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Florida School Cop Took No Action During Last Week's Fatal Shooting


Peterson had originally been suspended without pay on Thursday but announced his resignation and retirement the same day at 12:37 p.m., reports The Sun Sentinel . Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran said Thursday night that his chamber is going to recommend creating a special commission to investigate the "abject breakdown at all levels" that led to the shooting deaths. Read More »

Attorney general in hot seat again after new Trump tweet


In January, Sessions was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller for four hours, becoming the highest-ranking Trump administration official to be questioned in the Russia investigation, which is also looking into any potential ties between Trump associates and Russian operatives. Read More »

Trump blasts Sessions, demands Russian Federation investigation look at Obama


Democrats say that the alleged Russina meddling benefited Trump, a claim refuted by the president . "Say, in Dubai, and certainly with our project in SoHo, and anywhere in NY". The Obama administration was aware in 2014 of Russia's efforts to disrupt American politics, though there was no evidence at the time of a threat to influence elections, current and former officials told Politico . Read More »

Forecast: Saturday The Winner For The Weekend


Wind will come from the east at 20 km/h, becoming southwest 20 in the afternoon. By Saturday evening and night, rain will move in along with colder air draining in from the north-northeast. Rain moves in Tuesday night with another round Wednesday as a storm system passes through, dropping us back into the lower 50s for the start of March. Read More »

Russians in Syria: Now you see them - maybe


US and Russian-backed Assad forces are now separated by only a few miles in parts of eastern Syria, along a "deconfliction" line that restricts the former to the eastern side of the Euphrates River and the latter to the western side. The fifth-generation Su-57, also known as the T-50, has been created to compete with the U.S. F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The United States has said that air and artillery strikes launched after as many as 500 pro-government forces ... Read More »

'Angry Birds' maker Rovio's stock is getting killed


Shares in the maker of Angry Birds have lost half their value since they listed on the stock market last October. By 1240 BST, Rovio shares had lost nearly half of their value, trading 46.71% lower at €5.30. It warned that operating margins could widen to 11 per cent from 10.6 per cent a year ago. Margins will be affected by an investment in the subsidiary company, Hatch - a Netflix-like service that gives users the ability to instantly stream a range of mobile games without having to ... Read More »

Hero dog shot 3 times while protecting teen owner during burglary


The burglars trashed the house before checking the room where Rex and Javier were holed up. Mercado says he hid in a closet and held on to his dog, Rex. "Just the worst thing I've ever seen". "I just want to thank my dog", Mercado told Q13 Fox. "If it wasn't for him, I don't feel like I'd be standing here right now". Read More »

Trump accidentally burns Mike Pence with tweet praising Ivanka


The North sent 22 athletes to compete on a unified squad with South Korea as well as an art troupe and more than 200 members of Kim's "Army of Beauties" cheerleaders . The Blue House dinner being held in honor of Ivanka includes a vegetarian menu for the first daughter who abides by a disciplined diet and has said she practices yoga and meditation. Read More »

Mueller Files 32 New Charges Against Manafort, Gates


It alleges that Manafort, with Gates' assistance, laundered more than $30 million and duped banks into lending money. It says the pair used funds from secret offshore accounts to enjoy a life of luxury. (Though it's worth noting that the longtime G-man's name is pronounced "MULL-er" as in cruller, not "MULE-er" as in Bueller.) It was first offered past year, when Manafort and Gates were charged initially. Read More »

Accused of theft, tribal youth in Kerala dies after alleged mob assault


The State Human Rights Commission has registered a case suo motu. In his dying statement, Madhu had said he was kicked by a mob. In fact, it is illegal and not suitable for a modern society. Madhu was beaten under the suspicion that he was a thief. Thrissur range IG Ajith Kumar will be leading the team. He was staying at a rocky place and never used to visit his house as he was mentally unstable. Read More »

I never said 'give teachers guns': Trump slams media

While at a listening session with school shooting survivors and parents held at the White House Wednesday, Trump made several proposals to end school shootings, including arming teachers and other school staff. Trump says drills that teach students how to respond if an active shooter ever enters the premises "are a very negative thing". In his speech to CPAC, Trump praised the National Rifle Association ( NRA ), the powerful gun lobby which has long advocated for more armed ... Read More »

Arm teachers, open asylums: Trump on guns


The president commented as he opened a school safety discussion at the White House with state and local officials from around the country. The president said this idea is one that legislators should consider. Educators' first instinct is to protect kids, not engage in a shootout that would place more children in danger. We'll get it done! His focus when it comes to background checks is on mental health concerns and not loopholes that permit loose private gun sales on the internet ... Read More »

Strike to continue to Monday


The Public Employees Insurance Agency, a state entity that administers health care programs for public workers, including teachers, has agreed to freeze health insurance premiums and rates for the next fiscal year for state workers. "Let us make no mistake, the impending work stoppage is unlawful", Morrisey said. "Breaking the law does not set a good example for our children", he added. Read More »

Trump administration to announce new sanctions on North Korea


The new sanctions target 56 vessels, shipping companies, and trade businesses that the USA believes are assisting North Korea in evading sanctions. But were the Treasury Department designations of more than 50 companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the pariah nation really the toughest action yet by the USA and the wider world? North Korea has faced several rounds of sanctions over its nuclear and ballistic missile tests, conducted in violation of the UNSC resolutions. Read More »

Florida school shooting: armed deputy 'failed to confront killer'


Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced Thursday that Scot Peterson turned in his resignation after being told he would be placed on leave without pay. Speaking at a news conference in the state capital Tallahassee, Florida Governor Scott unveiled a $450 million plan aimed at improving school safety. Read More »

Flood watch remains until Sunday morning

If National Weather Service forecasts prove accurate, Owensboro could be facing next week some of the worst flooding it's seen since 1997. The Ohio River usually maintains a height of 25 feet, meaning that the recent rainfall has almost doubled the depth of the river. Read More »

Odisha labour minister's brother, 3 others attacked in Bargarh


All of them were initially rushed to community health centre at Sohela and later shifted to VIMSAR in Burla as their condition deteriorated. According to VIMSAR Director Ashwini Pujahari, none of the four injured persons has sustained bullet injury and they are undergoing treatment. Read More »

Are you upset Canada was unable to win Olympic hockey gold?


Sweden defeated the USA , 10-4, in round-robin play, but the Americans' four wins in a row have them believing they have a better shot in the final. Not that there was any doubt before - last spring the women's national team won their fourth consecutive world championship, and they've medaled in every Olympics and World Championship since the program has been around. Read More »

The companies that have cut ties with the NRA basically overnight


In Florida, Republican Sen. "What they want is more restrictions on the law-abiding", LaPierre said on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington. Bump stocks have not played a prominent role in other recent U.S. mass shootings. "I hope this time will be different", Schumer said in a statement, referring to a measure backed by Democrats to prevent people on a terrorism-related "no fly" list from buying guns. Read More »

Turkey supports UN's Syria cease-fire proposal


Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, said on Friday that Moscow was ready to support a resolution on Syria , but that [the resolution] does not guarantee a ceasefire, Interfax news agency reported. Russia, Turkey and Iran in 2017 had designated Eastern Ghouta as a "de-escalation zone", meaning civilians could reside there without being targeted by any party in Syria's war. Read More »

The case of Manafort: details became known of the new charges

Special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors have filed a new charge against a lawyer they say lied to federal investigators in the Russian Federation probe. Prosecutors say Gates also lied to the special counsel's office on February 1 when he said that Manafort denied to him that Ukraine was discussed at a March 2013 meeting with a lobbyist and member of Congress. Read More »

Teen accused of making threats against Rancho High School


On Wednesday, police in Springfield, Ore., arrested a 15-year-old student after he sent a Snapchat message that read "I am the shooter!" A district police department provides daily services to campuses, and school staff undergo annual training on how to keep themselves and students safe in threatening situations. Read More »

South Korean MPs demand execution of North's Olympic delegate


She told media at the airport that she is "very, very excited to attend the 2018 Winter Olympic Games (and) cheer for team U.S.". CNN wrote of Kim Yo Jong on February 10: "With a smile, a handshake and a warm message in South Korea's presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public just one day into the PyeongChang Games" and compared her to President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump . Read More »

Double car blasts in Somalia kill at least 18


Dr. Abdulkadir Abdirahman Adan told VOA's Somali service that another 20 people had been wounded. A vehicle rigged with explosives detonated in the Somalian capital minutes before the second explosion rattled the area; the blasts were followed by gunfire in the vicinity of the president's residence, according to local police, APA reports quoting sputniknews. Read More »

The 6 wildest quotes from NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch at CPAC


According to reports , Rubio accepted $9,900 from the NRA during his Senate reelection bid in 2016 . There appeared to be little room for nuance Wednesday evening at CNN's emotionally charged town hall, which brought survivors, lawmakers and a prominent Second Amendment advocate together for the first time since the February 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida . Read More »

Australia Wants to Jump-Start Trump's Infrastructure Plan


During his visit to the White House this week, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to propose using part of his nation's roughly $2 trillion pension savings pool to invest in US infrastructure. At a comedic press dinner a year ago, Turnbull mocked Trump's obsession with "winning" online polls. The two men are also divided on trade. Turnbull, a former Goldman Sachs banker, thanked Trump and Melania for their "hospitality and friendship". Read More »