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People Police officer dead and 2 deputies injured in Henry County shooting
Author: 0 Police officer dead and 2 deputies injured in Henry County shooting

Sheriff Keith McBrayer said in a press conference Friday afternoon that shots were fired at the officers inside the residence. He said officers had no reason to believe when they arrived that the suspect would be violent, but it became obvious that he wasn't going to go with them willingly.

People South Korean restaurants refuse to stop selling dog meat during Olympic Games
Author: 0 South Korean restaurants refuse to stop selling dog meat during Olympic Games

Kim Yo Jong is the first member of the North's ruling dynasty to visit the south since the end of the Korean War in 1953. Two athletes from the joint Koreas women's hockey team climbed stairs to the cauldron with the Olympic torch. But North Korea has a habit of not letting itself be ignored when it comes to its southern rival. "Pence may also underestimate the damage that Trump's treatment of South Korea since the campaign has done to Moon's willingness to follow Washington's lead", he ...

People Trump calls Democrats' bluff as second shutdown looms
Author: 0 Trump calls Democrats' bluff as second shutdown looms

The US Congress is striving to find a deal to avoid a second government shutdown by midnight on Thursday when the short-term funding bill agreed last month expires. "We'll do a shutdown". But it seems like it's not only Democrats that Republican leaders need to scold about connecting the policies; their own Republican president is just as happy to tie the two issues.

People Trump Signs Spending Bill to End Brief Government Shutdown
Author: 0 Trump Signs Spending Bill to End Brief Government Shutdown

The president went on to say there are more Republicans needed: "Without more Republicans in Congress , we were forced to increase spending on things we do not like or want in order to finally, after many years of depletion, take care of our Military".

People North and South Korea march under one flag during opening ceremony
Author: 0 North and South Korea march under one flag during opening ceremony

The two Koreas held 10 joint marches at opening events for worldwide sporting events. A special thanks goes to the thousands of volunteers who have welcomed us so warmly: Thank you, volunteers. The North has sent almost 500 people to the Games, including officials, athletes , artists and a 230-member state-trained cheering group after the war-separated rivals agreed to a series of conciliatory gestures for the Games.

People Pence says he hasn't ruled out meeting with North Korean officials
Author: 0 Pence says he hasn't ruled out meeting with North Korean officials

She is believed to be one of Kim Jong Un's closest confidants. " North Korea can have a better future than the militaristic path and the path of provocation and confrontation that it's on", he said . State-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun says the brew has "already gained positive reviews from North Korean citizens". Many of them are half-siblings, but Kim Jong Un and Kim Yo Jong have the same mother, Ko Yong Hui.

People Deadly mosque blast hits Libya's Benghazi
Author: 0 Deadly mosque blast hits Libya's Benghazi

He also said that the two bombs were planted in separate rooms at the site of the mosque. The blast was caused by at least one improvised explosive device which went off at the Saad Ben Obadah mosque during Friday prayers, the Libya Observer reported.

People Dow down 1000 points as USA stock market plunges again
Author: 0 Dow down 1000 points as USA stock market plunges again

The Nasdaq composite lost 212 points, or 3 percent, to 6,838. The Dow Jones is on track to suffer the biggest weekly decline it has seen since October 2008, after falling over 1,000 points in yesterday's trading session. A 381-point surge on the Dow disappeared by Wednesday's closing bell as concerns about rising Treasury yields returned. Treasury bond prices have weakened in the past week-and-a-half as investors adjusted for the likelihood of a stronger USA economy and higher inflation, ...

People Israel Begins Construction of Border Wall Along Lebanon's Border
Author: 0 Israel Begins Construction of Border Wall Along Lebanon's Border

The three companies have bid for two of Lebanon's 10 offshore blocks, to determine whether oil and gas exist. Exploration is set to begin in 2019. At a ceremony held at BIEL in central Beirut to mark the signing of the agreements, President Michel Aoun said, "We are happy for joining the club of oil producing states, embarking on a historical epoch".

People Heavy snow expected throughout the day
Author: 0 Heavy snow expected throughout the day

Snow across southern and central MI ranged from 7 inches on the western side of the state to more than 2 inches in the Detroit area. "7-10" is possible along and north I-88, with lower amounts between 5-7" possible south of I-88. You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom . The snow impact early this evening will be minimal but the later it goes the worse the travel will be and the higher the impacts become.

People Trudeau makes pitch to Silicon Valley, Amazon to invest in Canada
Author: 0 Trudeau makes pitch to Silicon Valley, Amazon to invest in Canada

Canadian leaders have promoted their country's immigration policies as an alternative to the Trump administration's ban on travellers from some Muslim countries and restrictions on work permits for some foreigners. Two years ago when Trudeau took office, Canadian expats who were veterans of Silicon Valley talked to The Canadian Press about the hard sell their home country faced.

People Syria says rare US strike an effort 'to support terrorism'
Author: 0 Syria says rare US strike an effort 'to support terrorism'

Jisreen was also hit heavily, with 17 civilians killed on Thursday. The death toll has risen from an initial report of 16 to around 70, including 18 children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The region has been under attack since the end of December as the government of President Bashar Assad struggles to bring it under control. It is estimated that 400,000 people are trapped in Eastern Ghouta , and its people suffer severe shortages of food, fuel, and medicines.

People Winter Olympics: Ban on 47 Russian athletes and coaches upheld
Author: 0 Winter Olympics: Ban on 47 Russian athletes and coaches upheld

Seoul's Unification Ministry said Friday that the Mangyongbong-92 will return to the North on Saturday. "Regarding North Korea, all participants are requested not to take the phones back to their home country but to only use them during their stay in Pyeongchang ", it added.

People Teen driver who livestreamed fatal crash sentenced to prison
Author: 0 Teen driver who livestreamed fatal crash sentenced to prison

Last month, Obdulia Sanchez pleaded "no contest" to gross vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, and child endangerment charges. Sanchez was under the influence and livestreaming on Instagram when her Buick Century veered off the road and flipped into a field after crashing through a barbed wire fence, prosecutors said.

People Kelly's support of Porter is disgusting (letter to the editor)
Author: 0 Kelly's support of Porter is disgusting (letter to the editor)

He is a friend, a confidant and a trusted professional. "I think a lot of people have a hard time when they look at an accused person like Rob Porter ", Zimmerman says. Earlier in the day, Trump addressed the 66th Annual Prayer Breakfast, in Washington , telling the gathering of more than 3,800 elected officials and religious leaders on hand: "America is a nation of believers and together we are strengthened by the power of prayer".

People Search continues for missing New Jersey fishing boat
Author: 0 Search continues for missing New Jersey fishing boat

The search covered a total 767 square nautical miles and included Coast Guard, state, and local responders. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth, Virginia, received an emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) alert for the Queen Ann's Revenge, a 46-foot fishing boat, at 1:20 a.m., while watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay were notified by fishermen of a distress call over VHF radio shortly after the EPIRB alert.

People Mike Pence refuses to look North Korean leader in the eye
Author: 0 Mike Pence refuses to look North Korean leader in the eye

His comments come after he pressed South Korean President Moon Jae-in Thursday to be clear-eyed about opening talks with North Korea around the Olympic Games. US Vice President Mike Pence tours the wreckage of Cheonan during his visit to the South Korean Navy's 2nd Fleet Command in Pyeongtaek on Friday. Pence also called the North's military parade and display of its ballistic missiles on Thursday as "one more part of an ongoing provocation", according to news reports.

People Senate Passes Spending Bill; House Takes Up Measure Next
Author: 0 Senate Passes Spending Bill; House Takes Up Measure Next

The Senate must first vote on the plan by Thursday afternoon or evening; the House would then vote on it before a midnight deadline for a government shutdown . The bill is set to keep the government funded for the next two years. Under Senate rules, the earliest lawmakers could cut off debate on the spending deal was early Friday morning unless they got an agreement from every senator - which Paul refused.

People Tokyo school criticized for Armani uniforms
Author: 0 Tokyo school criticized for Armani uniforms

The Taimei Elementary School in Toyko's upscale Ginza shopping district plans on introducing optional Giorgio Armani uniforms in April. In Japan, where a sense of belonging and conformity are valued, uniforms are considered durable and thrifty and worn at most secondary schools.

People Egypt announces major military operation in Sinai and Nile Delta
Author: 0 Egypt announces major military operation in Sinai and Nile Delta

Security services have been intensified and a larger number of security forces have been deployed on the streets at fixed checkpoints, patrolling governorates and the borders linking them, the source said. Meanwhile, security authorities have been told to continue operations to comb the Nile islands, mountainous areas, and remote villages. Egypt has for years been battling an armed anti-government campaign in the rugged and thinly populated Sinai Peninsula, which has gained pace since ...

People Oxfam condemns staff over sex reports in earthquake-hit Haiti
Author: 0 Oxfam condemns staff over sex reports in earthquake-hit Haiti

Three men resigned and four were sacked for gross misconduct after an inquiry, according to The Times - but what did the investigation allege? The internal report of humanitarian organization, prepared in 2011, "did not rule out existence of minors among exploited", according to British newspaper.

People Fact-checking website crashes during Pres. Trump's 1st State of the Union
Author: 0 Fact-checking website crashes during Pres. Trump's 1st State of the Union

The number , reported by Nielsen , estimates the total number of viewers who tuned in on television. That wasn't a record, though. Best to do it in meetings at the White House. Fox News drew 3.5 million viewers for the president's speech, and 3.7 million for the GOP response . So we know that President Trump's claim Thursday morning on Twitter was inaccurate.

People US Senate Passes Spending Bill By 71-28
Author: 0 US Senate Passes Spending Bill By 71-28

The House approved the $400 billion budget deal in a 240-186 vote after the package was approved by the Senate early Friday morning. The fate of the bill remained uncertain in the lower chamber of Congress, where fiscal conservatives have bridled at excessive spending allowed under the budget deal, and liberals complain that it does nothing to shield many undocumented immigrants from deportation, a longstanding Democratic priority.

People Olympic Boxing In Precarious Position - Could Be Banned In 2020
Author: 0 Olympic Boxing In Precarious Position - Could Be Banned In 2020

On Thursday, Cas overturned the suspensions of 28 of those, and partially upheld 11 other appeals. While speaking to the media on the subject, International Olympic Committee member Denis Oswald expressed disappointment at the CAS decision to acquit the athletes on grounds that there were no sufficient evidence pinning them down.

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