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Rhode Island GOP state senator charged with extorting sex

RI Minority Whip charged with soliciting sex from page'An unsealed grand jury indictment accuses a Republican state senator of extorting sex from a page in the Rhode Island Senate page program.

The indictment was unsealed Monday as Senate Minority Whip Nicholas Kettle was arraigned on two counts of extortion in Providence Superior Court. Kettle pleaded not guilty.

Kettle, of Coventry, was indicted last week. State police separately charged him with video voyeurism for allegedly sending pictures of his ex-girlfriend's "private parts."


Florida students turn to activism in wake of shooting

Florida students rise up against gunsThousands gathered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday to mourn the victims of a deadly school shooting and demand action from politicians amid a renewed debate over the nation's gun laws.

The rally was the culmination of three days of grief and anger that followed the attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, roughly 25 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, which left 17 people dead and 14 others injured.

But amid speeches from elected officials and school administrators, it was students — the survivors of the shooting — who led calls to restrict access to firearms.


Jeffrey Tambor: Transparent star fired over sexual harassment claims

Transparent star fired for sexual harassmentJeffrey Tambor has been dropped from the Emmy-winning Amazon comedy-drama Transparent after sexual harassment allegations.

The decision was confirmed by Amazon on Thursday after an investigation. The actor, who played the transgender matriarch Maura Pfefferman in the show, was accused of misconduct by his co-star Trace Lysette in November.


Nikolas Cruz Trained With White Supremacists, Wore Pro-Trump Hat in School

Cruz trained with white supremecists; wore Trump hat Nikolas Cruz, the man accused of killing 17 people in a Florida high school, was a member of a “white separatist paramilitary proto-fascist organization,” the group told The Daily Beast.

Cruz, 19, is accused of opening fire inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Prior to the shooting, he trained with the Republic of Florida, the group’s captain Jordan Jereb said (as first reported by the Anti-Defamation League). The RoF seeks to create a “white ethnostate” in Florida, according to its website, a view that Cruz supposedly shared.


Florida shooting suspect bought gun legally, authorities say

Florida school shooter bought gun legally

The suspect in a Florida school shooting bought the AR-15-style rifle used in the attack legally a year ago, authorities said Thursday.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, is charged with murdering 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he had been expelled for fighting, according to authorities.


Seventeen killed in South Florida high school shooting

Florida school shootingSeventeen people were shot to death and several others wounded Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in a horrific episode of school violence that ended with the arrest of a former student.

Panicked parents streamed to this affluent section of northwest Broward County, as news helicopters broadcast the incident live and students congregated on streets, many crying, hugging and calling friends and family.


The Latest: FBI: 3 people in vehicle that tried to enter NSA

Vehicle tried to enter NSA

Three people were in a vehicle the National Security Agency says tried to make an unauthorized entry onto the spy agency's campus Wednesday morning in an incident that led to gunfire and left three people injured.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Gordon Johnson told a news conference that the three injured were the driver of the vehicle, an NSA police officer and a civilian onlooker.

Johnson says two other people who were in the vehicle have been taken into custody and were being questioned. Johnson says the injuries suffered by the police officer and the onlooker did not appear to be life threatening. He did not have any information about the driver's injuries.


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