by | February 24, 2018 | 07:43

Trump went on to describe the system for granting security clearances as "broken". Jared Kushner , son-in-law of President Donald Trump and one of his advisers, is reluctant to give up his access to highly classified information, which has led to an internal struggle with John Kelly , the White House chief of staff.

by | February 24, 2018 | 07:41

In order to strengthen this State initiative, president Maduro announced the eve that next week he is expected to launch the Petro Gold, with support in the precious metal. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claims that the cryptocurrency has raised over $700 million for the cash-strapped country. " Petro will be an instrument for Venezuela's economic stability and financial independence, coupled with an ambitious and global vision for the creation of a freer, more balanced and ...

by | February 24, 2018 | 07:36

The co-relation between the huge amounts of guns available and mass shootings has been amply studied and shown to be directly linked. "We don't need to cut a deal with them, we need to beat them". I mean, they're very close to me, I'm very close to them, they're very, very great people. They're going to do what's right. "They're patriots", Trump said.

by | February 24, 2018 | 06:45

Since the outbreak of violence due to an internal power struggle between government leaders in 2013, more than four million civilians have fled their homes to escape the rampant violence plaguing the country. No high-level South Sudanese officials have been prosecuted for crimes related to the civil war. It says some victims had their eyes gouged out, their throats slit or they were castrated.

by | February 24, 2018 | 06:47

The decision came days after Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Twitter that his "efforts have paid [off]" and Pakistan had been granted a "three months pause" by the task force. The UK, France, and Germany backed it, too. Before the big decision, the FATF had reviewed Pakistan's action against the financing of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), two groups linked to Lashkar-e-Tayyaba founder Hafiz Saeed, that have been sanctioned by the UN ...

by | February 24, 2018 | 06:36

A new study was released in Health Reports which examines the long-term trends of cannabis use in Canada, and the results were probably not what anyone expected. To determine differences in prevalence of cannabis use and disorders between individuals living in states with or without medical marijuana laws, researchers analyzed data from the 1991 to 1992 National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiologic Survey (NLAES), the 2001 to 2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions ...

by | February 24, 2018 | 06:19

Kaupp said he became anxious when he was unable to reach his father, Bill Kaupp, by phone at 5 p.m., by which time the plane should have landed in Albuquerque. Civil Air Patrol has been called out to help with the search, focusing on southern Utah. It landed in Colorado because of bad weather, before it left there on Thursday.

by | February 24, 2018 | 05:56

Special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors have filed a new charge against a lawyer they say lied to federal investigators in the Russian Federation probe. In Thursday's indictments, Manafort and Gates apparently continued hiding their scheme, via offshore accounts in places like Cyprus and the Seychelles, through late 2017.

by | February 24, 2018 | 05:46

It will result in cold air sweeping in from Siberia, forecasters say. Forecasters have warned that the meteorological event - dubbed the "Beast from the East" - has disturbed the jet stream, allowing chilly winds from Siberia to blast the United Kingdom - and could last well into March.

by | February 24, 2018 | 05:41

For them, it's not a safety issue. That has to happen now. "On bump stocks, let me say this, the fact is that the Obama administration a couple years ago legalized a device, their ATF, that fuzzed the line between semi-automatics and fully automatics".

by | February 24, 2018 | 05:37

Capitol and the White House to call for gun legislation, one week after 17 were killed in the latest mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri expressed frustrations with the current background check system for gun owners, saying it wasn't a true check.

by | February 24, 2018 | 05:34

The school plans an orientation Sunday for teachers and students, and to restart classes Wednesday. That's because Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has ordered his deputies to start carrying rifles on school grounds . It's just - there are no words."Peterson was yet to publicly comment on what happened". A telephone message left at a listing for Mr Peterson by The Associated Press was not returned.

by | February 24, 2018 | 05:09

Trump also promised "very strong" background checks on gun owners during the poignant "listening session", in which he heard first-hand accounts from bereaved parents and friends, and schoolchildren who narrowly escaped with their own lives.

by | February 24, 2018 | 05:05

Long guns, including the semiautomatic AR-15-style assault rifle used in the February 14 attack, can be bought by people as young as 18 under current law. The Broward sheriff has said Cruz, after slipping away from the school, casually spent more than an hour drifting through a Walmart store and visiting two fast-food outlets before he was spotted and arrested.

by | February 24, 2018 | 05:03

The memo, which was led by Nunes, alleges that the Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to tell the FISA court that the opposition research dossier on Trump and Russian Federation written by ex-British intelligence office Christopher Steele was funded through Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

by | February 24, 2018 | 05:02

Trump said earlier this week that Obama failed to act against Russian meddling because Obama thought Clinton would win the election and "didn't want to 'rock the boat'". We meddled in other nations' elections, too; but, we won't talk about that, will we? "Maybe they knew I was going to run even though I didn't know!" "What did we do about it?" Our intelligence operatives have indicated that we are under attack by Russian Federation with propaganda, disinformation, staged ...

by | February 24, 2018 | 05:01

It also charges them with filing false tax returns from 2010 through 2014 and in most of those years concealing their foreign bank accounts from the IRS. The new indictment , filed on Thursday in US District Court in Alexandria, state of Virginia, includes new allegations of tax evasion and bank fraud against Manafort, former Trump campaign chief, and Gates, a former campaign aide, Xinhua news agency reported .

by | February 24, 2018 | 04:46

Sunday's rain chances are up to 90%. We are forecasting a high of 80 degrees today; the current record at Birmingham for February 23 is 83, set in 1996. Variable cloudy skies are forecast for Friday night with a 30% chance of rain. We'll give it a 40% chance overnight to 50% for the first half of Saturday .

by | February 24, 2018 | 04:41

Speaking on BBC Daily Politics , he said it is not true that the European Union rejected Theresa May's approach of "managed divergence" after Brexit . Dr Merkel has already signalled her readiness to pay up, and Mr Guenther Oettinger - the European Union official responsible for the common budget , who is himself both German and close to Dr Merkel - has tried to make light of this expected extra contribution.

by | February 24, 2018 | 04:26

But it took the President almost 80 minutes to mention the sanctions - which he did only briefly - at the end of his free-wheeling speech. North Korea denied having anything to do with the sinking. "We will keep standing strong until North Korea stops threatening our country, our allies or until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missiles once and for all".

by | February 24, 2018 | 04:10

Other players named include former Bartow standout Tony Bradley, who played for North Carolina, and Alabama's Collin Sexton, who played with Knox in last year's McDonald's All-American Game. Kevin Knox's father had the following to say about the investigation. "Obviously the investigation is still going on, but the only comment I can say is I've never met Christian Dawkins before or Andy Miller, and if they sat next to me at the grocery store, I wouldn't know who they were", Knox Sr.

by | February 24, 2018 | 04:10

More than $75 million dollars flowed through offshore accounts the men had set up in foreign countries, including Cyprus, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Seychelles, the indictment alleges. Neither indictment indicated that either Gates or Manafort had information about the central question of Mueller's investigation - whether Trump or his aides coordinated with the Russian government's efforts to disrupt the 2016 election.

by | February 24, 2018 | 04:03

The action targets one individual, 27 entities and 28 vessels located, registered, or flagged in North Korea , China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Marshall Islands, Tanzania, Panama and Comoros. Remarks from the South Korean side have come at a time it has emerged the reclusive Kim-regime had cancelled possible high-ranking talks with the USA at the last-minute.

by | February 24, 2018 | 03:56

He even got some Korean kids to join in. "Alright US Men's curling team it's all up to you now". Kirstie said she was going to give curling "another chance" because her son loves it! Play hard but play smart! On Friday, the South Koreans defeated Japan, 8-7, in a semifinal thriller to advance to Sunday's gold medal final against Switzerland.

by | February 24, 2018 | 03:58

President Donald Trump says he thinks teachers who bring guns to school should get cash bonuses for their efforts to protect students. In a series of tweets Thursday, the president clarified his position , stating that he proposed giving guns to teachers with military or other firearms experience.

by | February 24, 2018 | 03:55

President Trump has ordered a ban on gun accessories known as " bump stocks ". The president did not immediately offer more details. Trump wrote a series of tweets Thursday morning apparently aimed at clarifying his beliefs on the most efficient way to combat school shooters.

by | February 24, 2018 | 03:43

Washington and its allies cut off tens of billions of dollars' worth of Iranian oil exports and shut the country's central bank out of the global financial system, among other steps, before eliminating those restrictions under a 2015 nuclear deal.

by | February 24, 2018 | 03:37

Asked what Peterson should have done when gunfire broke out at the Parkland school on February 14, Israel said the resource officer should have gone into the building. "But when it came time to get in there and do something, he didn't have the courage or something happened". So he certainly did a poor job. Parth said the effort was supported by the faculty at Lakewood High School, located in a suburb on the west side of Cleveland.

by | February 24, 2018 | 03:37

She explained "two lowlifes" broke into the home in mid-afternoon and while hiding in the closet, her nephew "held as hard as he could to his barking dog". The burglars eventually made their way upstairs going from room to room. Rex confronted the burglars, who beat him until he was bloody. "As they entered the room where my nephew was hiding in the closet, Rex came out with the little strength he had left in him and threw himself at them as he knew my nephew was in danger", Susy Cadena ...

by | February 24, 2018 | 03:14

Low-lying roads near the river flood , with much of Anderson Township near the river affected. Officials from the city of Huntington made the decision to raise the flood walls downtown for the first time since 2011. He said plant employees are on the lookout for any other overflows and if anyone in town sees one to call them at 937-382-2413. While most of the flooding was contained in the undeveloped flood plain areas, numerous road closures and some damage to properties were reported.

by | February 24, 2018 | 02:06

In the last hours of the campaign for the Bijepur assembly by-poll, Odisha's Labour Minister Susanta Singh's brother Subrat and his 4 associates were attacked by the group of unidentified men. One of the close aides of Subrat has alleged that attackers had information that there was a meeting scheduled at Lekhapathar chowk regarding money to be distributed by the political rivals among the voters.

by | February 24, 2018 | 02:03

The win came only 4 years after Team USA lost in overtime to Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. When Team USA's women's hockey team hits the ice in Pyeongchang to take on Canada for the gold medal tonight, there should be no doubt that they are among the very best hockey players in the world.

by | February 24, 2018 | 01:41

It's not just First National Bank of Omaha that's being pressured to end its relationship with the country's most powerful gun lobby. Home security company SimpliSafe and Hertz Corp also terminated discount programs. None of the companies gave details about why or when they made a decision to cut ties with the NRA, but the news comes as the hashtag #BoycottNRA has taken social media by storm.

by | February 24, 2018 | 01:44

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin urging him to back a UN Security Council resolution for a ceasefire in Syria , France's presidency said. "There was an urgent need for a ceasefire to stop both the horrific heavy bombardment of Eastern Ghouta and the indiscriminate mortar shelling on Damascus", de Mistura was cited as saying.

by | February 24, 2018 | 01:38

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleaded guilty to conspiracy and making a false statement on Friday after accepting a deal from prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. The deal would make Gates the third campaign or White House staffer to cooperate with the Russian Federation investigation headed by special counsel Robert Mueller , rather than face potential jail time .