National Basketball Association creates confidential hotline for team employees in wake of Mavs report

Sneed was sacked Tuesday following a shocking report from Sports Illustrated detailing sexual harassment allegations in the Dallas Mavericks organization. The NBA has said it will monitor the investigation closely. Dallas Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki has been the face of the franchise for almost two decades, and he is absolutely appalled at what allegedly has been transpiring behind the scenes.

High Ohio River levels lead casino to close

Michigan State Police say a 1-year-old girl has been found dead in standing water in her backyard. Six Nations Social Services Gym located at 15 Sunrise Court is also on standby to open as a Reception Centre for community members, if needed.

Trump reiterates support for arming teachers, protecting 2nd Amendment

Departing the White House for CPAC , Trump told reporters that "when it came time to get in there and do something", Florida deputy Scot Peterson "didn't have the courage or something happened". So we have the tax reform act, and that was it. Here are some of the wilder moments from Trump's remarks, which lasted well over an hour. Trump has called for banning bump stocks, a device that can be attached to a semi-automatic rifle to speed up its firing rate.

Toronto police to provide update on investigation of Bruce McArthur

Det. -Sgt. Hank Idsinga said in a one-on-one interview with CBC's The National earlier this week that he would provide new details about the investigation. It is believed he was murdered between May 2016 and July 2017. February 13, 2018 - Police say excavation at the home's backyard turned up no human remains, but suggest they may "revisit the scene" when the weather warms up.

Local religious leaders react to Rev. Billy Graham's death

Although ordained as a pastor in the Southern Baptist Church, Graham crossed many denominational lines. To those who saw him - at a crusade, on television, or face to face - there was something that set Reverend Billy Graham apart. "Sometimes when I'm working on a sermon I'll think of him when I look at what I've written and think what there's probably a simpler and more straight way of saying this", he said.

Saudi Arabia to invest $64bn in entertainment

The investment is part of a social and economic reform programme, known as Vision 2030, unveiled two years ago Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . Listed as an worldwide fashion week alongside Paris and Milan, the twice-yearly Arab Fashion Week offers exclusively see-now-buy-now collections and pre-collections.

Struggling Venezuela To Start Selling 'Petro' Cryptocurrency

It reportedly played out before a live studio audience inside the presidential palace. "Today borns cryptocurrency that can be based on Superman", said Maduro during a televised address using the comic character, but considering the United States.

Tory MPs set out Brexit demands in letter to Theresa May

While insisting they back May's leadership, the Tories link their support to her delivering the kind of decisive split that they want Brexit to be. It is also almost double the number needed to trigger a leadership contest. Euroskeptics see a risk this would lead to the United Kingdom following European Union rules. But it says she must ensure the United Kingdom can change its laws without authorisation from the European Union from the moment it leaves in March 2019.

Ireland withdraws candidate for European Central Bank job, will support Spaniard

The successful candidate was Luis de Guindos , Spain's current minister for the economy. Ireland's finance minister, Paschal Donohoe, said on February 19 that he would withdraw the candidacy of Irish central bank governor Philip Lane from the race for the position of European Central Bank vice president.

Turkey Suspected Of Using Chemical Weapons Against Syria, Issues Denial

A senior Turkish official has denied the claims by a monitoring group and Syrian state media that Turkey's military used chemical weapons on civilians in its operation against the Kurdish YPG fighters in northwestern Syria. Humanitarian organizations have repeatedly denounced that the Turkish onslaught against Syrian territory is illegal, because the government of this Middle Eastern country did not authorize the Turkish forces to enter its territory.

President or Luxury Towers: Either Way, Trump Is the Rage in India

The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald the arrival not of the American president but of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who is in New Delhi to sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in a Trump-branded development outside the Indian capital.

Schools closed north, flooded streets south as storm hits south-central Wisconsin

The winter weather advisory continues until noon for most of northeast Kansas, however models are indicating an area of freezing rain may develop along and east of HWY 75 around sunrise. Mixed wintry precipitation is expected over southern and eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin early Monday morning through Tuesday with accumulating snow for western into central Minnesota Monday night into Tuesday .

Turkey will lay siege to Syria's Afrin in coming days: Erdogan

They also spoke of a tripartite agreement along with Iran to decrease tensions in Syria's Idlib Province. On Oct. 12, 2017, the Turkish military started to cross into the region to establish observation points to monitor the cease-fire regime in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

American Who Stole Terracotta Warrior's Thumb Must Be 'Severely Punished', China Says

The Terracotta Army was built by the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang in the third century BCE to protect him in the afterlife. According to surveillance camera footage, after the two other party guests had left the room, Rohana took a selfie with his arm draped over the shoulder of one of the statues.

Russia: Gunman Kills Churchgoers at Folk Festival in Muslim-majority Dagestan

The shooter was shot dead. A fifth woman died of her injuries in hospital, health ministry spokeswoman Zalina Mourtazalieva told TASS news agency. Initial reports suggest all five victims of the attack in the town of Kizlyar are women. According to Interfax , the shooter has been identified as a local man in his early 20s.

White House adviser, a Kushner friend, leaving White House

The Trump administration later said Porter's background investigation remained open because the White House Personnel Security Office, which approves clearances, had not completed its work. Have a goal of receiving a briefing about any "significant derogatory information about senior staff" within 48 hours of discovering it. That has eroded in a week's time, as accounts about the handling of the Porter matter continue to shift and some aides came to believe Kelly lied to save face and save his ...

Ethiopia under state of emergency after prime minister resigns

The government previously imposed a state of emergency in October 2016, which was lifted in August previous year. A government statement said the state of emergency, which Siraj said must receive legislative approval within 15 days, was declared to "protect the constitutional order and to protect peace and security".

Pakistan minor's killer gets four death sentences

Qadir said Imran received four death sentences from the court. Ali was handed four separate death sentences after being convicted of the rape and murder of Zainab, as well as terrorism charges, prosecutor general of Punjab province Ihtesham Qadir said after a special anti-terrorism court passed its judgement.

Morocco king congratulates South Africa's new president

In his first State of the Nation address to parliament, Ramaphosa struck a note of optimism and outlined a vision to revive the country's economy. Both Mr Zuma and the Guptas have denied wrongdoing. He sat on many corporate boards and acquired interests in many sectors - including mining, finance, South Africa's McDonald's restaurants and Coca-Cola bottling plants - where his high-level ties to the ANC proved useful.

Celebrities React To Florida School Shooting And Call For Gun Control

President, are you listening?" said Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) on the House floor. Instead, he pledged efforts to secure schools and address "the hard issue of mental health", calling the shooter "mentally disturbed" on Twitter . In another tweet Harris also said: "This is the 18th school shooting in the first 43 days of 2018". In eight of the 17 school shootings recorded by Everytown, a gun was sacked but no one was injured.