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Kevin Durant on Laura Ingraham's rant: 'To me, it was racist' Kevin Durant on Laura Ingraham's rant: 'To me, it was racist'
- February 20, 2018

The most recent example of speech that tramples on First Amendment protections is conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham . The back and forth between the Cleveland Cavaliers forward and FOX News host continued when James commented on Ingraham after leading Team LeBron to a 148-145 victory over Team Steph in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night. (more...)
Family who took in Nikolas Cruz: 'We just didn't know' Family who took in Nikolas Cruz: 'We just didn't know'
- February 20, 2018

Cruz is now held in custody after allegedly killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday. The news release said the information should have been assessed as a "potential threat to life" and forwarded to the FBI's Miami field office, which was not done. (more...)
Twitter Users Accuse Trump Of Victim Blaming After Florida Shooting
- February 20, 2018

Trump himself did not comment on the gun issue Monday. The president's address came a day after a former student opened fire at the Parkland, Florida , high school with an AR-15 rifle, killing 17 people and injuring 14 more . Trump said he is "making plans" to visit Parkland, Florida, where the shooting took place. "You know what isn't acceptable?" said Carly Novell, a senior at Douglas. (more...)
1-magnitude quake felt in Mexico City 1-magnitude quake felt in Mexico City
- February 20, 2018

A medium intensity natural disaster struck southwestern Mexico early yesterday morning, scaring residents already shaken by a powerful quake two days earlier, though there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Many buildings in Mexico City remain damaged following that quake. A small natural disaster hit us, most of us barely felt it. Mexico's National Seismological Service put the magnitude of the quake at 7.0, and seismic monitor network Sky Alert said the quake was ... (more...)
Press drivers in Trump motorcade replaced after firearm found
- February 20, 2018

The Secret Service said in a statement Monday that the man lawfully possessed a gun that was prohibited in its jurisdiction. The gun was found inside a bag during a search done by the Secret Service in a parking lot outside the Mar-a-Lago club grounds in Florida . (more...)
Donald Trump is the worst president in USA history, say political experts Donald Trump is the worst president in USA history, say political experts
- February 20, 2018

Trump ranked at the bottom of the list, bumping James Buchanan , the president who played a key role in the Civil War, up to 43. With 170 respondents to their latest survey, the two were able to compare the results to a previous survey they had conducted in 2014 to see how views have changed over time . (more...)
Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts again, spews ash 5000 metres into the air Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts again, spews ash 5000 metres into the air
- February 20, 2018

Mount Sinabung, which was inactive for four centuries, erupted in 2010, 2014 and 2016. Swinging into action, disaster authorities have issued a series of warnings to the public. While Kutacane airport in Aceh province is closed for operations, the direction of the wind has allowed Kualanamu, Meulaboh and Silangit to remain open, reported Reuters . (more...)
National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver says televised All-Star draft likely for 2019 National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver says televised All-Star draft likely for 2019
- February 20, 2018

Led by James himself, Team LeBron outscored Team Stephen 28-12 over the game's final seven minutes. On Friday, Team World defeated Team USA in a high-scoring matchup 155-124 in the Rising Stars Challenge, filled with first and second year National Basketball Association players across the league. (more...)
Ex-Netanyahu spokesman arrested in Israeli corruption probe Ex-Netanyahu spokesman arrested in Israeli corruption probe
- February 20, 2018

FOn Sunday and Monday, former Walla senior editors testified in the police that pressures were imposed on them to publish favorable stories on Netanyahu and his wife and refrain from negative publicity and unflattering photos, according to local media. (more...)
21-year old Christian Coleman sets new 60m indoor world record 21-year old Christian Coleman sets new 60m indoor world record
- February 20, 2018

The 21-year-old sprinter, who finished behind compatriot Justin Gatlin to win 100m silver in the World Championships last summer , ran 6.37 seconds at an indoor meet in SC on 19 January, but it was not ratified as a WR. "I wanted to go get it", Coleman said after the race. "I had put in a lot of work on my start, so it feels pretty good to do it". Coleman will lead a young and skilled American team to next month's world indoor championships as the top-two finishers in each event in New ... (more...)
Lewandowski penalty rescues Bayern at Wolfsburg Lewandowski penalty rescues Bayern at Wolfsburg
- February 20, 2018

Bayern looked set to be heading for a draw at the Volkswagen Arena after Arjen Robben had seen an earlier penalty saved, but Gian-Luca Itter showed his inexperience with a tug on the former Netherlands global, handing the visitors another spot-kick, which Lewandowski tucked past Koen Casteels. (more...)
Police investigate Midlands school threat made via Snapchat Police investigate Midlands school threat made via Snapchat
- February 20, 2018

Police in Carmel have arrested two teenagers after they posted threats of violence against Carmel High School. According to the superintendent, a parent and teacher notified district staff of the posting. "We treat all information received seriously and share with law enforcement officials so they may investigate fully". Schools were closed there Friday as police checked all the grammar schools and sent K-9 units through the middle and high school. (more...)
Imran Khan fan gets diamond ring for leader's new wife Imran Khan fan gets diamond ring for leader's new wife
- February 20, 2018

Khan's Pakistan Taherik-e-Insaf party announced February 19 that the 66-year-old Khan has married Bushra Maneka . The party released pictures of a smiling Khan, showing him sitting with his new wife . "He got closer to her when some of political predictions she made about his party came true". Last month, Khan had admitted that he had proposed marriage to her. (more...)
Woman arrested after telling ambulance crew they parked in her way Woman arrested after telling ambulance crew they parked in her way
- February 20, 2018

I couldn't give a shit if the whole street collapsed. A United Kingdom woman who left a nasty note telling paramedics to "move your van" because she didn't "give a s-t" during an emergency call was arrested for verbal abuse, according to police. (more...)
Maldives Leader Seeks Approval To Extend State Of Emergency By 15 Days Maldives Leader Seeks Approval To Extend State Of Emergency By 15 Days
- February 20, 2018

The statement to this effect from the Ministry of External Affairs came shortly before the period of Emergency declared by Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen was set to come to a close. Yameen also fired two police chiefs who said they would uphold the court verdict. However, the members of the parliamentary committee after approving the resolution revealed that they had amended it to lift the suspension of constitutional articles that curtailed the powers of the Parliament and judiciary. (more...)
China angered by theft of Terracotta Warrior's thumb China angered by theft of Terracotta Warrior's thumb
- February 20, 2018

One of the people who went to the museum with Rohana told law enforcement officials that on the ride back to Delaware, Rohana was bragging about sneaking into the exhibit and having a thumb from one of the warriors. The statues, which vary in height according to their roles, include warriors, horses, musicians, chariots and officials. A door to the exhibit was closed, but apparently unlocked. (more...)
Attacks kill 94, injure hundreds in Syria's eastern Ghouta: monitoring group Attacks kill 94, injure hundreds in Syria's eastern Ghouta: monitoring group
- February 20, 2018

The Syrian conflict began when the Baath regime, in power since 1963 and led by President Bashar al-Assad, responded with military force to peaceful protests demanding democratic reforms during the Arab Spring wave of uprisings, triggering an armed rebellion fuelled by mass defections from the Syrian army. (more...)
Coal to be eliminated as electricity generator by Consumers Energy by 2040 Coal to be eliminated as electricity generator by Consumers Energy by 2040
- February 20, 2018

The utility company announced a plan to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and stop using coal to generate power. Consumers Energy utility added in Monday's statement that more than 40 percent of the energy it plans to produce would come from renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2040. (more...)
Flash Flood Watch in effect for much of area
- February 20, 2018

After an isolated shower on Tuesday , the next round of rain will bring another quarter inch on Wednesday . The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. This covers flooding of basements and flooding in low lying areas. Storms should be moving fast enough that flooding will be less likely, but strong storms could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain and produce minor flooding. (more...)
Clapper, Schiff Try to Keep the Fading Russia Collusion Narrative Alive Clapper, Schiff Try to Keep the Fading Russia Collusion Narrative Alive
- February 20, 2018

Mueller's charge, after all, was to investigate Russian meddling, possible connections between members of Trump's camp and those efforts, and related matters. Defenders of Trump often point to a decision by the administration to allow Ukraine to buy small arms and light weapons from U.S. manufacturers to counter the narrative that the President is overly sympathetic to Russian Federation. (more...)
Iran's FM calls to settle down rivalry with Saudi Arabia Iran's FM calls to settle down rivalry with Saudi Arabia
- February 20, 2018

Instead, it allows Shiite paramilitary and pro-Iranian forces to act independently in the country, leading to wider Iranian influence, which is not only bad for Syria and the Middle East as a whole but also for Russia's relationship with Israel. (more...)
Kremlin breaks silence over United States polls meddling charges
- February 20, 2018

In addition to the special counsel, three congressional panels are investigating Moscow's alleged meddling and whether associates of Trump colluded with Russian Federation. "These Russians engaged in a sinister and systematic attack on our political system". The indictment described a conspiracy to disrupt the United States election by people who adopted false online personas to push divisive messages, travelled to the U.S. (more...)
Iran Is Supplying the Houthis With Ballistic Missiles Iran Is Supplying the Houthis With Ballistic Missiles
- February 20, 2018

The draft resolution, backed by the United States and France, specifies that "these violations ... require a further response from the council; and further decides to take additional measures to address these violations". "Its missiles and advanced weapons are turning up in war zones all across the Middle East", the USA ambassador to the United Nations , Nikki Haley, wrote in an essay published in the New York Times on Saturday. (more...)
PNB Banking Scam: CBI quizzes Nirav Modi's chief financial officer Vipul Ambani PNB Banking Scam: CBI quizzes Nirav Modi's chief financial officer Vipul Ambani
- February 19, 2018

Tamboli, as PNB employee Shetty shifted nervously and blinked frequently. The action came two days after the Special CBI Court here remanded to police custody till March 3, three accused in the PNB fraud, including two former staffers. State-owned UCO Bank has an exposure to US$411.82 million to the fraudulent transactions that took place at the Punjab National Bank . Axis Bank, a private sector lender, has said it has sold all its exposure related to the fraud. (more...)
India's northeastern state Tripura goes to polls India's northeastern state Tripura goes to polls
- February 19, 2018

Polling began in Tripura at 7am today for the 2018 Assembly Elections, the first direct face-off between the ruling CPI (M) and the BJP . Modi said the CPI-M during its 25-years rule "destroyed both democracy and the future of Tripura". The BJP is fighting 11 of the 20 tribal seats, leaving the rest to the IPFT , and the saffron party believes this would be the end of the CPM's game. (more...)
D'Iberville bail bondsman alerts Federal Bureau of Investigation about school shooting c D'Iberville bail bondsman alerts Federal Bureau of Investigation about school shooting c
- February 19, 2018

BOOKER: Bennight lives in Mississippi . Bennight was visited by authorities and questioned about whether he knew who posted the comment. Bennight told investigators he didn't have any additional information. The FBI statement does not ID the tipster. That weapon was legally obtained said the family's lawyer Jim Lewis. He says they didn't see any alarming signs. (more...)
Trump heads to Florida to meet school shooting victims Trump heads to Florida to meet school shooting victims
- February 19, 2018

Trump followed up with a second tweet that appeared to address criticisms that the president's claims of vindication from the Mueller indictments are unfounded. "I wish I could take those bullets for you". The Pride Center in Wilton Manors, which is located roughly 20 miles southeast of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, on Wednesday said in a Facebook post that "at least 17 families and countless loved ones face unspeakable tragedy tonight in Broward County". (more...)
Florida Kids Will March On Washington To Shame Adult Politicians Florida Kids Will March On Washington To Shame Adult Politicians
- February 19, 2018

Chad Bennett, a friend of Rocxanne Deschamps, the woman who took the brothers in, told The Palm Beach Post that the boy was removed from the home. Our administration is working closely with local authorities to investigate the shooting and learn everything we can. "We know that they are claiming that there are mental health issues, and I am not a psychologist, but we need to pay attention to the fact that this is not just a mental health issue". (more...)
Bihar Board 2018 issues new rules to prevent cheating Bihar Board 2018 issues new rules to prevent cheating
- February 19, 2018

The exam starts on February 21 and will conclude on February 28. It is a usual practice in other examinations held in the state. About 17.70 lakh students will be writing the examinations at 1,426 centres. Though there is no immediate provocation for the board to take the step, the state board said it wanted to take all possible measures to avoid cheating. (more...)
Gorakhpur bypoll: SP 'borrows' candidate from little-known party Gorakhpur bypoll: SP 'borrows' candidate from little-known party
- February 19, 2018

Now both the seats would have triangular contest as SP and Congress have given candidature in both the seats. By-elections to Gorakhpur and Phulpur was necessitated after Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath and Phulpur MP Keshav Prasad Maurya resigned to become UP's chief minister and deputy chief minister, respectively. (more...)

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