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Chicago father charged with murder in "near decapitation" of toddler son

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Officers were called to the 2700 block of South Avers around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. When they arrived, police found two-year-old Mateo Garcia Aguayo's body in a garbage bag in the kitchen of a second-floor apartment. When the family called 911, Ortiz fled the house. State police caught up with Ortiz near Kankakee, Illinois, a few hours later and he was charged with first-degree murder, police said. Read More »

NRA's Wayne LaPierre Calls For Firearms In Schools At CPAC

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Many politicians, however, are being forced to weigh the potential cost at the ballot box of receiving NRA donations in the wake of the Florida shootings and a passionate call for action by numerous victims' families and students. Schools are open, soft targets for anyone who is determined to commit mass murder. He said he would rather see Congress bolster background checks and crack down on sales at gun shows. Read More »

Call to halt Syrian bombing in Ghouta By

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Lavrov further noted that Moscow is concerned that the aim of those who want to pass the Security Council resolution is to "demonize" the Syrian government in order to advance a Plan B to overthrow the regime in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2254, which stipulates that Syrians themselves decide their own destiny. Read More »

Angry Birds maker falls from on high

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The shock announcement triggered a mass sell-off on Thursday. Its shares fell by 50 per cent on Finland's main stock exchange in Helsinki to €4.94. The company has been in dire straits for some time, especially after reporting a 20 percent stock drop back in November. " Competition in the mobile game industry is very tough and user acquisition has become more expensive for the companies ", said Atte Riikola, analyst at Inderes Equity Research. Read More »

Ex-women's player Mleczko to do color analysis for National Hockey League game

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In fact, no American was. Men's two-seater - Justin Kripps, Summerland, B.C., and Alex Kopacz, London , Ont., finished in a virtual tie with a German sled for the gold medal after compiling a time of three minutes, 16.86 seconds for the four runs; Nick Poloniato, Hamilton, and Jesse Lumsden, Burlington, Ont., placed seventh (3:17.74); and Chris Spring, Priddis, Alta., and Lascelles Brown, Calgary, ended up in 10th place (3:18.24). Read More »

Qatar condemns massacres in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

It is important to remind people that Eastern Ghouta is one of the so-called " de-escalation zones " where a number of the so-called opposition groups have been contained for some time. The regime, which is supported by Russian forces, intensified its operations against the enclave near Damascus on Sunday. It was the second straight day that the civilian death toll topped 100, after 127 were killed Monday in Eastern Ghouta's bloodiest day in four years. Read More »

Philippines slams United States intelligence report that tags Duterte as "regional threat"

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Ambassador Sung Kim on Thursday. "Medialdea further directed our embassy officials and staff in the USA to provide the latter accurate information on the realities happening on the ground in the Philippines", Roque added. "Executive Secretary Medialdea likewise instructed the Department of Foreign Affairs, through our Philippine embassy in Washington D.C., to coordinate and engage with the United States agencies involved in the writing of the assessment", he said. Read More »

Ryder Cup hopeful Chris Wood looks for second Qatar title

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The South Korean, who won in an exciting three-way play-off a year ago, finished three shots off the leaders, England's Eddie Pepperell and Aaron Rai , and France's Gregory Havret who all shot 65. "I surprised myself, really", said Pepperell, who finished third in Portugal and Netherlands previous year. The second round tees off this morning (Friday) with the first tee time of 6.30 am with the last starters teeing off at 12.30 pm with play expected to finish at around 5 pm. Read More »

Booking's (PCLN) "Hold" Rating Reiterated at Deutsche Bank

Price T Rowe Associates Inc who had been investing in Priceline Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $91.44B market cap company. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned "Hold" rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, June 16. Wedbush maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $160 target in Friday, February 12 report. Read More »

Local pastor remembers the Reverend Billy Graham

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A ceremony featuring congressional leaders was being prepared, Ryan said. The US Capitol tribute will follow Graham's remains lying in repose at the family house, which is at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, his organization said. A giant tent is under construction at the Billy Graham Library to hold 2,300 invited guests for the private funeral service next Friday, including President Trump and every living former USA president. Read More »

Surprise Date Set for Embassy Move to Jerusalem

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The goal of opening the facility by May 2018 marks a significant acceleration in planning. The United States is expected to open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a US official told Reuters on Friday, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of usa policy and is bound to trouble US allies who have already objected. Read More »

Snow, wind coming to northern Arizona with next storm

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Ice accumulations between one-tenth and one-quarter of an inch are expected in these areas. The National Weather Service says to expect two-to-four inches of snow in most places with up to seven inches of snow possible. The National Weather Service in Hanford warned of slick, snow-covered or icy roads and possible travel delays. Flagstaff is expected to get up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) of snow, with similar levels expected in valley locations of Mohave County and more in the mountains of ... Read More »

Korda breaks course record

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I have a couple of screws in my face. "I didn't feel happy like I did on the first day". "I had no pain, [I was] just numb. The headaches are gone". 10-under-par round was a personal best for Jessica Korda and a course record for the Siam Country Club. "I just hit the collar". But an absolute bomb of a putt from the lower deck of the final green curled in for eagle on the 18 to cap her rally. Read More »

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens indicted for invasion of privacy

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In a leaked audio recording released earlier this year , the woman whom Greitens allegedly blackmailed claimed that he took a photo of her naked and blindfolded for the explicit goal of using it as a deterrent to prevent her from discussing their relationship. Read More »

Husband Charged with Murder of Woman Who Led Risqué Double Life

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His bond was set at $500,000. Lemley says William West "didn't seem to be very upset" by his wife's death during the investigation. West worked as an unsworn campus police officer at Birmingham-Southern College, where spokeswoman Hannah Wolfson said he had been placed on leave and is being fired. Read More »

Crunch Brexit talks hint at compromise within Tory factions

May allies also view an attempt by Remainers, led by former ministers Kenneth Clarke and Anna Soubry , to win a Commons vote committing Britain to stay in the European customs union as an "existential moment". The talks at Mrs May's Chequers country retreat ended at 10pm on Thursday, with Brexiteers proclaiming that Britain was on course to make a clean break with the EU. Read More »

Crunch Brexit talks hint at compromise within Tory factions

May allies also view an attempt by Remainers, led by former ministers Kenneth Clarke and Anna Soubry , to win a Commons vote committing Britain to stay in the European customs union as an "existential moment". The talks at Mrs May's Chequers country retreat ended at 10pm on Thursday, with Brexiteers proclaiming that Britain was on course to make a clean break with the EU. Read More »

Trump expected to announce 'largest package of new sanctions' against North Korea

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The White House announced Thursday that Trump , a senior adviser to her father President Trump , will lead the presidential delegation traveling to South Korea for Sunday's closing ceremony. "The upcoming visit by adviser Ivanka is meant to celebrate the successful hosting of the Pyeongchang Olympics and highlight the mutual understanding of the South Korea-US alliance", Noh Kyu-duk, spokesman for the foreign ministry in Seoul, said Tuesday, according to the Yonhap news agency. Read More »

No survivors in IN plane crash, police report

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Officials have not confirmed any fatalities at this time, according to FOX59. Such a plane can hold up to 10 people. Authorities say no one survived when a small Wisconsin-bound plane carrying multiple people crashed into a central IN farm field. Read More »

Trump slams Federal Bureau of Investigation for lack of action on shooter Cruz

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With that said, we the people must tell our lawmakers that it is time for a change! Ilan Alhadeff, the girl's father said, "It's the time to talk about it today and the next day and the day after until this is resolved". Investigators are trying to track the purchases, which Cruz appears to have made in the past year or so, the source said. He hurled slurs at blacks and Muslims, and according to the Anti-Defamation League, had ties to white supremacists. Read More »

No school Friday at Dubuque Sr. High due to "potential threat"

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The Columbus city schools say there will be an increased police presence at buildings in the district Friday after several threats were made on social media. Law enforcement told district staff in Blaine that similar threats have been received by schools in Washington and across the U.S. The investigation into the situation is ongoing. Read More »

President Trump says 'we've proved I'm a conservative'

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Yet after an emotionally draining week following the Florida high school mass shooting, Trump also must decide how far, if at all, he will stray from a key CPAC ideological tenet: protecting the Second Amendment from any gun-control legislation. Read More »

MI mayor declares state of emergency

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The Red Cross opened shelters to assist those in need. Other parts of the Midwest were under winter weather advisories on Thursday, with Kansas school districts and universities canceling classes and many state employees being told to stay home. Read More »

Michael Porter Jr. cleared for all basketball activities

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All in all, this is just a huge win for Missouri and Porter. A little over a week after a report surfaced that he was considering a return before the end of the season, the Mizzou freshman reportedly got some good news on Thursday. If he can return, stay healthy and show he's still one of the top players in the nation, then perhaps he'll convince National Basketball Association scouts he's worth a high lottery pick this summer. Read More »

Two arrested for mob violence on Kerala Adivasi man, Pinarayi condemns incident

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The victim identified as A Madhu was a resident of Kadukamanna tribal hamlet. "Also, there is a mass campaign going on that Madhu was forced to commit theft because of poverty, which is absolutely wrong". "I have instructed the State police chief to carry out this task (taking action against those responsible for Madhu's murder)". State culture and SC/ST minister A K Balan will visit the area on Saturday. Read More »

NRA's LaPierre Offers Free Armed Guard Training For All Schools

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She went on to speak directly to reporters covering the event in National Harbor, Maryland. "I think it makes flawless sense if teachers want to exercise their right to keep and bear arms", he said . The American Conservative Union's gathering featured speeches by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Marion Maréchal-Le Pen - the niece of Marine Le Pen , who lost France's presidential election to Emmanuel Macronlast year. Read More »

School shooting videos could scar kids - or galvanize them

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Israel also advocated for "sensible gun control", and argued that he believes every school in the US should have a resource deputy employed. Students are also encourage to sign a large banner that will be sent along with, they hope, at least 1,000 notes. Read More »

'The Simpsons' showrunner: Ted Cruz 'could use a pacifier'

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The Simpsons has taken numerous shots at politicians through the years, including one in particular back in 2000 when the show predicted Donald Trump would be an bad president someday. Keen observers of The Simpsons , however, may have noticed that Homer Simpson is an ambulatory example of everything a person ought not do and Lisa Simpson is the perennial voice of reason. Read More »

After T20I win, Virat Kohli and his men go out for dinner

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And fortunately for him, that's what happened. Bhuvneshwar said , "Whenever India goes overseas, the reputation is that India are not good at batting against short bowling". Duminy quietly anchored the innings at the other end as Klaasen let it flow. The capacity crowd was undeterred by the rain and the fact that it comprised nearly as much Indian as South African support, provided a lively theatre for some T20 cricketainment. Read More »