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High School Students March 13 Miles to School Shooting Scene, Demand Change High School Students March 13 Miles to School Shooting Scene, Demand Change
- February 22, 2018

A parent contacted the school through email to report the student might have taken a gun to school, a Madison County Schools spokesman said. According to the Times-News, the walk-out was to protest the mass shootings happening in schools across the country. (more...)
Company wins right to build mini-casino near Shippensburg Company wins right to build mini-casino near Shippensburg
- February 22, 2018

Despite the hiccup Wednesday, the mini-casino auctions thus far have surpassed financial expectations. As a Category 4 Casino (mini-casino), the location will be allowed to operate between 300 and 750 slot machines and pay an additional $2.5 million to operate 30 table games. (more...)
Weapons Cache at Home of MD Teen Who Brought Gun to School Weapons Cache at Home of MD Teen Who Brought Gun to School
- February 22, 2018

It wasn't immediately confirmed whether the weapons were obtained illegally. "This illegal and unsafe behavior will not be tolerated in our school community", Clarksburg High School Principal Edward Owusu wrote in a letter obtained by WJLA . (more...)
Saudi Arabia to invest US$64b in entertainment in next decade Saudi Arabia to invest US$64b in entertainment in next decade
- February 22, 2018

The kingdom has been relaxing its decades-old restrictions on entertainment and fun, as part of a wider effort spearheaded by the young crown prince to boost the economy and increase household spending domestically. Overall, the GEA said this week that 2018 would be an "unprecedented year of culture and entertainment". Al-Khatib said today that 500 companies have registered to organize entertainment events in one year. (more...)
Russian Olympic curler pulls out of CAS doping hearing Russian Olympic curler pulls out of CAS doping hearing
- February 22, 2018

In December, the International Olympic Committee ruled to suspend the ROC and ban several top Russian officials, including former sports minister, Vitaly Mutko, as a penalty for alleged doping during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) did not take kindly to withering words from its longest-serving member, Dick Pound, after he labelled fellow members as "old farts" for not being tougher on Russian Federation over doping. (more...)
Medal Count 2018 Olympics: Predicting Wednesday Night's Winners; Updated Tally
- February 22, 2018

It may be an old cliché, but taking the Olympics one game at a time has been an essential part of the surprising success of South Korea's women's curling team, says their P.E.I. With my grandfather passing, it's his father and it makes you realize how short life is. She'd dedicated the Pyeongchang Games to her grandfather, Don Kildow, who died last November at the age of 88 - which only added to the emotions she carried with each trip down the hill. (more...)
Students lead national movement for gun reform Students lead national movement for gun reform
- February 22, 2018

Suggestions were varied, ranging from ways to provide more and better security at schools, taking action about the role that mental health plays in school shootings, raising the age to purchase rifles and strengthening background checks. Trump nodded vigorously and then ridiculed the idea of making schools gun-free zones. The president met with victims of the Parkland school terror attack yesterday to listen to their experience and their pleas for gun control in the US. (more...)
NRA's Wayne LaPierre hits Democrats, media on gun control
- February 22, 2018

Calling school shootings "evil in our time", Pence called on those in positions of authority "to find a way to come together with American solutions". Before LaPierre took the stage, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch said some in the media "love mass shootings". She claimed that the NRA is not responsible for following up on "red flags" raised by gun owners and claimed the Federal Bureau of Investigation "dropped the ball" with regard to the alleged Parkland gunman. (more...)
Couple: Florida high school shooter told family he was sorry Couple: Florida high school shooter told family he was sorry
- February 22, 2018

Cops were called to their family home 39 times from 2011 to 2017. A person described as close to Cruz called an Federal Bureau of Investigation tip line on 5 January to report concerns about him, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
Trump says he has directed bump stock ban proposal Trump says he has directed bump stock ban proposal
- February 22, 2018

The AP reports the bipartisan background check legislation will be created to allow federal agencies and states to accurately report criminal information to the FBI when someone tries to buy a gun. MORE: Florida shooting survivors announce " March for Our Lives " demonstrationMeantime, in Dallas, a city leader is calling on the National Rifle Association to find a new home for its annual convention this spring. (more...)
Iran warns on nuke deal if banks can not do business Iran warns on nuke deal if banks can not do business
- February 22, 2018

Iran has stayed within the main restrictions on its nuclear activities imposed by a 2015 deal with major powers, a confidential quarterly report by the United Nations atomic watchdog seen by Reuters showed on Thursday. Even if the waivers are extended. He accused Trump's administration of violating JCPOA "on a daily basis nearly". The report added that Iran had told the agency by letter of a decision that "has been taken to construct naval nuclear propulsion in future". (more...)
Anthony Davis admits he's thought about his future with New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis admits he's thought about his future with New Orleans Pelicans
- February 22, 2018

They are 4-5 since Cousins' injury, compared to 27-21 before that. This is more than enough time for the team to make moves to try and convince the 24-year-old to stay put despite the lack of playoff basketball, but the man himself may be having deep thoughts about his future. (more...)
Donald Trump: Armed teachers could stop further school massacres Donald Trump: Armed teachers could stop further school massacres
- February 22, 2018

The president also drew criticism for saying at the meeting that he is considering arming teachers with concealed guns . At a town hall hosted by CNN on Thursday (NZ time), Broward County School Superintendent Robert Runcie, whose district includes Stoneman Douglas High, roundly rejected the idea. (more...)
USA says DPRK cancels meeting with Pence at Winter Olympics USA says DPRK cancels meeting with Pence at Winter Olympics
- February 22, 2018

The victor will move on to the Gold Medal Game against the victor of Sweden and Great Britain, while the two losers will play for bronze. If a screenwriter might have opted to let Vonn leave the scene with a medal of a different hue, she sounded at peace with the result. (more...)
India arrests 11 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case India arrests 11 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case
- February 22, 2018

This apart, Vipul, in his capacity as president (finance) of Firestar International , had not only visited and met PNB officials at the now infamous Brady House branch, but also those in the zonal and head offices. In a letter to PNB officials, Mr Modi stated that his companies owed the bank less than 50 billion rupees (S$1.02 billion), much lower than the amount alleged by the bank. (more...)
Callum Smith wary of upcoming opponent Juergen Braehmer: 'It's his last chance' Callum Smith wary of upcoming opponent Juergen Braehmer: 'It's his last chance'
- February 22, 2018

However, one thing I for sure, he will know much more about me after I hit him for the first time on Saturday". I have seen all the fights in the super middleweight division. Holzken , 34, will take on his toughest opponent to date after racking up 13 victories and 10 stoppages during his five-year pro boxing career. 'I gave an interview last week and said it's great there have been no drop-outs... (more...)
Here are the most right-swiped Winter Olympics athletes, according to Tinder
- February 22, 2018

They finally won a long-track speed-skating medal at the Olympics, ending a USA drought for the women dating to the 2002 Games. She helped reignite interest in the Olympics with her bronze-medal performance in the downhill, and returned Wednesday for what had to be NBC's favorite night. (more...)
UK Police Investigating Package Sent to Harry and Meghan UK Police Investigating Package Sent to Harry and Meghan
- February 22, 2018

TV legal drama " Suits ". The Evening Standard said the letter was intercepted before it reached the couple who are due to marry on May 19. Ms Markle and Prince Harry - who are due to Wednesday on May 19 - have been informed of the incident, London's Evening Standard newspaper reports. (more...)
Avani Chaturvedi is flying high and we can't be prouder Avani Chaturvedi is flying high and we can't be prouder
- February 22, 2018

Avani Chaturvedi (centre) with fellow flying officers Mohana Singh and Bhawana Kanth. Chaturvedi became the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo when she flew a MiG-21 bison in her first solo flight from the IAF's Jamnagar base on Monday. (more...)
The Cast Of Netflix's 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' Reboot Has Been Revealed! The Cast Of Netflix's 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' Reboot Has Been Revealed!
- February 22, 2018

The outlet also reports that more bubbly Aunt Hilda (i.e. the "fun aunt") will be played by Lucy Davis , who you may remember as the apple of Martin Freeman's eye in the OG series of The Office (UK ). This reboot was originally supposed to air on The CW as a spinoff of Riverdale before Netflix stepped in and offered the show a two-season pickup. (more...)
Centrica cuts 4000 jobs after shedding customers in 2017 Centrica cuts 4000 jobs after shedding customers in 2017
- February 22, 2018

British Gas , which supplies 7.8 million customers, shed 9 percent of its domestic customers in 2017 . Mould concluded: "The group plans to forgo major acquisitions and cut costs, but it faces the possible implementation of price caps in the United Kingdom and still needs to address customer losses in both its consumer and corporate businesses". (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn faces 'Czech' jibe after warning of Brexit 'road to nowhere' Jeremy Corbyn faces 'Czech' jibe after warning of Brexit 'road to nowhere'
- February 22, 2018

The Labour leader later asked: "Could the Prime Minister take this opportunity now to tell the House and the country what is the Government's desired outcome?" Mr Corbyn blasted the Government's policy on Brexit, accusing Mrs May of not knowing what she wants from a deal with the EU. (more...)
Australia on top as New Zealand limp to 150 for nine Australia on top as New Zealand limp to 150 for nine
- February 22, 2018

With wickets continuing to fall, Ross Taylor came to the rescue for New Zealand as he smashed an unbeaten 43, which came off 38 balls and included two boundaries and a six , to help them finish on 150/9 off their 20 overs. The Australians were spotted celebrating hard after the win and reassumption of the No.1 rank. Australia conceded their heaviest run total at Eden Park earlier in the tournament, before sensationally chasing it down with seven balls to spare. (more...)
Starkville police investigating social media threat against Starkville High School Starkville police investigating social media threat against Starkville High School
- February 22, 2018

A Thurston High School student's idea of a joke has gotten him arrested. Some parents thought the message was a warning to Sheldon. Robertson County Director of Schools Chris Causey said the post does not reference Springfield High School and has been circulating nationwide. (more...)
Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav alleges Nitish released ghosts in his bungalow Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav alleges Nitish released ghosts in his bungalow
- February 22, 2018

The state building construction department (BCD) sent notices to the former RJD and Congress ministers in August a year ago, asking them to vacate their official bungalows. Tej made a decision to vacate the bungalow after receiving a second notice, said RJD spokesperson Shakti Singh Yadav. Sources close to him have revealed that in June a year ago, a " dushman maaran jaap " (chanting of hymns to eliminate enemies) had been organised at his bungalow while central agencies were busy ... (more...)
Greyhound to reduce frequency of routes in the Thompson-Okanagan region Greyhound to reduce frequency of routes in the Thompson-Okanagan region
- February 22, 2018

In a statement, Greyhound said it will respect the timeline set out by the board. But the decision also said that Greyhound's ridership has declined by 30 per cent in the past five years and it is losing about $35,000 per day in B.C. Greyhound will now operate only freight service on the Island. Greyhound also announced it will be eliminating multiple routes in Northern B.C. According to its ruling, the PTB said it "considers what, if any, level of service meets the public need", ... (more...)
North Korean trade deficit with China extends to $1.7 billion
- February 22, 2018

The North Korean-flagged Rye Song Gang 1 and the Belize-flagged Wan Heng 11, which is owned by a Hong Kong company, were spotted in what appears to be a ship-to-ship transfer. Pyongyang is subject to a series of UN Security Council sanctions, including one prohibiting all member states from facilitating or engaging in ship-to-ship transfers of goods to or from North Korean-flagged vessels. (more...)
Donald Trump considers arming more teachers to stop future school shootings Donald Trump considers arming more teachers to stop future school shootings
- February 22, 2018

While there's no indication the suspected Parkland Florida shooter used a bump stock, it's where President Trump chose to start gun control reform. "There are many ideas that I have". President Trump voiced support for arming teachers and other school staff to prevent school shootings as well as raising the minimum age for gun purchases, boosting background checks and detaining potentially unsafe people in mental institutions if they can not be held by police. (more...)
Us Hate Groups Grow in Trump's First Year, Says Watchdog Us Hate Groups Grow in Trump's First Year, Says Watchdog
- February 22, 2018

Typified by their anti-Semitic, anti-LGBT, anti-white rhetoric and conspiracy theories, these black nationalist groups should not be confused with activist groups such as Black Lives Matter and others that work for civil rights and to eliminate systemic racism. (more...)
Government Plans To Tackle Air Pollution Are Unlawful, Court Rules Government Plans To Tackle Air Pollution Are Unlawful, Court Rules
- February 22, 2018

Government plans to tackle air quality are unlawful and do not go far enough, a senior judge has ruled. An additional case brought against the Welsh Government was dropped after it agreed to work with the charity on plans to tackle toxic air. (more...)

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