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by | March 16, 2018 | 10:31

EVANS' FOOT: Leading scorer Keenan Evans was limited late in the season by a foot injury, which started a four-game losing streak that knocked Texas Tech out of first place in the Big 12. Texas Tech earned a berth in the tournament two years ago under coach Tubby Smith. Tech leads the all-time series against Baylor, 86-79, with the first meeting coming in a two-game series in 1928.

by | March 16, 2018 | 10:12

Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, who has drawn criticism for cracking down on asylum seekers from Asia and the Middle East, said white farmers could be admitted as refugees. According to reports, a spokesperson for International Relations minister Lindiwe Sisulu said, "There is no need to fear. we want to say to the world that we are engaged in a process of land redistribution, which is very important to address the imbalances of the past".

by | March 16, 2018 | 10:12

The Russian hackers "targeted small commercial facilities' networks where they staged malware, conducted spear phishing, and gained remote access into energy sector networks", according to the Homeland Security alert. Government has been very careful historically in attribution of nation state cyber-attacks. And once they obtained access, the attackers "conducted network reconnaissance", and moved within the systems to collect information on industrial control systems.

by | March 16, 2018 | 10:13

But BSO deputies, who were first on the scene, waited outside of the building instead of going in to confront Cruz and offer first-aid, according to sources familiar with the agency's response. Attorneys for the school board argued that the release of the video could compromise the school's security system, but Levenson ruled that "the potential harm to the current security system, at best, is outweighed by the strong public interest in disclosure".

by | March 16, 2018 | 10:12

Britain received strong support on Wednesday from the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation over its charge that Moscow attempted to kill the former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, with a rare and sophisticated nerve agent. "The accusations are not backed up by anything and have been voiced before any information about the used substance could appear", Peskov said. At the " Russia - a country of possibilities" forum, he stated: "I think that this story primarily reflects the ...

by | March 16, 2018 | 10:10

The cause was unknown, though officials told the network early indications did not suggest it came down under fire. All were U.S. Air Force airmen, ABC News confirmed. U.S. Central Command is expected to issue a news release about the crash later on Thursday, a command spokesman told Task & Purpose. Officials say rescuers are responding to the location, but other details were not yet available.

by | March 16, 2018 | 09:48

Northwest posted on Twitter shortly after that they were aware of the threat and that Wichita police were investigating. A 16-year-old Trumbull High student is under arrest after police said she made an online threat to "shoot up" the school.

by | March 16, 2018 | 09:46

Sen. Chris Coons on Thursday praised the Trump administration for slapping tougher sanctions on Russian Federation, calling it "a positive, important step" after concluding that Moscow had meddled in the 2016 election. Mueller's interest in extracting information from Trump's private company has put a new spotlight on comments he made in an interview with The New York Times a year ago.

by | March 16, 2018 | 09:40

NAN reports that the World Happiness Report , an initiative of the United Nations , is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness, aimed at influencing government policy. However, Maldives did not figure in the World Happiness Report. "Today we have seen how the Small Smurfs Big Goals campaign is giving children and young people a platform to speak out about issues they are passionate about, ' said Caryl M.

by | March 16, 2018 | 09:29

Allerik Freeman did his best to carry N.C. State to an NCAA Tournament win, but the Wolfpack could never overcome the lead Seton Hall built early in Thursday's game. After trailing 51-41 at halftime, N.C. State made just 2 of its first 11 shots of the second half. The Pirates advanced to play the Jayhawks, a 76-70 victor over Pennsylvania, in the second round on Saturday, while the Wolfpack resume Keatts' building job as he looks toward Year 2.

by | March 16, 2018 | 09:21

Pennsbury High School was among hundreds of schools across the country that participated in Wednesday's unprecedented 17 minute student-led nationwide School Walkout to bring attention to the issue of mass school shootings and to honor the memory of the 17 who perished in Florida on February 14.

by | March 16, 2018 | 09:16

Still, Miller says, Haspel is unlikely to get enough opposition among Senate Republicans to have her confirmation blocked. Senate Republicans said they expected both confirmation hearings to be held soon. "She's an outstanding person who also I have gotten to know very well", said Trump. Many legislators have said they are happy with his work at the agency, and expect he will be confirmed as the United States' top diplomat.

by | March 16, 2018 | 09:09

According to Sgt. Nathan Rivard, public affairs deputy for the Vermont National Guard, several USA soldiers have been injured in an avalanche in Smugglers' Notch. In that report, Stowe Mountain Rescue's Doug Veliko said the snow on the mountain was "unconsolidated", making it more susceptible to avalanches. Their identities have not been been released to the public yet.

by | March 16, 2018 | 06:48

Citing five sources, the Post reported Thursday evening that the president is ready to boot McMaster but also is willing to take some time before pulling the trigger to find a way to allow the Army general to save face. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, March 7, 2018. Trump never personally gelled with McMaster and the president recently told White House Chief of Staff John Kelly that he wanted ...

by | March 16, 2018 | 06:23

Her voters also "transfer" their votes more willingly than other social groups when the party line says so. Yogi further said that he believed UP would be able to defeat Maharashtra and become the first state to have an economy worth one trillion rupees.

by | March 16, 2018 | 06:17

The BJP drew a blank by losing all the three Lok Sabha seats, including the seat held by its Uttar Pradesh chief-minister Yogi Adityanath before he became chief-minister a year ago. The Congress fought on its own, but its vote figures indicate that it was seen only as an outsider in front of a direct battle between the two primary political combinations.

by | March 16, 2018 | 04:43

The kiwi fell about a quarter of a USA cent early on Thursday on news that the economy expanded 0.6 per cent in the three months to December 31 versus an expected 0.8 per cent as unfavourable weather weighed on agricultural output. I think this is all involved in a new trade negotiation relationship with China. "Our Country will have many years of Great Economic & Financial Success, with low taxes , unparalleled innovation, fair trade and an ever expanding labour force leading the way!", ...

by | March 16, 2018 | 03:45

Prosecutors said the "cold-blooded public execution" was carefully planned and motivated by revenge. An attacker who stabbed a supermarket worker to death after blaming her for his failed relationship with her mother has been jailed for life.

by | March 16, 2018 | 03:30

The Hood County Sheriff's office says one person was severely burned and another is missing. Even so, the cause of the two explosions and the resulting fire remains unknown at this time. However, local ABC affiliate WFAA is now reporting that at least two people were injured by the incident. The chemical plant and a nearby lumber yard have been evacuated.

by | March 16, 2018 | 02:29

The PSO identified as Bilal Ahmad suffered injuries in the incident. Eyewitnesses said security forces fired tear gas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering further clashes. Ahmad was rushed to a hospital, where his condition was stated to be stable, a police official said. The official added that no collateral damage was done while the area was cordoned off after the incident.

by | March 16, 2018 | 02:30

Trump, wearing a cluster of shamrocks on his jacket, greeted Leo Varadkar Thursday before a one-on-one meeting at the White House . "I think we can have a new fair trade, free trade deal between Europe and America and there's no better man to make a deal than President Trump", Varadkar said.

by | March 16, 2018 | 02:04

In a reflection of the priority given to irrigation in the budget, an amount of Rs 25,000 crore has been allocated to the sector. Rs 1,790 crore allocated for women and child welfare schemes. He announced that distribution of three acres of land to landless Dalits will continue this year. For "2 BHK Housing Project" - another flagship scheme of the government to provide people with pakka residences, Rs 2,600 crore have been allocated.

by | March 16, 2018 | 01:40

A pedestrian bridge under construction at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, just days after crews had dropped an elevated 950-ton span in place in a project that was meant to give students a safe route across the busy roadway.

by | March 16, 2018 | 01:21

Most important for China was that Pompeo makes contact with his Chinese counterparts to ensure a smooth meeting between Kim and Trump as soon as possible, said Ruan Zongze, a former Chinese diplomat now with the China Institute of International Studies, a think tank affiliated with the Foreign Ministry.

by | March 16, 2018 | 01:17

Davis is now coaching the Blue Raiders in the NIT, but the Clarion-Ledger's Antonio Morales reports he will leave once his team's run has ended. Davis directed MTSU to one of the biggest upsets in tournament history in 2016; upsetting no.