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Kawhi Leonard Returns To Spurs, Tells Teammates He'll Play Again This Season Kawhi Leonard Returns To Spurs, Tells Teammates He'll Play Again This Season
- March 02, 2018

Should Leonard come back healthy, there's a chance he could come back to the court in time to help the Spurs make a run in the postseason . A week, so the saying goes, is a long time in politics-and judging by the latest news from San Antonio , it is also a very long time in the life of Kawhi Leonard. (more...)
Today's global war is against hate: Jordanian King Today's global war is against hate: Jordanian King
- March 02, 2018

His speech was also seen as showcasing India's ability to fight extremism to the worldwide community, as well as a domestic political message. Both countries agreed to cooperate on the matter of providing assistance to African countries. We are in process of exploring our cooperation. "Every Indian is proud of this virtue, no matter what language he speaks, no matter what religion he practices". (more...)
Northern California weather: Storm comes in with a punch Northern California weather: Storm comes in with a punch
- March 02, 2018

Interstate 80 was closed in both directions through California's Sierra Nevada because of whiteout conditions on Thursday. A cold winter system moving across the mountain range shared by California and Nevada is expected to be the biggest storm of the season, and possibly in recent years. (more...)
Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria, 13 wounded: army Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria, 13 wounded: army
- March 02, 2018

Both the military and Turkish authorities have repeatedly said that the operation targets only terrorist elements and "utmost care" is being taken to avoid harming any civilians. The Turkish authorities have rejected a call by the United States this week to implement the humanitarian truce, called for by the UN Security Council in Syria, with Ankara saying the UN resolution did not concern its operation. (more...)
NASA, NOAA to Launch Weather-Tracking Satellite NASA, NOAA to Launch Weather-Tracking Satellite
- March 02, 2018

GOES-16, meanwhile, was tasked with standing watch over the eastern USA and Atlantic Ocean out to Africa. The satellite will be able to scan each spot below it every 5 minutes, or every 1 minute to 30 seconds on special focus areas - in the latter case, for developing weather events. (more...)
Georgia Senate passes tax bill that snubs Delta Georgia Senate passes tax bill that snubs Delta
- March 02, 2018

Gov. Nathan Deal supported the jet fuel tax break, but said he would sign the bill without it, as he couldn't veto a measure that also amounted to a sweeping tax cut for residents. Republican candidate for governor Sen. "We've been attacked by the media, we've been attacked by the left". And we've stayed strong. Democratic state Sen. (more...)
Hope Hicks resigning as top Trump aide - White House Hope Hicks resigning as top Trump aide - White House
- March 02, 2018

She was said to have more access to the Oval Office than nearly any other staff member. And for a politician who relies so heavily on what is familiar to him, her absence could be jarring. Before joining the Trump administration, Hicks - who was briefly a teen model during her youth - did public relations work for Ivanka Trump's successful fashion line. (more...)
Why China Is Censoring Winnie the Pooh-And the Letter 'N' Why China Is Censoring Winnie the Pooh-And the Letter 'N'
- March 02, 2018

The honey-loving bear was first removed from Chinese websites and social media networks in 2013, when the meme first went into circulation following a Chinese visit to the U.S. The editorial "pointed out that the party's constitution, which is different from the national Constitution, clearly states that leaders can not keep their offices forever and that if their health does not hold up they should retire", Reuters reported . (more...)
Viktoria Nasyrova accused of poisoning look-alike with cheesecake Viktoria Nasyrova accused of poisoning look-alike with cheesecake
- March 02, 2018

According to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown , Viktoria Nasyrova is being held without bail on charges including attempted murder , burglary, reckless endangerment, assault, unlawful imprisonment, grand larceny, and possession of stolen property. (more...)
Trump thrives on chaos; White House staff pays the price Trump thrives on chaos; White House staff pays the price
- March 02, 2018

President Donald Trump whiplashed Washington, D.C., through 24 hours of chaos and confusion, culminating Thursday with a surprise announcement that he will unilaterally impose steep tariffs on all steel and aluminum imports. Trump's children, meanwhile, have grown exasperated with Kelly, seeing him as a hurdle to their father's success and as antagonistic to their continued presence, according to several people familiar with their thinking. (more...)
Trial Gets Underway for Widow of Pulse Nightclub Shooter Trial Gets Underway for Widow of Pulse Nightclub Shooter
- March 02, 2018

It took 30 to 40 minutes Thursday morning to question the first potential juror, who was eventually dismissed. The jury members will not be sequestered together. Mateen called 911 from the club to pledge his allegiance to the Islamic State. At the time of the June 16, 2016 massacre, it was the worst mass shooting in the United States. (more...)
Updated calculator helps taxpayers check withholding under new law Updated calculator helps taxpayers check withholding under new law
- March 02, 2018

The new withholding tables may also prove one of the Republican Party 's best shots at demonstrating to the American public that the tax law is bolstering their paychecks before November's 2018 midterm elections determine control of Congress. (more...)
Billboard in Las Vegas vandalized to show message against gun violence Billboard in Las Vegas vandalized to show message against gun violence
- March 02, 2018

Over the phone number for Battlefield Vegas was pasted 'Defend Lives Reform Laws'. A billboard near Interstate 15 crossing downtown Las Vegas was vandalized as a shocking sign against gun violence early Thursday morning. The billboard is just over three miles from the Mandalay Bay resort, where a gunman firing assault-style rifles from 32nd-floor windows killed 58 people and injured more than 800 October 1 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. (more...)
New Zealand teenager tried to assassinate Queen in 1981 - intelligence agency New Zealand teenager tried to assassinate Queen in 1981 - intelligence agency
- March 02, 2018

The documents were declassified in response to a request by Fairfax Media. To avoid national embarrassment and to ensure that royals would continue to visit New Zealand , the police decided not to charge Lewis with treason, which still carried the death penalty in 1981. (more...)
Bangladesh orders Myanmar to pull back soldiers on border Bangladesh orders Myanmar to pull back soldiers on border
- March 02, 2018

In recent weeks, they have come under pressure from soldiers who have stepped up patrols along the barbed wire border fence just metres away from the camp and broadcast messages using loud hailers ordering the Rohingya to leave. Meanwhile, Foreign Ministry summoned the newly-appointed Myanmar Ambassador in Dhaka , Lwin Oo, over the issue on Thursday afternoon. "Such move may hamper the repatriation process which both sides agreed to implement", he said, urging the Myanmar authorities to ... (more...)
California couple arrested after three children found living in plywood box California couple arrested after three children found living in plywood box
- March 02, 2018

Two parents in Joshua Tree , California, were arrested Wednesday for keeping children in a plywood box for almost four years. They also made contact with two adults a 51-year-old-female identified as Mona Kirk of Joshua Tree and a 73-year-old male identified as Daniel Panico also a resident of Joshua Tree . (more...)
Powerball winning numbers for 02/28/2018; jackpot $293 million Powerball winning numbers for 02/28/2018; jackpot $293 million
- March 02, 2018

Friday's Mega Millions drawing was last hit on January 5, when a Florida ticket-holder won $450 million, and Saturday's Powerball drawing was won by a New Hampshire resident who won $559.7 million on January 6, the statement said. Jackpots for both multi-state games, Powerball and Mega Millions , have risen to a combined total of $564 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day. (more...)
Rare Snow Blankets Rome as Europe Is Hit With Cold Winter Blast Rare Snow Blankets Rome as Europe Is Hit With Cold Winter Blast
- March 02, 2018

Schools in the capital and many other areas were closed as a precautionary measure on Monday and the Rome city council has told people to avoid any unnecessary travel. Eastern areas are worst affected. The frigid weather was set to continue Wednesday, with temperatures down to minus 12 C expected in northen France and minus 6 C in the usually mild south. (more...)
World's earliest figural tattoos revealed by British Museum World's earliest figural tattoos revealed by British Museum
- March 02, 2018

Dating back almost 5,300 years, the discovery means that people were tattooing in Africa over a thousand years earlier than previously thought. The tattoos may have indicated status or bravery, or they may have held spiritual importance, like an indication of special knowledge or protective powers. (more...)
Republicans rebuff students' call for tough gun curbs Republicans rebuff students' call for tough gun curbs
- March 02, 2018

With President Donald Trump and the Senate moving deliberately on the issue, neither House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin nor other top GOP leaders would commit to holding a vote on gun-related measures that have broad bipartisan support. (more...)
Prince William to visit Israel Prince William to visit Israel
- March 02, 2018

The trip will be William's first to the Middle East, and he will be the first member of the royal family to ever visit the Palestinian Territories . Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the news of the upcoming visit, saying: "We welcome the announcement about Prince William's arrival here in Israel - the first of its kind. (more...)
Rassie Erasmus appointed Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus appointed Springboks head coach
- March 02, 2018

Rassie Erasmus has finally been confirmed as the new head coach of the Springboks, taking over from Allister Coetzee who had a disappointing tenure in charge of the national side. " It is a huge task to coach the Springboks and I am very privileged ", Erasmus said in a statement. I think what will help in this role is that we can look at how we will manage all the players and think strategically with the Springboks being the end goal in mind. (more...)
Pakistani couple besieged in Syria finally evacuated Pakistani couple besieged in Syria finally evacuated
- March 02, 2018

The evacuation comes after a "humanitarian pause" announced by Russian Federation came into effect on Tuesday following days of air strikes and clashes that killed 600 civilians. "We stand in solidarity with the suffering people of Syria and hope that their aspirations for freedom and human dignity will be reached soon through putting an end to this absurd war and engaging in the political process led by the UN in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions". (more...)
Despite Proposed Raise, West Virginia Teacher Walkout Not Over Despite Proposed Raise, West Virginia Teacher Walkout Not Over
- March 02, 2018

Justice said he plans to raise the revenue estimates. With the strike looming, teachers last Wednesday sent enough food for a week home with the needy kids. The concession follows a four-day strike that spanned the state's 55 counties and 680 public schools and left more than a quarter of a million students out of school. (more...)
White House Calligrapher Has Higher Security Clearance Than Jared Kushner White House Calligrapher Has Higher Security Clearance Than Jared Kushner
- March 02, 2018

Kushner resigned as chief executive of the family firm when he joined the White House last January and sold a small portion of his stake in the company to a trust controlled by his mother, the Times said. The DNC pointed out that the same report stated that Kushner met with foreign officials without officially disclosing the meetings or making National Security Advisor H.R. (more...)
WH: HUD, Carson looking to be 'more responsible with taxpayer dollars' WH: HUD, Carson looking to be 'more responsible with taxpayer dollars'
- March 02, 2018

Despite the initial reports that Carson did not intend to return the furniture, it is now being reported that HUD is working to cancel the order for the dining room set at Carson's request. The set wasn't expected to be delivered to HUD until May, when Sebree said she would have been paid. HUD's Office of the Inspector General said Tuesday that it would not confirm or deny whether it had opened an investigation into Foster's allegations. (more...)
United Kingdom children abused in Australia 'should be compensated' United Kingdom children abused in Australia 'should be compensated'
- March 02, 2018

In responding to the needs of former child migrants and reflecting the presenting issues of the former child migrants, the priority for organisations such as the Catholic Child Welfare Council, the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster), Father Hudson's Care and the Southwark Catholic Children's Society, and for the various religious orders involved, has been family reunification and tracing projects, together with associated and necessary support such as counselling, therapy, assistance ... (more...)
Trump on opioid crisis: 'Strong on penalties' for dealers Trump on opioid crisis: 'Strong on penalties' for dealers
- March 02, 2018

Mr Trump has said the opioids crisis is a top priority for his administration. NEW: Pres. Trump on drug dealers: "Some countries have a very, very tough penalty-the ultimate penalty". The White House said its efforts to address opioid drug addiction and abuse include a focus on education and prevention, treatment and recovery and law enforcement and interdiction. (more...)
Senate Intel Says House Panel Leaked Private Russia Texts Senate Intel Says House Panel Leaked Private Russia Texts
- March 02, 2018

According to the report in question, Mr. Burr and Mr. Warner were angered that text messages were published by Fox News last month between Mr. Warner and lobbyist Adam Waldman, whose firm reportedly has ties to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Oleg Deripaska, a businessman with alleged ties to the Russian mafia. (more...)
What the customs union really means to Barnier, Corbyn and Blair
- March 02, 2018

Yesterday also saw an impassioned speech by former Tory prime minister John Major calling on Mrs May to stand up to the ultra Brexiteers in the party. May said the plan, which would keep Northern Ireland inside the EU's customs union, would "undermine the constitutional integrity of the U.K". But ahead of Mrs May's Friday speech, Mr Tusk hit out at her Brexit "red lines" and defended the EU's position in the row over the Irish border . (more...)

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