Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Nation & World

3 Parkland students awarded Army Medal of Heroism. One posthumously accepted to West Point

3 Parkland students awarded Army Medal of Heroism. One posthumously accepted to West Point

Three students slain in the Parkland school shooting are getting posthumous medals of heroism, and one was to be buried with it pinned to the chest of his Junior ROTC uniform today, the Army’s Cadet Command said Tuesday."One will be presented to the ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
NRA warns ‘they’re coming after us’ in response to billboard graffiti

NRA warns ‘they’re coming after us’ in response to billboard graffiti

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The National Rifle Association is rallying members after a Kentucky billboard was spray-painted with the message "Kill the NRA." The NRA’s verified Facebook page posted a photo of the sign Monday, telling gun owners, "this is a wake...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Man accused of stealing ancient terra-cotta warrior’s thumb. Chinese official wants him ‘severely punished.’

Man accused of stealing ancient terra-cotta warrior’s thumb. Chinese official wants him ‘severely punished.’

For more than 2,000 years, the terra-cotta calvaryman statue guarded the tomb of China’s first emperor, surviving centuries underneath the ground.Then, in December, a man in an ugly sweater took his thumb.And a selfie.The FBI arrested a suspect, 24-y...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Rare copy of Declaration of Independence survived Civil War hidden behind wallpaper

Rare copy of Declaration of Independence survived Civil War hidden behind wallpaper

During the Civil War, the precious document was hidden behind wallpaper in a home in Virginia to keep Union soldiers from finding it.Later, it sat in a closet in Kentucky, in a broken frame, unappreciated and stored in a cardboard box.And later still...
Published: 02/19/18
Uncovering strands of history tied to lock of hair that may have been George Washington’s

Uncovering strands of history tied to lock of hair that may have been George Washington’s

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The red leather-bound book had long gone unnoticed, possibly for decades, shuffled around until an archivist stumbled upon it in the rows of shelves on the third floor of the library at Union College and passed it on to a libraria...
Published: 02/19/18
Iran says fog caused a plane crash that may have killed 65

Iran says fog caused a plane crash that may have killed 65

Washington PostA plane crashed into an Iranian mountain Sunday, and all 65 people on board were reportedly killed. While the government says the 25-year-old turboprop lost its way in thick clouds, some suspect that it malfunctioned — a chronic proble...
Published: 02/18/18
Top US officials tell the world to ignore Trump’s tweets

Top US officials tell the world to ignore Trump’s tweets

MUNICH - Amid global anxiety about President Donald Trump’s approach to global affairs, U.S. officials had a message to a gathering of Europe’s foreign policy elite this weekend: pay no attention to the man tweeting behind the curtain.U.S. lawmakers ...
Published: 02/18/18
Shooter cut himself on Snapchat, but was ruled stable

Shooter cut himself on Snapchat, but was ruled stable

Nikolas Cruz had just broken up with his girlfriend, who had been cheating on him, and he’d gotten into a fight with another boy. He’d drawn a "Nazi symbol" on his book bag. And Broward mental health authorities were worried that his chronic depressi...
Published: 02/17/18
Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground

Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground

MEXICO CITY — A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had fled their homes and were spending the night outsid...
Published: 02/17/18
School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

PARKLAND — The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. Organizers behin...
Published: 02/17/18