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  • Parkland students slam Trump for tying shooting to Russia probe: 'He has already made it about himself' news

    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Aly Sheehy and Giuliana Matamoros were astounded that Donald Trump would use their tragedy to push back against U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between Moscow and his 2016 campaign.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:01:18 -0500
  • Florida Shooter's Former Friend Says She Reported Him To School 'Multiple' Times news

    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.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:15:41 -0500
  • Home surveillance shows a cougar walking up to a couple's window in Wisconsin news

    Researchers say that in its very early stages, a blood test has diagnosed autism with 92 percent accuracy, and home surveillance shows a cougar walking up to a couple's window in Wisconsin.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500
  • Congressional Candidate Defends AR-15 Giveaway After School Shooting news

    Gun rights advocates often say it’s not the appropriate time to debate gun control in the days after a mass shooting.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:32:32 -0500
  • Swiss Skier Joel Gisler Plunges 15 Feet In Brutal Crash During Olympic Halfpipe news

    There was a scary moment during the halfpipe event at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday when a Swiss skier crashed into the wall hard enough to knock the skis off his feet.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:37:19 -0500
  • 6-Year-Old Boy Among Four People Shot Outside a Steakhouse in Texas news

    The shooter is still at large

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:25:30 -0500
  • Carnival probes security personnel's response to brawl in South Pacific cruise news

    By Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) - Carnival Corp , the world's largest cruise operator, said on Monday it was investigating the response of its security personnel to a brawl that broke out on one of its South Pacific cruises that resulted in 23 passengers being removed. The American-British company said in a statement that it was investigating "all aspects including the security response" of the incident, which was captured on video and posted on social media. The 10-day cruise to the South Pacific returned to the Australian southern city of Melbourne on Saturday, a day after 23 people were removed in the New South Wales (NSW) town of Eden for what the company described as "disruptive and violent acts".

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:18:44 -0500
  • Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash news

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:55:27 -0500
  • Turkey warns against Syria regime support for Kurd militia news

    Turkey's foreign minister on Monday warned against any intervention by Syrian pro-government forces to support Kurdish militias in northern Syria, saying it would not prevent Ankara from pressing on with its month-old offensive. Mevlut Cavusoglu was reacting to a report from Syrian state news agency SANA saying pro-government forces were expected in the Afrin region to counter the Turkish offensive against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia. Turkey views the YPG as a terrorist offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), blacklisted by Ankara, the United States and the European Union.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:34:53 -0500
  • Robert Mueller Has Trump Cornered news

    Special counsel Robert Mueller is methodically, brilliantly filling in pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:09:00 -0500
  • Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this year news

    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. 

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:38:11 -0500
  • Officials: Man found at bottom of 492-foot cliff in Daly City was trying to rescue dog news

    A body was recovered at the bottom of a 492-foot cliff at Thornton State Beach in Daly City. National Park officials say the victim was a 67-year-old male who was trying to rescue his dog.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:02:30 -0500
  • I Lost My Little Brother At Sandy Hook. Here's What's Different About The Florida Shooting. news

    Last week on Valentine’s Day, a 19-year-old gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where he had been expelled.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:11:50 -0500
  • 'Black Panther' breaking records news

    The latest Marvel movie has a black director, mostly black cast and multimillion-dollar budget.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500
  • Slain Teacher Told His Fiancee What To Say If He Died In A School Shooting news

    A high school teacher shot to death while protecting students in last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, once considered that he could die in such violence, and gave his fiancee instructions on what to say if it happened.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:58:44 -0500
  • Teens hold a 'lie-in' at White House calling for gun control

    A group of Washington, D.C., teenagers staged a “lie-in” outside of the White House on Monday to show their support for the victims of last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school — and to demand action from President Trump on gun control.“We have organized this protest in solidarity with all of those who were affected by the horrific school shooting in Florida,” the organization said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. “We call on President Trump and leaders from both parties to finally act in the interest of America’s youth and end these tragic mass shootings!”Dozens of teenagers participated in Monday’s lie-in. More than 700 people RSVP’d for the event on Facebook.Read the FULL STORY by Dylan Stableford/Yahoo News >>>_____See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:59:47 -0500
  • Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control news

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:50:46 -0500
  • Iran's Zarif says Israel's "myth of invincibility" has crumbled

    Iran's foreign minister said on Sunday the shooting down of an Israeli jet after it bombed an Iranian site in Syria had shattered Israel's "so-called invincibility", reacting to a critical speech delivered earlier by Israel's premier. "Israel uses aggression as a policy against its neighbors," Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Munich Security Conference, accusing Israel of "mass reprisals against its neighbors and daily incursions into Syria, Lebanon." "Once the Syrians have the guts to down one of its planes it's as if a disaster has happened," Zarif said.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:32:58 -0500
  • Trump Spent His Sunday Night Watching ‘60 Minutes’ And Hate-Tweeting About Oprah news

    President Donald Trump capped a long weekend of hate-tweeting by taunting an “insecure” Oprah Winfrey over her latest appearance on “60 Minutes.”

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:24:52 -0500
  • Florida shooting: Man with Second Amendment tattoo destroys his AR-15 rifle in online video - 'It's a gun like this that takes away lives' news

    A Second Amendment supporter has posted a video in which he destroys his AR-15 rifle in response to the Florida school shooting. Scott Pappalardo said he said he could not live with the idea the child of its next owner might get hold of it and use it to hurt others. The post has been shared hundreds of thousands of times, and the video has been watched some 15 million times.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:40:00 -0500
  • Richard Branson Wants To Build A High-Speed Hyperloop In India news

    British billionaire Richard Branson has announced plans to build a high-speed shuttle in India that could potentially revolutionize travel in the country.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:35:18 -0500
  • France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers news

    The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023. Hunting wiped out the grey wolf in France during the 1930s and they only returned in 1992 via Italy -- currently home to around 2,000 wolves -- before spreading into Switzerland and Germany.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:59:15 -0500
  • US manufacturer recalls dog food after execution drug found in tins news

    A drug used to execute American prisoners and to put animals to sleep has been discovered in canned dog food in the US, triggering an emergency recall. The Food and Drug Administration said it found low levels of pentobarbital in tins of Gravy Train dog food produced by JM Smucker. The drug is most commonly used by vets as a sedative or anaesthetic and to euthanise pets. At high doses in humans it cause respiratory arrest and has been used to carry out executions often as the first step – inducing unconsciousness - in a three-drug protocol. It was one of the drugs used by Marilyn Monroe when she took her own life. The brand affected Credit: JM Smucker The recall followed an investigation by WJLA, a TV station in Washington, which found pentobarbital in almost two thirds of cans it tested. The FDA said: "Pets that eat pet food containing pentobarbital can experience drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner) and inability to stand. Consuming high levels of pentobarbital can cause coma and death.” It concluded that the small amounts detected posed little risk to dogs. "However, any detection of pentobarbital in pet food is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act—simply put, pentobarbital should not be in pet food," it said. The FDA said the low levels presented little risk Smucker said it had identified the problem at a single supplier, from a single, minor ingredient, used at one manufacturing facility. “We take this very seriously and are extremely disappointed that pentobarbital was introduced to our supply chain. We will continue to work closely with our suppliers and veterinarians to ensure the ingredients used in our products meet or exceed regulatory safety standards and our high-quality standards,” said Barry Dunaway, president of the companies pet foods division. “Above all, we are a company that loves pets and understand the responsibility we have in providing high quality food for the pets our consumers love.”

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:22:37 -0500
  • Bodies of newborn twins found in suitcase, authorities say news

    Authorities say the bodies of two infants were found in a purple suitcase dumped near a ditch.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:33:19 -0500
  • Aurora borealis turns the sky greener than the ground

    These Northern Light “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)

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:56:00 -0500
  • High School Students Lead Protest Against Gun Violence In Front Of White House news

    Dozens of students gathered in front of the White House on Monday to demand changes to gun laws, just days after a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:39:28 -0500
  • The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire end news

    BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire burning in central California (all times local):

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:34:36 -0500
  • Bernie Sanders On AR-15s: They’re 'Not For Hunting. They’re For Killing Human Beings’ news

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has once again called for a ban on the sale of assault weapons in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that left 17 dead last Wednesday.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:09:12 -0500
  • Depraved UK academic who blackmailed victims into sending abuse photos jailed for 32 years news

    A British academic who blackmailed victims into sending him increasingly depraved images which he shared on dark web forums was jailed for 32 years on Monday after admitting 137 offences which included encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy. Dr Matthew Falder, 29, a geophysicist employed as a researcher at Birmingham University in central England, duped victims by masquerading as a depressed female artist on forums and mainstream online advertising websites. Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA), said he approached more than 300 people worldwide, with 45 victims represented in the charges against him.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:10:26 -0500
  • Sheet Pan Chicken Recipes For Everyone Who Hates Doing Cleanup news

    Some people are just not emotionally equipped to handle kitchen cleanup with any level of chill.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:45:40 -0500
  • Mike Pence won’t commit to wall spanning entire US-Mexico border news

    Mike Pence has sidestepped questions about the ideal shape of Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. During an interview that took place near America’s border with Mexico, the Vice President was repeatedly asked about what type of barrier should be constructed. “President Trump will make the final decision about the structure of the wall, but the first step is that Congress has to fund it,” Mr Pence told interviewer Ainsley Earhardt.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:03:26 -0500
  • Relief turns to horror in Mexico helicopter crash news

    Santiago Jamiltepec (México) (AFP) - They thought the worst was over. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico on Friday evening hit right near their hometown, the southern city of Santiago Jamiltepec, but the damage was minor. Unlike previous earthquakes that killed hundreds or thousands of people in Mexico, this one claimed no lives and left minimal destruction.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:42:22 -0500
  • Harley-Davidson to Close Down Kansas Plant Despite Pleas from Congress news

    Harley-Davidson to Close Down Kansas Plant Despite Pleas from Missouri Congressional Leaders US Senators and Congressman’s last-ditch-effort to keep H-D’s Kansas plant open, to no avail   Over the last year or so we’ve reported on Harley-Davidson’s

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:33:45 -0500
  • This thread about women saying 'I think' will make you re-think your work communication news

    Women have a lot to contend with in the workplace.  If they're not getting mansplained, hepeated, or harassed, they're being told they need to think, talk, and act like men.  But, this Twitter thread by a software engineer has turned on its head the notion that men's workplace communication style is the example to follow. In fact, after reading this Twitter thread, men might consider communicating a bit more like women. SEE ALSO: 'Hepeating' is the new 'mansplaining' and it's definitely happened to you April Wensel—founder of software development company Compassionate Coding—wrote that women are "often told to avoid 'weak' language like 'I think,'" but that she found that, in reality, saying "I think" is "often more accurate."  "I find it more troubling when people state their opinion as if it's an undisputed fact," wrote Wensel. "We don't need to fix women; we need to appreciate what they're doing already." Women are often told to avoid "weak" language like "I think," but the truth is it's often more accurate. I find it more troubling when people state their opinion as if it's an undisputed fact.We don't need to fix women; we need to appreciate what they're already doing. — April Wensel (@aprilwensel) February 16, 2018 She wrote that she's heard countless male (and even female) engineers make declarative statements like "That won't work" or "That won't break," which were subsequently proved wrong.   "Honest, accurate communication is not weak; it's more effective!" she added.  I can't tell you how many times I've heard male engineers (and women who follow the aforementioned problematic advice) say, "That won't work" or "That won't break," and sure enough…Honest, accurate communication is not weak; it's more effective! — April Wensel (@aprilwensel) February 16, 2018 She said she had "a running bit of banter" with a male engineer she worked with, who loved to say "I'm 100% sure." "Let's just say his accuracy rate was not the same as his confidence level," she wrote.  I had a running bit of banter with one male engineer coworker because he loved saying, "I'm 100% sure," and let's just say his accuracy rate was not the same as his confidence level. — April Wensel (@aprilwensel) February 16, 2018 Honesty is always the best policy.  WATCH: It's so easy to save money and eat healthy with zero-waste cooking

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:21:48 -0500
  • Lebanon: Russia's New Outpost in the Middle East? news

    How would Israel or America respond?  Lebanon: Russia's New Outpost in the Middle East? After gaining naval and air bases in Syria, Russia may now be setting its sights on Lebanon. Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered Russia's Defense Ministry to seek a military cooperation agreement with Lebanon.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:01:00 -0500
  • Funerals: Grieving teens, raw emotions after school shooting news

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Each funeral for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre is different, yet the same: the mourning relatives, teens walking in clutches wearing black, politicians paying their respects, media cameras pointing at the entrance from across the parking lot.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:08:03 -0500
  • Gus Kenworthy Shuts Down Homophobic Twitter Troll In Olympic Medal-Worthy Style news

    U.S. skier Gus Kenworthy is taking no garbage from homophobic internet trolls.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:12:08 -0500
  • U.S. to extend skimpy health insurance outside of Obamacare news

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday proposed extending the availability of skimpy health insurance plans to millions of Americans in another Trump administration move aimed at undercutting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed rule that such plans, now available only for periods of three months or less, will be available for up to 12 months. The plans will not include the benefits that define the insurance created under Democratic former President Barack Obama, including required health benefits such as maternity coverage and the guarantee of insurance regardless of health.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:09:21 -0500
  • The Duchess Of Cambridge Faces Criticism For Not Wearing Black To The BAFTAs news

    Stars at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday night wore all-black in support of the Time’s Up initiative, much like they did at January’s Golden Globe awards.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:35:32 -0500
  • Qatari envoy says both Israel and Gaza militants want calm news

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Qatari envoy said Monday that both Israel and Gaza militants want to contain cross-border violence that has flared in recent days, as he detailed a new emergency fund to aid the blockaded territory.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:57:43 -0500
  • Rhode Island State Senator Charged With Extorting Sex from Page news

    The indictment says GOP Sen. Nick Kettle coerced a male page into sex on two occasions in 2011

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:03:41 -0500
  • Pit bull dog 'protects child from burglar' in Nebraska news

    A pit bull protected a nine-year-old boy who was home alone during an attempted robbery in Nebraska. Shane Shafer's mother had left him to go and pick up her other children. While he was alone, a man with ski mask broke in and Shane called on his dog, Baby Girl, to help.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:37:01 -0500
  • S. Korea's Moon urges 'stern' response to new US tariffs news

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in called Monday for a "stern" response to new US tariffs on the South's exports as concern grew over looming trade restrictions by Washington. US President Donald Trump last week threatened retaliatory action against China and South Korea and vowed to revise or scrap a 2012 free trade deal with the South which he described as a "disaster". Trump also put his "America First" doctrine into action last month by imposing duties of 20 to 50 percent on large washing machines made in nations including the South, as well as tariffs on solar panels imported from China and elsewhere.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:34:08 -0500
  • Can the Army Get Ready for War with Russia and China and Fight Terror Too? news

    The United States Army will receive increased funding in the President’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal as the service struggles to modernize while simultaneously fighting wars in current conflicts. The problem the Army must solve is how to deter Russia and China while dealing with today’s challenges. “The Army supports the 2018 National Defense Strategy by providing a combat-credible war-fighting force, postured and capable of deterring global competitors, preventing conflict and shaping the global security environment,” Maj. Gen. Paul A. Chamberlain, Army budget director told reporters.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:55:00 -0500
  • Carnival investigates "cruise from hell" news

    Carnival has launched an investigation into a wild brawl off the Australian coast, that saw 23 passengers kicked off a cruise. Some on board accuse security of being heavy handed. Joel Labi reports.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:30:46 -0500
  • Missouri Third-Graders Selling AR-15 Raffle Tickets For Their Baseball Team news

    Children in a Missouri town are selling raffle tickets offering an AR-15 assault-style rifle as the prize to raise money for their baseball team.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:20:04 -0500
  • NYC rape case prompts calls to close police sex loophole

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The 18-year-old woman was driving with two friends near Coney Island in September when the two plainclothes detectives pulled her over and found marijuana. The officers released the two male passengers, handcuffed the woman and told her she was under arrest, prosecutors say.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:30:31 -0500
  • Fergie Apologizes For National Anthem, Saying She 'Tried Her Best' news

    Fergie says she tried her best in her ill-received performance of the national anthem before the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:36:46 -0500
  • Islamic State kills 27 Iraqi militiamen near Kirkuk news

    By Mustafa Mahmoud KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants ambushed a convoy of pro-government militia fighters near the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk late on Sunday, killing at least 27 of them, the government-backed Popular Mobilisation Forces said on Monday. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. A security official said Iraqi forces were pursuing the militants, who had disguised themselves in police uniforms to carry out the ambush.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:34:01 -0500
  • In photos: Take a tour of chef René Redzepi's Noma 2.0

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    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:47:02 -0500
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