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Kentucky school shooting: 2 students killed and 17 others injured

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He said 16 others received gunshot wounds and four students received non-gunshot related injuries. According to Kentucky State police commissioner Rick Sanders, the 15-year-old male suspect whose name is undisclosed since he's a juvenile, was a student at the high school in Benton, Kentucky. Read More »

Why this government shutdown was unlike any other

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Trump also said he is seeking $25 billion for a wall along the border with Mexico, and $5 billion for other security measures. "The clock is ticking". "I've been through a couple immigration fights before, they are emotional and there's a lot of attention and a lot of intensity involved", Cornyn said. Read More »

European Union must step up funding for Syrian refugees settling in Turkey: mayor

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Founded in 2004, the group is the main defense force for the Kurdish areas in northern Syria , and has sought to expand Kurdish control and autonomy in the course of Syria's war. More than 2,000 U.S. special forces backed by air power work with the Kurdish YPG, under the banner of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) east of the Euphrates to fight the Islamic State jihadist group. Read More »

Dallas Dreamers await immigration compromise, end of shutdown

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Republicans have appeared increasingly confident that Democrats were bearing the brunt of criticism for the shutdown and that they would ultimately buckle. John Cornyn of Texas, indicated that Republican leaders were skeptical that Democrats would budge. President Donald Trump started fresh immigration talks with senators on Monday as bipartisan lawmakers struck a deal to end the US government shutdown that hinged largely on their ability to reach an immigration compromise. Read More »

Senate Advances Bill to Reopen Government

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The program protected " Dreamers " - young people who were brought to the US States illegally as children - from deportation. Senator Schumer blamed Trump for walking away from a deal on immigration during a meeting at the White House on Friday afternoon, even though Mr. Read More »

Najib To Visit India, Attend ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit

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Jindal Global University and former research director at the Indian Council of World Affairs, said there has been talk about a high-speed rail corridor from China to mainland Southeast Asia running as far as Singapore. The focus remains on greater infrastructural connectivity, but projects like Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport and India-Myanmar-Thailand are moving slow. Read More »

La Turquie a lancé une opération terrestre (Erdogan)

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L'offensive turque, baptisée opération "Rameau d'olivier", risque de tendre davantage les rapports entre Ankara et Washington: les États-Unis soutiennent en effet une coalition arabo-kurde, dont font partie les YPG , pour combattre le groupe État islamique (EI). Read More »

Brazil owns Twitter as da Silva appeal unfolds

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The court's unanimous decision reduces Lula's options to appeal against the conviction. Even then, Lula could ask the Supreme Court to lift the ban and, if the court were to agree, he could stand for office. Thousands of extra police are being deployed. If the judges sitting in the Regional Federal Tribunal 4 (TRF-4) decide on Wednesday to uphold the original sentence, Lula is likely to appeal against it in a higher court but his presidential ambitions will be curtailed nevertheless. Read More »

Schumer: Deal reached to reopen government

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President Donald Trump and Chuck Schumer , Senate Democratic leader, met on Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in a partisan stare-down over politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Read More »

White House preparing for government shutdown

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Unless you are a federal employee, a government contractor, a business heavily dependent on federal employees or contractors, or planning to visit a national park, a shutdown just won't seem that important to who you are or what you do each day. Read More »

Is This The Samsung Galaxy S9

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Samsung is set to reveal the Galaxy S9 smartphone at an event on February 25th. The 3C listing confirmed that all three versions would come with fast charging capabilities at 1.67A (15W) and standard charging 5.0V at 2.0A (10W). One of the hottest device right now is Samsung's upcoming flagship device, Galaxy S9. The company recently announced a new 3-stack fast readout camera sensor which can record 1080p videos at 480 frames per second. Read More »

Baker Mayfield says he's not a bad boy like Johnny Manziel

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Mayfield measured in at 6-feet 3/8-inch tall. He had flown home to Austin, Texas to be with his mother, who he said is "not doing too great". The South team will practice every day this week, with Thursday's practice open to the public, and practice is slated for 3 p.m.to 5 p.m. Read More »

Student charged with murder in Kentucky high school shooting

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KELLY: All right, that's Matt Markgraf of member station WKMS reporting on this very bad story, a school shooting that unfolded today in western Kentucky . "Our hearts go out to Kentuckians, and to all those affected by this tragedy", he said on Twitter . "A mass shooting is defined as four or more shootings in one location, but it's our belief that mass shootings happen every single day in America, just not all in one place", Black says. Read More »

Prosecutor In Larry Nassar Case Thanks Journalists For Uncovering Sexual Abuse

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He faces similar charges in Eaton County, where he'll be sentenced next month, and he was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on child pornography charges last week. The school is being sued by dozens of women, who say officials wrote off complaints about the doctor who worked at both the school and USA Gymnastics, which trains athletes aspiring to be Olympians. Read More »

Sen. Nelson votes to end shutdown

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On Saturday, Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME and Jeff Flake of Arizona. "When government shuts down, it represents the ultimate failure to govern". Chris Collins of NY said. In a statement, Trump said he's open to immigration deal only if it is "good for our country". Including funding for a border wall in immigration reform talks could push away liberal Democrats from supporting the long term funding , but attract conservative Republicans from getting behind a deal. Read More »

13 siblings rescued in California will live in separate homes

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One of their children - a 17-year-old girl - had clambered out of a window and used a deactivated cellphone to dial 911 for help, according to police. They had previously resided in Fort Worth, Texas. A third sibling was found chained to a bed in the foul-smelling family home, Hestrin said. In a motion filed in advance of Wednesday's court hearing, Deputy Public Defender David Macher said the "extraordinary" press coverage of the case may affect the local jury pool. Read More »

China Breaks a Cloning Barrier: Primates

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The monkeys are named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong , a version of the Chinese adjective Zhonghua which means the "Chinese nation" or "people". Somatic cell nuclear transfer in primates , he said, is "a very hard and delicate procedure, much more hard than in other mammalian species". Read More »

Economist: Subsidies, Not Tariffs, Would Benefit US Solar Industry

Austin Livingston, a sales rep for Arise Solar, said the cost will likely go up for new solar customers. "In California, we're half the ballgame in the country", he said. this year and 11.9 GW in 2019. Still, many in the industry believe that the cost bump will slow, but not kill, solar growth. China now produces 60% of the world's solar cells and 71% of solar modules. Read More »

US Olympian confronts abuser Larry Nassar in court

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Sterling also pointed fingers at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University . "Michigan State University, the school I loved and trusted, had the audacity to tell me that I did not understand the difference between sexual assault and a medical procedure", survivor Amanda Thomashow said last week. Read More »

MSU calls Nassar sentence a 'step toward justice'

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He will be sentenced on those charges after this case. "I wouldn't send my dogs to you, sir", she said. "I submit to you, these children are worth everything the court has to offer". A message to Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has not yet been returned. "Our first priority has always been and will always be their health and safety". Read More »

Two Koreas will march together at 2018 opening ceremony — IOC

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At the opening ceremony of the Olympics in the ski resort of Pyeongchang, the two Koreas will march jointly under a unified flag - the first time they will step out together at the launch of an global sporting event since 2007. Monday's protests were small but highlighted the mixed reaction to the fragile detente between the two Koreas. North Korea's figure skaters Ryom Tai-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik are "friendly and kind and a little bit shy", South Korea's Kim Kyueun said Tuesday ahead of their ... Read More »

Minutes' archives: Debating abortion before Roe v. Wade

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Trump has given the anti-choice movement his support for their agenda of criminalizing abortion. On Thursday Marie Stopes International, a United Kingdom -based abortion and contraceptive services provider, has estimated its own funding shortfall at $80 million, about 17 percent of its income from donations. Read More »

Intel Patches Causing Big Reboot Issues Confirmed

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The full list of processors (end-user and datacenter/workstation) that might experience system instability can be viewed in the PDF below. Krzanich said at the time that there was no information to suggest any loss of data from the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. Read More »

Patriots fans celebrate big win in Foxboro

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The NFL's second-ranked defense kept Brady and the Patriots at bay for most of the game, but lost linebacker Myles Jack and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus on consecutive plays on New England's winning drive. The Eagles have the best run defense in the National Football League, while Minnesota is second. "It certainly doesn't always play out the way that you wanted it to or that you had hoped to or designed it to, but that happens in every game". Read More »

Federal Workers Frustrated by Back-and-Forth Over Shutdown

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Do furloughed federal employees get back pay? A department spokesman said almost 90% of Homeland Security employees are considered essential and will continue to perform their duties during a government shutdown. Secretary of education Betsy DeVos wrote in a shutdown planning memo that "A protracted delay in Department obligations and payments beyond one week would severely curtail the cash flow to school districts, colleges and universities and vocational rehabilitation agencies that ... Read More »

Trump Casts Doubt On Reaching Immigration Deal By Feb. 8

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A day after the end of a government shutdown linked to wrangling over immigration, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said he pulled the offer because of what he said was Trump's failure to follow through on the outlines of an agreement the two men discussed on Friday. Read More »

Turkey kills at least 260 Kurdish, Islamic State fighters in Syria offensive

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Although Turkey has always been incensed by US military support for Syrian Kurdish fighters, calling them terrorists, the USA could make a compelling case while the Kurds spearheaded the anti-IS fight. "We are establishing shelter centers for these people". Turkey considers Syrian Kurdish militant group YPG a terror organization and has launched a military operation into Kurdish-held Afrin in northern Syria. Read More »

What's in, and not in, the deal ending the government shutdown

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The White House said President Donald Trump has signed a bill Monday night reopening the government, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. In March, the 700,000 undocumented immigrants on DACA are scheduled to lose legal protections from deportation. "The great deal making president sat on the sidelines". Read More »

Apple Updates iTunes for HomePod

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HomePod will be available in Apple Stores and at select Apple Authorised Resellers, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Myer and Telstra in Australia, from the 9th of February. The tech giant's wireless speaker, which works in conjunction with an Apple Music subscription, will arrive in stores on February 9. With Siri News, you'll be able to say " Hey Siri, play the news" and the digital assistant will immediately read the news. Read More »

Erdogan discusses Afrin operation with MHP leader

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But if the Kurds have been tactically vital, they are now proving to be a long-term strategic liability, some experts argue. Opposition lawmakers slammed the German government for exporting weapons to Turkey and called for the deliveries to be halted. Read More »

US' Pence starts Israel visit with Netanyahu meeting

Analysts say the US action should come as a wake-up call for the Palestinians and Arabs to look for other options. Declaring the city as the capital of Israel legitimizes Israel's discriminatory laws and human rights violations against Palestinians living in Jerusalem and exonerates Israel from its construction of Jewish settlements in Palestinian East Jerusalem , a practice that is illegal under worldwide law. Read More »

US Senate approves deal to end three-day shutdown

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Congress voted on Monday to end a three-day US government shutdown , approving the latest short-term funding bill as Democrats accepted promises from Republicans for a broad debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants. For one, it's the first time we've seen a shutdown where one party has controlled the House, the Senate, and the White House , and federal employees were furloughed - sent home without pay. Read More »

Fear and loathing in latest NAFTA talks

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At its core, America's automotive manufacturing competitiveness is dependent on complex and integrated supply chains that have developed as a result of trade liberalization generally and NAFTA in particular. "If you're unsure where the other side wants to go it is really hard to know what would please them unless you capitulate, and that's not going to happen", one person briefed on Ottawa's negotiating stance said on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Nadal, Dimitrov into Aussie quarters

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Edmund thought the match had been similar to their recent meeting in Brisbane, where Dimitrov won the deciding set, but added: "Maybe just in the key moments I stepped up well and was courageous, really went for my shots, and they came good". Read More »