Sunday, 18 February 2018
News with tag USA  RSS
Lindsey Jacobellis Suffers Winter Olympics Heartbreak -- Again

Added: 18.02.2018 7:05 | 0 views | 0 comments


Team USA snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis on Friday just barely missed the chance to take a place at the podium during her fourth Winter Olympics.

Tags: Olympics, USA
From: https:

U.S. top court mulls whether to take up 'Dreamers' dispute

Added: 18.02.2018 7:05 | 0 views | 0 comments


The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday discussed in private how to handle President Donald Trump's appeal of a judge's decision blocking his plan to end protections for young illegal immigrants dubbed "Dreamers," and the nine justices could announce as early as Tuesday whether they will take up the case. Trump's administration is appealing San Francisco-based U.S. District Judge William Alsup's Jan. 9 ruling that halted the president's order to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects from deportation young adults who came into country illegally as children and gives them work permits. U.S. lawmakers have been working to resolve the fate of the hundreds of thousands of young adults, mostly Hispanics, protected by the program, but legislation that would have done so failed in the Senate on Thursday.

Treblab X2 Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones for $54 + free shipping

Added: 18.02.2018 6:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

StackSocial offers the Treblab X2 Completely Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones Black or White for $66.99. Coupon code "USA20" cuts it to $53.60. With free shipping, that's the lowest price we could find by $11. They feature a mic, Bluetooth 4.1, and IPX4 water resistance. Deal ends February 20.
Note: This item is final sale and cannot be returned.

Tags: USA, Bluetooth
From: https:

'It was about guns': Survivor who hid in closet for two hours blasts response to Florida massacre

Added: 18.02.2018 6:06 | 0 views | 0 comments


A teenage girl who survived the massacre at a Florida school by hiding in a closet for two hours on Wednesday has hit back at a conservative commentator's statement that the tragedy was not about guns. Carly Novell, 17, was responding to Tomi Lahren on Twitter after the Fox News pundit dismissed calls for greater gun control after a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15 assault rifle.  "Can the Left let the families grieve for even 24 hours before they push their anti-gun and anti-gunowner agenda? My goodness. This isn't about a gun it's about another lunatic," tweeted Lahren, who was among a number of right-wing media figures to say it was too soon to discuss gun control laws. Miss Novell shared the tweet, saying: "I was hiding in a closet for 2 hours. It was about guns. You weren't there, you don't know how it felt. Guns give these disgusting people the ability to kill other human beings. This IS about guns and this is about all the people who had their life abruptly ended because of guns." I was hiding in a closet for 2 hours. It was about guns. You weren't there, you don't know how it felt. Guns give these disgusting people the ability to kill other human beings. This IS about guns and this is about all the people who had their life abruptly ended because of guns. https://t.co/XnzhvuN1zd— carly (@car_nove) February 15, 2018 The tweet has since gone viral, having been shared more than 271,000 times and liked 681,000 times in 17 hours.  Ms Novell went on to say she was not the only one in her family to survive a massacre by hiding in a closet. Thousands gathered for an evening vigil at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Florida to remember those where were killed and injured in the shooting Credit: Getty Almost 70 years ago, when her grandfather, Charles Cohen, was twelve years old, he also hid in a closet while his whole family was killed during one of America’s first mass shootings by a lone gunman. "These events shouldn't be repetitive. Something has to change," she said.  This is my grandpa. When he was 12 years old, he hid in a closet while his family was murdered during the first mass shooting in America. Almost 70 years later, I also hid in a closet from a murderer. These events shouldn't be repetitive. Something has to change. #douglasstrongpic.twitter.com/nDctTNlUNs— carly (@car_nove) February 15, 2018 The mass shooting Ms Novell referred to was Howard Unruh’s “Walk of Death.” On September 6, 1949, Unruh murdered 13 people and wounded three others in a 20-minute shooting rampage.  “This has been happening repeatedly, there are too many lives being lost because people don’t want to make a difference,” she told Huffington Post. “It happened to my grandpa and it happened to me. People value ‘the right to bear arms’ over people’s lives. I can’t even comprehend it.” Nikolas Cruz appeared in court on Thursday to face formal charges of carrying out the second-deadliest mass shooting at a public school in U.S. history. Ms Novell's plea came as other students from the school voiced their shock and anger at the events that unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentines Day. why was a student able to terrorize my school mr president https://t.co/rwDRYz3ayx— nikki (@nikta04) February 14, 2018 Some students tweeted messages to President Trump asking how Cruz had been able to "terrorise" the school. Others shared stories of how they survived and their disbelief at experiencing the "nightmare" which has traumatised the quiet town, which was voted the safest in Florida last year. A girl who sits behind me in history class was shot. A guy who sits right besides me in math class is missing. This is madness #PrayforDouglas#DouglasStrong— Ashhan Kashif (@KingAshhan) February 15, 2018 I can’t unsee what I saw today or unhear those shots. He did something that will stick with us forever and I hate that. Praying for everyone: victims, friends, classmates, administrators, everyone. #DouglasStrong— Steph (@ohstephany_) February 14, 2018 today i lived in a nightmare. I can’t believe what has happened at my school today & this will forever be the scariest, worst day of my life. please send prayers to my school. I didn’t wake up today knowing that I was going to hide in a closet feared for my life. #douglasstrong— jay (@jaydenbeirr) February 15, 2018 On Thursday Donald Trump delivered a sombre address from the White House after the 18th school shooting in the country this year, but he avoided any mention of curbing access to guns. Instead, the US president said he would “tackle the difficult issue of mental health” and that there had been “so many signs” that Cruz was “mentally disturbed.”

Maldives Crisis: Police arrests 25 people for protesting against President Abdulla Yameen

Added: 18.02.2018 3:48 | 0 views | 0 comments

Maldives police arrested 25 people under a state of emergency, opposition legislators said on Saturday, after thousands of protesters gathered a day earlier to call for the detention of the president and release of opposition leaders.

From: www.dnaindia.com

King has 25 points, 10 boards in Blue Raiders' 9th straight (Feb 17, 2018)

Added: 18.02.2018 2:18 | 0 views | 0 comments

RUSTON, La. (AP) Nick King scored 25 points with 10 rebounds and Middle Tennessee beat Louisiana Tech 87-70 on Saturday night to remain the lone team atop Conference USA and give coach Kermit Davis his 400th Division-I victory.

Tags: Louisiana, USA
From: https:

Kynard wins record 5th straight US Indoor high jump title

Added: 18.02.2018 1:47 | 0 views | 0 comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) When Erik Kynard failed to clear 7 feet, 7 3/4 inches in the high jump Saturday at the USA Indoor championships, he ripped off his number and spiked the cross bar.

Tags: India, USA
From: https:

Israeli military: 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast

Added: 18.02.2018 0:07 | 0 views | 0 comments


JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Saturday that four soldiers were wounded, two seriously, in an explosion along the Israeli border with Gaza.

From: https:

Israel slams Polish PM for WWII 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

Added: 18.02.2018 0:07 | 0 views | 0 comments


JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli politicians accused Poland's prime minister of anti-Semitism Saturday for equating the Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust to its supposed "Jewish perpetrators," setting off a new chapter in an angry dispute over Poland's new bill criminalizing the mention of Polish complicity in the Nazi-led genocide.

From: https:

'President Trump, do something!' Grief turns to anger as Florida victims' relatives plead for gun control measures

Added: 18.02.2018 0:07 | 0 views | 0 comments


Thousands of people mourned the dead at a candlelight vigil following America's latest mass shooting, some chanting "No more guns!" and "Enough is enough!”. Many wept as the names of the 17 victims of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida were read out in a local park. In tears Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed, told the crowd of around 8,000 people: "I sent her to school yesterday and she was supposed to be safe. My job is to protect my children. What is unfathomable is that Jaime took a bullet and is dead. "Don't tell me there is no such thing as gun violence. My girl, my 14-year-old baby....for those of you who knew my Jaime, she was the life of the party, she was the energy in the room." Parkdale, an affluent suburb north of Miami, was shattered when Nikolas Cruz, 19, unleashed an attack on Valentine's Day, having previously been expelled from the high school. Thousands gathered for an evening vigil at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Florida to remember those where were killed and injured in the shooting Credit: Getty He has been charged with 17 counts of murder and is on suicide watch in a nearby jail. His lawyers have said he was mentally ill and had previously sought therapy, but he was still able to legally buy an AR-15-style rifle and numerous ammunition magazines. Before the vigil began one distraught mother demanded action by the White House. Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter Alyssa Alhadeff was among the dead,  screamed into the camera during an emotional plea to President Donald Trump during a live interview on CNN. She shouted: "President Trump, you say what can you do? You can do a lot! Do something! Action. We need it now. "How do we allow a gunman to come into our children’s school? How did they get through security? What security is there? The gunman, the crazy person, just walks right into the school, knocks down the window to my child’s door and starts shooting, shooting her, and killing her. "This is not fair to our families and our children to go to school and have to get killed!” In a sign of the growing anger across the US, The New York Post - which has been supportive of Mr Trump - pleaded for action on its front page. In the park 17 statues of angels were placed in memory of the victims and mourners released 17 lanterns into the night sky. Others gathered and hugged around a white wooden cross. Julia Cordover, a class president at the school, read out the names of the dead, who included two members of its marching band. She said: "This is our home, and this is where we will not be intimidated by evil." Scott Israel, the local sheriff, added: "We are hurting, and hurting bad. No parent should bury their child." Marla Eveillard, age 14, grieves with friends before the start of the community prayer vigil Credit: Getty And Robert Runcie, the local schools superintendent Robert, said: "Now is the time for us to enact some common sense gun laws in this country." Signs held aloft by those in the crowd included "NRA stop killing our kids," aimed at the National Rifle Association. Anthony Rizzo, a Chicago Cubs baseball player who is the most famous alumnus of the school, gave an emotional address at the vigil. He said: "I studied in those classrooms - the same ones we saw in all those videos yesterday for all the wrong reasons. Read more | Florida school shooting "I'm a baseball player but I'm also an American. I'm a Floridian, and a Parklander for life. "While I don't have all the answers I know something has to change before this is visited on another community, and another community, and another community. "This is out of control, and our country is in desperate need of change." One teenage girl who survived the massacre by hiding in a closet for two hours hit back at a conservatives who have tried to argue gun control is not the answer. Carly Novell, 17, was responding to Tomi Lahren on Twitter after the Fox News pundit dismissed the tragedy as the actions of a "lunatic", rather than a sign of a gun problem.  I was hiding in a closet for 2 hours. It was about guns. You weren't there, you don't know how it felt. Guns give these disgusting people the ability to kill other human beings. This IS about guns and this is about all the people who had their life abruptly ended because of guns. https://t.co/XnzhvuN1zd— carly (@car_nove) February 15, 2018 Miss Novell shared the tweet, saying: "I was hiding in a closet for 2 hours. It was about guns. You weren't there, you don't know how it felt. Guns give these disgusting people the ability to kill other human beings. "This IS about guns and this is about all the people who had their life abruptly ended because of guns."

Older articles »
advertising

Copyright © 2008-2018 gffnews.com  - all rights reserved