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Letter to the editor: Yet another lesson on link between guns, massacres Letter to the editor: Yet another lesson on link between guns, massacres
- February 23, 2018

According to authorities, a gunman killed 17 people, most of those people were his former classmates. Action to decrease gun violence is long overdue. On the agenda this evening: guns, gun control , gun ownership, the Second Amendment . But very importantly, the Supreme Court emphasized that the Second Amendment is not an absolute right . (more...)
Cauvery water dispute: CM urges all TN parties to unite Cauvery water dispute: CM urges all TN parties to unite
- February 23, 2018

The Cauvery Rights Retrieval Committee (CRRC), the umbrella organisation of farmers associations and political parties, on Thursday said the outcome of the all party meeting held over the Cauvery issue was disappointing. A day after the verdict, Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah said his government would oppose the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board. "As far as the appeal is concerned, the Tamil Nadu government will take action after going through the verdict and consulting ... (more...)
Ivanka Trump Will Fly Commercial to Close Out Olympics in South Korea
- February 23, 2018

President Donald Trump; the White House chief of staff, John Kelly; CIA Director Mike Pompeo; Defense Secretary Jim Mattis; and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were all reportedly involved in the discussions. "This process also requires wholehearted support of the United Nations, and I count on the Security Council in moving the whole process towards this end", Ban said. (more...)
Utah students join Parkland survivors in calling for gun law reforms Utah students join Parkland survivors in calling for gun law reforms
- February 23, 2018

Stoneman Douglas students said they left the state Capitol feeling hopeful and encouraged by the lawmakers and activists who addressed them. "This is our future and these are children's lives", Hogg said. Although police officers were at the school making sure everyone stayed safe, students say they were still scared. Israel is calling for more action, which includes designing schools to be safer, giving law enforcement more authority to Baker Act people who are threats to themselves or ... (more...)
Student asks Rubio to decline NRA funds as survivors join town hall
- February 23, 2018

The absence of Republican Gov. Rick Scott, whom CNN invited, was duly noted by Democratic Sen. He also broke with Trump on arming schoolteachers and vouched for a system where potentially unstable people could temporarily lose their access to firearms. (more...)
Russian Medalist Allegedly Left PyeongChang Games over Doping Suspicions Russian Medalist Allegedly Left PyeongChang Games over Doping Suspicions
- February 23, 2018

The CAS hearing is set for 2:00 pm Korean time on Thursday, according to the court's website. "We have signed a statement that indeed he did have ( meldonium in the sample ) and as a result we will give the medal back", Russian Curling Federation spokeswoman Valentina Parinova told state TV channel Russia 1. (more...)
5 key moments as Florida school shooting survivors question senator 5 key moments as Florida school shooting survivors question senator
- February 23, 2018

At the town hall meeting, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and their parents spoke directly to politicians, with Rubio being the lone Republican. "Next week in Tallahassee, I'm going sit down with state leaders, we're going have a real conversation about two things: How do we make sure when a parent is ready to send their child to school, in Florida, that parent knows that child is going to be safe?" In addition, as NewsBusters notes , the crowd repeatedly heckled Loesch as ... (more...)
Man blows himself up outside U.S. embassy in Montenegro Man blows himself up outside U.S. embassy in Montenegro
- February 23, 2018

Previously scheduled visa appointments will be rescheduled. Police sources said Janukovic had Montenegrin citizenship and no criminal record. The radio network said he wrote "No to NATO" in a Facebook post. The plaque appears to be personally signed by Milosevic. In 1999, 78 days of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation airstrikes on Serbia ended the war in Kosovo. (more...)
Pakistan Supreme Court bans ex-PM Sharif as party head Pakistan Supreme Court bans ex-PM Sharif as party head
- February 23, 2018

Pakistan's Supreme Court has barred former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from leading his political party, the latest setback for the embattled politician since his ouster from office a year ago. The election body also decided that the schedule of the Senate elections could not be put off and the polls will be held as per the announced timetable. (more...)
Kansas lawmakers cancel debate on NRA-backed gun safety bill Kansas lawmakers cancel debate on NRA-backed gun safety bill
- February 23, 2018

You fearless students have spoken clearly in demanding action. The contradiction presents no solution to these repetitive mass shootings . Angry that, in the United States, there is a school shooting every 2.5 days. When watching interviews of a lot of the students at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, a lot of them weren't surprised with the occurrence, and that's heartbreaking. (more...)
Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge
- February 23, 2018

A news release from Gardner says it is a felony if a person transmits an image "in a manner that allows access to that image via a computer". He was taken into custody and released Thursday by a judge without bail and allowed to travel throughout the US, according to a spokeswoman for St. (more...)
Investigation of senator finds misconduct likely Investigation of senator finds misconduct likely
- February 23, 2018

The investigation cleared him of allegations he fired three staff members who reported his behavior toward the Senate fellow last fall. Tony Mendoza resigned suddenly Thursday - shortly before his own colleagues were set to vote on a resolution to remove him from office - days after an outside investigation found the Los Angeles County Democrat had engaged in a pattern of unwanted "sexually suggestive" behavior toward women during his decade at the Capitol. (more...)
LeBron James on new Playoff seeding format: "Let's not get too crazy"
- February 23, 2018

Anyway, the more defense-minded approach fired up LeBron who gathered the most impressive stat line of the night with 29 points, eight assists, 10 rebounds and had 50% success rate of the three-point line with four made threes. Plus, by staying in the East, James would avoid the Warriors until the Finals. The Cavaliers also made a major shakeup in its roster after the trade deadline. (more...)
UP Investors Summit 2018: Modi Announces Rs 20000 crore Defence Corridor UP Investors Summit 2018: Modi Announces Rs 20000 crore Defence Corridor
- February 23, 2018

He added that the state "comprises one of the largest workforces as well as consumer markets not only in India but anywhere in the world". In the last three years, there has been a sharp rise in FDI from $ 36 billion in 2012-14 to $ 60 billion in 2016-17, he added. (more...)
Britain wants extension of the transition period after Brexit Britain wants extension of the transition period after Brexit
- February 23, 2018

The leaders are likely to agree with a European Parliament proposal to cut the number of seats in the legislature to 705 from 751 after 73 British deputies leave the parliament and some of their seats are re-distributed among other EU members to account for demographic changes. (more...)
Embu Governor Martin Wambora Loses His Seat Embu Governor Martin Wambora Loses His Seat
- February 23, 2018

On January 2018, the court ordered a recount of votes in the Embu election due to inflation, swapping, doctoring, and stealing. Lenny Kivuti, got 96,775 votes against Wambora's 97,760, in the August 8, 2017, election. "There is no doubt that the errors affected the final outcome of the election". The judge said there wasn't sufficient evidence to warrant scrutiny of the KIEMS as Kivuti had requested. (more...)
Haiti suspends Oxfam GB amid sexual misconduct probe Haiti suspends Oxfam GB amid sexual misconduct probe
- February 23, 2018

The Caribbean nation's government announced the United Kingdom arm of the charity has had its authorisation to work in Haiti revoked for at least two months over "serious failings" between 2010 and 2011. The charity helps 750,000 people in Haiti. The UK Government is also deciding whether to end Oxfam's multi-million pound yearly funding, while the charity has said it will not bid for any new Government contracts at present. (more...)
Most Active Stock: Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN)
- February 22, 2018

The company has market cap of $191.44 million. The company had a trading volume of 5,046,199 shares, compared to its average volume of 29,457,789. It has underperformed by 57.70% the S&P500. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group downgraded Southwestern Energy from a "neutral" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. (more...)
Students stage walkouts to protest gun violence Students stage walkouts to protest gun violence
- February 22, 2018

At noon Wednesday, students in Aurora, Oswego, St. Charles and Batavia walked out of class, seeking to remember those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on February 14 and to advocate for changes to gun laws. Needville Independent School District in Needville, Texas, is telling students they will be suspended for three days if they choose to demonstrate. As of Tuesday, the website actionnetwork.org showed walkout events happening at three local high schools. (more...)
Delcambre High teen charged with terrorism for making campus threats Delcambre High teen charged with terrorism for making campus threats
- February 22, 2018

The threat made was to " shoot up OHS ". Opelika police said the investigation into the threats did not reveal a credible plan for the teenager's threat. Newman said police have been working closely with faculty, school administrators and a school resource officer. Police said felony charges are possible in the case. (more...)
Bjoergen, American women make history at Olympics Bjoergen, American women make history at Olympics
- February 22, 2018

In the women's 1-thousand meters, (Kim Ah-rang), (Choi Min-jeong), (Sim Suk-hee) have also passed the quarterfinals. Arielle Gold won bronze in the women's snowboard halfpipe . 4 Canada was penalized, too. Most have trained for months on end hoping for a podium finish. Here's a look at the total medals rounded up by CBS Sports. (more...)
Early Israel election increasingly likely as Netanyahu's troubles deepen Early Israel election increasingly likely as Netanyahu's troubles deepen
- February 22, 2018

Shlomo Filber, director-general of the Communications Ministry, arrives for extension of his remand in Case 4000 at the Magistrate's Court in Rishon Letzion, February 18, 2018. Hefetz and the middleman are being held in police custody. Hefetz also told the court he was being allowed only few hours of sleep a night and was "exhausted", according to Hadashot news. (more...)
Daily Show's Michelle Wolf to Host White House Correspondents' Dinner Daily Show's Michelle Wolf to Host White House Correspondents' Dinner
- February 22, 2018

Michelle Wolf has been chosen to host this year's more-than-likely-Trumpless event. The 32-year-old worked at Bear Sterns and J.P. Morgan before making the leap into comedy. Trump skipped last year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner. . President Trump famously declined his invitation to the dinner last year and has not yet revealed his plans for attending this year's event. (more...)
Florida students quit class to protest shootings
- February 22, 2018

Nikolas Cruz , who was a former student and was expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. He said his group holds "spontaneous random demonstrations" and tries not to participate in the modern world. "The police were in the driveway a lot", one neighbor said. (more...)
Patrick Brown Urged To Quit PC Leadership Race Patrick Brown Urged To Quit PC Leadership Race
- February 22, 2018

Meanwhile, Fedeli said he wrote to the party executive before Brown joined the leadership race, raising concerns about his suitability as a Tory candidate. Since joining the leadership contest on Friday, Brown has been dogged by allegations of mismanagement and corruption, which have led one Tory legislator to file a complaint with Ontario's integrity commissioner. (more...)
African asylum seekers in Israel go on hunger strike to protest imprisonment African asylum seekers in Israel go on hunger strike to protest imprisonment
- February 22, 2018

Hundreds of asylum seekers, most of whom Africans, protested on Thursday outside the Holot migrant detention camp in central Israel . "We are not criminals, we are refugees!" Most asylum seekers travel overland to Israel via the border with Egypt and claim they can not return because of the threat of persecution by their home countries' authoritarian governments. (more...)
Media Alert: 'Signature' of Biblical Prophet Discovered, Spokesperson & Image Available Media Alert: 'Signature' of Biblical Prophet Discovered, Spokesperson & Image Available
- February 22, 2018

A 2,700-year-old clay seal found in Jerusalem may bear the "signature" of the biblical prophet Isaiah. Isaiah, according to the Hebrew Bible , encouraged Hezekiah, king of Judah, to fight against the Assyrian army that laid siege to Jerusalem in 701 B.C. (more...)
Trump Suggests Pulling Immigration Officers Out of California Trump Suggests Pulling Immigration Officers Out of California
- February 22, 2018

ICE said a majority of the people arrested during the operation already had criminal records: indecency with a child, assault, deadly conduct, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, drug possession, drug trafficking, burglary, resisting arrest, firearms' offense, alien smuggling, illegally entering the US and driving under the influence. (more...)
Trump Tells DOJ to Write New Regulation Effectively Outlawing Bump-Fire Stocks Trump Tells DOJ to Write New Regulation Effectively Outlawing Bump-Fire Stocks
- February 22, 2018

In December , the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) started reviewing whether bump stocks are legal. "The NRA cannot comment until an actual rule is published with specifics that we can review", Jennifer Baker, a spokesperson for the NRA's lobbying arm, told the Washington Free Beacon . (more...)
Minneapolis Mayor: Students in walkout are NRA's 'worst nightmare' Minneapolis Mayor: Students in walkout are NRA's 'worst nightmare'
- February 22, 2018

Students trickled out of Lumberton High School about 11:30 a.m., shortly after an announcement from Principal Larry Obeda. MA public schools are on February break, but students are organizing for the next planned walkout, scheduled for March 14. (more...)

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