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Turkey warns against Syria regime support for Kurd militia

Turkey warns against Syria regime support for Kurd militia The Turkish government spokesman said the reports on an alleged agreement between the PKK's Syrian affiliate the People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Assad regime to send troops to Syria's Afrin to fight against Turkey were not true. [Full Article...]

Trump Hits WashPost Over Rachel Crooks' Kiss Story: 'False Accusation'

Trump Hits WashPost Over Rachel Crooks' Kiss Story: 'False Accusation' The US president said he does not know Rachel Crooks and "to the best of my knowledge, never met" her. She described an incident that the next year in which Trump kissing her cheeks and "kissed me directly on the mouth". "Never happened! Who would do this in a public space with live security, " he stressed. The Washington newspaper The Hill reported in December that attorneys for some of Tru... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Lets California's Gun-Buying Waiting Period Stand

Supreme Court Lets California's Gun-Buying Waiting Period Stand While the 14-page opinion makes no mention of it, the dissent came less than a week after 17 people were killed in Parkland, Florida, last week - the country's sixth school shooting this year. Thomas instead is critical of what he calls a "larger trend" wherein the lower courts "are failing to protect the Second Amendment to the same extent that they protect other constitutional rights". [Full Article...]

Belgian court orders Facebook to stop collecting users' data

Belgian court orders Facebook to stop collecting users' data Facebook's failure to comply with the court's order will result in a fine of 250,000 Euros (USD 310,000) a day and could reach up to 100 million Euros (USD 125 million). "Facebook must also destroy all personal data obtained illegally", the court ordered . "We require any business that uses our technologies to provide clear notice to end-users, and we give people the right to opt-out of having ... [Full Article...]

Teacher in video body-slamming student reportedly fired

Teacher in video body-slamming student reportedly fired She also wrote along with it about the incident that happened on Valentine's Day, and added she wants " justice " for her child. Escudero's mother, Mayo Corrales , shared cell phone video of the incident on Facebook. According to Nora Carr, the Guildford County Schools' Chief of Staff, the event which featured Stennett and Jose Escudero , his 12-year-old student, occurred this Wednesday but wa... [Full Article...]

IMO: Catholic bishop resigns after suffering rejection for 5 years

IMO: Catholic bishop resigns after suffering rejection for 5 years In a February 19 statement, the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples confirmed that in their letters expressing " obedience and fidelity", some of the Ahiaran priests who wrote to Pope Francis also said they would have "psychological difficulty" in collaborating with Bishop Okpaleke after years of conflict. [Full Article...]

On cam: Congressman threatens to set BBMP office on fire

On cam: Congressman threatens to set BBMP office on fire He kept on demanding the other officers to bring Rayappa the papers that needed to be signed. While the officer in question was transferred immediately after the incident, the rowdy politician has been allowed to go scotfree. "I don't think I did anything wrong", Narayanaswamy said, as reported by The News Minute . Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa took to Twitter and said,"While one MLA's son... [Full Article...]

Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount: Philadelphia 'a place that I love'

Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount: Philadelphia 'a place that I love' Obviously, you guys know how I feel about the guys, about the team. Blount will have the chance to go for the hat-trick this offseason as he hits free agency once again. The Eagles signed Blount to a one-year deal worth just under $3 million, but after his big role in the playoffs, he might command more than that over multiple years. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe president sees deceased opposition leader's family

Zimbabwe president sees deceased opposition leader's family Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, attending the event, condemned political oppression in Africa as he addressed supporters of Tsvangirai whose electoral ambitions, like Odinga's, were thwarted at controversial polls. Tsvangirai, a former trade union leader who rose to prominence by posing the biggest - many said the most daring - challenge to ex-president Robert Mugabe, died of cancer on Febr... [Full Article...]

Geoffrey Rush 'inappropriately touched co-star on stage', court told

Geoffrey Rush 'inappropriately touched co-star on stage', court told Rush is suing Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper in Federal Court for defamation over articles previous year that he argued portray him as a pervert and sexual predator. Rush's barrister Richard McHugh, SC, told the hearing a significant part of the defence should be struck out because it detailed vague incidents including a "touch" without saying when it happened or what made it inappro... [Full Article...]

WA Nationals want Barnaby Joyce to quit

WA Nationals want Barnaby Joyce to quit Joyce has faced widespread calls for his resignation, even from members of the Liberal National Party (LNP) governing coalition , but on Tuesday reaffirmed that "the leader of the Nationals is decided by Nationals Members of Parliament (MPs)". [Full Article...]

South Korea Wants WTO Settlement Of US' 'Unfair Trade Protectionist Measures'

South Korea Wants WTO Settlement Of US' 'Unfair Trade Protectionist Measures' Seoul's inclusion in the list is frustrating since other close allies of the United States such as Canada , Japan and Germany, were excluded from the extra tariff though they are among the top 10 steel exporters. FTA...." The ministry added that, in the meanwhile, South Korea and the USA will continue to work together to upgrade their tailored deterrence strategy (TDS) in 2018. [Full Article...]

LaMarcus Aldridge Picked Last in All-Star Game Draft

LaMarcus Aldridge Picked Last in All-Star Game Draft There was a real clamour among some players, media, and fans for the draft to be televised as there was interest around who would be selected first and last. Despite the absence of injured superstar Kawhi Leonard, Aldridge has lead the Spurs to a 35-24 mark - good enough for third place in the loaded Western Conference. [Full Article...]

Robert Mueller's Interest in Jared Kushner Reportedly Expanding into Foreign Business Dealings

Robert Mueller's Interest in Jared Kushner Reportedly Expanding into Foreign Business Dealings There have been reports that Mueller was already investigating Kushner's contact with Russian Federation but this is the first indication that his team is looking at Kushner's financial relationships with other countries. This story was first published on CNN .com, " Exclusive: Mueller's interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts ". Lieu said Kushner declined to answer. [Full Article...]

The Most Chill Nation at the Winter Olympics Is Crushing It

The Most Chill Nation at the Winter Olympics Is Crushing It Two Americans who are representing South Korea in the Pyeongchang Olympics have made the cut for the free dance competition. Officials have told men's and women's hockey players to fist bump each other rather than shaking hands to prevent transmission of norovirus, which is highly contagious. [Full Article...]

Classmates petition for military burial for Florida school shooting hero JROTC cadet

Classmates petition for military burial for Florida school shooting hero JROTC cadet Peter Wang, a freshman, held a door open during the shooting, enabling his fellow students to escape the chaos faster. Wang was seen holding the door open for students to pass through while wearing his gray JROTC shirt. Members have also organized a donation program for military patches and coins that will be sent to the family. "He doesn't care about popularity. He is the person who is genuin... [Full Article...]

27 killed after Islamic State ambushes Iraqi paramilitary force

27 killed after Islamic State ambushes Iraqi paramilitary force He said the attackers had taken advantage of heavy rains overnight. IS members disguised as soldiers attacked a Hashd al-Shaabi unit in the Hawija region about 300km north of Baghdad on Sunday evening, the auxiliary force said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Official called Fla. shooting coverage a 'reprieve' for White House

Official called Fla. shooting coverage a 'reprieve' for White House Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness, Porter's ex-wives, declined to share Hatch's letters but commented on his apology, CNN reported . Willoughby told The Washington Post that Hatch's strong initial statement was based on the impression that political opponents were trying to sink Porter and she appears to have accepted the senator's apology. [Full Article...]

Do You Have Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) In Your Portfolio?

Insiders own 1.29% of the company's stock. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc who had been investing in Ecolab Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $37.99 billion market cap company. The stock of Century Communities, Inc. (NYSE: FCX ) on Friday, September 29 with "Hold" rating. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, November 16 by Piper Jaffray. [Full Article...]

TRACKING: Dense fog, rain and freezing rain tonight and Tuesday

TRACKING: Dense fog, rain and freezing rain tonight and Tuesday Some rain is possible toward Wednesday morning for parts of the area, but in areas where rain does not develop, more low clouds or fog will be possible. Highs: 55-60. Records: Bridgeport: 54 degrees, Windsor Locks: 69. Meteorologists say many locations will approach all time February records, and in some locations those marks could be exceeded by 4 to 7 degrees. [Full Article...]


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