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  • Parkland Could've Been Worse. Vegas Could've Been Worse. They Can Always Be Worse. news

    You’ll find little in the way of silver linings in Parkland, Florida, this week, where a gunman killed 17 people and injured 15 more at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:10 -0500
  • Teen Survivors Of Florida Shooting To March On Washington For Gun Law Reform news

    A group of students who survived the Wednesday mass shooting at a Florida high school are organizing a nationwide march to demand lawmakers make ending gun violence a priority.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:41:45 -0500
  • Days after school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a gun show in Miami news

    Students rallied for gun control outside the Federal Courthouse in Broward County, Florida, while miles away, hundreds gathered for two separate gun shows.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:52:42 -0500
  • Trump Visits Shooting Victims, Local Police En Route To Mar-a-Lago For Long Weekend news

    President Donald Trump said he called on victims of Wednesday’s high school shooting in Florida, which left 17 dead, on a hospital visit Friday evening.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:22:01 -0500
  • Polish PM draws ire with claim of Jewish Holocaust 'perpetrators' news

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki sparked a storm of criticism Saturday after defending his country's new law concerning the Holocaust, which he said had involved "Jewish perpetrators" as well as Polish. The controversial law passed by Poland's senate this month sets fines or a maximum three-year jail term for anyone ascribing "responsibility or co-responsibility to the Polish nation or state for crimes committed by the German Third Reich". Appearing at the Munich Security Conference, Morawiecki was questioned by a journalist who told of his mother's narrow escape from the Gestapo in Poland after learning that neighbours were planning to denounce them. The journalist, Ronen Bergman, asked if by recounting this, "I am a criminal in your country?" It garnered a round of applause from the audience. Working definition | Anti-semitism Morawiecki responded: "It's not going to punishable, not going to be seen as criminal, to say that there were Polish perpetrators, as there were Jewish perpetrators, as there were Russian perpetrators, as there were Ukraine and German perpetrators." He reiterated that the point of the law was to defend Poland's honour by making clear that people knew "there were no Polish death camps... There were German Nazi death camps." "But we cannot agree with mixing perpetrators with victims, because it would be first of all an offence to all the Jews and all the Poles who suffered greatly during the Second World War." Several attendees later took to Twitter to assail the remarks. Bergman himself tweeted that the Polish premier's answer was "unbelievable". Francois Heisbourg, a London-based diplomacy expert, called the reference to "'Polish perpetrators like there were Jewish perpetrators'" a "shameful response". Noa Landau, a correspondent for the Israeli daily Haaretz, denounced an "outrageous scene", noting the audience's silence after Morawiecki's comments.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:45:53 -0500
  • Florida legislators struggle with how to respond to shooting news

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, the Florida Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:37:58 -0500
  • Powerful 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico news

    A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:01:14 -0500
  • Stunned by massacre, U.S. students demand tighter gun controls news

    Stunned by last week's bloodiest high school shooting in U.S. history, students across the country were mobilizing on Sunday for stronger gun laws, while Florida officials contemplated when to reopen their badly shaken school. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a former student is accused of murdering 17 people on Wednesday, joined others on social media to plan rallies, a Washington march and a national walk-out aimed at getting the attention of an adult population many say has failed to protect them. Murdock, a 15-old sophomore who lives 20 miles (32 km) from Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 children and six adults were shot dead five years ago, drew more than 36,000 signatures on an online petition Sunday morning calling on students to walk out of their high schools on April 20.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:55:21 -0500
  • How woman convicted in fiance's kayak death looks to rebuild her life: Part 6 news

    In her first interview since release, Graswald talks about the kayak incident and her future.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:04:21 -0500
  • Florida shooting: Librarian who saved 55 'knew what to do because her friend survived Sandy Hook' news

    Diana Haneski, a library media specialist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, jumped into action when she heard the school was under lockdown on her radio. Speaking to Reuters, Ms Haneski, 57, said she knew what to do as her friend, a fellow librarian, had managed to save 22 people during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. “She was there that day in Sandy Hook and because of her I knew what to do,” she said.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:35:26 -0500
  • Top Designers Revive Marjorie Merriweather Post's Entertaining Style

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    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:08:01 -0500
  • Dianne Feinstein Wants To Raise Minimum Age For Assault Weapon Purchases To 21 news

    announced Friday that she is introducing legislation to raise the minimum age to purchase rifles — including military-style assault weapons — from 18 to 21.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:50:36 -0500
  • Media, Democrats Have Created 'More Chaos' Than Russians, Says White House Spokesman news

    .@hogangidley45: “There are two groups that have created chaos more than the Russians and that’s the Democrats and the mainstream media.”

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:41:39 -0500
  • Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect halted news

    The Guantanamo trial of the chief suspect in the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen was shut down Friday as defense lawyers refused to return to the case, Pentagon officials said. Military commissions judge Air Force Colonel Vance Spath halted the case, which could lead to the death penalty for Abdel Rahim al-Nashiri, in frustration that he could not compel Nashiri's main lawyers to show up in court. "The USS Cole bombing trial ... military judge has abated indefinitely the pre-trial proceedings," Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Sarah Higgins said.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:47:14 -0500
  • Florida shooting: Donald Trump blames FBI's Russia probe for failure to spot suspect's warning signs news

    Donald Trump said on Saturday that the FBI had missed the warning signs of the suspect in the Florida high school shooting because it had been "spending too much time" investigating his campaign's links with Russia. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has come under pressure in recent days after it admitted it failed to act on a tip off it received about 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who is accused of killing 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. First it was revealed that the FBI failed to delve into a YouTube comment posted by a "Nikolas Cruz" that said, "Im going to be a professional school shooter." The FBI said it could not determine who made it. On Friday, the bureau said it had failed to act on a tip that Cruz had a "desire to kill people," disturbing social media posts and access to a gun. The US President has also faced criticism for not addressing the subject of gun control in the days after the shooting. Survivors of the shooting and relatives of the victims have demanded action after it emerged that Cruz was able to legally buy a semi-automatic firearm despite a history of troubling and violent behaviour. Mr Trump laid the blame at the FBI and the Democrats in a pair of tweets on Saturday. Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2018 Just like they don’t want to solve the DACA problem, why didn’t the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House & Senate during the Obama Administration. Because they didn’t want to, and now they just talk!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2018 The president travelled to Florida on Friday to meet privately with victims of the shooting and hailed the heroics of first responders. But he extended few public words of consolation to those in deep mourning, nor did he address the debate over gun violence that has raged since Wednesday's mass shooting. At a rally on Saturday, a survivor attacked him over the multi-million-dollar support his campaign received from the National Rifle Association and for overturning a measure implemented by former President Barack Obama that required extra scrutiny of some gun buyers with a history of mental illness.  "We are going to be the last mass shooting... We are going to change the law," Emma Gonzalez vowed. "They say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence. We call BS!" Florida high school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez calls on President Trump and lawmakers to tighten gun restrictions in impassioned speech at an anti-gun rally in Fort Lauderdale— CNN (@CNN) February 17, 2018 The FBI's acknowledgment that it mishandled the tip prompted a sharp rebuke from its boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and a call from Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott, a Trump ally, for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign. Mr Trump and other Republicans have heavily criticised the FBI. They are still dissatisfied with its decision not to charge Hillary Clinton with crimes related to her use of a private email server, and they see signs of bias in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of possible Trump campaign ties to Russia. 

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:06:54 -0500
  • Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-American news

    A gold medalist and now everyone’s golden girl to boot, Korean-American Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim has, all at once, become a lot of different things to a lot of different people.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:09:54 -0500
  • American figure skater Vincent Zhou is brilliant, bemusing news

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The personality of American figure skater Vincent Zhou, who made his Olympic debut with a superb short program Friday, was neatly summed up by his social media response to a fan who recently asked what era he would visit if he could travel back in time.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:25:55 -0500
  • U.S. calls for action to halt Iran's growing 'network of proxies' news

    By Andrea Shalal and Sabine Siebold MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster called on Saturday for more forceful action to halt Iran's development of what he said was an increasingly powerful network of proxy armies in Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Iraq. McMaster accused Iran of escalating a campaign to increase its influence in the Middle East by building and arming "Hezbollah-style" proxy armies in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere as it has done in Lebanon. "So the time is now, we think, to act against Iran," he told the Munich Security Conference, calling on U.S. allies to halt trade that was helping underwrite the expansion of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military and economic force in the Islamic Republic.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:39:21 -0500
  • Google Made A Small Change To Image Search, But It's A Big Deal news

    On Thursday, Google announced that it plans to remove the “View Image” button from its image search results interface.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:06:17 -0500
  • Puerto Rico to reduce power generation amid cash shortfall news

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's electricity utility said Friday it will dial down the power generation starting this weekend as a federal control board urgently seeks a $300 million loan for the troubled utility after a judge rejected a previous $1 billion loan request.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:22:37 -0500
  • Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' Showings news

    Audiences for this week’s “Black Panther” premiere went all-out in celebration, and the film’s opening weekend is expected to break records at the box office.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:51:33 -0500
  • Poland defends PM over Holocaust remark denounced by Israel news

    Poland on Sunday sought to defend remarks by its prime minister which Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu called "unacceptable" and tantamount to denying the Holocaust. "The comments of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during a discussion in Munich were by no means intended to deny the Holocaust, or charge the Jewish victims of the Holocaust with responsibility for what was a Nazi German perpetrated genocide," Morawiecki's spokeswoman Joanna Kopcinska said in a statement. The Israeli premier, who like Morawiecki was in Munich for a global security conference, laid into his opposite number in a terse telephone call on Sunday over his remark the previous day that the Holocaust had involved "Jewish perpetrators" as well as Polish ones.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:51:08 -0500
  • Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences news

    A Pakistani court Saturday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district. Imran Ali, 24, was on trial for killing Zainab Fatima Ameen in the eastern city of Kasur last month. Ali was handed four separate death sentences after being convicted of the rape and murder of Zainab, as well as terrorism charges, prosecutor general of Punjab province Ihtesham Qadir said after a special anti-terrorism court passed its judgement.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:33:38 -0500
  • Florida shooting: Days after Parkland massacre, activists rally for gun control while a nearby show hawks assault rifles news

    Three days after the massacre that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the rift between the pro and anti-gun camps in southern Florida may as well be a canyon. Cars packed into the fields on the Miami-Dade Fairgrounds on Saturday, where the Miami Gun Show was being held – an event that was held in spite of the shooting days earlier that has left the surrounding communities reeling with pain. Just an hours’ drive north, people packed into a courtyard outside the US District Court in Fort Lauderdale, and spilled over onto a terraced water fountain that had been dried up.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:03:00 -0500
  • Trump Blames Democrats For Lack Of Gun Control Laws news

    As gun violence survivors and others demand stricter gun control laws in wake of Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school, President Donald Trump has found a scapegoat to blame for the lack of reform: the Democrats.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:03:06 -0500
  • Anchor Invites Her 4-Year-Old 'Mini Me' On Show To Celebrate Natural Hair news

    North Texas traffic anchor Demetria Obilor gets up in the early hours of the morning to deliver a traffic report for WFAA-TV, rocking her gorgeous natural hair all the while.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:07:01 -0500
  • Meet 'Putin's chef', the businessman accused of bankrolling Russia's troll factory news

    He's known as "Putin's chef" - a wealthy Russian businessman and restaurateur who gained favour with Vladimir Putin through his stomach. On Friday, Yevgeny Prigozhin - along with 12 other Russians and three Russian organisations - was charged by the US government as part of a vast and wide-ranging effort to sway political opinion during the 2016 US presidential election. According to the indictment, Prigozhin and his companies provided significant funding to the Internet Research Agency, a St Petersburg-based troll farm that allegedly used bogus social media postings and advertisements fraudulently purchased in the name of Americans to try to influence the White House race. A one-time hot dog stand owner, Prigozhin opened one of the swankiest restaurants in St Petersburg and drew interest from Putin. During his first term in office, Putin took then-French President Jacques Chirac to dine at one of Prigozhin's restaurants. "Vladimir Putin saw how I built a business out of a kiosk, he saw that I don't mind serving to the esteemed guests because they were my guests," Prigozhin recalled in an interview published on the 812 Online website in 2011. Yevgeny Prigozhin, right, smiles as he shows Russian President Vladimir Putin around his school meals factory which outside St Petersburg, Russia, in 2010 Credit: AP Over the years Prigozhin's businesses have expanded significantly. In 2010, Putin attended the inaugural ceremony of Prigozhin's factory making school lunches outside St Petersburg which was built on generous loans by a state bank. In the Russian capital alone, his company Concord won 1.6 billion rubles ($27 million) in contacts to provide meals at public schools. Prigozhin has also organised catering for Kremlin events for several years and has provided catering and utility services to the Russian military. Read more | Russia investigation The US Department of State last December put Prigozhin on its sanctions list along with other individuals for "having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services in support of, senior officials of the Russian Federation," adding that he has "extensive business dealings" with the Russian Defence Ministry. Last year, the anti-corruption foundation run by opposition leader Alexei Navalny detailed how firms controlled by Prigozhin broke anti-trust laws by bidding for 23 billion rubles ($387 million) worth in Defence Ministry contracts. Inside Russia's 'troll factory': The agency accused of interfering in the US election Prigozhin's companies would have had to face hefty fines and been barred from bidding at future auctions, but the anti-trust agency delivered a surprise ruling in November, closing the case and ruling not to fine Prigozhin's firms because they pleaded guilty to the charges. "There's Putin. He wants to steal our money, and he gives his friend and confidante a chunk of the defence ministry's budget that steals money from for himself and Putin," Mr Navalny says. "And when someone finds out about it and proves it, Putin has special agencies... that in the actual fact are covering up for all those thieves." The Donald Trump campaign’s Russia connections Among the firms linked to Prigozhin is Evro Polis, a Moscow-registered company that the respected news site Fontanka reported has become a front for operations in Syria by an alleged contractor of mercenaries to fight in the country. In 2016, Evro Polis listed the sale of food products as its core activities, according to the Spark Interfax database. But in 2017, it listed mining, oil and gas production, and opened an office in the Syrian capital of Damascus. 

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:46:43 -0500
  • VIDEO: Road rage confrontation in Oceanside ends with car flipped on side news

    Two drivers in an apparent tiff during rush hour traffic in Oceanside got an unexpected ending to their feud after one of the vehicles turned over on its side.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:41:39 -0500
  • Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA news

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:38:58 -0500
  • Olympic Skier Ted Ligety’s Son 'Could Give 2 S***s That Daddy Sucked At Work' news

    U.S. alpine skier Ted Ligety may have had a tough time on the slopes at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Sunday.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:45:41 -0500
  • Iran's Zarif says Israel's "myth of invincibility" has crumbled

    Iran's foreign minister said on Sunday the shooting down of an Israeli jet after it bombed an Iranian site in Syria had shattered Israel's "so-called invincibility", reacting to a critical speech delivered earlier by Israel's premier. "Israel uses aggression as a policy against its neighbors," Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Munich Security Conference, accusing Israel of "mass reprisals against its neighbors and daily incursions into Syria, Lebanon." "Once the Syrians have the guts to down one of its planes it's as if a disaster has happened," Zarif said.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:32:58 -0500
  • Brawling family of 23 removed from Australian cruise ship news

    Twenty-three members of the same family have been removed from a cruise ship near Sydney after a brawl that left several injured, reports said, just days after a separate incident forced another liner to return to port. Police removed the group, which included men, women and children, from the boat on Friday after it docked in Sydney on a 10-day South Pacific cruise. One witness told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation she had seen seven separate fights break out during the trip.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:43:19 -0500
  • Florida Shooting: Suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz was 'investigated for cutting himself' news

    The man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school had reportedly been investigated for self-harm and saying he wanted to buy a gun. Suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz spurred investigations by law enforcement and welfare officials after cutting his arms and professing a desire to purchase firearms on social media, according to records obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The FBI has acknowledged that it failed to investigate a tip last month that Mr Cruz owned guns and had the “desire to kill”, leading Florida governor Rick Scott to demand the resignation of FBI director Christopher Wray.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:12:16 -0500
  • Top GOP Donor Won’t Back Candidates Unless They Support Assault Weapons Ban news

    Following Wednesday’s shooting massacre at a Florida high school, a top Republican political donor has taken a stand for gun control ― by tightening his purse strings.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:52:17 -0500
  • EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months news

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for his trips over six months last year, according to travel vouchers obtained by an environmental organization.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:44:44 -0500
  • Activists Launch Voter Registration Drive At 'Black Panther' Screenings news

    The Movement for Black Lives has channeled the energy and excitement surrounding the opening weekend of Marvel’s “Black Panther” into a voting registration campaign. The movement’s Electoral Justice Project is organizing the #WakandaTheVote initiative that encourages moviegoers to register to vote at “Black Panther” screenings across the country. “The Movement for Black Lives is an ecosystem of black leaders and organizations fighting every single day for the healthy and happy lives of Black folks,” activists Jessica Byrd and Kayla Reed told Blavity in an interview.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:49:32 -0500
  • Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical news

    By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase sales of genetically engineered seeds. Monsanto, which is being acquired by Bayer AG, filed the lawsuit last year in a bid to halt the state's ban on sprayings of the weed killer known as dicamba from the period spanning April 16 to Oct. 31. St. Louis-based Monsanto, the biggest U.S. seed company, said it was disappointed with the judge's decision and would consider additional legal action.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:22:39 -0500
  • Largely silent about Florida school shooting victims news

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:14:40 -0500
  • Olympic Analyst Laments Hockey Player's 'Unfortunate' Domestic Abuse Incident news

    NHL analyst Mike Milbury referred to one hockey player’s domestic abuse conviction as an “unfortunate incident,” as he offered commentary for NBC’s coverage of the men’s match between Team USA and the Olympics Athletes from Russia on Saturday.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:03:45 -0500
  • Needed in Syria: Disengagement

    One is the outbreak of another war between Israel and its neighbors.  A reminder of this danger has come from events that began when Israel said it shot down an Iranian drone that had entered its airspace.  Israeli F-16s then attacked a command center in Syria, during which Syrian air defenses downed one of the Israeli warplanes (a rare event for Israel).  Israel subsequently launched a much more widespread set of aerial attacks within Syria.  The Israelis have conducted scores of attacks in Syria over the last five years, but this most recent assault may have been the largest Israeli attack there since the 1980s. A new war involving Israel would surely also involve Lebanese Hezbollah.  There is no indication that Hezbollah seeks such a war.  The group has incurred significant costs by participating in fighting within Syria and has many wounds to lick.  Its leaders still have regrets about the brinksmanship that last got Hezbollah entangled in a war with Israel.  Even though it could get in some hits with cross-border rocket fire, the group’s leaders know that in a new clash it would get badly bloodied by its militarily more capable foe.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:40:00 -0500
  • Pope revives sexual abuse panel news

    The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests. The panel had come under fire from two high-profile members, former sex abuse victims who quit at what they saw as a lack of reform and obstruction at the highest level of the Catholic Church. Victims have come forward from across the world over the past two decades accusing priests of sex crimes, unleashing one of the biggest crises faced by the Catholic Church.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:39:11 -0500
  • Tabloid, Trump and a Playmate news

    National Enquirer accused of buying her silence.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:51:38 -0500
  • Government urges councils to waive road closure charges for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding news

    The government is urging councils to waive their charges for road closures on May 19, in the hopes of encouraging Britain to celebrate the Royal wedding with thousands of street parties. The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will fall on a Saturday, the same day as the FA Cup final, with leaders hoping the mood of celebration will buoy the public. They today launch a “handy guide” to throwing a street party, reminding keen organisers to get in touch with local councils in good time to plan road closures and insurance. Information from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government States: “Many councils, from Bromley to Salford, have already announced that they are waiving charges for street party road closures, making it easier and cheaper than ever to hold celebrations. “The government is urging other councils to follow suit.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011 saw bank holiday street parties held throughout Britain, including on Downing Street. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Cardiff, in pictures There will be no extra day off for the marriage of Prince Harry, fifth-in-Line to the throne, and Meghan Markle, who wed at Windsor Castle on May 19 before taking a carriage ride around the town to greet those who have turned up to see them. Chris Gittins, who runs, said the celebrations will show a “fantastic part of British culture", adding: “It's a rare excuse to meet neighbours really, a traditional excuse to meet neighbours in a relaxed atmosphere.” Guy Oliver, from the Old Barn Inn in Glooston, said they would be throwing a street party to encourage people to “come together in a community”. "It'll be a few union jacks and we're going to serve food to everyone's taste,” he said. Sandra Hastings, founder of Newcastle-based charity Silverline Memories which helps those with dementia, said she is planning a “good old-fashioned party with bunting, and red white and blue balloons, and trestle tables with tonnes of homemade food". "At our charity we provide people with the opportunity to do things they wouldn't have done otherwise, and take any excuse for a knees up,” she said. Jake Berry MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State said: “We’ve made it easier than ever for local residents from all backgrounds to come together to celebrate the royalwedding and we hope councils will get into the spirit by helping people wishing to organise street parties. “With the FA Cup final taking place on the same day, there's never been a better reason to hold a street party and our updated guidance makes clear the steps residents need to take to ensure an enjoyable and safe day is had by all.”

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:01:00 -0500
  • Apple 'repeatedly calls emergency services' after multiple employees injured walking into glass panes at new HQ news

    Apple’s new 175-acre headquarters, centred on a glass ring which hosts 12,000 staff, has become an architectural fascination since the first designs were unveiled seven years ago. Apple employees reportedly keep walking into the glass panels which form the walls of the spaceship-like building. The building, in Cupertino, California, is surrounded by 50ft curved glass panels - the largest in the world.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:33:00 -0500
  • What Happened To Norma's Brain? news

    AUSTIN, Texas ― For as long as she could remember, Norma Herrera had trouble getting to sleep.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:31:33 -0500
  • Qualcomm says open to more deal talks with Broadcom following meeting

    Qualcomm's response raises the stakes in a battle over what would be the technology sector's largest-ever acquisition. The two companies have less than three weeks to negotiate a potential deal until Qualcomm shareholders are asked to vote on a challenge by Broadcom to Qualcomm's board of directors. Qualcomm has been seeking to walk a fine line between resisting Broadcom's acquisition approach, which it says undervalues it and is fraught with regulatory risks, and demonstrating to its shareholders and proxy advisory firms that it is willing to engage to secure a better deal if possible.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:10:14 -0500
  • Trump meets Florida survivors as shooting suspect plans to plead guilty news

    The suspect, Nikolas Cruz, allegedly abandoned many dozens of unspent rounds. Donald Trump visited a Florida hospital on Friday night to meet survivors of this week’s deadly high school shooting, as the local public defender said the suspect would plead guilty. “It’s very sad something like this could happen,” Trump told reporters at Broward Health North hospital.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:03:46 -0500
  • Kentucky teen charged as adult in fatal school shootings

    BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire inside his Kentucky high school will be tried as an adult on murder charges.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:53:45 -0500
  • Three suicide bombers kill 18 in Nigeria's Maiduguri -police news

    By Lanre Ola and Ahmed Kingimi MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Three suicide bombers killed 18 people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, capital of the state worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, its police commissioner said on Saturday. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack but the use of suicide bombers in crowded areas is a hallmark of the Islamist militant group, which has killed more that 20,000 people since 2009 and forced over two million to flee their homes. Damian Chukwu, police commissioner for Borno state, said the attack took place at a fish market around 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the centre of Maiduguri at about 8:00 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Friday.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:38:05 -0500
  • India, Iran agree to step up efforts to help Afghanistan news

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan. Modi reiterated India's commitment to help Afghanistan become "a peaceful, secure, permanent, prosperous and pluralistic country" after holding talks with Rouhani in New Delhi on the last day of his three-day visit. There was no mention of financial assistance or providing weapons to help Afghanistan fight militants by either leader.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:37:11 -0500
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