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Trump, inexplicably, says he has 'been much tougher on Russia than Obama'

Trump, inexplicably, says he has 'been much tougher on Russia than Obama'President Trump declared on Tuesday that he has been “much tougher on Russia” than President Barack Obama, despite evidence that the opposite is true.




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 10:39 AM

Man Accused Of Breaking Off Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb For Souvenir

Man Accused Of Breaking Off Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb For SouvenirSome people’s idea of justice is an eye for an eye, but China wants “severe punishment” for a man who stole a clay thumb.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2018 4:56 PM

Parkland students call out Trump, Rubio and the NRA

Parkland students call out Trump, Rubio and the NRAStudents who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., are demanding action on gun control — and they continue to call out President Trump's response to last week's massacre.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2018 11:03 AM

Army Awards Heroism Medal To 3 Junior ROTC Cadets Killed In Florida Shooting

Army Awards Heroism Medal To 3 Junior ROTC Cadets Killed In Florida ShootingThree Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets killed during last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida have been awarded the Medal of Heroism by the U.S. Army.




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 2:43 PM

Family that took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signs

Family that took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signsNikolas Cruz moved in with the Snead family after his mother died of Pneumonia in November. They say he was depressed after losing his mother, but no red flags ever went off about his behavior.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2018 10:51 AM

Florida School Shooting Suspect Obtained 10 Rifles In Roughly The Past Year

Florida School Shooting Suspect Obtained 10 Rifles In Roughly The Past YearThe suspect in last week’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, obtained 10 rifles in the past year or so, an unnamed law enforcement source told CNN Monday.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2018 6:43 PM

Dad Arrested for Impregnating Daughter Granted Bond; She Remains Jailed

Dad Arrested for Impregnating Daughter Granted Bond; She Remains JailedA father who impregnated and married his biological, adult daughter was granted bond Tuesday in Henrico County, Virginia.




POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 8:12 AM

Duterte slammed for barring Philippine news site from his events

Duterte slammed for barring Philippine news site from his eventsPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte's move to ban a critical news website from covering the presidential palace is a threat to press freedom, rights and media groups said on Wednesday. Rappler, set up in 2012, is among a clutch of Philippine news organisations that have sparred with Duterte over their critical coverage of his drug war which the government says has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 suspects. Human rights groups charge that thousands more have been killed by shadowy vigilantes.




POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 12:01 AM

Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this year

Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this yearMount Sinabung in Indonesia has erupted once again shooting plumes of smoke and hot ash over 23,000 feet into the air. The volcano had not been active for four centuries until 2010 and since then it has displaced 30,000 people.  Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after its biggest eruption this year. Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra island on February 19, 2018. Credit: TIBTA PANGIN/Source: AFP Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,181 miles northwest of the capital, Jakarta, have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity. The Bureau of Meteorology's Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VACC), in Australia's northern city of Darwin, issued maps on Monday showing an ash cloud heading in three directions from Sinabung, to the north, northwest and south-southeast. Indonesia also upgraded its Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) to red, its highest warning, and said the ash-cloud top had reached 23,872 feet, according to a ground observer. An Indonesian man takes picture of Mount Sinabung volcano as it spews thick volcanic ash into the air in Karo, North Sumatra, on February 19, 2018 Credit:  ENDRO RUSHARYANTO/AFP Sinabung is about 47 miles southwest of Kualanamu International Airport in Medan. Nur Isnin Istianto, head of the regional airport authority, said Kutacane airport in Aceh province had been closed, but the wind direction allowed the airport of Kualanamu, Meulaboh and Silangit to remain open. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia's Disaster Agency, said the eruption began on Monday morning, accompanied by multiple earthquakes and showering surrounding villages with small rocks. "In five districts it became dark with a visibility of about 5 metres," he said in a statement. School children walk as Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 Credit: Sarianto/AP No casualties were reported. The agency urged the public to stay out of a 4-mile exclusion zone around the crater, and watch for further warnings, which could cover floods. The 8,071-ft tall volcano is among Indonesia's most active. When Sinabung erupted in 2014, more than a dozen people were killed and thousands were evacuated. 




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 12:38 AM

Russia and Trump campaign may still have colluded, suggests top Democrat

Russia and Trump campaign may still have colluded, suggests top DemocratEvidence of collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia could still come to light, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee has suggested, even though the indictment handed down last week against Russians and Russian companies did not indicate that an American was knowingly involved in US election meddling. A portion of the 13 Russians that were indicted last week for allegedly meddling in the 2016 election are said to have communicated with “unwitting” individuals associated with the Trump campaign, according to court documents. “It’s very clear from this 37-page indictment that this was a massive Russian operation and part of its design was to promote the campaign of Donald Trump,” Congressman Adam Schiff told radio station WNYC.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2018 2:02 PM

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