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  • Parkland Could've Been Worse. Vegas Could've Been Worse. They Can Always Be Worse.

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    You’ll find little in the way of silver linings in Parkland, Florida, this week, where a gunman killed 17 people and injured 15 more at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:10 -0500
  • Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on Israel: ‘We Will Act if Necessary’

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    In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Iran’s foreign minister commented on its tenuous relationship with Israel as well as on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:53:09 -0500
  • Floridians Tell Politicians Who Do The NRA’s Bidding Their Time Is Up

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. ― Something powerful is happening in Florida.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:42:05 -0500
  • Survivors of a New Mexico School Shooting Share Parkland’s Pain

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    Survivors from a shooting at Aztec High School last December have been reaching out to those impacted by the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida to help heal together.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:51:29 -0500
  • 7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

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    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico escaped major destruction from a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that jolted southern and central parts of the country, authorities said Saturday, though 13 people were killed in the crash of a helicopter sent to assess the damage.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:20:03 -0500
  • 'How many more students are going to have to die?' ask Parkland High School students

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    Students Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky, David Hogg, Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin tell Meet the Press that they're calling on elected leaders to act on gun control.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:35:40 -0500
  • Apple 'repeatedly calls emergency services' after multiple employees injured walking into glass panes at new HQ

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    Apple’s new 175-acre headquarters, centred on a glass ring which hosts 12,000 staff, has become an architectural fascination since the first designs were unveiled seven years ago. Apple employees reportedly keep walking into the glass panels which form the walls of the spaceship-like building. The building, in Cupertino, California, is surrounded by 50ft curved glass panels - the largest in the world.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:33:00 -0500
  • Donald Trump Uses Florida School Massacre As Excuse To Attack FBI’s Russia Probe

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    President Donald Trump has criticized the FBI for missing “all of the many signals” sent out by the suspect in Wednesday’s deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:05:51 -0500
  • Teen Brothers Exchange Heartbreaking Text Messages During Florida High School Shooting: 'Are the Cops Here?'

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    The tragedy has brought them closer together.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:32:33 -0500
  • Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences

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    A Pakistani court Saturday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district. Imran Ali, 24, was on trial for killing Zainab Fatima Ameen in the eastern city of Kasur last month. Ali was handed four separate death sentences after being convicted of the rape and murder of Zainab, as well as terrorism charges, prosecutor general of Punjab province Ihtesham Qadir said after a special anti-terrorism court passed its judgement.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:33:38 -0500
  • Teachers are being priced out of high-rent cities, but a solution could be on the way

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    San Francisco loses about 500 teachers every year—about 12.5% of its entire teaching staff —due to the soaring cost of housing.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:57:29 -0500
  • Top GOP Donor Won’t Back Candidates Unless They Support Assault Weapons Ban

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    Following Wednesday’s shooting massacre at a Florida high school, a top Republican political donor has taken a stand for gun control ― by tightening his purse strings.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:52:17 -0500
  • ‘One Day At A Time’s’ Justina Machado: ‘It’s a universal story about family, told through the Latino lens’

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    Actress Justina Machado talks changing the Latino narrative, #MeToo and the evolution of the all-American family.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:03:53 -0500
  • Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground

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    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had fled their homes and were spending the night outside. Thirteen people were killed — the only known fatalities related to the quake — and 16 were injured.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:23:20 -0500
  • Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Calls On Governor To Halt AR-15 Sales

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    In the wake of Florida’s horrific school shooting, Gwen Graham, a Democratic candidate in the state’s gubernatorial race, called on Gov. Rick Scott to immediately suspend sales and permits of AR-15s and assault-style weapons.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:16:15 -0500
  • Trump Blames Democrats For Lack Of Gun Control Laws

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    As gun violence survivors and others demand stricter gun control laws in wake of Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school, President Donald Trump has found a scapegoat to blame for the lack of reform: the Democrats.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:03:06 -0500
  • The Latest: Slain Chicago officer remembered as 'model cop'

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    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for a Chicago Police commander killed in the line of duty (all times local):

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:23:34 -0500
  • Hunt for gunman who 'killed girl aged 4'

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    A police manhunt is under way in the US after a gunman shot and killed a four-year-old girl in a car. The child’s grandmother and three siblings, aged 7, 6, and 3, were sitting with her in the vehicle but were not hurt. A murder warrant has been issued for the arrest of the suspect, Darnell Bitting, who police described as “armed and dangerous”.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:11:59 -0500
  • LeBron James Speaks Out on Laura Ingraham's 'Shut Up and Dribble' Comments

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    MSNBC's David Gura and panel discuss the LeBron James/Laura Ingraham feud.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:17:08 -0500
  • 'Do not test Israel's resolve', Netanyahu warns Iran

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    Munich (Germany) (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran on Sunday over aggressions by Iran and its "proxies" in Syria, saying he would not allow them to "put a noose of terror around our neck".

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:26:53 -0500
  • Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' Showings

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    Audiences for this week’s “Black Panther” premiere went all-out in celebration, and the film’s opening weekend is expected to break records at the box office.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:51:33 -0500
  • Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape three days of violence.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:13:29 -0500
  • Activists Launch Voter Registration Drive At 'Black Panther' Screenings

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    The Movement for Black Lives has channeled the energy and excitement surrounding the opening weekend of Marvel’s “Black Panther” into a voting registration campaign. The movement’s Electoral Justice Project is organizing the #WakandaTheVote initiative that encourages moviegoers to register to vote at “Black Panther” screenings across the country. “The Movement for Black Lives is an ecosystem of black leaders and organizations fighting every single day for the healthy and happy lives of Black folks,” activists Jessica Byrd and Kayla Reed told Blavity in an interview.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:49:32 -0500
  • Florida Shooting: Suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz was 'investigated for cutting himself'

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    The man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school had reportedly been investigated for self-harm and saying he wanted to buy a gun. Suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz spurred investigations by law enforcement and welfare officials after cutting his arms and professing a desire to purchase firearms on social media, according to records obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The FBI has acknowledged that it failed to investigate a tip last month that Mr Cruz owned guns and had the “desire to kill”, leading Florida governor Rick Scott to demand the resignation of FBI director Christopher Wray.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:12:16 -0500
  • Why Donald Trump Fears Women

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    Multiple allegations of domestic abuse against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter appeared to provoke President Donald Trump to fire off this tweet last weekend: Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:10 -0500
  • Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA

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    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:38:58 -0500
  • Government urges councils to waive road closure charges for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

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    The government is urging councils to waive their charges for road closures on May 19, in the hopes of encouraging Britain to celebrate the Royal wedding with thousands of street parties. The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will fall on a Saturday, the same day as the FA Cup final, with leaders hoping the mood of celebration will buoy the public. They today launch a “handy guide” to throwing a street party, reminding keen organisers to get in touch with local councils in good time to plan road closures and insurance. Information from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government States: “Many councils, from Bromley to Salford, have already announced that they are waiving charges for street party road closures, making it easier and cheaper than ever to hold celebrations. “The government is urging other councils to follow suit.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011 saw bank holiday street parties held throughout Britain, including on Downing Street. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Cardiff, in pictures There will be no extra day off for the marriage of Prince Harry, fifth-in-Line to the throne, and Meghan Markle, who wed at Windsor Castle on May 19 before taking a carriage ride around the town to greet those who have turned up to see them. Chris Gittins, who runs streetparty.org.uk, said the celebrations will show a “fantastic part of British culture", adding: “It's a rare excuse to meet neighbours really, a traditional excuse to meet neighbours in a relaxed atmosphere.” Guy Oliver, from the Old Barn Inn in Glooston, said they would be throwing a street party to encourage people to “come together in a community”. "It'll be a few union jacks and we're going to serve food to everyone's taste,” he said. Sandra Hastings, founder of Newcastle-based charity Silverline Memories which helps those with dementia, said she is planning a “good old-fashioned party with bunting, and red white and blue balloons, and trestle tables with tonnes of homemade food". "At our charity we provide people with the opportunity to do things they wouldn't have done otherwise, and take any excuse for a knees up,” she said. Jake Berry MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State said: “We’ve made it easier than ever for local residents from all backgrounds to come together to celebrate the royalwedding and we hope councils will get into the spirit by helping people wishing to organise street parties. “With the FA Cup final taking place on the same day, there's never been a better reason to hold a street party and our updated guidance makes clear the steps residents need to take to ensure an enjoyable and safe day is had by all.”

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:01:00 -0500
  • Olympic Skier Ted Ligety’s Son 'Could Give 2 S***s That Daddy Sucked At Work'

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    U.S. alpine skier Ted Ligety may have had a tough time on the slopes at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Sunday.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:45:41 -0500
  • Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'

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    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview to air Sunday that he is "listening" for signs that North Korea is ready to engage in direct talks. An Olympic-driven thaw in relations between Kim Jong Un's nuclear armed North Korean regime and South Korea has raised speculation that direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang could be on the horizon after months of sharp tension and heated rhetoric.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:17:38 -0500
  • This dog's heartwarming rescue from a New York subway tunnel will bring you happy tears

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    One lucky pup found compassiom in a most unlikely place: The New York City subway. Dakota, aka Loppy the dog, was playing with her dog walker at a park in Brooklyn on Friday when the pooch managed to escape. Frightened, the poor pup ran to a place that she knew — the Jay St. station — and ended up inside the dangerous subway tunnel. SEE ALSO: How this startup is trying to bring dog toys into the 21st century "It’s a familiar place for her, we commute together every day. She entered, ran across the platform, and at some point either fell or jumped in," Dakota's owner, Caroline Francis, posted to her Facebook.  The NYC subway runs off of an electrified third rail, so once notified, workers shut the trains down and cut power to the subway in order to save the dog.  A/C/F train riders, apologies for the delay- Dakota escaped from the dog park and- you guessed it- onto the tracks. Thank @MTA NYCT for the assist on the rescue, job well done by all, service back up & dog on the way to the vet for a minor injury- Appreciate everyone’s patience! pic.twitter.com/gSA5ynPgGX — NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) February 16, 2018 After over an hour of searching, Francis says that things were looking "devastatingly bleak." She begged the MTA to let her onto the tracks to help search the miles of subway tunnels. "Then a miracle happened," Francis wrote. "An MTA officer took it upon herself to explore the tracks several stations away. And, against all odds, she found Loppy." Francis says the pup was bloodied, cold, dirty, and terrified, but miraculously OK.  "The joy I felt when the police officer showed me a photo and said 'is this her?' was all-consuming," she wrote. "Being reunited with this little creature is something more powerful than I can explain." The dog suffered some lung damage, lost a few teeth, and fractured her jaw, according to the New York Daily News. She is currently being treated at Pearl Blue hospital, but is expected to make a speedy recovery. MTA Supervisor Sanya Hill, who found the pup about a mile away from where she entered the subway, says she spotted Loppy curled up at the back of the subway platform. “I had my flashlight out and I was looking and then I saw the dog,” Hill told the News. “I didn't want her to bite me, I didn't want to scare her any more than she was. She was already shaking and already curled up all the way to the back of the platform.” Francis ended her Facebook post with a heartwarming message to all of the New Yorkers who likely complained for hours about how their commute was interrupted. "New York can feel like a cold, hard city," Francis wrote. "But this city—the NYPD and MTA in particular—rallied around me at my darkest hour. They saved my best friend. That warmth and support moves me in a way I can’t explain. To all the commuters who got stuck for 60+ minutes, know that your sacrifice saved her life—thank you. I've been so touched by all who have reached out with kind words." WATCH: Your cat can achieve ultimate chill with this portable hammock

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:39:07 -0500
  • Turkey denies allegation of chemical attack in Syria

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    Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, its foreign minister said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group accused it of carrying out a gas attack in Syria's Afrin region. Turkey has never used any kind of chemical weapons," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters at the Munich Security Conference.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:00:06 -0500
  • Thousands Rally for Gun Control in Chicago in Wake of Deadly Florida Shooting

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    Thousands of protesters gathered in Federal Plaza to demand stricter gun control as the survivors of the Florida high school shooting announce a march in Washington, D.C. next month.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:02:16 -0500
  • Pope revives sexual abuse panel

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    The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests. The panel had come under fire from two high-profile members, former sex abuse victims who quit at what they saw as a lack of reform and obstruction at the highest level of the Catholic Church. Victims have come forward from across the world over the past two decades accusing priests of sex crimes, unleashing one of the biggest crises faced by the Catholic Church.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:39:11 -0500
  • Florida school shooting survivors demand gun control at emotional rally

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    Students and teachers who survived a mass school shooting in Florida have issued emotional and urgent calls for gun control at a rally. Seventeen students and teachers were killed when an assailant opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School this week.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:23:00 -0500
  • Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

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    A serial survivor of scandals, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble once more after police recommended a range of bribery and other charges against him in two separate investigations. Yet the law doesn't require him to step down until convicted, the process could drag on for months, and the determined, loquacious leader is digging in his heels.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:31 -0500
  • Adam Rippon Turns Down NBC Contributor Gig

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    Fans will have to wait to see Adam Rippon appear regularly on the small screen.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:32:04 -0500
  • 2 bears burned in California wildfire spotted in the wild

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    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Officials tracking two bears that were badly burned in the largest wildfire in California history say the animals are settling back into their home in the wild after receiving unusual treatment for their injured paws.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:19:59 -0500
  • What Happened To Norma's Brain?

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    AUSTIN, Texas ― For as long as she could remember, Norma Herrera had trouble getting to sleep.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:31:33 -0500
  • Nigeria frees 475 Boko Haram suspects for lack of evidence

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    Nigeria has freed another 475 Boko Haram suspects following a series of mass trials in which most cases were dropped for lack of evidence, the justice ministry said Sunday. Over the course of the week, hundreds of suspected Boko Haram extremists have appeared before a court at the Kainji military base in central Niger state. The release order was issued on Friday, with the 475 suspects to be returned to their home states for "proper rehabilitation" before being sent back to their families, ministry spokesman Salihu Othman Isah said.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:34:40 -0500
  • Saudi Arabia welcomes push for U.N. action against Iran on missiles

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    By Andrea Shalal MUNICH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Sunday welcomed a draft United Nations resolution offered by Britain, the United States and France that would condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Reuters the measure, if passed, would help hold Iran accountable for what he described as its "exports of ballistic missiles" to the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, and "radical and aggressive" behavior in the region, including support for terrorist groups.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:02:21 -0500
  • These Are the 5 Best Glock Handguns on the Market

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    The Glock 17 handgun shook up the gun industry in a big way. Gaston Glock’s polymer pistol masterpiece, with its emphasis on ruggedness and reliability, swept the military and law-enforcement world and conquered the civilian market. Slowly, the company has introduced new handguns, all based on the original design, to compete in virtually every niche of the handgun market, from large-bore semiautomatics to discreet concealed carry.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:50:00 -0500
  • Scientists discover painting hidden behind Picasso masterpiece

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    Scientists examining a work by Pablo Picasso using x-ray technology have discovered that he painted it over a landscape painting by an unknown artist. It was painted during Picasso's Blue Period, when he mainly used monochromatic shades of blue and blue-green. The researchers' technique allowed them to study the painting in-depth in just 24 hours, and revealed the horizontal landscape created by a different Barcelona painter, whose identity remains unknown, under the visible surface of Picasso's painting.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:57:00 -0500
  • Five killed in attack on church in Russia's Dagestan

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    A man in Russia's southern province of Dagestan shot into a crowd of people leaving a church on Sunday, killing five and injuring at least five others, Russian news agencies reported, citing the local health ministry. The attack occurred in the village of Kizlyar in the Muslim-majority republic of Dagestan, agencies said. The small republic in the Caucasus mountains borders Chechnya, where Moscow has led two wars against separatists and radical religious groups since the 1991 Soviet collapse and which has seen a large number of people join Islamic State. Russian news agencies said the attack occurred as churchgoers celebrated Maslenitsa, a Christian holiday marking the last day before Lent according to the eastern Orthodox calendar. The assailant was identified as a 22-year-old man local to the region, the TASS news agency said, citing the investigative committee. He was shot and killed by security services who were on duty nearby, TASS said, adding that a hunting rifle, bullets and a knife were discovered on his person. Initial reports suggested all five victims were women, TASS said, citing the local branch of the interior ministry. The injured include two members of local security services and two civilians, also women, the Interfax news agency said.  Islamic State claimed responsibility for a the shooting, according to the militant group's news agency Amaq, although it did not provide immediate evidence for the claim.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:04:20 -0500
  • Needed in Syria: Disengagement

    One is the outbreak of another war between Israel and its neighbors.  A reminder of this danger has come from events that began when Israel said it shot down an Iranian drone that had entered its airspace.  Israeli F-16s then attacked a command center in Syria, during which Syrian air defenses downed one of the Israeli warplanes (a rare event for Israel).  Israel subsequently launched a much more widespread set of aerial attacks within Syria.  The Israelis have conducted scores of attacks in Syria over the last five years, but this most recent assault may have been the largest Israeli attack there since the 1980s. A new war involving Israel would surely also involve Lebanese Hezbollah.  There is no indication that Hezbollah seeks such a war.  The group has incurred significant costs by participating in fighting within Syria and has many wounds to lick.  Its leaders still have regrets about the brinksmanship that last got Hezbollah entangled in a war with Israel.  Even though it could get in some hits with cross-border rocket fire, the group’s leaders know that in a new clash it would get badly bloodied by its militarily more capable foe.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:40:00 -0500
  • Olympic Analyst Laments Hockey Player's 'Unfortunate' Domestic Abuse Incident

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    NHL analyst Mike Milbury referred to one hockey player’s domestic abuse conviction as an “unfortunate incident,” as he offered commentary for NBC’s coverage of the men’s match between Team USA and the Olympics Athletes from Russia on Saturday.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:03:45 -0500
  • Man shot multiple times in drive-by shooting in southwest Houston

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    A man was shot several times Sunday night in a drive-by shooting in southwest Houston.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:35 -0500
  • Zimbabwe president sees deceased opposition leader's family

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    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president Sunday visited the home of deceased opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to pay condolences to his family and to urge unity as power struggles within the opposition have heightened tensions.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:27:14 -0500
  • Feds say woman on private jet to Philippines smuggled cash

    HONOLULU (AP) — A woman headed for the Philippines aboard a private jet leaving Honolulu lied about the amount of cash she had when inspectors found $335,000 in her carry-on bag, prosecutors said.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:38:41 -0500
  • Palmreaders? Japan team builds second skin message display

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    Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body. Takao Someya, the University of Tokyo professor who developed the device, envisions it as a boon for medical professionals with bed-ridden or far-flung patients, as well as family living far from their relatives.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:18:48 -0500
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