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Ministers must cut air pollution in dozens of cities, judge rules


Mr Justice Garnham will deliver his ruling on the case in London on Wednesday. Mr Justice Garnham said the government's approach to tackling nitrogen dioxide pollution was "seriously flawed". Labour MP Mary Creagh, chair of Parliament's environment select committee, said: "Millions of people in the United Kingdom live with illegally high levels of air pollution, which results in 40,000 early deaths every year". Read More »

Donald Trump orders ban on Las Vegas-style bump stock gun modifications


Bump stocks came into the national discussion after the October 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas , where the gunman altered several of his rifles in order to enable his weapons to fire like machine guns. That left the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to regulate bump stocks . They can be bought for as little as $100 without the need for a criminal background check. Read More »

Bump stock prices skyrocket after president proposes ban

The president had invited the teen survivors of school violence and parents of murdered children in a show of his resolve against gun violence in the wake of last week's shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and in past years at Newtown , Connecticut, and Columbine , Colorado. Read More »

Goggia takes downhill gold; Vonn earns bronze


Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito failed a pre-competition test in Pyeongchang and Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who won a bronze medal , tested positive during the games. They're all different but this latest one will surely carry plenty of meaning. The internet seemed to be just as emotional as Vonn - and proud. "The last eight years have been full of ups and downs", she said, "a lot of downs, I'd say, especially from 2013 until now". Read More »

Stepmother of missing 5-year-old Wichita boy arrested


The grandmother stated that family members contacted social services and reported abuse in the past in another state, but nothing had yet been done about it to her knowledge. He was last known to be wearing black sweats, white socks and a gray shirt with a bear on it. Two relatives of the boy told the Wichita Eagle they had concerns about the boy's welfare in the past, and the child's great aunt said she contacted the Kansas Department of Children and Families last spring. Read More »

Macron proposes tighter asylum rules in major test of parliamentary majority


NGOs have lashed out in particular at plans to double the time asylum seekers can be held in detention to 90 days and halve the amount of the time they have to appeal if turned down for refugee status. Macron was sworn in as France's new leader previous year, pledging to be tolerant about immigration. The bill, which is created to curb illegal immigration, makes it a criminal offence to enter France without going through one of the country's 404 official border points. Read More »

More Must Be Done To Protect Children


Trump spoke during a White House ceremony Tuesday recognizing bravery by the nation's public safety officers. Trump is being called out for creating an illusion of executive action . If after reviewing the comments the ATF decides to rewrite the machine gun definition to include bump stock devices , barring their sale and possession, the agency could then re-examine prior rulings and guidance it had made on the production of the device to private manufacturers. Read More »

Glencore reported a 44% profit growth in 2017


Adjusted attributable income was $5.51 billion or $0.39 per share, compared to $1.99 billion or $0.14 per share a year ago. Glencore said its higher earnings were "primarily" driven by higher commodity prices during the year, with market sentiment also improving. Read More »

Sanders: Clinton should have spoken up about Russian bots during election

In the same press conference, Sanders also melted down trying to defend Trump's attempt to blame the shooting on the FBI's investigation of Russian collusion. Alas, the press secretary said that just because the FBI failed to act on a tip about the Parkland shooter because they were busy with the investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russian Federation doesn't mean that Trump thinks the FBI failed to act on a tip about the Parkland shooter because they were busy with ... Read More »

At least 36 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru


Local media reports suggest that the coach, which belonged to the Rey Latino company, had registered 45 people on board, however due to the numbers killed and rescued it seems more passengers were picked up along the way. Despite its importance, the vast majority of the road is narrow, with a single lane going each way as it meanders through the Andean hills. Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski sent his condolences to the victims' families on Twitter. Read More »

Number of United States anti-Muslim groups growing under Trump, watchdog says

The number of hate groups has risen 20 percent since 2014, the civil rights monitor noted in a conference call with members of the press. Past year brought "a substantial emboldening of the radical right, and that is largely due to the actions of President Trump, who's tweeted out hate materials and made light of the threats to our society posed by hate groups", Heidi Beirich, director of the SPLC's Intelligence Project, told reporters. Read More »

Davis: Pelicans would have been contender if Cousins stayed healthy


You don't know. So you just gotta take it year-by-year and just see. The New Orleans Pelicans are battling for a spot in the 2018 National Basketball Association playoffs, but Anthony Davis believes his squad would have been a legitimate title contender had DeMarcus Cousins not gotten injured. Read More »

Assembly Republicans making changes to association self-insurance bill


The second asks the state legislature to pass a law making sure pre-exisiting conditions are covered - no matter what happens at the federal level. State senators and representatives worked until almost midnight, voting on a number of bills backed by Republican Governor Scott Walker as they try to wrap up their 2017-2018 legislative session. Read More »

Reports of 'mass poisoning' at Gold Coast school


A number of students have allegedly taken a mystery substance at St Stephen's College on the Gold Coast . Staff at St Stephen's College in Upper Coomera rang for paramedics at 12.45pm on Wednesday after noticing the health of several boys deteriorate. Read More »

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


The group maintains the time to act is now on stronger gun laws and policies to protect children. Each one wrote a special message on cards that will make their way to Parkland, Florida, where 14 students and three adults were killed in last week's school shooting. Read More »

Yellowstone Hiker Fatality Last Summer Linked to Treasure Hunt


The report also states that Murphy's death was an accident. The 53-year-old from Batavia was found June 9, a day after his wife reported him missing. Authorities have asked Fenn to call off the treasure hunt, but he refused. She said, "I hope your quest won't be adversely affected by these current events". Read More »

Donald Trump urges ban on gun bump stocks


Seeking to show action days after a deadly school shooting in Florida , Trump spoke during a White House ceremony recognising bravery by the nation's public safety officers. "It's shameful for the president to be hiding behind the 17 victims of gun violence, and somehow make it all about him", said former Senior FBI Official Frank Figliuzzi. Read More »

Hundreds of students leave school, walk to shooting site


Unfortunately, one thing that is lacking in the entire debate over the "assault weapons" ban: Would it work? The public manifestations came as students from Douglas High boarded a bus Tuesday afternoon for Tallahassee, where they planned to press for changes to Florida's gun laws . Read More »

Olympics: Goggia wins downhill (4)


She'd torn the ACL previously and has also broken her ankle and arm since then. South Korea was not originally scheduled to compete in the ski jumping team competition. The United States has a fixation at the Olympics on winning gold. She produced the fastest time Sunday and the third fastest Monday despite easing up before the finish. Read More »

School shooting met with another round of calls for gun controls

So I guess my words were just empty words in the spur of the moment. "Here we are, 17 more lives lost, so when do we change?" he asks in the video, which has been watched more than 14 million times. According to a Washington Post columnist, when the Second Amendment was adopted in 1791, the state-of-the-art firearm was a flintlock musket that fired paper cartridges loaded with gunpowder and a lead ball. Read More »

US Attorney General announces a new 'Cybersecurity Task Force'


The size of the new unit remains undisclosed, though its first mission has already been given by Mr. Sessions who explicitly asked it to investigate efforts of any parties looking to interfere with the USA elections or critical infrastructure, or use the Internet for illegal purposes such as stealing personal data or attempting to spread radical ideologies. Read More »

NZ ranked least corrupt country, again


In 2016, Denmark tied with New Zealand for the top spot, it has now dropped slightly behind to the second least corrupt country in the world, with a rating of 88. TI's table is compiled by awarding countries a score of between one and 100, based on data from 12 worldwide organisations including the World Bank, African Development Bank and the World Economic Forum. Read More »

Bruce Hamilton recalls Rev. Billy Graham's deep Jacksonville ties


Graham retired to his mountain home at Montreat, North Carolina, in 2005 after almost six decades on the road and calling people to Christ. In 1957 he invited the civil rights leader Martin Luther King to join him on a 16-week stint in NY, which more than two million people attended. Read More »

Sessions orders review of FBI after shooting

They are taught listening and communications skills, undergo classroom training and receive on-the-job training with other representatives to learn how to write reports . Each incident like the one in Parkland brings calls for more strict laws on gun sales and ownership, but gun rights campaigners regularly succeed in stifling those calls. Read More »

Abbas calls for worldwide peace conference at UNSC


Addressing the council, US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned that turning to the United Nations and rejecting the US role in peace talks "will get the Palestinian people exactly nowhere toward the achievement of their aspirations". UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed that "there is no Plan B" to a two-state solution. Abbas said the principle of two-states living side-by-side with full sovereignty must be preserved, but he said the U.S. Read More »

What is US doing to prevent Russian meddling in next elections?

There were also concerns about Russian Federation retaliating and whether the United States should use similar tactics. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said that even after Obama formally named Russian Federation, the administration declined to declassify information related to meddling by the Kremlin. Read More »

Minneapolis Students Walkout, March For Gun Control

Hundreds of students from West Boca Raton High School walked out of class Tuesday morning and headed toward Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to show solidarity with the students who lived through last week's horror-filled shooting rampage. Read More »

'Reckless slurs': Brexiteers slammed for undermining Northern Ireland peace treaty


Ireland's deputy prime minister has accused Brexit-supporting MPs of being "irresponsible" and "reckless" after they called into question the validity of the Good Friday Agreement. Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet with the DUP and Sinn Fein to discuss how power-sharing can be restored in Northern Ireland. However, the region has been without a devolved administration for more than 13 months following the collapse of powersharing between the DUP and Sinn Fein. Read More »

Health history of accused Florida shooter shows failure of government agencies


Details on that incident were not immediately available, although James Snead told the Times that Cruz had to leave school because of fighting. They said Cruz was very polite and followed all their rules. Alfonso Calderon, a 16-year-old junior, said he hopes that the trip begins a conversation between the Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott and the students over commonsense laws on guns. Read More »

Lawyer says Melania Trump's parents are legally United States permanent residents


Viktor and Amalija Knavs have been living in the United States with green cards and have been frequently spotted in Washington since their son-in-law assumed the presidency. Viktor and Amalija Knavs , 73 and 71 years old, respectively, are retired, and they maintain regular contact with the Trump family, often traveling with the first family on trips to Mar-a-Lago and Bedminster, New Jersey. Read More »

Czech skier pulls off huge upset to win gold


Now, Shiffrin is pulling out of Tuesday's downhill race, just a day after she said that she wanted to race after struggling in training. Ledecka has never placed higher than 19th in a world cup super-G race. Under a bright sun and on a course that was not very steep, Goggia was better than anyone at a hill where she beat Vonn in two World Cup races last March. Read More »

Conservative Twitter accounts complain of lost followers in apparent bot purge


Users are urged to enable verification of their account via their phone number to unlock their accounts. Twitter periodically culls accounts that it deems suspicious or fake , such as those powered by automated bots . Russian-linked Twitter bots shared Donald Trump's tweets nearly half a million times during the final months of the 2016 presidential election. Conservatives have long accused Twitter of targeting them specifically. Read More »