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Florida school shooting: Trump slams FBI over attack Florida school shooting: Trump slams FBI over attack
- February 19, 2018

Anthony was the last of 20 students who fled into a room and was trying to lock the door when he was shot, Carlos said. The students' pointed comments are the latest signs of increased pressure for gun control after the massacre. "To elected officials I say this: Don't lie to us". Trump has said that despite the charges, the Russian meddling had no effect on the outcome of the election. (more...)
Illinois Basketball: What I want to see against the Nebraska Cornhuskers Illinois Basketball: What I want to see against the Nebraska Cornhuskers
- February 19, 2018

You talk about feeling good? "You just strap it on tomorrow, get ready for IN, and let's play on Tuesday". The Cornhuskers (20-8, 11-4 Big Ten) don't have that luxury. It's hard to argue the team not only needs to win out, but get quite a bit of help if they want to go the NCAA tournament this season. The Huskers ended up starting the second half on a 16-4 run while IL went more than five scoreless minutes during that stretch. (more...)
Presidents Day 2018: What's open, closed Monday? Banks, stores, mail, more Presidents Day 2018: What's open, closed Monday? Banks, stores, mail, more
- February 19, 2018

This year, the federal holiday is tomorrow. The bill also included a provision to include Abraham Lincoln's birthday, February 12, to the holiday. Today, Presidents' Day is considered a day to celebrate all American presidents, past and present. Banks , schools and the post office will be closed. (more...)
Lavrov: Russia ready to host Israeli-Palestinian peace talks without preconditions Lavrov: Russia ready to host Israeli-Palestinian peace talks without preconditions
- February 19, 2018

President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Saturday there was "incontrovertible" evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 United States election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal charges leveled by an American investigator have upended the political debate over his inquiry. (more...)
Internal Oxfam report found suspects threatened Haiti abuse witnesses Internal Oxfam report found suspects threatened Haiti abuse witnesses
- February 19, 2018

Oxfam has released its internal report into the prostitute scandal that has turned the charity upside down as its American branch distances itself from allegations of abuse after the Haitian quake. In its 2011 report, Oxfam said allegations the sex workers were under-age could not be substantiated nor ruled out. It is not known if he is one of the suspects accused of threatening witnesses. (more...)
Uber May Sell Southeast Asian Business To Grab Uber May Sell Southeast Asian Business To Grab
- February 19, 2018

The retreat from Southeast Asia is said to assist the company in cleaning up its financials on the road to profitability. SoftBank also owns shares in Grab, Didi, India's Ola and Brazil's 99, and has publicly expressed interest in Lyft, Uber's main U.S. (more...)
Arrow 3 missile scores space test success Arrow 3 missile scores space test success
- February 19, 2018

The system, which was developed in a joint Israeli-American program, is created to shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles outside the atmosphere, taking out projectiles and their nuclear, biological, chemical or conventional warheads closer to their launch sites. (more...)
Rain returns overnight with warming temperatures
- February 19, 2018

Today will be another above average day with our temperatures. We'll make a run for the 70s again come Sunday even though we will be dodging another round of rain as our pattern continues to stay active. Overall, we expected about 2-3 inches of rainfall in total for this entire event from Monday to Wednesday . It's important to note that some forecast models keep the rain mostly in North Alabama on Wednesday and Thursday , so we will have more info as we get closer to midweek. (more...)
Tuition fees must offer value Tuition fees must offer value
- February 19, 2018

The review "will examine how we can give people from disadvantaged backgrounds an equal chance to succeed". There are "serious concerns" about the cost among parents and grandparents as well as students, she will say. Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said: "We don't need a review of a broken system; we need an entire restructure of the education sector". In England, fees are capped at £9,250 but there is concern that many universities simply charge the maximum regardless of subject ... (more...)
Authorities Found Body of Missing Pregnant Woman Authorities Found Body of Missing Pregnant Woman
- February 19, 2018

Blevins was reported missing almost two weeks ago, and had last been seen in Akeley. Burch said that the circumstances of her death are still under investigation with her remains set to be transferred to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner Office for an autopsy. (more...)
Lavrov: US indictments against Russians 'jut blabber' Lavrov: US indictments against Russians 'jut blabber'
- February 19, 2018

Trump has been fully briefed on this matter and is glad to see the Special Counsel's investigation further indicates-that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation and that the outcome of the election was not changed or affected. (more...)
Extreme Surf Conditions Close Beaches Across SA Queensland Extreme Surf Conditions Close Beaches Across SA Queensland
- February 19, 2018

People should consider staying out of the water and avoid walking near surf-exposed areas. Heavy easterly swells whipped up by tropical cyclone Gita resulted in several beaches on the Australia's east coast being closed throughout the weekend. (more...)
George Christensen refuses to apologise over 'joke' Facebook gun photo George Christensen refuses to apologise over 'joke' Facebook gun photo
- February 19, 2018

But he took it down at the request of acting Nationals leader Nigel Scullion , who has taken over from embattled leader Barnaby Joyce while he's on enforced leave over his affair with a former staffer. Greens Party leader Richard Di Natale reported the post to Australian police on Sunday and asked Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to force Christensen to take it down, noting the timing of the post just days after 17 people were killed in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. (more...)
Tillerson says United States evaluating additional Russian individuals for sanctioning Tillerson says United States evaluating additional Russian individuals for sanctioning
- February 19, 2018

I am not sending a lot of messages back because there's nothing to say to them at this point". Washington is using "large sticks" rather than carrots to convince North Korea to come to the negotiating table, the secretary said as well, pledging that he will continue his efforts to solve the North Korean nuclear problem diplomatically. (more...)
Nikolas Cruz: Family who took him in on 'Good Morning America' Nikolas Cruz: Family who took him in on 'Good Morning America'
- February 19, 2018

The Snead couple have now revealed that they failed to see the dark side of Cruz , who gunned down 17 innocent individuals in a Valentine's Day rage. He was excited when an Army recruiter came to school and wanted to be an infantryman. Their story aligns with what the family attorney, Jim Lewis , previously told CNN on their behalf. (more...)
Hillary Clinton to talk U.S. election during NZ visit Hillary Clinton to talk U.S. election during NZ visit
- February 19, 2018

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is promising to provide her personal insights into the 2016 US presidential election when she visits New Zealand in May. Previous events presented by The Growth Faculty have included headline speakers Simon Sinek, Malcom Gladwell, Jim Collins, Valerie Jarrett and George Clooney. (more...)
Syrian army to enter Afrin under deal with Kurdish forces Syrian army to enter Afrin under deal with Kurdish forces
- February 19, 2018

Past territory seized by Turkey has been handed over to rebel factions, and the YPG holds about 25% of Syria. Syrian Kurdish forces and the Damascus government have reached an agreement for the Syrian army to enter the Afrin region to help repel a Turkish offensive, a senior Kurdish official said on Sunday, according to Reuters . (more...)
Canadian PM to meet IIM students, film personalities in Mumbai today Canadian PM to meet IIM students, film personalities in Mumbai today
- February 19, 2018

Trudeau became nostalgic and remembered the first time he visited the magnetic architecture. The Khalistan radicals have always been a matter of contention between India and Canada, and the trip of PM Justin Trudeau to India, in which he will be conducting a series of meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to improve relations between the two countries. (more...)
Moon says mood for inter-Korean summit not yet ripe Moon says mood for inter-Korean summit not yet ripe
- February 19, 2018

Dr Bell told us: "It is possible that the USA will be portrayed as loser in this scenario, with images of a stony faced Vice President Mike Pence sitting cross armed in front of a smiling Kim Yo-jong". "The general consensus on the need for dialogue between the United States and North Korea is gradually increasing", he said. Criticizing the Trump administration is far from unusual and is certainly warranted in some cases, but to do that while also upholding a high-ranking official of a ... (more...)
Students seize control of gun debate, plan walkouts and march Students seize control of gun debate, plan walkouts and march
- February 19, 2018

Former student Nikolas Cruz , 19, faces multiple murder charges in the deaths of 14 students and three staff members, and the wounding of more than a dozen others, in a rampage that eclipsed Columbine as the country's worst mass shooting at a high school. (more...)
Jignesh Mevani detained following call for Ahmedabad bandh Jignesh Mevani detained following call for Ahmedabad bandh
- February 19, 2018

This is the second such large-scale Dalit protest in Gujarat since the ones that followed the flogging of four Dalit men in the town of Una in July 2016. Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Shehla Rashid had claimed on Twitter that the police had "abducted" Mevani. The police it seems is working on the directive of the state government. (more...)
Islamic Jihadists arrested over plot to kill Avigdor Lieberman Islamic Jihadists arrested over plot to kill Avigdor Lieberman
- February 19, 2018

Some of the arrested Palestinians were allegedly planning to target Lieberman's vehicle, when he traveled to his home in Nokdim settlement south of Bethlehem. The fake explosive device was handed over during their arrest. When the cell members failed to purchase material for the manufacture of the bomb, they chose to produce a "dummy" bomb in order to receive funding and recognition for their activities and carry out additional attacks. (more...)
Deceased MP Cox's sister express support for widower Deceased MP Cox's sister express support for widower
- February 19, 2018

In the statement, Cox added: "While I do not accept the allegations contained in the 2015 complaint to the police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I do acknowledge and understand that during my time at Save the Children I made mistakes". In 2016 his Labour MP wife was fatally shot and stabbed outside her constituency office by a far-right extremist during the Brexit referendum campaign. (more...)
Axios: Kelly Scuffled With Chinese Over Nuke Briefcase Axios: Kelly Scuffled With Chinese Over Nuke Briefcase
- February 19, 2018

Five sources told Axios' Jonathan Swan that on November 9, as a delegation of US officials including Kelly and President Donald Trump attempted to enter Beijing's Great Hall of the People. The head of the Chinese security detail apologized afterward for the misunderstanding, and American officials told about the incident were asked to keep quiet about it. (more...)
Rick Gates to change his plea to guilty on fraud charges Rick Gates to change his plea to guilty on fraud charges
- February 19, 2018

Last week, CNN said that a plea deal was being finalized between Mueller's prosecutors and Gates, and that deal is apparently now set, according to the Times' sources. At the Republican National Convention the next month, Gates directly handled the campaign's operations as Manafort's top aide. Perhaps the most controversial step taken by Trump's campaign at the convention concerned how the USA should deal with the tense relations between Russian Federation and Ukraine, which repudiated ... (more...)

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