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Trump campaign official Rick Gates expected to plead guilty

Trump campaign official Rick Gates expected to plead guilty Manafort also allegedly used $4 million from an offshore account to fund a report on the trial of a political opponent jailed by his clients. Mr Manafort responded in a statement: "I continue to maintain my innocence". "I will better serve my family moving forward by exiting this process", Gates said in a letter to friends and family published by ABC News Friday. In a tweet Trump said:"The F... [Full Article...]

NRA accuses gun-control advocates of exploiting FL shooting

NRA accuses gun-control advocates of exploiting FL shooting Who cares about mass shootings in US schools? They hate the Second Amendment. "What they want is more restrictions on the law-abiding", LaPierre said. He also assailed the Federal Bureau of Investigation for failing to follow up on warnings about the school shooter. The FBI has said it failed to act on the tip. [Full Article...]

History of violence: Sheriff releases calls about Florida school shooter

History of violence: Sheriff releases calls about Florida school shooter On Jan. 5, someone familiar with Nikolas Cruz had the presence of mind to call the FBI's Public Access Line to say she feared he might "get into a school and shoot the place up". Until the day of the rampage, Cruz followed the Sneads' house rules, even agreeing to lock up the five or six rifles he brought with him. "He threw it on his mother's kitchen counter and he started cutting it up", the... [Full Article...]

NRA spokesperson says media loves 'mass shootings' night after CNN town hall

NRA spokesperson says media loves 'mass shootings' night after CNN town hall Judging by their applause and jeers, what the heartbroken parents and classmates of the victims wanted was a commitment to more immediate action. "I don't know anybody in the media that likes mass shootings", Camerota said . "This individual was nuts and I, nor the millions of people that I represent as a part of this organization, that I'm here speaking for, none of us support people who are i... [Full Article...]

White House: Role of Kushner unaffected by security clearance

White House: Role of Kushner unaffected by security clearance The president praised Mr. Kushner, calling him "truly outstanding" and "an extraordinary deal maker". Prosecutors said Flynn was acting in consultation with a senior Trump transition official, whom people familiar with the matter have identified as Kushner. [Full Article...]

Suspects in Demafelis murder arrested

Suspects in Demafelis murder arrested A second suspect remains unaccounted for. Her body was found this month with apparent signs of torture, Philippine officials said, in an apartment that had apparently been abandoned for at least a year. Her death sparked outrage in the Philippines and prompted the President Rodrigo Duterte to impose a departure ban on Filipinos planning to work in Kuwait, triggering a diplomatic spat between t... [Full Article...]

Central Park Elementary hosts Black History program

Central Park Elementary hosts Black History program Sophomore Nia Harris, who's black, says the head cook dismissed her objections and told her that black employees planned the menu. "That error was compounded by the insensitivity of the replies made to a student who asked Aramark staff on site how the choices were made", Hamilton said. [Full Article...]

Australian deputy prime minister resigns from Cabinet, remains in parliament

In October past year, the High Court ruled that dual nationals could not hold elected office, forcing several members of the governing coalition who unknowingly held New Zealander nationality to stand down, including Joyce. Joyce said he will step down on Monday as leader of the National party, the junior partner in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's centre-right coalition. [Full Article...]

Bank to End NRA Visa Card After Customer Outcry

Bank to End NRA Visa Card After Customer Outcry On Feb. 28, 2017, President Donald Trump signed a law nixing a regulation aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of severely mentally ill people. He has commented and tweeted this week about measures such as background checks and increasing the age limit for purchases of some kinds of guns. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Advocates Arming Only Teachers With Special Training

Trump Says He Advocates Arming Only Teachers With Special Training The American Conservative Union's gathering featured speeches by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Marion Maréchal-Le Pen - the niece of Marine Le Pen , who lost France's presidential election to Emmanuel Macronlast year. Every day young children are being dropped off at schools that are virtually wide open soft targets for anyone bent on mass murder. " Many in legacy media love mass s... [Full Article...]

Florida shooting: Activists target companies tied to NRA

Florida shooting: Activists target companies tied to NRA The additional guns would be inside schools. "Real practical action to truly protect our children", LaPierre said . Mr Trump said the "evil massacre" of 17 people at a Florida high school last week had "broken our hearts". "Our American freedoms could be lost and our country will be changed forever. They're patriots", Trump said. The president also called for the banning of bump stocks ... [Full Article...]

Pakistan in denial mode after inclusion into 'terror' list

Pakistan in denial mode after inclusion into 'terror' list Hours later, the FATF issued an official statement with no mention of Pakistan . The terrorism task force discourages banks and global investors from lending money to a country put on its grey list. Addressing a weekly media briefing here on Friday, Dr Mohammed Faisal said on 20 January 2018 the United States and UK jointly submitted a letter to the FATF nominating Pakistan for placement in the... [Full Article...]

The Gift of Life: MPs back organ donation revolution for Britain

The Gift of Life: MPs back organ donation revolution for Britain However, the so-called "deemed consent" bill, brought forward by Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson, would reverse the existing system so that all patients are assumed to be willing organ donors unless they have stated otherwise. 'Every day, three people in the United Kingdom die waiting for a donated organ. NHS research has found that "91% of them agree to it if their relative is on the organ donati... [Full Article...]

Trump campaign aide Rick Gates to plead guilty in Mueller investigation

Trump campaign aide Rick Gates to plead guilty in Mueller investigation The plea by Rick Gates revealed that he will help special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in "any and all matters" as prosecutors continue to probe the 2016 campaign, Russian meddling and Gates' longtime business associate, one-time Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort . [Full Article...]

Lawmakers Blocking Gun Control Laws As Bodies Pile Up

Lawmakers Blocking Gun Control Laws As Bodies Pile Up Arming 20 percent of them, as Trump suggested Thursday, would mean more than seven hundred thousand people with guns in schools. The president had invited the teen survivors of school violence and parents of murdered children in a show of his resolve against gun violence in the wake of last week's shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and in past years at sc... [Full Article...]

Deputies to carry rifles at schools in county where Florida shooting happened

Deputies to carry rifles at schools in county where Florida shooting happened The shooting, he said, lasted six minutes. He said Peterson was armed, and was in uniform, and should have gone into the building during the 6-minute event, which left 17 people , a lot of them teenagers, dead. "I don't believe teachers should be armed", Israel said. Cruz is jailed on 17 counts of murder and has confessed to the shootings, investigators say. [Full Article...]

Josh Duhamel supports ex-wife Fergie following national anthem performance

Josh Duhamel supports ex-wife Fergie following national anthem performance On top of praising her talent and courage, Duhamel acknowledged her strength: "She is as resilient as they come". In a pre-taped chat with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres , which will air on her show on Friday (23Feb18), he said, "I think she ( Fergie ) would probably admit it's not her best work but the girl's insane talented, she really is, and she's an wonderful woman". [Full Article...]

South Sudan soldiers castrate civilians, pluck out their eyes

South Sudan soldiers castrate civilians, pluck out their eyes South Sudan is the world's fastest growing refugee crisis but one that's an entirely man-made disaster. "[South Sudan's] people have been denied the right to life, the right to justice, and, as this report details, the right to freedom of opinion and expression - rights that are not luxuries but are essential to bring about peace and development", said the UN High Commissioner for Human Right... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court poised to reshape New York's political landscape

Supreme Court poised to reshape New York's political landscape In advance of what they expect to be a stinging defeat for labor unions at the U.S. Supreme Court, a prominent IL union has countered with a suit of its own, claiming, if the court finds unions can be barred from forcing non-union workers to pay fees to the union for collective bargaining, so, too, the unions can't be forced to include those workers in the deals they cut with government officials.... [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump practices diplomacy on South Korea Olympics trip

Ivanka Trump practices diplomacy on South Korea Olympics trip South Korea's first lady Kim Jung-sook and Ivanka Trump , the United States president's daughter and senior advisor, watched a snowboarding competition together at the ongoing PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Saturday, a presidential aide here said. [Full Article...]


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