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Some IOC members have privately argued the curling case is a minor infringement that alone does not warrant excluding Russia from flying the Russian flag in the ceremony, sources said . This is not the first time a Russian athlete has been connected to meldonium . Despite their team's suspension, Russian Federation were allowed to send 168 athletes to compete as neutrals in Pyeongchang , after they were passed clean following rigorous testing.
  • Primetime Ratings: NBC Olympics Coverage Up on Vonn Medal

    Primetime Ratings: NBC Olympics Coverage Up on Vonn Medal

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    Speaking of counting, Marit Bjoergen has had to do plenty of it during her Olympic career. Late-night viewers had to choose between the women's Alpine combined, where Vonn was the leader after the downhill portion, and the women's gold-medal hockey game.
  • Trump's solution for school shootings

    Trump's solution for school shootings

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    He was faced with grieving families looking for answers. "An AR. How is it that easy to buy this type of weapon?" Parkland student Samuel Zeif said he's heard of 15-year-olds buying rifles. On Wednesday the group pushed back on raising the age on assault rifle purchases, saying it would deprive young people of "their constitutional right to self-protection".
  • For school shooting suspect, the main question is life or death

    For school shooting suspect, the main question is life or death

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    Cruz and his brother, Zachary, had been adopted, and were raised largely by their mother, Lynda Cruz, especially after their father, Roger P. Cruz, died suddenly in 2004 at the age of 67. "If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a awful tragedy and... how nothing is going to be done about it, Im going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association", Gonzalez said in her impassioned address."It doesnt matter because I already ...
  • North Korea 'RUNNING OUT' of Currency, BROKE by October — KIM'S CASH CRISIS

    North Korea 'RUNNING OUT' of Currency, BROKE by October — KIM'S CASH CRISIS

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    The official added that this will make clear to the world that the US and South Korea stand together as partners in this alliance, in a relationship and a friendship that "transcends the alliance", that's economic and cultural and so on. During talks with the delegation including Kim Yo Jong , Moon was invited to visit Pyongyang for a summit. Ri Son Gwon will travel with Kim Yong Chol for the Games closing ceremony.
  • Australia on top as New Zealand limp to 150 for nine

    Australia on top as New Zealand limp to 150 for nine

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    David Warner has deferred the obvious question to his ranking officer, Steve Smith. Warner was bowled by Ish Sodhi and Agar, promoted to No. 3, fell to a stumping against fellow left-armer Mitchell Santner; had a wild slog from Glenn Maxwell gone to hand a couple of balls later, New Zealand might have had some leverage.
  • Hear from local students on Wednesday's walkouts

    Hear from local students on Wednesday's walkouts

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    Deitsch told Rubio he had been doing active shooter drills since he was in elementary school. The last-arriving mourners have often been forced outside into the Florida heat, where they stand respectfully for an hour, straining to hear a snippet of the service.
  • School Walkouts Go Nationwide As Students Push For Gun Control

    School Walkouts Go Nationwide As Students Push For Gun Control

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    On Wednesday, survivors of the Parkland shooting got loud at the state capitol in Florida, calling for a ban on assault weapons. The Houston-area Needville Independent School District threatened Tuesday to suspend students for three days if they walked out or otherwise disrupted school in protest .
  • Black Panther Director Explains Why [Spoiler] Had To Die

    Black Panther Director Explains Why [Spoiler] Had To Die

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    As Klaue escapes Central Intelligence Agency custody, Everett Ross throws himself in-front of a bullet to save Nakia. Rather than facing off against Killmonger like in the movie, A Nation Under Our Feet introduces us to a T'Challa grappling with questions of how to govern and protect a Wakanda torn by war and dissent from within.
  • Florida Shooting: Where was the school resource officer?

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    Broward County Schools announced that the school will remain closed through Wednesday, Feb. 21. After being read his legal rights, " Cruz stated that he was the gunman who entered the school campus armed with a AR-15 and began shooting students that he saw in the hallways and on the school grounds", court documents showed.
  • Britain Attempts To Push EU For Longer Brexit Transition

    Britain Attempts To Push EU For Longer Brexit Transition

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    Emblazoned with the slogan "is it worth it?", the bus will be touring the country. During his speech, he said: "The agreement we strike will not be about how to build convergence but what to do when one of us wants to make changes to rules".
  • Marco Rubio Jeered at Town Hall on Banning Assault Weapons

    Marco Rubio Jeered at Town Hall on Banning Assault Weapons

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    President Donald Trump and Gov. Rick Scott were both invited but declined to attend. The program began with a memorial for the 17 victims of the shooting. She was massacred. My daughter, who was the energy in the room. "No, but I'm talking NRA money", Kasky said . This law, which is already in place in California and OR, allows people to petition a court to remove a person's access to guns.
  • Texas school district will punish students who join gun reform protest

    Texas school district will punish students who join gun reform protest

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    Hill said she wants stricter regulations on who has access to guns, but said opinions on ways to prevent school shootings varied among those who walked out. Another student wrote on the micro-blogging site, criticising the Trump administration's lean approach on gun violence, "Republican bad policies have awakened the babies".
  • MEDAL GAMEDAY: The US to Meet Canada With Gold on the Line

    MEDAL GAMEDAY: The US to Meet Canada With Gold on the Line

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    The Dutch team won silver (2:55.48), while the United States team took bronze (2:59.27). The U.S. has medaled at every Olympic Winter Games since the sport was introduced to the Olympic program at the Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games, winning one gold (1998), three silvers (2002, 2010, 2014) and one bronze (2006).
  • Lindsey Vonn Breaks Down Crying After Winning Bronze Medal at Winter Olympics

    Lindsey Vonn Breaks Down Crying After Winning Bronze Medal at Winter Olympics

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    Czech Petr Koukal scored the only goal in the penalty shootout and the hero Francouz said: "It was our dream before the tournament to go this far, but I really hope it's not the end". I'm very proud. I feel so focused on the day that I haven't realized yet what I've done. Canada's streak of four consecutive team gold medals is second among all Olympic women's events, trailing only the US women's basketball team, who have won six in a row (so far).
  • Yobe: 48 of 94 missing school girls return

    Yobe: 48 of 94 missing school girls return

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    President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier directed the military to take over security at the school. Suspected Boko Haram operatives on Monday stormed the school carting away foodstuff amongst other valuables. The Chibok girls, as they're called, were held in captivity for three years and finally released in May 2017, after extensive negotiations between the Nigerian government and the homegrown, ISIS-affiliated extremist group.
  • Students stage 'lie-in' at White House

    Students stage 'lie-in' at White House

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    FILE - A little-known device called a " bump stock " is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range, in South Jordan, Utah, Oct. "I can tell you that the president supports not having the use of bump stocks", she said. Trump plans to address gun laws and safety measures for schools, while advocating the steps as a priority for his administration.
  • TT jumps 24 spots in Corruption Perception Index

    TT jumps 24 spots in Corruption Perception Index

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    Transparency International NZ's David McNeill said Kiwis should be proud of their ranking. He added that in the case of 1MDB, the MACC has appealed to the Attorney-General to press charges: "Unfortunately the attorney-general said there was no case".
  • Famed US evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99

    Famed US evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99

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    Yet, his notable achievements nearly did not happen. Graham required churches to accept racially integrated congregations for his services even in the early years of his ministry in the Jim Crow South. Martin Luther King Jr. "The word Apostle means one who carries the message". Leidy was of the opinion that the demonstrators were opposed to Graham not encouraging converts to attend churches that followed a literal interpretation of the Bible.
  • North Korea Backed Out of US Meeting

    North Korea Backed Out of US Meeting

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    A spokesman said he was scheduled to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong, among others. Researchers at the U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye said the state-connected Reaper hacking organisation, which it dubbed APT37, has targeted aerospace, telecommunications, and financial companies in recent years, disrupting networks and businesses around the world.
  • DE coalition calls for gun legislation following Parkland

    DE coalition calls for gun legislation following Parkland

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    President Donald Trump signed a bill to undo an Obama-era gun control regulation nearly one year to the date of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The NRA would have us believe there are only two sides: guns or no guns. "If there's anyone under the age of 18, they're never allowed to have access to that firearm without a legal guardian present".
  • Bemidji school chief cancels planned school violence protest

    Bemidji school chief cancels planned school violence protest

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    The movement is being encouraged by those who organized the Women's March. The plan - still a work in progress - would be for students to walk out of class at 10 a.m. The protests are a call to action by the federal government to "do something, do anything (about gun violence), because right now, there's no action at all".
  • Hundreds of KFC outlets in United Kingdom closed amid chicken shortage

    Hundreds of KFC outlets in United Kingdom closed amid chicken shortage

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    KFC set up a website where consumers can check to see which locations have been affected by the dearth of poultry. Mick Rix, the GMB's national officer said the union warned KFC it would face supply issues if it switched to DHL . The company had previously used Bidvest Logistics and admitted it was having teetching problems with its new client. "I got KFC in Erith shut down because I caught them on videos smuggling raw chicken into the back of the restaurant out of the back of a ...
  • Trump Directs Justice Dept. to Propose Regulations Banning Bump Stocks

    Trump Directs Justice Dept. to Propose Regulations Banning Bump Stocks

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    The suspect in the attack, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz , is alleged to have used a an AR-15-style rifle that he had purchased legally. The President said he believed "that if these cowards knew that the school was well-guarded from the standpoint of having pretty much professionals with great training, I think they wouldn't go into the school to start off with".
  • Time To Get To Work On Preventing School Shootings

    Time To Get To Work On Preventing School Shootings

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    In the wake of the Parkland, Florida , massacre, the level of furious activism on the ground has represented a startling shift from previous community responses to mass shootings . President Trump directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to craft regulations banning bump stocks "very soon", while the White House says it is keeping all options open on gun control.
  • Trump tells Cornyn he's open to tweaking gun background check system

    Trump tells Cornyn he's open to tweaking gun background check system

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    Trump himself ran for office on a pro-Second Amendment platform, while his opponent Hillary Clinton at one point said an Australian-style confiscation program was " worth considering ". Americans support stricter gun laws by a 66 percent to 31 percent margin, according to a poll released on Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. Trump , Vice President Mike Pence, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sat in a semicircle, listening to stories and pleas from about 40 students, teachers and ...
  • President Trump seeks ban on bump stock gun modifications

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    He asked how it was that America could protect its airports, its concerts, its embassies and even the elevators at the Department of Education, but not its schools. Trump signaled possible approval for raising the age to buy assault rifles, tougher screenings for gun sales and concealed firearms for teachers.
  • Flood Threats Continue For Chicago Area Rivers After Storms End

    Flood Threats Continue For Chicago Area Rivers After Storms End

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    Thursday . A hazardous weather outlook was issued for central IN a little after 4 a.m. Monday , warning of this rainy weather that could extend through Sunday . As the Ohio River continues to rise, two of three pump stations in New Albany are already working with the third one expected to be turned on sometime Wednesday night.
  • CBI arrests PNB's GM-rank officer

    CBI arrests PNB's GM-rank officer

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    Punjab National Bank has not commented on the arrests since it triggered the inquiry with a complaint to federal police. Mumbai : The CBI on Wednesday sealed a luxury property of billionaire Nirav Modi in Alibaug area near Mumbai .
  • School shooting survivors to meet Trump, demand action on guns

    School shooting survivors to meet Trump, demand action on guns

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    Following the shooting, Kasky has been outspoken about changing gun laws to prevent school shootings . "The walkout is scheduled to take place during fifth period; sixth period teachers, you should take attendance as usual at the beginning of the period and mark any missing students absent".
  • Police suspect Netanyahu associate of trying to bribe judge

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    Sara screamed at me and said she wanted the watch back. "The Netanyahu era is over", said Avi Gabbay , head of Israel's Labor Party. "In a democracy, the way to change the government is in the polls but I don't think he can give the country the attention it needs".
  • Sofia Goggia takes downhill gold; Lindsey Vonn earns bronze

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    I have had a lot of ups and downs, mostly downs, in that time. Bradie Tennell of the United States falls while competing during the Ladies Single Skating Short Program on day twelve of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea .
  • Trump's Twitter Venting Against FBI Is Just What Russia Wants

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    In the declassified report from the Director of National Intelligence detailing the evidence, it says that Putin "ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. In January, Democrats were trying to stop Rep. Devin Nunes from releasing a four-page memo that contained selective information about Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance on Trump adviser Carter Page.
  • AAP Councillor Prem Chauhan questions MLA Prakash Jarwal's detention

    AAP Councillor Prem Chauhan questions MLA Prakash Jarwal's detention

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    However, a senior official of the chief minister's office said the allegation of assault was "bizarre and baseless". MLAs Prakash Jarwal and Ajay Dutt have lodged a complaint with the SC/ST Commission, alleging that casteist slurs were made by Prakash at the meeting at Kejriwal's residence when they sought answers from him on rations.
  • The latest on the Parkland school shooting

    The latest on the Parkland school shooting

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    We heard the gunshots, we had to walk over the dead bodies", said 15-year-old Nadia Murillo. The bill is more relevant than ever following the Parkland shooting , and with the legislative session ending on March 9, there's only a short window left to discuss it.
  • President Trump Signs Memo to Ban

    President Trump Signs Memo to Ban "Bump Stocks"

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    The US Secret Service confirmed the incident but said it was resolved once it was determined that the driver was in "lawful possession" of the weapon. Mr Trump's memorandum adds: "Although I desire swift and decisive action, I remain committed to the rule of law and to the procedures the law prescribes".
  • El Petro allegedly raises $735 mln on first day of pre-sale

    El Petro allegedly raises $735 mln on first day of pre-sale

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    Caracas, Feb 22 President Nicolas Maduro called today for snap legislative elections in Venezuela, proposing to bring them forward by almost two years to coincide with a presidential poll set for April 22 . Both Venezuelan nationals and foreigners are welcome to buy Petros. The Venezuelan crypto-currency is expected to be used to acquire goods or services and will be exchangeable for money and other crypto-assets through digital exchange houses.
  • Florida shooting survivors head to state capital

    Florida shooting survivors head to state capital

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    The Republican president, who was endorsed by the National Rifle Association gun lobby during the 2016 presidential campaign, was considering additional firearms restrictions after 17 people were killed in a shooting at a Parkland , Florida , high school.
  • Winter Olympics women's downhill skiing: Lindsey Vonn wins bronze

    Winter Olympics women's downhill skiing: Lindsey Vonn wins bronze

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    And so it will be that when Lindsey Vonn's career is revisited 20 or 30 years from now, reference materials will be required to recall the end. The tears came rolling down Lindsey Vonn's cheeks, though not quite so fast as Vonn roared through what nearly certainly was her final Olympic downhill.
  • Black Panther Director Writes Emotional Thank You To Fans

    Black Panther Director Writes Emotional Thank You To Fans

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    A new-record Monday take of US$40.2 million in the USA pushed Black Panther's staggering earnings even further beyond the previous record-holder Deadpool's 2016 Presidents' Day weekend mark of US$152.1 million. With its record-obliterating $ 242 million President's Day opening weekend and $426 million global launch, " Black Panther " is all but guaranteed to surpass $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
  • FBI says it didn't act on tip about Parkland shooter

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    This is the deadliest US shooting of 2018. As a deranged school shooter gunned down students and staffers , one budding journalist in Florida took cover under his desk and provided the world with a real-time glimpse of the horror. He will be held without bond on 17 counts of premeditated murder. He walked into a Walmart, bought a beverage at a Subway outlet inside the store, then visited a McDonald's before he was spotted and detained by a police officer in the adjacent town of ...