Since last week's school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the number of threats of violence against schools across the country has increased. Educators
In order to win it, you have to lose the gold.
A man fatally shot by a homeowner after opening fire on an Eatonville-area home has been identified as an 18-year-old Puyallup man.
Michelle Gisin of Switzerland captured the women's Olympic Alpine combined with a sizzling slalom run to edge Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States.
Kim Yong-chol, a high-ranking North Korean official accused of overseeing deadly attacks on the South, will visit South Korea to discuss the possibility of future talks.
Evangelist Billy Graham’s death Wednesday was felt by millions of people around the globe, including thousands of Sacramentans who attended his crusades here.
Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, which is believed to help blood circulation, after winning bronze in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova.
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Billy Graham was a fixture of the presidency, offering counsel and comfort to the man in the White House.
Indonesian president had declared the double album as ‘state inventory’
Court considers banning diesel cars in German cities
African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel
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Records from 911 reports reveal Nikolas Cruz, the suspect for the fatal Parkland, Florida Valentine’s Day shooting, being involved in a number of incidents three months before going on a...
Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the...
Here’s a prediction: Trump will edge away from the NRA's hard line and move toward tighter gun laws that even majorities of gun owners favor.
Holding hand-scrawled signs and wearing black "Parkland Strong" T-shirts, the 40 teenagers filed warily into a committee room at Florida's state Capitol on Wednesday. They hadn't been...
Eleven people are missing and 14 have been injured following a landslide Thursday that cascaded down the terraced slopes of a rice field on the Indonesian island of Java, officials said.
A federal judge is likely to sentence a politically prominent Florida eye doctor to about two decades in prison for stealing $73 million in one of history's largest Medicare frauds.
A Wasatch High School student alerted authorities that a classmate threatened gun violence on social media Wednesday evening. Police took the teen into custody without incident.
A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court.
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The California Senate is expected to debate punishment for a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct Thursday, including what could be the first expulsion in more than a century.
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Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition
Police say they found a cache of guns and ammo, including two AR-15 rifles, in the home of a student who was overheard saying "he was going to shoot up the school some time in the next three weeks."... Crime News Summaries.| Newser
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Las Vegas police are searching for a man who tried to lure a boy into his car.
Duo combines for 39 points for the Trojans, who use a 12-0 run in the waning minutes to ice a 75-64 victory in Boulder as they continue to make their case for the NCAA Tournament.
Afghan official says Taliban fighters have attacked a police security post in central Ghazni province, killing eight local police.
Overnight the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(IIHS) announced the launch of a new rear crash prevention ratings program.
Norway's Marit Bjoergen broke the all-time record for most Winter Olympic medals Wednesday as she took a bronze from the women's team sprint free event.
Zanjoe Marudo’s mother Rosanna Acuesta has passed away and was interred on Feb. 21.
The district abruptly removed its Facebook page after the superintendent threatened to suspend students who walk out to protest gun laws.
The Kiwis crushed it at the Olympics on Thursday thanks to a couple of kids who are barely old enough to drive back home.
Mack Beggs is back wrestling and competing for a Texas girl's state championship. The transgender wrestler will defend his Class 6A 110-pound title.
There were moments during the last four years when David Wise wasn’t sure it he would survive.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for all European Member states to do their share in helping to deal with the large influx of migrants.
Until the quarterfinals, the tournament has an air of inevitability as the world’s elite clubs roll easily. Will it ever become too top-heavy?
The US, Australia, India and Japan have reportedly been negotiating the establishment of a joint regional infrastructure plan to counter China’s multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative. Sputnik discussed the issue with Zhiqun Zhu, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Bucknell University.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of…
A city council has voted to pursue the removal of six murals it has deemed offensive.
If there were ever a time for France to seriously tackle Islamic radicalism in its overpopulated, understaffed and underfunded prisons, it would be now.
The Senate Education Committee endorsed a bill Wednesday that creates a state competitive grant program for high quality after school programs.
Communist guerrillas said Thursday a Philippine government court petition to have them designated as terrorists is a desperate attempt to alienate them from the people, but insisted they are still open to talks to peacefully settle one of Asia's longest-raging insurgencies.
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A Baltimore City Council committee has forwarded the nomination of Baltimore's police commissioner to the full council.
No reason given for why fire in a ventilation chamber started, but all cultural treasures have been accounted for, report says
The Wisconsin Assembly plans to finish its work for the year by approving $350 million to build a new prison and provide all parents a $100 per-child tax rebate.
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LOS ANGELES — Dirk Nowitzki said Wednesday night he was “disgusted” to read about allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated
Michigan State wraps up conference play against Wisconsin on Sunday.
Read more about Khalistani terrorist's invite to Trudeau dinner cancelled: Top 10 developments on Business Standard. Khalistani terrorist invites to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau for formal dinner is cancelled. Jaspal was also invited at Delhi reception hosted by Canadian High Commissioner.
Read more about PNB fraud: ED seized Nirav Modi's Luxury cars- Rolls Royce, Porsche; top 10 developments on Business Standard. Nirav Modi's 9 luxury cars like Rolls Royce Ghost, a Mercedes Benz, and a Porsche Panamera seized by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with Rs 114-billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.
The Wednesday night forum included Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent Jorge Aguilar, along with students and parents. Two weeks ago, a student displayed a controversial science project titled “Race and IQ.”
Iowa View: An originalist might argue for the right to wield a musket, but an automatic weapon surely would go beyond bounds of original intent.
Barry Brown scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and Kansas State pulled away late to beat Texas 58-48
The Olympics are a technological miracle to broadcast.
Bipin Rawat is indulging in politics against his constitutional mandate, said Badruddin Ajmal, the president of the Assamese party.
Washington: US Federal Reserve officials have become more confident about the growth and inflation o
The prime minister said his government would spend Rs 1,800 crore to make the capital Kohima a smart city.
Nate Mason scored 33 points as Minnesota snapped a nine-game losing streak with an 86-82 victory over Iowa.
Meanwhile, an alleged ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops was reported in the Uri sector.
Most Asian stock indexes fell Thursday, tracking Wall Street's decline after the latest Fed report rekindled fears about inflation and rising bond yields.
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Karachi: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has pinned hope that the upcoming third edition of the P
The incident comes against the backdrop of increasing hostilities between the two countries. Since last November, Indian and Pakistani troops have been trading heavy fire, causing military as well as civilian casualties on both sides.
Read more about Realty & its complexities: Trump Jr may be too much for scandal-weary India on Business Standard. Trump Jr. and his ethics-free royal progress stand out even in today's India; it may be completely out of step with tomorrow's.
Federal agency that maintains shipping channels along Lake Erie settles a lawsuit with the state of Ohio over the dredging of Cleveland's harbor.
The chief minister was being treated for a pancreatic ailment in Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital from February 15.
The brother of a New York City police officer killed 30 years ago says a newly-minted police dog standing guard at his memorial mass was named in honor of the slain officer.
Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to...
She undertook the 30-minute sortie from IAF’s Jamnagar base on Monday.
Ryan Miller stopped 41 shots for his 42nd career shutout as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 for their fourth straight win.
600 face tuberculosis threat from infected health care worker
A condemned Texas inmate set for execution is awaiting word on whether Gov. Greg Abbott will accept the state parole board's rare clemency recommendation to spare the prisoner's life at the urging of his father.
New York officials are reminding taxpayers they can check their state refund status online.
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Just days after losing his father, Don, at age 52, Donovan Jackson played an emotional game at Hilton Coliseum. Jackson scored 27 passionate points, but it wasn't enough to carry Iowa State past TCU. The Horned Frogs won, 89-83. Jackson won't play at West Virginia Saturday.
New York: Activists are using Black Panthers, the superhero of the recent Marvel film of the same na
A former Google employee who alleges he was fired for defending women and minorities in the company's internal chat platforms is suing the company, claiming discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation. Tim Chevalier, a software developer who filed the suit in San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday, alleged that Google's internal social networks were a tool for harassment and that he was terminated for comments criticizing discrimination against minorities.
Read more about Sensex, Nifty weaken in morning trade on Business Standard. Market indices continued to weaken in Thursday morning trade amid fresh slumps in financials. The BSE's Sensex traded 125.30 points lower at 33,719.56, while Nifty saw a 40.60-point drop to 10,356.85. Shares of Bajaj Finserv, Grasim Industries and
The governor spoke about gun regulations.
While lawmakers answered the tough questions inside CNNS’s town hall meeting, some students were asking one of the toughest questions of all through social media.
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Police are investigating after gunfire erupted in west Phoenix, leaving three men dead and the suspect critically wounded.
Duke senior guard Grayson Allen talks with the media after Duke’s 82-56 win over Louisville on Wednesday, Feb 21,2018 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Ahmedabad: A video has been going viral on social media platforms and chat groups. The video claims
Read more about PNB hits back at Nirav Modi: Filed complaint as your LoUs were illegal on Business Standard. The bank said at no stage were such facilities extended by Punjab National Bank to the three partner firms
Vice President Mike Pence travels to the Texas-Mexico border on Friday in his first visit to the area as vice president.
Europe has a problem with dangerously polluted air. A proposed diesel ban in cities in Germany, where the "Dieselgate" scandal was born, could have major consequences.
Srinagar: In the wake of the continuous ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Border Secur
Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress unit president Ashok Chavan on Wednesday expressed satisfaction at NCP
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The UN Security Council will meet at noon on Thursday to address the humanitarian crisis in the Syrian suburb of Eastern Ghouta on the edge of Damascus, the Kuwaiti mission said.
Mumbai: The rupee weakened by 30 paise to trade at a three-month low of 65.06 against the US dollar
Read more about Transparency International ranks India 81 in corruption perception index on Business Standard. The index uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean
Lawyer Lorenzo Gadon on Thursday threatened to file criminal cases against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and senior Supreme Court officials unless the top magistrate resigns on March 1.
It's unclear if anyone will be charged.
Tupran Mandal: A couple allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in Telangana's T
A day after it was partially leaked, BART police released the full, unedited bodycam video of a deadly officer-involved shooting. The brother of the man killed has a response to police statements.
The incident apparently happened in the area of I-20 west near the H. E. Holmes exit.
The menus for the delegates included pollack, kimchi and soju and marinated beef
New York: US stocks traded higher as investors awaited the release of a meeting summary from the Fed
Jaipur (Rajasthan): A man died after he was beaten up by the mob in suspicion of being a child mole
The now disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein used the names of some A-listed actresses in attempt to show that not every actress who had worked…
As news breaks that Mueller is probing a whether Paul Manafort promised a banker a White House job in exchange for loans, Trump attacks his own attorney general again over the Russia investigation. Our panel reacts
Read more about Kamal Haasan's party Makkal Needhi Maiam launched: Will he be the next NTR? on Business Standard. Odds are clearly stacked against Kamal Haasan. Can he overcome the challenges and deliver his next blockbuster - this one as a politician?
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party demanded the resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
At least five senators opposed on Thursday the introduction of divorce in the Philippines following the bill's approval at the House of Representatives population and family relations committee.
Junior is becoming player opposing fans love to hate. He’s responded by averaging 19.3 points in last three road games.
Michigan notched its 23rd win of the season on Wednesday at Penn State. And, once again, the Wolverines did it with defense and toughness.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump tweets questions about special counsel's Russia probe, but answers might not please him.
Two local lawmakers are getting called out for refusing to back a bill meant to combat child sex trafficking. But they are not alone, more than 40 other lawmakers in Missouri didn't vote for it either.
Five teenage boys remained in an Australian hospital on Thursday, a day after suffering drug overdoses at a private school.
President Rodrigo Duterte has named Noel Felongco as the new chairperson of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP).
Pakistan's supreme court ruled Wednesday to bar Nawaz Sharif from his position as president of the country's ruling party and reverse all of his decisions.
Ranchi: The Jharkhand government has banned the Popular Front of India for alleged links to the Isla
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez spoke up on Thursday about Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s claim that he called the latter part of the opposition after forming a political party separate from the administration-backed Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
Jose Antonio Meade, the presidential candidate trying to keep Mexico's deeply unpopular ruling party in power, insisted Wednesday he can still win the July 1 election despite trailing in the polls.
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Aiming to help Indian smartphone manufacturers recover lost ground, the government has taken several measures in the recent past, like easing norms for local manufacturing and hiking customs duty on mobile phones.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge could become the first southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League later this year, and also help develop soccer in
A former teacher and University of Georgia football player who admitted to a sexual relationship with a student will serve five years in prison.
Banking giant Barclays has posted a 10% rise in annual profits, but the haul was lower than expected as its investment bank saw earnings dive 22%.
Facebook has rolled out a new feature in both iOS and Android apps that can allow users to add more friends and family members to a live audio and video chats in Messenger.
Rob Kardashian’s ex, Blac Chyna, is reportedly making sure that the embarrassing explicit tape leak won’t happen again, a report from ‘Hollywood Life’ reveals. After the Blac...
New Mexico's largest airport will close a number of runways for repairs and Albuquerque residents will hear the difference for a while.
President Rodrigo Duterte banned a Rappler reporter from Malacañang because the journalist's insistence on a report that linked his top aide to a Navy ship deal amounted to disrespect, his spokesman said Thursday.
A cruise industry expert says his organization expects the number of cruise ship visitors in Alaska to make a sizeable jump in the next two years.
They wanted to start a family by having a baby, but it just didn’t work. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux broke the news on February 15 that they are leading separate lives after seven years...
SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs are preparing to play without star forward Kawhi Leonard this season, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. Leonard has missed all but nine games this season as he
Chandrapur: Maharashtra Youth Congress workers on Thursday waved black flags at Yoga guru Baba Ramd
An anti-Semitic vandal scratched swastikas into at least two vehicles in an Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn on Wednesday, police said. The NYPD’s...
New York: Images captured by an amateur astronomer in Argentina has helped scientists obtain their f
Greece's parliament on Thursday launched a probe into claims that nearly a dozen senior politicians received bribes from or helped promote Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis during their term in office.
Drive to ban books with LGBTQ content erupts
Steve Wilkos has been charged with a DUI for a single-car crash in Darien, Connecticut which took place in January. Wilkos had a BAC of 0.29%.
Do you want to live life to the fullest by living long? Alcohol may be the answer, according to one study.
The Karnataka batsman came good in the second T20I with a with a 48-ball 79.
A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt.
Newport Harbor’s girls water polo team showed Wednesday night how far a positive attitude and commitment to improvement can take a group. The Sailors continued to embrace their new playoff classifi…
Chief Justice Dipak Misra questioned the Kerala High Court’s ruling that annulled Hadiya’s marriage to Shafin Jahan based on her father’s petition.
Gulbarga (Karnataka): In an innovative move, two engineering students in Karnataka's Kalaburagi dist
Last July, Australian authorities said that they had managed to prevent a Daesh-inspired plot to down a passenger jet that was due to fly from Sydney to Abu Dhabi.
Bengaluru: A major fire broke out on Thursday at the Innovative Film City in Bidadi, about 40 km fro
Inside a laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a Monsanto Co research technician uses tweezers to transfer pollen from one canola plant to another, a small step toward creating a new breed of the vegetable oil-producing crop.
Ford Motor Co. has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of inappropriate behavior. North America President Raj Nair is leaving the company effective immediately, Ford said in a statement.... Money News Summaries.| Newser
Last March, executives at General Electric Co's power-plant business gave Wall Street a surprisingly bullish forecast for the year. Despite flat demand for new natural gas power plants, they said, GE Power's revenue and profit would rise.
British rapper Stormzy beat out several big names to win the top honors at the 2018 Brit Awards on Wednesday night.
Scientists are peering into the brains of "superagers" in the hope of finding ways to protect others from memory loss.
De Gea pulled off at least three spell-binding reflex-saves to deny Sevilla at Sanchez Pizjuan in the Champions League first leg.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, facing an outraged constituent audience of school shooting survivors Wednesday, signaled a willingness to vote in favor of limited gun control measures.
Officers won't be charged for killing the man.
Islamabad: Pakistan has won a last-minute reprieve at the Financial Action Task Forces meeting in Pa
TOKYO — A Japanese businessman who won legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country. Mitsutoki...
Mumbai: Singer Sunidhi Chauhan, music director Amit Trivedi and DJ Nucleya -- judges of the upcoming
Jasmine Espinoza, Taylor Ross and Shalyn Fano shouldered the bulk of Timpview's offense, combining for 48 of the Thunderbirds’ 58 points as the Thunderbirds punched their ticket to a semifinal rematch against Skyline.
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Former coach says players being punished for others’ mistakes in case of vacated 2013 title.
Bedlam outside Hong Kong Stadium sees many miss Champions League kick off and more walking away in dismay
Iraqi soldier Abdullah lost his left hand fighting the Islamic State group but now he has a prosthetic one -- thanks to a 3D printing lab in Jordan. Abdullah was wounded in a mine blast as Iraqi forces battled to oust the jihadists from Iraq's second city Mosul last year. His right hand was also seriously wounded.
The Ohio Supreme Court says it will hear arguments in a dispute over promotions offered by the Cincinnati Reds to ticket buyers including bobbleheads and other items.
New England politicians, medical experts and drug treatment advocates are gathering in Boston to discuss the opioid crisis that continues to batter the region.
New Jersey lawmakers are set to again consider legislation that would financially rescue the state's nuclear industry.
Proceeds from the event were used to benefit The Strikes for Kids Backpack Giveaway Program for youth organizations around the area.
Center for American Progress proposing a new health plan that builds on Medicare as a way to guarantee coverage for all.
Palestinians' envoy to US faces challenge of Mideast peacemaking with a largely silent White House.
The crisis in Myanmar and reported massacres of Rohingya Muslims are the consequence of a society encouraged to hate and a lack of global leadership on human rights, Amnesty International said on Thursday.
A new state report finds Maine electricity customers paid $77 million more than they needed to on power for several years.
Read more about Brits 2018: Why everyone loves Ed Sheeran's Shape of You on Business Standard. Shape Of You was made for this with its textural and dynamic changes, its distinctive elements combined and held within the bounds of a simple chord progression
Alex Schachter, 14, was one of the 17 victims that were killed by a gunman last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
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Now that Metro Detroit has finally gotten a break from wet weather, emergency pothole patching crews have gotten to work on some of the area's busiest freeways.
Walmart is offering its first glimpse of a redesigned Walmart.com, starting in the home department.
National Margarita Day 2018 is Feb. 22 - here how to celebrate this year.
DaQuan Jeffries scored 19 points, Junior Etou added 17 and Tulsa defeated Central Florida 70-61 Wednesday night holding onto fourth place in the American Athletic Conference and running its win streak to five games
Reed Timmer scored 26 points for the Bulldogs and added six rebounds. Graham Woodward added 16 points and Ore Arogundade had 13 points and five rebounds.
The NBA has fined outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving.
Read more about Alliance Integrated Metaliks reschedules board meeting on Business Standard. On 23 February 2018
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It is meant only for machine-to-machine (M2M) SIM cards and not normal users, according to the Department of Telecommunications.
Read more about Sensex slips 144 points ahead of F&O expiry on Business Standard. The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 144 points in early trade as investors turned cautious ahead of February derivatives expiry amid sustained foreign fund outflows and mixed Asian cues. The 30-share index, which had gained 141.27 points in the
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Read more about Ariana Grande pulls out of Brit Awards on Business Standard. Singer Ariana Grande pulled out of 2018 Brit Awards at the last moment leaving organisers frantic.
Read more about MPC minutes: Govt bonds, rupee slump on RBI's increased inflation concerns on Business Standard. India's benchmark 10-year bond yield rose as much as 11 bps in early trade to 7.82 percent
Jowai/Shillong: Narendra Modi is a
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered a strict action against any fur
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said that he would
Read more about Board of Aurum Soft Systems appoints director and CFO on Business Standard. At meeting held on 14 February 2018
The scores from Wednesday’s CIF-SS girls basketball playoff games, and the schedule for Saturday’s games. GIRLS BASKETBALL DIVISION 1 Quarterfinals, Wednesday Chaminade 64, Vista Murrie…
Read more about Dassault Systemes extends global education initiative to India on Business Standard. With an aim to help transform education and research in India, 3D Experience major Dassault Systemes on Thursday extended its global initiative "La Fondation Dassault Systemes" to the country.
“As Jeremy listens to people, I’m sure he could change his mind,” says the pro-EU Corbynite.
Read more about Opposition should field common candidates in 2019 polls: Salman Khurshid on Business Standard. Rahul Gandhi is very clearly the person for the (PM's) job and who would lead from the front, said Salman Khurshid
Another winter storm will move across northern Arizona on Thursday and Friday, with parts of Interstates 17 and 40 affected by blowing and drifting snow.
Dammit, Gannett Has the time come for your Pesky Fly to just give up and rename this whole column "Dammit, Gannett"? This week's atrocities at...
Read more about Malaysia's Petronas signs first term agreement for LNG supply in India on Business Standard. The 70 million-tonnes-a-year target means India would need to import more than China took last year
An intensified campaign against illegal coconut lumber operators in Quezon province uncovered abandoned coco lumber in Mauban town on Wednesday.
The company will pay $1.4 million restitution and fines and dissolve under the terms of its wire fraud conspiracy plea deal.
Read more about Sikh man's turban ripped off in 'racist' attack outside UK parliament on Business Standard. Raneet Singh said he was waiting outside the parliament when the man, who was shouted "Muslim go back", approached him and attempted to remove his turban
Read more about Analysis: Distrust of unions, and GM, hangs over South Korean efforts to stem job losses on Business Standard. SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in a bind.
All three drivers were uninjured and passed breathalyser test
Read more about Amitabh's sudden 'Twitter' love for Cong leaders a 'surprise' for party on Business Standard. After following Congress president Rahul Gandhi and the party's official Twitter handle, he began following senior party like leaders P Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, Ahmed Patel, Ashok Gehlot, Ajay Maken,
Read more about Qualcomm, Microsoft offer 'always connected' PCs with smartphone features on Business Standard. The Snapdragon-powered "always connected" PCs are designed to give the best smartphone features
Read more about Maldives crisis: President Yameen refuses UN General-Secy's mediation offer on Business Standard. The crisis in the island nation began on February 1 when the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the terrorism conviction of former president Mohamed Nasheed on several charges
7:30 p.m., FSD, 97.1 FM: Red Wings host Eastern Conference-worst Sabres at Little Caesars Arena.
For this first time in more than a decade, the Tigers arrived in Lakeland with a committment to the future.
He was lit — so he decided to light up a Brooklyn barber shop.
Read more about Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Modestly priced ultra-wide screen version of Note 4 on Business Standard. Redmi Note 4 gathered success for Xiaomi because of value for money preposition. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 to test its overall performance and find the observations.
Former "Sabrina" co-stars are best friends not just on-screen. Melissa Joan Hart (left) and Soleil Moon Frye (right) have been close friends since…
Read more about Liberty House to approach NCLT on Bhushan Power bid rejection by creditors on Business Standard. Bhushan Power and Steel owes about Rs 450 bn to its lenders
Read more about RInfra bags Rs 36.4 billion contract for thermal power plant in TN on Business Standard. Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) today said it has won a Rs 3,647 crore contract from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) for work related to Uppur Thermal power project."RInfra has won a prestigious engineering,
The last person to see missing Kansas 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez has been arrested on charges of child endangerment. Police in Wichita say 26-year-old Emily Glass, the boy's stepmother, was taken... US News Summaries.| Newser
Read more about Tolling contracts help MEP Infrastructure Developers with a stellar show on Business Standard. The company has operation and maintenance contract for the Bandra-Worli sea link project worth Rs 3.25 bn for a period of three years
John Nelson was picking up a car who lost control in the icy conditions when the responder became a victim.
Global peer-to-peer ride-sharing and transportation network Uber Systems Inc. has settled P41.15 billion in unpaid value-added taxes during the second half of 2016, preventing the closure of its Philippine operations, the Bureau of Internal Revenue said Thursday.
The local stock barometer slipped to the 8,500 mark on Thursday as investors continued to price in the impact of rising inflation and interest rates. Tracking the overnight slump in Wall Street,
In the never ending madness that is my dating life, I’ve been asked out by three men this week, and it is only Thursday. It would be fair to assume the odd
Although no official title has been announced, the planned series is set to bring back the old gang of Kermit the frog, Miss Piggy and other notable characters.
Stoudemire’s line includes two red wine blends and one Cabernet Sauvignon, all produced in limited quantity by the Tulip Winery on its vineyards in Kfar Tikva, in Israel’s north.
The dean of Northern Kentucky University's law school resigned in December in the wake of women's complaints about his behavior, but will return this fall as the university's highest-paid professor.
For the first time in 14 years, Denmark is getting ready for submarine hunts. The nation's capacity will be upped in both the Baltic and the Artic.
Women, and occasionally men, are increasingly turning to online networks to disclose the details of their miscarriages.
An 84-year-old woman turned into a drug user's chauffeur when he forced her to drive him to a drug deal.
Mariel Rodriquez's manner of taking care of her in a public toilet moved Eva Cariño to tears, she could not help but call and tell Robin Padilla about it.
The prevalence of hunger and the accompanying effects of malnutrition in the Philippines are human rights violations, Senator Grace Poe said Thursday, as she urged the government to draw up strategies to tackle undernourishment especially among children.
Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice for a song titled
Instead of only watching and playing, encourage children to make, code and craft their own content.
Rockets fired by Syrian regime forces killed at least 13 civilians in the besieged rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Thursday, a monitor said.
Scientists from all over the world will soon be able to dive into a virtual 3-D replica of a vast underwater cave off Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, where the oldest skeleton in the Americas was found seven years ago.
Expanding its wireless series, Denmark-based Jabra, a subsidiary of GN Netcom that makes in-ear and on-ear audio wearables, on Thursday launched the "Jabra Elite 65t" true wireless earbuds in India for Rs 12,999.
Islamabad: The Government of Pakistan needs to remain vigilant about not reposing blind trust in 'fr
The institute had filed a Rs 50-crore defamation case against the magazine for the report, citing ‘grave harassment and injury’.
A 10-year-old child was fatally shot in a hail of bullets in Asbury Park, New Jersey late Wednesday, according to police.
Chinese New Year is evolving. Brands that turn a blind eye to the opportunity or think it is limited only to companies operating within China will lose out.
Bulandshahr: A Class XII student was detained here on Wednesday for attempting to intimidate an advo
After confessing she was formerly a prostitute, a contestant-participant in the "Juan for All, All for Juan" segment became the subject of de Leon's joke.
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Premature twin boys born into chaos. An oncologist without medicine to treat her cancer patients. And a mother's last wish -- for her children not to die hungry.
Five security guards are facing criminal charges for killing four sugarcane farmers and wounding another on Wednesday in Siaton town, Negros Oriental.
Read more about NSE drops plans to sell 'loss-making' Power Exchange India Limited on Business Standard. Move comes after finalising buyers, trading still remains low
Washington: Here is a good news for coffee lovers! You do not need to think twice about pouring your
Read more about India's growth slowed due to note ban, GST; rising NPA a concern: US on Business Standard. The report expressed concern over increasing share of non-performing loans (NPLs) in India's banking sector
The Eagles face the Spurs in an English top-flight match on Sunday. Crystal Palace FC (6-9-12,27 points) will try to snap a four-game winless slide as they host powerhouse squad Tottenham Hotspur FC...
In the private dining room of Lucques in West Hollywood on Tuesday night, there was plenty of excitement as guests celebrated New York-based jewelry company David Yurman’s partnership with Academy Award winner and advocate Geena Davis as executive producers on an upcoming documentary examining ge...
Read more about For overseas expansion, startups look to hire foreign Ivy League interns on Business Standard. Foreign interns are being hired ahead of expansion in order to not only familiarize them with the company's operations but also prepare a pool of manpower for handling overseas markets
Rep. Adam Schiff was in the right place but at the wrong time to run for the office he coveted: U. S. Senate. But what about the presidency in 2020?
Despite months of discussion over what to do, there are just five days left on the legislative calendar before the deadline.
California legislators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to demolish and rebuild the annex to the historic state Capitol, a $543-million project that would eliminate numerous safety and security hazards facing lawmakers, staff and visitors.
Candidates running for governor, U. S. Senate and other offices will compete this weekend for the state Democratic Party's endorsements, a nod that can come with millions of dollars in support.
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An under-10 girls' softball team is the latest entity to attract attention for a fundraiser raffling off an AR-15 assault rifle.
Your money is better spent elsewhere, according to personal trainer Max Lowery.
The Sacramento Kings and the city of Sacramento will submit a bid to host either the 2022 or 2023 NBA All-Star Game. The bid includes a concert and entertainment district along Capitol Mall.
The Telangana government is keen to use Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) technology of Googl
Dear Hollywood, I can’t help notice that there’s something different about you. It started with Carol (2015) bagging six Oscar nominations in 2016. Then it was with Moonlight (2016) with five nominations and three wins. And now, Call Me By Your Name (2017) is in the running for
On Feb. 22,1980, the underdog U. S. hockey team defeated the Soviet team, regarded as the world's finest, 4-3, at the Winter Games in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Actor Drew Barrymore turns 43 and actor Julie Walters turns 68, among the famous birthdays for Feb. 22.
A Detroit-area man’s idea to use a smoke bomb to rid the crawlspace in his home of skunks blew up in smoke – literally.
After 100 years of publishing, Forbes is making its biggest move into Europe with a new London base and major expansions of editorial resources, live events and branded content production.
A Delta airliner loaded with passengers at Kansas City International Airport was delayed nearly 12 hours Tuesday because of a raging ice storm -- then the flight was canceled, according to local reports.
Consumer trust in media is falling by the week, to the point where some of us feel a bit like polar bears, looking frantically on as the Arctic ice cap melts away. Ideally, we need the media equivalent of the Paris climate accord to reverse the current situation; but I’d settle for protecting trust in the more contained world of commercial content, a task which feels somehow more achievable.
Perpetual got back to its winning ways and clobbered Batangas-EAC, 82-75, to level its standing in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Shaking
Perhaps the 'respondents' are not Iranian at all, or even human. Perhaps aliens?
The first-half of the Portuguese league match, played on January 15, was abandoned at half-time due to fears over an unsafe stadium at Estoril.
Lima: At least 44 people were killed and 24 others injured when a bus skidded off the road and plung
Read more about February set to worst F&O series since November 2016; bank stocks worst hit on Business Standard. In November 2016, Nifty recorded 7.5% fall in the F&O series, after the government announced the demonetisation of all Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes earlier that month
Read more about Abbott excels on power of brands, outpaces MNC peers on sales growth on Business Standard. The growth has come at a time when GST implementation affected most Indian pharma companies including Abbott's MNC peers
British Gas owner Centrica has blamed political intervention and the loss of energy customers in the UK for helping push annual profits down 17%.
Police say a compact sport utility vehicle that crashed through the ice of a New Hampshire lake over the weekend has been pulled out of the water.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue has finally released the implementing rules and regulations to implement the new personal income tax rates under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN), in line with its plan to come out with all of the revenue regulations concerning the law within the first quarter.
JM de Guzman has put to rest speculations on who sent Angelica Panganiban flowers out of the blue last January.
A Vermont firefighter is charged with lighting his children's hands on fire in what he told police was an attempt to teach them about poor decision-making.
Ipinagbabawal na ang pagpapalinis at pagpapakaliskis ng mga isdang ibinebenta sa Baguio Public Market simula sa Marso.
Last week I found myself on a brand induction like no other - in the back of a Jeep driving through a pineapple field in Africa. To my left I had our head of planning, IIa, and to my right Sophiya from PR. My laptop was precariously balancing on my lap as I typed away. In the Jeep in front were our new clients.
We’ve compiled free, low-cost, reversible and take-it-with-you changes renters can make in their homes to save on their heating bills.
Minority senators should not “politicize” the courts, Malacañang said on Thursday after allies in the Senate of detained Sen. Leila de Lima called for her “immediate release” as she marks her first year in detention on February 24.
Alcohol-use disorder and chronic heavy drinking would likely increase the risk of developing dementia. A new study finds that alcohol-use disorders and chronic heavy drinking would likely have a...
Disney is reportedly in talks with British director Paul King to helm the studio's live-action version of "Pinocchio".
The looming demolition of a horseshoe-shaped tower block that symbolised Singapore's growth from a port town to an affluent city-state has sparked soul-searching about whether enough is being done to protect the country's recent history.
The anthology show will feature stories that are ‘never spoken about or discussed openly’, said the streaming platform.
While the JD(U) called his remarks a publicity stunt, the RJD said the former minister had got two notices from the state building construction department.
National player of the year favorite has a match-high 23 kills as the 49ers defeat the Bruins in four sets for the second time in less than a week. Kyle Ensing adds 19 kills.
Toronto: Astronomers have detected what are likely to be the most massive black holes ever discovere
French police launched a surprise operation at dawn on Thursday to evict protesters from a site earmarked for storage of nuclear waste in the Bure area of eastern France.
Israel’s Samuel Maoz is named best director on Wednesday evening at the Asian Brilliant Stars Awards in Berlin.
Police say a gunman opened fire on a van in Philadelphia, killing the 23-year-old driver and injuring five others.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett spoke out in favor of keeping the government together until the people vote otherwise.
An electrical beam has collapsed onto several cars inside a highway tunnel in Pennsylvania, causing a major traffic backup.
Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, the State Research Center for Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology and the Queensland University (Australia) have created BN/Ag hybrid nanomaterials and have proved their effectiveness as catalysts and antibacterial agents as well as for treating oncological diseases.
”Environment Canada reported that the metallic contaminants that had been dumped in the Mt Polley tailings pond included these hazardous metals: Lead, Arsenic, Nickel,…
Clear, cold and very chill -- this wintry pattern will continue for the next few days and ease up toward the end of the week.
The New Statesman podcast with Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian.
Human Rights Watch called on Kuwait to agree to greater protection for migrant workers as a Philippine delegation was due in the emirate Thursday to discuss an outcry over alleged abuses of Filipinos.
Pitong bahay ang nasunog sa Barangay San Antonio sa lungsod ng Quezon nitong Huwebes ng tanghali.
A Mississippi woman's boyfriend is accused in the death of her infant.
Washington: Scientists have developed a robotic system that can assist in picking and sorting tasks,
A cut in funding from the national lottery has forced the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to reduce its free services, including the work it does in poor communities.
Environment group Greenpeace on Thursday called on Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to tackle an air pollution "crisis" in Bangkok, weeks after a pollution agency said the city's air quality had hit dangerous levels.
Investment pledges made by foreign firms slid 51.8 percent to P105.6 billion in 2017 after a steep 82.8-percent drop in fourth-quarter commitments, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Thursday.
The missile is crucial for a limited war, especially on the western front (the border with Pakistan). The missile is equipped with a domestically-produced guidance system and is capable of carrying warheads of up to 1,000 kg. It was test fired from a mobile launcher at 8:30 p.m. (Indian Standard Time) on Wednesday.
Valley View led by seven points in the third quarter, but Los Alamitos rallies and holds on for the win
May mga pagkakataon na ang mga elevator, na pangkaraniwang sinasakyan ng mga nasa matataas na gusali, ay maaari ring maging mapanganib sa buhay ng isang tao.
A Georgia teen is accused of stabbing his father and brother.
The 25 packs containing white substance found by a fisherman on the coastline of Homonhon Island off Guiuan town in Eastern Samar province turned out to be chemical compound that can be used in the manufacture of illegal drugs and not cocaine as earlier suspected.
Barclays posted a significant loss on its full-year 2017 profits, hit in part by the U. S. tax overhaul and a weaker dollar. The…
Brighton's Will Jentz broke a scoreless deadlock with 5:39 left in the game.
Visitors filmed taking photographs and climbing on the historical relics dating back to the Song dynasty about 1,000 years ago
Read more about Midfielder Arthur close to Barcelona move on Business Standard. A deal that would see highly rated Gremio midfielder Arthur move to Barcelona next January is "90 per cent complete", according to reports in the Brazilian media.
A vintage military aircraft veered off the runway at Elko Regional Airport and crashed into a fence.
For many Hollywood stars, branching out from their acting careers is common practice. Much like George Clooney once owned a tequila company, it seems that Ryan Reynolds is following in the...
Read more about Lottery for Modicare? A CEO's idea to garner funds for the proposed scheme on Business Standard. A leading lottery distributor has suggested the government to streamline lotteries in the country to garner funds for the proposed scheme
Read more about Bhardwaj postpones Irrfan, Deepika starrer over health issues on Business Standard. Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj says he is pushing back his film, starring Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan, by a few months as both the actors are having health issues.
Opelka, playing in his first ATP level tournament of 2018, fired 17 aces past world number eight Sock.
India now have as many people in the top-15 of the men’s rankings as traditional powerhouse China.
Read more about INX media case: Karti Chidambaram moves SC on Business Standard. Karti Chidambaram on Thursday has moved the Supreme Court seeking stay on the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) summons against him. The apex court will hear the matter on February 23. On February 21, a Delhi Court extended ED remand of S. Bhaskaran,
Read more about Google unveils business-focused certification program for Android on Business Standard. Tech giant Google on Thursday announced the launch of Android Enterprise Recommended, a business-focused certification program to instill greater confidence in Android devices. The launch comes in the backdrop of an increasing number of glitches in
A Russian-to-Alutiiq religious guide for children that's estimated to be from the late 18th or early 19th centuries has been found at a Kodiak museum.
Authorities in upstate New York say a New Jersey woman drowned in a hotel hot tub, and her body caused a water jet to overheat and set off a fire alarm.
Police are looking into a possible antisemitic motive.
Read more about 59 pc candidates in Nagaland Assembly elections are on Business Standard. Fifty-nine percent of the candidates for the February 27 Assembly elections are crorepatis with JD(U) nominee Ramongo Lotha being the richest with a total wealth of Rs 38.92 crore, an analysis of the affidavits said. The Association of
Gender discrimination is not new to India. A recent report of United Nations revealed that Indian pa
Mumbai: The Mumbai Police has filed a charge sheet against businessman Ness Wadia about four years a
Oil that reached islands in southern Japan earlier this month is highly likely to have come from the sunken Iranian tanker Sanchi, the Japan Coast Guard said on Thursday.
Read more about CBI questioning enters 4th day in Rotomac case on Business Standard. The CBI on Thursday continued questioning Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul in connection with the Rs 3,695 crore loan default case.
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London: Fans are going crazy over a teaser of new music from the Aussie rock band, '5 Seconds of Sum
Read more about Indian state oil refiners see strong margins for 2018 on Business Standard. MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India state refiners expect their profit margins to hold their strength this year as demand growth accelerates for fuel products amid a record $93 billion spent on infrastructure and stable crude oil prices, company
The suffering caused by the actions of the shooter, the symbolic nature of capital punishment and the underlying message it sends may well lead the prosecutor to use this as an opportunity to take a definitive stand, writes Joey Jackson.
Unfortunately, that’s what some scientists think humans will try to do.
The ECB should acknowledge what's at stake in dealing with the scandal.
Read more about Police seize gutkha worth Rs 12 lakh from tempo near Mumbai on Business Standard. Palghar police have confiscated gutkha, banned in Maharashtra, from a tempo that was coming into the state from neighbouring Gujarat, police officals said. Officials informed that the contraband, worth Rs 12.28 lakh, was hidden inside a special
The Ducks beat the Dallas Stars, 2-0.
Read more about Oil prices fall on firmer U. S. dollar on Business Standard. SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Thursday, pulled down as a firmer dollar outweighed a report of a decrease in U. S. crude inventories.
Michimasa Fujino started at Honda in his 20s, but was determined to develop a jet for the company. Three decades later it's in flight.
Washington: Nine-time-Grammy-winner Rihanna celebrated her 30th birthday on Tuesday by paying a hear
Russian and Syrian officials have yet to comment on unverified footage of the Russian fifth generation stealth fighter jet Su-57 allegedly spotted in Syria’s sky.
Burglars broke in to residences or garages and stole property.
Background checks, licenses, tests, medical clearances, and cooling-off periods all play a part.
Questioning the idea that gender is a social construct is seemingly a no-no in Swedish feminist circles, as it cost a renowned journalist her participation in a conference.
Read more about Brands play fast and furious on two wheels to tap 125cc scooter segment on Business Standard. TVS Motors, Hero MotoCorp, Piaggio, Yamaha eye a bigger share of the growing two-wheeler market with a slew of launches in the 125cc scooter segment
The former Asian Games medallist defeated Morocco’s Amer Gnifid while Panghal got the better of Sharvin Kumar.
In the industrial town of Guidonia near Rome, its first Five Star mayor is pulling out all the stops as the populist movement gears up for a shot at national governance.
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CARACAS – Venezuelans reported losing on average 24 lbs in body weight last year and almost 90 percent now live in poverty, according to a new university...
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New York: A team of scientists has identified a new shark species residing in the Atlantic Ocean. Us
The number of Facebook users who see support content for suicide prevention has doubled since the company switched on a detection system
Washington: David Harbour finally got his wish fulfilled of dancing with penguins in Antarctica. The
Read more about Carbon monoxide can make some antibiotics more effective on Business Standard. Carbon monoxide can improve the effectiveness of antibiotics that fight stomach infections, says a study that could open up novel ways to fight antibiotic resistance.
Read more about Kendrick Lamar, SZA sued over 'All the stars' video on Business Standard. Musicians Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and Top Dawg Entertainment have been sued by British-Liberian artiste Lina Viktor for what she sees as clear plagiarism of her work in the video of the track "All the stars". The song is a part of the album for the
Read more about Havells India unveils range of water purifiers on Business Standard. The range consists of six product variants, priced between Rs. 10,499 and Rs. 23,999.
Kochi: Fire broke out at a Crude Distillation Unit in Kochi Refinery, on Thursday morning. The flam
Read more about HDFC Bank allots 16.95 lakh equity shares on Business Standard. Under ESOS
Read more about Insurer AXA's 2017 profit rises ahead of planned IPO of U. S. business on Business Standard. PARIS (Reuters) - France's AXA posted a higher than expected 2017 net profit on Thursday and stronger earnings in the United States, ahead of the planned flotation of its American life insurance and asset management businesses in the second quarter
A lady from Parañaque received her wedding gown on the day before her wedding - and it was not the gown of her dreams at all.
Aoudhubillahi minahs shaitan nirrajeem Bismillahirrahmanirraheem TWO CHARACTERISTICS OF NAFS OR EGO:
US official says event in Taiwan not equivalent to defence industry conference that has been held annually by two sides in America for well over a decade
MANILA - The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday said the cyber libel complaint against news website Rappler has no basis.
Read more about Will ensure supply of Euro-VI fuel in Delhi by April 1: Centre to SC on Business Standard. BS-VI emission standard was scheduled to come into force from April 1,2020 across the country
While Cape Town's Day Zero gets extended to 9 July, Knysna's water status changed from "severe" to "moderate".
Read more about Ind-Ra: Sugar Industry Gets Breather; Additional Government Support Required on Business Standard. Recent government measures are a shot in the arm for sugar millers and will uplift depressed sugar prices to a certain extent and curb distressed selling. However, they could stretch the liquidity and credit profiles of the smaller/standalone
FULLERTON – The CIF-SS Division 3AA quarterfinal between Rancho Verde and host Sunny Hills was a physical, low-scoring battle in which neither team could gain an advantage for nearly three qu…
Read more about Intolerance for misconduct on Business Standard. Many public sector banks have failed to develop this culture
Longtime activists found a common enemy in President Rodrigo Duterte more than 30 years after ousting the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a bloodless revolt Filipinos will mark on Sunday.
Signs of the country’s space-age glory are everywhere, and Ukrainians are determined to hold on to their scientific traditions.
Read more about Adani may sell stake in Australia Carmichael Coal mine amid funding delay on Business Standard. The financing delay is the latest hurdle for Adani, adding pressure to its ambition to deliver the first coal production from the mine by 2020
The Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin has warned that any step in support of the Kurdish units would be regarded as “terrorist” by Turkish military.
Despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s continued insistence that the third telco player in the country should be up and running by March 2018, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque admitted on Thursday that the deadline for it may just have to be moved to a later date.
Greater Noida: Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan today said he prefers to drive his own car and he
Read more about Microsoft Surface Pro with Surface Pen now available in India at Rs 64,999 on Business Standard. Customers can buy the device through more than 130 commercial resellers, the company said in a statement
The Florida school shooter was able to walk around in public after his massacre — completely undetected — for nearly a half-hour thanks to a mix-up with the...
Read more about Delhi sealing: How a world-class city was turned into an urban mess on Business Standard. Doing business in Delhi is more hazardous, city lost way and answers can come through cooperative decision making system. Know latest updates on Delhi sealing drive.
Read more about Sebi may tighten AIF regulations to better monitor the source of funding on Business Standard. he regulator may also conduct regulatory audits on the AIFs to examine the fund sourcing arrangements it has entered into with its investors to ensure that the present regulations are not violated
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has threatened to "shame" Australia and block the release of a joint statement at a regional summit in Sydney next month if he faces pressure over a political crackdown at home.
Read more about Digitally restored 'Imaji Ningthem' screened on Business Standard. A digitally restored 37-year-old Manipuri film 'Imaji Ningthem' at its premiere here has enthralled the audience. Made in 1981, the restored classic, scripted by Maharaj Kumari Bindodini Devi and directed by prominent film maker Aribam Syam
Former Springbok Johan Goosen looks set to return to rugby with French Top 14 side Montpellier.
Singapore: Three Indians have been jailed in Singapore for their involvement in consensual sexual ac
Lee Yoon-taek, artistic director of Yeonheedan, apologizes to victims after multiple misconduct allegations.
Anyone seriously suggesting deeding over to any government power to filter political speech should remember that their political party may not always have power
WASHINGTON — Award-winning chef José Andrés, who has a number of acclaimed restaurants in the D. C. area, is this year’s Humanitarian of the…
There was a packed house at Encinal High School in Alameda Wednesday night for an event inspiring young women to get involved in politics.
Brussels: The EU today hit four maritime car transporters with a €395-million fine as well as slappi
The Ducks’ longtime captain chases down a puck he knocked loose and beats Dallas goalie Ben Bishop to it for a short-handed score in a 2-0 victory. Ryan Miller (41 saves) delivers again.
The big news is out for Justin Bieber and it turns out that he is going to be a big brother again. People shared the news that Justin’s dad Jeremy announced that he has a baby on the way. Just...
The Highlanders move into a three-way tie for eighth place in the Big West after knocking off Cal State Fullerton, 69-65.
New Delhi: The government has not set any time-frame for achieving an all-electric car fleet in the
Islamist militants stormed school in Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday evening
The Nets will pair D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie together more in the second half of the season. Now they have to figure out how they fit, and how...
"This is for your wife. I know it was really expensive when my daddy died and I don't really want ice cream today anyways."
Read more about Early-stage support for social enterprises lacking in India: PwC Foundation on Business Standard. Corporate social responsibility space waking up to for-profit social enterprises
Read more about Ipca Labs hits 52-week high; up 21% in 11 days post Q3 results on Business Standard. The stock hit a 52-week high of Rs 671, up 5% on the BSE in otherwise weak market.
Motorcycle Engine Oil’s brand Total has created a digital video series
Fans of the television show “Grey’s Anatomy” may be getting the wrong idea about what happens in trauma cases – and that could create unrealistic...
SEAL BEACH — Prosecutors on Wednesday, Feb. 21, declined to file charges against a Seal Beach chef arrested on suspicion of raping a woman after allegedly serving her a drink at the restauran…
A sexual assault on a patient in Hibbing is among 341 “adverse health events” that occurred at Minnesota hospitals and surgical centers between October 2016 and October 2017, according to an annual…
Military exercises with the participation of NATO's A-10 aircraft squadrons are being planned in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) Serb Republic (Republika Srpska) in 2019. That's according to a report by “Dnevnik,” a Sarajevo-based website, referencing official documents of the Ministry of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging its last De
New Delhi: Shia Waqf Board Chairman Wasim Rizvi who has converted the Board into a political battlef
A chat app where South Koreans can anonymously dish the dirt on their misbehaving bosses and colleagues is belatedly stirring the country’s #MeToo movement, shedding new light on sexual harassment in the heavily male-dominated corporate culture.
Crews from the Harvey Fire Department and surrounding towns were at the scene about 11 p.m. fighting the fire in the 14700 block of Cooper Avenue.
Read more about Airplane crash investigations can improve cybersecurity. Here's how on Business Standard. Additional measures would likely be required to make a cybersecurity safety board successful, such as launching investigations only for serious breaches like those involving critical infrastructure
About a year ago, I read The Great Beanie Baby Bubble by Zac Bissonnette. It details how basic human greed, an artificial sense of scarcity and newly created technology like eBay, were used to artificially inflate re-sale prices and convince…
Investigators are searching for the unidentified burglary suspect, seen on video recorded at the Italian Pie in the 4700 block of Paris Avenue, police said.
Read more about Vikas WSP consolidates guar gum polymers export business on Business Standard. The other group company viz.. Vikas Granaries will completely exit fromguar gum polymers business and will focus in the field of mining of graniteand manufacturing of Proppants (Frac sand) grounded granite stone wastes into coarse mesh powder 20
Official rules for the 2018 Justin Timberlake Concert Ticket Giveaway.
MUMBAI: Mortgage major HDFC has disbursed Rs 2,800 crore loans to 14,290 home-buyers under the Pradh
The US government's polarizing decision to ban travel from six Muslim-majority countries set the tone for a year of "hate-filled rhetoric," Amnesty said.
The city is wilder than we think; that’s what’s clear from up above.
Psychiatrist's nurse left a sensitive message about the patient's bulimia on a voicemail line that is transcribed for everyone to read.
Read more about Students should know how to market themselves, Chetan Bhagat on Business Standard. Popular author Chetan Bhagat feels scoring high percentage in board examinations is not enough, students should also know how to market themselves. The author was speaking at a session on the 'Impact of Digital Co-creation in Business Revolution'
Norway's soccer drama 'Home Ground' world premieres at the Berlin Film Festival, looks for international broadcasters
A nonprofit art supplier is intent on remaining in its Bayview District digs despite a slew of permitting and safety violations that place it at risk of ev
Read more about Keep using app, it will get better: Snapchat to critics on Business Standard. Showing no intention of rolling back the design overhaul that attracted the ire of more than six lakh users, Snapchat has asked them to keep using the updated app till they get used to new features.
New York: Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living re
Full internationals have not been played on Iraqi soil since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait sparked an international embargo.
In an apparent response to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Jitendra Singh also criticised politicians making ‘judgemental remarks’ on the topic.
Read more about ITOrizon Inc partners with Ramco Systems on Business Standard. To offer next-gen integrated supply chain solutions
Sequels to local franchises Detective Chinatown and Monster Hunt drive 52pc hike in revenue
The popular meme “Hide The Pain Harold,” is a nickname given to a senior stock photography model whose facial expression appears to indicate suppressed pain and/or discomfort.
Thanks to the Internet, America knows it now.
Read more about Aamir to shoot 'Thugs of Hindostan' climax in Rajasthan on Business Standard. Aamir Khan's big release this year - "Thugs of Hindostan" - is nearing completion as the superstar says the last leg of shooting remains, which will be wrapped up in Rajasthan by the end of next month. Produced by Yash Raj Films, the Vijay Krishna
“Suicides” at the Evin Prison in Tehran reflect the damage caused by floggings and other practices to break down detainees.
During their one trip to Washington, D. C., this season, the reigning champion Warriors will spend time with area kids, according to sources, having been uninvited from the customary trip to the White House.
Kavontay Davis was last seen about 6:30 a.m. on Feb. 15 in the 7600 block of South Phillips Avenue, according to an alert from Chicago Police.
New Delhi: A mushaira comprising of 33 languages of the country was held by Sahitya Academy on the o
TAMPA — Despite adding Giancarlo Stanton to an already muscular lineup and getting Brandon Drury to play third base, Brian Cashman said he doesn’t believe...
Mumbai: Akshay Kumar, who worked on issue-based films such as Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Padman, says
Lynn dislocated his right shoulder while fielding in Australia’s 19-run victory over New Zealand in the tournament final.
South Africa cruised to victory to level the three-match series with one game left.
MANILA - The chief of the Philippine National Police called a US intelligence report that called President Rodrigo Duterte a threat to democracy and human rights an 'opinionated assessment.'
They had accused the party of ignoring border residents while attending the cremation of a former serviceman.
Thrissur: Hours after the Supreme Court stayed all criminal proceedings against actress Priya Prakas
Read more about Wine may be good for oral health: study on Business Standard. Sipping wine may be good for your oral health, say scientists who found that certain compounds in the drink can fend of harmful bacteria in the teeth and gums. Traditionally, some health benefits of polyphenols have been attributed to the fact that
A lawyer representing a death row inmate in Texas scheduled for execution next month has filed an appeal for a stay, claiming prosecutors failed to disclose information from a separate lawsuit.
CPAC finally agreed to give my organization, the AFDI, a room for an event on how social media is censoring conservatives.
Leaders of several Saginaw school district employee unions including the teachers say they support Superintendent…
The Titans lead by six at halftime before the host Highlanders go on a 13-5 run to start the second half to take the lead for good in a 69-65 Big West Conference victory.
The withdrawal of the nominee, Robert Weaver, follows reports that said he had inaccurately represented his qualifications to a Senate committee after his nomination in October.
Read more about WhatsApp Beta for Windows Phone, Android to allow group description on Business Standard. WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned instant messaging app, is currently testing a new feature in the beta release of Android and Windows Phone app to allow group description.
Colombian armed forces on Wednesday stepped up security after mobs broke windows and stole food at 16 supermarkets in Bogota and other cities that the government said are a front for hiding assets of former FARC rebels.
In light of the constant terrorist threat, intelligence agencies around the world are doing everything in their power to be able to respond to the most unexpected acts of terrorists. Russia’s Federal Security Service is no exception. A retired FSB lieutenant colonel shared with Sputnik how the tactics of the special services have changed.
An Arizona couple has been charged with multiple counts of child abuse in a case similar to California’s ‘House of Horror’ case involving David and Louise Turpin. Arizona couple...
Rob O’Gara was ready to practice with his Providence Bruins teammates Tuesday before his coach told him he wasn’t allowed to skate. Twenty-four hours later,...
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has delayed signing a draft law that would allow parliament to crack down on criticism aimed at its members or the legislature, suggesting it could undermine the quality of the country's democracy.
Read more about ISL: Mumbai City look to keep semi-final hopes alive on Business Standard. Mumbai City FC will aim to keep alive their relatively less chances of qualifying for the semi-finals, when they lock horns with NorthEast United FC in their next Indian Super League (ISL) encounter here on Thursday. The Mumbai-based team, who topped
Read more about Global stocks slip as U. S. rate risk sours sentiment, dollar holds gains on Business Standard. SYDNEY (Reuters) - Most Asian share markets followed S&P 500 futures lower on Thursday as speculation of faster hikes in U. S interest rates soured risk appetite globally.
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Read more about Twitter crackdown on mass tweeting to fight bots on Business Standard. In yet another attempt to fight spam on its platform, Twitter has announced a new set of guidelines that will prohibit bots from posting mass tweets as well as prevent automated tweets.
Teen Mom 2 ‘s Leah Messer opened up about her co-star Jenelle Evans‘ husband David Eason who has been getting fire from the MTV show for…
A veteran Los Angeles sheriff's deputy was charged Wednesday for sexually assaulting six female inmates at the Century Regional Detention Facility last year, prosecutors said.
The new two-element snow-floating and swamp-going vehicle "Aleut" looked more than ready to join the ranks of the Russian Northern Fleet's motorized brigade.
Former Health Secretary Paulyn Rosell-Ubial is "equally liable" for "sacrificing the lives of children" when she expanded the P3-billion anti-dengue vaccination drive during her term, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said on Thursday.
Read more about Misty Thursday morning in Delhi on Business Standard. It was a misty morning here on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 14 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.
Harlem educator Steven Rich said he intended to go into the drug-dealing business, law enforcement sources told The News.
The man convicted of killing Mercer law student Lauren Giddings has filed a writ of habeas corpus. The four grounds detailed in the 73-page…
Read more about Gitanjali tanks 61% in seven days, PC Jeweller plunges 42% in one month on Business Standard. Gitanjali Gems is locked in lower circuit for the sixth straight trading sessions, down 5% at Rs 26.10, also its fresh low on the BSE.
The Hawaii Democrat discusses the challenges that lie ahead for lawmakers on Capitol Hill to come together on gun control policy and the role teens protesting nationwide may play.
The Rizal provincial police will form a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) to establish the connection between two subsequent attacks allegedly carried out by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Rizal province this week.
A candidate for state treasurer says the office should determine the impacts of prison privatization has Ohio taxpayers.
MANILA - Recalling how she was left out and eventually removed from the cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte, Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday told government officials not to be overcome by their egos
Former Philadelphia GM Sam Hinkie chose eventual Rookie of the Year over the then unproven ‘Greek Freak.’ The Philadelphia 76er’s “The Process” is finally reaping its...
A man from India was left in a critical condition after his wife hacks off his penis and testicles after being accused of having an affair, ‘Daily Mail’ reports. A woman has been arrested...
Bryant Crawford scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half and Wake Forest battled to a 63-57 victory over Pittsburgh.
New Delhi: If you are travelling in an open vehicle during peak traffic hours daily in Bengaluru, yo
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Read more about Kalu Uche's late strike helps Dynamos hold Goa to 1-1 draw on Business Standard. FC Goa's chances of making it to the play-offs of Indian Super League (ISL) were dented after Nigerian striker Kalu Uche struck a late goal to help Delhi Dynamos settle with 1-1 draw in a fiery encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda
Video footage showed Jonathan Marino, 36, leaving The Cast Iron Kitchen, which was closed at the time, minutes before smoke appeared.
Williams scored 23 and No. 19 Tennessee beat Florida 62-57 to hand Gators their third consecutive loss.
Brazen thieves have become the focus of intense and unprecedented operations to squeeze out criminals who target beleaguered Metrorail's infrastructure.
Bengaluru: A court here on Wednesday sent Mohammad Nalapad, 24, son of ruling Congress legislator N.
The fire pits have a flaw that may burn users as they attempt to turn off the propane tank
A 63-year-old woman has been sentenced to prison for helping her sick husband commit suicide with an overdose of prescription pills in their Hudson Valley home.
PROVO, Utah -- A BYU math club's poster is going viral online, because the poster shows an all-male lineup in a speaking event that's targeted toward women.
If the first six days of the Ramaphosa presidency are anything to go by, South Africans might just get a Parliament that functions as it is supposed to, writes Jan Gerber.
Prosecutor describes ‘frantic attack against unequipped officers’ as he continues allegations against localist Edward Leung
The ‘Game of Thrones’ star possibly debunked the idea of shooting multiple endings and talked about the animated film ‘Early Man’. British actress Maisie Williams was a guest...
Read more about Four arrests over Taiwan's 'first' bitcoin robbery on Business Standard. Taiwan police have arrested four men over a bitcoin robbery worth 5 million Taiwanese dollar (USD 170,000) in what they said was the first case of its kind on the island. Bitcoin is a virtual currency created from computer code that allows anonymous
Read more about Derbyshire sign Proteas' Duanne Olivier as overseas player on Business Standard. South African seamer Duanne Olivier has been roped in by Derbyshire as an overseas player for the first half of the English county season. The 25-year-old will be available for first seven matches in the County Championship and for the entire
Read more about High-risk euro bank bonds find buyers as crisis memories fade on Business Standard. LONDON (Reuters/IFR) - Germany's IKB Deutsche Industriebank, rescued twice during the financial crisis, has issued one of the riskiest forms of bonds without any credit rating from the big agencies. And yet, like many euro zone peers, it found
Giving troops a pay raise might be hurting the military More career senior executives earned higher-value performance bonuses in 2016 DoD plans to increasingly…
Tyler Henry is speaking out about his boyfriend and they also have a few weird things in their relationship. E! Online shared that Tyler took a while to admit who the man in his life is, but he has...
Read more about Qantas soars to record profit, unveils buyback amid rosy outlook on Business Standard. SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd said half-year profit jumped to a record on cost cuts and hikes in domestic fares - which combined with a share buyback sent its stock bounding higher.
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Read more about Tata Communications partners with Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom on Business Standard. Tata Communications MOVE - IoT Connect allows IoT devices to be deployed quickly both locally and internationally by leveraging Tata Communications' ecosystem of mobile network operators worldwide. As part of this ecosystem, Chunghwa Telecom will
Qantas is planning 'huge changes' for its international business next year, which is expected to spur its earnings in financial year 2019, its CEO said.
People-watching at McCarron International Airport in Las Vegas can be a fascinating exercise. Those who just touched down on the tarmac have a certain bright-eyed optimism before they depart into Sin City, while most of those heading to the departing flights look like they just got their asses kicked. This is a town, after all, that wasn’t built on winners. We all know the odds are stacked against
Superintendent Vincent Matthews called on business and tech leaders Wednesday to invest in San Francisco’s public schools by improving educational and work
The Trump administration has issued a new regulation that will provide an escape route for health insurance consumers who have, since the imposition of Obamacare, been forced by their bureaucratic captors to choose between plans they can’t afford and going without coverage. Once the proposed rule is implemented, in 60 days, Americans will be able to buy health plans that conform to their own needs rather than the whims of
Two months after Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, and America is still standing. It’s a remarkable feat considering the left’s apocalyptic predictions that the tax cut would devastate the American economy. Not only is America standing, but it’s rolling full-steam ahead, a freight train of economic progress that promises to keep chugging along well over the horizon. More than 300 companies have issued
Sacramento I hadn’t been living in arid Southern California for long before I toured the Colorado River Aqueduct — the 242-mile system of dams, pumps, and channels that divert water through the Mojave Desert to the sprawling 20-million population Los Angeles region. It’s a vast engineering marvel and something that, in concept, is remarkably simple. The New Deal-era Parker Dam — a magnificent Art Deco structure that
In 1972, Charles Cole was a 20-something American embarking on an ideological odyssey: a tour of duty through the USSR as a Russian-speaking guide for a cultural-exchange exhibit sponsored by the U. S. Information Agency. Trained at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Cole jumped at the chance to serve his nation abroad with his skills. These exhibits were powerful in educating Soviet citizens about the freedoms
Gotta hand it to Special Counsel Robert Mueller: He knows how to set off a stick of dynamite. I refer, of course, to his office’s recent indictment of thirteen Russians in Russia, which we are now to chase after, yelling “Pearl Harbor!” on the Left and “No collusion!” on the Right, forgetting all about the coalescing revelations of corruption and conspiracy and, yes, Russian influence, to elect Hillary
Here is what the former ECW Champion had to say about being inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame. Throughout his career as a professional wrestler, Scott Levy spent a number of years playing both a heel...
The long-closed, 17.4-acre Scout Hollow campground is scheduled for renovation and reopening.
Kanpur: Singer-music composer Ankit Tiwari got engaged to Pallavi Shukla on Tuesday, and he says he
Few people want to work at unstable jobs for low pay while experiencing a lack of community trust and respect, Moje says
Michigan local governments have revenue systems disconnected from the economy and the growth people see, Lupher says
For about 3,000 Metro Detroit high schoolers, a day at Autorama could be a ticket to a lifelong pursuit, Preddy writes
The goal is to use sports as a means to unite humankind harmoniously, promote peace and preserve human dignity
Ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed is distancing himself from Mayor Mike Duggan in his bid for governor
Allowing regulated industries to set environmental rules is like the fox guarding the henhouse, a conflict of interest
"I have decided to move on to some entrepreneurial endeavors," said Samantha Yanks.
Vintage motorcycles made by Vincent, Brough, Norton, BSA, AJS, Harley-Davidson and Indian fill Jay Leno’s garage.
Users were promised a consolatory new feature in response to their 'uncomfortable' experience with the Snapchat redesign.
The opioid epidemic is turning into a real problem for employers, who are having trouble finding workers in the midst of one of the tightest labor markets in decades.
The BMW 5 series and Subaru Outback with optional equipment were best at preventing parking-lot mishaps while backing up.
Read more about Broadcom cuts Qualcomm offer to $117 billion after new NXP deal on Business Standard. (Reuters) - Microchip maker Broadcom Ltd cut its bid for Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday by 4 percent to $117 billion as it objected to Qualcomm's decision to raise its own bid for NXP Semiconductors NV to $44 billion.
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On her 1st anniversary, education secretary focused on making dept. more efficient, empowering local schools
Persian Gulf neighbors are estranged over how to confront Islamic radicalism. Resolution would strike a blow for moderation.
Daily emergency roadwork, delayed by rain, starts on stretches of I-696, I-75, Telegraph, ‘sunrise to sunset’
Urban Axes, a small national chain that lets patrons throw axes at targets, will open its fifth location, this one in Durham, this summer.
Scores and stats for Orange County games on Wednesday, Feb. 21. GIRLS BASKETBALL DIVISION 2AA Lynwood 58, JSerra 47 DIVISION 5AA Anaheim 51, Fillmore 47 BOYS SOCCER Division 1 Capistano Valley 2, K…
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Read more about Glenmark ties up with S. Korea's SCD for ophthalmic products on Business Standard. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has entered into an exclusive agreement with South Korea's Sam Chun Dang Pharm. Co. Ltd. (SCD) to develop, manufacture and market a portfolio of ophthalmic products in the US and Canada."Under this agreement, these
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov is criticizing Western policies toward his country, urging European countries to maintain good relations with Moscow despite the Russia-West divisions.
Last Friday, a federal grand jury sitting in Washington, D. C., indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian corporations for conspiracy and for using false instruments and computer hacking so as to influence the American presidential election in 2016.
For about six years, I have been the phone support for someone in remission from stage four cancer.
McDonald's will begin serving Szechuan McNuggets dipping sauce at all US locations on Monday, February 26.
Eagle Mountain officials have announced work on widening the Pony Express Parkway from two lanes to five from Porter’s Crossing to Redwood Road could begin as early as Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Michigan is fighting many payouts, even in cases where innocence has been established, attorneys for the ex-inmates say
San Francisco County jails implemented some of the first transgender, gender variant and non-binary policies and procedures in the nation on Tuesday. In an
Read more about Trump's protectionism continues long history of US rejection of free trade on Business Standard. The fact is the US has never been a truly free trade country - one with virtually no barriers to trade with other nations - as some people seem to think
Hartland was shut out for the second straight time by a hockey team ranked No. 1in its division.
Hyderabad: Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone said she was not afraid to fail and not afraid to talk a
ALISO VIEJO – The first two shots Aliso Niguel took Wednesday night produced goals and put the Centennial of Corona boys soccer team in a position it hadn’t been in this season. “This t…
OAKLAND — A the tail end of the Golden State Warriors’ first practice of the second half, Kevin Durant was off on his own court while the vast majority of
MAGNA – Letters in the wrong mail boxes, and boxes on the wrong doorsteps. Dozens of Magna residents took to Facebook Wednesday to talk about the mix-ups that they said have been going on for months. “It’s very frustrating,” said Wendy Key, who has lived in Magna for 15 years.
The para-powerlifter is all set to take part after the CGF recognised the ‘exceptional circumstances’ she had faced.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- After a divisive year in American politics, women found their power in numbers. Millions of women marched in cities from Washington D. C. to Des Moines as a part of the infamous Women's March.
Shakespeare Gardens are themed horticultural plantings that emphasize flowers which have been mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare.
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet has amended a long-term linkage policy to facilitate Vedanta compan
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said on Thursday it is high time that the government should scrutinize the protection and labor laws in all countries where there are overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) following the brutal death of a Filipina worker in Kuwait.
The second-generation Buick Enclave is made more stunning by following the mantra that less is more.
The Slovenian parents of first lady Melania Trump are legal permanent residents of the United States, according to the lawyer representing them in the process -- raising questions about whether they are living in the US by the very means President Donald Trump has strongly criticized and sought to end.
Read more about Godrej Properties adds a new residential project in Gurgaon on Business Standard. This is GPL's twelfth project within the National Capital Region (NCR). Within five years of entering the NCR market, Godrej Properties has established itself as one of the market leaders in NCR and hopes to further build on this position.
By Investment Master Class Over the last 20 years or so I’ve studied the world’s greatest investors and I’ve tried to unpick the characteristics that have made them successful. While business schools all over the world focus an inordinate amount…
By four p.m. Wednesday, AAA had responded to 537 calls.
A former Sanitation Department honcho is pulling in an astonishing $285,047-a-year pension — more than twice what he was making on the job, according to newly released data.
The canal, if finished, could give China a major foothold in Central America, a region long dominated by the United States
The Brazilian and Holgate were involved in an angry exchange during an FA Cup third-round tie last month.
Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday questioned the BJP over the absence of Uddhav Thackeray from the
Jennifer Lawrence is fighting back against those who criticized a dress she wore to a London press event on Tuesday, calling the conversation around her outfit choice "utterly ridiculous."
Read more about Capitalist bend: Donald Trump wants to make space a free-market paradise on Business Standard. The Space Council also recommended that the government review regulations around export licenses that affect commercial space activity
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General manager should be willing to endure some short-term pain, even if it means parting with so-called prospects
State Rep. Erin Maye Quade left Wednesday’s sexual harassment training for the Minnesota House of Representatives in tears. The Apple Valley lawmaker — a central figure in the #MeToo mo…
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Former Senator Bongbong Marcos has yet to withdraw all pending motions to help expedite the process in his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. This as the Supreme Court (SC), sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), gave him 10 days to inform the body if he intends to file a motion to withdraw all pending motions to accelerate the proceedings in his case.
Sharing tips and tricks on getting the youthful glow that she has, actress-vlogger Alex Gonzaga could not help but be humorous as she tried to be seductive.
Three teenagers were taken into custody Wednesday after an incident at the DART station in downtown Des Moines led an officer to use pepper spray.
The high cost of living in the South Bay is taking its toll on restaurants.
Zayn Malik teases new music on Instagram and it has fans begging for a second album.
Surveillance video shows a man police said stole a puppy from a Fox Valley Mall.
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Mumbai (Maharashtra): The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Wednesday received the approval from Securi
The 'Wonder Woman' director proved to naysayers that heroic women can be wonders at the box office.
The Utah State Board of Education would be required to produce an annual report of law enforcement actions related to student discipline under a bill endorsed by a Senate committee Wednesday.
Chicago's Joel Quenneville coached his 1,600th NHL game. Only Scotty Bowman and Al Arbour have coached more.
Federal prosecutors say a Stansbury Park man hornswoggled neighbors, relatives and fellow churchgoers into investing thousands of dollars in his fake companies from 2013 to 2017.
Trevor Noah’s award-winning autobiography Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood will be getting the big screen treatment.
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It goes without saying that Olympians Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon have stolen our hearts. Not only have they gained wide-spread attention due because of their incredible winter sport skills, but they are also the only two openly gay male U. S. athle…
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Iowa turns it over eight times while Minnesota builds 22-2 lead. There was a rally after that, but it was far too late to prevent a sixth consecutive loss.
The Philippines has obtained its lowest score in a global corruption ranking in 5 years.
Embroil yourself within mobile tank wars with this developer curated tips guide for Armored Warfare: Assault.
It's rough when even Roseanne Barr makes jokes about your singing.
SANTA ANA — Five seconds. That’s all the time a woman had to rescue a frantic 12-year-old girl from a suspected kidnapper in a brazen abduction Wednesday, Feb. 21 on a busy Santa Ana s…
The hosts have a 3-1 lead going into the second leg on Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard took the witness stand on Wednesday in her negligence lawsuit against the United States Tennis
Fresh off happy investor news, Snapchat today announced more product changes where UK users can create a custom AR Face Lens.
Insanity in US foreign policy, not to mention the fiction that nuclear weapons are an “instrument of peace” as formulated by the Trump administration could…
Bargarh (Odisha): Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday condemned the shoe attack on Odisha
If there were even a serious potential problem, Thursday’s session to select two new Supreme Court justices, in which Hayut is a major player, would likely be delayed.
Germany said on Thursday it has suspended preferential visas for private travel by members of Cambodia's government, including Prime Minister Hun Sen, following a government crackdown on the opposition.
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New Delhi: The government is likely to call for fresh bids for the disinvestment of Pawan Hans in th
Unregistered beauty and whitening products worth an estimated P10 million were confiscated during a raid on a condominium in Quezon City on Thursday, authorities said.
The major portion of the first phase of Metro Rail works likely to end this year. The work at Naraya
A former Arkansas judge was sentenced to five years in federal prison for offering lighter sentences to young male defendants in exchange for sexual favors.
The NYPD is looking for a man they say punched a subway rider in the face for no apparent reason.
Vaping devices are so small now, they are easy for kids to conceal. Districts are cracking down and warning parents.
Mikal Bridges scored 27 points and Phil Booth added 14 in his return to the lineup to lead No. 3 Villanova to a 93-62 victory over DePaul
An elderly Durban couple who have been living with their eight grandchildren in a ruined mud house for 10 years are still waiting for municipal and provincial officials to keep their promises of a new house.
BEIRUT (Sputnik) - Air strikes conducted by the US-led coalition against an eastern Syrian city have killed a dozen of civilians, state media reported late on Wednesday.
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Sean Fisher, who died of cardiac arrest during football practice, still lives as an inspiration through the foundation in his name. But there is someone else who has kept Sean’s memory dear.
A malfunctioning pizza oven is to blame for sending two Austin hotel workers to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.
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Lucas Vazquez, Casemiro and Sergio Ramos scored as Los Blancos won their fourth win on the bounce.
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(Reuters) — Twitter said on Wednesday it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go viral.
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Since last week's school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the number of threats of violence against schools across the country has increased.
Educators School Safety Network says it recorded about 50 threats a day on average since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people died.
The Ohio-based national organization that tracks school threats says that compares to about 10 threats a day on average.
Violent incidents or threats have occurred in 48 of the 50 states so far this school year, according to the network, with 10 states accounting for 48 percent of all the threats and incidents that have occurred so far.
The organization says California leads the list of schools that have had an increase in threats. Pennsylvania, New York, Florida and Illinois round out the top five.
The latest data comes as President Trump, Congress, state and local officials are grappling with how to stop school shootings.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, who heads the nation's largest sheriff's department, says there is a "need to take every potential threat seriously."
Last week, two days after the Florida shooting, a school security officer overheard a student threatening to open fire at El Camino High School in Whittier, Calif.
Marino Chavez said he heard a 17-year-old male student say he was "going to shoot up the school sometime in the next three weeks."
The student claimed it was a joke, but a search of his home turned up two AR-15 rifles, 90 high-capacity magazines and two handguns, as The Associated Press reports:
"His 28-year-old brother, Daniel Eriberto Barcenas, told deputies that he purchased the guns while serving in the Army in Texas. One of the rifles wasn't registered, which is a felony in California, McDonnell said.
"The brother is facing charges of possession of an assault weapon, importing a high-capacity magazine and other violations.
"The brothers lived with their parents, and there was no indication the parents committed a crime, authorities said.
Since the Florida mass shooting, the FBI has come under heavy criticism for not acting on a tip regarding threats made by the accused shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz.
The early intervention in the California case showed the importance of heeding early warning signs. "The sheriff's department can only respond if they are told," school security officer Chavez said.
The threat at El Camino High School is the latest in California, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"On Monday, a 27-year-old Norco man was arrested after he posted on Facebook that he intended to shoot people at a local community college. Police searched Jacob Ryan McBain's home [turning] up two loaded AR-15 rifles, two loaded handguns and a large amount of ammunition in his bedroom, authorities said.
Inglewood police on Monday became aware of a social media post 'indicating that students attending a specific Inglewood school were at risk of being targeted by a shooter,' according to a news release.
And on Wednesday morning, Long Beach Unified School District Supt. Chris Steinhauser alerted parents of an unconfirmed threat that an attack was being planned at Long Beach Polytechnic High School."
In St. Mary's County, Md., two teenage boys are facing charges for allegedly making threats of mass violence. Dozens of weapons, including semi-automatic rifles, handguns and ammunition, were recovered from the home of one of the suspects.
And there were more incidents across the country, according to the AP:
"An Oregon high school student was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of disorderly conduct after police say he sent a social media message to a girl at another high school reading, "I am the shooter!" The 15-year-old boy said the message was a joke.
"A Montana high school student was charged Tuesday with intimidation and assault with a weapon over numerous threats to "shoot up the school ." Court records say the 18-year-old told investigators he was joking and regretted frightening students.
"A Vermont teenager pleaded not guilty Friday to attempted aggravated murder and other offenses after writing in a diary that he had "big plans" to kill as many as he could at his former high school.
"In Northern California, police said they recovered a firearm from the home of an 11-year-old boy who had barricaded himself in a Santa Cruz classroom Tuesday and planned to harm specific students."
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It's one of the worst silver medals to win.
In order to win it, you have to lose the gold.
Canada's women's hockey team lost 3-2 to the U. S. in a shootout to end its streak of consecutive gold medals at the Winter Olympics at four.
The women's hockey team from Canada was in tears after the dramatic ending. It took six rounds of a shootout for the U. S. to win. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Morando scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and Maddie Rooney made the game-winning save.
Canada had to watch as the U. S. celebrated its first gold medal in 20 years. They aren't supposed to leave during the celebration because they receive their silver medals soon after.
Jocelyne Larocque wanted nothing to do with her silver medal.
As soon as it was placed around her neck, Larocque took it off and just held it.
Canada's Jocelyne Larocque took off her silver medal immediately after receiving it. #WinterOlympics https://t.co/wS6s9ulmoA pic.twitter.com/CcjiKOd58W
Some thought it was poor sportsmanship.
I understand the disappointment, but think Larocque immediately taking her medal off is in poor taste. You ladies should be (eventually will be) very proud of yourselves. 🇨🇦🇨🇦
My apologies, it was Jocelyne Larocque. She still has a gold already and shouldn't be such a bad sport about it. That was like the least Canadian thing to do, ever.
Some were okay with it.
Give Larocque a break. It’s her medal. She can do as she pleases. We have NO idea how silver feels after chasing gold. 🇨🇦 https://t.co/flnSv3Nuvg
It's tough, and no one should give her too much grief about it. But hopefully she puts it back on soon and realizes what a great accomplishment it is.
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An 18-year-old man killed by an Eatonville-area homeowner who returned fire after the man shot up his mobile home has been identified as Bryson Smith.
Pierce County sheriff’s investigators said Smith and two friends went to shoot up a home in the 43100 block of Mountain Highway East about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday in retaliation for an incident involving the homeowner’s son.
After being warned by his son about Smith’s alleged threat to “shoot up the house,” the homeowner armed himself and went to the front door of his home.
That’s when shots were fired from a white car into a bedroom of the trailer, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
The homeowner returned fire, striking Smith. He then called 911.
Smith, of Puyallup, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two other people in the car, a 31-year-old man and 17-year-old boy, fled and were arrested nearby 20 minutes later.
The man was booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. The boy was booked into Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center.
Prosecutors are expected to decide Thursday whether to file criminal charges.
“The people that came up here we believe came up here with the intent to fire upon the people that were in the residence,” Troyer said. “Fortunately, the people in the residence aren’t hurt, but the people that showed up suffered the brunt of the damage.”
Detectives are still trying to determine what the original incident involving Smith and the homeowner’s son was about.
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Michelle Gisin had been perplexed by the slalom for some time, showing a flair for the discipline but rarely putting together an exceptional full run.
That is until gold was on the line.
The Swiss ski racer captured the women's Olympic Alpine combined on Thursday with an aggressive slalom run to beat Mikaela Shiffrin.
Lindsey Vonn, the leader after the downhill portion, made a mistake early in the slalom and didn't finish in what was likely the final race of her Winter Games career.
Gisin finished in a combined time of 2 minutes, 20.90 seconds to eclipse the silver-medalist Shiffrin by 0.97 seconds in overcast conditions and with the artificial lights turned on for extra visibility. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland was 1.44 seconds back to earn the bronze.
"I tried to put my heart into that run," Gisin said. "It's insane."
And another medal for the Gisin household. Her older sister, Dominique, finished in a tie for downhill gold four years ago in Sochi.
"The best ever. It makes everything more beautiful," Michelle Gisin said. "She gave her all. I gave my all. We did it."
Speaking of medals, add one more to Shiffrin's burgeoning collection. She won Olympic gold in the giant slalom a week ago and captured the slalom title at the 2014 Sochi Games.
"It's a nice way to end the Olympics," said Shiffrin, who narrowly missed a podium spot in the slalom, finishing fourth. "I started off with a bang and ending with a medal on the podium is really cool."
After crossing the finish line, Gisin celebrated with exuberance as Shiffrin clapped for her. Gisin was in third position after the downhill leg and had a 1.21-second advantage over Shiffrin.
Gisin was able to hold off Shiffrin, who's one of the world's best slalom skiers. It shouldn't be a surprise, given that Gisin came up as a slalom racer and captured a silver medal in the combined at the world championships last February.
Holdener added bronze to the silver she won in the slalom last week. To be on the podium with a friend and teammate? A priceless experience.
"It's so nice to celebrate with her," Holdener said of Gisin. "She just skied so good today."
Going last and wearing her neon-colored shin guards, Vonn hooked a tip on the gate, ending her day.
"That's skiing," she said.
Vonn also led after the downhill leg at the 2010 Vancouver Games. She didn't finish the slalom that time.
Asked before the slalom race exactly how much slalom training she's done lately, Vonn smiled, curling her index finger and thumb to make a "0."
"I took one warmup run going to the slalom inspection in Lenzerheide," Vonn said, alluding to her fourth-place finish at the World Cup stop in Switzerland in the combined last month. "So those are my last two slalom runs. And before that I did one day of slalom training before Christmas. So that's the extent of my slalom training this year."
This was very likely the first and only time Vonn and Shiffrin will meet in an Olympic race.
At 33, Vonn's already the oldest female Alpine ski racer to earn a medal with her bronze in the downhill on Wednesday. That goes with the gold from the 2010 Games. She didn't compete at the Sochi Games because of a knee injury.
"I take a lot of great memories with me. I've had such a great experience with my teammates here," Vonn said. "When you're older you have a different appreciation for life and the experiences you've had. I greatly appreciate my team, everyone who helped get me here, my friends and family.
"It's been a great ride," she said.
The combined was originally slated to be held Friday, but it was moved up a day due to the weather forecast of high wind. With the sun darting in and out and a light snow falling for the slalom, the artificial lights lining the course were switched on.
Down the road, Andre Myhrer of Sweden captured Olympic gold medal in men's slalom. Big favorite Marcel Hirscher didn't finish the first run as the Austrian great leaves these Olympics with two gold medals.
The last race on the Alpine side will be Saturday with the team event making its Olympic debut. Many of the top racers such as Hirscher, Vonn and Shiffrin are planning to skip the race — and another chance at a medal — to prepare for the resumption of the World Cup schedule.
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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Thursday that a high-ranking official, who many in the South believe orchestrated a deadly attack in 2010, would lead a delegation to Sunday’s Winter Olympics closing ceremony in the South, another sign the two Koreas are trying to work out a road map toward improving ties.
The North’s delegation will be led by Kim Yong-chol, a vice chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee. The eight-member delegation will start a three-day trip on Sunday that will include attending the closing ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korean officials said.
Mr. Kim’s trip follows another recent visit to the South by senior North Korean officials. Earlier this month, Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, attended the Games’ opening ceremony and met with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea. In that meeting she invited Mr. Moon to a summit meeting in the North on behalf of her brother.
Also scheduled to attend Sunday’s closing ceremony is President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, who will lead the American delegation. United States officials said Ms. Trump had no plans to meet anyone representing the North.
When visiting South Korea earlier this month to attend the Games’ opening ceremony, Vice President Mike Pence had planned to sit down with Kim Yo-jong in a meeting arranged by South Korea, but the North Koreans backed out at the last minute, according to American officials.
The North Koreans’ presence at the closing ceremony raises the possibility of a chance encounter between the North’s delegation and Ms. Trump.Mr. Pence and Ms. Kim sat just feet apart in a V. I. P. box at the opening ceremony but they did not acknowledge one another, their frosty attitudes symbolic of the hostile relations between their countries.
Kim Yong-chol, a former head of the North’s main intelligence agency, now leads a Workers’ Party department in charge of relations with South Korea. He was widely believed to have helped engineer the sinking of a South Korean naval ship in 2010, which killed 46 sailors. Mr. Kim had been banned from visiting the South for his alleged involvement in the North’s military provocations and nuclear weapons development.
Still, the South Korean government said on Thursday that it would allow Mr. Kim to lead the delegation across the border.
“We expect the high-level delegation’s participation in the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to help advance the process of settling peace on the Korean Peninsula including the improvement of inter-Korean relations and denuclearization,” the Unification Ministry, a South Korean government agency, said in a statement. “Against this backdrop, from this standpoint, we will accept the visit of North Korea’s high-level delegation to the South.”
Although he is a longtime advocate for dialogue, President Moon has not yet decided whether he would meet with Kim Jong-un. He said he would meet the North Korean leader only if he was assured that their meeting could produce progress in helping end North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs.
Kim Yong-chol, who will lead Sunday’s delegation, is expected to meet with Mr. Moon to discuss the details of a potential summit meeting.
Until now, North Korea has refused to discuss its pursuit of nuclear weapons with the South, insisting that it was an issue between Pyongyang and the United States.
Mr. Moon is also eager to persuade the United State and North Korea to talk to each other to defuse tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programs. So far, neither the United States nor North Korea have expressed much interest in dialogue.
Kim Yong-chol is a familiar figure to South Korean negotiators. In 2014,Mr. Kim, who is also a military general, led a delegation to discuss ending hostilities after North and South Korean soldiers exchanged fire across the border.
In 2010, when two North Korean agents were caught in the South while on a mission to assassinate a high-ranking defector from the North, they said they were dispatched by Mr. Kim’s General Bureau of Reconnaissance, the North’s main spy agency, South Korean officials said. The spies told South Korean authorities that Mr. Kim personally assigned them to the assassination mission, throwing them a dinner party before they left for the South.
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Evangelist Billy Graham’s death Wednesday was felt by millions of people around the globe, including thousands of Sacramentans who attended his crusades here.
Among them was Jim Holst, outreach pastor at Bayside, a nondenominational church that has six campuses in the Sacramento region hosting about 20,000 parishioners a week. In 1995, Holst served on the executive committee for Graham’s Sacramento crusade, a five-night event held at Arco Arena.
“My wife and I had the privilege of meeting him,” said Holst, 61. “My wife got to say thank you (to Graham) for coming to Oakland in 1971, an event which changed her life at 15. He looked at her and said in his famous Southern accent, ‘I remember that well.’ He was giving us his full attention like we were the only people in the room.”
Holst said there was nothing ostentatious about Graham, who conducted crusades – essentially large-scale revival meetings – in 185 countries and territories over his 60-year career. Despite being one of the most famous and influential Christian leaders, Graham “was just a gentle, humble spirit” in person, Holst said.
Holst said Graham was instrumental in his religious development. While attending Cal Poly in 1976, he had traveled with other students to see Graham speak in front of 17,000 people in Urbana, Ill. Holst said he left that event feeling called to the ministry because of Graham’s gospel.
“He just shined when he spoke,” Holst said. “His message was so simple and strong. He had the spirit of humility and courage.”
By 1989, Holst was working with Youth For Christ, an organization Graham helped create in 1948. He was assigned the role of youth chairman. In that capacity, he later rallied youth groups to attend Graham’s Sacramento crusade at Arco Arena in October 1995.
The event ended up drawing more people than were expected. “An estimated 45,000 people showed up the first night,” Holst said, even though only 18,000 people were permitted inside. Organizers set up large TV screens outside where people could watch Graham and others speak.
“I heard his speech each of the five nights,” Holst said. “It was a simple message that there’s a God that knows you and loves you, you can receive forgiveness and your best days are ahead.”
What made Graham’s message so powerful, Holst said, “was it didn’t matter your age, your faith background, your political background. He would respect all people.”
Graham also did his homework, Holst recalled. “He got The Sacramento Bee a year ahead to read about the issues that matter to Sacramento.”
Graham, at a press conference before the Sacramento event, even invited the Unabomber to attend. Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski was behind a bombing campaign that killed three people – including two Sacramentans – and injured dozens of others. (Kaczynski was captured in January 1996.)
“(Graham) was trying to change every life and stop the guy from doing bad things,” Holst said.
By the end of his five-day run, more than 170,000 people had attended Graham’s Sacramento crusade, his third in the Capital City.
While in Sacramento, Graham, who during his career counseled U. S. presidents ranging from Harry Truman to Barack Obama, found time to meet with then-Gov. Pete Wilson.
The Bee reported that on Oct. 18 Graham appeared with Wilson, a Republican, and quipped: “It’s great to be back in Sacramento. I notice the Capitol is still the same. The squirrels are still here. I notice some of them look like Democrats.”
Holst, who came to Bayside in 2001, said the church’s ministry strongly has been shaped by Graham and his message of inclusion. “We kind of model our church after Billy Graham’s belief that we don’t care about your background or political views, we just have a simple message we want to share with you.”
Holst recalled that Graham once said that when he dies, he only cares what one person will say about him and that’s Jesus. “I hope he will say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant,’ ” Holst remembered Graham saying.
With the news of Graham’s passing, Holst said he found himself thinking, “What a great day for Billy Graham,” he said. “After working so hard he gets to see Jesus face to face. What joy he must be feeling now.”
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Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of his Olympic bronze medal after admitting to a doping violation at the Pyeongchang Games.
Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, which is believed to help blood circulation, after winning bronze in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced the sanction Thursday, saying Krushelnitsky's results had been disqualified and his credential was withdrawn.
CAS says Krushelnitsky accepted a provisional suspension beyond the games but "reserved his rights to seek the elimination or reduction of any period of ineligibility based on 'no fault or negligence'" following the conclusion of the games.
Russia was banned from the Pyeongchang Olympics over widespread doping at the Sochi Games four years ago, but 168 Russians were allowed by the IOC to compete as "Olympic Athletes from Russia" under the Olympic flag.
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):
Michelle Gisin of Switzerland has won the women's Alpine combined with an aggressive slalom run to edge American Mikaela Shiffrin at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Lindsey Vonn, the leader after the downhill portion, made a mistake early in the slalom Thursday and didn't finish in what's likely her final Winter Games.
Gisin was nearly flawless in finishing in a combined time of 2 minutes, 20.90 seconds to hold off silver medalist Shiffrin by 0.97 seconds. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland earned the bronze.
Shiffrin adds the silver medal to the gold she won earlier in the games in the giant slalom.
It was very likely the first and only Olympic race between U. S. teammates Vonn and Shiffrin.
The women's gold medal hockey game between the United States and Canada is heading into overtime at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
The score was tied 2-all at the end of regulation. Twenty minutes of overtime will be added to the game. If it's still tied after that, there will be a shootout.
Canada was up 2-1 until Monique Lamoreux-Morando tied it for the Americans with just over six minutes left Thursday.
Canada is going for its fifth straight Olympic gold medal in women's hockey. The Americans are trying to win their first since 1998.
It's tied 2-all late in the third period of the women's hockey gold medal game between the United States and Canada at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Monique Lamoreux-Morando tied it for the Americans with just over six minutes left Thursday.
Canada is going for its fifth straight Olympic gold medal in women's hockey. The Americans are trying to win their first since 1998.
Canada goaltender Ben Scrivens is day-to-day with a shoulder and collarbone injury, though the general manager is optimistic the veteran is not out of the men's hockey tournament at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Scrivens was not healthy enough to practice for Canada on Thursday, and GM Sean Burke says he was getting iced down. Scrivens had to leave Canada's 1-0 quarterfinal victory over Finland on Wednesday about four minutes into the second period after colliding with an opposing player.
Former New York Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin replaced Scrivens and stopped all 15 shots he faced to get Canada into the semifinals, where it faces Germany on Friday.
Canada is 20 minutes away from winning their fifth consecutive gold medal in Olympic women's hockey.
The Canadians have a 2-1 lead over the United States through two periods of the gold medal match Thursday.
Hilary Knight scored late in the first to give the Americans the lead. But Haley Irwin deflected a shot past U. S. goalie Maddie Rooney two minutes into the second. And then Marie-Philip Poulin gave the four-time defending gold medalists the lead on a pass from Meghan Agosta about five minutes later.
Poulin scored the only two goals in the gold medal game against the U. S. in 2010. In Sochi, she tied the game in the last minute of regulation and then added the game-winner in overtime against the U. S.
Andre Myhrer of Sweden has won the Olympic men's slalom, taking advantage of big favorites Marcel Hirscher and Henrik Kristoffersen failing to finish the race.
Myhrer watched as first-run leader Kristoffersen skied out early in the second run Thursday.
The 35-year-old Myhrer finished 0.34 seconds ahead of Switzerland's Ramon Zenhaeusern, who took an unexpected silver medal.
Bronze medalist Michael Matt of Austria was 0.67 behind Myhrer's two-run time of 1 minute, 38.99 seconds. Matt's brother Mario won gold four years ago.
Myhrer added gold to his bronze medal in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic slalom.
He is the second 35-year-old man to take Alpine gold here after Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway won the downhill.
Hirscher went out midway through the first run seeking a third gold medal at these Olympics.
A giant mock medal was ceremoniously thrown into a crowd celebrating a Dutch bronze medal at the Holland Heineken House at the Pyeongchang Olympics, injuring two people.
The medal was thrown Wednesday night after speedskaters Sven Kramer, Jan Blokhuijsen, Patrick Roest and Koen Verweij celebrated their bronze medal in the team pursuit, an event they were heavily favored to win.
Kramer is team leader and issued an apology Thursday, saying he was hoping for a quick recovery for the two injured fans.
Dutch media reported one of the two had to be taken to hospital for a checkup. Another was treated on site.
Holland Heineken House is known for its exuberant celebrations when the Dutch win speedskating medals.
The Americans lead Canada 1-0 after the first period of the women's gold medal hockey game at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Hilary Knight redirected a shot from Sidney Morin with 25.4 seconds left in the period as the Americans finally converted their third power-play opportunity.
Until then, the Canadians used their size to control the pace of play to keep U. S. goalie Maddie Rooney very busy. Even when the Americans had the advantage, Canada made it tough for them to even get past the blue line into the offensive zone let alone put shots on goalie Shannon Szabados.
Knight tipped the puck between Szabados' pads for the goal, giving the American women's hockey team a reason to celebrate as they look to end a 20-year gold medal drought in the Olympics.
The United States is going with Maddie Rooney in goal for the gold medal game in women's hockey at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
The 20-year-old Rooney went 4-0-2 for the Americans during their pre-Olympic exhibition tour, and she was in net for a 2-1 loss to the Canadians to wrap up pool play.
Canada has put Shannon Szabados in net. The veteran was in net in 2014 at Sochi when the Canadians took home their fourth consecutive gold medal.
The Americans are trying to snap a 20-year drought without a gold medal in women's hockey. They last won when the sport debuted in 1998 at Nagano.
The Canadians have won every gold medal since, not dropping even a single Olympic game since 1998.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has canceled a doping hearing for Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky after he indicated he'd accept a sanction at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium after winning bronze in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova.
The Russian Curling Federation told Russian state TV that Krushelnitsky would return his medal because he believed he had no chance of winning the case.
CAS says "all parties" agreed to cancel the hearing, which pitted Krushelnitsy against the International Olympic Committee and World Curling Federation. The CAS will issue a decision later Thursday based on written statements.
The case comes two days before the IOC must decide whether to formally reinstate the Russian team for the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics.
This item has been corrected to show that the Court of Arbitration for Sport, not the International Olympic Committee, will issue a decision later Thursday.
American freestyle skier David Wise has successfully defended his gold medal, breaking through on his final run to give the United States its third gold in the Phoenix Snow Park halfpipe.
Wise wiped out on his first two runs before sneaking past countryman Alex Ferreira on his third with a score of 97.20. Wise landed double corks in all four directions — front left, front right, switch (backward) left and switch right — a goal he set for himself entering these games.
It's the seventh gold for the U. S. in Pyeongchang, five of which have come at Phoenix Snow Park.
Ferreira took silver with 96.40 points, and 16-year-old Nico Porteous from New Zealand got bronze.
Lindsey Vonn has the lead after the downhill leg of the Olympic Alpine combined, with American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin right in the thick of things.
Vonn finished in a time of 1 minute, 39.37 seconds. Shiffrin is 1.98 seconds behind.
The race switches Thursday afternoon local time to Shiffrin's specialty — the slalom. Both times are combined to determine the winner.
Vonn had the lead after the downhill leg at the 2010 Vancouver Games but didn't finish the slalom.
Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway had the second-fastest time in the downhill and is 0.74 seconds behind Vonn.
Mikaela Shiffrin has set up a showdown with American teammate Lindsey Vonn after a solid run in the downhill portion of the Olympic combined.
The downhill is Vonn's specialty, and she blazed through the course with the top time of 1 minute, 39.37 seconds through 17 racers Thursday morning. Shiffrin trails by 1.98 seconds.
Shiffrin's specialty, the slalom, is being held Thursday afternoon. Both times are combined to determine the winner.
Shiffrin is trying to win her third career Olympic gold medal.
Lindsey Vonn had the fastest time through 13 racers in the downhill portion of the Olympic women's Alpine combined.
The American led Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 0.74 seconds.
The slalom leg will be held later in the afternoon. That discipline is not Vonn's specialty. Both times are combined to determine the winner.
Mikaela Shiffrin is one of the favorites and will be the 19th racer to take the course.
Before the race, Vonn posted on her Twitter account that she damaged the bottom of her ski the day before during her bronze-medal run in the downhill and had to bring out another pair. She said of the new set: "Hopefully they'll survive and stay fast the whole way down.???? #thatisskiracing."
Henrik Kristoffersen has taken advantage of rival Marcel Hirscher skiing out to lead the first run of the Olympic men's slalom.
Kristoffersen, starting immediately before Hirscher, set a fast target of 47.72 seconds. The Norwegian is 0.21 ahead of Andre Myhrer of Sweden.
Kristoffersen and Myhrer won the bronze medals in slalom at the past two Winter Games.
Third-placed Victor Muffat-Jeandet of France has 0.62 to make up on Kristoffersen in the second run in the afternoon. Muffat-Jeandet got bronze in the Alpine combined won by Hirscher.
Hirscher was the favorite to become the first male Alpine skier in 50 years to win three golds at the same Olympics. He won the giant slalom when Kristoffersen took silver.
Most of the lower-ranked racers in a 108-man lineup had yet to start. It included two North Koreans and only three racers from the American team, which did not take its full quota of four places.
Alina Zagitova knows how to flaunt it.
During the final women's practice heading into Friday's free skate, the first-place figure skater from Russia performed so many jumps, nearly all of them triples, it seemed she'd bore a hole in the ice.
At one point, the 15-year-old from Moscow did a combination of triple lutz-triple loop-triple loop. Yes, five jumps in sequence. No stopping in between.
Then she skated away, only to nail a series of loops and salchows and flips and lutzes all around the rink.
That was all in addition to a run-through of her free skate, although she actually omitted some elements — hardly unusual for Russian skaters.
Basically, Zagitova did more jumps in one minute of the session than most skaters perform in an entire practice.
Anna Gasser edged two-time gold medalist Jamie Anderson to win gold in the Olympic debut of women's Big Air snowboarding.
Gasser, the reigning world champion, stomped the last of her three jumps, a double cork 1080 that saw the Austrian flip twice while spinning three times. Her score of 96 was the highest of the day and gave her a total of 185.00.
Anderson, who last week captured her second Olympic gold in women's slopestyle, led going into the final round but sat down while trying to land her last jump. Gasser took full advantage. The 26-year-old raised her arms in triumph and embraced Anderson after the score flashed.
Zoi Sadowski Synnott earned bronze to give New Zealand its first Winter Olympic medal in 26 years.
The Americans are back for another chance at the Olympic gold medal that has eluded them since women's hockey debuted in 1998 at Nagano.
They will play archrival Canada, four years after the Canadians rallied from two goals down to shock the Americans in the gold-medal game in Sochi.
Also Thursday, three gold medals will be decided in the final session of short-track speedskating.
Medals will be award in the men's 500 meters, the women's 1,000 and the men's 5,000 relay. South Korea has won three of the five gold medals decided so far in this sport.
And the women's snowboarding Big Air final will be held, pushed forward a day because of predicted bad weather Friday. The U. S. has four athletes competing in this event including slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson and 17-year-old Hailey Langland, who has won this event at the X Games.
Marcel Hirscher's quest for a third gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics is over.
The 28-year-old Austrian star was the big favorite in slalom, his specialty, but he skied out early in the opening run on Thursday.
Hirscher looked ill at ease on a course where the gates were set by an Austrian team coach.
He started immediately after his biggest rival, Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway, set a fast target of 47.72 seconds.
Hirscher already won the giant slalom and Alpine combined titles.
Russian state TV reports that curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.
Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, which is believed to help blood circulation, after winning bronze in mixed doubles along with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova.
Russian Curling Federation spokesperson Valentina Parinova tells state TV channel Russia 1 that "we have signed a statement that indeed he did have (meldonium in the sample) and as a result we will give the medal back."
The secretary general for the Court of Arbitration for Sport says a hearing in Krushelnitsky's case is still scheduled for 2 p.m. despite the Russian statements.
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He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in — and deeply hurt by — Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H. W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety.
The Rev. Billy Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99, was a fixture of the presidency to every man who has held the office back to the early years of the Cold War. He met all 12 of them, plus Donald Trump before he ran for office, and counseled most as they grappled with governing, politics and peace of mind.
Though most presidents have sought guidance from spiritual leaders, Graham's role at the top echelons of American politics was unique, and there's no obvious successor likely to fill his shoes as an adviser to leaders from both parties. The evangelical movement he helped turn into a political force is now most closely aligned with the Republican Party, including Trump, who has been publicly backed by numerous evangelical leaders.
"Many of the public religious figures are known in the public because of their stances politically," said Mark Noll, an evangelical scholar at the University of Notre Dame. He said the current political and media polarization "makes it harder for a figure like Graham to emerge."
For some of the presidents he advised, Graham offered more than just prayers, support and photo opportunities. Depending on the White House occupant and the era, he was a friend, negotiator and shrewd political adviser.
His first overtures to a president were rebuffed. His star rising, Graham pressed Truman, a Democrat, to attend his Washington crusade in 1952. But Truman wanted no part of Graham, whom he at first considered a publicity hound. After Truman left the White House, he received Graham at his home in Independence, Missouri, according to Graham's website.
He had better luck with Truman's successor, Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower. Graham urged Eisenhower to run for president and counseled him about the afterlife.
His close friendship with Nixon began in the late 1950s, before the Republican landed in the White House. The match was glued by their disdain for communism, Graham's belief that Nixon was a man of high moral character— and both men's ambitions. Graham considered endorsing Nixon in the 1960 election against Democrat John F. Kennedy, when Kennedy's Catholicism became a divisive issue.
"I think the true story with Graham was he was far more partisan that he's ever let on in public or that's ever come to light," said Randall Balmer, a Dartmouth College historian and author of "God in the White House."
When Kennedy defeated Nixon, Graham agreed to play golf with the president-elect at the Kennedys' Palm Beach, Florida, estate and drove around in Kennedy's white Lincoln Continental.
"He missed a putt and Kennedy said, 'Well, I thought you were a good golfer,'" said Grant Wacker of Duke Divinity School. Graham rolled with it, replying, "I am when I'm not playing with the president of the United States." But Graham and Kennedy were never close.
Graham's relationship with Nixon was complex and ultimately painful. When the Watergate scandal broke, Graham said he did not recognize the man he knew as modest and moral. "I did not absolve him — but neither did I judge him," Graham wrote in his memoirs.
When tapes from Nixon's White House were released in 2002, Graham was heard telling the president that Jews "don't know how I really feel about what they're doing to this country." He apologized.
William C. Martin of Rice University, one of Graham's biographers, said in a statement that Graham was stunned when told that some of Nixon's aides had admitted using the pastor.
"'I felt like a sheep led to the slaughter,'" Graham responded to Martin, author of "A Prophet with Honor: The Billy Graham Story."
Graham took a lower political profile after Watergate, but he did not abandon politics. He urged President Gerald Ford to pardon Nixon and supported Jimmy Carter on the SALT disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union.
"A big myth is that he became apolitical after Watergate," said Michael Long, an associate professor of religious studies and peace and conflict studies at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. "In some ways, he became even more political."
Graham also was criticized by some conservative evangelicals for praying at the inauguration of Bill Clinton, a supporter of abortion rights — and then criticized again for publicly forgiving Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal and praising Hillary Rodham Clinton for forgiving her husband.
Graham had a close relationship with the Bush family. Patriarch George H. W. Bush said that the pastor's presence on the eve of the Persian Gulf War helped him avoid doubt, "even for a second... (about) the moral clarity of our mission that January night."
Years later, his son, George W. Bush, recalled in an interview with Focus on the Family that he'd been drunk the first time he met Graham at the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. The two went for a walk that launched Bush's rejection of alcohol and embrace of Christianity.
"We started talking about religion," the former president said in the interview. "And Billy sent me a Bible and I started reading the Bible."
Graham kept a lower profile later in life, but still kept in touch with presidents. He accepted tributes from a trio of them — Carter, Clinton and the elder Bush — at the dedication of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2010, President Barack Obama visited Graham at his home in Montreat, North Carolina.
Trump and his wife, Melania, attended Graham's 95th birthday party in 2013. By the time Trump was inaugurated in January 2017, it was Graham's son, Franklin, who spoke, declaring the rainy day "a sign of God's blessing."
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (also known as Jokowi) has proven himself to be a true Metallica fan.
The 56-year-old leader reportedly paid 11 million rupiah (US$805) to redeem a limited-edition boxed set of Metallica’s Master of Puppets presented to him by Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen last year.
According to Jakarta Post, Jokowi had declared the gift to Corruption Eradication Commission which decided the double-vinyl album was a part of state inventory.
To avoid conflict of interest, Jokowi paid up to redeem the double-vinyl album set.
More than 10 million copies of Metallica’s Master of Puppers has been sold across the world.
The box set includes remastered tracks of the original album and various unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, and live recordings.
In 2013, Jokowi had also received and handed over to the corruption commission a bass guitar signed by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo.
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A German court is considering whether cities should ban diesel cars to lower air pollution, a move that could have drastic consequences for the country's auto industry.
The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig is hearing an appeal Thursday by two German states against lower court rulings that suggested driving bans for particularly dirty diesel cars were effective and should be considered.
A decision could be issued later in the day.
The original court cases were brought by environmental groups who say excessive air pollution levels in dozens of German cities are largely caused by diesel cars. They accuse the government of putting automakers' interests before citizens' health.
German automaker Volkswagen was found three years ago to have used in-car software to cheat on U. S. emissions tests, resulting in large fines.
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Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police.
It's such displays of civil action that he most admires about his adoptive home of the past nine years since he escaped one of the world's most oppressive regimes, and then faced torture, kidnapping and abuse during his exodus throughout Africa.
"You are treated like a human being in Israel," he said in fluent Hebrew. "Here I am not afraid. In Eritrea, I was afraid."
Kafl, along with tens of thousands of other Africans, now fear their stay in the Holy Land is coming to an abrupt end. Israel has given many of them until April 1 to leave for an unnamed African destination — known to be Rwanda — in exchange for $3,500 and a plane ticket. Otherwise, they face open-ended incarceration.
Israel considers the vast majority of the nearly 40,000 migrants to be job seekers and says it has no legal obligation to keep them. The Africans, nearly all from dictatorial Eritrea and war-torn Sudan, say they fled for their lives and face renewed danger if they return.
As the world grapples with the worst refugee crisis since World War II, the issue has struck a raw nerve in Israel — established on the heels of the Holocaust.
Critics at home and in the Jewish American community have called the government's proposed response unethical and a stain on Israel's image as a refuge for Jewish migrants.
The optics of black asylum seekers accusing the country of racism has turned into a public relations liability for Israel, and groups of Israeli doctors, academics, poets, Holocaust survivors, rabbis and pilots have all appealed to halt the plan. But the government remains steadfast, bristling at what it considers cynical comparisons to the plight of Jews in Nazi Germany.
The Africans started moving toward Israel in 2005 after neighboring Egypt violently quashed a refugee demonstration and word spread of safety and job opportunities in Israel. Tens of thousands crossed the porous desert border before Israel completed a barrier in 2012 that stopped the influx.
But Israel has struggled with what to do with those already in the country, alternating between plans to deport them and offering them menial jobs in hotels and local municipalities.
Kafl, like many of his compatriots, fled Eritrea to escape its lifelong military conscription in slavery-like conditions and fears death if he returns.
He has experienced both sides of Israel. His asylum request is still pending, and he has been locked up in a massive detention center in the remote southern desert. But he is also deeply grateful to the many Israelis who welcomed him and sympathized with his plight. He said he hopes to one day return the favor if the Eritrean regime is ultimately toppled.
"I knocked on the door of the country and said 'save me.' I will never forget the soldier who said 'welcome,' gave me food and called for a doctor. I got his kind of respect in Israel, not in Eritrea," he said.
After the initial warm welcome, however, many turned against the migrants, particularly in the working class neighborhoods in south Tel Aviv, which have become known as "Little Africa."
"They are abusing our democracy to live off our backs," said Shefi Paz, who leads the local residents' opposition. "They've ruined our community and ruined our lives."
The government, dominated by nationalist parties, has denounced their prolonged stay and recently voted to begin deporting them to African countries with which they have reached secret agreements. They are believed to be Rwanda and Uganda, close allies of Israel, though they both deny any deal exists.
The government says it is going out of its way to accommodate humanitarian concerns. Women, children and families, for example, are exempt from the deportation order, as are those who escaped the genocide in Sudan's western region of Darfur. It says it is expediting its refugee vetting process, and notes the Supreme Court has ruled the arrangement is legal and does not imperil those dispatched.
But that's not what the migrants and their backers contend.
Sigal Rozen, of the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants advocacy group, said Israel's processing has been disingenuous, noting that of the 15,000 African refugee status requests, only 11 have been approved.
She said the 4,000 migrants who accepted previous offers to go to Rwanda did not find refuge there. Nearly all had their travel papers seized and money taken and were then pushed into neighboring Uganda to embark upon a second refugee ordeal.
Unable to return home, they have been forced to traverse though Africa, where many reported being tortured, raped and starved in Libya en route to Europe. An Eritrean Christian who had left Israel was beheaded on a Libyan beach by the Islamic State group in 2015.
"How can Israel know if these people are genuine refugees if they didn't check their asylum requests?" said Rozen. "As Jews, we are morally obliged to protect these people from the horrible things that they ran away from."
At a parliamentary hearing Monday, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said Israel had no obligation toward what she called job seekers who imposed "unacceptable migrant terror that includes violence and sexual harassment" toward the people of south Tel Aviv.
Monim Haroon said it hurt to hear Israel refer to him as an infiltrator. Now a 28-year-old university student in Jerusalem, he fled Darfur five years ago and has lost family members in the genocide.
"I escaped my country because I wanted to stay alive and to say that I am just a migrant worker, that is very painful to me," he said at a demonstration outside the Rwandan Embassy in Tel Aviv.
Lior Birger, a researcher who published a recent study of 19 migrants who voluntarily left Israel and managed to reach Europe, said Israel's promises were not being kept. One Eritrean testified to being extorted in a Sudanese prison and then beaten in a Libyan torture camp and shoved into a small room with 800 people. Another said he watched his wife drown in the Mediterranean and later tried to kill himself. She said everyone had a uniform message: "Better a prison in Israel than dying on the way."
A recent poll by the respected Israel Democracy Institute found two-thirds of the Jewish public agreed with the planned expulsions. The migrants' best hope may be the government's lack of preparation. Prison authorities are skeptical they will be able to process the expected 15,000 to 20,000 to be jailed.
For many of the Africans, there is no good choice.
"I don't care about the money and I never even planned to reach Israel. I was just looking for a safe area," said Halofom Sultan, 37, who escaped Eritrea seven years ago and has been separated from his wife and two children since. "I hope there will be a change in my country and I can go back. Otherwise, I don't know."
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President Trump is scheduled to meet with state and local officials on school safety at the White House Thursday as part of an ongoing dialogue following the shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead. Trump promised tougher background checks and mental health screens for gun buyers in an emotional forum at the White House Wednesday with students and parents who were personally affected by mass school shootings in the U. S. The president also seemed to endorse changes in state concealed-carry laws to allow teachers to be armed.
For the first time in 20 years, Team USA is at the top of the Olympic women's hockey world after a thrilling overtime victory against rival Canada. The U. S. continued its dominance in trick competitions early on Thursday with a handful of medals. Jamie Anderson won silver in the Olympic debut of snowboarding big air, then David Wise defended his gold medal from Sochi on the halfpipe and Alex Ferreira took the silver. On the slopes, Mikaela Shiffrin had a strong run in her specialty, the slalom, to earn the silver medal in Alpine combined. Lindsey Vonn, meanwhile, skied out as the final competitor in the race and did not finish. Later in the day, the figure skating competition concludes with the ladies’ free skate.
SpaceX hopes to take to the skies yet again on Thursday, assuming the weather is right. CEO Elon Musk tweeted Wednesday that the company was hoping to launch a Falcon 9 rocket, but wind led to a postponement. The notable payload for this launch: two test satellites for the company's planned global satellite Internet service called Starlink. The company said last May that it plans to launch more than 4,420 small satellites into low orbit around the Earth beginning next year, with full network deployment expected by 2024.
High altitude wind shear data shows a probable 2% load exceedance. Small, but better to be paranoid. Postponing launch to tomorrow, assuming winds are better then.
Sweden and Kuwait called for a vote Thursday on a United Nations resolution ordering a 30-day cease-fire throughout Syria. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said a suspension of fighting must allow for humanitarian aid to reach all in need and the evacuation of some 700 people needing urgent medical treatment. U. S. Ambassador Nikki Haley supported the U. N. chief saying "it is time for us to realize that we can’t continue to look away." Russia’s U. N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia called a 30-day cease-fire unrealistic. Since the Syrian conflict began nearly seven years ago, the Security Council has been deeply divided.
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Records from 911 reports reveal Nikolas Cruz, the suspect for the fatal Parkland, Florida Valentine's Day shooting, being involved in a number of incidents three months before going on a killing spree.
Nikolas Cruz, the alleged gunman at the fatal Parkland school shooting in Florida, had been involved in a number of incidents in Palm Beach County over the last three months, a new report revealed.
After he went on a rampage and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, the 19-year-old has become a hot topic on social media and online. Because of the gravity of his actions that led to the slaughter, many news outlets dug deeper into his past and uncovered interesting things about his mental health and his encounters with the police.
During one of the instances that occurred on November 28, Cruz got into a brawl with Lantana trailer park resident and Roxanne’s son, 22-year-old Rock Deschamps. Based on the report, the 19-year-old shooting suspect punched a wall into the trailer and started to “break things” after misplacing his mother’s photo.
Seeing the damage done to his house, Cruz’s 22-year-old housemate got into a fist fight with him but eventually called 911. When authorities arrived, the 19-year-old suspect reportedly apologized for “losing his temper” and appeared “nervous and calm” at the same time.
Because the teen was “going through a lot,” Deschamps decided not to press charges and told the law enforcers that he “did not want [Cruz] to go to jail.”
Four days before that, the same neighbor called 911 to report about his suspicions that Cruz owned a gun and asked the deputies to see if it was buried in his backyard. At the time, Nikolas Cruz was at work. It wasn’t clear whether authorities found a weapon concealed or if they contacted the suspect at the time.
On November 27, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School social worker called 911 to conduct a welfare check on the younger Cruz brother who lived with Nikolas and their mother’s best friend at the trailer park.
According to the report, Nikolas Cruz’s brother failed to attend his classes after their adoptive mother, Lynda Cruz, passed away. He wasn’t officially “dis-enrolled from school in Broward to attend any other school.”
On top of that, a total of forty 911 calls were placed while the Cruz family resided in the area from 2010 to January 2017 for incidents that vary including domestic disturbance, mentally ill person and child or elderly abuse, and juvenile disturbance.
Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz's caregiver filed for control of his inheritance one day after massacre https://t.co/NYScvNqQx2 pic.twitter.com/ppuRj570My
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) February 21,2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers.
"I turned 18 the day after" the shooting, said a tearful Samuel Zeif, a student at the Florida high school where a former student's assault left 17 dead last week. "Woke up to the news that my best friend was gone. And I don't understand why I can still go in a store and buy a weapon of war. An AR. How is it that easy to buy this type of weapon? How do we not stop this after Columbine? After Sandy Hook?"
Trump promised to be "very strong on background checks." And he suggested he supported allowing some teachers and other school employees to carry concealed weapons to be ready for intruders. But largely he listened Wednesday, holding handwritten notes bearing his message to the families. "I hear you" was written in black marker.
The president had invited the teen survivors of school violence and parents of murdered children in a show of his resolve against gun violence in the wake of last week's shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and in past years at schools in Connecticut and Colorado. The latest episode has prompted a renewed and growing call for stronger gun control.
Trump asked his guests to suggest solutions and solicited feedback. He did not fully endorse any specific policy solution, but pledged to take action and expressed interest in widely differing approaches.
Besides considering concealed carrying of weapons by trained school employees, a concept he has endorsed in the past, he said he planned to go "very strongly into age, age of purchase." And he said he was committed to improving background checks and working on mental health.
Most in the group were emotional but quiet and polite.
But Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed last week, noted the previous school massacres and raged over his loss, saying this moment isn't about gun laws but about fixing the schools.
"It should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it and I'm pissed. Because my daughter, I'm not going to see again," said Pollack. "King David Cemetery, that is where I go to see my kid now."
A strong supporter of gun rights, Trump has nonetheless indicated in recent days that he is willing to consider ideas not in keeping with National Rifle Association orthodoxy, including age restrictions for