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Trump Signs Memo Directing Ban on Bump Stocks


Trump on Tuesday directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to craft new regulations to ban firearm modifiers including the " bump stock " used in the Las Vegas massacre. In a statement Tuesday, Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said: "The Department understands this is a priority for the President and has acted quickly to move through the rulemaking process". Read More »

Trump Accuses Obama of Inactivity in the Alleged Electoral Meddling

The sanctions Sanders was referring to were initially announced by Obama in early 2017, as the intelligence community was concluding with high confidence that Russian Federation had meddled in the election. His comments come after 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups were charged with multiple counts of attempting to interfere in the 2016 election. Read More »

'Pathetically Weak': Father Of Student Slain In Florida Excoriates Marco Rubio


He asked Rubio, "Will you not accept a single donation from the NRA? ". Rubio, voicing some new opinions about gun control, bucked the NRA , President Donald Trump and even some Republicans in the Florida legislature on Wednesday night during a CNN Townhall in which he was the only Republican elected official in a room of Democrats, including Sen. Read More »

NWS: Yellow River in Knox reaches major flood stage


The Wabash River is now in moderate flood stage through Lafayette and it will crest at 23.5 feet early Thursday morning. The Des Plaines River was near flood stage near Des Plaines and was expected to reach minor flood levels by Wednesday , the weather service said . Read More »

PNB scam: CBI arrests 3 more PNB officials


Among those arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was Rajesh Jindal, now a general manager with the bank, who between August 2009 and May 2011 ran the Mumbai branch at the centre of the biggest fraud in Indian banking history. Read More »

UN Mobilizes to Renew Yemen Sanctions, Condemn Iran


The spokesman then called for an immediate halt to the arms sale by the U.S. and European countries to Saudi Arabia and other aggressive and war-mongering states in the region, saying they use the weapons to kill tens of defenceless men, women and children in Yemen on a daily basis who are suffering from a growing poverty and insecurity day by day. Read More »

67.5 percent of Utah students taking AP tests earn college credit


During the last 10 years, the percentage of Virginia public school graduates scoring three or higher on at least one AP test has risen by almost seven points. MA was once again the nation's leader in helping students pass AP exams. Nevada's three-year increase in the number of students earning a 3 or higher on an AP exam went from 6.6 percent points from 18.1 percent in 2014 to 24.7 percent in 2017. Read More »

North Korea canceled planned meeting with Pence


Exact dates for the trip have not been announced and Pyongyang may send its own high-profile delegation to the closing ceremony on 25 February. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has played the Games for all they are worth. Any overt sign of unhappiness would only have provoked a firestorm of insults from America's critics despite the doubts of millions of South Koreans about bowing to North Korea's demands. Read More »

Trump has made some serious accusations against Obama

He said: "Why aren't Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Sessions!" he added, urging his Attorney General to act. Trump's tweet storm continued on Tuesday, when the president claimed one of the 19 women accusing him of sexual misconduct had made up a story published that morning in the Washington Post . Read More »

IDF Unit 8200 Thwarted Terror Attack on Australian Airline


The information that Israel provided to the Australians was obtained by the country's Unit 8200, which is described by local media as similar to the U.S. The homemade bomb, disguised as a meat-mincer , was built at the direction of a senior IS commander based overseas, Australian police said. The men arrested were allegedly planning to use an "improvised device" to take down an airplane. Read More »

Photograph shows Trump's talking points for listening session on gun violence


Trump's Wednesday Twitter missive was the latest in a round of tweets criticizing the Russia probe since last Friday's federal indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities on charges that they attempted to influence the 2016 presidential race in part through social media campaigns aimed at boosting support for Trump and Bernie Sanders and against Democrat Hillary Clinton . Read More »

Florida high school alumni send moving video to shooting survivors


The recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 has pushed some statehouses and state candidates deeper into the gun debate. We call BS. They say guns are just tools like knives and are as unsafe as cars. 14 at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County left at 17 people dead and at least 14 injured. Read More »

Nineteen people, including 12 defence personnel, injured in explosion on bus


The condition of two Army personnel is reportedly critical, the Army media unit said. The passenger bus was travelling from Jaffna to Diyathalawa, which has one of the main military training centres. Brig Atapattu said police and the military are conducting separate investigations. Sri Lanka ended a 26-year separatist war in May 2009 defeating Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who fought to carve out a separate state for ethnic minority Tamil's in the far north of the Indian ... Read More »

Ferry explosion at Playa del Carmen pier injures at least 12


Videos and photos on social media showed a side of the ferry badly damaged as passengers walked to safety carrying their belongings. CCTV footage captured the moment the ferry apparently exploded. The cause of the explosion is unknown at this time. The municipal government said in a statement that the victims sustained minor cuts and were taken to a hospital for treatment. Read More »

Flooding Expected To Persist This Week Along Ohio River


Late Winter or Early Spring - Flood warnings are in effect from Texas to Ohio. The Elkhart Truth newspaper reports that the mayor says the city hasn't seen such flooding " in the last 45 years ", the result of rain and melting snow combining to swell rivers in the area. Read More »

BJP's Goa allies pledge support till Manohar Parrikar is CM


A statement issued by the hospital on Sunday said that Parrikar was responding well to treatment and dismissed rumours of all adverse health reports. "Condition of Manohar Parrikar is stable and is improving". "It has been brought to our notice, various malicious and misleading reports/rumours are floating around in the electronic/print media with regard to the health of Hon Chief Minister of Goa". Read More »

Pennsylvania's new congressional map: Less skewed, but mostly noncompetitive


They say the U.S. Constitution only grants legislatures the ability to draw congressional districts and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court can not step in to draw its own map. "The 2011 plan was the most partisan gerrymander that you can imagine", says Levine. But Attorney General Josh Shapiro, also a Democrat, got more votes in 10 of the districts established by the Supreme Court's plan. Read More »

Chicago bank linked to former Trump aide loan scheme


Sources told NBC that the loans raised red flags at the bank and were questioned by top officials, and that one employee who felt pressured was cooperating with the feds. NBC News, citing two sources, said that federal investigators are investigating a possible "quid pro quo" deal between Manafort and Calk, including an offer of a White House gig. Read More »

UK Government loses latest court case on reducing air pollution


Prior air quality plans from the government were deemed illegal by the courts for failing to move fast enough to bring the United Kingdom into line with European Union air quality standards. "The government must now use every tool in the box to clean up our choking cities". Britain's Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs said it would launch more formal plans for areas with less severe air quality problems. Read More »

Lindsey Vonn earns bronze in downhill, possibly her last Olympics

Why she engaged in a series of warm, lengthy hugs - with her sisters; with US coaches; with the victor, her good friend Sofia Goggia of Italy; with the runner-up, Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway. "Because I wouldn't be the same person that I am today", she said. The event features two of the best skiers in the world, Americans Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn , and while it's Vonn vs. Read More »

Countries are too slow in fighting corruption: watchdog


The report also did not take into consideration that Swiss companies might be involved in corrupt activity overseas, Hilti said. "The index reflects the relation between transparency and democracy". India dropped two ranks in the latest index. "Given current crackdowns on both civil society and the media worldwide, we need to do more to protect those who speak up". Read More »

Billy Graham shaped evangelical life in Colorado Springs


The Rev. Dr. Billy Graham got together with President Dwight D. Eisenhower for a personal chat that lasted 45 minutes in Gettysburg on September 8, 1961. The Rev. Billy Graham , an American spiritual icon and activist for decades, died on Wednesday at the age of 99. At that meeting, Graham released an historic public statement that criticized Christian proselytizing efforts specifically directed at Jews. Read More »

Stepmother of missing boy Lucas Hernandez arrested for child endangerment


Wednesday for two counts of child endangerment. Lucas was last seen on Saturday at around 3 his home off of the 600 block of south Edgemoor, near Lincoln. Rasmussen, who said she's worked with at-risk youth before, said she is familiar with the possible signs of abuse and reported the marks to Kansas Child Protective Services. Read More »

Trump again faults Obama over Russian election meddling


At CNBC, the headline read: "Trump blames Obama, lashes out at Schiff and Democrats, but spares Russian Federation criticism in weekend tweet storm". political system. The columnist said that either Mr Trump is in the pocket of Russian President Vladimir Putin or he has something to hide and is anxious that the more Mr Mueller digs, the closer he will get to it. Read More »