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Bundesbank's Buch adds to calls for cryptocurrency regulation

BERLIN (Reuters) - Regulation of cryptocurrencies must be considered, Bundesbank vice president Claudia Buch told Reuters, even though she does not believe they pose a threat to financial stability.

Former CIA chief calls Trump 'a disgraced demagogue' after McCabe firing

Former CIA Director John Brennan responded Saturday to President Donald Trump's tweet about the firing of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, calling the President "a disgraced demagogue."


Bosnian Serb leader calls for "peaceful" change of Balkan borders

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnian Serb nationalist leader Milorad Dodik suggested on Friday that Bosnia's Serb region and a Serb-dominated part of Kosovo should merge with Serbia, defying the stance of international peace sponsors against any border changes.


EU calls for industry input on U.S. tariff retaliation list

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission called for industry views on Friday on a list of U.S. products it will subject to import tariffs if the United States taxes European steel and aluminum.


Haas calls time on career spanning more than two decades

(Reuters) - Former world number two Tommy Haas officially announced his retirement from tennis at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Thursday, ending a career that spanned more than two decades.


Mexico's No. 2 presidential candidate calls Trump policies 'crazy'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican presidential candidate running in second place said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump's economic policies were a "crazy" bid to turn back the clock on advancing technologies that will eliminate manufacturing jobs.

Former US North Korea envoy calls Trump's acceptance of Kim meeting 'a great outcome'

The man who spearheaded US diplomatic efforts on North Korea until his surprise retirement earlier this month said he welcomes plans for a meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which is expected to take place in May.


Wells Fargo CEO defends pay; calls Senator Warren's criticism 'inappropriate'

DETROIT (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan on Thursday defended a 35 percent gain in his latest compensation package, while describing comments last year by Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who had called for his ouster, as "inappropriate."


Nestle chairman calls CEO 'man of action,' praises his first year

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Nestle SA's chairman gave a vote of confidence to Chief Executive Mark Schneider 14 months into his tenure at the helm of the world's biggest packaged food company as it struggles to recover from a sixth straight year of slowing growth.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Dylann Roof’s Sister Arrested After Bringing Weapons to School Walkout

Morgan Roof said on Snapchat that she hoped those walking out to protest gun violence would “get shot,” and suggested that only black students were participating.


West calls on Russia to explain nerve toxin attack on former double agent

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain, the United States, Germany and France jointly called on Russia on Thursday to explain a military-grade nerve toxin attack in England on a former Russian double agent, which they said threatened Western security.

Maryland's state song calls Northerners 'scum.' That may change soon

For almost eight decades, the official state song of Maryland has been a Confederate ballad whose lyrics call Unionists "Northern scum" and President Abraham Lincoln a "despot" and a "tyrant."

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

Parkland Shooting Surveillance Video Shows Deputy Remained Outside

The video shows events outside Stoneman Douglas High during the shooting, including the only armed deputy there taking cover outside and not confronting the gunman.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Fla)

Video Shows Deputy at Parkland School as Shooting Began

Surveillance video released Thursday showed the only armed sheriff’s deputy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., remaining outside during the Feb. 14 massacre.

We'll soon see what happened outside the Parkland school shooting

Troubling questions about what happened outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during last month's massacre may be answered Thursday.


EU watchdog calls for review of Barroso's Goldman role

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Ombudsman called on the EU executive on Thursday to review whether its former president, Jose Manuel Barroso, ought to be working for Goldman Sachs after complaints that he was harming the EU's image.

Hospital shooting leaves two dead

Two people were wounded Wednesday night in a a shooting at the UAB Hospital-Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama, and the suspected gunman was found dead, police said.

Governor calls student walkout 'shameful'

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) says he thinks the National School Walkout is a "shameful" attempt by a left-wing group to use students to further their political agenda.


FBI to improve process for handling tips in wake of Parkland shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI will beef up its procedures for documenting and following up on investigative leads after mishandling detailed tips about the teenager who shot and killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, a top official said on Wednesday.


Ford recalls 1.38 million vehicles for loose steering wheel bolts

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said Wednesday it is recalling 1.38 million vehicles in North America for potentially loose steering wheel bolts that could detach, in a callback linked to two accidents and one injury.

What's changed one month after Parkland shooting

A month ago, a former student roamed the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, opening fire on terrified students and teachers at the Florida school.


Goldman calls for Hong Kong to rethink dual-class founder share limits

HONG KONG, March 14 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has called on Hong Kong to reconsider planned limits on how much equity company founders can hold when the city introduces dual-class shares, warning they could dent the city's competitiveness versus major centres like New York.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Editorial: America Has Failed Its Kids on Guns. It’s Time to Let Them Lead.

The nation’s adults must listen to the students walking out of their schools Wednesday to protest gun violence.

Deaths (Fatalities)

Explosions Rattle Austin as Calls About Suspicious Packages Mount

The police, who believe the blasts were linked, said they had received 265 calls from residents about packages.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Op-Ed Contributor: Dear National Rifle Association: We Won’t Let You Win. From, Teenagers.

Our parents did not succeed in ensuring our safety at school. So we must do it ourselves.

Cruz, Nikolas

Florida Will Seek Execution of Nikolas Cruz in Parkland Shooting Trial

The state attorney for Broward County said he would ask jurors to condemn Mr. Cruz to death after a rampage in Parkland, Fla., left 17 people dead.


Amazon recalls power banks due to fire, chemical burn hazards

(Reuters) - Inc has recalled some of its portable chargers in the United States following reports of overheating and fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on Tuesday.

A sixth grader makes a will 'just in case' of a school shooting

As Javon Davies reads out a list of his most prized possessions, it's hard not to smile: His Playstation, his video games, his TV, his cat. It's typical sixth grade stuff through and through.

School Discipline (Students)

Trump Finds Unlikely Culprit in School Shootings: Obama Discipline Policies

The president, goaded by conservatives, is targeting an effort to address racial disparities in school discipline, arguing that any relaxation of policies could let a killer slip through the cracks.


Slovak PM Fico's coalition partner calls for early elections

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovak junior ruling party Most-Hid (Bridge) will seek talks with coalition parties about leading the country toward early elections or will leave the government coalition if no agreement is made, its leader Bela Bugar said on Monday.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Adolescence: Why Demonstrating Is Good for Kids

As teenagers consider joining a national school walkout, new research points toward the benefits of political activism.

DeVos calls on Trump to not use foul language

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday criticized President Donald Trump's use of vulgarity on the campaign trail to mock NBC News anchor Chuck Todd, pointing to "an opportunity and responsibility to be examples to our kids."


Trump pulls back from big changes to gun laws after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will support a modest set of fixes to gun laws, stepping back from some of the more sweeping changes he had considered after the country's latest mass school shooting, senior officials told reporters on Sunday.


Trump narrows down approach to gun laws after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will support a tailored set of fixes to gun laws, stepping back from some of the more sweeping changes he had considered after the country's latest mass school shooting, senior officials told reporters on Sunday.

They are the veterans home shooting victims

The three women killed in a standoff at a Northern California veterans home Friday were dedicated to helping former and current military service members with mental health issues. Jennifer Golick, 42, Christine Loeber, 48, and Jennifer Gonzales, 29, were employees of The Pathway Home, a counseling service for veterans who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that operates at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville.

Trump omits black, Hispanic women in poll

At a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump said he won 52% of women voters in the 2016 election. He actually won 41% of women overall, but did win 52% of white women.

Victims of veterans home shooting lived 'to serve others'

The three women killed in a standoff at a Northern California veterans home Friday were dedicated to helping former and current military service members with mental health issues.

Trump calls NBC News' Chuck Todd 'a sleeping son of a bitch'

Railing against much of the mainstream press, President Donald Trump continued to air his grievances with the media, honing in on NBC News anchor Chuck Todd.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Man Wanted in Fatal Police Shooting Arrested After 15-Hour Standoff, Officials Say

A video showed officers handcuffing the man, who was wearing only his underwear, and placing him into a police vehicle before hugging each another.

Audio contradicts deputy's account of shooting

Newly released audio from the Parkland, Florida, school shooting captures school resource officer Scot Peterson saying the shooter was "inside" the school, which the Broward County Sheriff's Deputies Association says contradicts Peterson's statement saying he believed the shots were being fired from outside.

The suspect is barricaded in a Pomona, California, apartment after fatally shooting one officer and wounding another, officials say

A standoff between police and an armed suspect that killed one officer and wounded another remains underway Saturday morning in Pomona, California, near Los Angeles, more than 12 hours after it began.


Venezuela's Maduro calls U.N. rights chief a U.S.-backed 'tumor'

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan socialist President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday the United Nations human rights chief was a puppet of the United States who had implanted himself like a "tumor" and had no right to criticize Maduro's handling of the crisis-stricken nation.


Florida governor signs gun-safety bill into law after school shooting

(Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a package of gun-safety measures raising the legal minimum age for buying rifles, imposing a three-day waiting period on all gun sales and allowing the arming of some school employees.

Deputy told officers to stay back as FL shooting was taking place, calls show

The armed resource officer for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who didn't enter the building where an active shooting was taking place said through his attorney that he thought the shots were coming from outside. But in dispatch audio of the incident, he said he had heard that it was "by, inside the 1200 building."


South Africa's Tiger Brands calls in experts to identify listeria cause

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African food producer Tiger Brands said on Friday it had appointed an expert team to identify the causes of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people in the past 14 months and which has been traced to one of its factories.


German steel body calls on EU to counter U.S. steel tariffs

FRANKFURT, March 9 (Reuters) - Germany's steel association called on the European Union to come up with effective countermeasures to the imposition of U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum, warning Europe might be forced to absorb more volumes as a result.


'Play dead' a mom tells daughter in Florida school shooting - 911 call

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - "If he shoots, play dead," the mother of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student told her daughter during the Florida mass shooting last month that left 17 dead, according to a recording of an emergency 911 call released on Thursday.


Los Angeles prosecutors decline to charge police officer in deadly 2015 shooting

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles prosecutors said on Thursday they would not charge a former police officer in the 2015 shooting death of an unarmed man, despite a call by the city's police chief to do so.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

‘Someone’s Shooting Up the School’: Florida 911 Calls Reveal Moments of Panic

The Broward County sheriff’s office released audio recordings from 10 of the more than 70 emergency calls received during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


Venezuela opposition calls for protest against presidential vote

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition is calling for a national protest later this month against a "fraudulent" election it says is stacked in favor of President Nicolas Maduro, the first major mobilization since last year's wave of street protests.


Trump to meet with video-game industry in wake of Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After criticizing video games in the wake of a school shooting in Florida last month, U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with industry executives on Thursday to discuss what the president believes is a link between the games and violent acts.

Florida lawmakers: Arming school staff may harm black and Hispanic students

Florida lawmakers celebrated the passage of a school safety bill on Wednesday in response to last month's shooting in Parkland. But the bill left some with a new concern.


Alabama student dies in accidental school shooting -officials

(Reuters) - A student has died and two others were injured in a shooting at an Alabama high school on Wednesday that police are calling accidental, officials and local media said.

Father of shooting victim rips new NRA ad

Fred Guttenberg, who lost his daughter, Jaime Guttenberg, in the Parkland school shooting, speaks about the NRA's intimidation tactics during a Senate hearing on gun violence.

One student dead and another wounded in accidental shooting, police say

Two students were involved in a shooting during dismissal time at a high school in Birmingham, Alabama, the city school district said.


Former student indicted on 17 counts of murder in Florida school shooting

(Reuters) - A Florida grand jury formally indicted Nikolas Cruz on Wednesday on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree for last month's shooting spree at a high school in Parkland, prosecutors said.


Cycling: UCI chief calls for Team Sky investigation

LONDON (Reuters) - Cycling's governing body (UCI) should investigate if Team Sky broke anti-doping rules, UCI President David Lappartient told the BBC on Wednesday.


Europe's medicines regulator calls for recall of Biogen, AbbVie multiple sclerosis drug

(Reuters) - Europe's medicines regulator recommended the immediate suspension and recall of Biogen Inc and AbbVie Inc's multiple sclerosis drug Zinbryta, following 12 reports of inflammation of the brain, three of which cases were fatal.

Kansas man admits to shooting Indian tech workers in bar

A Kansas man pleaded guilty in state court Tuesday to killing an engineer from India in a high-profile hate crime that drew international attention and raised fears of growing intolerance in America.

Cillizza calls out Trump's 'no chaos' claim

CNN's Chris Cillizza considers whether a chaotic White House can still get things done.


Sutton calls for Wiggins, Freeman to 'tell the truth'

(Reuters) - Briton's first Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman need to come forward and give a full explanation of how they used asthma drugs, according to the team's ex-coach Shane Sutton.


Florida school shooting victim files legal notice to sue local government

(Reuters) - A lawyer for a student wounded in February's mass shooting at a Florida high school on Monday filed a legal notice of intent to sue the county sheriff's office and the school district for failing to protect the students.


Trump calls North Korea 'sincere' on possible nuclear talks, others skeptical

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Feeling the pressure of sanctions, North Korea seems "sincere" in its apparent willingness to halt nuclear tests if it held denuclearization talks with the United States, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday as U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials voiced skepticism about any discussions.

Foreign Investments

U.S. Calls Broadcom’s Bid for Qualcomm a National Security Risk

The move by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States complicates an already contentious deal.


IAG's Walsh calls for cheaper A380s as it considers fleet plan for Level

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - IAG could consider buying more A380s from Airbus if the superjumbo was cheaper, CEO Willie Walsh said, adding that he was also looking at planes for the airline group's new carrier Level.

Schiff calls for Nunberg to testify in House Russia investigation

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Monday that the House panel needs to interview former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg as part of its Russia investigation.


Greenland PM calls parliamentary vote in April

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Greenland's Prime Minister Kim Kielsen has called parliamentary elections for next month, local media reported on Monday.


Trump says he may travel to Israel for embassy move; Netanyahu calls out Iran

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he might travel to Israel for the opening of the U.S. embassy there as he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a united front against Iran in White House talks.


France calls on EU nations to adopt carbon price floor

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France called on other EU nations to adopt a regional carbon price floor for power generators to promote a shift away from coal to more climate-friendly fuels.

Shooting survivor to Congress: Change, or else

In June 2016, I survived the mass shooting that took 49 lives at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Threat of Shootings Turns School Security Into a Growth Industry

Metal detectors, remotely locking doors, bulletproof backpacks and more: Schools are being swamped with pitches for little-researched security products.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

School Officer: A Job With Many Roles and One Big Responsibility

School resource officers like the one under scrutiny following the Florida shooting are expected to act as counselors and instructors as well as the first line of defense.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Wounds From Military-Style Rifles? ‘A Ghastly Thing to See.’

Trauma surgeons tell what it is really like to try to repair such devastating injuries. “Bones are exploded, soft tissue is absolutely destroyed,” one said.

Davis, James E Jr

Gunman Was Acting Oddly Before Shooting at Central Michigan University, Police Say

The university sophomore approached campus police and expressed concern he was in danger the day before his parents were shot and killed, officials said.


Iranian official calls on West to scrap nuclear arms before any missile talks

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not negotiate over its ballistic missiles until the United States and Europe dismantle nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, a top Iranian military official said on Saturday.


Secret Service responds to shooting near White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service said on Saturday it was responding to a report of a person with a self-inflicted gunshot wound along the north fence line of the White House.


Iran calls on U.S., Europe to scrap nuclear arms, missiles

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not negotiate over its ballistic missiles until the United States and Europe dismantle their nuclear weapons, a top Iranian military official said on Saturday, keeping up the Islamic republic's tough stance on the issue.

Shooting survivors ask Congress #WHATIF

Following the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students launched a new campaign to raise awareness about gun control.


Man suspected of shooting parents at Michigan university: police

(Reuters) - A gunman suspected of killing his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory during a domestic dispute on Friday was still at large, authorities said.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Anatomy of a School Lockdown: A Threat, then the Anxious Wait

Schools have seen more threats and false alarms since the recent shooting in Parkland, Fla. “We can no longer say, ‘Aww, he didn’t mean it,’” an Illinois officer says.


U.S. gun-control group pledges $2.5 million for marches to end school shootings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety said on Friday it will donate up to $2.5 million to support marches around the United States on March 24, the date of a planned March For Our Lives in Washington to demand an end to school shootings.

2 dead in Central Michigan University shooting

Police are investigating reports of shots fired at Campbell Hall dormitory at Central Michigan University, the school said at 9:30 a.m. ET Friday, on its website and its verified Twitter account.


Two shot dead in Michigan university shooting, suspect at large

(Reuters) - At least two people were shot dead in what appeared to be a "domestic dispute" at a dormitory at Central Michigan University on Friday and police were hunting for the gunman, school officials said.


Snowstorms shut down Ireland, Britain calls in army for hospitals

DUBLIN/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Snowstorms shut most of Ireland on Friday and forced Britain to call in the army to help battle some of the worst weather seen for nearly 30 years.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Two Fatally Shot on Central Michigan University Campus

Police were seeking a gunman who they said fled the shooting scene in a residence hall. The two victims were not students, officials said.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Gray Matter: Why We Should Lower the Voting Age to 16

Young people ought to have a say in how school shootings are best prevented.

International Trade and World Market

Trump Calls Trade Wars ‘Good’ and ‘Easy to Win’

In a series of early-morning tweets, the president defended his decision to impose stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum.


Snow storms shut Ireland, Britain calls in the army for hospitals

DUBLIN/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Snow storms shut most of Ireland on Friday and forced Britain to call in the army to battle some of the worst weather seen in nearly 30 years.

Sen. Orrin Hatch calls Obamacare supporters 'stupidest, dumbass people'

Sen. Orrin Hatch says supporters of the Affordable Care Act are the "stupidest, dumbass" people he's ever seen.


Trump pushes Congress for broad bill on guns after school shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday went his furthest yet toward endorsing restrictions on gun sales, bucking Republican Party orthodoxy as he challenged lawmakers to go big on legislation he said would help prevent more school shootings.

Opinion: An unspoken culprit in school shootings

As politicians and gun control advocates battle it out over the best way to respond to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, shifting the blame from bump stock devices to mental illness to unarmed teachers and back again, one culprit has gone largely overlooked: how we're raising our boys.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Georgia Teacher Fired Gun While Barricaded in Classroom, Police Say

No students were reported injured by gunfire. It appears the teacher, who was alone in the room, shot through a window, the authorities said. He was arrested.


Empty seats, missing friends as Florida school reopens after shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Survivors of the second-deadliest U.S. public school shooting were brought to tears on Wednesday by empty seats and missing friends at roll call as they returned to their Florida high school two weeks after 17 students and educators were massacred there.


Trump asks Congress for broad bill on guns, schools after shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged a diverse group of lawmakers - some who want more gun restrictions, others averse to gun control - to come up with comprehensive legislation to prevent school shootings following the nation's most recent massacre.


BlackRock annual report calls punditry risk to index fund business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc on Wednesday disclosed in its annual report for the first time a risk associated with "third-party commentary citing concerns about the growth of index investing."

Source calls Trump's son-in-law paranoid after his security downgrade

The existing battle-lines between Jared Kushner and chief of staff John Kelly are further entrenched and new diplomatic challenges have arisen after the decision to downgrade Kushner's security clearance, people familiar with the matter say.


Families surround Florida shooting school as students return

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Families of the teen survivors of the second-deadliest shooting at a U.S. public school gathered outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday to support the students returning to the place 17 people were massacred two weeks ago.


CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Families surround Florida shooting school as students return

PARKLAND, Fla., Feb 28 (Reuters) - Families of the teen survivors of the second-deadliest shooting at a U.S. public school gathered outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday to support the students returning to the place 17 people were massacred two weeks ago.

Trump again calls out Sessions

President Donald Trump on Wednesday again publicly chastised his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, this time over an investigation into alleged surveillance abuses.

She survived the school shooting but won't rejoin her classmates today. Here's why.

Samantha Fuentes walks with a cane after a bullet pierced her thigh and shrapnel hit her legs and face during the deadly shooting at South Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


Trump calls Sessions' surveillance probe decision 'disgraceful'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack on Wednesday against his attorney general, calling Jeff Sessions' decision to have the Justice Department inspector general - and not prosecutors - investigate alleged surveillance abuse "disgraceful."


What's in play in Washington after Florida school shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, a Republican who has frequently pledged support for gun rights, is considering some changes to gun laws and other safety measures after the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.

'I'm just so scared': Students return to school for 1st time since Florida shooting

Anchor calls out GOP lawmaker over Delta discount claims

CNN's Brianna Keilar pressed Georgia State Sen. Michael Williams for evidence after he suggested Delta offers discounts to Planned Parenthood.

Shooting survivor has more Twitter followers than the NRA

Emma González, a student at the helm of a burgeoning pro-gun control youth movement that erupted after a shooter killed 17 of her classmates and others in Parkland, Florida, now has more Twitter followers than the National Rifle Association.


Trump discusses Iran in calls with Saudi, UAE leaders: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump discussed Iran's "destabilizing activities" and other security and economic issues in separate telephone calls with senior Saudi and Emirati leaders on Tuesday, the White House said.


'It's a lifestyle': Teens at Florida shooting club defend guns

SUNRISE, Fla. (Reuters) - Reanna Frauens, a lifelong gun enthusiast and a proud member of the Markham Skeet, Trap & Sporting Clays Club, is about the same age as many of the 17 victims killed by a shooter with an assault rifle at a Florida high school about a dozen miles away.

Ryan meets with Parkland shooting survivors

High school students who survived a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, earlier this month, met with high-profile congressional leaders this week, including House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday.

Bathrooms and Toilets

Toilet Paper Shortage Strikes Taiwan Amid Pricing Panic

Retailers are having difficulty keeping the daily necessity in stock, as plans for price increases have sent consumers flocking to stores.

Broward County sheriff insists his office got 23 calls about Nikolas Cruz or his brother, but records show 45

As critics have taken aim at law enforcement for missing warning signs about South Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz, public records have emerged that conflict with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel's statements about the number of times deputies were dispatched to the shooter's home.

Two friends who met decades ago wound up working in two schools touched by mass shooting

Two women who met decades ago both went on to become librarians at schools that have become household names because of deadly mass shootings.

Dwyane Wade gets emotional over school shooting victim buried in his jersey

Miami Heat star guard Dwyane Wade got emotional Monday as he reflected on Joaquin Oliver, one of the 17 people killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting earlier this month.

States (US)

What Are States Doing About Gun Violence After the Florida Shooting?

It is not just in Florida, where a mass shooting is prompting lawmakers to take up gun control legislation. It is happening across the country.

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

Sheriff’s Deputy Defends Actions in Florida Shooting, Denying He Was a ‘Coward’

Scot Peterson, the only armed sheriff’s deputy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, told his lawyer he thought the shooting suspect was outside the building.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Ivanka Trump Calls Question About Father’s Sexual Misconduct ‘Inappropriate’

“I don’t think that’s a question you would ask many other daughters,” Ms. Trump, a presidential adviser, said. “I believe my father.”

Lawyer defends ex-deputy's response to shooting

An attorney for the former school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School defended the officer's response to the Parkland shooting, saying in a statement Monday that allegations Scot Peterson failed to act appropriately are "patently untrue."

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Trump Says He Would Have Rushed In Unarmed to Stop School Shooter

President Trump said the nation needs to consider opening more mental health institutions to avert mass shootings, and he castigated the Florida police response.


Broadcom calls Qualcomm's offer for price talks 'engagement theater'

(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd on Monday called a proposal by U.S. semiconductor peer Qualcomm Inc for a new meeting to negotiate an increase to Broadcom's $117 billion acquisition offer "engagement theater" aimed at dodging a takeover battle.

Melania Trump addresses Florida shooting: Children 'deserve a voice'


Trump calls for closer attention to warnings after Florida massacre

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said authorities need to do a better job of handling warnings about violent people of the sort that were missed ahead of this month's shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Op-Ed Contributor: My Teachers Saved Lives

Maybe heroism can’t be taught, but preparedness certainly can be. Every teacher should have training for a school shooting like mine did.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Florida Students Return, Gingerly, to Their Scarred High School

The campus in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed, reopened on Sunday for students and their families to retrieve belongings, reunite with friends and brace themselves for classes to resume.

Florida GOP congressman calls for ban on assault weapon sales

A Republican congressman from Florida announced his support for a ban on assault weapon sales Friday in an op-ed in The New York Times.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

After Parkland, a Flood of New Threats, Tips and False Alarms

The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has captivated the nation, prompting a flurry of new threats as well as heightened attention to any sign of trouble.


Sheriff says only one deputy at fault in Florida school shooting

(Reuters) - Only one sheriff's deputy failed to stop the gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school, the Broward County sheriff said on Sunday, dismissing reports that other deputies did not enter the school during the attack as unverified.

Sheriff says he won't resign after questions on shooting response

A Florida state representative is calling on Gov. Rick Scott to remove Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel from his post "for neglect of duty and incompetence" during the high school massacre.

Senator on shootings: Public policy has failed

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy said Sunday that the effort to stem mass shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida, needs to go beyond focusing on law enforcement and encompass a comprehensive approach to gun control and mental health.

Shooting survivor thanks conspiracy theorists

Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor David Hogg calls those who have attacked him on social media "great advertisers," saying their comments expose them for how "disgusting they are."


Gun lobby pushes back on Trump's gun plans after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association pushed back on Sunday against modest proposals by President Donald Trump and other Republicans to change U.S. gun laws in the wake of a school shooting in Florida that killed 17 students and staff.

Scott Israel says one officer failed to protect students as he defends his department's response to shooting

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Sunday he was "disgusted" an armed school resource officer did not enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as shots rang out and vowed to investigate any other allegation of inaction.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Outspoken and Precocious, Florida Students Struggle With Loss When the Cameras Turn Off

Even as they raise millions of dollars and plan nationwide rallies to stop gun violence, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School struggle with nightmares.

Trump calls Schiff a 'bad guy,' Democratic memo 'a nothing'

President Donald Trump hit back at top House Intelligence Committee Democrat Adam Schiff in an interview Saturday night, dismissing a Democratic memo on FBI surveillance released earlier in the day as "a nothing."

Mexican President calls off visit after confrontational call with Trump about wall

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has called off an official trip to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump after a tense phone call brought the two leaders to a policy-driven standstill.

Opinion: Parkland shooting reveals Trump's deepest flaws

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters."

Stephen Curry says Florida shooting is 'tough to digest'

NBA sensation and father of two Stephen Curry reacted this week to the Stoneman Douglas High school shooting, saying that the death of 17 people was "tough to digest."

CNN host calls out Trump: Did he forget or bend to the NRA?

CNN's John Berman says lately, Donald Trump has not mentioned raising the minimum age to purchase rifles as part of his plan to curb mass shootings and questions if the President is bending to the National Rifle Association.

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

Tipster’s Warning to F.B.I. on Florida Shooting Suspect: ‘I Know He’s Going to Explode’

A woman close to Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the Florida massacre, called the F.B.I. tip line saying she was worried he might be “getting into a school and just shooting the place up.”

School resource officer who stayed outside during shooting had glowing reviews

The Florida deputy who waited outside as a gunman targeted staff and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17, was twice nominated as the School Resource Deputy of the Year and won the award in 2014, personnel records obtained by CNN show.


Florida governor proposes new gun sale limits after school shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott urged state lawmakers on Friday to increase restrictions on buying guns and to strengthen school safety after a gunman killed 17 people at a school last week, proposals that gun control advocates said did not go far enough.

Trump calls out Russia

President Trump called out Russia, Iran, and Syria for creating a "humanitarian disgrace" in the war-torn country of Syria.

Shooter's past 911 calls released

Before Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at his former high school in Florida on February 14, law enforcement officials received several calls from people concerned about the young man's guns and violent behavior. One caller said Cruz planned "to shoot up" an unnamed school.


Florida governor proposes tighter gun restrictions in wake of school shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a proposal on Friday to increase restrictions on buying guns and to strengthen school safety measures after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in the state last week.

School shooting survivor: 'There's so many of us now'

Cell phones in the room started beeping and buzzing in unison. Breathless gasps and soft cries filled the air as people checked their devices. Some tears of sorrow fell to the floor.

Officer responded to school shooting knowing son and wife were inside

Police Sgt. Jeff Heinrich recounts calling his wife and son, who were in the school on the day of the Florida school shooting, after helping to rescue victims.


Trump calls meeting on biofuels policy blamed by bankrupt refiner

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has called a meeting early next week with key senators and Cabinet officials to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy, which is coming under increasing pressure after a Pennsylvania refiner blamed the regulation for its bankruptcy, according to four sources familiar with the matter.

Heroes describe chilling Parkland shooting

Fact Check

Fact Check: Major Shootings Led to Tougher Gun Laws, but to What End?

Major legislation is often spurred by tragedy. Experts are uncertain about the extent that gun control laws have improved safety and curbed violence.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

A Unique American Ritual: The School Shooting

Charles Whitman opened fire on the University of Texas campus in 1966. Since then, the images of school shootings across America are almost indistinguishable.

911 calls warned police that shooter was armed

A woman who took in Nikolas Cruz after his mother died called 911 to report a fight between Cruz and her son. She told the operator that Cruz had "a lot of weapons" and was worried he would return to the home.


Exclusive: Trump calls meeting on biofuels policy after refiner bankruptcy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has called a meeting early next week with key senators and Cabinet officials to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy, which is coming under increasing pressure after a Pennsylvania refiner blamed the regulation for its bankruptcy, according to four sources familiar with the matter.

Gun Control

Another Shooting, Another Gun Debate. Will the Outcome Be the Same?

Last week’s school massacre in Florida set the well-worn machinery of America’s gun debate in motion. But angry students inject new passion into a stale fight.

How the school shooting conspiracies sprouted and spread

Conspiracy theories after mass shootings follow a familiar thread and the Florida school shooting is no exception.

Mental Health and Disorders

Opening Mental Hospitals Unlikely to Prevent Mass Shootings, Experts Say

Spree killers may be angry and troubled, but few have shown symptoms that would have landed them in mental hospitals.


Exclusive: Trump calls meeting on biofuels policy blamed by bankrupt refiner

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has called a cabinet-level meeting early next week to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy, which is coming under increasing pressure after a Pennsylvania refiner blamed the regulation for its bankruptcy, according to three sources familiar with the matter.


BlackRock puts gunmakers on notice after Florida school shooting

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The world's largest asset manager put U.S. gunmakers on notice on Thursday that it is no longer business as usual in the wake of a shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school.


Trump emphasizes arming teachers as response to school shootings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday emphasized that he wants to see trained teachers able to carry concealed guns to ward off potential school shooters, and said he has recently spoken with the National Rifle Association about his ideas.


BlackRock says will seek 'response' from gunmakers to Florida school shooting

BOSTON (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc said on Thursday it plans to speak with weapons manufacturers and distributors 'to understand their response' to last week's mass school shooting in Florida.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

School Safety: What the Experts Say About Preparing for a Shooting

Experts are divided on how to protect students from violence or whether, for that matter, there is anything that can be done to prevent a determined attacker.


Romanian justice minister calls for dismissal of anti-corruption prosecutor

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian Justice Minister Tudorel Toader called on Thursday for the dismissal of chief anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi for what he said were "acts and facts intolerable to the rule of law."


Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Feb 22) - School shootings, bump stocks, school safety

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

Wayne LaPierre calls out Democrats and warns of a government overreach over and above gun control

The National Rifle Association's executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre slammed Democrats for their reaction to the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, and warned of government overreach extending far beyond the limiting of fire arms.

Many in the media love mass shootings, NRA spokeswoman says

A National Rifle Association spokeswoman argued Thursday that "many in legacy media love mass shootings" during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Student calls NRA chief's remarks 'insensitive'


Trump says arming some teachers would stop shootings 'instantly'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday pushed his call to arm teachers following last week's school massacre in Florida, saying it would be limited to those with military or special training but "would solve the problem instantly."

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Trump Says He Advocates Arming Only Teachers With Special Training

President Trump took to Twitter to say that he does not want to give all teachers guns to fight mass shootings, but give “concealed guns” to teachers with “military or special training experience.”


Easy fixes to school security prove elusive after Florida shooting

(Reuters) - Two weeks before a gunman fatally shot 17 people at a Florida high school, Bill Lee, the president of the state's school administrators association, warned that Florida's schools were vulnerable to just such an attack.

Drama erupts at CPAC after panel told to drop speaker who attacked Florida shooting survivor

Pruitt, Scott

Senior Republican Calls for E.P.A. Chief’s First-Class Travel Files

Scott Pruitt’s taxpayer-funded travel at the E.P.A. has drawn criticism, resulting in a Republican committee chairman to issue a demand for documents.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

10 of the Most Dramatic Moments in a Day of Confrontation Over Guns

Students at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last week traveled to the White House and the Florida State Capitol and called for changes to gun laws.


U.S. students turn to gun-control group after school shooting

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When they got prayers and thoughts from U.S. lawmakers after a massacre at a Florida high school that left 17 students and teachers dead, thousands of young people turned to the country's largest gun-control advocacy group to learn how to make their voices heard.

Father of shooting victim: I'm pissed

Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed in the Stoneman Douglas shooting, says the issue of school security should have already been fixed.


Trump vows action on gun background checks after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to take steps to improve background checks for gun buyers in the wake of last week's deadly Florida high school shooting as hundreds of students joined scattered protests around the United States.


U.S. SEC calls for 'clearer' cyber risk disclosure from companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday updated guidance to public companies on how and when they should disclose cyber security risks and breaches, including potential weaknesses that have not yet been targeted by hackers.

The mass shooting conspiracy theories that just won't go away (and why they should)

There are some popular -- and thoroughly debunked -- conspiracy theories that keep popping up after every mass shooting. Sandy Hook was fake. The Vegas shooting was carried out by multiple shooters. Columbine was a result of bullying.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Trump to Discuss School Shootings With Survivors, Including Florida Students

The afternoon session in the State Dining Room will include those affected by school shootings in Parkland, Fla., Littleton, Colo., and Newtown, Conn.

A YouTube video called a shooting survivor an actor. That's a lie

A top trending video on YouTube Wednesday suggested an outspoken survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is an actor.


U.S. FDA says recalls, destroys certain kratom-containing dietary products

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said it recalled and destroyed a large volume of kratom-containing dietary supplements made by a company in Missouri.

Father and son escape separate mass shootings

This father and son share an unusual bond: both have been involved in two of the United States' worst mass shootings in history.

7 ways to help prevent school shootings

Some argue for stricter gun control policies, others call for more social and emotional learning, but it's important not to let the debate get in the way of action. Here are seven interrelated ideas that can move our country forward toward actual solutions that reduce school shootings.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

An Armed Principal Detained a Campus Gunman. But He’s Against Arming School Staff.

A national effort is underway to arm and train school staff members, but a former assistant principal who survived an attack believes it’s misguided.

Don Lemon calls out politicians who refused to consider ban

CNN's Don Lemon calls out Florida legislators who voted down a motion to consider a weapon ban following a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and describes one thing they almost all have in common - an A or A+ rating from the NRA.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

School’s R.O.T.C. Had 3 Cadets Killed. The Gunman Had Been a Member.

The Junior R.O.T.C. program at Stoneman Douglas High School attracts hundreds of students who study subjects like leadership, military drilling and marksmanship.


Video of gun owner's assault on an AR-15 goes viral after Florida mass shooting

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A video of a man cutting his semi-automatic weapon in half has gone viral following last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, prompting a social media movement decrying easy access to high-powered assault rifles.


Right-Wing Media Uses Parkland Shooting as Conspiracy Fodder

Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Jack Kingston express suspicion toward the teenage survivors. The website Gateway Pundit claims they were coached.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

With Grief and Hope, Florida Students Take Gun Control Fight On the Road

Students fed up with gun violence hopped a bus to Tallahassee, Fla., and planned protests from coast to coast. Whether their activism would amount to anything was far from clear.


Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms restrictions after last week's school shooting in Florida.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

‘Is This the Day I Die?’: Teachers React to the Florida School Shooting

Teachers and other educators described to us what it’s like to teach amid lockdown drills and fear of attacks.


Survivors of Florida school shooting launch gun control push

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Dozens of students and parents from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members died in a shooting rampage boarded buses on Tuesday for a trip to the state capital Tallahassee to push for a ban on assault rifles.

Gun Control

Florida School Shooting Survivors Take Gun Control Message on the Road

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed last week, are traveling to the state capital to call for a ban on assault rifles.

Teen's invention could save lives in a shooting

A Wisconsin teenager developed "JustinKase," a device that *will help* keep shooters out of the classroom even if the lock is destroyed by gunshot.

Trump wasn't blaming school shooting on FBI's Russia investigation, Sanders says

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tried to finesse a weekend tweet from President Donald Trump blaming the FBI's Russia investigation for missing a tip about the Florida shooting, saying the agency should not focus on a "hoax in terms of investigating the Trump campaign."

Survivor's dad escaped harm in Las Vegas shooting

Father and son stories aren't supposed to look like this.

Opinion: To stop mass shootings, fix culture of hate

Hate is a problem that affects all of us, a reality we were reminded of when Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and killed 17 people. As more information about Cruz emerges, it is becoming clear he had a sordid history of espousing racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views on social media.

Army awards medals to students killed in Florida shooting

The US Army is awarding medals for heroism to three students killed in last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida.


U.S. says ready to talk Mideast peace; Abbas calls for conference

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is "ready to talk" Middle East peace with the Palestinians, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday in remarks directed at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council.

Poll: Most blame Congress, Trump for not doing more to prevent mass shootings

A majority of Americans blame Congress and President Donald Trump for not doing more to prevent mass shootings, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds.


Florida school staff members to return this week after mass shooting that killed 17

(Reuters) - Staff members will return to work on Friday at the Florida school where a gunman shot and killed 17 people in the deadliest shooting ever at a U.S. high school, district officials said, with students expected back next week.

Woman from iconic shooting pic: I hate it

Cathi Rush, the mother of two sons who survived a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, describes the moments surrounding a photo that depicts the horror and fear felt by parents of the school shooting victims.

Anderson Cooper hammers Trump's response to shooting

CNN's Anderson Cooper says President Trump's tweets reveal his priorities.


Head bowed, Florida shooting suspect returns to court for hearing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A former student accused of last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school returned to court for a hearing on Monday in a case that has galvanized advocates of stricter gun control, including many of the rampage survivors.