The Twitterverse pounces with comparisons to the president's inauguration when aerial shots of a massive crowd gathering along Windsor's Long Walk are released.'Just saying ¯\_(ツ)_/¯' »
The New York Times reports that the FBI used an informant to investigate members of the Donald Trump campaign after their contacts with Russian intelligence. Adam Goldman, national security reporter for the New York Times.
There was another school shooting Friday, this time at Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas. The shooter, a 17-year-old male who attended the school, is in custody and at least 10 people are dead. We’re closing down our live blog but for the latest
A California GOP candidate for Congress is feeling the heat after posting a shocking video of herself accosting a person believed to identify as transgender inside a public restroom. Jazmina Saavedra, a Republican challenger seeking to represent the 44th
NBC News’ Pete Williams talks about suspected Santa Fe High School gunman Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who reportedly complained about being bullied before opening fire.
Following another school shooting, this one leaving 10 dead and 13 injured in Texas, Houston’s police chief is calling out elected officials for their failure to protect the children they claim to hold so dear. Police Chief Art Acevedo posted a pained message on Facebook after Friday’s shooting in the nearby town of Santa Fe, in which a 17-year-old student at Santa Fe High School gunned down his classmates and a teacher. Acevedo said he has had enough inaction when it comes to protecting children.
A Boeing 737 airliner crashed shortly after taking off from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport on Friday, killing more than 100 people, according to Cuban state media. Officials said 104 passengers were on board, Agence France Presse reported. An official from Havana’s Calixto Garcia hospital told Reuters that the three survivors, all women, were in serious condition.
China's air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement. "A division of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recently organized multiple bombers such as the H-6K to conduct take-off and landing training on islands and reefs in the South China Sea in order to improve our ability to 'reach all territory, conduct strikes at any time and strike in all directions'," it said in the statement issued on Friday. It said the pilot of the H-6K bomber conducted assault training on a designated sea target and then carried out take-offs and landings at an airport in the area, describing the exercise as preparation for "the West Pacific and the battle for the South China Sea".
For the staunch anti-government crowd, the moniker was a perfect fit: Mr Maduro was after all a mere bus driver who through a stroke of luck earned the appointment of his far more astute predecessor. To them the contrast between Hugo Chavez’s charisma and Mr Maduro’s frequent blunders was laughable. As the country continues to suffer through the worst economic crisis in its history, Mr Maduro has successfully outmanoeuvred his opposition, disqualifying its most popular politicians, defeating a months-long bloody protest movement against him and leveraging food handouts to ensure his supporters show up to vote him back in. “We’re going to win, but we have to win with 10 million votes,” a confident Mr Maduro said at a recent rally.
Stephen Paddock was the gunman who killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more last October, when he opened fire from the window of his room at the Mandalay hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Yesterday, following legal action from news organizations, the Las Vegas police department released a trove of documents on the investigation, including statements from witnesses and victims. Mostly the documents contain harrowing accounts from victims of Stephen Paddock’s shooting spree.
President Trump speaks about the high school shooting in Texas from the East Room of the White House, May 18, 2018. Shortly after news broke Friday that a shooting had occurred at a Texas high school, leaving at least eight students dead, the president followed a now familiar routine that he began before he took office, issuing a quick message to the nation via Twitter. Many found the brief tweet jarring, especially as Trump had just issued two tweets attacking the FBI and Democrats over the Russia probe.
Unlike past school shooting suspects, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis seems to have given off no warning signs, and authorities say he did not enter the school with a massive amount of firepower.
A crowd of protesters ― backed by a killer mariachi band ― hooted, chanted, and serenaded Manhattan attorney Aaron Schlossberg outside his home on Friday in response to his hate-filled rant against Spanish speakers earlier in the week. The “fiesta” protest featured a mix of music, tacos, some outrage and mostly high spirits. A Mexican flag flew from the top of Schlossberg’s Upper West Side apartment building.
It appears that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be getting sweet and sour with their wedding cake. Glimpses of the royal wedding cake appeared Friday, courtesy of the official royal family and Kensington Palace Twitter accounts. The palace announced in March that pastry chef Claire Ptak of London’s Violet Cakes would bake the cake for the May 19 nuptials.
After joint talks in Washington, China has agreed to take measures to boost imports from the United States to reduce America’s trade deficit. Jillian Kitchener reports.
The NRA-funded politician immediately offered standard moral support (but, of course, not solutions) via Twitter after a gunman attacked a Texas high school, killing 10 people. Heidi and I are keeping all the students and faculty at Santa Fe High School in our prayers this morning, along with all first responders on the scene. Cruz may have thought he was doing his duty, but a lot of people let him know his response was sorely lacking (in occasionally foul-mouthed fashion).
Police announced the arrests of two people Saturday in a fatal shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia. One woman was killed and another was wounded by gunfire Friday night following an argument in a high school parking lot across from the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, where the Perry Career Academy had just held its commencement for graduating seniors. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Clayton County Police spokeswoman Marcena Davis confirmed the arrests, but said their names and charges are not being released yet.
By Raya Jalabi and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A political bloc led by populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country's parliamentary election, the electoral commission said on Saturday. Sadr himself cannot become prime minister because he did not run in the election, though his bloc's victory puts him in a position to have a strong say in negotiations. The Victory Alliance, headed by incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, trailed in third place with 42 seats, behind the Al-Fatih bloc, which won 47 seats.
President Donald Trump intends to nominate Robert Wilkie to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. Wilkie has been serving as the acting secretary since the president fired David Shulkin, the previous head of the VA. Trump made the announcement at a summit on prison reform at the White House on Friday morning.
Cuba observed a weekend of national mourning for victims of its worst crash in nearly three decades that killed 110 passengers and crew. An investigation has been launched into Friday's crash of the nearly 40-year-old Boeing 737-200 leased to the national carrier Cubana de Aviacion by a Mexican company. The Boeing crashed shortly after taking off from Havana, coming down in a field near the airport and sending a thick column of acrid smoke into the air.
By Tom Westbrook KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysians have avidly watched the public humiliation of former leader Najib Razak and his wife, as police hunting evidence of graft loaded five trucks with luxury items, including dozens of Birkin handbags, some costing as much as a sportscar. Tens of thousands of people logged onto Facebook watched as journalists live-streamed the 3 am raid on Friday at an apartment in a fancy condominium, just one of several locations linked to the Najib family that were searched. During his near ten years in power, Najib stamped out political dissent, and stifled criticism in the media.
The debate is increasingly relevant as Trump’s team seems to be taking an increasingly confrontational approach to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe that may include positing that the president simply cannot be charged with any of the crimes being investigated. Mueller is reportedly zeroing in on a few key issues, including possible obstruction.
Police say five-year-old Cali Anderson died in the last two weeks, and her father and step-mother rented a car to take the child`s body from Reno to a Sacramento storage unit.
A former pro wrestler was brutally beaten and kicked by a group of young men in California earlier this week, police said. The victim has been identified as Tom Magee, a retired strongman competitor and contender in the World Wrestling Federation. Officer Christopher No with the Los Angeles Police Department told HuffPost a “neighborhood dispute” led to the incident.