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DISTURBING VIDEO: School security guard caught pretending to point gun at students
DISTURBING VIDEO: School security guard caught pretending to point gun at students

A school security guard in Florida could lose his job over a disturbing video posted on Snapchat.

Trump says FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe, draws criticism
Trump says FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe, draws criticism

By Michelle Price WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S presidential election, drawing sharp criticism for saying an excessive focus on Russia led investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly school shooting in Florida. In a series of tweets over the weekend from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Trump said congressional investigations and political "hatred" showed Russia had succeeded in sowing "discord, disruption and chaos" in the United States.

These two guys tried that 'tall man in a trenchcoat trick' to see 'Black Panther'
These two guys tried that 'tall man in a trenchcoat trick' to see 'Black Panther'

Marvel's latest hit Black Panther has audiences and critics swooning, and some people will do anything to see it. That includes moviegoers resorting to tactics you'd only see in cartoons, a la Vincent Adultman from Bojack Horseman. SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know before watching 'Black Panther' As per a video by Twitter user @steveslikecups posted on Saturday, two people were spotted in a trenchcoat trying to score themselves a "two for one special" to the movie.  We tried getting the two for one special at black panther. The manager was not having it. pic.twitter.com/Ktqsuh7s3m - Pillsbury (@stevelikescups) February 16, 2018 Predictably, the tactic...

Sally Field Is Playing Matchmaker Between Adam Rippon And Her Son
Sally Field Is Playing Matchmaker Between Adam Rippon And Her Son

Sally Field appears to be gunning for a new accolade: best supporting mom.

Nigeria frees 475 Boko Haram suspects for lack of evidence
Nigeria frees 475 Boko Haram suspects for lack of evidence

Nigeria has freed another 475 Boko Haram suspects following a series of mass trials in which most cases were dropped for lack of evidence, the justice ministry said Sunday. Over the course of the week, hundreds of suspected Boko Haram extremists have appeared before a court at the Kainji military base in central Niger state. The release order was issued on Friday, with the 475 suspects to be returned to their home states for "proper rehabilitation" before being sent back to their families, ministry spokesman Salihu Othman Isah said.

US vows investigation into Syria attack involving Russians
US vows investigation into Syria attack involving Russians

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday vowed to investigate an attack involving Russian citizens on American-allied forces in Syria but stopped short of accusing Moscow of orchestrating the assault. Russia has acknowledged that five of its citizens were killed in a US-led coalition bombing in the eastern Deir Ezzor province after they were part of a group of pro-regime combatants which led an attack on positions held by the Syrian Democratic Forces. "I understand that the Russian government now is saying that some of their not-military forces, contractors, were involved in that still unexplained attack," Mattis said while flying back to Washington after a weeklong tour of Europe,...

Israel slams Polish PM for WWII
Israel slams Polish PM for WWII 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli politicians accused Poland's prime minister of anti-Semitism Saturday for equating the Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust to its supposed "Jewish perpetrators," setting off a new chapter in an angry dispute over Poland's new bill criminalizing the mention of Polish complicity in the Nazi-led genocide.

Sweden says it could be part of U.N. peacekeeping in Ukraine
Sweden says it could be part of U.N. peacekeeping in Ukraine

By Andrea Shalal and Robin Emmott MUNICH (Reuters) - Sweden would be open to providing troops to a U.N. peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine if Russia and the West agreed, the country's defense minister said on Saturday as Western officials consider a force led by non-NATO nations. More than 10,000 people have been killed since April 2014 in a conflict that pits Ukrainian forces against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested a limited U.N. peacekeeping mission to eastern Ukraine, which many in the West see as an opportunity to negotiate a broader U.N. force to restore order, diplomats say.

The Latest: Some lanes reopen after deadly California crash

RIALTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a deadly freeway crash in Southern California (all times local):

A look at FBI call center that failed to flag tip on shooter
A look at FBI call center that failed to flag tip on shooter

More than a month before 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, the FBI got a tip warning that the suspect wanted to kill people and was planning to carry out a school shooting.

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake rattles southern Mexico, shaking felt in Mexico City
Magnitude 7.2 earthquake rattles southern Mexico, shaking felt in Mexico City

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Friday evening, causing some damage near the epicenter.

'You killed my kid!' Father of shooting victim laments

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - A father's grief and anger boiled over Friday as the first victims of the Florida high school massacre were buried.

Inmates who clapped for cop death suspect may face reprisals

CHICAGO (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.

Mourners gather for first Parkland funeral
Mourners gather for first Parkland funeral

Mourners gathered for the funeral of 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff in Parkland, Florida on Friday, the first for a victim since the shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Civilians have no place to run as Turkey offensive drags on
Civilians have no place to run as Turkey offensive drags on

BEIRUT (AP) - One-month-old Heyim Hassan was receiving treatment for a chest infection in the Afrin general hospital in northern Syria when a shell landed a few meters (feet) away. His panicked father whisked him out of the building and spent hours looking for nebulizers to aid the infant's breathing. No one was killed in the attack, but nearly 30 children had to be evacuated to safety.

Turkey, US to
Turkey, US to 'work together' in Syria after crisis

Turkey and United States on Friday agreed to work together in Syria after weeks of tensions over Ankara's latest cross-border operation that raised fears of a military confrontation between the two NATO allies. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu said after talks in Ankara that the two sides would set up working groups to solve key issues that have bedevilled relations. "We are not going to act alone any longer, not US doing one thing, Turkey doing another," Tillerson said after the talks.

Novartis readies to auction U.S. generic pills business: sources
Novartis readies to auction U.S. generic pills business: sources

Switzerland's Novartis AG is preparing to auction its U.S. generic pill business, looking to shed a unit that has struggled amid fierce price competition, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The move illustrates how the unit has diverged from the fortunes of the rest of Novartis' $10 billion Sandoz generics and biosimilars division. The company has fared better in manufacturing hard-to-make generic drugs, such as injectables and inhalables, than it has with easier to produce pills.

Dog foods pulled from shelves nationwide after investigation finds euthanasia drug
Dog foods pulled from shelves nationwide after investigation finds euthanasia drug

Retailers nationwide pulled at least 31 varieties of dog food off the shelves after an investigation found the food contained a euthanasia drug.

Twitter Claps Back After GOP Says
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.

The Latest: Hundreds at vigil mourn school shooting victims
The Latest: Hundreds at vigil mourn school shooting victims

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school (all times local):

Paul Ryan's 3 Years Of Arguing Against 'Knee-Jerk' Reactions To Shootings
Paul Ryan's 3 Years Of Arguing Against 'Knee-Jerk' Reactions To Shootings

has been arguing against what he calls a "knee-jerk" political response to American mass shootings for years.

Man who feared
Man who feared 'hoodlums' on trial for shooting black man

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An unarmed black man shot by a white homeowner who complained about "hoodlums" in his neighborhood was killed on a rare night when he decided to go to a house party instead of staying home to play video games, the victim's friends testified Thursday.

On eve of investigation, Vatican says pope meets sex abuse victims often
On eve of investigation, Vatican says pope meets sex abuse victims often

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis regularly meets with victims of sexual abuse, the Vatican said on Thursday, a disclosure that follows intense criticism of his defense of a Chilean bishop accused of covering up abuse. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirmed comments the pope made in private during a visit to Peru last month which were reported on Thursday by Civilta Cattolica, a journal of the Jesuit religious order. "The Holy Father meets victims of sexual abuse, either individually or in groups, several times a month," Burke said in a statement, adding that the pope "tries to help them heal the grave wounds caused by the abuses they suffered." Remarks the pope...

Florida high school shooting victim's father: 'Hold your children tight'
Florida high school shooting victim's father: 'Hold your children tight'

The father of one of the victim's of Wednesday's deadly mass shooting in Florida penned a heartbreaking Facebook post after learning of his daughter's tragic death.

A fake Kim Jong-Un said hi to North Korean cheerleaders, who didn't take it well
A fake Kim Jong-Un said hi to North Korean cheerleaders, who didn't take it well

Guess someone was going to do it. A Kim Jong-un impersonator went to greet North Korean cheerleaders at the Winter Olympics, and you can bet it caused quite the stir. SEE ALSO: Olympics volunteer could not be more unimpressed with winter games Only identified as Howard, the Australian man of Chinese descent attended the women's ice hockey match between a unified Korean team and Japan on Wednesday.  During the match, he walked over to the group of North Koreans waving a unified Korea flag - only to be pushed aside by a group of apparent DPRK minders. Suffice it to say, the some of the North Korean cheerleaders weren't so impressed. This Kim Jong Un impersonator walked in front...

South Africa
South Africa's ruling party finally turns against Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa's ruling party on Tuesday disowned President Jacob Zuma after sticking with him through years of scandals, ordering him to resign in an attempt to resolve a leadership crisis that has disrupted government business in one of Africa's biggest economies.

Passengers describe fear during California plane evacuation
Passengers describe fear during California plane evacuation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A small fire that broke out on a Southwest Airlines plane at a Southern California airport led to a confusing and sometimes chaotic evacuation, with some fearful travelers pushing each other to reach the exit, passengers said Tuesday.

US teacher
US teacher's deportation postponed mid-flight

The fate of a foreign-born teacher was in limbo Tuesday after his deportation from the United States was temporarily stopped while his flight was en route to his native Bangladesh. Syed Ahmed Jamal, a chemistry teacher based in Lawrence, Kansas, was taken off the flight during a layover in Hawaii -- the result of a dizzying chain of events that culminated in a last-minute stay of his deportation. Syed is still in the Honolulu Federal Detention Center," Jamal's attorney Rekha Sharma-Crawford said Tuesday.

Bill and Melinda Gates urge Trump to respect people and to not cut foreign aid
Bill and Melinda Gates urge Trump to respect people and to not cut foreign aid

Bill and Melinda Gates discussed the importance of foreign aid and the state of US politics. Donald Trump should treat people - especially women - with more respect, and continue investments in poorer countries for the sake of global security, the world's leading philanthropic couple Bill and Melinda Gates said on Tuesday.

A 3-Year-Old Indiana Girl Who Was Not Vaccinated Died From the Flu This Week
A 3-Year-Old Indiana Girl Who Was Not Vaccinated Died From the Flu This Week

She had a 106 degree fever when she was admitted to the hospital

The Latest: Israel closes doors on trial of Palestinian teen
The Latest: Israel closes doors on trial of Palestinian teen

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Latest on the trial of Palestinian teenager who slapped, punched two Israeli soldiers in December (all times local):

Edward Snowden Boasts That He Got Security Clearance Faster Than 'Half Of This White House'
Edward Snowden Boasts That He Got Security Clearance Faster Than 'Half Of This White House'

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden quipped in a tweet Monday that he won government security clearance "faster than half of this White House."

Obamas reveal unconventional portraits in Washington
Obamas reveal unconventional portraits in Washington

Former US first couple Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled their portraits at Washington's National Gallery Monday, two contrasting works by African American artists that shocked and delighted. The paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, were revealed at a star-studded event that is a rite of passage for most former American presidents.

Melinda Gates: President Trump
Melinda Gates: President Trump's 'Misguided' Budget Shows U.S. Doesn't Care About Women and Children

The philanthropist argues that cuts in international health programs can harm Americans back home

Mirai Nagasu Inspired By Michelle Kwan, Also A Child Of Asian Restaurant Family
Mirai Nagasu Inspired By Michelle Kwan, Also A Child Of Asian Restaurant Family

With the landing of a historic triple axel at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Mirai Nagasu instantly became a role model to many younger American skaters.

McConnell fulfills promise, Senate opens immigration debate
McConnell fulfills promise, Senate opens immigration debate

Can an open-ended debate on immigration reform produce a bipartisan bill in the Senate? Democratic commentator Monique Pressley and syndicated radio host Kevin McCullough join the debate.

Do You Like Paying Tolls? You're Gonna Love Trump's Infrastructure Plan
Do You Like Paying Tolls? You're Gonna Love Trump's Infrastructure Plan

WASHINGTON ― If you like paying tolls, you're going to love Donald Trump's infrastructure plan.

Turkey to name street by U.S. Embassy after its Syrian offensive
Turkey to name street by U.S. Embassy after its Syrian offensive

The mayor of the Turkish capital of Ankara said on Monday he had approved re-naming a street outside the U.S. Embassy as "Olive Branch", the name Turkey uses for its ongoing military campaign in Syria. Ankara has been infuriated by Washington's alliance in Syria with forces led by the Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey is targeting in its offensive. President Tayyip Erdogan has promised to sweep the militia from Turkey's southern border, a move that could put Turkish troops in confrontation with U.S. forces on the ground in Syria.

Police Say Mom Killed Herself After Shooting 11-Year-Old Son
Police Say Mom Killed Herself After Shooting 11-Year-Old Son

Police in Missouri say a woman's fiance found her and her 11-year-old son with gunshot wounds to the head after waking up to the sound of gunshots over the weekend.

Officials: Correctional officer shoots just-released inmate after attack
Officials: Correctional officer shoots just-released inmate after attack

Authorities say a correctional officer shot and critically injured a just-released prison inmate during an apparent attempted carjacking in a parking lot near the prison.

Trump aide confident Democratic memo will be released
Trump aide confident Democratic memo will be released

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are prepared to black out parts of their memo about the FBI's Russia investigation to ensure there's no harmful spilling of secrets, then try again to get President Donald Trump to let it come out. A White House aide said he's confident it will be released once Democrats "clean it up."

Officials: 4 killed in Southern California small plane crash
Officials: 4 killed in Southern California small plane crash

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Four people were killed Sunday when a small, home-built plane crashed near a mountain town in Southern California, authorities said.

Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan
Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

Donald Trump's administration will sketch out more details of its plan to invest in America's creaking infrastructure Monday, hoping it can leverage up to $1.5 trillion for the cause. Senior White House officials said the president's budget, due to be released on Monday, will include $200 billion earmarked for projects to fix roads, bridges and other crucial infrastructure. Trump, playing up his background in construction, had made fixing US infrastructure a core campaign pledge and already announced the $1.5 trillion plan in his State of the Union address last month.

Helicopter Crash in Grand Canyon Kills 3, Injures 4: 'It Was Horrible'
Helicopter Crash in Grand Canyon Kills 3, Injures 4: 'It Was Horrible'

The Papillon Airways EC130, which was carrying a pilot and six passengers, crashed under unknown circumstances near Quartermaster Canyon on the Hualapai Nation about 5:20 p.m. Saturday.

Donald Trump warns Israel its settlements are 'complicating' search for Middle East peace
Donald Trump warns Israel its settlements are 'complicating' search for Middle East peace

President Donald Trump has warned Israel that its West Bank settlements risk complicating efforts to find peace in the Middle East. In an interview published on Sunday, Mr Trump also told an Israeli newspaper that he was sceptical that either side - Palestinians or Israelis - were ready to make peace. The American president angered Palestinians in December when he recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and then threatened to withhold aid unless their leaders entered talks. But after going out of his way to talk up close ties with Israel during his first year in office, Mr Trump offered a more even handed approach in the interview with the conservative newspaper Yisrael Hayom by...

Plane crash outside Moscow leaves 71 dead amid snowy conditions
Plane crash outside Moscow leaves 71 dead amid snowy conditions

An airplane carrying 65 passengers and 6 crew members has crashed outside Moscow amid snowy conditions.

S. Korea
S. Korea's Moon watches concert with Kim Jong Un's sister

South Korean President Moon Jae-in sat next to the powerful sister of the North's leader Kim Jong Un at a concert in Seoul by musicians from Pyongyang, as conservative protesters burned the North's national flag outside Sunday. The show was the final set-piece element of the North Korean delegation's landmark visit, the diplomatic highlight of the Olympics-driven rapprochement between the two halves of the peninsula. Kim on Saturday invited Moon to a summit in the North, an offer extended by his sister and special envoy Kim Yo Jong, who made history as the first member of the North's ruling dynasty to visit the South since the Korean War.

Woman killed, 12 injured in Beijing mall knife attack
Woman killed, 12 injured in Beijing mall knife attack

A woman was killed and 12 other people injured after a man carried out a knife attack in a mall in a busy shopping district in the Chinese capital, Beijing, police said on Sunday. Beijing police said in a short statement they had detained a man over the early afternoon attack at the Joy City Mall in the Xidan district. Beijing radio showed pictures on their WeChat account of blood spattered on the floor in part of the mall and at least one injured person being taken from the scene.

The RNC Asked Tweeters To Take A Donald Trump Approval Poll. They Did So With Glee.
The RNC Asked Tweeters To Take A Donald Trump Approval Poll. They Did So With Glee.

The Republican National Committee is being mocked online after it asked people to take part in this February approval poll for President Donald Trump: We want to hear from YOU.

Syria regime strikes kill six civilians in Ghouta: monitor
Syria regime strikes kill six civilians in Ghouta: monitor

Syrian regime air strikes killed six civilians including two children overnight in Eastern Ghouta after a day of respite from deadly bombardment of the rebel enclave, a monitor said Sunday. Since February 5, President Bashar al-Assad's regime has intensified its bombardment of the besieged region outside Damascus, killing more than 245 civilians including dozens of children. On Saturday, the Damascus government eased up its strikes on Eastern Ghouta as it faced Israeli air raids on what Israel said were regime and Iranian targets inside the country.

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