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'Black Panther' Is Breaking An Insane Number Of Box Office Records
'Black Panther' Is Breaking An Insane Number Of Box Office Records

The King of Wakanda is still conquering the box office.

The Dallas Mavericks Launch Investigation After Report Alleges a Culture of Sexual Misconduct
The Dallas Mavericks Launch Investigation After Report Alleges a Culture of Sexual Misconduct

Sports Illustrated report describes a "culture rife with misogyny"

Kushner Doesn't Want To Give Up His Security Clearance As John Kelly Cracks Down: Report
Kushner Doesn't Want To Give Up His Security Clearance As John Kelly Cracks Down: Report

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner doesn't want to give up the interim security clearance that gives him access to highly classified information, even though his current duties likely don't require him to view top-secret material, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Duterte slammed for barring Philippine news site from his events
Duterte slammed for barring Philippine news site from his events

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's move to ban a critical news website from covering the presidential palace is a threat to press freedom, rights and media groups said on Wednesday. Rappler, set up in 2012, is among a clutch of Philippine news organisations that have sparred with Duterte over their critical coverage of his drug war which the government says has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 suspects. Human rights groups charge that thousands more have been killed by shadowy vigilantes.

Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won Overwhelmingly
Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won Overwhelmingly

Democrats flipped a GOP-held Kentucky state House seat on Tuesday, handing the party its 37th state legislative pickup nationwide since Donald Trump won the presidency.

The Latest: Wife loses bid to replace lawmaker who shot self
The Latest: Wife loses bid to replace lawmaker who shot self

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Latest on a special election to complete the remaining term of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself last year (all times local):

Hundreds of students leave school, walk to shooting site
Hundreds of students leave school, walk to shooting site

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Hundreds of students walked out of their Florida high school Tuesday and made their way to the site of a school shooting about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away in a show of solidarity for bringing an end to gun violence.

Trump's compromise on gun control: explaining the president's (tiny) offer
Trump's compromise on gun control: explaining the president's (tiny) offer

On Tuesday Donald Trump offered a ban on bump stock devices and a new law to enforce background check laws. A day after high school students lay on the ground in the streets in front of the White House, asking "Am I next?" the White House has signaled support for two of the smallest possible steps forward on gun control. Newly-activist students who survived the mass shooting in a Florida high school last week are asking for a fresh ban on assault weapons.

The Latest: Democrats: No basis for GOP to sue over new map
The Latest: Democrats: No basis for GOP to sue over new map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on congressional redistricting in Pennsylvania (all times local):

How rightwing media is already attacking Florida teens speaking out
How rightwing media is already attacking Florida teens speaking out

Emma González, 18, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, gave an impassioned speech at an anti-gun rally in Fort Lauderdale. Students are speaking out, demanding that politicians act. Many found their voice on Twitter and directly attacked Donald Trump's strange and distracted online response to the massacre.

Dad Arrested for Impregnating Daughter Granted Bond; She Remains Jailed
Dad Arrested for Impregnating Daughter Granted Bond; She Remains Jailed

A father who impregnated and married his biological, adult daughter was granted bond Tuesday in Henrico County, Virginia.

Trump Jr. arrives in India to pitch condos
Trump Jr. arrives in India to pitch condos

The eldest son of the U.S. president arrived in India to help promote the Trump Organization's condominium developments.

Police say student shoots self in Ohio middle school, no one else hurt
Police say student shoots self in Ohio middle school, no one else hurt

Police in Ohio say a 7th-grader apparently brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a bathroom.

Hero Teacher Killed in Florida Gave Fiancée Funeral Instructions in Case He Died in School Shooting
Hero Teacher Killed in Florida Gave Fiancée Funeral Instructions in Case He Died in School Shooting

Scott Biegel's partner, Gwen Gossler, followed his wishes.

Florida Shooter's Former Friend Says She Reported Him To School 'Multiple' Times
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.

Five Iranian security officers killed at Sufi protest in Tehran

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON (Reuters) - Five members of Iranian security forces were killed in Tehran on Monday night in clashes with protesters from a religious order, 300 of whom were arrested, the police said. Members of the Gonabadi Dervishes, who follow the mystical Sufi strain of Islam, considered a threat by the theocratic establishment, clashed with riot police after gathering at a police station to demand the release of members of their sect. Three riot police were killed when a bus was driven into their ranks, a volunteer Basij militiaman was run over by a car and another was stabbed, officials said.

New York Daily News Rips Donald Trump For Visiting Golf Course During Florida Funerals
New York Daily News Rips Donald Trump For Visiting Golf Course During Florida Funerals

The New York Daily News tore into President Donald Trump for visiting his Florida golf course while funerals for the Parkland school massacre victims were taking place "just miles away."

Swiss Skier Joel Gisler Plunges 15 Feet In Brutal Crash During Olympic Halfpipe
Swiss Skier Joel Gisler Plunges 15 Feet In Brutal Crash During Olympic Halfpipe

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.

Durham student brought gun to school,
Durham student brought gun to school, 'immediately' turned it over, school officials say

A student at an elementary school in Durham inadvertently had a gun at school Monday, according to authorities.

Thousands in Zimbabwe bid farewell to
Thousands in Zimbabwe bid farewell to 'People's General' Tsvangirai

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - In a sea of red T-shirts, thousands of Zimbabweans bade farewell on Monday to opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death has opened divisions in his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party only months before elections. Tsvangirai died on Feb. 14 aged 65 after a long battle with cancer and is due to be buried on Tuesday in his rural home of Buhera, 200 km (130 miles) southeast of Harare. Party faithful converged on a square in downtown Harare to bid farewell to a man whose career was defined by his rivalry with long-time president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted in November.

Survivors of Florida school shooting plan march on Washington to demand gun control
Survivors of Florida school shooting plan march on Washington to demand gun control

Young survivors of last week's Florida school shooting say they will march on Washington next month to demand action on gun control. On Sunday they spoke out angrily against President Donald Trump as he tried to blame Democrats for failing to pass legislation when Barack Obama was in power and rebuked the FBI for failing to act on warnings that Nikolas Cruz was a danger. Cruz faces 17 counts of premeditated murder after being arrested in the wake of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, near Fort Lauderdale. Students said they will make Wednesday's shooting a turning point in America's gun debate. Survivors appeared on Sunday morning political talk...

Man Who Accused Former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of Sex Abuse Found Dead
Man Who Accused Former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of Sex Abuse Found Dead

Delvonn Heckard, 47, was found dead in a suburban Seattle motel room Friday; the cause of death is still pending.

Parents Outraged After Learning About School Threat Months Later
Parents Outraged After Learning About School Threat Months Later

A letter from a New Jersey school district regarding school safety in the wake of the recent shooting in Florida was sent out Friday, saying there was a threat made against Ramapo Ridge Middle School months earlier.

'Do not test Israel's resolve', Netanyahu warns Iran

Munich (Germany) (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran on Sunday over aggressions by Iran and its "proxies" in Syria, saying he would not allow them to "put a noose of terror around our neck".

Top German lawmaker in security row with Turkey at Munich meeting
Top German lawmaker in security row with Turkey at Munich meeting

By Paul Carrel and Andrea Shalal BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - A row broke out on Sunday between a leading German politician of Turkish origin and Turkey's delegation at the Munich Security Conference, with the lawmaker being given police protection after what he said was a tense encounter with Turkish bodyguards. Cem Ozdemir, co-leader of Germany's ecologist Greens until late last month and a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said he was given protection at the conference after police told him Turkish security, staying in the same hotel, had accused him of being a "terrorist". "(The police) told me there was a problem with Turkish security, that they had pointed out that a...

Trump Cites Facebook Executive In 'Fake News' Twitter Rant Over Russian Indictments
Trump Cites Facebook Executive In 'Fake News' Twitter Rant Over Russian Indictments

President Donald Trump went on a "fake news" Twitter attack over the Russian indictments Saturday, citing a Facebook ad executive who said the Russians' "main goal" was not to sway the presidential election.

13 dead after helicopter crash at Mexico earthquake site
13 dead after helicopter crash at Mexico earthquake site

A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. The Oaxaca state prosecutor's office said in a statement that five women, four men and three children were killed at the crash site and another person died later at the hospital. A state government official who was not authorized to be quoted by name said the chopper crashed into a group of people who had been spending the night in an open field after a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the area. Aftershocks had caused people to flee their homes for fear they would collapse. The Defence Department...

Israel
Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

A serial survivor of scandals, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble once more after police recommended a range of bribery and other charges against him in two separate investigations. Yet the law doesn't require him to step down until convicted, the process could drag on for months, and the determined, loquacious leader is digging in his heels.

May pleads for
May pleads for 'urgent' post-Brexit EU security deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May pleaded Saturday for an urgent deal with the European Union on post-Brexit security cooperation, warning that citizens' lives were at stake. In a speech at the Munich Security Conference, she acknowledged that no deal currently exists between the EU and a third country "that captures the full depth and breadth of our existing relationship". "This cannot be a time when any of us allow competition between partners, rigid institutional restrictions or deep-seated ideology to inhibit our cooperation and jeopardise the security of our citizens," May told an audience that included European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

Tweeters Rip Donald Trump Over 'Tone Deaf' Thumbs-Up Pose With School Shooting Cops
Tweeters Rip Donald Trump Over 'Tone Deaf' Thumbs-Up Pose With School Shooting Cops

President Donald Trump has sparked anger after he gave the thumbs-up while posing for a photograph with law enforcement officers who responded to Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians strikes at the heart of the meddling matter
Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians strikes at the heart of the meddling matter

What Robert Mueller delivered in Friday's indictment were the first charges for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The special counsel also buried once and for all Donald Trump's mealy-mouthed obfuscations over whether Russia was responsible for this confidence trick of breathtaking scope and scale.

Washington Grandmother Allegedly Finds Detailed School Shooting Plan in Grandson's Journal, Calls 911
Washington Grandmother Allegedly Finds Detailed School Shooting Plan in Grandson's Journal, Calls 911

The Washington grandmother found an AK-47 and a detailed plan for a school shooting in grandson's journal.

GOP Votes To Roll Back The Americans With Disabilities Act
GOP Votes To Roll Back The Americans With Disabilities Act

Disability advocates, some in wheelchairs, were dragged from the Capitol Building after a bill that would roll back the ADA was passed in the House.

Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun Violence
Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun Violence

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. ― They're furious about political stonewalling, and most of them aren't yet old enough to vote.

Netanyahu to visit White House: US official
Netanyahu to visit White House: US official

Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the White House next month, a senior US administration official told AFP on Friday. The March 5 visit comes after a war of words between the Israeli and US governments over settlements, and a scandal that has seen police recommend Netanyahu be indicted for graft. US officials reacted furiously this month when Netanyahu suggested he had discussed annexing settlements in the occupied West Bank with Washington.

16 Skeleton Helmets From The Winter Olympics That Are Pure Fire On Ice
16 Skeleton Helmets From The Winter Olympics That Are Pure Fire On Ice

Skeleton athletes are bringing fire to the Winter Olympics with their epic helmet designs.

Trump Suggests Florida Students Could Have Done More To Prevent Deadly Shooting
Trump Suggests Florida Students Could Have Done More To Prevent Deadly Shooting

President Donald Trump on Thursday responded to the massacre at a South Florida high school by suggesting students and the surrounding community could have done more to prevent the attack.

Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing 17
Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing 17

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Missing 4-year-old South Carolina girl found safe in Alabama
Missing 4-year-old South Carolina girl found safe in Alabama

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - A 4-year-old girl who disappeared from her South Carolina home where her mother was found badly beaten has been found safe a day later in Alabama, authorities said.

Teacher Charged With Child Abuse After Forcing Student to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance
Teacher Charged With Child Abuse After Forcing Student to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance

A Colorado teacher accused of forcefully making a student stand for the Pledge of Allegiance has been charged with child abuse and assault.

Prince Henrik, husband of Denmark
Prince Henrik, husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, dies

Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, has died, the palace announced Wednesday. "His Royal Highness Prince Henrik died Tuesday, February 13 at 23:18 at Fredensborg Castle", a royal residence about 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Copenhagen, surrounded by his wife and their two sons, the palace statement said. Born Henri Marie Jean Andre de Laborde de Monpezat on June 11, 1934 in Talence, near Bordeaux, the count married Margrethe, heir to the Danish throne, in June 1967.

Andy McCarthy explains significance of Susan Rice
Andy McCarthy explains significance of Susan Rice's email

Why did Susan Rice email herself on the last day of the Obama administration to emphasize everything was 'by the book'?

EPA Head Scott Pruitt Defends First-Class Travel, Citing Security Concerns
EPA Head Scott Pruitt Defends First-Class Travel, Citing Security Concerns

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt defended his use of first-class and business-class travel on Tuesday, saying a "toxic" political environment has created security risks that mandate his frequent use of premium cabins.

5 Pointz Developer Who Whitewashed Artists' Murals Forced to Pay Them $6.7 Million
5 Pointz Developer Who Whitewashed Artists' Murals Forced to Pay Them $6.7 Million

"This is a win for artists' rights all across the country. This is a win for the visual artists and their protection."

Air Show: White leads talented field into halfpipe final
Air Show: White leads talented field into halfpipe final

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The legend, the brash upstart and the soft-spoken prodigy have been circling each other for months, trading boundary-pushing runs with one eye on the halfpipe and the other on their long-awaited faceoff in the South Korean mountains, the one for all the swag and an Olympic gold to boot.

Vanessa Trump taken to hospital after white powder scare
Vanessa Trump taken to hospital after white powder scare

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump Jr.'s wife was taken to a New York City hospital on Monday as a precaution after she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that contained an unidentified white powder, though police later said the substance wasn't dangerous, authorities said.

Why the Air Force Is Dumping the B-2 for the B-21 (and the Old B-52)
Why the Air Force Is Dumping the B-2 for the B-21 (and the Old B-52)

With the United States Air Force proposing to retire its fleet of Rockwell International B-1B Lancers and Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirits as the new Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider comes online, one intrepid B-2 pilot has started a campaign to save at least of the of 20 remaining stealth bombers for posterity. "Recently it was announced that the B-2 Bomber will be retiring in the 2030s," reads an anonymous GoFundMe campaign by a B-2 pilot to raise $1 billion to purchase a retired Spirit. The Air Force formally announced its decision to eventually retire the B-1 and B-2 on Feb. 12 during the rollout of the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal.

Netanyahu, US discuss annexing West Bank settlements
Netanyahu, US discuss annexing West Bank settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he has been discussing legislation with the United States that would effectively annex settlements in the occupied West Bank, a spokesman said. The move would severely damage remaining prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and draw international outrage. "Regarding the issue of applying sovereignty, I can tell you that I have for some time been speaking with the Americans about it," Netanyahu told lawmakers from his Likud party, according to comments relayed by a spokesman.

Correction: Police Officer Theft story

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - In a story Feb. 6 about thefts from a police forfeiture program, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a Florida man convicted of stealing from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department was a former police officer. He was a former civilian employee.

National Portrait Gallery unveils Obama portraits
National Portrait Gallery unveils Obama portraits

The National Portrait Gallery is unveiling portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama.

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