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|Teen Hero Used Body As A Shield During Florida School Shooting
A 15-year-old high school soccer player used his own body to shield classmates from a gunman’s rampage in Florida last week that killed 17 people, said a fellow student who credited the heroism with saving his life.
POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2018 8:57 AM
|Parkland students call out Trump, Rubio and the NRA
Students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., are demanding action on gun control — and they continue to call out President Trump's response to last week's massacre.
POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2018 11:03 AM
|Man who says he could have been 'school shooter' tells his story
MSNBC's Katy Turn interviews Aaron Stark, who says he could have been a school shooter in 1996 if he had access to guns.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 6:52 AM
|Aurora borealis turns the sky greener than the ground
These Northern Lights “rainbows” have turned the sky greener than the Earth below. Vitaly Istomin, 26, spent several nights in freezing conditions under the stars in northern Russia’s Khibiny Mountains to capture the aurora’s “rainbows.” (Caters News)
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 11:56 AM
|Florida Shooter's Former Friend Says She Reported Him To School 'Multiple' Times
A former friend of Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who confessed to opening fire on a Florida high school last week, says she told school officials that she was concerned about his behavior “multiple” times over the last several years.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 9:15 AM
|Homeless Man Allegedly Wanted to Move in with Mother of Four Before Stabbing Her to Death
A mother of four was found stabbed to death in her Denver apartment and her accused killer is a homeless man who had allegedly threatened her before.
POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2018 11:20 PM
|Army Awards Heroism Medal To 3 Junior ROTC Cadets Killed In Florida Shooting
Three Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets killed during last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida have been awarded the Medal of Heroism by the U.S. Army.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 2:43 PM
|'It's Very Clear that Russia Meddled in the Election': White House Press Secretary
President Trump has never called for punishing Russia and has not fully implemented sanctions.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018
|Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this year
Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has erupted once again shooting plumes of smoke and hot ash over 23,000 feet into the air. The volcano had not been active for four centuries until 2010 and since then it has displaced 30,000 people. Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after its biggest eruption this year. Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra island on February 19, 2018. Credit: TIBTA PANGIN/Source: AFP Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,181 miles northwest of the capital, Jakarta, have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity. The Bureau of Meteorology's Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VACC), in Australia's northern city of Darwin, issued maps on Monday showing an ash cloud heading in three directions from Sinabung, to the north, northwest and south-southeast. Indonesia also upgraded its Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) to red, its highest warning, and said the ash-cloud top had reached 23,872 feet, according to a ground observer. An Indonesian man takes picture of Mount Sinabung volcano as it spews thick volcanic ash into the air in Karo, North Sumatra, on February 19, 2018 Credit: ENDRO RUSHARYANTO/AFP Sinabung is about 47 miles southwest of Kualanamu International Airport in Medan. Nur Isnin Istianto, head of the regional airport authority, said Kutacane airport in Aceh province had been closed, but the wind direction allowed the airport of Kualanamu, Meulaboh and Silangit to remain open. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia's Disaster Agency, said the eruption began on Monday morning, accompanied by multiple earthquakes and showering surrounding villages with small rocks. "In five districts it became dark with a visibility of about 5 metres," he said in a statement. School children walk as Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 Credit: Sarianto/AP No casualties were reported. The agency urged the public to stay out of a 4-mile exclusion zone around the crater, and watch for further warnings, which could cover floods. The 8,071-ft tall volcano is among Indonesia's most active. When Sinabung erupted in 2014, more than a dozen people were killed and thousands were evacuated.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 12:38 AM
|Chris Cornell's Widow Says Singer Would 'Never Have Ever Left This World'
Vicky Cornell, the widow of rock singer Chris Cornell, believes a prescribed medication is the reason her husband of 13 years killed himself in a Detroit hotel room last May.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 7:46 PM
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|Florida, Special Counsel, Syria: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 11:03 PM
|Europe Edition: Syria, Poland, Winter Olympics: Your Wednesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 5:14 AM
|Trump Moves to Regulate ‘Bump Stock’ Devices
The president asked the Justice Department to propose regulations that would ban “bump stocks,” which can convert a semiautomatic gun into an automatic weapon.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 4:14 AM
|With Grief and Hope, Florida Students Take Gun Control Fight On the Road
Students fed up with gun violence hopped a bus to Tallahassee, Fla., and planned protests from coast to coast. Whether their activism would amount to anything was far from clear.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 1:43 AM
|Highlights: Students Call for Action Across Nation; Florida Lawmakers Fail to Take Up Assault Rifle Bill
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed last week, arrived at the state capital late Tuesday.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 6:17 AM
|Right-Wing Media Uses Parkland Shooting as Conspiracy Fodder
Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Jack Kingston express suspicion toward the teenage survivors. The website Gateway Pundit claims they were coached.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 2:03 AM
|School’s R.O.T.C. Had 3 Cadets Killed. The Gunman Had Been a Member.
The Junior R.O.T.C. program at Stoneman Douglas High School attracts hundreds of students who study subjects like leadership, military drilling and marksmanship.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 3:39 AM
|‘Is This the Day I Die?’: Teachers React to the Florida School Shooting
Teachers and other educators described to us what it’s like to teach amid lockdown drills and fear of attacks.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 10:30 PM
|Former Skadden Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Lying in Russia Investigation
The lawyer admitted lying in an interview with the special counsel about conversations he had with Rick Gates, who served on the Trump campaign.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 3:51 AM
|Kushner Resists Losing Access as Kelly Tackles Security Clearance Issues
Jared Kushner, frustrated about the issue and concerned that Mr. Kelly has targeted him personally with the directive, has told colleagues that he is reluctant to give up his high-level access.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 7:21 AM