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Police assigned to DeLand High after social media threat Police assigned to DeLand High after social media threat
- February 24, 2018

Police and school leaders questioned everyone involved. Police and school administrators are investigating the validity of the threat. "We are going to thoroughly investigate every complaint that we have". Claxton Police and Chief Kirkland arrived at CHS prior to student arrival and communicated the concerns with CHS Administration. We want to reassure our parents and community that a strong partnership with our local law enforcement has provided swift interaction and response when any ... (more...)
West Virginia Teacher Strike Continues Monday West Virginia Teacher Strike Continues Monday
- February 24, 2018

And we'd like to have our PEIA fixed. "I think it sends a bad message to not only our students but the citizens of West Virginia". One GOP state senator told a crowd of teachers the demands came from "union bosses" - prompting one teacher to retort her father was a retired and ill 42-year Mine Worker. (more...)
Ivanka and North Korean general to attend Olympic closing Ivanka and North Korean general to attend Olympic closing
- February 24, 2018

Her visit coincides with that of a sanctioned North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol, blamed for the deadly 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors. South Korean lawmakers protested Friday over a visit by a top North Korean general for the Pyeongchang Olympics, labelling him a war criminal over the 2010 sinking of a warship and calling for his execution . (more...)
A Conspiracy Theory About A Stoneman Douglas Student Reaches No A Conspiracy Theory About A Stoneman Douglas Student Reaches No
- February 24, 2018

On Tuesday, the president's son, Donald Trump Jr ., liked a pair of tweets that accused David Hogg , 17, who is among the most outspoken of the Parkland students, of criticizing the Trump administration in an effort to protect his father, whom Hogg has described as a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent. (more...)
Florida school shooting survivors grill lawmakers during emotional town hall meeting Florida school shooting survivors grill lawmakers during emotional town hall meeting
- February 24, 2018

They wanted a clear directive that guarantees children won't ever fear being murdered in their school's halls. During a CNN town hall in Sunrise, Fla . Nicholas Hernandez was recounting the frightening moment he heard knocking on the door of his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day. (more...)
Somalia: Three killed in vehicle bombings, gun attack in Mogadishu Somalia: Three killed in vehicle bombings, gun attack in Mogadishu
- February 24, 2018

Extremist group al Shabab claimed responsibility for the blasts via its Andalus radio arm. The second came close to parliament, the presidential palace and police headquarters - all of which are in close proximity to each other in Mogadishu's government district. (more...)
Turnbull jets off to meet US President Donald Trump at White House Turnbull jets off to meet US President Donald Trump at White House
- February 24, 2018

Markets in mainland China were closed for a final day of lunar new year holidays. The dollar index, tracking the unit against key world currencies, rose 0.59 percent, continuing its rebound from three-year lows. On Wednesday it was at 2.89 percent. "Maybe very unfortunate for the world", the president said. The Nikkei Japan Manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers index) was at 54 on a 0-100 scale where reading exceeding 50 indicate expansion. (more...)
Trump defends comments on giving U.S. school teachers concealed guns Trump defends comments on giving U.S. school teachers concealed guns
- February 23, 2018

Cowards won't go there...problem solved. "To get this done we do need defense but we also need offensive capability". On the other side of the debate, students from Stoneman Douglas High have used social media and public protests to slam the US Government and the NRA for allowing tragedies such as these to happen. (more...)
Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency
- February 23, 2018

Donald Trump Jr. said at an Indian business summit that life since his father's election "has been hard from a family standpoint", but that he'd enjoyed the coverage he'd received during this trip. "With this trip to India, the Trump Organization is literally selling access to the first family", said Kathleen Clark, a law professor and ethics expert at Washington University in St. (more...)
Russia Parades Advanced Military Fighters in Syria Russia Parades Advanced Military Fighters in Syria
- February 23, 2018

It's a deployment that could potentially increase the level of danger to U.S. forces operating inside the country. Russian Federation has thus deployed two Su-57S and two Su-57 jets. Some media outlets linked the Russian moves to the killing of a large number of Russian mercenaries near Deir al-Zour two weeks ago, referring to Moscow , although not formally declared losses, believes that the powerful USA strike is a message to the Russian military leadership delivering a new strategy for ... (more...)
Vehicle crashes into barrier outside White House, female driver arrested Vehicle crashes into barrier outside White House, female driver arrested
- February 23, 2018

The Secret Service Uniformed Division, a police force that defends the White House and other facilities, has apprehended the female driver. According to Fox News, the driver of the auto appears to be suffering from mental problems, although this is not believed to be an attack on the president's life. (more...)
Natalie Orr Selected to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team Natalie Orr Selected to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
- February 23, 2018

Welage, a kinesiology major with a minor in nutrition, earned a 4.0 grade point average ( GPA ) in the fall and has an SJSU cumulative GPA of 3.84. Adams is now leading the Sun Belt Conference in both scoring (18.7 ppg) and playing time (36.3 mpg), while also ranking second in 3-pointers per game (2.6), fourth in free throw percentage (80.6), fifth in 3-point field goal percentage (37.4). (more...)
Manafort denies new allegations by Mueller Manafort denies new allegations by Mueller
- February 23, 2018

He took over an ongoing FBI investigation into Manafort's foreign lobbying work. Mueller accused the two longtime business associates of laundering over $30 million dollars in income that they hid from the USA government. When they belatedly reported the work in June, they said their company had been paid $17 million between 2012 and 2014. That indictment focused not on events in the 2016 race but financial transactions involving work by Manafort and Gates for the Ukrainian political party ... (more...)
Eric Branch executed at Florida State Prison Eric Branch executed at Florida State Prison
- February 23, 2018

An unidentified executioner standing behind a long curtain then administered the lethal injection, a mix of etomidate, bromide and potassium acetate. Branch killed 21-year-old Susan Morris in early 1993, two months after he was mistakenly released early from a work-release facility in IN, where he had been serving time for crimes including sexual battery, the Courier & Press reports. (more...)
Theresa May faces prospect of fresh Commons Brexit showdown Theresa May faces prospect of fresh Commons Brexit showdown
- February 23, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday called for talks with the European Union about a new security treaty after London left the bloc as she addressed the Munich Security Conference. Cuts to agricultural funds and payments to poorer regions have already been mooted in Brussels . The UK's approach to the next stage of Brexit negotiations seems to be based on "pure illusion", Donald Tusk says. (more...)
Trump Wants Teachers To Go Through Special Gun Training To Combat Shooters Trump Wants Teachers To Go Through Special Gun Training To Combat Shooters
- February 23, 2018

In the wake of the shooting, numerous student survivors marched and lobbied for stricter gun control laws. The President also expressed a desire to strengthen background checks . I mean, you're giving an open invitation to a maniac to go in and attack! "He was not a credit to law enforcement". Trump's plan to arm teachers has created an intense backlash. (more...)
No bail for father in murder of 2-year-old son No bail for father in murder of 2-year-old son
- February 23, 2018

Area Central Detectives Commander Brendan Deenihan said Ortiz was home alone with his son when he grew " very frustrated that he couldn't sleep " because the child " was wandering around " their home waking him. Deenihan said the father confessed to the crime while in police custody. The couple worked different shifts at the same company, Deenihan said. The couple has six other children, but there are no prior incidents on record involving children who were armed, Deenihan said. (more...)
Attendees at NRA speech split over idea to give teachers guns Attendees at NRA speech split over idea to give teachers guns
- February 23, 2018

But while LaPierre had plenty to say about protecting the Second Amendment and keeping schools armed to prevent further violence, he spent roughly as much time questioning the leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, vaguely lamenting a loss of "due process" in America, criticizing teaching in schools and perceived chill of free speech on college campuses, and generally decrying the "growing socialist state". (more...)
Details scarce in Southeastern Louisiana University shooting that injured 2 Details scarce in Southeastern Louisiana University shooting that injured 2
- February 23, 2018

The university's alert, posted on Facebook and Twitter, also revealed that the incident happened on the North Campus and it involved "several individuals". However, the University Police Department is still investigating what happened in the wee hours of the morning. Tim Peterson, an architect for LPW, said since Sandy Hook they have seen a spike in schools wanting that extra feel of security. (more...)
UN Security Council debates Syria ceasefire resolution; Russian Federation proposes amendments UN Security Council debates Syria ceasefire resolution; Russian Federation proposes amendments
- February 23, 2018

Four key rebel groups are positioned inside Eastern Ghouta , namely the Islam Army, Failaq al-Rahman, Ahrar al-Sham and the Levant Liberation Committee, also known as the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front. Besides President Bashar Assad, himself, Merkel says "Iran and Russian Federation have a particular responsibility", as they are both supporting the government forces . (more...)
Angry Birds Maker Rovio Pummelled After Profit Warning Angry Birds Maker Rovio Pummelled After Profit Warning
- February 23, 2018

Operating margins for 2018 are expected to land on 9 to 11 percent versus 10,6 percent in 2017. Its shares traded 45 percent lower at 5.5 euros by 1130 GMT, less than half the IPO price of 11.50 euros. As for what Rovio intends to do to turn things around, the company had noted that it will keep trying for its long term targets of a 30 percent profit margin and increasing its game revenue, noting that it intends to use approximately 30 percent of said revenue to try to add new users to its ... (more...)
United States women pull off historic upset in cross-country skiing at Winter Olympics United States women pull off historic upset in cross-country skiing at Winter Olympics
- February 23, 2018

And it remains to be seen whether the men's hockey team will be able to up the medal count after a shocking 4-3 semifinal loss to Germany. Jessie Diggins ends USA cross-country medal droughtJessie Diggins (14-2) stretches across the finish line to win gold ahead of Stina Nilsson of Sweden (12-2) during the cross-country ladies' team sprint on Wednesday. (more...)
UK's Gove says May's Brexit meeting 'agreed on the way forward' UK's Gove says May's Brexit meeting 'agreed on the way forward'
- February 23, 2018

Responding to the European Union documents, Cabinet Office minister David Lidington said: "I don't want to dismiss anything that's said by our colleagues in Brussels , but it's always the case before the start of a negotiation that various things are reported". (more...)
Russia: UN Syria Resolution Aims to 'Overthrow' Government
- February 23, 2018

Pro-government forces pounded eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed at least 250 people since Sunday night. He added that the draft resolution submitted by Kuwait and Sweden to the UN Security Council was not coordinated with the Syrian delegation, describing it "as a big shame". (more...)
Palace says U.S. intel report on Duterte 'myopic and speculative' Palace says U.S. intel report on Duterte 'myopic and speculative'
- February 23, 2018

Manila's move comes after U.S. intelligence published on February 13 a report labeling Duterte as a "threat to democracy", which caused an angry reaction from Manila's officials, with the presidential spokesman saying the United States assessment made it "very hard to be friendly" with Washington. (more...)
Otaegui surges into slender lead in Qatar Otaegui surges into slender lead in Qatar
- February 23, 2018

Asked what he will take from his performance in Oman, Wood told European Tour Productions: "Confidence really, because I've not had much for six months". The 42-year-old shot bogey, par, birdie, par, par over his final five holes to return to the clubhouse on two-under and five-under overall in a tie for 35th place. (more...)
Spokesman: Graham planned own funeral Spokesman: Graham planned own funeral
- February 23, 2018

Members of the public can sign a book set inside North Carolina's old Capitol building to remember the late Rev. Billy Graham. A ceremony featuring congressional leaders was being prepared, Ryan said. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama - to attend. His coffin was built by inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La., who typically construct caskets for fellow prisoners who can not afford one. (more...)
European Union leaders meet over impact of Brexit on European Union budget European Union leaders meet over impact of Brexit on European Union budget
- February 23, 2018

The president of the European Commission was arriving at a summit of the remaining EU member states in Brussels when he was asked if he had been told about the outcome of yesterday's crunch Cabinet meeting. The first time it was used was during the process that led to the choice of Jean-Claude Juncker in 2014. Issues such as the EU's post-Brexit budget and the selection of the new leader of the European Commission are now at the forefront of the European Union's agenda. (more...)
Armed deputy failed to confront gunman at USA shooting
- February 23, 2018

On his way to CPAC this morning, President Donald Trump spoke to reporters on the White House lawn about his recent proposal to arm teachers and the latest developments in the Parkland school shooting. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is reopening on Friday, just over a week after the massacre, so teachers can collect belongings from classrooms. (more...)
United States to move embassy to Jerusalem in May United States to move embassy to Jerusalem in May
- February 23, 2018

Last night, Israel's police chief Roni Alsheikh met with Israel Railways management regarding the operation of the Tel Aviv - Jerusalem fast rail link. Israel declared its independence in 1948 and the new state was recognized by then-U.S. President Harry Truman on May 14. In a speech Friday to a gathering of conservatives in suburban Washington, Trump recalled his controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying he withstood enormous pressure to make the move. (more...)

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