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Swiss Gisin beats Shiffrin to combined gold in Alpine skiing

Swiss Gisin beats Shiffrin to combined gold in Alpine skiing The last was Vonn , but her early exit ended the drama quickly. "It was just a touch tentative in the middle section", Knight said. "I don't think that Lindsey sees herself as being done yet, or passing the baton and I don't see myself as taking the baton". [Full Article...]

Israeli army says tear gas, not beating, killed Palestinian

Israeli army says tear gas, not beating, killed Palestinian The Palestinian Prisoner's Society , PPS, released a statement saying that Serda, 33, was pronounced dead after suffering from seizures and being exposed to severe amounts of tear gas after Israeli forces reportedly heavily fired tear gas in the area during the raid. [Full Article...]

10-year-old boy killed, mom hurt in New Jersey shooting

10-year-old boy killed, mom hurt in New Jersey shooting The 16-year-old is not believed to be the shooter and authorities were still searching Thursday night for the person who opened fire at the house, a law enforcement source told NJ Advance Media. The teen arrested is facing charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and unlawful objective. [Full Article...]

Xpress collects 12 awards at NC Press Association gala

Also Thursday, the Reflector's advertising department came away with eight awards in the NCPA's Best Ad contest, including two first-place honors. The four awards matches - both in the total number and the number of first, second and third place awards - what the News-Topic won last year, which was the best the newspaper had done in several years. [Full Article...]

Florida man who killed student screams 'murderers!' during execution

Florida man who killed student screams 'murderers!' during execution The prisoners set to die Thursday are Eric Scott Branch in Florida; Doyle Lee Hamm in Alabama; and Thomas "Bart" Whitaker in Texas. The man identified as Eric Scott Branch, originally from IN, raped and murdered 21-year-old University of West Florida student Susan Morris IN 1993, just two month after he was released from a correction facility IN November 1992 after his conviction for sexual batt... [Full Article...]

Karachi Kings set 150-run target for Quetta in PSL 2018

Karachi Kings set 150-run target for Quetta in PSL 2018 The Kings, on the other hand, have a fresh line-up under the young leadership of Imad Wasim. Karachi Kings finished fourth in the inaugural edition of the league in 2016 and secured the third spot last season. Their squad will be disrupted during PSL 2018 due to global call-ups but they will hope the likes of Rashid Khan and Jason Roy can make an impact while available, but the likes of ... [Full Article...]

Woman dies after Toronto basement apartment fire

Woman dies after Toronto basement apartment fire Toronto fire officials said the fire was confined to the basement of the large home. A man in his 30s was suffering from minor injuries, and a woman in her 20s sustained life-threatening injuries. "The Office of the Fire Marshal is now assisting Toronto Fire Services and Toronto police in conducting that investigation into the origin, cause, and circumstances of the fire", Cocco said. [Full Article...]

BMW in talks with Chinese firm over deal to make electric Minis

BMW in talks with Chinese firm over deal to make electric Minis BMW shares have been moving a little lower in recent months, in line with the broader market tone. So far, the plans for the new joint venture are only at the stage of a letter of intent, but BMW has alluded to more electric Mini models on the way , which would also be made by Great Wall. [Full Article...]

U.S. president backs "arming teachers" in schools

Johnson and Sam Rocha, in an article on The Conversation, a website of academic and research news. Trump complained that the shooter 'should have been nabbed'. The National Association of School Resource Officers indicated it opposed Trump's proposal, saying this week that it "strongly recommends that no firearms be on a school campus except those carried by carefully selected, specially t... [Full Article...]

Record-breaking temps continue, rain likely this weekend

Rain moved into the region Thursday evening and will exit early Friday morning. Rain showers will linger tonight , with a low temperature of 50 degrees. Light showers will persist overnight, and temperatures will remain in the low-40s. Where there are warm fronts, there is rain. Additional waves of low pressure will keep riding along this boundary keeping our forecast unsettled with plent... [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania school district officials cancel classes over potential threat

Pennsylvania school district officials cancel classes over potential threat The district posted the cancellation late Thursday night on its website and Facebook page. All early childhood programs, community education classes and after-school and evening activities are also canceled. The district said it is working with the Dubuque Police Department to investigate the alleged threat. The investigation into the situation is ongoing. [Full Article...]

US First Lady Melania Trump's parents await citizenship - WP

US First Lady Melania Trump's parents await citizenship - WP An attorney for First Lady Melania Trump and her family has confirmed her parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, are "lawfully admitted into the United States as permanent residents", which has prompted questions over how that happened. Melania Trump became a citizen in 2006 after marrying President Trump. Melania's parents may have come in via an investment or work visa, but experts say sponsorship b... [Full Article...]

(SYK) Holdings Lifted by Crossmark Global Holdings Inc

It has outperformed by 8.25% the S&P500. Guardian Capital Lp decreased its stake in Toronto Dominion Bk Ont (TD) by 1.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bell Savings Bank invested 0.08% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Ramsay Stattman Vela & Price Inc. grew its stake in shares of Stryker by 0.7% in the third quarter. [Full Article...]

Ramaphosa confident budget will help SA

Ramaphosa confident budget will help SA CYRIL RAMAPHOSA vowed to address the issue of corruption as he was installed as South Africa's president, following the scandal-tainted reign of his predecessor Jacob Zuma. In his midterm budget review in October, Mr. Gigaba had said government debt would rise to 61% of GDP by 2022. That is barely in line with population growth and far short of the 3% expansion for 2018 Mr. [Full Article...]

Korean Women Curlers Advance to Semifinals with Flying Colors

Korean Women Curlers Advance to Semifinals with Flying Colors Their skills have wooed fans while their affectionate nicknames have added a light-hearted twist to their feats on the ice. "Their nicknames are so amusing!", reacts Oh Ja-young, a spectator of Bundang, near Seoul. But their coach, Kim Min-jung, despises the moniker and is asking "the Internet to help" come up with a prettier name. "We've always wanted to make the sport more popular and we are h... [Full Article...]

All the photos from Shoaib Ibrahim and Dipika Kakar's nikkah

All the photos from Shoaib Ibrahim and Dipika Kakar's nikkah The couple chose to get married in Shoaib's paternal hometown and after a attractive haldi, mehandi and sangeet ceremony, Dipika and Shoaib have got the Internet breaking with their nikaah pictures as well. They were spotted having a lot of fun and cracking jokes while the traditional ceremonies took place. The functions were full filmy style, true to how the couple likes it. [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump to attend Olympics Closing Ceremony with USA delegation

Ivanka Trump to attend Olympics Closing Ceremony with USA delegation He was previously chief of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, a top North Korean military intelligence agency, which South Korea blamed for the deadly 2010 sinking of the Cheonan, a South Korean navy corvette. South Korean media said Moon would emphasize the importance of holding U.S. Regarding the North Korean nuclear issue and the reunification of the two Koreas, Moon said that he would not se... [Full Article...]

Only Most 'Adept' Teachers Should Carry Guns in Schools

Preparations are underway February 16, 2018 for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. "I couldn't imagine asking my teachers to carry guns on top of everything else". "I have a problem with it on a lot of levels", Falkowski said in an interview with CNN. "We need to stop repeating history and tackle the school shooting epidemic head on, but... [Full Article...]

Palace summons U.S. envoy to discuss latest USA threat assessment on Duterte

Palace summons U.S. envoy to discuss latest USA threat assessment on Duterte A just-released US Intelligence Community report called President Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte a "threat to regional security and human rights" by his bloody war on illegal drugs, which, however, immediately drew a strong reaction from Malacanang Palace. [Full Article...]

Trump Wants Teachers To Go Through Special Gun Training To Combat Shooters

Trump said he will be meeting with lawmakers late Thursday morning to discuss school safety and that he will be meeting with the USA governors next week while they're in town for the National Governors Association Winter Meeting. "Let's never let this happen again. It's simple. Let's fix it", he said. The president said he'd prefer what he called a "hardened school" over active-shooter drills. [Full Article...]


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