'How dare you': CNN's Camerota clashes with NRA's Loesch over her claim that media 'love' mass shootings
The national spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association on Friday doubled down on her claim that members of the media “love” mass shootings, like last week’s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., because of the bump in television ratings that some networks experience.
02/23/2018 - 10:17 AM
Parkland Survivor: 'I've Never Been So Unimpressed By A Person' After Trump Call
President Donald Trump has spoken to and met with several survivors and family members of victims of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
02/23/2018 - 04:19 AM
Florida shooting survivor says we should call AR-15s ‘Marco Rubio’ because 'they are so easy to buy'
A Florida high school student who survived last week's mass shooting took to social media on Friday to slam Senator Marco Rubio for accepting donations from the National Rifle Association (NRA).
02/23/2018 - 10:56 AM
Florida School's Armed Officer Did "Nothing" During Shooting
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02/23/2018 - 07:29 AM
Secret Service: Driver 'apprehended' after hitting barrier near White House
The White House went on lockdown after a driver crashed a vehicle into a barrier outside of the complex. The suspect was later apprehended according to the Secret Service.
02/23/2018 - 07:52 AM
One of two men hired by man who planned his family's murder confesses to cops: Part 4
As Bart Whitaker fled to Mexico under an alias, cops found evidence he may have planned his family's murder two years earlier.
02/23/2018 - 07:28 PM
This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before Flying
Cannabis is legal in Nevada but still banned by the U.S. government
02/23/2018 - 12:39 AM
West Virginia Teachers Are Making Sure Their Students Get Fed While They're On Strike
Once it became clear West Virginia schools would close for a statewide teacher walkout this week, staffers from Nitro High School came up with a plan to keep hungry students fed while school was out.
02/23/2018 - 01:51 PM
Boko Haram girls were not freed in heroic mission after all, Nigerian officials admit
Nigerian officials have apologised after falsely claiming to have staged a dramatic rescue of a group of schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction by Boko Haram on Monday night. Officials in northern Yobe State had claimed on Wednesday to have rescued at least 50 of the girls, in what they described as a "gallant" mission by the Nigerian army. But late on Thursday night, they told families of the missing girls that there had in fact been no rescue at all, saying that the claims had been based on "unreliable" information from the security forces. "We have now established that the information we relied on to make the statement was not credible," said Yobi state spokesman Abdullahi Bego. "The Yobe State government apologises for that." The admission came amid claims from parents that four days after the initial kidnapping in the town of Dapchi, more than 100 girls remain unaccounted for. At least five parents who were present fainted with the shock upon being told at an official briefing that their daughters were still missing after all. Boko Haram oppression in Nigeria, in pictures One parent, Kundiri Alhaji Bukar, told BBC Hausa language service: ''[The governor] said soldiers were dispatched but the military commander told him they could not locate the girls with the Boko Haram militants. He said no-one is really sure whether the girls were taken away by Boko Haram. But we on our part, we believe Boko Haram abducted the children." The backtracking by the Yobe state officials comes amid growing concerns about the government's handling of the incident. When reports of the attack on the school first surfaced earlier this week, officials initially claimed there had been no abductions at all, and that the missing girls had simply fled to surrounding villages. Critics have drawn comparisons with the government's handling of the notorious Chibok school abduction case in 2014, where officials likewise made a series of denials and contradictory statements before admitting that some 276 children had gone missing. As of Friday morning there was still no solid information on the number of girls believed to be missing. While some are thought to have been abducted, others may have fled to safety in surrounding villages and simply not yet contacted their parents. Mobile phone reception is limited in much of Nigeria's remote rural north. Sandals are strewn in the yard of the Government Girls Science and Technical College staff quarters in Dapchi, Nigeria, on February 22, 2018 Credit: AMINU ABUBAKAR/AFP/Getty Images On Wednesday, government officials told the Reuters news agency that around 50 girls were still missing. But one parent, Bashir Manzo, told the Associated Press news agency that parents had presented the state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, with a list of 101 missing children at Thursday's official briefing. “[Mr Gaidam] told us the girls have not been found and we should continue to pray for their safe return,” another parent, Rabiu Sani, told the AP. The flow of official misinformation over the case is likely anger President Muhamamdu Buhari, who was critical of his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan's handling of the Chibok case. Earlier this week, he despatched a team of ministers to the area in an attempt to demonstrate that he was responding quickly to the situation. “I share the anguish of all the parents and guardians of the girls that remain unaccounted for,” Mr Buhari tweeted on Wednesday evening. “I would like to assure them that we are doing all in our power to ensure the safe return of all the girls.”
02/23/2018 - 08:44 AM
35 Sleek & Inspiring Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas
02/23/2018 - 02:05 PM
12 Tweets On Gun Violence And Mental Health Everyone Should Read
If you mapped out the discussion about the major causes of gun violence following every mass shooting in the United States, it would almost certainly lead you to the same destination: mental illness.
02/23/2018 - 01:37 PM
Deaths mounts in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolution
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes Friday in the rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people, activists said, as the death toll from a week of bombardment soared over 400.
02/23/2018 - 06:09 PM
Alabama's aborted execution comes under court review
Alabama was planning to execute Doyle Hamm, 61, on Thursday for the 1987 murder of a motel clerk but called it off due to venous issues it said could not be solved before a death warrant expired at midnight. The case in Alabama comes after states including Oklahoma and Arizona have had botched executions that raised questions about death chamber protocols in the 31 U.S. states with the capital punishment. Chief U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre in Alabama called for a medical check on Hamm and ordered the state to preserve the clothes the inmate was wearing on the execution night.
02/23/2018 - 04:55 PM
United Airlines ends NRA partnership and tells group to remove airline's details from website, as anger mounts over gun laws
United Airlines has ended a discount agreement with the National Rifle Association, as companies across the US cut ties with the pro-guns group in the wake of the school shooting in Florida. "United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website," the airline said on Twitter. The move came shortly after rival airline Delta announced a similar move, ending the NRA's contract for discounted rates through their group travel programme.
02/24/2018 - 10:43 AM
Parkland School Shooting: Trump Vilifies 'Coward' Scot Peterson After It's Revealed He Stayed Away
President Trump said Friday that Peterson "did not do the right thing."
02/23/2018 - 02:37 PM
Apple, Amazon, YouTube Urged To Pull NRA TV Channel
Amazon, Apple, Roku and YouTube are facing increased calls to drop the National Rifle Association’s TV channel from their streaming services, as backlash against the organization grows following a Florida school shooting last week that killed 17 people.
02/23/2018 - 06:19 PM
AP Explains: What's N. Korea up to with provocative visit?
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It seems a brazen choice, even for North Korea. As South Korea's liberal president seeks to use the Olympics to improve ties, North Korea has chosen to send the alleged mastermind of two attacks that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010 to the games' closing ceremony. So, once again, South Korea's first Winter Games offers up the possibility of the strangest of optics: That North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol, in the same television frame with U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser, Ivanka, who is also set to attend Sunday's closer.
02/23/2018 - 12:18 PM
Kylie Jenner teases makeup collection inspired by her daughter
New mother Kylie Jenner has unveiled her latest makeup collection, which was inspired by her daughter Stormi. The collection, which launches February 28, includes two pressed powder palettes named "Eye of the Storm" and "Calm Before the Storm" that each feature 10 highly pigmented colors and come in bold black, yellow and grey casing. There are also two new "Glitter Eyes" duo sets of shimmering eyeshadow, a trio of new matte formula lipsticks, a "Flash" glittery pink lip gloss, a highlighter palette and a "Lightning Bolt" loose golden powder highlighter.
02/23/2018 - 04:33 AM
Woman Charged With Suffocating 3 Infants in the 1980s
The cases were reopened in March 2015 after Nancy Moronez's daughter told police her mother confessed to suffocating Moronez's son
02/23/2018 - 06:49 PM
Why Schools Are Flooded With Threats After Mass Shootings
In the days since last week’s mass shooting at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, schools across the country have been receiving an onslaught of copycat threats.
02/23/2018 - 03:00 PM
U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution
By Michelle Nichols and Ellen Francis UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war. A draft resolution aimed at ending the carnage in the eastern Ghouta district and elsewhere in Syria will be put up for a vote in the 15-member council at noon (1700 GMT) on Saturday, Kuwait's U.N. Ambassador Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi said.
02/23/2018 - 06:27 PM
Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife sought
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Lebanese man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait has been arrested, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday.
02/23/2018 - 09:17 PM
Car Rental Company Enterprise Holdings Ends Discounts For NRA Members
One of the world’s largest car rental companies is cutting ties with the National Rifle Association.
02/23/2018 - 04:13 AM
Texas governor issues last-minute reprieve for son who ordered family killed
Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a last-minute reprieve for a death row prisoner who hired a gunman to kill his family after his father, whom he sought to murder, pleaded for his son's life. Thomas Bartlett "Bart" Whitaker, 38, had been one of three men awaiting execution Thursday in three different US states. Another, Eric Branch, was executed as scheduled in Florida for the 1993 murder of a student.
02/22/2018 - 08:45 PM
Trump says Kushner’s security clearance will be up to John Kelly
During a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday, a reporter asked President Trump a question about his son-in-law Jared Kushner’s security clearance, to which Trump replied that it would be up to chief of staff John Kelly.
02/23/2018 - 03:16 PM
The RNC Asked Tweeters To Tell Donald Trump Their Priorities. They Didn't Hold Back.
The Republican National Committee used Twitter to ask people to tell President Donald Trump their priorities on Friday night.
02/24/2018 - 02:45 AM
Gus Kenworthy Visits Dog Meat Farm in Korea: 'One of the Saddest Places I've Ever Been'
"I am honestly feeling heartbroken," the 2014 Olympic silver medalist said.
02/23/2018 - 11:34 AM
Attorney: Mayor has turned over phone code in affair probe
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's attorney said Friday that she has provided the passcode for her personal cellphone to state authorities, who are searching the device as they investigate whether laws were broken during her affair with her former bodyguard.
02/23/2018 - 07:53 PM
Actress Nanette Fabray, Perennial TV Mom, Dies At Age 97
Actress Nanette Fabray, who was known to modern audiences as the mother of Bonnie Franklin’s character on the CBS sitcom “One Day at a Time,” died Thursday at her home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
02/23/2018 - 07:41 PM
There's an uptick in HIV in these millennial groups. Here's why
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a report about HIV trends for people under 30 in the U.S., and the numbers show an increase in one particular group: 25- to 29-year-olds. After collecting data from all over the country on HIV and AIDS diagnoses between 2010 and 2014, the CDC found that overall rates of infection for 13- to 29-year-olds has remained stable overall. And for some of the younger groups, like those aged 15 to 19, rates have actually gone down. But "We can't pat ourselves on the back just yet," said Craig Wilson, a professor of epidemiology and public health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in an interview. SEE ALSO: 3 of 4 kids who've died from flu this year weren't vaccinated, say federal doctors Wilson notes that although we're seeing an overall "flattening" in the number of HIV infections in younger demographics — which is certainly better than an increase — the results shouldn't be taken as too encouraging. "There are good things if you look at it historically, but the bad part is, why aren’t we doing better?" asked Wilson, who was not involved in the CDC report. Although these are estimations and not exact numbers, rates increased from around 32 to 35 cases per 100,000 people in the 24- to 25-year range and from around 30 to 34 cases in the 26- to 27-year range between 2010 and 2014. (Collectively, these fall under the CDC data collection system for the 25-29 year range.) HIV — a virus that attacks and destroys cells in the body's immune system to the point that it causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS — has existed in the U.S. since the 1970s and was first recognized by medical experts in the early 1980s. Nearly four decades later, tens of thousands of new infections are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Risk of infection from sex, however, can be reduced by over 90 percent if modern PrEP medications are taken as directed, says the CDC. These drugs are designed to stop HIV from establishing itself or spreading throughout the body. And, of course, a person has to know they're infected to start taking medication. What's worrisome is that the younger demographic of 13- to 29-year-olds makes up a disproportionate number of new HIV infections. The CDC says this group made up 23 percent of the U.S. population in 2014, but accounted for 40 percent of diagnoses that year. Why aren't the infection numbers going down? The flattening trend in HIV diagnosis among younger teens and millennials isn't bad, in the sense that matters could be worse — and still
could get much worse. Wilson cites CDC stats from 2016 that he called "scary"; this government report projected that
half of black gay men and a
quarter of Latino gay men would be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes. Although there's potential for HIV diagnoses to dramatically increase in some populations, experts still find the recent flattening trend unacceptable. "The status quo isn’t so good — we need to do a better job," said Sharon Nachman, division chief of pediatric infectious diseases and professor of pediatrics at Stony Brook Medicine, who also took no part in the CDC report. New @CDCMMWR: Study analyzing #HIV among 13-29 year-olds underscores the importance of targeting prevention efforts to persons <18 and continuing through the mid-twenties. https://t.co/jpJw3HRwtq — Dr. Anne Schuchat (@CDCDirector) February 23, 2018 A primary reason why overall rates aren't dropping, and are actually increasing in 25- to 29-year-olds, is that millennials are failing to take the first preventative steps, like getting tested. "Even though the rates may be stable, millennials are less likely to have had an HIV test, even compared to older groups," said Brandon Brown, an HIV expert at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine who played no part in the report, over email. There could be many reasons for this, he noted, like millennials believing they're not at risk, or possibly thinking HIV is now a manageable illness. But getting tested is critical to getting the currently "flattening" trend to begin tracking down. Wilson said the greater goal is for 90 percent of people infected with HIV to know their diagnosis, and then for 90 percent of those who know to receive therapy for HIV — therapy that decreases transmission. "If we hit those numbers, we’ll start seeing downtrends, because HIV transmission is taking place from those not on therapy," said Wilson. Inadequate testing, however, is not just the fault of millennials. Getting people to know their status requires doctors doing a better job about talking to their patients about testing. Nachman says doctors should ask about about HIV the same way they ask about smoking. And all doctors these days, from cardiologists to dentists, seem to ask whether you smoke. "Until we normalize HIV testing and remove testing stigma, this will continue to be a problem where many don’t know their status," said Brown. WATCH: Google is learning how to predict heart disease by looking at your eyes
02/23/2018 - 05:31 PM
New charges filed against parents in California abused siblings case
A California couple accused of keeping 13 children imprisoned, chained and starved in a squalid suburban home were hit with additional charges on Friday as defense lawyers said they were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of evidence in the case. David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 49, were advised of the new charges during a brief hearing in Riverside County Superior Court at which they appeared dressed in black at a table with their attorneys but did not speak. A spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney's Office said the new charges included three counts of child abuse against both defendants.
02/23/2018 - 06:15 PM
Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate rages
By Barbara Goldberg and Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - The fallout over last week's shooting rampage at a Florida high school started to take its toll on the National Rifle Association's roster of corporate partners on Friday as a half dozen companies severed marketing ties with the gun advocacy organization. The exodus of corporate names, ranging from a major insurer to car rental brands and a household moving company, occurred after the NRA launched a counter-offensive against a student-led campaign for tighter U.S. gun ownership laws. At the same time, gun control activists are stepping up pressure on Amazon.com Inc and other online streaming platforms to drop the online video channel NRATV, featuring gun-friendly programming produced by the NRA.
02/23/2018 - 08:02 PM
USA Makes History With First Olympic Curling Gold After Unlikely Comeback
The U.S. men’s Olympic curling team made history on Saturday after they bested Sweden to win the squad’s first ever gold medal.
02/24/2018 - 04:16 AM
Philippine Catholics protest bill to legalise divorce
Around 2,000 Roman Catholic Filipinos protested in Manila on Saturday against a push to legalise divorce, with church groups also using the "Walk for Life" march to slam President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drugs war. The pre-dawn protest was organised by church groups worried about the possible passage of a divorce bill, which is being championed by Duterte's allies in Congress.
02/24/2018 - 02:26 AM
The Pentagon Has Delivered Its Transgender Military Proposal To Trump
Defense Secretary James Mattis has delivered his recommendations concerning transgender troops to President Donald Trump, the Pentagon confirmed to HuffPost on Friday.
02/23/2018 - 01:37 PM
7 Eldest Turpin Children Recovering Well, Watching 'Harry Potter' Films for First Time, Lawyers Say
Hospital staffers have also created a special outdoor area where the children can exercise.
02/23/2018 - 03:11 PM
The Latest: Life sentence for man who shot unarmed black man
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man convicted of murder for shooting an unarmed black man (all times local):
02/23/2018 - 12:09 PM
5 Reasons to Claim Social Security at Age 70
If you wait until you are 70 to take your Social Security benefit, you will receive monthly payments that are 32 percent higher than the benefits you would have received at 66, which is the retirement age for many Americans. Retirees who wait to claim can get hundreds of dollars more each month than those who take benefits early. Most Americans take Social Security before full retirement age, often because they can't afford not to.
02/23/2018 - 01:03 PM
CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen years after building a state-of-the-art lab for the world's most dangerous germs, the nation's top public health agency is asking for more than $400 million to build a new one.
02/23/2018 - 04:05 PM
Ex-NFL Player In Custody After Instagram Post Prompts High School Closure
An Instagram post by former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin prompted a private Los Angeles area high school to shut down Friday as authorities worked to understand the somewhat cryptic message.
02/23/2018 - 07:22 PM
VIDEO: Flight attendant helps mother of 3 calm down toddler on late-night flight
A caring flight attendant made a busy mom's flight a lot easier when she cared for her youngest, who wouldn't stop crying on the flight.
02/23/2018 - 05:11 PM
Delta, United Airlines become latest companies to cut NRA ties
Delta Air Lines and United Airlines on Saturday became the latest major corporations to sever marketing ties with the National Rifle Association as the fallout from last week's massacre at a Florida high school took its toll on the gun advocacy group. The exodus of corporate names, ranging from a major insurer to car rental brands and a household moving company, began after the NRA launched a counter-offensive against a student-led campaign for tighter U.S. gun laws. The NRA responded by saying its members were being punished, but would not be intimidated, by what it called "a shameful display of political and civic cowardice" from some corporations.
02/24/2018 - 05:24 PM
New US tax law brings Buffett's firm $29 billion
Berkshire Hathaway, the holding company of US billionaire investor Warren Buffett, received a stunning $29 billion last year from the US government, thanks to a new tax law that massively lowered corporate tax rates. In his much-anticipated annual letter to shareholders, Buffett explained that the company's net gain of $65.3 billion in 2017 was only partly due to his employees' efforts. "Only $36 billion came from Berkshire's operations," he wrote.
02/24/2018 - 08:40 PM
Shepard Smith: People Go To Prison For What Jared Kushner Did
White House senior aide Jared Kushner’s multiple omissions on required financial disclosure forms for his security clearance would “be a crime, punishable by prison” for other people, Fox News host Shepard Smith said Thursday.
02/23/2018 - 12:42 AM
President Trump Went Way Off Script and Turned His CPAC Speech into a Campaign Rally
"You don’t mind if I go off script a little bit?"
02/23/2018 - 11:50 AM
Armed deputy who failed to confront gunman at Florida school resigns
The armed sheriff's deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead has resigned rather than face suspension after an internal investigation showed he failed to enter the school to confront the gunman during the attack, the county sheriff said on Thursday. Deputy Scot Peterson, who was on duty and in uniform as the resource officer posted at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was the only law enforcement officer present on Feb. 14 when the rampage started, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said. Peterson's actions were caught on video during the massacre, which ranks as the second-deadliest shooting ever at a U.S. public school, carried out by a lone gunman wielding a semiautomatic AR-15-style assault rifle.
02/22/2018 - 08:57 PM
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02/23/2018 - 03:55 PM
Weinstein apologizes to Streep, Lawrence for lawyers' words
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein apologized to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence after his lawyers cited them in asking a court to dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit.
02/22/2018 - 10:58 PM
Adam Rippon Will Now 'Totally' Take Mike Pence's Telephone Call
Adam Rippon is now prepared to talk with Vice President Mike Pence.
02/23/2018 - 10:23 AM
Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt
TUNA AL-GABAL, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty.
02/24/2018 - 09:42 AM
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