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Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Calls On Governor To Halt AR-15 Sales

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:16

In the wake of Florida’s horrific school shooting, Gwen Graham, a Democratic candidate in the state’s gubernatorial race, called on Gov. Rick Scott to immediately suspend sales and permits of AR-15s and assault-style weapons.

10 Freeway back open in Rialto after deadly crash prompts 16-hour closure

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:02

Both directions of the 10 Freeway in Rialto were reopened Saturday morning, more than 16 hours after a fiery crash killed five people.

Pope revives sexual abuse panel

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:39

The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests. The panel had come under fire from two high-profile members, former sex abuse victims who quit at what they saw as a lack of reform and obstruction at the highest level of the Catholic Church. Victims have come forward from across the world over the past two decades accusing priests of sex crimes, unleashing one of the biggest crises faced by the Catholic Church.

Days after school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a gun show in Miami

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:52

Students rallied for gun control outside the Federal Courthouse in Broward County, Florida, while miles away, hundreds gathered for two separate gun shows.

Mexico earthquake: At least 13 dead including three children in military helicopter crash after tremor

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:29

At least 13 people, including three children, died after a military helicopter crashed near the site of a major earthquake in Mexico. Authorities said all of the victims were on the ground when the helicopter crashed. The helicopter, which was carrying Mexico’s interior minister and the state governor, crashed on top of two vans in an open field while trying to land in Santiago Jamiltepec after a tour of damage from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Friday.

Mexico: 13 dead after helicopter surveying damage of magnitude 7.2 earthquake crashes

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:23

While there were no reported deaths from an earthquake that shook southern Mexico on Friday evening, 13 people died when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the damage the following morning.

Public reports 'clearly show' Assad's use of chemical weapons: McMaster

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:07

By Idrees Ali and Thomas Escritt MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that, despite denials, public reports showed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was using chemical weapons, and added that it was time for the international community to hold the Syrian government to account. "Public accounts and photos clearly show that Assad's chemical weapons use is continuing," McMaster said at a major international security conference taking place in Munich.

Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:33

A Pakistani court Saturday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district. Imran Ali, 24, was on trial for killing Zainab Fatima Ameen in the eastern city of Kasur last month. Ali was handed four separate death sentences after being convicted of the rape and murder of Zainab, as well as terrorism charges, prosecutor general of Punjab province Ihtesham Qadir said after a special anti-terrorism court passed its judgement.

Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:00

A serial survivor of scandals, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble once more after police recommended a range of bribery and other charges against him in two separate investigations. Yet the law doesn't require him to step down until convicted, the process could drag on for months, and the determined, loquacious leader is digging in his heels.

Lindsey Vonn Has A Message For Her Trump-Supporting Twitter Trolls

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 07:18

American alpine skier Lindsey Vonn has sent a message to the internet trolls who bombarded her with abuse after she missed out on a medal at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.

India, Iran agree to step up efforts to help Afghanistan

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 06:37

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan. Modi reiterated India's commitment to help Afghanistan become "a peaceful, secure, permanent, prosperous and pluralistic country" after holding talks with Rouhani in New Delhi on the last day of his three-day visit. There was no mention of financial assistance or providing weapons to help Afghanistan fight militants by either leader.

Maame Biney's Pioneering Run At The Winter Olympics Is Over

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 06:25

U.S. speedskater Maame Biney finished last in her 1,500 meter short-track heat on Saturday, ending her trailblazing run at the Winter Olympics.

Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to death

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 05:47

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation and triggered violent protests, a public prosecutor said.

A Resolution For Presidents Day — Trump Must Go

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 05:45

This Monday is Presidents Day, intended to commemorate George Washington and the services of America’s past presidents.

Russian mercenaries, a discrete weapon in Syria

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 05:39

The death of Russian citizens in Syria from a US coalition strike last week, which has been played down by both Moscow and Washington, has exposed the role of Russian mercenaries in the multi-front conflict. The incident followed a steady trickle of reports about Russians dying in battle in Syria while employed as guns for hire in a privately-owned outfit whose role may be securing oilfields for President Bashar al-Assad. Russia on Thursday has finally recognised that five Russian citizens, not officially affiliated with the Russian military, were likely killed in the strikes in eastern Syria, in the first admission of non-military combat casualties.

Tied for 6th, Vonn points to key mistake; also erred earlier

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 04:19

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn's first Olympic race in eight years included one obvious, late mistake that she was sure cost her a medal — maybe even the gold.

Tweeters Rip Trump Over 'Tone Deaf' Thumbs-Up Pose With Florida First Responders

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 03:27

President Donald Trump has sparked anger after he gave the thumbs-up while posing for a photograph with law enforcement officers who responded to Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

'I fear for my life': Philippine lawyer behind Duterte probe

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 01:19

Philippine lawyer Jude Sabio felt it was his duty to bring President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs to the attention of international war crimes prosecutors, but now that a probe into the killings is under way, he fears he too has become a target. Sabio, who describes himself as penniless and on the run, said he had received death threats from Duterte supporters on social media after filing a petition with the Hague-based International Criminal Court in April last year. ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda launched a "preliminary examination" after receiving Sabio's petition, which alleges around 8,000 extrajudicial killings, and this could lead to a full investigation by the court.

'3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School Shooting

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 01:10

Borrowing a scene from an Oscar-nominated film, three red billboard-sized messages have popped up in the streets of Miami and beyond to publicly flame Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

Brawling family of 23 removed from Australian cruise ship

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:43

Twenty-three members of the same family have been removed from a cruise ship near Sydney after a brawl that left several injured, reports said, just days after a separate incident forced another liner to return to port. Police removed the group, which included men, women and children, from the boat on Friday after it docked in Sydney on a 10-day South Pacific cruise. One witness told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation she had seen seven separate fights break out during the trip.