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17 people were killed after a gunman stormed into Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Here are their names.
President Donald Trump said he called on victims of Wednesday’s high school shooting in Florida, which left 17 dead, on a hospital visit Friday evening. Trump’s remarks followed a brief stop at Broward Health North hospital in Pompano Beach, Florida, with his wife, Melania. The couple had already planned to stay at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach for the holiday weekend.
Florida lawmakers are hoping the students and teachers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will never again have to set foot in the building where a gunman killed 17 of their own. A group of state senators who visited the school on Thursday told the Miami Herald they plan to provide the resources Broward County Public Schools needs to demolish Building 12 of the high school complex and replace it with a new set of classrooms. “The community is ready for that building to come down,” Florida state Sen. Bill Galvano (R) told HuffPost.
Law enforcement officials say that a quick-thinking airline employee, aptly named Denice Miracle, likely saved two teenage girls from a human trafficking plot. Miracle, an American Airlines agent at California's Sacramento International Airport, was working at the ticket desk on Aug. 31 when two girls, aged 15 and 17, approached her counter, according to KOVR.
The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs. Nikolas Cruz, 19, was wearing a maroon shirt with the logo from the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when he was arrested Wednesday shortly after the shooting. Former JROTC cadets told The Associated Press that Cruz was a member of the small varsity marksmanship team that trained together after class and traveled to other area schools to compete.
Alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz has admitted carrying out the attack that left 17 pupils and teachers dead and several more injured, according to police. Cruz has appeared in court accused of shooting dead 14 pupils and three members of staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday, where he had studied before being expelled. Sheriff Scott Israel said Cruz fired into five classrooms, four on the first floor and one on the second floor, before dropping the backpack and his AR-15 semi-automatic rife – purchased legally a year ago – and fleeing.
This flu season has been particularly grim. More people are dying of the flu than medical professionals would expect at this time of the year. One in 10 people who died during the fourth week of January died of pneumonia and influenza, and 84 children have also died so far this flu season.
One is the outbreak of another war between Israel and its neighbors. A reminder of this danger has come from events that began when Israel said it shot down an Iranian drone that had entered its airspace. Israeli F-16s then attacked a command center in Syria, during which Syrian air defenses downed one of the Israeli warplanes (a rare event for Israel). Israel subsequently launched a much more widespread set of aerial attacks within Syria. The Israelis have conducted scores of attacks in Syria over the last five years, but this most recent assault may have been the largest Israeli attack there since the 1980s. A new war involving Israel would surely also involve Lebanese Hezbollah. There is no indication that Hezbollah seeks such a war. The group has incurred significant costs by participating in fighting within Syria and has many wounds to lick. Its leaders still have regrets about the brinksmanship that last got Hezbollah entangled in a war with Israel. Even though it could get in some hits with cross-border rocket fire, the group’s leaders know that in a new clash it would get badly bloodied by its militarily more capable foe.
In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were murdered, parents are taking additional measures to keep their children safe. One of these safety measures, which reflect a new reality in America, are bulletproof backpacks created for children, which can hold school supplies as well as stop a bullet. According to Sarah Pampillonia, a mum and fifth-grade teacher, who spoke to The Cut, she considered buying one for her four-year-old after seeing a Facebook ad for the backpacks.
In her first interview since release, Graswald talks about the kayak incident and her future.
Jimmy Kimmel pleaded with President Donald Trump to take action on gun control after Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school. “You like to say this is a mental health issue but one of your very first acts as president, Mr. Trump, was to actually roll back the regulations that were designed to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill.
The Republican National Committee sent a message to the state of Florida after a mass shooting at a high school on Wednesday left 17 people dead:We're with you, Florida. pic.twitter.com/csPkMKHhdf— GOP (@GOP) February 15, 2018But Twitter wasn’t having
The gunman who opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday, wiped out lives and left friends and family struggling to cope after America's latest mass shooting.
Twenty-three members of the same family have been removed from a cruise ship near Sydney after a brawl that left several injured, reports said, just days after a separate incident forced another liner to return to port. Police removed the group, which included men, women and children, from the boat on Friday after it docked in Sydney on a 10-day South Pacific cruise. One witness told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation she had seen seven separate fights break out during the trip.
A gold medalist and now everyone’s golden girl to boot, Korean-American Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim has, all at once, become a lot of different things to a lot of different people. My parents are from Korea.
By Michelle Nichols (Reuters) - - Britain, the United States and France want the United Nations Security Council to condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group and commit to take action over the sanctions violations, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Saturday. The draft text to renew U.N. sanctions on Yemen for another year would also allow the 15-member council to impose targeted sanctions for “any activity related to the use of ballistic missiles in Yemen.” Britain drafted the resolution in consultation with the United States and France before giving it to the full council on Friday, diplomats said.
The Black Panther hype is real, and now that the film's finally hit theaters people can barely contain their excitement. Many are dressing up to honor Wakanda, but one man took things a step further, donning a Black Panther outfit and proposing to his girlfriend at a screening in Brooklyn. The heartfelt moment went down on Thursday night at Brooklyn's Alamo Drafthouse and was documented on Twitter by lucky movie-goers who happened to be in the same theater.
An Australian TV commentator caused controversy at the Winter Olympics on Thursday with a remark about Chinese athletes all looking “the same.” Olympian-turned-analyst Jacqui Cooper said this during Channel 7’s coverage of the women’s aerial freestyle
ICE is stepping up enforcement in California as agents arrested more than 200 people just this week.
The Movement for Black Lives has channeled the energy and excitement surrounding the opening weekend of Marvel’s “Black Panther” into a voting registration campaign. The movement’s Electoral Justice Project is organizing the #WakandaTheVote initiative that encourages moviegoers to register to vote at “Black Panther” screenings across the country. “The Movement for Black Lives is an ecosystem of black leaders and organizations fighting every single day for the healthy and happy lives of Black folks,” activists Jessica Byrd and Kayla Reed told Blavity in an interview.
President Donald Trump is still trying to pressure Congress to pass immigration legislation by March 5. The Senate on Thursday rejected competing bills protecting "Dreamers," a sign of how difficult it will be for lawmakers to pass legislation in this election year, let alone by March 5, that would protect the young immigrants from deportation. In September, Trump said he was ending President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
With so many Social Security numbers hacked last year, most taxpayers are on high alert to make sure cyber-crooks don’t misdirect their tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service. In another version, the taxpayer gets an automated call with a recorded voice purporting to be someone from the IRS.
The Guantanamo trial of the chief suspect in the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen was shut down Friday as defense lawyers refused to return to the case, Pentagon officials said. Military commissions judge Air Force Colonel Vance Spath halted the case, which could lead to the death penalty for Abdel Rahim al-Nashiri, in frustration that he could not compel Nashiri's main lawyers to show up in court. "The USS Cole bombing trial ... military judge has abated indefinitely the pre-trial proceedings," Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Sarah Higgins said.
Just making it to the Olympics is an achievement for these two American ice dancers who got South Korean citizenship for their shot at the games.