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Mom still searching for answers after young son's deadly fall

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 15:09

Dina Shacknai's 6-year-old son Max Shacknai died in 2011, after falling from a second-story landing at his father Jonah Shacknai's mansion. Police later determined Max's death was an accident.

Delta To Georgia Lawmakers: 'Our Values Are Not For Sale'

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 15:08

The CEO of Delta Air Lines on Friday declared his company’s “values are not for sale” after Georgia lawmakers retaliated against the airline for cutting ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of last month’s Florida school shooting. Bastian explained the decision to employees a day after Georgia lawmakers passed a tax bill that effectively punishes the airline for rescinding the discount for NRA members to travel to the group’s annual meeting.

Gun debate roils U.S.

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:52

Nowhere in the world do citizens have access to guns as they do in America. Although the U.S. makes up 4.4 percent of the world’s population, it owns nearly half the world’s guns.

Bodycam Video Shows North Carolina Officer Beating Black Man Accused Of Jaywalking

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:50

An Asheville, North Carolina, news outlet published disturbing bodycam footage this week showing a white police officer beating a black resident, prompting public apologies from city officials who are continuing to investigate the incident. The graphic video shows officers chasing Johnnie Rush, 33, throwing him to the ground, shocking him with a stun gun and beating him as he cries out in pain and shouts for help. Photos that Rush provided to the Asheville Citizen-Times show his bandaged and swollen head and other injuries.

'Pretty Much Everyone On The Plane Threw Up' On Gut-Wrenching Landing

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:30

The tweet sent out by the National Weather Service’s Aviation Weather Center suggests the experience for the passengers and crew of United Flight 3833 from Charlottesville, Virginia, was miserable. More than 4,500 U.S. flights had been canceled as of Friday mid-afternoon, according to FlightAware.com. Most of those cancellations were along the East Coast from Maine to Virginia, the area currently being affected by a nor’easter, according to The Washington Post.

Paul Teutel Sr. Slapped with Fraud Lawsuit

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:15

Paul Teutel Sr. Slapped with Fraud Lawsuit Paul Sr.'s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad decade continues With reality TV star Paul Teutul already scheduled to appear in court later this month due to the foreclosure of his multi-million dollar New York

Scott Pruitt Just Gutted Rules To Fight The Nation’s ‘Second Biggest Toxic Pollution Threat’

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:58

WASHINGTON ― The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans Thursday to scrap Obama-era rules tightening restrictions on disposal of coal ash, the toxic byproduct from coal-fired power plants that has caused major water contamination problems across the country. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt billed the new proposal as a bid to give states more independence over coal ash disposal, though he moved to reconsider the 2015 regulation in September at the request of fossil fuel utilities. The EPA’s announcement makes no mention of the risks coal ash poses to human health and the environment.

New Tax Law Benefiting Shareholders More Than Workers So Far

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:22

WASHINGTON ― Since President Donald Trump signed the Republican tax bill in December, hundreds of retail companies have announced employee bonuses totaling more than $3 billion, which Republicans have said proves them right that the new law benefits regular Americans. According to several estimates, firms have announced roughly $200 billion worth of stock buybacks this year, inflating the value of company shares by reducing their supply. “Stock buybacks are windfalls that drive up the value of investment portfolios for CEOs and high-flyers,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said in a Senate floor speech this week.

US and Russia clash over blame for Syria chemical attacks

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:12

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and Russia are again clashing over an expert body to determine responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, with Washington circulating a new draft U.N. resolution and Moscow moving toward a vote on its own proposal.

Manhunt underway after shooting leaves two dead at Central Michigan University

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:47

Authorities are searching for James Eric Davis Jr., a 19-year-old student, after his parents were killed on Friday morning.

Cat Given CPR After Dramatic Rescue From Apartment Fire

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:30

The cat appeared to be suffering from smoke inhalation.

Ukraine says weapons decision heralds new era of cooperation with U.S.

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:21

By Alessandra Prentice and Sergiy Karazy KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak on Friday said the decision by the United States to approve the supply of anti-tank missiles opened the door for closer military cooperation in the face of Russian aggression. On Thursday, the Pentagon announced that the sale of Javelin missiles and launch units to Ukraine had been approved - a move the United States has been mulling since early 2015 to help Ukraine in its standoff with Russia-backed separatists. "Unfortunately the issue of giving lethal weapons was under consideration for a long time," Poltorak said in an interview with Reuters.

Russia may be helping North Korea skirt sanctions through smuggling

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:20

North Korea made $200 million over nine months through illicit trade—with the country’s coal being shipped through Russia in several instances—according to a UN report obtained by NBC News.

Father speaks out on girlfriend's death, honors memory of 6-year-old-son with foundation

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:15

"20/20" Extra: Jonah Shacknai says he's "completely convinced" his girlfriend took her own life after a tragic accident that resulted in his son's death.

Teen Had Semi-Automatic Rifle and 100 Rounds of Ammunition Outside High School, Police Say

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:45

"Whatever we prevented, the outcome was going to be bad"

Powerful nor’easter slams East Coast with high winds, flooding

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:40

Power is out, planes are grounded and flood waters are rising in many sections of the Northeast tonight, as rain, heavy snow and vicious winds pummel the region.

19-Year-Old Arrested After Parents Found Shot Dead At Central Michigan University

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:38

Police arrested a 19-year-old man just after midnight Saturday, hours after his parents were found fatally shot in a Central Michigan University dorm building Friday morning. The shooting occurred at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Campbell Hall dorm on the Mount Pleasant, Michigan, campus. James Eric Davis Jr. was taken into custody after “well over 100 police officers” from multiple agencies were a part of a search for the suspect, who had been considered armed and dangerous, the Mount Pleasant Police Department said in a statement.

Kylie Jenner Shares First Photo Of Herself Holding 'Angel Baby' Stormi Webster

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:22

The pictures show Jenner wearing a black patterned sweatsuit with what looks a pair of Yeezy Mud Rat 500s, which are part of Kanye West’s Spring 2018 collection. Of course, new dad Travis Scott made sure to mark Stormi’s one-month milestone as well.

Joshua Tree Case: 3 Children Allegedly Found Living in a Box in the California Desert

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:00

Mona Kirk, 51, and Daniel Panico, 73, were arrested in Joshua Tree National Park Wednesday.

May admits neither side can have 'exactly what we want' in Brexit

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:00

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that both London and Brussels will have to make concessions in Brexit negotiations, adding that she remained "confident" of a deal with the EU. "We both need to face the fact that this is a negotiation and neither of us can have exactly what we want," she said in a highly-anticipated speech in London on Britain's future relationship with the bloc. May said she remained "confident" of reaching a deal with the European Union, while admitting Britain needed to "resolve the tension between some of our key objectives".


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