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Pennsylvania GOP leaders ask Supreme Court to block district map Pennsylvania GOP leaders ask Supreme Court to block district map
- February 22, 2018

The Supreme Court rejected a similar petition from the state's Republican legislative leaders earlier this month, paving the way for a new map for the state's us congressional districts. "They wanted to see what the Pennsylvania Supreme Court actually did", said Turzai. "I am hoping the change will be for the better", Court said. Republicans have held 13 of the state's 18 U.S. (more...)
Ivanka Trump to meet South Korea's Moon on Olympics trip
- February 22, 2018

Ivanka Trump is the daughter of President Donald Trump, and she also serves as one of her father's top advisers in the White House. Trump administration officials said that the objective of the trip is to celebrate American athletes and to acknowledge the USA alliance with South Korea. (more...)
Early spring fling brings heavy rain and flooding Early spring fling brings heavy rain and flooding
- February 22, 2018

The Elkhart Truth newspaper reports that the mayor says the city hasn't seen such flooding " in the last 45 years ", the result of rain and melting snow combining to swell rivers in the area. Any rain that falls would likely only worsen expected flooding conditions. - The Rock River at Joslin was at 11 feet and rising; flood stage is 12 feet. (more...)
New Zealand tops Transparency International's corruption index; Somalia languishes at bottom New Zealand tops Transparency International's corruption index; Somalia languishes at bottom
- February 22, 2018

High-level corruption cases, including an influence-peddling scandal involving ousted former President Park Geun-hye, are believed to have contributed to South Korea's low ranking in an annual global corruption index, the country's anti-corruption watchdog said Thursday. (more...)
Florida school shooting suspect willing to plead guilty for life sentence Florida school shooting suspect willing to plead guilty for life sentence
- February 22, 2018

The disclosure spread angry disbelief among residents of the Miami suburb of Parkland where Wednesday's massacre unfolded, and led Florida's governor Rick Scott to call for Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Christopher Wray to resign. (more...)
United States envoys want UN to back Trump's Mideast peace plan: diplomats United States envoys want UN to back Trump's Mideast peace plan: diplomats
- February 22, 2018

Jason Greenblatt, the U.S. envoy for Middle East peace, and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and adviser, met behind closed doors with the ambassadors on Tuesday. "It has transformed the occupation from a temporary situation. into a situation of permanent settlement colonization", he said. "The Palestinian leadership has a choice to make between two different paths". (more...)
Cary High students stage walkout to protest gun violence in schools Cary High students stage walkout to protest gun violence in schools
- February 22, 2018

A spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office confirmed to the Miami Herald that his agency and the Broward Sheriff's Office were following the students just to ensure their safety and make sure the roads stayed clear. The suspected gunman behind last week's school shooting in Parkland , Florida , had a bigger arsenal of weapons than previously known: In addition to the legally-purchased AR-15 Nikolas Cruz used to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last ... (more...)
44 killed in bus crash in southern Peru 44 killed in bus crash in southern Peru
- February 22, 2018

Air Force helicopters helped rescue survivors. The accident happened around 1.30 am (0630 GMT), the agency said. The accident took place before dawn Wednesday near a river in the coastal province of Camana. Road accidents are common in the country, where roads are considered unsafe and bus drivers often lack training. A bus is seen at the end of a ravine after veering off a mountain road and plunged into a ravine on the Panamerican road in southern Peru . (more...)
Manly has been ranked as Australia's best beach and people are outraged Manly has been ranked as Australia's best beach and people are outraged
- February 22, 2018

La Concha Beach, Spain 7. TripAdvisor announces the Travellers' Choice beach awards every year and they are based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings gathered over a 12-month period. St. Pete Beach came in seventh place for this year. The Sunshine State has six of the top ten beaches on this year's list. Eight Florida beaches made the USA top 25 list, including Gulf breeze-swept Clearwater Beach, which nabbed the top spot, and Miami's bustling South Beach. (more...)
'I Have Been Much Tougher on Russia Than Obama' 'I Have Been Much Tougher on Russia Than Obama'
- February 22, 2018

President Donald Trump subsequently re-tweeted Goldman's message, writing: "The Fake News Media never fails". President Donald Trump used one of his favorite tactics to attempt to shift focus away from his campaign and administration: blame the Democrats. (more...)
Trump orders ban on 'bump stock' gun modifications
- February 22, 2018

As part of these efforts, Trump said that he has instructed the US Justice Department to work towards a ban on "bump stocks" and similar devices created to allow semi-automatic rifles to function as fully-automatic ones. The proposal submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which questioned the statutory definition of a machine gun under federal gun laws , drew more than 35,000 comments from the public, far more than usual, which likely signals that pro- or ... (more...)
Sleet, snow, freezing rain expected in KC tonight, Thursday Sleet, snow, freezing rain expected in KC tonight, Thursday
- February 22, 2018

New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible. Temperatures are expected to warm up to, or above, freezing by Thursday afternoon, bringing an end to this round of wintery weather, the weather service said. Total snow accumulations of up to 2 inches and ice accumulations of one tenth to two tenths of an inch are expected. Freezing drizzle is possible tomorrow morning before another round of freezing rain moves in from the south by late morning. (more...)
Police liable for inquiry failures after landmark Worboys ruling Police liable for inquiry failures after landmark Worboys ruling
- February 22, 2018

In 2014, the High Court awarded one of the women £22,500 and the second £19,000 after ruling the Met Police was liable to both women for the failures in its investigation under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human rights. He continued: "The important point to make is that, if the investigation is seriously defective, even if no systemic failures are present, this will be enough to render the police liable". (more...)
Trumps's Go-Nowhere Memo on Banning Bump Stocks Trumps's Go-Nowhere Memo on Banning Bump Stocks
- February 22, 2018

Bump stocks have only been a factor in one of the many high-profile mass shootings in recent years: last year's massacre in Las Vegas , now the deadliest in American history. The White House also indicated on Tuesday that the president may be open to a ban on assault weapons. In a separate Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday, 66 percent of people surveyed support stricter gun laws in the United States, including 86 percent of Democrats, 69 percent of independents - but just 34 percent ... (more...)
North Korea canceled planned meeting with Mike Pence during Olympics
- February 22, 2018

Under President Moon Jae-in, South Korea is seeking to engage with North Korea in the hope that dialogue can eventually lead to negotiations on the regime's nuclear weapons programme. It's unclear exactly why the North Koreans balked on the meeting with Pence, but the vice president's office said the officials hadn't been happy with his sanctions announcement or with his decision to meet with North Korean defectors. (more...)
Philippines 'concerned' as USA report labels Duterte a threat to democracy Philippines 'concerned' as USA report labels Duterte a threat to democracy
- February 22, 2018

Our judiciary and the courts are functioning as usual. "We note that more governments are using propaganda and misinformation in social media to influence foreign and domestic audiences", the report read. "It is something that the President will take seriously as well". US President Donald Trump toasts with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte (R) during a special gala celebration dinner for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Manila on November 12, 2017. (more...)
President Trump to Host 'Listening Session' Amid Pressure to Act on Shootings President Trump to Host 'Listening Session' Amid Pressure to Act on Shootings
- February 22, 2018

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence advocacy group has called on Congress to make it easier for police to temporarily take away weapons from people deemed to be risky. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores responded to the president's announcement on Tuesday in a statement: "The Department understands this is a priority for the President and has acted quickly to move through the rulemaking process". (more...)
Police officer shot, killed during shooting in USA state of Maryland Police officer shot, killed during shooting in USA state of Maryland
- February 22, 2018

Ramzziddin, a married father of four, had been with the department for 13 years, and in 2006 received a Valor Award from the department, Stawinski said. Maryland State Police tweeted that their thoughts and prayers are with the Prince George's County Police Department. "He was off duty. It's 24 hours", said Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker. (more...)
Trump Lashes Out At Sessions Over Russia Probe - Again Trump Lashes Out At Sessions Over Russia Probe - Again
- February 22, 2018

Sanders later claimed Trump "has been tougher on Russian Federation than Obama was in eight years combined". Sanders, asked Tuesday if the president believes Russian Federation meddled in the election, gave the strongest acknowledgement yet from the White House. (more...)
Marit Bjergen caught up with the legendary Bjoerndalen's medals Marit Bjergen caught up with the legendary Bjoerndalen's medals
- February 22, 2018

In the speedskating team pursuit event, Norway won for the men while Japan took gold for the women. At just 21, he may one day mount a challenge to Bjoergen's new record, although it will be many years before he or anyone else comes close to her benchmark. (more...)
Donald Trump Jr. launches 'Trump Towers' in Pune Donald Trump Jr. launches 'Trump Towers' in Pune
- February 22, 2018

US President's eldest son Donald Trump Junior is in India to promote his family's real estate projects. India is the Trump Organization's biggest worldwide market, with four real estate projects under way in Mumbai, Gurgaon, Pune and the Kolkata . (more...)
Ariana Grande pulls out of 'surprise' Brits performance Ariana Grande pulls out of 'surprise' Brits performance
- February 22, 2018

Liam Gallagher could be set to perform at the BRIT Awards 2018 tonight (21 February). She was supposed to sing a special tribute to the 22 Manchester victims, who lost their lives when a bomb was detonated at her concert a year ago. Gary Barlow introduced Gallagher, declaring that the Manchester concert "epitomized the human spirit" and that "hate will never win and fear will never divide us", setting the tone for this emotional performance. (more...)
Primary early voting starts Tuesday Primary early voting starts Tuesday
- February 22, 2018

Rep. Lamar Smith is relinquishing this year, 22 candidates are on the ballot, including 18 on the Republican ticket. Sunday, Feb. 25: 1 p.m - 6 p.m. Established political parties received notification of a special write-in-only primary via their central committees, less than a month before the official start of early voting, and otherwise the Clerk's office has been silent on the subject. (more...)
After deadly shooting, Trump signals openness to stricter background checks After deadly shooting, Trump signals openness to stricter background checks
- February 22, 2018

Kristin Brown, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said the measure Trump discussed with Cornyn would help to enforce existing rules but would not close loopholes permitting loose private sales on the internet and at gun shows. (more...)
Oklahomans react to Billy Graham's death Oklahomans react to Billy Graham's death
- February 21, 2018

He set a tone of ecumenical inclusion, advocated civil rights, and refused to accept the segregation of those attending his crusades. Rev. "Of course Protestants can not accept everything (the Catholic Church teaches), but they're beginning to find out that we have a great deal in common, and perhaps far more in common than we have differences", he said. (more...)
Jeff Bezos Building 10000 Year Clock in West Texas Mountain Jeff Bezos Building 10000 Year Clock in West Texas Mountain
- February 21, 2018

Bezos' team has spent the last few years building parts for the clock and hollowing out a remote mountain in Texas to contain the parts. On the clock's website, Bezos writes: "The nearest airport is several hours away by vehicle, and the foot trail to the clock is rugged, rising nearly 2,000 feet above the valley floor". (more...)
Trump blames Obama for inaction over Russian Federation meddling Trump blames Obama for inaction over Russian Federation meddling
- February 21, 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller's surprise indictment last week in his wide-ranging Russian Federation investigation sounded a fresh alarm to the USA government, social media companies and state election officials who are readying for the 2018 midterms. (more...)
Driver removed from presidential motorcade after gun found in bag Driver removed from presidential motorcade after gun found in bag
- February 21, 2018

The driver, an unnamed man who is an outside contractor, was caught during a routine security sweep in a parking lot across the street from the club about an hour before press vans joined the presidential motorcade that was scheduled to enter Trump's private golf course nearby, according to The Hill . (more...)
Cops: Ariz. couple kept four kids locked in separate rooms Cops: Ariz. couple kept four kids locked in separate rooms
- February 21, 2018

The children have been removed from the home. Authorities declared that the Tucson couple was taken into custody shortly after one of the children escaped the house and sought refuge in a nearby convenience store. Each parent faces 94 years to life in prison if convicted on more than two dozen charges, including torture, child abuse and false imprisonment. A child there was able to escape and use an older mobile phone to call the police. (more...)
North Korea canceled Olympics meeting with Mike Pence at last minute North Korea canceled Olympics meeting with Mike Pence at last minute
- February 21, 2018

Ayers characterized the offer as the North having "dangled a meeting in hopes of the vice president softening his message, which would have ceded the world stage for their propaganda during the Olympics ". Japan and the United States have been patrolling the western Korean Peninsula since previous year to enforce the UN sanctions against North Korea because of its nuclear and ballistic missile program. (more...)

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