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Toronto police update expected on investigation into accused serial killer Bruce McArthur Toronto police update expected on investigation into accused serial killer Bruce McArthur
- February 23, 2018

His disappearance was being investigated by Toronto police in connection with the disappearance of Navaratnam and Majeed Kayhan, 58, under an investigation dubbed Project Houston. Idsinga said police relied on fingerprint and dental records to identify those remains. He said the remains of three other people were found in those planters, but police have been unable to identify them yet. (more...)
European Union leaders to discuss post-Brexit budget at 'informal summit' in Brussels
- February 23, 2018

Mr Hunt also rejected calls to remain in a customs union with the EU and claimed "frictionless" trade was still possible without one. The EU says Britain can not have a selective access to its single market or customs union, saying the more rights it will have vis-a-vis the bloc in the future, the more obligations it must accept as well. (more...)
Korda smokes Siam course with record 62, up four in Thailand Korda smokes Siam course with record 62, up four in Thailand
- February 23, 2018

Meanwhile, Brittany Lincicome, an 8-time victor on Tour, turned in a 7-under, 65 to stand in second at 12-under. Lee won the Vic Open near Melbourne this month and opened her 2018 U.S. "I made an eagle today, which is really fun", aid the world No 35, who was followed by South Korean Minjee Lee (67) on 133 and 2016 champion Lexi Thompson of the U.S. (more...)
Greitens releases statement following indictment Greitens releases statement following indictment
- February 23, 2018

The announcement Friday came as Greitens told the group that he would not be attending the separate National Governors Association's annual winter meeting this weekend here. "We will carefully examine the facts contained in the indictment and answer the question as to whether or not the governor can lead our state while a felony case moves forward", Richardson said. (more...)
Israeli minister congratulates Trump on embassy move: Tweet Israeli minister congratulates Trump on embassy move: Tweet
- February 23, 2018

Opening a full-fledged embassy will likely cost hundreds of millions of dollars. The White House is considering an offer from casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, a major contributor to Republicans and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to help fund the construction of the new USA embassy building in Jerusalem, the Associated Press has reported . (more...)
Cabinet Decides UK Not Part Of EU Customs Union After Brexit
- February 23, 2018

Britain does not want Brexit to damage its security relations with the European Union (EU) after the country leaves the 28-nation bloc, the former head of its domestic security service has said. The automotive industry is perhaps an obvious example because of supply chains that are integrated. A string of Labour frontbenchers have indicated that their party is moving towards backing maintaining the United Kingdom in a customs unions with Europe, with Jeremy Corbyn set to deliver a ... (more...)
UK's Brexit 'war cabinet' agrees on industry regulations UK's Brexit 'war cabinet' agrees on industry regulations
- February 23, 2018

During an exclusive LBC interview, the shadow foreign secretary suggested her party would be willing to give up the UK's ability to sign independent trade agreements - in return for a new EU customs union . "It won't be the situation that the European Union changes their rules and we have to follow suit, it will be on the basis of agreement between two sovereign powers, the United Kingdom and the European Union, and then we'll have an independent arbitration system where there's any ... (more...)
Wintry mix early Friday; bigger winter storm potential this weekend Wintry mix early Friday; bigger winter storm potential this weekend
- February 23, 2018

Forecasters say light to moderate accumulations of snow are expected above 5,000 feet, with snow levels dropping to near valley floors by late Friday . "It could be rather heavy at times and will last through late afternoon or early evening". This weekend storm may include intense snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour. (more...)
Ivanka Trump Arrives In South Korea For Olympics
- February 23, 2018

He is in charge of inter-Korean affairs and used to be head of military intelligence. The North sent 22 athletes to compete on a unified squad with South Korea as well as an art troupe and more than 200 members of Kim's "Army of Beauties" cheerleaders . (more...)
Trump slams Federal Bureau of Investigation over Florida school shooting Trump slams Federal Bureau of Investigation over Florida school shooting
- February 23, 2018

She would not provide details on the types of guns he purchased or on the time frame, but said the sales followed normal protocol for Florida firearms purchases. Cruz's apparent digital footprint includes slurs against blacks and Muslims, and declarations of a desire to shoot people. They said they told Cruz he needed to ask permission to take out the guns . (more...)
Bremerton, Blaine high schools closed due to threat Bremerton, Blaine high schools closed due to threat
- February 23, 2018

Schools in Blaine and Bremerton closed Friday due to unspecified threats made. It's not clear if that threat is related to the current investigation. Classes at Bremerton High School are canceled today as officials investigate an unverified threat. (more...)
Florida School Shooting Reveals Epic Government Failures
- February 23, 2018

But that's a case where somebody was outside. There have now been three epic government failures revealed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School killing case: The armed sheriff's deputy who refused to engage the killer, the sheriff's deputies who had numerous interactions with Nikolas Cruz that indicated just how troubled and unsafe he was, and failure by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that has admitted "protocols were not followed" and that it failed to properly investigate a ... (more...)
Freewheeling Trump at CPAC touts armed teacher proposal Freewheeling Trump at CPAC touts armed teacher proposal
- February 23, 2018

During the events Thursday , the head of the National Rifle Association accused gun control advocates and the media of taking advantage of the Florida school massacre to push new gun restrictions. "It seems that we're becoming more and more disconnected from one another", said the vice president. Pence took a more nuanced tone during his speech. (more...)
Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding
- February 23, 2018

IN was particularly hard hit: In the towns of Elkhart and Goshen, local officials declared a state of emergency Wednesday and asked that traffic be limited to first responders and emergency personnel. In Indiana, homes and streets were flooded in the South Bend area, and forecasters predicted the St. Joseph River wouldn't crest until Thursday. No students were injured. (more...)
Myanmar accused of 'bulldozing' proof of crimes against Rohingya Myanmar accused of 'bulldozing' proof of crimes against Rohingya
- February 23, 2018

Most houses had been torched a year ago, but now, "everything is gone, not even the trees are left", the woman, named Zubairia, told AP by telephone. "The feeble response to crimes against humanity and war crimes from Myanmar to Syria and Yemen underscored the lack of leadership on human rights. (more...)
Calera police arrest Kat West's husband for her death Calera police arrest Kat West's husband for her death
- February 23, 2018

The death of Kat West drew national attention due in no small part to her career. Jeff West has not confessed the murder, he is being held in the Shelby County jail. "I guess people take things differently", WBRC quotes the police chief as saying. The chief said they received their final piece of evidence from the state forensic department on Tuesday and handed over their findings to the district attorney. (more...)
Locals beat mentally unstable man to death in Kerala, click selfies Locals beat mentally unstable man to death in Kerala, click selfies
- February 23, 2018

At night, he used to reportedly steal rice from shops in the area and a theft case was pending against him at the Agali police station. In 2016, a case of theft was also been lodged against him. Blaming the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) for the growing atrocities against the tribal community, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Mannarkkad taluk on Saturday. (more...)
Trump pushes suggestions to prevent gun violence Trump pushes suggestions to prevent gun violence
- February 23, 2018

But while the NRA officials resisted the prospect of additional laws regulating firearms, congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump were entertaining other ideas ― a sign that political pressure for bigger changes is building in the wake of the Parkland shooting. (more...)
Florida lawmakers refuse to debate assault rifles, but say porn is risky Florida lawmakers refuse to debate assault rifles, but say porn is risky
- February 23, 2018

The sheriff said the deputy was spotted on video arriving at the west side of the building where the shooting took place and taking up a position - but never going in. "Former student Brandon Corona called Feis a "counselor to those who had no father figure". The senator responded that mass school shootings could not "be solved by gun laws alone". (more...)
Students lead the way in gun control protests Students lead the way in gun control protests
- February 23, 2018

You are so strong. The firearm automatically reloads, though a shooter must pull the trigger each time they want to fire a round. "We scrambled to find the remote and attempted to speak over the news teaser so that our kids wouldn't hear about the Florida shooting but, unfortunately, our 6-year-old did hear the anchor's voice and repeated back the grim news verbatim". (more...)
Belizean-flagged ship violating United Nations sanctions against North Korea Belizean-flagged ship violating United Nations sanctions against North Korea
- February 23, 2018

Mr Trump will say: "Today I am announcing that we are launching the largest-ever set of new sanctions on the North Korean regime". "The United Nations passed successive rounds of sanctions against the North Korea regime a year ago, targeting energy imports, coal exports and foreign labor and shipping, among other things", a CNN report said. (more...)
Two Argentines arrested in Russian embassy cocaine probe Two Argentines arrested in Russian embassy cocaine probe
- February 23, 2018

The investigation started in 2016, when the Russian ambassador to Argentina called local authorities to report that traffickers were trying to move 16 bags of cocaine from the Buenos Aires embassy by way of a diplomatic flight. Arriving hours later, at 2 a.m., the guards confirmed the contents of the bags and took them to a separate location, where they replaced the cocaine with flour they bought at 3 a.m.at a wholesale food market outside Buenos Aires , Bullrich said. (more...)
At least three killed in small plane crash in rural Indiana At least three killed in small plane crash in rural Indiana
- February 23, 2018

The plane crashed into a field north of Carroll County Road 600 South east of County Road 450 West. The plane took off from Eagle Creek Airport in Indianapolis at 7:21 p.m., according to flight records. Little information is being given right now and it's unknown if there are survivors or how many passengers were on the plane. The FAA says the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be handle the investigation. (more...)
Teachers call for being armed with books, not guns using #ArmMeWith hashtag Teachers call for being armed with books, not guns using #ArmMeWith hashtag
- February 23, 2018

Some called for better resources for kids with mental health issues, smaller class sizes, less focus on standardized tests, even simple supplies and books that education leaders say they've lost to budget cuts over the years. Rumore stressed a need for more safety or school resource officers. Several leaders said lawmakers should make it more hard to get guns, rather than looking to arm educators. (more...)
Strikes Hit Syria's Ghouta For Fifth Day As UN Pleads For Cease-Fire Strikes Hit Syria's Ghouta For Fifth Day As UN Pleads For Cease-Fire
- February 23, 2018

The campaign group has also organised a silent protest to take place in central London on Thursday evening against "the absolute silence of the worldwide community" over Assad's atrocities. But Lavrov underscored that the ceasefire "must not cover Daesh, Jabhat al-Nusra and the factions that are cooperating with them and are systematically shelling residential areas of Damascus ". (more...)

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