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Germany's crisis-hit SPD starts ballot on Merkel coalition Germany's crisis-hit SPD starts ballot on Merkel coalition
- February 20, 2018

The key party post has become vacant since the former CDU Secretary General Peter Tauber announced he's leaving due to serious bowel illness. Kramp-Karrenbauer will voted into her new role at a party congress on February 26. AKK was also praised by the CDU's previous Saarland premier, Peter Mueller, who said "There's not a task you can't trust Annegret with". Merkel said that, after many challenges, the CDU is in need of "self-reflection" and discussion, in order to strengthen the party's ... (more...)
Mob Drags Out Two Rape Accused From Police Station, Lynches Them Mob Drags Out Two Rape Accused From Police Station, Lynches Them
- February 20, 2018

Officials said the mob overpowered the personnel manning the police station, dragged the two accused out of the lock-up to the market square and stoned and bludgeoned them to death. Condemning the incident in its strongest term, General Secretary, North East Human Rights Organization, Arunachal Unit, Buteng Tayeng has asked to award exemplary punishment against the culprits involved in the incident. (more...)
Flood watch issued for northeast IN, northwest Ohio
- February 20, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued flood watches to many counties in Northwest Ohio and all around the state. The rain has been falling since last night and continues today. IF we are going to see anything as far as severe weather this week, it could be Saturday especially over the east half of the area. Up to 6 inches of rain in certain areas is possible, but the mostly likely amounts throughout DFW are 2-4 inches. (more...)
Mueller Charges Lawyer With False Statements in Russia Probe Mueller Charges Lawyer With False Statements in Russia Probe
- February 20, 2018

Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged with "willfully and knowingly making materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to investigators. The filing is further evidence of Mueller's investigation of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Gates and their work for Russian-allied clients. (more...)
Family steps up search for missing Lyft, Uber driver Family steps up search for missing Lyft, Uber driver
- February 20, 2018

The LAPD says the Nissan Altima was found around 12:30 p.m., but investigators aren't saying how. Thiede has not been seen or heard from since, and his family is concerned for his safety, according to authorities. "Very hopeful, actually", said friend Yokeena Jamar. They say his cell phone was last detected in a Pico Union neighborhood not far from where he lives, but it has since gone dead or been turned off. (more...)
Black Panther Made Even More Money Than We Thought Black Panther Made Even More Money Than We Thought
- February 20, 2018

By current estimations, the film has already made $235million in its opening weekend . It holds the honor of 5th biggest opening weekend of all time, biggest solo superhero launch, and biggest grossing movie in the country directed by a black film maker. (more...)
Investigators Locate Site of Iranian Plane Crash That Killed All 65 Passengers Investigators Locate Site of Iranian Plane Crash That Killed All 65 Passengers
- February 20, 2018

The Aseman Airlines plane was flying from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj when it disappeared 50 minutes into the flight. The airline later said there were a total of 65 people on board, as one passenger had missed the flight. (more...)
US, South Korea to go ahead with Olympic-delayed drills US, South Korea to go ahead with Olympic-delayed drills
- February 20, 2018

Pyongyang is likely to demand a complete halt of the joint exercises in cross-border military talks, which the two Koreas agreed to hold during their high-level talks last month. "The DPRK is fully ready for both dialogue and war", the commentary said, using the acronym for the North's formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. (more...)
Pennsylvania Supreme Court releases new congressional map Pennsylvania Supreme Court releases new congressional map
- February 20, 2018

Their order says if none of the maps are up to snuff, they'll turn to their own expert to draw maps for the court. If it stands, the court-imposed revised map is nearly certain to improve Democrats' chances of gaining more seats this year. (more...)
Palestinians force Qatari ambassador to leave Gaza conference Palestinians force Qatari ambassador to leave Gaza conference
- February 20, 2018

Adnan Abu Amer, an Israeli analyst, told Xinhua that the bombing on Saturday was "an unusual event in recent years since the 2014 war on Gaza", as it showed that the militants had coordinated with the Hamas rulers in Gaza. Those raids were in response to an explosion Saturday in which four Israeli soldiers inspecting the border fence were injured by an apparent Palestinian booby trap. (more...)
Assad forces kill 9 civilians in Eastern Ghouta, Syria Assad forces kill 9 civilians in Eastern Ghouta, Syria
- February 20, 2018

It said hundreds have been wounded in a week-long bombardment. "Desperation is an understatement", Kern said of the situation in the Damascus suburbs, noting that numerous children trapped in areas still under rebel control have "never seen the inside of a classroom". (more...)
Trump Organization to launch maiden commercial project in India this year Trump Organization to launch maiden commercial project in India this year
- February 20, 2018

Not only are The Trump Tower properties across four cities of Mumbai , Pune , Kolkata and Delhi selling quickly, the presidents birthday has also been celebrated across the country. That relationship has also sparked concern about potential conflict of interest. Trump Jr.is scheduled to speak at a global business conference, which Indian politicians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi , will attend. (more...)
Comeback queen Petra Kvitova triumphs in Qatar Comeback queen Petra Kvitova triumphs in Qatar
- February 20, 2018

Coming back from the career-threatening injury and making her grand return to the top-10 14 months later, Kvitova has never given up during the worst times and her fight was also reflected during the match. But Kvitova forced a tie-break in the second set after her opponent served for the match then won six straight points to force a third set."In the tie-break when I was down 3-1, I was just really angry with myself so I just tried to hit some winners". (more...)
As Florida Shooting Survivors Beg for Action, Trump Opts to Lie Low
- February 20, 2018

He has fumed to associates at Mar-a-Lago that the media "won't let it go" and will do everything to delegitimize his presidency. Then came the bombshell at 11:08 p.m. Tighter restrictions on gun ownership would prevent pretty much all of the mass shootings in America - just as it did in every other country where they've done this, including the United Kingdom and Australia - and even kids know this, so why the hell don't the elected official in Congress know this? "While discussions are ... (more...)
Quake, magnitude 6.1, shakes Mexico City Quake, magnitude 6.1, shakes Mexico City
- February 20, 2018

The force of the temblor swayed buildings in Mexico City , according to the Associated Press. Five women, four men and three children died underneath the helicopter. Another wrote: "It's 1AM and the seismic alert just blasted through Mexico City ". The United States Geological Survey, the go-to when it comes to earthquakes and other geological events, found that the natural disaster occurred roughly 15 miles deep into the Earth's crust, the epicenter being roughly 90 miles from the ... (more...)
Trump motorcade driver detained by Secret Service after gun discovered Trump motorcade driver detained by Secret Service after gun discovered
- February 20, 2018

Secret Service officials found the gun in the driver's bag during a security sweep. The journalists were not permitted to enter the compound and their vehicles were commandeered by White House staffers. The Secret Service confirmed the matter was resolved and that "at no time" was Trump in danger. The Secret Service said no one had been put in danger. (more...)
Trump Rated Worst Leader in Presidential Greatness Survey Trump Rated Worst Leader in Presidential Greatness Survey
- February 20, 2018

With this, Mr Trump came in last place with an average score of 12.34. In the latest round of survey, former president Barack Obama moved up in the rankings to 8th best president, compared to 18th he ranked in the 2014 survey. In a page-long explanation of his stance on guns in his book, "The America We Deserve", published in 2000, Trump offered a very generalized summary of Democratic and Republican positions on gun control, characterizing each as extreme. (more...)
Adam Silver implies 2019 NBA All-Star Game draft will be televised Adam Silver implies 2019 NBA All-Star Game draft will be televised
- February 20, 2018

Instead (and rightfully so), they chose James, who finished 29 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists. Harden also had a triple-double last season, but his included ten turnovers to go with 12 points and 12 assists. This year the league chose to go to a new format for picking the teams to try and make the games more competitive and it worked. Lebron was voted as the 2018 NBA All-Star MVP, the second time after 2006. (more...)
Police suspect Netanyahu associate of trying to bribe judge
- February 20, 2018

The new investigation comes days after police announced there was sufficient evidence to indict Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases. Bezeq officials declined to comment. "As part of the investigation, suspicions accumulated on felonies concerning ethics, fraud, money laundering and securities violations, conducted over extended periods of time, frequently and systematically as part of relationships between Bezeq executives and public servants and their ... (more...)
Xbox One X and One S 1440p support coming very soon Xbox One X and One S 1440p support coming very soon
- February 20, 2018

Good stuff, but what about 1440p? Microsoft has spent a long time talking up the 4K capabilities of its Xbox One X , but what about those of us playing at other resolutions? A Tweet by Microsoft's Xbox Platform Partner Group manager, Kevin Gammill, provided the core of today's news. (more...)
Police investigate threat at St. Joseph High School Police investigate threat at St. Joseph High School
- February 20, 2018

In El Dorado, Washington Middle School went on lockdown Friday after shots were fired near the property, according to a tweet from superintendent Jim Tucker. Numerous students in several states across the U.S. were put into custody after they were discovered to be in possession of firearms, IBT reports. At least six school districts across the state have reported threats from students over the past two days, including at least two made on the same day as a deadly shooting at a Florida high ... (more...)
Imran Khan suggests direct Senate elections to avoid horse-trading Imran Khan suggests direct Senate elections to avoid horse-trading
- February 20, 2018

Rumors about Khan's third marriage started circulating in January. Khan's first marriage to the daughter of the financier James Goldsmith, ended in 2004, while his second ended after nine months in 2015, following a whirlwind romance with former BBC journalist Reham Khan. (more...)
Woman charged over angry note on ambulance Woman charged over angry note on ambulance
- February 20, 2018

Tudor posted a picture of the note on Twitter , copying in the police. The ambulance had been parked in a residential street in Tunstall and was responding to a call at the time. We chose to take action after seeing details reported on Twitter. Katie replied: 'Thank you for your comments and I agree, however, I think the crew were most upset by the verbal abuse and distress caused to their patient rather than the note'. (more...)
Emergency extended in Maldives by 30 days as key committee Emergency extended in Maldives by 30 days as key committee
- February 20, 2018

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday sought parliamentary approval to extend a state of emergency by 30 days, saying a threat to national security had not diminished and a constitutional crisis had not been resolved. Ruling and opposition party leaders clashed over whether parliament's approval was required under the constitution. The Supreme Court ruling on February 1 nullified Election Commission (EC)'s decision to dismiss 12 MPs for disobeying a floor-crossing ban. (more...)
China demands 'severe punishment' for man who stole thumb from terracotta warrior China demands 'severe punishment' for man who stole thumb from terracotta warrior
- February 20, 2018

He then allegedly used his phone to inspect the 2,000-year-old statues, taking a selfie with one before going in for a more permanent memento, snapping its thumb off and putting it in his pocket, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
Consumers Energy plans to stop using coal, increase renewable energy Consumers Energy plans to stop using coal, increase renewable energy
- February 20, 2018

She says it's also good economically, as falling costs of renewable energy make coal less competitive, even as President Donald Trump's administration boosts the coal industry. DTE past year pledged a carbon emissions cut of more than 80 percent by 2050 by phasing out coal, boosting wind and solar energy, and building a 1,100-megawatt natural gas plant. (more...)
Trump Blames Obama and Democrats for Failing to Stop Russian Meddling Trump Blames Obama and Democrats for Failing to Stop Russian Meddling
- February 20, 2018

Clapper (shown above) said Rosenstein's statement "was very precisely and carefully worded" and noted that "the indictment itself reflected no collusion, in the same way it acknowledged that the members of the Trump campaign were unwitting participants in this". (more...)
Zarif: Iran concerned about new wave of United States intervention in Syria Zarif: Iran concerned about new wave of United States intervention in Syria
- February 20, 2018

She hailed the role of Russian Federation and Iran in finding a solution to the Syrian conflict, saying the U.S. and other European countries on the contrary seek to dominate Syria in order to serve their interests in the region and protect the Israeli regime. (more...)
Kremlin on Mueller Report: Accusations of Russia's Election Meddling Baseless
- February 20, 2018

According to the indictment , handed down by a federal grand jury, the Russian organization behind the propaganda was funded by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a St. He was one of the 13 Russians charged in the USA on Friday. Trump, who has downplayed the ongoing criminal and congressional investigations as well as mounting evidence about Russian interference, said the indictment, and Rosenstein's remarks, were further vindication. (more...)
ED conducts raid Nakshatra Jewellers: PNB fraud case ED conducts raid Nakshatra Jewellers: PNB fraud case
- February 19, 2018

Police also questioned some executives from Nirav Modi's group, the source said. He clarified that it was a group photo and Nirav came there on his own. But until such time that we have a formula, the Modi government must stop claiming that it has finally given Indians a scam-free government. Morgan Stanley estimated on Thursday if PNB had to assume all the liability from the fraud it would need 80 billion rupees ($1.25 billion) in additional capital, which at the stock's current ... (more...)

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