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FBI investigating Pensacola rampage as act of terrorism; Saudi student recorded attack

CLOSE The government of Saudi Arabia has condemned a fatal shooting by a Saudi aviation student at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. (Dec. 6) APPENSACOLA, Fla. – A Saudi pilot's deadly shooting rampage in a naval air station classroom here is being investigated as an act of terrorism, authorities said Sunday."We work, as we do…

Impeachment and the lost art of persuasion

One of the most debilitating aspects of our politics is the assumption that nobody can be persuaded of anything anymore. We are said to be locked into our identities, our media bubbles, our religious beliefs (or nonbelief), our homogeneous neighborhoods and our online friend groups.This idea radically undermines liberal democracy.Voting our identities is nothing new,…

Peaceful Hong Kong march marred by fire outside court, police say

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong protesters set fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, marring what was otherwise a “generally peaceful” march over the weekend, police said on Monday. Protesters attend a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Right Front, in Hong Kong, China December…

Meet the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year

(CNN)It's something that girls and young women in western countries can't imagine: missing school, even dropping out, because of their periods. Yet as many as half the girls in rural parts of Ethiopia miss school for reasons related to their periods -- and that can have a devastating effect on their education and the rest…

Georgia reporter assault: Journalist Alex Bozarjian groped on live TV by man running in race she was covering

Reporters are often prepared for anything when it comes to getting a story, but nothing could — or should — have prepared Georgia journalist Alex Bozarjian for the shocking moment she experienced while on live TV this weekend. Bozarjian was covering the annual Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run on Saturday when a man ran by and appeared…

America’s influence, once so dominant, waning under Trump

It’s whispered in NATO meeting rooms and celebrated in China’s halls of power. It’s lamented in the capital cities of key U.S. allies and welcomed in the Kremlin. Three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, America’s global influence is waning. In interviews with The Associated Press, diplomats, foreign officials and scholars from numerous countries describe a…

California man arrested after posting videos online of mass shooting practice

A San Diego County man is in police custody after posting graphic videos on YouTube where he appeared to be practicing a mass shooting, police said.Steven Homoki, 30, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of possession of an assault weapon, possession of a high capacity magazine and child endangerment, San Diego police said in a…

15 Drunk Conspiracy Theories That’ll Blow Your Mind Even If You’re Sober

When you've been drinking, you may be inclined to think of wild conspiracy theories that actually make sense when you think about it. NBC So when #Drunkconspiracytheories started trending on Twitter, I needed to see what people think when they're not sober. Here are some of the funniest theories: 1. This biblical nursery rhyme connection:…

AP Interview: Warren says voters are ready for female ticket

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren said Sunday she believes Americans are ready for a presidential ticket with two women at the top, rejecting concerns from some Democrats that a woman can’t beat President Donald Trump.“Sure, why not?” the Democratic presidential candidate told The Associated Press in an interview ahead of a town hall campaign…
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