West Virginia public schools closed despite deal that was to end strike

Wednesday at the Legislature began with lawmakers awaiting official letters from Justice telling them he was raising revenue expectations for the year by about $58 million - enough to cover pay raises for all state employees he promised Tuesday. More..

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Russian Olympic Committee reinstated by IOC
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Russian Olympic Committee reinstated by IOC

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has said that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) fully "restored" his organisation's membership after suspending them over doping allegation from 2018 Pyeongchang Wi...More..

N Korea 'providing materials for Syria chemical weapons'
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

N Korea 'providing materials for Syria chemical weapons'

On Tuesday, news surfaced that North Korea traded ballistic missile parts and apparent chemical weapons supplies with Syria. As North Korea's government becomes "more desperate", Nauert said , it w...More..

Rain returns today; Possible power outages Thursday, Friday
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Rain returns today; Possible power outages Thursday, Friday

Sunday , there is a 30 percent chance of rain with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 57, the weather service said. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. The National Weather Service says strong, damaging win...More..

11 fall ill after suspicious mail opened at Virginia military base
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

11 fall ill after suspicious mail opened at Virginia military base

Eleven people became ill at a USA military base in Arlington, Virginia, a short walk away from the Pentagon, after opening a suspicious letter. A gunnery sergeant of Joint Base Meye-Henderson Hall opened the ...More..

Body of Virginia mother found two days after her disppearance
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Body of Virginia mother found two days after her disppearance

John had been abducted and that their investigation was now being treated as a missing person's case with suspicious circumstances. Ronda St John, TerriLynn's mother, made an emotional plea on Facebook whe...More..

MP by-poll result 2018: Congress wins Mungaoli, Kolaras assembly seats
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

MP by-poll result 2018: Congress wins Mungaoli, Kolaras assembly seats

The bypoll election was held on 24 February in Bijapur seat. The Congress had held both seats - Mungaoli and Kolaras - which were vacated by the death of its sitting legislators. Whereas in Kolaras assemb...More..

Ankara kills 2222 terrorists in Afrin operation
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Ankara kills 2222 terrorists in Afrin operation

State Department spokesperson for proposing that Turkey "should go and read" the resolution again, suggesting that it also applied to the Afrin operation. Turkey has demanded that Muslim, a Syrian national, b...More..

Hundreds gather at church hosting blessing ceremony featuring AR-15s
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Hundreds gather at church hosting blessing ceremony featuring AR-15s

The gathering drew global media attention because of its adoration of the AR-15, a semi-automatic weapon that was used to mow down students on February 14 at a Florida high school, where 17 people lost their li...More..

Scotland and Wales brace for United Kingdom clash on Brexit
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Scotland and Wales brace for United Kingdom clash on Brexit

Scottish officials brushed aside Lidington's pledge that any United Kingdom government control over UK-wide common frameworks would be temporary, saying this gave Whitehall and Westminster too much power over p...More..

Ukraine's Naftogaz Claims $2.5 Billion Victory In Legal Battle With Gazprom
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Ukraine's Naftogaz Claims $2.5 Billion Victory In Legal Battle With Gazprom

In June 2014, Gazprom and Naftogaz lodged multi-billion-dollar claims against each other with the Stockholm arbitration court, which resolves commercial disputes. It is twice the contract price. This is not G...More..

Miami beats North Carolina on wild Ja'Quan Newton buzzer-beater
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Miami beats North Carolina on wild Ja'Quan Newton buzzer-beater

Especially hurtful were UNC's 13 three-pointers. "When it just went in", Berry said , "I couldn't believe it". Theo Pinson continued playing better than he ever has as a Tar Heel, notching a career-hig...More..

South Africa To Reclaim Land Taken From Black People By White Owners
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

South Africa To Reclaim Land Taken From Black People By White Owners

This came after the DA refused to support an EFF-sponsored motion that could end in a constitutional change to allow land expropriation without compensation. The ruling African National Congress also supported ...More..

Sunday Alcohol Sales Signed Into Law
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Sunday Alcohol Sales Signed Into Law

Holcomb was asked about that just after he signed the bill. State Sen. Ron Alting spearheaded the bill. Holcomb and lawmakers will gather in the governor's office at 1:30 p.m., for the ceremonial signing of t...More..

Jerusalem holy site stays shut in Christian protest
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Jerusalem holy site stays shut in Christian protest

The closure has left thousands of pilgrims and tourists seeking to visit the site locked outside , with some kneeling in front of its large wooden doors to pray in Jerusalem's Old City. A separate piece of l...More..

North Korean dictators used fake passports to travel to western countries
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

North Korean dictators used fake passports to travel to western countries

It's not known why the pair were travelling at the time, but analysts believe they may have been planning an escape route. His true birth date was in 1941. Reuters published what it claims are photocopies of...More..

First lady cuts ties with adviser paid $26M for inauguration
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

First lady cuts ties with adviser paid $26M for inauguration

Melania's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham has told USA TODAY that the office had "severed the gratuitous services contract with Ms Wolkoff". The former model was in attendance during Winston Wolkoff's 40th birthd...More..

Afghanistan offers to recognise Taliban as legitimate 'political party'
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Afghanistan offers to recognise Taliban as legitimate 'political party'

Calling the attack " Afghanistan's 9/11", Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani told a February 15 press conference that the doors for talks with the Taliban were closed indefinitely, and those bent upon ...More..

Christianity's holiest site closes to protest a new Israeli tax plan
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Christianity's holiest site closes to protest a new Israeli tax plan

In response, Christian leaders have reopened the Church of the Holy Sepulchre after closing it due to the controversial measures. Frustrated by this financial attack, the leaders of the Church of the Holy S...More..

Syrian outlet: 'Iranian' base is actually for Assad's special forces
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Syrian outlet: 'Iranian' base is actually for Assad's special forces

Satellite images from the Israeli firm ImageSat International (ISI ) obtained by Fox News show what is believed to be the new Iranian base in Syria operated by the Quds Force , the special operations arm of...More..

Celebrity Big Brother rumours begin - despite shows future being uncertain
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Celebrity Big Brother rumours begin - despite shows future being uncertain

When asked again, this time by Colbert, if everything was going to be okay under Trump, she replied "We'll have to wait and see". "After seeing how well Jess Impiazzi has done, we know it's what the audience ...More..

Pink Shirt Day still resonates with Sask. students
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Pink Shirt Day still resonates with Sask. students

Pink Shirt Day started 11 years ago when two grade 12 students at a Nova Scotia high school stood up for a younger student on the first day of school. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel is a strong supporte...More..

Saudi king replaces military chiefs in shake-up
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Saudi king replaces military chiefs in shake-up

The Guardian reports : "Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the heir to the throne and the son of the monarch, is the country's [defense] minister and has been consolidating his grip on power in recent months"....More..

UEFA announces Champions League, Europa League changes
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

UEFA announces Champions League, Europa League changes

Big change is on the horizon in the Champions League and Europa League , with UEFA announcing on Tuesday that qualifying is "evolving" for the 2018/19 season. There will be also be a preliminary round intr...More..

Join the #OneMoreVote Day of Action for Net Neutrality
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Join the #OneMoreVote Day of Action for Net Neutrality

Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham cosponsored a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Comm...More..

Ben Carson Thinks His $31000 Office Redesign Was Totally Reasonable
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Ben Carson Thinks His $31000 Office Redesign Was Totally Reasonable

HUD officials say the purchase was made without Carson's knowledge. HUD spokesman Raffi Williams tells the Times it wasn't reported "because the dining set served a 'building-wide need'". He has previousl...More..

Fox Hosts Forced To Admit CNN Didn't Script Town Hall Questions
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

Fox Hosts Forced To Admit CNN Didn't Script Town Hall Questions

CNN denied these claims and said that the student's father, Glenn Haab , sent doctored email exchanges between CNN and himself to media outlets. CNN did not provide or script questions for anyone in la...More..

'Clueless' Star Stacey Dash Set to Run For Congress
by | Friday, March 02, 2018

'Clueless' Star Stacey Dash Set to Run For Congress

Nanette Barragán , who worked on Barack Obama's reelection campaign in Florida in 2012 and was later the first Latina to serve on the Hermosa Beach City Council. This is unlikely to go well for Stacey Dash ....More..

US Intelligence Claims Alleged Russian Hackers Breached Voting Data in 8 States
by | Thursday, March 01, 2018

US Intelligence Claims Alleged Russian Hackers Breached Voting Data in 8 States

NBC reports Russian hackers breached state websites or voter registration databases in Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin ahead of the 2016 elections. The report highlights th...More..

USA Might Lose To Morocco In Bid To Host 2026 Tournament
by | Thursday, March 01, 2018

USA Might Lose To Morocco In Bid To Host 2026 Tournament

The bid, which is a combined effort between the US, Canada and Mexico, is now seriously under threat from tiny Morocco, a North African country with just 33 million residents. It comes as no surprise that those...More..