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Trump: FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high …

Donald Trump

Alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was reported to FBI, cops, school -- but warning signs missed

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered an "immediate review" after it emerged that the FBI had not acted on a recent tip that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz wanted to “kill people” and there was the “potential of him conducting a school shooting.”<p>In a statement, the bureau …

Crime

Scientists Have Finally Answered the Most Mysterious Question about Curling

Why does the stone curl?<p>Filed Under Physics<p>Every four years, the Winter Olympics enthralls and intrigues onlookers with the popular if inexplicable …

Hair

Jimmy Kimmel Lectures Trump About His Response To The Florida Shootings: ‘You’ve Done Worse Than Nothing’

Most likely expected Jimmy Kimmel to share a comment on the Parkland shootings in Florida on Wednesday’s edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live, but its proximity to his taping delayed that until tonight. It was worth the wait, though, and the host had the late-night stage all to himself thanks to the Winter …

Jimmy Kimmel

Mexico's Cross-Country Skier Finishes Last, Wins Olympics

Give this guy all the medals.<p>At the Olympics, feats of greatness aren't always measured in medals won. Take, for example, the 17-year-old kid who overslept after a night of Netflix, lost his coat, and still outperformed every other slopestyle snowboarder. Or the Norwegian curling team's colorful …

Gymnastics

JNCO Is Going Out of Business Because It Was Just Too Good for This World

Pour one out.<p>A part of our collective middle-school self has been lost to the annals of history today. JNCO—the maker of super-wide jeans your mom <i>certainly</i> did not approve of but that you bought at TJ Maxx with your allowance money anyway because whatever, mom, you just don't know cool—is going out …

Men's Fashion

‘Radius’ On Netflix: Treat Yourself A Top-Notch Thriller That Will Actually Keep You Guessing

When was the last time you found yourself totally stunned by a movie? It’s probably been a while. We are being bombarded with twisty science fiction …

Streaming

We Tested Drinks That Say They'll Help You Pass a Drug Test

And were shocked by the results!<p>When it comes to balancing a professional life with even a casual weed habit, American stoners have a delicate line to walk. Despite being recreationally legal in nine states and medicinally legal in 29, the federal ban on marijuana consumption means employers across …

Cannabis

Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle team

The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other …

Nikolas Cruz

The "father of artificial intelligence" says singularity is 30 years away

You’ve probably been told that the singularity is coming. It is that long-awaited point in time — likely, a point in our very near future — when …

Singularity

Trump's Lawyer Admits Porn Star Stormy Daniels Was Paid, Says $130,000 Came Out of His Own Pocket

For the first time since news of Donald Trump’s alleged affair with Stormy Daniels surfaced, the president’s longtime lawyer confirmed there was a …

Stormy Daniels

After questions about 2016 sexual harassment suit, Shaun White says he regrets past behavior

<i>This post has been updated with a response from a lawyer for Lena Zawaideh.</i><p>PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — As Shaun White celebrated his third Olympic halfpipe title, much of the vast, unwieldy social media universe celebrated. They remembered the 31-year-old as a younger man, winning gold in at the …

Shaun White

YouTube TV raises pricing, expands with Turner, NBA, MLB additions

YouTube TV today announced a significant expansion of its channel lineup thanks to new deals with Turner, NBA TV, and MLB Network. A number of Turner-owned networks will be added to YouTube TV’s base package starting now, including TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, HLN, truTV, and Turner …

Televisions

Wall Street might not like this: Inflation rises 2.1 percent, faster than expected

The consumer price index, which measures how quickly prices are going up in the U.S. economy, rose at a faster than anticipated 2.1 percent in January, compared with a year ago, triggering fears of another rocky run on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 100 points at the …

Economics

These Are the Drugs Influencing Pop Culture Now

Many critics consider Thomas De Quincey’s <i>Confessions of an English Opium-Eater</i><i>,</i> published in 1821, to be the first explicit exploration of the …

Chloë Sevigny

She killed 115 people before the last Korean Olympics. Now she wonders: ‘Can my sins be pardoned?’

DAEGU, South Korea — Until recently, she could often go full days without reminders of what happened. She preferred it that way. The event was so long ago. It was so terrible. She’d been pardoned for her crimes, and she’d tried to build a new version of her life. She got married. She raised two …

North Korea

Quentin Tarantino Explains Everything: Uma Thurman, The ‘Kill Bill’ Crash & Harvey Weinstein

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Since Sunday morning when The New York Times published Uma Thurman’s depiction of assault at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, the …

Uma Thurman

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Nonprofits

The Juiciest Drama in Figure-Skating History

Figure skating isn’t just a sport about athletic prowess and fancy outfits — it’s also an activity for messy people who <i>live</i> for some Bravo-esque …

Figure Skating

The Weirdest Winter Olympic Events We No Longer Play

Horse-drawn skiing and ski "ballet" are among the unusual sports from past Olympic games.<p>The Winter Olympics: Nothing beats the thrill of alpine skiing, the intrigue of figure skating scandals, and the excitement of … being dragged over a lake by a horse?<p>Up until the 1990s, countries that hosted …

Gymnastics

Meet Chloe Kim, the 17-year-old snowboarder poised to rule the Winter Olympics

Chloe Kim’s appeal is easy to understand. With a snowboard strapped to her feet, she can twirl and flip and generally send eyeballs rattling in …

South Korea

Eight reasons the men's Olympic hockey tournament is still must-see

Contrary to reports, elite professional hockey players from North America are, in fact, competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. They're …

Rasmus Dahlin

How to watch the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games

The Olympic Games will return to the networks and digital platforms of NBC Universal when the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games commence this …

Gymnastics

The lioness in winter

A confident Lindsey Vonn enters the Pyeongchang Olympics as the most decorated woman skier in history. Still, there's something more at play for her, …

Skiing

Man ends up with two hearts after surgery

It was meant to be just another cardiac surgery, adding to the growing number of heart transplants in the country, but at the end of it, the patient …

Medicine

Mike Pence Is Getting Roasted Over Refusing To Stand For Korea At The Olympics Opening Ceremony

Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence were sent to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea on Friday. The couple were seated between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as well as just feet away from North Korean …

North Korea

Poland’s Jews fear for future under new Holocaust law

Behind the new law denying Polish complicity in Nazi atrocities, many fear there lies a growing strain of antisemitism<p>Even on a clear day, history hangs over Warsaw like smog. Flattened during the Nazi German wartime occupation and rebuilt during communist rule, what Poland’s capital may lack in …

Israel

The ‘American Horror Story’ Murder House Has Become A Different Kind Of Nightmare For Its Owners

When you’re buying a property associated with a Ryan Murphy joint, it helps to have that info ahead of time. That way you can steady yourself for fans and the prospect of Evan Peters hanging out in the cupboard under the sink. The current owners of the <i>American Horror Story</i> “murder house” from …

Real Estate

Intel’s 1,200 drone light show never got off the ground for the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

They aired rehearsal footage anyway.<p>Last-minute “impromptu logistical changes” kept Intel from performing its 1,200 drone light show during the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. But that didn’t stop NBC from airing footage of it for those watching the …

Winter Olympics

33 pounds of fentanyl – enough to wipe out Massachusetts – seized in Boston

Boston authorities said they seized more than 33 pounds of fentanyl—enough to kill millions of people—in connection with one of Massachusetts’ biggest drug busts ever.<p>In announcing the results of a six-month wiretap probe called "Operation High Hopes," prosecutors said the synthetic opioid was …

Sinaloa Cartel