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Prominent Republican Donor Issues Ultimatum on Assault Weapons Prominent Republican Donor Issues Ultimatum on Assault Weapons
- February 19, 2018

Hoffman announced his ultimatum in an email to half a dozen Republican leaders, including former Gov. Jeb Bush and Gov. Rick Scott of Florida. My longstanding view on this is that "assault weapons" are poorly defined and that banning them would have little impact on the mass killing epidemic. (more...)
NBC 5 Forecast: Afternoon showers & isolated storms possible NBC 5 Forecast: Afternoon showers & isolated storms possible
- February 19, 2018

Heavy snow is expected, with accumulations of 4 to 7 inches are expected. A high of 32 degrees is forecast, with an overnight low of 13 degrees. With temperatures at times hovering around freezing on Monday and Tuesday , all sorts of precipitation could come, including freezing rain, sleet or snow, so residents are advised to keep up with the forecast for changing weather conditions. (more...)
Two missing after Swiss avalanche Two missing after Swiss avalanche
- February 19, 2018

Local newspaper Le Dauphine said on its website that the two victims were a 44-year-old man and his 11-year-old daughter from the Paris region. Two skiers who were caught in an avalanche in Switzerland near the border with France have been rescued with only minor injuries, police in the canton of Valais said on Sunday, Reuters reported. (more...)
School massacre: Federal Bureau of Investigation didn't follow tip on shooter
- February 19, 2018

Prosecutors would need to agree not to ask for capital punishment and allow life without parole instead. Cruz had been expelled for undisclosed disciplinary reasons from the school where the attack occurred. In a private Instagram group chat, Cruz talked about killing Mexicans, keeping black people in chains and cutting their necks. One member even joked about Cruz's particular venomousness, saying that although he hated black people, too, he didn't "to a point I wanna kill the (sic) ... (more...)
Florida shooter was living with military intelligence analyst, Army vet Florida shooter was living with military intelligence analyst, Army vet
- February 19, 2018

A Change.org petition , which has gathered over 6,100 signatures as of this writing, and is linked to the Twitter account, says, "There has been too much complacency on the part of politicians when it comes to gun violence ". Runcie and School Board members went to the building following the massacre. The Senate judiciary committee was scheduled to take up the legislation, but groups opposed to the bill flooded legislators with phone calls the last two days. (more...)
Anti-corruption officers arrest Latvian central bank governor Anti-corruption officers arrest Latvian central bank governor
- February 19, 2018

Local media said anti-corruption officers also raided the governor's residence and his offices at the Bank of Latvia. Rimsevics left the KNAB offices with attorney Saulvedis Varpins and several KNAB officials. As Latvia is part of the euro area, Rimsevics is also a member of main body of the European Central Bank (ECB), known as the Governing Council, composed of the 19 governors of the eurozone. (more...)
Imran Khan marries Bushra Bibi Imran Khan marries Bushra Bibi
- February 19, 2018

Confirming Khan's third marriage, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhary said that the ceremony was held at the residence of Bushra's brother. The major opposition party has previously been shied away to comment on Khan's third marriage. Earlier, she was married to Khawar Farid Maneka, a senior customs official in Islamabad but parted ways in recent times. His first marriage was with Jemima Goldsmith, daughter of a British billionaire in 1995. (more...)
Body of abused maid arrives in Indonesia Body of abused maid arrives in Indonesia
- February 19, 2018

He said among the matters to be raised was the standard operating procedure that Malaysian employers must follow. "But Malaysia's response so far has been less than enthusiastic", Iqbal said. Anguished relatives of Indonesian domestic worker Adelina Lisao who died in Penang on Feb 11 appeared inconsolable when her body arrived at the El Tari International Airport in the country's eastern port city of Kupang yesterday. (more...)
The lady who won $560 million lottery says she made a mistake The lady who won $560 million lottery says she made a mistake
- February 18, 2018

She states she did a "huge mistake" when she signed with her original name on the end of the document before communicating a lawyer, who advised her she could have continued secret had she built a trust and then had a guardian mark the paper. (more...)
Zimbabwe president sees deceased opposition leader's family Zimbabwe president sees deceased opposition leader's family
- February 18, 2018

Tsvangirai's prominence across Africa as a veteran opposition leader was highlighted by the visit to Zimbabwe of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga. He gained the most votes in the first round of the presidential election in 2008, but pulled out of the second round after a sharp increase in violence directed at the opposition. (more...)
Florida students announce march for gun reform Florida students announce march for gun reform
- February 18, 2018

Donald Trump has lashed out at the Federal Bureau of Investigation saying the agency "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are "spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign". (more...)
Sydney driver was allegedly using phone during collision with RBT police Sydney driver was allegedly using phone during collision with RBT police
- February 18, 2018

The other senior constable - who suffered a "serious fracture" remains in a stable condition. The two male senior constables sustained severe leg injuries. Jakob Thornton faced six charges over the Friday night crash in Lumeah when he appeared via video link at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday. The 22-year-old was then taken to Campbelltown Police Station where he was slapped with a string of driving-related charges, including unsafe driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and using ... (more...)
Winter Olympics 2018: Team GB 'very relaxed' amid skeleton suit claims Winter Olympics 2018: Team GB 'very relaxed' amid skeleton suit claims
- February 18, 2018

Laura Deas (world number seven) and Lizzy Yarnold (2010 Olympic gold medallist but finished ninth in the World Cup series) topped two and one of the six practice heats respectively, with regular showings for both in the top three in each run. (more...)
Diageo plc (DEO) to Issue Semiannual Dividend of $1.42 on April 11th
- February 18, 2018

The stock increased 0.08% or GBX 2 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 2475.5. About 329,675 shares traded or 84.76% up from the average. Keystone Financial Planning Inc decreased its stake in Diageo Plc ( DEO ) by 30.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Church shooting in Dagestan leaves four dead Church shooting in Dagestan leaves four dead
- February 18, 2018

Churchgoers said they had prevented more casualties by closing the door to the church and stopping the attacker from getting inside. The killer has been identified as a local man in his twenties, but the authorities have not disclosed his name or suggested a motive yet. (more...)
MSU Trustee Candidate To Speak In Livingston County Next Week MSU Trustee Candidate To Speak In Livingston County Next Week
- February 18, 2018

Lyons said the search for a president will require a more careful assessment, and he thanked Engler for being willing to take the role of interim. Interim president John Engler called Dantonio's handling of previous sexual assault cases involving players "textbook". (more...)
Viola Davis opens up about inequality in Hollywood Viola Davis opens up about inequality in Hollywood
- February 18, 2018

Well, then if there's no one like me. David said that actresses of color make approximately "a tenth of what a Caucasian woman gets" and "half of what a man is getting paid". "It's gotten to the point [where] I'm no longer doing that". "I'm not hustling for my worth. I'm worthy . When I came out of my mother's womb, I came out worthy", she said. (more...)
Oklahoma's dream season with Trae Young is going up in smoke Oklahoma's dream season with Trae Young is going up in smoke
- February 18, 2018

The season sweep of Oklahoma is the first by Texas since 2011-12 in Lon Kruger's first season at OU. Young finished with 26 points, seven assists and five rebounds, but he shot 7 of 21, 3 of 10 from behind the arc. So after another game where shots didn't fall, energy went missing and nothing went right ... how do you explain it? He is no longer as efficient as he was during the first half of the season, whether it's turning the ball over almost seven times per game in Big 12 play or ... (more...)
Former Florida head coach Jim McElwain joins MI Former Florida head coach Jim McElwain joins MI
- February 18, 2018

News broke earlier this week that McElwain had interviewed for a position on staff , but nothing official has been announced from the university. He won two SEC East Division titles, but then stumbled in his final season and went 22-12 overall. (more...)
19 murder convicts granted parole before Congress worker's killing 19 murder convicts granted parole before Congress worker's killing
- February 18, 2018

Akash and Rijin surrendered at the Malur police station. "I don't know from where they got this surrender idea, " District Police Chief Shiva Vikram G. Two other Congress workers were also injured in the attack. "It took 90 minutes for police to start their work after the incident took place and this was meant to allow a safe passage to the accused", said Chennithala. (more...)
Man surrenders two days after fatal pedestrian collision in Mississauga Man surrenders two days after fatal pedestrian collision in Mississauga
- February 18, 2018

When they arrived, they found a 61-year-old woman suffering from serious injuries. The woman, of Mississauga, was crossing Mavis Road when she was struck by a vehicle travelling southbound. Peel Regional Police have been looking for a white compact vehicle, possibly with a damaged windshield, since the fatality unfolded Thursday. Investigators are "appealing to the conscience of the driver to turn him or herself in", said a police news release. (more...)
Former Russian ambassador to USA calls allegations of Russian meddling 'hunting spree'
- February 18, 2018

In another tweet minutes before, he said: "I never said Russian Federation did not meddle in the election, I said 'it may be Russian Federation, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer'". (more...)
Foreign Ministry to hold emergency session following Polish PM's remarks Foreign Ministry to hold emergency session following Polish PM's remarks
- February 18, 2018

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki acknowledged on Saturday that there were Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust , but said that in the same way there were also Jewish and Ukrainian perpetrators. The question was raised regarding Poland's new law criminalizing public statements "falsely" blaming the government, nation or Polish citizens for perpetrating or collaborating with Nazi crimes during World War II. (more...)
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati hospital Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati hospital
- February 18, 2018

He was later taken to the Mumbai hospital for further examination. Parrikar and his son flew here on Thursday afternoon to consult doctors at Lilavati Hospital . However, he needs sufficient time to recover and be focused on the treatment. The CMO had said yesterday that Mr Parrikar would be back in Goa on Sunday and will attend the budget session of the Assembly beginning from Monday. (more...)
Maneka Gandhi hurls abuses at a corrupt official in UP, Watch Video Maneka Gandhi hurls abuses at a corrupt official in UP, Watch Video
- February 18, 2018

Gandhi was attending a public meeting in Baheri city of UP and was told about the official, who is said to have taken bribes. However, this is not the first time Gandhi had courted controversy. ek toh hara***de ki tareh tum mote ho, aur logon se khaate ho". This video of angry Union Minister Maneka Gandhi is going viral and the Minister is being praised on social media for her fitty reaction on corrupt-official. (more...)

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