The National Rifle Association says some companies have decided to "punish" their members by severing ties with the powerful gun lobby group.Predicts loss will be short-lived »
WASHINGTON ― The criminal information document released by special counsel Robert Mueller ahead of Trump campaign aide Rick Gates’ guilty plea on Friday contains prominent references to “a member of Congress” who met in 2013 with future Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and another lobbyist. HuffPost has identified that member as Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), a loudly pro-Russia lawmaker who has drawn the attention of Mueller and congressional investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mueller has not yet interviewed Rohrabacher, the congressman’s spokesman told HuffPost on Friday in a message that also confirmed the 2013 meeting with Manafort.
CNN’s Alisyn Camerota discusses gun control with the NRA’s Dana Loesch on Friday. The national spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association on Friday doubled down on her claim that members of the media “love” mass shootings, like last week’s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., because of the bump in television ratings that some networks experience in their wake. In a heated exchange with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Friday morning, NRA representative Dana Loesch was asked by the “New Day” host why she would make such an “inflammatory” assertion.
STONEMAN DOUGLAS’ ONLY ARMED DEPUTY RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING THE SCHOOL RESIGNS After staying outside the building during the rampage instead of confronting the shooter. TRUMP PROPOSES A PAY BUMP FOR ARMED TEACHERS Doubling down on the idea during a meeting with law enforcement at the White House.
A Florida high school student who survived last week's mass shooting took to social media on Friday to slam Senator Marco Rubio for accepting donations from the National Rifle Association (NRA). Sarah Chadwick, a sophomore student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, tweeted a clever jab at Rubio, who reportedly received two donations of $4,950 from the lobbying group during his previous campaigns.
The White House went on lockdown after a driver crashed a vehicle into a barrier outside of the complex. The suspect was later apprehended according to the Secret Service.
As Bart Whitaker fled to Mexico under an alias, cops found evidence he may have planned his family's murder two years earlier.
Once it became clear West Virginia schools would close for a statewide teacher walkout this week, staffers from Nitro High School came up with a plan to keep hungry students fed while school was out. The school normally puts out backpacks of free food on Fridays for students to take home for the weekend, leaving them in a few discreet spots so kids in need can grab them without embarrassment. Instead, they announced their two-day walkout five days ahead of time ― in part so that undernourished students wouldn’t be left in the lurch.
The funeral procession of Billy Graham made its way through North Carolina to his hometown of Charlotte as thousands came out to say goodbye to “America’s Pastor.”
Last week, Austin Eubanks had just wrapped up his speech at a school in Colorado when he noticed he had a message on his phone. “I just wrote back, ‘How bad is it?’” Eubanks said. Down in Parkland, Florida, a lone gunman had shot and killed 17 people inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a death toll higher than the one inside Eubanks’ own high school that was targeted by two gunmen when he was a teenager.
President Trump announced Friday that the United States was imposing a new round of sanctions taking aim at North Korea, the latest effort to tighten the economic vise in response to the Stalinist regime’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The new measures chiefly target ships and shipping companies in mainland China, Taiwan and the North. The president’s announcement came as his daughter Ivanka, one of his closest advisers, visited South Korea for the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games.
Islamist militant group Boko Haram is suspected to have kidnapped scores of girls on Monday from a school in Dapchi village, Yobe state. It would be the largest mass abduction since Boko Haram took more than 270 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok in 2014, sparking an online campaign that went viral and spurring several governments into action to try and find them. A roll-call at the school in Dapchi on Tuesday showed 91 students were absent, though estimates of the number of missing range from around 50 to more than 100.
Amazon, Apple, Roku and YouTube are facing increased calls to drop the National Rifle Association’s TV channel from their streaming services, as backlash against the organization grows following a Florida school shooting last week that killed 17 people.
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An Afghan official says at least 18 soldiers have been killed after their checkpoint came under attack by Taliban insurgents in western Farah province. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, said two other soldiers were wounded in the attack which took place in Bala Buluk district of Farah province. An Afghan Interior Ministry official says two security personnel have been killed in a suicide bombing attack in the capital Kabul.
An American man is in custody in Japan after authorities found a severed head in a suitcase left in a lodging facility. Japanese investigators said the 26-year-old American was seen on security footage with a 27-year-old woman who went missing, The Japan Times reported. Police were investigating the woman’s disappearance when they came upon what appears to be her missing head, still inside a suitcase in an Osaka lodging facility, they said.
NRA officials have gone on the attack to rail against the “politicization” of a tragedy, and going so far as to suggest that members of the media “love mass shootings” because of the ratings they supposedly bring. Enterprise Holdings, which operates the rental car brands Enterprise, National and Alamo, says it will end its discount program for NRA members next month, along with Avis and Budget.
A major American airline has stopped giving discounts to members of the National Rifle Association, joining a slew of companies that have cut ties with the gun-rights lobbying group in the wake of a Florida school shooting. Delta Airlines announced on Twitter that they would be ending the NRA's contract for discounted rates through their group travel program. On Saturday morning, the NRA's annual meetings site still stated that they had contracted special flight discounts with United Airlines and Delta Airlines for members attending the their annual meetings and exhibits.
A cow in Poland celebrated as an icon of freedom for her dramatic escape from slaughter has died from stress after being recaptured. The red Limousin beef cow was caught Thursday near the village of Siestrzechowice and loaded onto a truck back to captivity, but she died during transportation, The Associated Press reports. Workers were leading her towards a slaughterhouse-bound truck in southern Poland near Lake Nyskie.
Eric Metaxas speaks during the 44th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C, on Jan. 27, 2017. The case of Eric Metaxas still remains a puzzling one to many of his fellow evangelicals. How could the man who wrote an admiring, bestselling biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer — the German pastor martyred for his opposition to the Nazis — become one of the most prominent evangelical supporters of Donald Trump, the most authoritarian, least churchly president in recent American history?
A mother and daughter took matters into their own hands and shot a would-be robber at their liquor store in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
A Lebanese man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait has been arrested, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday. Alan Peter Cayetano said he has told President Rodrigo Duterte about the arrest in Lebanon of Nader Essam Assaf but added that Assaf's Syrian wife, who is also a suspect in the death of Joanna Demafelis, remains at large. The discovery of Demafelis's body on Feb. 6 in the apartment in Kuwait City, where it had reportedly been kept for more than a year, sparked outrage and refocused attention on the tragic plight of poor Filipinas toiling mostly as maids abroad.
If you mapped out the discussion about the major causes of gun violence following every mass shooting in the United States, it would almost certainly lead you to the same destination: mental illness. Sure, there are cases where mental illness might play a role in gun violence. Blanket statements that connect mental health conditions with shooting tragedies alienate the millions of people who live ― and live well ― with these issues, experts say.
By Jan Strupczewski and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Poland's ruling party must do everything it can to stop anti-Semitic remarks that are hurting Poland's standing in the world and putting its interests at risk, European Council President Donald Tusk told a news conference on Friday. Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, said after he met Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki that discussions with other European leaders showed the situation of Warsaw was "very serious". "I told the prime minister the situation ... has a direct impact on Polish interests, Poland's reputation and Poland's standing in the world," Tusk said, adding that Morawiecki understood that.
A Wisconsin woman has been charged with suffocating three babies more than 30 years ago — cases that investigators initially attributed to sudden infant death syndrome, prosecutors said Friday. The cases were reopened in March 2015 after Nancy Moronez's daughter told police her mother confessed to suffocating Moronez's son with a garbage bag in 1980, prosecutors say.
An Instagram post by former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin prompted a private Los Angeles area high school to shut down Friday as authorities worked to understand the somewhat cryptic message. The LA Times reports police took Martin into custody for questioning Friday. Martin tagged four people, including his former Dolphins teammates Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey in the post, referencing both the high school and the Dolphins in text overlaying the image of the shotgun.