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Police Officer Fired For NOT Shooting Black Suspect Wins £126000 In Lawsuit Police Officer Fired For NOT Shooting Black Suspect Wins £126000 In Lawsuit
- February 14, 2018

In the April 2016 incident, Mader said emergency responders told officers that the woman died of natural causes. In part, the lawsuit argued that terminating a police officer for failing to shoot a person the officer deemed no threat to the officer or others was in violation of West Virginia public policy. (more...)
FBI Rushes To Obama After He Receives Mysterious Package With White Powder FBI Rushes To Obama After He Receives Mysterious Package With White Powder
- February 14, 2018

Obama has been leasing the space since he left the White House in January 2017, and uses it to conduct his business while in the capital. Fire and EMS Battalion Chief Edward Smith said the powder was delivered in a letter from Hong Kong. (more...)
Ford Announces A Recall Ford Announces A Recall
- February 14, 2018

Initially, just 3000 2006 Ford Ranger vehicles were elevated to this increased risk level. Ford expanded its warning to a wider time frame thanks to further testing. In January of 2016, Ford recalled about 361,000 Rangers in the USA and Canada from the 2004 to 2006 model years to replace the driver's inflators. Ford has created a look-up tool where customers can determine if their vehicle is one of those involved in the recall. (more...)
Family Member ID's 4 Killed in Agua Dulce Plane Crash Family Member ID's 4 Killed in Agua Dulce Plane Crash
- February 14, 2018

The four people killed in the crash have been identified as 65-year-old Tom Hastings, 27-year-old Amber Hill, 25-year-old Jacob Hill and 9-year-old Madison Hastings-Saxelby. Jake Hastings, 30, told KCAL that his father built the plane in the family's Winnetka garage, and the family was on it "pretty much every day". A small plane crashed near a mountain town in Southern California. (more...)
RSF terms Asma Jahangir a 'towering figure' in defence of human rights RSF terms Asma Jahangir a 'towering figure' in defence of human rights
- February 14, 2018

The human rights lawyer received no less than a state funeral. Ms. Jahangir was the current UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran , having assumed the position on 1 November 2016. Jahangir was the first woman to become president of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. Jahangir faced death threats for her criticism of Pakistan's military, intelligence and armed groups, including a plot by the country's Inter-Services Intelligence. (more...)
Pakistani Human Rights Activist Asma Jahangir Dies Pakistani Human Rights Activist Asma Jahangir Dies
- February 14, 2018

She was on Time magazine's list of 100 most influential women. President Mamnoon Hussain, Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar along with other politicians, lawyers and journalists have expressed grief over Jahangir's death. "Asma was brilliant, deeply principled, courageous and kind", he said. She also was elected as the fist woman to serve as president of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and held multiple positions as a U.N. (more...)
Britain sends warship to challenge Beijing's South China Sea claims Britain sends warship to challenge Beijing's South China Sea claims
- February 14, 2018

Indeed, as I have observed previously, numerous inroads we have seen in Sino-Philippine ties under Duterte would have seemed unimaginable right before he took office, even if we have seen some of them tried by past Philippine leaders before him as well. (more...)
Donald Trump complicates 'Dreamer' debate Donald Trump complicates 'Dreamer' debate
- February 14, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer predictably slammed President Trump's recently released infrastructure plan just hours after the White House released the proposal; strangely suggesting the bill would lead to "Trump tolls" across the nation. (more...)
Republican candidate banned from Twitter over racist Meghan Markle post Republican candidate banned from Twitter over racist Meghan Markle post
- February 14, 2018

Last week, it was revealed that the Cheddar Man-one of England's oldest complete skeletons-had dark skin. On Friday, Wisconsin politician Paul Nehlen tweeted a photoshopped image of Markle with the face of Cheddar Man - a dark-skinned man researchers say resembles what early Britons used to look like. (more...)
India's employment ratio is pathetic compared to China, says Rahul Gandhi India's employment ratio is pathetic compared to China, says Rahul Gandhi
- February 14, 2018

Gandhi has mounted a steady attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP during his campaign trail in Karnataka as well as in Parliament in recent weeks to try and corner the government on various issues before the 2018 assembly elections in Karnataka and 2019 Lok Sabha polls. (more...)
4 personnel killed in attack on security forces vehicle in Quetta 4 personnel killed in attack on security forces vehicle in Quetta
- February 14, 2018

The assailants have repeatedly targeted security personnel and government officials in the area. The bodies of the martyred soldiers were shifted to Civil Hospital, Quetta for autopsy. Meanwhile, on Jan 2, at least five people, including two FC personnel, were injured as a result of a gun and bomb attack on a check post in the Baleli area of the provincial capital, said security sources. (more...)
Trump hamstrings US NAFTA negotiators, Canada's chief negotiator says Trump hamstrings US NAFTA negotiators, Canada's chief negotiator says
- February 14, 2018

The NAFTA renegotiation survived its sixth round of talks in Montreal, with US trade czar Robert Lighthizer saying enough progress was made to push forward despite American dissatisfaction with some Canadian proposals. Canada will stay at the negotiating table for as long as it takes, Verheul said. In a speech at the Ronald Reagan presidential library where he is trying to muster support for a renegotiated NAFTA, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, "if trade between Canada and the U.S.is a ... (more...)
OR woman pulls more than a dozen small worms from her eye OR woman pulls more than a dozen small worms from her eye
- February 14, 2018

Between Aug. 11 and 30, Beckley pulled 14 tiny worms from her left eye, Bonura said . Medical parasitologist Richard Bradbury identified the species by searching the medical literature and eventually finding an obscure journal written in German that was published in 1928. (more...)
Indian Mujahideen terrorist, teacher in Nepal, Ariz Khan arrested in Delhi Indian Mujahideen terrorist, teacher in Nepal, Ariz Khan arrested in Delhi
- February 14, 2018

The expert bomb maker's involved is suspected in 2007 UP blasts, 2008 Jaipur serial blasts and 2008 Ahmedabad blasts. Khan was also associated with Atif Amin, who was killed in the encounter, the police said. Subsequently, two IM terrorists were killed and as many arrested, reported PTI. He was also wanted in the Batla House encounter in the same year in which Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma was killed. (more...)
Letter to Trump Jr. said 'you're an very bad person' Letter to Trump Jr. said 'you're an very bad person'
- February 14, 2018

Out of caution, officials say investigators will conduct a thorough probe of the event. She was subsequently taken to the hospital as a precaution, along with two others, police said. It's vague what the "white powder" was. "Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning", Trump Jr . (more...)
Mother testifies about 8-year-old Florida girl's abduction Mother testifies about 8-year-old Florida girl's abduction
- February 14, 2018

Rayne Perrywinkle looks at defendant Donald Smith as she takes the witness stand Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla ., on the opening day of Smith's murder trial of Perrywinkle's daughter, Cherish Perrywinkle , in 2013. (more...)
Quinn Norton Named to Editorial Board | The New York Times Company Quinn Norton Named to Editorial Board | The New York Times Company
- February 14, 2018

A new opinion writer at the New York Times has been sacked just seven hours after her employment was announced. But some six hours later, Norton had been dismissed from the paper after Twitter users immediately began highlighting her past tweets that used racial and homophobic slurs. (more...)
Susan Rice Email Puts Obama in Crosshairs of Muellergate Susan Rice Email Puts Obama in Crosshairs of Muellergate
- February 14, 2018

Comey, Ms. Yates, or other government officials about the FBI' s investigation of allegations of collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation?" the letter asked. "President Obama had a brief follow-on conversation with FBI Director Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates in the Oval Office", Rice wrote in her email, which was dated the day before Trump's inauguration. (more...)
Ukraine deports ex-Georgian President Saakashvili to Poland Ukraine deports ex-Georgian President Saakashvili to Poland
- February 14, 2018

He vowed to continue encouraging Ukrainians to stand up to authorities he considers "corrupt elites". "I promise we'll organize mas protest movements and will push the aside peacefully", the Ukrainian TV channel Newsone quoted him. "But Saakashvili's personality - a flighty, unpredictable, psychologically unstable man - scares people away", she said. The arrest could have a "negative impact" on Poroshenko's image overseas, said Sergiy Solodkyi, deputy director of the Kiev-based New ... (more...)
Donald Trump Jr. Blasts Olympian Adam Rippon Over Mike Pence Drama Donald Trump Jr. Blasts Olympian Adam Rippon Over Mike Pence Drama
- February 14, 2018

Left-leaning comedian Joy Behar viciously attacked Vice President Mike Pence's faith on Tuesday, equating his faith to a "mental illness" and mocking the former Governor of Indiana's steadfast belief in the power of prayer. German ex-leader Gerhard Schroeder has criticized US Vice President Mike Pence's conduct at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, calling his actions "clumsy". (more...)
Rally for Colten Boushie Calls for Changes to Canadian Justice System Rally for Colten Boushie Calls for Changes to Canadian Justice System
- February 14, 2018

After meeting Trudeau, Boushie's cousin Jade Tootoosis said: "Everyone we've talked to has been very engaged, respectful and took the time to hear our pain, hear our strength and hear us speak from the heart, including Prime Minister Trudeau, and for that we're very appreciative". (more...)
No Power-Sharing Breakthrough As British, Irish PMs Meet In Belfast No Power-Sharing Breakthrough As British, Irish PMs Meet In Belfast
- February 14, 2018

The Taoiseach and British Prime Minister are holding crunch talks at Stormont amid growing speculation that a deal to restore powersharing is edging closer. She said: "In our view, there is no current prospect of these discussions leading to an Executive being formed". True, some of the Republican ultras might perversely wish for a hard border and a return to checkpoints as a way of provoking renewed resentments and violence, but the motives of the new Sinn Fein leader, Mary Lou McDonald ... (more...)
Police Working on Site at UK Parliament After Suspicious Package Found Police Working on Site at UK Parliament After Suspicious Package Found
- February 14, 2018

A Met spokesman said: "The letter contained a white powder which is now being assessed by specialists". The rest of Parliament remains open. Detectives from the Metropolitan's Counter Terrorism Command were investigating Tuesday's incident at the Houses of Parliament . (more...)
Middle East countries pledge billions for Iraq's post-IS reconstruction Middle East countries pledge billions for Iraq's post-IS reconstruction
- February 14, 2018

The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah (L front) and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (R front) attend the ministerial meeting of the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI) in Kuwait City , Kuwait , Feb. (more...)
Jailbreak drama: Prisoner who fled after drugging twin, swapping places, recaptured Jailbreak drama: Prisoner who fled after drugging twin, swapping places, recaptured
- February 14, 2018

A former justice minister, Marisol Pérez Tello, said the wickedness of Alexander's escape plan had left many shocked. Giancarlo was initially put under arrest under suspicion that he had aided and abetted his brother, but was subsequently cleared of charges. (more...)
Paul Ryan: 'Clearly we should all be condemning domestic violence' Paul Ryan: 'Clearly we should all be condemning domestic violence'
- February 14, 2018

The White House continues to stand by Chief of Staff John Kelly despite calls for his resignation. Former aide Rob Porter worked at the White House for months with a temporary security clearance but recently resigned after news media reports he had abused two ex-wives, which security experts have said would make him vulnerable to blackmail. (more...)
Hindu refugees cleared for repatriation to Myanmar Hindu refugees cleared for repatriation to Myanmar
- February 14, 2018

Myanmar has rejected calls at the UN Security Council for the release of 2 journalists who were arrested after reporting on an alleged massacre of the Rohingya Muslim minority. "An end to violence and destruction of property and granting humanitarian access throughout Rakhine State - as called for by the Secretary-General (Antonio Guterres) - were critical, basic steps", he said. (more...)
Omarosa offered sex to Piers Morgan to win 'Celebrity Apprentice,' he says Omarosa offered sex to Piers Morgan to win 'Celebrity Apprentice,' he says
- February 14, 2018

Although it was not really known for sure what Omarosa did in the White House per say, it was still news that stirred quite a bit of buzz throughout the political world as well as the entertainment industry. In a conversation with out RuPaul's Drag Race judge Ross Matthews, Omarosa warned about the "extreme" views of Vice President Mike Pence . We would be begging for the days of Trump back if Pence became President, is all I'm saying. (more...)
'Missing' Whiteface Mountain Skier Found In California 'Missing' Whiteface Mountain Skier Found In California
- February 14, 2018

Constantinos "Danny" Filippidis, 49, was last seen February 7 skiing with friends and family at Whiteface Mountain in upstate NY. Dozens of his co-workers, including Ramagnano, left their Canadian posts and flocked to the Wilmington wilderness to help Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers, New York State Police and Whiteface Mountain ski patrol look for him, never realizing he was nowhere near the Adirondack Mountains. (more...)
No more human remains found at Leaside home in McArthur case No more human remains found at Leaside home in McArthur case
- February 14, 2018

The digging for potential evidence started late Tuesday afternoon. Those factors, in combination with the frozen ground, may lead police to conducting secondary searches so they can be more thorough, spokesperson Meaghan Gray said. Police have found the remains of at least six people in planters on the property. Police laid three more first-degree murder charges against McArthur about two weeks later, related to the disappearances of Majeed Kayhan, 58, and Soroush Mahmudi, 50, as well as ... (more...)

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