News : US

School shooter Nikolas Cruz survived: Will it help us understand?

Sunday  04:45,   18 february 2018
Tribune News Service

The carnage at Stoneman Douglas High School shared all of the horror of America's worst mass shootings. But one scene was unusual - the shooter Nikolas Cruz being led away alive in handcuffs. PARKLAND, Fla. - The carnage at Stoneman[...]

School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

Sunday  04:05,   18 february 2018
Associated Press

The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws.Organizers behind the[...]

Conservative Californians are fleeing to Texas. Data show they’re in for a surprise

Sunday  03:15,   18 february 2018
Quartz

McKinney, Texas Kevin Korenthal was once a registered Democrat, living in a California suburb. After struggling to keep his small public relations firm afloat for…McKinney,[...]

Guantanamo prison's media makeover

Sunday  02:21,   18 february 2018
Miami Herald

<p>Inside a vacant former maximum-security prison, the Pentagon has nearly finished building a new health clinic with nearby surgical and radiological suites. Soon, contractors will add furniture, equipment and put a padded cell in the[...]

Protesters escorted out of GOP fundraiser with chants of ‘no more guns’

Sunday  01:50,   18 february 2018
The Hill

Two protesters were reportedly escorted out of a Republican fundraiser where GOP Speaker Paul Ryan was in attendance after confronting him about gun control in the wake of the Florida high school mass shooting. The fundraiser was held at the Ritz[...]

After Parkland shooting, hundreds attend nearby gun show

Sunday  01:21,   18 february 2018
NBC News

"There's no disrespect or insensitivity intended by this long-planned gun show," a statement from organizers said. Related: Why so many people love the AR-15The deadly shooting in Parkland has at least one gun vendor outraged at the[...]

Experts warn against connecting mental illness and mass shootings

Sunday  01:21,   18 february 2018
NBC News

A report published by the APA says that fewer than 1 percent of firearm homicides are committed by a person diagnosed with a mental illness. Metzl has researched the correlation between mental illness and gun violence, and he said that it's a[...]

Superhero-wannabe nearly leaps off fire escape after roof jumping

Sunday  01:15,   18 february 2018
New York Daily News

Cops pulled to safety a man wearing a blue cape and holding a banana aloft after he threatened to jump off a fire escape in Brooklyn. 1/3 SLIDES © Theodore Parisienne/for New York[...]

Florida student Emma Gonzalez to lawmakers and gun advocates: 'We call BS'

Sunday  01:06,   18 february 2018
CNN

Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, addressed a gun control rally on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, days after a gunman entered her school in nearby Parkland, killing 17 people.Below is a full transcript of her[...]

How killer's path through a school left 17 dead in six short minutes of terror

Saturday  23:30,   17 february 2018
Miami Herald

What happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla.Students are released from a lockdown outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. after reports of an active shooter on Feb. 14,[...]

States consider protecting benefits for DACA and TPS immigrants facing loss of status

Saturday  23:30,   17 february 2018
MSN

Va., Md. and others would keep driver’s licenses and in-state tuition despite plans to end programs affecting several hundred thousand immigrants.Immigrants from Central America, Haiti and Sudan will see their temporary protected status[...]

Florida legislators struggle with how to respond to shooting

Saturday  23:26,   17 february 2018
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, the Florida Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath.Legislators have just three weeks left in their annual 60-day session.[...]

Shooter cut himself and drew a Nazi symbol on his book bag, but DCF found him to be stable

Saturday  21:31,   17 february 2018
Miami Herald

Nikolas Cruz had just broken up with his girlfriend, who had been cheating on him, and he'd gotten into a fight with another boy. He'd drawn aStudents are released from a lockdown outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,[...]

Prosecutor: Florida shooting ‘the type of case the death penalty was designed for’

Saturday  21:30,   17 february 2018
The Hill

The comment from a state attorney was in response to a public defender floating a potential guilty plea for the accused shooter to avoid the death penalty.Students are released from a lockdown outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in[...]

‘I’m Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison’

Saturday  19:37,   17 february 2018
The New York Times

How a group of five activists called the Valve Turners decided to fight global warming by doing whatever it takes.On Oct. 11, 2016, Michael Foster and two companions rose before dawn, left their budget hotel in Grand Forks, N.D., and drove a white[...]