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Former Trump Campaign Advisor Close to a Plea Deal With Mueller Former Trump Campaign Advisor Close to a Plea Deal With Mueller
- February 17, 2018

Special counsel prosecutors say they have uncovered new evidence of alleged criminal activity by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort , according to a newly unsealed court filing Friday evening. Gates and his longtime business partner Paul Manafort were indicted in October on 12 counts involving money laundering, conspiracy against the US and tax fraud. (more...)
'No More Guns' Chant Breaks Out At Parkland Shooting Vigil 'No More Guns' Chant Breaks Out At Parkland Shooting Vigil
- February 17, 2018

Everytown for Gun Safety says it has received $800,000 in unsolicited donations since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . Bill Nelson in the upcoming midterm elections. Meadow Pollack and Alyssa Alhadeff will be buried in the Garden of Aaron at Star of David Memorial Gardens in North Lauderdale after separate funerals on Friday. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel blames President Trump, Congress for Florida school shooting Jimmy Kimmel blames President Trump, Congress for Florida school shooting
- February 17, 2018

The president tweeted earlier that he would meet with people "whose lives have been totally shattered". Trump instructed all public buildings, naval vessels, and other locations to fly their United States flags at half-staff through sunset on Monday as a mark of respect for the victims. (more...)
North Korean Figure Skaters Make Olympic Debut, To Cheers North Korean Figure Skaters Make Olympic Debut, To Cheers
- February 17, 2018

U.S. State Department spokesman Michael Cavey said Thursday that the U.S. understands that South Korea "has worked through the appropriate processes to secure an exemption from the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee to allow for the North Korean delegation of officials and athletes to participate in these Games". (more...)
Winter Olympics Medal Standings - Wednesday Night Winter Olympics Medal Standings - Wednesday Night
- February 17, 2018

Figure skating was also a marquee event for China, as Sui Wenjing and Han Cong stole first place for China's first pair of gold medals since 2010. All outside activities had been suspended as general admission to the Park was closed at 4:30pm local time . (more...)
Rep. Cramer officially launches North Dakota Senate bid Rep. Cramer officially launches North Dakota Senate bid
- February 17, 2018

Cramer says Hamm served as his finance chairman during his successful House bid in 2012. It's a true honor for me to serve our state and I hope to continue to serve because I still have work to do. "Whether it's paying himself and his family with campaign cash or serving as a rubber stamp for the Washington, D.C., swamp leaders, Cramer has a lot of explaining to do when it comes to his lack of integrity, unsteady temperament and lengthy record of prioritizing partisan politics over meaningful ... (more...)
Andhra Pradesh: 7 die after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning septic tank Andhra Pradesh: 7 die after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning septic tank
- February 17, 2018

While four of them were declared brought dead by the doctors, three others lost their lives during treatment, reports said. Residents rushed to the spot to rescue the workers, however, all of them had died by the time their bodies were pulled out. (more...)
Black Panther Is a Total Triumph Black Panther Is a Total Triumph
- February 17, 2018

Most of Black Panther's other characters are beautifully fleshed-out, but Killmonger , easily the most complex character of the bunch, ends up feeling one-dimensional. As for the Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman plays T'Challa as a regal, humble, nearly reluctant king. "You got the political responsibility, you got the suit, the claws, you got the strength". (more...)
Hundreds at vigil in Florida mourn school shooting victims Hundreds at vigil in Florida mourn school shooting victims
- February 17, 2018

The mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is once again raising the cry for stricter gun laws, while others fiercely protect their Second Amendment rights. There were also declines in non-gun-related suicides and homicides, the study found, meaning researchers can't determine whether the laws can be credited with driving the declines. (more...)
Watch this bungling burglar lob a brick straight at his partner's head Watch this bungling burglar lob a brick straight at his partner's head
- February 17, 2018

This unfortunate and failed robbery was uploaded on Weibo by Shanghai Police. The first man successfully completes his throw at the side of the building, and walks away to give the other man a clear shot. The suspect is immediately knocked unconscious, as he is seen falling to the ground and lying motionless. The man seems unconscious after the freakish turn of events as his accomplice drags him away. (more...)
Flags Fly at Half Staff in Honor of Florida Victims
- February 17, 2018

President Trump is pictured attending a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington , D.C. "My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the bad Florida shooting ", US President Donald Trump said on Twitter . (more...)
Florida High School Shooting Update
- February 17, 2018

The front page for the Post followed the New York Daily News using its cover on Thursday to make a statement by showing a gun pointing at the viewer with the headline, "This Is Us". The suspected shooter, Nikolas Cruz , was taken into custody about a mile from the school, Israel said. Parkland joins a growing list of communities devastated by shooters armed with AR-15 rifles. (more...)
ISIS flag raised at Utah high school, vandal still unknown ISIS flag raised at Utah high school, vandal still unknown
- February 17, 2018

The suspected vandal also allegedly tagged the graffiti phrase " ISIS is comi" on one of the walls on the east side of the school, the Spectrum reported . Police said they were following several leads but had not yet made an arrest in the case. The flag pole in front of Hurricane High School is seen in a file photo. (more...)
SCASD Stresses Safety Efforts, Resources Following Florida School Shooting SCASD Stresses Safety Efforts, Resources Following Florida School Shooting
- February 17, 2018

Cruz may have been a member of a white nationalist militia, the group's leader said Thursday . Jereb said he didn't know Cruz personally, while declaring :He acted on his own behalf of what he just did and he's exclusively responsible for what he just did. (more...)
6 journalists sentenced to life over failed coup in Turkey 6 journalists sentenced to life over failed coup in Turkey
- February 17, 2018

Authorities in Turkey have continued their clampdown on those perceived to be behind the failed coup which happened two years ago after a court sentenced six journalists to life in prison over the attempt to overthrow government. Mehmet Altan, an economics professor and journalist, and his brother Ahmet, also a journalist, were accused of giving coded messages on a television talk show a day before the failed coup attempt . (more...)
Magnitude-7.5 earthquake slams south, central Mexico Magnitude-7.5 earthquake slams south, central Mexico
- February 17, 2018

The quake, which has been revised from a 7.5-magnitude in earlier reports, hit at a depth of 24.6 kilometers (15.3 miles) near the Pacific coast. The US National Weather service said it was not issuing a tsunami alert. Thousands of earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma in recent years with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and gas production. (more...)
Dan Coats Says Dan Coats Says "America Is Under Attack" From Russian Cyber Threats
- February 17, 2018

This year's installment takes place amid an ongoing counterintelligence investigation into whether President Trump's campaign might have conspired with the Russians who attacked the 2016 election and following reports about the losses of US agents overseas, the theft of the NSA's secret spying software and other major setbacks in the intelligence world. (more...)
US Firearms Agency: Rifle Used by Florida Shooter Purchased Legally US Firearms Agency: Rifle Used by Florida Shooter Purchased Legally
- February 17, 2018

In a statement , the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that a person close to the 19-year-old suspect had contacted the agency to provide "information about Cruz's gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behaviour and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting ". (more...)
Sen. Marco Rubio Trolled Over Gun Control ... 'Three Billboards'-Style Sen. Marco Rubio Trolled Over Gun Control ... 'Three Billboards'-Style
- February 17, 2018

During a Republican presidential primary debate in 2015, Rubio said new gun laws were " ineffective " and "infringe on the rights of law-abiding people and do nothing to keep guns out of the hands of risky people". Dianne Feinstein's (D., Calif.) proposed assault weapons ban for its lengthy definition of "assault weapon". However, that claim is false : despite the now-expired ban's loopholes, there was significant evidence that it did reduce homicides. (more...)
Brokers Recommendations on: Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) Brokers Recommendations on: Deere & Company (NYSE:DE)
- February 17, 2018

Deere's Agriculture & Turf Division sales increased 18 percent for the quarter. TCI Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 885 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $139,000 after acquiring an additional 458 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Department of Justice indicts Russians for election meddling Department of Justice indicts Russians for election meddling
- February 17, 2018

Trump, who was briefed on the indictments , was "glad to see the Special Counsel's investigation further indicates - that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation and that the outcome of the election was not changed or affected", the White House said in a statement . (more...)
Justin Trudeau to meet PM Modi on February 23, defence on agenda Justin Trudeau to meet PM Modi on February 23, defence on agenda
- February 17, 2018

In Amritsar, Mr Trudeau will be visiting the Golden Temple , the holiest of Sikh shrines. "This is an important visit". Preliminary free trade talks have been underway since 2010, but the visit is not expected to launch full scale negotiations, officials said this week. (more...)
High School Shooter Has No Ties To White Supremacist Militia: Sheriff
- February 17, 2018

The sheriff said Cruz arrived at the school by way of the Uber ride-sharing service and left the scene on foot, mixing in "with a group that was running away, fearing for their lives". The FBI was alerted last fall about a person named Nikolas Cruz who vowed online to become "a professional school shooter ". They say they want the Florida shooting to inspire their classmates to vote and to force change. (more...)
In wake of shooting, Florida governor calls on Federal Bureau of Investigation director to resign
- February 17, 2018

Police say Cruz, armed with a semiautomatic rifle, gas mask, "multiple magazines" of ammunition and smoke grenades, began his shooting rampage at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida just before dismissal on Wednesday. (more...)
Ontario PCs boot Patrick Brown from caucus. Then he enters leadership race Ontario PCs boot Patrick Brown from caucus. Then he enters leadership race
- February 17, 2018

It was not immediately clear if Brown has filed a statement of claim or other legal documents with a court. A caucus source confirmed to the National Post that the recording of Brown was of a conference call he had with Tory MPPs after his emotional, late-night news conference about sexual-misconduct allegations against him on January 24. (more...)
Turkey frees German journalist Deniz Yucel Turkey frees German journalist Deniz Yucel
- February 17, 2018

A picture tweeted by lawyer Veysal Ok showed Yucel outside jail embracing his wife. Speaking to reporters in Munich Friday, Yildirim said: "Some troubles that appeared in Turkey-German relations in the past seem to have been sorted out". (more...)
Bangladesh: Myanmar says it's ready to take back Rohingya Bangladesh: Myanmar says it's ready to take back Rohingya
- February 17, 2018

Rohingya refugees are living in dire conditions in Bangladesh IBTimes US. The home minister said there is no specific timeframe to start the repatriation but he expressed the hope that it will start soon. The UN have described the army crackdown as " ethnic cleansing ". Myanmar regards the Rohingya as immigrants from Bangladesh and denies them citizenship, even though they have been there for generations. (more...)
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...)

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