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Homeland Security refutes Russian hacker reports Homeland Security refutes Russian hacker reports
- March 01, 2018

According to NBC , no votes were changed and no voters were taken off the rolls. Intelligence officials told former President Barack Obama , during his final weeks in office in January 2017, that Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin's voting systems were each compromised in some way by Russia, NBC News reported Tuesday. (more...)
Morocco reportedly moving ahead of United States for 2026 World Cup bid Morocco reportedly moving ahead of United States for 2026 World Cup bid
- March 01, 2018

North America, it was felt, had waited its turn. But according to a report by Sam Borden of ESPN FC , a myriad of issues could come together to keep the World Cup out of North America and, instead, have it go to Morocco. Some South American associations, it is being suggested, might not be too inclined to vote for the US-led bid because of the ongoing anti-corruption investigation by the US Department of Justice that has snared a raft of high-profile figures. (more...)
Booker's 25 helps South Carolina past LSU 83-74 in OT Booker's 25 helps South Carolina past LSU 83-74 in OT
- March 01, 2018

SC got off to a good start in overtime when Hassani Gravett blocked a layup attempt by Waters and turned it into a wide-open 3-point basket when LSU had a mental mistake getting back on defense. But LSU's defense forced a turnover and LSU had the ball calling time out with 12 seconds to play. The graduate transfer seniors combined to score 48 points on 8 of 13 shooting from behind the 3-point line. (more...)
High wind warning sweeps across Bay Area on Thursday High wind warning sweeps across Bay Area on Thursday
- March 01, 2018

The high will be near 63 degrees. Today's National Weather Service forecast: Cloudy, with a chance of sprinkles between 1 and 4 p.m., then a 30 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. There could be some light snow across the mountains late Thursday night . Sunday, March 4: High: 36. The best chance of seeing precipitation will be in the morning, then conditions will begin to clear this afternoon. (more...)
Meghan Markle Addresses #MeToo and Empowering Women: 'There's No Better Time' Meghan Markle Addresses #MeToo and Empowering Women: 'There's No Better Time'
- March 01, 2018

The Royal Foundation was initially set up by Harry , William and Catherine, but Markle will become a patron when she marries Harry on May 19. Prince Harry could be heard quietly mentioning their wedding, which prompted laughs from the audience and Ms Markle to joke: "We can multitask". Meghan Markle sported a Jason Wu dress for her first onstage appearance on Wednesday. (more...)
Egyptian star gets six-month jail sentence for insulting the river Nile Egyptian star gets six-month jail sentence for insulting the river Nile
- March 01, 2018

A court in Cairo sent her to prison in the latest jail sentence handed to a pop singer, as restrictions against free speech escalate. The misdemeanour court in southern Cairo also ordered that Abdel-Wahab pay a bail of 50,000 pounds (about 2,850 dollars). (more...)
Nineteen People Killed in Passenger Train Collision in Egypt Nineteen People Killed in Passenger Train Collision in Egypt
- March 01, 2018

Mahmoud Goma saw the collision. The ministry said 21 others were injured in the collision. Egypt's railway system has a poor safety record, mostly blamed on decades of badly maintained equipment and poor management. 44 people were killed and almost 180 others were injured after two passenger trains had collided near Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria in August previous year. (more...)
New Nats leader Simon Bridges: 'I can't wait to get to work' New Nats leader Simon Bridges: 'I can't wait to get to work'
- March 01, 2018

Simon Bridges , Amy Adams, Steven Joyce, Judith Collins and Mark Mitchell are all vying to be Bill English's replacement. In a statement, Mr Bridges said taking on the new role was an "enormous privilege". "My focus will be on presenting an ambitious and strong alternative Government heading into 2020." Bridges' youth, occasional wit and unflappable buoyancy made him the clear front-runner for the leadership race. (more...)
Canadians take record medal haul in Pyeongchang Canadians take record medal haul in Pyeongchang
- March 01, 2018

LINDSEY VONN - After putting off retirement again, the American ski icon will go on to win Olympic medals in Beijing and at the 2026 Olympics. Fellow athletes, the media and spectators were all left in awe by what the Sendai native achieved here. (more...)
Futuristic superheroes picked as official mascot for Tokyo 2020 Olympics Futuristic superheroes picked as official mascot for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
- March 01, 2018

It also said visitors to the 2020 games will be greeted by the mascots and help spread the Olympic and Paralympic spirit. The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled for July 24 to August 9, 2020. The 2016 Rio Olympics had a yellow feline animal representing Brazil's rich fauna and wildlife named Vinicius after music great Vinicius de Moraes. (more...)
World university rankings show nursing is strongest subject in Ireland
- March 01, 2018

QS World University Rankings, an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds, is considered an official measure of university ranking. IIT-Roorkee has secured a spot in 10 subjects, out of which it has performed poorly in three - chemical engineering, mechanical and aeronautical manufacturing engineering and material science - as compared to a year ago. (more...)
Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, pleads not guilty in Russia case Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, pleads not guilty in Russia case
- March 01, 2018

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson chastised Manafort for issuing a statement on the latest charges against him, saying it violated her restrictions against public comments. "This does not alter my commitment to defend myself against the untrue piled up charges contained in the indictments against me". Normally such charges would be consolidated in one court, but Manafort has refused to allow this, which might be a legal tactic meant to make Mueller's case more hard. (more...)
Education Dept. To Investigate Michigan State Over Nassar Education Dept. To Investigate Michigan State Over Nassar
- March 01, 2018

Despite the review of the complaint, Nassar remained employed at MSU until 2016. This comes just a few weeks after former MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced in two MI counties for sexually abusing young women and girls under the guise of medical treatment. (more...)
Michael Wolff: Tony Blair a complete liar over Trump job denial Michael Wolff: Tony Blair a complete liar over Trump job denial
- March 01, 2018

As Mr Fordham asked the question, Mr Wolff squirmed in his seat and then told a producer that he couldn't hear the question. "I repeat, you said you were absolutely sure", Fordham clarified as he questioned Wolff. The controversial author also told Andrew Marr that he assumed the President was having an affair, but admitted he had no evidence. Mr Trump has strongly attacked the Wolff book as being "full of lies", and calling the author a "fraud". (more...)
Wash. Gov tells Trump: We need less tweeting, more listening Wash. Gov tells Trump: We need less tweeting, more listening
- March 01, 2018

Now, I just think this is a circumstance where we need to listen, that educators should educate and they should not be foisted upon this responsibility of packing heat in first-grade classes. Trump plans to meet Wednesday with members of Congress from both parties, Sanders said, "to discuss different pieces of legislation, and what they can do, moving forward". (more...)
Haley: We 'Need to Take Action on our Own' on Iran Haley: We 'Need to Take Action on our Own' on Iran
- March 01, 2018

Amir-Abdollahian stressed that Iran supports Yemen's unity and territorial integrity, and that political resolution involving all tribes and parties is the only way to get out of this crisis. The UK draft would have caused " fracturing of security council and sow discord at a time when the Security Council is in dire need of closing its ranks ", he argued, adding that Russia's concerns about the divisive nature of the UK draft were "shared by many delegates". (more...)
Sunday Alcohol Sales Signed Into Law Sunday Alcohol Sales Signed Into Law
- March 01, 2018

The law goes into effect immediately, meaning that this Sunday you will be able to buy beer, wine, and liquor from a grocery, convenience, or liquor store. By April of this year, Ricker will have to remove cold beer from both of those stores. Jay Ricker, owner of 56 Ricker's convenience stores throughout the state that sell alcohol, credits his push to provide Sunday sales and cold beer at his convenience stores as propelling the Legislature toward considering the push. (more...)
North Dakota reports low lung cancer rates, high survival rates North Dakota reports low lung cancer rates, high survival rates
- March 01, 2018

According to the report , the five-year lung cancer survival rate in Wisconsin is in the top 50 percent of states that compile survival statistics, with 19.9 percent of lung cancer patients surviving. "There's a lot of risk factors that go into lung cancer, smoking rate being one of them, and radon gas exposure, both of which are prevalent in ME". NY is the highest at 24 percent. (more...)
Alabama adds grad transfer Gardner Minshew as quarterback insurance Alabama adds grad transfer Gardner Minshew as quarterback insurance
- March 01, 2018

Regardless of whether Minshew sees action in 2018, he will join a program that has played in three consecutive CFP National Championship Games. "We just have to keep grinding, get back to work". At the 8:20 mark of the second half, Hudson slammed down a one-handed jam over two Alabama defenders. "We got off to a decent start but once they took control of the game they never looked back". (more...)
NJ Residents May Soon Be Able to Declare Property Taxes as Charity NJ Residents May Soon Be Able to Declare Property Taxes as Charity
- March 01, 2018

Local governments could give tax credits to residents who contribute to the fund, allowing them to offset nearly all of their property tax bill - likely around 90 percent. Phil Murphy's desk. "The bill is nothing more than a scheme", he said. Opponents of the bill warned the IRS won't be so easy to outwit, and New Jersey homeowners could get socked by penalties and interest payments once the jig is up. (more...)
Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, has security clearance downgraded Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, has security clearance downgraded
- March 01, 2018

Now, there was a memo last week from chief of staff John Kelly , who made this decision, said Jared Kushner's ability to do his job will not be affected. In a joint letter with Sen. The practice itself isn't unusual, but the number of Trump administration officials who have still yet to receive long-term clearance - by some estimates, as many as 40 were relying on interim clearances before Friday's crackdown - is abnormal. (more...)
Thunder 'gaining traction' with former Lakers wing Corey Brewer Thunder 'gaining traction' with former Lakers wing Corey Brewer
- March 01, 2018

The Lakers traded Lou Williams for Brewer and a first-round pick during the 2016-17 season but Brewer averaged just 4.2 points and 1.9 rebounds for the Lakers in 78 career games. Several teams are interested in Brewer, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards , Portland Trail Blazers and Milwaukee Bucks, according to Sam Amick of USA Today . (more...)
11 get sick from suspicious letter at Arlington Marine base 11 get sick from suspicious letter at Arlington Marine base
- March 01, 2018

The Marine Corps said the FBI was assisting with the investigation. Firefighters and paramedics are responding to a U.S. military base in Virginia on reports of an unknown substance reportedly contained in an envelope that was opened at the base on February 27, 2018. (more...)
Watchdog investigates use of chemical weapons Watchdog investigates use of chemical weapons
- March 01, 2018

More than 500 people have died during 10 days of government bombardment of Eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held area of towns and farms on the outskirts of Damascus. " Russia said Monday it wasn't prepared to implement a cease-fire in Syria endorsed by the U.N. Security Council, even as European and US officials demanded an immediate end to the fighting". (more...)
Supreme Court rejects Trump administration's appeal over DACA Supreme Court rejects Trump administration's appeal over DACA
- March 01, 2018

The Supreme Court could still decide to consider the case when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals concludes its review and makes a decision on the program . Until then, the Dreamers and their families will live in fear of deportation. The deadline for Congress to pass a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is nearly here, and though no measure has been passed, not all hope is lost. (more...)
Senior police officer resigns over 'racist views posted under fake name' Senior police officer resigns over 'racist views posted under fake name'
- March 01, 2018

In a press conference on Tuesday, Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said Guerin's behaviour was "abhorrent" and unacceptable at Victoria Police, especially for a senior command member. He made racist comments on YouTube under the name "Vernon Demerest", The Age newspaper reported. "Deep, deep down the 'boo knows the lash provides the governance and stability", the Age said Demerest wrote in response to a Somali pirate attack video. (more...)
#Popcorn Moment- Sheriff Scott Israel Tells Jake Tapper He's Provided #Popcorn Moment- Sheriff Scott Israel Tells Jake Tapper He's Provided "Amazing Leadership".
- March 01, 2018

Israel has said he will not resign. "I provided incredible leadership to this agency". The president added that he would have run into the school without a gun during the shooting. On Thursday, Israel criticized Peterson and said he was "sick to [his] stomach" at the deputy's inaction. BuzzFeed News obtained the records from the sheriff's office after a request for information about all calls that were made to the Cruz's home. (more...)
Detroit Lions place franchise tag on pass-rusher Ziggy Ansah Detroit Lions place franchise tag on pass-rusher Ziggy Ansah
- March 01, 2018

The Brigham Young product tallied 15.5 sacks combined during his first two seasons, and he experienced a breakout in 2015, when he piled up 14.5 sacks and four forced fumbles en route to a Pro Bowl selection. Overspending to fill a need makes sense in certain situations; this isn't one of them, as the Lions aren't close to contending. The Lions, with defensive guru Matt Patricia now in charge , couldn't afford to let him walk away for free. (more...)
Charlottesville removes tarps from Lee and Jackson statues Charlottesville removes tarps from Lee and Jackson statues
- March 01, 2018

The statues have been covered in black plastic sheets since soon after the deadly August 12 Unite the Right rally. The judge's order was a small but significant development in a almost yearlong legal battle over the future of the two statues, which were erected in separate public parks in the center of Charlottesville in the early 1900s. (more...)
Chief Justice Sereno's 'forced leave' exposes widening cracks in Judiciary - lawyers group Chief Justice Sereno's 'forced leave' exposes widening cracks in Judiciary - lawyers group
- March 01, 2018

Her appointment was criticized by other Supreme Court magistrates for being "irregular", as it did not pass through the court en banc. "She will go through the process, she will not resign before the process is ended". Dr. Geraldine Tria, a clinical psychiatrist who analyzed the test results, said Sereno displayed signs of "mental disturbance" and confirmed that her IQ of 109 is "average". (more...)

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