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Florida Survivors Push Back After GOP Activist Says They're 'Hijacked By Left-Wing Groups'

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:58

Student survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are taking the fight for gun control to the state and national level don’t appreciate seeing their organizing efforts being labeled as a left-wing conspiracy.

Trump Administration Takes Another Step To Roll Back Obamacare

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:52

Republican efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s insurance reforms continued Tuesday, when the Trump administration proposed regulations that would make it easier for health insurers to sell cheap, short-term policies that leave out key benefits and are available only to people in good health.

Profiles in expediency: 'Dumb' Romney welcomes endorsement of 'con man' Trump

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:28

The relationship between Donald Trump and Mitt Romney — who has been criticized for having particularly malleable positions — has followed a long and tortuous path, and more twists and turns likely lie ahead. Here is a timeline of the more head-snapping reversals in recent years.

Florida Shooter's Former Friend Says She Reported Him To School 'Multiple' Times

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:15

A former friend of Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who confessed to opening fire on a Florida high school last week, says she told school officials “multiple” times over the last several years that she was concerned about his behavior.

Harley-Davidson to Close Down Kansas Plant Despite Pleas from Congress

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:33

Harley-Davidson to Close Down Kansas Plant Despite Pleas from Missouri Congressional Leaders US Senators and Congressman’s last-ditch-effort to keep H-D’s Kansas plant open, to no avail   Over the last year or so we’ve reported on Harley-Davidson’s

Warren Jeffs: Child bride reveals horrors of life under fundamentalist Mormon sect leader

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:00

A former child bride who fled a fundamentalist Mormon cult has told how the sect’s leader reminded her she was “the property” of her husband after she begged him to free her from the forced marriage. Elissa Wall suffered multiple miscarriages after being made to marry her cousin at the age of 14 under the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jeffs, said to have had 78 wives and more than 50 children in the Utah church, was jailed for life in 2011 after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls aged 12 and 15.

The One Scandal The Trump White House Can't Lie Its Way Out Of

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:49

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Man who says he could have been 'school shooter' tells his story

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:52

MSNBC's Katy Turn interviews Aaron Stark, who says he could have been a school shooter in 1996 if he had access to guns.

Gus Kenworthy Shuts Down Homophobic Twitter Troll In Olympic Medal-Worthy Style

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:12

U.S. skier Gus Kenworthy is taking no garbage from homophobic internet trolls.

Sheet Pan Chicken Recipes For Everyone Who Hates Doing Cleanup

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:45

Some people are just not emotionally equipped to handle kitchen cleanup with any level of chill.

New York Daily News Rips Donald Trump For Visiting Golf Course During Florida Funerals

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:23

The New York Daily News tore into President Donald Trump for visiting his Florida golf course while funerals for the Parkland school massacre victims were taking place “just miles away.”

5 officers killed in overnight Sufi protests in Iran

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:14

Iranian police said Tuesday the number of security officers killed in overnight protests by a Sufi sect had risen to five, with around 300 people arrested. Footage on state television showed a bus ploughing into a group of policemen in northern Tehran, which police said led to three deaths. On Tuesday, police spokesman Saeed Montazer Almehdi said two members of the hardline Basij militia, which is linked to the Revolutionary Guards, were also killed.

Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 03:50

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also blew away much of the mountain's summit.

Swiss Skier Joel Gisler Plunges 15 Feet In Brutal Crash During Olympic Halfpipe

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 02:37

There was a scary moment during the halfpipe event at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday when a Swiss skier crashed into the wall hard enough to knock the skis off his feet.

Funerals: Grieving teens, raw emotions after school shooting

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 01:08

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Each funeral for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre is different, yet the same: the mourning relatives, teens walking in clutches wearing black, politicians paying their respects, media cameras pointing at the entrance from across the parking lot.

Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this year

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 00:38

Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has erupted once again shooting plumes of smoke and hot ash over 23,000 feet into the air. The volcano had not been active for four centuries until 2010 and since then it has displaced 30,000 people.  Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after its biggest eruption this year. Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra island on February 19, 2018. Credit: TIBTA PANGIN/Source: AFP Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,181 miles northwest of the capital, Jakarta, have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity. The Bureau of Meteorology's Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VACC), in Australia's northern city of Darwin, issued maps on Monday showing an ash cloud heading in three directions from Sinabung, to the north, northwest and south-southeast. Indonesia also upgraded its Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) to red, its highest warning, and said the ash-cloud top had reached 23,872 feet, according to a ground observer. An Indonesian man takes picture of Mount Sinabung volcano as it spews thick volcanic ash into the air in Karo, North Sumatra, on February 19, 2018 Credit:  ENDRO RUSHARYANTO/AFP Sinabung is about 47 miles southwest of Kualanamu International Airport in Medan. Nur Isnin Istianto, head of the regional airport authority, said Kutacane airport in Aceh province had been closed, but the wind direction allowed the airport of Kualanamu, Meulaboh and Silangit to remain open. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia's Disaster Agency, said the eruption began on Monday morning, accompanied by multiple earthquakes and showering surrounding villages with small rocks. "In five districts it became dark with a visibility of about 5 metres," he said in a statement. School children walk as Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 Credit: Sarianto/AP No casualties were reported. The agency urged the public to stay out of a 4-mile exclusion zone around the crater, and watch for further warnings, which could cover floods. The 8,071-ft tall volcano is among Indonesia's most active. When Sinabung erupted in 2014, more than a dozen people were killed and thousands were evacuated. 

Anderson Cooper Shreds Trump: ‘He Went To Play Golf While They Held Funerals’

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 00:33

CNN’s Anderson Cooper took Donald Trump to task on Monday for a weekend in which the president fired off angry messages on Twitter about Democrats, the Russia investigation, Oprah Winfrey and more.

'It's Very Clear that Russia Meddled in the Election': White House Press Secretary

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 00:00

President Trump has never called for punishing Russia and has not fully implemented sanctions.

Iranian official threatens to flatten Tel Aviv if Israel attacks 

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:21

Iran issued a fiery warning to Israel on Monday threatening to raze Tel Aviv if Benjamin Netanyahu followed through on his recent threat to act against it. "About Netanyahu's unwise words, I should say that if they carry out the slightest unwise move against Iran, we will level Tel Aviv to the ground and will not give any opportunity to Netanyahu to flee,” said Mohsen Rezaie, Iran’s expediency council secretary, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. With tensions increasing in the Middle East over Iran’s role in Syria and Yemen and as US President Donald Trump presses for a tougher approach on Tehran, Israel is seeking wider support to contain its regional nemesis. The two countries traded harsh words during the Munich Security Conference at the weekend. Mr Netanyahu brandished a piece of what he said was an Iranian drone after its incursion into Israeli airspace earlier this month and said: "Israel will not allow the regime to put a noose of terror around our neck. "We will act if necessary not just against Iran's proxies but against Iran itself.” He also urged his audience to help contain Iran and made his point with a map which he said illustrated Iran’s growing influence across the Middle East. But Mr Rezaie played down the remarks as a theatrical move and a childish game, according to Fars, and added: "The US and Israeli leaders don’t know Iran and don’t understand the power of resistance and therefore, they continuously face defeat." At a glance | Islamic Republic of Iran The tough words on both sides at the international event come as Israel is increasingly seeking to cooperate with Sunni Arab states that share its worries about Shia Iran. For months, Mr Netanyahu has touted what he describes as unprecedented levels of behind-the-scenes cooperation. Among Israel's main concerns is Lebanon, where the heavily armed Iran-backed Shi'ite militia Hezbollah is part of a coalition government. Telegraph view: The theatre of war Israel last fought a war against Hezbollah in 2006. Tension between Israel and Lebanon has increased as Hezbollah has gained strength fighting in Syria, and the two countries also have a maritime border dispute. Israel has carried out air strikes in Syria against suspected Iranian arms shipments to Hezbollah and has accused Tehran of planning to build missile factories in Lebanon.