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Local religious leaders discuss impact of Billy Graham


He went on to argue that, because of faith in the Christian God, "even when we with die it's not the last chapter of our lives " - to which Payne responded with a bassy, reaffirming, "Amen". Graham has met with every occupant of the Oval Office since 1950, starting with Harry Truman , which amounts to 12 of the 43 men who have ever served in the nation's highest office. Read More »

Palestine Rules Out US As Broker For Peace With Israel


U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is giving the United Nations' strong support to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stressing: "There is no Plan B". The U.N. chief voiced opposition to a one-state solution saying: "It is simply impossible to square the circle of a one-state reality with the legitimate national, historic and democratic aspirations of both Israelis and Palestinians". Read More »

Stepmother of Missing 5-Year-Old Kansas Boy Arrested


Wednesday for two counts of child endangerment. Lucas disappeared from his Wichita , Kansas, home around 3 p.m. on Saturday, police said. "The WPD continues to ask the community to share information on their social media pages and call the tip line, 316-383-4661 , with any information", Officer Charley Davidson said in an email. Read More »

Trump has been tougher on Russia than Obama was


White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has walked back President Donald Trump's tweet from last weekend suggesting the FBI could have prevented the Parkland high school shooting if it hadn't been so focused on the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Winter Weather Advisories Call for More Lowland Snow Through Friday


The low will be 31 with an east wind of 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. As the sun begins to rise, more sleet and possible snow enters the forecast, lasting until noon. The snow level is expected to be around 750 feet, but it may even drop all the way to sea level at times. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent, but little or no snow is expected. Read More »

Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks' after Florida shooting


ATF reviewed the devices and approved them in 2010, finding they did not amount to machine guns that are regulated under the National Firearms Act that dates to the 1930s. Trump is scheduled to host a "listening session" with high school students and teachers on Wednesday. But Trump's Tuesday night tweeting also included a slam at frequent media target CNN , as well as MSNBC. Read More »

President Trump directs Justice Department to ban bump stocks


The fact was brought into stark relief as details about Nikolas Cruz , who legally purchased his AR-15 when he was 18 previous year, emerged after he killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. During a medal of valor ceremony, the president stressed the importance of common sense security measures, which will include better coordination between different levels of law enforcement in taking swift action when there are warning signs - as there were in Parkland with ... Read More »

BJP MLA from Bijnore killed in road accident


Lokendra Singh was active in social and public life before being elected as MLA . While the driver and 45-year-old Mr Singh were killed on the spot, the two police gunners died while being treated at a nearby medical facility. Singh was on his way to Lucknow to attend the "investors summit" which was to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi . He won the state elections in March a year ago to become an MLA in UP's 16th legislative assembly. Read More »

South Africa steps up action against Zuma-linked family


Just prior to Mr Zuma's resignation last week, eight suspects were arrested following a corruption probe involving a multi million dollar dairy farm project. Atul Gupta denied in the court papers that he benefited from dairy farm project. However, the police aren't looking for Ajay, a spokesman for the elite police unit, the Hawks, which targets organised crime and corruption, said on Friday. Read More »

Hate groups proliferate in Trump's US

Still, Beirich said it's hard to estimate what that means in terms of active members because hate groups either hide or exaggerate their membership, making it near impossible to get an objective count. Another SPLC investigation released earlier this month found that 43 people have been killed and more than 60 people were wounded by men who were involved with the "alt-right" movement in the past four years. Read More »

Trump proposes ban of rapid-fire gun devices


President Donald Trump is open to banning all guns for certain individuals following the shooting massacre at a Florida high school last week, a White House official told CNBC . Trump yesterday said he signed a memorandum directing the Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns. Read More »

44 dead after bus veers off Peru mountain road


Police said about two dozen people were injured but they are not sure how many people were on board. State news agency Andina had earlier reported at least 20 people dead and 20 injured in the crash.The accident happened around 1.30 am (0630 GMT). Read More »

Police breached rights of Worboys' victims


The police brought this appeal to Britain's highest court but today it was unanimously rejected. The judges ruled that the women, who were attacked by Worboys in 2003 and 2007, were failed. Referring to the police, she said: "Had you done your job properly, there wouldn't be 105 victims, there would be one". The Metropolitan Police have lost an appeal against the victims of a man who was thought to have raped or sexually assaulted more than 100 women . Read More »

Survivors of Florida School Shooting Call For Strict Gun Laws

Police say he initially evaded authorities by ditching his AR-15 rifle and ammunition and blending in with students fleeing the school . Israel said each call would be "looked at and scrutinized" and that he would take appropriate action should he learn his office fell short in handling them. Read More »

A California beach made TripAdvisor's top 10


Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos topped the list with competing beaches in Brazil, Cuba and Aruba also securing top slots. St. Pete Beach came in seventh place for this year. We have a staggering 10,685 beaches in Australia in total and deep down we know that every one of them is the best in the world. Interesting to note, Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica also ranked in the top ten on the listing. Read More »

Glencore hails strongest full-year results after commodity markets boost


The marketing division that buys and sells raw materials reports a profit of more than 3 billion United States dollars in interest for the first time since 2008. The revenues for the year jumped by 34% to 205.48 billion United States dollars. Under the dividend policy, Glencore distributes a 1 billion Dollars payment, supplemented by at least another 25% of the cash generated by industrial assets. Read More »

Trump challenges Sessions to investigate Obama, Democrats on Russian Federation

Why aren't Dem crimes under investigation? The tweet is the latest in a series where Trump faults former President Barack Obama for not doing enough to stop Russian meddling , but the first time Trump has suggested that Sessions - the man he picked to lead the Justice Department but has maintained a grudge against for the better part of a year - wasn't doing enough. Read More »

Norway's Bjoergen becomes most decorated Winter Olympian of all time


Sweden finished second while a team of Russians were third. Bjoergen made her Olympic debut - and won her first medal (a silver in the 4x5km relay) way back in 2002 in Salt Lake City. The United States women's team was hoping for its first medal, but Sophie Caldwell left the Americans in 11th place and more than a minute behind after the first leg. Read More »

North Korea pulls out meeting with Mike Pence


It was arranged two weeks before Pence's five-day trip across Asia after the Central Intelligence Agency was informed the North Korean's hoped to meet with the vice president, according to the Post. A potential high-level interaction between the USA and North Korea , which would have broken years of estrangement between the two countries, loomed prominently over the Winter Games, where North Korea made a last-minute move to send its athletes to compete on a combined team with South ... Read More »

Anthony Davis Says Pelicans Could Have Gone To Finals With Healthy Cousins


But perhaps none of the injuries have had as much of an impact on the league as DeMarcus Cousins tearing his Achilles tendon near the end of January. He's said as well just making the playoffs isn't good enough, he's looking for a run. "You just have to play it out, and go from there". We can do more and we have to do more. Read More »

India 'interested' to enter PH telco industry: Duterte


The government statement also suggested that the Philippines takes the report more seriously because it came from the intelligence community and not the State Department, and hinted that the Asian nation's top leadership is concerned the us may decide to meddle in the country's internal affairs. Read More »

High School Students March 13 Miles to School Shooting Scene, Demand Change


Along the way, students chanted "MSD Strong", and "we want change; we want peace". This is about you guys. Lawmakers have rebuffed gun restrictions since Republicans took control of the governor's office and the Legislature in 1999. And in Washington , a small sign of movement on the gun violence front. He added that his administration was working hard to respond to the Florida rampage. Read More »

Trump pushes for gun 'bump stocks' ban


The Florida shooting , the second deadliest at a public school in USA history, has rekindled a drive for stricter firearms control. Bump stocks turn semi-automatic weapons into an automatics and were used by gunman Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 people and injured hundreds more when he opened fire on a Las Vegas concert in October. Read More »

Ariana Grande pulls out of tonight's BRIT Awards


A source told The Mirror: 'It was utter chaos when the call came in that Ariana couldn't do it. "It will be the biggest talking point of the night", an insider told them. It's a ideal choice. "The effects of that awful night resonated far and wide in the music industry and it's only right everyone comes together to pay their respects". Read More »

Gophers fall to IN on senior night, snap four-game winning streak


Robert Johnson led Indiana (IN)'s team in scoring with 16 points, while shooting 46.2% from the field (making 6 of 13 attempts). Nebraska (21-9, 12-5 in Big Ten) was led by junior James Palmer, Junior with 15 points. 3-pointer to open the second half before IN rallied to build its biggest lead at 41-37 four minutes into the second half. His ninth 3-pointer, from the right wing with 2:42 to play, put the Hoosiers up 82-78 with 2:42 remaining. Read More »

Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze In Downhill At Pyeongyang Winter Olympics


She crossed the line in second place overall, .47 seconds behind Goggia but ahead of super-G medalist Tina Weirather. USA skiing star Lindsey Vonn turned in a time that was a half-second off the lead in the downhill Wednesday in South Korea, fast enough to win a medal in her final downhill race of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics - and nearly certainly the last of her Olympic career. Read More »

3M Agrees to Pay $850 Million to Settle Minnesota Water Contamination Lawsuit


The settlement is less than a fifth of the $5 billion State Attorney General Lori Swanson was asking at the outset of the trial. The money paid by 3M will go towards a fund that finances water sustainability projects in Minnesota. The agencies will be trustees of the $850 million fund. Funding would also go toward habitat restoration and recreation such as fishing piers, trails or wetlands. Read More »

Billy Graham, prominent American evangelist, is dead at age 99


Now headed by Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son, the group is facing some notable differences of opinion among family members and is diverting from some of Billy Graham's recent policies. Born on 7 November, 1918, on his family's dairy farm near Charlotte, Mr Graham came from a fundamentalist background. "Reverend Graham meant so much to us because he was so humble, he was so modest". Read More »

No Evidence that Russia Meddled in 2016 US Election

Asked for proof that the Trump administration is taking Russian election meddling seriously, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders claimed Trump has been "very tough" on Russia, via US government military investments, energy exports to Eastern Europe, keeping Obama-era sanctions in place, helping to arm Ukrainians as well as closing three of Russia's diplomatic properties in the U.S. Read More »

FALLEN OFFICER: Mujahid Ramzziddin identified as Prince George's County officer shot, killed


Stawinski said they are assisting in executing a search warrant on the suspect's home. Ramzziddin, who was off-duty at the time, was shot after he tried to protect a woman who was threatened during a domestic dispute. In addition to Prince George's County officers, several police vehicles from neighboring Charles County were also at the scene of the final confrontation. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr in Pune to launch Trump Tower B today


He is slated to deliver a speech on Indo-Pacific relations at the Global Business Summit in New Delhi on Friday. During the week before his arrival, Trump Jr.'s face was plastered across several major newspapers and magazines in an advertisement for the new development and his related visit. Read More »

Inter-Korean Women's Ice Hockey Team Defeated in Final Match


Team USA also had a good night with siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani , Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, and Madison Chock and Evan Bates all earning more than 75 points. American Devin Logan did not make it into the next round. USA teenagers have a lot of potential. The women's final of the snowboard competitions in big air in the Olympics 2018 postponed from 23 to 22 February because of bad weather. Read More »

US Vice President meeting with North Korea pulled out

Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by Pyongyang to the United Nations after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a ship marked with Chinese characters and a North Korean vessel, the foreign ministry said . Pence could potentially meet with the North Koreans during the visit, they had emphasized that no such meeting was expected. The Winter Olympics , meanwhile, have seen some tentative steps towards a partial resumption of diplomatic relations between ... Read More »

South Africa's Ramaphosa says it's time to review cabinet make up


Prosecutors have misled the court by wrongly alleging that 10 million rand ($855,000) was diverted to him, while the evidence behind the accusation is sketchy and previous court orders should be set aside, Gupta said in the documents. In a speech on the occasion of the Day of the Armed Forces of this nation held in Kimberly, province of Northern Cape, the Head of State and Government explained that this collaboration includes the maintenance and fix of the vehicles fleet of the South ... Read More »