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Australia's PM meets deputy to fix sex-scandal split Australia's PM meets deputy to fix sex-scandal split
- February 18, 2018

Yesterday, Mr Turnbull "threw Joyce under the bus", announcing his deputy would not be acting prime minister when he visits the USA next week, and described Mr Joyce's affair with former staffer Ms Campion "a shocking error of judgment". But Mr Morrison said the comments were appropriate. However, hope remained for Mr Joyce with Nationals MP Michelle Landry telling The Australian that the Nationals leader had the support of the party room - "at this stage". (more...)
Pakistani serial killer sentenced to death Pakistani serial killer sentenced to death
- February 18, 2018

Ali was sentenced on four counts - murdering a child, kidnapping a child, raping a minor and committing an unnatural act with a minor. He's also facing charges in the cases of at least seven other children attacked, five of whom he murdered. (more...)
ICE arrests 212 illegal immigrants in LA sweep ICE arrests 212 illegal immigrants in LA sweep
- February 18, 2018

ICE agents say a vast majority of those taken into custody are convicted criminals. The operation was in conjunction with the Pacific Enforcement Response Center (PERC), which helped ICE develop leads. As part of IMAGE, ICE and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will provide education and training on proper hiring procedures, fraudulent document detection and use of the E-Verify employment eligibility verification program. (more...)
Winter Olympics 2018: Short track speedskater Boutin wins second bronze Winter Olympics 2018: Short track speedskater Boutin wins second bronze
- February 18, 2018

Boutin reached the podium by.107 seconds over Kim A-lang of South Korea. "She was in a great form and I saw her a couple of times and she was in a great place, it's just incredibly unfortunate". Now, all eyes of Koreans will be on the women's 3,000m relay finals slated for next Tuesday and the 1,000m finals on Thursday for a chance to witness Choi's successful completion of her goal. (more...)
Jorien Ter Mors Wins 1000m Speedskating Gold Medal at 2018 Winter Olympics Jorien Ter Mors Wins 1000m Speedskating Gold Medal at 2018 Winter Olympics
- February 18, 2018

The 28-year-old set an Olympic record of one minute, 13.56 seconds to finish ahead of world record holder Nao Kodaira of Japan whose compatriot Miho Takagi took the bronze medal. Wust, 31, went off in the fourth of the 16 pairs and set the early benchmark with her time of 1:15.32. Kodaira said of ter Mors' effort: "It was a great skate". (more...)
Japanese women notch 1st Olympic victory 4-1 over Korea Japanese women notch 1st Olympic victory 4-1 over Korea
- February 18, 2018

After it was over, the players lined up at center ice and bowed to the crowd, first to the end containing the cheerleaders, then to the other end, filled mostly with South Korean fans. Their goal for the long program is more than 125 points. The International Ice Hockey Federation required a plan for South Korea to have a team in the Olympic tournament on home ice. (more...)
In the Churches, 2-17-18 In the Churches, 2-17-18
- February 18, 2018

Faith and Nature will be having their annual winter walk at Althouse Arboretum. The wake and tribute service will be Friday February 23, 2018 at Holy Cross Baptist Church and the Funeral will be Saturday February 24th at St. Cloverdale Baptist Church , 806 Dexter St., Dothan, will hold Homecoming on March 11 at 10:30 a.m. Senior Box distribution and new applications are being accepted at noon on Wednesday. (more...)
Ukip members vote to sack party leader Ukip members vote to sack party leader
- February 18, 2018

Mr Bolton, who has called for sweeping changes to the way the party is run, has claimed he was the victim of rivals "stirring the pot". Mr Bolton said he still has "strong affections" for his former girlfriend who sent offensive messages about Meghan Markle , and has compared the scrutiny of his private life to that faced by Diana, Princess of Wales. (more...)
Kerala CM supports Priya Prakash song Kerala CM supports Priya Prakash song
- February 18, 2018

A case was also registered against "Odu Adaar Love " director Omar Lulu among others. Priya Prakash Varrier's video was viewed over 25 million times on YouTube in just one week! But unfortunately her song Manikya Malaraya Poovi has been slammed with a complaint in Hyderabad by a youth group of Farooq Nagar. (more...)
New Zealand aim to iron out bowling chinks New Zealand aim to iron out bowling chinks
- February 18, 2018

Last night's T20 between Australia and New Zealand broke all sorts of records, but this was the clear highlight. D'Arcy Short anchored a high-powered Australian batting order to produce the highest successful run chase in Twenty20 worldwide cricket to beat New Zealand by five wickets in their tri-series clash at Eden Park on Friday. (more...)
UK leader seeks 'deep' EU security partnership UK leader seeks 'deep' EU security partnership
- February 18, 2018

Meanwhile, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker welcomed the idea for what he called a "security alliance" with Britain, adding that the issue should be separated from the rest of the Brexit debate. She also warned European partners not to put politics above cooperation against crime and terrorism. "There is no legal or operational reason why such an agreement could not be reached in the area of internal security", she said. (more...)
Russian hockey players badly outplayed the Americans at the Olympics Russian hockey players badly outplayed the Americans at the Olympics
- February 18, 2018

That fanbase made its presence known Friday during Russia's, ahem ... during the Olympic Athletes from Russia's men's hockey game against Slovenia, where fans in the stands displayed banners with the likeness of Russian President Vladimir Putin and pro-Russia slogans. (more...)
Jury Awards $38 Million to Family of Maryland Woman Shot by Police Jury Awards $38 Million to Family of Maryland Woman Shot by Police
- February 18, 2018

Jurors heard almost three weeks of testimony and arguments in a case brought by relatives of Korryn Gaines of Randallstown against the county and the officer who shot her in 2016. The jury awarded $32 million to Kodi , $4.5 million to his sister Karsyn, and $300,000 each to Gaines's mother, father, and her estate. The Gaines family had asked for more than $42 million in damages, with $10 million to her family and estate and the rest to Kodi Gaines. (more...)
#MexicoCity quake cuts power and damages homes #MexicoCity quake cuts power and damages homes
- February 18, 2018

Last September, two devastating earthquakes in Mexico killed hundreds of people. A U.S. Geological Survey expert says Friday's magnitude 7.2 natural disaster in southern Mexico was not in the aftershock zone from an even more powerful 8.2 quake last September 7. (more...)
Patrick Brown Says He Will Sue CTV News Over Sexual Misconduct Report Patrick Brown Says He Will Sue CTV News Over Sexual Misconduct Report
- February 18, 2018

Barely 100 days remain before election day, when voters will be asked to repose their trust in a repurposed Progressive Conservative party. However, another prominent Progressive Conservative in northeastern Ontario, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli of North Bay, who is the party's interim leader, announced Friday that Brown had been kicked out of the party's caucus. (more...)
Omarosa asked on 'Celebrity Big Brother' if she had sex with Trump Omarosa asked on 'Celebrity Big Brother' if she had sex with Trump
- February 18, 2018

Brandi, that's awful", Omarosa added. Manigault Newman did, however, hint that someone else may be sleeping their way around the White House. "I've never had to do that". "Don't say that. Because we are anxious, but I need you to say it's going to be OK", Mathews responded. On Dec. 13, the White House announced Manigault Newman's last day with the administration would be on January 20, 2018 after she reportedly drew scrutiny from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. (more...)
4-year-old girl shot dead in suspected domestic dispute in Ohio 4-year-old girl shot dead in suspected domestic dispute in Ohio
- February 18, 2018

She left her four children and the grandmother inside the auto while trying to get some of her belongings. She said Darnell Bitting came out of the home with a rifle and fired one shot - striking the vehicle. After she was taken to an Akron hospital, she was pronounced dead. The grandmother -who was in the passenger seat at the time - climbed into the driver's seat and drove away, only to discover the 4-year-old had been struck by a bullet. (more...)
Trump visits Florida school shooting survivors Trump visits Florida school shooting survivors
- February 18, 2018

President Donald Trump who is to visit Florida tweeted after the shooting, "My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the awful Florida shooting". The Trumps have been joined by Florida Gov. Rick Scott , Florida Sen. She said, "President Trump , Barron goes to school". "But the job the doctors did, the nurses, the hospital, first responders, law enforcement (was) really incredible". (more...)
Trump denies collusion in tweet after indictment of Russian nationals Trump denies collusion in tweet after indictment of Russian nationals
- February 18, 2018

And it has nothing to do with Christopher Steele's "dossier". At hearings three months ago, Facebook Inc. was criticized for not quickly becoming suspicious of USA election ads purchased in Russian rubles. The reality-TV star and real estate mogul had been threatening to run for President of the United States, off and on, since 1988. The indictment says Prigozhin and his businesses provided "significant funds" for Internet Research Agency's operations to influence the 2016 ... (more...)
Reynders: Future of all Western Balkan countries is in EU Reynders: Future of all Western Balkan countries is in EU
- February 18, 2018

The frontrunners are Serbia and Montenegro with a target of 2025. The minister also said he would continue the fight for Serbia's state and national interests. "Who will be first in Belgrade - China or the EU?" European foreign ministers have clashed over ambitious plans for the EU to expand into the western Balkans. (more...)
Heroic teacher from Florida school shooting has Roseville ties Heroic teacher from Florida school shooting has Roseville ties
- February 18, 2018

Her actions saved the lives of those in the room. But a parent of one of Viswanathan's students told The Sun Sentinel that she did everything she could to make sure that her classroom remained safe. Another student who has been hailed a hero lost his life in the attack. "I'm not opening the door". The door had shut behind him and locked. He carried on running and it was the last time he saw him alive. (more...)
Shooting survivors become advocates for stronger weapon laws Shooting survivors become advocates for stronger weapon laws
- February 18, 2018

After the hospital visit, the Trumps traveled to the nearby Broward County Sheriff's Department headquarters and heralded the law enforcement officials who responded to the shooting. She invoked the president's 11-year-old son, Barron, as she angrily called for help. And here's what you do to fix that: Tell your buddies in Congress, tell Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio, all the family men who care so much about their communities, that what we need are laws, real laws, that do ... (more...)
"It's Just A Horrible Day For Us", School Superintendent After Tragic Shooting
- February 18, 2018

In a matter of minutes, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School went from having a normal Wednesday to experiencing the most terrifying day they would ever experience at school when they began fighting for their lives. He then returned to fire more shots into 1216 and 1215 before shooting into room 1213, according to investigators. Cruz had been attending another school in Broward County since the expulsion, school officials said. (more...)
Trump, Abe agree to keep up pressure on N. Korea Trump, Abe agree to keep up pressure on N. Korea
- February 18, 2018

To the sound of an instrumental version of The Beatles' "A Day in the Life" - and the coordinated chanting of North Korea's tightly controlled cheering squad - figure skaters Ryom Tae Ok, 19, and Kim Ju Sik, 25, took to the ice Wednesday in their Olympic debut . (more...)
Trump says Abe agrees to invest more in US
- February 18, 2018

For the few dozen spectators that had gathered to watch the televised match on a big screen setup in downtown Seoul , the defeats are nothing to be ashamed of. Vice President Mike Pence earlier this month said the US will soon announce "the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever". (more...)
Two killed after vehicle hit by TRAIN at level crossing Two killed after vehicle hit by TRAIN at level crossing
- February 18, 2018

Officers from the British Transport Police attended the scene with paramedics and Sussex police officers. The spokesman said: "At present, officers are now examining the scene to establish the circumstances which led to the vehicle being struck". (more...)
Expect warmer temperatures and rain before colder air returns to central Indiana Expect warmer temperatures and rain before colder air returns to central Indiana
- February 18, 2018

The rest of the day will see milder temperatures to melt the newfallen snow. Friday's highs will likely be in the morning. Temperatures are starting out in the high 30's to mid 40's in the valley this morning, and in the teens to 20's in the mountains. (more...)
Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican investigator Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican investigator
- February 18, 2018

Pope Francis revived a commission on child sex abuse on the same day that a man detailed his claims against a Chilean priest in a NY meeting with a Vatican sex crimes investigator. Scicluna and Cruz will meet on Saturday morning in a church in NY, the Chilean victim told Radio Cooperativa. Francis ignited fresh outrage during a visit to Chile last month when he defended Barros as the target of a smear campaign. (more...)
McMaster acknowledges Russian interference in 2016 election - something Trump still doubts McMaster acknowledges Russian interference in 2016 election - something Trump still doubts
- February 18, 2018

Trump . " Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for president", he tweeted Friday. The White House released a statement shortly after the indictment was announced, drawing sharp attention to the administration's continued stance that there was "NO COLLUSION" between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. (more...)
United Kingdom and Germany to Deal with Brexit Negotiations United Kingdom and Germany to Deal with Brexit Negotiations
- February 18, 2018

During talks with Angela Merkel on Friday, Mrs May said both sides need to be "bold and ambitious" in framing their future relations. Recently, German Government's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, referred to the importance of London's outline of its ideas on its future relationship with the EU. (more...)

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