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YouTube to ban 'hateful,' 'supremacist' videos

Jun 06, 2019 - 12:30 AM

(UPDATED) Youtube's announcement is the latest of a series of tech industry moves to filter out hateful and violent content, which have spurred calls for tougher regulation

8 dead in Brazil school shooting

Mar 13, 2019 - 10:11 PM

(UPDATED) Sao Paulo state Governor Joao Doria says 4 children and two members of staff are among the dead

SCHOOL SHOOTING. Police work at the scene of a shooting at a school in Suzano, Sao Paulo metropolitan region, Brazil, on March 13, 2019. Photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Florida sheriff suspended over Parkland shooting response

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Governor Ron DeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel had "repeatedly failed" and "demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership" following shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Fort Lauderdale airport in 2017.

LEADERSHIP. Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel (C), Florida Governor Rick Scott,(R),and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi,(L), speak to the media on February 15, 2018 about the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were killed. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump panel recommends guns in schools to keep U.S. students safe

Dec 19, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The Federal Commission on School Safety panel, set up after the February massacre in Parkland, Florida, when a former student shot dead 17 people, recommends schools consider arming staff and using veterans as guards

CRIME SITE. In this file photo taken on December 15, 2012, police guard the entrance to the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut. Sandy Hook was the scene of a horrific shooting that left 26 children and teachers dead. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Florida school shooter heard voices telling him to kill

Aug 07, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Nikolas Cruz tells the detective that demons in his head – which had started tormenting him years earlier – told him to 'buy weapons, kill animals and destroy everything.'

NIKOLAS CRUZ. Hector Romero Assistant Public Defender (L) and Melisa McNeill, Public Defender (R) are seen on screen at the first appearance in court for high school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz (C) on February 15, 2018 at Broward County Court House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. File Photo by Susan Stocker/Sun Sentinel/AFP

'You're all going to die': Parkland shooter's phone videos released

May 31, 2018 - 12:22 PM

'My name is Nik, and I’m going to be the next school shooter of 2018,' says the 19-year-old, in clips apparently in part filmed on February 14 – the day of the shooting

FLORIDA SHOOTING. Hector Romero Assistant Public Defender (L) and Melisa McNeill, Public Defender (R) are seen on screen at the first appearance in court for high school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz (C) on February 15, 2018 at Broward County Court House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. File photo by Susan Stocker-Sun Sentinel/AFP

School shooter video game draws criticism, gets taken down

May 30, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The game, 'Active Shooter,' is taken down from the Steam platform, with the developer and publisher also axed from the service

ACTIVE SHOOTER, THE GAME. A screenshot of Active Shooter taken from a change.org petition shows a shooter hitting a civilian in the face with a gun. Screenshot from Change.org.

The week in photos: May 19-25, 2018

May 26, 2018 - 2:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photograph taken on May 21, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan child looks on from a windows in her temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI

Pakistan buries teen killed in Texas school shooting

May 23, 2018 - 6:16 PM

Sabika Sheikh is among the 10 people gunned down at a high school in Santa Fe when a heavily armed student opened fire on classmates

BURIAL. Relatives carry the flag-draped coffin of slain Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh, who was killed during a school shooting in Texas, following her body's arrival from the US at her home in Karachi on May 23, 2018. Photo by Imran Ali/AFP

Texas school gunman 'confused,' his lawyers say

May 22, 2018 - 8:56 AM

'I think that there is definitely something going on in terms of mental health history,' says lawyer Nicholas Poehl

REMEMBER. Greg Zanis lines up crosses he built in front of Santa Fe High School on May 21, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. The crosses are a memorial to the victims of last Friday's shooting when 17-year-old student Dimitrios Pagourtzis entered the school with a shotgun and a pistol and opened fire, killing 10 people. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Texas school shooting: What we know

May 19, 2018 - 6:42 PM

A 17-year-old student, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, bursts into a classroom and opened fire at Santa Fe High School, as the school day was beginning around 8:00 am

VIGIL. Friends and family attend a vigil held at the First Bank in Santa Fe for the victims of a shooting incident at Santa Fe High School where a shooter killed at least 10 students on May 18, 2018. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

10 dead in Texas school shooting, student arrested

May 19, 2018 - 4:24 PM

The gunman, arrested on murder charges, is identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old junior at Santa Fe High School

SHOOTING. This undated combination of two selfie photos available on social networks May 18, 2018 shows 17 yr old Santa Fe shooting suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis. OFF/SOCIAL NETWORKS/AFP

At least 8 dead in Texas high school shooting

May 18, 2018 - 10:47 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The shooting incident took place at Santa Fe High School in the city of the same name, located about 30 miles southeast of Houston

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

NIGHT NO MORE. PNP bans Oplan Tokhang from being conducted at night. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

U.S. school shootings rise rapidly in two decades – study

Apr 20, 2018 - 8:46 AM

'In less than 18 years, we have already seen more deaths related to school shootings than in the whole 20th century,' says lead author Antonis Katsiyannis of Clemson University

EVACUATION. People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. File photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Florida school shooting 'hero' files first civil suit against gunman

Apr 18, 2018 - 1:05 PM

Anthony Borges, who was released from the hospital on April 4, is still recovering after 9 surgeries and 7 weeks in hospital. He is still not well enough to speak.

March for Our Lives: Student-led U.S. gun protests draw over a million

Mar 25, 2018 - 12:38 PM

The Washington crowd was estimated at more than 800,000 people — making it the largest gun control rally in the United States since the Million Mom March in 2000

OVERFLOWING. The crowd at the March for Our Lives Rally as seen from the roof of the Newseum in Washington. Photo by Alex Edelman/AFP

At Parkland gun control rally, grief is transformed into hope

Mar 25, 2018 - 11:03 AM

The protesters meet at Parkland's Pine Trails Park, the same place where a somber vigil was held in the wake of the February 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

HOPE FOLLOWS. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students participate in the March For Our Lives event at Pine Trails Park. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. poised for largest gun control protest in a generation

Mar 24, 2018 - 6:13 PM

The student-organized "March For Our Lives" is to feature rallies from coast to coast, with the main event scheduled to take place in Washington within sight of the US Capitol

BEFORE THE MARCH. Young activists paint signs to be carried at the upcoming March for Our Lives Los Angeles on March 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mario Tama / Getty Images / AFP

Shooter in Maryland high school attack dead – sheriff

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:33 PM

(UPDATED) St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron says a male student and a female student were wounded by the unidentified assailant

SCHOOL SHOOTING. Maryland State Troopers gather on March 20, 2018 at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland after a shooting at the school. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

The week in photos: March 10-16, 2018

Mar 17, 2018 - 2:12 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A wounded Syrian man waits for treatment at a makeshift clinic during Syrian government air strikes on Zamalka, in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus on March 13, 2018. More than 1,180 civilians have been killed since regime forces on February 18 launched an air and ground assault on the enclave, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor says. Eastern Ghouta's 400,000 residents have been living under government siege since 2013, facing severe food and medecine shortages even before the latest assault. / AFP PHOTO / AMER ALMOHIBANY

Florida passes bill to restrict guns, arm some teachers

Mar 08, 2018 - 10:33 AM

(UPDATED) The bill raises the minimum age to purchase all firearms from 18 to 21, bans modification devices that makes a semi-automatic weapon fully automatic, and increases mental health funding

Students make emotional return to Florida school after shooting

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland are greeted by heavy security and scores of well-wishers as they return to classes

TRIBUTES. Flowers, candles and mementos sit outside one of the makeshift memorials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 27, 2018. Rhona Wise/AFP

After shooting, students brace for emotional return to Florida school

Feb 26, 2018 - 7:03 AM

Students and teachers preparing to return to the Florida school that was the scene of a gruesome mass shooting continue to urge politicians to act swiftly to address gun violence

RETURNING TO SCHOOL. People visit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 25, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Trump, gun lobby chief push armed citizens as solution to shootings

Feb 23, 2018 - 12:50 PM

National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre hits back at what he calls 'the shameful politicization of tragedy' and repeated the organization's position that 'to stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun'

PROTEST. In this file photo, a demonstrator from CodePink holds up a banner as National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre delivers his remarks. File photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images / AFP

Students turn up heat on Trump, lawmakers over gun control

Feb 22, 2018 - 7:22 AM

Students stage walkouts from high schools in Florida and elsewhere vowing to make the tragedy a turning point in America's deadlocked debate on gun control

NEVER AGAIN. Students of area High Schools rally at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after participating in a county wide school walk out in Parkland, Florida on February 21, 2018. Rhona Wise/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 20, 2018

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:44 AM

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Trump backs improved background checks on gun buys

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:26 PM

(UPDATED) The legislation amounts to a narrow, technical fix, leaving unaddressed the broader, divisive issue of permissive gun laws under a constitutional amendment that protects the right to bear arms

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks at the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriff's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2017.  File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

'No idea' of 'monster under our roof,' say couple who took in Florida gunman

Feb 19, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The couple who took in Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz after his mother's death says they had no idea they had a 'monster living under our roof'

MOURNING. Thousands of mourners attend a candlelight vigil for victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 15, 2018. Rhona Wise/AFP

Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:30 AM

They pledge to make the February 14 slaughter in Parkland, Florida a turning point in America's deadlocked debate on gun control

SEEKING JUSTICE. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez speaks at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 17, 2018.  Rhona Wise/AFP

Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

Feb 18, 2018 - 4:08 PM

US authorities have come under mounting scrutiny for failing to act on a series of warning signs

TO FLORIDA. US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, February 16, 2018, as he travels to Florida for the weekend. Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump to visit scene of Florida school shooting

Feb 15, 2018 - 11:43 PM

(UPDATED) In his address, the US leader avoids all mention of firearms, or the politically fraught issue of gun control, vowing instead to 'tackle the difficult issue of mental health'

TRUMP ON FLORIDA. Donald Trump speaks to the public about the shooting at Parkland, Florida. Screen shot from YouTube livestream.

PH sends condolences over Florida school shooting

Feb 15, 2018 - 2:20 PM

No Filipino is reported hurt in the shooting incident, says the Philippine embassy in Washington DC

PARKLAND, FL - FEBRUARY 14: People wait for loved ones as they are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Numerous law enforcement officials continue to investigate the scene. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

17 killed in Florida school shooting

Feb 15, 2018 - 7:25 AM

(UPDATED) A 19-year-old former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school, the local sheriff says, calling the scene 'horrific'

EVACUATION. People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

2 teens killed in U.S. school shooting, attacker dead – police

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:11 PM

'At first it sounded like kids were just banging on the lockers. But it started getting closer and louder and it was obvious it was gunshots. We could hear gunshots from right outside our door,' says a student at Aztec High School

2 dead in Saudi school shooting – security source

May 31, 2017 - 9:18 PM

UPDATED Police are treating the case as a criminal matter and not a terrorist incident a security source says

Second person held over French school shooting

Mar 17, 2017 - 8:41 PM

The suspect is a brother of a friend of the 16 year old attacker a source says asking not to be identified by name

SCHOOL SHOOTING. Firefighters stand near people acompanying a person in a wheelchair near the Tocqueville high school in the southern French town of Grasse, on March 16, 2017. Photo by Valery Hache/ AFP

French teen school shooter tackled by 'hero' teacher

Mar 16, 2017 - 8:25 PM

5th UPDATE Investigators say the boy is obsessed with guns and had relationship problems and the incident is not apparently terror related

CORDONED OFF. People stand outside a police security cordon as police coordinate operation near the Tocqueville high school in the southern French town of Grasse, on March 16, 2017 following a shooting that left two people injured. Valery Hache/AFP

Pupil shoots, injures classmates in Mexico school

Jan 19, 2017 - 12:25 AM

UPDATED The boy opens fire at Northeastern College in the city of Monterrey before trying unsuccessfully to kill himself an official says

Columbine shooter's mother says saw no signs of his mental distress

Feb 13, 2016 - 5:06 PM

Sue Klebold Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold s mother also says she has been living with the guilt of her son s crime since the shooting

REMEMBERING. In her first television interview, Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold, says she never saw the signs of mental illness, and adds she has lived with the guilt ever since. EPA file photo by Rick Giase/EPA

One dead, one hurt in US university shooting

Nov 01, 2015 - 9:48 PM

The Winston Salem State University is placed on a lockdown that lasted for more than 3 hours

CAMPUS SHOOTING. The shooting at Winston-Salem State University is the latest in a series of recent shootings on US campuses. Photo from the university website

TIMELINE: Deadly US mass shootings

Oct 02, 2015 - 1:41 PM

Here is a timeline of some of the worst mass shootings in the United States over the past 25 years

Obama voices anger over Oregon shooting, urges gun control

Oct 02, 2015 - 9:53 AM

This is not something I can do myself I have to have a Congress and state legislatures and governors who are willing to work with me on this

ANGER AND SADNESS. US President Barack Obama speaks on the shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College, at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, October 1, 2015. Kevin Dietsch/Pool/EPA

10 killed in US school massacre

Oct 02, 2015 - 2:34 AM

UPDATED A visibly angry US President Barack Obama makes an impassioned plea for gun control in the wake of the shooting blasting Congress for its failure to act in the face of routine mass killings

VICTIM. Authorities move a shooting victim after a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on October 1, 2015. Michael Sullivan/The News-Review/AFP

US study says mass killings may be contagious

Jul 03, 2015 - 7:41 AM

Mass killings in the United States may be contagious according to a study that finds each deadly tragedy can increase the likelihood that another will soon follow

AFTERMATH. A message is left on a highway overpass in remembrance of those killed down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images / AFP

Shooting at US university leaves 3 wounded, gunman dead

Nov 20, 2014 - 4:56 PM

The shooting occurs after midnight at Florida State University in the state capital Tallahassee

Fourth victim of US school shooting in Washington state dies

Nov 08, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Andrew Fryberg 15 passed away two weeks after being gunned down by a fellow student who went on a shooting rampage at Marysville Pilchuck High School

IN MEMORIAM. Students hold red and white flowers and wear shirts in remembrance of last weeks' shooting during a playoff football game at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on October 31, 2014 in Marysville, Washington. David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

Teenager kills teacher in Estonia school shooting

Oct 27, 2014 - 10:41 PM

Police say female teacher was shot dead by a teenage male pupil in a high school rampage in Estonia

US teen dies from wounds inflicted by school shooter

Oct 27, 2014 - 2:29 PM

UPDATED Soriano is the second teen to die in the country s latest shooting spree

STAYING STRONG. Members of the community and students grieve during a gathering at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on October 26, 2014 in Marysville, Washington. David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

US school shooting leaves gunman, student dead

Oct 25, 2014 - 9:11 AM

The gunman left a series of tortured posts on Twitter in the months leading up to his attack painting a portrait of a teenager well used to handling firearms

ANOTHER SHOOTING. A student embraces a family member at Shoultes Christian Assembly after being evacuated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the aftermath of a shooting on the high school's campus on October 24, 2014 in Marysville, Washington. Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP