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by | February 19, 2018 | 14:30

It began in the 1800's to honor our first President, George Washington who was born on February 22nd. In Washington's birthplace in Alexandria, Virginia, the celebrations last for a whole month. Banks , schools and the post office will be closed. Floating holidays still observed on their designated day, rather than a Monday, include New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

by | February 19, 2018 | 14:35

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on the European Union (EU) today to make independent decisions on issues related to hydrocarbon supplies, when addressing the Munich Security Conference. According to the indictment, the Russian organisation was funded by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a wealthy St. Petersburg businessman with ties to the Russian government and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

by | February 19, 2018 | 14:12

There are no formal federal rules that prohibit Trump jnr from pursuing his business interests; he is a private citizen. Since taking office, critics have claimed the United States president is continuing to profit from his family's business interests.

by | February 19, 2018 | 14:12

This could cause roads to become slick for the Monday morning commute. Farther south, heavy rain and even some rumbles of thunder are possible through the PM and overnight hours. Active weather will impact the region this coming week with the potential for heavy rainfall and flooding, and wintry weather including freezing rain.

by | February 19, 2018 | 13:54

For those not in the know, Uber reportedly experienced a $4.5 billion loss in 2017 in their push to dominate the ride-sharing industry. SoftBank also owns shares in Grab, Didi, India's Ola and Brazil's 99, and has publicly expressed interest in Lyft, Uber's main USA rival.

by | February 19, 2018 | 14:04

Rachael Collins, who lives on nearby Irinyili Street, said the fire took hold of the property quickly. Fire crews were called to the home at Bonner, in Canberra's north, at 8.30am on Monday morning. Detectives are now appealing for witnesses and have urged people with information to come forward. A report will be prepared for the Coroner. Three pumpers, breathing apparatus support and two commanders are on scene'.

by | February 19, 2018 | 14:13

Patel said that the tests in Alaska would be carried out this year. The US Congress and administration have already allocated a special budget. Arrow 3 is the only interceptor in the world that does not use explosives to take down its targets.

by | February 19, 2018 | 13:51

A few sprinkles may hang around Tuesday morning with a very low chance Wednesday evening. The record high Tuesday in Lansing is 59 set in 1983 and 62 in Jackson set in 1930. Rainfall totals could be quite beefy just from Monday through Tuesday morning, alone - ranging in the 1"-2" range over much of central in - specifically for the northwestern half of the area.

by | February 19, 2018 | 13:02

It said it wanted to be "as transparent as possible" as the scandal involving the charity deepens. In the 2011 report, Oxfam said "more needed" to be done to prevent "problem staff" working for other charities. The UK government has demanded Oxfam hand over any information concerning staff members' involvement in the scandals to their respective governments, as none of the aid workers found guilty of sexual misconduct in Haiti were British nationals.

by | February 19, 2018 | 11:21

Sergei Lavrov, the country's foreign minister, said at a summit of world leaders that the indictments were simply "allegations multiplying". He says the Internet Research Agency allegedly operated through Russian shell companies and employed hundreds of people in its online operations.

by | February 19, 2018 | 11:13

Winds on Sunday will range in speed from 15 to 25 mph before midnight to 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph after midnight. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the mountains as a cold low pressure system was expected to bring in snow showers and strong, gusty winds.

by | February 19, 2018 | 08:02

None, perhaps, more so than Emma Gonzalez . "If the President wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a awful tragedy and how it should never have happened and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I'm going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association ", she said.

by | February 19, 2018 | 08:05

The United States' top diplomat said he is all ears to signs that North Korea is ready to engage in direct talks. "And that is what they need to understand", Tillerson told CBS News's Margaret Brennan in a segment for Sunday's " 60 Minutes " program.

by | February 19, 2018 | 08:11

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday visited Taj Mehal at Agra and Mathura Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Uttar Pradesh and interacted with the its founders and staff members. "Wheels up for India and a busy visit focused on creating good jobs and strengthening the deep connection between the people of our two countries", Trudeau had tweeted on Friday before embarking on the trip.

by | February 19, 2018 | 08:06

Mr Jaitley also had useful discussions with the Saudi Minister of Finance Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Jadaan and discussed matters of mutual interest. He has also visited "India Pavillion" that highlights "Make in India" theme overseas at prestigious Saudi National Heritage and Cultural Festival Janadriyah, India is the guest of honour country this year, for which Indian thanked the oil rich Kingdom for according the "Guest of Honour" status.

by | February 19, 2018 | 08:02

On Maharashtra, Modi said during the past three years, this state has initiated unprecedented measures to lure foreign investors on all fronts, led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis . "Our Government brought an aviation policy that is transforming the sector", he said. In October 2015, Modi had laid the foundation stone for this terminal which will double JNPT's current container handling capacity.

by | February 19, 2018 | 08:00

Since January 20, Turkey has carried out operation of olive branch, with support of Syrian rebel groups, against Syrian Kurdish militias that Ankara considers to be terrorists because of its links with Kurdistan Workers ' Party, Kurdish guerrillas Present in Turkey.

by | February 19, 2018 | 05:44

She added that Thiede was living with two roommates in Los Angeles and was a driver for Uber and Lyft to earn extra money. Janet also claimed that Joshua, or someone using his phone, had called 911 last Monday at 2:30 p.m. "I've known Josh for a long time", friend Kevin Young said. "Usually I hear from him nearly every day". Thiede is Caucasian, 6 feet tall and 170 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes, according to the Los Angeles Police Department .

by | February 19, 2018 | 05:54

It was unclear whether Mr Christensen's caption was specifically aimed at the Greens or at environmental activists who are campaigning against a proposed coalmine - which is supported by the MP - in his seat. But he took it down at the request of acting Nationals leader Nigel Scullion, who has taken over from embattled leader Barnaby Joyce while he is on leave following news of his affair with a former staffer.

by | February 19, 2018 | 06:50

Rock fishers should avoid coastal rock platforms exposed to the ocean and seek a safe location that is sheltered from the surf. All beaches across the Gold Coast remain closed today following a weekend of risky surf whipped up by ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita .

by | February 19, 2018 | 04:58

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is coming to New Zealand to talk about her future plans after losing the 2016 USA election to Donald Trump. In an election marked by rage, sexism, misogyny, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules, Secretary Clinton gives a candid account of what happened and what's next.

by | February 19, 2018 | 04:35

The weapon was reportedly donated by the co-founder of Black Rain Ordnance Inc., who is the father of one of the players. Jorge Fernandez, the spokesman for Florida Gun Shows, shared his "deepest condolences to the persons who have been involved in this bad tragedy" but said the show "would just be cost prohibitive to cancel".

by | February 19, 2018 | 04:21

The review will examine the current system of fees, which now cost up to £9,250 a year in England. In a speech in Derbyshire on 19 February, the Prime Minister will warn that England now has "one of the most expensive systems of university tuition in the world", after the Conservative-led coalition's decision to raise the tuition fee cap in 2012.

by | February 19, 2018 | 03:48

As Paulino drove past she fired a single gunshot at Devoe, the co-worker told police. Aware that they were being followed, the colleague suggested that they drive past their work site. Investigators believe she bragged about the killing on Facebook . But Paulino posted a cryptic update on Facebook that might have been a reference to the shooting, writing, "Tried to warn Em tried to tell Em told Em top that you my son don't make me spank you".

by | February 19, 2018 | 04:42

Secret Service agent brawled with Chinese guards over the nuclear football - i.e. the briefcase used to authorize a nuclear attack - according to a stunning new Axios report . The nuclear football, officially known as the "president's emergency satchel", is a black leather briefcase that allows the United States president to authorize a nuclear strike while away from a command center.

by | February 19, 2018 | 03:33

Maryland, the eastern West Virginia panhandle, and Frederick County Virginia. The system will end shortly after midnight. ADDITIONAL DETAILS .Plan on slippery road conditions. Through tonight (Friday, Feb. 16), snow expected. Temperatures were expected to rise Sunday, melting the previous day's snow quickly, with a high of 48 degrees.

by | February 19, 2018 | 03:18

CBS News later reported later Sunday that, according to unnamed sources familiar with the negotiations, Gates was expected to plead guilty. One of the final discussion points has centered on exactly how much cash or other valuables - derived from Gates' allegedly illegal activity - that the government will require him to forfeit as part of the guilty plea.

by | February 19, 2018 | 02:46

The Redskins want to tag-and-trade Cousins, but the CBA prevents them from tagging him without any plans to sign him. The Redskins have applied the franchise tag to Cousins the past two seasons, and the option to tag and trade Cousins is still on the table.

by | February 19, 2018 | 01:36

He was last seen three-and-a-half hours earlier. The horrific attack took place when he was on home release from prison while during a separate 30-month stretch for kidnap at Risley prison in Warrington. Whitehouse has short grey hair, a grey moustache and goatee beard, and an eagle tattoo on his left arm and a leopard on his right arm. In a tweet, Avon and Somerset Police warned members of the public not to approach Whitehouse.

by | February 19, 2018 | 02:03

President Donald Trump . In the days since the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida , several student survivors have taken to Twitter and mainstream media to stress the need for gun control reform and call out those who say this isn't about guns or that it's too soon to talk politics.

by | February 19, 2018 | 01:45

In the days since the attack, students and school officials have called for action to curb gun violence . Also at the rally were teachers, parents, lawmakers and some candidates running for office. "Love has to have the last say". "The FBI's failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable", Scott said in a statement released Friday afternoon on February 16.

by | February 19, 2018 | 02:17

The Cass County Sheriff's Office says the body of Kara Blevins was discovered about 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the Chippewa National Forest, not far from her hometown of Akeley. "This is a terribly sad situation", Burch said. "It is very important with stuff like this to get input from the public because any little detail can really lead to a solution".

by | February 19, 2018 | 00:31

She returned to action after surgery on her playing hand a year ago but fell short of the top 10, ending the season 11th. Petra Kvitova is back in the WTA top 10 on the heels of a 13-match winning streak, winning the title in St. "In the tiebreak when I was down 3-1, I was just really angry with myself so I just tried to hit some winners". They didn't know, however, that the Czech is a tough character, with steely determination instilled in her by her father from a very young age.

by | February 18, 2018 | 23:39

Pruitt has been under fire since the Washington Post reported earlier this week that he spent $1,641 on a first-class flight from Washington to NY City, more than six times the cost of the ticket for aides who rode in coach on the same flight, among other first-class trips.

by | February 19, 2018 | 00:19

The Trans Mountain proposal would result in an estimated sevenfold increase in tanker traffic along B.C.'s heavily populated South Coast. In retaliation for B.C.'s threat to kill the pipeline, Notley cancelled talks to buy B.C. Federal officials, ministers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have been negotiating with Alberta and B.C. for nearly two weeks now, ever since B.C.