Feds Probe If Manafort Promised Banker WH Job for Loans

The combined $16 million in loans to one borrower represents almost a quarter of the small bank's loan portfolio and approaches the level at which regulators would start to think about imposing limits on lending to one customer. The indictment contai... More..

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Italy's Mbanda gets Six Nations call for France tilt
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Italy's Mbanda gets Six Nations call for France tilt

Italy might be seen as the ideal opponent for France to bounce back from their opening defeats in the Six Nations , but their lack of discipline, off the pitch this time, will make their task much harder as...More..

Abbas calls for global peace conference at UNSC
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Abbas calls for global peace conference at UNSC

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ruled out the United States as a broker for peace with Israel on Tuesday, calling for an worldwide peace conference by mid-2018 with the key goals of full U.N. "We have alrea...More..

5 year jail term for Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

5 year jail term for Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab

He's already serving a two-year sentence handed down in July over television interviews he gave that included criticism of Bahrain. The new convictions were for "insulting a neighbouring country" and "insulti...More..

by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Trump again faults Obama over Russian election meddling

They have put their partisan goal of bringing down President Trump ahead of what should be a national goal that unites both parties - uncovering and stopping Russia's attack on our democracy. Saying Obama w...More..

Winter weather advisory for county Thursday
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Winter weather advisory for county Thursday

The National Weather Service issued a storm warning for northern OR in effect from Tuesday afternoon until 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. Today's high will only be about 30 degrees, meaning that some of the previous...More..

UK Government loses latest court case on reducing air pollution
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

UK Government loses latest court case on reducing air pollution

Mr Justice Garnham said the government had not done enough to require 45 local authorities in the United Kingdom to meet legal limits to reduce air pollution in their areas. The latest plan identifies 23 local ...More..

Local gun shop speaks on bump stock regulations
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Local gun shop speaks on bump stock regulations

However, a bump stock was used in the October shooting deaths of 58 people in Las Vegas , and attached to a half-dozen of the long guns found in the shooter's hotel room. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, however, ...More..

Should 'bump stocks' be banned in the US?
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Should 'bump stocks' be banned in the US?

I'm not going to sleep until it is fixed. "Words are one thing, Mr. President , but we need meaningful action". And I'm pissed. Because my daughter, I'm not going to see her again. Ella Fesler, 16-year-old hig...More..

Olympics: Alpine skiing - 'Samurai' Goggia denies Vonn to win downhill gold
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Olympics: Alpine skiing - 'Samurai' Goggia denies Vonn to win downhill gold

She became the most-decorated Winter Olympian of all time with 14 career medals, getting the latest when Norway won the bronze in the women's team sprint in cross-country skiing. "She's unbelievable", he said...More..

Stepmother of missing 5-year-old Wichita boy arrested
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Stepmother of missing 5-year-old Wichita boy arrested

The case is now being considered a criminal investigation. He did not release details on the alleged incidents, but said more charges could be coming. The grandmother stated that family members contacted social...More..

Atul Gupta Challenges Court Order to Freeze Assets in South Africa
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Atul Gupta Challenges Court Order to Freeze Assets in South Africa

With Zuma now deposed, the country's prosecutors are starting what may be the lengthy task of probing allegations against the family and last week arrested eight people, but not a Gupta brother among them, fo...More..

Trump considers raising purchase age for certain firearms, amid gun control talks
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Trump considers raising purchase age for certain firearms, amid gun control talks

Trump's Wednesday Twitter missive was the latest in a round of tweets criticizing the Russia probe since last Friday's federal indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities on charges that the...More..

UK's left-wing Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn under fire for alleged Soviet collusion
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

UK's left-wing Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn under fire for alleged Soviet collusion

Shouts of "What about the IRA?" could be heard in the chamber, before Mr Corbyn added: "We're halfway through the six speeches we were told would set out the Government's negotiating position". On Wednesday, ...More..

Switzerland ranked third-least corrupt country in index
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Switzerland ranked third-least corrupt country in index

New Zealand took out the top spot, ahead of 179 countries. While the country scored 27/100 and was ranked 136th in 2016, the latest CPI scores Nigeria 28/100 but with a rank of No. The relatively poor ranking...More..

Two young men killed in separate knife attacks in city
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Two young men killed in separate knife attacks in city

At the family home in Mornington Crescent, north London, Fowsiya, 48, fought back tears as she said: "He left me a message that said "I'm wounded, I got wounded". Reports suggested up to six stabbings had take...More..

Glencore +4.5% as profit, cash flows surge
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Glencore +4.5% as profit, cash flows surge

The mining giant Glencore announced higher payments to its shareholders after annual earnings rose against the backdrop of higher commodity prices and the best performance of the business unit since 2008. "Ou...More..

Police charge student with writing second note threatening Manatee High School
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Police charge student with writing second note threatening Manatee High School

A 15-year-old student had been suspended from Middleton High School but returned to campus Monday. According to the Manatee County School District, Manatee High School was placed on what's called a "Shelter i...More..

by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Sarah Sanders smears Obama to defend Trump's Russian Federation collusion, gets fact-checked

President Donald Trump attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Twitter - again. Growth during former President Barack Obama's tenure hovered at about 2 percent per year. "The President has expressed hi...More..

94 percent of women in Hollywood say they have been harassed
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

94 percent of women in Hollywood say they have been harassed

A survey the newspaper conducted in partnership with Women in Film and Television , The Creative Coalition , and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center found that 94 percent of women in Hollywood ha...More..

Double-decker bus plunges down cliff in Peru killing 44 people
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Double-decker bus plunges down cliff in Peru killing 44 people

In the early hours of this morning a coach plunged off the Pan-American Highway, falling 80m and killing at least 44 people and injuring 23, according to El Pais . "My condolences to the relatives of the victi...More..

by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

KKK groups dwindle as white nationalism becomes 'hip' in 2017

It also reported an increase in what it calls "black nationalist hate groups", from 193 chapters in 2016 to 233 past year. Trump dedicated a major part of his first State of the Union yearly address to bashin...More..

Anthony Davis: Pelicans Could Have Made NBA Finals with Healthy DeMarcus Cousins
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Anthony Davis: Pelicans Could Have Made NBA Finals with Healthy DeMarcus Cousins

I know what it takes to win championships; we've got it'". "See where the team is going, what direction they want to go to and just see where they're headed". He shot 40 shots sometimes; whatever it takes to he...More..

Florida School Shooting Survivors In State's Capital To Demand Action On Guns
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Florida School Shooting Survivors In State's Capital To Demand Action On Guns

But just as the students started rolling north on their journey for justice, state lawmakers voted down a measure to ban purchases of assault rifles like the one 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz allegedly used in his...More..

Florida dominates TripAdvisor's 2018 'best beaches' in the country awards
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Florida dominates TripAdvisor's 2018 'best beaches' in the country awards

Florida beaches make a strong showing on the American rankings, with six of the top ten, compared to three for Hawaii. Clearwater Beach was ranked number one, followed by Siesta Key (#2), Miami's South Beach ...More..

Several Gold Coast students treated after suspected drug overdose
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Several Gold Coast students treated after suspected drug overdose

Seven students at Saint Stephen's College on the Gold Coast are receiving urgent medical treatment after taking an unknown substance. Two crime scenes have been established at the school with police seizing m...More..

Wisconsin Mom:
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wisconsin Mom: "We Can Make a Difference in Gun Legislation"

The two-page ad , paid for by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America , also details how much money each Congress member is alleged to have received from the NRA during th...More..

Auto swept into Grand River; child reported missing
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Auto swept into Grand River; child reported missing

Centre Wellington Fire and Rescue was called at around 1:25am on February 21 to assist the Grand Valley Fire Department with a water rescue. The intensity of the fast moving river swept the vehicle downstream...More..

Cougar caught on video peeking inside window
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Cougar caught on video peeking inside window

Officers later responded to the home and confirmed it was a cougar. Police and DNR agents said the cougar appeared passive, but they were unable to capture or kill it due to the proximity of homes and thick b...More..

Illinois man who died in Yellowstone was looking for hidden treasure
by | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Illinois man who died in Yellowstone was looking for hidden treasure

The events surrounding Murphy's death and the following investigation was kept private until KULR recently obtained a report through the Freedom of Information Act. Last June, the body of Paris Wallace, a 52-...More..

Trump directs ban on gun modifications, bump stocks
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Trump directs ban on gun modifications, bump stocks

Trump's announcement comes nearly one week after the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead . The suspect in the Florida shooting didn't use a bump stock , though the accused sniper in a mass...More..

Candlelight vigils held across Florida to honor Stoneman Douglas shooting victims
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Candlelight vigils held across Florida to honor Stoneman Douglas shooting victims

Florida is insane", she added. The teacher tearfully said she is confident that this generation of students will make changes after this incident. Smith told reporters afterward that he was infuriated at R...More..

Lindsey Vonn wins bronze in women's downhill with one event to go
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lindsey Vonn wins bronze in women's downhill with one event to go

In what will likely be her last Olympic downhill race, USA alpine skier Lindsey Vonn won the bronze medal in her best event. Rydzek was a part of the German team that took home silver at the 2014 Sochi Olympi...More..

Indian firm wants to join PH telco market - Duterte
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Indian firm wants to join PH telco market - Duterte

The US Intelligence Community predicted that democracy and human rights in the region would remain fragile this year as "autocratic tendencies deepen in some regimes and rampant corruption and cronyism undermin...More..

DOJ Establishes Task Force To Combat
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

DOJ Establishes Task Force To Combat "Global Cyber Threat"

Sessions said the task force will prioritize research on efforts to interfere with us elections and also study attempts to hack into infrastructure, violent propaganda, and corporate theft. The Cyber-Digita...More..

Melania Trump's parents are legal permanent residents
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Melania Trump's parents are legal permanent residents

The process is a mainstay of USA immigration; of the 990,553 of the foreign nationals admitted to the United States as permanent residents in 2013, almost 649,763 of them were admitted due to family ties, acc...More..

Influential evangelical leader Billy Graham dies at 99
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Influential evangelical leader Billy Graham dies at 99

His website states that he preached to almost 215 million people in more than 185 countries over the course of his long ministry. There was nobody like him! He founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Associa...More..

by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

First Funerals Held for Victims of Florida School Shooting

They all believe that we need to do a better job of receiving these signs and acting on them and following up on them better. Two days after a gunman killed 17 people with an assault-style rifle at Marjo...More..

Trump asks why Sessions isn't investigating Democrats over Russian Federation meddling
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Trump asks why Sessions isn't investigating Democrats over Russian Federation meddling

He said, "We are behind the curve in coming to a policy" to penalize or stop those who interfere. The company's plan was announced a day after special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three R...More..

Gal Gadot Will Present An Oscar!
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Gal Gadot Will Present An Oscar!

Following the first announcement that included Tiffany Haddish and Emma Stone , producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd revealed a second slate of presenters on Wednesday. Among those also scheduled to pre...More..

by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

School walkouts take place in Southwest Florida to protest school shooting

Meanwhile, students from a couple schools, including Coral Springs High School and Cooper City High School formed giant hearts in their school's football fields. "It feels good to be heard", she added. Studen...More..

Twitter Users Are Complaining About a #Twitterlockout and a #Twitterpurge
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Twitter Users Are Complaining About a #Twitterlockout and a #Twitterpurge

Users are urged to enable verification of their account via their phone number to unlock their accounts. Conservative Twitter users across the platform are, metaphorically at least, setting their hair on fir...More..

Leaked 'draft deal' between DUP and Sinn Fein published
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Leaked 'draft deal' between DUP and Sinn Fein published

She added that the United Kingdom government "would not shirk" its responsibility to provide Northern Ireland with stable governance and public services, but the resumption of direct rule would be a last reso...More..

Family who took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signs
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Family who took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signs

The state would have to agree to not seek capital punishment, but the office said they would come to a decision at the "appropriate time". Cruz was held for psychiatric evaluations after he sent out a Snapc...More..

by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

North Korea cancelled Mike Pence meeting last minute, White House says

Ahead of his arrival at the Olympics , Pence hinted at the possibility of a meeting , saying he hadn't ruled out meeting with North Korean officials. mainland. We regret their failure to seize this opport...More..

Mueller charges lawyer with lying about interaction with Trump campaign aide
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mueller charges lawyer with lying about interaction with Trump campaign aide

London-based Van Der Zwaan is married to the daughter of German Kahn, a Ukrainian-Russian billionaire who made his money in oil and is one of Russia's wealthiest men. Gates and Manafort were indicted past yea...More..

In wake of school shooting, Florida legislators reject weapons ban
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

In wake of school shooting, Florida legislators reject weapons ban

Manfred said Major League Baseball received a "really strong sentiment of the clubs it was the appropriate thing to do immediately". - A report in August 2016 by the Florida Department of Children and Family...More..

Orono schools on lockdown over gun threat; no intruder
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Orono schools on lockdown over gun threat; no intruder

Police and the district said the threats are not connected. It said police have requested help from Hennepin County and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Also, Old Crystal Bay Road has been shut down and no ...More..

India has been an important worldwide market for us: Donald Trump Junior
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

India has been an important worldwide market for us: Donald Trump Junior

Trump Jr. said he first visited India a decade ago and learnt doing business "the hard way". "You go through a town, and I don't mean to be glib about it, but you can see the poorest of the poor and there's sti...More..

Trump wonders why Obama didn't do anything to stop Russian meddling
by | Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Trump wonders why Obama didn't do anything to stop Russian meddling

The motivation of the ex-KGB is not simple dislike of Hillary Clinton . Though the charges said the Russians worked with more than 100 US citizens to coordinate their interference, the Justice Department...More..