Republican state lawmakers in Florida called on Sunday for the suspension of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, accusing him of "incompetence and neglect of duty" in the months before the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and 73 Republican colleagues urged Gov. Rick Scott, R, to suspend Israel, a Democrat who was reelected in 2016.
It had been a long week after an exhausting summer. On Sept. 14, 1787, delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia put down their quill pens, all but done with the final draft of the country's founding document they would sign three days later. It was a Friday night. And delegate George Washington promptly went on the bender that began America.
OTTAWA - The mystery deepened this week in the case of Bruce McArthur, the man charged with killing several middle-aged men linked to Toronto's Gay Village and burying dismembered body parts in landscape planters.
Delta and United - two of the largest airlines in the world - have joined a growing list of companies cutting ties with the National Rifle Association amid a growing boycott movement inspired by the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with a legally purchased AR-15 rifle. Without context, the airlines' twin announcements on Saturday morning, Feb. 24, might look trivial: The end of a discount program for NRA members, which few outside the gun rights organization likely knew existed before the boycott efforts.
Current and former players at more than 20 Division I schools - including Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State and Southern California - might have broken NCAA rules by receiving impermissible benefits ranging from thousands of dollars to free meals provided by an agent, according to a report Friday by Yahoo Sports.
WASHINGTON - A Tennessee woman who was convicted last year of trying to climb a White House barrier was arrested again Friday after authorities said she intentionally drove a vehicle into a metal barricade at the executive mansion. D.C. police identified her as Jessica R. Ford, 35, of La Vergne, Tennessee, about 20 miles south of Nashville. She was in custody and charges were pending Friday night, authorities said.
Two-year-old Mateo Garcia Aguayo was alone with his father while his mother was at work Wednesday, Feb. 21. The little boy was running around his family's apartment in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. His father, Rolando Ortiz, grew frustrated because he was trying to sleep. According to police, Ortiz's frustration quickly escalated to brutal violence: He grabbed his toddler in the kitchen and held him down. With a kitchen knife, Ortiz slashed the child's throat, nearly decapitating him, police said.
Two-year-old Mateo Garcia Aguayo was alone with his father while his mother was at work Wednesday. The little boy was running around his family's apartment in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. His father, Rolando Ortiz, grew frustrated because he was trying to sleep. According to police, Ortiz's frustration quickly escalated to brutal violence: He grabbed his toddler in the kitchen and held him down. With a kitchen knife, Ortiz slashed the child's throat, nearly decapitating him, police said.
The sheriff deputy was armed and in uniform, standing outside the Florida school where a gunman was methodically killing students, authorities said Thursday night. And yet he did nothing. In the hours since authorities described the deputy's response, he has been vilified by his own department, the community and the president. The deputy, Scot Peterson, "clearly" knew there was a shooter inside, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference, something that Israel said made him "sick to my stomach." President Donald Trump called Peterson a coward.
A dog injured a child onboard a Southwest Airlines flight, the latest incident in the controversy over allowing emotional-support animals on planes. It happened Wednesday night while passengers were boarding a Southwest flight from Phoenix to Portland, Oregon. A spokesman for the airline said the dog's teeth scraped the girl's forehead as she approached the animal, causing a minor injury.