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Stoneman Douglas forcing students to wear only clear backpacks Stoneman Douglas forcing students to wear only clear backpacks
- March 24, 2018

Broward County prosecutors last week said they would seek a death sentence for Nikolas Cruz , who earlier this month was indicted by a grand jury on 34 counts of premeditated murder and attempted murder in the February 14 massacre, which killed 17 people and injured the same number. (more...)
Saudi Prince Says Kushner Is Not 'In His Pocket' Saudi Prince Says Kushner Is Not 'In His Pocket'
- March 24, 2018

Earlier Thursday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the prince that Saudi Arabia was " part of the solution " in Yemen, where the Saudis are leading a US -backed military campaign against Houthi rebels that has been heavily criticized for inflicting civilian casualties. (more...)
Lead Lawyer on Russia Probe Resigns Because Trump Ignores Him Lead Lawyer on Russia Probe Resigns Because Trump Ignores Him
- March 24, 2018

Earlier this week, Trump hired attorney Joseph diGenova to join his legal team, sparking speculation that he may replace Dowd as the lead attorney. Dowd had taken over the lead lawyer role last summer from NY attorney Marc Kasowitz, who has always been by Trump's side. Dowd's claim signaled the President's legal team plans to rely on an untested theory that is heavily disputed by legal scholars: whether a sitting President can be charged with obstruction of justice or indicted at ... (more...)
Congress gives itself a BONUS in omnibus Congress gives itself a BONUS in omnibus
- March 24, 2018

Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told CBN News, "We should just stick things in and make them vote against it". Speaker of the House Paul Ryan , R-Wis., speaks during a news conference about the massive government spending bill moving through Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 22, 2018. (more...)
Single Powerball jackpot ticket worth $457M sold!! Single Powerball jackpot ticket worth $457M sold!!
- March 22, 2018

Two of the winners collected their prize immediately, but the third set of ticket holders took six months to come forward, according to CNN Money . "If you're holding this million-dollar Powerball ticket, please keep it in a safe place until you're ready to claim your prize", said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. (more...)
Trump Telephones Putin to Congratulate him on Re-Election Trump Telephones Putin to Congratulate him on Re-Election
- March 22, 2018

They also stressed the importance of joint efforts to limit an arms race and boost economic cooperation after a Russian spy attack row with Britain plunged relations with the West into a new crisis. French President Emmanuel Macron wished Mr Putin success in "modernising Russia", but urged Moscow to shed light on the "unacceptable" attempted assassination of an ex-spy in Britain. (more...)
US Retail Giants Write To Trump Seeking Relief On China Tariffs US Retail Giants Write To Trump Seeking Relief On China Tariffs
- March 22, 2018

Tariffs, trade and Trump - what besides alliteration does it mean for the USA economy? 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum - he exempted Mexico and Canada, at least temporarily, and said other nations could negotiate with the White House to get out of paying duties on tens of billions of dollars' worth of imports. (more...)
Trump tells Saudi prince he will work on arms deal Trump tells Saudi prince he will work on arms deal
- March 22, 2018

The Obama administration also halted some USA arms sales to Saudi Arabia over concerns about civilian deaths in neighboring Yemen , where Saudi Arabia is waging war against Iranian-backed rebels. The Senate rejected the resolution. The measures may not pass, but are designed as a clear warning to the White House against signing a blank check. (more...)
Dreaming of a white Easter? More snow could be on its way Dreaming of a white Easter? More snow could be on its way
- March 22, 2018

Expect snow to start off the morning drive for east, south east and north east commuters! Britain has been gripped by blasts of bitter Siberian air, dubbed the Beasts from the East , twice already this month with snow causing chaos across the country. (more...)
United States and European Union launch trade talks over Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs United States and European Union launch trade talks over Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs
- March 22, 2018

Meanwhile, China's Premier Li Keqiang said yesterday that there will be no victor from any trade war between China and the U.S., and that he hopes both sides can remain "calm". "But we don't see any specific procedures for doing so", said Clement Leung, Hong Kong commissioner for economic and trade affairs. It would also give companies time to voice objections. (more...)
Flood and fires: Recovery expert goes from Lismore to Tathra Flood and fires: Recovery expert goes from Lismore to Tathra
- March 21, 2018

Map of the bushfire between Bega and Tathra NSW. The RFS must formally accept an offer of assistance from Fire and Rescue before the government agency is able to respond to emergencies. "Dealing with fires on those days - the chances of us stopping that fire completely with another truck - I don't think would've been any measurable difference", he said. (more...)
Judge rules Trump must face defamation lawsuit from ex-'Apprentice' contestant Judge rules Trump must face defamation lawsuit from ex-'Apprentice' contestant
- March 21, 2018

Zervos alleged in the lawsuit that she and her business were damaged after Trump's derogatory statements about her in the wake of her sexual misconduct allegations against the president. Trump's separate argument that his comments represented "pure political speech" and couldn't rise to defamatory statements is also rejected. "It's all lies, it's all lies, it was made up". (more...)
Rocket attack kills at least 29 in Damascus market Rocket attack kills at least 29 in Damascus market
- March 21, 2018

The OPCW director said he also discussed issues related to the destruction of former Syrian chemical production facilities, the government's declaration of its chemical stockpiles and facilities, and "allegations of use of toxic chemicals as weapons in Syria". (more...)
Los Alamitos aims to opt out of California's 'sanctuary state' law Los Alamitos aims to opt out of California's 'sanctuary state' law
- March 21, 2018

Though few cities have considered what Los Alamitos has done, there have been divisions over sanctuary laws. Throughout the night, many in the crowd of more than 150 people from Los Alamitos, Long Beach and other communities engaged in heated debate - sometimes in front of the dais, other times with each other. (more...)
Fourth Snow Storm Expected to Miss Hudson Valley Fourth Snow Storm Expected to Miss Hudson Valley
- March 20, 2018

More of the same - wet and cold conditions - is expected Wednesday before the precipitation wanes Wednesday evening. A coastal flood watch has been issues for Cape Cod, the islands and South Shore communities, with high tide Thursday morning of the most concern. (more...)
Envoys hail Brexit progress but no Irish border breakthrough Envoys hail Brexit progress but no Irish border breakthrough
- March 20, 2018

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said the agreement did little more than "paper over the cracks" between the two sides. Its chief executive Bertie Armstrong said: "We will leave the European Union and leave the CFP [Common Fisheries Policy] but hand back sovereignty over our seas a few seconds later". (more...)
SCOTUS declines to stop state's new Congressional map SCOTUS declines to stop state's new Congressional map
- March 20, 2018

The Pennsylvania case is Turzai v. League of Women Voters, 17A909. "I want to thank every citizen who spoke out in favor of fair maps and against partisan gerrymandering". A group of 18 Democratic voters sued in state court a year ago to challenge the 2011 map, a case the state Supreme Court put on a fast track before throwing out the former district lines. (more...)
Gunman kills 1 at Southern California mall, wounds himself Gunman kills 1 at Southern California mall, wounds himself
- March 20, 2018

Officials say she was working at a retail store at The Oaks mall in the city of Thousand Oaks , about 40 miles west of Los Angeles, when Crane shot her after an argument. "I went to Nordstrom to get trousers, and the next thing I know, the doors are being sealed", Simpson said. Matt Lemieux told the newspaper that he was using his computer inside a coffee store when he suddenly saw "a whole group of people" running by. (more...)
Cynthia Nixon announces bid to run for NY governor Cynthia Nixon announces bid to run for NY governor
- March 20, 2018

She continues. "We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us". "Basically, Governor Cuomo is shortchanging the children of New York State", she said while on The View a year ago. Cuomo is widely believed to be preparing a 2020 presidential run, and since his reelection in 2014, he has begun to take more progressive positions, including legalizing a very constricted medical marijuana program in the state, passing an incremental $15/hour ... (more...)
Copy-Some wanted Florida shooting suspect forcibly committed in 2016 Copy-Some wanted Florida shooting suspect forcibly committed in 2016
- March 20, 2018

In addition, 17 people were wounded. They show school officials and a sheriff's deputy recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be involuntarily committed for a mental evaluation. The officials were notified by a fellow 11 grader, who told authorities that Cruz claimed to "have a gun at home" and was "planning to use it". Mr. (more...)
NCAA Latest: Texas A&M-Providence opens tournament's Day 2 NCAA Latest: Texas A&M-Providence opens tournament's Day 2
- March 19, 2018

With less than a minute on the clock and a seven-point lead in favor of No. 7 seed Texas A&M , the Friars' Rodney Bullock went up for a 3 to shrink their deficit. Coleman and Campbell also combined to go 7-9 from three, and should be a good answer and competitive match up for the Aggies' Carter and Williams. The Aggies will move on to face the victor of another first-round game between North Carolina and Lipscomb on Sunday. (more...)
Mueller Investigation Crossed President Trump's 'Red Line' Mueller Investigation Crossed President Trump's 'Red Line'
- March 19, 2018

The contents of McCabe's memos are unknown, but they could help substantiate McCabe's assertion that he was unfairly maligned by a White House he says had declared "war" on the FBI and Mueller's investigation. Trump had said Mueller would cross a red line with such a step. "Our Republican colleagues, particularly the leadership, have an obligation to our country to stand up now and make it clear that firing Mueller is a red line for our democracy that can not be crossed". (more...)
Two new Banksy pieces pop up in New York City Two new Banksy pieces pop up in New York City
- March 19, 2018

A 70ft-long mural painted by British street artist Banksy appeared in lower Manhattan overnight. Dogan was officially sentenced on March 24, 2017 because of her painting of the Kurdish town of Nusaybin that had been bombed by the Turkish army during battle with Kurdish militants. (more...)
White House lawyer says Trump is not considering firing Mueller White House lawyer says Trump is not considering firing Mueller
- March 19, 2018

Trump insists that his campaign did not collude with Russian Federation, and his legal team, namely attorney Ty Cobb, has counselled the president to co-operate with Mueller. Those memos could be fodder for Mueller's probe if he is pursuing potential obstruction of justice by the president. After reports that Mueller had the memos, Trump tweeted, "Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe , but he never took notes when he was with me". (more...)
We Know What Day Kansas' Sweet 16 Game Is We Know What Day Kansas' Sweet 16 Game Is
- March 19, 2018

The game was played about 2 hours south of the Jayhawks' campus in Lawrence, and about 90 percent of the 15,000-plus at Intrust Bank Arena cheered on the home-state school. The 7-foot, 280-pound sophomore played 22 minutes, including some tough defense on his bruising counterpart, rendering Seton Hall's star far less effective than when Mitch Lightfoot and Silvio De Sousa were trying to guard him. (more...)
Trump hires Hulk Hogan's lawyer for $20M suit against Stormy Daniels Trump hires Hulk Hogan's lawyer for $20M suit against Stormy Daniels
- March 19, 2018

Cohen, through his company Essential Consultants, on Friday filed a removal to federal court. Trump, through Beverly Hills lawyer Charles Harder, filed papers indicating that he agrees with Cohen that the matter belongs in federal court. Attorney Michael Avenatti declined to say whether or not the threats had come from the president, in an interview on Friday about the alleged affair. (more...)
Disgruntled Worker Killed Nurse In Alabama Hospital Disgruntled Worker Killed Nurse In Alabama Hospital
- March 18, 2018

Birmingham Police Public Information Officer Peter Williston described the shooting as an "employee relation issue" during a morning press conference. Ken Lucas says his father was on the second floor of the hospital when the shooting took place. UAB Highlands Hospital Tyler Greer said both of the deceased were employees of the hospital. (more...)
TV3's England vs. Ireland promo will get you in the mood TV3's England vs. Ireland promo will get you in the mood
- March 18, 2018

They dominated possession after half-time, but could only muster the one Elliot Daly try as the defence held firm until it was breached at the last when it was too late to matter. Johnny Sexton has been hugely influential for Ireland in this campaign and it was his pin-point up-and-under that helped them make the ideal start at Twickenham. (more...)
Villanova Basketball: Wildcats advance to Sweet 16 after crushing Alabama Villanova Basketball: Wildcats advance to Sweet 16 after crushing Alabama
- March 18, 2018

The Tide, coming off a victory against Virginia Tech in the first round, must now face top-seeded Villanova . Virginia Tech had bullied Alabama guard Collin Sexton for much of Thursday's East Region first-round game, forcing the hottest player in college basketball to offer visible demonstrations of frustration. (more...)
Xi Jinping re-elected as President, close ally Wang Qishan is Vice-President Xi Jinping re-elected as President, close ally Wang Qishan is Vice-President
- March 18, 2018

Xi's close ally Wang Qishan was also appointed to the post of Vice President that will help him in strengthening his powers and handle USA trade threats. Like Xi's re-election, Wang's appointment was no surprise as he enjoys the President's patronage. Xi, who was first elected president in 2013, is among a new generation of leaders who have found ways either to eliminate restrictions on continuing in office, or to continue as premier leader by switching titles. (more...)
Nerve agent planted in luggage of Russian agent's daughter Nerve agent planted in luggage of Russian agent's daughter
- March 18, 2018

Peskov on Thursday said Russian President Vladimir Putin would ultimately choose the option that " most suits Moscow's interests". Cops found Sergei Skripal, 66, and daughter Yulia, 33, slumped on a bench in Salisbury one week after she returned from Moscow. (more...)
Queen Elizabeth gives Harry and Meghan official blessing Queen Elizabeth gives Harry and Meghan official blessing
- March 17, 2018

Harry and Meghan , via Kensington Palace, have said that they are "hugely grateful for the many good wishes they have received since announcing their engagement ". "Even though Meghan will have known the enemy was not real, I guarantee that she will have been petrified". Marlene Koenig, a royal expert, explained to Money how Meghan's finances will change once she's married: "She will continue to pay US income tax on her income even after marrying Prince Harry , as the U.S.is one ... (more...)
Tom Crean Finalizing Deal To Be Georgia Head Coach Tom Crean Finalizing Deal To Be Georgia Head Coach
- March 17, 2018

Georgia appears to be the only SEC job opening remaining, as Ole Miss expected to hire Middle Tennessee head coach Kermit Davis as early as Thursday. The Dawgs were reportedly close to hiring former Ohio State coach Thad Matta this week before talks broke off. Tom Crean is finalizing an agreement to become the next coach at Georgia, sources tell ESPN. (more...)
Mueller Just Subpoenaed Trump Mueller Just Subpoenaed Trump
- March 17, 2018

And though it is standard practice in these sorts of cases for investigators to issue subpoenas, it's not obvious why it would be necessary if the Trump Organization were completely forthcoming with all of the special counsel's requests. (more...)
USA announces expanded sanctions against Russians USA announces expanded sanctions against Russians
- March 16, 2018

He said the sanctions would target "ongoing nefarious attacks" by Russian Federation. Last week, as he took to national airwaves for a series of interviews claiming he would defy a grand jury subpoena in the probe, former Trump aide Sam Nunberg told CNN he suspected investigators wanted to know more about the 2013 Miss Universe pageant Trump hosted in Moscow. (more...)
West asks Russian Federation to explain Skripal attack West asks Russian Federation to explain Skripal attack
- March 16, 2018

Asked if the developing response to the Salisbury attack could see the Government lead a boycott of the World Cup, Mr Southgate said: "I think it is a matter that is completely out of my control". "We consider the British position absolutely irresponsible with regard to diplomatic relations, as well as final goals and interests of a real investigation and search for the people who are behind this and from the point of view of violation of the worldwide law by the British side, which is also ... (more...)
Oil Prices Mixed on Growing Demand Outlook Oil Prices Mixed on Growing Demand Outlook
- March 16, 2018

Similar to 2017, the OECD region saw an upward revision by 20 thousand b/d in the first quarter of 2018 amid solid initial data for OECD Americas. The switch to natural gas in Pakistan and Iraq's power sectors is responsible for a downward revision of 150 kb/d to non-OECD demand. (more...)
Israeli tanks, aircraft attack besieged Gaza Strip Israeli tanks, aircraft attack besieged Gaza Strip
- March 16, 2018

Hamdallah was not injured and left Gaza shortly after incident, Arab media reported. Later Tuesday, however, Hamdallah spoke with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and agreed that Israel and its collaborators were responsible for the attack, Haaretz reported. (more...)
Bomb attack kills 9 near Pakistan's Lahore Bomb attack kills 9 near Pakistan's Lahore
- March 15, 2018

However, rescuers say it was a cylinder blast. Rescue 1122 teams shifted the injured policemen and civilians to nearby hospitals, where an emergency has been imposed. The police camp was set up for the security of an ongoing congregation of Tableeghi Jamaat . Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif condemned the attack and asked the authorities concerned to provide the best available medical treatment to the injured. (more...)
Mattis makes surprise Afghanistan visit to talk about peace with Taliban Mattis makes surprise Afghanistan visit to talk about peace with Taliban
- March 15, 2018

Just before his arrival in Kabul , Secretary of Defense James "Mad Dog" Mattis told reporters Tuesday certain factions of the Taliban have expressed interest in pursuing peace talks with the Afghan government . "In each one of our areas, there are groups of 10 and 20 that are coming in, not wanting to be a part of the Taliban any longer", Fenzel told reporters. (more...)
NCAA women's hoops tournament: UConn could play in Albany NCAA women's hoops tournament: UConn could play in Albany
- March 15, 2018

Aside from the favorite to win it all, the Huskies, 63 other teams will try to do what the SC did previous year and cut the nets down in Columbus. Last season, UConn came into the NCAAs as the overwhelming favorite before losing to Mississippi State in the Final Four. (more...)
GKN Rejects Raised Final Offer From Melrose Industries (ALLISS) GKN Rejects Raised Final Offer From Melrose Industries (ALLISS)
- March 15, 2018

The final offer of £4.67 a share is valued at £8.1 billion (US$11 billion), Birmingham-based Melrose said in an open letter to GKN shareholders yesterday. GKN shareholders will need to approve the merger, which means they will have to weigh its merits against a Melrose deal. Melrose's potential takeover of GKN has prompted worries from British politicians about United Kingdom jobs being lost and the country's engineering know-how ending up in foreign hands. (more...)
Sessions May Fire McCabe Days Before He's Set to Retire Sessions May Fire McCabe Days Before He's Set to Retire
- March 15, 2018

Fox News has learned that the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility made the recommendation to terminate McCabe. The person familiar with the matter said McCabe is suspected of having not been forthcoming with officials from the inspector general's office who were investigating the media leak - an allegation he denies. (more...)
Ontario Tories conduct review in leadership election — NewsAlert Ontario Tories conduct review in leadership election — NewsAlert
- March 14, 2018

Ford, a one-term Toronto city councillor and businessman, is the brother of the late Rob Ford . In the end, Mr. Ford appeared to have defeated Ms. Elliott by only a small margin. Former MPP Christine Elliott, widely seen as the establishment candidate, took four ridings. "I want to go on record". "I'm anxious about Kathleen Wynne , not Christine right now", Ford told reporters as he walked in a St. (more...)
Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov found mysteriously dead in London home Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov found mysteriously dead in London home
- March 14, 2018

The 68-year-old's body was discovered by his family and friends late on Monday night. But it said there was " no evidence to suggest a link to the incident in Salisbury ", adding that the death was being treated as " unexplained ". Glushkov sought political asylum in the United Kingdom after spending five years in jail on charges of money laundering and fraud, charges he claimed were unsubstantiated. (more...)
At Least 1 Dead After Charter Bus Crashes Into Alabama Ravine At Least 1 Dead After Charter Bus Crashes Into Alabama Ravine
- March 14, 2018

Caligone's wife told KTRK she didn't think it was human error that caused the crash . The crash happened at about 5:30 a.m., crunching the bus and leaving the passengers exposed to chilly temperatures. Traffic is being diverted at the 5mm (Hwy 90 exit) on I-10 WB on the Florida side. Students who were aboard the bus described moments of terror. (more...)
WWE wrestler Jeff Hardy arrested for DWI after wrecking auto
- March 13, 2018

According to the police report, obtained by The Blast, Hardy was driving in Concord Saturday night around 8 PM when his auto ran off the roadway and into a guardrail, which spun the vehicle back out into the road. Anything over a.08 BAC is considered illegal in North Carolina . Hardy was fingerprinted and taken before a magistrate where he was given a written promise to appear in court. (more...)
Iowa employment rate holds 2.9 percent Iowa employment rate holds 2.9 percent
- March 13, 2018

Some economists say much of North Carolina's economic recovery has come from piggybacking on the US recovery, or that the biggest factor in the labor force increase has been people moving into the state - particularly Charlotte and the Triangle - in hopes of finding work. (more...)
Emmanuel Macron promises 700 mn euros for solar energy development Emmanuel Macron promises 700 mn euros for solar energy development
- March 13, 2018

They did not wait and stop because some countries (US and others) just made a decision to leave the floor and leave the Paris agreement. "Because they ( solar mamas) decided it was good for them, for their children, grandchildren, they chose to act and keep acting and that is why we are here in order to act very concretely". (more...)
Shubhankar Sharma fires course record of 64 in Indian Open second round Shubhankar Sharma fires course record of 64 in Indian Open second round
- March 12, 2018

Emiliano Grillo had a two stroke lead after the opening round of the Hero Indian Open was suspended due to darkness on Thursday. He ended tied ninth at the PGA Tour event in Mexico after leading going into the final round, when he was overtaken by American great Phil Mickelson. (more...)