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Strong 6.8 quake hits off Papua New Guinea Strong 6.8 quake hits off Papua New Guinea
- March 09, 2018

Prime Minister O'Neill says the priorities now are providing food, water and shelter for those affected. The State of Israel, through MASHAV, the Israeli agency for global development cooperation, has confirmed it stands ready to assist PNG in relief efforts being deployed in the highlands regions impacted by the recent 7.5 magnitude natural disaster. (more...)
South Bay student arrested for alleged school shooting threat South Bay student arrested for alleged school shooting threat
- March 09, 2018

A student had a gun in their auto. Schools officials say the former student, who has only been identified as a male, was found to be carrying the gun inside a backpack. Gronseth said precautionary measures were taken at East and "given the threatening nature of the statements and the disruption it caused, the student will face disciplinary consequences and potential criminal charges". (more...)
Bihar too: JD(U) renews special status demand Bihar too: JD(U) renews special status demand
- March 09, 2018

Among the many reasons he had cited for joining the NDA was the need for greater funds for his state from the Central government. Bihar, under the chief ministership of Nitish, has been seeking a special category status for the last several years and the CM had even staged "Adhikaar rally" in the national capital to press for the same. (more...)
Here's how you can donate to the Deputy Pickett Memorial Fund Here's how you can donate to the Deputy Pickett Memorial Fund
- March 09, 2018

Baumgardt has been jailed since Saturday after he was released from a hospital where he was treated from being wounded when other officers returned fire. Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer says he's leaning toward seeking the death penalty against Baumgardt, but hasn't made a final decision. The suspect accused of killing an IN police officer asked the judge at his court hearing if he could "seek the death penalty", before prosecutors could even decide whether they wanted to pursue it. (more...)
MS lawmakers pass nation's most restrictive abortion law MS lawmakers pass nation's most restrictive abortion law
- March 09, 2018

But state Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, pointed out that the bill would not prohibit all abortion methods after the 11-week mark. "This change to the law has twin purposes: to force women to have babies they don't want, and then to stigmatize and undermine the resulting single mothers", she said, according to Mississippi Edition . (more...)
CBSE extends last date to apply for NEET 2018 CBSE extends last date to apply for NEET 2018
- March 09, 2018

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that if required it might consider extending the March 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar to various government schemes as well as mobile phones and bank accounts. The UIDAI was responding to a plea which challenged the decision of CBSE making Aadhaar number or Aadhaar enrollment number mandatory for students who are planning to appear for NEET 2018 . (more...)
Washington bans gay conversion therapy for minors Washington bans gay conversion therapy for minors
- March 09, 2018

Violations of these rules would be enforced under the state's Consumer Protection Act. The US Senate is considering a vote to overturn the FCC's ruling. have already implemented similar such ban, but the Supreme Court declined to weigh in on a case in 2015 when it was questioned by individuals in New Jersey. (more...)
Oklahoma Teachers Union Lays Out $1.4 Billion In Demands From Legislature Oklahoma Teachers Union Lays Out $1.4 Billion In Demands From Legislature
- March 09, 2018

When the Oklahoma Education Association announced Tuesday that it had issued a deadline of April 23rd for legislators to adequately fund education and teacher pay, the phone calls and emails began pouring in from angry members. The current state budget is about $6.98 billion. "Teachers have demanded that the date be changed, and OEA listened", said Brendan Jarvis, an OEA board member representing Union and Sand Springs and a Union Public Schools teacher. (more...)
Plano Police Confirm Human Remains Found in Anna Belong to Christina Morris Plano Police Confirm Human Remains Found in Anna Belong to Christina Morris
- March 09, 2018

The Collin County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter Thursday it would make no further comment about the case until a positive identification was made. He was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping after her DNA was found in the trunk of his vehicle. He said it's doubtful prosecutors can pursue a capital murder charge and go for the death penalty against Arochi because he's already been convicted of kidnapping - the portion of the charge that would elevate a new charge to capital ... (more...)
Heiko Maas to be German foreign minister, reports Spiegel Heiko Maas to be German foreign minister, reports Spiegel
- March 09, 2018

The law was seen as an worldwide test case but is set to be amended in response to criticism that too much content is being blocked. Mr Gabriel, who a year ago polled as Germany's most popular politician, posted on Twitter on Thursday morning that Ms Nahles and Olaf Scholz, the SPD's acting chairman, told him he would no longer have a ministerial post. (more...)
Kroger falls after earnings, guidance update Kroger falls after earnings, guidance update
- March 09, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has enabled the company to accelerate investments in Restock Kroger , which is a way of fighting back against the likes of Amazon and Walmart through a digital channel. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund invested 0.12% in The Kroger Co . The Kroger Co . (NYSE:KR) touched its 1-Year High price of $31.45 on 01/30/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $19.69 on 10/02/17. (more...)
Rams acquire Aqib Talib in trade from Broncos Rams acquire Aqib Talib in trade from Broncos
- March 09, 2018

The Broncos have basically spent the past month looking for a trading partner and reportedly had talks with everyone ranging from the 49ers to the Patriots . And also that the market could be strong enough that the Broncos actually won't cut him before the start of free agency on March 14. It means that every quarterback who has to face Los Angeles this year ought to be anxious. (more...)
Men arrested after student films 'we hate blacks' chant Men arrested after student films 'we hate blacks' chant
- March 09, 2018

In the minute-long clip, male voices can be heard chanting "we hate the blacks" and "blacks and whites will never be together" on the other side of her door. Lilian Greenwood, the Labour MP for Nottingham South said she is "appalled" by the video, while Jess Phillips, who sits on the women and equalities committee wrote also wrote, saying she "hope it gets sorted". (more...)
City thru despite rare home loss City thru despite rare home loss
- March 09, 2018

City advanced to the quarter-finals 5-2 on aggregate, thanks to their 4-0 first-leg win in Switzerland but, while Guardiola fielded a weakened side at the Etihad Stadium , he was still unhappy with his team's first home loss since December 2016. (more...)
Judge suggests Trump mute rather than block his Twitter critics Judge suggests Trump mute rather than block his Twitter critics
- March 09, 2018

Twitter users who are blocked from Trump's account can't view his tweets or replies while logged in; if those users sign out of Twitter, they may still be able to view the posts. Plaintiffs alleged that blocking the Twitter users violated their freedom of speech because it rendered them unable to publicly respond or otherwise engage with the president's tweets. (more...)
China not trying to 'replace America': foreign minister China not trying to 'replace America': foreign minister
- March 09, 2018

China "fully commends and supports" the steps taken by the two countries and urges the USA and North Korea, "to engage in dialogue sooner rather than later" and move to set up a peace-establishing mechanism, Yi said. "China and India must do everything to emphasise this and support each other and avoid mutual suspicion and attrition", Wang said. "With political trust, not even the Himalayas can stop us from friendly exchanges". (more...)
Majority of Republican Catholics Think Pope Francis is Too Liberal Majority of Republican Catholics Think Pope Francis is Too Liberal
- March 09, 2018

Pew had asked Catholics about Pope John Paul or Pope Benedict eight times total over 25 years - five times for Pope Benedict and three for Pope John Paul. Pope Francis , he said, encourages Catholics to move away from "attitudes of defensiveness and fear, indifference and marginalization -all typical of a throwaway culture -toward attitudes based on a culture of encounter, the only culture capable of building a better, more just and fraternal world ". (more...)
SWAT officers punished for racing to school shooting SWAT officers punished for racing to school shooting
- March 09, 2018

The two unidentified officers were suspended on Wednesday after officials learned that "the two employees took it upon themselves to respond without notification to the SWAT commander" on February 14, creating "an extreme hazard by way of accountability, responsibility, and liability", Chief Dexter Williams said in a statement . (more...)
Coree: Seul, Nord per moratoria su nucleare e missili Coree: Seul, Nord per moratoria su nucleare e missili
- March 09, 2018

La Corea del Nord ha incontrato il leader della corea del Sud per iniziare le trattative e favorire la denuclearizzazione. Intanto è già stata istituita e inaugurata con una telefonata una linea rossa di comunicazione tra Seul e Pyongyang . (more...)
Sunrun (RUN) Stock Price Down 0.1%
- March 09, 2018

Maybe most impressively and importantly was that Sunrun deployed 85 megawatts (MW) in the fourth quarter, and 323 MW across the whole year. (NASDAQ:RUN) as Buy, 0 analysts given Outperform signal, 0 reported Hold, and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (more...)
At least 20 Senators miss plenary for Saraki's CCT fraud trial At least 20 Senators miss plenary for Saraki's CCT fraud trial
- March 09, 2018

Umar ruled. "The CCT chairman said the decision of the supreme court will "invariably affect" the decision of the tribunal", as it will have to protect the integrity of the apex court. "And section 305 also permits the court to go ahead assuming it is an issue of reference", he added. Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), the defence counsel said that it was not the initiative of the defence to go on with the matter on February 6 adding that, it was the initiative of the tribunal. (more...)
Women around the world rally for change on International Women's Day Women around the world rally for change on International Women's Day
- March 09, 2018

Women in Spain work for an average of 13 hours a day, of which 7.3 hours are paid, while 5.7 hours are unpaid, a study published by the EAE Business School has said. Ana Reyes, a 37-year-old PR executive, said she was striking "in the hope that the importance of half of the population will be recognised and that it will bring about a real change". (more...)
Fake News on Twitter Spreads Faster Than Truth, Study Says Fake News on Twitter Spreads Faster Than Truth, Study Says
- March 09, 2018

The results showed false political news spread more quickly than any other kind of news. On average, the false stories reached about 35 percent more people. Roy said the study results reminded him of the often-cited quotation that essentially says a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots - or trousers - on. (more...)
Paul students walk to Capitol demanding safer schools, tighter gun laws Paul students walk to Capitol demanding safer schools, tighter gun laws
- March 09, 2018

The Democratic governor was expected to release his plan Wednesday. Orono Public Schools Supt. Furnished by the state's $329 million budget surplus, the $16 million for school security would allow school districts to use funding to make whatever improvements they see fit. (more...)
Trump discusses violence with video game execs and critics Trump discusses violence with video game execs and critics
- March 09, 2018

In 2013 a group of over 230 scholars wrote to the American Psychological Association expressing concern that the APA should no longer release statements implying links between violent games and societal aggression. "He's been terrific", Trump said, encouraging a round of applause from the rest of the cabinet members. "Video games are plainly not the issue: entertainment is distributed and consumed globally, but the US has an exponentially higher level of gun violence than any other nation". (more...)

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