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Twin suicide blasts rock Yemen port city of Aden

Twin suicide blasts in Aden, Yemen, killed six people and injured 31 others, according to the health ministry office in Aden. More>>

Democratic intelligence memo released with redactions

The House Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a Democratic memo in redacted form that seeks to undercut Republican claims of FBI surveillance abuses. More>>

Man arrested in West Valley City after taking 99-year-old woman hostage

A man was arrested early Saturday morning after police say he barricaded himself inside a home and took a 99-year-old woman hostage. More>>

Delta and United join list of companies to cut ties with the NRA

Two major airlines. A cybersecurity firm. Six car rental brands. A home security company. An Omaha bank. Companies have scrambled to cut ties with the National Rifle Association over the past couple of days, and the list... More>>

What is Adam Schiff's next political move?

Adam Schiff's profile is on the rise in Democratic politics -- but nobody seems to know what the California congressman will do next. More>>

UN Security Council adopts Syria ceasefire resolution

After multiple delays, the UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. More>>

Ava DuVernay hopes 'A Wrinkle in Time' is a source of light in a time of 'darkness and division'

Building the rich, vivid world of "A Wrinkle in Time" helped director Ava DuVernay find what she had at one time believed to be her long-gone inner child. More>>

Trump tweets support for arming teachers, says 'up to states'

President Donald Trump is doubling down on his support for the controversial idea of arming school teachers as a protective and preventive measure against school shootings, indicating that aspects of such a proposal could... More>>

Liza Minnelli Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Liza Minnelli, award winning singer and actress. More>>

Parkland shooting reveals Trump's deepest flaws

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters." More>>

Arkansas Blood Institute Implements Emergency Appeal Due To Blood Shortage

The rain and winter weather conditions are affecting local blood supply, forcing the Arkansas Blood Institute to implement an emergency appeal for all types of blood donors. More>>

Andrew Young Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of civil rights activist and former ambassador Andrew Young. More>>

Syria Fast Facts

Syria is a Middle Eastern country sharing a border with Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey. More>>

Ratko Mladic Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Ratko Mladic, former leader of the Bosnian Serb army, sentenced to life in prison for genocide and other war crimes. More>>

Bank of America wants to talk to its customers who make guns

Bank of America wants to talk to gun makers about assault weapons. More>>

Leaving Las Vegas? Dump your pot at the airport first

After spending time indulging in the pleasures of Sin City, tourists heading back home may need to leave a thing or two behind -- like their weed. More>>

No arrests in Central York threat investigation, schools may be closed again Monday

Police continue to investigate the threat made Tuesday in the Central York School District that has forced the closure of district schools for three straight days and may prompt new closures on Monday. More>>

Man says village to blame for flooding, village responds

The heavy rains earlier this week caused widespread flooding across Mid-Michigan. More>>

UN Security Council approves 30-day Syria ceasefire

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a 30-day ceasefire resolution in Syria after a relentless bombardment of the country's eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus that has left hundreds dead. More>>

Medford police: Woman faces multiple charges in connection with elder abuse case

A woman is facing elder abuse charges after a months-long investigation, according to the Medford Police Department. More>>

Sheriff's deputy goes beyond job duties for near drowning call of 3-year-old

After only eight months on the job, and at only 22 years old, Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputy Christian Kaufman got an emergency call that changed his life. More>>

Warren Buffett beat the hedge funds. Here's how

One decade ago, Warren Buffett took a $1 million wager that stashing money in an index fund would make you richer than if you entrusted it with hedge fund managers. More>>

Georgia to carry out first execution of the year

In less than three weeks convicted murderer Carlton Michael Gary may become the state's first inmate execution of the year. More>>

What it will take for Parkland students to win the battle ahead?

Students all over the country are justifiably outraged. The "lockdown" generation has had to suffer through the normalization of terror in their schools. More>>

Jury convicts man for road rage shooting that killed 19-year-old taking girlfriend home from ultrasound

A Jackson County jury has convicted a 46-year-old Independence man who was charged in connection with the road rage shooting that left a 19-year-old man dead last summer. More>>

Trump is the NRA's apprentice

No, America. Donald Trump is not going to be our savior on gun reform. And he is not going to deliver swift action to keep our kids safe from mass shootings. The speech he made Friday to conservatives at the Conservative... More>>

TBI acquires surveillance video of Mayor Barry, Sgt. Forrest entering city cemetery at odd hours

The TBI could be expanding the scope of its investigation into Nashville mayor Megan Barry. More>>

Parkland survivor tells FLOTUS: To combat cyberbullying, start with Trump Jr.

A Parkland school shooting survivor is calling for Melania Trump to fulfill her pledge to combat cyberbullying -- starting with her own family. More>>

International Red Cross says 21 staffers paid for sexual services since 2015

The International Committee of the Red Cross said 21 staff members have been dismissed or resigned for "paying for sexual services" since 2015. More>>

'Evil Dead' star Bruce Campbell talks horror and longevity of the cult classic

When "The Evil Dead" hit theaters in 1981, the film's lead actor Bruce Campbell said that starring in a horror film was just "one rung above porn" for an actor. More>>

The secret behind Norway's Winter Olympic success

It's a nation made up of only 5.2 million people, but as far as the Winter Olympics goes Norway is on top of the world. More>>

Canada wins ice hockey bronze against Czech Republic

They were expected to win the gold, but Canada's men's hockey team will leave the Winter Games with a bronze medal. More>>

Bombs, gunfight rock Somali capital, killing dozens

Twin car bombings and a gun battle in the heart of Somalia's capital left dozens dead and scores wounded, authorities said Saturday. More>>

Vigil for Parkland victims held in Newtown

Students, families, and friends gathered in Newtown at the high school track to honor those lost in Parkland, Florida on Friday evening. More>>

Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban raid on military base

Taliban militants killed 18 soldiers in a pre-dawn assault on a military base in Afghanistan's western Farah province, the Ministry of Defense said, in the deadliest of a string of attacks that shook Afghanistan on Saturday. More>>

Mikaela Shiffrin: five medals at same Olympics may be unachievable

American skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin says her dream of winning five gold medals in the same Winter Olympics may be impossible to achieve. More>>

9-Year-Old Asks For Stuffed Animal Donations Instead Of Birthday Presents

In hopes of helping children who are involuntarily in the middle of legal issues, an elementary school student decided to change the way she celebrated her birthday. More>>

George W. Bush says Billy Graham changed his life

Former President George W. Bush says his faith walk and decision to quit drinking started with the Rev. Billy Graham. More>>

Companies Drop NRA Affiliation Under Social Media Pressure

If you are not a member of the National Rifle Association, you may be surprised to learn that NRA members get special discounts from well-known companies. More>>

Fed Up With High Cost Of Living, Bay Area Landlord Moving To Colorado -- With Tenants In Tow!

A Bay Area landlord is fed up with the high cost of living, so he's moving out. And he's taking his tenants with him. More>>

US 'Rejects' shock Sweden to win men's curling gold

The US men's curling team, once known as "The Rejects," pulled off one the great upsets of the PyeongChang Olympics by beating favorites Sweden 10-7 to clinch an historic gold medal. More>>

Ester Ledecka makes history with double gold in skiing, snowboarding

Ester Ledecka would have been celebrated had she left Pyeongchang 2018 with just one Olympic gold -- but the Czech will now return to Prague as a two-time Olympic champion and a remarkable two-sport history-maker. More>>

Stoneman Douglas Victim Still Remains In ICU, Needs Your Help

The family of one of the students injured in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting is asking for the community's help. More>>

Warren Buffett's annual letter: Berkshire got a $29 billion gift from new tax code

Warren Buffett published his annual letter on Saturday, and it came with some of the usual trimmings: sage advice and reflections on the past year's success. More>>

Sources: Coral Springs police upset at some Broward deputies for not entering school

When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward... More>>

Top USA Swimming officials under fire for alleged culture of abuse

Top USA Swimming officials are under fire for what critics say was a culture of sexual abuse that was allowed to persist for decades unchecked. More>>

The NRA used to be much more bipartisan. Now it's mostly just a wing of the GOP

During his speech Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre launched an attack on the Democratic Party and its "socialist agenda." The speech marked just how... More>>

NBA star Stephen Curry says Florida shooting is 'tough to digest'

NBA sensation and father of two Stephen Curry reacted this week to the Stonemason Douglas High school shooting, saying that the death of 17 people was "tough to digest." More>>

Gun control, Mueller indictments and CPAC: Here's what you missed this week

Busy week? Here are some of the biggest headlines from a week jam-packed with news to get you all caught up. More>>

The most 'popular' 2020 Democrat at CPAC is ...

President Donald Trump is the unquestioned king of this year's Conservative Political Action Conference. But with his throne on the line in 2020, the faithful here are already busy handicapping the Democratic field. More>>

These schools say arming teachers 'can be done right'

Arming teachers may be a "terrible" or even a "ridiculous" idea to critics, but some teachers across the country already bring guns to school. More>>

Indian doctors remove four pound brain tumor from man's head

A surgeon in India has removed a 1.873 kg (4.1 lb) tumor from a 31-year old man at a government hospital in Mumbai, India. More>>

InfoWars' main YouTube channel is two strikes away from being banned

InfoWars, a far-right media organization run by Alex Jones and known for peddling unfounded conspiracy theories, is on thin ice with YouTube after it posted a video that portrayed the survivors of the Parkland school... More>>

A series of failures in Florida shooting mark week of stunning revelations

A woman close to the Florida shooter called the FBI tip line in January with an alarming message: Nikolas Cruz is "going to explode." More>>

Librarians digitally archive rare White House images

In a nondescript office building steps away from the White House, a small team of librarians at the White House Historical Association is working on a massive puzzle. More>>

As the Olympics end, South Korea asks: Was the cost worth it?

Over 100 events, nearly 3,000 athletes, more than 300 medals -- and a check for $13 billion. More>>

European Council leader says UK's Brexit position based on 'pure illusion'

The United Kingdom's position on Brexit is based on "pure illusion," European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters in Brussels after a meeting of EU leaders. More>>

Fear of Russian aggression driving US military sales to Europeans

Concerns about Russian aggression is driving billions of dollars in US arms sales to European nations. The weapons deliveries are also part of the Trump administration's wider efforts to confront Russia in the region. More>>

Parkland survivor: Trump phone call didn't console me

A survivor of last week's massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, said President Donald Trump failed to bring her any real comfort during a phone call he made while she was hospitalized. More>>

Vehicle rams into school in India, killing nine children

A speeding van rammed into a middle school in eastern India on Saturday, killing nine children, authorities said. More>>

'School shooter in the making': Callers warned authorities about Nikolas Cruz

Before Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at his former high school in Florida on February 14, law enforcement officials received several calls from people concerned about the young man's guns and violent behavior. In one, a... More>>

Nigerian President calls missing schoolgirls a 'national disaster'

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has promised the families of girls missing after an attack on their school in the country's northeast that they'll be found and their attackers brought to justice. More>>

Trump announces new North Korea sanctions

President Donald Trump announced Friday that the US Treasury Department is imposing new sanctions against North Korea specifically targeting the country's shipping and trading companies and vessels in an effort to further... More>>

Report: School shooter describes emotional struggle in 911 call

Nikolas Cruz had only recently moved in with a family friend weeks after his mother died when he reportedly called 911 to describe a tumultuous encounter with his new host. More>>

Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty in Mueller investigation

Former Donald Trump campaign official Rick Gates pleaded guilty Friday to two criminal charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's wide-ranging investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign and... More>>

Teacher: I'm supposed to transform from an economics teacher into a gun expert?

My first day of teaching high school was September 11, 2001. More>>

Robert Mueller and his pursuit of justice

In the early 1990s, Robert Mueller had just left one of the most powerful posts in America's criminal justice system: assistant attorney general for the criminal division of the Department of Justice. Taking his experience... More>>

Stolen work by famed painter Degas found in bus

French painter Edgar Degas' rousing depiction of singers at an opera has been found in -- of all places -- a parked bus, nine years after it was stolen from a Marseille museum. More>>

ISIS fighters escape from US-backed detention in Syria

A small number of ISIS detainees have "recently" escaped from detention by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, according to a US official with direct knowledge of the program. The official described the incident as... More>>

Former NFL player Jonathan Martin's social media post prompts closure of California school

A former NFL player who attended a prestigious private high school in Los Angeles was detained by police Friday in connection with a social media post that prompted the closure of the school due to security concerns,... More>>

UN vote on Syria ceasefire pushed to Saturday

After multiple delays, the United Nations Security Council has pushed its vote on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to noon on Saturday. More>>

NRA slams gun-background system flaws it helped create

On Wednesday, during CNN's town hall with survivors of last week's mass shooting at a high school in South Florida, National Rifle Association representative Dana Loesch lamented the holes in the FBI's National Instant... More>>

The 'forgotten' My Lai: South Korea's Vietnam War massacres

Tran Thi Duoc was 16 when the soldiers came to her village. More>>

New genetic link reveals some ovarian cancer passed down by fathers

A previously unrecognized link has been found between ovarian cancer and a gene on the X chromosome, according to a new study. More>>

North Korea's new Olympics delegation to be led by man blamed for deadly ship attack

North Korea is sending another high-level delegation to South Korea for the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony this Sunday, led by a man widely believed to have masterminded the sinking of a South Korean navy ship that... More>>

Tenney doubles down on statement that many mass shooters are Democrats

Rep. Claudia Tenney attempted to clarify a recent statement that Democrats were more prone to be mass shooters by saying once again that many who commit mass violence lean Democratic. More>>

US plans to move embassy to Jerusalem in May

The Trump administration will move its US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, the State Department announced Friday, coinciding with Israel's 70th anniversary. More>>

Ghouta residents now face being burned out of their destroyed homes

Beleaguered civilians in Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta say they are being assailed by a new kind of rocket that spreads potentially deadly fires, as human rights groups condemned international inaction over the crisis. More>>

Debunking 'single greatest Witch Hunt in American history'

President Donald Trump has spent much of the last year running down special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russia's attempted interference in the 2016 election. More>>

A cloud hangs over the gun industry

Stocks in gun companies have been dragged lower by a cloud of negativity after last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, which continues to dominate public debate. More>>

FBI tip line caller described Nikolas Cruz as 'about to explode'

A woman close to the Parkland, Florida, school shooter called an FBI tip line in early January to describe a young man with an arsenal of knives and guns who was "going to explode" and said she feared him "getting into a... More>>

Trump: Kelly to decide Kushner security clearance

President Donald Trump said Friday he will not decide himself whether to allow Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, to keep his temporary security clearance, telling reporters at the White House he'll leave the matter to his... More>>

Warren Buffett is retiring from Kraft Heinz board

Warren Buffett is retiring from the board of directors of Kraft Heinz, a subsidiary of his company Berkshire Hathaway. More>>

Gun safety groups want Apple TV and Amazon Fire to pull NRATV

Two gun safety groups want Apple, Amazon, Google and Roku to remove the NRA's online video channel from their streaming platforms. More>>

New murder charge announced against suspected Toronto serial killer

Toronto police announced a new charge Friday against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. More>>

After deadly shooting, Florida governor calls for raising minimum age to buy guns

A week after one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a comprehensive plan to keep students safe in his state, including suggestions to raise the minimum age to buy a gun,... More>>

The real mastermind behind Peter Thiel's battle with Gawker

A new book about billionaire Peter Thiel's war against Gawker includes an explosive revelation about the real mastermind behind Bollea v. Gawker, the lawsuit that bankrupted the influential media company founded by Nick... More>>

Turpin parents facing more charges in case of abused children

David Turpin and Louise Turpin, the California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive and torturing all but one, are facing additional charges, a prosecution spokesman said Friday. More>>

Indian Health Services nominee withdraws after report said he misrepresented credentials

Trump administration's nominee Robert Weaver withdrew his name Wednesday from consideration to lead the Indian Health Service, which comes after a report that he misrepresented his work experience. More>>

All of West Virginia's public schools are closed due to a teacher walk-out over pay

Public schools across West Virginia will remain closed through Monday as teachers and other school employees hit the picket lines, demanding higher wages and better benefits. More>>

Embattled company plagiarized bid for Puerto Rico hot meal contract, senators say

The company that failed to deliver nearly all of the hot meals it promised to Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria plagiarized the bid that won it the $156 million contract from the Federal Emergency Management Agency,... More>>

No. 2 GOP senator: Raising age limit for rifles may not save lives, nor have enough votes to pass

The second-ranking Senate Republican broke with President Donald Trump on Friday when he told CNN that the President's proposal to raise the legal age to buy a rifle to 21 may not "save lives" and doesn't get at the "root... More>>

New indictment accuses Manafort of paying European politicians

New charges were filed late Friday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in the special counsel investigation. More>>

DHS Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke leaving Trump administration

Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke will leave the Trump administration in April after serving a year in the department that included a stint as acting secretary. More>>

Reports say Instant Pot cookers overheating, melting

Do you have a Instant Pot multicooker in your home? You may want to check if it is one of a few listed as faulty. More>>

URGENT - New indictment accuses Manafort of paying European politicians

(CNN) -- New charges were filed late Friday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in the special counsel investigation.Prosecutors allege that Manafort, with the assistance of long-time business partner Rick... More>>

After deadly shooting, Florida governor calls for raising minimum age to buy guns

A week after one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a comprehensive plan to keep students safe in his state, including suggestions to raise the minimum age to buy a gun,... More>>

Idaho House panel advances CBD oil legalization bill

The House Health & Welfare Committee has advanced a bill to legalize CBD oil to the House floor for a vote. More>>

A woman chases down a wallet thief -- and then buys him coffee

When a man snatched a wallet from a passerby's hand, Tess Aboughoushe ran after him. When she caught him, she invited him for coffee. Why? Because the Canadian woman felt it was the right thing to do. More>>

Putin's 'chef' accused of trying to cover his tracks

The oligarch whose company is linked to the Russian mercenary group believed to be behind an attack on US and allied forces in Syria earlier this month is alleged to have made a systematic effort to silence reports of his... More>>

Indy Mayor Joe Hogsett requests emergency $14M for pothole fixes

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett issued an emergency declaration Friday morning, asking to direct an additional $14 million to address the city's pothole problem. More>>

Lease to own: A new program for first time home buyers in Portland

In Portland's booming real estate market, bidding wars and cash buyers can make it tough for first time home buyers to compete. But, a new program is now trying to help those buyers break into the market. More>>

FCC chair gets 'courage under fire' award for overseeing net neutrality repeal

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission was awarded a handmade rifle by the National Rifle Association Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. More>>

Ivanka Trump practices diplomacy on South Korea Olympics trip

Ivanka Trump is leading the US delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony, and the trip has thus far proved to be an exercise in diplomacy for the first daughter and senior adviser to the President. More>>

The one very big question about Rick Gates' plea deal

After weeks of rumors, it became official Friday afternoon: Rick Gates pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into Russia's attempted meddling in... More>>

Major Chinese auto exec takes stake in Daimler

The chairman of a Chinese automaker has taken a 10% stake in German automaker Daimler AG. More>>

Russia's most advanced fighter arrives in Syria

Russia has sent its most advanced fighter jet to Syria, a US military official tells CNN. It's a deployment that could potentially increase the level of danger to US forces operating inside the country. More>>

General Mills to buy Blue Buffalo pet food for $8 billion

General Mills, which is best known for cereal brands like Cheerios and Wheaties, is branching into the fast-growing pet food business with a multi-billion dollar acquisition. More>>

Tesla, GM buyers to lose $7,500 tax credit within a year

Time is running out for buyers of some of the best-selling plug-in vehicles to get a $7,500 federal tax credit with their purchase. More>>

Under Armour teams up to revamp vacant spaces in Baltimore

A new initiative about to hit Baltimore plans to turn vacant lots from an eye sore to a community staple. More>>

Car intentionally hits security barrier near White House

A passenger vehicle intentionally hit a security barrier near the White House on Friday, a law enforcement source told CNN, though the Secret Service said the car didn't breach the secure complex that surrounds the... More>>

District 21 Republicans vote to expel Peter Tefft from membership

At the Cass County Republican Convention Thursday, Feb. 22, the District 21 Republicans voted to expel white nationalist Peter Tefft from its membership. More>>

Waymo wants to prevent puking in self-driving cars

Waymo wants to make sure you never get sick in self-driving cars. More>>

The Kylie Jenner curse? Snapchat faces its defining moment

Evan Spiegel became a billionaire by proving people wrong. More>>

Citigroup will refund $330 million to credit card customers it overcharged

Some Citigroup credit card holders might be getting a chunk of change. More>>

Arizona GOP congressional candidate swept up in sexting case

A week before the primary in the Arizona House special election, a leading Republican candidate's campaign is being roiled by an alleged cyber-affair with a former state Senate staffer. More>>

Arrests of immigrants, especially non-criminals, way up in Trump's first year

In his first year in office, President Donald Trump's administration's arrests of immigrants -- especially those without criminal convictions -- were up substantially, but actual deportations lagged behind his predecessor,... More>>

How Kylie Jenner should really use her power

On Thursday, a single post on social media was blamed for costing Snapchat $1.3 billion in market value. The tweet wasn't from a head of state threatening to ban the app, or the company itself announcing major losses. It... More>>

Report: Mom of MSU basketball's Miles Bridges linked to federal corruption probe

Michigan State University could potentially face NCAA ramifications in a federal corruption investigation probing at least 20 Division I basketball programs and more than 25 players. More>>

Dropbox files for a $500 million IPO

Another tech unicorn is ready for Wall Street. More>>

Trump says armed school officer in Parkland didn't 'love the children'

President Donald Trump continued to criticize the armed school resource officer in Parkland, Florida, who stayed outside of the school during the shooting, saying during a White House news conference conference that Scot... More>>

Deputy who stayed outside during school shooting had glowing reviews, his personnel records show

The Florida deputy who waited outside as a gunman targeted staff and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17, was twice nominated as the School Resource Deputy of the Year and won the award in 2014,... More>>

Duke, UNC, NC State named in federal NCAA investigation

Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State are among the schools named in an investigation by the FBI into corruption in college basketball. More>>

Flint residents react to official trailer for new Netflix series "Flint Town"

In just eight days Netflix will unveil it's new original documentary series "Flint Town". More>>

Are rubber bands putting American jobs at risk? Trump trade team is investigating

The Trump administration wants to determine whether foreign-made rubber bands pose a risk to American workers. More>>

Trump reads 'The Snake,' repurposed as anti-immigrant poem, at CPAC

President Donald Trump read the lyrics of an anti-immigrant song titled "The Snake" on Friday, reverting to a campaign staple that Trump has used to criticize United States' immigration policy. More>>

CPAC goes full Trump for 2018

A little more than eight months before he won the White House in 2016, candidate Donald Trump, faced with the threat of a walkout by skeptical Republicans, abruptly canceled his scheduled speech at the Conservative... More>>

Arizona US Senate candidate Kelli Ward endorses higher minimum age for firearms purchases

Kelli Ward, an anti-establishment conservative Republican running for the Senate in Arizona, told CNN she is "not opposed to increasing the age to purchase a firearm." More>>

What does Dana Loesch know about 'grieving black mothers in Chicago'?

Whenever we talk about guns in America, the card-carrying members of the National Rifle Association are always the mouthpieces, equating being a gun owner with American hyper-patriotism. The historian Richard Hofstadter... More>>

Utah lawmakers stiffen penalty for killing police dog

Killing a police dog could land someone behind bars for as many as 15 years under a law the Utah Legislature passed Thursday. More>>

What happened this week (in anything but politics)

A gold-medal worthy photo. A sneaky photoshoot. And picture-perfect penguins. It's time for this week's politics-free side of the news. More>>

Mt. Juliet student kicked out of school after reporting teacher's racist comment

A 16-year-old Mt. Juliet High School junior is used to classmates making fun of his Hispanic heritage, but when a teacher pretended not to remember his name and allegedly began calling him "Austin Fettuccine" in front of... More>>

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti dismisses 'Kardashian' stereotype in South Carolina debut

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, introducing himself to local party leaders and voters in this critical presidential primary state this week, said the Democratic Party could no longer "paint states one color" and vowed to... More>>

Supreme Court sets travel ban arguments for final day of term

The Supreme Court announced Friday that it would hear oral arguments concerning the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban on April 25, which is currently scheduled as the last argument day... More>>

A high school swimmer saves the life of an opponent who nearly drowned

It's often recommended to befriend the enemy, but high school freshman Xavier Staubs did more than that. He saved his life. More>>

Gothamist, DCist and LAist are coming back from their sudden deaths

Four months after their billionaire owner shut them down, beloved local news sites Gothamist, DCist and LAist will soon be back online. More>>

Uber CEO: Trump is ruining America's most valuable brand

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has lived the American Dream. Now he thinks President Trump is ruining it. More>>

Plastic straw makers brace for bans

Plastic straw manufacturers are bracing for big changes. The tide is turning against their product. More>>

No bail for father in murder of 2-year-old son

A father has been ordered held without bond after being charged with the brutal killing of his 2-year-old son. More>>

Does chocolate milk represent racial diversity?

A Hyatt hotel executive thought it would be a good idea for Governor Rauner to drink a glass of chocolate milk, in the name of racial diversity. More>>

Why the NRA is so powerful on Capitol Hill, by the numbers

When the National Rifle Association talks, large swaths of Capitol Hill listen. More>>

Democrats push CFPB's Mulvaney's on payday lending

Three Senate Democrats are demanding the head of a consumer watchdog bureau to explain why he plans to weaken protections that guard against payday lenders. More>>

14-Year-Old Leukemia Survivor a Hero in Stockton Apartment Fire

A 14-year-old Stockton boy was the first on the scene of a fire at an apartment complex on Caribrook Way Tuesday night-- and if it hadn't been for the teen's heroic efforts, the fire could've had a much worse outcome. More>>

High school students walk 11 miles in support of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Students from Deerfield Beach began an 11-mile march Friday to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland to show their support for the victims and survivors of last week's school shooting. More>>

'Shape of Water' suit filed right before Oscars

One of the Oscar frontrunners has been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit. More>>

Step inside the Texas school district that already arms its teachers

While the nation debates whether teachers should carry guns to protect students from armed intruders, the question's already settled in one Texas school district, where educators have had firearms on campus for years. More>>

Parents paint messages of joy and kindness on school bathroom stalls

When an elementary school in Texas picked happiness as this year's campus theme, a group of parents decided to bring the cheer straight to the students -- and to their bathrooms. More>>

Treasury secretary says we can get paid more and prices won't rise. Well...

It would be music to Americans' ears: We get paid more, but prices don't go up as much. (Hello Yankees season tickets!) More>>

Trump stands by campaign pledge of building wall, blames Democrats for stalled immigration debate

President Donald Trump stood by his signature campaign pledge of building a campaign wall along the US border with Mexico, telling conservative activists Friday he'll get it built despite Democratic opposition in Congress. More>>

Read Rick Gates' plea document

Former Donald Trump campaign official Rick Gates will plead guilty Friday afternoon to two criminal charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's wide-ranging investigation of Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential... More>>

Trump Jr. had 'a good week' in India. Here's why

Donald Trump Jr.'s whirlwind tour of India took in four cities, three dinners with real estate clients and an appearance at a high-profile conference. It's also been good for business. More>>

Olympian Rippon says he would now 'totally' speak with Pence

Figure skater Adam Rippon said Friday he would now take a phone call from Vice President Mike Pence after reportedly turning down a conversation with him over his stance on gay rights. More>>

Winter Olympics: Six TV takeaways from NBC's performance

The Winter Olympics are nearly over, bringing with them the customary biennial status check on the viability of the Games and the enduring health of network TV's aging business model. More>>

Why Brexit risks ending the United Kingdom as we know it

Brexit is entering some make-or-break weeks. The contentious issue of the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is coming due. More>>

Teenage figure skaters find Olympic inspiration

Local teenage figure skaters are finding inspiration from Olympic ice performances. More>>

Bill would allow agencies to deny adoptions based on religious beliefs

The State Senate is expected to vote on a controversial bill Friday that would allow adoption agencies the right to deny an adoption based on religious beliefs. More>>

Trump administration cracks down H-1B visa abuse

The Trump administration is cracking down on companies that get visas for foreign workers and farm them out to employers. More>>

Here's definitive proof that a good guy with a gun doesn't always stop a bad guy with a gun

When the shooting started at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday, there was an armed deputy on duty at the school -- someone tasked, specifically, with keeping the students inside safe. More>>

Fallen hero's son sent 'goodnight kisses' before officer sacrificed his life

With his sacrifice, people across the country are reaching out to Officer Justin Billa's loved ones to offer support and prayers. More>>

Two friends bonded by tragedies call for change

Two friends bonded together by two tragedies. More>>

Brazil sinks deeper into junk debt status

Brazil is struggling to prove that it's cleaning up corruption and fixing its economy. More>>

Parishes handing out sandbags to help residents prepare for potential weekend flooding

More rain is in the forecast for the weekend and if you're worried about flooding, officials in both Caddo and Bossier parishes are ready to help. More>>

Freewheeling Trump at CPAC touts armed teacher proposal

A freewheeling President Donald Trump offered a political greatest hits reel Friday to the highest-profile right-wing gathering of the year, basking in conservative plaudits for what he characterized as a triumphant first... More>>

State Police: Stop sharing 'unsubstantiated' school threats on social media

Louisiana State Police has some advice on what to do if you see school violence threats on social media: call police instead of sharing the unsubstantiated threat on social media. More>>

2 Injured in shooting on Southeastern Louisiana University campus overnight

Two people were shot on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University overnight. More>>

Remembering 5-year-old Kason Guyton, One Year after his death

On February 23, 2017, Police Chief Lyle Martin stood before cameras trying to process what led to the murder of a 5-year-old boy. It would be days before police identified the victim, Kason Guyton. More>>

URGENT - Trump campaign aide Rick Gates expected to plead guilty in Mueller investigation

(CNN) -- Former Donald Trump campaign official Rick Gates is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's wide-ranging investigation of Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential... More>>

No, Dana Loesch, members of the media do not 'love' mass shootings

After a week on the defensive, the National Rifle Association is trying to shift blame to the media, making journalists play defense instead. More>>

Marijuana home delivery service set to open in Arizona

The medical marijuana business is booming in Arizona. In 2017, more than a 153,000 people were registered for medical marijuana cards. So, its no surprise that home delivery services are beginning to take hold in the state. More>>

One person hurt, possible drug packages found after boat washes ashore in Carlsbad

One person was found injured and possible packages of drugs were discovered in the water after a panga boat washed ashore in Carlsbad Friday morning. More>>

KFC apologizes for chicken shortage with a hilarious hidden message

KFC has issued a high-profile, humorous apology for its chicken shortages in the U.K. More>>

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