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Man arrested after bomb threat shuts down SXSW concert

Rolling Stone reports that it has confirmed the security concern was a bomb threat; Austin Police Department said more information would be made available on Twitter . The Roots drummer, Questlove , addressed fans regarding the show's cancellation. According to authorities, " Austin Police Department began monitoring the threat and responded to the location".

Jeff Sessions Fires FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

Andrew McCabe , the onetime Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director long scorned by President Trump and just fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos regarding Trump that are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey detailing interactions with him, The Associated Press has learned.

Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats in escalating spy dispute

Celebrating his presidential victory, Putin addressed thousands of people who rallied outside the Kremlin to thank them for their support and promised new achievements. Mr Putin referred to the attack on Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia as a "tragedy", but added if the British claim that they were poisoned by the Soviet-designed nerve agent were true, the victims would have died instantly.

England head coach Eddie Jones apologises for Ireland and Wales slurs

Jones said: "I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused - no excuses and I shouldn't have said what I did". Coverage: Live on BBC One Wales , BBC Radio Wales , BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary.

Student of Florida International University among people killed in bridge collapse

Aref noted that this so-called "cable-stayed" bridge design called for a central pier or pylon, supporting a tower from which cables would run in diagonal lines to various points along the span. The NTSB says their investigation is really only beginning as they slowly begin to remove debris from the collapsed bridge. "Until all the pieces are put together to transmit the loads safely to the foundations, these bridges may suffer disproportionate or full collapse due to instability", Aref ...

NCAA Tournament Predictions: Ohio State vs. Gonzaga 3/17/18

The fifth-seeded Buckeyes beat No. 12 South Dakota 81-73 on Thursday in a first-round game in Boise to assure their place in the round of 32. "Go ahead and play them and tell me they are a mid-major team. The Buckeyes soared up the rankings with wins over then-No. However, South Dakota State had a conference player of the year of their own; Mike Daum gave the Buckeyes a whole lot of trouble.

Two terrorists killed in Balhama encounter

Till now, the police have recovered two bodies of militants and are conducting investigations in order to ascertain their identities. A vehicle in the use of the accused identified as Faizan ul Zaman Bhat, Sajad Ahmed Dar and Miaser Ahmed has also been seized, another police statement said.

Florida bridge collapse: Hope fades for more survivors

Authorities say a 950-ton pedestrian bridge that collapsed onto a six-lane highway killing at least six people had undergone a "stress test" hours before and the cables were being tightened when it pancaked onto traffic below. It linked the community of Sweetwater with the campus of Florida International University. The bridge was installed on Saturday and scheduled to open to pedestrians and bicyclists in 2019 .

New York Rep Louise Slaughter Dies at Age 88

You could hear it in her accent that was with her to the end, and you could see it in the tremendous amount of compassion she showed in more than three decades of selfless service to her constituents and to this Congress. Robert Slaughter, her husband of 57 years, died in 2014. So she fought for - and won - passage of the Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act of 2012.

Broward County Sheriff Releases Video Of Deputy's Inaction during Parkland Shooting

The police radio recordings showed that the Coral Springs police officers were the first to enter the school building after confirming that Broward County Sheriff's Office deputies had not gone in. The deputy failed to confront the gunman during the six-minute rampage, the video time stamps show, confirming the account of other law enforcement officers who raised questions about the response by the sheriff's office nearly immediately after the shooting.

Slain Rio councilwoman was voice of favelas' voiceless

Franco, 38, was born and raised in a network of favelas, or slums, called Mare, one of the city's most violent areas. One of Franco's last posts on Twitter called attention to police violence. A few days earlier she tweeted about a poor neighborhood, Acari, where she said the local police unit acted as a death squad. "Marielle was smiling, strong, sure of herself and kept her feet on the ground", said Marcela Lisboa, a former fellow activist in the leftist Socialism and Liberty Party ...

Crude oil lower despite strong Chinese growth and API data

The EIA said that demand based on products supplied averaged 20.4 million barrels per day, up by 3.2% from the same period a year ago. The base case projects growth of approximately three million BPD over the next five years. In a monthly report, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said non-OPEC producers would boost supply by 1.66 million barrels per day in 2018.

Djokovic: It felt like my first match on Tour

It was actually quite interesting. "The night-time is much deader". But the Swiss legend put so much slice on the ball that it landed over the net, before spinning straight back onto his side of the court. "I just completely lost rhythm, everything, struggled a little bit with the health the last couple of weeks". "To me, it's not that surprising", Federer said, as quoted by Sky Sports .

Protests to await Trump's visit to California border

Said Trump: "If you didn't have walls over here you wouldn't even have a country". Also at the site, awaiting him in contrasting silence, are the roughly 30-foot mockups the Department of Homeland Security picked to give a closer look - four of which are solid concrete , while the other four are built of "other materials", including steel.

United Nations says Facebook has 'turned into a beast' in violence-plagued Myanmar

The report was based on information gathered from a series of missions to Bangladesh, Malaysia and Thailand, where teams of investigators conducted over 600 in-depth interviews with victims and witnesses of reported human rights violations and abuses.

Trump administration proposes ban on bump stocks

The decision to classify bump stocks as a machine gun would reverse a 2010 ruling by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to Fox News . The discussion again gained momentum after a gunman opened fire on a Florida high school last month, killing 17 people. The president, who championed gun rights during his 2016 campaign, vowed to take action to prevent school shootings after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, on February ...

Commerce minister: China doesn't want trade war with US

Increased tariffs triggered an enormous controversy in the global community, the European Union and Japan demanded exceptions for themselves. "There will be no winners in the trade war, it will cause disaster for China, USA and the whole world", the Minister said.

France president Macron lands in India, greeted with trademark Modi hug

The French president said he wanted to double the number of Indian students coming to France and increase the number of French students going to India. The joint strategic vision for Indian Ocean calls for France and India committing "to utilizing every opportunity of their naval ships calling at each other's ports for holding passage exercises".

Senate expected to vote on banking reform bill later this week

Sen. Lawmakers in the Republican-led House would still need to approve the measure before it comes law. The bill aims to ease restrictions on smaller banks while leaving many regulations on larger banks in place, but May isn't sure that will stop the consolidation of banks.

North Carolina Cop Resigns After Beating, Choking, And Tasing Suspected Jaywalker

The leaked video taken near downtown Asheville shows former Officer Chris Hickman, who is white, punching the head of local resident Johnnie Jermaine Rush , who is black, on the night of August 24. While the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday that it had opened an investigation of Hickman's actions, Ruggiero is reportedly not being investigated in connection with Rush's beating and arrest.