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NRA Sues To Block Brand-New Gun Law In Florida

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 18:44

The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit in federal court on Friday to block a new gun law in Florida just over an hour after it was signed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is an NRA member. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act — passed three weeks after a mass shooting at the school killed 17 people — raises the minimum legal age for buying any guns in Florida from 18 to 21 and would allow some teachers and other staff in the Florida school system to be armed after training. SB 7026 also prohibits gun ownership by people mental health problems and expands the three-day waiting period that had applied only to handguns to now include long gun purchases.

It Only Takes One Trump Tweet To Fall Into North Korea's Trap

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 17:51

On Thursday, President Donald Trump shocked the world by agreeing to meet Kim Jong-Un in person in Pyongyang, in what would be the first ever face-to-face meeting between a U.S. president and a North Korean leader. It is certainly possible the White House is correct.

Exclusive: U.S. has ordered Broadcom to give notice of steps to redomicile - sources

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 17:44

The previously undisclosed requirement shows that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which reviews foreign acquisitions of U.S. companies for potential national security risks, is aware that its jurisdiction could be contested if Broadcom redomiciles to the United States. The panel on Sunday ordered San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc to postpone its shareholder meeting by 30 days so it could investigate Broadcom's $117 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm.

Trump Pennsylvania special election: When is the rally and what will the president say at it?

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 17:34

Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally this weekend in Pennsylvania, just days before a special congressional election in the Pittsburgh area. The race is being widely watched to see if it’s another sign that Democrats may sweep the midterm elections in November. The rally will take place at 7pm in Moon Township, about 12 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

Oakland coffee shop Hasta Muerte bans uniformed police offers for 'emotional health' of customers

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 17:09

A coffee shop has banned police officers dressed in uniform in an effort to prevent their customers from becoming upset by their presence. The ban began when Hasta Muerte in Oakland, California, denied a police officer’s request to buy a drink last month over fears for the “emotional safety” of other customers.

West Virginia teachers end strike victorious, may serve as model

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 16:33

Rachel Maddow reports on the teachers of West Virginia ending their record-setting strike after winning the raise they were demanding, and points out that West Virginia isn't the only state with teachers who are overdue raises.

1 of 2 Conjoined Twins Released from NICU, More Than a Year After Birth

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 16:32

While the other twin, Hope, is still under supervision of doctors, she is expected to also be discharged soon.

2019 Bentley Bentayga V-8

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 15:51

Making reductions to produce more.

Gunman takes hostages at California veterans home

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 15:23

Officials say an armed man has taken at least two people hostage at a veterans home in Northern California. Authorities are responding to the scene in Yountville, north of San Francisco. Reena Ninan reports.

Kentucky man pleads guilty to attacking US Sen. Rand Paul

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 15:14

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's neighbor pleaded guilty Friday to a federal charge for tackling the lawmaker in an attack his attorney says was triggered by a dispute over lawn maintenance.

Equifax Wins In Latest Version Of Senate Bank Bill

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:53

WASHINGTON ― Companies that are notorious for mistreating U.S. consumers could benefit from a bipartisan Senate bill that is supposed to protect those consumers. Legislation by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and supported by more than a dozen Democrats would give credit monitoring companies like Equifax a chance to expand their role in the mortgage industry. The bill would require government-backed mortgage companies to solicit applications for credit scoring models for evaluating the creditworthiness of people seeking home loans.

3 Hostages and Gunman Dead at California Veterans Home, Police Say

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:50

Reports of a man dressed in black in body armor and armed with what appeared to be an automatic weapon

Dramatic Video Captures Rescue of Woman Who Went Overboard While Taking Cruise Ship Selfie

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:44

The 53-year-old woman had been in the water off the Bahamas for more than an hour.

Guns, Trump and steel: Next week's Pennsylvania special election a referendum on 2018's hot-button issues

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:39

The March 13 election has the potential to upend expectations about how safe even the reddest of Republican congressional districts will be in the 2018 midterms.

The Latest: New chief faces "hard truths" at Forest Service

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:20

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the appointment of a female firefighter as interim head of the U.S. Forest Service as the agency struggles to deal with misconduct within its ranks (all times local):

Martin Shkreli sentenced to seven years in prison for securities fraud and defrauding investors

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:09

A judge has sentenced former drug company executive Martin Shkreli, who was vilified for vastly increasing the price of a lifesaving drug, to seven years in prison over an unrelated conviction on securities fraud charges. Shkreli, who become known as the “Pharma Bro” because of his image of a cocky young investor with an abrasive manner, was also ordered to pay $75,000 (£54,150) on top of a previous $7.36m (£5.31m) forfeiture order – which had included a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album that Shkreli boasted of buying for $2m (£1.44m). In calling for a more lenient sentence, Shkreli’s own lawyer had even admitted he wanted to “punch him in the face” at times.

The Latest: Al-Qaida fighters in Syria want to go to Idlib

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:07

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Ferry Boat Explosion Sparks Mexico Travel Warning Ahead of Spring Break

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:29

Tourists are urged to use "extreme caution" when visiting the Playa Del Carmen area.

Parkland Deputy Who Didn't Engage School Shooter Told Other Officers To Stay Away

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:26

A Florida sheriff’s deputy who resigned for staying outside Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School during last month’s mass shooting also warned other officers to stay away, according to newly released police radio recordings. Peterson, an armed school resource officer hired to protect students on the Parkland, Florida, campus, was forced to resign after it was discovered he did not engage the shooter. Peterson can be heard on the recordings giving commands as he waits outside the school and the first officers arrive.

White House Refuses House Investigation Request On Rob Porter

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:31

WASHINGTON ― White House officials are refusing to turn over information to congressional leaders on their handling of domestic abuse allegations against former top aide Rob Porter, further raising questions about the Trump administration’s already muddled explanations. House Oversight Committee chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) launched an investigation into the White House’s handling of the matter on Feb. 14, giving chief of staff John Kelly a deadline of Feb. 28 to submit information, particularly on why Porter worked under an interim security clearance to handle sensitive information.