February 21st, 2018

World News

US doing little to combat Russia meddling in next elections

By Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump’s intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian election meddling that was recently unmasked in federal court. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s surprise indictment last week ... Read More »

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New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

By The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

BEIRUT – New airstrikes and shelling on the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said. Syrian government forces and Russian aircraft have shown no signs of letting up their indiscriminate aerial and artillery assault on eastern Ghouta since they stepped ... Read More »

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Trump says more must be done to protect children

By Catherine Lucey And Matthew Daly, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

WASHINGTON – As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in ... Read More »

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Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

By The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A court in Bahrain has sentenced a prominent activist to five years in prison over tweets alleging torture at a prison in his country and criticizing Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The case against Nabeel Rajab, a major figure in the tiny island nation’s 2011 Arab Spring protests, has been ... Read More »

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Bicyclist blames Waze for directing him into Lincoln Tunnel

By The Associated Press on February 20th, 2018

NEW YORK – A New York City bicyclist delivering Chinese food is blaming the Waze navigation app for directing him into the busy Lincoln Tunnel, where bikes are banned. A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman says 19-year-old Bruce Lee was stopped Tuesday evening after he peddled into the tunnel, which connects ... Read More »

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US: North Korea cancelled meeting with Pence at last minute

By Josh Lederman, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vice-President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government cancelled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. A potential meeting between Pence and the North Koreans had been the most highly anticipated moment ... Read More »

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US says North Korea cancelled planned meeting with VP Pence

By Josh Lederman, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vice-President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government cancelled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. Pence led the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang, South Korea, amid dramatic speculation ... Read More »

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US: Pence ready to talk to NKorea, but they cancelled meeting

By Josh Lederman, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration says Vice-President Mike Pence was ready to meet with representatives from North Korea during his visit to the Olympic Games in South Korea but that North Korea cancelled at the last minute. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says that Pence “was ready to take this opportunity” and would have used ... Read More »

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Pennsylvania church to bless couples toting AR-15 rifles

By Michael Rubinkam, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2018

A Pennsylvania-based offshoot of the Unification Church is encouraging couples to bring their AR-15 rifles with them to a commitment ceremony in the Pocono Mountains, a half-mile from an elementary school. World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland said it planned the Feb. 28 ceremony months ago, well before last week’s massacre at a Florida ... Read More »

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Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

By The Associated Press on February 20th, 2018

CHICAGO – A storm system that’s brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was being blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four dead in Nebraska. The storm system stretched from Texas to the Great Lakes states and forced some schools to close. The National Weather ... Read More »

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