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Trump on Parkland shooter: 'A teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened'

Trump on Parkland shooter: 'A teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened'President Trump on Friday castigated the armed resource officer in Parkland, Fla., who resigned from the Broward County Sheriff’s office after surveillance footage showed he waited outside the school during last week’s mass shooting.



02/23/2018 - 12:17 PM

 

Why Schools Are Flooded With Threats After Mass Shootings

Why Schools Are Flooded With Threats After Mass ShootingsIn 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

 

Florida School's Armed Officer Did "Nothing" During Shooting

Florida School's Armed Officer Did "Nothing" During ShootingTOP STORIES (Get this roundup directly in your inbox each weekday ― sign up for The Morning Email here.)



02/23/2018 - 07:29 AM

 

Secret Service: Driver 'apprehended' after hitting barrier near White House

Secret Service: Driver 'apprehended' after hitting barrier near White HouseThe 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

 

This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before Flying

This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before FlyingCannabis is legal in Nevada but still banned by the U.S. government



02/23/2018 - 12:39 AM

 

The Latest: Life sentence for man who shot unarmed black man

The Latest: Life sentence for man who shot unarmed black manRALEIGH, 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

 

35 Sleek & Inspiring Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

35 Sleek & Inspiring Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas



02/23/2018 - 02:05 PM

 

Car Rental Company Enterprise Holdings Ends Discounts For NRA Members

Car Rental Company Enterprise Holdings Ends Discounts For NRA MembersOne of the world’s largest car rental companies is cutting ties with the National Rifle Association.



02/23/2018 - 04:13 AM

 

Alabama's aborted execution comes under court review

Alabama's aborted execution comes under court reviewAlabama 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

 

Nikki Haley attacks Russia for 'stalling' vote on Syria ceasefire: 'How many more people will die before Security Council votes?'

Nikki Haley attacks Russia for 'stalling' vote on Syria ceasefire: 'How many more people will die before Security Council votes?'America’s ambassador to the United Nations blasted Russia for delaying a vote on a ceasefire in Syria for the besieged area of eastern Ghouta, saying “the Syrian people can’t wait”. “Unbelievable that Russia is stalling a vote on a ceasefire allowing humanitarian access in Syria,” Nikki Haley said on Twitter. “How many more people will die before the The Security Council agrees to take up this vote?



02/23/2018 - 06:12 PM

 

12 Tweets On Gun Violence And Mental Health Everyone Should Read

12 Tweets On Gun Violence And Mental Health Everyone Should ReadIf 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

 

Ivanka Trump Faces Backlash Over Olympic Closing Ceremony Gig

Ivanka Trump Faces Backlash Over Olympic Closing Ceremony GigIvanka Trump’s visit to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been widely criticized on Twitter.



02/23/2018 - 05:08 AM

 

Boko Haram girls were not freed in heroic mission after all, Nigerian officials admit

Boko Haram girls were not freed in heroic mission after all, Nigerian officials admitNigerian 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

 

Woman Charged With Suffocating 3 Infants in the 1980s

Woman Charged With Suffocating 3 Infants in the 1980sThe 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

 

Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife sought

Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife soughtMANILA, 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

 

Apple, Amazon, YouTube Urged To Pull NRA TV Channel

Apple, Amazon, YouTube Urged To Pull NRA TV ChannelAmazon, 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

 

Trump says Kushner’s security clearance will be up to John Kelly

Trump says Kushner’s security clearance will be up to John KellyDuring 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

 

'How dare you': CNN's Camerota clashes with NRA's Loesch over her claim that media 'love' mass shootings

'How dare you': CNN's Camerota clashes with NRA's Loesch over her claim that media 'love' mass shootingsThe 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

 

U.N. Security Council demands truce as air strikes batter Syria's Ghouta

U.N. Security Council demands truce as air strikes batter Syria's GhoutaBy Ellen Francis and Michelle Nichols BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce across Syria as rescuers in the country's eastern Ghouta region said bombing had not let up long enough for them to count bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war. Shortly after the unanimous vote by the 15-member council, warplanes struck a town in eastern Ghouta, the last rebel enclave near Syria's capital, an emergency service and a war monitoring group said. U.N. chief Antonio Guterres appealed on Wednesday for an immediate end to "war activities" in eastern Ghouta, where nearly 400,000 people have lived under government siege since 2013, without enough food or medicine.



02/24/2018 - 04:46 PM

 

Kylie Jenner teases makeup collection inspired by her daughter

Kylie Jenner teases makeup collection inspired by her daughterNew 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

 

The RNC Asked Tweeters To Tell Donald Trump Their Priorities. They Didn't Hold Back.

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

 

Ex-NFL Player In Custody After Instagram Post Prompts High School Closure

Ex-NFL Player In Custody After Instagram Post Prompts High School ClosureAn 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

 

Texas governor issues last-minute reprieve for son who ordered family killed

Texas governor issues last-minute reprieve for son who ordered family killedTexas 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

 

Attorney: Mayor has turned over phone code in affair probe

Attorney: Mayor has turned over phone code in affair probeNASHVILLE, 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

 

Flu Killed 13 Children Last Week But May Be Winding Down, CDC Says

Flu Killed 13 Children Last Week But May Be Winding Down, CDC SaysThe end of flu season may be near



02/23/2018 - 12:12 PM

 

Shepard Smith: People Go To Prison For What Jared Kushner Did

Shepard Smith: People Go To Prison For What Jared Kushner DidWhite 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

 

Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate rages

Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate ragesBy 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

 

Deaths mounts in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolution

Deaths mounts in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolutionBEIRUT (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

 

Gus Kenworthy Visits Dog Meat Farm in Korea: 'One of the Saddest Places I've Ever Been'

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

 

This Is What A Serious Gun Violence Policy Would Look Like

This Is What A Serious Gun Violence Policy Would Look LikeA serious debate over gun policy is underway in the aftermath of last week’s massacre in Florida, and one focus is the federal background check system ― a system that has existed for 20 years but which, by almost all accounts, isn’t doing enough to deter would-be killers from buying firearms.



02/24/2018 - 08:01 AM

 

One of two men hired by man who planned his family's murder confesses to cops: Part 4

One of two men hired by man who planned his family's murder confesses to cops: Part 4As 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

 

Actress Nanette Fabray, Perennial TV Mom, Dies At Age 97

Actress Nanette Fabray, Perennial TV Mom, Dies At Age 97Actress 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

 

New charges filed against parents in California abused siblings case

New charges filed against parents in California abused siblings caseA 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

 

CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs

CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germsNEW 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

 

Philippine Catholics protest bill to legalise divorce

Philippine Catholics protest bill to legalise divorceAround 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

 

NRA strikes a defiant tone, criticizes gun control advocates

NRA strikes a defiant tone, criticizes gun control advocatesWASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the National Rifle Association are accusing gun control advocates of exploiting the deadly Florida school shooting, striking a defiant tone amid a renewed debate over guns and school safety.



02/23/2018 - 12:14 AM

 

5 Reasons to Claim Social Security at Age 70

5 Reasons to Claim Social Security at Age 70If 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

 

Adam Rippon Will Now 'Totally' Take Mike Pence's Telephone Call

Adam Rippon Will Now 'Totally' Take Mike Pence's Telephone CallAdam Rippon is now prepared to talk with Vice President Mike Pence.



02/23/2018 - 10:23 AM

 

The Pentagon Has Delivered Its Transgender Military Proposal To Trump

The Pentagon Has Delivered Its Transgender Military Proposal To TrumpDefense 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

 

How to Make Your Washer and Dryer Last

How to Make Your Washer and Dryer LastHow long should your new washer and dryer to last? It's a topic of much debate. Given that most machines come with just a 1-year parts and labor warranty, we asked manufacturers what kind of long...



02/23/2018 - 11:51 AM

 

The Best Costumes Of The Olympic Women's Figure Skating Competition, Ranked

The Best Costumes Of The Olympic Women's Figure Skating Competition, RankedThe women’s figure skating competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has come to a close, with Russian athletes Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva taking gold and silver respectively, and Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond earning the bronze.



02/23/2018 - 04:09 PM

 

Florida shooting: Two more officers investigated over claim they were outside school but failed to intervene

Florida shooting: Two more officers investigated over claim they were outside school but failed to interveneA local sheriff’s office is investigating claims that three deputies on patrol at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School failed to intervene when a gunman entered the Florida school and killed 17 people. Coral Springs police officers who responded to the shooting that day said two deputies from Broward County were standing outside the building when they arrived, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the department was investigating the claims.



02/24/2018 - 01:33 PM

 

2018 Buick Regal GS

2018 Buick Regal GSThat's not a hatchback!



02/23/2018 - 03:55 PM

 

Modi hugs Trudeau amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment

Modi hugs Trudeau amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassmentNEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday with a hug, one day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats had to revoke a party invitation for a man convicted of attempting to kill an Indian politician.



02/23/2018 - 07:51 AM

 

7 Eldest Turpin Children Recovering Well, Watching 'Harry Potter' Films for First Time, Lawyers Say

7 Eldest Turpin Children Recovering Well, Watching 'Harry Potter' Films for First Time, Lawyers SayHospital staffers have also created a special outdoor area where the children can exercise.



02/23/2018 - 03:11 PM

 

Chinese billionaire Li Shufu buys biggest single stake in Daimler

Chinese billionaire Li Shufu buys biggest single stake in DaimlerChinese billionaire Li Shufu has bought a near 10-percent stake in Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler, making him the German group's largest single shareholder, a stock market filing showed Friday. Li, who chairs auto giant Geely Automobile Holdings, bought a 9.69-percent stake in the carmaker, worth around 7.2 billion euros ($8.9 billion), according to the filing. The billionaire is no stranger to the European car business, having bought Sweden's Volvo in 2010.



02/23/2018 - 12:48 PM

 

Emily Ratajkowski Marries Sebastian Bear-McClard In Surprise City Hall Ceremony

Emily Ratajkowski Marries Sebastian Bear-McClard In Surprise City Hall CeremonyThe 26-year-old model announced on Instagram Friday that she had married her boyfriend, Sebastian Bear-McClard.



02/23/2018 - 04:56 PM

 

VIDEO: Flight attendant helps mother of 3 calm down toddler on late-night flight

VIDEO: Flight attendant helps mother of 3 calm down toddler on late-night flightA 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

 

Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sources

Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sourcesBy John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said. Both H.R. McMaster and John Kelly are military men considered by U.S. political observers as moderating influences on the president by imposing a routine on the White House. Asked about sources saying that either National Security Adviser McMaster or Chief of Staff Kelly, or both, might be leaving, White House spokesman Raj Shah on Thursday did not address the possibility.



02/23/2018 - 07:13 AM

 

Indicted Missouri governor had been rising politically

Indicted Missouri governor had been rising politicallyKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose victory in his first run for public office made him a rising Republican political figure, was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from an affair he had in 2015.



02/23/2018 - 12:16 AM

 

 

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