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USA 'seriously concerned' over jailing of Bahraini activist

USA 'seriously concerned' over jailing of Bahraini activist President Donald Trump's administration has approved a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under President Barack Obama. The new convictions were for "insulting a neighbouring country" and "insulting national institutions" in comments posted on Twitter, activists said . [Full Article...]

Utah students rank fifth in nation for passing AP exams

Utah students rank fifth in nation for passing AP exams College Board credits several factors as contributors to the high scores of MA students, including the state's partnership with Mass Insight Education, a nonprofit that works to increase access to Advanced Placement courses in public high schools. [Full Article...]

North Korea 'RUNNING OUT' of Currency, BROKE by October — KIM'S CASH CRISIS

North Korea 'RUNNING OUT' of Currency, BROKE by October — KIM'S CASH CRISIS Pence arrived in South Korea at a time when the Trump administration is applying every effort to downplay the significance of the recent thaw between the two Koreas that came about as a result of the "Peace Olympics". "If they asked for a meeting, we would meet", Ayers said in a statement to CBS News. Vice President Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials during his stop in Pye... [Full Article...]

18 injured after reports of ferry explosion in Mexico, local officials say

18 injured after reports of ferry explosion in Mexico, local officials say Witnesses said the ferry pulled into the port just three minutes before the explosion. Passengers were heard screaming and seen running out of the ferry, The Sun reports . This photo, tweeted by a journalist, shows the damage sustained inside the vessel. On Wednesday February 21, there was an explosion on a ferry property of the "Barcos Caribe" transportation company, in Playa del Carmen, Qui... [Full Article...]

Trump again attacks Obama over Russian Federation

Trump praised Putin when the Russian leader subsequently ordered the dismissal of 755 workers at USA outposts in Russia, many of them Russians. That conclusion was followed by special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment against 13 Russians and three Russian companies accused of plotting to meddle in that election, ultimately aiming to benefit Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton . [Full Article...]

Trump questions why Sessions isn't probing 'Dem crimes' amid Russian Federation investigation

Trump questions why Sessions isn't probing 'Dem crimes' amid Russian Federation investigation Venting his fury over the Russian Federation investigation, President Donald Trump on Sunday asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for the election meddling, insisted he never denied that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 US campaign and said "they are laughing their asses off in Moscow". [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka Bus Explosion Injures 19, Including 12 Military Staff

Sri Lanka Bus Explosion Injures 19, Including 12 Military Staff The police said the bus was heavily damaged, and the injured were taken to the Diyathalawa Hospital. The condition of two Army personnel was critical, the Army said. Sri Lanka Police say preliminary investigations have revealed that the explosion in a private bus early this morning in Diyathalawa was caused by a grenade that had been carried by an Army solider in his luggage. [Full Article...]

DC-area students walk out, head to Capitol for rally

DC-area students walk out, head to Capitol for rally President Donald Trump says more must be done to protect America's children. Though weapons are ubiquitous here and gun laws are relatively liberal, crime is low. "Life is all about choices and every choice has a effect whether it be positive or negative". "We [students] are the ones most involved in this", student Ariana Ortega told VOA before boarding one of the buses. [Full Article...]

Flood Watch begins Wednesday as heavy rain targets Middle Tennessee

Flood Watch begins Wednesday as heavy rain targets Middle Tennessee The National Weather Service office in northern in near Syracuse said Fort Wayne was on track for record rainfall and moderate river flooding before this week's storm systems exit the area Thursday. 20, 2018, in Flint, Mich. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters. - The Rock River at Joslin was at 11 feet and rising; flood stage is 12 feet. [Full Article...]

US Says North Korea Canceled Meeting With Pence At Last Minute

US Says North Korea Canceled Meeting With Pence At Last Minute Nick Ayers , the vice president's chief of staff told Washington Post , " North Korea dangled a meeting in hopes of the vice president softening his message, which would have ceded the world stage for their propaganda during the Olympics". [Full Article...]

Toomey: Talks on impeaching Pa. Supreme Court justices are inevitable

Toomey: Talks on impeaching Pa. Supreme Court justices are inevitable The challenge adds uncertainty as candidates are preparing to circulate nominating petitions to get their names on the May primary ballot. As New York Magazine noted , U.S. He wrote, "Your Original was correct!" Republican legislative leaders have already had the U.S. Supreme Court refuse to intervene once. They say the state Supreme Court overstepped its authority by drawing a new congress... [Full Article...]

More than two thirds of all countries corrupt, TI report says

More than two thirds of all countries corrupt, TI report says From top scorers like New Zealand and Singapore , to some of the worst scorers like Cambodia, North Korea and Afghanistan , more than half of the countries in the Asia Pacific score less than 50 on the index. TI managing director Patricia Moreira said that "no activist or reporter should have to fear for their lives when speaking out against corruption". [Full Article...]

Teacher Pay Raise Bill Heads to Governor as Walkout Looms

Teacher Pay Raise Bill Heads to Governor as Walkout Looms The Senate will need to concur with changes to the bill , including making the law active as soon as it's signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb. "It's time to cut and put a fork in 18 and be done with it", Schulz said . But federal background checks when purchasing a gun would still apply to those permit-holders. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill on a party-line vote, but because of the... [Full Article...]

Italian skier Goggia crowned, Vonn finishes third in final Olympic women's downhill

While Vonn's eventual departure would be a loss to the team it would not be the first time the US would have to say goodbye to key athletes, Johnson said. But the last one was special, and in so many ways. "It was intense", she said. Ester Ledecka of Czech Republic made a late charge last week from back in the pack to take the super-G title. [Full Article...]

At least 25 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru

At least 25 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru In addition, 20 others are injured, said the head of civilian defence in the regional government, Jacqueline Choque. This is the second bus tragedy to happen this year, following one of Peru's worst accidents , which left 52 people dead after a bus plummeted down a cliff face. [Full Article...]

Texas girl, 17, arrested in staged gunpoint carjacking of her friend

Texas girl, 17, arrested in staged gunpoint carjacking of her friend The reason we ask this question is because while Susan Mize , who is 16-years-old but looks 12, may resemble someone from a bad Disney show that your little cousin adores, she is actually someone who has just been arrested for plotting a carjacking . [Full Article...]

Billy Graham, God's Ambassador, passes away at the age of 99

Billy Graham, God's Ambassador, passes away at the age of 99 He served as an adviser to several USA presidents, and is considered one of the most influential Christian preachers of the 20th century. To help spread his message, he also founded his own ministry, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association . [Full Article...]

Lanzinger and BCFED give 2018 BC Budget a passing grade

Lanzinger and BCFED give 2018 BC Budget a passing grade So they're taking an enormous amount of money out of the industry yet saying that they're going to put the money in". In place of the promised $400 renters rebate was an idea to review the Home Owner Grant "to improve fairness and support for renters". [Full Article...]

Abbas peace initiative at United Nations stirs debate among Palestinians

Abbas peace initiative at United Nations stirs debate among Palestinians Islamic Hamas movement said in a press statement Wednesday that Abbas's initiative "anchors his policy in taking decisions alone". Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an worldwide peace conference to convene by mid-2018 in order to restart the stalled Israeli-Palestinian talks. [Full Article...]

Stepmother of Missing 5-Year-Old Kansas Boy Arrested

Stepmother of Missing 5-Year-Old Kansas Boy Arrested Police say this investigation is ongoing, and it is considered a criminal investigation. He added on Tuesday that Lucas' family is cooperating with the investigation. The other is a one-year-old child, Seiler said. However, Rasmussen does not believe Lucas' father hurt his son. CrimeOnline spoke exclusively with the boy's father on Wednesday morning, prior to Glass' arrest, who said he is hold... [Full Article...]


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