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Officers respond to reports of shots fired at Highline College, outside Seattle Officers respond to reports of shots fired at Highline College, outside Seattle
- February 16, 2018

The Renton police department tweeted that it was one of the "multiple agencies" involved in responding to the incident, including the state police. Reports of this shooting come two days after 17 people were killed in the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting. Very few details are available at this point, but from what we know, a community college in Washington state, Highline College, is now on lockdown, according to a local CBS affiliate . (more...)
Pakistan won't give air defence to Saudi: Dastgir Pakistan won't give air defence to Saudi: Dastgir
- February 16, 2018

The statement followed a meeting between Saudi Arabia's Ambassador, Nawaf Saeed Al-Maliki, and Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa earlier in the day at General Headquarters Rawalpindi. "In continuation of ongoing Pak-Saudi bilateral security cooperation, a Pakistan Army contingent is being sent to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on training and advise mission". (more...)
Anti-corruption plans to be outlined in Ramaphosa's maiden SONA Anti-corruption plans to be outlined in Ramaphosa's maiden SONA
- February 16, 2018

He replaced Jacob Zuma who resigned as South African president in the final hours of February 13 amid huge pressure from within his own African National Congress. He said that over the medium term, Africa's most industrialised economy would be working "very hard" to restore its investment grade after last year's downgrades to "junk" status by S&P Global Ratings and Fitch. (more...)
Turkish army, FSA liberate 2 more villages in Afrin Turkish army, FSA liberate 2 more villages in Afrin
- February 16, 2018

Ankara and Washington agreed on the establishment of a mechanism for the normalization of relations, Cavusoglu said at a joint news conference with Tillerson on Friday. The statement come a day after Ankara urged the United States to remove the Syrian Kurdish YPG from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which the U.S. (more...)
Alleged Troll Factory Mastermind Prigozhin,12 Other Russians Charged With US Election Meddling Alleged Troll Factory Mastermind Prigozhin,12 Other Russians Charged With US Election Meddling
- February 16, 2018

Special Counsel said in an indictment on Friday. The defendants also "communicated with unwitting individuals associated with Trump Campaign" said the USA deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein. The individuals and entities are associated with the Russia-based Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm in St. Petersburg that was found previous year to have purchased $100,000 in political advertisements on Facebook running up to the election. (more...)
May vs Merkel: Let the Berlin Brexit showdown begin May vs Merkel: Let the Berlin Brexit showdown begin
- February 16, 2018

Die Welt , the German newspaper for which he works, had reported earlier in the day that Yucel had been freed, citing his lawyer. He denied the accusation. During an exchange with journalists Ms Merkel said the German position on Brexit had not changed, adding: "We deplore it". A spokesman for the German Foreign Office confirmed Yucel's release of and thanked the Turkish judiciary. (more...)
Suspects In Brutal Livermore Stabbing Delay Entering Plea Suspects In Brutal Livermore Stabbing Delay Entering Plea
- February 16, 2018

The sheriff's office announced the arrests of two suspects on Tuesday: Melissa Leonardo, 25, and Daniel Gross, 19. "I didn't plan to do this at all". He said all three smoked marijuana that night and that Cuesta had agreed to be tied up with a yellow rope before the sexual encounter. Where they were headed is unclear. (more...)
PNB fraud PMLA case: ED summons Nirav Modi, Choksi PNB fraud PMLA case: ED summons Nirav Modi, Choksi
- February 16, 2018

The bank has also purchased some Buyers Credit assets from Axis Bank through Risk Participation as a part of normal International Business Practice, it said. Nirav Modi's wife Ami, a United States citizen, left on January 6 and his uncle and business partner Mehul Choksi, the promoter of Gitanjali jewellery chain, left on January 4, the officials said. (more...)
30-foot-wide sinkhole swallows up cars on residential street 30-foot-wide sinkhole swallows up cars on residential street
- February 16, 2018

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported , but the area remained closed off on Thursday morning after a large part of the ground collapsed shortly before 6 pm on Wednesday afternoon. The road where the sinkhole opened up is marked on the above map . Local residents had reported water leaks in the affected street last month , and some repairs had been carried out between January 25 and 28. (more...)
Brown says he is suing CTV for Brown says he is suing CTV for "travesty" sex assault story
- February 16, 2018

Mark Sandler, the prominent Toronto defence lawyer representing Brown, said the polygraph expert offered an "unequivocal opinion (Brown) is being truthful in denying the sexual misconduct allegations". Brown said that she was the aggressor. "My client stands by the truth of the core allegation about what she experienced with Mr". The man says he only found out on Tuesday the woman was identifying him as the person who drove her to Brown's when CTV called him to fact-check her story. (more...)
Post Mortem To Be Carried Out On Body Of Joanne Lee Post Mortem To Be Carried Out On Body Of Joanne Lee
- February 16, 2018

The Irish Mirror reported the body remains at the scene, which has been sealed off for technical examination. Family and friends gathered at the scene last night to mourn her death and comfort one another . I just don't know why it happened. A post-mortem examination was due to be carried out today. Independent Dublin city councillor Ruairi McGinley said it was a disgusting end to a person's life and his thoughts were with the family of the young woman. (more...)
Grenfell Campaigners Launch Three Billboards Grenfell Campaigners Launch Three Billboards
- February 16, 2018

An activist group in London, England, has taken inspiration from the Oscar-nominated film " Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri " to pressure Parliament into finding a resolution to a fire that killed 71 people and injured 70 more at London's Grenfell Tower in June of previous year. (more...)
Mild Tonight, Showers Return for Friday Mild Tonight, Showers Return for Friday
- February 16, 2018

A weak mid-level disturbance tracking through last night combined with a slow moving warm front pushing in from our south and west lead to a round of light rain and mild temperatures. Rain picks up in intensity into Thursday afternoon and tonight . Rain becomes steady, and more moderate through the evening and overnight period. (more...)
Florida student describes hearing her favorite teacher being shot dead Florida student describes hearing her favorite teacher being shot dead
- February 16, 2018

Cruz also admitted he discarded his rifle - which he bought legally in Florida - and tactical gear in order to blend in with the crowd to flee the campus, the documents showed. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!" The official was not authorized to discuss the information publicly, and spoke on condition of anonymity. (more...)
18 the number of school shootings in United States in 2018 18 the number of school shootings in United States in 2018
- February 16, 2018

In the aftermath of the Florida school shooting on Wednesday, Twitter reverberated with thousands of condolence messages from concerned members of the public and lawmakers. "This debate doesn't change until somebody loses an election because they've been too associated with the NRA ", Todd said during a Thursday afternoon panel discussing the Parkland school shooting yesterday that left 17 dead. (more...)
Florida school mass shooting suspect went to Walmart, McDonald's after shooting Florida school mass shooting suspect went to Walmart, McDonald's after shooting
- February 16, 2018

Another student recorded the moment a SWAT team entered to rescue her class. Authorities later announced that they had taken the suspect into custody. "Potentially there could have been signs out there". " We're children; you guys are the adults ", Hogg added. Students, friends, and family pray during Thursday night's candlelight vigil for victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . (more...)
North Korean cheerleaders caught off guard by fake Kim Jong Un North Korean cheerleaders caught off guard by fake Kim Jong Un
- February 16, 2018

President Thomas Bach will travel to North Korea after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics , with the hopes to cement ties with the reclusive state which used the event to restart political dialogue with South Korea. Mr Pence stressed the U.S. would continue imposing sanctions and putting pressure on Pyongyang. The Post reported that Pence and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in agreed, in theory, to meet with North Korean officials during their meeting on the sidelines of the Olympics. (more...)
Reviewing Reviewing "DACA Repeal, No Big Deal" opinion
- February 16, 2018

The Senate rejected all four immigration proposals brought to the Senate floor Thursday afternoon, dimming hopes for a breakthrough on immigration anytime soon. The White House pushed Trump's preferred bill, introduced by Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, but the 14 Republicans who voted against it included John Thune and John Barrasso, members of the Senate Republican leadership, and conservatives such as Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. (more...)
Modi interacts with students at 'Pariksha par charcha' Modi interacts with students at 'Pariksha par charcha'
- February 16, 2018

After Chai Pe Charcha campaign, PM Modi has now shifted his gaze to students who are about to sit for their annual examination. Motivating to students PM said, "You get to decide our own future, not the examiner". Prime Minister Modi will discuss exam-related issues with both the states government and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) at around 11:00 am. (more...)
Florida teen charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder in school attack Florida teen charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder in school attack
- February 16, 2018

Broward County Schools Superintendent Rob Runcie says "now is the time to have a real conversation about gun control legislation". The user wrote beneath the YouTube video: "I am going to [do] what he did". Trump instead focused on the suspect's mental health while expressing condolences to those affected by the senseless tragedy, telling them "your suffering is our burden also". (more...)
South Africa's Jacob Zuma steps down South Africa's Jacob Zuma steps down
- February 16, 2018

Ramaphosa , who won control of the ANC when he was elected as its head in December, is likely to be voted in by parliament as South Africa's new president on Thursday or Friday. Instead, Mr Zuma would be consigned "to the dustbin of history" for his misdeeds that had cost the country "many billions" in corrupt payments to the Guptas and others, and under whose rule South Africa had slipped from growing at almost three per cent per annum to barely one per cent, with a huge increase in ... (more...)
Woman in India 'marries' twice posing as man to get dowry Woman in India 'marries' twice posing as man to get dowry
- February 16, 2018

Ms Sen quickly found a woman willing to meet and get married. She also reportedly posed as a man in her pictures to seem convincingly masculine to other women. "She later married to another woman". While this tale is freaky, there are many things familiar about the script - men befriending women on social media to extort money from them, families willing to put up with outrageous demands from sons-in-law, and dowry being an accepted, default part of marriage. (more...)
Trump's military parade could cost up to $30 million, Mulvaney says Trump's military parade could cost up to $30 million, Mulvaney says
- February 16, 2018

President Trump's budget proposal and spending targets. On "Fox News Sunday", Mulvaney touted the virtues of the newly passed Republican tax cuts , which punched a $1.5-trillion-size hole in the budget over the coming decade. The infrastructure proposal is "very worrisome", St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said in a statement, noting the cost-sharing aspects would threaten local projects. (more...)
Leader of Zimbabwe opposition dies Leader of Zimbabwe opposition dies
- February 16, 2018

His appointment was by the MDC's national executive body. Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, casting his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party into the unknown less than three months after the army ousted long-time ruler Robert Mugabe. (more...)
United States stuck in Syria but appears to have no mission United States stuck in Syria but appears to have no mission
- February 16, 2018

Funk and Maj. Gen. Jamie Jarrard who is a commander for US -led coalition forces in the region visited northern Syrian last week. However, a host of mixed messages from the United States to turkey together with a tendency by Washington to treat Istanbul gingerly has given an assurance that the American interest in Syria which includes a lease for airbases is of so much importance to the USA that it should not fail at any cost. (more...)
After S. Korea visit, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North After S. Korea visit, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North
- February 16, 2018

Officials said it was just an image of a good-looking man and the mask was worn when the cheerleaders sang a North Korean song, "Whistle", whose lyrics are about a man's unrequited love for a female neighbor. "The point is, no pressure comes off until they are actually doing something that the alliance believes represents a meaningful step toward denuclearization", the Post quoted Pence as saying during an interview on his way home from South Korea. (more...)
Porter knew in September his White House security clearance was on hold Porter knew in September his White House security clearance was on hold
- February 16, 2018

He offered his resignation shortly thereafter. His departure comes amid increased scrutiny over staffers' background checks. Nine days into the Rob Porter scandal, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is pushing for senior officials who made the decisions surrounding the former White House staff secretary's security clearance to take over the task of explaining-and defending-those decisions to the public. (more...)
"Round 2 of Florida" threat made to Broome HS say deputies
- February 16, 2018

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office arrested a ninth grader at the school, according to Fox Carolina . 'The district would like to comment the student who came forward with information, ' superintendent Kenny Blackwood said in a statement . (more...)
Superb skate lifts Germans in pairs Superb skate lifts Germans in pairs
- February 16, 2018

China's Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, who topped the short programme rankings with 82.39 points, took the silver medal with 235.47. For a year and a half he found himself stranded in a skating no-man's land - ineligible to compete, with no funding, until finally he got the call he'd been praying for from French skating rulers to say they had relented. (more...)
Olympics: Yun takes host S. Korea's 2nd gold medal of Pyeongchang Games Olympics: Yun takes host S. Korea's 2nd gold medal of Pyeongchang Games
- February 16, 2018

Before these Games , only nine different countries had won medals in skeleton, where athletes throw themselves down an icy shute on the bellies head-first. The Japanese competitors in the event, Hiroatsu Takahashi and Katsuyuki Miyajima placed 22nd and 26th, respectively, after their third runs and failed to advance to the 20-man fourth run. (more...)

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