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Source: CBS News

Cops: School attack plot foiled by grandmother's tip about student's disturbing writings

Friday 17:17 GMT

Authorities arrested a Washington state student suspected in a school shooting plot after his grandmother showed officers plans for an attack.

His arrest came a day before Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Florida, where police say a teen opened fire on his former high school, killing 17 and wounding 15 others.

Source: Global News

Patrick Brown says ‘I am suing CTV’ over report detailing sexual misconduct allegations

Friday 20:02 GMT

Patrick Brown says he is suing CTV following their report on allegations of sexual misconduct that he says are “absolute lies.” “I am suing CTV,” Brown said in a Facebook post Thursday.

Brown resigned as leader of the Ontario PC Party shortly after CTV aired the story of two young girls who accused Brown of sexual misconduct. “I can’t tell you how difficult the emotional toll has been on myself, on my family, on my friends, to be maligned on national television by absolute lies,” Brown said in an interview with Global News on Tuesday.

Source: The Guradian

Facebook is coding a whole new class system

Wednesday 19:08 GMT

Facebook is coding a whole new class system and, well, you’re going to have to adjust your self-worth and position on the social ladder accordingly.

In 2013, working off the thesis that the traditional three-tiered class divisions of upper, middle and working class were out of date in the 21st century, the BBC teamed up with academics to create a contemporary class calculator. This new model classified people according to one of seven groups based on income and assets, social acquaintances and cultural activities.

Source: Fox News

Netanyahu fights back after police recommend indictments in corruption cases

Wednesday 21:52 GMT

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fought back against accusations of corruption on Tuesday after police recommended that he be indicted on charges of bribery and illicit quid-pro-quo agreements in two separate cases.

In a statement read on an Israeli media broadcast earlier that day, Israeli Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich said that police have recommended to the Attorney General’s office that Netanyahu be charged with two counts of bribery and breach of trust.

Source: CBS News

The elephant on the slopes: Putting female snowboarders at risk

Thursday 00:37 GMT

Perhaps decades from now, as more female athletes pledge their brains to science, those statistics could look very different.

On one front, all of the steps these incredible female athletes have taken over the past several years to advance their sport, incorporating death-defying tricks that do much to bridge the gap between women's slopestyle and men's, did not get the chance to be showcased on the sport's grandest stage.

Source: DW

Star DJ Felix Jaehn releases his debut album

Saturday 11:47 GMT

The young platinum-selling German DJ Felix Jaehn now releases his first studio album, "I.". DW: At the end of 2014, your remix of the song "Cheerleader" became a worldwide hit.

A chat with the star DJ You travel to a lot of big cities, but you chose to move into a house out in the country, close to where you grew up in Lübeck, on the Baltic Sea, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Source: Fox News

Pelosi’s Doomsday Scenario: Dem leader could face rebellion if House takeover fails

Saturday 14:31 GMT

House Democrats see a big opportunity this year to seize control of the chamber after years in the wilderness, but the favorable landscape has emerged as a double-edged sword for Nancy Pelosi – putting high expectations on the House minority leader to deliver or face a resurgent effort to unseat her.

"The fact that Nancy Pelosi is the face and leader of the Democratic Party is the gift that keeps on giving for the NRCC," Matt Gorman, National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman, said last week. "As her colleagues openly grumble that she's a liability for 2018 and she continues to be the most unpopular politician in the country, I can only say one thing: go, Nancy, go."

Source: DW

Alleged mastermind of France's 'heist of the century' in court

Tuesday 19:07 GMT

Police cottoned on to the fact that the Marseille mafioso was the likely mastermind of the "heist of the century" after he was discovered to be the anonymous author of a book about the crime.

On July 16, 1976, a group of criminals robbed a branch of Societe Generale, France's third-largest bank, in the southern city of Nice. Using the tunnels underneath the city, the gang was able to partially destroy the floor underneath the bank's basement vault and gain access to the bank notes, jewelry, gold bars and safety deposit boxes located within.

Source: The Guradian

Not the end of The World: the return of Dubai's ultimate folly

Wednesday 07:01 GMT

“We only have 60km of beach running along the coast of the Emirates, but we have 14 million visitors a year who come here for the b

It was the most ambitious plan of Dubai’s pre-crash bubble, topping the creation of peninsulas shaped like palm trees and the construction of the tallest building on the planet, dreamed up as the ultimate trophy project to trump them all.

Source: The Guradian

Stars of 'El Boom' celebrated in Madrid show for forgotten photographer

Friday 17:17 GMT

Fifty years ago, a Colombian novelist picked up an unusually lugubrious portrait of himself and scribbled a dedication to its photographer.

Although an exhibition of Pestana’s photographs was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lima in 2015, the photographer had little interest in sharing his work. “People always ask, ‘Why didn’t he exhibit more?’,” says Rico. “And I tell them it was because he genuinely wasn’t bothered.

Source: Fox News

Palestinian girl, 17, stands trial accused of slapping, punching 2 Israeli soldiers

Wednesday 21:52 GMT

An Israeli military judge overseeing the trial of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers has ordered all proceedings to take place behind closed doors “for the protection of the minor.” Her attorney, Gaby Lasky, has objected, and her father, Bassem, pleaded to the dozens of reporters: “We need the media, and we need the audience for watching and to see what’s happening to Ahed because we don’t trust this court and we don’t trust this system.”

Source: NBC News

Turner's chief executive calls Justice Department ‘clueless’ about AT&T-Time Warner deal

Thursday 00:37 GMT

The head of Time Warner's most profitable unit didn’t mince words on Tuesday when asked what he thinks about the U.S. government’s efforts to block AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner.

Martin, who was once chief financial officer at Time Warner, was unusually outspoken for a corporate executive with a pending acquisition ahead. He was interviewed by CNBC reporter Julia Boorstin as part of Recode’s Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, California.

Source: Common Domain

U.S. highway deaths dipped last year but hold near decade-high levels

Saturday 10:50 GMT

U.S. motor-vehicle deaths declined about 1% last year but remained near decade-high levels as a worrying amount of distractions offsets steps by auto makers to equip cars with more safety features.

America’s rural communities face a disproportionate risk of traffic fatalities; the NSC estimates that while 19% of the U.S. population lives in rural communities, 57% of traffic deaths occur there.

Source: DW

Berlin and beyond: Building bridges

Saturday 14:31 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. It's a cliche alright, but as I stand on the banks of Berlin's Spree River looking up at the Kanzleramtssteg, or chancellor's bridge, a certain Simon and Garfunkel song snakes through my mind.

In Berlin and beyond, British-born Tamsin Walker takes a closer look at some of the quirks and perks of life in Germany, which has been her home for almost 20 years.

Source: The Guradian

Stalkers using bugging devices and spyware to monitor victims

Wednesday 07:01 GMT

Stalkers are monitoring their victims’ movements and conversations using bugging and tracking devices as well as spyware and covert phone apps easily bought online, victims’ groups have warned.

These devices and software allow stalkers to track their victims, listen to their phone calls, or turn on their computer’s camera remotely to watch them – and are sold so cheaply on popular websites and stores that stalking is becoming “legitimised”, the groups have warned... Tracking devices and technology hacking were used in more than 200 stalking cases reported to the National Stalking Helpline last year, though the real number is likely to be much higher due to the covert nature of the devices and software. “[The devices] are really easy to get, they’re really easy to use,” said Clare Elcombe Webber, the manager of the helpline, which is run by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

Source: The Guradian

Students who escaped Florida shooting voice anger at Trump as protests spread

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CTV

Trump's Twitter tirades turn to Oprah

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CBS News

Transcript: John Podesta on "Face the Nation," Feb. 18, 2018

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump lashes out over Russia probe in angry and error-laden tweetstorm

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: NBC News

Russian curler faces scrutiny after doping tests return positive

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: ABC News

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: BBC

Swastikas drawn on Poland's Israel embassy

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: BBC

MPs pressure City firms over diversity

Friday 01:34 GMT
Source: CBS News

McDonald's banishes cheeseburgers from Happy Meals

Friday 08:07 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tesla: Here’s The Long-Term Case for the Model 3

Wednesday 14:33 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Commonwealth group to meet amid reports it will discuss Queen's successor

Wednesday 07:01 GMT
Source: Washington Post

D.C. teachers will not be assessed on how many students they pass this year

Thursday 21:53 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump inaugural committee directed $26 million for event production to firm connected to Melania Trump adviser

Friday 21:53 GMT
Source: CBS News

N.C. school district votes to end widely used sex education program amid outcry

Thursday 11:47 GMT

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