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UN Says North Korea May Have Helped Syria Make Chemical Weapons UN Says North Korea May Have Helped Syria Make Chemical Weapons
- March 01, 2018

The allegations follow new reports of chlorine gas being used by Syrian forces, which the government denies. It said he works in Syria for the Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation, known as KOMID, North Korea's primary arms dealer and main exporter of goods and equipment related to ballistic missiles and conventional weapons. (more...)
Lottery jackpots total more than half a billion dollars this weekend Lottery jackpots total more than half a billion dollars this weekend
- March 01, 2018

Schiel's Family Market, 30 Hanover St., Wilkes-Barre, earned a $500 bonus for selling the ticket. If anyone discovers they have the $50,000 winning ticket, they should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at 517-373-1237. (more...)
NCM's 'Noovie' offers behind-the-scenes look at 'A Wrinkle in Time' NCM's 'Noovie' offers behind-the-scenes look at 'A Wrinkle in Time'
- March 01, 2018

The El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles hosted the first public screening of the Disney fantasy epic, an adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved 1962 novel. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. A Wrinkle in Time's social media embargo broke Wednesday and there have been startlingly few reactions. (more...)
Bernie Sanders' Son Launches Bid for Congress in New Hampshire Bernie Sanders' Son Launches Bid for Congress in New Hampshire
- March 01, 2018

Carol Shea-Porter, who has held the seat for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district since 2017 (and on-and-off since 2007). "The decision as to who to vote for will be determined by the people of New Hampshire's first district, and nobody else". (more...)
Vice President Mike Pence to Pro-Lifers: 'Life is Winning' Vice President Mike Pence to Pro-Lifers: 'Life is Winning'
- March 01, 2018

The group states LII will use its existing communication platforms, including "Life Issues" one-minute radio commentaries and "The Latest" weekly online publication to reach out to the pro-life grassroots and the American public. He cited a January vote in which the Senate doomed legislation created to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with only three Democrats voting for it. (more...)
Russians compromised election systems in seven states Russians compromised election systems in seven states
- March 01, 2018

USA intelligence had evidence that voter registration systems or websites in seven states - Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin - were compromised by Russian-backed operatives before the 2016 election but never told the states. (more...)
USA-led 2026 World Cup bid reportedly in jeopardy; Sunil Gulati responds USA-led 2026 World Cup bid reportedly in jeopardy; Sunil Gulati responds
- March 01, 2018

One FIFA official believes Morocco has the support of Africa and much of Asia and South America, which would give the African country enough votes when the ballots are cast just days before the opening match of this year's World Cup in Russian Federation. (more...)
Basketball Comes Up Short at SC in OT Basketball Comes Up Short at SC in OT
- March 01, 2018

While 10 teams are either projected in the NCAA Tournament or on the bubble in the SEC, these two teams likely need to win the SEC Tournament for an NCAA bid. Myers made two free throws before Sims answered with a layup, leaving the Gamecocks with a 70-68 edge with 59 seconds left. BC-BKC-LSU-South Carolina, 1st Ld-Writethru, 740Booker's 25 helps South Carolina past LSU 83-74 in OTAP Photo SCCOL322, SCCOL321, SCCOL323, SCCOL324Eds: South Carolina 83, LSU 74. (more...)
Metro Detroit Weather: Rain and a cool down Metro Detroit Weather: Rain and a cool down
- March 01, 2018

A system to developing west of the region will slide in later Wednesday afternoon bringing with it slight rain chances this afternoon, evening. Rain will develop in the morning with a washout type day expected. After two attractive, sunny days, get ready for less sun and more rain. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Thursday night: Clear with a low around 35. (more...)
Meghan Markle Breaks Royal Protocol By Talking #MeToo and Time's Up Meghan Markle Breaks Royal Protocol By Talking #MeToo and Time's Up
- March 01, 2018

Markle and Harry will marry May 19, 2018 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle . She said only that she had been "meeting with the right people , meeting with the organisations behind the scenes quietly, learning as much as I can so I can maximise the opportunity we have here to really make an impact". (more...)
Court Sentences Egyptian Singer To Six Months In Prison Over Nile Remarks Court Sentences Egyptian Singer To Six Months In Prison Over Nile Remarks
- March 01, 2018

A second singer, Laila Amer, was also sentenced by Egyptian courts to two years for inciting debauchery and immorality with a music video in which she plays a downtrodden but belly-dancing housewife, complaining to her husband about his bossy mother. (more...)
15 dead, 40 injured in Egypt passenger train collision 15 dead, 40 injured in Egypt passenger train collision
- March 01, 2018

Egypts railway system has a poor safety record, mostly blamed on decades of badly maintained equipment and poor management. The Chief of Egypt's national railways has reportedly gone to view the site and aid in investigations. Deadly accidents have claimed hundreds of lives over the years. In August, more than 40 people were killed in a collision between two passenger trains in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria. (more...)
CA Has $4.42 Million Holdings in Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD) CA Has $4.42 Million Holdings in Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD)
- March 01, 2018

Anheuser Busch Inbev ( NYSE BUD ) opened at $110.97 on Wednesday. It has underperformed by 20.25% the S&P500. Soroban Capital Partners Lp, which manages about $10.82 billion and $26.50 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (Put) (NYSE:XOM) by 1.50M shares to 5.00M shares, valued at $409.90M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (more...)
Short track: Hungary storm to first Winter Games gold Short track: Hungary storm to first Winter Games gold
- March 01, 2018

The Russian not only became the first curler to test positive for performance enhancing drugs, but jeopardized his country's chances of being reinstated before the end of the Pyeongchang Games. Here's what to watch for on the last day of the Winter Olympics. "We expect our athletes and team members to conduct themselves responsibly and in keeping with our Canadian and Olympic values". (more...)
School kids rule: Digital designs are 2020 Olympic mascots School kids rule: Digital designs are 2020 Olympic mascots
- March 01, 2018

According to the Tokyo 2020 site, the Olympic Mascot has a strong sense of justice, and he is very into sports and high-tech gear. The Paralympic mascot features a pink and white design inspired by cherry blossom flowers, and it can apparently move things just by looking at them. (more...)
Egypt: Legal Measures against Media that Disturb Public Security Egypt: Legal Measures against Media that Disturb Public Security
- March 01, 2018

The claims were also made in an accompanying video report, Crushing Dissent in Egypt, which aired on Newsnight, the BBC News Channel and BBC World over the weekend. She also said that she was once detained for four months alongside her mother because they participated in a protest in support of the Brotherhood but were later released. (more...)
Florida gets 'F' on gun control in Giffords group scorecard Florida gets 'F' on gun control in Giffords group scorecard
- March 01, 2018

Runcie said Cruz had the support of his mother. The bill, which lets law enforcement seize firearms from people under certain conditions, advanced without the amendment. Dick's Chairman and CEO Edward Stack said on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday that after the shooting the company "felt it needed to do something". (more...)
World rankings highlight University's global place
- March 01, 2018

University of Waikato vice-chancellor Professor Neil Quigley said the new subject rankings further reinforce the university's status as one of the top 1.1 per cent of universities, as well as the continuing growth in excellence, research and teaching. (more...)
After Manafort pleads not guilty, trial set for September After Manafort pleads not guilty, trial set for September
- March 01, 2018

Manafort is facing two separate indictments - one filed in the federal court in Washington , D.C., and a second in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. In it, Manafort said Gates' decision "does not alter my commitment to defend myself against the untrue piled up charges in the indictment against me". (more...)
US Education Department to investigate school handling of Nassar case US Education Department to investigate school handling of Nassar case
- March 01, 2018

In the mid-2000s, MI courts ruled that men who said they had been molested by priests decades earlier had waited too long to sue. This new package of bills will change mandatory reporting laws. "As I've said in the past, talk is cheap - but this legislation is not talk, it is action", Lemke added. Rachael Denhollander , the first to come forward about Nassar's abuse, is urging lawmakers to pass this package of bills before summer. (more...)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to Trump: More listening, less tweeti Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to Trump: More listening, less tweeti
- March 01, 2018

Fortunato says Inslee should have instead pointed out the armed civilian program in the Toppenish school district. Trump responded that "a lot of states" allow arming of teachers now, and called on a friendlier politician, Texas Republican Gov. (more...)
US, allies slam Iran for violating United Nations arms embargo on Yemen US, allies slam Iran for violating United Nations arms embargo on Yemen
- March 01, 2018

At the same time, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi stated that the United Kingdom and the U.S. were responsible for the ongoing military aggression against Yemen . On Tuesday, Qasemi urged the global community to help stop the "violence of foreign troops in Yemen and the massacre of thousands of innocent Yemenis". (more...)
Kanchi Peeth Shankaracharya Jayendra departs this life Kanchi Peeth Shankaracharya Jayendra departs this life
- March 01, 2018

Palaniswami said apart from spiritual work, Jayendra Saraswathi was actively involved in social development activities. The Mutt runs several schools, eye clinics and hospitals. The District Collector would coordinate the visits, they said. His subordinates in the Kanchi mutt have released statements in the press talking about the circumstances of his death. (more...)
Sunday Alcohol Sales Signed Into Law Sunday Alcohol Sales Signed Into Law
- March 01, 2018

Sunday carryout alcohol sales from noon-8 p.m. are now legal, ending a ban that has created years of proposed legislation that never took hold until this year. State Sen. Ron Alting spearheaded the bill. Historically, there was a time, of course, where we were against it. Liquor store owners long opposed lifting the ban because they faced an additional day of expenses while expecting little increase in sales. (more...)
North Dakota ranks low among states in lung cancer cases North Dakota ranks low among states in lung cancer cases
- March 01, 2018

In a firs-ever report compiling both state and national lung cancer statistics, the American Lung Association ranked Wisconsin high in lung cancer survival rates , but low in access to cancer screening centers compared to other states. (more...)

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