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Flooding expected to persist this week along Ohio River

Flooding expected to persist this week along Ohio River About 4,900 people were displaced. The St. Joseph River above Newville until further notice. "If they haven't already, residents in this area should immediately evacuate north of the floodplain area", Friel said at a press conference. An active jet stream with several low pressure systems moving through will affect 20 states with the threat of ice and snow on the cold side and flooding rain on... [Full Article...]

Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty in Mueller investigation

Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty in Mueller investigation On Friday, Gates pleaded guilty to two counts related to conspiracy against the United States and lying to federal investigators. The plea deal could be a significant development in the investigation - a sign that Gates plans to offer incriminating information against his longtime associate and the former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort , and possibly other members of the campaign in ... [Full Article...]

Barnaby Joyce sexual harassment accuser wanted Nationals leader held accountable

He said he chose to quit after an allegation of sexual harassment emerged yesterday. "It is incredibly important that there be a circuit-breaker, not just for the Parliament, but more importantly, a circuit-breaker for Vikki, for my unborn child, my daughters and for Nat", he told reporters. [Full Article...]

Amid Pak shelling along LoC, 500 evacuated to safety in Baramulla

Amid Pak shelling along LoC, 500 evacuated to safety in Baramulla The residents of Silikote, Balkote, Tilawari, Churanda and Batgarh have started fleeing their villages early on Friday morning in view of the ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops at regular intervals since Monday, the officials said. [Full Article...]

Suspect in Florida school massacre questioned in November over shooting threat

Suspect in Florida school massacre questioned in November over shooting threat Cruz himself made a call to 911 as well, reporting that he was just attacked and that the attacker had threatened to "gut" him. Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder following the shooting. The warnings, made by concerned people close to Cruz, came in phone calls to the Broward County Sheriff's Office, records show . Several students confirmed to the Herald that they r... [Full Article...]

Kelly will make final decision on Kushner's security clearance

Kelly will make final decision on Kushner's security clearance Asked whether he would provide a waiver to Kelly's policy so that Kushner could continue to have high-level access, Trump said on Friday that he would leave that up to his chief of staff. The official said many staffers holding interim top secret or SCI clearances would lose them - but most don't need them for their day-to-day jobs. Most prominent among them is Kushner, President Donald Trumps ... [Full Article...]

USA gun debate stirs conservative conference after Florida massacre

USA gun debate stirs conservative conference after Florida massacre Since Australia changed its gun laws in 1996, it has had no more mass shootings, while there have been scores in the United States. Trump on Thursday endorsed the idea of arming classroom teachers - the same idea floated by both Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Senate President Joe Negron. [Full Article...]

Central Park Elementary hosts Black History program

Central Park Elementary hosts Black History program U.S. Bank did a phenomenal job of recognizing Black History Month through the empowering efforts of their annual Black history program that saluted businesses and touted the impact of community banking. However, I don't want it to stop there. He added that Aramak had suspended the director of the dining hall. "Employees at NYU who acted independently and did not follow our approved plan for the ... [Full Article...]

NRA rejects idea of raising minimum age to buy rifles

NRA rejects idea of raising minimum age to buy rifles The address Thursday, though, left no doubt about where the group stands as a renewed gun control conversation takes shape in Washington and state capitals across the country in response. Trump has called for raising the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21, a proposal the National Rifle Association has rejected. Democrats, he said, "hate individual freedom". [Full Article...]

Pakistan 'skips' FATF grey list

Pakistan 'skips' FATF grey list A non-Indian diplomatic source from one of the FATF countries confirmed that the group had decided Pakistan would be put back on the watchlist. When China - along with the Gulf Cooperation Council - backed out of the effort to block the move, Pakistani officials appeared resigned. [Full Article...]

UN report reveals gang rapes, beheadings among abuses in South Sudan war

UN report reveals gang rapes, beheadings among abuses in South Sudan war United Nations investigators say they have identified more than 40 South Sudanese military officers who may be responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. A pregnant woman in Lainya County described suspected opposition supporters being detained, tortured and then decapitated by the SPLA. Soldiers had also gang-raped his mother and castrated and beheaded his father, he said. [Full Article...]

Robert Mueller hits Paul Manafort and Rick Gates with 32 more charges

Robert Mueller hits Paul Manafort and Rick Gates with 32 more charges The two men were initially charged in a 12-count indictment last October that accused them of a multimillion-dollar money-laundering conspiracy tied to lobbying work for a Russia-friendly Ukrainian political party. Manafort headed the Trump campaign from June to August 2016. Gates, along with Manafort, still faces a separate indictment filed Thursday by Mueller in a Virginia court, on ch... [Full Article...]

Trump pushes plan to arm teachers, suggests deputy a 'coward'

Trump pushes plan to arm teachers, suggests deputy a 'coward' His speech at CPAC previous year was a blistering and dark diatribe that cemented the notion that Trump would not adhere to presidential norms. President Donald Trump is polling an audience of conservative activists on whether they prefer the Second Amendment or the tax cuts he signed into law late previous year. [Full Article...]

Parkland students travel to Tallahassee to urge lawmakers to change gun laws

Parkland students travel to Tallahassee to urge lawmakers to change gun laws President Donald Trump said repeatedly Friday that he favored arming teachers to protect students, an idea many educators rejected out of hand. Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said some teachers and staff met for breakfast before returning Friday to the high school, where therapy dogs and other counseling services were available. [Full Article...]

BMW, Great Wall sign deal for electric Mini JV

BMW, Great Wall sign deal for electric Mini JV The popular German auto maker said it plans to improve the appeal of the MINI brand with a new, electric version of the little vehicle, produced locally in China. "A key element of the brand's continued strategic development will be local production of future battery-electric MINI vehicles in the world's largest market for electromobility", BMW said. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court To Hear Case On Union 'Fair Share Fees'

Supreme Court To Hear Case On Union 'Fair Share Fees' The plaintiff in the current case is Mark Janus , a child-support specialist for the state of IL who opted not to join the union that represents employees like him, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). [Full Article...]

New research debunks medical marijuana myths

New research debunks medical marijuana myths Adult-use marijuana is expected to be legalized federally in Canada late this summer. "The $8 billion cannabis industry anticipates tripling by 2025", she said in the release. We've also seen the Deloitte's Recreational Marijuana Insights and opportunities study , which tells us that millennials are the most numerous generation when it comes to consuming cannabis in Canada. [Full Article...]

Alexander, Corker back bill to strengthen federal background checks on gun buyers

Alexander, Corker back bill to strengthen federal background checks on gun buyers President Donald Trump on Tuesday signaled an openness to modest gun-control measures following what he called an "evil massacre" at a South Florida high school last week that left 17 dead and prompted passionate calls from teenagers for reform. [Full Article...]

'Beast from the East' cold blast could bring freezing weather until March

'Beast from the East' cold blast could bring freezing weather until March The start of next week will see bitterly cold air arrive all the way from Siberia, where temperatures are below -30C now. Bitterly cold conditions are set to invade the United Kingdom from Siberia during the latter part of the weekend and early next week. [Full Article...]

Minneapolis students protest gun violence in wake of Florida school shooting

Minneapolis students protest gun violence in wake of Florida school shooting Survivors of the shooting have been vocal in calling for a gun law reform. Israel said that Deputy Scott Peterson was outside of the building during the time of the shooting. Pustizzi said the confusion didn't put anyone in danger. Gov. Rick Scott also said he wanted to ban so-called bump stocks and would ask for $500 million in mental-health and school-safety initiatives. [Full Article...]


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