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Trump Supports More Background Checks On Guns, Says White House
- February 20, 2018

President Trump is "supportive" of measures to ramp up the federal background system for guns, the White House said. The cuts would specifically affect the National Criminal Records History Improvement Program (NCHIP) and the NICS Act Record Improvement Program, which are now funded at $73 million, according to the senator. (more...)
Court sends three accused in PNB fraud case to police custody Court sends three accused in PNB fraud case to police custody
- February 18, 2018

None of these letters of undertaking - essentially credit guarantees - were recorded on the bank's internal software system and instead were transmitted through the SWIFT interbank messaging system, "thus avoiding early detection of fraudulent activity", the tax note said . (more...)
Explosives detonated near Gaza border Explosives detonated near Gaza border
- February 18, 2018

Palestinian officials said that afterwards Israeli jets struck two Hamas training camps and a third belonging to a smaller militant group, causing no injuries. Palestinian news agency Wafa said missiles aimed at three locations east of Gaza City damaged homes but caused no casualties. In response, an IDF tank fired at a Hamas watchtower near the border. (more...)
Heavy Snow and Plunging Temperatures This Presidents Day Weekend Heavy Snow and Plunging Temperatures This Presidents Day Weekend
- February 18, 2018

The cold front that brought us about an inch of rain is now ushering in colder air. Friday Night: Clear and cold. Not only will we receive more snow , temperatures will drop once again to below zero Saturday night and not warming up much at all for Sunday and the start of the week. (more...)
Lavrov calls USA election meddling claims 'blabber' Lavrov calls USA election meddling claims 'blabber'
- February 18, 2018

Russian officials denied the allegations, and one senior diplomat dismissed the charges as "fantasies" being used by some in Washington for political gain in a deeply divided United States after the election of Donald Trump as president. (more...)
Police confirm 18 killed, 22 wounded in multiple bomb blast in Borno Police confirm 18 killed, 22 wounded in multiple bomb blast in Borno
- February 18, 2018

Babakura Kolo and Musa Ari, from the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) helping Nigeria's army against Boko Haram , said the bombers were all men. "There were a lot of people doing last-minute shopping when the suicide bombers hit the market", Bana was quoted by various media outlets as saying. (more...)
Ethiopia declares national state of emergency Ethiopia declares national state of emergency
- February 18, 2018

The board included it would discharge more points of interest on Saturday. A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia on Friday after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (above photo) resigned includes a ban on protests and publications inciting violence, Ethiopian Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa said on Saturday. (more...)
Iran, India Sign 15 Deals Iran, India Sign 15 Deals
- February 18, 2018

The two countries are also looking forward to boosting cooperation in key areas of security, trade and energy. Both countries agreed for conclusion of Bilateral Investment Treaty in a fixed time frame, according to the joint statement issued after the bilateral meeting of heads of two nations here. (more...)
South Africa declares Gupta brother a 'fugitive from justice' South Africa declares Gupta brother a 'fugitive from justice'
- February 17, 2018

In a Hawks statement on the matter, the unit specified that Wednesday's operations are "in respect of the Vrede Farm investigations". Ajay Gupta, who has officially been named a fugitive by the Hawks, is still on run - with the help of a security company. (more...)
Highline College On Lockdown After Reports Of Gunshots On Campus Highline College On Lockdown After Reports Of Gunshots On Campus
- February 17, 2018

Police are now responding to reports of gunfire on campus. During the lockdown, police evacuated buildings, and people inside posted anxious messages and videos on social media about impromptu barricades, pushing chairs and tables against doors and waiting in darkness. (more...)
Snow This Weekend? It's Possible Snow This Weekend? It's Possible
- February 17, 2018

Another three inches of new snow accumulation is possible Sunday night . Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 57. Overnight Friday into Saturday , temperatures are expected to plummet into the twenties by Saturday morning, February 17. (more...)
Deniz Yucel: Journalist freed after year in Turkish prison Deniz Yucel: Journalist freed after year in Turkish prison
- February 17, 2018

German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel on Friday returned to his Istanbul home after his release from over a year in jail on terror accusations that strained ties between Ankara and Berlin, an AFP reporter said. "I'm pleased just as many, many others that ( Deniz Yucel ) was able to leave jail today", Merkel said during a news conference in Berlin. "We know that there are also other cases of people, maybe not as prominent, who remain in custody, and also for them we hope that there will ... (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo warns Real Madrid that PSG will be dangerous in Paris Cristiano Ronaldo warns Real Madrid that PSG will be dangerous in Paris
- February 17, 2018

Rabiot blasted an opener inside the box from a counter-attack but that was short-lived as Los Blancos won a penalty through Toni Kroos which Ronaldo scored. Past year I was in a much worse situation and we managed to get through. "Sometimes they take advantage of a strong microphone, a player's career (we cannot call them an athlete, someone with at least questionable behaviour off the pitch) without much brilliance, always the shadow of others more talented, to distill their ... (more...)
Pres. Trump to address nation on deadly mass shooting Pres. Trump to address nation on deadly mass shooting
- February 16, 2018

Lewis says the family - who he declined to identify - has been cooperating with law enforcement, who have been searching their home. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel praised Feis in a press conference Thursday, saying he was incredibly beloved by Douglas High and the entire community. (more...)
U.S. secretary of state meets with Jordan king in Amman U.S. secretary of state meets with Jordan king in Amman
- February 16, 2018

The United States is backing Syrian rebel groups. Tillerson added that the United States fully understands the security concerns of Turkey, which began a military offensive last month into Syria against US-backed Kurdish militias in the northern region of Afrin. (more...)
Stormy Daniels 'free to tell her story' after Trump lawyer statement Stormy Daniels 'free to tell her story' after Trump lawyer statement
- February 16, 2018

Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly", Cohen told the Times. Cohen did not elaborate on the details of the payment and whether Trump was made aware of it. because the funds were paid for the objective of influencing the 2016 presidential general", the group said in their legal filing. Cohen insisted he paid the cash from his own funds, but did not say why he had done so - reigniting claims it was meant to keep Daniels' quiet about the ... (more...)
Mitt Romney's Senate run threatens to divide GOP Mitt Romney's Senate run threatens to divide GOP
- February 16, 2018

Romney, a successful businessman, lost the 2012 presidential election to Democratic incumbent Barack Obama. The big announcement will happen tomorrow according to multiple reports and Romney won't be making a speech, he plans to announce his run with a video on social media. (more...)
Student suspected in Washington state school shooting plot Student suspected in Washington state school shooting plot
- February 16, 2018

When officers arrived at her home in the 10600 block of Holly Drive, she showed them excerpts from her grandson's journal and also told officers that the teen had a rifle stored in his guitar case, police said in a news statement released Wednesday morning. (more...)
Instagram criticised as it gives in to Russian censorship demands Instagram criticised as it gives in to Russian censorship demands
- February 16, 2018

Instagram has been criticised by a Russian opposition leader for giving in to pressure to block posts relating to corruption claims in the country. In one snippet, Deripaska explains to Rybka why relations between Russian Federation and the United States are so bad. (more...)
South Korea's Moon hosts talks with North Korean leader's sister South Korea's Moon hosts talks with North Korean leader's sister
- February 15, 2018

North Korea's band of all-female supporters was unable to inspire the historic joint Korean women's ice hockey team as they were dumped out of the Pyeongchang Olympics with an 8-0 defeat to Sweden on Monday. The South Korean president met with a delegation of North Koreans who were in the country for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics . "Adding new players obviously isn't easy but I think going into this tournament we knew it was going to be tough", said the joint team's Canadian coach ... (more...)