Alexander Krushelnytsky, who is suspected of failing a drug test, won a bronze medal in mixed-doubles curling with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)According to multiple media reports Sunday, Russian curler Alexander Krushelnytsky failed a drug test and could lose the bronze medal he earned in mixed doubles at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Associated Press reported Sunday that the Russian delegation in PyeongChang acknowledged that a Russian athlete failed a drug test, though the delegate did not confirm a specific athlete. Krushelnytsky won a bronze medal in mixed-doubles curling with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova. Krushelnytsky’s reported failed drug test is the first doping-related incident for Russia at these Winter Olympics.

February 18, 2018 17:48 UTC

(CNN) The box-office success of "Black Panther" gives me hope that one day my minority group, Arab Americans and Muslims, will see a superhero from our community on the big screen. And when entertainment executives see that something works as stunningly as "Black Panther" has, some will likely start thinking about who the next minority superhero could be. My excitement about "Black Panther" potentially helping other minority groups is not intended to take away from the significance this film holds for so many African Americans. Follow CNN Opinion Join us on Twitter and FacebookBut that's exactly why I'm hoping that "Black Panther" breaks box-office records. And here's hoping "Black Panther's" popularity translates into other minority groups getting a chance to see someone who looks like them save the world.

February 18, 2018 17:48 UTC

A Florida child-welfare agency opened an investigation in 2016 examining the care of accused school shooter Nikolas Cruz after he posted a disturbing social-media video, according to state records. The investigation found that Mr. Cruz, who was clinically depressed, was upset following a breakup with a girl and began cutting himself, according to a report by the Florida Department of Children and Families obtained by The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Cruz also spoke about wanting to buy a gun for unknown reasons, the report said.

February 18, 2018 17:48 UTC

Washington (CNN) Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has postponed a planned visit to Israel following criticism for taking expensive flights on the taxpayer dollar, an EPA spokesperson confirmed to CNN. "We decided to postpone," EPA public affairs officer Liz Bowman said in an email. The Washington Post was first to report news of the postponement, and people in Israel briefed on Pruitt's plans told the Post he would have arrived Sunday and stayed at a five-star hotel in Jerusalem through Thursday. The Post said an EPA official previously said Pruitt would visit Israel to tour the nation and "gain an understanding of Israel's unique infrastructure and environmental challenges." Pruitt has faced criticism for taking expensive flights and staying at luxury hotels more often than his predecessors, but has pushed back on accusations of improper or wasteful spending.

February 18, 2018 17:48 UTC

Washington (CNN) The ex-wives of Rob Porter, a White House aide who recently resigned over domestic abuse allegations, say they have received letters of apology from Porter's old boss, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who previously defended his former staffer as a "decent man." "It was a sincere apology for pain he may have caused us," Jennie Willoughby, Porter's second ex-wife, told CNN. At the same time , Hatch's office blasted out a different statement that said Hatch was "heartbroken" by the allegations. Hatch still described his interactions with Porter as "professional" and "respectful," but said "domestic violence in any form is abhorrent." In the letter, Willoughby said Hatch "reiterated his explanation as to why his statement changed between the two Daily Mail articles."

February 18, 2018 17:47 UTC





Hikers were reported missing on Sunday after they were swept away by an avalanche in Switzerland, reports said. The hikers were in the Swiss canton of Valais, bordering Italy and France, when they got caught in the avalanche, the BBC reported, quoting a local police spokesperson. Swiss police initially reported 10 hikers were feared missing, but later clarified that two people were injured, according to the BBC. Valais police said in a news release that several avalanches were triggered by a skier who passed by the area. Authorities added the risk level of avalanches in the area was a three — deemed considerable — on a scale of five.

February 18, 2018 17:39 UTC

In late January, fast-growing technology contractor ECS Federal was bought for $775 million by On Assignment, a California-based recruiting firm with little experience in the federal market. On Assignment’s decision to pay $775 million for ECS Federal was particularly notable in that a commercially oriented company saw a growth opportunity in the federal market, and paid a sizable sum for a seat at the table. Its acquisition of ECS Federal effectively triples On Assignment’s federal revenue and gives it a chance to become a major player in the federal IT services market. General Dynamics’ mammoth deal for CRSA also marked a shift, as close competitors such as Lockheed Martin have largely exited the government services market. “Macfadden’s specialized capabilities and distinguished service record complements work PAE currently performs especially with the Department of State.”

February 18, 2018 17:37 UTC

Andrew M. Cuomo and threatened to have the flight attendant fired. “I don’t [often] post really anything,” on Facebook, Rundell told Inc. “This was a one-time thing and it happened. In the video, Peirez threatens the flight attendant upon being told she couldn’t be seated away from Rundell and her baby. “You may not have a job tomorrow,” Peirez tells the flight attendant. Rundell in her Facebook post thanked the “lovely Delta flight attendant for not letting this woman bully us.”

February 18, 2018 17:29 UTC

President Trump attends a meeting with law enforcement officials about the MS-13 street gang and border security, at the White House on Feb. 6. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)Donald Trump has taken the presidency to yet another new low. His response: to lash out at his political adversaries and the institutions that are charged with keeping the country safe. “They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!”His claim was grotesque and baseless, even by Trumpian standards.

February 18, 2018 17:28 UTC

Does Rand Logistics Incorporated (NASDAQ:RLOG) Have Gas After Even Less Sellers Involved? It worsened, as 7 investors sold Rand Logistics, Inc. shares while 4 reduced holdings. Moreover, Vanguard has 0% invested in Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG). The stock of Rand Logistics Incorporated (NASDAQ:RLOG) registered a decrease of 6.26% in short interest. More notable recent Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “No Recovery For Rand Logistics Shareholders In Prepackaged Bankruptcy” on November 22, 2017, also Wsj.com with their article: “Rand Logistics Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection” published on January 30, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Rand Logistics Announces 2017 Marine Miracle Month Program Results” on October 06, 2017.

February 18, 2018 17:26 UTC

If you hate Hillary and believe she and her husband are unindicted criminals, that comparison makes perfect sense to you. Charges of a litany of financial crimes against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates. And there is nothing even approaching those sort of facts for any of the conspiracies Trump is weaving about Clinton. (Of course, that same indictment makes plain that Russia made the calculation in early 2016 to try to elect Trump because he would be better for their interests.) It's not the first time Trump has used similar language when talking about the role Russian interference played in the election.

February 18, 2018 17:15 UTC

The assailant was identified only as a 22-year-old man from the region, the Russian news agency Tass said. While the authenticity of the video could not be independently confirmed, Islamic State members and supporters were promoting it online. The attack took place in Kizlyar, a town of about 50,000 people on the Terek River delta on the border with Chechnya, Tass said. Dagestan is a predominantly Muslim region between Chechnya and the Caspian Sea and is known for, among other things, widespread nepotism. In 2015, the Islamic State declared that it had established a “franchise” in the North Caucasus.

February 18, 2018 17:06 UTC

A man was shot near the Brookland-CUA Metro station Sunday morning, D.C. police said. Police said the man was shot just after 11 a.m. on the 900 block of Monroe Street NE, and he was taken to a hospital “conscious and breathing.”Officers are looking for a suspect and no motive has been established yet for the shooting, according to police.

February 18, 2018 17:03 UTC

Rosenstein was able to explain in excruciating detail some of the evidence that would support the intelligence chiefs’ certain conclusion that Russia meddled in our election. The investigation, at least a good deal of it, rests on facts that are unknown to the House Republicans and are beyond dispute. Whether there was explicit coordination between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks remains unknown.”The question is no longer whether there a Russian plot to interfere with our election or whether there was a high degree of synchronization between the Trump campaign and the Russian campaign for Trump. In short, there is a clear motive to interfere with and obstruct the Russia investigation. The motive to obstruct is obvious: Trump did not want investigators to find and be able to present credible evidence of a Russian plot.

February 18, 2018 17:03 UTC

If you own or want to start a business, budgeting is its central nervous system. Tip 1: Understand What a Budget Really IsA budget is not meant to manage every penny spent. If you harbor a negative attitude about budgeting from the outset, the chances of creating a good budget significantly diminish. Instead of seeing it as a hurdle, consider creating a budget a positive move that provides you with a helpful business tool. Some companies find it beneficial to budget on the accrual basis to estimate net income, while other companies focus on budgeting for cash flow.

February 18, 2018 16:52 UTC