SUN SUNI KHABAR MARCH 7TH, 2016
UK BRACING FOR POTENTIAL ISIS ATTACKS
In a statement on Monday, Britain’s chief of counterterrorism said that the British government was preparing for ISIS’ move into their “next natural stage”. The Middle Eastern based Islamic militant group claimed responsibility for an October plane bombing in Sinai that killed 224 people. Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner of London Metropolitan Police, says that ISIS is moving from a narrow scope of terror to one that is much broader.
SUCCESS FOR RUBIO; PROJECTED WINS FOR SANDERS
According to a report from CNN, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will top Hillary Clinton in the Maine caucuses. Sanders’ victory in Maine is coming off the back of two victories in Kansas and Nebraska. On the Republican side, Marco Rubio won the 23 delegates of Puerto Rico. This victory was particularly important for the Florida senator, who is trying to garner a win in his home state, one that is generally considered “winner-take-all”, due to its 99 delegates. Rubio is trying to catch up to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, who have 12 states and 6 states, respectively.
WEAKNESS IN TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump came under fire on Saturday, as he lost two states to Texas Senator Ted Cruz. While Trump remains the frontrunner, his lack of dominance may be indicative of cracks in his campaign. In Maine, Governor Paul LePage had given Trump his endorsement and Trump still failed to win the northeastern state. The New York businessman has also come under fire for skipping an appearance at the largest gathering of right wing activists.
PEYTON MANNING SAYS GOODBYE TO NFL PLAYING DAYS
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning bid an emotional farewell to the National Football League on Monday after an 18-year career that established him as one of the game's greatest quarterbacks. "Today I retire from the game of pro football," Manning, who capped his brilliant career by helping Denver win the Super Bowl last month, told a packed news conference in Denver. "It was the right time." Manning, who battled back from a foot injury that cost him six games last season, said he would surely miss the game. "When someone thoroughly exhausts an experience they can't help but revere it. I love the game," he said. "So you don't have to wonder if I'll miss it. Absolutely. Absolutely, I will."
TENNIS STAR SHARAPOVA FACES SUSPENSION AFTER SHE ADMITS FAILING DRUG TEST
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, the highest-paid woman in sports, said on Monday that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she has been taking for 10 years for health issues. The 28-year-old Sharapova, a five-time grand slam champion, will be provisionally suspended starting March 12, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said. She tested positive for meldonium, which is used to treat diabetes and low magnesium, and was only banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency as of Jan. 1. "I made a huge mistake. I let my fans down and I let the sport down," said Sharapova, a teenage tennis prodigy who became the third-youngest Wimbledon champion. "I take full responsibility for it."