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School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act on gun control

School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act on gun control The move came in response to an October massacre in Las Vegas, where a gunman used a bump-stock-equipped rifle to kill 58 people. Many have pointed out politicians who take financial support from the National Rifle Association , and some have lashed out at President Donald Trump , saying he was busy blaming Democrats for failing to pass gun restrictions while taking no action of his own. [Full Article...]

Woman hurt in suspected shark attack at Sydney beach

Woman hurt in suspected shark attack at Sydney beach Experts believe the shark was between 2.7 and 3.2 metres long. She was in a stable condition on Saturday. In the wake of the attack, the local council has announced all beaches in the area will be closed on "for at least Saturday". With a helicopter doing laps overhead on the lookout for the shark's return, parents scanned the waves as their children paddled ankle-deep at Congwong Beach, the s... [Full Article...]

'Notting Hill' Star Emma Chambers Dies Aged 53 From "Natural Causes"

Her friend and fellow broadcaster Emma Freud tweeted: 'Our attractive friend Emma Chambers has died at the age of 53. In 1998, Chambers won the British Comedy Award for best actress for her performance. Jeremy Clarkson paid tribute to Emma and told his followers he knew her before she made it big. Chambers, who also starred alongside Dawn French in long-running British comedy The Vicar of... [Full Article...]

Sheriff: Deputy on duty during school shooting never went inside

Sheriff: Deputy on duty during school shooting never went inside Staff members had the option to go back to the school Friday, and all staff is expected to return on Monday and Tuesday for planning days ahead of classes, Broward County Public Schools said. The suspect had long left the high school. Department protocols being one thing, Sheriff Israel was clear Peterson's duty was to act. The Sun Sentinel first reported the delay in surveillance footage. [Full Article...]

Kerala tribal man died of trauma, was beaten up, confirms autopsy report

Kerala tribal man died of trauma, was beaten up, confirms autopsy report Earlier in the day, Union Tribal Affairs minister Jual Oram said a report has been sought from the state chief secretary over the tribal man's death on Thursday. "He was hardly able to walk", Chandrika said describing the attack. When he asked for water, he was mocked at, they alleged, quoting eye-witnesses. She also claimed that while his injured brother struggled to walk, a forest department j... [Full Article...]

Trump pushes arming teachers in CPAC speech

Trump pushes arming teachers in CPAC speech The president also took credit for ending "the war on American energy". "And I really believe that Congress is going to get it through this time ", he said . "We're gonna say you want the Second Amendment the most". "A teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened", said Trump, referring to the gunman who killed 17 students and faculty at a Florida high school on Feb... [Full Article...]

Rivers on the rise as rain persists into the weekend

Rivers on the rise as rain persists into the weekend The rain should become fairly widespread across the region this afternoon, with high temperatures mostly in the 40s. A downpour dumped an inch of rain in Athens and parts of Limestone Thursday morning, said Daphne Ellison, manager of the Limestone County Emergency Management Agency. [Full Article...]

Severe storms, flooding possible tonight

Severe storms, flooding possible tonight A low risk of severe weather will be in place for areas along and north of an Alto to Nacogdoches to San Augustine line. Scattered strong storms will be possible as early as this afternoon in parts of western Alabama, but the greater storm threat will arrive tonight. [Full Article...]

Trump suggests armed deputy at Florida school was a 'coward'

Trump suggests armed deputy at Florida school was a 'coward' Authorities have said that Cruz , who was expelled from Stoneman Douglas High a year ago for unspecified disciplinary problems, used a semiautomatic AR-15-style assault rifle in the attack. This must be implemented by the start of the 2018 school year. Speaking to reporters outside the White House, President Trump criticised the police officer who did not confront the perpetrator of the Febru... [Full Article...]

NEET: Foreign course rule is not valid for the current students

NEET: Foreign course rule is not valid for the current students A group of 10 students from different states, all above the age of 25, challenged the CBSE's decision, saying the entrance exams for other medical colleges, such as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences or the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research did not have an age limit, The Times of India reported. [Full Article...]

Aruna Budda Reddy Wins Bronze At 2018 Gymnastics World Cup

Aruna Budda Reddy Wins Bronze At 2018 Gymnastics World Cup Aruna registered a score of 13.369 points to finish behind Tjasa Kysslef of Slovenia and Emily Whitehead of Australia who finished with gold and silver, respectively. Her achievement is all the more credible because she was participating in the World Cup Series, which is an invitational event involving 16 selected gymnasts across the world. [Full Article...]

Korea finishes last in women's biathlon relay event

She also won a team event silver medal with the OAR. Isabel "Izzy" Atkin '21 is skiing on the British Olympic Team and got a bronze medal in the ski slope style event at the end of last week. "Thank you for your service, and thank you for serving as an inspiration to so many people in this capacity". In action already underway Saturday, surprise super-G champion Ester Ledecka has the faste... [Full Article...]

Newly-wed gets explosive gift that kills groom, leaves bride in critical condition

Newly-wed gets explosive gift that kills groom, leaves bride in critical condition The explosion cost the lives of two people including the groom. They had received the gift at their reception on February 18, NDTV reported. Quoting police, a report by PTI said that that the incident took place in Odisha's Bolangir district on Friday. [Full Article...]

President Putin honors Russian military on Fatherland Defender's Day

President Putin honors Russian military on Fatherland Defender's Day With accounts from relatives and acquaintances of Russian fighters in Syria mounting, some open-source researchers and media reports have said that dozens or hundreds of Russians were killed. In intercepted communications in late January, Prigozhin told a senior Syrian official that he had "secured permission" from an unspecified Russian minister to move forward with a "fast and strong" init... [Full Article...]

Nine Students Killed as Vehicle Rams Into School Building in Bihar's Muzaffarpur

Nine Students Killed as Vehicle Rams Into School Building in Bihar's Muzaffarpur While nine children died on the spot, 24 sustained injuries. The injured students, some of them stated to be critical, were admitted in different hospitals. The Dharampur Government Middle School is located along the national highway. The Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of deceased. [Full Article...]

Enterprise ends NRA discount; Nebraska bank halts credit card

Enterprise ends NRA discount; Nebraska bank halts credit card MetLife said it would stop providing discounts to NRA members for auto and home insurance. But customer complaints have led the bank to end that relationship. Angry student survivors of the shooting have confronted politicians from state lawmakers to US President Donald Trump himself, demanding stricter gun control laws. [Full Article...]

What to watch from Pyeongchang on Day 15 of the Olympics

Two weeks of patriotism, jaw-dropping athleticism, and countless figure skating heartbreaks later, the 2018 Winter Olympics are nearly over for good. (The US now has earned 21 medals, including eight gold.) The US delegation, meanwhile, will be led by Ivanka Trump . The U.S. had been successful at the Winter Olympics before Fleming, winning back-to-back golds with Tenley Albright and Carol ... [Full Article...]

Deer hunter who fatally shot neighbor gets case tossed

Deer hunter who fatally shot neighbor gets case tossed Swanson says he expects to decide within a week whether to present the case to another grand jury. "This is an issue that we think is a non-issue, but it's the court's ruling and we have to move forward", Swanson told The Buffalo News . Swanson is leaning towards the grand jury option. The single bullet struck Billquist in the hip and she later died at a hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania. [Full Article...]

Suresh Raina aims to seal spot in India team through T20I show

Suresh Raina aims to seal spot in India team through T20I show The top ten players are - 1) Glenn Maxwell of Australia, 2) Sunil Narine of West Indies, 3) Chris Morris of South Africa , 4) Kieron Pollard of West Indies, 5) David Warner of Australia, 6) Dwayne Bravo of West Indies, 7) AB de Villiers of South Africa , 8) Shoaib Malik of Pakistan, 9) Chris Gayle of West Indies and 10) Shane Watson of Australia. [Full Article...]

Rain and temperatures falling for Wednesday

Rain and temperatures falling for Wednesday Monday will bring mostly sunny skies with a breeze and temperatures will rise into the 50s. "The "fluff factor" will be high, but the amount will be low, probably an 1" or less. This morning: Mostly cloudy. EXTENDED: Rain moves out Saturday morning with another round of showers and possible t-storms Saturday afternoon, ending by 9 PM. [Full Article...]


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