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  • Parkland school shooting suspect to appear in court Monday

    Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is expected to make an appearance in court Monday. The status hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. would mark Cruz's second time facing a judge after he fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday. Another hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m., when a judge is expected to rule whether the Florida Department of Children and Families can publicly release any records it has pertaining to the 19-year-old suspect. Earlier in the day, the...

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  • Loved ones attend funeral of Alaina Petty

    Loved ones gathered Monday to say goodbye to Alaina Petty, one of 17 people killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting. The funeral began about 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Coral Springs.  The 14-year-old was a member of the JROTC program at the school, and her family says she spent countless hours doing community service, such as a trip to help clean up some of the hardest hit areas after Hurricane Irma. "She was a terrific young lady and we're very...

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  • Elderly woman busted for alleged drug dealings

    Betty Jordan, 75, was arrested after police raided her home and seized several different drugs and thousands of dollars in cash. Local Tennessee news station WREG reports officers found more than 1,000 prescription pills including morphine, oxycodone and xanax, along with heroin and $12,000 in cash. "If it's been going on for 20 years, that would put her in her fifties when she started doing this," said Decatur County Sheriff Byrd.  Jordan faces three counts of drug manufacturing, delivery, sale...

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  • Maldives leader seeks approval to extend state of emergency

    MALE (Reuters) - Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday sought parliamentary approval to extend a state of emergency by 30 days, saying a threat to national security had not diminished and a constitutional crisis had not been resolved.

    in.reuters.com
  • Venezuela's opposition coalition likely to boycott presidential vote

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Leaders of Venezuela's opposition coalition appeared likely on Monday to decide on a boycott of the April presidential election, believing authorities have rigged it for President Nicolas Maduro and his ruling socialists.

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  • Boy, 13, killed in £1.2m Ferrari when driver 'misjudged' supercar's power, court hears

    A teenage boy was killed while being taken for a spin in a £1.

    The Telegraph
  • The Latest: White House supports better background checks

    The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the federal gun background check system after a school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people. Press Secretary Sarah...

    ABC News
  • Woman, 26, arrested after abusive note left on ambulance windscreen mid-emergency

    A woman has been arrested on suspicion of leaving an abusive note on the windscreen of an ambulance and verbally abusing paramedics as they responded to an emergency.

    The Telegraph
  • British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 32 years

    A British judge sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison Monday in what the U.K.'s national law enforcement agency described as a watershed moment for coming to grips with technology's ability to support and spread depravity. Geophysicist Matthew Falder admitted to 137 offenses,...

    ABC News
  • South Sudan rebels release Kenyan pilots after compensation paid

    JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels have released two Kenyan pilots they were holding after receiving compensation for the family of a civilian killed when their plane crashed last month, a rebel spokesman said on Monday.

    in.reuters.com
  • Islamic State kills 25 Iraqi militiamen near Kirkuk

    KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants ambushed a convoy of government-backed militia fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk late on Sunday, killing at least 25 of them, police and militia commanders said on Monday.

    in.reuters.com
  • Bodies found in Mexico belong to 2 kidnapped federal agents

    Mexico’s federal Attorney General’s Office says two bodies found in a car have been confirmed to be those of two prosecution agents kidnapped Feb. 5 and forced to appear on a video by a drug gang.

    Washington Post
  • Loved ones attend funeral of Alaina Petty

    Loved ones gathered Monday to say goodbye to Alaina Petty, one of 17 people killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting. The funeral began about 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Coral Springs.  The 14-year-old was a member of the JROTC program at the school, and her family says she spent countless hours doing community service, such as a trip to help clean up some of the hardest hit areas after Hurricane Irma. "She was a terrific young lady and we're very...

    WPLG
  • Driver of van slated to be in Trump motorcade detained for having gun

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - The driver of a van carrying journalists covering President Donald Trump was detained on Monday after Secret Service officials found a gun in his bag during a security sweep before the vehicle was to drive onto the president's Florida property.

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  • Elderly woman busted for alleged drug dealings

    Betty Jordan, 75, was arrested after police raided her home and seized several different drugs and thousands of dollars in cash. Local Tennessee news station WREG reports officers found more than 1,000 prescription pills including morphine, oxycodone and xanax, along with heroin and $12,000 in cash. "If it's been going on for 20 years, that would put her in her fifties when she started doing this," said Decatur County Sheriff Byrd.  Jordan faces three counts of drug manufacturing, delivery, sale...

    WPLG
  • Maldives leader seeks approval to extend state of emergency

    MALE (Reuters) - Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday sought parliamentary approval to extend a state of emergency by 30 days, saying a threat to national security had not diminished and a constitutional crisis had not been resolved.

    in.reuters.com
  • Venezuela's opposition coalition likely to boycott presidential vote

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Leaders of Venezuela's opposition coalition appeared likely on Monday to decide on a boycott of the April presidential election, believing authorities have rigged it for President Nicolas Maduro and his ruling socialists.

    www.reuters.com
  • Boy, 13, killed in £1.2m Ferrari when driver 'misjudged' supercar's power, court hears

    A teenage boy was killed while being taken for a spin in a £1.

    The Telegraph
  • The Latest: White House supports better background checks

    The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the federal gun background check system after a school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people. Press Secretary Sarah...

    ABC News
  • Woman, 26, arrested after abusive note left on ambulance windscreen mid-emergency

    A woman has been arrested on suspicion of leaving an abusive note on the windscreen of an ambulance and verbally abusing paramedics as they responded to an emergency.

    The Telegraph
  • British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 32 years

    A British judge sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison Monday in what the U.K.'s national law enforcement agency described as a watershed moment for coming to grips with technology's ability to support and spread depravity. Geophysicist Matthew Falder admitted to 137 offenses,...

    ABC News
  • South Sudan rebels release Kenyan pilots after compensation paid

    JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels have released two Kenyan pilots they were holding after receiving compensation for the family of a civilian killed when their plane crashed last month, a rebel spokesman said on Monday.

    in.reuters.com
  • Islamic State kills 25 Iraqi militiamen near Kirkuk

    KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants ambushed a convoy of government-backed militia fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk late on Sunday, killing at least 25 of them, police and militia commanders said on Monday.

    in.reuters.com
  • Bodies found in Mexico belong to 2 kidnapped federal agents

    Mexico’s federal Attorney General’s Office says two bodies found in a car have been confirmed to be those of two prosecution agents kidnapped Feb. 5 and forced to appear on a video by a drug gang.

    Washington Post