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BJP MLA from Bijnore killed in road accident BJP MLA from Bijnore killed in road accident
- February 23, 2018

Lokendra Singh , who was the Noorpur ( BJP ) legislator from Bijnore, died in a auto accident today. Lokendra Singh was born in Bijnor district, Uttar Pradesh. His service towards society and role in building the BJP in Uttar Pradesh will always be remembered. He won the state elections in March a year ago to become an MLA in UP's 16th legislative assembly. (more...)
NCAA Suspends Arizona Guard Trier For Second Time NCAA Suspends Arizona Guard Trier For Second Time
- February 23, 2018

No. 14 Arizona sits at 21-6 on the season and is in prime position for a run in the NCAA tournament as the Wildcats sit in first place in the Pac-12. It is not known whether or not Trier will be able to return to the court this season. Assistant coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson was sacked last month after being implicated in the U.S. (more...)
Takata, 44 States Reach Settlement Over Defective Air Bags Takata, 44 States Reach Settlement Over Defective Air Bags
- February 23, 2018

There's an exception, though. Twenty-two people have been killed and hundreds of people have been injured with the defective Takata airbags in their vehicles deployed with too much force, spraying them with metal fragments. Also under the deal, Takata agreed not to represent its airbags as safe unless supported by scientific evidence, not to falsify any testing data and to keep cooperating with automakers to make sure replacement inflators are available. (more...)
Trump tweets call to strengthen background checks Trump tweets call to strengthen background checks
- February 23, 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. According to the agency's subsequent investigation, Cruz - who suffered from depression - was planning to "go out and buy a gun" and had placed "hate signs" on his book bag. (more...)
Trump's call to ban bump stocks renews Maine debate Trump's call to ban bump stocks renews Maine debate
- February 23, 2018

Delivering his first public comments on the Parkland shooting at a conservative conference near Washington , LaPierre accused gun control advocates within the Democratic Party of seeking to roll back the constitutional right to bear arms. (more...)
South Korean President: Ties with the USA 'as strong as ever' South Korean President: Ties with the USA 'as strong as ever'
- February 23, 2018

US officials said reports that Ivanka will meet defectors are "incorrect" and it would have been too hard to schedule the meeting. Ivanka Trump was due to arrive in the South on a commercial flight from the U.S. Acknowledging public angst over Kim's pending visit, Baik said the South's stance that the Cheonan sinking was instigated by the North has not changed. (more...)
NRA CEO criticizes the media on gun control NRA CEO criticizes the media on gun control
- February 23, 2018

The Feb. 14 rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Florida was the latest in a series of deadly shootings at U.S. schools and has spurred unprecedented youth-led protests in cities across the country. "Passing a law that makes it illegal for a 20-year-old to purchase a shotgun for hunting or adult single mother from purchasing the most effective self-defense rifle on the market punishes law-abiding citizens for the evil acts of criminals", she said. (more...)
McMaster's White House Exit May Be Near McMaster's White House Exit May Be Near
- February 23, 2018

Most officials could not confirm what to offer a new job for McMaster, who might be nominated if he were to leave the White House. There was discussion in the West Wing about replacing him last fall, but he ultimately survived because officials, including the President himself, were skeptical about the optics of appointing a third national security adviser in less than a year, several sources told CNN . (more...)
Alice McKennis overcomes years of injuries to finish 5th in Olympic downhill
- February 23, 2018

With AP Photos.American teammates Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin meet in their 1st Olympic race and it will go down to the wire. Knight thought that knowing this would be the close of Vonn's Olympic downhill career had to play a role in her performance. (more...)
Immigrants sue Trump over end of temporary residency program Immigrants sue Trump over end of temporary residency program
- February 23, 2018

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice partnered with the group Centro Presente to file the lawsuit , which states the federal government's decision to rescind the temporary immigration status for the two countries was "impermissibly infected by invidious discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, and/or national origin and therefore can not stand". (more...)
Toyota, Genesis among Consumer Reports' top auto picks Toyota, Genesis among Consumer Reports' top auto picks
- February 23, 2018

Every model from Genesis and No. 2-ranked Audi that was tested by Consumer Reports earned a "recommended" designation, meaning they performed well in testing, had average or better predicted reliability, and performed adequately in government or insurance-industry crash-tests. (more...)
Police officer dies following Europa League fan clashes Police officer dies following Europa League fan clashes
- February 23, 2018

Prior to that, groups of Russian hooligans met close to the regional television headquarters ETB but a quick response from the civillian police the Ertzaintza prevented trouble from escalating out of control. The Spanish league said it "deplores and condemns the death" of the police officer, and its president said he hopes Federation Internationale de Football Association and UEFA take action to halt fan violence . (more...)
Schools across US get copycat threats after Florida shooting Schools across US get copycat threats after Florida shooting
- February 23, 2018

Police are taking quick action against the teenagers posting the copycat threats. A 15-year-old boy was arrested at the Harmony Public School in Texas following a Snapchat he made at a gun range holding pistols and an AR-15, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. (more...)
School shooting survivor knocks down 'crisis actor' claim School shooting survivor knocks down 'crisis actor' claim
- February 23, 2018

Some of the associated social media posts were liked by Donald Trump Jr ., who at this point might be medically incapable of seeing a moronic tweet without pressing the little heart that appears beneath it. The video went viral and prompted many conspiracy theorists to speculate as to whether Hogg was a student or an actor. In a statement , a YouTube rep said , "This video should never have appeared in Trending ". (more...)
GOP congresswoman says most mass murderers are 'Democrats' GOP congresswoman says most mass murderers are 'Democrats'
- February 23, 2018

Tenney was first elected in 2016, and her district covers a large area of central NY, including Binghamton, Utica and Rome. Democrats immediately condemned her remarks, which came a week after 17 people were killed at a high school in Parkland, Fla., and called on her to apologize for politicizing gun tragedies. (more...)
Cinemark Theaters Banning Large Bags for 'Safety and Security' Cinemark Theaters Banning Large Bags for 'Safety and Security'
- February 23, 2018

The new bag policy comes six years after a gunman opened fire at a Cinemark Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado killing 12 people and injuring 70. "I think it should have been done sooner, a long time ago", Martinez said. Exceptions will be made for bags carrying medical equipment or diapers. The theaters do not provide a general area to check bags or other personal belongings that aren't allowed inside, and theater employees reserve the right to check all bags before entering. (more...)
Another round of freezing rain to move in Thursday morning throughout Oklahoma Another round of freezing rain to move in Thursday morning throughout Oklahoma
- February 23, 2018

The National Weather Service Hanford office reports Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for the Sierra Foothills and the Kern County Mountains for this evening through Friday morning. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Ice accumulations of two tenths of an inch or less is expected, with minor sleet accumulations. We'll hang on to a chance of showers both Thursday and Friday afternoon. (more...)
Kinder Morgan (KMI) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.05
- February 23, 2018

About 33,378 shares traded. iRhythm Technologies, Inc. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. First Allied Advisory Services Inc increased Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT) stake by 10.3% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, August 18 to "Overweight". RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of KMI in report on Sunday, August 27 with "Hold" rating. (more...)
US Jewish Group Withdraws US Jewish Group Withdraws "Polish Holocaust" Video Deemed Offensive To Poles
- February 23, 2018

A prominent Jewish-American foundation removed a video from YouTube which had sparked outrage in Poland and beyond on Wednesday with its provocative use of the historically inaccurate term " Polish Holocaust" to protest a controversial new Polish law criminalizing some comments about the Holocaust. (more...)
Larger bench to hear land sale case today Larger bench to hear land sale case today
- February 23, 2018

Both Benches of Justices Mishra and Goel ordered the cases referred by them to be posted before an "appropriate" Bench on February 23 itself, as per the orders of the Chief Justice. It gets curiouser. The bench that the other day criticised the Justice Arun Mishra bench, made up Justices Lokur and Joseph. Can a three-judge bench over rule a three-judge bench verdict?. (more...)
Police operation in Brussels, terrorism ruled out Police operation in Brussels, terrorism ruled out
- February 23, 2018

Specialist armed units have surrounded the building in the Belgian capital with the man inside, and a siege is underway. However, residents have been warned to stay inside their homes. Earlier in the day, a man claimed a murder had taken place in the area, according to a spokesperson of Brussels police. A police helicopter could be heard overhead in the Forest district of the Belgian capital, while images from the scene show armed officers taking cover and staking out a building rooftop. (more...)
Video shows police officer catching boy who fell from third-story building Video shows police officer catching boy who fell from third-story building
- February 23, 2018

In the footage three uniformed officers can be seen looking upwards as the five-year-old hangs from an above balcony. With his arms open, the officer waits for the child to fall. Five-year-old Ammar Motaz Abd El-Salam was attending an engagement party with family on February 17 in the town of Asyut, south of Cairo, when the incident occurred. (more...)
Colts QB Luck 'extremely optimistic' about shoulder rehab Colts QB Luck 'extremely optimistic' about shoulder rehab
- February 23, 2018

Andrew Luck said he feels great and hopes to be ready for the start of the 2018 season. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport went as far as to say Luck's shoulder is "fine", and that the problems now involve "parts around Luck's shoulder", which to us just confirms Luck's throwing arm remains problematic. (more...)
Texas school district threatens to suspend students who stage protest walkout Texas school district threatens to suspend students who stage protest walkout
- February 23, 2018

The junior high is in Rhode's school district, according to the district's website. "Life is about choices, and every choice has a effect whether it be positive or negative", Rhodes went on. "A school is a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally and morally", he wrote. "A disruption of the school will not be tolerated", said Superintendent Curtis Rhodes via a Facebook post , which drew outrage from several people in the comments section. (more...)
Dutch Parliament Reaffirms Recognition of Armenian Genocide Dutch Parliament Reaffirms Recognition of Armenian Genocide
- February 23, 2018

Meanwhile acting Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag quickly tempered the motion, saying even though the ruling four-party coalition voted for the motion, the government will "restrain" itself. She was quick to point out, however, that the visit should not be construed as the cabinet's affirmation that the events of 1915 constitute genocide. (more...)
Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce expected to resign Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce expected to resign
- February 23, 2018

Speaking in Washington DC, Turnbull declined to publicly back Joyce, saying "leadership of the National party is a matter for the National party". Barnaby Joyce and staffer Vikki Campion lived in the Tamworth flat rent free. "Until I have clarification regarding some of the issues about Barnaby, I won't be able to back him but I'm also not in a position to back any challenger", Mr Gee said in a statement on Friday. (more...)
Palestine calls for Middle East peace conference Palestine calls for Middle East peace conference
- February 23, 2018

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed that "there is no Plan B" to a two-state solution. A Palestinian man has been killed by Israeli security forces following a confrontation in the occupied West Bank on Thursday. "The choice, Mr. president, is yours". The United States is a leading member of the Quartet and the Security Council, signaling Abbas was again ready to defer to US leadership on the peace process. (more...)
UNICEF number two resigns after complaints of inappropriate behavior UNICEF number two resigns after complaints of inappropriate behavior
- February 23, 2018

Mr Forsyth was reportedly accused of sending inappropriate texts and commenting on the outfits of young female staff. Forsyth states that he "apologized unreservedly" to the three workers at time. The former Save the Children chief executive said he did not want to "damage" the charity organisations, BBC reported. If they still did not respond, he would ask someone to send them to him for a "quick word". (more...)
Florida shooting survivors in Capitol, demand action on guns Florida shooting survivors in Capitol, demand action on guns
- February 23, 2018

Meanwhile, at a special "listening session" held with President Trump, the president made several commitments, including taking a serious look at arming teachers and other school staff. At Needville High School outside Houston, administrators threatened to impose a three-day suspension on any student who protested. "I know there are members of the minority party in the House that had no idea that was going on and certainly were horrified that happened". (more...)
It's time to rethink the Second Amendment It's time to rethink the Second Amendment
- February 23, 2018

Don Beyer in a prepared statement released February 15. Many have had enough and they are standing up in protest. The gunman, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz , was a former student with a history of violence . That may seem like an impossible dream, considering the exaggerated impression so many of us have been taught to have about the NRA's power. The whole idea behind the Second Amendment was to put ordinary, everyday citizens on equal footing to that of the government when it came to ... (more...)

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