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
Florida School's Armed Officer Did "Nothing" During Shooting
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02/23/2018 - 07:29 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
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
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
35 Sleek & Inspiring Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas
02/23/2018 - 02:05 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
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
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
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
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
Ivanka Trump Faces Backlash Over Olympic Closing Ceremony Gig
Ivanka Trump’s visit to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been widely criticized on Twitter.
02/23/2018 - 05:08 AM
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sources
By 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
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
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
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
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
Grand Canyon crash that killed Britons happened on tribal land with fewer aviation regulations
Investigators are continuing to probe what caused a helicopter to plunge into the Grand Canyon as it emerged that the crash happened on tribal land where air tours are not as highly regulated as those inside the national park itself. Three British tourists died when the helicopter went down early February. They were in Las Vegas to celebrate a birthday and took a helicopter sightseeing tour on the Hualapai reservation. Becky Dobson, 27, her boyfriend Stuart Hill, 30, and his brother, Jason Hill, 32-year-old lawyer died. Three friends and the pilot are in hospital where investigators want to interview them about what went wrong. Unlike the national park, air tours on the Hualapai reservation are not subject to federal regulations that restrict routes, impose curfews and cap the amount of flights over the Grand Canyon each year. The Federal Aviation Administration granted the Hualapai Tribe an exemption 18 years ago after finding that the regulations would harm the tribe's economy where tourism is a major driver. Most of the flights over the reservation originate from Las Vegas, and air tour operators aggressively market them. The pilots can fly between canyon walls and land at the bottom next to the Colorado River on the reservation, which isn't allowed at the park other than for emergency operations. Quartermaster Canyon locator The National Transportation Safety board says it can't say with any certainty yet what caused Saturday's crash. Gary Robb, an attorney who has represented crash victims for almost 40 years, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal it may take investigators as long as nine months to establish the cause of Saturday’s crash. “It’s too early to speculate, but early indications suggest that perhaps heavy gusts could have been a factor that drove the aircraft to strike a wall of the canyon,” he said. “The other possibility is some sort of in-flight mechanical issue, including an engine problem or main rotor blade fracture or defect. Stuart Hill and Becky Dobson died when a helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon on Saturday Credit: facebook “You also cannot rule out human error, whether it be some sort of pilot incapacitation or neglect.” Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters said it is co-operating with the investigation and that it abides by flight safety rules and regulations that exceed those required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Saturday’s crash was its fourth fatal accident in the past 20 years, claiming eight lives.
02/23/2018 - 04:29 AM
NRA strikes a defiant tone, criticizes gun control advocates
WASHINGTON (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
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
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
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
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
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
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
New US tax law brings Warren Buffett a nice check: $29 billion
Berkshire Hathaway, the holding company of US billionaire investor Warren Buffett, received a stunning $29 billion check 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 - 02:16 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Black Lives Matter Activist Patrisse Cullors On The Connection Between Race And Gun Violence
Patrisse Cullors of Black Lives Matter believes we need to have a “courageous conversation” about why the Parkland students are being listened to after being impacted by gun violence, and black youth aren’t
02/23/2018 - 11:53 AM
How to Make Your Washer and Dryer Last
How 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 - 11:54 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
Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is blaming his felony invasion of privacy indictment on a "reckless liberal prosecutor," holding fast to the assertion that any case stemming from his admitted extramarital affair is politically driven.
02/23/2018 - 06:38 PM
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02/23/2018 - 03:55 PM
Fees case may enable U.S. Supreme Court to curb union power
By Robert Iafolla and Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider for the second time in two years whether to choke off a critical funding stream for public-employee unions, potentially reducing organized labor's influence in the workplace and at the ballot box. The nine justices will hear a challenge backed by anti-union groups to the legality of fees that workers who are not members of unions representing teachers, police, firefighters and certain other government employees must pay to help cover the costs of collective bargaining with state and local governments. Two dozen states require payment of these so-called agency fees, covering roughly 5 million public-sector workers, that provide millions of dollars annually to unions.
02/23/2018 - 01:04 PM
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
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
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