State senators face off over move to force vote on gun control

The Senate is exploring passing Fix NICS as a standalone measure as soon as this week, but Ryan would not say Tuesday whether he would bring that or a bump-stock ban up for a vote. He has also agreed to pool data on gun purchases with other neigh... More..

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Back up border commitment with concrete proposals, says Coveney

FIVE TESTSShe said she would be guided by five tests including respecting the result of the 2016 Brexit referendum and reaching a solution that can endure. "Just as it would be unacceptable to go back to a ha...More..

DPRK refutes USA accusation of producing chemical weapons with Syria
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

DPRK refutes USA accusation of producing chemical weapons with Syria

North Korea denied supporting the production of chemical weapons in Syria Friday, insisting it is opposed to their use. The determination, made by the department's global security and nonproliferation bureau,...More..

Donald Trump is against gun control, NRA says after meeting president
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Donald Trump is against gun control, NRA says after meeting president

Trump is tweeting that "Background Checks a big part of conversation". And he backs more controversial ideas, including increasing the minimum age for the purchase of assault weapons from 18 to 21, which...More..

Missing Rocklin snowboarder found dead at Squaw Valley Ski Resort
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Missing Rocklin snowboarder found dead at Squaw Valley Ski Resort

Squaw Valley has not confirmed the avalanche report yet, but the blog Snow Brains said there were up to 20 skiers involved and one was buried in snow. Another guest was rescued and transported to Tahoe Trucke...More..

A new
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

A new "Kraken" arises? Russians eager to name doomsday arms

The White House said U.S. President Donald Trump discussed Putin's statements on nuclear weapons in separate phone calls with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on ...More..

United States makes staff reduction at Havana embassy permanent
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

United States makes staff reduction at Havana embassy permanent

Cuba's communist government has angrily denied that it had anything to do with any attack on United States personnel, and United States officials have been unable to determine the cause of the injuries. The Sta...More..

'Pretty much everyone on the plane threw up': Monster storm wreaks havoc
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

'Pretty much everyone on the plane threw up': Monster storm wreaks havoc

The pilot of the flight, which took off in Charlottesville, Va., was able to send the message as soon as it got close enough to the ground, said Clinton Wallace, the center's deputy director. Living in and co...More..

Former student accused of squatting in NYC dorm
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Former student accused of squatting in NYC dorm

According to the New York Post , Palmer has continued to live in her dorm room, despite repeated demands that she vacate. In 2016, Hunter College claims that Palmer dropped out of school - but Palmer maintains...More..

Big Ten basketball tournament at Garden opens with Iowa over Illinois
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Big Ten basketball tournament at Garden opens with Iowa over Illinois

The Wolverines , who ranked 15th in this week's Associated Press poll, will move on to face the fourth-seeded Huskers on Friday for an approximate 1:30 p.m. Michigan, however, was able to overcome their poor ...More..

Rahul points fingers at Nitish over Muzaffarpur accident
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Rahul points fingers at Nitish over Muzaffarpur accident

Baitha was brought straight to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) as police feared admitting him at any hospital in Muzaffarpur could lead to the angry local residents attacking him there, said sources...More..

East And West, Both Coasts Weathering Major Winter Storms
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

East And West, Both Coasts Weathering Major Winter Storms

Flight tracking website FlightAware.com says more than 1,000 flights involving USA airports have been canceled for Friday. Flooding could begin to pick up around high tide, forecast to occur shortly after 1...More..

Toys 'R' Us UK, Maplin Electronics go into administration
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Toys 'R' Us UK, Maplin Electronics go into administration

Its pension fund is set to be taken over by the PPF. However, continued poor sales coupled with a looming Value-Added Tax bill of £15m saw it seeking a buyer, and inability to secure one forced the company to...More..

Walker urges Trump to reconsider steel and aluminum tariffs
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Walker urges Trump to reconsider steel and aluminum tariffs

He tweeted that the USA was "losing billions of dollars on trade" and would find a trade war "easy to win". He added, "Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don'...More..

Last northern male white rhino in declining health
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Last northern male white rhino in declining health

Unfortunately, the last northern white rhinoceros male might die soon, and the only solution for the species perpetuation would be artificial fertilization, a procedure that has never been done in rhinoceros...More..

Celebrating Read Across America, Dr. Seuss birthday
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Celebrating Read Across America, Dr. Seuss birthday

Students over at Alexander High School celebrated the day with a number of reading activities in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday. As we celebrate "Red Across America" Day, a new survey finds many parents don't...More..

First Warning Forecast: Tracking extremely windy conditions to end the work week
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

First Warning Forecast: Tracking extremely windy conditions to end the work week

A High Wind Warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph are expected for at least one hour, with gusts of 58 mph or greater at any time. Surges could reach up to 1 foot Friday and another 2 and a half to...More..

5 police officers killed by suspected Al-Shabaab militants in northeast Kenya
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

5 police officers killed by suspected Al-Shabaab militants in northeast Kenya

According to security sources, the heavily armed militia who numbered about 100 attacked the camps at mid night on Thursday. The attackers first trained their guns on a telecommunication mast in Lafey town, o...More..

Babu Owino loses Embakasi parliamentary seat
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Babu Owino loses Embakasi parliamentary seat

Justice Segoi also ordered the vocal Babu Owino whose real name is Paul Ongili Owino to pay KSh 5 million in costs. "There's a war between the president, his deputy and myself, it is no news that I have bee...More..

Canadian women in medal mix at track cycling worlds in team pursuit
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Canadian women in medal mix at track cycling worlds in team pursuit

Triple Olympic pursuit champion Clancy said he was loving competing alongside the new generation as world champion debutants Kian Emadi and Ethan Hayter completed a new-look team. Laura Kenny's husband Jason wo...More..

Egyptian Singer and Judge on 'The Voice' Imprisoned for Making 'Foolish Joke'
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Egyptian Singer and Judge on 'The Voice' Imprisoned for Making 'Foolish Joke'

A court in Cairo sent her to prison in the latest jail sentence handed to a pop singer, as restrictions against free speech escalate. In the widely shared clip, recorded over a year ago, Sherine was requested...More..

Astonishing combat between sloth bear and tiger. Who won?
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Astonishing combat between sloth bear and tiger. Who won?

They were lucky enough to witness a fight between a sloth bear and a tiger battling it out in the wild. Instead of shitting his trousers and running the other way, Kumar chose to stick around and film the rar...More..

Criminal history of Deputy Pickett's suspected shooter begins in 2015
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Criminal history of Deputy Pickett's suspected shooter begins in 2015

Police said Pickett, who is married and joined the department about three years ago, was shot in the head at about 9:30 a.m. Friday as he rounded a corner with his police dog as they helped chase three men on f...More..

ACC shelves plans to merge with Ambuja Cement
by | Saturday, March 03, 2018

ACC shelves plans to merge with Ambuja Cement

In a filing to the bourses, Ambuja Cements also said it was not pursuing a merger with ACC at this point of time, though it remains the ultimate goal. This came on the back of higher sales at Rs 3,417 crore a...More..

Glasgow Airport delay runway opening time as snow suspends flights
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Glasgow Airport delay runway opening time as snow suspends flights

We have a 24 hour team in place at airport to minimise the severe weather conditions expected later today from Storm Emma. Better make it a hot toddy though. DAYS after it emerged that Ryanair is closing its...More..

Sen. Orrin Hatch calls Obamacare supporters 'stupidest, dumbass people'
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Sen. Orrin Hatch calls Obamacare supporters 'stupidest, dumbass people'

The HuffingtonPost notes that Orrin Hatch's offensive comments at the American Enterprise Institute came the same day that a new report revealed that over 54% of Americans are in agreement with the Affordab...More..

One killed in Nagaland violence; polling in Meghalaya peaceful
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

One killed in Nagaland violence; polling in Meghalaya peaceful

Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party's (NDDP) chief ministerial candidate, Neiphiu Rio won unopposed from the Northern Angami-II constituency after his only rival Chupfuo Angami of the ruling Naga People's ...More..

The latest weather warnings for Wales
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

The latest weather warnings for Wales

Weather that caused a previous Red Warning in Scotland on Tuesday also caused extensive snow in the midlands and the north east of Ireland on Wednesday. Snow amounts over upland areas have also been increased...More..

EU, Canada vow retaliation over United States steel & aluminum tariffs
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

EU, Canada vow retaliation over United States steel & aluminum tariffs

Trump in a follow-up tweet Monday morning warned of more trade actions ahead, casting them as reciprocal taxes, a term he has used for imposing levies on imports from countries that charge higher duties on US...More..

Deadly blizzards lash Europe, poor hardest hit
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Deadly blizzards lash Europe, poor hardest hit

In the United Kingdom, temperatures are expected to hover around freezing by day, plummeting to as low as minus 15 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit) by night. Austria's ZAMG weather office said that ev...More..

Anthony Scaramucci: White House morale 'terrible,' more will leave
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Anthony Scaramucci: White House morale 'terrible,' more will leave

Kelly released a new statement more than 24 hours later saying he was "shocked by the new allegations", but continued to defend Porter. "I wish I had worked harder in the six months I had the job to ... O...More..

Exxon Mobil's (XOM) Sell Rating Reiterated at Barclays
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Exxon Mobil's (XOM) Sell Rating Reiterated at Barclays

Huber Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Tupperware Brands Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.48B market cap company. Therefore 83% are positive. The rating was maintained ...More..

India trip controversy follows Justin Trudeau back to Canada
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

India trip controversy follows Justin Trudeau back to Canada

Earlier this, Prime Minister Trudeau did not refute the conspiracy theory that Indian government factions sabotaged his trip by approving the visa for Atwal. Atwal was photographed with the PM's wife while they...More..

Mother, stepfather charged with murdering 10-year-old girl in Maine
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Mother, stepfather charged with murdering 10-year-old girl in Maine

ME state police said Julio Carrillo called 911 just after 2:30 p.m. Sunday to report that Marissa was passed out on the basement floor with blood coming out of her mouth. Also included by Sharon Carrillo in t...More..

Real Madrid's Luka Modric charged with false testimony, say prosecutors
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Real Madrid's Luka Modric charged with false testimony, say prosecutors

Prosecutors in Osijek said the 32-year-old told the court in June he had a deal with former Dinamo director Zdravko Mamic to pay the club 50 per cent of the £19m (€26m) contract with Tottenham. From there he j...More..

BC man ate pet pig, weeks after adopting from SPCA
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

BC man ate pet pig, weeks after adopting from SPCA

Shelter workers spent months nursing her back to health and finally sent her off to a new adoptive home on Vancouver Island in January. "I mean, no one is more upset than we are, but I think we have done ever...More..

Jordan king arrives in India for 3-day visit
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Jordan king arrives in India for 3-day visit

The ways to deal with terrorism, radicalisation and extremism are likely to figure prominently in the deliberations. King Abdullah will hold talks with PM Modi on Thursday during the course of which the two...More..

PNB scam: can not confirm if Nirav Modi is here, says US
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

PNB scam: can not confirm if Nirav Modi is here, says US

The maligned diamond businessman, his uncle Mehul Choksi and others are under investigation after Punjab National Bank (PNB) had alleged them of cheating to the tune of over Rs 12,000 crore, with the purporte...More..

US accuses Russia of breaching Cold War-era treaties
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

US accuses Russia of breaching Cold War-era treaties

Former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan spent Thursday afternoon at UNCC discussing national security. Putin's warnings to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies made during his speech...More..

Chinese energy company CEFC reportedly taken over by state agency
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Chinese energy company CEFC reportedly taken over by state agency

Trade in bonds issued by CEFC Shanghai International Group worth some 14 billion yuan ($2.2 billion) has been suspended indefinitely following a fierce sell-off sparked by reports of the investigation. CEFC Chi...More..

Iran's Rouhani pledges women to get access to stadiums: FIFA chief
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Iran's Rouhani pledges women to get access to stadiums: FIFA chief

Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino has been criticised for going to a men-only game in Iran on Thursday. The sports ministry had suggested a family-only stand in Iran...More..

Country Music Organization Boots Homophobe Mike Huckabee Off Board of Directors
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Country Music Organization Boots Homophobe Mike Huckabee Off Board of Directors

But even that doesn't make up his tricky stance on issues like gay marriage and gun control, which the CMA has recently been forced to confront despite its claims to be apolitical. A philanthropic arm of the CM...More..

Press standards inquiry axed by United Kingdom government ministers
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Press standards inquiry axed by United Kingdom government ministers

The Government also said it will repeal Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, which would have forced newspapers not signed up to a Royal Charter regulator, which now only recognises Impress, to pay bot...More..

Two more arrests made in connection with deadly Leicester explosion
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Two more arrests made in connection with deadly Leicester explosion

Police have yet to reveal... As a result of the explosion, the house was destroyed and 5 people were killed, including three from one family - a mother and two sons. Posting a link to a story on the explosion...More..

Weather delays bin collections until next week
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Weather delays bin collections until next week

Today and tomorrow, the council will do its best to collect any waste bins/bags that may have been missed on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. A statement on the Council's website regarding the suspended colle...More..

North Korea open to talks with United States
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

North Korea open to talks with United States

The media outlet noted that South Korean President Moon Jae-in might hold a meeting with North Korea's delegation members before the ceremony. At that appearance, Pence looked stony-faced when the North a...More..

Brexit: John Major calls for Commons vote on second referendum
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Brexit: John Major calls for Commons vote on second referendum

He argued that parliamentary sovereignty meant that parliament must have a " decisive vote" where it "can accept ot reject the final outcome; or send the negotiators back to seek improvements; or order a r...More..

Rain, wind and turning sharply colder; March comes in like a lion!
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Rain, wind and turning sharply colder; March comes in like a lion!

High wind combined with a saturated ground and the potential for snow to stick to branches means power outages are a threat overnight Thursday into Friday . Expect lots of sunshine Friday through the we...More..

Walker Found Guilty Of Lesser Charge Of Criminally Negligent Homicide
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Walker Found Guilty Of Lesser Charge Of Criminally Negligent Homicide

Prosecutors argued in court on Tuesday that the bus was going 50 miles per hour, which they said was too fast to properly nagivate a narrow road safely. One young girl is unable to get out, her arm pinned under...More..

Royal Family Wants To Be 'Treated Normally,' Says Michelle Obama
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Royal Family Wants To Be 'Treated Normally,' Says Michelle Obama

At Muse, an event hosted by Klick Health in New York City on Tuesday, former first lady Michelle Obama detailed how she managed to fit in personal time along with the family's other presidential duties while ...More..