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Teacher accidentally fires gun in classroom, students injured Teacher accidentally fires gun in classroom, students injured
- March 14, 2018

Pridgen said class resumed after the incident was brought under control. The teacher was identified as Dennis Alexander, a reserve police officer for Sand City, according to a press release from the Seaside Police Department. "We will be looking into that, ' he said". The school district sent out a letter to parents saying the students are all expected to be OK and that the teacher is facing disciplinary action. (more...)
Another nor'easter is about to pummel New England Another nor'easter is about to pummel New England
- March 14, 2018

More than 35,000 residents from Kentucky to North Carolina and up through ME were without power on Tuesday morning. That warning will remain in effect until 8 p.m., as will a winter storm warning for the rest of the state. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson says Boston could see about a foot of snow, with up to 18 inches along the southern coast of MA and in the Merrimack Valley. (more...)
Pa. US House election is tight contest Pa. US House election is tight contest
- March 14, 2018

It's not over yet. "I think you know people out here are happy because finally somebody is saying something". On Monday, Trump tweeted that Saccone-a veteran of Pennsylvania's legislature-"will be much better for steel and business". Democrats must flip 24 GOP-held seats this fall to seize control of the House, and months ago few had counted on this Pittsburgh-area district to be in play. (more...)
3 arrested on gun charges suspected in Minnesota mosque bombing 3 arrested on gun charges suspected in Minnesota mosque bombing
- March 14, 2018

The three men - Michael Mcwhorter , Joe Morris and Michael B. Hari - are now in custody in Urbana, Ill., Minnesota's U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement . McWhorter allegedly admitted his involvement in bombing the mosque and the attempt on the women's clinic, and told investigators that each of the three men had specific roles in the attack . (more...)
White House to help arm school staff White House to help arm school staff
- March 14, 2018

The White House said a new federal commission on school safety would examine the age limit issue. President Trump seemed to retreat from his call to increase the age to buy assault-style rifles from 18 to 21, a point he had made repeatedly in recent weeks. (more...)
White House fires top Tillerson aide Steve Goldstein White House fires top Tillerson aide Steve Goldstein
- March 14, 2018

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly. Klobuchar, who voted against Tillerson's confirmation a year ago, did not mention the Trump administration's expected replacement. "He has made alliances that will benefit the United States and our allies". Trump also posted on his Twitter account that Gina Haspel will replace Pompeo as director of Central Intelligence Agency, saying that she is the first woman so chosen. (more...)
Trump sacks Rex Tillerson, appoints CIA chief Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Trump sacks Rex Tillerson, appoints CIA chief Mike Pompeo Secretary of State
- March 14, 2018

Tillerson was notified Friday that he could be replaced, leading him to return home from an Africa trip a day early, according to American news outlets. In Syria, Pompeo will confront a USA policy that so far makes little sense. In remarks to reporters Tuesday, Trump highlighted his differences with Tillerson on Iran and North Korea . (more...)
South Korean ex-president Lee Myung-bak questioned on graft South Korean ex-president Lee Myung-bak questioned on graft
- March 14, 2018

He stands accused of almost 20 criminal allegations, including receiving illicit funds of some 11.1 billion won ($10.4 million) from the state spy agency, individuals and businesses, including Samsung. Lee is expected to return home after the questioning, but prosecutors are thought likely to then ask a court for an arrest warrant. Some of his key aides, including a wealth manager, have been arrested. (more...)
Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to snapping turtle Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to snapping turtle
- March 14, 2018

Police became involved in the investigation when an animal rights activist, Jill Parrish, filed a police report against Crosland after learning about the incident from another teacher, Fox News reported . It appears that after school hours Crosland fed the puppy to a snapping turtle while some students watched. "If it was a deformed puppy that was going to die anyway ... (more...)
Pakistan, Iran to strengthen ties: Maleeha Pakistan, Iran to strengthen ties: Maleeha
- March 14, 2018

The Iranian top diplomat, who left Tehran for Islamabad on Sunday afternoon heading a 30-strong politico-economic delegation, arrived in Karachi on the second day of his visit to Pakistan on Tuesday. "Iran is always ready to help Pakistan meet its electricity demand to a great extent", he said, while recalling the number of advantages his country offered for Pakistan's economy and businessmnen. (more...)
Time for new government to get to work Time for new government to get to work
- March 14, 2018

The alliance was sealed last month, ending a protracted period of uncertainty and drift brought about by the inconclusive general election in September. "(Merkel) said it's up to Russian Federation to quickly provide answers to the British government's justified questions and to heed the call to completely and immediately lay bare the relevant chemical weapons programme to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons", Seibert said. (more...)
Defence Budget 'Insufficient', Army Expresses Frustration Defence Budget 'Insufficient', Army Expresses Frustration
- March 14, 2018

However, there is not adequate budget to support this. A modern military should typically have 30% of its weaponry and equipment in the state-of-the-art technology category, 40% in current category and 30% in vintage category. He pointed out that 68 per cent of the Army's equipment of vintage category and only 8 per cent in the "state of the art" category. The committee is scathing on the 4.5 per cent increase in the revenue component of the Army's budget, as it will all go towards the ... (more...)
BJP ahead in Araria, Bhabua; RJD in Jehanabad BJP ahead in Araria, Bhabua; RJD in Jehanabad
- March 14, 2018

The polling was held on Sunday for all three seats. The RJD hopes to retain the Assembly seat. Dynamic security arrangements have been made for counting of votes. In Bihar's Araria parliamentary by election 57 per cent polling was registered. The bye-election to the Araria seat was necessitated after the death of sitting RJD lawmaker Mohd Taslimuddin. (more...)
Bypolls: SP takes lead in UP's Gorakhpur, Phulpur; NDA leading in Bihar Bypolls: SP takes lead in UP's Gorakhpur, Phulpur; NDA leading in Bihar
- March 14, 2018

But with no observer to sign the forms, official statistics aren't out yet. After three rounds of counting, Nagendra Patel has got 7,600 votes against Kaushlendra Singh Patel's 6,163 votes. Counting has begun for the Phulpur Lok Sabha seat. It is an interesting contest in Gorakhpur with the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party coming together to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party . (more...)
Amy Schumer Explains Why She Won't Take Husband's Last Name Amy Schumer Explains Why She Won't Take Husband's Last Name
- March 14, 2018

The 'Long Island Lolita!' Yeah, no I'm keeping my name. Fisher shot Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of the man she was seeing named Joey Buttafuoco. Schumer then laughed and used the hashtag "longislandlolita". While they hosted A-list stars like Jennifer Aniston, Schumer's friend Jennifer Lawrence , Jake Gyllenhaal, and David Spade, the ceremony was not only said to be laid-back but was planned just days before. (more...)
Trump, please back away from tariff ledge Trump, please back away from tariff ledge
- March 14, 2018

President Trump initially announced that he would impose a global tariff on steel and aluminum imports from all countries. "Something that would force people to move their plans ahead or to choose Canada over the United States". But the tariffs are not being welcomed quite so joyfully just a mile down the road, where a company called Steel Smith, which specialises in manufacturing and constructing steel buildings, is erecting a structure on the side of a factory. (more...)
BJP releases list of 18 RS nominees BJP releases list of 18 RS nominees
- March 14, 2018

The last date to withdraw is March 15. The party opted for a tribal candidate in Jharkhand to reach out to the Scheduled tribes. However, the move to field four candidates can create trouble for Congress candidates if voting takes place. Rane will contest from Maharashtra , Chandrasekhar from Karnataka , Baluni from Uttarakhand, Pande from Chhattisgarh. Lt. Gen (Retd.) DP Vats has been nominated from Haryana. (more...)
Murphy's First Budget Is Focused on Progressive Policies and New Taxes Murphy's First Budget Is Focused on Progressive Policies and New Taxes
- March 14, 2018

Mr. Murphy is also proposing new taxes, separate from the sales tax, on disruptive tech services like Airbnb, Uber and Lyft, as well as out of state online retailers. Murphy's proposes contributing $3.2 billion toward the state's pension system, which now receives funding from New Jersey Lottery revenues under legislation signed by Christie a year ago. (more...)
Tremendous positive energy, warmth & genuine affection at Sonia Gandhi dinner: Rahul Tremendous positive energy, warmth & genuine affection at Sonia Gandhi dinner: Rahul
- March 14, 2018

Congress communications incharge Randeep Surjewala said the dinner was not organised for politics, but for amity and friendship among opposition parties. Sources said every senior leader was doing his or her bit to broaden the anti-BJP front and such efforts were not necessarily antagonistic towards the Congress. (more...)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm
- March 14, 2018

The Lok Sabha could not take up Finance Bill 2018-19, Appropriation Bills and demands for grants with protests forcing a washout of the proceedings for the seventh consecutive day. He said "the government is agreeable to that and the Chair has also permitted", he said, adding "I don't find any reason for agitation". MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy raised the issue of the alleged PNB scam by diamond czar Nirav Modi and asked Naidu to allow a discussion to be held in the house. (more...)
Santa Barbara County storm evacuation orders lifted Santa Barbara County storm evacuation orders lifted
- March 14, 2018

Those in the mandatory evacuation area must relocate by 8 p.m. tonight. Montecito was hit hard in January when a downpour over a wildfire burn scar unleashed flash floods laden with huge boulders that destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes, killed 21 people and left two others missing. (more...)
ACA writes Trump, urging him to reconsider steel, aluminum tariffs ACA writes Trump, urging him to reconsider steel, aluminum tariffs
- March 14, 2018

Bown also points out that, although China is the main target of Trump's tariffs, the amount of steel and aluminum it exports to the U.S.is small, compared with Canada , South Korea , the EU, Mexico and others. South Korea needs to work with the worldwide community to develop practical measures to tackle Washington's growing trade protectionism effectively and also sharpen the global competitive edge of the local steel industry. (more...)
Illinois Governor to Veto Gun Retailer Licensing Legislation Illinois Governor to Veto Gun Retailer Licensing Legislation
- March 14, 2018

Rauner said in the radio interview that laws should be tougher on repeat gun offenders. It would have required gun dealers in IL to obtain a license through the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, to renew those licenses every five years and to train their employees to conduct background checks and spot potential straw purchasers. (more...)
Tom and Abby from Queer Eye are back together, and they're engaged! Tom and Abby from Queer Eye are back together, and they're engaged!
- March 14, 2018

We just love a happy ending! Jackson also said that he'd like Bobby Berk to serve as his best man with Karamo Brown , Antoni Porowski , Jonathan Van Ness and Tan France rounding out his groomsmen . You can stream all eight episodes of the new series of Queer Eye on Netflix now. Last week when Tom gave them the news they had been waiting for when he confirmed the couple would be giving the relationship another go. (more...)
National Geographic magazine acknowledges its racist past National Geographic magazine acknowledges its racist past
- March 14, 2018

Writing as the first woman and Jewish person to helm the magazine, Ms. Goldberg introduced the April issue which focuses on race by stating "when we made a decision to devote our April magazine to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others". (more...)
Mizoram, Assam told to resolve dispute Mizoram, Assam told to resolve dispute
- March 14, 2018

Kolasib district administration of Mizoram has assured Assam government that members of Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) will not create further law and order problem along Assam-Mizoram interstate border in Kachurthal area of Hailakandi district and they have made a decision to withdraw from the border. (more...)
Big Sean & Jhene Aiko's Relationship hits Rough Patch over Nicole Scherzinger Big Sean & Jhene Aiko's Relationship hits Rough Patch over Nicole Scherzinger
- March 14, 2018

The speculation by fans began when a followers noticed that Aiko had un-followed the hip-hop rapper on Instagram last night, and then re-followed him earlier this morning. Some Twitter users weren't convinced by The Jasmine Brand's blog and took to the social media platform to demand proof of the supposed infidelity. (more...)
Trump considers firing veterans affairs secretary David Shulkin Trump considers firing veterans affairs secretary David Shulkin
- March 14, 2018

He was promoted to head the agency when President Donald Trump took office. Shulkin has since reimbursed the department for his wife's airfare. Though their accounts are largely unconfirmed, these employees claim they are "being forced out and made to suffer" and that Shulkin was "responsible for the mismanagement". (more...)
GM planning peer-to-peer vehicle rental GM planning peer-to-peer vehicle rental
- March 14, 2018

Maven has been running a vehicle rental program in select cities across North America, with Toronto being the only included Canadian city. According to Bloomberg , GM will do a pilot program this summer that will allow them to rent out their vehicles for personal use through Maven. (more...)
U.S. should have a 'space force' U.S. should have a 'space force'
- March 14, 2018

The only thing better than its glorious dated theme song is that the 30-minute program co-starred a young, dashing Fred Willard as Capt. Thomas Woods. Marines. The President's remarks come after a Republican plan to create a "Space Corps" as part of the Air Force was dropped from the National Defence Authorisation Act in November. (more...)

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