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In Syria, a father says last goodbye to dead child

BEIRUT (AP) — A father saying his last goodbye to his dead child, before the shelling starts again.<p>It's a grief shared by all too many parents trapped with their children under a brutal, government siege of the eastern Ghouta region outside the Syrian capital of Damascus. The government, backed by …

Middle East

Texas commutes death sentence, Florida executes murderer

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott commuted the death sentence of a convicted murderer less than an hour before he was set to be executed on Thursday after the death row inmate's family begged for mercy and won a rare clemency recommendation.<p>Florida executed a man convicted of the …

Crime

Special counsel Mueller files new charges against Manafort, Gates

Paul Manafort was using fraudulently obtained loans and tax-cheating tricks to prop up his personal finances as he became chairman of the Trump campaign in 2016, according to a new 32-count indictment filed against him and his business partner Thursday.<p>The indictment ratchets up pressure on …

Corruption

UK police probe 'racist' package sent to Harry and Meghan

LONDON (AP) — Police are investigating a suspicious package that was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle as a racist hate crime, Scotland Yard said Thursday.<p>The Metropolitan Police force said "a package containing a substance" was delivered to St. James's Palace, where Harry has his …

Meghan Markle

Parents: 101 Nigerian girls missing after Boko Haram attack

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked their school in northern Nigeria, parents said Thursday, as fears grew that they may have been kidnapped like those from Chibok town nearly four years ago.<p>The announcement came …

Africa

Florida to execute man in 1993 slaying of college student

<b>STARKE, Fla.</b> -- Florida is preparing to execute a man convicted of raping and killing a college student in 1993 so he could steal her car.<p>Barring a …

Crime

Ex-rising star of French far right steps into US limelight

PARIS (AP) — The rising star of France's far-right National Front until abruptly leaving politics last year stepped into the limelight on the other side of the Atlantic, decrying the European Union and immigration in a speech Thursday at a major forum for American Conservatives.<p>Former lawmaker …

CPAC

California Bill Would Make Ethnic Studies Classes Mandatory

California Assemblymember Jose Medina says that he would have introduced his latest bill regardless of who is in the White House, but the fact that …

Education

Arming Teachers Would Endanger Students of Color

For more than an hour on Wednesday afternoon, President Trump listened to students, parents, and teachers as they made their impassioned and …

Guns

Millions of jobs are still missing. Don’t blame immigrants or food stamps.

Where did all the jobs go? Well, we're finally starting to find some satisfactory answers to the granddaddy of all economic questions.<p>The share of Americans with jobs dropped 4.5 percentage points from 1999 to 2016 — amounting to about 11.4 million fewer workers in 2016.<p>At least half of that …

Income Inequality

Armed Sheriff’s Deputy ‘Never Went In’ During Florida Shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The only armed security guard on campus during a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school last week “never went in” to a building to try to take down the shooting suspect, Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County said at a news conference on Thursday.<p>Scot Peterson, a …

Crime

A Photographer Brought Her Unvaccinated Toddler To My Newborn Shoot

When I became pregnant with my second son, I was excited that his due date fell just a few weeks before my first son would turn three. My kids would be close in age and both winter babies—which meant all of my toddler’s hand-me-downs, diligently organized in labeled tubs, would be a seasonal match …

Parenting

Trump proposes bonuses for teachers who get gun training

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump spent Thursday grappling with how to prevent more school massacres and address the gun debate gripping the country, offering solutions such as giving bonuses to teachers who undergo gun training.<p>"These people are cowards. They're not going to walk into a school if 20% …

Guns

Wealthy parents PLAY DEAD to trick son into believing 'hitman he hired' had killed them as cops foil 'assassination' plot

A 22 year old man's plot to 'assassinate his family' was foiled when police got his parents to play dead.<p>Russian officers have said they tricked the …

Crime

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the work …

Anthropology

Brendan Fraser opens up about the 2003 incident he believes derailed his career

Brendan Fraser has come forward with his own story of sexual abuse in Hollywood – in his case, allegedly at the hands of Philip Berk, the former …

James Van Der Beek

Missouri’s Republican Governor Indicted for Allegedly Blackmailing Woman With Compromising Photo

A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony count of invasion of privacy Thursday, after the a first-term Republican was …

Eric Greitens

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first victims of a mass shooting the Florida radiologist had seen—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma …

Guns

Daniel Radcliffe on Hollywood’s Bad Actors and the Rise of White Supremacy Under Trump

The acclaimed star of stage and screen discusses his new film ‘Beast of Burden,’ the #MeToo movement in Hollywood, and the Divided States of …

Daniel Radcliffe

Tales From The Cryptocurrency: The Bitcoin Mystery Death That's Rocking South Korea

Days after the architect of a planned government crackdown on Bitcoin and its ilk died in his home, the government has stopped pushing for the kind …

Cryptocurrency

In School Shooting’s Painful Aftermath, Sheriff Faces Questions Over Police Response

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — The Broward County sheriff on Wednesday defended his office’s response to one of the deadliest school shootings in American history amid questions over whether some of his deputies hung back instead of pursuing the gunman accused of killing 17 people.<p>Sheriff Scott Israel said …

Crime

A Murder, a Conviction, and a Never-Ending Case

Just before sunrise, on Oct. 12, 2003, the residents of Argyle Road in Brooklyn were woken by gunfire.<p>Then, as now, such a thing was virtually unheard-of. The quiet street is in Prospect Park South, an architectural enclave of hundred-year-old trees, landmark homes and an urban gentry of lawyers, …

Crime

California teen sentenced to 6 months for smuggling tiger cub into U.S.

<b>SAN DIEGO --</b> A California teen has been sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling in a Bengal tiger cub from Mexico. The defense attorney for …

Crime

He Took a Picture of a Supernova While Setting Up His New Camera

Boom.<p>A star is dead.<p>On Sept. 20, 2016, Victor Buso, an amateur astronomer in Rosario, Argentina, was checking out the new camera on his telescope by taking pictures of a nearby spiral galaxy when a star within it went off in a supernova explosion.<p>Within hours, and prompted by Mr. Buso’s good …

Space Science

Florida Students Began With Optimism. Then They Spoke to Lawmakers.

TALLAHASSEE — The morning began with optimism. It did not last long.<p>On Wednesday, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland awoke to an overcast sky. They had slept on green cots in the Tallahassee civic center, and it had been a long, cold night. Some agreed that their …

Nikolas Cruz

U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump's first year, watchdog says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday<p>There were 954 hate groups in the …

Rights & Freedoms

Ancient Cave Drawings and Early Human Language Linked in New Study

Sound echoing within caves may have also influenced what early humans put on rock walls.<p>Thousands of years ago, an early human ventured deep within a cave, where sound reverberated off the walls. Perhaps by either speaking or walking, they generated the sound reminiscent of a hoof. To represent …

Anthropology

Threats Against Schools Increase Since Florida Shooting

Since last week's school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the number of threats of violence against schools across the country has increased.<p>Educators School Safety Network says it recorded about 50 threats a day on average since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people died.<p>…

Florida School Shooting

As an Arkansas judge, he dismissed sentences for sexual photos. Now he’s going to prison.

For seven years, scores of young men in Arkansas saw their traffic citations and misdemeanor criminal charges dismissed — as long as they agreed to perform “community service.”<p>The judge overseeing these cases, Joseph Boeckmann, district judge for the First Judicial Circuit of Arkansas, would call …

Corruption

Couple charged with keeping four adopted children locked in the dark without food or toilets

A boy who asked to use the phone at a Family Dollar in Tucson led sheriff’s deputies to the home where he and his siblings were often locked in their rooms without food, water, lights or bathrooms, authorities said.<p>On Saturday, the boy asked a clerk at the bargain store to use the phone, which …

Crime