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Plans for school walkouts, sit-ins after Florida shooting

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. Read More

Are female-led companies the answer to sexual misconduct?

The Weinstein Co. thought it had found a path to survival. A group of investors led by a respected businesswoman offered to acquire the company, rebrand it and install a female-led board of directors. It was an eye-catching idea in a country where men dominate corporate boards in almost every industry. Read More

State investigated school shooting suspect after self-harm

Florida’s child welfare agency investigated the suspect in a school shooting that killed 17 people after he cut himself in a video but found him stable, according to state records. Read More

White nationalist appears to disavow connection with shooter

A white nationalist appears to have lied to The Associated Press and other news organizations when he claimed that Florida school-shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of his obscure group. Read More

Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

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. Read More

Teen to be tried as adult in South Carolina school shooting

A boy who was 14 when he was charged in the shooting death of his father at their home and a first-grader on a South Carolina elementary school playground will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled today. Read More

Caesars to check hotel rooms daily, even with ‘Do Not Disturb’

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 12:18 pm
One of the world’s largest casino companies will check its guests’ hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a “Do Not Disturb” sign hanging on the doorknob. Read More

FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 6:07 pm
The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a “desire to kill” and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said today. Read More

Protest over Little Rock’s “Babe Bracket” spreads nationwide

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 3:33 pm
The runner-up from last year’s “Babe Bracket,” a radio station promotion that pits local female journalists in a tournament-style contest whether they want to be in it or not, started a protest on Twitter today. Read More

Campus sex assault bill advances in Utah

A panel of Utah lawmakers approved a campus sexual assault bill today despite concerns that encouraging colleges to alert police to serious allegations could keep victims from reporting assaults. Read More

Amtrak: We’ll stop service on tracks lacking speed controls

Amtrak is considering suspending service on tracks that don’t have sophisticated speed controls by a Dec. 31 deadline, the railroad’s top executive said Thursday, threatening to disrupt operations across the U.S. in a push to strengthen safety after a series of deadly wrecks. Read More

Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 11:24 am
The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that’s causing most illnesses. Read More

Florida shooter confesses, belonged to white nationalist group

Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 3:22 pm
The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings and concealing extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff’s department report released today. Read More

School shooting suspect made ‘disturbing’ social media posts

The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree that killed at least 17 people, according to a law enforcement official and former schoolmates. Read More

EPA chief says he flies first class due to security concerns

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant interactions with other travelers. Read More