The family that Nikolas Cruz had been living with spoke out about what he was like before he shot and killed 17 people at a Florida high school. Here's what they had to say.
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — 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. The report from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office says Nikolas Cruz told investigators that he shot students in the hallways and on the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one of Florida’s largest schools, with an enrollment of 3,000. Cruz told officers he brought more loaded magazines to the school and kept them hidden in the backpack until he got on campus. As students began to flee, he said, he decided to discard his AR-15 rifle and a vest he was wearing so he could blend in with the crowd. Po
Vice President Mike Pence and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's sister at the Winter Olympics last week. Matthias Hangst / Getty Images The White House confirmed on Thursday it is not considering a so-called “bloody nose” attack on North Korea -- a prospect that had prompted increasingly dire warnings from former intelligence officials that such an operation “could lead to devastation and massive casualties.”The decision to rule out a limited preemptive military strike on North Korea was first disclosed by New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Thursday.Shaheen said she spoke with a White House official who said the “bloody nose” attack on North Korea is not under consideration, a view con...
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and his own AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years. Fourteen wounded survivors were hospitalized as bodies were recovered from inside and around Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Nikolas Cruz, still wearing a hospital gown after being treated for labored breathing, and weighing in at 5-foot-7 and 131 pounds, was ordered held without bond and booked into jail. His former classmates thought they were having another drill Wednesday afternoon when a fire alarm sounded, requiring them to file out of their classrooms. That’s when police say Cruz, equipped w
Donald Trump Jr. sure is his father’s son. Junior tweeted a personal attack on gay Olympian Adam Rippon for having had the nerve to criticize Mike Pence on policy. Rippon called out Pence’s homophobic positions in a January interview, but then tried to move past that and put the focus on the Olympics. Junior had a problem with this: xReally? Then Perhaps you shouldnÃ¢Â€Â™t have spent the past few weeks talking about him. I havenÃ¢Â€Â™t heard him mention you once??? https://t.co/8lcCsoyBsq— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 14, 2018 Uh, Uday? Pence asked for a meeting with Rippon, which Rippon rejected. And smarmed all over him on Twitter: x.@Adaripp I want you to know we are FOR YOU. DonÃ¢Â€Â™t let fake news distract you. I am proud of you and ALL OF OUR GREAT athletes and my
Kris Jenner may be a world-famous momager, but she’s never to busy to pick up a call from her kids. On Sunday’s upcoming episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the Kardashian/Jenner family matriarch is attending a meeting with Kim Kardashian West when she receives an urgent call from daughter Kendall Jenner, who battles anxiety. “Is it urgent?” Kris, 62, asks as she picks up the call from the supermodel. “It’s an emergency,” Kendall, 22, admits. Kardashian West explains of Kris, “That’s why she has psoriasis. Every kid has an emergency, every day.” After Kris leaves the table to call Kendall back, she asks, “Have you eaten something? Do you want me to come take you to the hospital?” before inquiring: “Where are you?” Thankfully, Kendall is “two seconds from Dad’s house,” referencing K
Former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry has hit out at Jose Mourinho for using Paul Pogba in the wrong position at Manchester United. The Frenchman’s best performances of the campaign have come when placed in a midfield three and handed a chance to roam forward down the left channel – a clear example being Man United’s 2-0 win over Everton. But to the frustration of many supporters, Mourinho has used Pogba in a midfield pivot in defeats to Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United during which he failed to have an impact on the game. And Henry, speaking in the aftermath of Man United’s defeat to Newcastle, made it clear that Pogba wasn’t a holding midfielder. “When you have quality, people always expect you to do wonders,” he said. “I think the pric
Enlarge (credit: Kaspersky Lab) Makers of the Telegram instant messenger have fixed a critical vulnerability that hackers were actively exploiting to install malware on users' computers, researchers said Tuesday. The flaw, which resided in the Windows version of the messaging app, allowed attackers to disguise the names of attached files, researchers from security firm Kaspersky Lab said in a blog post. By using the text-formatting standard known as Unicode, attackers were able to cause characters in file names to appear from right to left, instead of the left-to-right order that's normal for most Western languages. The technique worked by using the special Unicode formatting *U+202E* which causes text strings following it to be displayed from right to left. As a result, Telegram for Wi...
Good morning everyone, welcome to another Friday, and now that the transfer window is closed – dare we even say, slammed shut despite the fact it’s not a real window? – the focus turns to actual football. There are no more distractions now, although you can be sure that despite involving ourselves in the craziest January I can ever remember, we’ll definitely talk about how distracting it was. Perhaps that’s convenient in some ways for Arsene Wenger, the 3-1 defeat to Swansea on Tuesday night would ordinarily have sparked a lot more debate and introspection, but when you sign a top class striker and tie down a key player to a new contract the day after that tends to shift the focus a little bit. No doubt the manager will be asked about his dealings this month and how
Alexis Sánchez is gone and Arsenal, somehow, have to replace his ability to create and his ability to score. No wonder the club was so adamant that Henrikh Mkhitaryan had to move the other way in any deal – that was half the job done. The other half was completed on deadline day, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joining from Borussia Dortmund for a club record fee. I’ve already written about the merits of both players – what they can bring and reasons they might not hit the ground running – you can read my breakdown on Aubameyang here and my take on Mkhitaryan here. Ultimately, though, two does not go into one and somebody is going to end up on the outskirts of the team. First things first, Aubameyang isn’t a winger. Dortmund tried it when he joined the club and nobody was