Feb 28 (Reuters) – An armed high school teacher in Georgia barricaded himself alone inside his classroom, then fired a gunshot when the principal tried to force open the door, but no one was seriously injured, police said after the instructor was arrested.
The shooting, which unfolded as schools around the country remained on edge from gun violence earlier this month that claimed 17 lives in the neighboring state of Florida, unfolded around lunchtime at Dalton High School, about 90 miles (145 km) north of Atlanta, the Georgia capital.
Olav Njølstad, the director of the Nobel Institute, recently revealed that the Nobel Peace Prize nomination for President Trump is being investigated as a possible fake, notes the BBC.
Generally, the identities of nominees are kept secret for 50 or more years, but news of Trump’s naming was reported by an outside source.
It was said to have been submitted by an anonymous American who touted the U.S. president’s “ideology of peace by force.”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s longest-serving aides, is resigning from her job as White House communications director, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday.
Sanders told reporters the timeline for Hicks’ departure was unclear. She said her departure was not related to her testimony to a congressional committee on Tuesday about a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Repent of your sins and move on, Bill Johnson says. He explains why Christians should stop continually apologizing and repenting to God of past sins, when God has already long forgotten them. But he also makes an important note to explain that this isn’t about abusing grace; rather, he’s recommending Christians take a higher, heavenly view of their past. Watch the video to hear him explain.
A U.K.-based, recently-launched campaign, “Free Asia Bibi” has urged Christians around the world to pray during Lent for the immediate and unconditional release of a Pakistani Christian woman who, accused of blasphemy, has been on death row in Pakistan since 2010.
A spokesperson of Free Asia Bibi Campaign said: “Asia is in solitary confinement in a prison in Pakistan. She has five children. It is a shame that Asia continues to be behind bars despite passage of 8 years and 248 days.”
The spokesman went on to say that the situation surrounding Pakistan’s blasphemy laws has gone from bad to worse since a stringent version of the laws was introduced by the late military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq in the late 1980s.
BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) – Syrian government forces launched a ground assault on the edge of the rebel-held eastern Ghouta enclave on Wednesday, seeking to gain territory despite a Russian plan for five-hour daily ceasefires, a war monitor and sources on both sides said.
BEIJING (Reuters) – A vice minister of public security, a close confidant of President Xi Jinping, is tipped to take over as China’s spy master, five sources said, as the country looks to clean up its security apparatus and plug intelligence gaps.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team is asking witnesses pointed questions about whether Donald Trump was aware that Democratic emails had been stolen before that was publicly known, and whether he was involved in their strategic release, according to multiple people familiar with the probe.
Mueller’s investigators have asked witnesses whether Trump was aware of plans for WikiLeaks to publish the emails. They have also asked about the relationship between GOP operative Roger Stone and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and why Trump took policy positions favorable to Russia.
Meghan Markle and Duchess Kate made their first-ever work appearance together on Wednesday. And while their fashion made headlines, with Meghan opting for a Jason Wu shirtdress and Kate recycling a Seraphine maternity dress, their body language towards each other was also under scrutiny.
Meghan and Kate appeared onstage at the inaugural Royal Foundation Forum where Meghan expressed her support for the #MeToo and Time’s Up campaigns, while Kate shared heartfelt remarks about the importance of mental health.
The same storm system set to bring a new round of severe thunderstorms and flooding to part of the South Central states will cause major travel disruptions and may have damaging consequences all the way to the New England and the upper mid-Atlantic coast.
The advancing and developing storm will mark an end to a couple of days of dry weather.