The President offered his condolences to the victims of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
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The NYPD sergeant charged with murder and other crimes in the shooting death of a 66-year-old mentally ill Bronx woman he had claimed charged him with a baseball bat in 2016 has been found not guilty on all counts.
The verdict in the trial of Sgt. Hugh Barry, who had also been accused of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the death of Deborah Danner, was read Thursday morning as dozens of colleagues supporting the officer packed the courtroom.
Danner was a paranoid schizophrenic who had been hospitalized at least 10 times. On Oct. 18, 2016, Barry, an eight-year department veteran, encountered her naked and armed with scissors in her Castle Hill apartment after responding to a 911 call about a disturbance. He persuaded her to put down the scissors, but as he was coaxing her out of the room, she picked up a baseball bat and charged him, his attorney said at the time. Barry fired two shots, killing her.
In an address to the nation, President Donald Trump offered his condolences to the victims of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Before heading out to skate on the Olympic ice Thursday, the Knierims saw the news of the deadly Florida high school shootings. The only U.S. pairs skaters at the games were hurting.
"I'm emotionally drained," Alexa Scimeca-Knierim said as she broke down in tears following one of the most difficult performances of their careers. "I kind of put pressure on myself and wanted to honor those who were lost today.
"We are so privileged and lucky to be doing what we are doing, and it's so sad that 17 people died in the United States. I told Chris today he'd need to be so much stronger than me.
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A community began mourning after a former student went on a deadly rampage and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle Wednesday, killing at least 17 people, at a Florida high school, NBC News reported.
For many parents, explaining a tragedy such as a school shooting to their own child can be a daunting experience, mental health experts said. Self care is the first step to having this important conversation with children, and children should often take the lead in the conversations.
"It is often best to let your child take the lead in asking questions about difficult situations so that you only share what you feel is necessary to satisfy their inquiries," said Dr. Allison Agliata, a clinical psychologist, head of an independent middle school in Tampa Bay and the mother of three children ages 12 and younger.
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Mikaela Shiffrin was finally able to ski after days of delays. The 22-year-old’s highly anticipated debut in the giant slalom went flawlessly. She captured gold and sets herself up nicely for a big Games, with the women’s slalom event tomorrow. She is just getting started, as the skier could race in as many as five events. The figure skating pairs event also concluded in Primetime. German pair Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot captured gold. It’s Savchenko’s fifth Olympics, and she left with bronze medals in each of the last two Games. Yun Sung-Bin dominated the first two runs of the men’s skeleton event. The South Korean set a track record in both runs. He made news earlier in the week by not taking all of his practice runs as to not give away his line.
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A group of senators reached a bipartisan agreement aimed at balancing Democrats' fight to offer citizenship to young "Dreamer" immigrants with President Donald Trump's demands for billions to build his coveted border wall with Mexico. Overnight, the Trump administration denounced the deal.
The compromise was announced Wednesday by 16 senators with centrist views on the issue and was winning support from many Democrats, but it faced an uncertain fate. Leaders were trying to schedule votes on that plan and three other immigration proposals for Thursday, which they hoped would bring the chamber's showdown over the hot-button issue to a close.
Trump on Wednesday urged lawmakers to oppose any plan that doesn't meet his more stringent demands, which include curbs on legal immigration and the abolition of a visa lottery. The Senate's No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, warned that lawmakers need to address Trump's entire proposal, saying, "We need to take the president seriously."
Former classmates of the suspected school shooter in Broward County, Florida, described his behavior as "erratic" and "a little bit off."
NBC 6 Reporter Michael Spears is at the Broward Sheriff's Office, where police are interviewing Nikolas Cruz, the alleged suspect behind the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School.
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Just before the shooting broke out, some students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School thought they were having another fire drill.
Such an exercise had forced them to leave their classrooms hours earlier. So when the alarm went off Wednesday afternoon shortly before they were to be dismissed, they once again filed out into the hallways.
That's when police say 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, equipped with a gas mask, smoke grenades and multiple magazines of ammunition, opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon, killing 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets. It was the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, more than five years ago.
On Tuesday, FBI Chief Christopher Wray contradicted the timeline the White House on the on Porter Investigation.
Three people, including a police officer, were injured after authorities say a driver tried to enter the secure campus of the National Security Agency at Fort Meade on Wednesday morning and someone opened fire.
Gunshots were fired during the incident, but officials say they do not believe any of the injuries resulted from gunfire.
The FBI is still collecting evidence but believes it was an isolated incident, Gordon Johnson, special agent in charge of the FBI's Baltimore field office, said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was sworn in as South Africa's new president after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid.
"I will try very hard not to disappoint the people of South Africa," Ramaphosa said in ending his speech to parliament shortly after ruling party lawmakers elected him. He said the issue of corruption is on "our radar screen."
Ramaphosa was the only candidate nominated for election after two opposition parties said they would not participate. The two parties instead unsuccessfully called for the dissolution of the National Assembly and early elections.
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A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
The shooter, who was equipped with a gas mask and smoke grenades, set off a fire alarm to draw students out of classrooms shortly before the day ended at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, one of the state's largest schools, officials said.
Nikolas Cruz, 19, was arrested Wednesday and charged Thursday morning with 17 counts of murder. Authorities have offered no immediate details on any possible motive, except to say that Cruz had been kicked out of the school, which has about 3,000 students.
Shaun White on Wednesday apologized for describing the sexual misconduct allegations made against him in a 2016 lawsuit as "gossip" just hours after winning his third gold medal in the men's halfpipe.
"I’m truly sorry that I chose the word gossip," White said on NBC's "Today" show. "It was a poor choice of words to describe such a sensitive subject in the world today and I’m just truly sorry. And I was so overwhelmed with just wanting to talk about how amazing today was and share my experience, but yeah."
Asked again about the lawusit, White dodged "Today" host Savannah Guthrie's follow up question.