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Nikolas Cruz's Foster Parents Say They Knew All About His Gun Arsenal Nikolas Cruz's Foster Parents Say They Knew All About His Gun Arsenal
- February 21, 2018

Records reveal that in September 2016, a case was filed with the DCF when Cruz's caretaker and adoptive mother, Lynda Cruz, was accused of abuse. "Mr. "As soon as the bell rang, he just threw it everywhere", said Jenny Carbo, Guerra's mother, recounting the story her son told her in eighth grade. When Thorne tried to continue, security escorted her out as she chanted "No more guns!" Copyright 2018 United Press International, Inc. (more...)
Pyongyang cancelled meeting with Pence in South Korea
- February 21, 2018

North Korea sent a 500-strong delegation to the games made up of athletes, cheerleaders , domestic media and high-ranking government officials - including Kim Yo Jong , the sister of North Korea's leader and head of the country's propaganda department, and Kim Yong Nam , North Korea's ceremonial head of state. (more...)
Former Skadden Arps lawyer pleads guilty in Trump probe Former Skadden Arps lawyer pleads guilty in Trump probe
- February 21, 2018

The lawyer, Alex van der Zwaan, worked in London for U.S. law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom but has since left the firm. He was also charged with deleting emails to an unnamed "Person A" that he did not hand over to the investigators. (more...)
U.S. students plan protests, Washington march, to demand gun control
- February 21, 2018

The man charged with murder in the Florida high school shooting was back in court Monday as funerals were held for some of the 17 victims. On Tuesday a member of the accused gunman's legal team from the Broward County public defender's office said Cruz saw his life unravel previous year, when he was expelled and his mother died. (more...)
Orono schools on lockdown after threat made on social media Orono schools on lockdown after threat made on social media
- February 21, 2018

Orono police Wednesday afternoon said two threats were received through social media, including a "direct threat of gun violence at the Orono Schools". "Parents are reminded that they should not come to the campus", the post read. The district had said earlier Wednesday that a separate concerning social media post Tuesday night was investigated and determined to not be a threat. (more...)
Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' That Family's Profiting From Presidency Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' That Family's Profiting From Presidency
- February 21, 2018

Trump Jr. doesn't hold a post in his father's administration. In India, in partnership with the Trump Organization, local developers are building luxury homes with standardised facilities under the Trump Tower brand. was travelling to India as a private citizen and that the agency played no role in shaping his message during the visit". Trump Jr will be speaking to Indian business leaders later this week on Indo-Pacific ties. (more...)
MEDIA COLLUSION: CNN and MSNBC PROMOTED Russia-Backed Anti-Trump Rally MEDIA COLLUSION: CNN and MSNBC PROMOTED Russia-Backed Anti-Trump Rally
- February 21, 2018

Given how narrowly Trump won the election (by approximately 107,000 votes in three swing states), it is not a stretch to say Russian involvement had some level of impact, although it probably didn't swing the election. And in October, the Trump administration missed a deadline to publish a list of Russian entities and individuals in the military and intelligence sectors subject to sanctions. (more...)
(MSFT) is Teacher Retirement System of Texas' 2nd Largest Position
- February 21, 2018

Microsoft Corporation now has $713.08 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.78% or $1.33 during the last trading session, reaching $173.18. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500. Analysts await Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) to report earnings on March, 6 before the open. GE's profit will be $1.04B for 30.71 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. (more...)
Olympic women's hockey expanding to 10 teams for Beijing 2022 Olympic women's hockey expanding to 10 teams for Beijing 2022
- February 21, 2018

While it was unlikely women's hockey would get the heave given the IOC's desire for gender parity at the Games, it lit a fire under those in power in hockey to make the global women's game more competitive. "I think we just played confident, and the chemistry is continuing to grow, and it's finally meshing". "You know doctors - one doctor [has a] different opinion, like the lawyers", Rene Fasel, head of the International Ice Hockey Federation, said of the precautions being taken. (more...)
Young people in the line of fire take up the gun fight Young people in the line of fire take up the gun fight
- February 21, 2018

Students met with Negron at 9 a.m. Now anyone familiar with trends in gun regulation since the GOP's big state government landslides of 2010 and 2014 shouldn't be the least bit surprised at the rejection of calls for action in Florida . Attorney General Pam Bondi said in a statement: "Praying for everyone involved in today's shooting ..." "We need to be focused on real solutions", Mr. (more...)
North Korea pulled out of meeting with Pence
- February 21, 2018

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. North Korea's ruling family may soon be welcoming a new member, according to sources in Seoul. The day before landing in Pyeonchang, Pence told reporters that "we haven't requested a meeting with North Korea". (more...)
North Korean Reaper APT uses zero-day vulnerabilities to spy on governments
- February 21, 2018

The aide also said Moon will have a phone conversation with President Trump after checking on the White House's sentiment on the North-U.S. dialogue through the first daughter's visit. Asked for comment, a spokeswoman for Orascom said she had no immediate knowledge of the matter and was looking into it. Until 2017, the regime concentrated on South Korea and its government, military defence, industrial base and media sector. (more...)
Venezuela's oil-backed cryptocurrency raised $735 million in one day, president claims Venezuela's oil-backed cryptocurrency raised $735 million in one day, president claims
- February 21, 2018

Venezuela has now launched what it claims to be the world's first sovereign oil-backed cryptocurrency. He added that many transactions in tourism, gasoline and oil can be carried out with Petro. Petros represent nothing more than a promise against the 300 million barrels of oil that Venezuela believes they can recover but have yet to pull from the ground. (more...)
Sri Lankan PM sees no reason to step down Sri Lankan PM sees no reason to step down
- February 21, 2018

The UNP won 41 councils while the SLFP won 10. Rajapaksa's SLPP swept the polls in a massive wave of support to the former strongman. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya agreed to grant the three-hour debate which would mean an extension of the normal sitting hours. (more...)
Sunday Sales Bill Passes House Sunday Sales Bill Passes House
- February 21, 2018

A new Early Learning Advisory Council would examine early childhood education in South Dakota under a bill scheduled for debate Tuesday in the Senate Education Committee. If approved, the bill would give package liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores and drug stores the ability to sell alcohol for carryout on Sundays from 12:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. (more...)
Officer Killed While Intervening In Domestic Dispute; Suspect Dead Officer Killed While Intervening In Domestic Dispute; Suspect Dead
- February 21, 2018

Officers set up containment of the area and called in a police dog from Prince George. A Maryland police officer was fatally shot while attempting to help a woman threatened in a domestic disturbance. "Please keep his family and our department in your prayers". The death of the Maryland officer followed an early-morning murder in Alabama. The suspect was also killed. (more...)
Trump questions why Obama administration is not subject of Russian Federation investigation Trump questions why Obama administration is not subject of Russian Federation investigation
- February 21, 2018

He's publically humiliated his own Attorney General for recusing himself and failing to maintain control of the investigation. Why? The FBI is supposed to protect Americans from dangers of all kinds. "I think one of the places where you guys seem to get very confused, and it seems to happen regularly - the president hasn't said that Russian Federation didn't meddle, what he's saying is that it didn't have an impact, and it certainly wasn't with help from the Trump campaign ", she said. (more...)
Zuma and Ramaphosa all smiles at farewell party Zuma and Ramaphosa all smiles at farewell party
- February 21, 2018

Former state president Jacob Zuma appeared to be in good spirits at a farewell cocktail dinner in his honour. Last month, lucky beachgoers spotted Ramaphosa, then deputy president, walking along an East London beachfront. "I'll be walking maybe three times a week, walking with our people", he said. Zuma was supposed to give the speech on Thursday, but it was postponed because of the leadership crisis that fueled uncertainty and anxiety in the country of 57 million people. (more...)
Scores of girls missing after Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria Scores of girls missing after Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria
- February 21, 2018

A resident said he saw three Hilux jeeps filled with the terrorists, adding that some of the girls sustained injuries while fleeing the school and were receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in Damaturu. On Wednesday, Mrs. Ezekwesili, a co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, said she hoped the kidnap was not true. Eye witnesses said the militants entered the town using 12 vehicles firing guns and explosives. (more...)
Met owes women damages for John Worboys investigation failings Met owes women damages for John Worboys investigation failings
- February 21, 2018

The landmark judgment sets a significant precedent for police liability in future cases by allowing victims to argue that they have been subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment under article 3 of the European convention on human rights. (more...)
President Trump moves to ban 'bump stocks' President Trump moves to ban 'bump stocks'
- February 21, 2018

The fact was brought into stark relief as details about Nikolas Cruz , who legally purchased his AR-15 when he was 18 previous year, emerged after he killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . This is the fourth mass shooting that President Trump has had to respond to since becoming president , and in the wake of those other shootings , the administration has repeatedly pivoted away from having a conversation on gun control measures and has instead put the focus on ... (more...)
Students demand political action in wake of deadly Fla. school shooting Students demand political action in wake of deadly Fla. school shooting
- February 21, 2018

There is no school today because of President's Day, but Stoneman Douglas High School will also remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday because the school is still a crime scene. "We feel neglected and at this point, you're either with us or against us ". Nikolas Cruz , a 19-year-old who had been expelled from the school, is facing 17 counts of murder. (more...)
Wendy Williams Announces 3-Week Hiatus After Graves' Disease Diagnosis Wendy Williams Announces 3-Week Hiatus After Graves' Disease Diagnosis
- February 21, 2018

Williams emphasized that the disease is joined by other symptoms, such as irritability, weight loss, anxiety, difficulty swallowing, moist hands and feeling like "birds are swimming" in your head. On Oct. 31, Williams shocked the audience and viewers when she tumbled over onto the floor while dressed as the Statue of Liberty for her Halloween episode. (more...)
Trump hosting 'listening session' on school safety following shooting Trump hosting 'listening session' on school safety following shooting
- February 21, 2018

A federal grand jury empaneled by special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians and three Russian entities Friday, and it provided evidence that foreign nationals interfered in the 2016 election and boosted the candidacy of President Donald Trump . (more...)
Tucson adoptive parents arrested for alleged child abuse Tucson adoptive parents arrested for alleged child abuse
- February 21, 2018

A couple in Arizona has been arrested after police officers found their adopted children locked in their bedrooms with little food or water. Inside the home, deputies found four children ages six to 12, who lived there with their adoptive parents, 69-year-old Benito and 66-year-old Carol Gutierrez, the release said. (more...)
'Beast from the East' to bring freezing weather until March 'Beast from the East' to bring freezing weather until March
- February 21, 2018

The freezing cold temperatures will bring with them the risk of ice and snow and some forecast models show the cold snap lasting well into March. Maximum temperatures over the weekend and through next week will dip, she added, with a wind chill making it feel around -4C to -8C. (more...)
Gigaba raises Value-Added Tax to 15% Gigaba raises Value-Added Tax to 15%
- February 21, 2018

The ad valorem excise duty on motor vehicles will increase from 25% to 30% from April 1. It is hoped that the increase, coupled with adjustments to income tax brackets, will raise some 36 billion rand ($3 billion) for the public purse in 2018-19. (more...)
North Korea cancelled Mike Pence meeting last minute, White House says
- February 21, 2018

Pence's office said they believed the abrupt cancellation was a sign that USA attempts to exert pressure on the regime were working. She said Pence would have used the meeting to emphasize the U.S.' concerns about the North's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. (more...)
Tight security eased near White House after suspicious vehicle scare Tight security eased near White House after suspicious vehicle scare
- February 21, 2018

The Secret Service said earlier that its agents and officers found a suspicious vehicle near 17th street NW. The agency says the New Executive Office Building is being evacuated. (more...)
Former FBI Official: Mishandling of Tip About FL Shooter Is 'Unforgivable' Former FBI Official: Mishandling of Tip About FL Shooter Is 'Unforgivable'
- February 21, 2018

Michael J. Satz, the state attorney for Broward County, said Saturday in an email that, "This certainly is the type of case the death penalty was designed for". "No other information was included with that comment which would indicate a time, location or the true identity of the person who made the comment". (more...)

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