Florida school massacre suspect on authorities' radar in 2016: mediaSun, 18 Feb 2018 05:09:56 -0500 PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A teenager accused of fatally shooting 17 people at a Florida high school was investigated by police and state officials as far back as 2016 after slashing his arm in a social media video, and saying he wanted to buy a gun, but authorities determined he was receiving sufficient support, newspapers said on Saturday.
U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost TrumpSat, 17 Feb 2018 18:25:38 -0500 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere.
Israel's Netanyahu could act against Iran's 'empire'Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:14:17 -0500 MUNICH (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran, not just its allies in the Middle East, if needed, reiterating that Tehran was the world's greatest threat.
U.S. still unsure who directed Syria attack, despite Russian deadSun, 18 Feb 2018 00:52:58 -0500 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is still unsure who directed a Feb. 7 attack on U.S. and U.S.-backed forces in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved.
Firearms debate rages as Florida rally coincides with gun showSun, 18 Feb 2018 00:37:20 -0500 MIAMI (Reuters) - Student survivors of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school called for gun restrictions on Saturday during an angry and somber rally, but attendees at a nearby gun show said firearms could not be blamed for the massacre.
Trump to meet House Speaker Ryan on Sunday in Florida: White HouseSat, 17 Feb 2018 16:41:48 -0500 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will meet Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan at Trump's Florida resort on Sunday to discuss legislative priorities, White House spokeswoman Jessica Ditto said.
What Roe of Roe v. Wade can teach us2018-02-18T00:01:00-05:00 Norma McCorvey transitioned from the Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade to a fierce advocate for the anti-abortion movement. But how?
Blowing off Obamacare — Idaho shows how2018-02-17T00:01:00-05:00 Congressional Republicans failed to repeal or replace Obamacare. But one state has come up with a way to get around it. If it works, others...
Can we trust Wikipedia? 1.4 billion people can't be wrongSat, 17 Feb 2018 11:46:11 +0000 There are Wikipedia sites in 300 different languages, with 46 million articles accessed by 1.4 billion unique devices every single month. An army of 200,000 editors and contributors patrol this repository of online knowledge every day. David Barnett consults the online encyclopedia
Egypt accepts delay of Ethiopia dam meeting as protests rageSun, 18 Feb 2018 09:58:31 GMT Egypt's Foreign Ministry says it accepts Ethiopia's request to delay a meeting about a dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River, after Addis Ababa declared a state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in decades.
Poland tries to frame PM's Holocaust remarks as frank debateSun, 18 Feb 2018 09:48:11 GMT A spokeswoman for Poland's prime minister has sought to downplay his words equating Polish collaborators in the Holocaust to alleged "Jewish perpetrators" by saying they were an invitation to a frank debate about the World War II crimes against Jews.
Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground MEXICO CITY (AP) — A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had fled their homes and were spending the night outside. Thirteen people were killed — the only known fatalities related to the quake — and 16 were injured.
Calls for gun control grow louder after Florida shooting PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a mass shooting at a Florida high school, with thousands of angry protesters at state rallies demanding immediate action from lawmakers, and more demonstrations planned across the country in the weeks ahead.
US airstrikes killed dozens of Russians in Syria, but Moscow doesn't want to talk about itSun, 18 Feb 2018 05:59:56 GMT There are growing indications that US airstrikes killed and injured dozens of Russian military contractors in northern Syria earlier this month. But in stark contrast to the death of a Russian pilot shot down by rebels in Syria In January, when the airman was hailed as a hero by the Defense Ministry, Moscow appears to wish this story would go away.
Trump slams FBI's handling of school shooter Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:55:36 GMT President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI late Saturday, describing its failure to follow up on a tip about Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz as "very sad."
South Korea puts brakes on Kim talksSat, 17 Feb 2018 22:54:24 GMT South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday it was too early to talk about hosting a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, hinting he would not rush the matter.
Trump: Case closed on RussiaSun, 18 Feb 2018 00:30:17 GMT The White House continues to vehemently deny collusion with Russia a day after multiple indictments of Russian nationals and entities were announced by the Justice Department in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
LeBron James: 'I am more than an athlete'Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:36:57 GMT LeBron James extended his feud Saturday with a Fox News host after she made comments about his grammar and diction while complaining about his political beliefs.
13 killed in Mexico helicopter crashSun, 18 Feb 2018 04:58:21 GMT A military helicopter carrying officials surveying earthquake damage crashed Friday night in the southeastern Mexican state of Oaxaca, killing 13 people, Mexican officials said.
Sri Lanka government in crisis after comeback of ex-leaderSun, 18 Feb 2018 05:26:51 GMT What was meant to be a simple uneventful local election has sparked uncertainty over the future of Sri Lanka's political landscape, after a newly formed party led by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa swept to victory.
Killer whale mimics human speechWed, 31 Jan 2018 21:23:22 GMT A team of international researchers have taught a female orca to imitate human speech, documenting what is considered to be a world first.
Judge Jeanine: ‘The FBI Needs a Complete Overhaul, a Complete Cleansing’Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:29:14 +0000 Fox News Channel “Justice” host Jeanine Pirro took aim at the FBI in response to their failure to act on two different tips they received regarding Parkland, FL, shooter Nikolas Cruz. “The FBI needs a complete overhaul, a complete cleansing,” Pirro began her Saturday opening statement. She continued, “In any company or organization that runs afoul of its mission or is tainted by corruption and politics, the CEO and the board of directors would go. Likewise, the utter failure of the FBI in September and January regarding shooter Nikolas Cruz is so monumental that the same rule must apply. The killing of young innocence. teachers and coaches, gunned down in a school — a place that should be a haven in a heartless world, lays at the hands of the FBI.” Pirro added that had the shooting could have been prevented had the FBI “bothered to lift a finger.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
Martin O’Malley: ‘Are We a Nation That Loves Our Guns More Than Our Kids?’Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:45:08 +0000 During a Saturday appearance on MSNBC, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate and former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) called the inaction to prevent future shootings like the mass shooting in Parkland, FL, an “outrage,” asking if the United States is a nation that loves its guns more than its children. “Are we a nation that loves our guns more than our kids?” a fired up O’Malley asked. “Are we going to stand up and say we love our kids more than our guns? This is an outrage and every state has a responsibility to act.” “This is about putting limitations in place that prevent mentally ill people or mass murderers from having such an easy time getting combat assault weapons. I mean, my goodness. We make it easier than any other nation for mass murderers to equip themselves with combat assault weapons,” O’Malley added. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
Lebanese Court Orders Muslims to Learn Quran Verses About Virgin MarySat, 17 Feb 2018 12:01:53 +0000 TEL AVIV -- In a highly unusual ruling, a judge in Lebanon has ordered three Muslim men to learn passages from the Quran by heart that praise and glorify the Virgin Mary after they were found guilty of insulting the religious figure, according to a report by the Al Arabiya television network.
LeBron James Fires Back at Conservative CriticsSun, 18 Feb 2018 02:04:51 +0000 Los Angeles (AFP) - A defiant LeBron James said Saturday he would continue to speak up about social issues and racism in America despite criticism this week from conservative commentators.
Pakistan: Jihadis Attack Indian Post in Kashmir, India Vows Culprits ‘Will Pay’Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:15:47 +0000 The Pakistani army and terrorists from the Islamabad-allied Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) have intensified attacks on the portion of Kashmir controlled by New Delhi, killing ten Indian soldiers and injuring ten civilians, including women and children, in two separate incidents over a week period.