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Students Demand Gun Control, Plan School Walkout

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School should be a safe place where students can go to just learn and be focused on learning. "They need to do that". "She was scared we were going to get shot at the protest". After walking past C.S. Porter, Big Sky students continued their walkout by joined students from Hellgate and Sentinel high schools at Caras Park. Organizers hope to get teachers and parents involved, too. Read More »

Audience Savages NRA Rep During CNN School Shooting Town Hall

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Loesch claimed that the NRA supports outlawing "bump stocks", add-on devices that effectively make semi-automatic assault rifles into machine guns. Saying that they have shown they could go far in life, an audience member interrupted by shouting, "If they live that long!" Israel also defended high school student Emma Gonzalez (left), who asked Loesch about gun control. Read More »

CM Manohar Parrikar discharged from hospital, likely to attend Goa Budget Session

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Parrikar to act on his behalf after Mr. Dhavlikar was chosen as the leader of the House in absence of the CM. The CM landed at Goa's Dabolim International Airport at around 11.40 am. "This is to bring to your kind notice, that some people are circulating false news about our Chief Minister's health and misguiding the people in my name", Desai said. Read More »

Donald Trump recommends ban on bump stock gun modifications

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The February 14 shooting in Florida has galvanised students across the country to rally in favour of stronger gun laws. On Tuesday, Trump directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. Read More »

Trump Pitches Teachers With Guns, More Mental Institutions

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Because it keeps happening. "We have to do more to protect our children". He shouted: "It should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it". Nor is this the first time Trump has proposed the idea. About 1,000 students from West Boca High School left class Tuesday and walked more than 10 miles to the site of the shooting to protest US gun laws. Read More »

Sanders says Trump wasn't blaming Florida shooting on FBI Russia investigation

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Stressing focus on evidence-based solutions and security measures that would actually work, Trump said that the new rules were aimed at making "it easier for men and women of law enforcement to protect our children". Following the deaths of 17 adults and children at a school in Florida last week, fresh calls have been voiced for a clampdown on gun controls. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer urged Trump to back legislation, instead of a regulation, on bump stocks. Read More »

Trump seeks DOJ investigations into Obama Admn

After the election, in the last weeks of his presidency, Obama issued sanctions against nine Russian individuals and entities for election meddling. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday that an example of Trump being "tough" with Russian Federation would be revealed "in the coming days". Read More »

Wales must set out reduction plan rules High Court

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He said: "The fact that each of the 45 local authority areas will achieve compliance in any event by 2021 is of no immediate significance". The judge said more action was needed in 45 English local authority areas and Wales. "The Government must now use every tool in the box to clean up our choking cities". A shabby rewrite of their dismal air quality "plan" was never going to deliver cleaner air. Read More »

Trump again attacks Obama over Russian Federation election meddling

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Russian Federation has been slapped with punishing actions several times by President Donald Trump , a contrast to the weakness shown by former President Barack Obama , according to Sarah Huckabee Sanders , White House press secretary. "Total Fake News! " - Trump's tweet on Tuesday . In recent days, Trump has repeatedly tried to shift attention to how President Obama handled Russian Federation interference in the 2016 election. Read More »

County under Flash Flood Watch through Sunday

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Several flood warnings has been issued for local rivers, along with hydrological predictions that could place some local rivers in the Major Flooding stage as early as Friday! Similar scenarios can be found throughout much of southern Wisconsin where flooding was reported on a dozen rivers and creeks as well as in eastern Wisconsin from Sheboygan County down to Kenosha County, according to the National Weather Service. Read More »

SC to hear PIL seeking deportation of Nirav Modi

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Sharma, in his plea, has said the SIT should consist of retired judges of the apex court and said that the banking fraud has caused serious injury to the general public and the state's treasury. Who are the people and companies accused of involvement? Reuters , had a week ago, reported an unnamed senior official saying that the bank was looking at monetising assets including real estate located in prime locations. Read More »

Russian Federation resists Western bid to condemn Iran at United Nations over Yemen arms

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Released last week, the report concluded that Iran had violated UN Security Council Resolution 2216 introduced in 2015, which included the imposition of sanctions and an arms embargo on the Iran-backed Houthi rebel group. The UN experts, however, said they were unable to identify the supplier. Iran, along leading global human rights organizations, has called for an immediate end to the sales of arms by Washington, London and other Europeans to Saudi Arabia and other aggressors, who are ... Read More »

Man killed after throwing grenade at USA embassy in Montenegro

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Most probably, the device was a hand grenade", the government account wrote over two tweets. Earlier, media in Montenegro had said the attack occurred minutes before midnight. Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein said the grenade appeared to have gone off as it was thrown into the air, and the man was found dead 100 feet from the embassy's wall. Read More »

Bahrain human rights activist Nabeel Rajab jailed for five years

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Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said it was "appalled by the way the Bahraini authorities are persecuting a man whose only crime has been to use his right to free speech to draw attention to human rights violations". But Rajab was again arrested in June 2016. Activists said the first instance court had sentenced the sisters (Amal, Iman and Fatima Ali) as well as the husbands of two of them (Mohsen Al-A'li and Ali Al-Shagal) to three years in politically-motivated case on similar ... Read More »

Virginia Students Again Among Top AP Achievers

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On Wednesday, The College Board announced national and statewide Advanced Placement results for the class of 2017. "We are excited to see more students have access to advanced coursework like AP, concurrent enrollment and the International Baccalaureate Program". Read More »

Ferry explosion injures 25 in Mexico

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Up to 25 people have been injured after an "explosion" on a Mexican tourist ferry. Initial nnews reports said the nuber of people injured was between 15 and 18. The municipal statement said the explosion happened when passengers were getting off the boat, and the cause was not yet known. The Port Administration of Quintana Roo state said in a statement that preliminary indications suggest a mechanical failure may have been to blame. Read More »

United States govt.: N.Korea cancelled meeting with Pence

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North Korea reportedly offered to meet with Vice President Mike Pence at the Winter Olympics in South Korea but backed out at the last minute, apparently angry at his criticisms of the regime. The statement seemed to contradict North Korea's own claim it had no interest in meeting with Mr Pence while he was in Pyeongchang. Just before arriving to South Korea on February 8, Pence made a stop in Japan where he unveiled Washington's plan to impose its " toughest and most aggressive " ... Read More »

Trump Lashes Out At Sessions Over Russia Probe - Again

In 2016, Obama did confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over election interference while at the G20 summit in China, according to The New York Times whereas Trump , after meeting with Putin in July 2017, said he believed Putin's denial. Read More »

Students Head to Florida Capital to Press for Gun Law Change

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And President Donald Trump also declined an invitation to speak. Harrison later said the Kelly, his district secretary, was fired. "I really think they are going to hear us out", said Chris Grady, a high school senior aboard the bus. Half the country seems to be saying firearms deserve all the blame for tragedies like these, while the other half is trying to exonerate guns completely. Read More »

Grand Rapids: 'More prepared' for heavy rains now than before 2013 flood

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Flood warnings are in effect Wednesday for parts of northern IL and northern in, along with southern Wisconsin and much of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Do not drive through any roads covered in water. Some highways and many smaller roads were closed in spots. According to the National Weather Service, the Maumee River just east of the confluence of the St. Read More »

OPEC, Russia see oil glut ending faster than expected

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He added "we are now set to initiate innovative efforts to deliver the future and build on the Declaration of Cooperation reached by OPEC member- and non-member states a year ago to secure the sustainable development goals". As anticipation of an extension to the supply cuts rises, some analysts now believe that OPEC and Russian Federation are essentially creating a wider "super group" of sorts, with Moscow becoming a near-permanent OPEC member. Read More »

Trump Says Pa. Republicans Should Take Districts Map To Supreme Court

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Republican Reps. Keith Rothfus in the southwest part of the state and Scott Perry in southern Pennsylvania were given less Republican-leaning districts and could face more competitive races. "Don't let the Dems take elections away from you so that they can raise taxes & waste money!" the president tweeted. They say the state Supreme Court overstepped its authority by drawing a new congressional map. Read More »

Chicago bank executive investigated as part of Mueller's Russian Federation probe

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References to those loans have popped up in recent court filings related to the negotiations over Manafort's bail proposal, which involves properties he had put up as collateral for the FSB loans. NBC News , citing two sources, said that federal investigators are investigating a possible "quid pro quo" deal between Manafort and Calk, including an offer of a White House gig. Read More »

Malaysia falls seven spots to 62 in 2017 global graft index

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The worldwide anti-corruption advocates released their annual ranking on Wednesday. It ranks 180 countries and territories by perceived levels of public sector corruption where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. Nevertheless, it's an improvement of 2016's score of 35. The top-ranked countries for 2017 were New Zealand with 89 points, and Denmark with 88 points. Read More »

Sunday alcohol sales, overdose death investigation bills advance in Statehouse

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The overdose deaths bill passed committee this afternoon 22 to zero. The state Senate must still approve the change before the bill goes to Gov. Eric Holcomb, who plans to sign it. The original Senate bill would have cut the fee by 15 dollars and eliminated point-of-purchase background checks for all gun buyers. That exemption would eliminate background checks each time a permit-holder buys a firearm. Read More »

Army awards medals to students killed in Florida shooting

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Wang, who was shot repeatedly, "died a gentleman holding the door for other students" to escape, his classmate Kelsey Friend told CNN . Wang, who was killed while trying to help classmates escape from the gunman, was posthumously accepted to the USMA on Tuesday "for his heroic actions on February 14, 2018" and then buried in his Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) uniform. Read More »

Down to the wire for golden Goggia

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Italy's Sofia Goggia won the women's downhill at the Winter Olympics Wednesday, making history with the first Olympic downhill gold for an Italian woman. And I'm so proud to have competed with such awesome girls. Eight years after she became the first American woman to win the Olympic downhill title, Vonn admitted that the intervening years had been "full of ups and downs". Read More »

Spring Teen Arrested in Staged Robbery of Her Friend

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Deputies are now in the process of filing a warrant for his arrest, according to the station. The teen suspect, who resides in Spring, Texas , had offered Barry $150 to give them a lift to Houston on Friday. The two juvenile suspects then drove Preston to the HEB located at 3540 Rayford Road, Spring, Texas where they untied Preston so he could withdraw money from the ATM inside HEB. Read More »

Child Care, Housing Funding Boosted in Budget

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The NDP commitment to $10/day child care is not mentioned. James defended the new and increased taxes as the right path to restore affordability. Starting Wednesday, foreigners will pay the province a 20 percent tax on top of the listing value, up from 15 percent now, and a levy on property speculators will be introduced later this year, according to budget documents released Tuesday. Read More »