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Drugs smuggled into Goa, Parikkar says in written reply to Assembly Drugs smuggled into Goa, Parikkar says in written reply to Assembly
- February 22, 2018

The BJP won the floor test due to the support of MGP, GFP (three legislators each) and three independents apart from the lone NCP representative Churchill Alemao. Earlier on Monday, Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo had said that Parrikar could be shifted to the USA for further treatment, "if need be". "It has been brought to our notice, various malicious and misleading reports/rumours are floating around in the electronic/print media with regard to the health of Hon Chief Minister of ... (more...)
Mueller investigating whether Manafort dangled White House job to get loans Mueller investigating whether Manafort dangled White House job to get loans
- February 22, 2018

The combined $16 million in loans to one borrower represents almost a quarter of the small bank's loan portfolio and approaches the level at which regulators would start to think about imposing limits on lending to one customer. NBC's report comes just a few days after Mueller reported new criminal accusations against Manafort, including bank fraud and bank fraud conspiracies. (more...)
MA leads nation in highest scores on Advanced Placement exams MA leads nation in highest scores on Advanced Placement exams
- February 22, 2018

Nationwide, about 22.8 percent of students scored a 3 or higher on the exam past year. Michael Hansen, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, says the findings are "very encouraging". This figure is up 12.9 percent from a decade ago. Over the past decade, the number of USA public high school graduates who have taken an AP exam increased by about 70 percent, according to newly released results . (more...)
Pence Lies About Assessment of Russian Influence on the 2016 Election Pence Lies About Assessment of Russian Influence on the 2016 Election
- February 22, 2018

Obama , however, was referring to Trump's claims of a rigged election and calls at the time for supporters to monitor polling sites for potentially ineligible voters attempting to cast ballots. Trump went on to tweet about the Russian Federation allegations over the weekend. The indictment failed to state what the Russian citizens used their digital currency accounts for, but it hinted that the fake bank and PayPal accounts "were used to purchase advertisements on Facebook " that ... (more...)
Winter Weather Advisories for the Southern Tier Winter Weather Advisories for the Southern Tier
- February 22, 2018

The high temperature Thursday will be around 25, with a low that night of 18. Sweet Home's forecast is similar, except that it predicts snow accumulation of 1 inch to 3 inches on Tuesday night and less than a half-inch on Wednesday. The snow level is expected to be around 750 feet, but it may even drop all the way to sea level at times. Between a trace to an inch of snow and sleet with up to.2 of an inch of freezing rain possible in some parts of the Kansas City area. (more...)
White House Says Ivanka Trump Won't Meet With North Koreans In Pyeongchang White House Says Ivanka Trump Won't Meet With North Koreans In Pyeongchang
- February 22, 2018

Media outlets including the Washington Post reported last month that the White House dropped its planned ambassador to South Korea, Victor Cha, one month after Seoul was notified of his appointment - because Cha privately expressed disagreement with the Trump administration's North Korea policy in late December. (more...)
U.S. students stage protests to demand gun control after mass shooting U.S. students stage protests to demand gun control after mass shooting
- February 22, 2018

The president , who on Friday visited a hospital that treated the shooting victims , made his remarks at a Public Safety Medal of Valor awards ceremony at the White House . Trump has already signaled he's willing to take steps toward gun control, moving this week to ban bump stocks . President Trump weighed in on the conversation, addressing the bump stock issue earlier in the day. (more...)
As Trump Looks to Ban Bump Stocks, Malloy Claims As Trump Looks to Ban Bump Stocks, Malloy Claims "Bait-and-Switch"
- February 22, 2018

The statement was a withdrawal for a president who has till now paid attention to the mental health of suspects and gunmen instead of the weapons were used in the attacks after other mass shootings . After past mass killings yielded little action on tighter gun controls, the White House is trying to demonstrate that it is taking the issue seriously. (more...)
Lindsey Vonn bested by Italian in likely last Olympic downhill race Lindsey Vonn bested by Italian in likely last Olympic downhill race
- February 22, 2018

Women's 4x6-kilometer relay (Thursday, 6:15 a.m. ET/8:15 p.m. local time): Germany's Laura Dahlmeier has already won three medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics - gold in 7.5-kilometer sprint and 10-kilometer pursuit and bronze in 15-kilometer individual. (more...)
Stepmother of missing Wichita boy jailed on child endangerment charges Stepmother of missing Wichita boy jailed on child endangerment charges
- February 22, 2018

Deputy Chief Gavin Seiler said the case is now considered a criminal investigation. Seiler said the charges involve Lucas and one other child, but he could not provide details because this is an ongoing investigation. Officers searched Lucas' home, his neighborhood, and a nearby park, however police said they've found no evidence that Lucas was abducted. Two relatives of the boy told the Wichita Eagle they had concerns about the boy's welfare in the past, and the child's great aunt said ... (more...)
French government will propose tougher laws on immigration and asylum French government will propose tougher laws on immigration and asylum
- February 22, 2018

Specifically, the measure almost halves the waiting time on asylum applications, and makes it easier for minors that are granted asylum to be joined by their families. Much of her rhetoric focused on the risk of France being "swamped" by foreigners from Africa. Mr Macron is accustomed to glowing worldwide tributes since his election in May previous year on promises of a break with government framed by left-versus-right politics. (more...)
Trump meets with students, teachers after gun violence Trump meets with students, teachers after gun violence
- February 22, 2018

A White House statement said Trump was looking at a bill that would strengthen federal gun background checks. But the solution may have to come in the form of a new law rather than regulation . "Although I desire swift and decisive action, I remain committed to the rule of law and to the procedures the law prescribes", he wrote. "Doing this the right way will ensure that the resulting regulation is workable and effective and leaves no loopholes for criminals to exploit". (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn threatens legal action against Conservative MP Jeremy Corbyn threatens legal action against Conservative MP
- February 22, 2018

He earlier grilled Mrs May over a leaked Whitehall assessment which suggested Brexit could offer the United Kingdom an opportunity for deregulation in areas such as the environment and employment law. Corbyn also signaled that he would not be following the example of Labour's former leader Tony Blair, who had courted Murdoch and other tabloid owners. (more...)
Two men stabbed to death as knife attacks add to grim… Two men stabbed to death as knife attacks add to grim…
- February 22, 2018

The Metropolitan Police said the first victim, believed to be in his late teens, was found suffering stab wounds in Bartholomew Road, north-west London, at about 8.30pm on Tuesday. At around 11.30pm she said she heard more "wailing and screaming" at the scene. Paramedics battled to save his life, but he tragically died at the scene 30 minutes later. (more...)
Glencore hails strongest full-year results after commodity markets boost Glencore hails strongest full-year results after commodity markets boost
- February 22, 2018

This is a 44% rise year-on-year from USD10.27 billion, though it is marginally short of consensus of USD14.79 billion. Glencore's earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation - a figure closely watched by the City - jumped 44pc to $14.7bn. (more...)
Deputies investigating threats at two Tampa Bay Area schools Deputies investigating threats at two Tampa Bay Area schools
- February 22, 2018

Bradenton police have made an arrest in connection with a threatening note at Manatee High School, police spokesman Lt. Brian Thiers said Wednesday. The student, a freshman at the school, will be charged with false report concerning planting a bomb, an explosive, or a weapon of mass destruction, or concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner. (more...)
Trump Economic Report Blames Obama Policies for Slow Growth
- February 22, 2018

And on Tuesday, the president announced he had directed the Department of Justice to draft regulations that would ban any bump stocks, devices that would turn legal, semi-automatic firearms into automatic weapons. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders clashed with ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl on Tuesday. " Last week was an episode to be reported in the coming days ", - she added mysteriously. (more...)
White House: Trump not blaming Federal Bureau of Investigation for Parkland shooting White House: Trump not blaming Federal Bureau of Investigation for Parkland shooting
- February 22, 2018

She added: "I think he is making the point that we would like our Federal Bureau of Investigation agencies to not be focused on something that is clearly a hoax in terms of investigating the Trump campaign". Sanders also defended the administration's response to that Russian interference. "Whatever we can do to stop dangerously mentally ill people from getting guns and getting access to guns, we should do", Miller said, arguing that Cruz - like Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley - ... (more...)
Dozens killed after bus crashes off cliff in Peru Dozens killed after bus crashes off cliff in Peru
- February 22, 2018

Highway Police chief Dino Escudero was quoted by RPP radio as saying that 20 people were injured. Police said about two dozen people were injured but they are not sure how many people were on board. Some were flown to hospitals in military helicopters. "All procedures have been activated for the immediate support of the rescue and the transfer of the victims to the nearest health centres", he said. (more...)
Hate Groups Have Increased under Trump, Southern Poverty Law Center Says Hate Groups Have Increased under Trump, Southern Poverty Law Center Says
- February 22, 2018

The sheer number of such organizations in the country, ranging from "alt-right" to black nationalist, is notable. The center also points blame at President Donald Trump for the backlash from the Nation of Islam, who view the President as a symbol of the rising white supremacist movement. (more...)
Florida lawmakers refuse to debate assault rifles - but say porn is unsafe Florida lawmakers refuse to debate assault rifles - but say porn is unsafe
- February 22, 2018

For anything but the most limited measures - for example, a push toward banning devices that boost the firing power of semiautomatic rifles, which he announced Tuesday - Trump must offer cover to conservative lawmakers in primary races and mount a consistent push for compromise in Congress. (more...)
Assembly Republicans making changes to association self-insurance bill Assembly Republicans making changes to association self-insurance bill
- February 22, 2018

The Assembly passed the bill Tuesday on a 79-16 vote. The plan is expected to cost $200 million, $50 million of which the state would cover. "This bill prohibits GIB from entering into any contract with respect to a group health insurance plan or providing a group health insurance plan on a self-insured basis that provides abortion services, with certain exceptions", according to the legislation's text. (more...)
Seven Students Rushed To Hospital After Taking A Mystery Substance At School Seven Students Rushed To Hospital After Taking A Mystery Substance At School
- February 22, 2018

Paramedics were called to the school in Upper Coomera at 12.48pm. THE drug named as linked to the Gold Coast "overdose" that led to seven people being taken to hospital is a sedative most commonly used in Russian Federation, according to media reports. (more...)
Moms' group marches to Missouri capital for sensible gun laws Moms' group marches to Missouri capital for sensible gun laws
- February 22, 2018

The hundreds of people who attended seemed to have a mix of emotions of anger, frustration, fear and determination. Gun safety advocates here in Missouri are sending loud signals to their lawmakers. "And they should be afraid of us - not because we're armed, but because more people agree with us". The group was formed after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. (more...)
Trump orders new regulations on bump stocks Trump orders new regulations on bump stocks
- February 21, 2018

The White House says President Trump will hold a "listening session" with unspecified students on Wednesday, and will meet with Florida security officials Thursday. It's not clear if Trump would seek changes to federal laws, the source said, or if he would advocate for a change at the state level. Democrats would certainly like to do much more than the "FixNics" bill, or banning bump stocks , as other ideas have popped up in recent days, like not allowing anyone under age 21 to ... (more...)

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