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  • Trump Visits Shooting Victims, Local Police En Route To Mar-a-Lago For Long Weekend news

    President Donald Trump said he called on victims of Wednesday’s high school shooting in Florida, which left 17 dead, on a hospital visit Friday evening.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:22:01 -0500
  • Days after school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a gun show in Miami news

    Students rallied for gun control outside the Federal Courthouse in Broward County, Florida, while miles away, hundreds gathered for two separate gun shows.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:52:42 -0500
  • '3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School Shooting news

    Borrowing a scene from an Oscar-nominated film, three red billboard-sized messages have popped up in the streets of Miami and beyond to publicly flame Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:10:27 -0500
  • A look at FBI call center that failed to flag tip on shooter news

    More than a month before 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, the FBI got a tip warning that the suspect wanted to kill people and was planning to carry out a school shooting.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:07:36 -0500
  • Lawmakers Will Work To Demolish Site Of Horrific Florida Shooting news

    Florida lawmakers are hoping the students and teachers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will never again have to set foot in the building where a gunman killed 17 of their own.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:36:26 -0500
  • Powerful 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico news

    A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:01:14 -0500
  • U.S. calls for action to halt Iran's growing 'network of proxies' news

    By Andrea Shalal and Sabine Siebold MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster called on Saturday for more forceful action to halt Iran's development of what he said was an increasingly powerful network of proxy armies in Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Iraq. McMaster accused Iran of escalating a campaign to increase its influence in the Middle East by building and arming "Hezbollah-style" proxy armies in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere as it has done in Lebanon. "So the time is now, we think, to act against Iran," he told the Munich Security Conference, calling on U.S. allies to halt trade that was helping underwrite the expansion of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military and economic force in the Islamic Republic.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:39:21 -0500
  • Florida shooting: Librarian who saved 55 'knew what to do because her friend survived Sandy Hook' news

    Diana Haneski, a library media specialist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, jumped into action when she heard the school was under lockdown on her radio. Speaking to Reuters, Ms Haneski, 57, said she knew what to do as her friend, a fellow librarian, had managed to save 22 people during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. “She was there that day in Sandy Hook and because of her I knew what to do,” she said.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:35:26 -0500
  • Couple looking after Florida shooting suspect say they had no idea there was a 'monster living under our roof' news

    The stunned couple who took in Nikolas Cruz after the death of his mother has spoken for the first time about the troubled teenager suspected of killing 17 students and staff at his former high school in Florida on Valentine's Day. Kimberly and James Snead described the 19 year-old as immature, quirky and depressed - but pleasant and growing happier and giving no clues of the horror he was about inflict as he plotted the massacre under their roof. “We had this monster living under our roof and we didn’t know,” Kimberly Snead told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.  “We didn’t see this side of him.” “Everything everybody seems to know, we didn’t know,” James Snead said. “It’s as simple as that.” The Sneads agreed to take in Cruz after their son had asked whether his friend could move into their home after the death of his adoptive mother left him an orphan last November. Gun related incidents at US schools this year “I told him there’d be rules and he followed every rule to the T,” said Mr Snead, 48, an Army veteran who was happy for the teenager to have guns at home as long as they remained in a gun safe. They told Cruz he needed to ask permission to take out the guns. He had asked only twice since November. They said “yes” once and  “no” once. The night before the shooting was uneventful and he went to bed around 8pm after eating dinner, the couple said. On Wednesday morning, Cruz told them he didn’t need a ride to school: “It’s Valentine’s Day and I don’t go to school on Valentine’s Day,” he said. Mrs Snead last saw him around 10am before she left to run errands. He told her he was going fishing and was gone when she returned. The nurse went to sleep ahead of a nightshift. Around 2.30pm on Wednesday, their son called his father sounding panic-stricken. He assured them he was safe but had heard shots  fired on campus and had helped classmates flee by climbing a fence. Read more | Florida school shooting He told his son to walk to a nearby store and he’d come and collect him. As he drove there, a SWAT commander called his mobile phone and asked where his "son" Nik was. He explained he wasn't his son and he had no idea where he was.  After putting the phone down, he started to put together the pieces and called the officer back and, worried for his wife, he told him: “I need a police presence at my house. Go make sure my wife is OK." Police banged on her door with guns drawn and escorted the couple to a police station. As they waited to be reunited with their son, Cruz was led in to the building, handcuffed and wearing a hospital gown, surrounded by officers. Kimberly tried to run at him and yelled: “Really, Nik? Really?” “He said he was sorry. He apologised. He looked lost, absolutely lost,” said Mr Snead. “And that was the last time we saw him.”

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:02:00 -0500
  • 'Incontrovertible' Meddling to U.S. Is 'Just Blabber' to Russia news

    Russian and U.S. officials exchanged barbs over the indictment of 13 Russians accused of a plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:00:28 -0500
  • Dianne Feinstein Wants To Raise Minimum Age For Assault Weapon Purchases To 21 news

    announced Friday that she is introducing legislation to raise the minimum age to purchase rifles — including military-style assault weapons — from 18 to 21.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:50:36 -0500
  • How woman convicted in fiance's kayak death looks to rebuild her life: Part 6 news

    In her first interview since release, Graswald talks about the kayak incident and her future.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:04:21 -0500
  • Kentucky teen charged as adult in fatal school shootings

    BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire inside his Kentucky high school will be tried as an adult on murder charges.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:53:45 -0500
  • Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-American news

    A gold medalist and now everyone’s golden girl to boot, Korean-American Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim has, all at once, become a lot of different things to a lot of different people.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:09:54 -0500
  • Media, Democrats Have Created 'More Chaos' Than Russians, Says White House Spokesman news

    .@hogangidley45: “There are two groups that have created chaos more than the Russians and that’s the Democrats and the mainstream media.”

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:41:39 -0500
  • Poland defends PM over Holocaust remark denounced by Israel news

    Poland on Sunday sought to defend remarks by its prime minister which Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu called "unacceptable" and tantamount to denying the Holocaust. "The comments of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during a discussion in Munich were by no means intended to deny the Holocaust, or charge the Jewish victims of the Holocaust with responsibility for what was a Nazi German perpetrated genocide," Morawiecki's spokeswoman Joanna Kopcinska said in a statement. The Israeli premier, who like Morawiecki was in Munich for a global security conference, laid into his opposite number in a terse telephone call on Sunday over his remark the previous day that the Holocaust had involved "Jewish perpetrators" as well as Polish ones.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:51:08 -0500
  • Top Designers Revive Marjorie Merriweather Post's Entertaining Style

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    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:08:01 -0500
  • American figure skater Vincent Zhou is brilliant, bemusing news

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The personality of American figure skater Vincent Zhou, who made his Olympic debut with a superb short program Friday, was neatly summed up by his social media response to a fan who recently asked what era he would visit if he could travel back in time.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:25:55 -0500
  • No, Fidel Castro Is Not Justin Trudeau's Father news

    Despite what the internet seems to think

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:03:00 -0500
  • Donald Trump Uses Florida School Massacre As Excuse To Attack FBI’s Russia Probe news

    President Donald Trump has criticized the FBI for missing “all of the many signals” sent out by the suspect in Wednesday’s deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:05:51 -0500
  • Google Made A Small Change To Image Search, But It's A Big Deal news

    On Thursday, Google announced that it plans to remove the “View Image” button from its image search results interface.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:06:17 -0500
  • Florida shooting: As community tries to heal, students say they want theirs to be the last school massacre news

    For residents in the otherwise quiet and safe community of Parkland, Florida, the past several days have been tinged with sorrow, concern, and anger. In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, funerals for the 17 dead have begun alongside candlelit vigils to remember those who passed. Parents and students alike have been left to grapple with the simple question of whether Stoneman – a high school with roughly 3,200 students, situated in a relatively affluent pocket of Southern Florida – is as safe as they had assumed before their worlds were shattered during three minutes of gunfire last Wednesday.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:30:00 -0500
  • Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect halted news

    The Guantanamo trial of the chief suspect in the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen was shut down Friday as defense lawyers refused to return to the case, Pentagon officials said. Military commissions judge Air Force Colonel Vance Spath halted the case, which could lead to the death penalty for Abdel Rahim al-Nashiri, in frustration that he could not compel Nashiri's main lawyers to show up in court. "The USS Cole bombing trial ... military judge has abated indefinitely the pre-trial proceedings," Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Sarah Higgins said.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:47:14 -0500
  • Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' Showings news

    Audiences for this week’s “Black Panther” premiere went all-out in celebration, and the film’s opening weekend is expected to break records at the box office.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:51:33 -0500
  • Iran's Zarif says Israel's "myth of invincibility" has crumbled

    Iran's foreign minister said on Sunday the shooting down of an Israeli jet after it bombed an Iranian site in Syria had shattered Israel's "so-called invincibility", reacting to a critical speech delivered earlier by Israel's premier. "Israel uses aggression as a policy against its neighbors," Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Munich Security Conference, accusing Israel of "mass reprisals against its neighbors and daily incursions into Syria, Lebanon." "Once the Syrians have the guts to down one of its planes it's as if a disaster has happened," Zarif said.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:32:58 -0500
  • Top GOP Donor Won’t Back Candidates Unless They Support Assault Weapons Ban news

    Following Wednesday’s shooting massacre at a Florida high school, a top Republican political donor has taken a stand for gun control ― by tightening his purse strings.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:52:17 -0500
  • Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA news

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:38:58 -0500
  • EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months news

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for his trips over six months last year, according to travel vouchers obtained by an environmental organization.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:44:44 -0500
  • Anchor Invites Her 4-Year-Old 'Mini Me' On Show To Celebrate Natural Hair news

    North Texas traffic anchor Demetria Obilor gets up in the early hours of the morning to deliver a traffic report for WFAA-TV, rocking her gorgeous natural hair all the while.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:07:01 -0500
  • Ending DACA Has Created A Looming Public Health Crisis news

    As the president and legislators use DACA recipients as a bargaining chip in their immigration reform debates, the 800,000 DACA recipients like Yvette must attempt to go about their lives wondering if they will again become targets for deportation. Research has highlighted the plethora of negative health consequences that stem from living under the perpetual threat of deportation.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:00:07 -0500
  • Government urges councils to waive road closure charges for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding news

    The government is urging councils to waive their charges for road closures on May 19, in the hopes of encouraging Britain to celebrate the Royal wedding with thousands of street parties. The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will fall on a Saturday, the same day as the FA Cup final, with leaders hoping the mood of celebration will buoy the public. They today launch a “handy guide” to throwing a street party, reminding keen organisers to get in touch with local councils in good time to plan road closures and insurance. Information from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government States: “Many councils, from Bromley to Salford, have already announced that they are waiving charges for street party road closures, making it easier and cheaper than ever to hold celebrations. “The government is urging other councils to follow suit.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011 saw bank holiday street parties held throughout Britain, including on Downing Street. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Cardiff, in pictures There will be no extra day off for the marriage of Prince Harry, fifth-in-Line to the throne, and Meghan Markle, who wed at Windsor Castle on May 19 before taking a carriage ride around the town to greet those who have turned up to see them. Chris Gittins, who runs, said the celebrations will show a “fantastic part of British culture", adding: “It's a rare excuse to meet neighbours really, a traditional excuse to meet neighbours in a relaxed atmosphere.” Guy Oliver, from the Old Barn Inn in Glooston, said they would be throwing a street party to encourage people to “come together in a community”. "It'll be a few union jacks and we're going to serve food to everyone's taste,” he said. Sandra Hastings, founder of Newcastle-based charity Silverline Memories which helps those with dementia, said she is planning a “good old-fashioned party with bunting, and red white and blue balloons, and trestle tables with tonnes of homemade food". "At our charity we provide people with the opportunity to do things they wouldn't have done otherwise, and take any excuse for a knees up,” she said. Jake Berry MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State said: “We’ve made it easier than ever for local residents from all backgrounds to come together to celebrate the royalwedding and we hope councils will get into the spirit by helping people wishing to organise street parties. “With the FA Cup final taking place on the same day, there's never been a better reason to hold a street party and our updated guidance makes clear the steps residents need to take to ensure an enjoyable and safe day is had by all.”

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:01:00 -0500
  • Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences news

    A Pakistani court Saturday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district. Imran Ali, 24, was on trial for killing Zainab Fatima Ameen in the eastern city of Kasur last month. Ali was handed four separate death sentences after being convicted of the rape and murder of Zainab, as well as terrorism charges, prosecutor general of Punjab province Ihtesham Qadir said after a special anti-terrorism court passed its judgement.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:33:38 -0500
  • Olympic Skier Ted Ligety’s Son 'Could Give 2 S***s That Daddy Sucked At Work' news

    U.S. alpine skier Ted Ligety may have had a tough time on the slopes at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Sunday.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:45:41 -0500
  • VIDEO: Road rage confrontation in Oceanside ends with car flipped on side news

    Two drivers in an apparent tiff during rush hour traffic in Oceanside got an unexpected ending to their feud after one of the vehicles turned over on its side.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:41:39 -0500
  • Three suicide bombers kill 18 in Nigeria's Maiduguri -police news

    By Lanre Ola and Ahmed Kingimi MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Three suicide bombers killed 18 people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, capital of the state worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, its police commissioner said on Saturday. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack but the use of suicide bombers in crowded areas is a hallmark of the Islamist militant group, which has killed more that 20,000 people since 2009 and forced over two million to flee their homes. Damian Chukwu, police commissioner for Borno state, said the attack took place at a fish market around 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the centre of Maiduguri at about 8:00 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Friday.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:38:05 -0500
  • Florida legislators struggle with how to respond to shooting news

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, the Florida Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:37:58 -0500
  • Apple 'repeatedly calls emergency services' after multiple employees injured walking into glass panes at new HQ news

    Apple’s new 175-acre headquarters, centred on a glass ring which hosts 12,000 staff, has become an architectural fascination since the first designs were unveiled seven years ago. Apple employees reportedly keep walking into the glass panels which form the walls of the spaceship-like building. The building, in Cupertino, California, is surrounded by 50ft curved glass panels - the largest in the world.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:33:00 -0500
  • Tabloid, Trump and a Playmate news

    National Enquirer accused of buying her silence.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:51:38 -0500
  • Trump Makes America Great Again For Foreign Workers — At Mar-A-Lago news

    While President Donald Trump rails at American companies that hire foreign workers, he’s not following his own advice.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:44:26 -0500
  • Activists Launch Voter Registration Drive At 'Black Panther' Screenings news

    The Movement for Black Lives has channeled the energy and excitement surrounding the opening weekend of Marvel’s “Black Panther” into a voting registration campaign. The movement’s Electoral Justice Project is organizing the #WakandaTheVote initiative that encourages moviegoers to register to vote at “Black Panther” screenings across the country. “The Movement for Black Lives is an ecosystem of black leaders and organizations fighting every single day for the healthy and happy lives of Black folks,” activists Jessica Byrd and Kayla Reed told Blavity in an interview.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:49:32 -0500
  • Brawling family of 23 removed from Australian cruise ship news

    Twenty-three members of the same family have been removed from a cruise ship near Sydney after a brawl that left several injured, reports said, just days after a separate incident forced another liner to return to port. Police removed the group, which included men, women and children, from the boat on Friday after it docked in Sydney on a 10-day South Pacific cruise. One witness told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation she had seen seven separate fights break out during the trip.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:43:19 -0500
  • Jury awards over $37M to family of woman slain in standoff

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $37 million in damages to the family of a Maryland woman who was fatally shot by police in 2016 after a six-hour standoff in her apartment.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:09:54 -0500
  • Olympic Analyst Laments Hockey Player's 'Unfortunate' Domestic Abuse Incident news

    NHL analyst Mike Milbury referred to one hockey player’s domestic abuse conviction as an “unfortunate incident,” as he offered commentary for NBC’s coverage of the men’s match between Team USA and the Olympics Athletes from Russia on Saturday.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:03:45 -0500
  • Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical news

    By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase sales of genetically engineered seeds. Monsanto, which is being acquired by Bayer AG, filed the lawsuit last year in a bid to halt the state's ban on sprayings of the weed killer known as dicamba from the period spanning April 16 to Oct. 31. St. Louis-based Monsanto, the biggest U.S. seed company, said it was disappointed with the judge's decision and would consider additional legal action.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:22:39 -0500
  • Needed in Syria: Disengagement

    One is the outbreak of another war between Israel and its neighbors.  A reminder of this danger has come from events that began when Israel said it shot down an Iranian drone that had entered its airspace.  Israeli F-16s then attacked a command center in Syria, during which Syrian air defenses downed one of the Israeli warplanes (a rare event for Israel).  Israel subsequently launched a much more widespread set of aerial attacks within Syria.  The Israelis have conducted scores of attacks in Syria over the last five years, but this most recent assault may have been the largest Israeli attack there since the 1980s. A new war involving Israel would surely also involve Lebanese Hezbollah.  There is no indication that Hezbollah seeks such a war.  The group has incurred significant costs by participating in fighting within Syria and has many wounds to lick.  Its leaders still have regrets about the brinksmanship that last got Hezbollah entangled in a war with Israel.  Even though it could get in some hits with cross-border rocket fire, the group’s leaders know that in a new clash it would get badly bloodied by its militarily more capable foe.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:40:00 -0500
  • S. Korea's Moon says 'too early' for Pyongyang summit news

    South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Saturday said it was too early to think about a summit with North Korea despite the Olympic-driven rapprochement with its nuclear-armed neighbour. Moon last week received an invitation from the North's leader Kim Jong Un for a summit in Pyongyang. The invitation was extended by his younger sister Kim Yo Jong, who visited as part of a high-level delegation to attend the Winter Games in the South.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 05:14:39 -0500
  • Qualcomm says open to more deal talks with Broadcom following meeting

    Qualcomm's response raises the stakes in a battle over what would be the technology sector's largest-ever acquisition. The two companies have less than three weeks to negotiate a potential deal until Qualcomm shareholders are asked to vote on a challenge by Broadcom to Qualcomm's board of directors. Qualcomm has been seeking to walk a fine line between resisting Broadcom's acquisition approach, which it says undervalues it and is fraught with regulatory risks, and demonstrating to its shareholders and proxy advisory firms that it is willing to engage to secure a better deal if possible.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:10:14 -0500
  • Why Donald Trump Fears Women news

    Multiple allegations of domestic abuse against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter appeared to provoke President Donald Trump to fire off this tweet last weekend: Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:10 -0500
  • What Happened To Norma's Brain? news

    AUSTIN, Texas ― For as long as she could remember, Norma Herrera had trouble getting to sleep.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:31:33 -0500
  • Pope revives sexual abuse panel news

    The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests. The panel had come under fire from two high-profile members, former sex abuse victims who quit at what they saw as a lack of reform and obstruction at the highest level of the Catholic Church. Victims have come forward from across the world over the past two decades accusing priests of sex crimes, unleashing one of the biggest crises faced by the Catholic Church.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:39:11 -0500
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