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Johnny Sexton says Ireland must seize Grand Slam chance

Johnny Sexton says Ireland must seize Grand Slam chance A year on from England's 13-9 defeat by Ireland in Dublin, their first loss under Jones, that game seems to have been a clear watershed in the fortunes of both teams. Coach Joe Schmidt said the fact the championship was in the bag would not cause his team to relax. To Ireland's credit, though, we put Scotland under a lot of pressure and that definitely played a part in the visitors' failure to... [Full Article...]

Going dancing: Longhorns to face Nevada in NCAA Tournament

Going dancing: Longhorns to face Nevada in NCAA Tournament Texas got in as a 10-seed and will face 7-seed Nevada in the South region. 16th-seed Texas Southern will take on 16th-seed North Carolina Central in Daytona Wednesday for the rights to face 1st-seed Xavier in Nashville Friday. How they've fared against WVU: Texas Tech and West Virginia split the regular season series. Nevada finished the season at 27-7 (15-3 in the Mountain West). [Full Article...]

Brad Marchand Not Expected To Face Discipline For Collision With Blackhawks' Duclair

Brad Marchand Not Expected To Face Discipline For Collision With Blackhawks' Duclair Factor in daylight saving time and this felt like a 10:30 a.m. game. Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand has developed quite the reputation for himself over the years as being a dirty player. Marchand continued in the game, playing just over 20 minutes and finishing with two assists in the Bruins' 7-4 victory. And this nearly seems like the positive you'll spin any loss into these days. [Full Article...]

White House demands age restriction on weapon sales

White House demands age restriction on weapon sales For the most part, though, Trumps much anticipated school safety program includes few immediate actions by his administration and none that are likely to be opposed by the National Rifle Association. Rick Scott last week that would increase new mental health programs for schools and would allow school employees and many teachers to carry handguns if they take law enforcement training. [Full Article...]

Trump agrees to meet North Korea's Kim

Trump agrees to meet North Korea's Kim President Donald Trump on Thursday accepted an invitation to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, an invitation that was relayed to the U.S.by South Korean officials who had recently met with the North. If realized, the Moon-Kim meeting would be the rivals' third-ever summit since their 1945 division. Rubio also said that he is not in total disagreement with Trump's approach to Nor... [Full Article...]

Maxine Waters: If Mueller Doesn't Get Trump, 'Stormy Will'

Maxine Waters: If Mueller Doesn't Get Trump, 'Stormy Will' But he hasn't done anything wrong. "She's a low I.Q. individual - you can't help it, she really is". "In the final analysis I think he is going to get him", Waters said at a Human Rights Campaign fundraiser on Saturday. Waters, who is one of Trump's fiercest critics, accused Trump of being a "con man" who attacks women. "But this business about Stormy is not gonna go away". [Full Article...]

Congressional Republicans threaten action over Trump's tariffs

Congressional Republicans threaten action over Trump's tariffs Trump frequently took to Twitter to whack his fellow Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., did not offer any hints about whether he would support a move to overturn the tariffs through legislation. And we want to work with the administration to do that,"Ryan said". Canada and Mexico would be exempt from the tariffs. "I generally support the president on just about e... [Full Article...]

India, Pakistan in diplomatic spat after ISI raids Indian complex

India, Pakistan in diplomatic spat after ISI raids Indian complex Sources said harassment was the new normal for Indian High Commission personnel in Islamabad. A source said, Indias residential complex in Islamabad was raided by Pakistan agencies that expelled all Pakistani service providers and later disconnected power and water supply. [Full Article...]

Trump may exempt more countries from tariffs: Treasury's Mnuchin

Trump may exempt more countries from tariffs: Treasury's Mnuchin U.S. Dollar banknotes are seen in this photo illustration taken February 12, 2018. He said the Mexican government was now analyzing which United States exports it would tax. Negotiators from the U.S., Canada and Mexico wrapped up the seventh round of Nafta talks this week in Mexico still hoping for a breakthrough on the biggest sticking points. [Full Article...]

Winter storm updates: Thundersnow, NYC flights canceled, thousands without power

Winter storm updates: Thundersnow, NYC flights canceled, thousands without power City schools were closed Wednesday. "We're just looking at a chance". "It's the exact same thing that we experience in the summer with a thunder storm", Morrone told the newspaper. The resort said the snowfall from the past two storms would set it up for skiing through the middle of April. The outages turned to outrage for a New Jersey man whose home had been without electricity since Friday, ... [Full Article...]

Central Coast students plan to participate in National Walkout for Gun Safety

Central Coast students plan to participate in National Walkout for Gun Safety This event is being organized by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan's office as a response to student call-to-action for community support to address the issue of gun violence. The walkout, named by students as Stangs Stand with Parkland (#MHS Walk Out), will begin with a moment of silence. "Our hope is that these walkouts will be a positive influence on students by engaging them in the political proces... [Full Article...]

Helicopter crashes in East River in New York City

Helicopter crashes in East River in New York City Video and photos posted on social media showed several police and fire boats shining their lights on the water. The red helicopter went down into the cold, murky water at East 96th Street on Manhattan's Upper East Side neighborhood, local and federal authorities said. [Full Article...]

Flake: Anti-tariff Republican should challenge Trump in 2020

Flake: Anti-tariff Republican should challenge Trump in 2020 I do, I mean, it would be a tough go in a Republican primary". Trump appeared at a rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, on Saturday in an effort to help Republicans win a congressional district that the president won by 20 points in 2016 and endorse candidate Rick Saccone in the special election on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

No Deal for EU Seeking Exemptions From Trump's Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

No Deal for EU Seeking Exemptions From Trump's Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Minister Hiroshige Seko told a news conference his US counterpart Robert Lighthizer had only explained the schedule and procedure of the USA actions in talks in Brussels. European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen said it would be "a meeting, not THE meeting". Germany - singled out for particular criticism by Trump - accused Washington of protectionism, calling the tariffs an "affront to ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump touches down outside Pittsburgh ahead of PA-13th election

Donald Trump touches down outside Pittsburgh ahead of PA-13th election President Donald Trump is kicking off a rally outside Pittsburgh by endorsing the Republican in the special election, Rick Saccone (suh-KOHN'). In the last one year, Trump said , his administration created three million jobs , passed the largest tax cuts and reforms in the American history. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom minister says USA tariffs 'wrong way' to resolve trade issues

United Kingdom minister says USA tariffs 'wrong way' to resolve trade issues Rim countries without US involvement, a deal that will permit, among other things, more foreign auto imports into Canada - which has already infuriated USA automakers and Canada's auto workers. Looking outside of the steel industry, most studies estimate that a loss of jobs from industries that use steel and aluminum as inputs for their products could be far greater than the jobs boost for the ... [Full Article...]

Europeans, IMF tell Trump to step back from trade war

Europeans, IMF tell Trump to step back from trade war Despite the losses today, Wall Street seems to be enamored with metal company stocks following the tariff announcement , with several upgrades on US Steel coming after the company announced it would restart a plant thanks to the tariffs. [Full Article...]

Trump says tariffs will be 'very fair,' names winners and losers

Trump says tariffs will be 'very fair,' names winners and losers Previously, Trump had promised tariffs on all countries. "What we need to ensure is that we can get our products to the American market and resolve some of these outstanding situations". A spokesperson for senior Republican Paul Ryan said the House Speaker is "extremely anxious about the consequences of a trade war and [is] urging the White House to not advance with this plan". [Full Article...]

Trump Commerce Secretary Says Warnings About Tariffs Are Overhyped

Trump Commerce Secretary Says Warnings About Tariffs Are Overhyped Companies in the world's top producer of both metals "strongly oppose" the duties, the China Iron & Steel Association (CISA) and China China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association said in separate statements on Friday. "You have a national security threat". "Tariff protection for U.S. steel makers is a negative development for steel prices", BMI Research said in a report . [Full Article...]

Flake Calls for 2020 Trump Primary Challenger

Specifically, Kansans are concerned about China retaliating on US sorghum exports. While lawmakers technically could try to counter Trump on trade with some kind of legislative response, there is no clarity about what that would look like, and what kind of precedent it would set. [Full Article...]


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