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Facebook Suspends Trump Election Data Firm for Policy Violations Facebook Suspends Trump Election Data Firm for Policy Violations
- March 17, 2018

The social networking giant said it learned several days ago that Cambridge Analytica , a firm that among other things helps target political messages to people online, had misused data about Facebook users. Facebook in its statement described a rocky relationship with Cambridge Analytica and two individuals going back to 2015. Back in December, Mueller requested that Cambridge Analytica pass along internal documents . (more...)
Russian ambassador to United Kingdom confirms expelled diplomats will leave on March 20 Russian ambassador to United Kingdom confirms expelled diplomats will leave on March 20
- March 17, 2018

Russia's investigative committee said it had opened a criminal case investigation into the "attempted murder" of Ms Skripal and "the murder" of Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian exile who was found dead in his home in London on Monday. Accusing the Russian state of the nerve agent attack, Britain is expelling 23 Russian diplomats and is trying to build a coalition of countries to punish Moscow as a result. (more...)
ELECTION:Samajwadi Party wins Yogi Adityanath's Gorakhpur, UP CM says result 'unexpected ELECTION:Samajwadi Party wins Yogi Adityanath's Gorakhpur, UP CM says result 'unexpected
- March 17, 2018

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi , however, had said yesterday that the verdict of the bypolls showed the anger of the people against the BJP and that they would vote for any non-BJP candidate who had the potential to win. "This dinner hosted by Sonia Gandhi for opposition parties should not be seen from the prism of politics". The tally has come down from 282 to around 272 - the half-way mark in the 543-strong Lower House, the editorial said. (more...)
Hacker Adrian Lamo who turned in Chelsea Manning has died Hacker Adrian Lamo who turned in Chelsea Manning has died
- March 17, 2018

Manning had revealed to Lamo that she was the source of the leak in a web chat. The Colombian-American hacker who gave up Chelsea Manning to the Federal Bureau of Investigation died in Kansas this week, according to relatives and local officials. (more...)
Malaysia's Malaysia's "Snake Whisperer" Dies After Cobra Bite
- March 17, 2018

Abu Zarin led a fire department King Cobra Squad, where he trained other firefighters to catch the deadly serpents, according to Free Malaysia Today. The stories used pictures from Mr Hussin's social media which showed him playfully spending time with snakes. (more...)
Tripp Halstead has died Tripp Halstead has died
- March 17, 2018

In the post , Tripp's mother Stacy Halstead said Tripp had been experiencing labored breathing and other health complications when she went to wake him up for school on Thursday. They attended races, fundraisers and more events set up by the public to raise awareness and money for treatment. "Kaete, Dave, and Barbara", the post read. (more...)
San Diego Newspaper Lauds Trump's 'Baby Steps' on Russia Sanctions San Diego Newspaper Lauds Trump's 'Baby Steps' on Russia Sanctions
- March 17, 2018

Trump has repeatedly sought to discredit Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, but the sanctions appeared to rely on the special counsel's legal conclusions in deciding who should be named. "Symantec customers are protected against the activities of the Dragonfly group ". Last July, there were news reports that the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp., which operates a nuclear plant in Kansas, had been targeted by hackers from an unknown origin. (more...)
US, France, Germany back Britain in blaming Russia for spy poisoning US, France, Germany back Britain in blaming Russia for spy poisoning
- March 17, 2018

The United States, France, Germany and Britain say they are united in holding Russian Federation responsible for a gas attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter earlier this month. Peskov reiterated Russian denials of involvement in the attack that has left both Skripals in critical condition. Meantime, the USA announced new sanctions against 19 Russian individuals and groups over malicious cyber activity including meddling in the 2016 United States election and cyber attacks. (more...)
March Madness Recap: Providence vs. Texas A&M Betting Odds March Madness Recap: Providence vs. Texas A&M Betting Odds
- March 17, 2018

They upped their pressure and that's when we're at our best, is when people do that and we can back cut out of it or we can start to read screens better. "Actually, I wanted to go through my legs, but I thought coach (Billy Kennedy) would take me out", Williams said. Providence coach Ed Cooley could only shrug. (more...)
North Korean minister in Sweden amid Trump-Kim speculation North Korean minister in Sweden amid Trump-Kim speculation
- March 17, 2018

Ruggierro, now a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank in Washington, flatly declined to comment when reached by telephone Friday. Sweden, which is not a member of the US -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance, has been mentioned as a potential location for a possible face-to-face meeting between Trump and Kim. (more...)
Britain points at Putin in spy poisoning attack Britain points at Putin in spy poisoning attack
- March 17, 2018

Mr Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious on 4 March in the centre of Salisbury and remain critically ill in hospital. He said the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been informed about the use of the nerve agent and the United Nations "are inviting them to independently verify our analysis". (more...)
Cheney defends torture in twitter fight with McCain Cheney defends torture in twitter fight with McCain
- March 17, 2018

Two suspected members of the al Qaeda militant group were subjected to waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques at the facility. So could be close, and she will face some Democratic pushback. "I think that this would clearly encompass some things that the U.S. did in the early or mid 2000s, most especially waterboarding, but very likely some of our other "enhanced interrogation" techniques also", Miller said . (more...)
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe fired Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe fired
- March 17, 2018

The White House had said Trump fired Comey because he had lost the confidence of the FBI's rank-and-file agents and workers - but McCabe, when asked, said that was not so. He has followed up with investigators as part of the Justice Department process. The decision could be consequential for McCabe's financial future, as if he is fired, he could lose significant retirement benefits. (more...)
YSRC Party seeks backing for no-confidence motion YSRC Party seeks backing for no-confidence motion
- March 17, 2018

As soon as the Speaker said she was duty -bound to take up the No-Confidence Motion, several Left, Congress , Samajwadi Party and Trinamool Congress members and Asauddin Owaisi of AIMIM were up on their feet rendering support to the motion moved by the two Andhra-based parties. (more...)
North Korean foreign minister visits Sweden amid summit speculation
- March 17, 2018

Sweden, whose embassy represents U.S. interests in the North Korean capital, has been touted as a possible venue for the momentous summit between Kim and Trump, and the visit will fuel speculation that a Stockholm encounter is in the cards. (more...)
PM arrives to inaugurate Indian Science Congress, received by CM, Guv PM arrives to inaugurate Indian Science Congress, received by CM, Guv
- March 17, 2018

Listing out key initiatives taken by his government in the area of science for the northeastern states, Modi said the agro-meteorological services that benefits five lakh farmers will now be expanded to all districts of the region. We have to throw open our institutions & laboratories to our children. The government has set a target of 100 Gw (gigawatts) of installed solar power by 2022, Modi told the gathering. (more...)
Winter Weather Advisory issued for tonight Winter Weather Advisory issued for tonight
- March 17, 2018

On Sunday , a stray shower is still possible for the early morning, but sunshine will return making for a pretty nice day. Sunday , the high will be near 62 with mostly sunny skies and an east southeast wind of 3 to 8 miles per hour, the weather service said. (more...)
Michigan State beats Bucknell 82-78 in NCAA tournament opener Michigan State beats Bucknell 82-78 in NCAA tournament opener
- March 17, 2018

Michigan State will play the victor of the Syracuse-TCU game on Sunday. Michigan State rotated Jackson, redshirt junior Kenny Goins, grad student Ben Carter and, on occasion, Bridges but Thomas hit his season average in the first half. Langford was the only other Spartan who finished in double figures with 22 points. He made 6 of 11 shots, including all 3 3-point attempts he took, as he scored 20 points to keep the Bison within striking distance at 44-40. (more...)
Walmart in Talks to Become the Largest Shareholder in Amazon India Rival Walmart in Talks to Become the Largest Shareholder in Amazon India Rival
- March 17, 2018

Walmart denies the claim, saying Hunynh was sacked during a restructuring. In addition to overblowing digital sales, Huynh also said Walmart's practices helped inflate the size of its online assortment, which has been dwarfed by Amazon's for years. (more...)
Money isn't everything: Rick Saccone's $11m election failure - in numbers Money isn't everything: Rick Saccone's $11m election failure - in numbers
- March 17, 2018

Even as ballot counting dragged on with several hundred votes separating Democrat Conor Lamb from Republican Rick Saccone , it was clear the single, short-term contest in western Pennsylvania had sounded the starting gun for the battle for control of the House. (more...)
Presidential Overtones In Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake's New Hampshire Speech Presidential Overtones In Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake's New Hampshire Speech
- March 17, 2018

The visit marked the first time Flake has been to New Hampshire - home to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary - since campaigning there with Arizona Senator John McCain in 2008. "If I didn't know better, I would say as a political movement, we've been out of our minds lately", Flake said. The state gave him his first victory of the 2016 Republican primary season. (more...)
Camila Cabello admits Ed Sheeran made her want to 'experience love' Camila Cabello admits Ed Sheeran made her want to 'experience love'
- March 17, 2018

She told The Dan Wootton Interview podcast: "This album, '+', was the first album that made me really want to start taking my love for music seriously and it made me wanna pick up a guitar and write about love". Meanwhile, Camila also insisted she doesn't harbour any bitterness towards her former bandmates, despite the acrimonious circumstances surrounding their split. (more...)
Top officials scramble to make Trump-Kim summit a reality Top officials scramble to make Trump-Kim summit a reality
- March 17, 2018

South Korea has said it was seeking high-level talks this month with North Korea to prepare for a summit and that South Korean President Moon Jae-in may meet Donald Trump before the USA president's planned meeting with the North Korean leader. (more...)
Court tells man that he's not alive Court tells man that he's not alive
- March 17, 2018

There seems to be no legal precedent for a deceased person - legally speaking, at least - to come back to life. In a case reminiscent of a Kafka novel, a Romanian court has ruled that a 63-year-old man is dead despite what would appear to be convincing evidence to the contrary: the man himself appeared alive and well in court. (more...)
Vatican tribunal finds Archbishop Apuron guilty Vatican tribunal finds Archbishop Apuron guilty "of certain of the accusations"
- March 17, 2018

The Vatican announced the verdict in a press release Friday but did not specify exactly what the longtime church leader was found guilty of. Five judges from the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sacked Anthony Apuron, archbishop in the capital city of Agana, and told him he could no longer reside in the Archdiocese of Guam after their ruling, the Vatican said in a statement. (more...)
The Parsons Green Tube bomber has been found guilty of attempted murder The Parsons Green Tube bomber has been found guilty of attempted murder
- March 17, 2018

The bomb was made from triacetone triperoxide (TATP), also known as "Mother of Satan", an extremely volatile homemade explosive. The jury at the Old Bailey took just one day to pronounce Hassan, from Surrey, as guilty after hearing "overwhelming evidence" to that count. (more...)
Head of US Central Command signals support for Iran nuclear deal Head of US Central Command signals support for Iran nuclear deal
- March 17, 2018

Trump's decision this week to replace Tillerson with Mike Pompeo as secretary of state has been widely seen as another bad omen for the agreement. "There would be some concern, I think, about how we meant to address that particular threat if it was not being addressed through the JCPOA", Votel said . (more...)
Putin eyes fourth term in office as Russians go to polls Putin eyes fourth term in office as Russians go to polls
- March 17, 2018

The Kremlin is seeking high participation to give legitimacy to Putin's inevitable fourth term - as seven in ten Russians are predicted to vote for him. President Donald Trump and the leaders of France and Germany joined British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday to directly pin blame for the attack on Russian Federation. (more...)
Fiery Mourinho hits back at critics in lengthy rant Fiery Mourinho hits back at critics in lengthy rant
- March 17, 2018

The Special One then made reference to fan reaction after the game and squarely put the blame for a lack of success on United's recent purchasing history after the exit of iconic ex-boss Sir Alex Ferguson. The United manager aims to add four new faces before the 2018-19 campaign kicks off, according to the Independent , with a new centre-back partner for Eric Bailly and a holding midfielder at the top of his list. (more...)
Israel condemns United Kingdom nerve agent attack, without mentioning Russian Federation Israel condemns United Kingdom nerve agent attack, without mentioning Russian Federation
- March 17, 2018

Russian Federation denies being the source of the nerve agent that poisoned the Skripals. The four-nation statement is the fruit of British efforts to enlist global support as it tries to hold Russia accountable for the March 4 attack that left former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in critical condition and a British police officer seriously ill. (more...)

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