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Father demonstrated on a doll how he decapitated 2-year-old son, prosecutors say

A father charged with killing his 2-year-old son demonstrated on a doll how he slashed the boy’s throat during an interview with detectives, Cook …

American flag destroyed, replaced with 'ISIS flag' at Utah high school

An American flag at a high school in Southwest Utah was found destroyed and replaced with an ISIS flag Thursday, Fox 13 reported.<p>An unknown perpetrator had taken down the flag at Hurricane High School, which is in the Washington County School District, and replaced it with “what looked like a flag …

Nuclear risk at its highest since Cuban missile crisis, says ex-energy secretary

Nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz says world has been lucky to avoid accidental weapon launch – and risk is growing<p>The world has been lucky so far to escape the launch of nuclear weapons through miscalculation, but the odds of such a catastrophic accident are increasing, according to the former US …

New York ex-teacher and twin arrested for bomb-making

<b>New York police have arrested a former teacher and his twin brother after stockpiles of explosive materials were found at their home.</b><p>Christian Toro, 27, is accused of paying students from his former school to take fireworks apart to get gunpowder, officials said on Thursday.<p>His twin brother Tyler …

Bill de Blasio

Admiral warns US must prepare for possibility of war with China

Harry Harris, the next US ambassador to Australia, says Beijing intends to control South China Sea<p>The navy admiral nominated to be the next US ambassador to Australia has told Congress America must prepare for the possibility of war with China, and said it would rely on Australia to help uphold the …

China

Financial Times building evacuated and Southwark bridge cordoned off due to suspicious package

The Financial Times building was evacuated and Southwark bridge cordoned off due to a suspicious package.<p>Police were called to the scene earlier …

Flu kills 22 more children, bringing toll to 84 kids as worst season in a decade continues

The worst flu season in a decade continues to take a grim toll, with 22 more child deaths reported Friday, bringing the total to 84.<p>The latest update by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also shows that the flu remained widespread in 48 states.<p>The newly listed child deaths are …

Public Health

F.B.I. Was Warned of Florida Suspect’s Desire to Kill but Did Not Act

The F.B.I. received a tip last month from someone close to Nikolas Cruz that he owned a gun and had talked of committing a school shooting, the bureau revealed Friday, but it acknowledged that it had failed to investigate.<p>The tipster, who called an F.B.I. hotline on Jan. 5, told the bureau that Mr. …

Nikolas Cruz

During the shooting, Snap Maps took viewers inside the Florida high school

On Wednesday, the world watched as scared and confused teenagers huddled in the corners of classrooms while gunshots rang out at Marjory Stoneman …

Accused South Florida school shooter confessed to rampage that killed 17 people, police say

<i>Follow Friday’s updates here:</i> Grieving families mourn Florida school shooting victims while police search for answers<p>PARKLAND, Fla. — The 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people at his former high school told police after his arrest that he carried out the mass shooting, authorities said Thursday, …

Florida