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Winter Weather Advisory in Place Tomorrow, Mixed Precipitation Expected


A winter weather advisory is in effect for Wyandotte County from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, through noon Thursday, Feb. 22, according to the National Weather Service. At about 1 a.m., the sleet is expected to transition to freezing rain and continue through 7 a.m. The high winds kept any additional precipitation from causing problems but the now-frigid temperatures will cause any liquid still on the ground to freeze and cause potential problems for anyone venturing outside their homes on ... Read More »

Trump orders ban on 'bump stock' gun modifications


Mr Trump pointed to the need for regulations to ban the bump stock device that was used to shoot 58 people in Las Vegas last October. "I am not going back to school until lawmakers and the president change this law", said Tyra Hemans, a 12th-grade student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the shooting occurred. Read More »

Trump's first year sparks surge in hate groups


And it counted a total of 954 active "hate groups" in 2017, an increase of 4% over the previous year. "They're not going to tell us or, if they give us numbers, they exaggerate", she said. Beirich described black nationalist hate organisations, which grew by 22 percent past year, as "broadly anti-Semitic, anti-white and usually anti-LGBT". Read More »

Donald Trump urges ban on gun modifiers


Amid public anger following last week's mass shooting at a school in Florida, the President said: "We must do more to protect our children". A day earlier, Trump sent another signal he had been swayed by the Parkland shooting and the dramatic calls for action in its aftermath. Read More »

At least 36 killed after bus veers off cliff in Peru


The accident happened in darkness around 1:30 am (0630 GMT). More than 50 people died in Peru when another bus fell off a cliff last month. Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski took to Twitter to express his condolences to the families of those killed, and assured that all measures were being taken to assist with the rescue and transfer of injured to hospitals. Read More »

Trump challenges Sessions to investigate Obama, Democrats on Russian Federation

Trump pointed at the Obama administration for not intervening earlier. The Justice Department declined to comment on Trump's tweet. For now, the White House is starting small by focusing on conversations with those impacted by deadly shootings, with their next session on Thursday being held with local officials and members of the law enforcement community. Read More »

Pelicans' Anthony Davis on trade talks


Davis, who was a starter, wore Cousins' No. 0 jersey to honor his fallen teammate at the beginning of the game. Thunder fans may not want to see Davis go full Westbrook mode as the Pelicans are among the eight teams vying for the final six playoff spots in the Western Conference. Read More »

Trump moves to ban 'bump stocks' 4 months after Las Vegas shooting


It was not until a mass shooting at a high school in Florida last week again brought attention to gun-control issues that Trump was pushed to act. Bump stocks turn semi-automatic weapons into an automatics. White House officials say the president supports a narrow, bipartisan bill to improve the federal background check system. Read More »

Steven Spielberg stands with 'Never Again' gun control movement


If the Broward County Public Defender's Office has its way, everything 19-year-old Cruz gets will go to paying off his court battle. Republican representatives are talking more seriously about some restrictions, but not a total ban. You are literally in charge of making the laws for for gun control and you delivered thoughts and prayers . Police were repeatedly called to his house throughout his childhood. Read More »

Lindsey Vonn Breaks Down Crying After Winning Bronze Medal at Winter Olympics


Vonn was.47 seconds behind Italian skier Sofia Goggia . I'm not talking about the best-at-the-time version that pales and becomes one dimensional when viewed through history. NORDIC COMBINED LARGE HILL: Johannes Rydzek led a German sweep of the Olympic podium, finishing ahead of teammates Fabien Riessle and normal hill champion Eric Frenzel. Read More »

School shooting met with another round of calls for gun controls

They whip up paranoia and votes by ignoring common sense and their duty to protect our people. We can only hope that preventative measures are taken sooner than later and sanity prevails among United States lawmakers to adopt suitable measures and come up with effective policies to curb gun violence. Read More »

Lawyer says Melania Trump's parents are legally United States permanent residents


Immigration attorney Michael Wildes said the two were "lawfully admitted" into America, but declined to comment on whether or not they used the "chain migration" process. "Chain migration and the visa lottery are outdated programs that hurt our economic and national security". "Under our plan, we focus on the immediate family by limiting sponsorships to spouses and minor children". Read More »

Bahrain: 5 More Years for Jailed Activist


Wednesday's conviction comes despite an worldwide outcry calling for Rajab's immediate and unconditional release. The new sentence is based on Rajab's tweets on the Saudi-led military operations in Yemen, which have killed thousands of civilians, and on alleged torture in Jaw Prison. Read More »

Gov. McMaster, others remembering the Rev. Billy Graham


Graham himself suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments before dying today. President Donald Trump said Graham will be missed by people from all religions. Graham authored 34 books , including his memoir, Just As I Am (Harper Collins, 1997), which remained on The New York Times best-seller list for 18 weeks. Read More »

Nikolas Cruz 'A Broken Human Being,' Public Defender Says

Nikolas Cruz , 19, was arrested Wednesday after a massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland . The sheriff clarified Friday that Cruz never had a gas mask or smoke grenades during the attack, but officers did find a balaclava. Read More »

Abbas peace initiative at United Nations stirs debate among Palestinians


In his Tuesday address, Abbas proposed the establishment of a "multilateral worldwide mechanism" tasked with achieving a final Israel-Palestine settlement that would pave the way for Palestinian statehood. Abbas' speech came as Israel faces escalating tensions with Iran, a supporter of the Palestinian Authority. Grant Rumley, who focuses on Palestinian politics at the United States think tank Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said the Palestinians had reduced their rejection of any ... Read More »

'Russia did not meddle': Kremlin dismisses United States indictments on election interference


Trump's reprimands come despite the fact that Sessions recused himself from any involvement in the Russian Federation investigation just weeks after Trump's inauguration. Since an iconic speech at the Munich Security Conference in 2007, in which he previewed a shift in policy toward the United States by complaining it acted as the world's sole "master" and "sovereign", Putin has emerged as a challenger to U.S. Read More »

High school students walkout in Downtown Pittsburgh in response to Parkland shooting

Students in New York City and across the country are exhausted of Congress' inaction on gun control. On Feb. 14, former student Nikolas Cruz walked into the Parkland high school and fired rounds from an AR-15. This comes as students across the country plan walkouts, sit-ins, and other actions to push lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. "They had so much to live for", she said, holding a banner that said "Fear has no place in our school". Read More »

School shooter's past includes buying guns, cutting, slurs and mental illness


Just three months earlier, Cruz moved in with the Sneads after his mother, Lynda Cruz, died of pneumonia. School leaders are equally obligated, they say, to protect others around them. As Snead drove there, a SWAT commander called his cellphone and asked where his son Nik was. Alfonso Calderon, a 16-year-old junior, said he hopes that the trip begins a conversation between the Legislature, Gov. Read More »

Top Alpine Skiers Shun Team Event At 2018 Olympics


Vonn now has 81 World Cup triumphs and to get the six more she needs to become the most successful skier of all-time could well take her more than a single season. I don't want to be rude - you are all great - but I didn't really expect that I would be sitting here. "Never say last with Lindsey", her sister Laura Kildow said when asked by Reuters whether the skier would have been happy with bronze in her last race. Read More »

Twitter "bot" purge causes outcry from trollerati as follower counts fall


A number of "alt-right", pro-Trump, and self-described conservative social media personalities awoke this morning to find that they had a lot fewer followers on Twitter than they had the night before. Some fake accounts on Twitter have been traced to a Kremlin-linked "troll farm" accused of creating them to deepen partisan divisions during the presidential election. Read More »

North Korea cancelled meeting with USA vice-president during Winter Olympics

But while USA officials had left open the possibility that Mr. Pence could potentially meet with the North Koreans during the visit, they had emphasized that no such meeting was expected. President Donald Trump had signed off on the decision to meet, with the caveat that the United States wouldn't back off its stated demand that Pyongyang abandon its nuclear weapons . Read More »

The Devon Energy (DVN) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday

The stock increased 1.85% or $0.63 during the last trading session, reaching $34.74. The company has volume of 6.75 Million shares. Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. Baird. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Friday, September 23 to "Overweight". The rating was upgraded by Needham on Wednesday, February 15 to "Buy". Read More »

Driftwood Beach among the best in the US


Siesta Beach, in Siesta Key, Florida, came in second place, but was the 2017 victor, according to TripAdvisor. Clearwater Beach was ranked number one, followed by Siesta Key (#2), Miami's South Beach (#4), Fort Lauderdale Beach (#6), St. The Sunshine State has six of the top ten beaches on this year's list. These results are based on the quality and quantity of reviews beachgoers report on TripAdvisor. Read More »