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After Parkland, Students Launch Historic Youth-Led Movement to End Mass Shootings

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, also called for the House and Senate to conduct investigations into how the FBI reviews public tips in similar instances. It has also come out that the local police department also received several tips about Cruz and his potentially risky behavior. "This is an important milestone for this patient and our care team", said Igor Nichiporenko, medical director of trauma services at Broward Health North Hospital. Read More »

Winter Olympics Medal Standings - Sunday Night

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Luge isn't the first event most watch in the Olympic Games, when presented with the breathtaking feats of the snowboard halfpipe or figure skating rink. Jamie Anderson, a medalist at the 2014 Sochi games, earned her second straight women's slopestyle gold with a score of 83.00. The women lost all five games, but proved to be quick learners. Read More »

Almost 100 killed in regime airstrikes in Syria's eastern Ghouta, says observatory

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Reports said a massive convoy of troops, trucks, tanks, self-propelled artillery and infantry fighting vehicles - stretching four kilometers in length - were arriving in the Syrian capital. Assad's most powerful ally, Russia , has been pushing a diplomatic track at the same time as the increase in fighting, resulting in the establishment of several " de-escalation zones". Read More »

What the state's new congressional map means to you

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Or, he said, Republicans could challenge the map under the Elections Clause of the United States Constitution, which empowers state legislatures to set the rules for congressional elections. A seat based in the Lehigh Valley, where Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican, is retiring, shifts from a GOP-leaning district to one more balanced. Read More »

WH: President Open To Improving Background Checks

They came together after a gunman killed 26 people at a Texas church in November. "This is to call attention to school safety and ask lawmakers to enact gun control, " Sanders said. "The Republicans walk to NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions", he wrote. It would also authorize a study on crimes involving bump stocks , an accessory that make semi-automatic weapons fire more like automatic ones. Read More »

Fla. shooting sparks pro-gun, anti-gun donations

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I have seen many people with mental illnesses of virtually all diagnoses become productive citizens, accessing mutually supportive friendships, with education funded largely by scholarships. Contrary to popular mythology, While we can argue over the kinds of weapons we own and how any weapon should or should not be allowed or controlled, both sides need to stop using the Second Amendment to support their respective positions on weapons' ownership and control. Read More »

Florida high school massacre — Sunday's letters

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Indeed, as Nate Cohn of The New York Times pointed out , few issues were more predictive of vote choice in the 2016 election than gun ownership. But his colleagues, many of whom welcome donations from the NRA, disagree - and he doesn't see them changing their minds anytime soon. While Congress debates endlessly on the issue, at least 15 states and other municipalities began to consider their own bump-stock restrictions, and New Jersey and MA have already enacted new laws banning bump ... Read More »

Arlington Teens Arrested For Making School Shooting Threats

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Police say they have identified a person of interest. In the nearby city of Moore, police announced they had arrested one junior high school student and taken a 16-year-old to a treatment facility. Investigators say the teenager did not have any firearms to carry out his threats. Two more threats at Oklahoma City Public Schools are also under investigation. Read More »

Hoosiers at Huskers: What the Nebraska Media is Saying

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Nebraska holds the tiebreaker over MI to determine seeding in the conference tournament, as the Huskers defeated the Wolverines in January. The furrowing of the brow grows more pronounced. Frazier made both free throws and Smith, who had his biggest impact in a Big Ten game this season, added two more to seal the victory. The Indiana Hoosiers (16-12, 9-7) travel to Lincoln, Nebraska to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers (20-9, 11-5). Read More »

Rep. Schiff: Russian Indictment Does Not Vindicate Trump in Probe

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Kislyak's comments came as top Russian and American officials exchanged barbs over Friday's indictment of 13 Russians accused of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election . But the president suggested the source of that discord is the ongoing investigation of Russian meddling in the elections and possible collusion between his campaign and Russia, which Trump flatly denies. Read More »

Joint Korean women's hockey team plays final match

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But they shook off the lost goal and took a 1-0 lead 1:43 into the second on a shot by Shiori Koike that the Japanese celebrated with a bow on the ice. At the end of the game, the Korean team skated around the ice carrying South Korean flags to rousing applause from the home crowd. "Poor girl: She was not so happy in the beginning because adding 12 players for her was not so easy", Fasel said. Read More »

SC to hear plea against Nirav Modi on Feb 23

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Based on these transactions, other banks appear to have advanced money to these customers overseas. Each day new revelations have hinted that the scam could be much larger. Including direct loans given to companies of Modi and Choksi, Indian banks are at the risk of taking a hit of more than $3 billion after the fraud, according to an internal tax department note seen by Reuters . Read More »

Michigan Basketball gets closer to double bye in Big Ten Tournament

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They beat MI at home, but that's it. Both games should prove hard for MI. MI has also won four of the last five games overall. Even more important than the triples: The timing of them. Jackson had big days, mostly finding room getting inside a MI defense that lacks the height and length of other teams. Luckily, the Buckeyes came out and tried to and play tough on Sunday. Read More »

Shooting Survivors Focus Anger At Trump, Tweets

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The documents provide further evidence that Cruz was a troubled teen before being charged with 17 counts of murder in the Wednesday attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . "The killer has his constitutional rights - has decided not to speak". At the same time, he said , "perhaps we haven't been effective enough in intervening immediately. Read More »

Latvian central bank chief rejects bribery claims after release on bail

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Beyond depositors not being able to access their funds, imposing a stay on payments is controversial because of the potential damage to a bank's counterparties. Link to central bank governor? At a news conference, Mr Rimsevics said "my retreat would allow a man like Guselnikov to triumph". "But they [the allegations] have been expressed only orally, so we have not seen a specific document at the moment", he added. Read More »

Israel, Iran in war of words

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The Israeli air raids began on February 10 when the regime's military said it had intercepted an unmanned aircraft "on a military mission sent and operated by Iranian military forces". Iran warned on Monday that if Israel took any military action against the Islamic republic, it would suffer crushing consequences. Iran played important role in defeating Daesh (IS) in Iraq and Syria . Read More »

Flood watch issued into Tuesday morning

The National Weather Service has issued flood watches to many counties in Northwest Ohio and all around the state. There's a flood watch in effect until 7 p.m. This is especially true in any areas that have Flood Warnings in place. Drier air will start to return to the area Wednesday afternoon. Areas that see repeated rounds of heavy rain could see some localized flooding not only today but tonight into tomorrow. Read More »

Pro-government militia set to enter Afrin to oppose 'Turkish aggression'

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Turkey views the YPG as a Syrian offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been waging an insurgency against the Turkish state since 1984. YPG officials refused to comment on the purported deal when contacted by CNN. "We are not going to act alone any longer, not USA doing one thing, Turkey doing another", Tillerson said after talks with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu . Read More »

Wigan knock Manchester City out of FA Cup

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That could well influence his selection policy, as he's determined to avoid a cup upset and he'll know a competent and convincing win would be particularly welcome before the Carabao Cup final and back to back Premier League games against Arsenal and Chelsea . Read More »

Michelle Obama Reviews 'Black Panther': "It Will Inspire People of All Backgrounds"

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T'Challa's bodyguard from Civil War is back and we learn her name, Okoye ( Danai Gurira ), and the group she belongs to. Mr Kevin Feige, the prodigy who runs Marvel , and Mr Alan F. The hashtag was created by Kayla Sutton , director of online marketing for Black Girl Nerds , whose 8-year-old autistic Black had been getting more and more excited for the movie with every new trailer and clip, according to The Hollywood Reporter . Read More »

South Korean Men's Curling Team Wins Against Italy

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Seriously, one big reason for fewer viewers this Olympics is that pro hockey players made a decision to stay home this time . "It was really fun". The decision comes despite a huge gap in competitiveness among the leading teams with Canada and the United States still dominating the sport. Read More »

Marcelo suffers injury scare as Real Madrid edge Real Betis in thriller

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The 22-year-old has provided some huge contributions this season, no more so than his late introduction against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League where Madrid then scored twice to run out 3-1 winners. Mandi diverted Joaquin's corner wide and Loren came close to beating Keylor Navas from 25 yards. The game which should won easily became hard as the whites were conceding in the first half. Read More »

Olympics Skeleton Women's Final medal results: Great Britain dominates

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The 29-year-old had admitted she wasn't at her physical peak heading into the final, saying: 'I have got a throat or sinus infection. Germany's Jacqueline Lolling took the silver medal. They probably think I'm taking home a medal. An unprecedented double first for Lizzie Yarnold, retaining skeleton gold. The 0.36-second margin of difference over the field in that final heat was massive, compared to the other three heats of the competition. Read More »

Once Again, It's U.S. vs. Canada for the Gold

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Knowing the rival Americans had advanced to play for gold, Canada entered their semifinal meeting with the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation with the opportunity to book their own ticket to the final in Pyeongchang. If she doesn't start, Canada could go with Geneviève Lacasse, who was between the pipes when Canada won that first game against the Americans. And in an early hole, things didn't get much better for the Finns. Read More »

Russia Is Laughing At the US President And the United States

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The facts, doggedly accumulated by special counsel Robert Mueller III despite much hostility from President Donald Trump , show that the Russians' goal was to foment "distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general", as the indictment puts it. Read More »

LeBron James carries team to All-Star Game win, earns third MVP award

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It was kind of cool to see both teams come together as me and LeBron were picking. "Televise it", DeMar DeRozan of Team Stephen said of the draft. "It's always been my fans who voted me in. So, if things go as we hope they will, I'm sure that'll be something we sit back down and talk to the union about". Read More »

#2 Michigan State Basketball Record Comeback

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Wins over MI and Nebraska to close the season would be huge. The first of those games comes Tuesday in the home finale against IL. IL (13-15, 3-12 Big Ten ) is coming off its best win in Big Ten play. Last week I said it would be important for MI to make their free throws in order to win tougher games, and tonight they came through. MSU tied the game at 53 points a piece around the eight minute mark on a putback layup by sophomore forward Nick Ward, and a few minutes later Winston ... Read More »

Ohio State vs. MI

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Zavier Simpson scored on a driving lay-up, Poole hit a 3, and Simpson made a pair of free throws to put MI ahead 62-53. "We're just continuing to try to build a resume", Beilein said. Three others (C.J. Jackson, Jae'Sean Tate, Kaleb Wesson) are scoring in double figures behind Bates-Diop (19.6 points per game) and it's a scrappy team, as shown by the previous rally against MI and a comeback win at Purdue . Read More »

R'fontein's weather: Cloudy with a chance of rain

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Sunshine returns in full by Sunday afternoon and temperatures will warm to near 50 degrees. Fortunately, there isn't any blocking in the upper atmosphere over the northern Atlantic Ocean that would otherwise slow this system down and allow the offshore low to deepen into a bigger storm. Read More »

Florida school shooting suspect willing to plead guilty for life sentence

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He briefly appeared in court Thursday and was held on no bond. It's common for school districts to tear down or overhaul buildings that were the sites of deadly shootings . A mugshot of Cruz depicts an ordinary-looking young man - cleanly-cut chestnut hair, hazel eyes, his face speckled with freckles. "I think I am going to kill people", Cruz wrote in the group, according to CNN , which also quoted an unnamed law enforcement source as saying the suspect bought at least five guns in ... Read More »