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Thomas Balks as Court Denies Review to California Guns Case

Thomas Balks as Court Denies Review to California Guns Case In upholding the law, the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals used rational basis review, though it claimed to be using intermediate scrutiny, Thomas said. Lawyers for the challengers argued in court papers, "while constitutionally protected conduct may be subject to generally applicable taxes and fees, it may not be singled out for special monetary extractions created to profit ... [Full Article...]

Dallas Mayor Asks NRA to Move Annual Convention Out of the City

Dallas Mayor Asks NRA to Move Annual Convention Out of the City Caraway held a news conference Monday morning on the steps of City Hall where he said the NRA needs to come to the table ready to discuss reforming laws to "help to stop gun violence in our communities". "I'm so frustrated with the leadership of this country". The PID, as it's referred to, is funded by Dallas hotels with more than 100 rooms, and every year they're supposed to kick in 2 pe... [Full Article...]

6 lakh new born die every year in India

6 lakh new born die every year in India The UNICEF representative in India, Dr Yasmin Ali Haque, told Hindustan Times the country has fared better than others in the world in terms of reducing reducing under-five mortality, "but progress has been slower in saving babies during the neonatal period when they are the most vulnerable". [Full Article...]

There Will Be 3 National Protests Over the Florida Mass Shooting

There Will Be 3 National Protests Over the Florida Mass Shooting However, there is still strong resistance by many in the party to any gun-control measures, leaving the fate of new restrictions unclear. The crowd chanted: "Vote them out!" and held signs calling for action. "We can prevent some seriously nasty crimes and some seriously indescribable tragedies from occurring", said Emma Gonzales, another survivor of the Florida school shooting. [Full Article...]

Britain urges EU to work jointly on Brexit deal, won't undercut rivals

Britain urges EU to work jointly on Brexit deal, won't undercut rivals Fox will tell business leaders at the EEF conference that there will be a "functioning trade regime on day one" after Brexit . A presentation prepared by Michel Barnier's Brexit taskforce last month said the United Kingdom could ditch rules around redundancies "in order to reduce cost and delays for collective dismissals". [Full Article...]

Spain's finance minister to be next vice-president of European Central Bank

Spain's finance minister to be next vice-president of European Central Bank Speaking from Brussels, Minister Donohoe said: "I was very pleased to nominate the Governor of our Central Bank , Professor Philip Lane , earlier this month for the position of ECB Vice-President". "I have been a minister, but to be a minister is something that does not limit the defence that I make on the independence of the European Central Bank". [Full Article...]

Trump, Schiff Finally Agree on One Thing: Obama Dropped Russia Ball

Trump, Schiff Finally Agree on One Thing: Obama Dropped Russia Ball Petersburg-based social media company with Kremlin ties, 12 of its employees, and its financial backer orchestrated an effort to influence the 2016 election campaign in favor of President Donald Trump . "They are laughing their a.es off in Moscow". Talk of the indictments reverberated on the Sunday morning talk show circuit. "No, of course not, but this is a president who claims vindication ... [Full Article...]

'China quietly holding talks with Baloch militants for CPEC'

'China quietly holding talks with Baloch militants for CPEC' Pakistani officials have welcomed the talks between Baloch rebels and Chinese envoys, saying: "Ultimately, if there's peace in Balochistan that will benefit both of us". In his remarks on the occasion, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing said the two countries have reached a consensus on taking the CPEC project forward, adding that any problems coming in its way will be addressed collectively. [Full Article...]

Significant rainfall expected in York Region on Family Day

Significant rainfall expected in York Region on Family Day Total rainfall amounts through Wednesday morning will be in the 25 to 30 millimetres range. Widespread fog will persist Tuesday morning. "Visibilities will be frequently reduced to less than 800 metres at times", the advisory read. The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) has issued a Flood Watch Bulletin as warm temperatures, combined with rain, are expected to produce runoff and r... [Full Article...]

Mueller Turning His Sights on Kushner

Mueller Turning His Sights on Kushner There have been reports that Mueller was already investigating Kushner's contact with Russian Federation but this is the first indication that his team is looking at Kushner's financial relationships with other countries. Mueller's investigators have not yet reached out to Kushner Companies for information, a source said. Kushner and Anbang chairman Wu Xiaohui were close to finishing a deal fo... [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics inspire snowy memories and recall ski-tastic times in Sunderland

Winter Olympics inspire snowy memories and recall ski-tastic times in Sunderland If the International Olympic Committee wants to commit highway robbery and hold American TV networks up for Olympics coverage, they should be forced to wear masks and carry guns. The three women will compete in two final runs on Monday night (U.S. time ). NOTES: In Tuesday's other game, Evelina Raselli's goal just 3:19 into the game led Switzerland past Japan 1-0 for fifth place at the tourna... [Full Article...]

Islamic State ambushes Iraqi Shia-led force, kills 27 fighters

Islamic State ambushes Iraqi Shia-led force, kills 27 fighters He said the attackers had taken advantage of heavy rains overnight. "On Sunday evening, a unit of the Hashed al-Shaabi was ambushed by the Islamic State terrorist group in the Hawija region" about 300 kilometres (185 miles) north of Baghdad , it said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Thick fog early; Near-record warmth Tuesday afternoon

Thick fog early; Near-record warmth Tuesday afternoon This has occurred as a result of moist ground from recent rains and light yet moist southeast flow with limited cloud cover above. Most of the rain will move to our north but there could be some fog and drizzle around. The high will be 72. Southwest winds and more sunshine on Wednesday should allow widespread 70-something-degree warmth, and therefore create a better shot of more records to be ... [Full Article...]

Near record-warmth followed by cold and potential snow in MA

Near record-warmth followed by cold and potential snow in MA In Salisbury, a high of 71 degrees is expected Tuesday , which just misses the February 20 record-breaking high in 1930, when temperatures reached 75 degrees. Overnight temperatures through the week are not expected to dip below 40 degrees. That record is expected to be broken today , with temperatures potentially reaching as high as 67 degrees. [Full Article...]

Israeli gas company signs £10 billion export deal with Egypt

Israeli gas company signs £10 billion export deal with Egypt Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz called it the most significant export deal with Egypt since the neighbours signed their historic peace treaty in 1979. In accordance with the deals , Delek Drilling will supply the Egyptian company with 64 billion cubic meters of natural gas from the Tamar and Leviathan gas fields. [Full Article...]

'It's guns like this that takes away lives'

'It's guns like this that takes away lives' A gun owner in New York's Hudson Valley has attracted nationwide attention with a viral Facebook video in which he cuts his AR-15 rifle into pieces. Scott Pappalardo sawed the barrel off the gun - the same type used to kill 17 in last week's Florida school shooting - and said 'People have always said there's so many of them out there. [Full Article...]

Trump to meet with high school students

He also said it was very sad that the Federal Bureau of Investigation missed signs that Nikolas Cruz was going to be attacking his old high school. Trump's Saturday night tweets weren't the only ones the president made that mentioned issues raised in the aftermath of the high school shooting , but which also seemed aimed at politics. [Full Article...]

Seventh grader shoots self at Stark County's Jackson Memorial Middle School

Seventh grader shoots self at Stark County's Jackson Memorial Middle School The district said all four elementary schools would remain closed on Tuesday. Currently, parents and other family members are gathering outside the school to be reunited with their children. "I just want to get my daughter and hug her and hold her". Police did not say if the shooting was accidental or intentional, WOIO reported. I thought it would never happen here but obviously, that is not t... [Full Article...]

India says it expects no extension of emergency in Maldives

India says it expects no extension of emergency in Maldives Ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)'s parliamentary group leader, MP Ahmed Nihan announced, via twitter, that the committee had passed to extend the state of emergency as proposed by President Abdulla Yameen. In order to ensure that the proposal cleared parliament, the remaining judges of the Supreme Court - those not pliant have been under detention since the declaration of the emergency -... [Full Article...]

'Spin the bottle' game among newest allegations against California lawmaker

'Spin the bottle' game among newest allegations against California lawmaker Earlier this month, Daniel Fierro, a former employee of Garcia, told Politico during his service at the State Capitol in Sacramento, he was groped by the assemblywoman at a softball game held in 2014. It is a stunning twist to the sexual harassment scandal rocking the legislature. He said he believes the allegations are part of a political attack against Garcia, though he does not know who... [Full Article...]


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