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In addition to inviting children from his hometown to visit the museum and spend time with the Warriors , Durant recently pledged $10 million for a program to help disadvantaged students in Prince George's County. The Wizards guard has stepped up his game ever since John Wall went down as he's added more playmaking to his repertoire. The Warriors have won three straight since the All-Star break and six of seven overall.
  • Trump Threatens to Pull Immigration Agents Out of California

    Trump Threatens to Pull Immigration Agents Out of California

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    Gov. Jerry Brown issued a blunt rejoinder: "In California, we protect all of our people from criminals and gangs, as well as risky assault weapons". It's an essential part of Trump's efforts to crack down on cities and states that refuse to help enforce US immigration laws.
  • California school shooting plot foiled by police

    California school shooting plot foiled by police

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    The police department and school district are positioning this case as a learning lesson for parents, as well as students and school faculty. The boy was taken to a care facility. A national organisation that tracks school threats said it has recorded around 50 a day on average since the Florida shooting, compared with about 10 a day on average.
  • President Trump to host students in 'listening session'

    President Trump to host students in 'listening session'

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    The President has voiced strong support for gun rights and the National Rifle Association. Trump's announcement comes nearly one week after the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead. Using social media, the teens rallied over the weekend, creating their lie-in (or as they called it, according to CNN, a "die-in." ) on President's Day.
  • Russia blamed as Syria clinic bombed out of service

    Russia blamed as Syria clinic bombed out of service

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    The wave of airstrikes , rocket fire and shelling has sparked global condemnation. "Where is the global community, where is (the UN) Security Council... Shelling in the rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta near Damascus . During the interview the sound of an explosion could be heard in the background.
  • Police Arrest Former Floydada High School Student for Shooting Threat

    Police Arrest Former Floydada High School Student for Shooting Threat

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    Troopers said the messages could not be substantiated and that the school is open as usual. The threats follow days of similar incidents at schools across the nation. But that didn't stop them from spreading quickly on social media, sparking widespread concern and hundreds of calls to law enforcement. "This information is inaccurate", the statement reads.
  • Significant rainfall expected in York Region on Family Day

    Significant rainfall expected in York Region on Family Day

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    Two lanes of traffic at Eglinton Avenue West and Rosemount Avenue have also been closed due to flooding of nearby Massey Creek. The national weather agency said multi-day rainfall totals are expected to be in the 20 to 30 millimetre range in some locations.
  • Several dozen Russian Federationn, ex-Soviet fighters wounded in Syria clash: Russia

    Several dozen Russian Federationn, ex-Soviet fighters wounded in Syria clash: Russia

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    The Russian foreign ministry stressed on Tuesday that the combatants were not Russian servicemen and that no Russian military equipment was involved in the fighting. "But I doubt that 257 people all just decided on their individual own selves to suddenly cross the [Euphrates] River into enemy territory and start shelling a location and maneuvering tanks against it", he added.
  • Former Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand, emergency declared in Christchurch

    Former Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand, emergency declared in Christchurch

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    Flooding and heavy winds from ex-cyclone Gita have swept through New Zealand orchards overnight, during the start of the season for key apple growing regions. Gita, which was downgraded on Tuesday from a tropical cyclone to a storm, is already causing flooding in parts of the South Island with waves up to 7m (22ft) high.
  • Donald Trump Jr. to Deliver Foreign Policy Speech in India

    Donald Trump Jr. to Deliver Foreign Policy Speech in India

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    Details of his full remarks have yet to be disclosed, but cooperation between India nations in the Pacific region and the USA may be addressed. Since its entry into the Indian real estate market in 2014, four Trump Towers , with a total revenue potential of $1.5 billion, have been launched across Pune , Mumbai , Gurugram and Kolkata.
  • Freezing rain causes slick road conditions

    Freezing rain causes slick road conditions

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    Rainfall: Widespread 1 to 3 inch amounts, with isolated totals up to 5 inches possible north of I-10. Dense fog also developed in parts of southern Wisconsin, with the fog expected to dissipate by 8 a.m., the National Weather Service said.
  • Iran's Zarif slams Netanyahu's 'cartoonish circus' drone stunt

    Iran's Zarif slams Netanyahu's 'cartoonish circus' drone stunt

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    More than that, he brandished what he said was a piece of an Iranian drone shot down over Israeli territory. At the Munich Security Conference, the US also brought a hard line to partners in Europe , who are wary about the Trump administration's desire to change the Iranian nuclear deal.
  • PM won't ban sex between ministers and staffers

    PM won't ban sex between ministers and staffers

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    Barnaby Joyce and Malcolm Turnbull in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull brushed aside suggestions of a rift in his coalition government on Sunday, saying there were "no issues" between the Liberal and National parties in the wake of a sex scandal that has swamped Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.
  • Four killed as gunman open fires at church in Russia's Dagestan

    Four killed as gunman open fires at church in Russia's Dagestan

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    The assailant was killed by police. "He was carrying a rifle and a knife", he added. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. It was not immediately clear what motivated the shooting. Dagestan is a predominantly Muslim region of the Caucasus, located between the Black and Caspian seas.
  • Congress rejuvenates, 'Arvinder Singh Lovely' makes a comeback

    Congress rejuvenates, 'Arvinder Singh Lovely' makes a comeback

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    Lovely had joined BJP along with Delhi Youth Congress chief Amit Malik in 2017. Lovely had joined the BJP in April past year, who had raked up allegations of bribery in ticket distribution for the MCD polls by the Congress and asserted after meeting chief Amit Shah that many senior Congress leaders were feeling "suffocated" as the party is no longer what it was used to be.
  • Pakistan court sentences child killer to death

    Pakistan court sentences child killer to death

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    The 7-year jail sentence and Rs 1 million fine were imposed for concealing the body in a trash heap. Prosecutor General Ehtesham Qadir, informed the accused was given ample time to defend himself, reported the Dawn . Hundreds of local residents protested after Zainab's body was discovered, and two were killed when police fired shots to break up the crowd. Imran confessed to the crime and said he lured the girl by telling her that her parents had come back and that she should go with him ...
  • Family of fatally shot man to meet with Canada cabinet members

    Family of fatally shot man to meet with Canada cabinet members

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    The jurors also let Mr. Stanley off on the lesser charge of manslaughter, finding that it was reasonable for him to go get and load a semi-automatic pistol during a confrontation on his farm property with Mr. Pfefferle said he can't imagine a scenario in which the way Burge chose to prosecute the case would lead to an appeal. Niigaan Sinclair, an associate professor in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba, described the verdict as "yet another unsurprising example ...
  • Four security officials martyred in Quetta terrorist attack

    Four security officials martyred in Quetta terrorist attack

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    The TTP claimed responsibility in a statement by its spokesperson, Muhammed Khurasani, saying that "the attack was carried out by a contingent of the TTP Special Task Force and that the attackers left the area without harm". Quetta Razzaq Cheema said that the attackers fired at the vehicle carrying the FC officials and fled after the incident. Security personnel arrive at the site of attack in Quetta .
  • Asma's demise: Sindh announces day of mourning on Feb 13

    Asma's demise: Sindh announces day of mourning on Feb 13

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    The result is a cauldron of an unidentified stew, the ingredients of which defy the commandments of the preparation, in this case the principles of democracy. One of the most significant acts of bravery was Asma's determined battle against the anti-women Hudood laws that Zia-ul-Haq had introduced. She died of a heart attack.
  • Trump doubts Palestinian, Israeli wish for peace

    Trump doubts Palestinian, Israeli wish for peace

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    European leaders have criticized Trump's dramatic policy shift on Jerusalem, but appear unwilling to confront Washington over its handling of more than two decades of failed efforts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian partition deal. 'Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea , ' Trump said then. He pointed out that "Israel annexed Jerusalem as a unified capital in 1980, but it has repeatedly negotiated the city several times in the past rounds of repeated bilateral negotiations, ...
  • Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashes near Moscow

    Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashes near Moscow

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    The plane was being operated by Russia'a Saratov Airlines for a domestic flight from the capital to Orsk on the southern tip of the Ural Mountains. The crash might have been caused by weather conditions, human error or technical failure, according to TASS citing an emergency source.
  • West Ham boss Moyes sets sights on top ten after Watford win

    West Ham boss Moyes sets sights on top ten after Watford win

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    The Hertfordshire outfit had brushed champions Chelsea aside with alarming ease last time out and firmly believed that they could take another step towards securing their Premier League berth by completing a double over West Ham following a routine 2-0 success at Vicarage Road back in mid-November - incidentally, Moyes' first game in the Hammers hot seat.
  • New budget barrier: Pelosi opposes pact if no 'Dreamer' help

    New budget barrier: Pelosi opposes pact if no 'Dreamer' help

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    We're not dependent on commercial or political support and we do not accept any government funding. Trump has said he won't sign immigration legislation unless it addresses "four pillars": legal protections for DREAMers; money for border security and a wall; changes to family based or "chain" migration; and an end to the diversity visa lottery program.
  • Yellow weather warning issued for snow across Nottinghamshire

    Yellow weather warning issued for snow across Nottinghamshire

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    The North East could wake up to snow tomorrow morning, following a weather warning from the Met Office. Rain and strong southerly winds will spread overnight. Frost and icy patches will develop overnight, with lowest temperatures of -3 to 0 degrees. Snow is expected to begin falling in the region at around 7am tomorrow, until around 3pm.