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by | February 22, 2018 | 10:35

But as Trump hosted a listening session at the White House with survivors and family members of victims of school shootings , he floated the possibility of arming more teachers in schools. Advocates called for a ban on bump stocks after Stephen Paddock , a 64-year-old former accountant, used them to fire rapidly into a crowd of 22,000 concert-goers in Las Vegas in October, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500.

by | February 22, 2018 | 10:18

He added that if a teacher is adept at firearms, the attack could be ended very quickly. He said: "Whether we are Republican or Democrat, we must now focus on strengthening Background Checks!" "Just a few moments ago, I signed a memorandum directing the attorney general to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns".

by | February 22, 2018 | 09:52

Trump also accused his predecessor Barack Obama's administration of failing to prevent Russian meddling while claiming the 2016 election was "not impacted or changed by by the Russians". In contrast, the Trump administration, despite now-pervasive evidence of Russian interference, has held out the threat of sanctions, but not acted on it, while the president has equivocated since the 2016 campaign on whether he believes Moscow meddled at all.

by | February 22, 2018 | 09:29

No casualties or life-threatening wounds had yet been reported. Images of the ferry showed what appeared to be a two-meter-long portion of the vessel's second-floor exterior blown out, exposing splintered wood and metal. Officials said ferry crossings between Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel will resume through other companies that also provide the service at the dock.

by | February 22, 2018 | 09:14

The House sports betting bill, which mirrors SB 415, has seven Republican co-sponsors and public support from a number of Democrats. Our partners at WIBC-FM in Indianapolis report the Senate must still vote to concur with the House amendment, though a date for that vote has not been set.

by | February 22, 2018 | 07:15

As the laws stand now, federally licensed dealers can not sell weapons like a rifle or shotgun to a person under 18, or a handgun to someone under 21. Past efforts to address gun violence in Congress have failed. While there are now no national laws against bump stocks , that may soon be changing as President Trump signed a memo today ordering new regulations to ban the accessory.

by | February 22, 2018 | 07:02

Avoid the Embassy until further notice ", said an alert sent from the embassy on Thursday, local time . Avoid the area around the U.S. Embassy. "The U.S. Embassy officials also checked the grounds to ensure there were no further bombs or grenades. Some reports state there may have been two explosions .

by | February 22, 2018 | 06:35

The two figure skaters' flawless skates helped the Russians take home silver in the team event . Key events for the US include the final runs of women's bobsled; the halfpipe in men's freestyle skiing - where David Wise will look to bring home another gold - and Team USA's women's hockey team playing archrival Canada for the gold medal.

by | February 22, 2018 | 06:35

Officials stressed that there was no ulterior motive or secret diplomatic mission for the trip and that no plans to meet with North Korean officials were planned. Embassy in Seoul; and Sgt. Shauna Rohbock, a former Olympic bobsledder and current member of the U.S. Army National Guard. The Games' opening ceremony saw Pence and the North Korean representatives seated in the same box, but they did not interact.

by | February 22, 2018 | 05:57

Bob Brady, and moves it to suburban Montgomery County. The redrawn district absorbs part of the heavily Democratic Philadelphia-based district of Rep. The order called for congressional districts to be "composed of compact and contiguous territory; as almost equal in population as practicable; and which do not divide any county, city, incorporated town, borough, township, or ward, except where necessary to ensure equality of population".

by | February 22, 2018 | 04:54

Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Yet, despite this passionate plea, the American representative at the United Nations seems to have been listening to Carly Simon on her headphones rather than the actual speech of the Palestinian president.

by | February 22, 2018 | 04:48

In 2012, the country's score was 27 out of 100. The CPI is based on surveys from business people, including risk analysts and the general public working in the countries evaluated. The best performing region was Western Europe with an average score of 66, while the worst performing region was sub-Saharan Africa with an average of 32, followed closely by Eastern Europe and Central Asia with an average of 34.

by | February 22, 2018 | 04:35

Israel indicated law enforcement should not be held responsible for Wednesday's tragedy. "The FBI Director needs to resign". He said he was "committed to getting to the bottom of what happened", as well as assessing the way the Federal Bureau of Investigation responds to information from the public.

by | February 22, 2018 | 04:31

In an unusual procedural move, Democratic Rep. Kionne McGhee, of Miami , tried to pull the bill out of committee Tuesday and have it considered on the House floor before the full chamber. "We're fighting for you guys, we're fighting for the friends we lost, we're fighting for the future kids that we're going to have", said Sofie Whitney , a Stoneman Douglas student.

by | February 22, 2018 | 04:10

His relatives, along those of Anthony Walgate, 23, Gabriel Kovari, 22, Daniel Whitworth, 21, accuse investigators of breaching the same article of the Human Rights Act used in the successful Worboys case. In today's judgment, Lord Kerr said the European Court of Human Rights had established a requirement that states "conduct an effective investigation into crimes involving serious violence to the individual".

by | February 22, 2018 | 03:40

The regional head of civil defense for Arequipa , Jacqueline Choque, said that there was no exact headcount for the number of people on board at the time of the crash. "My condolences to the relatives of the victims of the transit accident in Arequipa ", President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski wrote on Twitter. It was the second major accident on Peru's roads this year.

by | February 22, 2018 | 03:37

TripAdvisor announces the Travellers' Choice beach awards every year and they are based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings gathered over a 12-month period. Three Cliffs Bay, Swansea, Wales Three Cliffs Bay in Swansea is in an area of outstanding natural beauty 9. Rugged coastline and clear turquoise seas put Sicily's Spiaggia dei Conigli at number seven.

by | February 22, 2018 | 03:05

Fox News host Shepard Smith chastised President Donald Trump Monday afternoon for his weekend tweet storm and for failing to address or promise ways to hinder Russian Federation from meddling in future United States elections. Saying Obama was dismissive of his fears of rigging possibility, Trump said his predecessor told him to "stop whining" and make his case to the people.

by | February 22, 2018 | 03:02

President Donald Trump's meetings with victims of the Florida school shooting appear to have made an impact on him, as he reportedly tells those close to him that high school kids shouldn't be able to buy guns. Mr Trump has also indicated he is open to a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases. Bump stock devices were not used in the Florida school shooting but it became controversial after the Las Vegas mass shooting in October past year in which ...

by | February 22, 2018 | 02:55

Thursday night will also be clear with a low of 11 degrees. David Bishop, a meteorologist at the service's Portland station, said Hood River and the upper valley may pick up 3-7 inches of total snow. Thursday night: A chance of freezing rain before midnight, then a slight chance of freezing drizzle after midnight. Sunday there is a 30 percent chance of snow, with partly sunny skies and a high of 41 degrees.