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Russian election meddling 'incontrovertible,' Trump security chief says

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:53:59 GMT

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Saturday that evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election was "now really incontrovertible" after indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three companies. Speaking at an international security conference in Munich, Germany, McMaster lent credence to a widening scandal that President Donald Trump has routinely dismissed as a hoax.




Navy officer: US won't be bullied by China in S. China Sea

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:09:07 GMT

A U.S. Marine stands guard on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier anchors off Manila, Philippines, for a five-day port call along with guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Lt. Cmdr.




Shooting survivors become advocates for stronger weapon laws

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:54:52 GMT

Nikolas Cruz... . Maria Creed is overcome with emotion as she crouches in front of one of the memorial crosses at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Fla., Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, that were placed for the victims of the Wed... .




News 7 Mins Ago Young shooting survivors stepped from school into gun debate

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:42:46 GMT

Dead bodies were still inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when survivors of this week's shooting began speaking out about gun violence. It seemed as if the teens had stepped straight from the bullet-scarred school into the nation's gun debate.




Florida governor calls for FBI director to resign after school shooting

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:15:54 GMT

Florida governor Rick Scott has called on FBI director Christopher Wray to resign after learning that the bureau failed to investigate a tip-off that the Florida school suspect could be planning an attack. Florida governor Rick Scott has called on FBI director Christopher Wray to resign after learning that the bureau failed to investigate a tip-off that the Florida school suspect could be planning an attack.




US grand jury charges 13 Russians with meddling to help Trump in election help Trump in election

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:09:27 GMT

Thirteen Russians and three Russian companies have been charged with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. The interference is alleged to have occurred through social media propaganda aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the prospects of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, prosecutors announced on Saturday .




Romney announces US Senate run

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:35:01 GMT

Mitt Romney said in a video announcement Friday that he will run for the US Senate from Utah, setting out on a glide path to Washington where he will likely play a central role driving the direction of the fractious Republican Party. "I have decided to run for United States Senate because I believe I can help bring Utah's values and Utah's lessons to Washington," he says in the clip.




News 20 Mins Ago Did Fbi miss a warning before Florida high school shooting?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:11:58 GMT

The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising concerns about whether the FBI missed signs that might have stopped a mass shooting. Last fall, a Mississippi bail bondsman and video blogger noticed a comment on one of his YouTube videos that said, "I'm going to be a professional school shooter."




Can middle-class candidate defeat millionaires in Illinois?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:41:14 GMT

In an Illinois governor race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire, Daniel Biss likes to tell people he's given his campaign just $25 - and then his wife decided to one-up him and donate $50. "We're pretty well maxed out, but we'll see what we can do going forward," the Democratic state senator from Evanston said at a recent event, drawing laughs from some and serious nods from others.




Critics blast EPA for lowering Syngenta pesticide fine

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:28:53 GMT

Critics are blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dramatically lowering a fine on agribusiness company Syngenta for violations of pesticide regulations. Syngenta, under a settlement announced this week, will pay $150,000 for improperly using the pesticide chlorpyrifos at a seed corn field in Hawaii in 2016 and 2017.




Lots of talk, little action in Congress after shootings

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:13:34 GMT

For a brief moment after the Las Vegas massacre last fall, Republicans and Democrats in Congress talked about taking a rare step to tighten the nation's gun laws. Four months later, the only gun legislation that has moved in the House or Senate instead eases restrictions for gun owners.




President Donald Trump pauses as he arrives to speak about the mass shooting

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:49:23 GMT

President Donald Trump struck a solemn tone after the deadly school shooting in Florida, describing a "scene of terrible violence, hatred and evil" and promising to "tackle the difficult issue of mental health", but avoiding any mention of guns. Taking up the now-familiar ritual of public consolation after terrible violence, Mr Trump spoke from the White House Diplomatic Room.




APNewsBreak: Senator to stop blocking some DOJ jobs over pot

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:49:22 GMT

20, 2017 file photo, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Gardner used his power as a senator to freeze all nominations to the... WASHINGTON - Colorado's Republican U.S. senator will stop blocking nominees for some Justice Department jobs over concerns about the marijuana industry, saying Thursday that federal officials have shown good faith in recent conversations on the department's pot policy.




Florida teen charged with 17 murder counts in school attack

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:28:28 GMT

Medical personnel tend to a victim following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. CORRECTS SPELLING TO MARJORY NOT MARJORIE Students are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, after a shooter opened fire on the campus.




Flight restrictions imposed after Grand Canyon deaths have been lifted

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:48:13 GMT

The medical examiner's office where the post mortems were done said the friends died of multiple injuries from the crash but did not elaborate. The US Federal Aviation Administration had imposed flight restrictions on part of the Hualapai reservation for any aircraft not involved in rescue and recovery efforts.




Shots fired: FBI probing why SUV tried to enter NSA campus

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:18:18 GMT

The FBI is trying to determine why a black SUV carrying three people tried to enter a top-secret intelligence site at Fort Meade, but officials said they don't believe terrorism was the reason. The unauthorized vehicle at the National Security Agency's campus prompted shots to be fired at the vehicle Wednesday morning.




Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing 17

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:18:17 GMT

A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooter, who was equipped with a gas mask and smoke grenades, set off a fire alarm to draw students out of classrooms shortly before the day ended at one of the state's largest schools, officials said.