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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin slammed President Donald Trump's call to arm teachers.
Witnesses say they saw young girls being taken by the armed militants
Pennsylvania Republicans on Wednesday filed an emergency appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a new congressional map drawn by the state's top court from taking effect ahead of this year's mid-term elections. The Supreme Court rejected a similar petition from the state's Republican legislative leaders earlier this month, paving the way for a new map for the state's U.S. congressional districts. The new map, which the court released on Monday, is widely seen as giving Democrats a far better chance of capturing multiple seats in U.S. House of Representatives in the November elections.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal judge sentenced a former Arkansas judge Wednesday to five years in prison - a stiffer punishment than prosecutors recommended - after he admitted giving young male defendants lighter sentences in return for personal benefits that included sexual favors.
In the days after a mass shooting, the National Rifle Association usually stays completely silent, its social media accounts on lockdown. The move comes as the NRA appears to be attempting to dial down attention to the speech that longtime leader Wayne LaPierre is scheduled to give at CPAC later this week. A longtime conservative talk radio host, Loesch sparked outrage last year for an NRA recruitment ad in which she railed against the left for using "their media to assassinate real news" and said NRA members needed to confront "this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth".
Student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting confronted Florida's lawmakers on Wednesday to demand gun control reforms, as thousands of teenagers walked out of lessons in solidarity at schools across the state. About 100 students from the Parkland school travelled 450 miles to the state capital of Tallahassee to spend the morning meeting with Republican and Democratic party legislators.
At a "listening session" with victims of gun violence on Wednesday, President Donald Trump needed a reminder to listen.
DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of inappropriate behavior.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Crews who are helping restore power in Puerto Rico as part of a $750 million federal contract will leave the U.S. territory soon as nearly a quarter of a million customers remain in the dark more than five months after Hurricane Maria, officials said Wednesday.
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) - A seventh-grader who died a day after shooting himself inside a middle school restroom had fireworks and extra ammunition in his backpack, police said on Wednesday.
BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on the Syrian civil war (all times local):
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) - As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years later, he was bringing the word of God into living rooms around the globe via TV and dispensing spiritual counsel - and political advice - to U.S. presidents.
Things got extra freaky at Gucci's Milan Fashion Week show on Wednesday when designer Alessandro Michele sent models down the runway carrying replicas of their own heads.
Local leaders in Starkville, Mississippi, denied a request to host what would have been the town's first gay pride parade.
Harley-Davidson Releases Two Fancy New Sportsters With some new graphics and a handful of bolt-on goodies, Harley doubles down in the factory customs market. The modification-friendly and custom-inspired market has been making a lot of motorcycle companies a
(Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc said on Wednesday an advisory committee of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the use of its FluMist Quadrivalent vaccine in the upcoming flu season, reversing its earlier position. The announcement arrives in the midst of the most severe flu season the country has experienced in decades.
A fourth fortune hunter has died in the pursuit of a treasure chest containing more than $1 million worth of gold coins and jewels which is reputedly hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Jeff Murphy, 53, perished in June but the details of his death were only revealed eight months later. He was looking for Fenn's Treasure and died after going hiking up a trail within the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park, and falling 500ft down a rocky slope. Fenn's Treasure is said to have been deposited in 2010 by Forrest Fenn, an eccentric, octogenarian millionaire art dealer and former Vietnam fighter pilot. Mr Fenn, who is still alive, has said he set the task of finding it in...
Cora, a therapy dog in training sought out a man at the airport who'd lost his own pet the day before.
Leaders expressed admiration and respect for evangelist Billy Graham, who died at his North Carolina home Wednesday morning.
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic leaders called on Congress on Wednesday to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation $300 million to fight foreign efforts to interfere in congressional and state elections in November, amid growing concerns about potential Russian influence on the polls. Citing warnings from intelligence agencies that Russia is trying to influence the upcoming vote, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi asked that the additional funds be included in a bill to fund the government which Congress aims to pass by March 23.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A security officer overheard a student threaten to open fire at his Southern California high school, allowing officials to thwart the plot just days after a deadly shooting in Florida, authorities said Wednesday.
The United States urged Albania on Wednesday to avoid "careless language" after its prime minister suggested a single president and single security policy for both his country and neighboring Kosovo in a speech that infuriated Serbia. Serbia is sensitive to any talk of unification of its former province of Kosovo, which has a majority ethnic Albanian population, and Albania. Addressing Kosovo's parliament on Sunday on the 10th anniversary of the country's independence from Belgrade, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said: "Kosovo and Albania will have a single foreign policy and not just the same embassies and diplomatic representations, but why not one president, a symbol of national...
A video peddling a conspiracy theory that Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg is an actor reached No. 1 on YouTube's trending page Wednesday morning before the company ultimately removed it.
Time and again, America's worst mass shootings have featured a common thread: the killer's use of a military-style assault rifle that is inexpensive, easy to use and deadly efficient. The type of weapon, commonly known as the AR-15, is once again under scrutiny with critics calling for a ban after last week's massacre at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead. The AR-15 is a semi-automatic weapon, meaning a user can fire off multiple shots in quick succession.
Lorenzo Prado, a student who survived last week's deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, recounted the terrifying experience of being mistaken for the gunman.
When freshman Braden survived last week's shooting spree that killed 17 of his classmates, as well as adults, at his Parkland, Florida, high school, there was one person he knew who could understand the horrors he experienced: his father.
In rude Olympic news, a North Korean speed skater received a penalty during his race for appearing to attempt to throw off one of his fellow skaters. Speed skater Jong Kwang-Bom fell - twice! - during the men's 500 meters heat on Tuesday in Pyeongchang. Jong's first fall came within seconds of starting, prompting the judges to pause the race and restart. On the second round, the skater fell again. SEE ALSO: How to calm your nerves while watching the Olympics Speed skater Jong Kwang Bom of North Korea falls at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.Image: Getty ImagesBoth times, he appeared to reach out toward Japanese skater Keita Watanabe, first toward...
An Israeli judge ordered the chief executive of Bezeq Israel Telecom to remain in police custody for another six days on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the country's largest telecoms group. Bezeq CEO Stella Handler was arrested on Sunday in connection with an Israel Securities Authority (ISA) investigation of Bezeq over possible fraud and financial reporting offences.
Millions around the globe gathered around their TVs beginning Feb. 8 to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics, which are taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a mountainous rural village, 110 miles east of Seoul. As the world turned its gaze to the Korean Peninsula, it witnessed North Korea and South Korea unified, together under one flag, during the opening ceremony. In 2017, the crisis in North Korea was the most underreported humanitarian issue globally.
International reaction to the death of the Rev. Billy Graham on Wednesday:
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The pristine white sand beaches of Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos top this year's list of TripAdvisor's World's Best Beaches Awards.
After a week-long break, James Corden started his Tuesday night edition of The Late Late Show with a passionate speech addressing the recent school shooting in Florida. SEE ALSO: After the Parkland shooting, the gun control debate isn't fading away "I may not be American, but I have experience of what happened in my country when a mass shooting happened," says Corden in the clip above. "And I also have children who are American, and they go to school here." Corden goes on to show a graph illustrating just how huge a problem mass shootings are in the U.S. compared to the rest of the world, before using the UK and Australia as examples of countries who have used...
A Sports Illustrated report detailing widespread workplace sexual misconduct in the Dallas Mavericks organization that involved its former CEO is sending shock waves through the league and drawing sharp criticism.
Arch-conservative televangelist Pat Robertson appears to have had a change of heart about gun control after last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead.
Moscow on Wednesday said it would be "very difficult" to improve US-Russia relations, which have plummeted to Cold War lows on accusations of election meddling and crises in Syria and Ukraine. Deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov accused the US of trying to meddle in Russia's internal affairs ahead of a presidential election next month, after Washington indicted 13 Russians for an alleged covert effort to interfere in 2016 US polls. "Paradoxically, the Americans are taking steps towards meddling in our internal affairs and exacerbating tensions in bilateral relations ahead of the presidential election" in Russia on March 18, Ryabkov told the news agency Interfax.
Ten suspected Islamic militants who were trying to establish a Malaysian cell of a Philippine kidnap-for-ransom group have been arrested in Borneo island, police said Wednesday. The alleged extremists, mostly Filipinos, are also accused of trying to help fighters linked to the Islamic State (IS) group travel to the Philippines to join up with militants there, they said. The southern Philippines has long been a pocket of Islamic militancy in the largely Catholic country.
Malaysian police have arrested 10 people on suspicion of aiding the movement of militants between the eastern state of Sabah and the southern Philippines, a hotbed of Islamic insurgency, the second batch of arrests this year. The Muslim-majority Southeast Asian nation has been on high alert since gunmen linked to Islamic State launched several attacks in Jakarta, the capital of neighboring Indonesia, in January 2016. Police arrested the 10 suspects in three separate raids between Jan. 25 and Feb. 6, inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said in a statement.
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband's term in a special election that ended up being a referendum of sorts on the #metoo movement.
There's only one group Stephen thinks can actually defend the kids.
On 'Hannity,' Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, and Fox News national security strategist Sebastian Gorka discuss the Mueller indictments and the potential legal ramifications for Hillary Clinton.
The United Nations agency that helps the world's needy children issued a terse statement on Tuesday about the escalating death toll in Syria as pro-government forces hammer rebel-held areas.
The Fox News contributor and 'Special Report' favorite is still recovering from complications after surgery.
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.
Survivors of last week's school shooting in Florida were brought to tears as state lawmakers refused to debate a gun control measure in Tallahassee on Tuesday.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Last week's deadly Florida high school shooting and a Vermont teenager's arrest in what officials consider a near-miss on a high school shooting are giving a boost to gun control efforts in the state Legislature following years of the otherwise liberal state's steadfast refusal to regulate gun ownership.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western U.S., according to a report by park authorities.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders evaded reporters' questions Tuesday about what the president is doing to address Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio seventh-grader who brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a restroom just before classes began on Tuesday also had a device in his backpack meant to cause a distraction, police said.
It was an idyllic but cold holiday morning near Daly City's Thornton Beach, but a man's attempt to save his dog cost him his life.