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Texas Tech police officer shot & killed on campus in Lubbock

The extent of injuries to the shooting victim was not immediately known, CBS DFW reported. Cook says officers brought the suspect to the campus police station for standard debriefing. Continue to shelter in place. Texas Tech police say early in the evening they made a student welfare check. The Lubbock SWAT team is on scene looking for the gunman. Read More »

Las Vegas gunman shot security guard minutes before massacre, police say


Contrary to reports that Paddock may have planned to escape, the officers said that instead it appeared he may have planned to have a shootout with the police. "Before we were trained to form a perimeter and hope for the best", Lombardo said. Saying they could find "no known nexus" to suggest Paddock was acting on behalf of Islamic State, Las Vegas police confirmed he was alone in room 32135 of the Mandalay Bay casino when he opened fire last Sunday night. Read More »

AMU, BHU old institutions, Govt has no plans to rename them: Javadekar


The committee was set up by the university regulatory body in April this year after the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry ordered an inquiry into complaints of irregularities in 10 centrally-funded universities. Earlier in the day, while talking to ANI , Professor Rajendra Singh of BHU said,"Hindu" is the beauty of the Banaras Hindu University and likewise "Muslim' is the beauty of the Aligarh Muslim University". Read More »

North Korea Remains a Diplomatic Effort Amid Rising Tensions: Mattis


Korea is in all of our minds, and you know there is a reason", Mattis said , adding, "What does the future hold? President Trump tweeted, "Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of US negotiators". Read More »

Teheran pledges crushing reply if Guards banned


On Sunday, the IRGC warned Washington against designating it as a terrorist group. The pledge came a week before US President Donald Trump is scheduled to state how he wants to contain Tehran. They include financial sanctions on anyone who does business with the Revolutionary Guard, as well as millions of dollars in rewards for information leading to the arrest of two operatives of Iran-backed Hezbollah. Read More »

Iceland seals fairytale World Cup qualification


Now, the World Cup in Russian Federation will also be graced by the popular northern Europeans and their colourful fans who started a clapping trend at the Euros that is sure to make its mark next year . Substitute Aleksandar Prijovic struck in the 74th minute to ease nerves in Belgrade, securing a 1-0 win over Georgia that confirmed Serbia's first participation in a major tournament since 2010. Read More »

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-60s — Sunday weather


Sunday , it will be mostly sunny with a high of 71, the weather service said. Tuesday will see reduced temperatures, but they're expected to bounce back by late this week, according to a forecast with the National Weather Service . Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. North northwest wind 5 to 15 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Tuesday , partly sunny, with a high near 77. Read More »

Nate downgraded to tropical storm in US


Waterside sections of New Orleans , outside the city's levee system, were under an evacuation order. It is expected to weaken at at a rapid rate throughout the day. Tropical storm-force wind gusts are expected over the Florida Panhandle and portions of Alabama and Georgia through Sunday, the NHC said . Including Nate , six storms will have hit the USA this year, said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the hurricane center. Read More »

'Honeymoon' over, opposition says after drop in Duterte ratings


President Duterte's net satisfaction rating declined by 18 points in the September 2017 survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS ) released on Sunday, October 8. "[They] are realizing that change is not coming under President Duterte's watch, given the soaring prices of practically all commodities, nonstop extrajudicial killings , failure to end contractualization, failure to solve the Marawi crisis despite the imposition of Mindanao-wide martial law, and the unresolved Customs shabu ... Read More »

15-day-old baby found dead in woods after disappearing from bed


A father from Newton County, Georgia has been caught and arrested after his new-born daughter was discovered dead in the woods near a trailer park in Georgia on Sunday. The parents of the girl, Caliyah McNabb, said she was fed and changed at 5 a.m. on Saturday and was put to bed with her sister at the family's home in Covington, CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reported. Read More »

Kenya protesters clash with police at anti-IEBC march


It adds that many more who were injured are languishing in silence in their homes for fear of being identified. The former Vice-President said the two police officers were ordered to vacate his security detail on Saturday morning, a week after six others were recalled. Read More »

Man who found missing Minnesota girl gives $7G reward to her


Police say she had been had been abducted and held against her will by three men for almost one month before escaping the afternoon of September 5. She was kidnapped from her Alexandria home August 8th and was kept in a closet and sexually assaulted by her captors until she was able to escaped, swim across a lake, and was discovered by Melchert who brought her to safety. Read More »

Trump EPA plan will roll back Obama standards on power plant emissions


President Donald Trump's administration will kill the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's climate change action. According to the Washington DC-based organisation, power plants account for nearly 40 per cent of the country's emissions - " more than every vehicle, truck, and plane in the United States combined". Read More »

Donald Trump pronounced 'Puerto Rico' in such a strange way


The president then suggested the gathering could be "the calm before the storm". "We're not going to announce what actions we'll be taking until that moment comes", she said. After much speculation, Sarah Huckabee Sanders , who now serves as White House press secretary, weighed in on Trump's comment. "And as he said last night in addition to those comments, you'll have to wait and see". Read More »

Dianne Feinstein: 'We need a law' banning bump stocks on firearms


Should Feinstein win and remain in her seat through 2022, she would become the longest-serving senator in California history, passing Hiram Johnson, who served 28 years starting in 1917. "I've got things to fight for". A former mayor of San Francisco first elected to the Senate in 1992, Feinstein has coasted to victory in past re-election races. Read More »

Unarmed Hotel Security Guard Praised For Rushing Las Vegas Gunman's Suite


Campos, reached by ABC News, said he was " just doing my job " and was "fine" after the drama. When the gunman saw the guard approaching the room, he shot through the door, hitting Campos in the right leg and leaving him wounded. Lombardo said the guard's "bravery was amazing" when confronted with the prospect of coming face-to-face with the killer behind the most deadly shooting in USA history. Read More »

Israel refuses to let Hamas leaders join Egypt talks


Defense Ministry Crossing Authority agents on Sunday uncovered a shipment of military-style boots bound for the Gaza Strip that had been hidden inside colorful, cartoon-adorned slippers, The Times of Israel . Egypt is trying to persuade Israel to allow Hamas leaders from the occupied West Bank to travel to Cairo in order to take part in Hamas-Fatah reconciliation talks slated to start on Tuesday, Anadolu reported on Sunday. Read More »

Tropical Depression #17 Forms In Western Atlantic


Fortunately, at this time, no impact to land with this system which is great news after Nate impacted the Southeastern Gulf States this past weekend. It is moving north-northeast at 5 miles per hour, with sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. Read More »

Top JeM Terrorist Killed In Jammu And Kashmir's Ladoora Area


Khalid was leading a ring of 12 terrorists, 10 Pakistanis and 2 locals, who were targeting high-valued security establishments. The killed terrorist has been identified as Khalid Bhai. "He was motivating youth and poor boys to join Jaish for execution of grenade attacks against monetary benefits", he said. "He was also involved in the killing of one Suhail Ahmad Dar, a resident of Kachloo Khahipora Handwara in Watergam Orchards", he said Khalid was involved in the killing of Sarpanch Ghulam ... Read More »

Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs

Both NLDS games can be live-streamed at MLB.TV. On Saturday, the assignment did not induce stress for the home team. Now it's tied and Washington was the National League's best on the road in the regular season. He allowed a hit and a walk, but escaped unscathed with one out in the seventh inning. "I needed a couple extra days to get this right", Scherzer said. Read More »

Barron bill would change Columbus Day to 'Indigenous People's Day'


Burt Likko of Ordinary Times says, "I think it is fair to say that European civilization exporting itself to the Americas, as is symbolized in celebrating the day Columbus' expedition made landfall in the Caribbean, it is pretty much the biggest and most important thing that has ever happened in recorded human history". Read More »

San Juan mayor's complaints dismissed as 'political noise' by FEMA chief


The Soldiers from the Army Reserve in Puerto Rico are now providing support to the local community by purifying water, clearing roads, delivering fuel to hospitals and other very important tasks around the island. WE NEED WATER!" She later wrote, "Power collapses in San Juan hospital with 2 patients being transferred out. Signals are transmitted directly to LTE-enabled devices and are routed through a local carrier, and the balloons are raised and lowered to an altitude with winds ... Read More »

Nadal conquers frustrated Kyrgios to win 75th career title

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal won his sixth title of another remarkable year as he punished a disgruntled Nick Kyrgios at the China Open yesterday. A frustrated Kyrgios then fended off five break-point chances for Nadal but was soon remonstrating with the umpire and was heard saying "It's one call, it changes the match". Read More »

Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail: WashPost

If Google has found a similar tactic employed on its own platforms, but from a totally separate source of ad-generators, it may hint at a Russian-backed scheme that's much more complex and widespread than many first thought. The people familiar with its investigation said that the company is looking at a set of ads that cost less than $100,000 and that it is still sorting out whether all of the ads came from trolls or whether some originated from legitimate Russian accounts. Read More »