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Bad diagnosis, clerical errors, background check lapses led to missed warning signs before mass killings

Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz has become the latest mass killer who was able to carry out his sick slaughter due in part to law enforcement's failure to heed warnings of disturbing behavior and because of lapses in the background check process. The FBI admitted on Friday it received a call just over a month before Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day, killing 17 people. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ... Full story

Man held for killing 'Facebook friend'

Image caption Attacks on women by spurned men are common in India. Police in the western Indian city of Mumbai have arrested a man who allegedly murdered a woman he met on Facebook after inviting her home. Haridas Nirgude, 25, had told police he killed her because she had refused to have sex with him, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. Police said they are waiting for the post-mortem report to find out if she was raped. They believe ... Full story

No murder suspects or suicide motive yet found as police try to establish cause of Hong Kong student’s death Morning Post

Police are trying to establish the cause of death of a young woman on Monday night as no murder suspects nor suicide motive had been found. The 21-year-old victim, surnamed Cheung, was discovered in the living room of her Tseung Kwan O flat with head wounds and marks on her neck when her mother returned to their home soon after 8pm. Police described the scene as an “unusual setting”. “Officers also found wounds on the back of her head,” a ... Full story

Former FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Member: Director Wray Must Resign

\'You\'re Such a Psychopath\': AZ Dem Says US Will \'Regret\' Trump\'s Birth Pence: Behar\'s Comments About Faith Show How Out of Touch Some in the Media Are. Former FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force member and Navy veteran Steven Rogers said Monday that FBI Director Christopher Wray should resign in the wake of a reported missed tip about the Florida school shooting suspect. Rogers said there was a failure in intelligence sharing by the bureau, ... Full story

Syria war: Dozens of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Children were among those rescued after Monday's air strikes in Eastern Ghouta. Bombardments by Syrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, activists say. At least 77 civilians, including 20 children, were killed in air strikes and rocket fire on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The army is ... Full story

A psychologist was accused of raping a patient. Now he is dead.

Email the author Email the author (iStock). A Washington state psychologist was found dead in his jail cell over the weekend, days after he was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting one of his patients, authorities said. Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers said Monday that Dean Funabiki was discovered late Sunday night hanging from the bed in his jail cell in an apparent suicide. Days earlier, Funabiki, 67, had turned himself in to police ... Full story

UK woman arrested after leaving 'vile' note on parked ambulance responding to emergency call

A woman wrote that she didn't care if "the whole street collapsed" but wanted the ambulance to be moved. (West Midlands Ambulance Service). A British woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly left a scathing note on an ambulance that was responding to an emergency call. The crew was responding to a 999 call — the emergency service number in the United Kingdom — on Sunday about a person having difficulty breathing, West Midlands Ambulance ... Full story

'Upskirting' should be criminal offence, campaigners say

The government should criminalise "upskirting" as a sexual offence, say campaigners, after police data showed one complainant was 10 years old. The practice of covertly photographing under the skirts iof women is not recognised as a specific offence. There have been just 11 charges related to upskirting since 2015, a Freedom of Information request found. But only 15 out of 44 police forces contacted held records and it is feared the number of ... Full story

WTO should prepare for life without U.S., ex-chief Lamy says

GENEVA (Reuters) - World Trade Organization countries need to prepare for a future without the United States as a member of the club, former WTO chief Pascal Lamy said on Monday. The United States has thrown the WTO into crisis by blocking the appointment of new judges, undermining its dispute settlement system just as it tries to cope with seismic disagreements over whether China trades fairly. U.S. officials have declined to discuss what ... Full story

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Issues New Congressional Map To Replace Gerrymandered One

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court on Monday issued a new congressional map to replace the state’s current one, which the court said is so partisan it violates the state’s Constitution. The Supreme Court drew the map after Republican lawmakers and the state’s Democratic governor failed to come up with an agreement by the Feb. 15 deadline. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Full story