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Michigan Basketball gets closer to double bye in Big Ten Tournament


They beat MI at home, but that's it. Both games should prove hard for MI. MI has also won four of the last five games overall. Even more important than the triples: The timing of them. Jackson had big days, mostly finding room getting inside a MI defense that lacks the height and length of other teams. Luckily, the Buckeyes came out and tried to and play tough on Sunday. Read More »

Shooting Survivors Focus Anger At Trump, Tweets


The documents provide further evidence that Cruz was a troubled teen before being charged with 17 counts of murder in the Wednesday attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . "The killer has his constitutional rights - has decided not to speak". At the same time, he said , "perhaps we haven't been effective enough in intervening immediately. Read More »

Latvian central bank chief rejects bribery claims after release on bail


Beyond depositors not being able to access their funds, imposing a stay on payments is controversial because of the potential damage to a bank's counterparties. Link to central bank governor? At a news conference, Mr Rimsevics said "my retreat would allow a man like Guselnikov to triumph". "But they [the allegations] have been expressed only orally, so we have not seen a specific document at the moment", he added. Read More »

Israel, Iran in war of words


The Israeli air raids began on February 10 when the regime's military said it had intercepted an unmanned aircraft "on a military mission sent and operated by Iranian military forces". Iran warned on Monday that if Israel took any military action against the Islamic republic, it would suffer crushing consequences. Iran played important role in defeating Daesh (IS) in Iraq and Syria . Read More »

Flood watch issued into Tuesday morning

The National Weather Service has issued flood watches to many counties in Northwest Ohio and all around the state. There's a flood watch in effect until 7 p.m. This is especially true in any areas that have Flood Warnings in place. Drier air will start to return to the area Wednesday afternoon. Areas that see repeated rounds of heavy rain could see some localized flooding not only today but tonight into tomorrow. Read More »

Pro-government militia set to enter Afrin to oppose 'Turkish aggression'


Turkey views the YPG as a Syrian offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been waging an insurgency against the Turkish state since 1984. YPG officials refused to comment on the purported deal when contacted by CNN. "We are not going to act alone any longer, not USA doing one thing, Turkey doing another", Tillerson said after talks with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu . Read More »

Wigan knock Manchester City out of FA Cup


That could well influence his selection policy, as he's determined to avoid a cup upset and he'll know a competent and convincing win would be particularly welcome before the Carabao Cup final and back to back Premier League games against Arsenal and Chelsea . Read More »

Michelle Obama Reviews 'Black Panther': "It Will Inspire People of All Backgrounds"


T'Challa's bodyguard from Civil War is back and we learn her name, Okoye ( Danai Gurira ), and the group she belongs to. Mr Kevin Feige, the prodigy who runs Marvel , and Mr Alan F. The hashtag was created by Kayla Sutton , director of online marketing for Black Girl Nerds , whose 8-year-old autistic Black had been getting more and more excited for the movie with every new trailer and clip, according to The Hollywood Reporter . Read More »

South Korean Men's Curling Team Wins Against Italy


Seriously, one big reason for fewer viewers this Olympics is that pro hockey players made a decision to stay home this time . "It was really fun". The decision comes despite a huge gap in competitiveness among the leading teams with Canada and the United States still dominating the sport. Read More »

Marcelo suffers injury scare as Real Madrid edge Real Betis in thriller


The 22-year-old has provided some huge contributions this season, no more so than his late introduction against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League where Madrid then scored twice to run out 3-1 winners. Mandi diverted Joaquin's corner wide and Loren came close to beating Keylor Navas from 25 yards. The game which should won easily became hard as the whites were conceding in the first half. Read More »

Olympics Skeleton Women's Final medal results: Great Britain dominates


The 29-year-old had admitted she wasn't at her physical peak heading into the final, saying: 'I have got a throat or sinus infection. Germany's Jacqueline Lolling took the silver medal. They probably think I'm taking home a medal. An unprecedented double first for Lizzie Yarnold, retaining skeleton gold. The 0.36-second margin of difference over the field in that final heat was massive, compared to the other three heats of the competition. Read More »

Once Again, It's U.S. vs. Canada for the Gold


Knowing the rival Americans had advanced to play for gold, Canada entered their semifinal meeting with the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation with the opportunity to book their own ticket to the final in Pyeongchang. If she doesn't start, Canada could go with Geneviève Lacasse, who was between the pipes when Canada won that first game against the Americans. And in an early hole, things didn't get much better for the Finns. Read More »

Russia Is Laughing At the US President And the United States


The facts, doggedly accumulated by special counsel Robert Mueller III despite much hostility from President Donald Trump , show that the Russians' goal was to foment "distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general", as the indictment puts it. Read More »

LeBron James carries team to All-Star Game win, earns third MVP award


It was kind of cool to see both teams come together as me and LeBron were picking. "Televise it", DeMar DeRozan of Team Stephen said of the draft. "It's always been my fans who voted me in. So, if things go as we hope they will, I'm sure that'll be something we sit back down and talk to the union about". Read More »

#2 Michigan State Basketball Record Comeback

Wins over MI and Nebraska to close the season would be huge. The first of those games comes Tuesday in the home finale against IL. IL (13-15, 3-12 Big Ten ) is coming off its best win in Big Ten play. Last week I said it would be important for MI to make their free throws in order to win tougher games, and tonight they came through. MSU tied the game at 53 points a piece around the eight minute mark on a putback layup by sophomore forward Nick Ward, and a few minutes later Winston ... Read More »

Ohio State vs. MI


Zavier Simpson scored on a driving lay-up, Poole hit a 3, and Simpson made a pair of free throws to put MI ahead 62-53. "We're just continuing to try to build a resume", Beilein said. Three others (C.J. Jackson, Jae'Sean Tate, Kaleb Wesson) are scoring in double figures behind Bates-Diop (19.6 points per game) and it's a scrappy team, as shown by the previous rally against MI and a comeback win at Purdue . Read More »

R'fontein's weather: Cloudy with a chance of rain


Sunshine returns in full by Sunday afternoon and temperatures will warm to near 50 degrees. Fortunately, there isn't any blocking in the upper atmosphere over the northern Atlantic Ocean that would otherwise slow this system down and allow the offshore low to deepen into a bigger storm. Read More »

Florida school shooting suspect willing to plead guilty for life sentence


He briefly appeared in court Thursday and was held on no bond. It's common for school districts to tear down or overhaul buildings that were the sites of deadly shootings . A mugshot of Cruz depicts an ordinary-looking young man - cleanly-cut chestnut hair, hazel eyes, his face speckled with freckles. "I think I am going to kill people", Cruz wrote in the group, according to CNN , which also quoted an unnamed law enforcement source as saying the suspect bought at least five guns in ... Read More »

Muslim body files plaint after Priya Varrier went viral with a wink


However, a complaint has been filed against the lyrics of the song. According to the Malyalam film industry sources, the song " Manikya Malaraya Poovi " was based on a Malyalam folk song. This week was all about Malayalam debutant, now Internet sensation - Priya Prakash Varrier . The movie is helmed by Omar Ali. Priya says, with such a response, she's a bit 'tensed.' "I'm tensed about that because it is a big responsibility now". Read More »

Magazine gets ex-playmate's account of President Trump affair


For Valentine's Day, Trump visited children at the National Institutes of Health, where she helped construct valentines and decorate cookies in a bright road coat by Calvin Klein and black patent leather heels. The account had similarities with descriptions that adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels , and other women have given of sexual encounters with Trump, including private dinners and offers to buy them real estate. Read More »

Florida Students Quit Class To Protest Shootings


Marco Rubio, R-Fla., headed to visit Broward Health North in nearby Pompano Beach. "We did everything that we were supposed to do", teacher Melissa Falkowski said. Mr Trump added that he was working with Congress "on many fronts" but did not specify what those fronts were. The mass shootings reignite the debate over gun control. Read More »

Key Takeaways From Indictment Of Russians


Special Counsel Robert Mueller . The indictment documents a broad social-media and propaganda campaign operating out of Russian Federation and involving hundreds of people starting in 2014 that "had a strategic goal to sow discord in the US political system". Read More »

House Dem joins protest at NRA headquarters following Florida school shooting


Trump lacks the emotional intelligence of Obama - he is a mega-bully, who operates by firing off angry tweets late at night. "If you are an elected official and you want to keep things the way they are and not do things differently, if you want to keep the gun laws as they are now - you will not get re-elected in Broward County", he said . Read More »

Demonstrators gather for Gun control rally

On Wednesday, a lone gunman walked into a Florida high school, pulled the fire alarm, and randomly began shooting until he had murdered 17 people and injured at least a dozen more . "Where's the common sense in that?" Seventeen mostly young people died. Pence is traveling in Texas for fundraising and to inspect the U.S. They'll tell you it's time to talk about it. Read More »

Florida shooting victims remembered in Sunbury

ABC News earlier reported that the troubled 19-year-old Cruz, who had attended the school from January 13, 2016, to February 8, 2017, heard voices in his head described as demons as he gunned down his victims Wednesday. Police were also called to look into questionable actions Cruz was up to at least 30 times prior to the shootings on Tuesday. Despite having been diagnosed with autism, Cruz was still permitted to legally purchase a semi-automatic rifle, she said . Read More »

North Korean figure skaters revel in starring role

He described them as witnesses "to the ominous nature" of the North Korean regime. Following Jong-un's announcement, North Korea negotiated with South Korea and the International Olympic Committee, which culminated in the two countries marching under the "unified Korea" flag and organizing a unified women's ice hockey team. Read More »

Weather week ahead: Up & down temps and lots of rain


The record in Springfield for Thursday is 76° set in 1911. Widespread rain moving from the south to north, about 40-50 percent of the area may see it. High pressure will move off the coast for President's Day Monday as a warm front lifts north through Pennsylvania. Precipitation is likely, but weather models are less in agreement on the amount, and even the type of precipitation near and east of I-95, forecasters said. Read More »