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North Korea canceled Olympics meeting with Mike Pence at last minute

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Now, more than a week after Mr Pence returned to the USA, the State Department says a meeting had been discussed before North Korea "walked away". Command capability's to maintain the armistice as well as improve force readiness. The Maritime Self-Defense Force "found the Yu Jong 2, a North Korean-flagged tanker, lying alongside a small vessel of unknown nationality ... Read More »

Florida man's Facebook post on surrendering assault rifle goes viral

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A Milwaukee native said enough is enough and turned his semi-automatic rifle into the Broward County Sheriff's Office. An image from a post in which a Florida resident described surrendering his AR-57 rife. "I even got a message from one of the parents at Stoneman Douglas privately on Facebook, thanking me for what I did". Im exhausted. Im tired of hearing about thoughts and prayers . Read More »

Venezuela says launch of 'petro' cryptocurrency raised $735 million

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Even the U.S. Treasury Department has warned Venezuela that if the situation demands it may violate the sanctions levied previous year. Sanctions levied previous year by Washington block USA banks and investors from acquiring newly issued Venezuelan debt, effectively preventing the nation from borrowing overseas to bring in new hard currency or refinance existing debt. Read More »

Jacob Zuma ally fights South Africa graft probe

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He said the lawyers of Ajay Gupta initially offered to cooperate with the Hawks and hand Ajay over‚ but played "cat and mouse". "You don't do that with the law". The arrests came after the search and seizure operations executed by the Hawks at the Agriculture Department and the offices of the Premier Ace Magashule. Read More »

South Africa hikes sales tax in 'tough' post-Zuma budget

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It is hoped that the increase, coupled with adjustments to income tax brackets, will raise some 36 billion rand ($3 billion) for the public purse in 2018-19. On social grants , Gigaba says: "The child support grant will increase from the baseline of R380 to R400 on 1 April and to R410,00 on 1 October". Read More »

Shuhaib murder: Ramesh Chennithala levels grave charges against LDF government

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Reacting to the allegations, DGP Loknath Behra told the media, "The allegations made by Kannur police chief Siva Vikram are serious and will be looked into immediately". This showed that the murder was planned and executed by the CPI (M) using their killer gangs, he added. BJP state chief Kummanam Rajasekharan said CPI (M) harboured the two detained persons at the party state headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram . Read More »

Arun Jaitley meets with Saudi King Salman

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Saudi Arabia is India's fourth-largest trading partner besides being a major energy supplier to India. The minister also attended a meeting with the top Saudi businessmen at the Council of Saudi Chamber (CSC), where he was received by CSC chairman Ahmed Sulaiman Al-Rajhi. Read More »

Man arrested for feeding cocaine and whiskey to goat

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The ranch is located just northeast of Atlanta. "It's hard to imagine how anyone can harm an innocent animal, but it happens every day", the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook. A story about an abused animal has a happy ending. Investigators believe the second male suspect lives in North Carolina and are working to identify him. Read More »

Ishrat Jahan encounter: Special CBI court discharges former Gujarat DGP PP Pandey

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Here's more about the case. Teenaged Ishrat Jahan, traveling in a vehicle was killed along with her 3 co-passengers, in what was allegedly a "fake encounter". Now, court claimed that there is no evidence against Pandey related to kidnapping and murder and none of the witnesses also accused him of that. He had also claimed the CBI has "concocted the evidence by fabricating the statements of witnesses to somehow implicate the Applicant/accused" for "political reasons" and that statements on ... Read More »

Man and teen killed in Horsham level crossing crash

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British Transport Police has opened an investigation into the incident. Will Hallett has been described as a "wonderful person and student" by Tanbridge House School head Jules White. There was wreckage everywhere and one half of the auto burst into flames. There was a plume of smoke over the accident site. "Everyone was in total shock". Read More »

Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won Overwhelmingly

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Johnson is the widow of Republican state Rep. Dan Johnson, who narrowly defeated Belcher, then an incumbent, in 2016 and committed suicide late previous year. Belcher entered politics when her husband, Democratic state Representative Larry Belcher, died in a auto crash in 2008. However, Kentucky Republicans argued that the special election was an aberration, as only 15 percent of registered voters cast ballots on Tuesday. Read More »

Billy Graham, preacher to millions, dies

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Graham died at his North Carolina home at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday morning, the spokesman said. From humble beginnings, the Southern Baptist minister became internationally recognized through the 20th Century and was even a spiritual adviser to US presidents. Read More »

'Beast from the East' on its way

The Met Office said there are signs the recent Sudden Stratospheric Warming above the North Pole could lead to prolonged cold conditions over the United Kingdom that could last into March. "The SSW event has happened and we are now likely to see the effects which could hold out into the first week of March". Met Office chief meteorologist Andy Page, said as the high drifts over Scandinavia and brings colder air from the east by the weekend, "the cold easterly wind will bring an element of ... Read More »

Supreme Court asked to review 'Making a Murderer' confession

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Her charred remains were found on Avery's property about 80 miles north of Milwaukee in Manitowoc County. During the interrogation, officers appear to give Dassey information about the crime that he was unable to produce himself. In Avery's case, there is a March 30 deadline for his attorney Kathleen Zellner to file an appellant's brief with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. "Dassey provided numerous most damning details himself in response to open-ended questions". Read More »

Pakistan Court Order Bars Sharif From Leading Ruling Party

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Earlier, a press release was issued by the ministry, stating the NAB's request could not be entertained until the court orders for it. Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry said that no one can be barred from leaving the country without a reason, according to the Constitution of Pakistan. Read More »

Flood Warning Issued in Western Ontario

More widespread and heavy rain will move into Wednesday morning and will impact your morning drive. The Grand River Conservation Authority says the combination of a warm-up and heavy rainfall will trigger significant runoff into rivers and streams across the watershed. Read More »

UK Considering Prospect of Longer Brexit Transition Period

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More than 60 MPs from Theresa May's ruling Conservative party have laid out their demands for the next round of Brexit talks and demanded that the United Kingdom be allowed to sign trade deals immediately after it leaves in March 2019. The lawmakers' letter was dated Feb 16. Even Liam Fox, the cabinet's champion of new trade deals, is managing expectations. As he suggests, this can and should go hand in hand with minimising trade barriers in a future deal with the EU. Read More »

In the Wake of the Douglas High Massacre, Some Parents Ponder Homeschooling

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Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship". Florida has a reputation for expanding — and not restricting — gun rights . Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Gov. Rick Scott, also a Republican. Democrats in Florida have used the tragedy to call for cracking down on gun control laws in the state. Read More »

Teen who brought weapons to school held without bond

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It was not immediately clear when that incident occurred or what type of weapon was involved. He also asserted Chen did not intend to hurt anyone. However the judge disagreed, and ordered Chen to undergo a psychiatric exam. Police had been asked to come to the school after its administration received a tip about a student who allegedly brought weapons with him into the building. Read More »

Marathon Petroleum (MPC) Upgraded to "Strong-Buy" by ValuEngine

About 162,460 shares traded. Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) has risen 48.31% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 37.11% the S&P500. After a recent check, the 14-day RSIfor Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) is now at 45.44, the 7-day stands at 44.60, and the 3-day is sitting at 35.91. The company was maintained on Friday, October 28 by Howard Weil. Read More »

Warning over potential use of artificial intelligence in terror attacks

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The panel forecast a rapid growth in cybercrime and the misuse of drones during the next decade - as well an unprecedented rise in the use of "bots" to manipulate everything from elections to the news agenda and social media. "We live in a world that could become fraught with day-to-day hazards from the misuse of AI and we need to take ownership of the problems - because the risks are real". Read More »

Trump attacks FBI over school shooting

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Ohio Governor John Kasich called the president's remarks "absurd". The president visited the community Friday, seeking out victims at a hospital and meeting first responders. Donald Trump said that maybe they would've been able to avoid the attack if they didn't spend so much time investigating the supposed Russian interference in the results of the presidential campaign. Read More »

Juvenile arrested after threats at school, on social media

An Indiana State Police detective responded to the school on February 19 after a student made an alleged threat to hurt others. Detective Busick with complete cooperation from the school system, the Scott County Prosecutor's Office and the Austin City Police, began his investigation based on that incident at the school. Read More »

Mobile police officer shot, taken to USA Medical Center

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SWAT teams arrived around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after a man barricaded himself in a home, authorities said. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste says the Mobile Police officer who was shot, Justin Billa , has died. He was taken to the University of South Alabama Medical Center. Billa later died at the hospital. "This is a sad time for law enforcement here in our area, for the Mobile Police Department", Battiste said. Read More »

President Trump hosts Public Safety Medal of Valor awards ceremony

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Catren. "When faced with danger, they each put the lives of others before their own", the president described. He was honored for his response to a report of an active shooter at the Excel Industries plant in Hesston in February 2015. "Six of the heroes with us today chased them down and put an end to their sinister rampage, which was going to get a lot worse", Trump said. Others honored included police chief Douglas Schroeder for life-saving actions during a workplace shooting, Lt. Read More »

Trump to meet with Florida high school students

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Nineteen-year-old former student, Nikolas Cruz , has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder over the killing of students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday. President Trump observed the President's Day holiday weekend in Florida , but he took no holiday from Twitter. "It's sad something like that could happen", Trump said. Read More »

Preity Zinta molestation: Chargesheet against Ness Wadia

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He was charged under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force against woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 509 (word, gesture, or act meant to insult the modesty of woman) of the Indian Penal Code after an FIR was registered against him on Preity's complaint on June 13, 2014. Read More »

WCSD monitoring the possibility of school walkouts

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Minoff told CNN he had two classes with suspect Nikolas Cruz , and he shared that Cruz had been expelled from multiple private schools and called him "very quiet and odd". Lori O'Toole Buselt, spokeswoman for the Maize school district, said administrators "will be having conversations" about planned walkouts, and Superintendent Chad Higgins "plans to discuss this with the student body". Read More »

Trump to Attend One Annual Dinner, But May Skip Another

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Before Pence's performance, President Barack Obama attended the dinner three times while in the White House, famously joking, "Of course I love America". "Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!" he tweeted. Amid increasingly hostile relations Trump declined to attend the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Read More »

White House says Trump open to background check changes; critics skeptical

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It must be noted, however, alleged Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz did not use a bump stock and killed 17 people with a standard issue AR-15. The teenagers say their mission is to demand comprehensive and effective legislation to address gun issues so that no kid goes to school in fear that it may be the last day of his/her life! President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose regulations that would ban bump stocks and ... Read More »

Tánaiste hits out at criticism of Good Friday Agreement

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Mr. Coveney said that there was much interest in the U.S.in the implications for Ireland of Brexit , as well as the implications for the EU-US relationship. "A simultaneous referendum held in the Republic produced an even larger majority of 94.4 per cent in favour - today's Irish and British Govts remain absolutely committed to the GFA". Read More »

Barings LLC Acquires 81200 Shares of Marathon Oil Co. (MRO)

The stock increased 0.99% or $1.6 during the last trading session, reaching $162.66. About 3.30M shares traded. Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $7200 target. On Wednesday, December 20 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold". The firm has "Sector Outperform" rating by Howard Weil given on Tuesday, December 15. Read More »

Time Warner Inc (TWX) Shares Sold by Ballentine Partners LLC

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Time Warner Inc ( NYSE TWX ) traded down $0.30 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $95.07. 586.69 million shares or 2.23% less from 600.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. More notable recent Time Warner Inc. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Time Warner Inc will post 7.56 EPS for the current fiscal year. Read More »