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Mom accused of giving her 2-year-old meth and pot

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Those same witnesses told police they heard that Ecker, an alleged meth user, also gave her child meth to smoke from a pipe. The accused was identified as 20-year-old Kaitlyn Ecker from Wakulla, a county in Florida , and is facing charges of child abuse. Read More »

Homeowner Allegedly Shot Black Teen Asking For Directions

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Zeigler was charged with assault with intent to murder, possession of a firearm while committing a felony. When he knocked on the door of the Zeigler's, a woman screamed: 'Why are you trying to break into my house'. "I told her, 'No, I go to Rochester High, I'm just looking for directions to Rochester High'". Brennan kept running, hid, then cried. "I turned back and I saw him aiming at me", said Brennan. Read More »

Russian Federation calls an emergency session to discuss strikes on Syria

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The United States didn't waste any time in disputing Russia's accusations. "It will be in defense of a bedrock global norm that benefits all nations", Haley said. "And we'd strike a blow against this right", explained Mikhail Emelyanov, the deputy chairman of the Duma's Legislation Committee. This scenario, he said, "cannot be tolerated. Read More »

Assad remains strong, eastern Ghouta falls

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The capture of Douma comes as the rebels of the Islam Army have fully evacuated to the rebel-held city of Jarablus in northern Syria in batches. "The Russian Center for Reconciliation together with Syrian authorities has nearly completed a large-scale humanitarian operation in Eastern Ghouta". Read More »

Cool, wet weather expected for Boston Marathon

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It was about 15, 20 yards to my left. When they crossed the finish line an impressive five and a half hours later they were met with cheers from friends and family members. I just knew - gut instinct - I gotta go back. Kathrine Switzer, a marathon legend who was the first woman to run Boston with a numbered entry and now a 71-year-old icon, got Clark to return to Boston to run just for the love of the sport on a team with 45 women and men from all over the world, including India, South ... Read More »

Egypt's President Sisi arrives in Saudi Arabia ahead of Arab Summit

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Asharq Al-Awsat received Friday a copy of the draft closing statement and draft resolutions agreed on by Arab foreign ministers following their preparatory meetings held last Thursday in Saudi Arabia ahead of the summit. Rady said that El-Sisi will discuss with Arab leaders the situation in Yemen, Libya, and Palestine, as well as other regional issues. The Arab League's Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that major threats facing Arabs are all equally important and risky. Read More »

Bullets fired twice at top court judge's house in Lahore

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Chief Justice Nisar, after reaching the residence, summoned the Punjab police chief and ordered an investigation. Rangers and police cordoned off the area and were conducting a search operation. Further, Justice Ahsan often spends his weekends in Lahore , where he, along with the chief justice, presides several cases related to public welfare in Supreme Court's Lahore registry. Read More »

Kyodo: Abe to Ask Trump to Reject 'Phased' Denuclearization of North Korea

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Wang spent eight years in Japan as a diplomat with three of those years as China's ambassador. On Monday, they will convene a high-level economic dialogue for the first time since 2010. Abe, who is due to meet with Trump in Florida on Tuesday to discuss North Korea, may also meet with Wang. The two are believed to have discussed details of a trilateral summit of leaders from Japan, China and South Korea. Read More »

Woman says cliff crash mom ran kids' 'boot camp'

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In response to an appeal by him, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that she is in constant touch with the Indian Consulate in San Francisco and they are coordinating with the police. But their three other children - Devonte, 15, Hannah, 16, and Sierra, 12 - are missing, officials said. The Harts moved to a home in Woodland, Washington , in mid-2017, neighbors said. Read More »

Threat of Heavy Rains Prompts Flood Watch for Islands

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A Freezing Rain warning has been placed throughout much of the area, with Environment Canada projecting ice build-up of 10 to 20 millimeters across the region by Sunday morning, with some areas possibly receiving more than 20 millimeters of freezing rain. Read More »

'mission accomplished' on 'perfectly executed' Syria strike

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Apparently, President Donald Trump doesn't have those concerns following Friday night's military strike in Syria . Jim Mattis and Joseph Dunford at the Pentagon on April 13. The Bush administration said the banner was meant to signify the end of the Lincoln's 10-month mission in the Persian Gulf. Trump's tweets included the phrase "mission accomplished", one of the most infamous political remarks of the Bush era. Read More »

Marian Students Stage Protest on School Closing

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In other news, four students with the Hebron High School chapter of the Business Professionals of America - Kylee Babiak, Jason Licht, Anthony Summerville and Steven Miskus - won state titles in their divisions and will attend the national competition in Dallas, Texas, on May 9-13. Read More »

Algeria crash: 257 die as plane plunges into field

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A military plane has crashed soon after take-off in a farm field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people , according to Algeria's Defence Ministry. Releasing a press statement the Algerian Defence Ministry said cause of the crash is not yet known and an investigation has been ordered. Algeria has suffered a string of military and civilian aviation disasters. Read More »

Pakistan concerned over situation in Syria; condemns use of chemical weapons

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The move signalled the West's resolve to return to diplomacy after a one-night military operation that hit sites Western officials said were linked to Syria's chemical weapons program. The US, Britain and France launched coordinated strikes against Syria's research, storage and military targets to "punish" the Bashar al-Assad regime for an apparent chemical attack in Douma that killed over 70 people. Read More »

Vladimir Putin condemns US-led airstrikes on Syria

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Striking a conciliatory note, it said: "The President of the Republic called for dialogue with Russian Federation to be maintained and stepped up to bring peace and stability back to Syria ". Around 30 missiles were fired in the attack, and a third of them were shot down, the official said. He said the supposed chemical attack was a hoax staged by the secret service of a "certain state" hostile to Moscow . Read More »

North Korea's Kim Jong Un greets Chinese official, calls for stronger ties

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The festival is a part of the celebrations of the Day of the Sun, which commemorates the birth anniversary of Kim Il-sung, founder and former president of North Korea. Beijing is North Korea's sole major ally, an alliance dating back to the 1950-1953 Korean War, but relations deteriorated after China supported United Nations sanctions to punish Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons programme. Read More »

The Answer Trump Needs in Syria

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Syria and Russian Federation have blamed Israel for the attack, which has similarly been confirmed by the U.S. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied performing the operation. Speaking in the White House Cabinet Room Monday, Trump vowed to find out who is responsible for the attack that reportedly killed at least 40 people. Read More »

Cong demands sacking of UP CM over Unnao case

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He also emphasised that government will take stringent action against the culprits. On Monday, after uproar over his remarks, Karnataka Congress Working President Dinesh Gundu Rao said he regretted using the strong words he used to describe UP CM Yogi Adityanath . Read More »

Unnao rape: Allahabad HC orders arrest of BJP MLA Sengar

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In the first FIR, the CBI named Sengar and Shashi Singh, a woman who allegedly took the rape victim to the BJP leader's house. The accused MLA was formally arrested around 10pm on Friday. The CBI team also reached the Unnao hotel where the victim and her family have been kept to ensure their security. "What is disturbing... is that the father of the prosecutrix, for no reason, came to be arrested and was in custody, where, we are informed, he was mercilessly beaten and succumbed to ... Read More »

Unnao gangrape case: CM Yogi assures "Strict action would be taken"

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Yes we are happy that finally an FIR has been registered against Kuldeep Singh Sengar . Had this been done much earlier, my brother would be alive today. Her uncle accused Kuldeep of giving "shelter" to anti-nationals. "I want justice, why are they putting pressure on me for an apology?" It also showed the deceased person's back with serious wounds, but its veracity could not be ascertained. Read More »

Rohingya refugee family returns to Myanmar

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A Rohingya refugee looks at the full moon with a child in tow at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, December 3, 2017. In an apparent show of its humanitarian stance, the government said the family was provided with food and clothing before they moved in with their relatives in Rakhine State. Read More »

Tribal girl abducted, repeatedly raped for over 2 weeks in Surat

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She was strangled to death. The case comes days after chilling details of the gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl sent jitters across the nation. "Samples have been taken for forensic test to ascertain whether she was drugged or not", said Ganesh Govekar, Forensic Head, Civil Hospital. Police have registered a case under sections 302 (Punishment for murder), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), and 376 (Punishment for rape), and under provisions of the Protection ... Read More »

Syrians Celebrate, OPCW to Continue Chemical Weapon Probe

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The missile strikes against Syria's military and civilian infrastructures were carried out by United States planes and naval ships in cooperation with British and French air forces between 03:42 and 05:10 Moscow time on Saturday. The experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ( OPCW ) are planning to start their activities in the Syrian area of Eastern Ghouta, where a chemical attack allegedly took place, a source in the Syrian government said Saturday. Read More »

United Kingdom joins Syria air strikes in response to chemical attack

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British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a backlash from the domestic opposition after launching military strikes Saturday on Syria without consulting parliament. More than 100 missiles were fired by the UK, US and France across all of their strikes. President Vladimir Putin has said Russian Federation will call an emergency session of the UN Security Council over air strikes on Syria. Read More »

The Cohen investigation is the real investigation, and Trump's in peril

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The encounter came after news broke that Cohen, President Trump's embattled fixer, paid off Avenatti's client, Stormy Daniels , to keep her quiet about her alleged affair with Trump. Prosecutors disclosed, for the first time, that agents had secured an earlier search warrant and already have reviewed multiple email accounts maintained by Cohen. Read More »

'Strikes an 'important signal' to Iran, Hezbollah'

The drone was launched from an airbase in Syria, against which Israel later carried out air strikes. According to the newspaper, the Israeli army has deployed the Iron Dome missile defence system in anticipation of any retaliatory strike. Read More »

Traders Sell Shares of Cigna (CI) on Strength (CI)

Emerging-markets stocks are outperforming their USA counterparts this year, the latest sign that investors' appetite for risk remains robust despite rising trade tensions, according to Wsj. Roof Eidam & Maycock decreased its stake in Cigna Corporation (CI ) by 36.2% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 1,014 shares. Read More »

Mets' catchers suffer injuries after strong start

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As far as depth options go, the Mets have already acted quickly to pursue one such addition. Now, they'll be without Plawecki for perhaps a month's time, while d'Arnaud will be lost for the whole season. Meanwhile, it was announced that Plawecki has a hairline fracture in his left hand , as a result of being hit by a fastball by Tayron Guerrero in the eighth inning Wednesday night. Read More »

Russian Trolls Increased '2000 Percent' After Syria Attack, Pentagon Says

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US Defence Secretary James Mattis said the 100 air strikes were a "one time shot" to send a strong message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, selecting targets that would minimise the risks to innocent civilians. Pentagon officials and President Donald Trump on Saturday praised USA airstrikes in Syria, but some locals are saying America hasn't gone far enough. Read More »

United Nations council rejects Russian Federation resolution condemning Syria airstrikes

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New resolution: According to French Ambassador Francois Delattre , France , Britain and the USA will soon present the Council with a new draft resolution aimed at achieving a lasting solution in Syria . Zhaoxu further said that the pressing priority is to launch a comprehensive, objective and impartial investigation into reports of chemical weapons use in Syria so as to arrive at authoritative conclusions. Read More »

Ex-Pakistan prime minister barred From politics

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The verdict has disqualified Nawaz Sharif for life. For Sharif's supporters, they see the Supreme Court as acting in tandem with the army to ensure that he can not re-emerge in Pakistan's politics. The Sharifs and their supporters have repeatedly denied allegations of corruption, suggesting the former prime minister is the victim of a conspiracy driven by Pakistan's powerful military establishment. Read More »