Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun Violence

Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun ViolenceHOLLYWOOD, Fla. ― They’re furious about political stonewalling, and most of them aren’t yet old enough to vote.


Mother of 14-year-old Florida shooting victim to President Trump: 'These kids need safety now'

Mother of 14-year-old Florida shooting victim to President Trump: 'These kids need safety now'The mother of a girl who was killed during Wednesday's mass shooting at a Florida high school is demanding change from President Donald Trump in wake of her daughter's tragic death.


Russian Indictment Sends Message on Future Interference Attempts

Russian Indictment Sends Message on Future Interference AttemptsMichael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians is a credit to U.S. intelligence and establishes the illegality of such cyber campaigns.


'3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School Shooting

'3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School ShootingBorrowing a scene from an Oscar-nominated film, three red billboard-sized messages have popped up in the streets of Miami and beyond to publicly flame Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)


Here are the victims of the Florida school shooting

Here are the victims of the Florida school shooting17 people were killed after a gunman stormed into Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Here are their names.


American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking scheme

American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking schemeLaw enforcement officials say that a quick-thinking airline employee, aptly named Denice Miracle, likely saved two teenage girls from a human trafficking plot.


Florida shooting: Librarian who saved 55 'knew what to do because her friend survived Sandy Hook'

Florida shooting: Librarian who saved 55 'knew what to do because her friend survived Sandy Hook'Diana Haneski, a library media specialist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, jumped into action when she heard the school was under lockdown on her radio. Speaking to Reuters, Ms Haneski, 57, said she knew what to do as her friend, a fellow librarian, had managed to save 22 people during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. “She was there that day in Sandy Hook and because of her I knew what to do,” she said.


Needed in Syria: Disengagement

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


The Flu Shot Doesn’t Live Up To Expectations — And That Keeps Many People Away

The Flu Shot Doesn’t Live Up To Expectations — And That Keeps Many People AwayMore people are dying of the flu than medical professionals would expect at this time of the year.


Olympics Commentator Explains 'They All Look The Same' Remark About Chinese Skiers

Olympics Commentator Explains 'They All Look The Same' Remark About Chinese SkiersAn Australian TV commentator caused controversy at the Winter Olympics on Thursday with a remark about Chinese athletes all looking “the same.”


Top Designers Revive Marjorie Merriweather Post's Entertaining Style

Top Designers Revive Marjorie Merriweather Post's Entertaining Style


Trump Joins Mar-a-Lago Disco Party After Visiting Survivors Of School Shooting

Trump Joins Mar-a-Lago Disco Party After Visiting Survivors Of School ShootingPresident Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended a party at Mar-a-Lago on Friday just hours after visiting first responders and wounded survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that killed 17 people.


Florida shooting: Parkland school students take Tomi Lahren to task over view on gun control

Florida shooting: Parkland school students take Tomi Lahren to task over view on gun controlConservative political commentator Tomi Lahren has been taken to task by students at the Parkland, Florida high school where 17 people were killed. Ms Lahren tweeted in the wake of the mass shooting: “Can the Left let the families grieve for even 24 hours before they push their anti-gun and anti-gunowner agenda? Teenagers from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School responded to Ms Lahren: "This IS about guns,” wrote one student named Carly.


Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to death

Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to deathLAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation and triggered violent protests, a public prosecutor said.


U.S. veterans affairs official to retire after report on travel

U.S. veterans affairs official to retire after report on travelThe chief of staff to U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, named in a report that found "serious derelictions" in a visit to Europe by Shulkin, will retire, the Department of Veterans Affairs said on Friday. The agency said in a statement that it had opened a formal investigation into actions by chief of staff Vivieca Wright Simpson that were detailed in a report by the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general. The report, released on Wednesday, said Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament during a government trip to Europe last summer and that his chief of staff made false statements and altered an email so the government would pay travel expenses for Shulkin's wife.


Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' Showings

Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' ShowingsAudiences for this week’s “Black Panther” premiere went all-out in celebration, and the film’s opening weekend is expected to break records at the box office.


Trump visits Florida victims at hospital after massacre

Trump visits Florida victims at hospital after massacre"It's very sad something like that could happen," Trump said.


Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhD

Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhDZimbabwean anti-corruption investigators said Friday they had arrested a university professor over the suspected fraudulent awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Levi Nyagura, the vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission following an investigation into the PhD. It emerged that Grace was awarded the degree by the university in 2014 after just months of study.


Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-American

Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-AmericanA gold medalist and now everyone’s golden girl to boot, Korean-American Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim has, all at once, become a lot of different things to a lot of different people.


Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sources

Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sourcesBy Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week, according to three sources familiar with the matter. A Russian military doctor said around 100 had been killed, and a source who knows several of the fighters said the death toll was in excess of 80 men. The timing of the casualties coincided with a battle on Feb. 7 near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor where, according to U.S. officials and associates of the fighters involved, U.S.-led coalition forces attacked forces aligned with Moscow's ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


"How Do We Allow A Gunman To Come Into Our Children's School?"

"How Do We Allow A Gunman To Come Into Our Children's School?"TOP STORIES (Get this roundup directly in your inbox each weekday ― sign up for The Morning Email here.)


Kentucky teen charged as adult in fatal school shootings

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


Apple 'repeatedly calls emergency services' after multiple employees injured walking into glass panes at new HQ

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


Activists Launch Voter Registration Drive At 'Black Panther' Screenings

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


Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'

Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the doorknob.


Twitter Claps Back After GOP Says ‘We’re With You, Florida’

Twitter Claps Back After GOP Says ‘We’re With You, Florida’The Republican National Committee sent a message to the state of Florida after a mass shooting at a high school on Wednesday left 17 people dead: We're with you, Florida.


Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect halted

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


Tesla now makes almost 1,000 Model 3s a week, Bloomberg tracker estimates

Tesla now makes almost 1,000 Model 3s a week, Bloomberg tracker estimatesProduction numbers for Tesla electric cars have always been slightly murky. The Tesla Model 3 has endured a long, painful, and somewhat public "production hell" as the company struggles to get it into steady, automated, high-volume production at the necessary levels of quality. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model 3 choke point: automated battery line equipment still in Germany?


How woman convicted in fiance's kayak death looks to rebuild her life: Part 6

How woman convicted in fiance's kayak death looks to rebuild her life: Part 6In her first interview since release, Graswald talks about the kayak incident and her future.


Shepard Smith: Mueller Indictments Prove Russian Probe Is 'Opposite Of A Hoax'

Shepard Smith: Mueller Indictments Prove Russian Probe Is 'Opposite Of A Hoax'Fox News host Shepard Smith said Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s string of indictments against Russian operatives for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is a stark demonstration that the probe into Kremlin election interference is “the opposite of a hoax.”


Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical

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


‘Lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan, laser map shows

‘Lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan, laser map showsA "lost" Mexican city built by rivals to the Aztecs has as many buildings as Manhattan and was home to around 100,000 people, according to new research. The sprawling urban centre of Angamuco which was part of the Purépecha empire that peaked in the 16th century was detected by an aerial laser mapping technique called the Lidar system. An aircraft beamed out laser pulses and experts later examined the signals that bounced back from the ground, which helped them pull together a 3D map of the city near modern day Morelia in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico.


Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Welcome Baby Girl Named Geo

Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Welcome Baby Girl Named GeoMaroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his supermodel wife, Behati Prinsloo, have welcomed their second child together, according to multiple outlets: a baby girl named Geo Grace Levine.


EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 monthsSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for his trips over six months last year, according to travel vouchers obtained by an environmental organization.


Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacyA serial survivor of scandals, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble once more after police recommended a range of bribery and other charges against him in two separate investigations. Yet the law doesn't require him to step down until convicted, the process could drag on for months, and the determined, loquacious leader is digging in his heels.


French serial killer 'admits' cold case murder of British girl

French serial killer 'admits' cold case murder of British girlSerial killer Michel Fourniret has finally "confessed" to murdering British language student Joanna Parrish in France nearly three decades ago, the family lawyer told AFP on Friday. "It's a new development, a resolution of the affair, it seems, in a remarkable way," he added.


Exposed: Why China Would Lose a War against America

Exposed: Why China Would Lose a War against AmericaWhen it comes to a war with the U.S. how well would Beijing be able to use all that stuff? The real question seems pretty simple: yes, China is certainly developing all the military and technology goodies to field a potent force. Sure, Beijing is certainly developing a world-class military, but can its soldiers operate all that equipment competently?


Dwyane Wade Calls Out Laura Ingraham For Telling LeBron To 'Shut Up And Dribble'

Dwyane Wade Calls Out Laura Ingraham For Telling LeBron To 'Shut Up And Dribble'The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade fired off at Laura Ingraham on Friday morning after she spewed vitriol at NBA players LeBron James and Kevin Durant, telling them they should “shut up and dribble” after the duo posted a video about Trump.


A Resolution For Presidents Day — Trump Must Go

A Resolution For Presidents Day — Trump Must GoThis Monday is Presidents Day, intended to commemorate George Washington and the services of America’s past presidents.


U.S. calls for action to halt Iran's growing 'network of proxies'

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


Fall 2018 beauty trends, according to New York Fashion Week

Fall 2018 beauty trends, according to New York Fashion WeekNew York Fashion Week has wrapped up another catwalk session, and the results are in: Fall 2018 beauty will be about glittery accents, glowing complexions and nostalgic hair accessories.


Let's Decode Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott's New Picture Together

Let's Decode Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott's New Picture TogetherAfter months of staying out of the public eye, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are putting themselves back in the spotlight.


The Latest: Some lanes reopen after deadly California crash

The Latest: Some lanes reopen after deadly California crashRIALTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly freeway crash in Southern California (all times local):


Inmates who clapped for cop death suspect may face reprisals

Inmates who clapped for cop death suspect may face reprisalsCHICAGO (AP) — Five Cook County Jail inmates who applauded as the man charged with the fatal shooting of a Chicago police commander was led by their cell could face reprisals for their actions, a jail official said Friday.


Pope revives sexual abuse panel

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


NRA contributions: how much money is spent on lawmakers?

NRA contributions: how much money is spent on lawmakers?A protester holds a sign that reads, ‘NRA Stop Killing Our Kids’, outside the court-room where Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was having a bond hearing. In the minutes and hours after a teenage gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, politicians began what has become something of a grim ritual following mass shootings: they offered “thoughts and prayers” to the victims and their families.


U.S. Figure Skater Nathan Chen Redeems Himself With Record-Setting Skate

U.S. Figure Skater Nathan Chen Redeems Himself With Record-Setting SkateThe real Nathan Chen finally arrived at the 2018 Winter Olympics.


Florida shooting: White House refuses to release photo of Trump signing bill weakening gun laws for mentally ill

Florida shooting: White House refuses to release photo of Trump signing bill weakening gun laws for mentally illThe White House has refused to release any images of Donald Trump signing a bill that made it easier for some people with a mental illness to buy guns. The bill, HJ Resolution 40, repealed an Obama-era rule that would have added thousands of mentally ill US citizens to a database preventing them buying firearms. On the day Mr Trump signed the bill, the National Rifle Association (NRA), America’s most powerful pro-gun pressure group, called it a “new era for law-abiding gun owners”.


Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'

Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview to air Sunday that he is "listening" for signs that North Korea is ready to engage in direct talks. An Olympic-driven thaw in relations between Kim Jong Un's nuclear armed North Korean regime and South Korea has raised speculation that direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang could be on the horizon after months of sharp tension and heated rhetoric.


Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun Violence

Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun ViolenceHOLLYWOOD, Fla. ― They’re furious about political stonewalling, and most of them aren’t yet old enough to vote.


Mother of 14-year-old Florida shooting victim to President Trump: 'These kids need safety now'

Mother of 14-year-old Florida shooting victim to President Trump: 'These kids need safety now'The mother of a girl who was killed during Wednesday's mass shooting at a Florida high school is demanding change from President Donald Trump in wake of her daughter's tragic death.


Russian Indictment Sends Message on Future Interference Attempts

Russian Indictment Sends Message on Future Interference AttemptsMichael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians is a credit to U.S. intelligence and establishes the illegality of such cyber campaigns.


'3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School Shooting

'3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School ShootingBorrowing a scene from an Oscar-nominated film, three red billboard-sized messages have popped up in the streets of Miami and beyond to publicly flame Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)


Here are the victims of the Florida school shooting

Here are the victims of the Florida school shooting17 people were killed after a gunman stormed into Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Here are their names.


American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking scheme

American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking schemeLaw enforcement officials say that a quick-thinking airline employee, aptly named Denice Miracle, likely saved two teenage girls from a human trafficking plot.


Florida shooting: Librarian who saved 55 'knew what to do because her friend survived Sandy Hook'

Florida shooting: Librarian who saved 55 'knew what to do because her friend survived Sandy Hook'Diana Haneski, a library media specialist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, jumped into action when she heard the school was under lockdown on her radio. Speaking to Reuters, Ms Haneski, 57, said she knew what to do as her friend, a fellow librarian, had managed to save 22 people during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. “She was there that day in Sandy Hook and because of her I knew what to do,” she said.


Needed in Syria: Disengagement

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


The Flu Shot Doesn’t Live Up To Expectations — And That Keeps Many People Away

The Flu Shot Doesn’t Live Up To Expectations — And That Keeps Many People AwayMore people are dying of the flu than medical professionals would expect at this time of the year.


Olympics Commentator Explains 'They All Look The Same' Remark About Chinese Skiers

Olympics Commentator Explains 'They All Look The Same' Remark About Chinese SkiersAn Australian TV commentator caused controversy at the Winter Olympics on Thursday with a remark about Chinese athletes all looking “the same.”


Top Designers Revive Marjorie Merriweather Post's Entertaining Style

Top Designers Revive Marjorie Merriweather Post's Entertaining Style


Trump Joins Mar-a-Lago Disco Party After Visiting Survivors Of School Shooting

Trump Joins Mar-a-Lago Disco Party After Visiting Survivors Of School ShootingPresident Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended a party at Mar-a-Lago on Friday just hours after visiting first responders and wounded survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that killed 17 people.


Florida shooting: Parkland school students take Tomi Lahren to task over view on gun control

Florida shooting: Parkland school students take Tomi Lahren to task over view on gun controlConservative political commentator Tomi Lahren has been taken to task by students at the Parkland, Florida high school where 17 people were killed. Ms Lahren tweeted in the wake of the mass shooting: “Can the Left let the families grieve for even 24 hours before they push their anti-gun and anti-gunowner agenda? Teenagers from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School responded to Ms Lahren: "This IS about guns,” wrote one student named Carly.


Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to death

Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to deathLAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation and triggered violent protests, a public prosecutor said.


U.S. veterans affairs official to retire after report on travel

U.S. veterans affairs official to retire after report on travelThe chief of staff to U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, named in a report that found "serious derelictions" in a visit to Europe by Shulkin, will retire, the Department of Veterans Affairs said on Friday. The agency said in a statement that it had opened a formal investigation into actions by chief of staff Vivieca Wright Simpson that were detailed in a report by the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general. The report, released on Wednesday, said Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament during a government trip to Europe last summer and that his chief of staff made false statements and altered an email so the government would pay travel expenses for Shulkin's wife.


Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' Showings

Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' ShowingsAudiences for this week’s “Black Panther” premiere went all-out in celebration, and the film’s opening weekend is expected to break records at the box office.


Trump visits Florida victims at hospital after massacre

Trump visits Florida victims at hospital after massacre"It's very sad something like that could happen," Trump said.


Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhD

Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhDZimbabwean anti-corruption investigators said Friday they had arrested a university professor over the suspected fraudulent awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Levi Nyagura, the vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission following an investigation into the PhD. It emerged that Grace was awarded the degree by the university in 2014 after just months of study.


Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-American

Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-AmericanA gold medalist and now everyone’s golden girl to boot, Korean-American Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim has, all at once, become a lot of different things to a lot of different people.


Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sources

Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sourcesBy Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week, according to three sources familiar with the matter. A Russian military doctor said around 100 had been killed, and a source who knows several of the fighters said the death toll was in excess of 80 men. The timing of the casualties coincided with a battle on Feb. 7 near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor where, according to U.S. officials and associates of the fighters involved, U.S.-led coalition forces attacked forces aligned with Moscow's ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


"How Do We Allow A Gunman To Come Into Our Children's School?"

"How Do We Allow A Gunman To Come Into Our Children's School?"TOP STORIES (Get this roundup directly in your inbox each weekday ― sign up for The Morning Email here.)


Kentucky teen charged as adult in fatal school shootings

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


Apple 'repeatedly calls emergency services' after multiple employees injured walking into glass panes at new HQ

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


Activists Launch Voter Registration Drive At 'Black Panther' Screenings

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


Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'

Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the doorknob.


Twitter Claps Back After GOP Says ‘We’re With You, Florida’

Twitter Claps Back After GOP Says ‘We’re With You, Florida’The Republican National Committee sent a message to the state of Florida after a mass shooting at a high school on Wednesday left 17 people dead: We're with you, Florida.


Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect halted

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


Tesla now makes almost 1,000 Model 3s a week, Bloomberg tracker estimates

Tesla now makes almost 1,000 Model 3s a week, Bloomberg tracker estimatesProduction numbers for Tesla electric cars have always been slightly murky. The Tesla Model 3 has endured a long, painful, and somewhat public "production hell" as the company struggles to get it into steady, automated, high-volume production at the necessary levels of quality. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model 3 choke point: automated battery line equipment still in Germany?


How woman convicted in fiance's kayak death looks to rebuild her life: Part 6

How woman convicted in fiance's kayak death looks to rebuild her life: Part 6In her first interview since release, Graswald talks about the kayak incident and her future.


Shepard Smith: Mueller Indictments Prove Russian Probe Is 'Opposite Of A Hoax'

Shepard Smith: Mueller Indictments Prove Russian Probe Is 'Opposite Of A Hoax'Fox News host Shepard Smith said Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s string of indictments against Russian operatives for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is a stark demonstration that the probe into Kremlin election interference is “the opposite of a hoax.”


Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical

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


‘Lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan, laser map shows

‘Lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan, laser map showsA "lost" Mexican city built by rivals to the Aztecs has as many buildings as Manhattan and was home to around 100,000 people, according to new research. The sprawling urban centre of Angamuco which was part of the Purépecha empire that peaked in the 16th century was detected by an aerial laser mapping technique called the Lidar system. An aircraft beamed out laser pulses and experts later examined the signals that bounced back from the ground, which helped them pull together a 3D map of the city near modern day Morelia in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico.


Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Welcome Baby Girl Named Geo

Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Welcome Baby Girl Named GeoMaroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his supermodel wife, Behati Prinsloo, have welcomed their second child together, according to multiple outlets: a baby girl named Geo Grace Levine.


EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

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Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

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French serial killer 'admits' cold case murder of British girl

French serial killer 'admits' cold case murder of British girlSerial killer Michel Fourniret has finally "confessed" to murdering British language student Joanna Parrish in France nearly three decades ago, the family lawyer told AFP on Friday. "It's a new development, a resolution of the affair, it seems, in a remarkable way," he added.


Exposed: Why China Would Lose a War against America

Exposed: Why China Would Lose a War against AmericaWhen it comes to a war with the U.S. how well would Beijing be able to use all that stuff? The real question seems pretty simple: yes, China is certainly developing all the military and technology goodies to field a potent force. Sure, Beijing is certainly developing a world-class military, but can its soldiers operate all that equipment competently?


Dwyane Wade Calls Out Laura Ingraham For Telling LeBron To 'Shut Up And Dribble'

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A Resolution For Presidents Day — Trump Must Go

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U.S. calls for action to halt Iran's growing 'network of proxies'

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Fall 2018 beauty trends, according to New York Fashion Week

Fall 2018 beauty trends, according to New York Fashion WeekNew York Fashion Week has wrapped up another catwalk session, and the results are in: Fall 2018 beauty will be about glittery accents, glowing complexions and nostalgic hair accessories.


Let's Decode Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott's New Picture Together

Let's Decode Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott's New Picture TogetherAfter months of staying out of the public eye, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are putting themselves back in the spotlight.


The Latest: Some lanes reopen after deadly California crash

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Inmates who clapped for cop death suspect may face reprisals

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Pope revives sexual abuse panel

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


NRA contributions: how much money is spent on lawmakers?

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U.S. Figure Skater Nathan Chen Redeems Himself With Record-Setting Skate

U.S. Figure Skater Nathan Chen Redeems Himself With Record-Setting SkateThe real Nathan Chen finally arrived at the 2018 Winter Olympics.


Florida shooting: White House refuses to release photo of Trump signing bill weakening gun laws for mentally ill

Florida shooting: White House refuses to release photo of Trump signing bill weakening gun laws for mentally illThe White House has refused to release any images of Donald Trump signing a bill that made it easier for some people with a mental illness to buy guns. The bill, HJ Resolution 40, repealed an Obama-era rule that would have added thousands of mentally ill US citizens to a database preventing them buying firearms. On the day Mr Trump signed the bill, the National Rifle Association (NRA), America’s most powerful pro-gun pressure group, called it a “new era for law-abiding gun owners”.


Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'

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Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun Violence

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Mother of 14-year-old Florida shooting victim to President Trump: 'These kids need safety now'

Mother of 14-year-old Florida shooting victim to President Trump: 'These kids need safety now'The mother of a girl who was killed during Wednesday's mass shooting at a Florida high school is demanding change from President Donald Trump in wake of her daughter's tragic death.


Russian Indictment Sends Message on Future Interference Attempts

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'3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School Shooting

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Here are the victims of the Florida school shooting

Here are the victims of the Florida school shooting17 people were killed after a gunman stormed into Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Here are their names.


American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking scheme

American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking schemeLaw enforcement officials say that a quick-thinking airline employee, aptly named Denice Miracle, likely saved two teenage girls from a human trafficking plot.


Florida shooting: Librarian who saved 55 'knew what to do because her friend survived Sandy Hook'

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Needed in Syria: Disengagement

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


The Flu Shot Doesn’t Live Up To Expectations — And That Keeps Many People Away

The Flu Shot Doesn’t Live Up To Expectations — And That Keeps Many People AwayMore people are dying of the flu than medical professionals would expect at this time of the year.


Olympics Commentator Explains 'They All Look The Same' Remark About Chinese Skiers

Olympics Commentator Explains 'They All Look The Same' Remark About Chinese SkiersAn Australian TV commentator caused controversy at the Winter Olympics on Thursday with a remark about Chinese athletes all looking “the same.”


Top Designers Revive Marjorie Merriweather Post's Entertaining Style

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Trump Joins Mar-a-Lago Disco Party After Visiting Survivors Of School Shooting

Trump Joins Mar-a-Lago Disco Party After Visiting Survivors Of School ShootingPresident Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended a party at Mar-a-Lago on Friday just hours after visiting first responders and wounded survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that killed 17 people.


Florida shooting: Parkland school students take Tomi Lahren to task over view on gun control

Florida shooting: Parkland school students take Tomi Lahren to task over view on gun controlConservative political commentator Tomi Lahren has been taken to task by students at the Parkland, Florida high school where 17 people were killed. Ms Lahren tweeted in the wake of the mass shooting: “Can the Left let the families grieve for even 24 hours before they push their anti-gun and anti-gunowner agenda? Teenagers from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School responded to Ms Lahren: "This IS about guns,” wrote one student named Carly.


Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to death

Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to deathLAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation and triggered violent protests, a public prosecutor said.


U.S. veterans affairs official to retire after report on travel

U.S. veterans affairs official to retire after report on travelThe chief of staff to U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, named in a report that found "serious derelictions" in a visit to Europe by Shulkin, will retire, the Department of Veterans Affairs said on Friday. The agency said in a statement that it had opened a formal investigation into actions by chief of staff Vivieca Wright Simpson that were detailed in a report by the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general. The report, released on Wednesday, said Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament during a government trip to Europe last summer and that his chief of staff made false statements and altered an email so the government would pay travel expenses for Shulkin's wife.


Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' Showings

Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' ShowingsAudiences for this week’s “Black Panther” premiere went all-out in celebration, and the film’s opening weekend is expected to break records at the box office.


Trump visits Florida victims at hospital after massacre

Trump visits Florida victims at hospital after massacre"It's very sad something like that could happen," Trump said.


Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhD

Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhDZimbabwean anti-corruption investigators said Friday they had arrested a university professor over the suspected fraudulent awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Levi Nyagura, the vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission following an investigation into the PhD. It emerged that Grace was awarded the degree by the university in 2014 after just months of study.


Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-American

Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-AmericanA gold medalist and now everyone’s golden girl to boot, Korean-American Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim has, all at once, become a lot of different things to a lot of different people.


Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sources

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"How Do We Allow A Gunman To Come Into Our Children's School?"

"How Do We Allow A Gunman To Come Into Our Children's School?"TOP STORIES (Get this roundup directly in your inbox each weekday ― sign up for The Morning Email here.)


Kentucky teen charged as adult in fatal school shootings

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


Apple 'repeatedly calls emergency services' after multiple employees injured walking into glass panes at new HQ

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


Activists Launch Voter Registration Drive At 'Black Panther' Screenings

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


Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'

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Twitter Claps Back After GOP Says ‘We’re With You, Florida’

Twitter Claps Back After GOP Says ‘We’re With You, Florida’The Republican National Committee sent a message to the state of Florida after a mass shooting at a high school on Wednesday left 17 people dead: We're with you, Florida.


Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect halted

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Tesla now makes almost 1,000 Model 3s a week, Bloomberg tracker estimates

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How woman convicted in fiance's kayak death looks to rebuild her life: Part 6

How woman convicted in fiance's kayak death looks to rebuild her life: Part 6In her first interview since release, Graswald talks about the kayak incident and her future.


Shepard Smith: Mueller Indictments Prove Russian Probe Is 'Opposite Of A Hoax'

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Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical

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‘Lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan, laser map shows

‘Lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan, laser map showsA "lost" Mexican city built by rivals to the Aztecs has as many buildings as Manhattan and was home to around 100,000 people, according to new research. The sprawling urban centre of Angamuco which was part of the Purépecha empire that peaked in the 16th century was detected by an aerial laser mapping technique called the Lidar system. An aircraft beamed out laser pulses and experts later examined the signals that bounced back from the ground, which helped them pull together a 3D map of the city near modern day Morelia in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico.


Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Welcome Baby Girl Named Geo

Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Welcome Baby Girl Named GeoMaroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his supermodel wife, Behati Prinsloo, have welcomed their second child together, according to multiple outlets: a baby girl named Geo Grace Levine.


EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

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Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

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French serial killer 'admits' cold case murder of British girl

French serial killer 'admits' cold case murder of British girlSerial killer Michel Fourniret has finally "confessed" to murdering British language student Joanna Parrish in France nearly three decades ago, the family lawyer told AFP on Friday. "It's a new development, a resolution of the affair, it seems, in a remarkable way," he added.


Exposed: Why China Would Lose a War against America

Exposed: Why China Would Lose a War against AmericaWhen it comes to a war with the U.S. how well would Beijing be able to use all that stuff? The real question seems pretty simple: yes, China is certainly developing all the military and technology goodies to field a potent force. Sure, Beijing is certainly developing a world-class military, but can its soldiers operate all that equipment competently?


Dwyane Wade Calls Out Laura Ingraham For Telling LeBron To 'Shut Up And Dribble'

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A Resolution For Presidents Day — Trump Must Go

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U.S. calls for action to halt Iran's growing 'network of proxies'

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Fall 2018 beauty trends, according to New York Fashion Week

Fall 2018 beauty trends, according to New York Fashion WeekNew York Fashion Week has wrapped up another catwalk session, and the results are in: Fall 2018 beauty will be about glittery accents, glowing complexions and nostalgic hair accessories.


Let's Decode Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott's New Picture Together

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The Latest: Some lanes reopen after deadly California crash

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Inmates who clapped for cop death suspect may face reprisals

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Pope revives sexual abuse panel

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


NRA contributions: how much money is spent on lawmakers?

NRA contributions: how much money is spent on lawmakers?A protester holds a sign that reads, ‘NRA Stop Killing Our Kids’, outside the court-room where Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was having a bond hearing. In the minutes and hours after a teenage gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, politicians began what has become something of a grim ritual following mass shootings: they offered “thoughts and prayers” to the victims and their families.


U.S. Figure Skater Nathan Chen Redeems Himself With Record-Setting Skate

U.S. Figure Skater Nathan Chen Redeems Himself With Record-Setting SkateThe real Nathan Chen finally arrived at the 2018 Winter Olympics.


Florida shooting: White House refuses to release photo of Trump signing bill weakening gun laws for mentally ill

Florida shooting: White House refuses to release photo of Trump signing bill weakening gun laws for mentally illThe White House has refused to release any images of Donald Trump signing a bill that made it easier for some people with a mental illness to buy guns. The bill, HJ Resolution 40, repealed an Obama-era rule that would have added thousands of mentally ill US citizens to a database preventing them buying firearms. On the day Mr Trump signed the bill, the National Rifle Association (NRA), America’s most powerful pro-gun pressure group, called it a “new era for law-abiding gun owners”.


Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'

Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview to air Sunday that he is "listening" for signs that North Korea is ready to engage in direct talks. An Olympic-driven thaw in relations between Kim Jong Un's nuclear armed North Korean regime and South Korea has raised speculation that direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang could be on the horizon after months of sharp tension and heated rhetoric.


Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun Violence

Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun ViolenceHOLLYWOOD, Fla. ― They’re furious about political stonewalling, and most of them aren’t yet old enough to vote.


Mother of 14-year-old Florida shooting victim to President Trump: 'These kids need safety now'

Mother of 14-year-old Florida shooting victim to President Trump: 'These kids need safety now'The mother of a girl who was killed during Wednesday's mass shooting at a Florida high school is demanding change from President Donald Trump in wake of her daughter's tragic death.


Russian Indictment Sends Message on Future Interference Attempts

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'3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School Shooting

'3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School ShootingBorrowing a scene from an Oscar-nominated film, three red billboard-sized messages have popped up in the streets of Miami and beyond to publicly flame Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)


Here are the victims of the Florida school shooting

Here are the victims of the Florida school shooting17 people were killed after a gunman stormed into Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Here are their names.


American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking scheme

American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking schemeLaw enforcement officials say that a quick-thinking airline employee, aptly named Denice Miracle, likely saved two teenage girls from a human trafficking plot.


Florida shooting: Librarian who saved 55 'knew what to do because her friend survived Sandy Hook'

Florida shooting: Librarian who saved 55 'knew what to do because her friend survived Sandy Hook'Diana Haneski, a library media specialist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, jumped into action when she heard the school was under lockdown on her radio. Speaking to Reuters, Ms Haneski, 57, said she knew what to do as her friend, a fellow librarian, had managed to save 22 people during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. “She was there that day in Sandy Hook and because of her I knew what to do,” she said.


Needed in Syria: Disengagement

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


The Flu Shot Doesn’t Live Up To Expectations — And That Keeps Many People Away

The Flu Shot Doesn’t Live Up To Expectations — And That Keeps Many People AwayMore people are dying of the flu than medical professionals would expect at this time of the year.


Olympics Commentator Explains 'They All Look The Same' Remark About Chinese Skiers

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Top Designers Revive Marjorie Merriweather Post's Entertaining Style

Top Designers Revive Marjorie Merriweather Post's Entertaining Style


Trump Joins Mar-a-Lago Disco Party After Visiting Survivors Of School Shooting

Trump Joins Mar-a-Lago Disco Party After Visiting Survivors Of School ShootingPresident Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended a party at Mar-a-Lago on Friday just hours after visiting first responders and wounded survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that killed 17 people.


Florida shooting: Parkland school students take Tomi Lahren to task over view on gun control

Florida shooting: Parkland school students take Tomi Lahren to task over view on gun controlConservative political commentator Tomi Lahren has been taken to task by students at the Parkland, Florida high school where 17 people were killed. Ms Lahren tweeted in the wake of the mass shooting: “Can the Left let the families grieve for even 24 hours before they push their anti-gun and anti-gunowner agenda? Teenagers from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School responded to Ms Lahren: "This IS about guns,” wrote one student named Carly.


Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to death

Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to deathLAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation and triggered violent protests, a public prosecutor said.


U.S. veterans affairs official to retire after report on travel

U.S. veterans affairs official to retire after report on travelThe chief of staff to U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, named in a report that found "serious derelictions" in a visit to Europe by Shulkin, will retire, the Department of Veterans Affairs said on Friday. The agency said in a statement that it had opened a formal investigation into actions by chief of staff Vivieca Wright Simpson that were detailed in a report by the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general. The report, released on Wednesday, said Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament during a government trip to Europe last summer and that his chief of staff made false statements and altered an email so the government would pay travel expenses for Shulkin's wife.


Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' Showings

Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' ShowingsAudiences for this week’s “Black Panther” premiere went all-out in celebration, and the film’s opening weekend is expected to break records at the box office.


Trump visits Florida victims at hospital after massacre

Trump visits Florida victims at hospital after massacre"It's very sad something like that could happen," Trump said.


Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhD

Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhDZimbabwean anti-corruption investigators said Friday they had arrested a university professor over the suspected fraudulent awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Levi Nyagura, the vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission following an investigation into the PhD. It emerged that Grace was awarded the degree by the university in 2014 after just months of study.


Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-American

Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-AmericanA gold medalist and now everyone’s golden girl to boot, Korean-American Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim has, all at once, become a lot of different things to a lot of different people.


Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sources

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"How Do We Allow A Gunman To Come Into Our Children's School?"

"How Do We Allow A Gunman To Come Into Our Children's School?"TOP STORIES (Get this roundup directly in your inbox each weekday ― sign up for The Morning Email here.)


Kentucky teen charged as adult in fatal school shootings

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


Apple 'repeatedly calls emergency services' after multiple employees injured walking into glass panes at new HQ

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


Activists Launch Voter Registration Drive At 'Black Panther' Screenings

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


Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'

Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the doorknob.


Twitter Claps Back After GOP Says ‘We’re With You, Florida’

Twitter Claps Back After GOP Says ‘We’re With You, Florida’The Republican National Committee sent a message to the state of Florida after a mass shooting at a high school on Wednesday left 17 people dead: We're with you, Florida.


Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect halted

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


Tesla now makes almost 1,000 Model 3s a week, Bloomberg tracker estimates

Tesla now makes almost 1,000 Model 3s a week, Bloomberg tracker estimatesProduction numbers for Tesla electric cars have always been slightly murky. The Tesla Model 3 has endured a long, painful, and somewhat public "production hell" as the company struggles to get it into steady, automated, high-volume production at the necessary levels of quality. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model 3 choke point: automated battery line equipment still in Germany?


How woman convicted in fiance's kayak death looks to rebuild her life: Part 6

How woman convicted in fiance's kayak death looks to rebuild her life: Part 6In her first interview since release, Graswald talks about the kayak incident and her future.


Shepard Smith: Mueller Indictments Prove Russian Probe Is 'Opposite Of A Hoax'

Shepard Smith: Mueller Indictments Prove Russian Probe Is 'Opposite Of A Hoax'Fox News host Shepard Smith said Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s string of indictments against Russian operatives for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is a stark demonstration that the probe into Kremlin election interference is “the opposite of a hoax.”


Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical

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‘Lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan, laser map shows

‘Lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan, laser map showsA "lost" Mexican city built by rivals to the Aztecs has as many buildings as Manhattan and was home to around 100,000 people, according to new research. The sprawling urban centre of Angamuco which was part of the Purépecha empire that peaked in the 16th century was detected by an aerial laser mapping technique called the Lidar system. An aircraft beamed out laser pulses and experts later examined the signals that bounced back from the ground, which helped them pull together a 3D map of the city near modern day Morelia in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico.


Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Welcome Baby Girl Named Geo

Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Welcome Baby Girl Named GeoMaroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his supermodel wife, Behati Prinsloo, have welcomed their second child together, according to multiple outlets: a baby girl named Geo Grace Levine.


EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

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Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacyA serial survivor of scandals, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble once more after police recommended a range of bribery and other charges against him in two separate investigations. Yet the law doesn't require him to step down until convicted, the process could drag on for months, and the determined, loquacious leader is digging in his heels.


French serial killer 'admits' cold case murder of British girl

French serial killer 'admits' cold case murder of British girlSerial killer Michel Fourniret has finally "confessed" to murdering British language student Joanna Parrish in France nearly three decades ago, the family lawyer told AFP on Friday. "It's a new development, a resolution of the affair, it seems, in a remarkable way," he added.


Exposed: Why China Would Lose a War against America

Exposed: Why China Would Lose a War against AmericaWhen it comes to a war with the U.S. how well would Beijing be able to use all that stuff? The real question seems pretty simple: yes, China is certainly developing all the military and technology goodies to field a potent force. Sure, Beijing is certainly developing a world-class military, but can its soldiers operate all that equipment competently?


Dwyane Wade Calls Out Laura Ingraham For Telling LeBron To 'Shut Up And Dribble'

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A Resolution For Presidents Day — Trump Must Go

A Resolution For Presidents Day — Trump Must GoThis Monday is Presidents Day, intended to commemorate George Washington and the services of America’s past presidents.


U.S. calls for action to halt Iran's growing 'network of proxies'

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Fall 2018 beauty trends, according to New York Fashion Week

Fall 2018 beauty trends, according to New York Fashion WeekNew York Fashion Week has wrapped up another catwalk session, and the results are in: Fall 2018 beauty will be about glittery accents, glowing complexions and nostalgic hair accessories.


Let's Decode Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott's New Picture Together

Let's Decode Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott's New Picture TogetherAfter months of staying out of the public eye, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are putting themselves back in the spotlight.


The Latest: Some lanes reopen after deadly California crash

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Inmates who clapped for cop death suspect may face reprisals

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Pope revives sexual abuse panel

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


NRA contributions: how much money is spent on lawmakers?

NRA contributions: how much money is spent on lawmakers?A protester holds a sign that reads, ‘NRA Stop Killing Our Kids’, outside the court-room where Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was having a bond hearing. In the minutes and hours after a teenage gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, politicians began what has become something of a grim ritual following mass shootings: they offered “thoughts and prayers” to the victims and their families.


U.S. Figure Skater Nathan Chen Redeems Himself With Record-Setting Skate

U.S. Figure Skater Nathan Chen Redeems Himself With Record-Setting SkateThe real Nathan Chen finally arrived at the 2018 Winter Olympics.


Florida shooting: White House refuses to release photo of Trump signing bill weakening gun laws for mentally ill

Florida shooting: White House refuses to release photo of Trump signing bill weakening gun laws for mentally illThe White House has refused to release any images of Donald Trump signing a bill that made it easier for some people with a mental illness to buy guns. The bill, HJ Resolution 40, repealed an Obama-era rule that would have added thousands of mentally ill US citizens to a database preventing them buying firearms. On the day Mr Trump signed the bill, the National Rifle Association (NRA), America’s most powerful pro-gun pressure group, called it a “new era for law-abiding gun owners”.


Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'

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Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun Violence

Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun ViolenceHOLLYWOOD, Fla. ― They’re furious about political stonewalling, and most of them aren’t yet old enough to vote.


Mother of 14-year-old Florida shooting victim to President Trump: 'These kids need safety now'

Mother of 14-year-old Florida shooting victim to President Trump: 'These kids need safety now'The mother of a girl who was killed during Wednesday's mass shooting at a Florida high school is demanding change from President Donald Trump in wake of her daughter's tragic death.


Russian Indictment Sends Message on Future Interference Attempts

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'3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School Shooting

'3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School ShootingBorrowing a scene from an Oscar-nominated film, three red billboard-sized messages have popped up in the streets of Miami and beyond to publicly flame Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)


Here are the victims of the Florida school shooting

Here are the victims of the Florida school shooting17 people were killed after a gunman stormed into Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Here are their names.


American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking scheme

American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking schemeLaw enforcement officials say that a quick-thinking airline employee, aptly named Denice Miracle, likely saved two teenage girls from a human trafficking plot.


Florida shooting: Librarian who saved 55 'knew what to do because her friend survived Sandy Hook'

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Needed in Syria: Disengagement

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


The Flu Shot Doesn’t Live Up To Expectations — And That Keeps Many People Away

The Flu Shot Doesn’t Live Up To Expectations — And That Keeps Many People AwayMore people are dying of the flu than medical professionals would expect at this time of the year.


Olympics Commentator Explains 'They All Look The Same' Remark About Chinese Skiers

Olympics Commentator Explains 'They All Look The Same' Remark About Chinese SkiersAn Australian TV commentator caused controversy at the Winter Olympics on Thursday with a remark about Chinese athletes all looking “the same.”


Top Designers Revive Marjorie Merriweather Post's Entertaining Style

Top Designers Revive Marjorie Merriweather Post's Entertaining Style


Trump Joins Mar-a-Lago Disco Party After Visiting Survivors Of School Shooting

Trump Joins Mar-a-Lago Disco Party After Visiting Survivors Of School ShootingPresident Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended a party at Mar-a-Lago on Friday just hours after visiting first responders and wounded survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that killed 17 people.


Florida shooting: Parkland school students take Tomi Lahren to task over view on gun control

Florida shooting: Parkland school students take Tomi Lahren to task over view on gun controlConservative political commentator Tomi Lahren has been taken to task by students at the Parkland, Florida high school where 17 people were killed. Ms Lahren tweeted in the wake of the mass shooting: “Can the Left let the families grieve for even 24 hours before they push their anti-gun and anti-gunowner agenda? Teenagers from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School responded to Ms Lahren: "This IS about guns,” wrote one student named Carly.


Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to death

Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to deathLAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation and triggered violent protests, a public prosecutor said.


U.S. veterans affairs official to retire after report on travel

U.S. veterans affairs official to retire after report on travelThe chief of staff to U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, named in a report that found "serious derelictions" in a visit to Europe by Shulkin, will retire, the Department of Veterans Affairs said on Friday. The agency said in a statement that it had opened a formal investigation into actions by chief of staff Vivieca Wright Simpson that were detailed in a report by the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general. The report, released on Wednesday, said Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament during a government trip to Europe last summer and that his chief of staff made false statements and altered an email so the government would pay travel expenses for Shulkin's wife.


Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' Showings

Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' ShowingsAudiences for this week’s “Black Panther” premiere went all-out in celebration, and the film’s opening weekend is expected to break records at the box office.


Trump visits Florida victims at hospital after massacre

Trump visits Florida victims at hospital after massacre"It's very sad something like that could happen," Trump said.


Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhD

Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhDZimbabwean anti-corruption investigators said Friday they had arrested a university professor over the suspected fraudulent awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Levi Nyagura, the vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission following an investigation into the PhD. It emerged that Grace was awarded the degree by the university in 2014 after just months of study.


Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-American

Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-AmericanA gold medalist and now everyone’s golden girl to boot, Korean-American Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim has, all at once, become a lot of different things to a lot of different people.


Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sources

Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sourcesBy Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week, according to three sources familiar with the matter. A Russian military doctor said around 100 had been killed, and a source who knows several of the fighters said the death toll was in excess of 80 men. The timing of the casualties coincided with a battle on Feb. 7 near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor where, according to U.S. officials and associates of the fighters involved, U.S.-led coalition forces attacked forces aligned with Moscow's ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


"How Do We Allow A Gunman To Come Into Our Children's School?"

"How Do We Allow A Gunman To Come Into Our Children's School?"TOP STORIES (Get this roundup directly in your inbox each weekday ― sign up for The Morning Email here.)


Kentucky teen charged as adult in fatal school shootings

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


Apple 'repeatedly calls emergency services' after multiple employees injured walking into glass panes at new HQ

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


Activists Launch Voter Registration Drive At 'Black Panther' Screenings

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


Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'

Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the doorknob.


Twitter Claps Back After GOP Says ‘We’re With You, Florida’

Twitter Claps Back After GOP Says ‘We’re With You, Florida’The Republican National Committee sent a message to the state of Florida after a mass shooting at a high school on Wednesday left 17 people dead: We're with you, Florida.


Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect halted

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


Tesla now makes almost 1,000 Model 3s a week, Bloomberg tracker estimates

Tesla now makes almost 1,000 Model 3s a week, Bloomberg tracker estimatesProduction numbers for Tesla electric cars have always been slightly murky. The Tesla Model 3 has endured a long, painful, and somewhat public "production hell" as the company struggles to get it into steady, automated, high-volume production at the necessary levels of quality. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model 3 choke point: automated battery line equipment still in Germany?


How woman convicted in fiance's kayak death looks to rebuild her life: Part 6

How woman convicted in fiance's kayak death looks to rebuild her life: Part 6In her first interview since release, Graswald talks about the kayak incident and her future.


Shepard Smith: Mueller Indictments Prove Russian Probe Is 'Opposite Of A Hoax'

Shepard Smith: Mueller Indictments Prove Russian Probe Is 'Opposite Of A Hoax'Fox News host Shepard Smith said Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s string of indictments against Russian operatives for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is a stark demonstration that the probe into Kremlin election interference is “the opposite of a hoax.”


Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical

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‘Lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan, laser map shows

‘Lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan, laser map showsA "lost" Mexican city built by rivals to the Aztecs has as many buildings as Manhattan and was home to around 100,000 people, according to new research. The sprawling urban centre of Angamuco which was part of the Purépecha empire that peaked in the 16th century was detected by an aerial laser mapping technique called the Lidar system. An aircraft beamed out laser pulses and experts later examined the signals that bounced back from the ground, which helped them pull together a 3D map of the city near modern day Morelia in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico.


Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Welcome Baby Girl Named Geo

Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Welcome Baby Girl Named GeoMaroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his supermodel wife, Behati Prinsloo, have welcomed their second child together, according to multiple outlets: a baby girl named Geo Grace Levine.


EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 monthsSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for his trips over six months last year, according to travel vouchers obtained by an environmental organization.


Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacyA serial survivor of scandals, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble once more after police recommended a range of bribery and other charges against him in two separate investigations. Yet the law doesn't require him to step down until convicted, the process could drag on for months, and the determined, loquacious leader is digging in his heels.


French serial killer 'admits' cold case murder of British girl

French serial killer 'admits' cold case murder of British girlSerial killer Michel Fourniret has finally "confessed" to murdering British language student Joanna Parrish in France nearly three decades ago, the family lawyer told AFP on Friday. "It's a new development, a resolution of the affair, it seems, in a remarkable way," he added.


Exposed: Why China Would Lose a War against America

Exposed: Why China Would Lose a War against AmericaWhen it comes to a war with the U.S. how well would Beijing be able to use all that stuff? The real question seems pretty simple: yes, China is certainly developing all the military and technology goodies to field a potent force. Sure, Beijing is certainly developing a world-class military, but can its soldiers operate all that equipment competently?


Dwyane Wade Calls Out Laura Ingraham For Telling LeBron To 'Shut Up And Dribble'

Dwyane Wade Calls Out Laura Ingraham For Telling LeBron To 'Shut Up And Dribble'The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade fired off at Laura Ingraham on Friday morning after she spewed vitriol at NBA players LeBron James and Kevin Durant, telling them they should “shut up and dribble” after the duo posted a video about Trump.


A Resolution For Presidents Day — Trump Must Go

A Resolution For Presidents Day — Trump Must GoThis Monday is Presidents Day, intended to commemorate George Washington and the services of America’s past presidents.


U.S. calls for action to halt Iran's growing 'network of proxies'

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Fall 2018 beauty trends, according to New York Fashion Week

Fall 2018 beauty trends, according to New York Fashion WeekNew York Fashion Week has wrapped up another catwalk session, and the results are in: Fall 2018 beauty will be about glittery accents, glowing complexions and nostalgic hair accessories.


Let's Decode Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott's New Picture Together

Let's Decode Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott's New Picture TogetherAfter months of staying out of the public eye, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are putting themselves back in the spotlight.


The Latest: Some lanes reopen after deadly California crash

The Latest: Some lanes reopen after deadly California crashRIALTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly freeway crash in Southern California (all times local):


Inmates who clapped for cop death suspect may face reprisals

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Pope revives sexual abuse panel

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


NRA contributions: how much money is spent on lawmakers?

NRA contributions: how much money is spent on lawmakers?A protester holds a sign that reads, ‘NRA Stop Killing Our Kids’, outside the court-room where Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was having a bond hearing. In the minutes and hours after a teenage gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, politicians began what has become something of a grim ritual following mass shootings: they offered “thoughts and prayers” to the victims and their families.


U.S. Figure Skater Nathan Chen Redeems Himself With Record-Setting Skate

U.S. Figure Skater Nathan Chen Redeems Himself With Record-Setting SkateThe real Nathan Chen finally arrived at the 2018 Winter Olympics.


Florida shooting: White House refuses to release photo of Trump signing bill weakening gun laws for mentally ill

Florida shooting: White House refuses to release photo of Trump signing bill weakening gun laws for mentally illThe White House has refused to release any images of Donald Trump signing a bill that made it easier for some people with a mental illness to buy guns. The bill, HJ Resolution 40, repealed an Obama-era rule that would have added thousands of mentally ill US citizens to a database preventing them buying firearms. On the day Mr Trump signed the bill, the National Rifle Association (NRA), America’s most powerful pro-gun pressure group, called it a “new era for law-abiding gun owners”.


Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'

Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview to air Sunday that he is "listening" for signs that North Korea is ready to engage in direct talks. An Olympic-driven thaw in relations between Kim Jong Un's nuclear armed North Korean regime and South Korea has raised speculation that direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang could be on the horizon after months of sharp tension and heated rhetoric.