Friday, February 16, 2018

FEB 15, 2018 - 11:17 AM ET - 10 NEWS & 12 PHOTOS

*"In Pictures. Week in pictures: 3 - 9 February 2018, 10 February 2018.

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the 

world this week."

"Philadelphia Eagles player Patrick Robinson celebrates his team winning the 

Super Bowl for the first time." 


"In Killorglin, Ireland, a selection of Biddy hats are seen during a Biddy's Day 

Parade to celebrate the Celtic festival of Imbolc, the arrival of springtime."


"Actress Lupita Nyong'o poses for a portrait while promoting her latest film, Black 

Panther, in Beverly Hills, California."


*"Florida Teen Charged With 17 Murder Counts in School Attack. An orphaned 19-

year-old with a troubled past and an AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of 

premeditated murder Thursday morning after being questioned for hours by state 

and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five 


Joe Raedle/Getty Images). Thursday, 15 Feb 2018 06:55 AM.

*"Google's Chrome browser starts blocking 'disruptive' ads. Standards exempt pre-

roll video ads like YouTube's, but Google says its not favouring itself." Posted: Feb 15, 2018, 8:31 AM ET. Last Updated: Feb 

15, 2018, 8:38 AM ET.

"Google says its Chrome browser will block ads on websites it deems too 

annoying for web users starting Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018."

(Mark Lennihan/Associated Press).

*"Pakistan court sentences one man to death penalty, and life imprisonment to five 

others for Mashal Khan lynching incident. On Wednesday, an anti-terrorism court 

in the Pakistani city of Haripur sentenced one man to death, and five others to life 

imprisonment, for killing 23-year-old Mashal Khan in a mob violence incident last 

year. 57 out of 61 verdicts were announced, which took place behind closed doors 

for security reasons, and about 250 police officials and commandos were 

deployed." Saturday, February 10, 2018. Imran Sultan Mohammad, who had 

confessed about shooting Mashal Khan, was sentenced to death by judge Fazal-e-

Subhan. Khan was a journalism student in Mardan's Abdul Wali Khan University, 

who was accused of blasphemy, an offense punishable by death in Pakistan, and 

was killed in mob violence on April 13. Later in June, police investigation revealed 

it was a false accusation as they found no evidence of blasphemy. Khan was 

stripped, beaten by dozens of people in the boys hostel, thrown from the second 

floor and shot dead — which was videographed and posted on social media.

"Pakistan court sentences one man to death penalty, and life imprisonment to five 

others for Mashal Khan lynching incident.

*"President Trump signed these Medicare changes into law. Here’s what to watch 

for. Making Sen$e.

# Medicare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board has been killed. 

# The rules for Medicare’s Part D drug plans were changed. 

# Consumers who have spent a lot on drugs and have entered the so-called 

catastrophic phase of Part D plans will pay no more than a few dollars for each 

prescription or, for costly drugs, no more than 5 percent of the cost of the drug. 

# Medicare’s caps on covered expenses for outpatient therapy have been officially 


# Medicare’s high-income premium surcharges will carry even more of a bite for 

wealthier enrollees.

# Congress also made numerous and potentially far-reaching changes to the rules 

for Medicare Advantage plans. That includes allowing such plans to pay for limited 

long-term care expenses – something that until now has not been covered by 


By —Philip Moeller. Feb 14, 2018. 4:51 PM EST.

*"Welcoming the Year of the Dog. Chinese New Year, or the start of the new lunar 

year, is the biggest festival in China, and the most important. Keep up to date with 

all the news, events, and people as they welcome in the Year of the Dog."



*"McDonald’s removing cheeseburgers from Happy Meals in effort to reduce 

calories." By Michael Bartiromo.

"McDonald's won't be offering cheeseburgers on Happy Meal menus in U.S. 

restaurants starting in June."  (AP/Rogelio V. Solis)

*"CROSSOVERS. 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio to start at $81,590.

Alfa’s 505-horsepower super SUV to hit dealers in late spring." BY JON WONG.

FEBRUARY 15, 2018, 6:00 AM PS.


*"Ultra-processed foods 'linked to cancer.' A link between highly processed foods 

and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods 

including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as "ultra-processed"." 

By James Gallagher. Health and science correspondent. 15 February 2018.

Credit: EPA.

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