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Major bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount
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Major bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The nation's largest privately-owned bank holding company and a major car rental chain said Thursday they will stop promotions aimed at National Rifle Association members. The Nebraska-based First National Bank of Omaha will not renew i...
School security officer waited outside as shooter killed students
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School security officer waited outside as shooter killed students

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla . - The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday. The Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory S...
Trump threatens to pull ICE, leave ‘sanctuary state’ of California on its own
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Trump threatens to pull ICE, leave ‘sanctuary state’ of California on its own

President Trump voiced frustration Thursday with California's status as a statewide sanctuary for illegal immigrants, including gang members, and said he's considering pulling federal immigration enforcement agents out of the state as a response. "If we eve...
One school superintendent will suspend students who miss school to protest
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One school superintendent will suspend students who miss school to protest

A Houston-area school district is threatening to suspend students who participate in a pro-gun control walkout following last week's mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Curtis Rhodes, superintendent of the Needville Independent School District, annou...
Democrats defeat Columbine survivor’s bill to end gun free zones in schools
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Democrats defeat Columbine survivor’s bill to end gun free zones in schools

DENVER — Colorado Democrats defeated a bill Wednesday to remove restrictions on concealed-carry in K-12 public schools, a measure introduced by a Columbine survivor aimed at providing another line of defense against mass shootings. Democrats, who control th...
Obama official funneled thousands in grant money to family
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Obama official funneled thousands in grant money to family

A top official in the Obama administration's Interior Department helped facilitate payments of thousands of dollars in federal money to a family member, the department's inspector general said in a report late Tuesday that found clear abuse of the office's gra...
Trump’s European climate change critics fuel U.S. coal boom
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Trump’s European climate change critics fuel U.S. coal boom

As France, Germany and Italy chastised President Trump for rejecting the Paris climate accord in June and mocked the U.S. for turning its back on the environment, their nations were busy importing record amounts of American coal. The U.S., federal data show...
Report explains how MS-13 was able to grow in US
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Report explains how MS-13 was able to grow in US

The violent MS-13 gang, which was nearly eradicated by the Bush administration, has been able to rebuild its ranks on the backs of illegal immigrant recruits, according to a new think tank report Wednesday. Nearly a quarter of MS-13 gang members arrested or...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on campus sexual assault trials
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on campus sexual assault trials

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says more should be done to defend the due process rights of college students accused of sexual misconduct, saying "everyone deserves a fair hearing." In an interview with The Atlantic, Justice Ginsbu...
Rev. Billy Graham to lie in honor at US Capitol
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Rev. Billy Graham to lie in honor at US Capitol

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Rev. Billy Graham's body will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for two days next week. Ryan says he's inviting members of Congress and the public to pay their respects to the man called "American's Pastor" on Fe...