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by | March 02, 2018 | 07:22

A church in northeastern Pennsylvania was teeming with AR-15 rifles on Wednesday as it held a commitment ceremony that had crown-wearing members exchange or renew their wedding vows. The younger Moon's congregation is a breakaway faction of the Unification Church, which had distanced itself from Wednesday's event. Tim Elder, Unification Sanctuary's director of world missions, said the ceremony was meant to be a blessing of couples, not "inanimate objects", calling the AR-15 a "religious ...

by | March 02, 2018 | 07:20

In addition, she says that her drinks were spiked with whiskey, her desk was regularly pelted with balls and was sent messages by male colleagues asking if she wanted a "horizontal bug". A former Google recruiter was sacked from his job for objecting to a company practice of rejecting Asian and white male candidates for technical positions, according to a civil lawsuit filed against the internet giant.

by | March 02, 2018 | 07:16

Prosecutors should take legal action against media outlets that disseminate "false, news, statements or rumors" that could instill "terror" in society, hurt the public interest or disrupt peace. In a documentary last week, the BBC showed a mother claiming that her 23-year-old daughter was tortured and hidden by the Egyptian police, yet an Egyptian private TV channel later aired an interview with the daughter who denied her mother's claims.

by | March 02, 2018 | 07:08

And when it upheld the ACA, the Supreme Court's majority decision stated that without the tax penalty, the mandate that individuals purchase health insurance was an unconstitutional exercise of federal power. The individual mandate, one of Obamacare's least popular provisions, requires almost all Americans to get coverage or pay a penalty. Paxton argues the Supreme Court's first two rulings were "rested exclusively on the flimsy support of Congress authority to tax".

by | March 02, 2018 | 06:20

But the decision still needs to be backed by the International Trade Commission (ITC), which is due to announce its decision by March 15. The department also alleges that China "is providing unfair subsidies to its producers of aluminum foil at rates of 17.17 to 80.97 percent".

by | March 02, 2018 | 05:26

Winds will increase late Thursday night, and will be out of the northwest, at 25-35 miles per hour. Be prepared for possinble power outages. "This is more common in New England". The impact to Virginia will be a big increase in wind speeds. Trim tree branches away from your home. As a rule, each person needs one gallon of water each day.

by | March 02, 2018 | 05:18

It was Afghanistan's most significant peace overture to the large, fractious militant organization that now controls more territory than at any time since the 2001 US -led military invasion, but whose political aims have become unclear as the war has devolved into a bloody stalemate and its top leaders have been killed.

by | March 02, 2018 | 05:16

Jacobson was an appointee from the Obama era, as she was sworn in on May 5, 2016. "I leave knowing that the U.S. -Mexico relation is strong and crucial", she wrote in a statement on Twitter. The intervention of GM's former executive director could be aimed at the renegotiation of the trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico (NAFTA), which has already survived six sessions, with one last set for March 6 , BBC explained.

by | March 02, 2018 | 05:02

Trier was declared ineligible last week after testing positive for a banned substance during a January drug screening. Thompson said Trier's positive test was.015 parts per billion, or about six grains of salt in 10 Olympic pools, the lowest amount that could be detected.

by | March 02, 2018 | 04:48

He said if the sanctions don't work, his administration will "have to go to phase two". "Frankly, hopefully, something positive can happen". Until that step is taken, he said, North Korea "will be able to operate rather freely in the formal financial sector".

by | March 02, 2018 | 04:40

The charges were issued for "distribution of violent images", reports the Associated Press . The crime is punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine of €75,000 (£66,000). Running unopposed for a third term as leader, Le Pen will propose a new name at a party conference in Lille next week - culminating a seven-year campaign to cleanse the party of its past association with overt racism and anti-Semitism.

by | March 02, 2018 | 04:31

Pakistan today vowed to take further actions to address certain "deficiencies" highlighted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF ) in its anti-money laundering and counter-terror financing framework. Only three votes from three countries were needed for Pakistan to escape the grey list but in the end only Turkey stood firm. This time, the United States led efforts to lobby member countries of the FATF to place Pakistan back on the grey list as part of its broader strategy to pressure ...

by | March 02, 2018 | 04:07

All of the stores will continue trading until further notice, but Moorfields said that the company had entered administration after an "unsuccessful attempt to sell its business as a going concern". Maplin , which is headquartered in Manvers, Rotherham , and has six stores across South Yorkshire, will continue to trade through the process. Maplin , owned by private equity firm Rutland Partners , called in PwC on Wednesday after attempts to rescue the chain failed, PwC is still ...

by | March 02, 2018 | 03:59

The U.S. intelligence community had evidence that seven state websites or voter registration systems were compromised by Russian operatives ahead of the 2016 election but never told the states involved: Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas, and Washington.

by | March 02, 2018 | 03:51

The IOC on February 28 said that all of the final doping tests by the Doping-Free Sport Unit (DFSU) on Russian athletes at the Pyeongchang games "are negative". Under the neutrality rules, the Russians were unable to wear national uniforms or have their anthem played at medal presentations, although on Sunday the men's ice hockey team sang the national anthem after winning gold.

by | March 02, 2018 | 03:51

She told the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that she's told "white lies," but not on anything "substantive" for Trump. "Her boyfriend's gone, now she's testifying", he said, referring to the resignation of aide Rob Porter amid allegations of domestic abuse, and her testimony in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

by | March 02, 2018 | 03:49

Australian natural gas company Santos confirmed Tuesday that gas production at the PNG LNG Hides plant and the Kutubu gas facilities has been safely shut down as a precautionary measure, following a major quake and a series of aftershocks in the Papua New Guinea highlands.

by | March 02, 2018 | 03:06

Madhya Pradesh is ruled by BJP-led government. The change of state party president has been on air for long in the wake of loss of four consecutive assembly byelections by the party in past eight months. "Such an enormous victory with a margin of over 40,000 votes will have an impact on future elections", Patnaik told reporters while thanking the people of Bijepur for their overwhelming support.

by | March 02, 2018 | 03:06

Keyser told deputies that he then went around to the other side of the van and hit St. John again before strangling her until she stopped breathing. He said investigators had interviewed several persons of interest, adding that each cooperated and submitted DNA samples, which are being analyzed in a crime lab.

by | March 02, 2018 | 03:06

Since the beginning of the Operation Olive Branch , 2,222 terrorists have been killed in Syria's Afrin district, the Turkish General Staff said in a message March 1. On Monday French President Emmanuel Macron's office said he had told Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan that the United Nations demand "applied to all of Syria, including Afrin, and should be implemented everywhere and by all without any delay".

by | March 02, 2018 | 02:49

So in this situation we, acting in good faith, have returned the amount received from Naftogaz in full. Gazprom acknowledged the receipt of the money for March to ICIS, but said: "As of today [Thursday], the additional agreement to the actual contract for gas supplies with Naftogaz, which is necessary for the supply start, has not yet been signed".

by | March 02, 2018 | 02:50

North Carolina went on a 7-0 run to make it a 3-point game with 3:14 left and pulled within 1 four times in the final 1:50. Berry and Pinson both went through their own individual struggles during their respective freshman seasons. "He made a big-time shot", Pinson said. "The clock ran out on us". Had they beaten the Hurricanes, Carolina would have been a lock for a top-four seed in the ACC tournament.

by | March 02, 2018 | 02:47

Mr Malema said the time for "reconciliation is over". At the time, he reportedly said: "When we leave here, you will see any handsome piece of land, you like it, occupy it, it belongs to you". The EFF is now preparing to put forward a motion of no confidence in the current Nelson Mandela Bay mayor, Athol Trollip, following the DA's refusal to vote for the amendment of the Constitution.

by | March 02, 2018 | 02:35

As vice president, he could help Xi solidify his authority even further. Sharp rhetoric against Chinese trade practices was a hallmark of Trump's campaign speeches in the 2016 presidential race. The amendment has also sparked some nervousness among Chinese students and scholars currently overseas who may now hesitate to return to China, despite increasing economic opportunities there.

by | March 02, 2018 | 02:13

The Jerusalem Municipality, Netanyahu said, would suspend tax collection actions it had taken in recent weeks.Mayor Nir Barkat has said the churches owed the city more than $180 million in property tax from their commercial holdings, adding that "houses of worship" would remain exempt.

by | March 02, 2018 | 01:58

While EA is going with World War II, some fans may remember a recent rumor from December that DICE is working on Battlefield: Bad Company 3 that takes place around the Vietnam War . Or does the move feel a little "me too" after the success of Call of Duty: WWII? The bloody, muddy hell of Passchendaele and the Austro-Italian clash of Caporetto portray two of the most infamous battles of World War 1, where you'll go over the top to conquer bitterly-contested ground.

by | March 02, 2018 | 01:50

The offer, made at the start of an global conference in Kabul involving 25 countries, as well as the EU, UN and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, amounts to... In the past two weeks, the insurgents have issued two statements , including what they called an open letter to the American people, calling for talks with the United States to find a peaceful solution.

by | March 02, 2018 | 01:36

For those who are unfamiliar with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, it is the place where Christ Jesus was crucified and buried. They chose to close in protest against an attempt by city hall to tax commercial property owned by the churches, and a draft law in the Knesset that would allow the government to expropriate land sold by churches to private buyers.

by | March 02, 2018 | 01:32

The Zaman Al Wasl news site, which publishes in both Arabic and English, bills itself as independent, though many analysts see it as having a pro-opposition bias. "We will act without hesitation to defend ourselves". Press reports earlier this year revealed that Iran had set up 10 military bases on Syrian territory, mainly for training pro-regime Syrian militias.

by | March 02, 2018 | 01:21

When asked, she said we would not be okay. Pictured: Manigault listens as Martin Luther King III speaks to the media after meeting with the President-elect at Trump Tower in New York City on January 16, 2017. "If my best friend was president tomorrow I'd feel better, because she is way smarter than I am", quipped Colbert. " Donald Trump was my friend for 15 years", she said.

by | March 02, 2018 | 01:17

McHenry, who displayed bullying behaviour while growing up, said each individual has the power to make a change, telling the crowd: "It's not about doing something insane, it's about doing something kind". "I'm proud of the students who have come here today to make it clear that bullying, in any form and in any space, is unacceptable". "They don't want to be here".

by | March 02, 2018 | 00:58

He added: "Together we can elevate the Davis Cup to new heights by putting on a must-see World Cup of Tennis Finals featuring the top nations and top players". American Davis Cup captain Jim Courier supports the plans but said "it's politically tricky and no sure thing that this gets rubber-stamped". Woodbridge was a member of the Australian teams that won the Davis Cup in 1999 and 2003.

by | March 02, 2018 | 00:55

Gaspar said that the killings "likely have something to do with his investigative activities". "No democracy can survive without the free press, which is why journalists deserve respect and protection", EC Vice-President Frans Timmermans said on Twitter.

by | March 02, 2018 | 00:21

Mr. Carson "didn't know the table had been purchased," but does not believe the cost was too steep and does not intend to return it, said Raffi Williams , a HUD spokesman. Last May, the New York Times reports that Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson wanted homeless shelters to be uncomfortable so poor people would try harder to improve their economic status.

by | March 02, 2018 | 00:18

Glenn Haab , the father of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School junior Colton Haab , "acknowledges omitting some words from the email but says he didn't do it on objective", the Associated Press reported . "[Colton] said the network tried to script his question". When the dust settled from this back-and-forth, it turns out Haab did, in fact, alter the emails.