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GOP Doing All It Can To Keep Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Congressional Map

22 Feb 2018 at 10:19pm

GOP Doing All It Can To Keep Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Congressional MapPennsylvania Republicans took another stab at blocking a court-ordered congressional map on Thursday by filing a new lawsuit that asks a three-judge federal panel to step in.




'How dare you': CNN's Camerota clashes with NRA's Loesch over her claim that ...

23 Feb 2018 at 3:17pm

'How dare you': CNN's Camerota clashes with NRA's Loesch over her claim that media 'love' mass shootingsThe national spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association on Friday doubled down on her claim that members of the media ?love? mass shootings, like last week?s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., because of the bump in television ratings that some networks experience.




Florida School's Armed Officer Did "Nothing" During Shooting

23 Feb 2018 at 12:29pm

Florida School's Armed Officer Did "Nothing" During ShootingTOP STORIES (Get this roundup directly in your inbox each weekday ? sign up for The Morning Email here.)




One of two men hired by man who planned his family's murder confesses to cops...

24 Feb 2018 at 12:28am

One of two men hired by man who planned his family's murder confesses to cops: Part 4As Bart Whitaker fled to Mexico under an alias, cops found evidence he may have planned his family's murder two years earlier.




Secret Service: Driver 'apprehended' after hitting barrier near White House

23 Feb 2018 at 12:52pm

Secret Service: Driver 'apprehended' after hitting barrier near White HouseThe White House went on lockdown after a driver crashed a vehicle into a barrier outside of the complex. The suspect was later apprehended according to the Secret Service.




Boko Haram girls were not freed in heroic mission after all, Nigerian officia...

23 Feb 2018 at 1:44pm

Boko Haram girls were not freed in heroic mission after all, Nigerian officials admitNigerian officials have apologised after falsely claiming to have staged a dramatic rescue of a group of schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction by Boko Haram on Monday night. Officials in northern Yobe State had claimed on Wednesday to have rescued at least 50 of the girls, in what they described as a "gallant" mission by the Nigerian army. But late on Thursday night, they told families of the missing girls that there had in fact been no rescue at all, saying that the claims had been based on "unreliable" information from the security forces. "We have now established that the information we relied on to make the statement was not credible," said Yobi state spokesman Abdullahi Bego. "The Yobe State government apologises for that." The admission came amid claims from parents that four days after the initial kidnapping in the town of Dapchi, more than 100 girls remain unaccounted for.  At least five parents who were present fainted with the shock upon being told at an official briefing that their daughters were still missing after all. Boko Haram oppression in Nigeria, in pictures One parent, Kundiri Alhaji Bukar, told BBC Hausa language service: ''[The governor] said soldiers were dispatched but the military commander told him they could not locate the girls with the Boko Haram militants. He said no-one is really sure whether the girls were taken away by Boko Haram. But we on our part, we believe Boko Haram abducted the children." The backtracking by the Yobe state officials comes amid growing concerns about the government's handling of the incident. When reports of the attack on the school first surfaced earlier this week, officials initially claimed there had been no abductions at all, and that the missing girls had simply fled to surrounding villages. Critics have drawn comparisons with the government's handling of the notorious Chibok school abduction case in 2014, where officials likewise made a series of denials and contradictory statements before admitting that some 276 children had gone missing. As of Friday morning there was still no solid information on the number of girls believed to be missing. While some are thought to have been abducted, others may have fled to safety in surrounding villages and simply not yet contacted their parents. Mobile phone reception is limited in much of Nigeria's remote rural north. Sandals are strewn in the yard of the Government Girls Science and Technical College staff quarters in Dapchi, Nigeria, on February 22, 2018  Credit: AMINU ABUBAKAR/AFP/Getty Images On Wednesday, government officials told the Reuters news agency that around 50 girls were still missing. But one parent, Bashir Manzo, told the Associated Press news agency that parents had presented the state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, with a list of 101 missing children at Thursday's official briefing. ?[Mr Gaidam] told us the girls have not been found and we should continue to pray for their safe return,? another parent, Rabiu Sani, told the AP.   The flow of official misinformation over the case is likely anger President Muhamamdu Buhari, who was critical of his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan's handling of the Chibok case. Earlier this week, he despatched a team of ministers to the area in an attempt to demonstrate that he was responding quickly to the situation. ?I share the anguish of all the parents and guardians of the girls that remain unaccounted for,? Mr Buhari tweeted on Wednesday evening. ?I would like to assure them that we are doing all in our power to ensure the safe return of all the girls.?




Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife sought

24 Feb 2018 at 2:17am

Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife soughtMANILA, Philippines (AP) ? A Lebanese man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait has been arrested, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday.




This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before Flying

23 Feb 2018 at 5:39am

This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before FlyingCannabis is legal in Nevada but still banned by the U.S. government




12 Tweets On Gun Violence And Mental Health Everyone Should Read

23 Feb 2018 at 6:37pm

12 Tweets On Gun Violence And Mental Health Everyone Should ReadIf you mapped out the discussion about the major causes of gun violence following every mass shooting in the United States, it would almost certainly lead you to the same destination: mental illness.




Russia's Man In The White House

22 Feb 2018 at 11:07pm

Russia's Man In The White HouseFirst, did a presidential candidate compromise our interests in exchange for electoral help from a foreign adversary?




35 Sleek & Inspiring Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

23 Feb 2018 at 7:05pm

35 Sleek & Inspiring Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas




Car Rental Company Enterprise Holdings Ends Discounts For NRA Members

23 Feb 2018 at 9:13am

Car Rental Company Enterprise Holdings Ends Discounts For NRA MembersOne of the world?s largest car rental companies is cutting ties with the National Rifle Association.




Three executions planned Thursday in three U.S. states

22 Feb 2018 at 10:17pm

Three executions planned Thursday in three U.S. statesA trio of inmates are scheduled to be executed on Thursday, one each in Alabama, Florida and Texas, raising the possibility that U.S. prison authorities will carry out three death sentences on the same day for the first time since 2010. The circumstances behind each case could halt any of the executions, including the one in Texas, where the convict received an unprecedented clemency recommendation. The state has conducted all three of this year's U.S. executions.




The Latest: Gardner spokeswoman: No 'political games'

23 Feb 2018 at 8:31pm

The Latest: Gardner spokeswoman: No 'political games'ST. LOUIS (AP) ? The Latest on the indictment of Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):




Los Angeles fire: 100 fire-fighters tackle huge blaze at apartment building i...

23 Feb 2018 at 1:30am

Los Angeles fire: 100 fire-fighters tackle huge blaze at apartment building in Pico RiveraOne person was injured after a massive fire broke out at an apartment complex near Los Angeles. Firefighters were forced to exit the building and go into ?defensive mode? to battle the flames, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff?s department was assisting in efforts to aid people affected by the fire, directing evacuees to shelter.




Modi talks tough on separatists after meeting Trudeau

23 Feb 2018 at 12:15am

Modi talks tough on separatists after meeting TrudeauPrime Minister Narendra Modi spoke out against separatism Friday in an apparent warning to his Canadian counterpart, whose week-long visit to India has been marred by claims his administration is soft on Sikh extremists. Standing next to visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Modi said India would not tolerate those who sought to challenge its integrity. "There should be no place for those who misuse religion for political motives and promote separatism," Modi said.




Woman Charged With Suffocating 3 Infants in the 1980s

23 Feb 2018 at 11:49pm

Woman Charged With Suffocating 3 Infants in the 1980sThe cases were reopened in March 2015 after Nancy Moronez's daughter told police her mother confessed to suffocating Moronez's son




The ATF Is Getting Crushed Under The Weight Of The Gun Industry

23 Feb 2018 at 1:11am

The ATF Is Getting Crushed Under The Weight Of The Gun IndustryThe U.S. gun industry has grown explosively over the past decade, leaving the federal agency responsible for regulating it, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, struggling to keep up with the rising flow of guns into the civilian market.




Author Eric Metaxas, evangelical intellectual, chose Trump, and he's sticking...

23 Feb 2018 at 10:00am

Author Eric Metaxas, evangelical intellectual, chose Trump, and he's sticking with himEric Metaxas, who wrote a bestselling biography of the anti-Nazi pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, surprised his friends when he came out in support of Donald Trump. And nothing that has happened since the election has changed his mind. Jon Ward explores what led him to this position and how he deals with the suspicions that he is "a fundamentalist in an intellectual's clothing."




Apple, Amazon, YouTube Urged To Pull NRA TV Channel

23 Feb 2018 at 11:19pm

Apple, Amazon, YouTube Urged To Pull NRA TV ChannelAmazon, Apple, Roku and YouTube are facing increased calls to drop the National Rifle Association?s TV channel from their streaming services, as backlash against the organization grows following a Florida school shooting last week that killed 17 people.




Perris torture case: District attorney adds new charges against David, Louise...

24 Feb 2018 at 1:49am

Perris torture case: District attorney adds new charges against David, Louise TurpinNew charges were added Friday in the case of the Perris couple accused of torturing their children and holding them captive.




National Rifle Association facing backlash as corporate giants drop links wit...

24 Feb 2018 at 12:35am

National Rifle Association facing backlash as corporate giants drop links with gun lobby groupA wave of companies has ended their association with the National Rifle Association as the backlash against the gun lobby group spreads. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, companies have come under pressure on social media to sever their ties with the NRA. The NRA's five million members have, until now, enjoyed a raft of favourable deals from the NRA's corporate partners, including cut-price car hire. However Hertz and Enterprise holdings - the parent company of major car rental firms Enterprise, Alamo and National - announced the end of their co-branding memberships. First National Bank of Omaha, which offers the "Official Credit Card of the NRA" - with benefits including  five per cent cash back on petrol and sporting goods - announced it was ending the arrangement. Read more | Florida school shooting Symantec, which offered anti-virus software, has stopped offering NRA members a discount which slashed the price of its top package from $110 to $48. On Saturday, United Airlines and Delta Airlines both released statements that they would no longer offer discounts for NRA events and asked that the gun lobby remove references to them from their website. Chubb Insurance has confirmed it will no longer underwrite "NRA Carry Guard" policies, although the company took the decision three months ago. The sweeping corporate desertion of the NRA follows a social media campaign under the #BoycottNRA hashtag, which has named and shamed companies with ties to the gun lobby group. The following companies have cut ties with the NRA over the last 24 hours. - Enterprise - Wyndham - Metlife - Hertz - Best Western - First National Bank - Alamo - National - Symantec - Chubb - SIRVA #BoycottNRA The list is growing!! RETWEET to show support!!? Brian Krassenstein?? (@krassenstein) February 23, 2018 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which was founded after the 2012 shootings in Sandy Hook, has sent letters to streaming television companies demanding they axe NRA TV from their line-ups. Such is the groundswell of anger that a number of companies which severed their links with the NRA some time ago have publicly disowned the organisation on social media. In the past the NRA has not been averse to orchestrating a boycott campaign of its own, notably in 2000, when it targeted Smith & Wesson, which had cut a deal with the Clinton administration. The gun manufacturers were accused of "caving in" after agreeing a package of measures including restrictions on sales, the introduction of locking devices and limits on clip sizes. Gun owners deserted Smith & Wesson, which suffered a 40 per cent slump in gun sales.




The Latest: Spared Texas inmate expresses gratitude

22 Feb 2018 at 11:57pm

The Latest: Spared Texas inmate expresses gratitudeHUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) ? The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate (all times local):




Adam Rippon Will Now 'Totally' Take Mike Pence's Telephone Call

23 Feb 2018 at 3:23pm

Adam Rippon Will Now 'Totally' Take Mike Pence's Telephone CallAdam Rippon is now prepared to talk with Vice President Mike Pence.




Three bombs rock Myanmar's northwestern city Sittwe, policeman injured

24 Feb 2018 at 4:53am

Three bombs rock Myanmar's northwestern city Sittwe, policeman injuredBy Thu Thu Aung YANGON (Reuters) - Three bombs rocked the capital of Myanmar's restive Rakhine State, Sittwe, early on Saturday, police said, adding that a policeman was slightly injured and the authorities were still working to determine who was behind the bombings. The blasts come only three days after a large bomb killed two bank employees and injured nearly two dozen other people in the northeastern city of Lashio, where several ethnic insurgent groups are fighting the Myanmar military. Sittwe is the capital of Myanmar's violence-torn Rakhine where Rohingya Muslim insurgent attacks last year sparked a massive military response that pushed 688,000 Rohingya across the border into Bangladesh.