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N.R.A., Manafort, Syria: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

World News (NY Times) - 6 hours 50 min ago
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Europa League: Police officer dies in clashes before Athletic Bilbao v Spartak Moscow

BBC News - 7 hours 10 min ago
A police officer dies in clashes near the San Mames stadium before the Europa League tie between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow.

Dozens of new charges against Manafort confirms Mueller convened at least two grand juries for Trump-Russia probe

The Raw Story - 7 hours 16 min ago

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday issued 32 superseding indictments for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates — and did so using a separate grand jury in a separate venue than the first 12 indictments he issued last year. The first 12 indictments against Man...

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Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge and led away by police

The Raw Story - 7 hours 20 min ago

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday afternoon by a St. Louis grand jury on felony invasion of privacy. The charges stem from a 2015 affair and allegations that he threatened to release a nude photograph of the woman, taken while she was blindfolded and her hands w...

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California state senator resigns after sexual misconduct accusations

The Raw Story - 7 hours 22 min ago

A California state senator accused of engaging in “unwelcome flirtation and sexually suggestive behavior” with several women, including subordinates, resigned on Thursday as colleagues were due to vote on whether he should be expelled. Tony Mendoza, a Los Angeles-area lawmaker, became th...

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Jonathan Udall dies after Grand Canyon helicopter crash

BBC News - 7 hours 23 min ago
Jonathan Udall had been in hospital since the crash in the Grand Canyon while on his honeymoon.

New Manafort indictments show ex-Trump chairman ‘is going to die in federal prison’: Legal analysts

The Raw Story - 7 hours 25 min ago

NBC News national security analyst Frank Figliuzzi and CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Thursday reached the same conclusion about the “significance” of new charges filed against former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates. Special counsel Robert Mueller u...

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Broward County Sheriff suspends deputy after footage shows he never went into the school during Parkland massacre

The Raw Story - 7 hours 39 min ago

Two deputies are being suspended without pay by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, according to a statement Thursday afternoon. According to the press conference, the school resource officer assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the day of the shooting never went into the building when ...

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Kylie Jenner 'sooo over' Snapchat - and Wall Street panics

BBC News - 7 hours 49 min ago
Shares in Snapchat's owner sink after the reality TV star tweets her criticism of the messaging app.

University strikes: What do students think?

BBC News - 8 hours 11 min ago
As university staff start a 14-day strike across 64 universities, we ask four students how they feel.

NCAA cites 13th Amendment slavery loophole when arguing why they shouldn’t pay student athletes

The Raw Story - 8 hours 15 min ago

When arguing why student athletes aren’t legally entitled to compensation, the National Collegiate Athletic Association cited a court case that relied on a loophole in the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution that allows legal unpaid labor in the case of imprisonment. The Intercept...

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US judge denies Manafort’s request to modify his bail terms

The Raw Story - 8 hours 20 min ago

The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson means Manafort will be forced for now to remain under house arrest unless he is able to offer alternatives that are acceptable to the court. A spokesman for Manafort declined to comment. Manafort and Trump’s former deputy campaign manager, R...

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Kremlin Opponent Aleksei Navalny Is Briefly Detained for Organizing Protests

World News (NY Times) - 8 hours 28 min ago
The complaint against the Russian opposition leader carries a 30-day sentence, which would conveniently sideline him for the presidential election on March 18.

GOP rattled by Pennsylvania congressional race in the heart of Trump country

The Raw Story - 8 hours 28 min ago

CARNEGIE, Pa. — The dismayed laborers from shuttered coal yards and steel mills didn’t have to shift political allegiances to vote for Donald Trump in this part of the Rust Belt. They had been electing Republicans long before he showed up on the ballot....

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READ IT: Mueller unveils ‘superseding indictment’ against Manafort and Gates including tax and bank fraud

The Raw Story - 8 hours 38 min ago

Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged onetime Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates with a slew of “superseding indictments” according to documents unsealed Thursday. They face a total of 32 counts, including tax and bank fraud, and conspiracy. You can read the full...

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With Dozens of Schoolgirls Missing in Nigeria, Angry Parents Demand Answers

World News (NY Times) - 8 hours 50 min ago
Parents heckled a governor and attacked his motorcade after learning their daughters were still unaccounted for after a Boko Haram attack on a school in northern Nigeria.

Canadians call for return of relative held in Ethiopia

Al Jazeera - 9 hours 14 min ago
Family and rights group demand release of Canadian citizen imprisoned in Ethiopia for alleged 'terrorist crimes'.

French court orders Tariq Ramadan to stay in prison

Al Jazeera - 9 hours 23 min ago
A Paris court has ordered the continued detention of Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who faces preliminary rape charges.

Labour and customs union: Evolution not revolution

BBC News - 9 hours 38 min ago
BBC political correspondent Iain Watson on Labour's Brexit policy 'evolution'.

UNICEF deputy resigns after 'damaging' allegations

Al Jazeera - 9 hours 39 min ago
UN children's agency deputy steps down saying past allegations threaten to 'damage' UNICEF and entire aid industry.
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