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RCMP say cause of fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash still unknown

Broncos president Kevin Garinger says the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team includes players from Edmonton, Slave Lake and Airdrie in Alberta and from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Ted Munro said rescue forts remain ongoing and that, "significant services" had been deployed to the scene, including victim services. "It has been a tragedy nobody would have imagined". [Full Article...]

U.S. imposes major sanctions on Russian oligarchs, officials

U.S. imposes major sanctions on Russian oligarchs, officials The fresh sanctions are the latest step by the USA against Russia following the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England, interference in the United States 2016 election and a cyber-attack. "This is an example of uncontrolled anti-Russian hysteria led by the US and successfully exported to the European continent", Slutsky was quoted as saying by the Russian newswire Tass. [Full Article...]

Suspected chemical attack 'kills dozens' in Syria's Douma

Suspected chemical attack 'kills dozens' in Syria's Douma State media denied the reports, saying, "Such farces about chemical weapons" were triggered by the troops' quick push toward Douma. Renewed air strikes Saturday hit the last opposition holdout in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, leaving 70 civilians dead in around 24 hours, as regime troops pressed an offensive to pressure rebels to withdraw. [Full Article...]

Weather: Outbreaks of heavy rain across southwestern areas

Weather: Outbreaks of heavy rain across southwestern areas Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says another round of wintry weather will be possible overnight, but it won't amount to very much. Clouds will clear in western Kansas, with high reaching the upper 50s to low 60s. Snow will fall in two rounds on Saturday, with the first round happening in the morning. We're not concerned about anything high impact at the moment. [Full Article...]

Facebook to verify identities for political ads

Facebook to verify identities for political ads We should have done this sooner - and we're sorry that we did not", a Facebook spokeswoman said in an e-mailed statement. But Facebook told TechCrunch it has not finalised exactly how the "unsend" feature will work. "It's going to help us a lot because they're the biggest platform, but what about Twitter?" Political and issue ads proved especially powerful in the 2016 presidential elec... [Full Article...]

Three Dead In Rockford 'Party Bus' Shooting, Suspect Still At Large

Three Dead In Rockford 'Party Bus' Shooting, Suspect Still At Large The vehicle was reportedly a Distinguished Gentleman private entertainment bus. Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea said officers were dispatched to the Mobil station at 453 N. and Johnston Av. The bus then drove to Springfield Avenue where the bus driver called the police and met with officers. The identities of the victims are being withheld pending notification of their families. [Full Article...]

Moscow wants British explanations over Skripal's niece visa refusal

Moscow wants British explanations over Skripal's niece visa refusal And last month he wrote to a United Kingdom policeman hospitalised after exposure to the nerve agent used in Salisbury, insisting on Moscow's innocence and thanking him for his bravery. Doubts were raised over its authenticity but Viktoria has told Newsnight she was 100% certain it was Yulia. British Prime Minister Theresa May has been bolstered in her response to the incident by the support o... [Full Article...]

Bogaerts, Red Sox Pound Rays

Bogaerts, Red Sox Pound Rays Bogaerts, finished the game 2-for-3 with a walk, double, homer, and six RBI. The right-handed hitter has a career.251/.317/.455 slash line with 56 homers, 87 doubles, nine triples and 204 RBI in four minor-league seasons. It was his shortest outing (previous 3-IP [9/28/17 vs Yankees]). He allowed four runs in the first and needed 38 pitches to get out of the inning. Bogaerts smoked a two-run... [Full Article...]

Moscow promises 'tough response' to new American sanctions on Russian oligarchs

Moscow promises 'tough response' to new American sanctions on Russian oligarchs The sanctions specifically target seven Russian oligarchs - business titans with de facto political power - and 12 companies they control, as well as 17 high-ranking officials in the Russian government. Friday's sanctions list targets a number of Russian tycoons, including Oleg Deripaska , a billionaire who once had close ties to Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort; Kiri... [Full Article...]

Cauvery Protests Intensify in TN, Farmers demand Cauvery Management Board

Cauvery Protests Intensify in TN, Farmers demand Cauvery Management Board Thirunavukkarasar, CPI (M) State Secretary, K. Balakrishnan, CPI State Secretary, R. Mutharasan and VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan took part in the meeting. The entire State has risen against the alleged "injustice perpetrated on us by the State and Central governments on the Cauvery (issue), the lifeline of Tamilnadu", he said on his twitter handle. [Full Article...]

Another chilly weekend, warmer weather waits for next week

Another chilly weekend, warmer weather waits for next week If any heavy snow bands develop Saturday afternoon and early evening, snow totals will likely go over the forecast amounts. TONIGHT: Partly cloudy to clear. Temperatures slowly warm back into the 50's by the end of the week. Looks like a soggy and chilly start to the work week. There will be sunny skies this afternoon with temperatures in the 40s, but with moderate north winds and some stronge... [Full Article...]

Crews extinguish 3-alarm fire at Trump Tower in NYC

Crews extinguish 3-alarm fire at Trump Tower in NYC Firemen (and women) did a great job. Trump's business is based at Trump Tower and his residence is there, but he has spent little time in NY since taking office. Parts of the building appear to have been evacuated. The NYPD has closed streets around the building as a precaution. Trump was in Washington. [Full Article...]

Trump Says Fire in New York Tower is 'Out': 'Well Built Building'

New York Daily News is reporting the fire is fast moving, and vision shows flames and smoke billowing from the building. On Sunday evening, the president tweeted: "Fire at Trump Tower is out". The fire department said no injuries were reported . Trump says it was "Very confined (well built building)". No injuries have been reported. "Firemen (and women) did a gret job". [Full Article...]

Four arrested after police stop vehicle linked to drugs in Rushden

Four arrested after police stop vehicle linked to drugs in Rushden A man was arrested Friday after law enforcement found an improvised explosive device in a Stratton home. The suspect, whose name hasn't yet been disclosed, fired at officers twice but it hasn't yet been determined if he fired first or the officers fired first, according to Bosques. [Full Article...]

Father charged with murder in missing child's death

Father charged with murder in missing child's death Reporters had wondered why the parents were not out searching for the boy. Joseph Ray Daniels does not appear to have a history of arrests in Tennessee, the Tennessean reported. Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe said in that news conference that Joseph Ray Daniels confessed to the murder, but would not say when the confession was made. [Full Article...]

ICICI chief's brother-in-law stopped at Mumbai airport, CBI continues quizzing

ICICI chief's brother-in-law stopped at Mumbai airport, CBI continues quizzing The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry against Videocon founder Venugopal Dhoot and Deepak Kochhar and unidentified others, they said. He was asked about the help he extended to Videocon in relation to the loan from ICICI Bank , which was part of a Rs40,000 crore credit given by a consortium of 20 banks to the group of Venugopal Dhoot. [Full Article...]

Rep. from SC displays gun at a meeting with constituents

Rep. from SC displays gun at a meeting with constituents Present at that meeting, part of a series of "coffee with constituents" meet and greets, were local members of the Bloomberg-funded gun control group Moms Demand Action. "What was to prevent me from leaning across the table to take that gun?" she asked. In the meantime, South Carolina Democratic Get together chairman Trav Robertson criticized Norman's motion, saying "no accountable gun propr... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation vows tough response to new United States sanctions

Russian Federation vows tough response to new United States sanctions McMaster said evidence of Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential campaign is "incontrovertible" on February 17. "Having obtained zero results from the 50 previous rounds of sanctions, Washington continues to employ fear with the refusal to issue American visas, the threatening of Russian businesses with the freezing of companies' assets and property, while forgetting that the requisition... [Full Article...]

Trump administration targets Putin's inner circle in new sweeping sanctions

Trump administration targets Putin's inner circle in new sweeping sanctions Rosoboroneksport, a state-owned weapons trading company, which the U.S. says has long-standing ties with the Syrian government. "I welcome today's sanctions on Russian oligarchs and government officials, which I called for many months ago", he said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Palestinian journalist killed by Israeli fire while covering protests

Palestinian journalist killed by Israeli fire while covering protests Wounded by a bullet yesterday by Israeli soldiers during protests near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja has died, according to a statement from the health minister of the Palestinian enclave. [Full Article...]


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