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Buhari assures Dapchi schoolgirls of security


Boko Haram has increased the use of children as suicide bombers, sending 83 boys and girls to carry out suicide attacks in Nigeria between January and August 2017, compared to 19 children in all of 2016, said the United Nations children's agency UNICEF. Read More »

Parkland students scarred, determined after lives changed forever


As they prepare for Saturday's " March for Our Lives " rallies in Washington and elsewhere calling for tighter regulations on guns, the students said they were still coping with the anxiety that comes with surviving a violent crime. "I failed Camern when she was alive", he said. Students took to social media to thank Kraft and the Patriots for the gesture. School administrators, mental health counselors and others received numerous warnings of the mental state and violent tendencies of ... Read More »

Toys 'R' Us Founder Charles P Lazarus Has Died


Thank you for your understanding and we will miss you all". Last week the company announced it would close all of its remaining locations in the USA, just a week after announcing it would do the same for its businesses in the UK. But the delay didn't stop many from shopping at one of their beloved toy stores - even paying full price. "If there is no Toys R Us, I don't think there is a toy business", Larian said. Read More »

Trump tells Saudi prince he will work on arms deal


What distinguishes Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to the United States is that he represents a new Saudi project - or, perhaps more accurately, a new Saudi Arabia; a country that is heading toward change, and government and community development. Read More »

Oh nuts! China shoppers lament tariffs on U.S. almonds, pistachio and fruit


Starting with Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Trump's Mar-a-Lago Florida retreat last spring, USA and Chinese officials met for talks aimed at resolving lingering trade differences. "If China brings out soybeans or the Boeing deal, the trade war will escalate", Zhang said. One U.S. administration after another has tried to get China to change, without success. Read More »

Palestinian jailed for striking Israeli


Ahed Tamimi, 17, became a symbol of Palestinian defiance to military occupation after she confronted Israeli soldiers outside her home in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on December 15. "They [Palestinians] don't trust the system". "She is not a little girl, she is a terrorist", culture minister Miri Regev has said. "We are here today to voice our rejection of the USA decision on occupied Jerusalem", Essam Abu Baker, coordinator of the Palestinian National and Islamic Forces in Ramallah , ... Read More »

Democrats giddy after IL primary showing


Many of them were motivated by President Donald Trump's election and his policies. An open Nazi, Arthur Jones , won the Republican nomination in the heavily Democratic 3rd Congressional District. Pritzker was out early Wednesday morning thanking voters at the 95th Street Red Line stop on the South Side. The question on the ballot was, "Shall the State of IL legalize the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products for recreational use by ... Read More »

England coach Bayliss embarrassed at shocking collapse


But Overton hit a few boundaries and avoided some statistical indignities but there was no disguising that it was a bad effort from England's batsmen. But number nine Overton (33no), playing here only because Ben Stokes' stiff back meant he may not be able to bowl, had other ideas - scoring more than half England's runs as they instead recorded merely their sixth-lowest total. Read More »

Joseph Parker team confirms secret elbow surgery ahead of Anthony Joshua fight


In a video posted by BBC Sport, Joshua also spoke about his own confidence. I spar with a lot of the amateur guys who are like professionals because they do WSB and all that stuff. However, the Parker team prefers the view of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder over that of the betting houses. Listen above to boxing journalist Patrick McKendry explain Joseph Parker's elbow surgery and the back and forth weirdness between him and Anthony Joshua . Read More »

Donegal Country Star David sings for Harry and Meghan


Earlier the couple visited a peace-building initiative, which Harry launched past year to encourage young people across Northern Ireland to become ambassadors for peace within their communities. ET also reported that the 33-year-old is planning on expanding his brood with the Suits actress nearly as soon as they have tied the knot. Behold, the most coveted wedding invitation of the century - or at least since the one from Prince William and Duchess Kate's wedding seven years ago. Read More »

US House passes $1.3 trillion spending bill


Lights shine at The U.S. Capitol along with the Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial in the early hours of Friday morning on February 9, 2018 in Washington , DC. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), chair of the Republican Study Committee caucus. Republican Senator Rand Paul spent part of Thursday on social network Twitter criticizing what he said was unnecessary spending in the sprawling bill. Read More »

'March for Our Lives' protesters demand stricter gun laws


While I can only speak for the school that I attend, I suspect the inconsistency between how the event was presented and how it was actually carried out may have been the case for many other schools across the country. Maybe using "privilege" would help us talk to one another with less emotion and more rationality. That's all they want. This would put many small dealers out of business. Read More »

Self-driving Uber 'had time to avoid crash with cyclist'


Police in Tempe , Arizona , say the female pedestrian walked in front of the Uber SUV in the dark of night, and neither the automated system nor the human backup driver stopped in time . There was a human on board during this test run. According to the WSJ , the person aboard the autonomous vehicle, Rafael Vasquez, is seen in a video looking down for several seconds while traveling about 40 miles an hour, right before the Volvo XC90 hit and killed the pedestrian. Read More »

Trump offered me cash after sex with me -Ex-Playboy model declares


The White House on Thursday did not respond to a request for comment. "He would call me "baby", or "baby Karen", she said". McDougal said. "I'm sorry". I'm not out to make money on this. 'I just needed to get out of it. McDougal fought back tears when she was asked how she viewed the relationship with Donald Trump in hindsight. Read More »

Bolton Expected to 'Clean House' at NSC


Bolton , probably the most divisive foreign policy expert ever to serve as United Nations ambassador, has been a force in Republican foreign policy circles for decades. "That is not a question for us, it is for the United States administration", a Kremlin spokesman said when asked about Bolton's nomination. "Obviously there was some friction between the secretary of State and the president; some days that would be putting it mildly", Petraeus said. Read More »

Stocks slide, bonds and yen gain on Trump's China tariffs


South Korea's Kospi tumbled 2.3 percent to 2,438.03. US President Donald Trump has suggested US$60bn in annual tariffs could be imposed on over 1,300 Chinese products bound for the North American nation. "This requires taking effective action to confront China over its state-led efforts to force, strong-arm, and even steal US technology and intellectual property", said US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Read More »

Thousands of NJ students to participate in March For Our Lives rallies


Another group of about 100 students from the Providence Student Union are also traveling overnight to Washington to join the march, which was organized by Stoneman Douglas students just days after they survived the mass shooting. A Tribune photojournalist and reporter will provide live updates from the scene on Saturday. The counter-protesters, though, argue that school safety can be accomplished and gun violence curbed without infringing upon gun owners' rights. Read More »

Warmer Weather Just Around The Corner


Snow fell at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour and officially, the Twin Cities received 8.7 inches of snow. The high will be near 52 degrees. The snow will be focused into the northern and eastern portions of Kentucky while folks in the south will see more rainfall. Read More »

Markets hit as China counters U.S. move

Yevtukhov said Russian Federation was also considering direct retaliatory measures against the USA tariffs, such as imposing reciprocal tariffs on US goods. A day after he initiated a series of tough actions against "unfair" Chinese trade practices, inviting retaliation by Beijing, Trump exuded confidence that the steps would end up with China fairly treating America. Read More »

JB Pritzker Wins Democratic Primary For Governor


Dan Lipinski held off a challenge from progressive candidate Marie Newman. "Tonight, we've taken the next step of beating Bruce Rauner and putting IL back on the side of working families", Pritzker said in a statement soon after the contest was called. Read More »

Wednesday Eve's Spring Forecast - March 21


This high will control our weather through the end of the week. Temperatures will cool back down to the upper 40s. When you consider amount of sunshine, fairy light winds and near flawless afternoon temperatures, today might offer the best weather of the week. Read More »

Photos of Washington's winter storm on spring's first full day

We aren't expecting any accumulation . But into the middle of next week, we are seeing temperatures beginning to drop. The best chance to see this wintry mix, will be from the Triangle northward. "If that happens, snow would be a risk, especially but not only in the north". A blast of bitter air from the Arctic could sweep across Britain in the run-up to the holiday with high pressure building in the north of the UK. Read More »

Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO Alexander Nix


Facebook recently suspended Cambridge Analytica for not destroying the data of the 50 million users. Facebook shares some information about users so that they could be targeted with more relevant ads. "I think there's going to be a lot of chatter about privacy issues surrounding Facebook, but I don't think any significant legislation is going to be passed". Read More »

Austin bombings suspect blew himself up inside vehicle


Manley said the suspect is believed to be from the Pflugerville area. As police waited for tactical units, the vehicle left the hotel, Manley said. On Sunday, two pedestrians were killed and two others injured after a tripwire set off an explosive attached to a "For-Sale" sign in front of a home. Read More »

Are we in for a dose of mini-Beast?

The bulk of the unsafe, wind-driven snow and sleet is expected to wallop New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and parts of eastern Pennsylvania before heading off to Nantucket early Thursday . New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible. More accumulation and slick, snow-covered roads are expected in the higher elevations. Read More »