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Dozens protest as Turkish, US diplomats try to calm ties Dozens protest as Turkish, US diplomats try to calm ties
- February 16, 2018

Former State Department official Amanda Sloat said Washington did not appear to have "developed a clear way forward on Syria nor determined how its plans addressed Turkish security concerns". solidarity and angered by its intransigence over the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, a Pennsylvania-based cleric blamed for ordering the putsch. The risk of a risky escalation was clear Tuesday with reports that USA airstrikes last week had killed several Russian paramilitary contractors during an ... (more...)
Abe: Japan, US United to Pressure N. Korea Abe: Japan, US United to Pressure N. Korea
- February 16, 2018

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis cast doubt on Sunday (Monday in Manila) on whether North Korea's charm offensive at the Winter Olympics would lead to a lasting rapprochement between Pyongyang and Seoul . Coach Sarah Murray is right in the middle of the controversy between North Korea and South Korea. The two Koreas have been divided since the conflict ended in a ceasefire in 1953, and the democratic South has risen to become the world's 11th-largest economy, while the North has ... (more...)
Donald Trump denounces domestic abuse amid scandal over aide Rob Porter Donald Trump denounces domestic abuse amid scandal over aide Rob Porter
- February 16, 2018

However, following Porter's resignation and the timeline of events that led up to it - including questions about when exactly the White House knew of the allegations of domestic violence and that such accusations had slowed down approval of his security clearance - Trump had earlier offered comments that appeared to sympathize with Porter. (more...)
Aliona Savchenko, in fifth Olympic appearance, wins pairs gold with Bruno Massot Aliona Savchenko, in fifth Olympic appearance, wins pairs gold with Bruno Massot
- February 16, 2018

China's Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, who topped the short programme rankings with 82.39 points, took the silver medal with 235.47. But 24 hours later Massot righted that wrong, matching his decorated ice companion step for step, their dance to "La Terre vue du ciel" by Armand Amar enthralling the crowd at the Gangneung Arena. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned of alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz months ago Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned of alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz months ago
- February 16, 2018

Ben Bennight , the 36-year-old YouTube video blogger from MS, noticed in September an alarming comment on a video he had posted. Bennight said he did not know how it was connected to the shooting in Florida until agents informed him that the comment he'd flagged had been posted under a username matching the name of suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz . (more...)
Schools encourage students to speak up if they have safety concerns Schools encourage students to speak up if they have safety concerns
- February 16, 2018

More details about his unremarkable life emerged as he appeared in court via videolink, handcuffed and wearing an orange jumpsuit. - His lawyer, Melisa McNeill, told reporters Cruz is aware of what's going on and is a " broken human being ", unable to control himself and with an underdeveloped brain. (more...)
President Donald Trump faced new pressure on Wednesday President Donald Trump faced new pressure on Wednesday
- February 16, 2018

The broad outlines of allegations of domestic abuse against former White House aide Rob Porter are clear. "Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who first met Trump on 'The Apprentice, ' and worked on his campaign, spent 2017 working in the White House but is listed as having no clearance at all". (more...)
Yun Sungbin Wins Skeleton Gold Medal at Winter Olympics 2018 Yun Sungbin Wins Skeleton Gold Medal at Winter Olympics 2018
- February 16, 2018

He's been dominant for so many years. South Korean skeleton slider Yun Sung-bin is not getting distracted in his bid to win his country's first gold medal in the men's skeleton at the Pyeongchang Olympics, his team's head coach said on Wednesday. (more...)
Cyril Ramaphosa elected as new South African president amid opposition party protests Cyril Ramaphosa elected as new South African president amid opposition party protests
- February 16, 2018

South African lawmakers formally named Ramaphosa, the only candidate, as new president on Thursday after scandal-tainted Zuma resigned under intense pressure from the ruling ANC party. "This decision provides certainty to the people of South Africa at a time when economic and social challenges to the country require an urgent and resolute response", said the ANC's deputy secretary general, Jessie Duarte. (more...)
3300 opt for Shaw buyout 3300 opt for Shaw buyout
- February 16, 2018

Boys Arnold Company Inc owns 11,608 shares or 0.11% of their USA portfolio. Lincluden Management Ltd increased Shaw Communications (SJR) stake by 7.08% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. During the same quarter previous year, the business posted $0.18 earnings per share. Actual payments will be spread over 18 months, starting in April. (more...)
Florida high school superintendent shares calls for 'common sense gun laws' Florida high school superintendent shares calls for 'common sense gun laws'
- February 16, 2018

But social media photographs unearthed in the wake of the shooting show a more disturbing side of the teenager. His attorney did not contest the order and had her arm around Cruz during the short appearance. In a tweet , the high school football team said: "He selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. Say it early and often, I'm telling you". (more...)
'Finished' - Celtic fans in meltdown after reported Scotland manager development 'Finished' - Celtic fans in meltdown after reported Scotland manager development
- February 16, 2018

McLeish will replace Gordon Stracham who left the position in October due to Scotland's poor performance in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Walter Smith was also linked with the role, but ruled himself out of a return to the job he held for three years before leaving for Rangers in 2007. (more...)
Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins David Sandberg's Kung Fury Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins David Sandberg's Kung Fury
- February 16, 2018

The original 30-minute short was a crowd-funded film that garnered positive responses from both critics and audiences, even earning a nomination in Cannes' Directors Fortnight. Conor McCaughan and Philip Westgren of B-Reel Films will also produce. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a Golden Globe Winning actor known for roles in franchises including Terminator and The Expendables . (more...)
Teen Arrested After Threatening Teen Arrested After Threatening "Round 2 Of Florida" Shooting
- February 16, 2018

A SC teen has been taken into custody after threatening a "Round 2 of Florida tomorrow", authorities say. Officials with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Department said just after midnight Thursday a parent notified authorities of a Snapchat picture of a Broom High School freshman wearing a partial mask and holding an apparent assault rifle. (more...)
EPA Head Scott Pruitt Has a 'Blanket Waiver' to Fly First Class EPA Head Scott Pruitt Has a 'Blanket Waiver' to Fly First Class
- February 16, 2018

Pruitt said that he is not responsible for making decisions about his travel accommodations, telling the Union Leader that his chief of staff and security team make the determinations. CBS News has learned that when Pruitt returned home from Milan on June 11, he flew on Emirates Airlines, whose business class cabins are some of the world's most luxurious, complete with an onboard lounge that promises what the airline calls a "truly unique journey". (more...)
Jamaican bobsleigh coach quits, threatens to take her sled home Jamaican bobsleigh coach quits, threatens to take her sled home
- February 16, 2018

However, the JBSF quickly rejected these rumours saying: "She does not own the sled, and we do not anticipate any changes in equipment". Kiriasis said her contacts led to the team securing its sled, and that she wants payment for it. The most important race in a lifetime could be jeopardised by the internal bickering within the Jamaican Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. The first race is on Tuesday, and Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell will become Jamaica's first female ... (more...)
Trump's inaugural committee paid $26M to firm started by Melania Trump adviser Trump's inaugural committee paid $26M to firm started by Melania Trump adviser
- February 16, 2018

But Winston-Wolkoff was paid $1.62 million directly for her work, according to the source. Wolkoff did not respond to CNN's request for comment. There is no way that a friend of the first lady should be getting $26 million for planning events. (more...)
GUATEMALA: Ex-president, ex-finance minister arrested in graft probe GUATEMALA: Ex-president, ex-finance minister arrested in graft probe
- February 16, 2018

Juan Alberto Fuentes, the chairman of Oxfam International since 2015, has been arrested in Guatemala over corruption allegations. Oxfam International's executive director, Winnie Byanyima, said that Mr. Mr. Fuentes Knight said before Tuesday's hearing that he had warned against continuing government payments to the bus companies, citing "anomalies". (more...)
'I am totally opposed to domestic violence': Trump finally breaks silence 'I am totally opposed to domestic violence': Trump finally breaks silence
- February 16, 2018

Even though FBI Director Chris Wray testified earlier this week that his department, which was investigating the allegations as part of Porter's background check, closed the case in January, Sanders said the "White House Personnel Security Office run by career officials" had not closed its investigation and made a recommendation. (more...)
This Breathtaking Photograph Captures A Single Atom Visible To The Naked Eye This Breathtaking Photograph Captures A Single Atom Visible To The Naked Eye
- February 16, 2018

In the photo, a single atom of strontium is held nearly perfectly still by an electrical field generated by a pair of electrodes. The photograph, titled "Single Atom in an Ion Trap", was captured by David Nadlinger, a graduate student at the University of Oxford . (more...)
What Analysts Think of Cymabay Therapeutics (CBAY)?
- February 16, 2018

Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ:ARAY) has declined 21.41% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. The stock has "Buy" rating by H.C. Wainwright on Monday, January 30. It has a market cap of $606.83 Million. It engages in developing seladelpar, a selective agonist of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta, which has completed Phase 2 clinical study for the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis and homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia; and arhalofenate, which completed five ... (more...)
Antonio Conte turns down Manchester United shirt signed by Jose Mourinho Antonio Conte turns down Manchester United shirt signed by Jose Mourinho
- February 16, 2018

Playing in a box-to-box role in a two-man midfield alongside Nemanja Matic has seen the France worldwide net only three goals in 23 games across all competitions. A narrow 1-2 win away at Bolton and a 1-4 win in the fourth round replay against Birmingham have got them to this stage, but with Manchester United's defensive record, coupled with the Terrier's own dire record at the back, it is hard to see them progressing any further. (more...)
Duterte: Feminine rebels 'ought to be shot in genitals' Duterte: Feminine rebels 'ought to be shot in genitals'
- February 16, 2018

The left-wing group Karapatan said President Rodrigo Duterte "has distinguished himself as a frothing-in-the-mouth fascist who incites the worst violations of global humanitarian law". But the New York-based Human Rights Watch has noted that estimates by local human rights and church groups place the death toll at up to 13,000 people, including those suspected to have been murdered by hired or vigilante killers. (more...)
Feds arrest two Bronx men in bomb-making case Feds arrest two Bronx men in bomb-making case
- February 16, 2018

Christian Toro, a 27-year-old Bronx resident, appeared in Manhattan federal court for the alleged offenses, which include unlawfully making an explosive. But the feds questioned students at Christian Toro's former school on Wednesday and learned that "at least two students" went to the brothers' home to break apart fireworks and then store the explosive powder in containers. (more...)
Vice President Pence Says Rob Porter Case Was Mishandled; Backs John Kelly Vice President Pence Says Rob Porter Case Was Mishandled; Backs John Kelly
- February 16, 2018

Last Friday, Trump praised the work Porter had done as part of his staff, said he hoped he still had a successful career ahead of him, and pointed out to reporters that, "He says he's innocent, and I think you have to remember that". "When they close the case they refuse the security clearance". At the meeting in the West Wing, Kelly said he was assigning his deputy at the time, Kirstjen Nielsen, with enforcing the new policy, the people said. (more...)
FBI Was Notified Last Year of Threatening YouTube Comment by 'Nikolas Cruz' FBI Was Notified Last Year of Threatening YouTube Comment by 'Nikolas Cruz'
- February 16, 2018

Scott said he is planning to to address lawmakers in Tallahassee to discuss potential legislation on the issue of mental health and guns. He was scheduled to spend the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. At least one news outlet, the Daily Mail, had already reported that Hixon was killed in the shooting . The FBI said it had discovered YouTube comments from a " nikolas cruz " who said they wanted to become a " professional school shooter ", but were unable to verify who ... (more...)
Stockholm truck attacker pleads guilty to terror charges Stockholm truck attacker pleads guilty to terror charges
- February 16, 2018

The man who drove a truck into a crowd of people in central Stockholm last April has gone on trial today, accused of terror offences. Rakhmat Akilov appeared in the Stockholm courtroom, handcuffed amid tight security, wearing green prison clothes and with a shaved head and a beard, accompanied by his lawyer Johan Eriksson. (more...)
What we know so far about the Florida school shooting suspect What we know so far about the Florida school shooting suspect
- February 16, 2018

Former student named Nikolas Cruz , 19, was to appear before a magistrate later Thursday charged with the premeditated murder of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland . Alex Azar also said he remembered Cruz . "I didn't. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them". He was arrested in the neighboring community of Coral Springs later in the day, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said. (more...)
Police presence at UE School District Thursday Police presence at UE School District Thursday
- February 16, 2018

On Thursday afternoon, Forsyth County Schools issued a news release reiterating that the district has "extensive school safety plans" in place and works closely with the local sheriff's office to conduct active shooter drills. A rally co-sponsored by groups including Black Lives Matter and the LAUSD teachers' union, United Teachers Los Angeles, is scheduled for February 24 in downtown Los Angeles, with organizers calling for an end to random student searches and the use of metal detectors at ... (more...)
South Korea Approves Record $2.64 Million Budget for North Koreans' Olympic Visit South Korea Approves Record $2.64 Million Budget for North Koreans' Olympic Visit
- February 16, 2018

In North Korea , anyone impersonating a member of the ruling Kim family would be considered blasphemous. The Games are now taking place in the wake of long-running tension over North Korea's nuclear programme. "It shows you we're human after all", he said of the cheerleaders . The IOC, for example, agreed to provide Samsung smartphones to all athletes but asked the North Koreans not to take theirs home with them. (more...)

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