Timothy Cunningham, 35, went to work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Feb. 12 and left sick, but hasn't been seen or heard from since.'This is an appeal to the public' »
President Trump on Friday castigated the uniformed sheriff’s deputy on duty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during last week’s shooting spree in which 17 people died. Some commentators have said this casts doubt on the usefulness of arming teachers to stop attackers, but Trump drew the opposite conclusion. During a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md., the president said he believed that an armed teacher or administrator would have stopped the shooter in Parkland.
When President Donald Trump held a listening session with survivors of gun violence, their family members and the parents of murdered students on Wednesday, much of the discussion focused on ways to enhance school security. The president recommended arming teachers, while one parent suggested that undercover police officers pose as teachers and school staff. There’s scant evidence that more cops and security guards on campus actually stop school shootings. There’s an abundance of evidence suggesting that more school security means more vulnerable students getting funneled at an early age into the criminal justice system.
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.
In the days following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many of the students who survived the carnage have become vocal about their desires for stricter gun control laws. In response, members of the far right have invented wild conspiracy theories that a few of the students who have been featured prominently in the media are paid "crisis actors" who are linked to the FBI. When asked about the conspiracy theories he says you wouldn't ask that if you'd have seen him in the school's Fiddler on the Roof.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been targeted by an anthrax hoax, reports London’s Evening Standard. A piece of mail containing a harmless white powder the sender purported to be anthrax spores was sent to the couple on Feb. 12, according to the daily newspaper. The package was addressed to both Markle and Prince Harry, who are scheduled to tie the knot on May 19.
“The medical examiner’s report substantiated what we observed," said Sheriff Agnew. Stephens's father eventually discovered his daughter's mangled body, which he said was being aggressively "guarded" by the two pit bulls. Sheriff Agnew said that once officers arrived at the scene, they spent over an hour trying to capture the large pit bulls, which were believed to both weigh as much as their 5-foot-1, 125-pound owner.
Tourists catching a flight out of Sin City can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport. The 10 green bins dubbed “amnesty boxes” prevent federal transportation agents from finding pot on passengers during security screenings. The containers were installed last week following a county ban on marijuana possession and advertising at McCarran International Airport, aiming to keep it in compliance with federal law.
During a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday, a reporter asked President Trump a question about his son-in-law Jared Kushner’s security clearance, to which Trump replied that it would be up to chief of staff John Kelly.
President Trump has all the legal authority he needs to keep U.S. forces in Syria and Iraq indefinitely, the Pentagon and State Department said in a pair of letters released on Thursday. The letters also warned that the United States reserves the right to take military action to defend its anti-ISIS allies in Syria, potentially setting the stage for new clashes with regime forces and their Russian partners.
An armed resource deputy at Stoneman Douglas High School did not go into the building as the shooting was underway, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said after reviewing security camera footage.
One of the world’s largest car rental companies is cutting ties with the National Rifle Association. First national members will still be able to purchase NRA-branded prepaid Visa debit cards because they were made available through a separate entity, NetSpend.
A spokeswoman for St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner says Gardner is "not playing political games" when it comes to the indictment of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. Spokeswoman Susan Ryan on Friday issued a statement in response Greitens' claim that his indictment on one felony count of invasion of privacy was politically motivated.
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.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he would extend his ban on sending workers to Kuwait to include other countries if investigations showed Filipinos were being seriously abused by employers elsewhere. The Southeast Asian country has suspended the deployment of workers to the Gulf state since last month after Duterte said the abuse was unchecked and had driven several Filipino domestic helpers there to suicide. "We are doing an audit now (to) find out the places where we deploy Filipinos and our countrymen suffer brutal treatment and human degradation," Duterte said in the central province of Iloilo.
The body of Reverend Billy Graham, a spiritual advisor to several presidents, will lie in the US Capitol Rotunda next week so Americans can pay respect to the globally influential preacher, lawmakers said Thursday. The rare honor of placing an American's remains in the Capitol is usually reserved for US presidents, military officials and politicians. Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99, would be only the fourth private citizen so honored, and the first person since US senator Daniel Inouye in 2012.
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.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the assault weapons banned by the state of Maryland are not protected under the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. Maryland’s ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and 10-round magazines has been upheld. The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia ruled: “we have no power to extend Second Amendment protections to weapons of war”.
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 man known as the "stocking strangler," who was convicted of raping and choking to death three elderly women four decades ago in Georgia is set for execution next month. Carlton Gary was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1977 slayings of 89-year-old Florence Scheible, 69-year-old Martha Thurmond and 74-year-old Kathleen Woodruff.
The longtime head of the National Rifle Association denounced lawmakers and the media for seeking to “exploit” last week’s deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school. “As usual, the opportunists wasted not one second to exploit tragedy for political gain,” Wayne LaPierre, NRA CEO and executive vice president, said in a politically charged speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. “They hate the NRA,” LaPierre said.
The head of Italian energy firm Eni said Thursday that planned drilling in search of gas off Cyprus could be put on hold until Turkey can be convinced to pull back its warships preventing a rig from reaching the site. Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi made the remarks after Turkey's energy minister earlier insisted that his country won't allow Cyprus' government to carry out a "unilateral" gas search off the east Mediterranean island as long as breakaway Turkish Cypriots don't share the benefits.
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The women’s figure skating competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has come to a close, with Russian athletes Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva taking gold and silver respectively, and Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond earning the bronze. The three women pulled out all the stops with their routines ― and, of course, their gorgeous costumes. The skater wore this number for her short program during the ladies single event, and while we love the idea of it, the mesh panels on the front are a little much.
Canada said Thursday it was allowing Boeing to submit a bid to replace the country's aging F-18 fleet, after an earlier trade dispute between the American manufacturer and Ottawa. The announcement came a month after the US International Trade Commission rejected a complaint filed by Boeing against its Canadian rival Bombardier, demanding nearly 300 percent anti-dumping duties on the C Series passenger plane. Boeing, which makes the Super Hornet, is one of five manufacturers invited to submit proposals in spring 2019 for an order of 88 advanced fighter jets, which are to be delivered in 2025, according to a Canadian government statement.