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Vehicle strikes security barrier by White House, driver apprehended Vehicle strikes security barrier by White House, driver apprehended
- February 23, 2018

The United States Secret Service is sending out tweets Friday saying a auto crashed into a security barrier near the White House. The driver of the auto was immediately apprehended by the Secret Service. "The vehicle did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex". One woman was fatally shot after attempting to force entry into the grounds via her vehicle and leading police on a chase across Washington, DC . (more...)
YHS students, staff get OK to join national school walkout March 14 YHS students, staff get OK to join national school walkout March 14
- February 23, 2018

In a note sent to parents via email and social media , Superintendent Curtis Rhodes said that any students who participate in the March for Our Lives or other anti-gun protests would be punished for their involvement with a suspension of up to three days. (more...)
Two people shot dead outside UBS Zurich bank Two people shot dead outside UBS Zurich bank
- February 23, 2018

The scene has been cordoned off. "Emergency workers found a dead and a seriously injured person on scene who has also succumbed to their injuries". Police have assured the public that the situation was now under control and that there was no danger. (more...)
Supreme Court allows execution of Alabama inmate to proceed Supreme Court allows execution of Alabama inmate to proceed
- February 23, 2018

The court ruled about 9 p.m. that officials could proceed with the execution. He added that he had been waiting outside the execution room for more than two hours while the prison staff might have been trying in vain attempt to find a proper place to insert the needle. (more...)
Special Counsel Mueller Files New Charges against Manafort and Gates Special Counsel Mueller Files New Charges against Manafort and Gates
- February 23, 2018

The new indictment comes a week after a separate Mueller indictment charged 13 Russians in a conspiracy to undermine the US presidential election. Instead, they grew from the work Manafort and Gates performed for Russia-backed former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych between about 2006 and 2014. (more...)
Trump suggests arming teachers as a solution to increase school safety Trump suggests arming teachers as a solution to increase school safety
- February 23, 2018

The president's proposal to allow teachers to carry a concealed weapon and go through special training to combat school shootings has been met with a mixed reaction. Mr Trump then surveyed the audience of conservatives on which issue was more important to them, and listened as the crowd cheered loudly in support of the Second Amendment. (more...)
NRA chief disputes calls for greater gun control NRA chief disputes calls for greater gun control
- February 23, 2018

Once again LaPierre repeated his calls for schools to increase security, even arming schoolteachers, a controversial proposal that even some Republicans have rejected. "History shows that a school shooting lasts, on average, 3 minutes", Trump tweeted . Trump will also hear from local police, health and education officials. (more...)
German shepherd beaten, shot while protecting teen during home invasion German shepherd beaten, shot while protecting teen during home invasion
- February 23, 2018

The teen was on the phone with 911 when the burglars entered the bedroom where he was hiding in the closet with Rex. "I feel like if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be here today telling you this story", said Mercado. "I broke down", he said. They hoped to raise $10,000, but as of Friday morning, the GoFundMe page had raised over $23,000. For Mercado, the relief that his dog even survived was followed by the reality that his family does not have the money to pay for Rex's medical bills. (more...)
South Carolina Republicans want to call same-sex marriages South Carolina Republicans want to call same-sex marriages "parody marriage"
- February 23, 2018

The real parody here is not marriages of same-sex couples, but the introduction of the "Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act" as any kind of governing. The representatives sponsoring the bill are: Steven Wayne Long, William M "Bill" Chumley, James Mikell "Mike" Burns, John R McCravy III, Josiah Magnuson and Richard "Rick" Martin. (more...)
Angry Birds game-maker hit by worst stock sell-off since going public Angry Birds game-maker hit by worst stock sell-off since going public
- February 23, 2018

Ratings on Rovio shares were mostly positive this week. You'd think everyone would be loving Angry Birds , especially after so many mobile releases, and the big screen effort that came to theaters a little while back. According to Bloomberg's roundup, the market had forecast sales of 79 million euros. Increased marketing costs were amid the reasons behind the profit warning. (more...)
Crytek's Hunt: Showdown takes to Early Access today Crytek's Hunt: Showdown takes to Early Access today
- February 23, 2018

And if you die, your character dies permanently. You can still level up your family bloodline, but the incentive for entering a match and getting out with your life, even if you don't get the bounty, is something Crytek will have to highlight in some way. (more...)
Korea Misses out on Gold in Last Short Track Events Korea Misses out on Gold in Last Short Track Events
- February 23, 2018

Red Gerard, who already won gold in slopestyle, will be looking to bring home his second medal of the Pyeongchang Games. Another rider to watch is Canada's Laurie Blouin, who won a silver medal in the PyeongChang slopestyle event and trains with Marino. (more...)
Italian ship fails to drill for gas in the waters off Cyprus Italian ship fails to drill for gas in the waters off Cyprus
- February 23, 2018

Deputy Government Spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos told the Cyprus News Agency that the ship was stopped by Turkish military vessels and said the Greek side would proceed with its energy plans. Turkish Cypriots run a breakaway state in north Cyprus recognised only by Ankara. Cyprus is likely to have at least 10 Tcf of gas in its waters, with the Aphrodite field holding an estimated 4.5 Tcf and the Calypso discovery said to be a 6-8 Tcf find. (more...)
Iranian Government Changes Tune on Bitcoin, Will Develop Own Cryptocurrency Iranian Government Changes Tune on Bitcoin, Will Develop Own Cryptocurrency
- February 23, 2018

Iran experienced a banking blackout after worldwide payments rail SWIFT restricted the nation from its network in 2012, a barricade that kept going four years until sanctions on Tehran were lifted by previous US President Obama's nuclear deal in 2016. (more...)
Stephen Colbert Unloads on Donald Trump and Marco Rubio Over Gun Control Stephen Colbert Unloads on Donald Trump and Marco Rubio Over Gun Control
- February 23, 2018

Rubio, who received $9,900 from the National Rifle Association in the 2016 election cycle, according to FEC filings, said he supported the banning of bump stocks but refused to promise to take any more money from the NRA, as one student asked him to do. (more...)
Soldier injured after militants attack search party, manage to escape Soldier injured after militants attack search party, manage to escape
- February 23, 2018

The militants active in Hajin areas keep a low profile because they view the district as only a transit point, he said. Reportedly, the terrorists managed to escape under the cover of fire. Police officials at Hajin said that contact with militants and exchange of fire has happened after relative lull of nearly three months. According to the sources, only a small number of foreign militants are active in the Hajin belt, including a local recruit. (more...)
Polls to 59 RS seats on Mar 23 Polls to 59 RS seats on Mar 23
- February 23, 2018

While nine members, including Jaya Bachchan (SP) and Pramod Tiwari (Cong) from UP are retiring on April 2, one seat vacated by BSP supremo Mayawati a year ago, will also go for elections. The MPs from UP whose term will end on April 2 are: Naresh Agarwal, Jaya Bachchan, Kiranmay Nanda, Chaudhary Munawar Saleem, Alok Tiwari and Darshan Singh Yadav (all SP), Munquad Ali (BSP), Pramod Tiwari (Congress) and Vinay Katiyar (BJP). (more...)
Zero Hour: Campaigning Ends For Bijepur By Zero Hour: Campaigning Ends For Bijepur By
- February 23, 2018

They will complain to CEO, says Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at a press conference. The BJD further alleged that Biswal Jay Jagannath Filling Station at Pada under Bijepur police station limits of Gatikrushna Mishra, who is a BJD sympathiser, was closed on the pretext of inspection only because the proprietor did not oblige Pradhan and come to meet when the latter entered petrol pump on February 19 night. (more...)
Is South Africa at risk of Islamic State attacks? Is South Africa at risk of Islamic State attacks?
- February 23, 2018

South Africa's elite police unit Hawks said the force was investigating the kidnapping, which took place on February 12. They arrested a man and woman in the town of Vryheid and identified them as Sayfydeen Aslam Del Vecchio, 38, and Fatima Patel, 27. (more...)
North Korea to send delegation to closing of Pyeongchang Olympics North Korea to send delegation to closing of Pyeongchang Olympics
- February 23, 2018

Mr Moon will also meet Ivanka Trump, who is due to arrive in Seoul on Friday and will be heading the USA officials at the closing ceremony. Pence's office this week said that North Korea canceled a planned meeting between the two delegations at the last minute. (more...)

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