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(2018/03/08 10:01) The Newest Breaking News

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Florida lawmakers send gun control, school security bill to governor - Atlanta Journal Constitution

  
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFlorida lawmakers send gun control, school security bill to governorAtlanta Journal ConstitutionActivists hold up signs at the Florida State Capitol as they march for gun reform legislation on February 26, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. In the wake of the February 14 school shooting that left 17 people dead, hundreds of people joined the Parkland ...Florida Gun Bill: What's in It, and What Isn'tNew York TimesFlorida lawmakers pass bill that would allow school staff to carry gunswtvr.comLocal students unite to call for change in fight against gun violenceWGRZ-TVSun Sentinelall 766 news articles »......

Poland marks 50th anniversary of 1968 anti-Semitic campaign

  
Poland is marking 50 years since the start of student protests that were exploited by the communist regime to purge Jews from the party and from Poland.......

Denmark braces for trial over journalist's gruesome death

  
There is nothing routine about the murder trial opening Thursday at the City Court of Copenhagen. ......

Fact box about the trial of Danish inventor Peter Madsen

  
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish inventor Peter Madsen goes on trial Thursday for the killing of journalist Kim Wall in his submarine. A look at the key facts in the case:......

Sessions did the California Democratic Party a big favor with his visit to the state - Los Angeles Times

  
Los Angeles TimesSessions did the California Democratic Party a big favor with his visit to the stateLos Angeles TimesGov. Jerry Brown, accompanied by California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra, responds to remarks made by U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions in Sacramento. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press). We've seen this movie many times: A prominent Republican attacks ...Jeff Sessions Scolds California in Immigration Speech: 'We Have a Problem'New York TimesWhat swamp? Lobbyists get ethics waivers to work for TrumpABC NewsThe anti-Trump fight California wantsCNNSacramento Bee -HuffPost -NPR -Quartzall 654 news articles »......

911 call led Clinton police to the wrong home. That mistake led to an officer's death - Kansas City Star

  
Kansas City Star911 call led Clinton police to the wrong home. That mistake led to an officer's deathKansas City StarAn error led Clinton police officers to the wrong address Tuesday night, where a dramatic gunfight ultimately killed an officer, injured two others and left the shooter dead. The trace of a 911 call in which two women could be heard screaming — but ...and more »......

Pressure mounts on UK after Russia suspected of using nerve agent in spy attack

  
The British government will be forced on Thursday to address growing suspicions that Moscow may have been behind the attempted assassination of a former Russian spy in a southern English city.......

Israeli trauma experts help in Florida

  
In the northern Israel town of Alon HaGalil one recent afternoon, a clinical psychologist and former Israeli special forces member named Yotam Dagan was worrying about how the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, are going to react the next time the school holds a fire drill.......

John Lewis staff bonus cut again as profits fall

  
The retailer says that 2017 was "a challenging year" with "subdued" consumer demand.......

Hundreds of cars stranded on New Jersey highway for hours after nor'easter

  
One driver said he was stuck for almost five hours on Route 280.......

Exclusive: Five banks open up trillion dollar gold club

  
LONDON (Reuters) - The five banks that settle every transaction in London's $6.8 trillion a year gold market are changing the rules of their clearing house to make it easier for newcomers to join. ......

Iraqi court sentences IS leader's sister to death

  
A Baghdad court has convicted the sister of the Islamic State group's leader on terrorism charges and sentenced her to death.......

Algerian pres calls for action on migrant criminal networks

  
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has called on Arab nations to work together to fight illegal migration and the networks that feed them.......

Africa moving past Trump's slur, says African Union official

  
The chairman of the African Union Commission says he considers President Donald Trump's slur about Africa to be an incident "of the past."......

Inmate sues after 'botched' execution

  
An Alabama death row inmate whose execution went wrong is asking that his death sentence be vacated. The attempted execution was "botched and bloody," as the inmate's lawyer put it, and left the inmate under "physical and mental duress." ......

Trump's trade war: Does the US have the 'lowest tariffs in the world'? - Washington Post

  
Washington PostTrump's trade war: Does the US have the 'lowest tariffs in the world'?Washington Post"The United States has the lowest tariffs in the world — the lowest non-tariff barriers — and what do we get for that? We get a half-a-trillion-dollar a year trade deficit, which is draining us dry, taking our jobs, putting them offshore, harming the ...A Trade Skirmish Is Underway. That Doesn't Mean a Trade War Is Near.New York TimesDonald Trump Set to Sign Tariffs Decree Amid GOP Lawmakers' DissentWall Street JournalUS metal tariffs: Mexico and Canada may be exemptBBC NewsPolitico -Los Angeles Times -CNBC -CNNall 3,326 news articles »......

Jeff Sessions Scolds California in Immigration Speech: 'We Have a Problem' - New York Times

  
New York TimesJeff Sessions Scolds California in Immigration Speech: 'We Have a Problem'New York TimesSACRAMENTO — California and the Trump administration have locked horns from the very first hours of Donald J. Trump's presidency. But a visit by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the California capital, Sacramento, on Wednesday produced an unfiltered ...What swamp? Lobbyists get ethics waivers to work for TrumpABC NewsThe anti-Trump fight California wantsCNNWhy the Trump administration's 'sanctuary cities' lawsuit against California could backfireWashington PostHuffPost -NPR -Los Angeles Times -Quartzall 669 news articles »......

FBI Used Paid Informants On Best Buy's Geek Squad To Flag Child Pornography - NPR

  
NPRFBI Used Paid Informants On Best Buy's Geek Squad To Flag Child PornographyNPRThe FBI paid Best Buy Geek Squad employees as informants, rewarding them for flagging indecent material when people brought their computers in for repair. That's according to documents released to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital civil ...Geek Squad Has Been Turning Customer Data Over To The FBI For More Than A DecadeHuffPostThe FBI Paid Geek Squad Employees as InformantsPCMagThe Geek Squad Is a Bunch of NarcsSlate MagazineNew York Post -CBS Denver -Fast Company -BBC Newsall 68 news articles »......

China eyes greater global leadership role, downplays fears - ABC News

  
ABC NewsChina eyes greater global leadership role, downplays fearsABC NewsChina's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, gestures to journalists during a press conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress at the media center in Beijing, Thursday, March 8, 2018. China says its proposal for a "dual suspension" of ...China Warns of 'Justified and Necessary Response' to Trade WarBloombergChina warns of "necessary response" in event of trade war with USNasdaqChina warns of 'necessary response' in event of trade war with USReutersFinancial Times -NDTV -New Zealand Herald -The Sydney Morning Heraldall 85 news articles »......

Tiff over tariffs: Gary Cohn gets a hero's sendoff from the media

  
The mainstream media are heartsick over the departure of Gary Cohn.......

Opinion: Trump trade war would ruin US

  
What Donald Trump clearly cannot see through the prism of his own warped ideology is that the US is so far behind in its trade imbalance with the world that no matter how many tariffs he imposes, the retaliation will only leave it deeper in the hole with a damaged economy.......

The blind judo stars of India

  
The female judo champions in India are not letting their visual impairments limit them.......

German FM Gabriel says he won't be part of next government

  
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has tweeted that he will not be a part of the next government.......

Six Nations: Owen Farrell to captain England while Dylan Hartley is ruled out

  
Owen Farrell will captain England for the first time in Saturday's Six Nations match against France, with regular skipper Dylan Hartley injured.......

Chanel under attack for felling 'century-old' oaks for flagship Paris catwalk

  
Chanel has been accused of "heresy" at the Paris Fashion Week for felling "century-old" trees to create a spectacular mid-winter forest for its catwalk – a move environmentalists claim shows its green credentials are only skin deep.  Critics hailed the move by Karl Lagerfeld, the French fashion house's veteran German artistic director, to turn the Grand Palais into a winter wood, with mountains of dead leaves strewn on mirrored steps and nine towering, mossy oaks looking up to its glass canopy. Some 508 poplar wood benches were also made for his guests, including Hollywood star Keira Knightley, British pop singer Lily Allen and former French first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy.  But the France Nature Environment group denounced the extravaganza as "heresy", accusing the luxury brand of trying to "give itself a more green image while completely divorced from the reality of protecting nature". "Chanel has missed the point once again. The celebrated fashion house chose to present a 'natural' decor with real trees for its haute couture event. The result: trees, some of them a hundred years old, were chopped down for a few hours of show," FNE said in a statement. Models walk the runway during the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week Credit:  Pascal Le Segretain/ Getty Images Europe "Promoting the diversity of French forests? An invitation to return to nature? A willingness to show itself to be an eco-responsible label? Whatever Chanel's motivations, they failed.  "Nature is not chopping down trees in a forest, putting them up for a few hours for a show and then throwing them into a skip," it complained. "It would have been better, indeed innovatory, to set up the catwalk in the forest itself, rather than cut down trees to bring [them] to Paris." Stung by the criticism, Chanel issued a vehement riposte late Tuesday, insisting that none of the oak and poplar trees it sourced from a forest in western France were 100 years old. "In buying the trees Chanel also promised to replant 100 new oak trees in the heart of the same forest," the brand added in a statement.  Designer Karl Lagerfeld, centre right, comes under fire for felling old oaks for Chanel's ready-to-wear show Credit:  Thibault Camus/ AP This is not the first time that Chanel has raised the hackles of environmentalists; last year they protested its PVC-themed collection at a time when plastic pollution is a hot topic. FNE also slammed its use of fur coats. The attack on its green credentials was the only dark spot for Lagerfeld's Paris show, which received a plethora of praise. Harper's Bazaar waxed lyrical about the 84-year old creator's "life-like forest", adding that the "runway may be (Lagerfeld's) best yet".  Vogue praised the "impressive" decor, noting: "It looked as if the fallen leaves of every park in Paris had been scooped up and brought in to carpet the Grand Palais against a photographic backdrop that stretched the forest to trompe l'oeil infinity." When asked where he drew his inspiration, Lagerfeld said from no forest in particular, but then added: "I was brought up in the country, on an estate which had 12 allées [of trees] going from the house." Forêt désenchantée : @CHANEL abat donc des arbres pour quelques heures de défilé. Cela n'a jamais rendu la mode plus verte. A quand une sincère prise en compte de l'environnement ? https://t.co/ApsnII6yBA#fashionweekparis#FWP2018#FWP— France Nature Env.. (@FNEasso) March 6, 2018 Earthy, autumnal colours abounded, embroidered crystals and glitter notwithstanding. Accessories even fittingly included a "log" handbag. FNE posted pictures of tree stumps on Twitter, saying the show had left behind a "disenchanted forest". While the group said it may not be qualified to offer style lessons, it added: "We do have much to teach it on what ethical, durable and responsible fashion means and even on how the forest and living trees should inspire us."......

Town reels from second officer killed in last year - KSHB

  
KSHBTown reels from second officer killed in last yearKSHBCLINTON, Mo. – Seven months to the day, people living in Clinton are reliving a nightmare after hearing another police officer was shot and killed. In August of 2017 Clinton Police Officer Gary Michael was shot and killed during a traffic stop. Play ...and more »......

United Steelworkers president: Trump tariffs needed to preserve America's steel and aluminum industries

  
A great wailing and gnashing of teeth arose across the land last week after the Trump administration announced its plan to place tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.......

International Women's Day: Is #MeToo yesterday's hashtag, or will it bring true change?

  
Five months out from the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the subsequent launch of #MeToo, we find ourselves celebrating International Women's Day on Thursday with a focus on gender parity.......

International Women's Day: Here's what business leaders and parents should know about the value of girls

  
With all the headlines on gender diversity, workplace harassment and equal pay, have we come a long way, baby? Or not? International Women's Day, which is Thursday, is a good time to look at this question.......

The Latest: Danish trial opens of submarine murder suspect

  
The Latest on the murder trial of Danish inventor Peter Madsen (all times local): 9:45 a.m.......

Germany deports 100 Egyptians for residency permit violation

  
Egyptian airport officials say 100 Egyptians have landed in Cairo after being deported from Germany over residency permit violations, the first action of its kind from Berlin.......

Police: At least 3 people injured in knife attack in Vienna

  
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police said at least three people were injured in a knife attack Wednesday on the streets of Vienna, with the attacker possibly injuring a fourth nearby.......

Winter storm updates: Snowfall rates reach 6 inches per hour in New England - Washington Post

  
Washington PostWinter storm updates: Snowfall rates reach 6 inches per hour in New EnglandWashington PostFor the second time in less than a week, a nor'easter is tearing up the East Coast. The last one blasted New England with gusts up to 97 mph and knocked out power to 2 million homes and businesses. This one will dump more than a foot of snow from ...Northeast Storm Live Updates: Snow Cloaks a Region and Power Failures MountNew York TimesNor'easter slams East Coast with heavy snow, threatens more power failuresNBCNews.comA second snowstorm in a week clobbers the NortheastChicago TribuneCBS Denver -Patch.com -6abc.com -WPIX 11 New Yorkall 603 news articles »......

Officer killed in line of duty was sent to wrong house after 911 call - New York Post

  
New York PostOfficer killed in line of duty was sent to wrong house after 911 callNew York PostKANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Missouri police officer who was shot and killed and two others who were wounded had been sent to the wrong house following a 911 call, authorities said Wednesday. Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe said no one spoke when the ...Missouri police officer was sent to wrong house for 911 call before shot deadNew York Daily News911 call led Clinton police to the wrong home. That mistake led to an officer's deathKansas City StarSlain Clinton police officer was mistakenly dispatched to wrong house, wrong citySpringfield News-LeaderCBS Newsall 168 news articles »......

A Trade Skirmish Is Underway. That Doesn't Mean a Trade War Is Near. - New York Times

  
New York TimesA Trade Skirmish Is Underway. That Doesn't Mean a Trade War Is Near.New York TimesThe Trump administration has been aggressive, but so far it has followed the rules of the game. Image. The Trump administration hasn't moved the trade goal posts as much as some critics might think. Aluminum uprights being painted in Delhi, N.Y ...US metal tariffs: Mexico and Canada may be exemptBBC NewsDonald Trump Set to Sign Tariffs Decree Amid GOP Lawmakers' DissentWall Street JournalWhy steel tariffs failed when Bush was presidentPoliticoLos Angeles Times -Washington Post -CNBC -CNNall 3,274 news articles »......

Trial to begin in case of journalist killed in submarine

  
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — As divers found mutilated body parts in plastic bags on the ocean floor one by one, a gruesome puzzle as dark as any Scandinavian noir emerged in Denmark: A young Swedish reporter who had embarked on a submarine journey to interview its maker was tortured, murdered and disposed at sea.......

Family Stabbed in Vienna Knife Attack, Police Say

  
"He could have stabbed me as well had I been there by chance"......

Alabama inmate wished for death during botched execution, according to medical report

  
The state attempted to execute Doyle Lee Hamm by lethal injection last month, but halted the procedure just before midnight, when they were unable to kill him. Hamm's attorney, Bernard Harcourt, has claimed the execution was called off because medical staff were unable to find a vein in which to administer the lethal injection before the death warrant expired. A medical examination report filed by Mr Harcourt this week claims Hamm had at least 11 puncture wound on his body following the procedure.......

Trial starts of Danish inventor accused of submarine murder

  
Danish inventor Peter Madsen stands accused of tying up and torturing Swedish reporter Kim Wall before he either cut her throat or strangled her during a trip on his private submarine in August.......

Tillerson, Russia's Lavrov circle each other in Africa

  
They could have run into each other sipping coffee in the lobby, perhaps at the bar at Ethiopia's finest hotel.......

Mark Cavendish suffers fractured rib in crash on opening stage of Tirreno-Adriatico

  
Mark Cavendish suffers a fractured rib and injuries to his knees, hips, hands and some swelling on his face in crash, his team reveals.......

Cubs of the Caliphate: rehabilitating Islamic State's child fighters

  
RAWANGA CAMP, Iraq (Reuters) - While children who have been through war typically draw devastating pictures of the violence they have suffered, few show themselves as the perpetrators. ......

Connecticut man facing stolen car charge drives stolen car to court: cops

  
A man answering to a stolen car charge stole another car to drive to court in Connecticut Wednesday, police said.......

Putin praises Trump, says US political system eating itself

  
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin lavished praise on President Donald Trump, but added that he was sorely disappointed with the U.S. political system, saying that it has been "eating itself up."......

Xi Jinping's latest tag: living Buddhist deity, Chinese official says

  
BEIJING (Reuters) - President of China, head of its Communist Party, commander-in-chief of the military and now living Buddhist deity - Xi Jinping has added another title to his growing collection, at least in the eyes of some ethnic Tibetans. ......

What swamp? Lobbyists get ethics waivers to work for Trump - ABC News

  
TIMEWhat swamp? Lobbyists get ethics waivers to work for TrumpABC NewsFILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. As a candidate, Donald Trump pledged to drain the swamp in Washington. But ...Jeff Sessions Scolds California in Immigration Speech: 'We Have a Problem'New York TimesThe anti-Trump fight California wantsCNNWhy the Trump administration's 'sanctuary cities' lawsuit against California could backfireWashington PostPolitico -CNBC -Sacramento Bee -HuffPostall 633 news articles »......

Winter Paralympics: Snowboarder Owen Pick to carry GB flag at opening ceremony

  
Snowboarder Owen Pick will be Great Britain's flag bearer at the Winter Paralympics opening ceremony in South Korea on Friday.......

Jorge Ramos: Cannot criminalize entire immigrant population

  
Attorney General Jeff Sessions slams California's refusal to comply with federal immigration policies; journalist Jorge Ramos shares his perspective on 'Hannity.'......

Listen, There's a Smorgasbord of Great Carpets Out There

  
There are plenty of different kinds of attractive floor coverings in the world, and not all of them will decimate the college fund.......

How to Cut Down on Unwanted Junk Mail

  
Unsubscribing from unwanted physical mail is almost as easy as unsubscribing from email spam.......

Isaiah Haastrup parents announce death of 'brave baby boy'

  
The baby's parents, who fought a court battle over his treatment, say their son "fought bravely".......

Jewish GOP group calls for resignation of 7 Democrats over 'ties' to Farrakhan

  
Keith Ellison and Maxine Waters among the lawmakers singled out by the RJC.......

China Warns of 'Justified and Necessary Response' to Trade War - Bloomberg

  
BloombergChina Warns of 'Justified and Necessary Response' to Trade WarBloombergChinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi criticized the U.S.'s decision to brand the country as a "strategic competitor," dismissing the notion that it poses a threat to the world's biggest economy. Wang told a briefing on the sidelines of China's national ...China warns of 'necessary response' in event of trade war with USReutersBeijing will retaliate if US-China trade relations are not mutually beneficial: Former diplomatCNBCTrade wars 'harm the initiator': China's foreign minister just fired a warning shot at the US over Trump's tariffsBusiness InsiderDaily Mail -The Straits Timesall 53 news articles »......

Illegal immigrant linked to fatal hit-run not detained in Denver despite ICE request

  
Despite a request from federal immigration officials, the Denver Sheriff Department this week refused to detain an undocumented immigrant who was arrested Sunday in connection with a fatal hit and run.......

Austrian police detain suspect in Vienna knife attack, police say

  
Several people have been injured in a knife attack in Vienna on Wednesday evening, Vienna police confirmed online.......

Why is Ted Cruz _ given name Rafael _ picking on nicknames?

  
HOUSTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz smiled Wednesday when an interviewer noted the contradiction between Cruz deriding his election opponent for going by a nickname and Cruz himself using a nickname.......

Texas primary: Democratic turnout soars as Republicans stand their ground

  
Democratic turnout soared in America's most populous Republican state on Tuesday as Texas held the nation's first primary elections ahead of November's midterms. The Texas primaries were scrutinized across the country for hints as to whether revulsion over Donald Trump and the rightwards swing of the GOP could translate into a flurry of Democratic enthusiasm that gives the party a chance of retaking the House of Representatives in November.......

Adam Rippon Is Changing His Tune On Mike Pence Meeting

  
Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon says now is the right time to meet with Vice President Mike Pence. "I agree with so many people that you don't get to make any sort of change if you don't try to at least reach across and have the opportunity to speak," Rippon said. Rippon had previously said that he has nothing personally to say to Pence, who has pushed an aggressive anti-LGBTQ agenda during his political career.......

US metal tariffs: Mexico and Canada may be exempt - BBC News

  
BBC NewsUS metal tariffs: Mexico and Canada may be exemptBBC NewsSome countries may be exempt from US plans to impose tariffs on metal imports, the White House has announced. The exemptions - on national security grounds - included Canada, Mexico, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. Reports, however, suggested the ...White House Prepares to Formalize Tariffs but Floats ExemptionsNew York TimesCanada, Mexico to Get Initial Exemption From Trump TariffsBloombergStocks in Asia rise after news of potential US tariff exemptions; China exports top forecastsCNBCLos Angeles Times -Politico -Wall Street Journal -Washington Postall 3,214 news articles »......

NFL prospect says team official asked him if he likes men

  
An NFL prospect said in a radio interview Wednesday that one team official asked him about his sexual orientation.......

International Women's Day: 'Without women the world stops'

  
Women in Spain are going on strike on International Women's Day to highlight sexism and the gender pay gap.......

In China, retailers cash in on 'she' economy for Women's Day

  
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese retailers are cashing in on International Women's Day, offering coupons and discounts on sportswear, cosmetics and healthcare to get women to spend more, dubbing the day "Queens' Day" and "Goddesses' Day". ......

US metal tariffs: Mexico and Canada may be exempt

  
The White House says it could exclude some countries from a plan to impose tariffs on metals for a time.......

Jeff Sessions, California governor clash as feud escalates

  
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sharply criticized the Oakland mayor for warning the public about an unannounced raid by federal deportation officers recently in California......

Dem 'cannabis candidate' accused of abusing women, overstating 'Iraq veteran' claim

  
A Democrat seeking a U.S. House seat in Illinois – who attracted attention for a campaign ad showing him smoking pot – now faces accusations that he has abused women and misleadingly described himself as an "Iraq veteran."......

Lawmakers ask for new special counsel to probe DOJ "bias"

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican House committee chairmen are calling for a new special counsel to take a broad look at whether Justice Department or FBI employees were biased as they began investigating President Donald Trump's ties to Russia in 2016 and whether there were surveillance abuses as part of that probe.......

Asian shares find solace in hopes of smaller Trump tariffs

  
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares found relief on Thursday as fears about a global trade war amid U.S. President Donald Trump's push to introduce protectionist tariffs were tempered by signs the move could include exemptions for key partners. ......

Trump White House finally taken by Storm(y) - CNN

  
CNNTrump White House finally taken by Storm(y)CNNWashington (CNN) Stormy Daniels is playing Donald Trump at his own game. The adult movie star, who claims she had an affair with Trump and was paid $130,000 to stay quiet before the election by the President's lawyer, has drawn the White House into a ...Trump Lawyer Obtained Restraining Order to Silence Stormy DanielsNew York TimesPresident Trump's lawyer secured a restraining order against porn star Stormy DanielsUSA TODAYThe Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Is Convoluted to the Point of ParadoxSlate MagazineWall Street Journal -Bloomberg -Fox News -Deadlineall 872 news articles »......

China February exports surge most in three years as global trade war fears build - Reuters

  
ReutersChina February exports surge most in three years as global trade war fears buildReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China's exports unexpectedly surged at the fastest pace in three years in February, suggesting both its economy and global growth remain resilient even as trade relations with the United States rapidly deteriorate. FILE PHOTO: A boy ...China February exports soar past forecastsMarketWatchThe Art of Trade War (Hint: China Wrote the Book)BloombergTrump wants to cut the trade deficit. If he does, he'll create a lot of US jobsFox NewsTwitter -Bloomberg -Daily Mailall 146 news articles »......

Ben Carson accused of 'witch-hunt' by senior member of his department

  
An official says Ben Carson helped foster a climate of fear. A second senior official in the Department of Housing and Urban Development has publicly criticised the secretary, Ben Carson, accusing him of leading a "witch-hunt" against some career bureaucrats in the department. Marcus Smallwood told Carson in an email on Tuesday that Hud's civil servants were working in fear after the demotion of his colleague Helen Foster and Carson's rejection of her claims.......

Florida Gun Bill: What's in It, and What Isn't - New York Times

  
New York TimesFlorida Gun Bill: What's in It, and What Isn'tNew York TimesThe gun control bill that the Florida Legislature passed on Wednesday was, in many respects, a major victory for the new activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It was passed in defiance of the National Rifle Association and, if Gov. Rick ...Florida lawmakers pass bill that would allow school staff to carry gunsCNNFlorida Lawmakers Approve Gun-Control BillWall Street JournalBill to arm some Florida teachers, restrict rifle sales passes state house, goes to governorFox NewsNBCNews.com -Politico -USA TODAY -BBC Newsall 856 news articles »......

News Daily: Nerve agent used on Russian spy, and Florida gun law move

  
Your morning briefing for 8 March 2018.......

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Visited Parkland. It Didn't Go Over Well With Students

  
"It was a publicity stunt, really. There was no point to it"......

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Europe Is Giving Up on Trump's America

  
Angela Merkel was right when she said, "We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands."......

Rallies in Asia kick off International Women's Day

  
Hundreds of women activists in pink and purple shirts protested against President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines on Thursday, as marches and demonstrations in Asia kicked off International Women's Day.......

Connecticut co-ed punched boyfriend in face after breakup, police say

  
A Connecticut college student was arrested last week for allegedly beating up her boyfriend after he said he wanted to pull the plug on their relationship, police said.......

Eleven nations - but not U.S. - to sign Trans-Pacific trade deal

  
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Eleven countries are expected to sign a landmark Asia-Pacific trade agreement in Santiago on Thursday, as an antidote to the increasingly protectionist bent of the United States, which last year pulled out of the pact. ......

AP Explains: What to make of N. Korean offer for nuke talks - Washington Post

  
Washington PostAP Explains: What to make of N. Korean offer for nuke talksWashington PostSEOUL, South Korea — At first glance it seems like a blockbuster: North Korea has reportedly offered up its nukes for negotiation, an abrupt reversal from its repeated vows never to relinquish the "treasured sword" it sees as protection against ...How to make a deal with North Korea: Lessons from a veteran negotiatorWashington ExaminerN.Korean Elite Hold Key to Ending Nuclear FollyThe Chosun Ilboall 210 news articles »......

Fire at Denver construction site turns deadly; workers reported missing

  
A three-alarm fire in Denver burned through an apartment construction site Wednesday, killing one person, leaving at least one construction worker unaccounted for, and leaving a third person in critical condition.......

South Koreans head to US with message from North Korea to Trump

  
Top South Korean negotiators left for the United States Thursday to brief their American counterparts on the outcome of their historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this week.......

International Women's Day: Five sportswomen to look out for in 2018

  
An ironman triathlete, a goalkeeper and an 11-year-old prodigy - who are the amazing sportswomen to keep an eye on in 2018?......

Assassinated Archbishop Oscar Romero cleared for sainthood by Pope Francis, says Vatican

  
Almost 40 years after he was assassinated – shot as performed mass and was speaking about sacrifice – Archbishop Oscar Romero is to be named a saint, the Vatican has announced. The Vatican said in a statement Pope Francis had given final approval to several sainthoods, including for Romero, and the late Pope Paul VI, who reigned from 1963 to 1978. Romero, who was known as a champion of El Salvador's poor and whose name has become intertwined with liberation theology, was shot on the evening of 24 March 1980 in San Salvador's Chapel of Divine Providence.......

Decapitated body found near remote ammo-filled survivalist bunker in Washington, police say

  
A Washington state sheriff says the body of a woman found near a gun- and ammo-filled bunker last weekend had been decapitated, and a man sought in the case is on the loose and possibly headed for California.......

Five top women in world architecture: 'Now is our time'

  
As long as there have been cities, women have built them: shaping structures, influencing architecture, and designing the neighborhoods we live in. But today, in the world-leading firms imagining the cities of the future, equality remains a long way off.......

Tillerson aims to show US cares despite Trump's Africa slur

  
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Donald Trump hasn't spoken much about Africa, and what he's said has been far from flattering. It falls to his top diplomat, on his first official visit to the continent, to show the United States still cares.......

China Says U.S. Carrier's Vietnam Visit Was a 'Waste of Money'

  
Beijing reminded Vietnam that it could militarize the disputed Spratly Islands "overnight" if it opted to do so. US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson has been in Vietnamese waters off the port city of Da Nang since Monday, marking the first port call by a US carrier to the Southeast Asian nation since the Vietnam War. Top leaders from the United States and Vietnam discussed the possibility of an aircraft-carrier visit last year as part of an effort to further defense relations, the US Third Fleet's command and control said in a statement.......

Chilling 911 calls describe bloody slaying at Massachusetts library

  
Recordings of 911 calls released Wednesday describe a frantic scene late last month at a Winchester, Mass., library, where authorities say a suspect armed with a hunting knife repeatedly stabbed a young medical student, resulting in her death.......

UK to address suspicions that Russia was behind nerve agent spy attack

  
The British government will be forced on Thursday to address growing suspicions that Moscow may have been behind the attempted assassination of a former Russian spy in a southern English city.......

Trump asked special counsel witnesses about discussions: Source

  
The president asked Reince Priebus about his meeting, says a source.......

China warns of 'necessary response' in event of trade war with U.S.

  
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will respond as necessary in the event of a trade war with the United States, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday, while warning that such a war would only harm all sides. ......

Russian spy: Police seek to identify nerve agent source

  
Officers seek the origin of the chemical attack and the home secretary is expected to speak.......

17-year-old student killed in shooting at Alabama high school: Police

  
A male student, 17, was injured in the incident, which occurred in Birmingham.......

Mexico says progress needed before president meets Trump

  
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - White House advisor Jared Kushner left Mexico City on Wednesday with prospects no nearer for a summit between his father-in-law President Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, as both sides said progress on joint policy concerns was needed first. ......

AP Interview: UN Women chief: Sex abuse cases tip of iceberg

  
The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women says the global spotlight on sexual harassment and abuse and the punishment of some powerful men who had been "untouchable" is an important moment — but it's just "a tip of an iceberg."......

Nor'easter leaves 1 dead after pummeling Northeast with heavy snow

  
Storm is prompting flight delays and school cancelations across the Northeast.......

Russia offers rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta

  
By Dahlia Nehme MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Russian military has offered Syrian rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta, setting out a proposal to let the insurgents surrender their last major stronghold near Damascus to President Bashar al-Assad, which fighters have so far rejected. The Russian defense ministry said rebels could leave with their families and personal weapons through a secure corridor out of eastern Ghouta, where Moscow-backed government forces have made rapid gains in a fierce assault. The Russian proposal did not specify where the rebels would go, but the terms echo previous evacuation deals under which insurgents have ceded ground to Assad and departed to opposition-held territory in the north near the Turkish border.......

Florida House Passes Gun Control Package; Measure Awaits Governor's Signature - NPR

  
NPRFlorida House Passes Gun Control Package; Measure Awaits Governor's SignatureNPRUpdated at 7:40 p.m. ET. Florida lawmakers have approved a package of gun control measures designed to prevent another mass shooting like the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last month. What We Know About The Florida ...Florida lawmakers pass bill that would allow school staff to carry gunsCNNFlorida Lawmakers Approve Gun-Control BillWall Street JournalFlorida Legislature sends gun and school safety bill to governorNBCNews.comThe Mercury News -USA TODAY -Sun Sentinel -Washington Postall 781 news articles »......

China calls on US and North Korea to have talks as soon as possible - CNBC

  
CNBCChina calls on US and North Korea to have talks as soon as possibleCNBCChina's foreign minister Wang Yi on Thursday said that peace must prevail, amid signs of easing tension over North Korea's nuclear and missile threats. Published 2 Hours Ago Reuters. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a meeting at the Great Hall ...US, South Korea to Discuss Pyongyang's Denuclearization OfferWall Street JournalKorea 2018: The Beginning of the End of the Post-1990 World Order?38 Northall 192 news articles »......

Sick Venezuelans flee to Colombia in mounting refugee crisis

  
As Venezuela's economic crisis worsens, rising numbers of its people are fleeing in a burgeoning refugee crisis that is drawing alarm across Latin America.......

Sessions blasts 'radical' move by California to block ICE raids, says move akin to 'open borders'

  
Jeff Sessions, the U.S. attorney general, on Wednesday told Fox News that California is "not entitled" to block Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids and said the federal government will not allow the state to flout immigration laws......

Sentencing set for man who tried to help Islamic State group

  
An Ohio man convicted of trying to help the Islamic State group is scheduled to be sentenced in April.......

Philippine Congress body backs bid to impeach chief justice

  
A Philippine House committee has voted overwhelmingly to proceed with a case to impeach the Supreme Court chief justice, who has vowed to fight the ouster move.......

Kansas City Royals participates in anti-pornography seminar

  
The Kansas City Royals hosted an anti-pornography seminar last weekend in between getting ready for the start of the regular season.......

Confessed killer who wants freed after 20 years due in court

  
A man who confessed to killing three people with his brother during a murderous rampage in the 1980s and now wants to be released from prison after serving 20 years is due in court on Thursday.......

Condemned Ohio killer claims innocence, asks for mercy

  
A condemned Ohio killer scheduled to die next month should be spared because of the possibility of other suspects and questions about when one of the victims was slain, attorneys planned to argue to the state's parole board on Thursday.......

China pushing to be more active in region, global diplomacy

  
China says it wants a more active role for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, an eight-nation grouping dominated by Beijing and Moscow.......

Russian attack on Syrian market may be war crime: UN

  
Russian forces were behind a deadly strike on a crowded market in Syria late last year, UN investigators said Tuesday, warning that the attack could amount to a "war crime". The air strikes on a market in rebel-held Atareb in northern Syria last November 13 killed at least 84 people, including five children, and injured around 150 others, the UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Syria said in its latest report. "The commission confirmed the use of unguided blast weapons by Russian aircraft in a civilian populated area," commission chief Paulo Pinheiro told reporters in Geneva.......

Michael B. Jordan Says His Company Will Adopt Inclusion Rider On All Projects

  
Actor Michael B. Jordan became one of the men leading the charge for a more equitable Hollywood when he announced on Wednesday that his production company would adopt inclusion riders on all its projects. The "Black Panther" and "Creed" star then linked to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, led by Dr. Stacy Smith, who first publicly presented the inclusion rider as a solution to Hollywood's dismal diversity problem in a 2014 op-ed in The Hollywood Reporter.......

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Why Trump remains smack in the middle of Mueller's legal crosshairs

  
Nunberg is a 36-year-old New York lawyer who has been involved in conservative politics since his teenage years.......

NASA mission discovers Jupiter's inner secrets

  
NASA spacecraft Juno has collected new data on its mission to Jupiter revealing some of the swirling inner mysteries of the giant gas-planet.......

Convenience Store Employee Accused of Keeping $20K Winning Lottery Ticket

  
An Oklahoma convenience store employee is now facing charges, accused of keeping a $20,000 lottery ticket for herself.......

The $560 million secret behind this lottery ticket - Washington Post

  
Washington PostThe $560 million secret behind this lottery ticketWashington PostThe mysterious winner of a $560 million lottery ticket in New Hampshire has finally claimed her prize, through her legal team, but she is still fighting to keep her identity a secret. William Shaheen, a lawyer for the woman who has thus far remained ...Powerball Winner Collects Prize, Could Still Lose AnonymityNPR$560 million Powerball winner finally collects money amid fight for anonymityNBCNews.comMystery $559.7M Powerball winner claims her prizeUSA TODAYCBS News -ABC News -New York Daily News -Fox Newsall 48 news articles »......

Nor'easter clobbers Northeast delivering heavy snow, rain, wind from Pennsylvania to Maine - CBS News

  
CBS NewsNor'easter clobbers Northeast delivering heavy snow, rain, wind from Pennsylvania to MaineCBS NewsFor the second time in less than a week, a storm rolled into the Northeast with wet, heavy snow Wednesday, grounding flights, closing schools and bringing another round of power outages to a corner of the country still recovering from the previous ...New York Today: A Snowy Evening CommuteNew York TimesAnother snowstorm clobbers the Northeast, causing more outagesCNBCA second snowstorm in a week clobbers the NortheastChicago TribuneWall Street Journal -New York Daily News -Reuters -Philly.comall 367 news articles »......

The Latest: Chinese use Women's Day to joke about power grab

  
The Latest on International Women's Day (all times local): 11:30 a.m.......

International Women's Day: The objects that empower me

  
Women from across the generations talk about the objects that empower them on International Women's Day.......

International Women's Day: The 93-year-old spy still keeping war secrets

  
Helen Taylor Thompson signed the Official Secrets Act at 19 and worked in Churchill's "secret army".......

International Women's Day: Eight moments that make it the year of the woman

  
The #MeToo movement against male harassment has empowered women in the US, but it is not the only movement spearheaded by women in the last year.......

Wild Otter Attacks 77-Year-Old Woman Kayaking on Florida River

  
Sue Spector received stitches and is undergoing rabies treatment.......

Bernie Sanders tells Democrats to back off primary attacks

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is warning the Democratic Party not to attack its own candidates in primary battles, as happened in a Houston-area congressional race.......

Huffman High School shooting: Courtlin Arrington killed; Birmingham police question injured teen - AL.com

  
NBCNews.comHuffman High School shooting: Courtlin Arrington killed; Birmingham police question injured teenAL.comA Huffman High School senior was killed and another injured when gunfire erupted inside a classroom at the east Birmingham school Wednesday afternoon. Killed was a 17-year-old girl who was going to graduate in May, had already been accepted into ...1 student dead, 1 critically injured in apparent gun accident at Alabama high school, officials sayCBS NewsAlabama school shooting leaves one student dead, another teen injuredWashington PostStudent killed, another critical after 'accidental' shooting at Birmingham schoolNBCNews.comVoice of America -CNN -Reuters -WIAT 42all 162 news articles »......

Four people seriously injured in Vienna knife attacks

  
Four people were seriously injured in two knife attacks in one district of the Austrian capital Vienna on Wednesday evening but any motive or connection between the assaults was unclear, a police spokesman said. The stabbings - the first of which took place at 6.45pm (GMT), occurred in Vienna's Second District, which includes the famous Prater park as well as the Praterstern transport hub. It also houses much of Vienna's small Jewish community. "A man attacked a family - a father, a mother and their 17-year-old daughter - with a knife. The three people were seriously injured and their lives are in danger," the spokesman said. "And half an hour later there was another attack ... at Praterstern and here a person was also seriously injured and their life is in danger. We do not know to what extent there is a connection here and any motive remains unclear," he said. Police cordon off the area of the attack Credit: Ronald Zak/AP Witness Silvia Franke said she was about 100 metres away when the incident happened. "I saw how someone in the middle of the street was screaming and shouting - I thought he was beating his dog judging from his hand movements," she said. "And in reality he was stabbing this man." "He could have stabbed me as well had I been there by chance," Franke said. "He had lost all control."  Another knife attack shortly afterwards in the same area seriously wounded a 20-year-old Chechen, Mr Maierhofer said, adding a male with Afghan nationality had been arrested. Officers were investigating whether the two attacks are linked. Vienna has not experienced deadly attacks by Islamist militant like the ones that have struck Paris, Berlin and Brussels since 2015.  ......

White House says Trump won arbitration order against Stormy Daniels

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has won an arbitration proceeding against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, his spokeswoman said on Wednesday, a day after Daniels sued Trump for the right to speak about the "intimate relationship" she claims they had. ......

U.S. Forest Service Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

  
Tony Tooke "has determined that it is best for the Forest Service, its future and its employees that he step aside," Sonny Perdue, the agriculture secretary, said in a statement on Wednesday.......

Huffman High School shooting: Courtlin Arrington killed; 17-year-old boy injured, questioned - AL.com

  
NBCNews.comHuffman High School shooting: Courtlin Arrington killed; 17-year-old boy injured, questionedAL.comA Huffman High School senior was killed and another injured when gunfire erupted inside a classroom at the east Birmingham school Wednesday afternoon. Killed was a 17-year-old girl who was going to graduate in May, had already been accepted into ...1 student dead, 1 critically injured in apparent gun accident at Alabama high school, officials sayCBS NewsStudent killed, another critical after 'accidental' shooting at Birmingham schoolNBCNews.comOne Dead, Another Student Hurt in Alabama School ShootingVoice of AmericaCNN -Reuters -WIAT 42 -WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.comall 161 news articles »......

DNI Coats: Russia and China are Top "State Intelligence Threats" to America

  
The major targets for foreign intelligence services remain more or less unchanged. Russian and Chinese foreign intelligence services continue to be the leading threats to the United States. "We assess that the leading state intelligence threats to US interests will continue to be Russia and China, based on their services' capabilities, intent, and broad operational scope," director of national intelligence Dan Coats said in his written testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 6.......

17-year-old girl killed in accidental shooting at Alabama high school

  
One student is dead and a second was critically injured in the shooting at dismissal time at a high school in Alabama's largest city.......

Canada says widow of Iran professor stopped from traveling

  
Canada says the widow of an Iranian-Canadian university professor who died in custody in Tehran in disputed circumstances has been stopped from traveling abroad.......

Things to know from Texas' Tuesday primaries

  
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The 2018 midterm election cycle kicked off with a surge in voter enthusiasm for both parties in Texas, although the gains were bigger for Democrats. It boosted a slew of women candidate and helped Republicans who had drawn direct support from President Donald Trump. The primary set up Democrats to make inroads in November although they are unlikely to overturn two decades of Republican dominance in Texas politics. Here are some things to know from the first state primary in the nation.......

Ben Carson Removes Anti-Discrimination Language From HUD Mission Statement

  
WASHINGTON ― Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is changing the mission statement of his agency, removing promises of inclusive and discrimination-free communities. "An organization's mission is never static," Thompson wrote in the memo, which was shared with HuffPost by a HUD employee.......

Huffman High School shooting kills Courtlin Arrington, 17-year-old Birmingham girl - AL.com

  
AL.comHuffman High School shooting kills Courtlin Arrington, 17-year-old Birmingham girlAL.comA Huffman High School senior was killed and another injured when gunfire erupted inside a classroom at the east Birmingham school Wednesday afternoon. Killed was a 17-year-old girl who was going to graduate in May, had already been accepted into ...1 student dead, 1 critically injured in apparent gun accident at Alabama high school, officials sayCBS NewsAlabama school shooting leaves one student dead, another teen injuredWashington PostStudent killed, another critical after 'accidental' shooting at Birmingham schoolNBCNews.comVoice of America -CNN -Business Insider -WIAT 42all 158 news articles »......

Intruder at Wyoming governor's house had hunting knife, authorities say

  
A suspect accused of breaking into the home of Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday was carrying a hunting knife, authorities said Wednesday evening.......

Afghan official: Attack on police in southern area kills 1

  
Authorities in Afghanistan say an attack on a district police headquarters in Kandahar province killed one police officer and wounded five.......

Northeast Storm Live Updates: Snow Cloaks a Region and Power Failures Mount - New York Times

  
New York TimesNortheast Storm Live Updates: Snow Cloaks a Region and Power Failures MountNew York TimesNear-blizzard conditions consumed portions of the East Coast on Wednesday evening as snow piled up, roadways became clogged with crashed cars and hundreds of thousands of people lost power. The storm, the second nor'easter in a week to batter the ...Nor'easter clobbers Northeast delivering heavy snow, rain, wind from Pennsylvania to MaineCBS NewsNor'easter slams East Coast with heavy snow, threatens more power failuresNBCNews.comA second snowstorm in a week clobbers the NortheastChicago TribuneABC News -Wall Street Journal -New York Daily News -Business Insiderall 917 news articles »......

Alabama man charged after killing 1, wounding 3 in restaurant shooting, authorities say

  
An Alabama business owner was killed and three others were injured early Wednesday morning after a man allegedly armed with a .22 caliber rifle began shooting in a restaurant, authorities said.......

Florida lawmakers pass bill that would allow school staff to carry guns - CNN

  
CNNFlorida lawmakers pass bill that would allow school staff to carry gunsCNNTallahassee, Florida (CNN) The Florida House on Wednesday passed legislation that would impose new restrictions on firearm sales and allow some teachers and staff to carry guns in school. Spurred by the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, the ...Florida House Passes Gun Control Bill, Defying NRANew York TimesFlorida Lawmakers Approve Gun-Control BillWall Street JournalFlorida Legislature sends gun and school safety bill to governorNBCNews.comPolitico -Reuters -USA TODAY -Sun Sentinelall 540 news articles »......

Trump asked Priebus about Mueller testimony but it was 'nothing' of substance, sources say

  
A conversation between the president and his former chief of staff about his testimony given to Robert Mueller's Special Counsel, was "nothing" of substance, a source with knowledge of the investigation said.......

Georgia woman jailed for Facebook post venting about ex-husband

  
A Georgia woman was jailed after her ex-husband, a police officer, was upset after she vented on Facebook about him after he didn't get their sick son medicine.......

Kushner faces uphill task to smooth Trump bust-ups with Mexico

  
By Dave Graham and Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner began a visit to Mexico on Wednesday to try to fix rifts over trade, drugs and immigration but many in the host country were skeptical he could repair the damaged relationship. Mexican diplomats and opposition leaders said that although Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, is seen in Mexico as dovish, tensions are running high. Kushner is also perceived in Mexico as having lost power in the White House after a dispute over U.S. government security clearance.......

China says resolve to protect peace, stability in South China Sea unshakeable

  
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's resolve to protect peace and stability in the South China Sea is unshakeable, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday. ......

Consent classes teach children no means no

  
Editor's Note: CNN is committed to covering gender inequality wherever it occurs in the world. This story is part of As Equals, a year-long series.......

My uncle, Nelson Mandela and a trial

  
The BBC's Gavin Fischer hears his great-uncle's voice for the first time in newly released tapes.......

Audi, Airbus and ItalDesign create flying car concept

  
A year ago at the very same Geneva Motor Show, it was revealed that Airbus and ItalDesign were working together to develop a pretty revolutionary flying car concept. Although it's quite some way from the "traditional" idea of flying cars, as the car itself as a whole doesn't actually fly at all, that hasn't stopped Audi now getting involved to move the Pop.Up concept on further. There doesn't appear to be a shortage of flying car concepts around at the moment, which is probably just as well considering how congested our roads are becoming these days.......

The Snow Before the Storm

  
Photographers captured the nor'easter in its early stages — before it had a chance to make a mess.......

The secret Seychelles meeting Robert Mueller is zeroing in on, explained - Vox

  
VoxThe secret Seychelles meeting Robert Mueller is zeroing in on, explainedVoxErik Prince arrives to testify to the House Intelligence Committee last year. He met a Russian fund manager in the Seychelles in January 2017. Mark Wilson/Getty. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has gotten a new cooperator in the Russia investigation ...Democrats say Trump associate may have misled House panel over Seychelles meetingCNNMueller evidence shows Blackwater founder held meeting to create Trump-Russia back channel: reportThe HillMueller probe uncovers attempt to create back channel with RussiaNew York PostWashington Times -Vanity Fair -New York Magazine -Esquire.comall 41 news articles »......

When step-free on the Tube isn't step-free

  
Wheelchair users say London's newest "step-free" Tube stations still aren't accessible.......

Finally going home after Westminster attack

  
Police officer Kris Aves was paralysed after being hit by the van in the Westminster Bridge attack.......

Bored with bowling? Give axe throwing a go

  
The craze started in Canada and organisers hope it could turn into a mainstream sport in the US.......

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions tells California: 'We have a problem'

  
Attorney General Jeff Sessions told law enforcement officers at a conference in Sacramento Wednesday that the Justice Department sued California because state laws are preventing federal immigration agents from doing their jobs.......

Ted Cruz Makes It Too Easy To Point Out The Hypocrisy Of His Latest Campaign Ad

  
CNN's Chris Cuomo pressed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to explain on Wednesday why his campaign is attacking an opponent's nickname when Cruz uses one himself. Following the Texas primary race on Tuesday, Cruz's re-election campaign released a new ad mocking Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic challenger for Cruz's Senate seat, for his name. FIRST LISTEN: our new 60-second statewide radio ad introducing our liberal opponent, Congressman Robert O'Rourke, to Texas voters.......

Former aide to Trump Sam Nunberg has moment in spotlight

  
Former aide to Trump, Sam Nunberg, subpoenaed by Robert Mueller and has been feeding the media bazaar interviews.......

U.S. special counsel probes Seychelles meeting with Russian: Washington Post

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. special counsel investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election has gathered evidence that a secret meeting in the Seychelles in January 2017 was an attempt to set up a back-channel between the incoming Trump administration and the Kremlin, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. ......

Trading barbs over Texas Senate seat, Cruz, O'Rourke waste no time in battle for midterms - Fox News

  
Fox NewsTrading barbs over Texas Senate seat, Cruz, O'Rourke waste no time in battle for midtermsFox NewsShould Republicans be worried about losing more ground to Democrats? GOP strategist Ned Ryun reacts on 'Fox & Friends First.' Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and the Democrat congressman who wants his job wasted no time celebrating their primary victories Tuesday ...Serial killer could be close to releaseNew York PostTed Cruz Makes It Too Easy To Point Out The Hypocrisy Of His Latest Campaign AdHuffPostThe raging controversy over Beto O'Rourke's full name, explainedVoxCNN -Dallas News -The Hill -AOLall 263 news articles »......

Trump plans to offer Canada, Mexico 30-day tariff exemption: official

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to offer Canada and Mexico a 30-day exemption from planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, which could be extended based on progress in NAFTA talks, a White House official said on Wednesday night.The move, first reported by the Washington Post, followed comments earlier in the day by a White House spokeswoman that the impending tariffs could exclude Canada, Mexico and a clutch of other countries "based on national security." ......

Outrage Over Footage of Police Officer Beating a Black Man in North Carolina

  
A body camera video that was leaked to the news media has led to the resignation of a police officer in Asheville, N.C.......

Analysis: In Trump's White House, the Adviser Who Really Matters Sits in the Oval Office

  
As aides head for the doors in record numbers, President Trump increasingly relies on his own judgment, in effect operating a presidency of one.......

UN condemns Congo violence and wants elections on Dec. 23

  
The U.N. Security Council condemned violence during nationwide protests in Congo last month against President Joseph Kabila's extended rule and called on all parties Wednesday to ensure that a long-delayed presidential election takes place Dec. 23.......

FBI staffers knew warnings about Nikolas Cruz were related but closed the case, lawmakers learn

  
The FBI has detailed to Congress a series of mistakes and missed opportunities to intervene before a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school last month.......

911 call before deadly Missouri police shooting came from a different address, police say

  
The Missouri officer who was killed during a shootout Tuesday, as well as the two others officers who were injured, were actually sent to the wrong location when responding to a 911 call, officials said during a news conference Wednesday.......

'The Atlas of Beauty:' Women from around the world

  
Women who pole dance to gain self-confidence. Women who carry bundles of brooms or a basket on their heads. Women who ride horses and women who ride motorcycles. Women who fight fires. And a woman who wears a hijab over her hair and sparring gloves covering her knuckles. ......

Two teenagers killed in crash near Thirsk

  
Seven others, including two children, were taken to hospital after the crash in North Yorkshire.......

Empty-nesters 'resent boomerang kids'

  
Parents' whose adult children move back home suffer a decline in quality of life, research suggests.......

Polestar 1 revealed in the flesh in Geneva

  
The Polestar 1, the first real car from the electrified performance spinoff of Volvo, has just made its European and public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Polestar 1 is a four-seat plug-in hybrid performance GT coupe, which utilizes a pair of electric motors to drive the rear wheels for up to 90 miles, and a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine. Speaking of which, pre-orders for the Polestar 1 can be made from March 13, 2018 when potential customers will be asked to pay a fully-refundable deposit of €2,500.......

Man Accused of Wanting to Enslave and Eat Child Is Released From Jail

  
Justin Teeter Bensing of Myrtle Beach was released after posting a $20,000 bond......

President Trump's lawyer secured a restraining order against porn star Stormy Daniels - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYPresident Trump's lawyer secured a restraining order against porn star Stormy DanielsUSA TODAYThe White House said Wednesday that President Trump previously has won an arbitration case against adult film star Stormy Daniels, who alleges an affair with Mr. Trump and is suing him. Time. Stormy Daniels. (Photo: PAUL BUCK, EPA-EFE ...Trump Lawyer Obtained Restraining Order to Silence Stormy DanielsNew York TimesRepublicans flee the storm over Stormy Daniels and President TrumpWashington PostPorn Star Suit Airs Trump Claims, But May Not Allow Tell-AllBloombergCNN -CNBC -Wall Street Journal -Slate Magazineall 801 news articles »......

Stormy Daniels sues to nullify NDA with Trump

  
Adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, filed a lawsuit to throw out a non-disclosure agreement that prevents her from discussing an alleged affair with President Trump. According to the filing, Mr. Trump never filed the document.......

Kushner Meets With Mexican President, Underscoring Shift in US Diplomacy - New York Times

  
New York TimesKushner Meets With Mexican President, Underscoring Shift in US DiplomacyNew York TimesMEXICO CITY — Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, met with Mexico's president on Wednesday, arriving just weeks after a planned meeting between the nations' leaders fell apart because of a bitter phone dispute over Mr ...Top official: would have a 'hard time' on Jared Kushner security clearance approvalABC NewsEthics experts: The problem with Jared Kushner in the White HouseCNNKushner meets with top officials in Mexico amid strained relationsWashington PostLos Angeles Times -Reuters -Business Insider -New York Postall 137 news articles »......

Tibet groups report latest self-immolation of man in protest

  
Tibetan monitoring groups say a man has set himself on fire and died in western China's Sichuan province in the first self-immolation protest among Tibetans this year.......

NYT: Trump asked witnesses about special counsel conversations - CNN

  
CNNNYT: Trump asked witnesses about special counsel conversationsCNNWashington (CNN) President Donald Trump reportedly asked his former chief of staff Reince Priebus if special counsel investigators had been "nice" during his interview, according to The New York Times, citing two people familiar with the conversation ...Trump Spoke to Witnesses About Matters They Discussed With Special CounselNew York TimesTrump's best-and-brightest problemChicago TribuneTrump asked senior aides to describe interviews with Mueller: reportThe HillNBCNews.com -Washington Post -Reuters -CBS Newsall 1,189 news articles »......

Huffman High School shooting kills 17-year-old Birmingham girl, injures boy - AL.com

  
USA TODAYHuffman High School shooting kills 17-year-old Birmingham girl, injures boyAL.comA Huffman High School senior was killed and another injured when gunfire erupted inside the east Birmingham school Wednesday afternoon. Killed was a 17-year-old girl who was going to graduate in May, had already been accepted into college and had ...Recent school shootings in the USFox NewsAlabama school shooting leaves one student dead, another teen injuredWashington PostOne student dead, another hurt in Alabama school shootingCNNall 157 news articles »......

Explosive threat on passenger jets goes beyond laptops and tablets, TSA boss says

  
The head of the Transportation Security Administration, Administrator David Pekoske, confirmed the threat from non-metallic explosives targeting passenger jets goes beyond laptops and tablets, in an interview with Fox News on Wednesday.......

UK police confirm Russian ex-spy and daughter hit by nerve agent

  
The Russian former double-agent who collapsed in a British town alongside his daughter was targeted with a nerve agent, while a responding policeman has also been hospitalised, police said Wednesday. "This is being treated as a major incident involving attempted murder by administration of a nerve agent", Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley told reporters. Scientific tests by government experts have identified the specific nerve agent used, "which will help identify the source" police said, but Rowley declined to reveal the exact substance.......

Explosive Found in High School Student's Smoking Backpack: Police

  
A Utah high school student was arrested after police say a tip about smoke coming from his backpack led to the discovery of a homemade explosive on Monday.......

S. Korea leader sees more obstacles ahead to disarm N. Korea

  
South Korea's president says many "critical moments" still lie ahead to end the nuclear crisis despite North Korea's recent outreach to Seoul and Washington.......

Man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar to be released from jail

  
A judge on Wednesday agreed to release without bail the man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Academy Award, while his attorney vowed to fight a felony grand theft charge he says is excessive and undeserved.......

NYT: Trump asked witnesses about special counsel conversations

  
President Donald Trump reportedly asked his former chief of staff Reince Priebus if special counsel investigators had been "nice" during his interview, according to The New York Times, citing two people familiar with the conversation. ......

How an affair with her bodyguard brought down a US mayor

  
A onetime symbol of integrity, Megan Barry made history as the Music City's first female mayor in 2015. Barry sought to tackle the scarcity of public transportation options and affordable housing, and helped score a professional soccer franchise. ......

Central Michigan University Student Accused of Killing Parents Faces Two Counts of Murder

  
James Eric Davis Jr., 19, appeared in court via video for his arraignment hearing after he allegedly shot his parents to death with his father`s gun.......

USA women 1-0 England women

  
England lose to the United States in the SheBelieves Cup finale as they miss out on winning the competition.......

$560 million Powerball winner finally collects money amid fight for anonymity - NBCNews.com

  
NBCNews.com$560 million Powerball winner finally collects money amid fight for anonymityNBCNews.comCONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million plans to give as much as $50 million to charity as a legal fight to keep her identity private proceeds, her lawyers said Wednesday. The New Hampshire Lottery ...Powerball Winner Collects Prize, Could Still Lose AnonymityNPRMystery $559.7M Powerball winner claims her prizeUSA TODAYWinner of $559.7M Powerball jackpot files suit to remain anonymousNew York Daily NewsABC News -Fox News -The Boston Globe -CBS Newsall 42 news articles »......

US bars govt workers from Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen

  
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico has issued a new travel alert for the Caribbean resort city of Playa del Carmen, where an explosion on a tourist ferry injured 26 people last month.......

Random, terrifying laughter from Amazon's Alexa creeps out its users

  
Amazon's Alexa apparently has been malfunctioning -- and it's caused quite a shock.......

Tagging plan for domestic abuse suspects in draft bill

  
Draft bill proposes more protection for victims who testify and new definition of "economic abuse".......

TSA chief says they're increasingly focused on self-radicalized terrorists

  
TSA Administrator David Pekoske told ABC News Wednesday after the "State of the TSA" speech that they are increasingly focused on self-radicalized terrorists. ......

In Trump's White House, the Adviser Who Really Matters Sits in the Oval Office

  
As aides head for the doors in record numbers, President Trump increasingly relies on his own judgment, in effect operating a presidency of one.......

Winter storm updates: Heavy snow, thunder and lighting spread north from NYC to Boston - Washington Post

  
Washington PostWinter storm updates: Heavy snow, thunder and lighting spread north from NYC to BostonWashington PostFor the second time in less than a week, a nor'easter is tearing up the East Coast. The last one blasted New England with gusts up to 97 mph and knocked out power to 2 million homes and businesses. This one will dump more than a foot of snow from ...Nor'easter slams East Coast with heavy snow, threatens more power failuresNBCNews.comNor'easter delivers heavy snow, rain, wind from Pa. to MaineCBS NewsTreacherous conditions expected this evening as nor'easter pummels NortheastABC NewsNew York Daily News -Wall Street Journal -Philly.com -The Weather Channelall 933 news articles »......

Trump Spoke to Witnesses About Matters They Discussed With Special Counsel - New York Times

  
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Trump Lawyer Obtained Restraining Order to Silence Stormy Daniels - New York Times

  
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Donald Trump Set to Sign Tariffs Decree Amid GOP Lawmakers' Dissent - Wall Street Journal

  
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US soldier returns from deployment, surprises twin cheerleader daughters at Missouri basketball game

  
A U.S. soldier who was deployed for 10 months surprised his twin daughters at a University of Missouri basketball game on Saturday and had the crowd erupting in cheers at the Mizzou Arena.......

Mavs owner Mark Cuban denies 2011 sex assault allegation

  
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Second Storm of the Week Dumps Snow and Cripples Transit

  
The brunt of the storm hit the region as the evening commute was getting underway, stranding frustrated travelers at Penn Station and Port Authority.......

Northeast Storm Live Updates: Snow Cloaks a Region and Power Failures Mount

  
Crashes clogged roadways and thousands of people lost electricity in parts of Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey as the second nor'easter in a week hit the region.......

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Nor'easter slams East Coast with heavy snow, threatens more power failures - NBCNews.com

  
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Australian Woman Discovers Message In A Bottle Sent In 1886

  
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Recent school shootings in the US - Fox News

  
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Adviser to UAE crown prince reportedly cooperating in Mueller probe - Washington Times

  
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10 new Hong Kong restaurants to try in 2018

  
For international visitors and locals alike, one of Hong Kong's biggest draws is the vast array of dining options.......

Oxfam: What's gone wrong with the foreign aid sector?

  
After Oxfam's handling of a sex scandal in Haiti, the foreign aid sector faces tough questions.......

U.S. Holocaust museum rescinds award to Myanmar's Suu Kyi

  
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country's minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum said on Wednesday. The Washington museum's rescission of its Elie Wiesel Award to Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner, is the latest honor to be retracted over her silence about widespread abuses against the Rohingya. Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy have refused to cooperate with United Nations investigators, fed hate attacks on the Rohingya and denied reporters access to areas where alleged abuses have taken place, the museum said in a letter to Suu Kyi that was posted on its website.......

'Never before have we seen any behaviour like this': Appeals court overturns conviction after judge shocks defendant three times with stun belt

  
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Trump Lawyer Obtained Restraining Order to Silence Stormy Daniels

  
The order was obtained last week to keep the porn star quiet about her alleged affair with Mr. Trump.......

Florida Lawmakers Approve Gun-Control Bill - Wall Street Journal

  
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Saudi Crown Prince's billboard welcome

  
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Harlem Globetrotters teach 109-year-old woman new tricks

  
Virginia McLaurin famously danced with the Obamas on her 106th birthday - now she has been taught a few basketball moves.......

White House's Sanders: Trump has number of candidates to succeed Cohn

  
President Donald Trump can choose from a pool of people to succeed the White House's top economic adviser Gary Cohn, who is expected to leave soon, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told Fox News Channel on Wednesday.......

Trump administration to provide records on Obama-era gun-smuggling probe

  
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Department Of Justice To Sue California Over 'Sanctuary' Policies

  
The Trump administration will ramp up its fight against so-called "sanctuary" policies by filing a lawsuit on Tuesday against the state of California over its laws meant to protect undocumented immigrants. The lawsuit, which Attorney General Jeff Sessions will formally announce on Wednesday, is the latest in a string of moves by the White House, Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security to combat local efforts to limit police cooperation with deportation. "The Department of Justice and the Trump administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair and unconstitutional policies that have been imposed on you," Sessions is expected to tell law enforcement officers during a speech on Wednesday, according to prepared remarks.......

U.S. Lifts Ban on Some Elephant and Lion Trophies

  
The federal Fish and Wildlife Service will consider allowing some hunters to bring home tusks and hides from certain African countries, overturning an Obama-era prohibition.......

Sessions Targets California Immigrants Using a Ruling That Protected Them

  
In 2012, the Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration when it accused Arizona of violating federal immigration laws by going too far in trying to find and punish unauthorized immigrants.......

The Latest: Mayor says his city mourns school shooting death - Washington Post

  
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Sessions Targets California Immigrants Using a Ruling That Protected Them - New York Times

  
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Bill to arm some Florida teachers, restrict rifle sales passes state house, goes to governor

  
The Florida House passed a school safety bill Wednesday that includes new restrictions on rifle sales and a program to arm some teachers, sending the measure to the governor for his signature.......

Democrats head to runoff in primary for Texas governor

  
Andrew White and Lupe Valdez advance to a runoff in the Democratic primary for Texas governor after neither receive more than half of the votes to win. No reporter narration.......

'Death by China' economist ascendant as Trump pushes tariffs, hits China

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An economist who believes that Chinese goods are literally poisoning Americans, advocates ending Washington's "One China" policy and says trade deals have weakened the United States economically with the connivance of U.S. business has emerged as the big winner from renewed turmoil in the White House. ......

U.S. Lifts Ban on Elephant and Lion Trophies

  
The federal Fish and Wildlife Service will amend a blanket ban on tusks and hides imported from certain African countries, overturning an Obama-era prohibition.......

Op-Ed Columnist: Mr. Trump, Here's a Teenage Hero; It's Your Turn!

  
A 15-year-old stood up to the Parkland gunman, yet the president won't stand up to the N.R.A.......

Florida House Passes Gun Control Bill, Defying N.R.A.

  
State lawmakers passed a $400 million gun bill that would raise the minimum age to buy a gun, among other provisions. The bill now heads to the governor.......

Editorial: The Race-Based Mortgage Penalty

  
A study found that minorities are denied mortgages more than whites, even when accounting for income and other factors.......

CNN caught in family feud with ex-anchor Soledad O'Brien who called article 'mediocre,' 'facile'

  
CNN's former anchor took to Twitter Tuesday to attack its clickbait coverage — calling a particular piece about the trials of the Trump administration "why people hate the media."......

Save the Children admits 'unsafe behaviour' in workplace

  
Two reviews in 2015 found Save the Children had "significant failures" in the response to complaints.......

Trump Lawyer Obtained Restraining Order to Silence Porn Star - New York Times

  
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Hope Hicks told House Intelligence Committee she was hacked, sources say - NBCNews.com

  
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The Latest: Officers were sent to wrong house and then shot

  
The Latest on the shooting of three Missouri police officers (all times local): 7 a.m.......

Iditarod musher claims race official threatened him

  
The head of the Iditarod's drug testing program, who is challenging his termination from a university job over allegations of bullying and sexual harassment, has been accused of threatening a musher just before the start of this year's race — another black mark for the beleaguered world-famous sled dog race.......

International Women's Day: How Serena Williams, Alex Morgan & others would change their sport

  
How would tennis great Serena Williams and United States footballer Alex Morgan like to press for progress in their sports?......

Patients at risk due to failed VA leadership: Watchdog report

  
The veterans affairs secretary said critical deficiencies likely exist.......

Forest Service chief steps down amid sexual misconduct investigation

  
The chief of the country's forestry agency has stepped down.......

17-year-old student killed in accidental shooting at Alabama high school: Police

  
A male student, 17, was injured in the incident, which occurred in Birmingham.......

White House Prepares to Formalize Tariffs but Floats Exemptions

  
The administration is expected to formally announce tariffs on Thursday despite pushback from Republican lawmakers and as officials began signaling carve-outs for certain countries.......

White House Prepares to Formalize Tariffs but Floats Exemptions - New York Times

  
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Florida legislature backs new gun restrictions after Parkland school shooting - Washington Post

  
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Who is Hope Hicks? 3 things to know about Trump's communications director

  
A former model and public relations consultant, Hope Hicks quickly rose up the ranks during President Trump's 2016 campaign to become one of his most loyal staff members.......

What are mumps? Signs and symptoms of the contagious virus

  
Health officials are warning thousands of people who attended a national cheerleading competition in Texas last month to be on the lookout for signs and symptoms of the mumps.......

Legislative prayers spark controversy, changes in Oklahoma

  
Oklahoma's House speaker said Wednesday he plans changes to a program in which pastors deliver prayers and sermons to legislators amid criticism from interfaith leaders and some members that non-Christians are being denied an opportunity to participate.......

'Big Bang Theory' star Jim Parsons to be honored at GLAAD Media Awards

  
"The Big Bang Theory" and "Young Sheldon" star, Jim Parsons, will be honored at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards on April 12, 2018 for his work in representing the LGBTQ community.......

Trump Spoke to Witnesses About Matters They Discussed With Special Counsel

  
Experts say the conversations likely do not constitute witness tampering, but people who were told about them considered the discussions potential problems and told the special counsel.......

The Endless and Painful 'Most Dramatic Finale Ever' of 'The Bachelor'

  
Happiness in love, and happiness watching TV, both come with a price.......

Review: 'Jessica Jones' Returns, Well Timed for the Time's Up Moment

  
The Netflix-Marvel superhero series, already more focused on female characters than most dramas, was entirely directed and mostly written by women in Season 2.......

Inside David Byrne's Cheerful Dystopia

  
His new album, "American Utopia," portrays "the state of the country: who we are, who we hope to be, all this kind of thing."......

The Latest: Florida House passes school safety legislation - ABC News

  
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2 injured in Huffman High School shooting; 17-year-old Birmingham girl dead - AL.com

  
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Hope Hicks tells House Intel one of her email accounts was hacked, source says

  
Former White House communications director Hope Hicks informed the House Intelligence Committee that one of her email addresses had been hacked, according to an intelligence source.......

Woman Moved to Tears After Delivering Pizza to Chicago Church

  
A Domino's delivery driver in Chicago was surprised when she arrived at New Life Covenant Church with an order in February and the pastor brought her on stage.......

US slaps more sanctions on North Korea 'for using VX nerve agent to kill Kim Jong-nam' in Malaysia

  
The United States formally concluded on Tuesday that North Korea ordered the murder of a half-brother and potential rival to ruler Kim Jong-un with the VX nerve agent. The North Korean leader's estranged half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, was killed at the airport in Kuala Lumpur in February last year when two women smeared his face with the banned chemical weapons agent VX.  Heather Nauert, the State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement the US government made the determination on February 22 under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991. Additional sanctions on Pyongyang went into effect on March 5 after the finding was formally published, she said. "This public display of contempt for universal norms against chemical weapons use further demonstrates the reckless nature of North Korea and underscores that we cannot afford to tolerate a North Korean WMD programme of any kind," Ms Nauert said on Tuesday. The fresh layer of US economic sanctions against Pyongyang came just as South Korea reported that the regime is ready for talks to end a nuclear standoff. Malaysian police have long said Mr Kim was killed as a result of being exposed to the VX nerve agent.  It was reveled in December that Mr Kim was carrying vials of the antidote to the toxin but he didn't use it. Testifying before a high court in the city, a Malaysian government toxicologist said Mr Kim had 12 doses of atropine in his carry-on luggage when he was approached by two women who smeared the nerve agent onto his face. Kim Jong-un | A history of executions - family, allies and rivals Doan Thi Huong, a 29-year-old Vietnamese national, and Siti Aisyah, 25, from Indonesia, have pleaded not guilty of the murder of Mr Kim, who was returning to his home in Macau and travelling on a passport in the name of Kim Chol. North Korea has denied arranging the killing of Mr Kim. ......

Is This the Tallest Teen in the World? 16-Year-Old Stands at 7 Feet, 4 Inches

  
"I am constantly shopping to keep the fridge stocked," his mom said.......

U.S. wary of North Korea weapons advances while talks take place

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea could buy time to build up and refine its nuclear arsenal, including a warhead able to survive re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, if it manages to drag out any talks with Washington, U.S. officials and experts say. ......

Florida lawmakers pass gun-school safety bill three weeks after massacre

  
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida state lawmakers gave final passage on Wednesday to a gun-safety package that raises the legal age for buying rifles and imposes a three-day waiting period on all firearms sales, while also allowing the arming of some public school personnel. ......

Why steel tariffs failed when Bush was president - Politico

  
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North Korean defectors arm themselves with the most powerful weapon they have: The truth - ABC News

  
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3 injured in Huffman High School shooting; 17-year-old Birmingham girl dead - AL.com

  
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UN renews calls for cease-fire in Syria as concerns over humanitarian crisis escalate

  
The United Nations Security Council renewed calls on Wednesday to implement a 30-day cease-fire across Syria after a resolution to deliver humanitarian aid during that period was still not put in effect.......

The Latest: Musher says Iditarod official threatened him

  
The Latest on the Iditarod (all times local): 2:30 p.m.......

'Accidental shooting' at Alabama high school kills teen girl; 2 others hurt

  
A 17-year-old girl is dead and two other people are injured after shots were fired Wednesday at an Alabama high school, investigators said.......

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after riots

  
A state of emergency has been imposed in Sri Lanka for the first time since the civil war following days of communal violence between the island's Sinhalese and Muslim communities.......

New mum & windsurfer Bryony Shaw using Jessica Ennis-Hill as inspiration

  
British windsurfer and new mum Bryony Shaw takes inspiration from Jessica Ennis-Hill as she looks to win another Olympic medal.......

Trump Lawyer Obtained Restraining Order to Silence Porn Star

  
The actress, known as Stormy Daniels, had prepared to speak publicly about her alleged affair with Mr. Trump.......

Op-Ed Contributor: The West Virginia Teacher Strike Was Just the Start

  
A statewide walkout has ended in West Virginia, but may mobilize other teachers to take action for better pay.......

North Korean Leader, Known for His Bluster, Reveals Diplomatic Skills

  
Kim Jong-un's meeting with South Korean envoys was a remarkable shift, just months after he raised fears of nuclear war.......

South Korea envoys to leave for US, meet with top aide - Reuters

  
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3 injured in Huffman High School shooting; 17-year-old Birmingham student dead - AL.com

  
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The Papers: Spy case focus on poisoned policeman

  
Developments in the attack on an ex-Russian spy and his daughter continue to be widely covered.......

'That was very frustrating': Parkland high school students not impressed by Betsy DeVos's visit after shooting

  
The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas were not impressed with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who visited the high school in the wake of a mass shooting that killed 17 students and staff members last month. Ms DeVos visited the school on the first full day of classes since the massacre, saying she wanted to hear from students about improving school safety. Aly Sheehy, a senior at the high school, said Ms DeVos spoke little to the students, aside from offering her condolences.......

Trump plans to announce steel tariffs, but may allow exemptions for US allies after all - Los Angeles Times

  
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The Latest: Lightning strikes teacher during 'thunderstorm' - ABC News

  
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North Korea wants nuclear talks but does Trump know what he wants to say? - The Guardian

  
The GuardianNorth Korea wants nuclear talks but does Trump know what he wants to say?The GuardianThe North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, right, welcomes members of the South Korean delegation during their meeting in Pyongyang on Monday. Photograph: KCNA/EPA. The Trump administration is considering how to respond to the North Korean offer of talks on ...South Korea envoys to leave for US, meet with top aideReutersWhen Kim Jong Un makes fake niceChicago TribuneWhy Kim Jong Un is talking peaceNewsdaySTLtoday.comall 94 news articles »......

Florida House sends Stoneman Douglas gun and school bill to governor - Sun Sentinel

  
Sun SentinelFlorida House sends Stoneman Douglas gun and school bill to governorSun SentinelThe Florida House will vote on a school safety bill Wednesday in response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Steve Cannon / AP). Dan SweeneyContact ReporterSun Sentinel. Privacy Policy. After more than eight hours of debate on ...'March for Our Lives' gun control rally to draw thousands across US: Everything you need to knowFox NewsParkland Students Disappointed In Betsy DeVos' Brief Visit To Their SchoolHuffPost'I Know How You Feel. I Wish I Didn't.' Florida School Shooting Survivors Visit Sept. 11 MuseumTIMELos Angeles Times -Daily Beast -Deadspin -USA TODAYall 272 news articles »......

3 injured in Huffman High School shooting; 1 student dead - AL.com

  
AL.com3 injured in Huffman High School shooting; 1 student deadAL.comUpdate 5:10 p.m. The Birmingham City School system released a brief statement: "Two students were involved in a shooting during dismissal today at Huffman High School. The school was placed on a brief lockdown, and police were called to the scene ...URGENT: Alabama Police: 2 Hurt in Accidental School ShootingBloombergTwo students shot in apparent gun accident at Alabama high schoolCBS NewsTwo students 'accidentally shot' at Birmingham high school; one injured criticallyAlabama's News Leaderall 33 news articles »......

'Accidental shooting' at Alabama high school reportedly leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

  
One student is reportedly dead and two other people are injured after shots were fired Wednesday at an Alabama high school.......

The myth of the 'ideal' woman

  
Hidden in the halls of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York are historic textiles and glamorous garments, many of which hold secrets from years past.......

Second winter storm in days pummels US northeast

  
Intense bands of snow whipped parts of the Northeast Wednesday, threatening dangerous driving conditions and more power outages as the second nor'easter in a week crept up the storm-weary East Coast.......

Former Trump Attorney Stuns 'Fox & Friends,' Says Stormy Daniels NDA Is Likely Invalid

  
A former attorney and adviser of Donald Trump stunned "Fox & Friends" anchors on Wednesday with a revelation about a lawsuit filed Tuesday by Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels). Jay Goldberg, who represented the president in both of his divorces, told show hosts that Clifford may have a point that her nondisclosure agreement with Trump is invalid if he didn't sign it. After Goldberg's input, the "Fox & Friends" hosts quickly end the segment, but as you can see on the video below, it appears as if some life was sucked out of the room.......

The Latest: Survivor, victim's dad talk at hearing on guns - ABC News

  
TIMEThe Latest: Survivor, victim's dad talk at hearing on gunsABC NewsFILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, students are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Modern technology has enabled real-time reaction, support and calls for ...Parkland Students Disappointed In Betsy DeVos' Brief Visit To Their SchoolHuffPost'March for Our Lives' gun control rally to draw thousands across US: Everything you need to knowFox News'I Know How You Feel. I Wish I Didn't.' Florida School Shooting Survivors Visit Sept. 11 MuseumTIMELos Angeles Times -Deadspin -Daily Beast -USA TODAYall 252 news articles »......

Nor'easter lightning strikes NJ teacher during school dismissal

  
A New Jersey middle school teacher was struck by lightning Wednesday during a fierce nor'easter that's bringing thundersnow along the East Coast.......

There is no 'ideal' woman. Here's why

  
Hidden in the halls of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York are historic textiles and glamorous garments, many of which hold secrets from years past.......

New York Today: New York Today: A Snowy Evening Commute

  
Wednesday: How the weather will affect your trip home, Cynthia Nixon considers challenging Cuomo, and your favorite snowstorm activities.......

Stocks end mixed after Trump economic advisor Gary Cohn resigns - Los Angeles Times

  
Los Angeles TimesStocks end mixed after Trump economic advisor Gary Cohn resignsLos Angeles TimesTraders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (Justin Lane / EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock). "What does it mean for trade?" That question continued to guide Wall Street on Wednesday, leading stocks to a mixed finish the day after President Trump ...The Latest: House GOP Asks Trump for Reversal on TariffsU.S. News & World ReportTrump's trade war could trigger EU tariffs on cranberries and peanut butterWashington PostTrump set for tariff showdown on ThursdayCNNUSA TODAY -NBCNews.com -BBC News -Fox Newsall 2,632 news articles »......

Geek Squad Has Been Turning Customer Data Over To The FBI For More Than A Decade - HuffPost

  
HuffPostGeek Squad Has Been Turning Customer Data Over To The FBI For More Than A DecadeHuffPostGeek Squad employees have been working as FBI informants for more than a decade, newly released documents show, revealing a much closer relationship between the two organizations than formerly reported. While we'd previously known some of the Best Buy ...FBI paid Best Buy 'informants' to search customers' computers for kiddie pornNew York PostThe Geek Squad Is a Bunch of NarcsSlate MagazineFBI Paid Best Buy Technicians to Inform Them about Illegal Content on Customer DevicesNational ReviewPCMag -Minnesota Public Radio News -CBS Denver -The Hillall 52 news articles »......

Man ordered shocked by judge gets new trial

  
An appeals court has ordered a new trial for a man whom a judge, impatient with the defendant's disruptions, ordered to be jolted several times with 50,000 volts from a shock belt.......

Father to stand trial in death of son decades after injuries

  
A Pennsylvania father who served prison time for shaking his infant son so violently he needed breathing and feeding tubes for 19 years now faces a homicide charge following his son's death.......

Ex-Florida officer faces traffic stop sexual assault charges

  
A former Florida police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a female driver during a traffic stop.......

Top official would have a 'hard time' on Kushner security clearance approval

  
Top official says he 'would have a hard time' approving clearance for Jared Kushner......

Watchdog report: Failed VA leadership put patients at risk

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Failed leadership" at the Department of Veterans Affairs during the Obama years put patients at a major hospital at risk, an internal probe finds — another blow to Secretary David Shulkin, who served at the VA then and is fighting to keep his job.......

US finds North Korea killed Kim brother with VX agent

  
The United States formally concluded Tuesday that North Korea murdered Kim Jong Un's half-brother with the banned VX nerve agent, blasting Pyongyang for deploying a chemical weapon in a packed international airport. Kim Jong Nam died in February last year, shortly after two women sprayed his face with a liquid as he walked through Kuala Lumpur airport. The brazen daylight assassination unleashed diplomatic shockwaves and widespread condemnation of North Korea.......

The Latest: Oakland mayor now asks Sessions: 'How dare you?'

  
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Justice Department lawsuit suing California over so-called sanctuary laws (all times local):......

GOP Lawmakers Sign Letter Objecting to Trump's Steel, Aluminum Tariffs - Wall Street Journal

  
Wall Street JournalGOP Lawmakers Sign Letter Objecting to Trump's Steel, Aluminum TariffsWall Street JournalA White House official said an announcement on President Trump's proposed tariffs was likely Thursday. Photo: Evan Vucci/Associated Press. By. Peter Nicholas and. Peter Nicholas. The Wall Street Journal. BiographyPeter Nicholas · @peterwsj · Peter ...Trump's trade war could trigger EU tariffs on cranberries and peanut butterWashington PostThe Latest: House GOP Asks Trump for Reversal on TariffsU.S. News & World ReportTrump set for tariff showdown on ThursdayCNNPolitico -USA TODAY -Fortune -NBCNews.comall 2,646 news articles »......

Stormy Daniels ordered by arbitration judge not to sue, Michael Cohen's lawyer says

  
Adult film star Stormy Daniels was ordered by an arbitration judge not to sue Donald Trump, according to an attorney for President Trump's longtime personal legal counsel.......

Cecil the lion 'suffered incredible cruelty' for up to 12 hours before dying, researcher claims

  
Cecil the lion, who was killed with a bow and arrow in Zimbabwe in 2015 by an American dentist and trophy hunter, clang to life for 10 to 12 hours before his ultimate demise, a researcher who studied the animal claims in a new book.......

California at 'war' with Washington over immigration: governor

  
California Governor Jerry Brown accused the Trump administration Wednesday of launching a war over the state's protections for illegal immigrants, after the Justice Department sued to block its sanctuary laws. "This is basically going to war against the state of California, the engine of the American economy. It's not wise, it's not right, and it will not stand," said Governor Jerry Brown.......

Design Books to Kick-Start Your Decorating Projects

  
Here are six new books to help you put plans for renovation, reorganization and other stalled projects into action.......

Powerball Winner Collects Prize, Could Still Lose Anonymity - NPR

  
NPRPowerball Winner Collects Prize, Could Still Lose AnonymityNPRThe New Hampshire woman who wanted to keep her identity private but still claim her Powerball prize of nearly $560 million did retrieved her winnings Wednesday in Concord — with her lawyers acting as surrogates. Her identity remains shielded ...Mystery $559.7M Powerball winner claims her prizeUSA TODAY$560M Powerball winner suing to stay anonymous has lawyers collect prizeABC NewsAnonymous Powerball winner plans to donate portion of $559 million jackpot to charityCBS NewsThe Boston Globe -U.S. News & World Report -WMUR Manchesterall 34 news articles »......

'I Know How You Feel. I Wish I Didn't.' Florida School Shooting Survivors Visit Sept. 11 Museum - TIME

  
TIME'I Know How You Feel. I Wish I Didn't.' Florida School Shooting Survivors Visit Sept. 11 MuseumTIME(NEW YORK) — Clustered around a touchscreen at the Sept. 11 museum, a group of high school students inscribed a message that began, "#neveragain." The sentiment fit where they were, but also where they were coming from: the Florida school where a ...Parkland Students Disappointed In Betsy DeVos' Brief Visit To Their SchoolHuffPostWho's out in LA's schools chief search, DeVos visits Parkland, Oakland's tough spot: What's new in educationLos Angeles TimesDwyane Wade Comforts Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students After Harrowing Visit By Betsy DeVosDeadspinDaily Beast -USA TODAY -NPR -ESPNall 254 news articles »......

Suspended Yale student from Afghanistan is acquitted of rape charge

  
A suspended Yale University student from Afghanistan accused of raping a female undergraduate student in 2015 has been acquitted of all charges, and his lawyer is calling on the school to reinstate him.......

'Shark Tank' star Mark Cuban denies 2011 sex assault claims; with Seacrest already under fire, ABC stays mum

  
A recent report reveals that one of the stars of ABC's "Shark Tank," Mark Cuban, was the subject of a 2011 sexual assault investigation, which ultimately resulted in no charges being filed. Though the woman who filed the complaint stands by her claim years later, Cuban is denying anything happened.......

Trump may soften tariffs as aides scramble to finalize plan

  
President Donald Trump is pressing his staff to finalize tariffs on steel and aluminum before the end of this week, hoping the announcement can help him rally voters behind the Republican candidate in a Pennsylvania special election.......

Trump, apparently winging it on tariffs, loses economic adviser

  
Rachel Maddow reports on the resignation of Gary Cohn, Donald Trump's top economic advisor, as Trump is in the midst of attempting to wing it through the implementation of complicated, consequential tariff policy.......

Chloe Kim, Patty Jenkins, and more get their own Barbie dolls for International Women's Day

  
This International Women's Day, Barbie is honoring accomplished role models with their very own dolls. From aviator Amelia Earhart to USA Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, Barbie created 17 realistic-looking dolls inspired by impactful women from all different backgrounds and occupational fields. SEE ALSO: 'A Wrinkle In Time' Barbies exist and we're sobbing tears of joy "As a brand that inspires the limitless potential in girls, Barbie will be honoring its largest lineup of role models timed to International Women's Day because we know that you can't be what you can't see," Lisa McKnight, Barbie's senior vice president and general manager, said in a press release.  The lineup includes three historical figures and 14 modern-day women. In addition to Kim, the modern-day dolls include Wonder Woman filmmaker Patty Jenkins, wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin, championship boxer Nicola Adams, windsurfer Çağla Kubat, chef Hélène Darroze, volleyball champion Hui Ruoqi, and designer and entrepreneur Leyla Piedayesh. Image: BarbieProfessional golfer Lorena Ochoa, journalist Martyna Wojciechowska, soccer player Sara Gama, actress and philanthropist Xiaotong Guan, ballerina Yuan Tan, and fashion designer and entrepreneur Vicky Martin also got dolls created in their likenesses.   "Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie, and we are thrilled to shine a light on real-life role models to remind them that they can be anything," McKnight said. In honor of #InternationalWomensDay, we are committed to shining a light on empowering female role models past and present in an effort to inspire more girls. Join the conversation by sharing your role models using #MoreRoleModels. pic.twitter.com/5oJnZywk7s — Barbie (@Barbie) March 6, 2018 The effort to inspire the next generation of women with modern-day female heroes is part of Barbie's Shero program, which began in 2015. Over the years, the initiative has honored history-making women like Ibtihaj Muhammad, Misty Copeland, Ava DuVernay, Eva Chen, and Ashley Graham. "Sheroes are given the Barbie brand's highest honor, a one-of-a-kind doll made in their likeness, in celebration of their roles in expanding the possibilities for girls everywhere," the company noted. In addition to the modern-day Sheroes, Barbie introduced dolls of three impactful women from history this year: aviator Amelia Earhart, artist Frida Kahlo, and mathematician Katherine Johnson. Image: barbieThough the 14 modern-day role model dolls are one-of-a-kind and not currently available for sale, the three dolls in the historical Inspiring Women line are currently available for pre-order, and will be available for purchase in the coming months. To participate in the call to inspire women around the world, Barbie is also encouraging fans to share women who inspire them on social media using the hashtag #MoreRoleModels. International Women's Day takes place on March 8. WATCH: This suitcase can transform into a stroller for your child......

Gary Cohn, Jeff Sessions, Russia: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

  
Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.......

Critic's Notebook: The Jews Who Dreamed of Utopia

  
An exhibition in Vienna explores the role that Jewish philosophers, politicians and artists played in building communism and international socialism.......

Art Review: Danh Vo: An Artist at the Crossroads of History and Diary

  
A survey of the Danish-Vietnamese artist revives the modernist ready made, and excavates the history of Vietnam and colonization.......

Nor'easter delivers heavy snow, rain, wind from Pa. to Maine - CBS News

  
CBS NewsNor'easter delivers heavy snow, rain, wind from Pa. to MaineCBS NewsFor the second time in less than a week, a storm rolled into the Northeast with wet, heavy snow Wednesday, grounding flights, closing schools and bringing another round of power outages to a corner of the country still recovering from the previous ...Northeast Storm Live Updates: A Warning That Conditions Will 'Get a Lot Worse'New York TimesWinter storm updates: Nor'easter intensifies offshore, snowfall rates hit 2 inches per hourWashington Post'Kind of awful': Another snowstorm clobbers the NortheastABC NewsThe Weather Channel -Business Insider -New York Daily News -AOLall 951 news articles »......

Democratic Rep. Kihuen reconsidering retirement decision amid sexual harassment allegations

  
Fox has confirmed Wednesday that Nevada's Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen is reconsidering his decision to not face re-election this fall amid sexual misconduct allegations.......

The (long) list of Trump senior officials who have left so far

  
Here's President Donald Trump on Tuesday seeking to beat back criticism that his White House is in crisis amid a series of high-profile staff departures:......

Slain Salvador Archbishop Romero to be a saint, pope decrees

  
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has cleared the way for Archbishop Oscar Romero to be made a saint, declaring that the churchman murdered by El Salvador's right-wing death squads for standing up for the poor and oppressed should be a model for today's church.......

Trump's lawyer reportedly got a secret order barring porn star Stormy Daniels from dishing on tryst - CNBC

  
CNBCTrump's lawyer reportedly got a secret order barring porn star Stormy Daniels from dishing on trystCNBCA lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels said she did have sex with President Donald Trump more than a decade ago. Daniels is suing to be released from a nondisclosure agreement that she signed on the eve of the 2016 presidential election with a company ...Trump lawyer Michael Cohen tries to silence adult-film star Stormy DanielsNBCNews.comThe White House is being suspiciously coy about Stormy DanielsWashington PostTrump won arbitration case against Stormy Daniels, Sarah Sanders saysCBS NewsSFGate -Sun Sentinel -WPLG Local 10 -CNNall 760 news articles »......

The Latest: Libel suit threatened in horse doping case

  
The Latest on a federal court lawsuit by an aggrieved harness-racing bettor (all times local): 4:45 p.m.......

New arrest made in attack on dad holding daughter in restaurant, police say

  
Colorado authorities have arrested the second suspect involved in an attack on a man who was viciously beaten while holding his 4-year-old daughter.......

Navy begins under-ice submarine exercise off Alaska coast

  
The U.S. Navy has started testing and training of submarines under sea ice off Alaska's north coast that takes place every other year.......

Mom of boy who shot sister pleads not guilty to endangerment

  
Authorities say a woman whose 8-year-old son repeatedly shot his 4-year-old sister after the woman allegedly left them home alone and returned to work after going home to check the girl's injuries has pleaded not guilty to child endangering charges.......

Body found near Washington state bunker was decapitated

  
A Washington state sheriff says the body of a woman found near a gun- and ammo-filled bunker last weekend had been decapitated, and a man sought in the case is on the loose and possibly headed for California.......

Syrian forces massing near US troops

  
Pro-Syrian regime forces have begun massing east of the Euphrates River near where US troops are present while advising local allies, according to three US military officials. They are assembling near where similar pro-regime forces allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad initiated an unprovoked attack on US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, the officials said.......

Interior Sec. says new elephant trophy policy '100% aligned' with Trump

  
Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke defended the administration's reversal of the ban......

How daylight saving time works and why these states want to ditch it

  
The Sunshine Protection Act aims to keep Florida on daylight saving time year-round. ......

'Chaos and ineptitude' in Trump White House: Author on 'Powerhouse Politics'

  
Chris Whipple is the author of a book on White House chiefs of staff. ......

'March for Our Lives' gun control rally to draw thousands across US: Everything you need to know - Fox News

  
Fox News'March for Our Lives' gun control rally to draw thousands across US: Everything you need to knowFox NewsJust days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people, students-turned-activists echoed the words "never again" and "not one more," pushing lawmakers for increased gun control and better ...'I Know How You Feel. I Wish I Didn't.' Florida School Shooting Survivors Visit Sept. 11 MuseumTIMEParkland Students Disappointed In Betsy DeVos' Brief Visit To Their SchoolHuffPostWho's out in LA's schools chief search, DeVos visits Parkland, Oakland's tough spot: What's new in educationLos Angeles TimesDaily Beast -USA TODAY -NPR -CNNall 237 news articles »......

Four people seriously hurt in knife attacks in Vienna - Reuters

  
Washington PostFour people seriously hurt in knife attacks in ViennaReutersVIENNA (Reuters) - Four people were seriously injured in two knife attacks in one district of the Austrian capital Vienna on Wednesday evening but any motive or connection between the assaults was unclear, a police spokesman said. The stabbings - the ...Several people seriously injured in Vienna knife attackTelegraph.co.ukBREAKING: City centre knife rampage leaves 'several injured' as manhunt launchedDaily StarThree seriously injured as knifeman goes on rampage in ViennaMetroDeutsche Welle -Express.co.uk -euronewsall 47 news articles »......

Tariffs give endangered Dems an out

  
Will they take it?......

At least 3 injured in Vienna knife attack, police say

  
Several people have been injured in a knife attack in Vienna on Wednesday evening, Vienna police confirmed online.......

Chelsea Clinton explains why Ivanka is fair game

  
Chelsea Clinton told Stephen Colbert that, unlike other children of Presidents, Ivanka Trump is an official adviser and should expect criticism.......

Winter storm updates: Nor'easter intensifies offshore, snowfall rates hit 2 inches per hour - Washington Post

  
Washington PostWinter storm updates: Nor'easter intensifies offshore, snowfall rates hit 2 inches per hourWashington PostFor the second time in less than a week, a nor'easter is tearing up the East Coast. The last one blasted New England with gusts up to 97 mph and knocked out power to 2 million homes and businesses. This one will dump more than a foot of snow from ...New York Today: A Snowy Evening CommuteNew York TimesNor'easter delivers heavy snow, rain, wind from Pa. to MaineCBS NewsRare 'thundersnow' is hitting New York — here's what that is and why it happensBusiness InsiderThe Weather Channel -New York Daily News -Wall Street Journal -The News Journalall 822 news articles »......

White House denies Trump had affair with adult-film actress - The Hill

  
The HillWhite House denies Trump had affair with adult-film actressThe HillThe White House on Wednesday denied that President Trump · Donald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out ...Trump won arbitration case against Stormy Daniels, Sarah Sanders saysCBS NewsThe Latest:White House: Arbitration won against porn actressABC NewsStormy Daniels deserves fairer treatmentCNNVox -The New Yorker -NBCNews.com -USA TODAYall 760 news articles »......

Mystery $559.7M Powerball winner claims her prize - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYMystery $559.7M Powerball winner claims her prizeUSA TODAYAfter winning a $560 million dollar Powerball, a New Hampshire woman wants to remain anonymous. Veuer's Natasha Abellard (@NatashaAbellard) has the story. Buzz60. AP LOTTERY JACKPOT A USA NH. A customer departs Reeds Ferry Market convenience store on ...$560M Powerball winner suing to stay anonymous has lawyers collect prizeABC NewsAnonymous Powerball winner plans to donate portion of $559 million jackpot to charityCBS NewsLawyers for mystery Powerball winner will claim windfall, announce donationThe Boston GlobeU.S. News & World Report -WMUR Manchesterall 33 news articles »......

Teacher unions see momentum build with West Virginia strike

  
As teachers in West Virginia noisily celebrated a 5 percent raise that ended their nine-day walkout, momentum was building elsewhere for similar protests over pay and benefits for the nation's public school teachers.......

Mom of boy who shot sister pleads not guilty to endangering

  
Authorities say a woman whose 8-year-old son repeatedly shot his 4-year-old sister after the woman allegedly left them home alone and returned to work after going home to check the girl's injuries has pleaded not guilty to child endangering charges.......

California boy pulled people over while impersonating deputy

  
A 14-year-old boy arrested for pretending to be a sheriff's deputy launched phony investigations and pulled people over while driving around his Southern California neighborhood in an SUV equipped with flashing blue and red lights, authorities said.......

Bezos tops Forbes world's rich list as Trump wealth drops

  
Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is now the world's richest person, having snatched the top spot from Microsoft founder Bill Gates who slips to second place, according to Forbes magazine's annual billionaires list published Tuesday. US President Donald Trump's ranking on the list fell to 766th place from 544th in the last edition, his wealth now being estimated at $3.1 billion, $400 million less than a year ago. Bezos' fortune shot up to $112 billion, Forbes said, after a 59-percent rise in Amazon shares over the past 12 months that put him way ahead of the $90 billion listed for Gates.......

Why the Trump administration's 'sanctuary cities' lawsuit against California could backfire - Washington Post

  
Washington PostWhy the Trump administration's 'sanctuary cities' lawsuit against California could backfireWashington PostSince coming into office, President Trump has been on the defensive when it comes to one of his signature policies — cracking down on "sanctuary" jurisdictions. One of the first things he did as president was sign an executive order trying to ...Trump's immigration war with California has reached a fever pitchLos Angeles TimesSessions lashes out at California officials for resisting immigration ordersPoliticoCalifornia governor lashes out over immigration lawsuitBBC NewsBloomberg -Sacramento Bee -SFGate -New York Timesall 412 news articles »......

Why Kim Jong Un is talking peace - Newsday

  
NewsdayWhy Kim Jong Un is talking peaceNewsdaySouth Korean chief delegator Chung Eui-yong shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, Monday, March 5, 2018. Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images / HANDOUT. Updated March 7, 2018 4:23 PM. Print Share. Share Tweet Share Email. Say what ...Korea 2018: The Beginning of the End of the Post-1990 World Order?38 NorthNorth Korea Open To Relinquishing Nuclear ArmsThe Onion (satire)all 61 news articles »......

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen tries to silence adult-film star Stormy Daniels - NBCNews.com

  
NBCNews.comTrump lawyer Michael Cohen tries to silence adult-film star Stormy DanielsNBCNews.comPresident Donald Trump's lawyer is trying to silence adult-film star Stormy Daniels, obtaining a secret restraining order in a private arbitration proceeding and warning that she will face penalties if she publicly discusses a relationship with the ...Trump won arbitration case against Stormy Daniels, Sarah Sanders saysCBS NewsThe Latest:White House: Arbitration won against porn actressSFGateStormy Daniels deserves fairer treatmentCNNVox -The New Yorker -Toronto Star -USA TODAYall 752 news articles »......

4 people stabbed in Vienna - CNN

  
CNN4 people stabbed in ViennaCNN(CNN) Police said four people were injured Wednesday in two separate knife attacks about 30 minutes apart in central Vienna, Austria. Three victims were injured in the first attack outside a restaurant near the Nestroyplatz subway station, a police ...Three people seriously hurt in knife attack in Vienna - Austrian mediaReutersBREAKING: City centre knife rampage leaves 'several injured' as manhunt launchedDaily StarSeveral people injured in knife attack in Vienna — Reportseuronewsall 46 news articles »......

Manchester City 1-2 FC Basel (5-2 agg)

  
Manchester City reach the Champions League quarter-finals, but lose a home game for the first time since 2016 as they are beaten by Basel.......

Syria regime captures half of Ghouta enclave as death toll climbs

  
Syria's government has recaptured half of Eastern Ghouta, battering the shrinking rebel enclave on Wednesday with air strikes that killed dozens and defying UN calls for a halt to violence. The blistering onslaught has prompted international outrage, including accusations by the United Nations that the government was orchestrating an "apocalypse". The Russia-backed Syrian army and allied militia began a fierce bombing campaign on February 18 on Eastern Ghouta -- the last opposition bastion near Damascus -- then launched a ground offensive a week later.......

George P. Bush Wins In Texas After Breaking With Family On Trump

  
George P. Bush won the primary for Texas land commissioner on Tuesday after touting his continued support of President Donald Trump, a position that runs in contrast to the rest of his family dynasty. Bush referenced his endorsement of Trump in 2016 in a recent campaign ad, and his spokesman Lee Spieckerman has said that Bush has "epitomized" Trump's Republican party. The Republican Party is rigorous.......

Latinas lead Democratic rise in Texas primary election

  
(Reuters) - Hispanic voter turnout surged in the Texas primary election on Tuesday and two Latinas emerged as likely the first from the state to be elected to the U.S. Congress, offering Texas Democrats some hope of closing their wide gap with Republicans. ......

Stormy Daniels isn't suing Trump for money. She's suing to make sure her story is told. - Vox

  
VoxStormy Daniels isn't suing Trump for money. She's suing to make sure her story is told.VoxHer suit is a reminder that it's getting harder for powerful men to pay for women's silence. By Anna North Mar 7, 2018, 4:00pm EST. Share Tweet Share. Share Stormy Daniels isn't suing Trump for money. She's suing to make sure her story is told. tweet ...Does Stormy Daniels Have a Case Against Donald Trump?The New YorkerStormy Daniels deserves fairer treatmentCNNTrump won arbitration case against Stormy Daniels, Sarah Sanders saysCBS NewsOregonLive.com -Toronto Star -NBCNews.com -USA TODAYall 732 news articles »......

Human tooth found in bag of Planters cashews, woman says

  
An Ohio woman who was eating Planters nuts last month claims that when she was finishing her snack she bit into a human tooth instead of a cashew.......

Tottenham knocked out of Champions League

  
Tottenham are knocked out of the Champions League as Italian champions Juventus come from behind to move into the quarter-finals.......

Scottish Premiership: Kilmarnock v St Johnstone

  
Kris Boyd and Lee Erwin score as Kilmarnock move up to fifth in the Premiership with a win over 10-man St Johnstone.......

Timeline in the case of journalist Kim Wall's murder

  
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish inventor Peter Madsen goes on trial Thursday for the killing of journalist Kim Wall in his submarine. Madsen denies killing Wall and says she died accidentally inside his submarine while he was on deck. However, he has admitted cutting her up before he "buried her at sea."......

Reports: Syrian troops split rebel-held enclave near capital

  
BEIRUT (AP) — Government forces on Wednesday seized vast swathes of territory including farmland from rebels in the opposition-held suburbs of Damascus, effectively dividing the besieged enclave in two and further squeezing rebels and tens of thousands of civilians trapped inside, state media and a war monitor reported.......

Rep. Blackburn on DOJ suing California over sanctuary laws

  
Attorney General Sessions to announce a 'sanctuary city' lawsuit against California. Republican congresswoman from Tennessee gives her take.......

Michelle Obama meets girl in viral portrait photo

  
A 2-year-old girl who was seen mesmerized by portrait of Michelle Obama in a photo that went viral last week came face to face with the subject of that painting on Tuesday.......

United Airlines is requiring employees to attend compassion training

  
The new system will require roughly 30,000 customer-facing employees to go through a four-hour training session.......

Anonymous woman to donate roughly $250,000 of $559 million Powerball winnings to charities, lawyers say

  
A New Hampshire woman who won a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot will be donating some of her winnings to charities that feed hungry children and help young girls in the state, her lawyers said.......

Americans should applaud Trump for starting to end our nation's wholesale surrender on trade

  
President Trump is right to call for tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.......

Top official: would have a 'hard time' on Jared Kushner security clearance approval

  
Top official says he 'would have a hard time' approving clearance for Jared Kushner......

Man's mysterious abduction unsolved 5 weeks later

  
A distraught North Carolina woman is pleading for the safe return of her 27-year-old son who, police say, was kidnapped right in front of her and several others.......

US to provide more than $533 mln in aid amid African conflicts, drought

  
The United States will give more than $533 million in humanitarian aid for victims of conflicts and drought in Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and the West and Central African countries bordering Lake Chad, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. Tillerson made the announcement at a speech in Virginia before departing for a week-long trip to several African countries. Tillerson contrasted the United States' work on the African continent, which he said promoted "sustainable growth," with that of China, which recently pledged $124 billion for its Silk Road plan to expand links between Asia, Africa, Europe and other places.......

Mobs clash with police after Sri Lanka emergency

  
Police fired teargas to disperse rioters in curfew-bound central Sri Lanka hours after a state of emergency was imposed in a bid to quell anti-Muslim violence, an official said Wednesday. At least three police were wounded in the overnight clashes at Menikhinna, a suburb of Kandy, which has been a focus of the new trouble, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said. Schools across Kandy, 115 kilometres (72 miles) east of Colombo, remained closed Wednesday as the government ordered more troops to reinforce police and stop the unrest spreading.......

Daniel Panico and Mona Kirk, Accused of Raising 3 Kids in Desert Shack, Speak Out

  
Panico and Kirk face felony child abuse charges.......

S&P ends down slightly as U.S. talks tariff exemptions

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 ended slightly lower after Wednesday's volatile session as investors struggled to get a read on U.S. trade policy after President Donald Trump promised hefty import tariffs but then said Mexico and Canada could be exempt. ......

Opinion: We're All Fascists Now

  
Why are feminists and liberals getting thrown into the slop bucket with the likes of Richard Spencer?......

Op-Ed Contributor: Fed-Up Teachers Take Heart From West Virginia Strike

  
A statewide walkout has ended in West Virginia, but may mobilize other teachers to take action for better pay.......

Op-Ed Columnist: Gary Cohn's Breaking Point

  
His resignation is a warning to all Republicans.......

Who's out in LA's schools chief search, DeVos visits Parkland, Oakland's tough spot: What's new in education - Los Angeles Times

  
Los Angeles TimesWho's out in LA's schools chief search, DeVos visits Parkland, Oakland's tough spot: What's new in educationLos Angeles TimesNew York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, holds tight to this one as he welcomes Richard A. Carranza. (Ed Reed / Associated Press). In and around Los Angeles: New York's dramatic search for a new schools chief has removed two big-name candidates from the ...Parkland Students Disappointed In Betsy DeVos' Brief Visit To Their SchoolHuffPostDwyane Wade surprises Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with visitUSA TODAYBetsy DeVos Visits Parkland, Frustrates Students and ReportersDaily BeastESPN -U.S. News & World Report -CNN -Palm Beach Post (blog)all 210 news articles »......

The good and bad news for Democrats in Texas, explained by a top political junkie - Vox

  
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Stocks wobble as President Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn departs - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYStocks wobble as President Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn departsUSA TODAYTop economic adviser Gary Cohn is leaving the White House after breaking with President Donald Trump on trade policy, the latest in a string of high-level departures from the West Wing. (March 6) AP. AP TRUMP ECONOMIC ADVISOR A FILE USA DC. In this ...Donald Trump Expected to Sign New Tariffs Proclamation on ThursdayWall Street JournalEU trade officials weigh 'proportional' response to Trump's tariff planWashington PostGary Cohn's Breaking PointNew York TimesABC News -CNBC -CNNMoney -U.S. News & World Reportall 2,537 news articles »......

Holocaust Museum rescinds Elie Wiesel Award to Nobel winner Aung San Suu Kyi - Washington Post

  
Washington PostHolocaust Museum rescinds Elie Wiesel Award to Nobel winner Aung San Suu KyiWashington PostThe U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum announced Wednesday that it is rescinding the Elie Wiesel Award — its highest honor — it gave in 2012 to Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese political leader and Nobel laureate, saying military crimes against the Muslim ...Global Trade, Aung Suu Kyi, Women's Day: Your Thursday BriefingNew York TimesUS Holocaust Museum Rescinds Human Rights Award From Aung San Suu KyiNPRMyanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of human rights awardCNNU.S. News & World Report -Voice of America -BuzzFeed News -Politicoall 70 news articles »......

Vladimir Putin: US political system 'eats itself'

  
Russian President Vladimir Putin in a recent interview separated a conciliatory attitude toward US President Donald Trump from his staunch criticism of the US political system, which he said is unwieldy and self-defeating.......

Inclusion riders can be a revolution for all women

  
Frances McDormand shook Hollywood -- and the world -- Sunday night with two words: Inclusion. Rider. ......

Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Juventus (3-4 on aggregate)

  
Tottenham are knocked out of the Champions League as Italian champions Juventus come from behind to move into the quarter-finals.......

How the Parkland Students Got So Good at Social Media

  
The activist students of Stoneman Douglas, where 17 people were killed last month, are social media naturals. But it's not entirely true that they've been tweeting all their lives.......

Florida Teacher Says Her Racist Podcast Was 'Satire'

  
School officials called the podcast "concerning" and said the teacher had been removed from the classroom.......

Three people seriously hurt in knife attack in Vienna - Austrian media - Reuters

  
Irish ExaminerThree people seriously hurt in knife attack in Vienna - Austrian mediaReutersVIENNA (Reuters) - Three people were seriously injured in a knife attack in the Austrian capital Vienna on Wednesday evening, the Austrian Press Agency (APA) quoted a police spokesman as saying. Mass-circulation daily newspaper Oesterreich said the ...Knife attack in Vienna - several injured as police hunt suspectExpress.co.ukVienna knife attack leaves several people wounded after man 'randomly attacks pedestrians' in Austrian capitalThe Sunall 29 news articles »......

New York Today: A Snowy Evening Commute - New York Times

  
New York TimesNew York Today: A Snowy Evening CommuteNew York TimesUpdated, 4 p.m.. It might have underachieved this morning, but the second winter storm to hit the city in less than a week eventually delivered. By this afternoon, a slushy mix of rain and snow piled up and lightning and thunder rattled New Yorkers ...Winter Storm Quinn Hammering the Northeast With Heavy Snow, Strong Winds, Leading to More Power Outages, Tree ...The Weather ChannelNor'easter delivers heavy snow, rain, wind from Pa. to MaineCBS NewsNYC hit with heavy snow, thunder as nor'easter grounds hundreds of flightsNew York Daily NewsWall Street Journal -The News Journal -AOL -USA TODAYall 806 news articles »......

Jeff Bezos knocks Bill Gates off the top of Forbes' richest people list

  
Forbes magazine has released its annual list of super duper rich people on Tuesday, and move over Bill Gates because Jeff Bezos is flush with cash. Surprising no one, the Amazon CEO topped the list with a $112 billion net worth. This is a milestone, making Bezos the first person to top $100 billion on the list of World's Billionaires. Falling from the top spot, the Microsoft cofounder clocked in at number two with a worth of $90 billion. Not too shabby, Bill. But despite falling from number one, he was valued at $86 billion on the 2017 list, so we're sure he's not too upset by the whole thing. SEE ALSO: Amazon to reportedly stop selling Google's smart home products Bill Gates, the second richest person in the world. Not yolked, though.Image: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationRounding out the top five, Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly worth $71 billion, behind Warren Buffett and Bernard Arnault and family, respectively.  With the monstrous success of Amazon, it's no surprise that Bezos topped the list considering he owns about 16 percent of the company, which he founded in a garage in 1994. In October 2017, Forbes declared Bezos the richest man in the world after a stock bump, which resulted from the company's third quarter earnings. President Donald Trump, however, was not so lucky. The real estate mogul dropped $400 million on the list, thanks to retail real estate in New York and, well, his personality. "The president's polarizing personality is costing him business as well," Forbes wrote. WATCH: 'Uber' co-founder Garrett Camp is creating a new cryptocurrency......

Wall Street pares losses on prospect of tariff exemptions

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 ended slightly lower after Wednesday's volatile session as investors struggled to get a read on U.S. trade policy after President Donald Trump promised hefty import tariffs but then said Mexico and Canada could be exempt. ......

Signs of the blue wave in Texas? Not so fast. - Washington Post

  
Washington PostSigns of the blue wave in Texas? Not so fast.Washington PostThe eyes of Democrats were on Texas Tuesday night, as the party searches for swells that it hopes will form into a wave carrying it to control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November. Did any evidence of an impending Democratic wave ...The raging controversy over Beto O'Rourke's full name, explainedVoxWhy Beto O'Rourke's primary win doesn't bode well for unseating Ted CruzDallas NewsTexas Primary Roundup: Dem Turnout Shows Progress, But No RevolutionNew York MagazineThe Cannabist -CNN -Texas Tribune -Texas Tribuneall 231 news articles »......

Grand Jury Formally Indicts Alleged Parkland School Shooter On 34 Counts - NPR

  
NPRGrand Jury Formally Indicts Alleged Parkland School Shooter On 34 CountsNPRA grand jury in Ft. Lauderdale formally charged Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., with 17 counts of first-degree murder on Wednesday. What We Know About The Florida School Shooting Suspect · The Two-Way · What ...Nikolas Cruz indicted on 17 murder counts in Florida school shootingUSA TODAYNikolas Cruz indicted on 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murderSun SentinelNikolas Cruz indicted on 17 counts of murder for Parkland school shootingAOLCNN -Los Angeles Times -Reuters -Newsweekall 184 news articles »......

Donald Trump Expected to Sign New Tariffs Proclamation on Thursday - Wall Street Journal

  
Wall Street JournalDonald Trump Expected to Sign New Tariffs Proclamation on ThursdayWall Street JournalA White House official said an announcement on President Trump's proposed tariffs was likely Thursday. Photo: Evan Vucci/Associated Press. By. Michael C. Bender,. Michael C. Bender. The Wall Street Journal. BiographyMichael C. Bender · @MichaelCBender ...Freedom Caucus pushes Trump on trade, following efforts by GOP leadersWashington PostMexico, Canada and others may be exempted from US tariffsABC NewsWall Street braces for tariffs after Gary Cohn resignationCNNMoneyU.S. News & World Report -New York Times -NBCNews.com -USA TODAYall 2,400 news articles »......

Trump's sanctions and hardline rhetoric brought North Korea to negotiating table, experts say

  
The strategy, experts say, appears to be working as Pyongyang reportedly told a delegation from South Korea on Tuesday that it was willing to discuss nuclear disarmament and halt nuclear and missile tests during future talks with the United States.......

'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon could be New York's next governor: A look at her political activism

  
Actress Cynthia Nixon has advocated for an increase in funding for public schools, breast cancer awareness and gay rights, among many other things.......

Chelsea explains why Ivanka is fair game

  
Chelsea Clinton told Stephen Colbert that, unlike other children of Presidents, Ivanka Trump is an official adviser and should expect criticism.......

Treacherous conditions expected this evening as nor'easter pummels Northeast

  
Storm is prompting flight delays and school cancelations across the Northeast.......

Trump Proclaims 'Everybody Wants To Work In The White House' As Several Top Aides Leave

  
"You know, I read where, 'Oh, gee, maybe people don't want to work for Trump.' And believe me, everybody wants to work in the White House. Just last week, two communications officials said they planned to leave: Josh Raffel, a spokesman for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, and longtime Trump aide Hope Hicks, the president's third permanent communications director in less than 14 months in office.......

Geneva car show: Electrics buzz but gas-guzzlers still shine

  
GENEVA (AP) — This year's Geneva auto show is crowded with new cars flaunting electric and autonomous technologies meant to help unclog city streets and fight global warming and air pollution.......

Three people seriously hurt in knife attack in Vienna: Austrian media - Reuters

  
Irish ExaminerThree people seriously hurt in knife attack in Vienna: Austrian mediaReutersVIENNA (Reuters) - Three people were seriously injured in a knife attack in the Austrian capital Vienna on Wednesday evening, the Austrian Press Agency (APA) quoted a police spokesman as saying. Mass-circulation daily newspaper Oesterreich said the ...BREAKING: City centre knife rampage leaves 'several injured' as manhunt launchedDaily StarVienna knife attack leaves several people wounded after man 'randomly attacks pedestrians' in Austrian capitalThe Sunall 29 news articles »......

Rafael 'Ted' Cruz accuses his Democratic opponent of changing his name to appeal to voters - Washington Post

  
Washington PostRafael 'Ted' Cruz accuses his Democratic opponent of changing his name to appeal to votersWashington PostAt 7 p.m. Tuesday, the primary polls closed in Texas, and Sen. Ted Cruz's challenger was soon confirmed as Rep. Beto O'Rourke — a congressman born and raised in El Paso who had outraised Cruz nearly 3-to-1 in recent weeks and lifted Democratic hopes ...Why Beto O'Rourke's primary win doesn't bode well for unseating Ted CruzDallas NewsThe raging controversy over Beto O'Rourke's full name, explainedVoxMarijuana advocate and "left-wing liberal" Beto O'Rourke challenges Ted Cruz for seat in Texas SenateThe CannabistSlate Magazine -CNN -Texas Tribune -Texas Tribuneall 221 news articles »......

'Sex and the City Star' Cynthia Nixon could be New York's next governor: A look at her political activism

  
Actress Cynthia Nixon has advocated for an increase in funding for public schools, breast cancer awareness and gay rights, among many other things.......

Pennsylvania special House election pits Conor Lamb against Rick Saccone

  
The first special election of 2018 features Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb battling for a Pennsylvania congressional seat.......

Mexico City: Water cutoffs in capital worsened by sabotage

  
Mexico City officials say intentional sabotage may be contributing to recurrent water shortages that have caused protests on the streets of the city of 9 million people.......

Astronaut Scott Kelly: How I went from bad student to space star

  
Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly says that he owes his storied space career to Tom Wolfe's book "The Right Stuff," which he read when he was 18.......

Suu Kyi stripped of human rights award

  
Aung San Suu Kyi, who was once a darling of the international human rights community, has been stripped of another prestigious honor over ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine State.......

Sanders: As far as I know, Trump unaware of porn star payment

  
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday she wasn't aware that President Donald Trump knew of a payment made by his personal lawyer to the porn actress Stormy Daniels in October 2016.......

California Gov escalates Trump feud: 'Mueller is closing in'

  
California Gov. Jerry Brown fired back at Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump on Wednesday after their lawsuit challenging the state's immigration laws, calling the administration "full of liars" and repeatedly referencing the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. ......

8 'wow' moments from the lawsuit

  
Late Tuesday night, porn star Stormy Daniels (aka Stephanie Clifford) sued President Donald Trump in California court -- alleging that he never actually signed a "hush agreement" over an alleged sexual relationship between the two, making the agreement null and void.......

3 family members stabbed in Vienna attack

  
Police say that a knife attacker injured three family members near a subway station in Vienna, Austria on Wednesday, according to CNN affiliate ORF. The three individuals injured were a mother, father and daughter, ORF said.......

San Francisco chef shares her ultimate Indian comfort food

  
San Francisco chef Heena Patel, from Rasoi, shares her favorite comfort food from when she lived in Gujarat, India as a child. Patel began making kulchas and other Indian foods after undergoing a food incubator program for women of color.......

It's 2018, So Of Course Merriam-Webster Added 'Dumpster Fire' To Its Dictionary

  
The verb, meaning "to explain something to a woman in a condescending way that assumes she has no knowledge about the topic," was among 850 new words Merriam-Webster added to its dictionary, the publisher announced Monday. Other new words Merriam-Webster added to "embiggen" (meaning to enlarge or expand, reportedly derived from "The Simpsons") our collective language include "self-care" ("health care provided by oneself often without the consultation of a medical professional") and "dumpster fire" ("an utterly calamitous or mismanaged situation or occurrence").......

Ted Cruz attacking his opponent for using a Spanish nickname is Identity Politics 101 - Washington Post

  
Washington PostTed Cruz attacking his opponent for using a Spanish nickname is Identity Politics 101Washington PostSen. Ted Cruz, the first senator of Latin American heritage in Texas, implying that his opponent may be adopting a Spanish nickname to win votes shows just how competitive the fight for the Latino vote will be during the 2018 midterms. In a 60-second ...Serial killer could be close to releaseNew York PostThe raging controversy over Beto O'Rourke's full name, explainedVoxWhy Beto O'Rourke's primary win doesn't bode well for unseating Ted CruzDallas NewsNBCNews.com -The Hill -The Cannabist -The Guardianall 218 news articles »......

New York Today: The Latest on the Winter Storm - New York Times

  
New York TimesNew York Today: The Latest on the Winter StormNew York TimesUpdated, 12:23 p.m.. The second winter storm to hit the Northeast in less than a week arrived in New York this afternoon. By the time it's done, there could be seven to 11 inches in New York City and Westchester, and as much as 15 to 20 inches in some ...Winter Storm Quinn Hammering the Northeast With Heavy Snow, Strong Winds, Leading to More Power Outages, Tree ...The Weather ChannelNor'easter delivers heavy snow, rain, wind from Pa. to MaineCBS NewsNYC hit with heavy snow, thunder as nor'easter grounds hundreds of flightsNew York Daily NewsPhilly.com -Wall Street Journal -AOL -USA TODAYall 797 news articles »......

Donald Trump to Sign New Tariffs Proclamation This Week - Wall Street Journal

  
Wall Street JournalDonald Trump to Sign New Tariffs Proclamation This WeekWall Street JournalA White House official said an announcement on President Trump's proposed tariffs was likely Thursday. Photo: Evan Vucci/Associated Press. By. Michael C. Bender,. Michael C. Bender. The Wall Street Journal. BiographyMichael C. Bender · @MichaelCBender ...President Trump is expected to sign off on tariff plan this weekCNBCCabinet members: Canada, Mexico could escape tariffsThe Detroit NewsUS metal tariffs: Mexico and Canada may be exempt, White House saysBBC NewsThe Hill -CBS News -Reuters -CNNall 160 news articles »......

California leaders rebuke Sessions as 'going to war' over state immigration policy - Los Angeles Times

  
Los Angeles TimesCalifornia leaders rebuke Sessions as 'going to war' over state immigration policyLos Angeles TimesXochitl Johnson shouts as protesters march around a hotel where Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a speech in Sacramento. (Josh Edelson / For the Times). 1 / 11. A day after the Trump administration announced plans to sue California over its laws to ...Sessions lashes out at California officials for resisting immigration ordersPoliticoCalifornia governor lashes out over immigration lawsuitBBC NewsSanctuary cities: What are they?Fox NewsABC News -CNN -New York Times -Voice of Americaall 389 news articles »......

Police: Man raped woman before kidnapping daughter

  
Authorities say a man raped a woman in her South Carolina home before kidnapping her 4-year-old daughter and driving across three Southern states.......

World's oldest-known message in a bottle found in Australia

  
A Dutch gin bottle discovered on an Australian beach is believed to have been thrown off a German ship into the Indian Ocean 132 years ago.......

UK's May defends Saudi ties as crown prince gets royal welcome in London

  
By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May defended Britain's links to security ally Saudi Arabia on Wednesday as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Queen Elizabeth for lunch on a high-profile visit that drew protests over Riyadh's human rights record. A fiery exchange in parliament between May and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn underlined tension in Britain over Prince Mohammed's trip, which was aimed at building a broader economic partnership between the two countries, but has sparked anger about alleged human rights abuses and the war in Yemen. "The link that we have with Saudi Arabia is historic, it is an important one, and it has saved the lives of potentially hundreds of people in this country," May said, pausing her answer briefly as opposition lawmakers cried "Shame!".......

Trump on White House chaos: 'I like conflict'

  
President Trump hints at additional changes to his White House staff while saying he likes conflict. The comments came after a remarkable string of staff-departure announcements, including that of Hope Hicks.......

Democratic Turnout Surged In Texas. Here's What That Could Mean For November.

  
Since President Donald Trump's inauguration, Democrats have performed better than expected in many special elections, turning out voters who didn't show up in past years and giving many in the party high hopes for this year's midterms. Recent polls give Democrats a generic ballot edge and the early advantage on voter enthusiasm.......

Dow Industrials Fall as Cohn's Exit Adds to Trade Concerns

  
The Dow industrials fell after economic adviser Gary Cohn's resignation from the White House led to renewed concerns over a possible trade war and its impact on global growth........

Banks Want a Bigger Piece of Your Student Loan

  
The banking industry's main lobbying group is pressing for the federal government to instate caps on how much individual graduate students and parents of undergraduates can borrow from the government to cover tuition.......

U.S. investors wanting out of gun stocks find it's not so easy

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the three weeks since America's deadliest high school took the lives of 17 students and teachers, companies such as Delta Air Lines Inc and Dick's Sporting Goods Inc have cut ties with gun-rights groups or restricted sales of weapons. ......

Stocks pare losses as U.S. talks tariff exemptions

  
(Reuters) - The S&P 500 pared losses late on Wednesday after the White House said Canada and Mexico, and possibly other countries, may be exempted from planned U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum on the basis of national security. ......

Former student indicted on 17 counts of murder in Florida school shooting

  
(Reuters) - A Florida grand jury formally indicted Nikolas Cruz on Wednesday on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree for last month's shooting spree at a high school in Parkland, prosecutors said. ......

California governor says Trump administration waging war against state

  
SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump's administration of declaring war on the most populous U.S. state, after the Justice Department sued to stop policies that protect illegal immigrants against deportation. ......

Yale Student Found Not Guilty in Rape Trial

  
Saifullah Khan had been charged with sexually assaulting a fellow student on Halloween night 2015, in a rare campus case brought to the courts.......

What Is Thundersnow? We Answer Your Questions About the Storm

  
A New York Times climate reporter answers your questions about the winter storm in the Northeast.......

Trump to Sign Tariffs on Thursday but Some Countries Could Escape Them

  
Advisers to President Trump emphasized the timing of the move could change, and that Canada and Mexico may be exempted for national security reasons.......

Tech Fix: Should You Get a Cheaper Phone? Be Sure to Look Into the Camera

  
The most popular smartphones can cost $700 or more. But for roughly $200, you can have a model that isn't cutting edge but is plenty capable.......

Tech Fix: In an Era of 'Smart' Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better

  
It can be tempting to hook up everything you love to the internet. But take a moment to appreciate some of the objects that can remain unplugged.......

Jeff Sessions Scolds California in Immigration Speech: 'We Have a Problem'

  
The attorney general announced a suit claiming the state's immigrant-protection laws violated federal law, while Gov. Jerry Brown struck back in his own appearance.......

How the Spoils Were Doled Out to Trump Campaign Workers and Allies

  
Presidents have 4,000 federal jobs to fill. Mr. Trump has turned to campaign staff, lobbyists and conservatives, some lacking relevant experience, a ProPublica tally shows.......

Forests Protect the Climate. A Future With More Storms Would Mean Trouble.

  
With an increase in extreme weather expected in the years to come, forests could be changed permanently as the world continues to warm.......

The Texas Primaries: 6 Takeaways To Kick Off The 2018 Election Cycle - NPR

  
NPRThe Texas Primaries: 6 Takeaways To Kick Off The 2018 Election CycleNPRLaunching the 2018 election cycle, Texans cast ballots in primaries on Tuesday — leaving several races headed for runoffs. Election night in Texas offers several takeaways of note, as we look ahead. Here are six to consider: Texas Primary: Democratic ...Signs of the blue wave in Texas? Not so fast.Washington PostWhat the Texas Primaries Tell Us About NovemberWall Street JournalNational Democrats stick with aggressive primary strategy despite Texas resultsABC NewsCNBC -CBS News -Politico -Texas Tribuneall 964 news articles »......

Stormy Daniels' Lawsuit Against Donald Trump Raises the Question: When Can You Sue the President? - TIME

  
TIMEStormy Daniels' Lawsuit Against Donald Trump Raises the Question: When Can You Sue the President?TIMEAdult film star Stormy Daniels is suing Donald Trump over a nondisclosure agreement on their alleged affair, adding to a long list of civil cases the president is already facing. In a civil lawsuit filed recently in Los Angeles County Superior Court ...Donald Trump's alias and 7 other 'wow' moments from the Stormy Daniels lawsuitCNNPorn star Stormy Daniels didn't sue Trump for money, but for the right to speak outNBCNews.comStormy Daniels Files Suit, Claims NDA Invalid Because Trump Didn't Sign At The XXXNPRCNBC -USA TODAY -Forbes -Yahoo Newsall 749 news articles »......

Scientist '99 percent' sure bones found belong to Amelia Earhart - New York Post

  
New York PostScientist '99 percent' sure bones found belong to Amelia EarhartNew York PostA scientific study claims to shed new light on the decades-long mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart. Richard Jantz, an emeritus anthropology professor at the University of Tennessee, argues that bones discovered on the Pacific island of ...Researcher: New forensic analysis indicates bones were Amelia Earhart'sPhys.Orgall 14 news articles »......

NYC hit with heavy snow, thunder as nor'easter grounds hundreds of flights - New York Daily News

  
New York Daily NewsNYC hit with heavy snow, thunder as nor'easter grounds hundreds of flightsNew York Daily NewsCommuters encounter a wet morning in Times Square as nor'easter is predicted to hit New York City on Wednesday. (Anthony DelMundo/New York Daily News). BY Glenn Blain Jillian Jorgensen Larry Mcshane. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Updated: Wednesday, March 7 ...Nor'easter delivers heavy snow, rain, wind from Pa. to MaineCBS NewsWhat Is Thundersnow? We Answer Your Questions About the StormNew York TimesWinter storm hits Philadelphia: The snow's effect on travel, utilities, closings - latest updatesPhilly.comWall Street Journal -U.S. News & World Report -USA TODAY -AOLall 792 news articles »......

Hundreds of students in several Mass. cities walk out to protest gun violence - The Boston Globe

  
The Boston GlobeHundreds of students in several Mass. cities walk out to protest gun violenceThe Boston GlobeCAMBRIDGE — Hundreds of students walked out of local high schools at 8:17 a.m. Wednesday and observed a 17-minute silence to protest gun violence in schools and demand new laws to help make children safer. Organizers from the group Students Against ...Families Of Parkland Shooting Victims Urge Legislature To Pass Gun PackageNPRDwyane Wade surprises Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with visitUSA TODAYBetsy DeVos Visits Parkland, Frustrates Students and ReportersDaily BeastCharlotte Observer -ESPN -CNN -Wall Street Journalall 725 news articles »......

Former Russian Spy Poisoned by Nerve Agent, British Police Say - New York Times

  
New York TimesFormer Russian Spy Poisoned by Nerve Agent, British Police SayNew York TimesLONDON — A former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned by a nerve agent in Britain this week, the British police said on Wednesday, heightening suspicions that the episode was an assassination attempt by a national government, amid rampant ...Russian ex-spy and daughter poisoned with nerve agent, police sayUSA TODAYRussian spy: What now for the UK/Russia relationship?BBC NewsRussian spy was poisoned by nerve agent, UK police sayCNNU.S. News & World Report -Los Angeles Times -NBCNews.com -HuffPostall 1,506 news articles »......

FBI paid Best Buy 'informants' to search customers' computers for kiddie porn - New York Post

  
New York PostFBI paid Best Buy 'informants' to search customers' computers for kiddie pornNew York PostThe FBI has been bribing employees of Best Buy's Geek Squad to hack into computers for the past 10 years, according to a stunning new report that raises concerns over Fourth Amendment violations. Technicians were paid between $500 and $1,000 as ...The Geek Squad Is a Bunch of NarcsSlate MagazineFBI paid Best Buy Geek Squad techs to be informants, documents showMinnesota Public Radio NewsThe FBI Paid Geek Squad Employees as InformantsPCMagFast Company -International Business Times -ExtremeTech -The Rootall 41 news articles »......

Dow drops 190 points after Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn resigns - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYDow drops 190 points after Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn resignsUSA TODAYTop economic adviser Gary Cohn is leaving the White House after breaking with President Donald Trump on trade policy, the latest in a string of high-level departures from the West Wing. (March 6) AP. AP TRUMP ECONOMIC ADVISOR A FILE USA DC. In this ...Mexico, Canada and others may be exempted from US tariffsABC NewsThe Latest: WH Says Some Countries May Get Tariff ExemptionsU.S. News & World ReportGary Cohn sacrificed his reputation and dignity to get tax cuts for his rich friendsNBCNews.comCNN -New York Magazine -Fox News -The Atlanticall 2,519 news articles »......

BREAKING: City centre knife rampage leaves 'several injured' as manhunt launched - Daily Star

  
Daily StarBREAKING: City centre knife rampage leaves 'several injured' as manhunt launchedDaily StarSeveral people are reportedly injured after a man went on a knife rampage in Vienna, Austria. Unconfirmed reports say at least three people are "seriously injured" after the attacker "randomly attacked pedestrians". The three people are reported to be ...Several people injured in knife attack in busy Vienna shopping street: Police hunt attacker after he fled sceneMirror.co.ukall 25 news articles »......

Trump administration to turn over documents related to Obama-era Operation Fast and Furious

  
The Justice Department said Wednesday it will turn over documents withheld by former Attorney General Eric Holder related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal during the Obama administration.......

Thundersnow 'booms' along nor'easter's path

  
People were feeling the thunder in New York Wednesday, as the Big Apple was hit with snow.......

The Latest: Clashes break out in Sierra Leone on voting day

  
The Latest on Sierra Leone's election (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Authorities in Sierra Leone's capital report clashes have broken out amid political tensions on Election Day.......

The Best, Worst US Airlines for 2018

  
Ranking the Major Airlines The Points Guy recently released its second annual study of the largest airlines in the U.S. to determine the best and worst carriers for 2018.......

Several injured in Vienna knife attack, reports say

  
Several people have been injured in a knife attack in Vienna on Wednesday, Austrian news outlets reported.......

Prehistoric cave believed to be 10 million years old found in Texas

  
After residents in a Round Rock neighborhood complained of lack of water, county officials made a surprising discovery. A pipe had broken due to the collapse of a cave roof. Experts believe the cave was formed millions of years ago.......

Florida school shooting survivors visit Sept. 11 museum

  
A group of students from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people has visited the Sept. 11 museum.......

Trump considers outside help on N Korea

  
The Trump administration is considering appointing an outside expert as a special envoy to deal with the North Koreans alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson if talks advance to a serious stage, according to an administration official. ......

Putin: US political system 'eats itself'

  
Russian President Vladimir Putin in a recent interview separated a conciliatory attitude toward US President Donald Trump from his staunch criticism of the US political system, which he said is unwieldy and self-defeating.......

US metal tariffs: Mexico and Canada may be exempt, White House says

  
US plans to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium face opposition at home and abroad.......

NME: End of an era of excess, drugs and rock 'n' roll

  
The NME, which is ceasing its print edition, was a massive part of many music fans' lives.......

Formula 1 testing: Fernando Alonso says McLaren issues under control

  
McLaren's Fernando Alonso insists there is "nothing fundamentally wrong" after the team suffer more problems in F1 testing.......

What is thundersnow? Explaining this rare winter storm occurrence

  
Today's nor'easter brought thundersnow to New York City and New Jersey.......

WATCH: Alligator takes a stroll through outdoor shopping mall

  
The gator was caught on video walking outside shops in Flagler Beach, Florida.......

Trump 'absolutely knew' about money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels: Lawyer

  
The lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels told ABC News on Wednesday that Donald Trump must have known about the deal negotiated just days before the 2016 election.......

Nor'easter pummels Northeast for 2nd time in a week, major cities hit with heavy snow

  
Storm is prompting flight delays and school cancelations across the Northeast.......

Reformist pope, murdered archbishop to be made saints

  
Pope Paul VI, who oversaw sweeping reforms of the Catholic Church in the 1960s, will be made a saint along with a Salvadoran archbishop who was shot dead while celebrating mass, the Vatican said on Wednesday. Pope Francis signed decrees giving the go-ahead for the honours on the basis of miracles attributed to each candidate, the Holy See said in a statement. The pope put Paul VI on the path to sainthood by beatifying him in October 2014, while Oscar Romero was likewise elevated to the status of "blessed" in May 2015.......

Plane crashes through trees into Florida home

  
Brother and sister injured in plane crash.......

Missouri Police Officer Shot and Killed Responding to 911 Call - TIME

  
TIMEMissouri Police Officer Shot and Killed Responding to 911 CallTIME(CLINTON, Mo.) — A man shot and killed a police officer and wounded two others who were checking on a disturbance at a Missouri home.Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Collin Stosberg said the officers went to the home in Clinton on Tuesday night in ...Christopher Ryan Morton: 5 Fast Facts You Need to KnowHeavy.comOfficer killed during late night shooting at residence in western Missouri's Clinton identifiedMissourinet.comLoved ones, community honor Clinton Police Officer Gary Michael at funeralfox4kc.comall 104 news articles »......

Education chief Betsy DeVos visits Stoneman Douglas, but some students unhappy - Sun Sentinel

  
Sun SentinelEducation chief Betsy DeVos visits Stoneman Douglas, but some students unhappySun SentinelU.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Stoneman Douglas High School Wednesday. She held a number of "listening sessions" before speaking to the media. Scott Travis and David FleshlerContact ReportersSun Sentinel. Privacy Policy. U.S. Education ...Betsy DeVos angers shooting survivors at Parkland high school visit, walks out of press conferenceNew York Daily NewsDwyane Wade surprised the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas with a lunchtime visitSB NationStoneman Douglas students get surprise visit from D-Wade during first full day of classesWPLG Local 10ABC News -Washington Post -Los Angeles Timesall 858 news articles »......

President: Slovak govt ignored warnings on Italian mafia

  
Slovak President Andrej Kiska says the country's government ignored warnings from intelligence services about the activities of an Italian criminal syndicate whose members are suspected of possible involvement in the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee.......

NFL players, friends hailed for saving life of grandfather in Colorado hiking fall

  
A pro-football playing family and their friends are being hailed as heroes for helping save the life of a Colorado grandfather who fell around 20 feet in a startling scene that unfolded over the weekend during a hike with his grandson.......

'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines reveal the sex of their new baby

  
Chip and Joanna Gaines have revealed the sex of their new baby.......

America and Israel must stand together against a dangerous Iran

  
Speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was right to call on the Trump administration to join with Israel to stand up to the dangerous Islamic extremist government of Iran.......

What you need to know about winter storms

  
ABC News meteorologists Max Golembo and Sam Wnek break down answers to your common weather questions.......

Several White House staffers face security clearance issues: Sources

  
Several White House staffers terminated or reassigned for security clearance issues......

Russian ex-spy victim of attempted murder with nerve agent: UK police

  
The Russian former double-agent who collapsed in a British town alongside his daughter was the victim of attempted murder with a nerve agent, police said Wednesday. "This is being treated as a major incident involving attempted murder by administration of a nerve agent", Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley told reporters. Scientific tests by government experts have identified the specific nerve agent used, "which will help identify the source" police said, but Rowley declined to detail it.......

Winter Storm Brings Snow, Rain to Northeast - Wall Street Journal

  
Wall Street JournalWinter Storm Brings Snow, Rain to NortheastWall Street JournalBy midday Wednesday, heavy snow was falling in New York City where 8 to 12 inches of snow is forecast. Photo: stephanie keith/Reuters. By. Paul Berger,. Paul Berger. The Wall Street Journal. BiographyPaul Berger · @pdberger · paul.berger@wsj.com ...Northeast Storm Live Updates: A Warning That Conditions Will 'Get a Lot Worse'New York TimesHeavy snow pummels the Northeast, thundersnow reported in New YorkABC NewsAnother snowstorm hits the Northeast, threatens more outagesCNBCPhilly.com -TIME -U.S. News & World Report -New York Postall 756 news articles »......

Read Jeff Sessions' prepared remarks about California's 'sanctuary state' laws - Los Angeles Times

  
Los Angeles TimesRead Jeff Sessions' prepared remarks about California's 'sanctuary state' lawsLos Angeles TimesAtty. Gen. Jeff Sessions, seen here in February, spoke Wednesday in Sacramento about plans to sue the state of California over three parts of its "sanctuary state" law. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press). Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions delivered remarks at the ...Sessions attacks California's 'unconstitutional' sanctuary laws; state leaders decry 'political stunt'SFGateCalifornia governor says Jeff Sessions acting like Fox NewsABC NewsLive: Sessions to address Justice Department lawsuit against California89.3 KPCCSacramento Bee -BBC News -New York Post -Voxall 282 news articles »......

Porn star Stormy Daniels didn't sue Trump for money, but for the right to speak out - NBCNews.com

  
NBCNews.comPorn star Stormy Daniels didn't sue Trump for money, but for the right to speak outNBCNews.comAdult film star Stormy Daniels has filed a civil action against Donald Trump, asking a California court to declare that the nondisclosure agreement between them is not valid because Trump never actually signed it. The complaint alleges Daniels had an ...Lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels: She had sex with President Trump, is prepared to return 'hush money'CNBCStormy Daniels Files Suit, Claims NDA Invalid Because Trump Didn't Sign At The XXXNPRStormy Daniels, Donald Trump And The 'Hush Agreement' That Won't Shut UpForbesUSA TODAY -New York Post -The Mercury News -Wall Street Journalall 420 news articles »......

Dwyane Wade visits Florida shooting high school

  
Just days after meeting with the family of a victim of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade on Wednesday visited the school in Parkland, Florida.......

Wall Street losses deepen as trade war fears mount

  
(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes fell on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump looked set to impose steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum this week, a move that could spiral into a global trade war. ......

Heads Up: Los Angeles, Once Gluten's Heart of Darkness, Emerges as Bread Paradise

  
Long synonymous with carbo-phobia and anti-gluten mania, greater Los Angeles has become an unlikely bakery and bread haven.......

Design Books to Kick-Start Your Decorating Projects.

  
Here are six new books to help you put plans for renovation, reorganization and other stalled projects into action.......

Cohn's Departure Widens Policy Rift Between Party and President

  
The loss of Mr. Cohn, who carried the banner for free trade and free markets in the White House, portends more populist trade and economic policies to come.......

Black Panther, Luke Cage and the First Black Artist to Draw Both

  
Billy Graham was a Renaissance man who worked as an artist for Marvel Comics when he wasn't writing plays or doing standup at the Apollo.......

Alan Gershwin, Who Claimed a Famous Father, Is Dead at 91

  
For decades he insisted that he was the illegitimate (and look-alike) son of George Gershwin, and despite the skeptics, he made a career out of that claim.......

'Frozen' on Broadway Made Them Sisters. Heartbreak Made Them Friends.

  
Caissie Levy and Patti Murin have the roles of a lifetime in the adaptation of Disney's hit. But becoming Elsa and Anna was no fairy tale.......

Winter storm updates: Snow is coming down in buckets along I-95 corridor - Washington Post

  
Washington PostWinter storm updates: Snow is coming down in buckets along I-95 corridorWashington PostFor the second time in less than a week, a nor'easter is tearing up the East Coast. The last one blasted New England with gusts up to 97 mph and knocked out power to 2 million homes and businesses. This one will dump more than a foot of snow from ...Northeast Storm Live Updates: A Warning That Conditions Will 'Get a Lot Worse'New York TimesHeavy snow pummels the Northeast, thundersnow reported in New YorkABC NewsAnother snowstorm hits the Northeast, threatens more outagesCNBCPhilly.com -TIME -U.S. News & World Report -New York Postall 769 news articles »......

Belgium hands out iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

  
Pharmacies across Belgium are being stocked with iodine pills as part of a new government emergency plan to help protect citizens against a potential nuclear accident. ......

Sir Mo Farah stands by racial harassment claim and lodges complaint with German police

  
Britain's Sir Mo Farah stands by his claim he was racially harassed at Munich airport and lodges a complaint with German police.......

Save the Children 'failed' on harassment claims

  
Leaked report suggests Save the Children's Sir Alan Parker was too close to CEO to deal with complaints.......

In Immigration Speech, Jeff Sessions Scolds California: 'We Have a Problem'

  
The attorney general announced a suit claiming the state's immigrant-protection laws violated federal law, while Gov. Jerry Brown struck back in his own appearance.......

Britain says Russian double agent poisoned with nerve agent - Reuters

  
Sky NewsBritain says Russian double agent poisoned with nerve agentReutersSALISBURY, England (Reuters) - Police believe a nerve agent was used to deliberately poison a former Russian double agent and his daughter, Britain's top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday, in a case that threatens to further damage London's ...The Latest: Police: Russian ex-spy poisoned with nerve agentWashington PostThe Rules of the Spy Game Are No Longer ClearBloombergFormer Russian Spy Poisoned by Nerve Agent, British Police SayNew York TimesVoice of America -Live Science -ABC News -Mirror.co.ukall 1,661 news articles »......

Todd Starnes: Bible study, Christian music banned by Florida condo association

  
The sign was not very hard to miss: "ANY AND ALL CHRISTIAN MUSIC IS BANNED."......

Geometric clusters of cyclones churn over Jupiter's poles

  
Jupiter's poles are blanketed by geometric clusters of cyclones and its atmosphere is deeper than scientists suspected.......

Deployed US soldier surprises twin cheerleading daughters at University of Missouri basketball game

  
A U.S. soldier who was deployed for 10 months surprised his twin daughters at a University of Missouri basketball game on Saturday and had the crowd erupting in cheers at the Mizzou Arena.......

Chrissy Teigen's dog Puddy dies: 'My heart aches'

  
Chrissy Teigen's beloved pooch Puddy has passed away.......

Your brain stopped making new cells at age 13, study claims

  
Your brain has peaked by age 13. The creation of new brain cells in the hippocampus ends before we even reach adulthood, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.......

Fight back with these brain foods

  
You may be aware of foods that protect our hearts and bones and even keep our weight in check as we age. But which foods keep our brains in top shape? Below is an evidence-based list of brain foods that may help pre-empt senior moments and more.......

Frail, Old and Dying, but Their Only Way Out of Prison Is a Coffin

  
Federal inmates who are aging or very sick can ask for "compassionate release." Hundreds have died waiting for an answer.......

VA knew for years about dangerous conditions at Washington, DC, hospital - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYVA knew for years about dangerous conditions at Washington, DC, hospitalUSA TODAYVA officials at nearly every level knew about dangerous issues, but they were either unwilling or unable to fix the problems, an investigation found. Loading… Post to Facebook. VA knew for years about dangerous conditions at Washington, D.C., hospital ...VA chief announces overhaul at hospitals nationwide following report on alleged DC center mismanagementWashington PostVA medical center was plagued with chronic problems under Shulkin's care: WatchdogWashington TimesInspector General: Poor leadership led to widespread problems at DC VAStars and StripesDaily Beast -Townhall -New York Times -ABC Newsall 35 news articles »......

Republicans try to save GOP candidate in PA special election, a district Trump won by 20 points - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYRepublicans try to save GOP candidate in PA special election, a district Trump won by 20 pointsUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — For the past 15 years, Republican Tim Murphy has easily won Pennsylvania's 18th district — he didn't even have a Democratic opponent in two of his eight elections. But after Murphy's resignation this fall, Republicans are scrambling to ...Signs of a blue wave in Texas? Not so fast.Washington PostDemocrats, women candidates score big in Texas primariesCNBCDemocratic surge in Texas primaries gives Republicans reason to worryReutersThe Atlantic -NBCNews.com -AZCentral.com -Roll Callall 860 news articles »......

A Missouri police officer is dead after a 911 call of women screaming - CNN

  
CNNA Missouri police officer is dead after a 911 call of women screamingCNN(CNN) A shooting incident that left one police officer dead and two others injured in Missouri started with a 911 phone call punctuated by screams. During the call, which came in around 10:20 p.m. ET Tuesday, two women could be heard screaming in the ...Missouri police officer killed, 2 others wounded in shooting; suspect deadFox NewsMissouri Police Officer Shot and Killed Responding to 911 CallTIMEOfficer killed during late night shooting at residence in western Missouri's Clinton identifiedMissourinet.comKansas City Star -fox4kc.comall 97 news articles »......

Projection art brings old Vegas neon signs back to life

  
The Vegas strip has always been synonymous with marquee signs twinkling with thousands of lights.......

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