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Larry Nassar's survivors aren't finished fighting for justice and change

Larry Nassar's survivors aren't finished fighting for justice and change Henderson speaks with Detroit Free Press higher education reporter David Jesse about that news, including about the question of whether U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is able to objectively oversee an investigation into MSU Interim President John Engler, with whom she has had a long political relationship going back to his time as governor of MI and beyond. [Full Article...]

Houthis killed in Hayes, Yemen

Houthis killed in Hayes, Yemen Iran claimed that the US and Britain were simply scapegoating them for the carnage in Yemen. Tehran , meanwhile, said it " categorically rejects " all the allegations around its supposed arms supplies to Houthi rebels in Yemen, calling the UK-submitted draft an attempt to deflect attention from the " catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen ", caused by the Saudi-led coalition bombings. [Full Article...]

Kanchi Peeth Shankaracharya Jayendra departs this life

Kanchi Peeth Shankaracharya Jayendra departs this life Jayendra Sarawasti suffered breathelessness on Wednesday morning and was taken to a private hospital here in Tamil Nadu where he breathed his last. BJP President Amit Shah also posted an image with Jayendra Saraswathi where he wrote, "Anguished to learn about the sad demise of Shankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi ji of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham". [Full Article...]

How emergency homeless shelters operate in the freezing cold

How emergency homeless shelters operate in the freezing cold They are being organised by the Peter McVerry Trust. Recent deaths of homeless people have been reported in Westminster , Edinburgh and Chelmsford , which have been linked to the freezing conditions. Organisations like the Peter McVerry Trust have emergency accommodations in place. Mr Murphy said some of the rise in homeless numbers in January had been anticipated as more families are being ... [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner's security clearance downgraded

Jared Kushner's security clearance downgraded Axios first reported on his departure. Dogging the president is his regret at picking Kelly to replace former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, with Trump admitting, "he was too impulsive to get Kelly. Josh Raffel, who joined the White House early previous year, was supposed to run communications for the so-called Office of American Innovation, which was established by the Trump administrati... [Full Article...]

Thunder expected to sign Corey Brewer, report says

Thunder expected to sign Corey Brewer, report says He averaged 3.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in 54 games (two starts) this season . "It's tough not to be playing". However, Brewer has played less than 13 minutes per contest, and lately has barely cracked the rotation as Los Angeles has made a decision to play younger members of the rotation. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia sacks several high-ranking army officials

Saudi Arabia sacks several high-ranking army officials The decrees were announced in a series of short dispatches from the SPA. The appointment, made on Monday, comes as King Salman approved plans for the development of the Saudi Ministry of Defense. The kingdom faces wide worldwide criticism for its airstrikes killing civilians and striking markets, hospitals and other civilian targets. Aid groups also blame a Saudi-led blockade for pushing the Ara... [Full Article...]

11 fall ill after suspicious mail opened at Virginia military base

11 fall ill after suspicious mail opened at Virginia military base A spokesperson for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall said people in the office on the Marine Corps side of the base had reported that as soon as the mail was opened they began feeling poorly and complaining of sore throats. Information was not available immediately on what the unknown substance could be. After the letter, which was described as irate, and at times unintelligible, was opened, se... [Full Article...]

First day of eastern Ghouta 'truce' in Syria branded a farce

First day of eastern Ghouta 'truce' in Syria branded a farce But as pro-government attacks on East Ghouta and rebel shelling on the nearby Syrian capital continue, aid deliveries remain impossible, UNOCHA spokeswoman Linda Tom told Syria Direct from Damascus on Tuesday. He said the situation on the ground is not such that convoys can go in or medical evacuations can come out, adding that it's a question of life and death. [Full Article...]

What DACA Supreme Court Ruling Means for Dreamers' Futures

What DACA Supreme Court Ruling Means for Dreamers' Futures In its dismissal, the Court said the government's appeal of U.S. District Judge William Alsup's January ruling-which said Trump's attempt to end DACA was illegal-should go through the regular judicial process and be taken up first by the 9th U.S. [Full Article...]

Attorney for former Parkland school resource officer defends response to shooting

Attorney for former Parkland school resource officer defends response to shooting Tapper also pressed Israel about what law enforcement knew about the alleged gunman beforehand. The FBI has acknowledged that it failed to investigate the tip about Cruz that the agency received on January 5. Within days, Cruz was back south in Broward County staying with another friend's family. Israel said on Sunday that a deputy who responded to a November 30 call referring to Cruz as... [Full Article...]

Lions place franchise tag on Ziggy Ansah for 2018

Lions place franchise tag on Ziggy Ansah for 2018 Ansah posted 12 sacks, 44 total tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery during the 2017 regular season for Detroit. Ansah just hasn't been able to produce on a down-to-down basis at the National Football League level - he has essentially been a part-time player the past two seasons - because of nagging ankle, knee and back injuries. [Full Article...]

Jitan Ram Manjhi to quit NDA, join Grand Alliance

Jitan Ram Manjhi to quit NDA, join Grand Alliance His decision to join the Grand Alliance, thus, is likely to trigger a shift of a substantial section of Musahars, whose population is over two million in the state, towards the RJD-led alliance. The support of a Dalit leader has finally provided the Alliance a much-needed counter to Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party, which is a part of the NDA alliance. [Full Article...]

N Korea says door open for talks with US

Now that the delegation has left for home, there remains only an eight-member high-level government delegation led by Kim Yong-chol, a top party official in charge of inter-Korean affairs. Both the US and South Korean responses come a day after North Korean officials said they are willing to sit down with representatives from the US. The delegation to the closing ceremony was expected to follow up... [Full Article...]

Cruise ship passengers had 95kg cocaine in their cabins

Cruise ship passengers had 95kg cocaine in their cabins Authorities have said the drug seizure was the largest ever involving a cruise ship or an aircraft in Australia . The maximum penalty for smuggling a commercial quantity of cocaine, a federal offence in Australia, is life imprisonment. The investigation was continuing and more arrests could be coming, police said. It was unclear how the women and Tamine were connected, local media reported. [Full Article...]

Pakistan militant killed in encounter with security forces

Pakistan militant killed in encounter with security forces The official added that the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened firing towards security forces. "One terrorist has been killed in the encounter so far". After the firing stopped, a search was conducted, but no dead body was recovered, a police spokesman had said on Tuesday. In a tweet, the Director General of Police said that the Lashkar militant could have been a ... [Full Article...]

South African Budget may not affect Downgrades

South African Budget may not affect Downgrades Suggestions of rising spirits and radical changes, about-turns and second chances have slipped into South Africa's national dialogue once more since new president Cyril Ramaphosa's call to service in the 2018 State of the Nation Address. After he was sacked, Nene worked in the private sector, including as a board member at fund manager Allan Gray. Now former finance minister Malusi Gigaba is s... [Full Article...]

Pakistan grouped with Netherlands, Germany and Malaysia for Hockey World Cup 2018

Pakistan grouped with Netherlands, Germany and Malaysia for Hockey World Cup 2018 With 16 teams divided into four groups of four teams each for preliminary round-robin stage round and only top two placed teams having a chance of advancing to the next round, Pakistan are facing the danger of failing to make it to the knock-out stage as they have been included in a tough group along with European giants Netherlands and Germany. [Full Article...]

Avenal High School student arrested for making shooting threat, police say

Avenal High School student arrested for making shooting threat, police say No arrest was made, but authorities said the case will be referred to the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office for further consideration once the investigation is over. Police and school officials "acted quickly to curtail any chance of danger to our kids", the department wrote in the post. Three students have been banned from school and arrested after making social media threats aga... [Full Article...]

Campbell posts first National Hockey League win as Kings beat Knights again

Campbell posts first National Hockey League win as Kings beat Knights again Campbell, the 11th pick of the 2010 draft by the Dallas Stars, was making his first start in goal for the Kings this season and first in the National Hockey League since 2013. Darcy Kuemper finished up and made 30 saves. "You could nearly feel that goal at the end to tie coming with the pressure", Kings forward Tyler Toffoli said. [Full Article...]


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