway Patrol responded to at least six accidents since 7:30 a.m. (more...)
Ice storm warning issued for Kansas City area Tuesday
- February 20, 2018

Colder air will infiltrate from the north, allowing for freezing rain to develop in our northern areas during the afternoon and central sections in the evening through overnight. The heaviest snow with the second round of precipitation will mainly impact western into central Minnesota. This is bringing a return to winter conditions, with freezing rain likely holding off for several more hours. (more...)
South Korea, US to hold postponed military drills South Korea, US to hold postponed military drills "as planned": USFK
- February 20, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis would announce their plans after the Paralympics end March 18 and before April. Pyongyang had not asked Seoul to suspend the joint military drills in exchange for the country's participation in the PyeongChang Olympics, the defense minister said , insisting that the postponement would not affect the U.S. (more...)
Pro-Assad Militias To Enter Syria's Afrin: State Media Pro-Assad Militias To Enter Syria's Afrin: State Media
- February 20, 2018

A senior Syrian Kurdish official said Kurdish forces - a militia known as YPG - and the Syrian government had reached a deal for the army to enter Afrin , and that it could be implemented within two days. A United States announcement that it would build a 30,000-strong border force to patrol Syria's frontiers that included the YPG alarmed Ankara and led to the military campaign , dubbed " Operation Olive Branch " by the Turkish government. (more...)
Partygoer accused of stealing thumb from $4.5 million 'cultural treasure' Partygoer accused of stealing thumb from $4.5 million 'cultural treasure'
- February 20, 2018

Reports said that Michael Rohana, aged 24, from the state of DE, was attending an "ugly Christmas jumper party" at the institute on Decemeber 21 a year ago when he made his way into the museum's special exhibit, Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor . (more...)
Korea offers condolences to Iranian leader over deadly plane crash Korea offers condolences to Iranian leader over deadly plane crash
- February 20, 2018

Aseman Airlines spokesman Mohammad Taghi Tabatabai said on state television that there were 59 passengers aboard of the Flight No. EP3704. This means that helicopters and other non-fixed wing aircraft can not deliver rescue teams over to the crash site which is believed to be at the Zagros Mountains near Semirom City in the nearby province of Isfahan. (more...)
Winter storm on the way for the Northeast Winter storm on the way for the Northeast
- February 18, 2018

The heaviest snow is expected away from the coast - west of Washington, D.C.; west of Philadelphia; north of New York City; and west of Boston, where 7 inches could accumulate locally. The snow threat will wrap up by Sunday morning. In the evening, temperatures will drop back into the 20s with winds from the north at 10-15 miles per hour. (more...)
King Mohammed VI Congratulates New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa King Mohammed VI Congratulates New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
- February 17, 2018

To many, he represents a kind of royalty of the African National Congress (ANC), an upper class that has grown removed from the average South African the party still claims to champion. Invoking the memory of Mandela, whose centenary will be commemorated domestically and internationally this year, Ramaphosa said that "every action, every effort, every utterance" should be devoted to the realisation of Mandela's vision of a democratic, just and equitable society. (more...)
Mitt Romney announces he's running for Senate in Utah Mitt Romney announces he's running for Senate in Utah
- February 17, 2018

Romney is the former governor of MA and was the Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential election. Trump and Romney spoke in January after Hatch announced his retirement, a White House official said . Over a plate of oversized buttermilk pancakes, Mitt Romney said Friday he's running for Senate because he wants to be "in the fight" and supports President Donald Trump's policy agenda. (more...)
Four questions about the Ethiopian PM's resignation Four questions about the Ethiopian PM's resignation
- February 17, 2018

Opposition to an urban development plan for the capital Addis Ababa sparked public demonstrations against political restrictions, land grabbing and human rights abuses. "Things were deteriorating", he said, adding that many had expected a new prime minister to be named at the next congress of the ruling coalition, scheduled for this summer. (more...)
Catholic aid organizations respond to Oxfam prostitution scandal in Haiti Catholic aid organizations respond to Oxfam prostitution scandal in Haiti
- February 16, 2018

The charity's own investigation in 2011 led to four people being sacked, including the man who was rehired, and three others resigning. After Oxfam conducted its investigation into the allegations, numerous aid workers involved were allowed to resign - including the regional head of the mission. (more...)
Afghan Taliban say willing to engage in dialogue to end war Afghan Taliban say willing to engage in dialogue to end war
- February 16, 2018

Afghan security forces have been unable to cope with the rise in anti-government forces, such as the Taliban , and they are "troubled by poor leadership, high rates of attrition, and so-called ghost soldiers, who exist on paper only to collect pay for corrupt officers", according to The New York Times . (more...)
Kim Jong Un impressed with South Korea's treatment of sister Kim Jong Un impressed with South Korea's treatment of sister
- February 16, 2018

A number of media outlets, including CNN and Reuters , faced criticism for their favorable coverage of Kim's visit to the games. He did not elaborate and may have been referring to a remark by US Vice-President Mike Pence on his flight back to Washington from the Games. (more...)
White House did not deny release of Democrats' memo: Rep. Nunes White House did not deny release of Democrats' memo: Rep. Nunes
- February 15, 2018

McGahn wrote that portions of the Democratic memo would create "significant concerns for the national security and law enforcement interests", concerns which Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein raised in a separate letter . (more...)
Ick! US Woman Has First Case of Human 'Eye Worm' Ick! US Woman Has First Case of Human 'Eye Worm'
- February 15, 2018

But doctors tried to put her at ease, explaining that the worms were only on the surface of her eye. Eye worms that had previously only manifested themselves in the eyes of cattle, have infected a human for the first time. More worms continued to come out of poor Beckley's eye. Eye worms can be found in a range of animals, including cats, dogs, and wild carnivores like foxes . (more...)
Trial begins for Palestinian accused of assaulting Israeli soldiers Trial begins for Palestinian accused of assaulting Israeli soldiers
- February 15, 2018

Outside court, Tamimi's lawyer Gaby Lasky said her family wanted the case to be heard in public. Tamimi, who turned 17 in prison last month, was led into a courtroom packed with journalists, several European diplomats and members of her family. (more...)
These Photos Were Snapped by the Farthest-Ever Cameras from Earth These Photos Were Snapped by the Farthest-Ever Cameras from Earth
- February 15, 2018

New Horizons broke its own record a couple of hours later that day by taking images of two space rocks in the Kuiper Belt , a disc-shaped region beyond Neptune that may be home to hundreds of thousands of icy worlds and a trillion or more comets, according to a NASA statement . (more...)
IDF responds to uninvited Iranian drone, loses F-16 in the process IDF responds to uninvited Iranian drone, loses F-16 in the process
- February 14, 2018

The U.S. stance on Syria matters a lot to Israel , and it might help to define how much freedom of action Israel would have in the future. Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus made it clear to the world via social media Sunday that the Iranians and Syrians were the losers in the latest Middle East confrontation that saw the Israeli Defense Forces ( IDF ) destroy and confiscate Iran's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) before deploying F-16s deep inside Syria to pummel the drone's ... (more...)
Allies pledge billions to rebuild Iraq after years of conflict Allies pledge billions to rebuild Iraq after years of conflict
- February 14, 2018

The Islamic Development Bank also pledged $500 million toward reconstruction in Iraq. The fund also says it reached an agreement with Iraq to settle its outstanding dues to the organization, allowing it to fully rejoin it. The United Arab Emirates pledged $500 million while Germany pledged 350 million euros.The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the bloc would invest 400 million euros, in addition to individual contributions from member states.International NGOs ... (more...)
Indian-born businessmen Gupta family home raided by South Africa police Indian-born businessmen Gupta family home raided by South Africa police
- February 14, 2018

Zuma is expected to respond to the ANC party's order later Wednesday, hours after police arrived at the Gupta family's heavily protected house in the upmarket suburb of Saxonwold in the early morning. An opposition-sponsored motion of no confidence in Zuma had been scheduled for February 22, but the ruling party joined opposition leaders in pushing for the date to be moved to this week in a rare show of unity among rival political factions. (more...)
Brooklyn judge blocks Trump admin from ending DACA Brooklyn judge blocks Trump admin from ending DACA
- February 14, 2018

With a March 5 deadline to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program quickly approaching, Judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled it can not end nationwide based on current arbitrary arguments proposed for its cease. "The public interest is not served by allowing defendants to proceed with arbitrary and capricious action", he added while issuing a preliminary injunction. (more...)