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Melting snow and heavy rain leave Croatia hit by floods

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia declared a state of emergency on Sunday in its central Kosinj valley after the Lika river flooded, cutting off road access to about 500 people and leaving some villages without electricity.

Study: One-third of young adults have ridden with an impaired driver

(Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs) A new study led by a Colorado State University researcher indicates that riding with an impaired driver is prevalent among emerging adults, with 33 percent of recent high school grads reporting the risky behavior at least once in the previous year.

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The emerging story of politically motivated retaliation against career State Department employees by the Trump administration is likely the tip of a very big iceberg. Read More ?

Sri Lanka blocks social media as anti-Muslim rioting flares

last weekNews : The Lookout

MULLEGAMA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Religious violence flared anew in the hills of central Sri Lanka on Wednesday despite a state of emergency, with Buddhist mobs sweeping through towns and villages, burning Muslim homes and businesses and leaving victims barricaded inside mosques.

After declaring a state of emergency, Sri Lanka has banned Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp

The Sri Lankan government has banned the use of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. The government asked internet service providers to block messaging apps after the discovery of Facebook posts encouraging violence towards the country's...Show More Summary

Broadcom Pledges 5G Investment to Win Approval of Qualcomm Deal

The company said it would create a $1.5 billion investment fund to ensure the United States is the leader in the emerging mobile technology.

State of Labour

The state of the Labour Party today can be summed up in this emergency motion to the AGM of the inaptly named Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD). Apparently this motion was passed by the CLPD in an effort to clear the way for...Show More Summary

As anti-Muslim riots flare in Sri Lanka, government blocks social media

Anti-Muslim rioting flared anew Wednesday in the hills of central Sri Lanka despite a state of emergency, residents said, as the government ordered popular social media networks blocked to stop the violence from spreading. The police also ordered a curfew across much of the region for a third straight...

How changes to flood and wetlands maps will affect NYC

Big changes to the regulation of New York land on or near the waterfront are coming from the federal and state governments. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has begun a yearslong process to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Maldives opposition protesters arrested after top court validates emergency rule

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives police arrested at least four opposition members under state of emergency laws for protesting against President Abdulla Yameen's government, the opposition said on Tuesday.

As American Forests Change, One Tree Is Emerging

Beech trees are dominating the woodlands of the northeastern United States as the climate changes, and that could be bad news for the forests and people who work in them, according to a group of scientists. The scientists say the move toward beech-heavy forests is associated with higher temperatures and...

AP Top Stories February 25 P

3 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Here are the top stories for Sunday: The 2018 Winter Olympics come to a close in Pyeongchang; Demonstrations continue in South Florida after school shooting; Ohio under State of Emergency after heavy flooding; Two lions saved from war-torn zoos.        

Maldives State of Emergency Extended by 30 Days

3 weeks agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

“The United States is disappointed by reports that Maldivian President Yameen has extended the state of emergency in that country for an additional 30 days. The United States continues to call on President Yameen to end the state ofShow More Summary

Young Courage vs. White Male Rage

The gun-toting right may have met its match in a new generation. Gun violence in the United States is so routine, and the responses that follow a mass shooting so scripted, that the political response emerging in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting last week have caught the nation off guard. Show More Summary

HBO’s New Paterno Trailer: Al Pacino vs. The Truth

In 2011, legendary Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was dismissed from his position after it emerged that his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had been sexually abusing boys for decades, gaining access to many of them through his nonprofit organization The Second Mile. Paterno was one of several college ... More »

Al Pacino Is the Disgraced Coach in the Trailer for ‘Paterno’

After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Penn State’s Joe Paterno saw his legendary legacy threatened after news emerged that one of his assistant coaches, Jerry Sandusky, was responsible for countless sexual assaults. The result was a tumultuous period when fans, Penn St. alums. and the general public had to reckon with the […]

Washington State Bill Would Force Christian Businesses to Pay for Health Care Plans That Cover Abortion

Alliance Defending Freedom warned state legislators Thursday that a bill to mandate employer coverage of so-called “emergency contraception” and other life-ending drugs and devices is unconstitutional, unjust, and unnecessary. The legislation...Show More Summary

Parkland students: 'We will not be silenced' on guns

3 weeks agoNews : The Cutline

Survivors of last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., emerged from meetings with state lawmakers in Tallahassee, Fla., on Wednesday, vowing to continue their movement until U.S. lawmakers enact stricter gun laws.

Pennsylvania Republicans ask Supreme Court to block new congressional map

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Pennsylvania Republicans on Wednesday filed an emergency appeal asking the U.S.Supreme Court to block a new congressional map drawn by the state’s top court from taking effect ahead of this year’s mid-term elections. The Supreme Court rejected a similar petition from the state’s...

Ethiopia reveals details of 6-month state of emergency

Government releases new details about the state of emergency order issued last Friday, state television reports.

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