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Armed school resource officer stayed outside as Florida shooting unfolded, sheriff says - CNN

Parkland, Florida (CNN) The armed school resource deputy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, waited outside the school building as the shooting unfolded last week, officials said. Scot Peterson never went in after taking a ...

Special counsel Mueller files new charges against Manafort, Gates - Washington Post

Paul Manafort was using fraudulently obtained loans and tax-cheating tricks to prop up his personal finances as he became chairman of the Trump campaign in 2016, according to a new 32-count indictment filed against him and his business partner Thursday ...

Trump accuses California police of being soft on street gangs, and cops fire back - Los Angeles Times

President Trump on Thursday accused California law enforcement of being soft on street gangs and suggested he might pull immigration agents out of the state, prompting a strong rebuke from local officials who said the president doesn't understand their ...

Trump Promotes Arming Teachers With Guns, but Rejects Active Shooter Drills - New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday enthusiastically embraced a National Rifle Association position to arm highly trained teachers to fortify schools against mass shootings like the one last week. Mr. Trump, who said the armed teachers should ...

Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri Indicted on Invasion of Privacy Charge - New York Times

Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri was indicted on Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge, threatening his hold on the leadership of the state and creating chaos across Missouri's political landscape in an election year. The St. Louis grand jury's ...

Man who plotted his family's murder will not be executed, governor says - ABC News

The governor of Texas decided today to spare the life of a convicted killer who carried out a plot to kill his parents and his brother. About 40 minutes before the scheduled execution, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he would grant clemency to 38-year ...

Russian troll farm financier also backs Russian mercenaries in Syria: Officials - ABC News

The Kremlin ally indicted last week as a key figure in Russia's online election influence operation is also tied to a shadowy military contractor whose Russian mercenaries recently launched an attack on American forces in Syria, U.S. officials tell ABC ...

Barnaby Joyce to quit as Nationals leader after sex harassment claims - The Australian

Barnaby Joyce will resign as Nationals leader on Monday amid sexual harassment allegations and growing calls from colleagues that he stand aside. He confirmed he would go to the back bench and stay in his seat of New England. He declined to endorse a ...

Rockport, Ind man dead after lethal injection - Evansville Courier & Press

RAIFORD, Fla. — Eric Branch let out a blood-curdling scream, a plea to the execution team not to carry out the sentence and several shouts of the word "murderers," before he was executed on Thursday evening. In 1994, Branch was found guilty of first ...and more »

SpaceX Completes Successful Launch, Narrowly Misses Catching $6 Million Nose Cone - NPR

SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket Thursday morning. But the hard part came next: trying to catch the rocket's falling nose cone with a big net on a ship in the ocean. Wait, what? Part of the SpaceX ethos is "rocket reusability." By ...