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OLYMPICS; Goggia gets gold, Vonn bronze

Shiffrin said her practices on the previous two days were tense and conservative, and she was "struggling to find my timing a little bit, struggling to find an aerodynamic position". She wobbled badly on a side-hill early, killing her momentum, and paid a price the rest of the way down. "I knew I had a competitive time, but I didn't know if it would be enough for gold", Goggia said. [Full Article...]

Mueller takes aim at Russia: Indictments in Russia-Trump probe continue rolling

Mueller takes aim at Russia: Indictments in Russia-Trump probe continue rolling In a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump suggested that the Obama administration and Democrats are to blame for their inaction on Russian Federation when it became clear that it had infiltrated the electoral process. But it was Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who reportedly rebuffed then-President Barack Obama's desire for Congress to issue a bipartisan statement condemning Russia... [Full Article...]

Israelis helped thwart NSW terror plot

Israelis helped thwart NSW terror plot Unit 8200, the Israeli military's NSA equivalent, has provided intelligence that led to the prevention of a planned attack by the Islamic State organization ( ISIS ) on a passenger plane in Australia in 2017, the Israeli military announced Wednesday. [Full Article...]

YouTube removes Florida shooting conspiracy video accusing teen survivor of being actor

YouTube removes Florida shooting conspiracy video accusing teen survivor of being actor The two students are among those who have become the faces of a new movement for gun control and campaign for a ban on assault weapons in the state after they witnessed one of the deadliest shootings in their country's history. Jack Kingston (R-Ga .), who is now a CNN contributor. Although David is very articulate, he is not a crisis actor . Since the February 14 incident that left 17 stu... [Full Article...]

Armed school resource officer stayed outside as Florida shooting unfolded, sheriff says

Armed school resource officer stayed outside as Florida shooting unfolded, sheriff says Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had one armed school resource officer on campus during the shooting, though he did not fire. Israel also announced Wednesday that he has directed a new policy that will see Broward County deputies armed with rifles and stationed at schools. [Full Article...]

Australia deputy leader quits Cabinet over harassment claim

Australia deputy leader quits Cabinet over harassment claim Turnbull stopped short of asking Joyce to resign, but it was still a pretty embarrassing public chiding. "To give these people in the weatherboard and iron, in those regional and small towns the best opportunity, this current cacophony of issues has to be put aside", Mr Joyce said. [Full Article...]

Gophers hockey vs. Penn State: preview of regular-season finale

Gophers hockey vs. Penn State: preview of regular-season finale Moritz Wagner added 18 and Jordan Poole had 13 for the Wolverines (23-7, 12-5 Big Ten) who won their fourth straight. With the victory, MI remains No. Wagner shot 5 of 9 from the field and 4 of 5 from the three-pointer while 4 of 4 from the free throw line. Jaaron Simmons was the first point guard off the bench but Eli Brooks, a Spring Grove, Pennsylvania native, saw action for the first tim... [Full Article...]

South Africa hikes Value-Added Tax, first time in two decades

South Africa hikes Value-Added Tax, first time in two decades South African debt faces the risk of a downgrade to "junk" by Moody's after downgrades to sub-investment grade by S&P Global Ratings and Fitch a year ago. Gigaba said the immediate government interventions to stabilise the state-owned enterprises bedevilled by serious governance challenges and the introduction of austerity measures to curb government spending are good enough reason to avert a seco... [Full Article...]

Trump's relationship to Billy Graham, in Tweets

Trump's relationship to Billy Graham, in Tweets That's one of the conclusions drawn by Duke University Christian history expert Grant Wacker in his 2014 book " America's Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation ". "She stops reflecting on forgiveness as a central tenant of Christianity at precisely the time that she's asked whether she can or can't forgive her uncle for [meeting with Nazis and a general inclination toward appeasemen... [Full Article...]

Imran Khan marries for the third time

Imran Khan marries for the third time However, the report of Khan's wedding taking place on January 1 was refuted by the party and instead pictures of the nikkah ceremony were shared a few days back with the party stating that the wedding had taken place on Feb 18. He said that he had only sent a wedding proposal to her and was awaiting her response. A photo of the couple showed Mr Khan wearing a dark blazer over a traditional white s... [Full Article...]

Iran FM: Netanyahu's 'Cartoonish Circus' deserves no dignity of response

Iran FM: Netanyahu's 'Cartoonish Circus' deserves no dignity of response In particular, Netanyahu spoke of Iranian intervention in the Syrian conflict, accusing Tehran of wanting to establish a "terror base" next to Israel . The accord's defenders included US Secretary of State John Kerry, who said the world "is not a better place" without it. Such moves by the USA and Israel indicate their plummeting position and reveals that their conditions in the face of Iran... [Full Article...]

Japanese 'Baby Factory' Man Gains Custody Of 13 Surrogate Children

Japanese 'Baby Factory' Man Gains Custody Of 13 Surrogate Children His case contributed to the worldwide outcry against Thailand's "rent a womb" industry, and led to the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act) in 2015, preventing foreigners from paying for Thai surrogates. [Full Article...]

Iran plane crash wreckage found

Iran plane crash wreckage found Helicopters are unable to land in the mountainous terrain, and the work to find bodies will have to be carried out on foot, an emergency service official said. Iran's state media say the Iranian passenger plane that crashed in the country's south went down in a foggy, mountainous region, killing all 66 passengers on board. [Full Article...]

Lieberman Confirms Israel Destroyed Hamas Terror Tunnel

Lieberman Confirms Israel Destroyed Hamas Terror Tunnel The attackers forced Al-Emadi to flee, reportedly threatening his life, reported pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat. On Monday, Al Emadi said that his country will give $9 million (Dh33m) to reportedly address fuel and medicine shortages. They have been on a strike for 10 days, demanding payment from the Hamas-run Health Ministry. "The Hamas terror organization is accountable for this incident and i... [Full Article...]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Polish PM's Holocaust comments 'outrageous'

Benjamin Netanyahu: Polish PM's Holocaust comments 'outrageous' It went on to state that the prime minister's comments "should be interpreted as a honest call for open discussion of crimes committed against Jews during the Holocaust". Lauder also demanded an "immediate retraction and apology" from Poland. Lauder said that putting Jews in the same category as the other nationalities was "nothing short of an attempt to falsify history that rings of the very wors... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge To Calif. Gun Waiting-Period Case

Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge To Calif. Gun Waiting-Period Case Lower courts, meanwhile, have developed elaborate rules governing which sorts of gun laws should receive especially skeptical review by judges, and when courts should be more deferential to lawmakers. For Thomas, such treatment " is symptomatic of the lower courts' general failure to afford the Second Amendment the respect due an enumerated constitutional right". [Full Article...]

Over 1600 Terrorists 'Neutralised' By Turkey In Syria

Over 1600 Terrorists 'Neutralised' By Turkey In Syria A doctor at Afrin's main hospital tells The Associated Press that the facility was treating six people who had been poisoned who arrived Friday night from the village of Arandi after it was attacked by Turkish troops. The complex relationship between the Damascus government and Syrian Kurdish forces, which each holds more territory than any other side in the war, will be pivotal in how the confl... [Full Article...]

Spectracolor the USA has handled foreign relations trump's son-in-law

Spectracolor the USA has handled foreign relations trump's son-in-law Investigators have not contacted Kushner Companies for information, according to CNN . In particular, Mueller is interested in Kushner's attempts to finance his real estate company during the presidential transition. A spokesman for the special counsel declined to comment. A meeting that Kushner had during the transition period with Sergey Gorkov, chairman of the Russia-owned bank Vnesheconomba... [Full Article...]

Celebrating the meaning of Presidents' Day

Celebrating the meaning of Presidents' Day To take the presidents quiz, click or tap and drag the portraits to put each president under the dates he was in office. Some states have Presidents' Day as a holiday; others use President's Day. Rep. William Moore McCulloch of OH argued that perhaps we wouldn't want to pay tribute to all presidents. That schools and many businesses are taking today off can be credited to the holiday's confo... [Full Article...]

Palestine ready to exchange minor territories with Israel - Abbas

Palestine ready to exchange minor territories with Israel - Abbas The Palestinians are furious at President Donald Trump for overturning decades of USA policy and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, ignoring that east Jerusalem is Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since the 1967 war that the Palestinians want as the capital of their independent state. [Full Article...]


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