Missing CDC doctor was passed up for promotion before his disappearance

Missing CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham was passed up for a promotion shortly before he disappeared without a trace more than two weeks ago, according to police. Cunningham, a highly regarded epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, went missing after he left work mid-day on Feb. 12. Atlanta Police Department Major Michael O'Connor said that on the morning of his … [Read more...]

Donald Trump: Police Should Have Taken Guns From Florida Shooter 'Whether They Had The Right Or Not'

During a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers on gun control Wednesday, Trump suggested guns should be taken away “immediately from people that you can judge easily are mentally ill,” alluding to the Florida shooter, who had undergone a psychiatric evaluation in 2016 but was ultimately not hospitalized. “The police saw that he was a problem, they didn’t take any guns away,” Trump said. “Mike, take … [Read more...]

Santa Barbara County issues evacuation warning ahead of storm

A recommended evacuation warning was issued for parts of Santa Barbara County Wednesday ahead of rain that may trigger mudslides in burn areas. … [Read more...]

Syrian government ground forces attack Ghouta despite Russian truce plan

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian government forces launched a ground assault on the edge of the rebel-held eastern Ghouta enclave on Wednesday, seeking to gain territory despite a Russian plan for five-hour daily ceasefires, a war monitor and sources on both sides said. Hundreds of people have died in 11 days of bombing of the eastern Ghouta, a swathe of towns and farms outside Damascus that is … [Read more...]

Satellite images show 'new Iranian base' outside Damascus to house missiles capable of hitting Israel

Satellite images reportedly show Iran has established a base outside of Damascus to house missiles capable of hitting Israel, crossing a “red line” for the Israeli government as it struggles to stop Iranian entrenchment in Syria. Images from the Israeli satellite firm ImageSat International appear to show a pair of newly built missile hangars on the base, which strongly resemble hangars at another … [Read more...]

Teacher In Custody After Firing Gun Inside Georgia High School, Police Say

A Georgia high school teacher is in custody after authorities say he barricaded himself inside of an empty classroom and fired a gun as students stood outside. The shooting, which took place just before noon on Wednesday, led to a frantic lockdown at Dalton High School that resulted in only a minor ankle injury to a student as she was running down the halls, police said at a press conference. … [Read more...]

Nikolas Cruz's Biological Mom Was a Drug Addict Who Gave Him Up for a $50,000 Fee: Report

He was given up for adoption when he was days old. … [Read more...]

Rubio Bill Would Let 18-Year-Olds In D.C. Buy Assault-Style Guns — Despite What He Just Said

WASHINGTON ― Following the deadly school shooting in his home state, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) last week expressed support for raising the minimum age for certain gun purchases from 18 to 21, yet he is not backing away from a bill he proposed that would reduce restrictions on young people obtaining such weapons in the nation’s capital. “I absolutely believe that in this country, if you are 18 … [Read more...]

Stolen Vintage Car That Once Belonged to Amelia Earhart Found Abandoned

The 1932 Hudson Essex Terraplane was taken on Friday from an industrial complex’s lot in Orange at about 10 p.m. Friday, Orange police said. … [Read more...]

Hope Hicks resigns as Trump’s White House communications director

White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s longest-serving aides, announced her resignation on Wednesday. The announcement comes a day after she appeared on Capitol Hill to testify about the Russia investigation. … [Read more...]

Oprah Says She Would Run For President Under One Condition

“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” Oprah said in an interview with InStyle, conducted three weeks before her Globes speech. “Gayle ― who knows me as well as I know myself practically ― has been calling me regularly and texting me things, like a woman in the airport saying, ‘When’s Oprah going to run?’” Oprah revealed to … [Read more...]

Father of Florida high school shooting victim to legislators: 'You all failed me and my little boy'

The father of one of the victims of the Parkland high school massacre gave an emotional testimony in front of Florida lawmakers on Tuesday during a four-hour discussion over a new school safety bill. "You legislators, you all failed me and my little boy," said Max Schachter, the father of Alexander Schachter, a 14-year-old boy who was gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School two weeks … [Read more...]

Lion kills woman at refuge of South African 'lion whisperer'

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lion that mauled a young woman to death in South Africa was under the care of a man known as the "lion whisperer" for his close interactions with the predators. … [Read more...]

Suspected Shoplifters Fleeing Officers Accidentally Run Into Police Station

Two shoplifting suspects running from police scaled a fence to get away from officers and landed in a secure parking lot of a police station … [Read more...]

Trevor Noah Suggests Why Stacey Dash Is Really Running For Congress

The “Clueless” star turned conservative commentator has filed to run as a Republican in California’s 44th Congressional District — where voters overwhelmingly favored Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Dash’s commentary from her time on Fox News wouldn’t help her case, Noah added, as he aired clips in which Dash decried needing events such as the BET Awards or Black … [Read more...]

University Faculty Votes To Revoke Donald Trump's Honorary Degree

Faculty members at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, have voted by a large majority that the school should annul the honorary degree awarded Donald Trump in 1988. Almost 83 percent of faculty members who participated in this week’s ballot  approved the motion calling on the school’s board of trustees to rescind Trump’s degree, reports Lehigh Valley Live. BREAKING: 83 percent of … [Read more...]

Georgia's Lt. Gov. threatens to eliminate tax break over NRA

Greg Bluestein of The Atlantic Journal-Constitution discusses the impact of companies cutting ties with the NRA after top Georgia official threatens to block tax break for Delta Air Lines. … [Read more...]

36 Tweets That Sum Up Life With 6-Year-Olds

Every year of a child’s life is filled with new adventures, new ideas, new skills ... and new challenges for their parents. … [Read more...]