State TV: Mine explodes in central Syria killing 7 civilians

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syria’s state news agency says a mine has exploded in agricultural land in the central province of Hama killing seven civilians and wounding another. SANA said the mine blast occurred Friday east of the central town of Salamiyeh adding that it was left behind by militants who once inhabited the area. SANA gave no further details. The area east of Salamiyeh was once controlled by the Islamic State group before government forces drove them out in recent years.

Knife crime offenders to wear GPS tracking tags

London (CNN)Knife crime offenders in London will be tagged with GPS tracking devices after leaving prison, the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, said Monday, as the UK capital attempts to curb the growing problem of violent crime on its streets. In February 2018, London’s monthly homicide rate briefly overtook New York’s for the first time in modern history, and homicides in London rose 14% in the 12 months to September 2018 — the latest period for which statistics are available — according to UK’s Office for National Statistics. “This innovative pilot will build on the good work of the City Hall-funded violent crime task force by helping offenders integrate back into society and reducing the risk of reoffending, as well as …

Fine quashed in ‘too many signs’ confusion

“Once you’re committed to turn left on Duke Street, you have no way of safely turning around,” she said. Council ‘making money’ from drivers Just one fine upheld at city’s bus gate “Drivers are being trapped in the area and they’re panicking. “There are so many signs by the bus gate but a little contradiction in the brain means we cannot absorb all the information. “To consciously process all the information, it may take a few seconds and by that point, you’ve already travelled 20ft or 30ft down the road.” Related Topics Essex County Council Chelmsford Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Insects Are Dying En Masse, Risking ‘Catastrophic’ Collapse Of Earth’s Ecosystems

warning signs The first global scientific review of insect population decline was published this week More than 40 percent of insect species are dwindling globally and a third of species are endangered, concluded the peer-reviewed study, which analyzed 73 historical reports on insect population declines. “It is very rapid. In 10 years you will have a quarter less, in 50 years only half left and in 100 years you will have none,” study co-author Francisco Sánchez-Bayo, an environmental biologist at the University of Sydney, Australia, “If insect species losses cannot be halted, this will have catastrophic consequences for both the planet’s ecosystems and for the survival of mankind,” Sánchez-Bayo added. Scientists have warned that a human-caused sixth mass extinction is …

Sir Philip Green drops Telegraph injunction

The Telegraph said it intends to publish details of the allegations against Sir Philip and the “inside story” of the High Court action on its website at 9pm on Friday and in Saturday’s newspaper. The newspaper has published an audio recording of Sir Philip threatening to “bankrupt” The Telegraph if it printed the allegations. “I will personally sue your editor for damages that will be long beyond what he’ll be able to earn if he lives to 1,000 years old,” he said on the call. ‘Knowingly and shamefully’ In a ruling on Friday, Mr Justice Warby granted the Topshop owner permission to discontinue the proceedings. The newspaper had intended to publish allegations of misconduct made against Sir Philip by the …

Conservative Columnist Reality-Checks Trump With Sizzling Summary Of Presidency

Rubin argued in the piece ― titled “ “For the brief satisfaction of spitting out a nonsensical soundbite, Trump sets himself up for embarrassment and disappointment.” Rubin also said Trump is “a man entirely ignorant about policy and governance” who is playacting “his way through his presidency, using language that dense people think is smart and ignorant people imagine sounds erudite.” RELATED… Nancy Pelosi Explains Why She Clapped Like That At Trump James Corden Reveals What Pelosi Was Reading During The SOTU Conservative Columnist Shreds Trump’s SOTU With 1 Of His Favorite Words

Trump Just Stole Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Campaign Slogan, And People Have Noticed

“We’re only getting stronger together,” Trump said at an event in El Paso. “ Trump, however, has lifted slogans from winning campaigns as well. His “Make America Great Again” motto is a Twitter users had some thoughts:  Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Cory Booker Woos Iowans With Love-Heavy Brand Of Progressive Patriotism

WATERLOO, Iowa ― New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s favorite presidential campaign-trail yarn ― and he has a lot of them ― is about how his parents, two of IBM’s first black executives, overcame housing market discrimination to raise him and his brother in a predominantly white neighborhood in one of his state’s suburbs. Recounting the tale Friday afternoon to an audience of about 100 Democrats at a community college in Waterloo, Booker marveled at the far-reaching power of individual political sacrifices. It’s a testament, he declared with excitement in his voice, to his deeply held belief that “love is a radical force.” On the same weekend that Sen. (D-Mass.) officially with a pledge to “fight back” against the waged by …

5 things to know for February 8: Politics, abortion law, Jeff Bezos, Frank Robinson

(CNN)If you’re thinking about doing the boiling water challenge, here’s a word of advice: Just don’t. It’s sending people to the hospital. 1. Politics Longest-serving congressman in US history dies at 92 2. Louisiana abortion law The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to block a Louisiana abortion access law that was set to go into effect today. The state’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act requires a doctor have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the facility where the abortion is performed. Critics said there’s no medical justification for the law and it was just an attempt to restrict abortions. The ruling doesn’t stop the Supremes from taking up the case later, though, and possibly upholding the law. Chief Justice John Roberts …

Maryland university on search for mom looking for date for son: report

It is unclear who many students at Townson University—located in Townson, Md.—were approached by the mom, but it was enough for the school’s police department to put out an alert to identify the woman, The Baltimore Sun reported. She is not facing any criminal charges, but she is going to be asked to stop. GET THE FOX NEWS APP The school said it is attempting to alert students about the woman since it impacts their “safety and security.”

Four arrested over football violence

He said he saw “a Watford fan lying on the floor, apparently unconscious, with blood on his face” and “three Everton fans running from the scene towards the town centre”. He added that people gathered around the injured man “were crying and shouting for people to help and call an ambulance”. A video posted on Twitter shows people gathered around someone lying on the floor while an onlooker calls out “coward”. BBC reporter Rick Kelsey said he saw two Watford fans on the ground, covered in blood. Skip Twitter post by @RickKelsey Outside @WatfordFC loads of police after fighting in-between coaches and railings next to crowd. Two Watford fans on ground covered in blood. Ambulances on scene pic.twitter.com/hdyrIdJHon — Rick …

Classic American typewriters survive the computer age as nostalgia keeps them alive and clickin

“It’s been happening for the last couple of years,” Schweitzer told Fox News in a phone interview. HERE’S HOW TO BLOCK ROBOCALLS ON IPHONE AND ANDROID “The younger people are rediscovering typewriters because there are too many distractions [with today’s technology]. You can concentrate more,” Schweitzer added. Schweitzer, who is 80 years old, still works six days a week and personally delivered two IBM typewriters to customers on Friday morning. In fact, business is booming so much that Gramercy Typewriter just opened a new store in New York City, according to Schweitzer. He cited Underwood, Royal, Remington, and IBM as popular brands of typewriters that were manufactured in the U.S. Martin Quezada, who runs International Office Machines in Los Angeles, was told twenty years ago …

Irish top model, mother of 4 reportedly found dead hours after cryptic Facebook post

News of her shocking death came hours after she wrote online: “Why is it ok for a man to call a girl a fat ugly c–t?????? Seriously new level of pushing someone to the edge.” DID KENDALL JENNER GET BANGS? MODEL TAKES TO INSTAGRAM TO ASK FOR OPINION ON APPARENT NEW LOOK It is not clear whom she was referring to or when the alleged incident occurred. MacDonnell was a single mother of four children — Alex, 17, Sara, 15, Harry, 9, and Siena, 2 — whom she described as her “world” on her Instagram. MacDonnell, who studied at Trinity College Dublin, campaigned for autism awareness as an ambassador for Autism Action after Harry was diagnosed with the condition in …

Democrats seek documents from NRA after reported campaign finance violations

Washington (CNN)Democratic lawmakers pressed the National Rifle Association for more information around millions of dollars in donations the group funneled towards the campaigns of President Donald Trump and Republican congressional candidates in a letter to the NRA’s president Wednesday. Advocacy groups, including the gun control legal group founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords, have filed a number of complaints with the Federal Elections Commission detailing the alleged violations. In their letter, the lawmakers ask the NRA for documentation and communications around the group’s policies to comply with federal and state campaign finance law, as well as communications between the NRA and a number of political consulting firms the group reportedly paid to support the Republican candidates. The lawmakers also wrote …

Sean Spicer Sets Twitter Alight With Slurred Interview About Trump

And, well, people had thoughts. Spicer, who was Trump’s first press secretary, also revealed he’d been “agnostic” about which Republican he wanted to beat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and claimed Trump recently invited him back to work in the White House — but he turned it down because he was having “too much fun.” Check out the interview from the 3:33 mark here: The interview, conducted in the lobby of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, inevitably trended on Twitter ― where folks suggested the cause of Spicer’s apparent merriment: RELATED… Nancy Pelosi Explains Why She Clapped Like That At Trump Chuck Schumer Sums Up 'Scared' Trump’s SOTU With 4 Little Words Sam Bee Dumps On …