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Missouri GOP Governor Gets Felony Indictment Over Nude Photo of Mistress Missouri GOP Governor Gets Felony Indictment Over Nude Photo of Mistress
- February 24, 2018

Greitens in a Thursday statement said the indictment on felony invasion of privacy charges won't stop him from serving. "In 40 years of public and private practice, I have never seen anything like this", attorney Edward L. The second-highest ranking member of the Missouri Senate is questioning whether Gov. Eric Greitens can effectively keep leading the state following his indictment on a felony charge. (more...)
Why Didn't Obama Stop Russia Election Meddling? Why Didn't Obama Stop Russia Election Meddling?
- February 24, 2018

For the sake of its financial future, Facebook and other social media companies have an obligation to devote sufficient resources to preserve the integrity of their sites. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the report would lead to new sanctions against Russian Federation, but none has been issued. The indictment notes that the Russians interfered in the election to undermine American democracy and elect Trump . (more...)
Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate rages Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate rages
- February 24, 2018

Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association , as USA corporations take a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry after the latest school massacre. (more...)
Vehicle strikes barrier near White House, driver apprehended Vehicle strikes barrier near White House, driver apprehended
- February 24, 2018

The vehicle, however, did not breach the security barrier surrounding the White House complex, and a female driver was immediately apprehended by Secret Service officers, according to the Secret Service. A judge sentenced Ford to 120 days in jail, but it was suspended on the condition that she complete a year of supervised probation. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melanie Trump are reported to have been in the middle of a meeting with Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. (more...)
Friday recap: Russian athletes dominate figure skating, United States flag-bearer chosen Friday recap: Russian athletes dominate figure skating, United States flag-bearer chosen
- February 24, 2018

Return to IOC fold gets tougher after bobsleigh pilot tests positive on a day Zagitova, 15, bags fi rst gold for Olympic Athletes of Russia Afresh Russian doping case overshadowed the team's first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games and could lower the country's chances of an early return to the Olympic fold. (more...)
YouTube's top-trending video was promoting a conspiracy theory YouTube's top-trending video was promoting a conspiracy theory
- February 23, 2018

Hogg, 17, and many of his classmates have been outspoken about the need for stricter gun laws since they witnessed the massacre of 17 students and staff members at their Florida high school last week. It was his instinct as a student journalist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . The video sharing website did not respond to questions over why it took so long to disable the footage or if it will disable other videos which are similar in tone. (more...)
Justin Trudeau calls Sabarmati Ashram 'beautiful place of peace, humility and truth' Justin Trudeau calls Sabarmati Ashram 'beautiful place of peace, humility and truth'
- February 23, 2018

Government security agencies and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) officials were on Tuesday working to ensure the visit to the Sikh shrine goes without hindrance or controversy since radical Sikhs may seek to rake up the issue of a separate Sikh homeland "Khalistan". (more...)
Venezuela to launch another crypto token - Petro Gold Venezuela to launch another crypto token - Petro Gold
- February 23, 2018

Sputnik reported that the pre-sale of Venezuelan own cryptocurrency " Petro ", which is backed by the country's oil reserves, has started. "Now I have a surprise that I will launch next week, the petrogold, supported by gold, even more powerful, that comes to strengthen the petro ", said Maduro. (more...)
Trump meets Florida school shooting survivors, suggests arming teachers Trump meets Florida school shooting survivors, suggests arming teachers
- February 23, 2018

Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sat in a semicircle on Wednesday, listening to stories and pleas from about 40 students, teachers and families. "I don't want teachers to have guns". "It should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it!" he said. Earlier this morning he appeared to both deny and double-down on that plan in the same tweet, writing: 'I never said "give teachers guns" like was stated on Fake News @ CNN & @ NBC . (more...)
Kamal Haasan visits APJ Abdul Kalam's residence before his political party launch Kamal Haasan visits APJ Abdul Kalam's residence before his political party launch
- February 22, 2018

However, Haasan said he can not be stopped from learning Kalam's lessons though he was "prevented", from visiting the late leader's school. Ahead of Haasan's political journey, named "Naalai Namadhe" (tomorrow is ours), the actor met his colleague Rajinikanth on Sunday. (more...)
United States bid to put Pakistan on global terror watch-list fails United States bid to put Pakistan on global terror watch-list fails
- February 22, 2018

Pakistan was added to the FATF watchlist from 2012 to 2015, notes Reuters . The six-day conference of the Financial Action Task Force ( FATF ) continues in the French capital. According to official sources, Ismail visited Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands last week in an attempt to garner support against the United States move. (more...)
Trudeau received with Trudeau received with "polite displeasure" in India over support to Sikh nationalists
- February 22, 2018

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said he took up the issue of Khalistan and its funding during the meet. Vishnu Prakash, former Indian envoy to Canada, told "Over the years, the Canadian political establishment, across the spectrum (whether it is the NDP, Conservatives or Liberals) has been mollycoddling Khalistani elements". (more...)
Trump's order to ban bump stocks is an empty gesture Trump's order to ban bump stocks is an empty gesture
- February 22, 2018

Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival shooter Stephen Paddock used a bump stock to kill 58 country music fans and injure 850 more on October 1. It puts Trump at odds with powerful gun rights groups like the National Rifle Association that previously opposed efforts to ban them. While this isn't the first shooting at a school in 2018, something has sparked the high school students both at Majory Stoneman Douglas and throughout the United States, including teens from the DC area ... (more...)
Russian Federation urges to convene UN SC emergency session on Eastern Ghouta Russian Federation urges to convene UN SC emergency session on Eastern Ghouta
- February 22, 2018

Security Council. The area has been besieged since 2013 and the humanitarian situation inside the enclave is dire. The pace of the strikes appeared to slacken overnight, but its intensity resumed later on Wednesday morning, the Observatory said. (more...)
Student in custody after threat of violence at Bear Creek High School Student in custody after threat of violence at Bear Creek High School
- February 22, 2018

A 15-year-old student, who is not named due to his age, was interviewed and transported to a local hospital for evaluation, police say. This is the second juvenile arrest Columbus police have made in just as many days for social media threats. (more...)
Jackson, Ohio Middle School Student Shoots Himself Jackson, Ohio Middle School Student Shoots Himself
- February 21, 2018

A school official in OH says a middle school student apparently shot himself after bringing a gun to school. The high school in the neighboring area was being evacuated. Authorities say they found "distractionary-type" devices in his backpack at Jackson Memorial Middle School . Students were released to their parents following the incident. (more...)
Civilians Injured In Pak Firing At Jammu And Kashmir's Uri Sector Civilians Injured In Pak Firing At Jammu And Kashmir's Uri Sector
- February 21, 2018

Meanwhile, three Army persons were also reportedly injured in the operation, police sources added. On December 19, the government informed the lower house of the Indian parliament that Pakistan had violated the ceasefire along the line of control 811 times. (more...)
Palestinian leader goes to the United Nations to counter U.S. on Jerusalem Palestinian leader goes to the United Nations to counter U.S. on Jerusalem
- February 21, 2018

In another sign that peace efforts could soon be back on track, Abbas called for a multilateral peace conference this summer that would include the United States in a leading role. However, she warned Abbas "we will not chase after you". "Abbas said nothing new", Netanyahu scoffed. Abbas also denied that the Palestinians engage in terrorism and incitement to violence, saying his people are "committed to fostering a culture of peace and rejection of violence", and their goal "is one thing ... (more...)
Dagestan: 5 women killed, 4 injured in Orthodox Church shooting Dagestan: 5 women killed, 4 injured in Orthodox Church shooting
- February 20, 2018

The church in Kizlyar on Monday held a service in memory of the victims while all Orthodox churches in Dagestan boosted security. In its statement , the chief mufti's office described the attacker as a "wahhabist" - a word frequently used by Russian authorities to describe militant Islamic extremists. (more...)
Falling temperatures to bring brief return to winter weather overnight
- February 20, 2018

The ice could cause power outages, tree damage and make travel risky and almost impossible, including during the Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning commutes. With all the rain, there are some flooding concerns this week, especially where we see the heaviest rainfalls set up to the southeast. The NWS has put the entire listening area into a winter weather advisory again tonight from 9 p.m. (more...)
Ice Storm Warning issued for Kansas City, surrounding counties Ice Storm Warning issued for Kansas City, surrounding counties
- February 20, 2018

Wednesday looks good with sunshine and a high of 29, but clouds come back on Thursday with a slight chance for a wintry mix of precipitation and a high of 35. North northeast wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. Lawrence police had responded to four traffic accidents by 9:15 a.m. Tuesday , according to Sgt. Amy Rhoads. (more...)
Turkey will confront Syrian troops entering Afrin to protect Kurds - FM Turkey will confront Syrian troops entering Afrin to protect Kurds - FM
- February 20, 2018

Jia Kurd said the agreement reached with Damascus was purely military and that no wider political arrangements had been made yet. The Turkish officials detailed the call on condition of anonymity in line with government regulations, and did not mention an agreement for government troops to enter Afrin . (more...)
US man breaks thumb off terracotta warrior statue; furious China demands compensation US man breaks thumb off terracotta warrior statue; furious China demands compensation
- February 20, 2018

The statues are on display at the museum until March 4. They have also demanded compensation for the damage caused to the US$4.5 million relic. News of Rohana's alleged assault on the 210 B.C. He has been released on a US$15,000 bail and has handed over his passport. Authorities said the man, later identified as Michael Rohana, then went for a more permanent memento. (more...)
Plane carrying 66 people crashes, killing everyone on board Plane carrying 66 people crashes, killing everyone on board
- February 20, 2018

The search and rescue operations in the Zagros mountains were slow due to bad weather , Mojtaba Khaledi, spokesman for Iran's emergency services, said on Sunday. Iran Air Crash has reportedly left all the 65 people dead in one of the most deadly air accidents in the recent time. Iran has suffered multiple aviation disasters, most recently in 2014 when 39 people were killed as a Sepahan Airlines plane crashed just after take-off from Tehran , narrowly avoiding many more deaths when it ... (more...)
Has Prime Minister Abe Fallen into North Korea's Olympic Propaganda Trap? Has Prime Minister Abe Fallen into North Korea's Olympic Propaganda Trap?
- February 20, 2018

The development coincides with a period of inter-Korean reconciliation that Seoul hopes will evolve into fully-fledged negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang over the North's advanced weapons programmes. The story described Jong as North Korea's equivalent to Ivanka Trump and suggested she had "struck a chord" with the public. However, he stressed that no incentive was being offered to get Pyongyang to come to the table. (more...)
Winter Weather Advisory issued until 1 pm Saturday Winter Weather Advisory issued until 1 pm Saturday
- February 18, 2018

Conditions should improve quickly Sunday morning once the storm lets up. A quick-hitting winter storm will move into the region as early as late this afternoon and result in a accumulations of 2-3 inches of wet snow in Philadelphia before ending sometime after midnight. (more...)
Ethiopia declares state of emergency Ethiopia declares state of emergency
- February 18, 2018

The ruling EPRDF coalition controls all the seats in parliament. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn tendered his resignation two days later, though he continues to remain in office temporarily, a move he said would help political reforms and one that caused Ethiopia's cabinet to declare a state of emergency, citing ethnic unrest. (more...)
Wales hit by strongest quake in 100 years Wales hit by strongest quake in 100 years
- February 18, 2018

Footage taken at Swansea University, near the epicentre of the quake, shows students and staff outside the campus. The British Geographical Survey has been investigating the incident and reported the magnitude at 4.4 with a depth of 7.4km. (more...)
Four Israeli Soldiers Wounded in Gaza Border Explosion Four Israeli Soldiers Wounded in Gaza Border Explosion
- February 18, 2018

The Israeli army intelligence office confirmed that "Israeli Air Force planes attacked specific military targets of the Hamas terrorist organisation". Israel's Radio's military correspondent called the incident "serious and irregular", according to the Times of Israel . "Hamas is responsible for the event and its ramifications, as well as for everything that occurs inside and outside Gaza, above and below the ground", the statement said. (more...)
Glastonbury Festival to stand by Oxfam amid sex worker scandal Glastonbury Festival to stand by Oxfam amid sex worker scandal
- February 18, 2018

A former Haitian prostitute has come forward saying that Roland van Hauwermeiren , the former Oxfam director, used to pay her for sex twice a week after the 2010 natural disaster destroyed her home and killed five members of her family. UK-based NGO Save the Children warned Oxfam that aid workers had been sexually abusing children in Haiti ten years ago, the Independent newspaper reported . (more...)
President Buhari congratulates South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa President Buhari congratulates South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa
- February 17, 2018

Eight people, including a member of the Gupta family, have already been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged corruption involving the Guptas, who deny any wrongdoing. Zuma did the right thing by stepping down before he was removed from his seat as president. Others, Hartley said, didn't want Ramaphosa to assume the role as Mandela's No. (more...)
Mitt Romney Net Worth 2018: How Much Money Is Former Governor Worth? Mitt Romney Net Worth 2018: How Much Money Is Former Governor Worth?
- February 17, 2018

The 70-year-old Republican, who has been a vocal critic of the United States president, will run for Utah's senate seat after keeping a relatively low-profile since losing to Barack Obama in 2012. And while Trump has been critical of immigration, Romney made a point to mention the topic in a positive light. The Senate run comes after Romney flirted with joining the GOP presidential primary in 2016 amid Republican concerns about Trump becoming the front-runner. (more...)
Ethiopia begins six-month state of emergency Ethiopia begins six-month state of emergency
- February 17, 2018

Last month, the government changed tack, announcing the release of hundreds of political prisoners and promising further reforms. Rumours that Hailemariam would go have been circulating in the capital Addis Ababa for months, but his announcement came as a surprise. (more...)
Minnie Driver Quits Oxfam After Sex in Crisis Zone Scandal Minnie Driver Quits Oxfam After Sex in Crisis Zone Scandal
- February 16, 2018

NOBEL Peace Prize victor Desmond Tutu has said he will no longer be a global ambassador for Oxfam. Gurpreet Singh was dismissed for sexual misconduct in 2011 but just months later he was employed by the charity as a consultant in Ethiopia. (more...)
Violence in Afghanistan Killed, Wounded 10000 People in 2017 Violence in Afghanistan Killed, Wounded 10000 People in 2017
- February 16, 2018

That compares to a total 11,434 casualties in 2016, when there were 3,510 deaths and 7,924 wounded. Indiscriminate assaults by Taliban and the Islamic State group in populated areas caused "the higest levels of civilian casualties", the study added, with a total of 1,831 people killed and wounded in Kabul in 2017 alone. (more...)
Steve Bannon accused of 'stonewalling' USA congressional committee Steve Bannon accused of 'stonewalling' USA congressional committee
- February 16, 2018

After an initial meeting during which he declined to answer many questions, Bannon's return has been put off several times, as Congress and the White House disagreed over the terms of the interview. "And we can not take that kind of stonewalling for an answer". Rep. Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican and member of House Intelligence Committee who led his side's questioning, said Thursday that "I'm not OK with" Bannon refusing to answer questions about topics during the transition period. (more...)
North Korean pair skaters disappointed in finish but 'proud to have participated' North Korean pair skaters disappointed in finish but 'proud to have participated'
- February 16, 2018

While returning from the Games, US Vice President Mike Pence said that if North Korea is ready to talk , then the United States is ready to do so as well. North Korea has also relied on its "army of beauties", which is a national cheerleading team, to soften its image. North Koreans that have crossed the border into South Korea for the Winter Olympics are constantly being watched to ensure they don't defect. (more...)
USA woman first to be infected with 14 eye worms USA woman first to be infected with 14 eye worms
- February 15, 2018

Of the different types of Thelazia worms, scientists previously believed only two species infected humans. It never find before in humans. The flies ingest the worm larvae, then land on an animal's eyes , where the flies feed on tears and other secretions. (more...)
IDF Court closes Ahed Tamimi trial off from public against her request IDF Court closes Ahed Tamimi trial off from public against her request
- February 15, 2018

Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi went on trial behind closed doors in an Israeli military court Tuesday for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers - the opening of a high-profile case against the teen who is seen as a Joan of Arc-like heroine. (more...)
NASA breaks record for pictures taken farthest from Earth NASA breaks record for pictures taken farthest from Earth
- February 15, 2018

The images for " Pale Blue Dot " - part of a composite - were taken 3.75 billion miles (6.06 billion kilometers) away. The NASA spacecraft that gave us close-ups of Pluto has set a record for the farthest photos ever taken. Just 2 hours before, the spacecraft had officially claimed the title of spaciest photographer by capturing a camera-calibration shot of a far-off star cluster known as the Wishing Well . (more...)
Israeli-Iranian War Looms in Syrian Mayhem Israeli-Iranian War Looms in Syrian Mayhem
- February 14, 2018

The Israeli military announced its warplanes hit 12 targets after the drone infiltrated its airspace. Israeli authorities said the drone, operated by Iran from a base inside Syria, traveled 3 or 4 miles into its territory early Saturday before being shot down . (more...)
South African police arrest Zuma associates amid influence-peddling probe South African police arrest Zuma associates amid influence-peddling probe
- February 14, 2018

The NEC noted the report of the Officials that the President had agreed in principle to resign and had proposed time frames extending from three to six months. The struggle has put Zuma at loggerheads with deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa , his likely successor, who is the new head of the ANC. The president has been discredited by corruption scandals but has been clinging onto power. (more...)
Second federal judge blocks plan to end DACA program Second federal judge blocks plan to end DACA program
- February 14, 2018

The judge ordered the administration to process DACA renewal applications on the same terms as had been in place before the president took his action. Trump past year announced his plan to end DACA, the policy that allowed undocumented immigrants brought to the USA as children to stay in the country, effective March 5. (more...)
Chelsea bomber Ahmad Rahimi sentenced to life in prison Chelsea bomber Ahmad Rahimi sentenced to life in prison
- February 14, 2018

He is awaiting trial in New Jersey on those charges. "You sound like most people and yet your actions are totally at odds with your voice", Berman said. Federal prosecutors said in court papers that Rahami has not shown remorse and had tried to radicalize fellow prisoners at the federal jail in NY where he has been imprisoned since his arrest. (more...)
Feds propose to replace food stamps with 'Blue Apron-like' program Feds propose to replace food stamps with 'Blue Apron-like' program
- February 14, 2018

It would give all households receiving more than $90 a month in cash a food-aid package that would "include items such as shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit, vegetables, and meat, poultry or fish", according to the proposal . (more...)
Red Raiders No. 3 seed in NCAA bracket preview Red Raiders No. 3 seed in NCAA bracket preview
- February 12, 2018

The Tigers, now 20-4 overall and 9-3 in second-place in the ACC, were projected as a No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region of the bracket. Last season, 15 of the preliminary top 16 remained in that group for the bracket a month later. The Wildcats earned the No. 4 seed in the West , but delving deeper into the resumes, Rhode Island looks better almost across the board. "If we did not switch Kansas and Cincinnati, those regions would be unbalanced". (more...)
Christian Aid statement on sexual harassment claims in the sector Christian Aid statement on sexual harassment claims in the sector
- February 12, 2018

Some employees, such as Roland van Hauwermeiren, the country director in Haiti for Britain-based Oxfam until 2011, were given permission to resign without any further action being taken against them. Ms Mordaunt has written to all United Kingdom charities which receive United Kingdom aid urging them to declare any safeguarding issues. "There are some actions I'm looking for them taking now". (more...)
Saturday Weather, 02.10.18 Saturday Weather, 02.10.18
- February 12, 2018

There will be periods of light rain and drizzle throughout the day. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until noon Sunday . Weather radar maps showed the precipitation to the north and south of Wyandotte County. If light icing happens on elevated surfaces, such as bridges and overpasses, could make driving hazardous, forecasters said. About 3 more inches of snow covered the Chicago by Sunday morning. (more...)
Ayodhya dispute: AIMPLB ready for negotiations based on fair justice Ayodhya dispute: AIMPLB ready for negotiations based on fair justice
- February 11, 2018

Meanwhile, the Muslim personal law board has constituted a four member committee comprising of board's president Syed Rabey Hasani Nadvi, President of Jamiat Ulema Arshad Madani, Wali Rahmani and Khalid Saifullah Rahmani to decide what action is needed to be taken against Salman Nadvi. (more...)
India hopes to see Palestine becomes sovereign soon: PM India hopes to see Palestine becomes sovereign soon: PM
- February 11, 2018

India will also provide young Palestinians with vocational training. PM Modi spent around three hours on this visit that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, has described as "significant". has led. UAE is one the few countries which have been visited twice by the PM in his first term and says a lot about the importance of relations between India and UAE. (more...)