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  • 23 passengers removed from cruise ship in Australia after brawls

    Authorities have removed 23 passengers from a Carnival Cruise Line ship in Australia after a series of brawls, New South Wales police and Carnival said in statements. Cellphone video from the ship shows passengers tussling with each other, and with security officers, outside a nightclub and by a swimming pool amid shouting and screams from alarmed onlookers. The video also shows security officers kicking passengers after they were down on the floor. Carnival said police on Friday removed “a large […]

  • President Trump tweet angers survivors of Parkland shooting

    Students who survived the Parkland, Florida, shooting laid into President Donald Trump after he linked the FBI’s failure to follow up on a report about the school shooter and the resources expended on the Russia investigation. On Saturday, Trump tweeted, “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is […]

  • Women’s March organizers are planning a national student walkout to protest gun violence

    Women’s March organizers are encouraging students, teachers and their allies to walk out of schools on March 14 to protest gun violence. They’re demanding that Congress take legislative action on gun control in the wake of last week’s deadly school shooting in Florida instead of merely tweeting their thoughts and prayers. “Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home […]

  • 6-year-old girl killed by suspected drunken driver while playing in front yard

    FULLERTON, Calif. — A young girl was playing in the front yard of a home when a driver who authorities believe was intoxicated lost control of his SUV and fatally struck her on Saturday, KTLA reported. The 6-year-old was found suffering extensive injuries, lying on the sidewalk, when officers responded to the scene at about 2:15 p.m., Fullerton police said in a news release. She was rushed to a nearby trauma center, where she was pronounced dead. Her identity has […]

  • ‘Black Panther’ brings in a record-breaking box office weekend

    All hail the king. “Black Panther,” Marvel’s first film directed by an African-American, brought in an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America this weekend. That’s the fifth biggest opening of all time. The opening for the film starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan did not just shatter expectations, it broke multiple box office records too. It blew away the record for the largest opening for an African-American director. That belonged to F. Gary Gray and […]

  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich: ‘No confidence’ Congress will address guns

    Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich said the deadly school shooting on Wednesday should be a rallying moment for the nation on guns, but that he predicted Congress would not live up to the task. “Do I think they can do anything on guns? I hope they prove me wrong and they can because I have no confidence in them,” Kasich said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Kasich said he thought it was possible to push for some measures […]

  • Passenger plane crashes in Iran with 66 aboard, report says

    All 66 people on board a passenger plane that crashed Sunday in a mountainous region of southern Iran are presumed dead, the airline said. The Aseman Airlines plane was flying from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj when it disappeared 50 minutes into the flight, according to a post on the airline’s Instagram account. The flight, which departed at 7:55 a.m. local time (11.25 p.m. ET Saturday), crashed in Kohangan village, 120 kilometers (74 miles) from Semirom town, authorities […]

  • Group chat messages show Florida school shooter obsessed with race, violence and guns

    In a private Instagram group chat, confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views and displayed an obsession with violence and guns. Wednesday, 19-year-old Cruz opened fire at the school that expelled him, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Authorities say he killed 17 with his legally purchased AR-15. CNN, investigating comments the shooter may have left on a now-deleted YouTube channel, was added to the private Instagram group by one of the active […]

  • Trump: ‘They are laughing their asses off in Moscow’ over how US handled Russia investigations

    President Donald Trump says Russians are “laughing their asses off in Moscow” for the way Washington has handled the Russia investigations, following the Department of Justice’s charges against Russian nationals last week for interfering in the 2016 election. “If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. […]

  • Macy’s decision to sell hijabs sparks debate among Muslim women

    American department store Macy’s sparked a fierce debate on Thursday when it launched a line of “modest clothing” that featured hijabs. The Verona Collection was founded by fashion photographer Lisa Vogl, after she converted to Islam in 2011, and struggled to find modest, fashionable clothing. The brand stands for “women’s empowerment and taking pride in one’s Muslim identity,” according to its website. Macy’s decision to stock Vogl’s line came after US retailer Nike released a “Pro Hijab” for Muslim athletes, and fashion […]

  • Douglas Stoneman principal in emotional video promises to hug every student

    PARKLAND, Fla. — “We lost 17 lives on Valentine’s Day. That’s supposed to be the international day of love,” Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School principal Ty Thompson said in an emotional video message posted on Saturday, three days after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at the Parkland, Florida, school. “We’re going to take the love that we got lost on Wednesday and we’re going to spread that over the next days, weeks, months and maybe even years.” Thompson […]

  • Jury awards more than $37 million to family of woman killed in police standoff

    Jury rules in favor of Korryn Gaines' family, awards them $37M: — FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) February 16, 2018 BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — A jury returned a verdict Friday of more than $37 million against Baltimore County, Maryland, in a civil lawsuit brought by the family and estate of a woman killed in an armed standoff with county police, according to the attorneys for the family of Korryn Gaines. Gaines, 23, was shot and killed in August 2016 after an hours-long […]