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Dozens of Dutch budget carrier's flights canceled, delayed

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:58:27 -0500

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch budget carrier Transavia has canceled or delayed dozens of flights because of a strike by pilots angry at the lack of progress in months of negotiations toward a new collective labor agreement.

Transavia, part of the Air France KLM group, posted an online list ...

Sheriff Richard Jones offers free gun instruction to Ohio teachers

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:54:34 -0500

The sheriff of a suburban Ohio county wants to stop school shootings — by arming the teachers.

On Sunday, Sheriff Richard K. Jones of Butler County put teeth behind that recommendation, taking to social media an offer to teach any willing educator for free. And they seemingly want the ...

Military funeral sought for Peter Wang, JROTC member killed in Parkland school shooting

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:20:15 -0500

Thousands of people are petitioning the White House to grant a military funeral to one of the students slain in Wednesday’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

Peter Wang, 15, was a member of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps and, according to witnesses, sacrificed ...

Donald Trump's Obamacare funds anger conservatives

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:21:20 -0500

President Trump's new budget envisions eviscerating Obamacare — but it also includes money to fund contentious payments to insurance companies next year, in a move that conservatives say will end up sustaining the struggling law.

The budget allocates billions of dollars for cost-sharing payments, or what Capitol Hill calls CSRs, ...

Rush Limbaugh calls for concealed carry in schools after Florida shooting

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:32:42 -0500

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called Sunday for concealed carrying of handguns in schools in order to combat mass shooters like the one that took place last week in Florida.

"If we are really serious of protecting the kids, we need a mechanism to be defensive," Mr. Limbaugh said on ...

Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery in Atlanta

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:00:15 -0500

ATLANTA — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering from surgery at Emory University Hospital.

Carter, 90, had surgery on Sunday to remove scar tissue from a portion of her small intestine, The Carter Center said in a statement. The surgery was successful. The scar tissue, the statement said, developed ...

Missouri youth baseball team moves forward with AR-15 raffle

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:22:48 -0500

NEOSHO, Mo. — A Missouri youth baseball team is moving ahead with a raffle of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism it received after a similar gun was used to kill 17 in a Florida high school.

Coach Levi Patterson told the Kansas City Star the fundraiser for the third-grade team ...

Adam Schiff says Robert Mueller Russian indictments don't rule out collusion

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:11:57 -0500

Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday the indictment of 13 Russians involved in meddling with the 2016 election doesn't close the case on whether the Trump campaign was involved.

But the California Democrat admitted the Obama administration should have done more when it became known in 2014 that Russians were attempting ...

'March for our Lives': Florida school shooting survivors to demand gun control

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:56:32 -0500

Survivors of the Florida school shooting will march to advocate for gun control next month.

The students are organizing "March for our Lives," a series of marches in cities across the nation, scheduled for March 24.

"In every single city, we are going to be marching together as students begging ...

Trey Gowdy praises Robert Mueller, says Russia investigation on right track

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:43:48 -0500

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and several companies for interfering in the 2016 election shows Special Counsel Robert Mueller is on the right track.

"This is exactly what we wanted him to do," Rep. Trey Gowdy of ...

Jeff Sessions stands by recusal in Russia investigation

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:38:07 -0500

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Sunday he stands by his decision to recuse himself from the investigation into whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians during the 2016 election.

He also said his department is reviewing 27 cases concerning leaks of classified information, including looking into the ...

Man arrested after breaching security at Illinois airport

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:10:44 -0500

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Several weekend flights were delayed or canceled at an Illinois airport after a man tried to use a stolen vehicle to ram the main terminal and breached security.

The Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport in central Illinois says in a news release that the ...

Nikolas Cruz likely to plead guilty if no death penalty, public defender's office says

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:48:04 -0500

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison.

The fate of 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who ...

Rhode Island State Police troopers encouraged to bring guns to church

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:29:41 -0500

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island State Police say they encourage troopers to bring their guns to religious services.

The Providence Journal reports that the practice was explained during an active shooter preparedness session Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church in North Providence.

Rhode Island State Police Captain Derek Borek ...

Trump blasts FBI over Florida school shooting, faces backlash

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:59:56 -0500

President Trump is facing backlash Sunday for suggesting the FBI missed warnings about the Florida school shooter because it was too busy focusing on possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who has often been a vocal critic of the president, said it ...

Trump undercuts H.R. McMaster on Russia claims

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:19:22 -0500

President Donald Trump is undercutting a top aide again - this time national security adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster.

McMaster told an international audience that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election is beyond dispute. Trump tweeted late Saturday that McMaster left out some details.

"General McMaster forgot ...

Trump blasts FBI over Parkland, Florida high school shooting

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:17:59 -0500

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI Saturday night, saying the agency "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are "spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign."


Oriyomi Sadiq Aloba, hacking suspect, indicted over attack on Los Angeles County Superior Court

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:47:20 -0500

The Department of Justice has announced federal hacking charges against Oriyomi Sadiq Aloba, a Texas resident accused of sending millions of malicious phishing emails facilitated by breaching the Los Angeles County Superior Court (LASC) computer system.

Mr. Aloba, 32, allegedly compromised at least 18 different LASC employee email accounts last ...

Mohamed Rafik Naji, Brooklyn man, admits attempting to aid ISIS

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:55:58 -0500

Mohamed Rafik Naji, a Yemen-born New York City resident, pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to one count of attempting to provide support to the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS.

"I traveled to Yemen in 2015 to join ISIS and I encouraged another person to join," Naji ...

Andrew Oswalt, 'alt-right' member of Oregon State student government, ousted after arrest

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:48:34 -0500

Andrew Oswalt, an Oregon State University PhD candidate facing charges for allegedly placing racist bumper stickers on the cars of local activists, is slated to be booted from the school's student government, resolving weeks of uproar spurred by a controversial profile published in the campus newspaper hours before his arrest ...