| |2. German shepherd shot and beaten while protecting owner from burglars02:57[−]
A German shepherd was shot and beaten while it protected its teenage owner from burglars, according to local media reports. As the teenager hid in the closet, his dog, Rex, ran downstairs to confront the intruders. The thieves attacked the animal, leaving him badly injured, but as they proceeded into the bedrooms Rex continued to defend the teenager and threw himself at the intruders, KTLA reported.
|↑|8. Families of Columbine and Sandy Hook school shooting victims think Parkland may be different: 'These kids are going to change the world'Пт., 23 февр.[−]
Few of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students had even been born the day two gunmen shot and killed Coni Sanders’ father in a massacre at Columbine High School in 1999 – the largest school shooting in America at the time. “This has been 18 years of, every time there is a mass shooting all of the adults start screaming at each other and telling each other why they’re wrong,” said Ms Sanders, who has worked as a forensic therapist for violent offenders since her father, Columbine High School teacher Dave Sanders, was murdered. Indeed, since the day of the shooting, many students of Stoneman Douglas have spoken up unequivocally about the need for more gun control.
|↑|9. Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Feb 23) - Mexico wall, DACA, Billy GrahamПт., 23 февр.[−]
The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. @realDonaldTrump : - MS-13 gang members are being removed by our Great ICE and Border Patrol Agents by the thousands, but these killers come back in from El Salvador, and through Mexico, like water. El Salvador just takes our money, and Mexico must help MORE with this problem.
|↑|15. Correction: Obit-Billy Graham storyПт., 23 февр.[−]
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — In a story Feb. 22 about the burial of Billy Graham, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Graham will be buried at the headquarters of his association in Charlotte. The burial will take place at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, a separate location.
|↑|17. Philippines summons US envoy over Duterte 'threat' reportПт., 23 февр.[−]
The Philippine government summoned the US ambassador over an American intelligence report that listed President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly war on drugs as a "regional threat", Manila said Friday. US envoy Sung Kim met Duterte's chief aide on Thursday to discuss the US "Worldwide Threat Assessment" released last week, the two nations said. Under a section headed "regional threats", the report listed Cambodian leader Hun Sen's crackdown on dissent, Duterte's war on crime and corruption as well as the flight of the Rohingya minority from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
|↑|18. Author Eric Metaxas, evangelical intellectual, chose Trump, and he's sticking with himПт., 23 февр.[−]
Eric Metaxas, who wrote a bestselling biography of the anti-Nazi pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, surprised his friends when he came out in support of Donald Trump. And nothing that has happened since the election has changed his mind. Jon Ward explores what led him to this position and how he deals with the suspicions that he is "a fundamentalist in an intellectual's clothing."
|↑|19. Grand Canyon crash that killed Britons happened on tribal land with fewer aviation regulationsПт., 23 февр.[−]
Investigators are continuing to probe what caused a helicopter to plunge into the Grand Canyon as it emerged that the crash happened on tribal land where air tours are not as highly regulated as those inside the national park itself. Three British tourists died when the helicopter went down early February. They were in Las Vegas to celebrate a birthday and took a helicopter sightseeing tour on the Hualapai reservation. Becky Dobson, 27, her boyfriend Stuart Hill, 30, and his brother, Jason Hill, 32-year-old lawyer died. Three friends and the pilot are in hospital where investigators want to interview them about what went wrong. Unlike the national park, air tours on the Hualapai reservation are not subject to federal regulations that restrict routes, impose curfews and cap the amount of flights over the Grand Canyon each year. The Federal Aviation Administration granted the Hualapai Tribe an exemption 18 years ago after finding that the regulations would harm the tribe's economy where tourism is a major driver. Most of the flights over the reservation originate from Las Vegas, and air tour operators aggressively market them. The pilots can fly between canyon walls and land at the bottom next to the Colorado River on the reservation, which isn't allowed at the park other than for emergency operations. Quartermaster Canyon locator The National Transportation Safety board says it can't say with any certainty yet what caused Saturday's crash. Gary Robb, an attorney who has represented crash victims for almost 40 years, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal it may take investigators as long as nine months to establish the cause of Saturday’s crash. “It’s too early to speculate, but early indications suggest that perhaps heavy gusts could have been a factor that drove the aircraft to strike a wall of the canyon,” he said. “The other possibility is some sort of in-flight mechanical issue, including an engine problem or main rotor blade fracture or defect. Stuart Hill and Becky Dobson died when a helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon on Saturday Credit: facebook “You also cannot rule out human error, whether it be some sort of pilot incapacitation or neglect.” Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters said it is co-operating with the investigation and that it abides by flight safety rules and regulations that exceed those required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Saturday’s crash was its fourth fatal accident in the past 20 years, claiming eight lives.
|↑|21. Lucky flight catches glimpse of SpaceX launch from the airПт., 23 февр.[−]
Elon Musk's SpaceX launched another rocket on Thursday morning, successfully sending three satellites into space. After the Falcon9 took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Santa Barbara, a lucky flight from Hawaii to LAX got an up-close look at the rocket as it made its way towards space. SEE ALSO: SpaceX boat tries to catch pricey rocket nosecone in the Pacific Ocean, but misses Redditor tKMagus shared a video of the rocket from his window seat of the plane, which gave a unique perspective we can't see back on Earth. In the comment section, tKMagus said the pilot was aware of the rocket and notified the cabin of its whereabouts. Another Redditor popped into the comments to say they think they spotted the plane as they watched the Falcon9 launch, making the whole world feel really teeny. Comment from discussion Simplycax's comment from discussion "I got to see SpaceX Falcon9 launch with the StarLink prototype from my flight into LAX. It was an awesome way to start my morning.". We're guessing that tKMagus was pretty happy with their choice of a window seat for the overnight flight, and they were probably also grateful they chose the left side of the airplane. WATCH: This flying jet ski blows boring boats out of the water
|↑|22. Indicted Missouri governor had been rising politicallyПт., 23 февр.[−]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose victory in his first run for public office made him a rising Republican political figure, was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from an affair he had in 2015.
|↑|23. Canada to accept bid from Boeing for new fighter jetsПт., 23 февр.[−]
Canada said Thursday it was allowing Boeing to submit a bid to replace the country's aging F-18 fleet, after an earlier trade dispute between the American manufacturer and Ottawa. The announcement came a month after the US International Trade Commission rejected a complaint filed by Boeing against its Canadian rival Bombardier, demanding nearly 300 percent anti-dumping duties on the C Series passenger plane. Boeing, which makes the Super Hornet, is one of five manufacturers invited to submit proposals in spring 2019 for an order of 88 advanced fighter jets, which are to be delivered in 2025, according to a Canadian government statement.
|↑|24. Modi talks tough on separatists after meeting TrudeauПт., 23 февр.[−]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke out against separatism Friday in an apparent warning to his Canadian counterpart, whose week-long visit to India has been marred by claims his administration is soft on Sikh extremists. Standing next to visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Modi said India would not tolerate those who sought to challenge its integrity. "There should be no place for those who misuse religion for political motives and promote separatism," Modi said.
|↑|25. Citizenship agency removes description of US as 'nation of immigrants'Пт., 23 февр.[−]
Immigrants become American citizens during a naturalization ceremony. The government agency in charge of granting citizenship to prospective Americans has removed a passage from its mission statement that describes the United States as a nation of immigrants. The move by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services agency was first revealed via an email shared with the Intercept, confirmed by the Guardian Thursday.
|↑|26. Armed deputy at Florida school resigns after failing to engage shooterПт., 23 февр.[−]
The armed deputy assigned to the campus of a Florida high school during a deadly shooting last week stayed outside the building during the attack and failed to engage the shooter, the county sheriff said on Thursday. As a consequence, Scott Peterson, on duty as the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, resigned from the department, said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who earlier has suspended the officer from the force. Israel said he decided to suspend Peterson after viewing a video that showed the deputy's actions during the rampage that killed 17 people.
|↑|33. Ex-rising star of French far right steps into US limelightЧт., 22 февр.[−]
PARIS (AP) — The rising star of France's far-right National Front until abruptly leaving politics last year stepped into the limelight on the other side of the Atlantic, decrying the European Union and immigration in a speech Thursday at a major forum for American Conservatives.
|↑|39. Quiz: How Well Do You Know Car Brand Logos?Чт., 22 февр.[−]
Whether you’re a automotive aficionado or you look at cars as simply a means of transportation, the history of certain car brand logos can be fascinating. But how often do we know the real story ...
|↑|43. Florida eye doctor gets 17 years for Medicare fraudЧт., 22 февр.[−]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor once accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey received a 17-year sentence Thursday for stealing $73 million from Medicare by persuading elderly patients to undergo excruciating tests and treatments they didn't need for diseases they didn't have.
|↑|48. Redemption time for Romney?Чт., 22 февр.[−]
Too often, Mitt Romney has treated principled rhetoric like a stretchy suit he can change into in a phone booth, then throw into a trash can when no one's looking. But if he wins a Utah Senate seat, he could become something he's never managed to be: the most influential figure in the GOP outside of the White House.
|↑|49. 'Pathetically weak': what Florida survivors said to NRA and politiciansЧт., 22 февр.[−]
Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school massacre in Parkland, Florida, and victim’s parents joined politicians, local sheriff Scott Israel, and Dana Loesch of the National Rifle Association in a town hall discussion hosted by CNN. To Senator Marco Rubio: “Your comments this week and those of our president have been pathetically weak ... Look at me and tell me that guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids in this school this week.