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Son of former Rockets head coach Rick Adelman killed in accident


R.J. was not at a crosswalk, Houston police said. Adelman was transported to the hospital in serious condition and was pronounced dead 4 hours later. The Timberwolves tweeted out a message after learning of R.J.'s passing. Adelman played basketball at Willamette University and became a lawyer afterwards. Read More »

Police recover remains of six people in alleged serial killer probe


McArthur was charged on January 18 with 49-year-old Kinsman's death, as well as the presumed death of 44-year-old Selim Esen. Police said some of those remains belong to Andrew Kinsman, who went missing last summer. McArthur was arrested and charged January 18 in the presumed deaths of Selim Esen, 44, and 49-year-old Kinsman who police said went missing from Toronto's Gay Village last spring. Read More »

At US outpost in Syria, US general backs Kurdish fighters


Russian Federation has waged a punishing aerial campaign against Syria's armed opposition since intervening in the civil war on the side of its ally, President Bashar Assad, in 2015. Erdogan also criticized U.S. President Donald Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama for lying in pledging to pull the U.S. troops out of Manbij, which is 100 km east of Afrin. Read More »

It's not for you: smartphone ban for N. Korea, Iran Olympians


Kim Jong Un might also have seen that US President Donald Trump was sending his daughter, Ivanka, to the Olympics closing ceremony and made a decision to match the move by sending his sister, said Hong Min, an analyst at Seoul's Korea Institute for National Unification. Read More »

CNN's Alisyn Camerota Takes Down Nazi Congressional Candidate


Arthur Jones is the only Republican running, so he is poised to automatically make it though the primary stage of the election process. "Are you a Nazi? ". "It's an extortion racket". What he calls "truth" includes denial that the Holocaust, Nazi Germany's slaughter of Jews, gays, and others, ever occurred. Read More »

Germany Has A Government Again - If The Voters Approve It


Economic conservatives in Merkel's Christian Democratic Union were among the first to blast the draft coalition pact, which hands the Finance Ministry to the Social Democrats for the first time in eight years. After its heavy losses in September's election, SPD leader Martin Schulz vowed that the party would go into opposition to revamp itself. A survey of 5,127 voters conducted by pollster Civey on Wednesday for t-online indicated that nearly 60 percent of SPD supporters want the ... Read More »

Chuck Schumer Called for a Military Parade in 2014


Trump told reporters two months after viewing the Bastille Day parade. USA officials say it would also be a logistical challenge to bring thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft to Washington. Although Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has not commented publicly on the idea of a Washington military parade, the idea is not an obvious fit with his emphasis on focusing strictly, if not exclusively, on military activities that either improve the lethality of the armed forces or enhance their ... Read More »

Kurdish forces capture final two members of ISIS 'Beatles' beheading gang


Alexanda Kotey , 34, and El Shafee Elsheikh , 29, were detained by Syrian Kurdish fighters, according to U.S. officials cited anonymously by the New York Times . Details of the men's capture were not immediately clear. Their identities were then confirmed using fingerprints and other biometric measures. Two of the notorious British ISIL fighters who alongside their compatriot Mohammed Emwazi - who was known as Jihadi John - were known as the "Beatles" have reportedly been detained by ... Read More »

Ashley Graham and Her Mother Linda Are Modeling's Newest Power Duo


We need to see more body-positive messages like this, not only for our young girls, but for older women who may have forgotten they, too, can wear what they want, when they want and look just as stunning as Graham and her mother. But this time, she's modelling alongside her 53-year-old mother, Linda Graham. "I haven't worn a bikini since the '80s!" The incredible images document what looks like a dream day on a Moroccan beach with mother and daughter laughing together in the sand. Read More »

North Korea flexes muscles ahead of Winter Olympics with military parade


North Korea plans to send its leader Kim Jong-un's sister to South Korea as part of a delegation to the Winter Olympics, officials in Seoul say , reported The Independent with additional input by Associated Press . -North Korea meeting despite the proximity in Pyeongchang. The Kim Jong Un regime also proudly paraded many of its weapons of war -including two different versions of its intercontinental ballistic missiles, believed to be capable of reaching the United States . Read More »

Trumped: US president wants a parade like Macron


She said Trump wants the Pentagon to "explore a celebration" that will allow Americans to show appreciation for the military. Right now, rumor has it that the Pentagon is looking to conduct the US military parade on Veterans Day . Read More »

Terrorist Who Murdered Rav Raziel Shevach HY'D Eliminated By Security Forces


The investigation is ongoing but a gag order has been placed regarding further details, the ISA added. A Palestinian man was killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank during a confrontation sparked by the soldiers. The trial of Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi before an Israeli military court has been postponed for a week and is now scheduled to begin on February 13. Read More »

Congress Reaches LAST-MINUTE DEAL to Avoid Second SCHUMER SHUTDOWN

Further, infrastructure projects and programs to fight opioid abuse would also receive funding. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , a California Democrat , announced she would withhold support for the funding deal until Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan commits to a floor vote to address the plight of beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ). Read More »

Venezuela election could trigger deeper sanctions, exiles


Analysts widely believe that any voting process will, therefore, be purely for appearance, with Maduro's United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) having already stolen numerous elections over the past decade, including the last presidential election against Justice First leader Henrique Capriles Radonski. Read More »

Kim Jong Un's younger sister to attend Winter Olympics


Security Council sanctions resolutions in regard to the visit by the high-level North Korea delegation", said Cho Tae-yul, South Korea's ambassador to the U.N. The vice president said he would counter this effort by highlighting the repressive nature of the leadership in Pyongyang. Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers march on Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. Read More »

Turkey to submit final papers on visa free regime to EU


But Turkey has always been irritated that Brussels has not yet approved visa liberalisation because of its continued calls for Ankara to reform its anti-terror laws. The new meeting, he said, "will be a good opportunity to jointly assess matters of mutual interest and recent developments in your country including in the area of rule of law and fundamental freedoms". Read More »

IG Group's (IGG) "Hold" Rating Reiterated at Shore Capital


It has a 34.71 P/E ratio. The stock increased 1.48% or GBX 6.2 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 426.2. About 7.83M shares traded. Redrow plc (LON: RDW ) has 0.00% since February 8, 2017 and is. The stock of UDG Healthcare plc (LON:UDG) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, September 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, January 26. Read More »

Turkish troops square up to Assad as ceasefire hopes fade


Tehran and Ankara are on opposite sides in Syrias conflict — Turkey backs the rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces while Iran is a top Assad ally. The US, which has backed the Kurds in the ongoing battle against IS in Syria, said it was concerned and has called on Turkey to limit its military offensive in the Kurdish region. Read More »

Sound Off: Who Wants Another Government Shutdown?

While Congress would still have to pass another spending measure before that deadline, the agreement announced Wednesday includes a longer-term pact to lift spending caps by roughly $400 billion for Pentagon and domestic programs over two years. Read More »

311 child soldiers freed in S


More than 300 children, 87 of them girls, were released by armed groups in South Sudan today, beginning a process that is expected to see at least 700 children freed in the coming weeks. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan said the demonstration was largely peaceful, but added that "a small group of those gathered outside threw stones at the main gate of the base". Read More »

Snow and Ice Expected in Ridgefield on Wednesday


Wednesday night , partly cloudy, with a low around 5. Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday have winds from the north in the forecast. South southeast wind 6 to 8 miles per hour becoming west southwest after midnight. Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values around 5 below. Cloudy, with a low around 43. Saturday , a chance of snow showers after 1 p.m. Read More »

Steven Bannon 'not expected' to testify before House intel committee despite subpoena


They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about details of the interview. White House officials and attorneys for Bannon or Lewandowski did not respond to requests for comment. Devin Nunes. Bannon is expected to face questions about key events during his time in the White House including Trump's firings of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey. Read More »

Senate reaches budget pact, adding $300 billion

The agreement aims to lift the debt ceiling through March 2019 and extend the Children's Health Insurance Program by another four years. The bill came as the result of a 2011 standoff over the U.S. McConnell has promised Democrats he would allow a free-flowing Senate debate on immigration by February 8 and that he would not try to influence the outcome. Read More »

Pence: US 'ready for any eventuality' on N Korea


North Korea had said it would hold a big event to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of its military. He said before departing for Seoul the United States wanted to peacefully dismantle North Korea's nuclear programme but warned Pyongyang not to underestimate U.S. Read More »

Kaepernick Effect?: Super Bowl 2018 Ratings Hit 10-Year Low

But according to NBC , the dead air didn't cause fans to miss anything or cost the network in lost commerical time - a 30-second Super Bowl ad is worth millions. The viewership on NBC, which is owned by Comcast Corp, ranked as the lowest for USA television's premiere event since 2009. A new episode of family drama "This is Us", which followed the Super Bowl, brought in 27 million viewers, the most-watched scripted show on NBC in more than 13 years. Read More »

Death toll soars as Syria regime pounds rebel enclave


The Syrian military statement said Israeli warplanes had fired several missiles from inside Lebanese airspace at a military position in the Damascus countryside at 03:42 (01:42 GMT) on Wednesday . In Hammuriyeh, a young man stared at the bodies of five children, including his younger brother, killed in an air strike. After the conference, the Syrian regime and its allies stepped up a campaign of violence in Ghouta and Idlib, two of the last major strongholds of the opposition. Read More »

Boy gets trapped inside vending machine after desperately wanting stuffed toy


Fire fighters attempt to rescue a boy who crawled inside a claw-style vending machine on February 7, 2018, in Titusville, Fla . Lt. Jeremy House of the department happened to be dining when the incident occurred. Abernathy, made short work of the situation. After the rescue, "mom, Mason and friends went back to eating dinner", the EMS Department stated. Driver Operator Lane and Firefighter George were able to get (the child) out in short order with minimal damage to the game. Read More »