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February 17, 2018

These are the heroes of the Florida school shooting
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Reaction: Teens raised on lockdown drills feel the weight of shooting
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Exclusive: Chat messages show shooter obsessed with race and guns
In a private Instagram group chat, confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views and displayed an obsession with violence and guns. ... More >>

The gunman: He's willing to plead guilty to avoid death penalty, attorney says
Florida gunman Nikolas Cruz is willing to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty and spare the community from reliving the massacre in a trial, his public defender said. ... More >>

'I can't do it, Wolf': Ex-FBI agent breaks down on air
CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd on Wednesday choked back tears as he confronted the grim details of the nation's latest school shooting, a massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that authorities say took the life of more than 17 people. ... More >>

Moment of terror: Video shows students hiding amid gunfire
A student took this video of classmates hiding in a classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as a gunman opens fire. ... More >>

Photos: Deadly Florida school shooting
At least 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday, February 14. ... More >>

Senators fume after immigration bill failure
It was supposed to be a raucous, week-long, open floor debate on immigration -- the President's signature issue and such a contentious topic that Democrats shut the government down over it just a month ago. ... More >>

Supreme Court meets on DACA
The Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors Friday to decide whether to take up a lower court opinion that temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program. ... More >>

Mitt Romney releases ad for Utah Senate run
Mitt Romney said in a video announcement Friday that he will run for the US Senate from Utah, setting out on a glide path to Washington where he will likely play a central role driving the direction of the fractious Republican Party. ... More >>

Ryan says not yet time for political battles on guns
Amid renewed debate over gun control after Wednesday's school shooting in Florida, House Speaker Paul Ryan is arguing that now is not the time to wage political battles. ... More >>

The Trump Cabinet is traveling in style. Thanks, taxpayers!
On the campaign trail in 2016, Donald Trump promised to fill his Cabinet with the "best people in the world." As President, Trump has indeed hired a fleet of high-flyers -- though not in the way most voters might have hoped. ... More >>

No more cheeseburgers in McDonald's Happy Meals
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States seek to import cheaper drugs from Canada
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Ebikes are having a breakout moment
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Slain Georgia police officer Chase Maddox laid to rest
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Thieves get away with $1,000 in skimming spree
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K-9 joins sheriff's office thanks to donations
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Locals spread kindness amid school shooting fear
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Dozens gather to honor those lost in FL
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Controversial nightclub in PA shutdown
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Senator charged with video voyeurism, extortion
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Family awarded $37 million in wrongful shooting
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Teens attacked in subway during sneaker sale
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Man accused of running drug operation from home
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Kansas City's 911 hold times double national standard
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Funeral held for slain Chicago police officer
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Man gets 15 years in Mall of America attack
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Home burglar helped himself to ice cream
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