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Switzerland's Hoefflin skis to gold in women's slopestyle

Switzerland's Hoefflin skis to gold in women's slopestyle She claimed silver at PyeongChang 2018 with a score of 88.00. On her bronze medal, Atkin said:"I still can't believe it". During the last four years, across 24 slopestyle competitions. Her efforts ensured Britain won medals on snow at consecutive Winter Games, after Jenny Jones' bronze in Sochi in 2014. I wanted them to do well because we're all friends but also for me, it worked out. [Full Article...]

USA can't keep up with bigger, stronger Russians in men's hockey

USA can't keep up with bigger, stronger Russians in men's hockey The team, officially competing as "Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation", scored twice on the power play after failing to do so in the opening game. With the win, OAR finished atop Group B and earned a bye into the quarterfinals of the men's ice hockey tournament, while the USA heads to the qualification round of the tournament with its Tuesday opponent to be decided. [Full Article...]

President Trump visits hospital, meets shooting survivors

The emotional wounds from the Florida high school shooting this week might never heal, but to students who are not even old enough yet to vote, staying quiet and doing nothing is not an option. This story has been corrected to say Vice President spoke in Dallas, not Houston. "Then as now, heroes were forged". Wednesday's shooting was the 17th incident of gunfire at a US school this year. [Full Article...]

Israeli tank fires into Gaza after blast near soldiers

Israeli tank fires into Gaza after blast near soldiers Still, Israeli army spokesman Jonathan Conricus blamed Hamas for the blast, in remarks on Twitter. The wounded soldiers were evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva with burns and shrapnel injuries according Haaretz Israeli news paper. [Full Article...]

Warm, Rainy Friday Turns Cold And Snowy By Saturday Night

Warm, Rainy Friday Turns Cold And Snowy By Saturday Night Breezy conditions with another round of snow is expected by Saturday morning and persisting into Sunday with the potential of heavy mountain snow. Up to a half-inch of snow is likely in the evening. The STORMTracker Doppler Network already shows light snow moving across Montana, associated with an upper level disturbance sliding over the region. [Full Article...]

Zainab case: lawyers question fairness of suspect's jail trial

Zainab case: lawyers question fairness of suspect's jail trial The 24-year-old was on trial for the killing of six-year-old Zainab Fatima Ameen in the eastern city of Kasur last month. Police say there have been 12 similar murders in Kasur in the past two years. His lawyer had withdrawn from the case after Imran confessed. Ali was arrested on 23 January. 'Imran even today told the court that he killed the eight girls, ' he told reporters. [Full Article...]

Watchdog: Kushner is a national security threat

Watchdog: Kushner is a national security threat It's unclear if all of the aides have obtained clearance since then. According to a memo to other high-ranking officials, background investigations are to be hand-delivered to the White House's legal team. Kelly told his staff that "now is the time to take a hard look at the way the White House processes clearance requests". Kelly's memo, which was released by the White House, also amounted ... [Full Article...]

Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn submits resignation after protracted anti-government protests

Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn submits resignation after protracted anti-government protests Ethiopia's state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting corporate reported that the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, discussed current political issues with Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu in NY. Mulatu Gemechu, spokesman of opposition Medrek party, said: "The resignation of the prime minister is an outcome of the popular peaceful struggle in the last three years". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation: 5 citizens probably killed by United States strike in Syria

Russian Federation: 5 citizens probably killed by United States strike in Syria But as IS shrinks, the estimated 2,000 USA troops stationed in Syria find themselves caught in a highly unpredictable and shifting battlefield, as demonstrated by an unexpected attack by pro-Assad fighters on US -backed forces who were accompanied by USA advisers in Deir el-Zour. [Full Article...]

Natural disaster causes tremors south west of England and Wales

Natural disaster causes tremors south west of England and Wales People from Cornwall to Blackpool have reported feeling strong tremors as the quake struck at its epicentre near Swansea just after 2.30pm. Meanwhile, others took to social media to make slightly more sarcastic comments. Tina Anton wrote on Twitter: "Just had a tremor as in quake in Cornwall!" An natural disaster shook homes and buildings across parts of Britain today. [Full Article...]

Turkey, US to 'work together' in Syria after weeks of tensions

Turkey, US to 'work together' in Syria after weeks of tensions U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a two-day visit that followed weeks of escalating anti-American rhetoric from the Turkish government. "The two engaged in a productive and open conversation about a mutually beneficial way forward in the U.S. -Turkey relationship", said a U.S. State Department spokesman traveling with Tillerson. [Full Article...]

TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly cloudy, high near 51

TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly cloudy, high near 51 Winds are pretty breezy already out of the southwest around 10 to 20 miles per hour with partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. The low will be near 55 degrees. Sunday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Some scattered showers are possible during the day. The big question involves the storm track. [Full Article...]

Iran, India Vow To Do More To Stabilize Afghanistan

Iran, India Vow To Do More To Stabilize Afghanistan The two leaders are expected to take stock of whole gamut of issues that are key to India-Iran ties. " Iran is ready to share its share its oil, gas, and energy resources for the development and progress of India". Other agreements included cooperation in agriculture, temporary administration of the first phase of Chabahar port , post affairs, and medical programs, Tasnim reported. [Full Article...]

HEB partnering with on-demand delivery service

HEB partnering with on-demand delivery service Favor will continue to operate as an independent wholly-owned subsidiary of the grocery chain. H-E-B did not release the details of the transaction, but said the effort is created to "accelerates (the company's) path to become a digital retail industry leader in Texas", as well as give customers choice in shopping and paying and receiving goods, particularly online. [Full Article...]

More rain develops overnight into Friday

More rain develops overnight into Friday A cool front will approach Acadiana late Friday allowing for the chance of scattered showers by late in the day into the early evening. Lows will get as cold as the low and mid-teens by Saturday before temperatures increase Sunday through early next week. [Full Article...]

7.5-magnitude quake sways buildings in Mexico City: USGS

7.5-magnitude quake sways buildings in Mexico City: USGS People stand on a street after an quake shook buildings in Mexico City , Mexico February 16, 2018. A powerful 7.5-magnitude quake hit Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday evening, according to the U.S. Images in the media appeared to show bricks and rubble fallen from buildings, and products tumbling off shelves in a supermarket. A magnitude 8.2 quake on September 7 killed almost 100 people in Oaxaca and ... [Full Article...]

Mass inaction on mass shootings: Darcy cartoon

Mass inaction on mass shootings: Darcy cartoon To the parents, he said, "love your kids, hold your kids, kiss your kids". With their comments and sacrifice the students who survived the massacre in Parkland, and the teachers who didn't, have shown more leadership than President Trump , Paul Ryan, Marco Ryan and the rest of the politicians who have failed to protect them. [Full Article...]

Olympic athletes 2018: How to follow the best from Team USA

Olympic athletes 2018: How to follow the best from Team USA And "The Flying Tomato" did it again collecting his third career gold medal this week in the men's snowboard halfpipe. He won silver , Canada's first medal in the event since 1932. Overall, the Americans have won seven medals - four gold , one silver , and two bronze . However, this will be the first event veteran Lindsey Vonn competes in. [Full Article...]

Trump Reportedly Still Doesn't Believe That Russia Interfered In The 2016 Election

Trump Reportedly Still Doesn't Believe That Russia Interfered In The 2016 Election The State Department recently argued that it didn't impose sanctions against companies doing weapons deals with Russian Federation because the threat of sanctions was enough to deter some of those deals. Richard Burr, R-N.C., continues to probe Russia's 2016 election interference. Leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies warned that Russian Federation will try to interfere in the 2018 United St... [Full Article...]

UK Sikhs keenly watching Trudeau's India visit

UK Sikhs keenly watching Trudeau's India visit OTTAWA , Canada-Contrary to the large claims being made by the Indian mainstream media outlets, several Canadian media outlets have reported that the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not meet the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh during his visit to Punjab. [Full Article...]


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