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Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife sought  

Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife soughtMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Lebanese man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait has been arrested, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday.


 

Parkland Survivor To Melania Trump: Stop Donald Trump Jr. From Cyberbullying Me  

Parkland Survivor To Melania Trump: Stop Donald Trump Jr. From Cyberbullying MeA 14-year-old survivor of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has pleaded with first lady Melania Trump to stop her stepson Donald Trump Jr. from bullying her and her family online.


 

National Rifle Association facing backlash as corporate giants drop links with gun lobby group  

National Rifle Association facing backlash as corporate giants drop links with gun lobby groupA wave of companies has ended their association with the National Rifle Association as the backlash against the gun lobby group spreads. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, companies have come under pressure on social media to sever their ties with the NRA. The NRA's five million members have, until now, enjoyed a raft of favourable deals from the NRA's corporate partners, including cut-price car hire. However Hertz and Enterprise holdings - the parent company of major car rental firms Enterprise, Alamo and National - announced the end of their co-branding memberships. First National Bank of Omaha, which offers the "Official Credit Card of the NRA" - with benefits including  five per cent cash back on petrol and sporting goods - announced it was ending the arrangement. Read more | Florida school shooting Symantec, which offered anti-virus software, has stopped offering NRA members a discount which slashed the price of its top package from $110 to $48. Chubb Insurance has confirmed it will no longer underwrite "NRA Carry Guard" policies, although the company took the decision three months ago. The sweeping corporate desertion of the NRA follows a social media campaign under the #BoycottNRA hashtag, which has named and shamed companies with ties to the gun lobby group. The following companies have cut ties with the NRA over the last 24 hours. - Enterprise - Wyndham - Metlife - Hertz - Best Western - First National Bank - Alamo - National - Symantec - Chubb - SIRVA #BoycottNRA The list is growing!! RETWEET to show support!!— Brian Krassenstein�� (@krassenstein) February 23, 2018 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which was founded after the 2012 shootings in Sandy Hook, has sent letters to streaming television companies demanding they axe NRA TV from their line-ups. Such is the groundswell of anger that a number of companies which severed their links with the NRA some time ago have publicly disowned the organisation on social media. In the past the NRA has not been averse to orchestrating a boycott campaign of its own, notably in 2000, when it targeted Smith & Wesson, which had cut a deal with the Clinton administration. The gun manufacturers were accused of "caving in" after agreeing a package of measures including restrictions on sales, the introduction of locking devices and limits on clip sizes. Gun owners deserted Smith & Wesson, which suffered a 40 per cent slump in gun sales.


 

Ex-NFL Player In Custody After Instagram Post Prompts High School Closure  

Ex-NFL Player In Custody After Instagram Post Prompts High School ClosureAn Instagram post by former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin prompted a private Los Angeles area high school to shut down Friday as authorities worked to understand the somewhat cryptic message.


 

New charges filed against parents in California abused siblings case  

New charges filed against parents in California abused siblings caseA California couple accused of keeping 13 children imprisoned, chained and starved in a squalid suburban home were hit with additional charges on Friday as defense lawyers said they were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of evidence in the case. David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 49, were advised of the new charges during a brief hearing in Riverside County Superior Court at which they appeared dressed in black at a table with their attorneys but did not speak. A spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney's Office said the new charges included three counts of child abuse against both defendants.


 

The Best Costumes Of The Olympic Women's Figure Skating Competition, Ranked  

The Best Costumes Of The Olympic Women's Figure Skating Competition, RankedThe women’s figure skating competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has come to a close, with Russian athletes Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva taking gold and silver respectively, and Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond earning the bronze.


 

The Latest: Gardner spokeswoman: No 'political games'  

The Latest: Gardner spokeswoman: No 'political games'ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the indictment of Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):


 

Trump says Kushner’s security clearance will be up to John Kelly  

Trump says Kushner’s security clearance will be up to John KellyDuring a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday, a reporter asked President Trump a question about his son-in-law Jared Kushner’s security clearance, to which Trump replied that it would be up to chief of staff John Kelly.


 

Parkland Shooting: Officer Gets Emotional as He Reveals Son, Wife Were in the School as Gunfire Erupted  

Parkland Shooting: Officer Gets Emotional as He Reveals Son, Wife Were in the School as Gunfire EruptedOn Friday, the officer and other first responders shared their stories.


 

35 Sleek & Inspiring Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas  

35 Sleek & Inspiring Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas


 

The Pentagon Has Delivered Its Transgender Military Proposal To Trump  

The Pentagon Has Delivered Its Transgender Military Proposal To TrumpDefense Secretary James Mattis has delivered his recommendations concerning transgender troops to President Donald Trump, the Pentagon confirmed to HuffPost on Friday.


 

Man found shot to death near car crash scene in Long Beach  

Man found shot to death near car crash scene in Long BeachLong Beach police responded to a car crash on the 710 Freeway overnight and found a man shot to death at the scene.


 

Gus Kenworthy Visits Dog Meat Farm in Korea: 'One of the Saddest Places I've Ever Been'  

Gus Kenworthy Visits Dog Meat Farm in Korea: 'One of the Saddest Places I've Ever Been'"I am honestly feeling heartbroken," the 2014 Olympic silver medalist said.


 

Adam Rippon Will Now 'Totally' Take Mike Pence's Telephone Call  

Adam Rippon Will Now 'Totally' Take Mike Pence's Telephone CallAdam Rippon is now prepared to talk with Vice President Mike Pence.


 

'How dare you': CNN's Camerota clashes with NRA's Loesch over her claim that media 'love' mass shootings  

'How dare you': CNN's Camerota clashes with NRA's Loesch over her claim that media 'love' mass shootingsThe national spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association on Friday doubled down on her claim that members of the media “love” mass shootings, like last week’s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., because of the bump in television ratings that some networks experience.


 

Author Eric Metaxas, evangelical intellectual, chose Trump, and he's sticking with him  

Author Eric Metaxas, evangelical intellectual, chose Trump, and he's sticking with himEric Metaxas, who wrote a bestselling biography of the anti-Nazi pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, surprised his friends when he came out in support of Donald Trump. And nothing that has happened since the election has changed his mind. Jon Ward explores what led him to this position and how he deals with the suspicions that he is "a fundamentalist in an intellectual's clothing."


 

Car Rental Company Enterprise Holdings Ends Discounts For NRA Members  

Car Rental Company Enterprise Holdings Ends Discounts For NRA MembersOne of the world’s largest car rental companies is cutting ties with the National Rifle Association.


 

Shepard Smith: People Go To Prison For What Jared Kushner Did  

Shepard Smith: People Go To Prison For What Jared Kushner DidWhite House senior aide Jared Kushner’s multiple omissions on required financial disclosure forms for his security clearance would “be a crime, punishable by prison” for other people, Fox News host Shepard Smith said Thursday.


 

This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before Flying  

This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before FlyingCannabis is legal in Nevada but still banned by the U.S. government


 

Man convicted of attempted murder invited to Trudeau party  

Man convicted of attempted murder invited to Trudeau partyOTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A stunning oversight that allowed a man convicted of attempted murder to be invited to a party in India with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is prompting many to say the Trudeau government is too close to Sikh separatists.


 

Texas governor issues last-minute reprieve for son who ordered family killed  

Texas governor issues last-minute reprieve for son who ordered family killedTexas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a last-minute reprieve for a death row prisoner who hired a gunman to kill his family after his father, whom he sought to murder, pleaded for his son's life. Thomas Bartlett "Bart" Whitaker, 38, had been one of three men awaiting execution Thursday in three different US states. Another, Eric Branch, was executed as scheduled in Florida for the 1993 murder of a student.


 

Canada to accept bid from Boeing for new fighter jets  

Canada to accept bid from Boeing for new fighter jetsCanada said Thursday it was allowing Boeing to submit a bid to replace the country's aging F-18 fleet, after an earlier trade dispute between the American manufacturer and Ottawa. The announcement came a month after the US International Trade Commission rejected a complaint filed by Boeing against its Canadian rival Bombardier, demanding nearly 300 percent anti-dumping duties on the C Series passenger plane. Boeing, which makes the Super Hornet, is one of five manufacturers invited to submit proposals in spring 2019 for an order of 88 advanced fighter jets, which are to be delivered in 2025, according to a Canadian government statement.


 

Citizenship agency removes description of US as 'nation of immigrants'  

Citizenship agency removes description of US as 'nation of immigrants'Immigrants become American citizens during a naturalization ceremony. The government agency in charge of granting citizenship to prospective Americans has removed a passage from its mission statement that describes the United States as a nation of immigrants. The move by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services agency was first revealed via an email shared with the Intercept, confirmed by the Guardian Thursday.


 

Palestinian President Abbas confirms medical checks, says results 'positive'  

Palestinian President Abbas confirms medical checks, says results 'positive'By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed on Thursday that he went into hospital in the United States for medical checks, saying in a television interview that the results were "positive." Abbas, 82, flew to the United States to address the U.N. Security Council in New York on Feb. 20. Abbas confirmed this on Thursday, after the tests.


 

Armed deputy at Florida school resigns after failing to engage shooter  

Armed deputy at Florida school resigns after failing to engage shooterThe armed deputy assigned to the campus of a Florida high school during a deadly shooting last week stayed outside the building during the attack and failed to engage the shooter, the county sheriff said on Thursday. As a consequence, Scott Peterson, on duty as the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, resigned from the department, said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who earlier has suspended the officer from the force. Israel said he decided to suspend Peterson after viewing a video that showed the deputy's actions during the rampage that killed 17 people.


 

Oprah Surprised Tiffany Haddish, Who Responded Like Any Mere Mortal Would  

Oprah Surprised Tiffany Haddish, Who Responded Like Any Mere Mortal WouldOprah Winfrey surprised actress Tiffany Haddish on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday, and it was quite a moment.


 

GOP Doing All It Can To Keep Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Congressional Map  

GOP Doing All It Can To Keep Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Congressional MapPennsylvania Republicans took another stab at blocking a court-ordered congressional map on Thursday by filing a new lawsuit that asks a three-judge federal panel to step in.


 

Three executions planned Thursday in three U.S. states  

Three executions planned Thursday in three U.S. statesA trio of inmates are scheduled to be executed on Thursday, one each in Alabama, Florida and Texas, raising the possibility that U.S. prison authorities will carry out three death sentences on the same day for the first time since 2010. The circumstances behind each case could halt any of the executions, including the one in Texas, where the convict received an unprecedented clemency recommendation. The state has conducted all three of this year's U.S. executions.


 

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: Bolder Looks and an Optional Diesel  

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: Bolder Looks and an Optional DieselThe fourth-gen Santa Fe is once again offered in two sizes.


 

13 Genius Ways To Use Ground Lamb  

13 Genius Ways To Use Ground Lamb


 

Hem Is Having a 20% Off Sale and We're Freaking Out  

Hem Is Having a 20% Off Sale and We're Freaking Out


 

Trump predicts NRA will back raising age limit on gun purchases  

Trump predicts NRA will back raising age limit on gun purchasesAmid a national debate over U.S. gun laws in the wake of last week’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., President Trump on Thursday pledged action and laid out his ideas for school safety — even as the National Rifle Association is resisting calls for change.


 

The Latest: California senator quits before discipline vote  

The Latest: California senator quits before discipline voteSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct in the California Legislature (all times local):


 

Michael Dell Paid Record-Breaking Price For Manhattan’s One57 Penthouse  

Michael Dell Paid Record-Breaking Price For Manhattan’s One57 PenthouseCementing his status as one of the wealthiest people in the world, Dell reportedly paid $100.5 million for a 10,923-square-foot penthouse


 

Late pastor Billy Graham to lie in honor in US Capitol  

Late pastor Billy Graham to lie in honor in US CapitolThe body of Reverend Billy Graham, a spiritual advisor to several presidents, will lie in the US Capitol Rotunda next week so Americans can pay respect to the globally influential preacher, lawmakers said Thursday. The rare honor of placing an American's remains in the Capitol is usually reserved for US presidents, military officials and politicians. Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99, would be only the fourth private citizen so honored, and the first person since US senator Daniel Inouye in 2012.


 

Are Pickup Trucks Becoming the New Family Car?  

Are Pickup Trucks Becoming the New Family Car?Pickup truck sales are the hottest they’ve been in a decade, and it’s no wonder: Driving one is no longer a bumpy, jarring experience that you have to endure. Truck makers today are building pick...


 

Trump aides say U.S. forces can legally stay in Syria, Iraq indefinitely  

Trump aides say U.S. forces can legally stay in Syria, Iraq indefinitelyPresident Trump has all the legal authority he needs to keep U.S. forces in Syria and Iraq indefinitely, the Pentagon and State Department told Sen. Tim Kaine, who has been pushing for a new AUMF.


 

'Walking Dead' Star Admits To That Eye-Opening Mistake  

'Walking Dead' Star Admits To That Eye-Opening MistakeAt this point in “The Walking Dead” timeline, longtime zombie hunter Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) could probably fire a weapon with his eyes closed, so the question is, uh, did he?


 

NRA's LaPierre blames FBI, mental illness and security 'failures' for Florida shooting — not guns  

NRA's LaPierre blames FBI, mental illness and security 'failures' for Florida shooting — not gunsThe head of the National Rifle Association denounced lawmakers and the media on Thursday for renewing the debate over U.S. gun laws in the wake of last week’s deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.


 

How to Maximize Your Savings Under the New Tax Law  

How to Maximize Your Savings Under the New Tax LawAfter much anticipation, the Internal Revenue Service in December announced revisions to the U.S. tax law, including some major changes for those filing individually. After all, many people see their health care costs rise later in life.


 

Florida eye doctor gets 17 years for Medicare fraud  

Florida eye doctor gets 17 years for Medicare fraudFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor once accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey received a 17-year sentence Thursday for stealing $73 million from Medicare by persuading elderly patients to undergo excruciating tests and treatments they didn't need for diseases they didn't have.


 

SpaceX boat tries to catch pricey rocket nosecone in the Pacific Ocean, but misses  

SpaceX boat tries to catch pricey rocket nosecone in the Pacific Ocean, but missesAfter SpaceX successfully blasted three satellites into space early Thursday morning, the company tried to catch the Falcon 9 rocket's expensive nosecone, also known as a fairing, on a ship in the Pacific Ocean. The vessel, named "Mr. Steven," was outfitted with a giant net. According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the boat missed catching the fairing by "a few hundred meters," but he thinks there's a simple fix: Bigger parachutes to better control the parachuting fairing. Missed by a few hundred meters, but fairing landed intact in water. Should be able catch it with slightly bigger chutes to slow down descent. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 22, 2018 The fairing, which sheltered and released the payload during the rocket launch, parachuted down to the Pacific Ocean. A GPS guidance system helped guide the parachute close to the long, outstretched metallic arms of the awaiting ship. Assuming the nosecone is in good shape, SpaceX may still try and retrieve it from the water.  Falcon fairing half as seen from our catcher’s mitt in boat form, Mr. Steven. No apparent damage from reentry and splashdown. A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Feb 22, 2018 at 7:36am PST Recovery of the rocket fairing is aimed at bringing down the cost of access to space, since this particular part of the rocket costs between $5 and $6 million dollars.  SpaceX famously lands its rocket boosters back on Earth and reuses them in subsequent launches, but it never before attempted to catch a rocket's fairing. SpaceX plans to outcompete its rocket rivals by reusing most of its rockets, as opposing to building new components for each launch.  SEE ALSO: Elon Musk's 'Starman' Tesla Roadster isn't your typical piece of space junk This launch, for example, featured a Falcon 9 rocket booster that had previously been to space in August 2017. SpaceX decided not to recover the rocket for a potential third launch, however.   Going to try to catch the giant fairing (nosecone) of Falcon 9 as it falls back from space at about eight times the speed of sound. It has onboard thrusters and a guidance system to bring it through the atmosphere intact, then releases a parafoil and our ship, named Mr. Steven, with basically a giant catcher’s mitt welded on, tries to catch it. A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Feb 22, 2018 at 6:07am PST Instead, the rocket fell back to Earth and crashed into the Pacific Ocean. According to SpaceX firmware engineer Tom Praderio, "SpaceX is making room for its next iteration of Falcon 9 rockets," so it had no reason to land and reuse the rocket for a third launch.  A screenshot of the Falcon 9 rocket second stage heading towards low-Earth orbit. The curvature of the Earth can be seen in the background.Image: spacexThe Falcon 9 rockets have proven to be quite reliable, as SpaceX launched them into space 18 times last year, with no failures. The company plans to surpass these launch numbers this year.  Besides the primary payload — a Spanish satellite that can capture extremely high-resolution images of Earth — SpaceX launched two of its own microsatellites. These satellites are a test, but likely the first of thousands of internet-beaming satellites called Starlink, which is intended to provide high-speed internet access to the web-deprived corners of the world, sometime in the early to mid 2020s. Today’s Falcon launch carries 2 SpaceX test satellites for global broadband. If successful, Starlink constellation will serve least served. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 21, 2018 The Federal Communications Commission has yet to approve the SpaceX Starlink constellation, but last week FCC chairmen Ajit Pai urged commissioners to approve the bold space internet project.  The PAZ satellite successfully separating from the Falcon 9 rocket.Image: spacex WATCH: Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains what 'shoot for the moon' actually means


 

Autopsy confirms Virginia woman was mauled to death by her own pit bulls  

Autopsy confirms Virginia woman was mauled to death by her own pit bullsAn autopsy has confirmed that a Virginia woman believed to have been mauled to death by her own pit bulls in December did indeed die from "trauma due to mauling by animals."


 

Cambodian PM vows to 'shame' Australia if pressured over politics  

Cambodian PM vows to 'shame' Australia if pressured over politicsCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has threatened to "shame" Australia and block the release of a joint statement at a regional summit in Sydney next month if he faces pressure over a political crackdown at home. The strongman has been chastised by Western countries for taking a hammer to Cambodia's democracy in recent months by dissolving the main opposition party, shuttering independent news outlets and pursuing critics in the courts. In a speech on Wednesday the notoriously brash leader said he would not tolerate any pressure on domestic politics when he attends a summit of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) hosted by Australia in March.


 

Dad who survived son's murder plot that killed mom, brother wants his life spared  

Dad who survived son's murder plot that killed mom, brother wants his life sparedKent Whitaker said he forgave his son Bart Whitaker, who is on death row and scheduled to be executed this week.


 

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Hit By Anthrax Scare  

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Hit By Anthrax ScareMeghan Markle and Prince Harry have been targeted by an anthrax hoax, reports London’s Evening Standard.


 

California student arrested with two assault rifles and 90 magazines after security guard overhears shooting threat  

California student arrested with two assault rifles and 90 magazines after security guard overhears shooting threatA pair of assault rifles, nearly 100-high-capacity magazines and two handguns were discovered in the home of a 17-year-old who was arrested for threatening to open fire at his school in California.


 

Redemption time for Romney?  

Redemption time for Romney?Too often, Mitt Romney has treated principled rhetoric like a stretchy suit he can change into in a phone booth, then throw into a trash can when no one's looking. But if he wins a Utah Senate seat, he could become something he's never managed to be: the most influential figure in the GOP outside of the White House.


 

Saudi Arabia to invest $64 bn in entertainment in next decade  

Saudi Arabia to invest $64 bn in entertainment in next decadeSaudi Arabia is to invest $64 billion in its entertainment sector over the coming decade, an official said Thursday, as the kingdom pursues a programme of social and economic reforms. General Entertainment Authority chief Ahmad bin Aqeel al-Khatib said the money will come from both the government and the private sector. In recent months, Saudi Arabia has organised concerts, a Comic-Con popular culture festival and a mixed-gender national day celebration that saw people dancing in the streets to thumping electronic music for the first time.


 

Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats  

Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are DemocratsALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York said Wednesday that "many" people who commit mass murder turn out to be Democrats.


 

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