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One person dead after California mall shooting One person dead after California mall shooting
- March 20, 2018

The Ventura County sheriff's department says on Twitter that Saturday's incident has been contained and there's no threat to the public. Crane survived his gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital where he was listed in critical condition as of the latest updates available. (more...)
Pennsylvania Republicans lose challenge to redrawn congressional map Pennsylvania Republicans lose challenge to redrawn congressional map
- March 20, 2018

Republicans now hold 12 of the state's 18 congressional districts, while Democrats control just five. The Supreme Court announced, "the application for stay presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied". Supreme Court to issue a stay, which would result in the use of the 2011 map for this year's congressional elections in Pennsylvania. "The people of Pennsylvania are exhausted of gerrymandering and the new map corrects past mistakes that created unfair ... (more...)
Cuomo touts 'wins' as Cynthia Nixon enters race Cuomo touts 'wins' as Cynthia Nixon enters race
- March 20, 2018

She has never held public office. "Basically, Governor Cuomo is shortchanging the children of New York State", she said while on The View past year. Terry Gipson, a former state senator, has also said he will be running for governor. And it showed the governor's job performance rating slipping by seven points. (more...)
Officials Wanted Parkland Shooting Suspect 'Forcibly Committed' In 2016 Officials Wanted Parkland Shooting Suspect 'Forcibly Committed' In 2016
- March 20, 2018

But five months later, after being kicked out of Stoneman Douglas High, he legally purchased the semiautomatic AR-15 rifle that he used to open fire in the school's freshman building. Peterson's decision in 2016 not to pursue a Baker Act commitment of Mr. Cruz. After the fatal shootings, Zachary Cruz was put under a mental-health evaluation. (more...)
President Trump vs. Venezuela's Petro - New Sanctions Signed Against Controversial Coin President Trump vs. Venezuela's Petro - New Sanctions Signed Against Controversial Coin
- March 20, 2018

The order applies to U.S. citizens and anyone in the United States . Venezuela launched an oil-backed cryptocurrency, the petro , last month, according to the Los Angeles Times , becoming the first nation to do so. Trump's executive order preventing any US involvement in Caracas's new digital currency applies to USA citizens or anyone operating within the United States using the currency on or after January 9. (more...)
Bansky's latest NYC mural protests artist's imprisonment Bansky's latest NYC mural protests artist's imprisonment
- March 19, 2018

Dogan was sentenced to two years and 10 months behind bars in March 2017 for her watercolor painting that reproduced a newspaper photograph showing the Kurdish town of Nusaybin ravaged by Turkish security forces. British street artist Banksy has unveiled his latest work - a 70ft long mural in NY dedicated to Turkish artist Zehra Dogan who has been jailed for two years for painting a picture. (more...)
March Madness Predictions: Will Seton Hall upset Kansas? 3/17/18 March Madness Predictions: Will Seton Hall upset Kansas? 3/17/18
- March 19, 2018

As for Seton Hall , their betting odds to win the NCAA Tournament were long to begin with. Seton Hall closed to 63-59 with 3:22 to go, but Newman answered with a 3-pointer and a pair of foul shots, and the poised Jayhawks never allowed the Pirates to come all the way back. (more...)
Russian Federation probe: Let Robert Mueller do his job, Republicans tell Donald Trump Russian Federation probe: Let Robert Mueller do his job, Republicans tell Donald Trump
- March 19, 2018

In December, President Trump tweeted the ominous message: "FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits". "Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe , but he never took notes when he was with me", Trump tweeted Sunday. (more...)
Stormy Daniels threatened with physical harm, her lawyer says Stormy Daniels threatened with physical harm, her lawyer says
- March 19, 2018

A lawyer for Cohen's limited liability corporation, Essential Consultants, made the claim in papers filed in federal court Friday. Clifford wants to invalidate a 2016 non-disclosure agreement under which she was paid 130,000 dollars (£93,000) to keep quiet about her alleged relationship with Trump . (more...)
Six Nations 2018: Schmidt hails Irish 'class and courage' after Grand Slam Six Nations 2018: Schmidt hails Irish 'class and courage' after Grand Slam
- March 18, 2018

On the hour mark, it was Ireland who scored the first points of the second half as England were penalised for not rolling away and Murray struck the penalty. Sexton, without whose last-ditch drop-goal in a tournament-opening win over France the Irish would not have had a chance of a Slam this season, duly converted. (more...)
Florida bounces St. Bonaventure after their first NCAA win in 48 years Florida bounces St. Bonaventure after their first NCAA win in 48 years
- March 18, 2018

Freshman guard John Petty contributed six 3-pointers and 20 points. Alabama held close for almost 20 minutes, trailing 29-27 before the final possession of the first half. Tops seeds Villanova and Kansas, No. 2 Duke, No. 4 Gonzaga and No. 5 Kentucky are among the most storied programs in action Saturday, while No. 13 Buffalo and No. (more...)
Xi Jinping unanimously elected for second term as China's president Xi Jinping unanimously elected for second term as China's president
- March 18, 2018

Only one person voted against the feared former anti-corruption tzar, while Xi was re-elected president for a second term without a single dissenting voice at China's de facto rubber-stamp parliament, which is packed by Communist Party activists. (more...)
UK, US, France, Germany condemn attack on ex-spy UK, US, France, Germany condemn attack on ex-spy
- March 18, 2018

His opposite number in Moscow, Lavrov, suggested that one possible motive for the poisoning was to complicate Russia's hosting of this summer's soccer World Cup. The Russian Embassy in London said the expulsion of diplomats was "totally unacceptable, unjustified and shortsighted". "I can confirm again, Britain has not provided to Russian Federation any information, any details that might shed some light on the situation", Ms Zakharova said. (more...)
Zags Get Rematch With Much-Improved Ohio State Zags Get Rematch With Much-Improved Ohio State
- March 18, 2018

The Buckeyes shot a whopping 40 3-pointers against the Jackrabbits, which was more a result of SDSU's defense than the Buckeyes' wishes. Ohio State vs Gonzaga live stream is on CBS stream. "It was about 9:30 or 10 our time ". ■ MI on offense: Moritz Wagner must provide more offense than he did in the first round - five points in an uninspiring outing. (more...)
Russia Expels 23 British Diplomats Russia Expels 23 British Diplomats
- March 18, 2018

Petersburg. UK Prime Minister Theresa May gave the 23 Russian diplomats - whom she described as undeclared intelligence officers - a week to leave on Wednesday as she accused the Russian state of being "culpable" for the attack in Salisbury. (more...)
Mueller subpoenas Trump business Mueller subpoenas Trump business
- March 17, 2018

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller , declined to comment on the Times report about a subpoena, which was the first known time Mueller had demanded materials directly related to Trump's businesses. Mueller could run afoul of a line the president has warned him not to cross. The report that Robert Mueller has asked Donald Trump's business organisation for documents relating to Russian Federation emerged in teh New York Times . (more...)
Deputy never entered building during school massacre Deputy never entered building during school massacre
- March 17, 2018

Peterson is seen speeding around in a golf cart and then standing on the pavement outside. The Broward County Sheriff's Office released the video. Peterson walks over to 700 building on the campus and takes up a position and reportedly does not move from that spot. (more...)
Trump Sanctions Russian Nationals For Meddling In 2016 Presidential Election Trump Sanctions Russian Nationals For Meddling In 2016 Presidential Election
- March 16, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will maintain tough policies against Russian Federation until Moscow changes its behaviour, the White House said on Thursday. On Thursday, one Russian lawmaker suggested the attack could have been staged by anyone - even the USA, or a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation official scorned by Trump may be fired days before retirement Federal Bureau of Investigation official scorned by Trump may be fired days before retirement
- March 16, 2018

The recommendation to fire McCabe was based on a report by the Justice Department's inspector general, which according to the source says McCabe misled investigators about his communications with a former Wall Street Journal reporter. (more...)
Trump seeking tariffs on $60 bln Chinese goods, targets tech, telecoms Trump seeking tariffs on $60 bln Chinese goods, targets tech, telecoms
- March 16, 2018

But "some administration officials have raised objections to the visa restrictions, and it's unclear whether they'll be included in the final package". "If the USA does take the steps and harms China's interests, we will definitely take measures to safeguard our legitimate rights and interests". While that is not a lot for the economy as a whole, it would be painful for the individual industry. (more...)
Trump planning new tariff crackdown on China Trump planning new tariff crackdown on China
- March 16, 2018

After meetings with USA trade envoy Robert Lighthizer inBrussels, EU and Japanese trade officials said negotiations would need to continue. "As a close security and trade partner of the USA, the European Union must be excluded from the announced measures", she tweeted after bilateral and trilateral meetings. (more...)
Sonia Gandhi hosts dinner for 17 Opposition leaders at 10 Janpath Sonia Gandhi hosts dinner for 17 Opposition leaders at 10 Janpath
- March 15, 2018

Yadav also took a dig at Kumar, who is also the JD (U) chief, saying those who had trampled on the people's mandate and had switched sides have been defeated. Former deputy chief minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav also attended, calling the dinner a " step forwards towards opposition unity ". Leaders from the Left, South and Bengal also attended. (more...)
Trump's Personal Aide Reportedly Fired And Escorted From White House Trump's Personal Aide Reportedly Fired And Escorted From White House
- March 15, 2018

A unnamed source told CNN McEntee was sacked because the Department of Homeland Security is now investigating him "for serious financial crimes ". That makes McEntee at least the eighth administration official to be removed from the premises after being fired. (more...)
Vigil Held For Parkland Shooting Victims At Montana Capitol Vigil Held For Parkland Shooting Victims At Montana Capitol
- March 15, 2018

Oscar Soria , a spokesman for online activist network Avaaz , which organized the silent protest, explained that his organization reached the approximate death toll figure of nearly 7,000 children by multiplying the fatality rate recorded in the medical journal by the five years and three months that have passed since the Sandy Hook shooting. (more...)
BJP face drubbing in Lok Sabha bypolls, lose bastion Gorakhpur BJP face drubbing in Lok Sabha bypolls, lose bastion Gorakhpur
- March 15, 2018

In Bihar, RJD's Suday Yadav and BJP candidate Rinki Rani Pandey won from Jehanabad and Bhabhua assembly seats respectively. Insisting that Sonia and Rahul Gandhi were the main architects of a broader anti-BJP coalition and every leader of the friendly party will take this as their victory - be it Sharad Pawar or Mamata Banerjee or Lalu Prasad, the party leadeer said: "Don't presume the Congress will be left out in the lurch in the broad alliance". (more...)
Exiled Russian Businessman Found Dead At His Home In South London Exiled Russian Businessman Found Dead At His Home In South London
- March 14, 2018

According to the Russian Embassy in London, the United Kingdom refused to extradite Glushkov in February 2016 on charges of large-scale fraud and embezzlement during his time as the deputy director of the Russian national airline Aeroflot. (more...)
Bus carrying students crashes in Alabama, killing driver Bus carrying students crashes in Alabama, killing driver
- March 14, 2018

The injured passengers, including one listed in critical condition and five in serious condition, were taken by helicopter and ambulance to 10 hospitals in Alabama and Florida, Mack said. Records showed that the Houston-based company has a fleet of 58 vehicles and employs 94 drivers. Our prayers are with the injured and their families at this time. (more...)
WWE star Jeff Hardy charged with DWI in Cabarrus County
- March 13, 2018

Matt is now involved in a feud with Bray Wyatt, which is culminating with a pre-taped match called The Ultimate Deletion. As noted, WWE star Jeff Hardy was arrested in Concord, NC this past Saturday night, on charges of DWI following a vehicle accident which saw Hardy crash his 2016 Cadillac CTS-V sedan. (more...)
Indiana's January jobless rate edges down to 3.3 percent Indiana's January jobless rate edges down to 3.3 percent
- March 13, 2018

Iowa's unemployment rate compares to a 4.1 percent national rate. The jobless rate had reached 3.6 percent in November. "Illinois job growth over the past year has been spurred by a resurgence in manufacturing", Illinois Department of Employment Security Director Jeff Mays said. (more...)
Virginia Tops NCAA Bracket in a Season Marked by Scandal Virginia Tops NCAA Bracket in a Season Marked by Scandal
- March 12, 2018

But after that, Virginia faces possible matchups with fourth-seeded Arizona or fifth-seeded Kentucky, the most daunting teams on those seed lines in the tournament. They had some absolutely great wins. "They had enough on their resume to get in", Rasmussen said. For bubble teams such as Arizona State, Louisville, Syracuse , Baylor, Marquette and St. (more...)
Ford declared PC victor late Saturday, Elliott not present Ford declared PC victor late Saturday, Elliott not present
- March 12, 2018

She claimed to have won the popular vote and the majority of ridings, with "fewer than 150 points difference" between herself and Ford in the final count. Double check all the ballots and make sure everything is on the up and up. Saturday's delay in announcing a victor was the latest in a long list of challenges that have plagued the party since Brown's departure. (more...)
Parliament logjam: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha remain disrupted on Day 3 Parliament logjam: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha remain disrupted on Day 3
- March 12, 2018

But soon after the hour-long discussion on women's issues, several member trooped into the Well carrying placards and raising slogans, forcing Chairman M. "This is sad", he said before adjourning the proceedings till the afternoon. "Anyone can speak only when the house is in order", she said. As the protests continued, Speaker Mahajan first adjourned the proceedings till noon. (more...)
At Least 2 Dead In New York City Helicopter Crash At Least 2 Dead In New York City Helicopter Crash
- March 12, 2018

It was not immediately known how many people were aboard the aircraft at the time. The crash happened near the mayoral residence. "We were having dinner and we noticed a red helicopter going full speed towards the water". In June 2005, two helicopters crashed into the East River in the same week. The U.S. Coast Guard launched three boats to aid in the response, joining New York City emergency responders. (more...)
India commits $1.4 billion for solar energy worldwide India commits $1.4 billion for solar energy worldwide
- March 12, 2018

Launched at Paris round of the United Nations climate conference in 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the then President of France Francois Hollande, the International Social Alliance is a concrete expression by India of its commitment to move away from traditional fossil fuel-energy systems. (more...)
U.S. allies line up for exemptions from Trump's tariffs U.S. allies line up for exemptions from Trump's tariffs
- March 11, 2018

The EU hopes to convince the United States that introducing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports is "not the right move", but is ready to act should any such measures be implemented. EU President Donald Tusk yesterday warned Trump that "trade wars are bad and easy to lose", directly rebuffing the USA leader's claim last week they were "good and easy to win". (more...)
USA working to spare Australia from steel, aluminium tariffs USA working to spare Australia from steel, aluminium tariffs
- March 11, 2018

According to the report, Australian Ambassador to Washington Joe Hockey, called Norman on behalf of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull , to give Turnbull Trump's personal cell phone number. "I had a frank discussion with the U.S. side about the serious pending issue of steel/aluminum tariffs, " the top European Union trade official, Cecilia Malmström, wrote on Twitter after the meeting. (more...)
Fire Officials Say to Check Smoke Alarm Batteries when Daylight Savings Begins Fire Officials Say to Check Smoke Alarm Batteries when Daylight Savings Begins
- March 11, 2018

Firefighters will also install smoke detectors for the elderly or disabled living in Beckley city limits for free. If the alarm does not sound, Merriman says that it's time for the batteries to be changed. Smoke alarms aren't effective if they aren't working properly. The average smoke alarm should be replaced every 10 years. According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. (more...)
Deported Odinga ally slams peacetalks with Uhuru as a betrayal Deported Odinga ally slams peacetalks with Uhuru as a betrayal
- March 11, 2018

Talking about their planned meeting on social media, the former SONU leader Babu Owino urged their supporters attending the meeting to be ready for anything, purporting that the meeting could as well not end so well. Allies in Odinga's NASA coalition, including his running mate in last year's poll, Kalonzo Musyoka, said they were not aware of the meeting and promised to give a detailed statement later. (more...)
Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in West Bank clash- medics Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in West Bank clash- medics
- March 11, 2018

Clashes erupted between Palestinian youth and Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank on Friday amid ongoing demonstrations against the USA decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, according to eyewitnesses. . Arab diplomats familiar with the situation say that they are encouraging Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to accept President Trump's peace plan , no matter what it turns out to say, on the grounds that Israel is just going to keep expanding settlements and ... (more...)
Spy poisoning: Military deployed in Salisbury as police investigate graveyard Spy poisoning: Military deployed in Salisbury as police investigate graveyard
- March 11, 2018

British police have identified over 200 witnesses and are looking at more than 240 pieces of evidence in their investigation into a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, the interior minister says. On Saturday screens and tents were erected across the area as troops removed vehicles linked to the poisoning to test for deadly nerve agents. Moscow has reacted angrily to the accusations it was involved, with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday dismissing them as ... (more...)
Broadcom moves to ease United States concerns over 5G investment Broadcom moves to ease United States concerns over 5G investment
- March 10, 2018

The news of further delays comes after months of to-and-fro, with Qualcomm board of directors unanimously rejecting Broadcom's acquisition proposals to acquire all of the firm's outstanding shares on several occasions . "It is not the 5G investment that the US government should be concerned about", said McGregor. "Broadcom will not only maintain the R&D resources Qualcomm devotes to 5G and innovation in future wireless standards - we will also focus R&D spend to those critical ... (more...)
Trump administration seeks $100 billion cut in US-China trade deficit Trump administration seeks $100 billion cut in US-China trade deficit
- March 10, 2018

A full-blown trade war would risk blunting the effects of the president's policies such as tax cuts and reduced regulation, aimed at boosting US growth. Wang Yi asked United States and North Korea to resume bilateral dialogue "as soon as possible" following recent thaw between Seoul and Pyongyang in order to address future of North Korean nuclear program, whose advances have fired tension between two Countries in past year. (more...)
US Secretary of State to visit Nigeria, Kenya, three others US Secretary of State to visit Nigeria, Kenya, three others
- March 10, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is starting a landmark tour of African nations this week. The United States has donated almost $3bn humanitarian assistance to African countries facing one form of crisis or the other since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017 and has also encouraged additional contributions to meet growing needs. (more...)
Court rules MI woman was unlawfully fired for being transgender Court rules MI woman was unlawfully fired for being transgender
- March 10, 2018

Although the issues are closely connected, most courts have handled them as distinct legal questions. The sixth circuit appeals court rejected an earlier court's decision that funeral home owner Thomas Rost did not violate the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to The Washington Times . (more...)
Statues of Gandhi and BR Ambedkar vandalised in Kerala and Tamil Nadu Statues of Gandhi and BR Ambedkar vandalised in Kerala and Tamil Nadu
- March 09, 2018

While the reports of Gandhi's statue being vandalised were surfacing, it was found that another statue of Dr BR Ambedkar was defaced by unknown miscreants in the north part of Chennai. "Persons indulging in such acts must be sternly dealt with and booked under relevant provisions of law", the MHA said. While several BJP members celebrated the bringing down of Lenin's statue, party National Secretary H Raja took to Facebook to warn that Dravidian and anti-caste revolutionary EV Ramasamy, ... (more...)
Unusual geometric arrays of storms observed at Jupiter's poles Unusual geometric arrays of storms observed at Jupiter's poles
- March 09, 2018

Three papers appearing in Nature on March 8 answer a question that scientists have been asking ever since Galileo first observed the famous stripes of Jupiter: Are the colorful bands just a pretty surface phenomenon, or are they a significant stratum of the planet? In a first, they found that these cyclones were in polygonal patterns, with eight surrounding one central cyclone at the north pole, and five around one in the south pole (as you can see in the lead image). (more...)
Here's what happened in the 2018 Texas primaries Here's what happened in the 2018 Texas primaries
- March 09, 2018

Yesterday's Texas primaries formally kicked off Campaign 2018 with a bang, but perhaps not the electoral explosion a lot of Democrats had hoped for. "I think that she's actually more likely to win, name ID especially, since she's been in elected office is one thing, and I think beyond that, too". (more...)
Two students shot, one dead, at Alabama high school Two students shot, one dead, at Alabama high school
- March 09, 2018

It was one of the deadliest United States school shootings in the U.S., where dozens of massacres have occurred in recent years. Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin said that the student killed was nearly 18 and had "aspirations and dreams to be a nurse" with college in her future. (more...)
New Nagaland CM assures to resolve Naga political issue soon New Nagaland CM assures to resolve Naga political issue soon
- March 09, 2018

Notably, TR Zeliang's Naga People's Front (NPF) won 26 seats in the recent polls. Rio will prove his majority on the floor of the House on or before March 16. The NDA also showed off its strength in the North East with four Chief Ministers, N Biren Singh, Pema Khandu, Sarbananda Sonowal, and newly sworn-in Conrad Sangma, all seated on the stage. (more...)
Thursday weather: Wet and windy, with highs n the lower 50s Thursday weather: Wet and windy, with highs n the lower 50s
- March 09, 2018

Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. There is an 80 percent chance of precipitation, the Weather Service reports. The rainy, windy conditions will continue through Thursday night , but Friday should be partly sunny. Saturday night: A slight chance of rain before midnight. SATURDAY NIGHT: Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday . KINGSTON, N.Y. Get ready for more snow, possibly a lot. (more...)