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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
As Ivanka visits South Korea, Trump targets the North
President Trump announced that the U.S. was imposing a new round of sanctions taking aim at North Korea, the latest effort to tighten the economic vise in response to the Stalinist regime’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. He announced the sanctions as Ivanka visited the Olympic Games in South Korea.
02/23/2018 - 11:47 AM
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
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
'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
Los Angeles fire: 100 fire-fighters tackle huge blaze at apartment building in Pico Rivera
One person was injured after a massive fire broke out at an apartment complex near Los Angeles. Firefighters were forced to exit the building and go into “defensive mode” to battle the flames, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department was assisting in efforts to aid people affected by the fire, directing evacuees to shelter.
02/22/2018 - 08:30 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
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
Indicted Missouri governor resigns from post with GOP governors group
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, under indictment for invasion of privacy in connection with the cover-up of an extramarital affair, has resigned from a leadership position with the Republican Governors Association, the organization said on Friday. Greitens will not attend the group's winter meeting currently under way in Washington, the association's executive director, Paul Bennecke, said in a statement. "Given his desire to focus his full attention on moving forward in Missouri, he also no longer intends to serve on the Executive Committee of the" Republican Governors Association, Bennecke said.
02/23/2018 - 04:42 PM
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02/23/2018 - 02:05 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
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
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
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
National Rifle Association facing backlash as corporate giants drop links with gun lobby group
A wave of companies has ended their association with the National Rifle Association as the backlash against the gun lobby group spreads. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, companies have come under pressure on social media to sever their ties with the NRA. The NRA's five million members have, until now, enjoyed a raft of favourable deals from the NRA's corporate partners, including cut-price car hire. However Hertz and Enterprise holdings - the parent company of major car rental firms Enterprise, Alamo and National - announced the end of their co-branding memberships. First National Bank of Omaha, which offers the "Official Credit Card of the NRA" - with benefits including five per cent cash back on petrol and sporting goods - announced it was ending the arrangement. Read more | Florida school shooting Symantec, which offered anti-virus software, has stopped offering NRA members a discount which slashed the price of its top package from $110 to $48. On Saturday, United Airlines and Delta Airlines both released statements that they would no longer offer discounts for NRA events and asked that the gun lobby remove references to them from their website. Chubb Insurance has confirmed it will no longer underwrite "NRA Carry Guard" policies, although the company took the decision three months ago. The sweeping corporate desertion of the NRA follows a social media campaign under the #BoycottNRA hashtag, which has named and shamed companies with ties to the gun lobby group. The following companies have cut ties with the NRA over the last 24 hours. - Enterprise - Wyndham - Metlife - Hertz - Best Western - First National Bank - Alamo - National - Symantec - Chubb - SIRVA #BoycottNRA The list is growing!! RETWEET to show support!!— Brian Krassenstein�� (@krassenstein) February 23, 2018 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which was founded after the 2012 shootings in Sandy Hook, has sent letters to streaming television companies demanding they axe NRA TV from their line-ups. Such is the groundswell of anger that a number of companies which severed their links with the NRA some time ago have publicly disowned the organisation on social media. In the past the NRA has not been averse to orchestrating a boycott campaign of its own, notably in 2000, when it targeted Smith & Wesson, which had cut a deal with the Clinton administration. The gun manufacturers were accused of "caving in" after agreeing a package of measures including restrictions on sales, the introduction of locking devices and limits on clip sizes. Gun owners deserted Smith & Wesson, which suffered a 40 per cent slump in gun sales.
02/23/2018 - 07:35 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
YouTube 'reprimands InfoWars' for promoting Florida school shooting conspiracy theory
A far-right site known for its false and outlandish conspiracy theories has reportedly been reprimanded by YouTube after it posted a video which suggester survivors of the Florida school shooting were actors. InfoWars' biggest YouTube account, The Alex Jones Channel, is reported to have received one strike from the video-sharing site for the video. YouTube’s community guidelines stipulate the account will be shut down altogether if it gets three strikes in the space of three months, a source told CNN.
02/24/2018 - 10:16 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
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
This Is What A Serious Gun Violence Policy Would Look Like
A 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
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
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
Texas governor issues last-minute reprieve for son who ordered family killed
Two death row inmates have won last minute reprieves, including a man whose father pleaded for his life even though his son had hired a hitman to kill his family, officials say. Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the rare reprieve for Thomas Bartlett "Bart" Whitaker, 38, who had been sentenced to die Thursday for a 2003 murder-for-hire that took his mother and brother's life and left his father seriously wounded. "Mr Whitaker must spend the remainder of his life behind bars as punishment for this heinous crime," Abbott wrote in a proclamation explaining his decision, shortly before the scheduled execution.
02/23/2018 - 10:51 AM
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
U.N. Security Council demands truce as air strikes batter Syria's Ghouta
By 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
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
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
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
Trump floats new gun measures as gun owners talk 'betrayal'
DENVER (AP) — When President Donald Trump raised the idea of banning "bump stocks" and curbing young people's access to gun, gun owners and advocates who helped his political rise talked about disloyalty and desertion.
02/24/2018 - 01:47 PM
Emily Ratajkowski Marries Sebastian Bear-McClard In Surprise City Hall Ceremony
The 26-year-old model announced on Instagram Friday that she had married her boyfriend, Sebastian Bear-McClard.
02/23/2018 - 04:56 PM
Modi hugs Trudeau amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment
NEW 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
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
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02/23/2018 - 03:55 PM
Prestigious U.S. colleges won't reject students who protest guns
Many school districts officials have threatened to suspend high school students who take part in nationwide gun control walkouts and other demonstrations called by survivors of the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Such disciplinary action can sometimes hurt a student's chances of getting into a preferred college.
02/24/2018 - 12:07 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
NYU Apologizes for Offensive Black History Month Menu
A racially insensitive menu for a Black History Month meal at New York University has led to an apology and workers being fired.
02/23/2018 - 10:33 AM
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
Trump Knocks Sheriff's Deputy Who Stayed Outside Florida School Shooting as a 'Coward'
"He certainly did a poor job"
02/23/2018 - 10:13 AM
Tiffany Haddish Will Be The First Black Woman To Host MTV Movie & TV Awards
The “Girls Trip” actress announced on Thursday that she will be hosting the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards in Los Angeles on Monday, June 18.
02/23/2018 - 09:42 AM
Correction: Arkansas Judge-Sex Allegations story
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In a story Feb. 21 about a former Arkansas judge being sentenced after admitting to giving male defendants lighter sentences in exchange for sexual favors, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the judge took pictures of one of the victim's tattoos. Richard Milliman said he declined to let the judge take photos of his tattoos. The story also should have explained that Milliman first came forward publicly in 2016.
02/23/2018 - 03:20 PM
Abbas downplays health concerns after US hospital visit
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas appeared on local television Friday to downplay concerns over his health after undergoing what were described as routine tests in the United States. In an interview with Palestine TV while in the US, 82-year-old Abbas rejected reports he had been rushed to hospital during his visit. The health of the longtime smoker has long been the subject of speculation, with no clear successor identified.
02/23/2018 - 03:56 AM
Governors push bipartisan national health care compromise
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of governors working to strike compromise on hot-button policy issues took on the question of health care on Friday.
02/23/2018 - 02:21 PM
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