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Who owns that 'delightful' tiger, Houston officials ask Who owns that 'delightful' tiger, Houston officials ask
- February 12, 2019

A BARC Animal Shelter crew responded to the home with the Houston police's Major Offender Animal Cruelty Unit and tranquilized the tiger, nicknamed "Tyson" by rescuers after the famous scene in The Hangover featuring boxer Mike Tyson's tiger. (more...)
BBC cameraman attacked by Donald Trump supporter at Texas rally BBC cameraman attacked by Donald Trump supporter at Texas rally
- February 12, 2019

Washington correspondent Gary O'Donoghue, meanwhile, said the incident was "an incredibly violent attack", and blamed Trump's rallies for pitting the supporters of the president against the media. The cameraman told the BBC that he was caught unawares by a "very hard shove", adding: "I didn't know what was going on". "This is a constant feature of these rallies - a goading of the crowds against the media", O'Donoghue told the BBC . (more...)
Israel warns Iran this could be last anniversary Israel warns Iran this could be last anniversary
- February 12, 2019

Soldiers, students, clerics and black-clad women holding small children thronged streets across Iran, many with portraits of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Shi'ite cleric who toppled the Shah in an Islamic uprising that still haunts the West. (more...)
Baby girl stable after three hour rescue mission Baby girl stable after three hour rescue mission
- February 12, 2019

The mood in Newlands East is bitter-sweet this afternoon following the miraculous discovery and safe rescuing of a newborn baby girl, who was found in a storm water drain, this morning. McKenzie said police are on the scene to investigate the circumstances that lead to baby being in the drain. "It's good news for the ending of this rescue today", he said. (more...)
China Expresses ‘Strong Dissatisfaction’ After U.S. Warships Sail near Spratly Islands China Expresses ‘Strong Dissatisfaction’ After U.S. Warships Sail near Spratly Islands
- February 12, 2019

The USS Preble was one of two warships conducting the operation; they were shadowed by Chinese assets, but the interactions were routine and uneventful, according to a USA official. Another US warship, USS McCampbell, sailed within 12 nautical miles (22 kilometres) of the Paracel Islands chain - north of the Spratly Islands - on January 7 during a previous round of trade talks between the two countries. (more...)
Seventeen die in Delhi hotel fire Seventeen die in Delhi hotel fire
- February 12, 2019

Jain, who visited the Arpit Palace Hotel told reporters that he has also directed the fire department to inspect buildings which are five floors or more and submit a report on their fire safety compliance within a week. "As per information gathered from the site, it reveals that fire broke out in the second floor at around 3.30am on February 12 due to short-circuit", the official said. (more...)
Video captures woman's apparent abduction from Miami tire shop Video captures woman's apparent abduction from Miami tire shop
- February 12, 2019

Miami police say a woman who was grabbed by a man and forced into a vehicle at an auto body shop Friday has been found safe. - Police in south Florida say a woman has been found safe after she was allegedly abducted outside of a Miami business. (more...)
California Governor Orders National Guard Away From The Border California Governor Orders National Guard Away From The Border
- February 12, 2019

About 360 guardsmen are now stationed near the border in California , though the number changes from day to day, Newsom said. 110 members are expected to work with the California Department of Forestry and Fire; 100 members will be transferred to intelligence operations against drug cartels. (more...)
Iranians Mark 40th Anniversary of Islamic Revolution Iranians Mark 40th Anniversary of Islamic Revolution
- February 12, 2019

Soldiers, students, clerics and black-clad women holding small children thronged streets across Iran, many carrying portraits of Khomeini, who died in 1989, and Iran's current Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. "I bow in admiration to Iran's resilient people who - despite hardships and grievances - today poured into streets by the millions to mark 40th anniv of their Islamic Revolution, which some in the United States wished would never come", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad ... (more...)
Trump supporters stage a 'human wall' at U.S.-Mexico border Trump supporters stage a 'human wall' at U.S.-Mexico border
- February 12, 2019

The dueling rallies come after Trump claimed in his State of the Union speech last week that a border fence separating El Paso from Mexico reduced the city's high crime rate . On the other side of the debate, Trump's campaign put out a video highlighting the need for a wall and featuring El Paso residents. The Republican mayor of El Paso said POTUS is wrong too . (more...)
Brexit referendum spurs United Kingdom companies into investing in EU Brexit referendum spurs United Kingdom companies into investing in EU
- February 11, 2019

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel says the U.K.is a "disunited kingdom" where pro-Brexit politicians lack ideas and courage. They aim to maneuver the whole Brexit mess toward a second referendum, which they believe would overturn the June 2016 plebiscite, in which a thin majority voted to leave the EU. (more...)
Venezuela's opposition leader Guaido warns military on blocked humanitarian aid Venezuela's opposition leader Guaido warns military on blocked humanitarian aid
- February 11, 2019

The move comes after the United States imposed new financial sanctions aimed at preventing oil revenues reaching the government of President Nicolas Maduro . Russian Federation rejected any worldwide intervention in the affairs of Venezuela and the threat of foreign military action. Maduro denies that any "humanitarian crisis" exists in his country, attributing severe lack of basic food and products to United States sanctions. (more...)
72 killed after consuming illicit liquor in India 72 killed after consuming illicit liquor in India
- February 11, 2019

In the adjoining Haridwar district, the death toll had risen to 28 from 12 on Friday, Indian broadcaster NDTV reported. The district magistrate of Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh, Alok Kumar Pandey, said last week that doctors had concluded many victims died "due to liver infection and problems in their respiratory system". (more...)
Maryland Weather: Winter Mix, Snow Arriving Late Sunday Night Maryland Weather: Winter Mix, Snow Arriving Late Sunday Night
- February 11, 2019

The New England weather should bring no surprises Sunday and Monday , but Tuesday is far less clear. Walter says less snow for Tacoma and Seattle because the temperatures will be slightly above freezing - and lots for areas north of Everett. (more...)
French minister: Investors asking questions amid 'yellow vest' crisis French minister: Investors asking questions amid 'yellow vest' crisis
- February 11, 2019

One participant's hand was severely injured when he tried to pick up a so-called sting-ball grenade used by police to disperse crowds with teargas, a police source told Reuters . Protests also took place in other French cities, including Marseille, Montpellier, Bordeaux and Toulouse, the BBC noted . Politicians from across the political spectrum condemned the arson attack on the home of Richard Ferrand, a close ally of Macron and president of Parliament's Lower House. (more...)
Ilhan Omar called 'anti-Semitic' for tweet criticizing pro-Israel lobby Ilhan Omar called 'anti-Semitic' for tweet criticizing pro-Israel lobby
- February 11, 2019

Omar's tweet implied that McCarthy was only calling for punishment against her and fellow Democratic House member Rashida Tlaib because of financial support from the pro-Israel lobby. The lawmaker defended herself last month after accusing Israel of "taking evil actions and hypnotizing the world" in 2012 instead of apologizing. She said she had not been aware of the historical context. (more...)
Clashes with Israeli soldiers kill 2 Palestinians, wound dozens in eastern Gaza Clashes with Israeli soldiers kill 2 Palestinians, wound dozens in eastern Gaza
- February 11, 2019

Israel says it has no choice but to use deadly force at the protests to defend the frontier from militants trying to destroy the barrier and infiltrate. "The Israeli occupation forces carry out crimes and rely on the American immunity, and this encourages Israel to keep committing more crimes", PCHR said. (more...)
Thai King Dashes Sister's Political Dreams Thai King Dashes Sister's Political Dreams
- February 11, 2019

That ends a bold gambit by the anti-military coalition to boost its popularity and insulate itself against charges of being anti-monarchy, by having the king's flamboyant older sister Ubolratana run for prime minister, although her nomination can not be legally withdrawn. (more...)
Governor Northam digs himself further into hole in new interview Governor Northam digs himself further into hole in new interview
- February 11, 2019

There's no better person to do that than a doctor . The top three Democrats in Virginia's state government are now dealing with various scandals - Gov. "Lieutenant-Governor Fairfax has suggested and called for an investigation, I strongly support that". A second woman, Meredith Watson , has accused Fairfax of rape in 2000. (more...)
Hakeem al-Araibi: Thailand to free refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi: Thailand to free refugee footballer
- February 11, 2019

The extradition case against refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi has been dropped and he will be flying home soon, the Thai attorney-general's office has confirmed. Chatchom added that the process to release Araibi is under way. Federico Addiechi, a representative of Fifa, football's world governing body, attended a Feb 4 hearing and said the organisation would continue to support Mr Araibi. (more...)
Brexit: More votes promised as Labour says May running down the clock Brexit: More votes promised as Labour says May running down the clock
- February 11, 2019

It is that promise that led to this week's vote. The prime minister is aiming to allay lawmaker concern that, unless they vote to take control of the process and order her to seek an extension of European Union negotiations, they will have lost their chance to avoid a no-deal Brexit . (more...)
Political giant John Dingell dies at 92 Political giant John Dingell dies at 92
- February 11, 2019

On Wednesday, Dingell's wife Rep. An avid hunter who opposed his party on gun-control measures, Dingell helped write the 1973 Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, which led to creation of the EPA. Waxman moved quickly on broad cap-and-trade legislation, passing the Waxman-Markey bill through that House six months later by a narrow margin. Even towards the end, he kept the hits coming hard and fast, cracking jokes about Howard Schultz's presidential ... (more...)
Winter Snow Storm Wallops Pacific Northwest; Washington Declares State of Emergency Winter Snow Storm Wallops Pacific Northwest; Washington Declares State of Emergency
- February 11, 2019

Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow are digging out from a winter storm and bracing for more. After a break in the precipitation Sunday afternoon, the NWS predicts a second round of wintry weather will affect the region Sunday night into Monday with freezing rain, sleet and snow. (more...)
Snow to Mix Tuesday Snow to Mix Tuesday
- February 11, 2019

On Tuesday , the city is expected to see a high of -1 C. Friday: Cloudy with scattered showers likely in the afternoon. Temperatures will be a couple degrees warmer around the Flint area Monday night and Tuesday , so about 4 inches of snow is expected. (more...)
Timeline in case of serial killer Bruce McArthur Timeline in case of serial killer Bruce McArthur
- February 11, 2019

Last week, McArthur , a 67-year-old, self-employed gardener, pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder. For murders so brutal and so horrific, prosecutors wanted McArthur to serve 50 years before he can apply for parole. At a press conference, lead investigator Detective Hank Idsinga said the Kinsman murder hadn't fit the profile of McArthur's other victims, and this led to his capture. (more...)
Mosque shooter gets life, no parole for 40 years in Canada Mosque shooter gets life, no parole for 40 years in Canada
- February 10, 2019

The Crown had recommended that his six life sentences be served consecutively, which would have totalled 150 years. But he also noted the killer's "visceral hatred of Muslim immigrants ". into Quebec. "This was a very serious attack in a place of worship", he said. "I had hoped for justice for the victims, for the people who died, and that the sentence reflected the seriousness of the crime", he said. (more...)
Plane forced to abort landing at Heathrow as Storm Erik takes hold Plane forced to abort landing at Heathrow as Storm Erik takes hold
- February 10, 2019

However, it is thought the storm will largely clear on Sunday with conditions becoming more settled as the week progresses - but there could still be outbreaks of rain. The wind warning along the south coast of England lapses on Friday evening but a wind warning extends over more of England into north Wales during Saturday. (more...)
Berlin and Paris bury hatchet over controversial Russian gas pipeline Berlin and Paris bury hatchet over controversial Russian gas pipeline
- February 10, 2019

EU governments are due on Friday to decide whether to advance the draft European energy legislation. The EU states have supported the French-German agreement on managing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, AFP reported, citing European diplomats. (more...)
Winter Storm Warning for Sierra Starts Friday Winter Storm Warning for Sierra Starts Friday
- February 10, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency , saying everyone in the state should focus on staying safe. There's more snow expected later in the week as well. Those stuck at home are taking a lighter tone to the city's reaction and the residents' preparedness. In California, more than 120 visitors and staff members were rescued Thursday in a Sierra Nevada resort after being trapped by up to seven feet of snow. (more...)
Trump slams ‘vicious’ Democrats for conduct at testy Whitaker hearing Trump slams ‘vicious’ Democrats for conduct at testy Whitaker hearing
- February 10, 2019

Moscow has rejected U.S. intelligence findings that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 presidential campaign, and Mr Trump has repeatedly denied any campaign collusion with Russian Federation. Collins said Friday the Democrats' move was part of a "character assassination". In a letter, the heads of the House Oversight and Reform, Energy and Commerce, Judiciary and Intelligence committees said new records showed Whitaker did not return money to consumers who had complained about the company's ... (more...)

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