Authorities are responding to multiple casualties in Aurora, Ill., Friday afternoon, including several police officers, after a gunman opened fire inside a business. The suspect was apprehended, according to the City of Aurora. "We are told that multiple people have been struck by gunfire," a spokesman for the Kane County State Attorney's Office wrote in an email Friday afternoon.
Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, in a "60 Minutes" interview set to air Sunday night, said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein broached using the 25th Amendment to oust President Donald Trump in a wide-ranging discussion that suggested he was concerned about Trump's "capacity," according to a transcript released Friday.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Friday, Feb. 15, that he will declare a national emergency as a means to circumvent Congress and build additional border barriers. He is seeking to secure about $6.5 billion more in funding than Congress has approved. "I'm going to be signing a national emergency," Trump said in the White House Rose Garden.
As public pressure intensifies over how Facebook promotes misinformation about vaccines, the social media giant is considering removing anti-vaccination content from its recommendation systems, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Facebook has become something of a haven for a small but vocal community of parents who reject wisdom about immunizations, often citing junk science or conspiracy theories, and opt out of having their children vaccinated.
Eric McGinnis knew he was forbidden from using a firearm for two years: In 2015, he was in court when a Dallas district court judge issued the domestic protective order and the next year was turned away from a gun shop when his background check results showed the order. Rather than simply waiting, McGinnis, 43, decided to sidestep the system. "I didn't buy a gun; I built the gun," he said during a recorded jail call with a relative. He also said he 3-D-printed the lower receiver, installed the trigger and pieced the weapon together.
WASHINGTON - Democratic members of Congress are asking the Trump administration to slow down efforts to overhaul the $260 million family planning program, citing issues with what they call an "unconventional and nontransparent" review process.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Friday blocked the military from forcing out a pair of HIV-positive airmen, saying she had seen no evidence that the disease should prevent them from serving. "These are the kinds of people that it seems to me the military wants to keep in the service," Judge Leonie Brinkema of the Eastern District of Virginia in suburban Alexandria, Virginia, said in court while issuing an injunction. Her ruling allows the two Air Force airmen who sued to remain in their posts pending trial; both would otherwise have been terminated in the next few weeks.
Rachel Sibley and John Meyer had been dating four months when they planned out a night to reflect on their relationship. They dimmed the lights, lit some candles and turned on a little soft music. And then they drew up a contract. "Both of us very much understand the value of a strategic plan," said Sibley, a marketing director for a company that makes virtual reality headsets, who splits her time between Austin, Texas, and San Francisco. "A contract is just so clearly the way to optimize happiness and clarity in a relationship."
Despite the passing years, Samuel Little still had all the details neatly filed away in corners of his mind. The particular shapes of noses. The way their hair was cut short or tumbled to their shoulders. The colors of their eyes. And decades later, as he sat in a Texas jail cell and received daily visitors from around the country, the 78-year-old serial killer began drawing the faces of his victims from memory.
WASHINGTON - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court on Friday for the first time since she underwent surgery in December, a court spokeswoman said. Ginsburg, 85, participated in a private conference with her colleagues as they considered which cases to accept for review or reject, said court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg. One item on the agenda was whether the court should skip its normal procedures and consider whether the Trump administration may add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census form sent to every household in the country.