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‘A horrific, horrific day’: At least 17 killed in Florida school shooting

<i>Follow Thursday’s updates here: Florida school shooting suspect booked on 17 counts of ‘murder premeditated’</i><p>PARKLAND, Fla. — A heavily armed 19-year-old who had been expelled from a South Florida high school opened fire on campus shortly before classes let out Wednesday, killing 17 people while …

High School

Police say Maryland children were beaten and forced to eat dog feces for months

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three children were beaten, forced to eat dog feces and locked in the closets of a Maryland home for months, Maryland State Police said.<p>The children -- ages 8, 9 and 10 -- were assaulted with "an electronic control device" and beaten by two women using belts and extension cords, police said.<p>…

Mysterious pool found near ancient Jerusalem church

Archaeologists in Israel have announced the discovery of a large 1,500-year-old pool and elaborate fountain at the site of an ancient church near …

Laser Survey Has Revealed Vast Network of Hidden Maya Structures in Guatemalan Jungle

Whoaaaaa.<p>Pyramids peek above the canopy of the Guatemalan jungle in Central America, but the roots of the ruins run a lot deeper than it looks.<p>A …

Archaeology

Mysterious Circle of Ancient Human Skeletons With Arms Linked Discovered in Mexico

Ten human skeletons, arranged lying on their sides in a circle with their arms intertwined, have been unearthed in an ancient burial pit to the south …

Laser scans uncover vast Mayan cities under Guatemalan jungles

Archaeologists have used LiDAR — light detection and ranging — technology to digitally remove trees from aerial shots of northern Guatemalan jungles …

Archaeology

New 'Slasher' Wasp Comes Equipped with Its Own Body Saw

Freddy Krueger, eat your heart out. A new species of parasitic wasp comes equipped with built-in saws, which the killer insect may use to slice its …

Zoology

The Latest: 40-year commitment for girl in Slender Man case

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for one of two Wisconsin girls who stabbed a classmate to win favor with fictional horror character Slender Man (all times local):<p>3:55 p.m.<p>A judge has sentenced a Wisconsin girl to the maximum 40 years in a mental hospital for stabbing a …

Crime

Man dies after being sucked into MRI scanner at Indian hospital

An Indian man died after being sucked into an MRI machine while visiting a relative at a hospital in Mumbai, police said Monday.<p>Rajesh Maru, 32, was yanked towards the machine by its magnetic force after he entered the room carrying an oxygen cylinder, the city’s police said in a statement.<p>“We have …

Magnetism

Walmart assistant manager filmed 12-year-old boy in bathroom of Missouri store

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Police say the assistant manager of a Springfield, Mo., Walmart used his cell phone to surreptitiously film a 12-year-old boy in the store's bathroom.<p>According to court documents, the boy was at the Walmart Neighborhood Market with his mother on the afternoon of Jan. 18 when an …

Crime

'He Just Didn’t Like Them.' School Shooting Thwarted After Student Overhears Threat Targeting Classmates

A Pennsylvania teenager may have saved the lives of some of fellow students at a Uniontown high school after reporting a threat of a possible …

RED says its Hydrogen One smartphone will ship this summer

Half a year after taking preorders for its very first smartphone, RED says that the Hydrogen One phone is still months away from being released. But it does at least have a timeline: the phone is supposed to enter mass production and then ship sometime this summer.<p>Jim Jannard, RED’s CEO and …

Police accuse two students, age 12, of cyberbullying in suicide

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police in Panama City Beach, Florida, have charged two 12-year-old middle-school students with cyberstalking after the suicide of another student.<p>Police said Tuesday in a statement that 12-year-old Gabriella Green, known as Gabbie, was found unresponsive at her home on January 10 and was …

Panama City

Several Injured After Volcanic Eruption At Japanese Ski Resort

<b>Updated at 1:27 p.m. ET</b><p>The sudden eruption of a volcano overlooking a ski resort in central Japan rained ash on the slopes and may have triggered an avalanche that left at least one person missing and 10 others injured.<p>Japan's Meteorological Agency reports that Mount Kusatsu-Shirane, located about …

Natural Disasters

Tesla Model S plows into a fire truck while using Autopilot

Federal traffic safety officials are ‘gathering information,’ but not formally investigating yet<p>The driver of a Tesla Model S who crashed into a fire truck on a California freeway says he was using Autopilot at the time of the accident, and so far, Tesla isn’t refuting this claim.<p>“Autopilot is …

Woman's dismembered body found boiled on kitchen stove, cops say

The dismembered remains of a woman who vanished from a town in southern Mexico were discovered inside pots atop a stove in her ex-husband’s home.<p>Magdalena Aguilar Romero, 25, was last seen leaving her home in the city of Taxco the morning of Jan. 13, after saying she was going to pick up her …

German man finds 80 meters of Berlin Wall

The 37-year-old had found the section in a wood in the northern part of the city in 1999. He has now made his discovery public to ensure officials …

Germany

Shooting At Kentucky High School Leaves 2 Dead, At Least 17 Injured

<b>Updated at 7:50 p.m. ET</b><p>A 15-year-old high school student will be charged with two counts of murder and several counts of attempted murder after a mass shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., according to police.<p>Kentucky State Police identified the students who were killed as a girl, …

High School

1453: The Fall of Constantinople

The city of Constantinople (modern Istanbul) was founded by Roman emperor Constantine I in 324 CE and it acted as the capital of the Eastern Roman …

7 Mysteries That Hint At Forgotten Advanced Civilizations

Prehistory literally means the time “before we had written records” (roughly the time before the 4th Century BC) and ancient history is the time …

Girl's rape and murder sparks protests in Pakistan - CNN Video

Deadly protests erupted in Kasur, Pakistan after a seven-year-old girl was raped and murdered.

Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say

For years, Texas education officials illegally led schools across the state to deny therapy, tutoring and counseling to tens of thousands of children with disabilities, the federal government said Thursday.<p>In a letter to the Texas Education Agency, which oversees education in the state, regulators …

Education

Teacher removed from public education meeting in handcuffs after asking why superintendents get raises but teachers don't

Deyshia Hargrave is an English teacher at Rene Rost Middle Schools in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana; on Monday night, she attended a special meeting of …

Boy found dead in Arizona elementary school bathroom

PHOENIX — A 14-year-old boy was found dead by deputies with an apparent gunshot wound Tuesday in an southern Arizona elementary school bathroom.<p>About 9:22 a.m., sheriff's deputies received a report of an active shooter at Coronado Elementary, between the towns of Sierra Vista and Hereford near the …

High School

Scientists Discovered What Causes Dementia

An international team of researchers claims to have found a major cause of dementia - an incurable brain disease.<br>Read More

Scientists Observe Bizarre 'Double Whirlpools' in The Ocean For The First Time

Nobody has ever seen this before.<p>For the first time, scientists have recorded a bizarre phenomenon in fluid dynamics, which up until now had only …

Ex-Marine cites Trump's Jerusalem decision in planned ISIS attack on Christmas: FBI

A former U.S. Marine and expert marksman was charged Friday in a foiled ISIS-inspired attack planned for Christmas on San Francisco's Pier 39, according to federal court documents.<p>Everitt Aaron Jameson, a Muslim convert living in Modesto, Calif., cited President Trump's decision to name Jerusalem …

Escalation threat high as US-Russia INF anti-missile treaty falters

The US claims Russia is violating the US-Russian 1987 anti-missile INF treaty with a new missile program. Now the US is planning catch-up …

Russia

North Korea says new Trump security strategy seeks 'total subordination of whole world'

President Donald Trump's new national security strategy unveiled this week is a "criminal document" that seeks the "total subordination of the whole world to the interests of the US," North Korea's foreign ministry said on Friday.<p>"This has fully revealed that 'America first policy' which the gang …

North Korea