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Seattle to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions, cases Seattle to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions, cases
- February 09, 2018

Ollie Garrett with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board said misdemeanor possession charges also closed off opportunities to people of color in a points system that determines whether a person can be licensed and engage in the recreational marijuana industry in the state. (more...)
Bulls Acquire Noah Vonleh From Trail Blazers Bulls Acquire Noah Vonleh From Trail Blazers
- February 09, 2018

By shedding Vonleh's $3.5 million salary, the Blazers, who were roughly $3 million over the tax line, will avoid the tax for at least one more season. They have plenty of cap space, so the Bulls had no problem taking a flyer on a young player for a few months. He's played in 33 games this season with 12 starts, which is down from his previous two seasons in Portland after spending his rookie year in Charlotte. (more...)
Dems, allies ask NC judges to change maps Dems, allies ask NC judges to change maps
- February 09, 2018

The court set a standard for new Congressional maps as "neutral criteria of compactness, contiguity, minimization of the division of political subdivisions, and maintenance of population equality among congressional districts...provide a "floor" of protection for an individual against the dilution of his or her vote in the creation of such districts". (more...)
JI admonishes senior leader for welcoming those acquitted in Mashal case JI admonishes senior leader for welcoming those acquitted in Mashal case
- February 09, 2018

During the trial Imran Ali pleaded guilty to shooting Mashal Khan. An initial investigation after the incident, which shocked the country and sparked global condemnation including from the United Nations, found that blasphemy accusations against Mashal Khan were unfounded, and that he was mercilessly beaten and killed for being vocal against irregularities at his university, including on a local television programme. (more...)
Iran urges Turkey to respect intl. borders Iran urges Turkey to respect intl. borders
- February 09, 2018

Elsewhere in the meeting, Iranian president hailed Sochi summit's role in resolving the regional issues, saying "fortunately, the tripartite relations between Iran, Turkey and Russian Federation today are very important in regional affairs, while in the current situation, the need for further consultation and cooperation is needed to resolve the Syrian crisis". (more...)
Search launched in Buzzards Bay after Coast Guard receives mayday call Search launched in Buzzards Bay after Coast Guard receives mayday call
- February 09, 2018

The Coast Guard sent out a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Menemsha on Martha's Vineyard and searched Buzzards Bay Wednesday night. It was unclear what type of boat the Coast Guard was looking for, its location and how many people were on board. (more...)
North Korea holds military parade on eve of Olympics in South North Korea holds military parade on eve of Olympics in South
- February 09, 2018

Iranian and North Korean athletes at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games will receive Samsung mobile phones, organizers said on Thursday, after Iran summoned South Korea's ambassador over reports its athletes would not get the gifts. (more...)
Barb from 'Stranger Things' Got a Secret Message on Her Starbucks Cup Barb from 'Stranger Things' Got a Secret Message on Her Starbucks Cup
- February 09, 2018

But while everyone gathered to search for Will and fretted over his fate and his mum Joyce (Winona Ryder) was determined to save him, Barb was practically forgotten. Even better, when she responded to Purser's twitter thanks, Gail got an even better response in return... Captioned with a honest, "thanks guys", the tweet has been liked over a 100,000 times, because you know what? Purser seems to agree that Bob didn't get his due on the show either-she tweeted a simple reply to fan's ... (more...)
Department of Corrections Ends Contract With Food Service Company Department of Corrections Ends Contract With Food Service Company
- February 09, 2018

Michigan State University's funding would see a 1.8 percent increase to $281 million. Rep. Fred Durhal III of Detroit, the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, said he was "very pleased" with it. "Increased state support helps us manage rising operational costs without putting all of the burden on tuition, and that's good for students and their families". (more...)
Depeche Mode Announce Final Leg of Depeche Mode Announce Final Leg of "Global Spirit Tour"
- February 09, 2018

The Sacramento show is one of just nine Depeche Mode will play in the US this spring as part of a 34-country tour stretching from Argentina to Russian Federation. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com , the Arby's Box Office at the BOK Center and by calling 800-745-3000. (more...)
Seaspan (SSW) Rating Increased to Buy at Seaport Global Securities
- February 08, 2018

The company's stock had a trading volume of 575,273 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,404,403. With 934,200 avg volume, 5 days are for Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW)'s short sellers to cover SSW's short positions. The stock has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, March 2. Seaport Global Securities upgraded Seaspan from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $10.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. (more...)
Ital-Thai president arrested for poaching at wildlife sanctuary granted bail Ital-Thai president arrested for poaching at wildlife sanctuary granted bail
- February 08, 2018

All have been released on 150,000 baht bail but will have to report back to provide forensic evidence. All three are protected species under Thai law. Mr Tunya Netithammakul, the department's director-general, said that the department had to allow local police in Kanchanaburi province to carry out the interrogation of the four suspects first. (more...)
Police find remains of 6 people, including Andrew Kinsman, in McArthur case Police find remains of 6 people, including Andrew Kinsman, in McArthur case
- February 09, 2018

Frozen winter temperatures mean it could take longer than a week to dig out the backyard, Det Sgt Hank Idsinga told media on Thursday. Police expect to lay more charges. "We have scanned the area with the OPP's ground penetrating radar, we have identified some spots in there that we are interested in and we have been heating that ground now for over a week", he said. (more...)
British ISIS fighters dubbed 'The Beatles' CAPTURED in Syria British ISIS fighters dubbed 'The Beatles' CAPTURED in Syria
- February 09, 2018

Kotey, a 34-year-old convert to Islam who grew up in west London, and 29-year-old Elsheikh, whose family fled to the United Kingdom from Sudan in the 1990s, were the only remaining members of the group still at large. The SDF handed the two men over to USA special forces after suspecting they were foreign fighters, the Times reported. They were involved in the torture and killing of Western hostages such as American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, plus the British charity worker ... (more...)
NKorea Not Interested in Meeting With US at Olympics NKorea Not Interested in Meeting With US at Olympics
- February 08, 2018

But Pence stressed that the USA remains firmly committed to a pressure-based approach against North Korea until that country abandons its nuclear weapons, warning Seoul against making too many concessions to Pyongyang. Meanwhile, Kim Jong Un's sister , the first member of the North's ruling family to ever visit South Korea, is expected to attend Friday's opening ceremony. (more...)
Spurs One Of Many After Avery Bradley Spurs One Of Many After Avery Bradley
- February 09, 2018

Bradley was sent to the Clippers from the Detroit Pistons in the Blake Griffin deal, but he spent his first seven National Basketball Association seasons as a member of the Boston Celtics . San Antonio had been rumored to be involved in talks with Detroit for Bradley, and now has apparently continued that with the Clippers. There are undoubtedly many contenders after Bradley and his expiring $8.8 million contract, but if San Antonio really wants to part with Green then the Spurs ... (more...)
Palestinian martyred in W. Bank by Israeli forces Palestinian martyred in W. Bank by Israeli forces
- February 08, 2018

No troops were injured during the operation. Assi fled the scene and was still at large on Tuesday morning. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to catch the attacker. The community of a few hundred Israelis is located about 15 miles west of the armistice line between Israel and the West Bank , which Israel captured in a 1967 war. (more...)
Convicted killer escapes from NB prison Convicted killer escapes from NB prison
- February 08, 2018

Bugden was serving an indeterminate sentence for second-degree murder, but no other details were provided. "They can walk out if they want", Emile Belliveau, an assistant warden at Dorchester Penitentiary, told The Canadian Press. "There's no walls or perimeter around the minimum sector at the Dorchester institution". "We don't know his frame of mind at this point". Bugden is described as Caucasian with a fair complexion. (more...)
Lawmakers rain on Trump's idea for military parade through Washington Lawmakers rain on Trump's idea for military parade through Washington
- February 08, 2018

It quoted an unidentified military official as saying, "The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France". "I don't know. We're going to have to try and top it". The President's desire to display American military muscle, however, apparently comes from his viewing of France's Bastille Day military parade, an annual event which commemorates the storming of a Paris prison to gain stocks of weapons and gunpowder at the start of the French Revolution. (more...)
Senate near two-year budget deal with higher defense spending Senate near two-year budget deal with higher defense spending
- February 08, 2018

Passage of the plan would ease the brinkmanship over spending that roils Washington so regularly that financial markets barely flinch anymore at the threat of a government shutdown . It ends the unsafe sequester and gives Secretary Mattis what he needs to keep America Great. "Speaker Ryan has already repeatedly stated we intend to do a DACA and immigration reform bill - one that the president supports", Strong said in an email to USA TODAY. (more...)

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