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President Trump addresses 'a nation in grief' on Florida shooting, tells US children they are 'never alone'

Top Stories - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:12

President Trump addressed the American public on Thursday following the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., speaking of unifying bonds and emphasizing mental health in his remarks. "My fellow Americans, today I speak to a nation in grief," Trump said. Suspected 19-year-old gunman Nikolas Cruz killed at least 17 people when he brought an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday and opened fire.

Trump Signs Larry Nassar-Inspired Sexual Assault Bill Behind Closed Doors

Top Stories - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:03

President Donald Trump signed a bill into law on Wednesday afternoon that aims to protect amateur athletes from sexual assault in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.

Parkland School Shooting: Here Are the Victims Who Lost Their Lives

Top Stories - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:59

Authorities have begun identifying the dead on the day after 17 were killed in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday.

Florida high school shooting victim's father: 'Hold your children tight'

Top Stories - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:46

The father of one of the victim's of Wednesday's deadly mass shooting in Florida penned a heartbreaking Facebook post after learning of his daughter's tragic death.

Tillerson in Beirut wades into Lebanon-Israel border dispute

Top Stories - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:26

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday said there are "constructive" discussions underway on how to break a "stalemate" between Lebanon and Israel over gas drilling rights along the countries' disputed maritime border and maintain calm along the volatile frontier.

Donovan Mitchell Uses Footwear To Send Powerful Message About Gun Violence

Top Stories - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 08:00

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell sent a powerful message about gun violence during his team’s Wednesday night win over the Phoenix Suns. “A lot of people, we talk about it, and there’s a lot of so-called awareness of it, but there’s nothing being done,” he said.

YouTube TV changes: Can TV streaming services learn to say no?

Macworld - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 06:00
YouTube TV couldn't refuse Turner channels, hiking prices to bring them on board.

Laura Ingraham Hosts Segment On 'Safe' AR-15 Hours After Florida School Shooting

Top Stories - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 03:22

Fox News’ host Laura Ingraham aired a segment on her show Wednesday night about the assault weapon used in the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

Alleged Shooter Stopped at Walmart and McDonald's After School Massacre: Authorities

Top Stories - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 00:00

Nikolas Cruz was on the run for about an hour before a police officer spotted him, authorities said

Afghan Taliban say they want to end war through dialogue

Top Stories - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 22:57

The Taliban said on Wednesday, in a rare statement to the American people, they wanted to end Afghanistan's 17-year war through talks, while warning the message should not be seen as a sign of weakness and the fight against U.S. forces would go on. A more aggressive U.S. strategy in Afghanistan including a surge in air strikes introduced by President Donald Trump in August has pushed the Taliban back from several district centers and two provincial capitals. "Our preference is to solve the Afghan issue through peaceful dialogue," the Taliban said.

Trump responds to Florida shooting with tweets and speech

Top Stories - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:52

President Trump's public response to the third-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history was a pair of messages posted to Twitter on Wednesday and an address to the nation on Thursday. For some, the extent of the death toll — and Trump's four-sentence tweets — made for an easy comparison with his predecessor.

Whoopi Goldberg Likens Adam Rippon Meeting With Mike Pence To A Jew Meeting A Nazi

Top Stories - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:25

Whoopi Goldberg came up with a poignant analogy while defending openly gay figure skater Adam Rippon’s refusal to meet Vice President Mike Pence before the Winter Olympics.

White House claims chief of staff John Kelly knew nothing about FBI background check of Rob Porter until media reports

Top Stories - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:24

During Tuesday's briefing, press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that chief of staff John Kelly had not seen the FBI report on Rob Porter because the White House personnel security office had not made its final recommendation for adjudication to the White House.

Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting

Top Stories - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:24

By Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra resigned on Tuesday after admitting that he had lied about attending a meeting in 2006 at which he said Russian President Vladimir Putin had outlined a strategy for building a greater Russia. The incident has embarrassed Prime Minister Mark Rutte's four-party coalition government, which has a precarious parliamentary majority of just one seat. It risks undermining Dutch foreign policy at a time when diplomatic ties between the Netherlands and Russia have hit a low point, largely over the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine, allegedly by pro-Russian separatists.

Police investigate complaint after father accused of chopping off daughter's hair for getting highlights

Top Stories - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:21

Ohio authorities are investigating after a mother’s Facebook complaint that her ex-husband cut their daughter’s hair as punishment for getting highlights went viral. Tens of thousands of people have seen and shared Christin Johnson’s Facebook post, which features three photos: one of a smiling young woman with long hair, and then two of a short-haired person hiding her face. The Haskins Police Department has confirmed it investigated Ms Johnson’s complaint alleging that the daughter’s father and stepmother forcibly cut her hair.

Adam Rippon Talks Eating Disorders, Life As A Starving Figure Skater

Top Stories - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:17

U.S. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon opened up to The New York Times about his fraught relationship with food, his lifelong journey to be “thin,” and the repercussions of starvation.

Chrissy Teigen Politely Explains Why Tweet About Mirai Nagasu Was Insensitive

Top Stories - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:51

After New York Times writer Bari Weiss stirred up controversy on social media with a tweet about figure skater Mirai Nagasu’s historic performance at the Olympics, supermodel Chrissy Teigen weighed in and set the record straight.

New Hampshire's Attorney General to Powerball Winner: You Can't Remain Anonymous

Top Stories - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:23

The winner is arguing that revealing her name would be an invasion of privacy


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