Imagining a school shooting through the gunman's eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new video
A public service announcement released by the gun violence prevention organization Sandy Hook Promise depicts the moments leading up to a school shooting from the shooter’s perspective.
12/10/2018 - 05:14 PM
Former Frat President Accused Of Drugging And Raping Woman Fined $400 And Set Free
A former fraternity president at Baylor University walked away with a fine and
12/11/2018 - 10:46 AM
'I could see' Trump not replacing Kelly, says former Obama chief of staff
Former Obama chief of staff William Daley thinks Trump could easily end up not filling the role after John Kelly steps down.
12/10/2018 - 04:53 PM
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Paul Ryan Called 'Genius' While I'm 'Fraud'
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday attacked what she
12/11/2018 - 10:38 AM
5 missing Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off Japan
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military said Tuesday that five missing crew members have been declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast, and that search and recovery operations have ended after finding only one survivor.
12/11/2018 - 08:00 AM
Canada frees CFO of China's Huawei on bail; Trump might intervene
A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday, 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities sparked a diplomatic dispute. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer and the daughter of its founder, faces U.S. claims that she misled multinational banks about Iran-linked transactions, putting the banks at risk of violating U.S. sanctions. In a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Justice William Ehrcke granted C$10 million ($7.5 million) bail to Meng, who has been jailed since her arrest on Dec. 1.
12/11/2018 - 10:04 PM
Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh sides with liberal justices to protect Planned Parenthood funding
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh unexpectedly aligned with four liberal justices in declining to review the petitions that would have placed a ban on abortion providers. Defunding Planned Parenthood has been a key priority for Republicans, with Mr Kavanaugh’s controversial confirmation sparking concerns among reproductive rights activist that he would back moves to overturn or restrict legal rights and access to abortions. The top court left the rulings from the lower court that halted Kansas and Louisiana from revoking public healthcare funding from Planned Parenthood and its affiliates.
12/10/2018 - 03:11 PM
EU Said Open to Assurances But Not Renegotiation of Brexit Deal
The EU is prepared to add wording to the effect it has no wish to force the U.K. into a never-ending “backstop” arrangement in the absence of a broader trade deal and it will do all it can to avoid it, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity citing the sensitivity of the matter. May told U.K. lawmakers on Monday that she would do “everything I possibly can” to secure assurances on the backstop from the EU.
12/10/2018 - 11:32 AM
Volkswagen restores cancer worker's 350,000-mile Beetle
Kathleen Brooks brings comfort to those suffering with cancer, having driven her 1967 Beetle for 51 years over 350,000 miles. VW ensured her sterling efforts didn't go unnoticed
12/10/2018 - 03:36 PM
Texas to execute killer over 1993 attack on newlyweds
The southern US state of Texas was on Tuesday scheduled to execute a convicted killer and rapist over a 1993 attack on a newlywed couple. Alvin Braziel, 43, was set to die by lethal injection Tuesday evening at the Texas state prison in Huntsville. The couple were walking on a trail in the Dallas suburbs when Braziel, aged 18 at the time, attempted to rob them at gunpoint.
12/11/2018 - 01:17 PM
The 12 Cars We’re Most Excited to Drive in 2019
12/10/2018 - 05:31 PM
Kevin McCarthy Says Democrats Shouldn't Spend A Lot Of Time Investigating Trump
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) urged Democrats not to dwell
12/10/2018 - 06:18 PM
James Alex Fields Jr. Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Heather Heyer
Neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for
12/11/2018 - 12:40 PM
Indiana teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because he was angry that she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion, authorities said Monday.
12/10/2018 - 07:53 PM
Gunman kills three people in French Christmas market, flees
Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the shooter had evaded a police dragnet and was on the run, raising concerns of a follow-up attack. "The government has raised its security threat to the highest level and is bolstering border controls," Castaner told a late-night news conference. "We will also reinforce security at all Christmas markets to prevent copycat attacks." With France still on high alert after a wave of attacks commissioned or inspired by Islamic State militants since early 2015, the counter-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation.
12/11/2018 - 09:20 PM
Heavy snow batters North Carolina and Virginia, leaving thousands of drivers stranded
At least four deaths have been blamed on "mammoth" snowstorm in the Southeast, causing drivers to abandon their cars on the road due to dangerous conditions.
12/10/2018 - 12:26 PM
The Best Green Monday 2018 Deals We've Seen So Far
Regret missing out on some of those Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals last
12/10/2018 - 02:37 PM
Tourism in Bethlehem booming as Christmas nears
Hotels in the birthplace of Jesus are almost fully booked for the holiday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism.
12/10/2018 - 05:02 PM
French PM to detail Macron's measures to appease 'yellow vests'
The French government will Tuesday try to convince lawmakers and the public that President Emmanuel Macron's speech met the demands of the "yellow vest" movement, even as many demonstrators said they were disappointed and vowed to press on with their protest. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will detail for MPs the measures unveiled Monday in Macron's televised address to the nation seeking to defuse the revolt that has triggered violent protests across the country. Just after the president's speech, many protestors announced their determination to continue their blockades and called for a "fifth act" throughout France on Saturday.
12/11/2018 - 12:56 AM
Columbia University denounces student filmed harassing black students in 'racially charged' rant
Columbia University has denounced a “racially charged” tirade from a student who was caught on video telling a group of fellow students that white people “built modern civilization” and “did everything”. The student reportedly followed a group made up mostly of black students from the school’s library as they left. It was there he was filmed shouting white supremacist comments at his classmates, according to the Columbia Daily Spectator.
12/10/2018 - 05:42 PM
Twitter Users Troll Trump With Hilariously Awful Chief Of Staff Suggestions
President Donald Trump seems to be having a hard time filling a key role in
12/10/2018 - 05:37 AM
11 Useful Gifts For The Person Who Can't Cook To Save Their Life
Learning to cook can be intimidating for a lot of people. Maybe they are a
12/10/2018 - 04:54 PM
Man who claimed Howard Hughes inheritance dies in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Melvin Dummar died never seeing the $156 million that he argued for decades that eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes unexpectedly bequeathed to him for rescuing him on a desert road and driving him nearly three hours to Las Vegas in 1967.
12/10/2018 - 08:45 PM
Flynn argues against prison time in Russia investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn asked a judge Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an "uncharacteristic error in judgment."
12/11/2018 - 11:24 PM
You don't bring a novice to a knife fight. That's why Democrats need Nancy Pelosi.
Everything that happens next year in the House amounts to a Democratic audition -- and platform -- for the 2020 presidential, Senate and House elections.
12/10/2018 - 07:33 AM
2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $500,000 From Catholic School
Two Roman Catholic nuns have admitted to embezzling $500,000 from a parochial
12/10/2018 - 05:46 AM
At least two dead, 11 wounded in French Christmas market shooting
A lone gunman shot dead at least two people and wounded 11 others near a Christmas market in the city of Strasbourg before fleeing, police said.
12/11/2018 - 05:04 PM
U.S. arrests religious leaders, activists at border protest
More than 400 demonstrators, many leaders of churches, mosques, synagogues and indigenous communities, sought a halt to detention and deportation of migrants and for the United States to welcome the caravan that arrived in Tijuana, Mexico in November. Singing and praying, religious leaders moved forward in lines of four to six, some wearing T-shirts reading, "Love Knows No Borders." They were handcuffed and led away by federal agents upon entering a restricted area in front of the fence. "As a Quaker who believes in our shared humanity...We’re calling on the U.S. to respect the rights of migrants," said Joyce Ajlouny, general secretary of the American Friends Service Committee, which has run a week of actions to back migrants.
12/10/2018 - 10:44 PM
Detailed Photos of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.2L
12/11/2018 - 11:34 AM
'The Guardians' For Truth Named Time Magazine's 2018 Person Of The Year
Time magazine on Tuesday announced a group of journalists it called "The
12/11/2018 - 07:51 AM
I Drove Drunk And It Cost 6 People Their Lives. Here's How My Own Life Changed Forever.
On Nov. 1, 2003, I was involved in a drinking and driving accident. I cost six
12/10/2018 - 09:21 AM
Gilets Jaunes Come to Brexit Britain’s Rescue
The gilets jaunes’ protests in France have caused a pretty stunning volte face from President Emmanuel Macron, with more than 10 billion euros ($11.4 billion) of minimum wage and pension tax changes proposed this week. Alongside France’s already-announced reversal of a fuel tax rise, this could increase France’s deficit by as much as 0.6 percentage points to about 3.4 percent of gross domestic product. “Le spread” of 10-year French government bonds to German bunds has widened by 10 basis points in December, creating the biggest gap since Macron was elected in May 2017.
12/11/2018 - 06:40 AM
Rep. King 'skeptical' of Comey's memory lapses
Republican reacts to the former FBI director claiming not to remember key details in the Russia case.
12/10/2018 - 10:31 AM
EU prolongs sanctions against Congo ruling party candidate
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday prolonged sanctions against Congolese President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich Central African country.
12/10/2018 - 12:54 PM
Verizon cuts 10,000 workers through buyouts as part of restructuring
US telecomm group Verizon announced Monday it would slash its workforce through a voluntary buyout plan as the company strives to better position itself for the coming of new cellular technology. Verizon accepted 10,400 employees for the buyout, which will grant more than a year's salary plus a bonus and other benefits, the company said in a statement. "These changes are well-planned and anticipated and they will be seamless to our customers," Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said.
12/10/2018 - 12:20 PM
Texas ready to execute man convicted of 1993 murder, assault
Alvin Braziel, 43, is scheduled to die by lethal injection in the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. CST (0000 GMT), the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said. Braziel was convicted and sentenced to death in 2001.
12/11/2018 - 01:24 PM
Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina Reaches Plea Deal With Federal Prosecutors: Reports
Maria Butina, a Russian gun-rights activist accused of working as an agent for
12/10/2018 - 08:05 PM
Dow reverses course and ends higher despite trade, Brexit concerns
Stocks largely finished higher Monday after investors shook off trade tensions with China, a delayed Brexit vote and a flattening yield curve.
12/10/2018 - 04:54 PM
Time Person of the Year 2018: Shortlist includes Trump, Putin, Khashoggi and separated migrant families
Families separated at the border between the United States and Mexico are among the shortlist of finalists for Time magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year. Recent selections have included the Silence Breakers of the #MeToo movement and Donald Trump. This year’s shortlist also features the US president, along with Russian president Vladimir Putin and special counsel Robert Mueller, who was a runner up for last year’s title, and is looking at Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
12/11/2018 - 03:31 AM
Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes Fired From Blaze Media, YouTube Account Disabled
Gavin McInnes, the founder of the violent neo-fascist gang the Proud Boys, was
12/10/2018 - 02:43 PM
Italy's far-right minister visits Israel, drawing criticism
JERUSALEM (AP) — One of Europe's most divisive political figures, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, opened his visit to Israel Tuesday with warm words of support for his hosts, condemning Hezbollah as a "terrorist" organization and denouncing rising waves of anti-Semitism in Europe.
12/12/2018 - 12:40 AM
Trade Bear David Woo Hasn't Been This Nervous Since 2008
The Bank of America strategist is the most worried about volatility in global markets -- particularly in the developing world -- since the 2008 financial crisis. "We’ll have a $1 trillion budget deficit, a big fight over the debt ceiling, gridlock and the U.S. economy will be slowing at the same time," Woo said from New York.
12/11/2018 - 01:21 AM
Trump, Pelosi, Schumer spar on border wall in Oval Office
President Trump, Rep. Pelosi and Sen. Schumer debate border security in front of reporters at the White House ahead of their private meeting on government funding.
12/11/2018 - 12:35 AM
Roger, The Incredibly Buff Kangaroo, Has Died At Age 12
A buff kangaroo who shot to international fame after he was photographed
12/10/2018 - 09:47 PM
How LSAC's GPA Calculation Differs From Your School's
Welcome to the latest installment of Law Admissions Q&A, a feature that provides law school admissions advice to readers who send in questions and admissions profiles. In doing my research for applying to law school I've encountered different versions on how LSAC calculates my GPA. Is it possible my GPA when applying to law school is actually higher than my transcript GPA?
12/10/2018 - 11:15 AM
Grace Millane: Man accused over backpacker murder appears in court as PM apologises on behalf of New Zealand for her death
The man accused of killing British backpacker Grace Millane was jeered as he appeared in a packed Auckland court on Monday. Ms Millane, 22, died while travelling in New Zealand and her body was found in bushland on Sunday afternoon, about 30 feet from a highway outside the New Zealand city. The 26-year-old accused, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, appeared in a blue boiler suit as he attended Auckland's District Court on Monday morning. Ms Millane, from Essex, was last seen alive entering the CityLife Hotel with the man last Saturday at 9.41pm. The defendant was listed on a charge sheet as residing at the hotel on Queen Street in central Auckland. In his opening remarks Judge Evangelos Thomas addressed members of Millane's family, some of whom were in attendance. Her father, David Millane, arrived in New Zealand last Friday following his daughter's disappearance. “Your grief must be desperate,” Judge Thomas told the family in court, where every seat was taken by the public and the international and local media. “All of us hope that justice for Grace is fair and swift and ultimately brings you some peace.” As the defendant was led out of the court, a man at the back of the court yelled out “scumbag”. Meanwhile, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became became visibly upset as she apologised to Ms Millane's family at her weekly post-cabinet news conference. "On behalf of New Zealand, I want to apologise to Grace's family," Ms Ardern told a weekly news conference in parliament. Ms Ardern said she could not imagine the grief that her family would be going through, according to Radio New Zealand. “Your daughter should have been safe here and she wasn't and I'm sorry for that.” Ms Ardern told the family through police that the government would offer any assistance it could. Judge Evangelos Thomas speaks as a man accused of Grace Millane's murder appears in court in Auckland Credit: Getty Judge Thomas rejected an application from the accused's lawyer for his client's name to be suppressed based on fair trial rights. However, the decision was immediately appealed, meaning the accused's name will not be released for at least 20 working days until the appeal is determined. The accused looked at the judge for most of the 90 minutes he was in court, nodding that he understood when spoken to, his eyes only occasionally flicking towards the cameras on the other side of the court. The defendant's next appearance will be in the High Court on January 23. Accused 'was estranged from family' The accused was reportedly estranged from his family after his parents separated, according to his grandfather. NZ media organisation Stuff reported that the grandfather, who said he'd helped raise him for a period after his parents separated, was struggling to come to terms with what his grandson had been accused of. “He was a nice kid, but he sort of fell out with everybody, which is what happens with broken-up marriages.” He was worried about how the allegations would affect the wider family but declined to comment further. A female relative of the accused told Stuff he'd spent time living in Australia, where his mother lived, but she was unaware he'd returned. His paternal grandmother told Stuff that while living in Australia the man fathered a daughter but was no longer in a relationship with the mother. Stuff said the accused's father hadn't spoken to his son for two years, citing: “A difference in opinion on life.” Emotional tributes from family Police have yet to reveal how the pair met or the possible motive for the alleged murder. Security footage at the hotel, along with a scene investigation at a room there, confirmed that Ms Millane was dead. Detective Inspector Scott Beard said the body was found near Scenic Drive, which leads through the Waitakere Ranges, a popular parkland west of Auckland. Grace Millane was on a year-long round-the-world trip “This brings the search for Grace to an end,” said Detective Beard, who was visibly emotional delivering the news of the discovery. “It is an unbearable time for the Millane family and our hearts go out to them.” Ms Millane's family have described her as “lovely, outgoing, fun-loving and family-orientated”. Her brother Declan paid public tribute on social media with a series of photographs of Ms Millane smiling, celebrating, graduating and, as a little girl, hugging her sibling. He also wrote the lyrics to the song "you are my sunshine, my only sunshine" underneath pictures of the pair together. View this post on Instagram ��♥️You are my sunshine, my only sunshine You make me happy when skies are gray You'll never know, dear, how much I love you Please don't take my sunshine away A post shared by Declan Millane (@declan_millane) on Dec 9, 2018 at 2:16am PST Ms Millane, who completed a degree in advertising and marketing at Lincoln University, was on a yearlong trip and arrived in New Zealand on November 20 after a four-week group tour to Peru. Her family raised concerns after she failed to make contact for several days, including on her 22nd birthday last Sunday. Police received a missing person report on Wednesday and commenced a major search and public campaign that saw dozens of calls made to a helpline. David Millane, Grace’s father, arrived in New Zealand on Friday morning and gave a press conference with police, issuing a moving appeal for help. He was joined on the weekend by another family member. Tributes to Grace Millane are left at the roundabout in Titirangi, at the start of Scenic Drive in Auckland Credit: Getty Mr Millane, a property developer, said Ms Millane had typically “bombarded” the family with messages and photographs during her travels but suddenly went silent after last Saturday. "Grace is a lovely, outgoing, fun-loving, family-orientated daughter," he said. "Grace has never been out of contact for this amount of time. She's usually in daily contact with either her mother, myself, her two brothers or members of the family on social media. "We are all extremely upset and it's very difficult at this time to fully describe the range of emotions we are going through." Police took the 26-year-old man into custody several days ago and have charged him with murder. Detective Inspector Scott Beard speaks at the scene where the body of British tourist Grace Millane was found Credit: Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images Detective Beard said the investigation will continue and searches were still underway at the hotel. He would not comment on whether the pair met on the dating app Tinder. "The focus now is to piece together exactly what happened to a young woman who came to New Zealand on her [overseas experience]," he said. Appeal for information Ms Millane’s body was allegedly transported to the parkland in a red Toyota Corolla hatchback that was rented from a central Auckland firm last Sunday. Police released two photos of the car, which was found in the central North Island town of Taupo, and were appealing for anyone who had seen the vehicle on the morning of Monday, December 3, near the area where the body was found. Expressing condolences to Mr Millane and the family, Detective Beard said: "Any father in this situation is going to struggle. We are putting a lot of support around him. I feel for him, I have a daughter in her twenties.” A 2016 red Toyota Corolla hire car that police are analysing as part of a probe into the death of Grace Millane Credit: PA The case has sent shockwaves across New Zealand, where people expressed outrage and some on social media described the case as a “national shame”. It has also raised concerns about violence towards women in the country. Justin Lester, the mayor of Wellington, the capital, said the case was a "horrible and tragic nightmare". "Our girls should be safe to travel and go out and our men should be looking after and protecting them, not causing harm," he said on Twitter.
12/10/2018 - 02:51 AM
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12/10/2018 - 02:00 PM
Thousands of active-duty troops to return from missions on the southwest border
Thousands of active-duty troops to come home from duty on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a Defense Department source.
12/10/2018 - 02:52 PM
EU renews Congo sanctions ahead of presidential election
The decision is likely to worsen relations between the EU and President Joseph Kabila's government, which has lobbied against sanctions it calls an illegal violation of its sovereignty. Kabila has also refused to accredit EU election observers despite concerns by opposition politicians, civil society activists and foreign powers about the credibility of the Dec. 23 vote. Shadary served as interior minister during some of the protests and as a senior official in Kabila's PPRD party.
12/10/2018 - 07:10 AM
Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war called Monday for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims.
12/10/2018 - 05:37 PM
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