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Parkland teens mock-and criticize-their new clear backpacks

And since the rule went into effect on Monday - nearly two months after a former student sneaked an AR-15 onto campus in a rifle bag and used it to kill 17 people - students have complained that the policy is unnecessary and intrusive. "I feel like t...

Putin, Erdogan Hold Joint Press Conference

Erdogan said standing next to Putin at the presidential palace in Ankara as he ordered through a video link the launch of the $20 billion dollar Akkuyu nuclear power plant project. In addition, government calculations expect the power plant to cove...

First Person Sentenced In Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation

Last month, the lawyer pleaded guilty and told prosecutors he lied to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about his past links with Rick Gates - a Manafort protege who held a senior position in the Trump campaign. Gates, 45, who was deputy...

Trump Tweets "DACA Is Dead"

The president ended the DACA program previous year and gave Congress six months to pass a new law to replace it. Trump had said he was open to a deal with congressional Democrats to receive funds for the border wall in exchange for protecti...

Buhari mourns Winnie Mandela, says Africa lost a courageous woman

Together with her former husband, Nelson Mandela , South Africa's first black president , Madikizela-Mandela became a symbol for the struggle for a new South Africa free from its racist baggage. This is where she nailed her colours to the mast ab...

Winter weather returns with two separate storms over Easter weekend

Travel will be slow at best, to hard in locations that pick up more than 4 inches of snow. The city's Emergency Management Department also issued a travel advisory for Monday cautioning commuters about slippery roads, and asking vehicles to drive s...

Robbery suspect appears in court, bond set

Around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, SPD received a report of a robbery at the US Bank in the 400 block of Riverside in downtown Spokane. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash in a silver four-door auto that appears to be a Lexus E30...

Sessions spurns GOP request for second special counsel

The attorney general asked U.S. Attorney John Huber to investigate Republicans' allegations that the DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation abused a surveillance program against a former Trump campaign aide. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald as a specia...

South Korea, DPRK select date for Kim and Moon meeting

Kim is also set to hold a summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump sometime before the end of May. Kim's father and predecessor, Kim Jong Il , met with South Korean Presidents Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun in 2000 and 2007, respectively...

Finally India, Pak agree to resolve diplomatic row

It had also called back its High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood to Islamabad for "urgent consultations" as the row over the treatment of officials escalated. His visit to Ajmer Sharif for attending the Urs of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti became possibl...

Baton Rouge Officer Fired, 1 Suspended in Deadly 2016 Shooting

Salamoni's attorney, John McLindon, had said Tuesday that he expected the officer to be fired. "Our police officers are held to a higher standard, fear can not be a driver for an officer's response to every incident". It was also the first time Ste...

Ex-boyfriend charged with murder of woman found in trash can

Archaeologists in Italy have discovered the remains of a Medieval woman who appeared to give a coffin birth . (Actually, many women could use a version or two of the spray bottle.) Reid has had to deal with family wanting to touch her bump without...

Rain and Snow Showers Continue 3-28-18

Power cuts are also possible in rural areas. Wednesday will start dry before rain develops for Denver and the Front Range in the afternoon. Forecasters indicate a 40 percent chance of precipitation, with little or no snow accumulation . A WXChart ...

French police seek driver who tried to run down soldiers in Alps

Thursday's suspect drove around the military barracks in Varces-Allieres-et-Risset, in the southeastern Isere region, shouting at groups of soldiers from the 27th Mountain Infantry Brigade, Col. At least six security force members have been killed du...

Malala Returns to Pakistan for First Time Since Being Shot by Taliban

While no one said whether she or Abbasi initiated her brief return , the government touted it as a sign the violent militancy has been defeated in the Islamic nation. She is here on a four-day visit, Dawn online reported . Malala , now 20, was s...

Mitch McConnell Wants to Take Hemp Off the Controlled Substance List

Sen. Mitch McConnell introduced a bill to legalize industrial hemp. The family connection sidelined hemp production for decades. A provision pushed by McConnell allowed state agriculture departments to designate hemp research and development pr...

TMC, BJP take out Ram Navami rallies across West Bengal

Refusing the Centre's offer to send paramilitary forces to the violence hit Asansol , Chatterjee said state police was well equipped to control the situation. "The police will take legal action against it", Sharma said. Officer in-charge Pramit Ga...

WH: No Talk of Pardons for Flynn or Manafort in Russia Probe

The lawyer, John Dowd, who abruptly resigned from his role last week, broached the topic past year with lawyers for Flynn and Manafort, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Flynn pleaded guilty in December to lying to the FBI about his discussi...

Number of injured in Kemerovo shopping mall fire grows to 76

Wednesday was declared a day of national mourning and vigils were held across Russia , Tass news agency reported. The latter has frequently been a venue for anti-government protests, and Tuesday's demonstration, attended by several thousand-peop...

ICC congratulates Afghanistan and West Indies for qualifying for World Cup 2019

Leg-spin sensation Rashid Khan became the fastest bowler ever to reach 100 one-day worldwide wickets as the West Indies were bowled out for 204, before big-hitting opener Shahzad smashed 84 as Afghanistan knocked off the runs with 9.2 overs to sp...

China, US in talks to avert trade war

The newspaper reported that Mnuchin was considering a visit to Beijing to pursue negotiations. "Less than 3% of the USA imports of steel came from China , so it really baffles us how such a low rate of imports constitutes a threat to United States...

Moldova joins global response to spy poisoning, expels 3 Russian diplomats

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday, March 27, the alliance was expelling 7 Russian diplomats and denying accreditation to 3 more as part of worldwide measures over the poisoning of a former spy in Britain.

Mysterious train sparks rumours of Kim Jong-un's China visit

As leader of North Korea, Kim has never met with another head of state, and even purged his own uncle in a brutal execution, allegedly over his ties to China. China's support of worldwide sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear program has str...

Iran expresses deep sorrow over ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen

Jordan on Monday strongly condemned Yemeni Houthi militias' attempt to target the Saudi Arabia territories, by launching a number of ballistic missiles late Sunday, that were intercepted by the Royal Saudi Air Defence Forces. The Yemen war began ...

US has violated trade laws: China

China said Friday that it planned to raise tariffs on a $3 billion list of US goods, including pork, apples and steel pipes in response to the steel and aluminum duties earlier announced by Trump. The state-run Global Times said China was only just b...

My husband doesn't pray, is irresponsible, woman tells court

Stone later confirmed to police that she did attack her husband because he forgot the special day. She can be heard screaming in agony following each hit. When she returned home, there was already a meeting among village elders to decide what punishm...

Vietnam Halts Oil Project In South China Sea

The US has been pushing its allies to carry out freedom of navigation operations as well. Previously, Beijing had termed such moves as "provocative", but neither China's foreign nor defense ministries have responded to it now. China's navy will car...

Trump meets Saudi Crown Prince MBS, sells weapons

Prince Mohammed capped his rapid rise to power last June by replacing his elder cousin Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who had close relationships with US intelligence and defence circles, as crown prince. Riyadh will gain nothing in extending enmity wit...

Paul McCartney remembers John Lennon at March for Our Lives

Stopped by CNN while he was with a crowd in NY for comment, the living Beatles legend paid tribute to the late John Lennon . McCartney's bandmate, John Lennon , was murdered in New York City in 1980. On stage and in song, on social media and ...

Meghan Markle Just Dropped a Hint About Her Royal Baby Plans

Prince Harry and his fiancée will later be travelling to the Belfast campus of Northern Ireland's next generation science park, Catalyst Inc. "As soon as he saw the bum bump (which stops the baby slipping down) he understood immediately.

Trump Moves To Ban Most Transgender Individuals From Military Service

Trump announced yet another effort to ban certain trans servicemembers from the military . In February, the Pentagon established a policy that dismisses troops if they can not deploy for a period of one year. "This policy is not based on an evalu...

Trump, Saudi Arabia prince bond over arms deals, hostility to Iran

Trump displayed the charts relating to the deals to show the depth of Saudi purchases of U.S. military hardware, which includes apart from other things, purchase of ships, missile defense, planes and fighting vehicles. Mohammed, in response, describe...

Crude Prices Jump Amid Saudi-Iran Tensions

WTI Crude Oil at 63.75 may test resistance 64 and come off to 62.50 by the end of this week. Futures rose 0.1 percent after climbing to the highest level in more than three weeks on Tuesday. The U.S.' increasing arms sales to Saudi Arabia als...

Schertz, TX police give updates on explosion at FedEx package facility

Austin police say they've responded to 1,257 calls in the last two weeks from people anxious that suspicious packages could be bombs. The blast was reported Tuesday just before 12:30 a.m.at the FedEx Ground distribution center in Schertz, just no...

Zachary Cruz ordered to stay away from Stoneman Douglas, undergo evaluation

A family friend who cared for Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz said she forbid him to bring his guns into her home and warned police several times because she suspected he had a weapon and she felt he might harm himself or others. Assistant State Att...

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Polish Police Arrest Huawei Executive, Accused Of Spying For China

Sanctions. The two men - one a Chinese citizen who was a former envoy in Poland before moving over to a senior position at Huawei and the other a Pole who held several top gove...

Wisconsin Teen Jayme Closs' Bravery Credited for Cracking Missing Person's Case: Sheriff

The woman, who asked the newspaper not to use her name, said she was almost certain it was Jayme, having seen her photo on the news and posters around Wisconsin . She was found...

Trump holds immigration roundtable at border patrol station

Mr. Trump wants $5.7 billion to build the wall, which during the 2016 campaign he repeatedly promised to build once in office. "If this doesn't work out, probably I will do it", ...

Rod Rosenstein Reportedly Leaving Justice Department After AG Confirmation Hearings

Barr is visiting senators on Capitol Hill ahead of his confirmation hearings next week. Rosenstein took charge of overseeing Mueller's Russian Federation probe after former Att...

116th Congress takes office as the most diverse in USA history

As night fell, the House quickly got to work on the partial government shutdown , which was winding up Day 13 with Trump demanding billions in Mexican border wall funding to bring...

US State Department Issues Travel Warning to China, Urging 'Increased Caution'

Reports say the travel guidance issued by the USA comes after the detentions of two Canadians in China last month and came amid heightened diplomatic tensions in the wake of the ...

Trump boasts he ‘essentially’ fired Mattis

Trump says the USA should let the Taliban and Islamic State militants fight each other there. "ISIS is being dealt one brutal defeat after another", he said at a rally in Florida....

House Democrats vote to reopen government, reject Trump’s demand for wall funding

Nancy Pelosi , the presumed new House speaker, referring to a bipartisan, Senate-passed funding measure, albeit one Trump has never publicly endorsed. Collins, a senior member of...

US Border Patrol Unleashes Tear Gas Against Children in Mexico

In its statement following the incident, CBP said that the volleys were not aimed at migrants attempting the crossing, but at rock-throwers who prevented the agents from helping th...

Trump Prepares For A New Fight Over Border Wall Funding

It was a huge decision to make ... and frankly there was no system at all for a lot of reasons - palace intrigue and the rest of it - when I got there". The retired Marine general ...

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Hasina heading for landslide after deadly Bangladesh election day

Hasina heading for landslide after deadly Bangladesh election day

Mr. Alamgir, however, asked his party candidates to stay in the race until the voting ended while NUF convenor Hossain urged voters to "restore democracy" and exercise their franch...

Trump blamed the Democrats for the death of migrant children

Trump blamed the Democrats for the death of migrant children

Trump has declined to comment on whether he might accept less than $5 billion for wall funding. President Donald Trump on Saturday said the deaths of migrant children at the ...

President Trump threatens to close border if Democrats don't fund wall

President Trump threatens to close border if Democrats don't fund wall

Trump has signaled he welcomes the fight as he heads toward his own bid for re-election in 2020. The president, who had already scrapped a Christmas visit to his Florida golf r...

Turkey prepares to take over anti-IS fight in Syria from US

Turkey prepares to take over anti-IS fight in Syria from US

Turkey wants to fill the power vacuum that will be left in Syria by the withdrawal of American troops, and is coordinating its army's plans with the USA and Russian Federation...

Post-holiday, partial government shutdown to gain impact

Post-holiday, partial government shutdown to gain impact

Mr. Trump has relented on his previous insistence that he wanted to build a "wall" on the southwest border, saying he now envisions the type of steel-slatted fence that was also bu...