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Trump gun plan to include provisions 'hardening' schools Trump gun plan to include provisions 'hardening' schools
- March 12, 2018

The Trump plan also calls for reviews to determine if changes are needed to improve coordination between mental health professionals and school officials or law enforcement. The Wall Street Journal previously reported some of the details of the expected announcement, citing White House officials who had been briefed on the proposal. (more...)
Lightning Strikes, Kills 16 In Rwanda Church Lightning Strikes, Kills 16 In Rwanda Church
- March 12, 2018

Lightning strikes are common in the mountainous and hilly regions of Rwanda, but the two latest incidents come two weeks after Rwandan officials closed over 700 churches for violations of noise pollution regulations and failure to comply with building codes. (more...)
Ireland tops Scotland to clinch 6N title Ireland tops Scotland to clinch 6N title
- March 12, 2018

Ireland and Leinster talisman Johnny Sexton is said to be glowing in his praise for Lancaster's coaching know-how. If Ireland win in London they will secure the third Grand Slam in their history, following previous triumphs in 1948 and 2009. (more...)
Hope Hicks Told House Panel of Hacked Email Account Hope Hicks Told House Panel of Hacked Email Account
- March 12, 2018

Hicks, 29, who has been a Trump aide since shortly after he announced his Republican candidacy in 2015, resigned from the post the day after testifying for almost nine hours before the panel. Her resignation came a day after she testified for eight hours before the House Intelligence Committee, telling the panel that in her job, she had occasionally been required to tell white lies but had never lied about anything connected to the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 ... (more...)
White House demands age restriction on weapon sales White House demands age restriction on weapon sales
- March 12, 2018

WASHINGTON — The White House said Sunday that the federal government will help provide "rigorous firearms training" for qualified volunteer school personnel as part of a package of policy changes he will propose after the February 14 mass shooting at Parklands Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (more...)
A look at what's ahead in a landmark Trump-Kim summit A look at what's ahead in a landmark Trump-Kim summit
- March 12, 2018

After a year of threats and diatribes, U.S. President Donald Trump and third-generation North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have agreed to meet face-to-face for talks about the North's nuclear program. It has also, from the US point of view, repeatedly cheated on past nuclear deals. Trump has derided Kim as a "maniac", referred to him as "little rocket man" and threatened in a speech previous year to "totally destroy" North Korea, a country of 26 million people, if it attacked the United ... (more...)
Maxine Waters: Stormy Daniels will 'get' Trump if Mueller investigation doesn't Maxine Waters: Stormy Daniels will 'get' Trump if Mueller investigation doesn't
- March 12, 2018

Although Waters shared why she thinks Trump will be impeached, the president did not explain why he thinks Waters has a low IQ . Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed President Trump's stump speech personal attacks as merely "funny" campaign cracks. (more...)
Trump, Ryan face off in GOP clash over tariffs Trump, Ryan face off in GOP clash over tariffs
- March 12, 2018

Slapping aluminum and steel imports with tariffs of this magnitude is misguided. Betras mourned that "national Democrats have the audacity to give the president shit on that, and they think it's going to resonate". A statement from Ways and Means chairman Kevin Brady applauded Trump for exempting Canada and Mexico, but reminds him that Congress "has constitutional authority over trade with foreign nations", even if that authority was previously ceded to the president. (more...)
Trump Set to Impose Steel Tariffs Amid Threats of Retaliation Trump Set to Impose Steel Tariffs Amid Threats of Retaliation
- March 12, 2018

Other American allies could use a similar system to ask for an exemption, he said . Sources familiar with Trump's plans say he is expected to tour the US-Mexico border to look at border wall prototypes in the San Diego area. Trump had applied pressure on his staff to complete the tariffs before the end of this week, hoping the announcement can help him rally voters behind the Republican candidate in a Pennsylvania special election next week in the state's 18th Congressional District. (more...)
Helicopter down in the East River, officials say Helicopter down in the East River, officials say
- March 12, 2018

First responders were deployed to the scene where rescues were underway, The New York Times reported. "It couldn't have been any longer than 5 minutes". Reports have put the number of people on the Eurocopter AS350 chopper at between one and six. Drivers should avoid northbound travel on FDR Drive until further notice. (more...)
Trump to EU: We'll drop our tariffs if you drop yours Trump to EU: We'll drop our tariffs if you drop yours
- March 12, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (L) and Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko take part in a meeting with European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom to discuss steel overcapacity, in Brussels, Belgium March 10, 2018. (more...)
Trump praises drug-dealer death penalty at political rally Trump praises drug-dealer death penalty at political rally
- March 12, 2018

Tim Murphy since 2002, until he resigned past year after allegations that the anti-abortion congressman encouraged his mistress to have one. Murphy, an eight-term congressman who had union support, never had a close election and had no Democratic challenger in his last two elections. (more...)
Mnuchin: US in talks with countries seeking tariff exemptions Mnuchin: US in talks with countries seeking tariff exemptions
- March 12, 2018

Stressing the need for "flexibility" while protecting the country's national security, Trump also said that other countries could negotiate bilaterally with the United States to get exemptions and reductions in their tariff rates. Employment in the sector does, however, remain well below pre-crisis levels. The proclamation also notes how closely linked the United States, Canada and Mexico are, both economically and in terms of proximity. (more...)
Trade groups say U.S. tariffs on aluminum, steel will hurt Trade groups say U.S. tariffs on aluminum, steel will hurt
- March 12, 2018

It recognized the complex, integrated economies of all three trade partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA ), and the damage a 25% import tariff on steel and 10% tariff on aluminum imports into the USA would cause all three nations. (more...)
Trump tariffs will damage global trade, says China Trump tariffs will damage global trade, says China
- March 12, 2018

Trump's audience includes a number of steelworkers along with administration officials. Trump said that while the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA ) is being re-negotiated, Canada and Mexico will be exempt. The White House said any nation with a security relationship with the United States was welcome to discuss "alternative ways to address the threatened impairment of the national security caused by imports from that country". (more...)
Wilbur Ross: Tariffs Will Help Bring Back US Steel Industry Wilbur Ross: Tariffs Will Help Bring Back US Steel Industry
- March 12, 2018

But both Mexico and Canada rejected Trump's linkage of the levies to ongoing NAFTA talks. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday that a trade war with the U.S. Chad Bown, of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, estimates the covered trade is $46 billion. Countries refused special treatment could still hit back against the US with trade barriers of their own down the road. (more...)
Sen. Flake calls for Trump to face 2020 primary challenge Sen. Flake calls for Trump to face 2020 primary challenge
- March 12, 2018

Trump has already announced his 2020 slogan - "Keep America Great!" - in a wide-ranging speech in Saturday in Pennsylvania where he also bashed the media, touted new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and suggested imposing the death penalty on drug dealers. (more...)
Trump headlines lead to surge in Pornhub popularity for Stormy Daniels Trump headlines lead to surge in Pornhub popularity for Stormy Daniels
- March 12, 2018

On Tuesday, she filed a lawsuit against him claiming a nondisclosure pact she signed is not valid because Trump, allegedly identified by the phony name of "David Dennison", never signed it. "Like I said in the Rolling Stone interview , if somebody came up to you and said, 'Hey, you know that job that you've been doing forever?" "I'm one of the most successful adult movie directors in the business", she said. (more...)
Queensland police hunt Irish tourists over scams Queensland police hunt Irish tourists over scams
- March 11, 2018

The accused are believed to be involved in a number of scams across the Gold Coast and Brisbane. One group of three women with small children is said to be seen using prams and handbags to hide stolen goods. "This attention has put many of them to ground and - which is a good thing, because our key goal at the moment is to stop these people from committing any more offences". (more...)
Trump says Australia to secure exemption from U.S. tariffs Trump says Australia to secure exemption from U.S. tariffs
- March 11, 2018

Trump praised Turnbull and "the great nation of Australia" in his announcement. Trump on Thursday afternoon signed paperwork to impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, despite warnings from Republicans, Democrats and worldwide leaders that such a move could have unintended consequences. (more...)
Chennai in advantage after holding Goa Chennai in advantage after holding Goa
- March 11, 2018

Chennaiyin FC , who did well in defending their citadel for better part of the first half, too came up with unsafe counter-attacks with Jeje and Gregory Nelsons low shot narrowly missing the target. Changing over the visitors had two golden chances to take lead. FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC ended the first leg of the semifinal clash in a 1-1 draw with Manuel Lanzarote and Anirudh Thapa being the goalscorers. (more...)
Winter Storm Warning in Effect through 4 am Monday Winter Storm Warning in Effect through 4 am Monday
- March 11, 2018

Last weekend, a powerful nor'easter morphed into a "bomb cyclone" and slammed much of the Northeast with heavy snow and rain, hurricane-force wind gusts, and significant coastal flooding. Damage to trees and power lines is possible as snow will be accompanied with strong to damaging winds, especially over southeast MA and Rhode Island. (more...)
USA working to spare Australia tariffs USA working to spare Australia tariffs
- March 11, 2018

Australia/US trade is fair & reciprocal & each of our nations has no closer ally. Turnbull went a step further, telling reporters in South Australia on Saturday that he was "very pleased the President was able to confirm that he would not have to impose tariffs on Australian steel and aluminum". (more...)
Stormy Daniels says Trump scandal good for business Stormy Daniels says Trump scandal good for business
- March 11, 2018

The White House on Thursday said that it's not abnormal for many people to leave the administration, after reports that the residence-cum-office of the USA president has plunged into chaos with at least half a dozen senior officials leaving the office in recent weeks. (more...)
Japanese revive the seventh anniversary of tsunami tragedy Japanese revive the seventh anniversary of tsunami tragedy
- March 11, 2018

The Fukushima Daiichi plant was damaged by a tsunami triggered by a magnitude-9 natural disaster on the afternoon of 11 March 2011. "However, by being aware of circumstances of the affected residents, we will continue to spend our efforts providing uninterrupted support for the region". (more...)
Trump minaccia l'Ue: Trump minaccia l'Ue: "Giù le tariffe o tassiamo auto e altro"
- March 11, 2018

In precedenza l'inquilino della Casa Bianca aveva detto di aver accettato l'offerta del leader nordcoreano Kim Jong-un per avere un incontro e discutere i problemi accumulatisi tra i due Paesi. "Penso che manterranno la loro promessa!" ha aggiunto. E ha ammonito che "tali misure, prese nei confronti di paesi alleati che rispettano le regole del commercio mondiale, non sarebbero efficaci per lottare contro le pratiche sleali, al contrario, rischierebbero di scatenare una guerra ... (more...)
Stormy Daniels calls Trump-related attention 'double-edged sword' Stormy Daniels calls Trump-related attention 'double-edged sword'
- March 11, 2018

Daniels, a porn star who regularly makes appearances at strip clubs across the country, was in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friday night to perform at the Solid Gold gentleman's club. Clifford and her counsel", Rosen said. Lawyers, professors and election law experts told NBC that there is enough to the circumstances around the payment, made by the Trump Organization's longtime attorney Michael Cohen shortly before the 2016 presidential election, that it could have violated campaign laws. (more...)
Gov. Scott Signs School Safety Bill Into Law Gov. Scott Signs School Safety Bill Into Law
- March 11, 2018

Among other things, the legislation raises the legal age for gun purchases to 21, institutes a waiting period of three days, and allows for the arming of school personnel who are not full-time teachers. "It's an example to the entire country that government can and has moved fast", he added. Bringing more guns into school has been a controversial idea, but lawmakers defended the bill. (more...)
Chuck Todd responds to Trump's 'son of a bitch' slam Chuck Todd responds to Trump's 'son of a bitch' slam
- March 11, 2018

Todd wondered. "Would you call last night's speech a focused speech on that?" "And I'm saying, you know, I'm really smart". He went on to say that although he tries to raise his children "to respect the office of the presidency and the president", Trump "creates a challenge to all parents when he uses vulgarities like that". (more...)
Turkish Passenger Jet Reportedly Crashes in Western Iran Turkish Passenger Jet Reportedly Crashes in Western Iran
- March 11, 2018

Tasnim News Agency has posted a picture of a smoke rising from the alleged crashed site. The plane, a Bombardier C160 according to the Fars news agency, was traveling from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and was initially believed to be carrying up to 20 passengers. (more...)

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