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Nikolas Cruz: 'We had this monster living under our roof and we didn't know'

No Warning Signs, Say Couple Who Took in Cruz

James and Kimberly Snead said that their own son was at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday when Nikolas Cruz, 19, allegedly used his AR-15 rifle to kill 17 students and staff members

Relatives of passengers who were believed to have been killed in a plane crash react near the town of Semirom

Iranian Rescue Teams Find Wreckage From Plane Crash

Iran's Press TV is reporting that search and rescue teams have reached the site of the plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board. Aseman Airlines said all on board Flight EP3704 were killed, including six crew members

Mitt Romney Addresses Silicon Slopes Summit In Salt Lake City

President Trump Has Endorsed Mitt Romney's Senate Bid

President Donald Trump has tweeted his endorsement of Mitt Romney's run for Senate, writing that the former Massachusetts governor has his "full support and endorsement". The two have long had a quarrelsome relationship

Tessa Virtue Scott Moir

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Triumph in Ice Dance

Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have earned their second Olympic title after the ice dance free skate. In so doing they became the most decorated Olympic athletes in their discipline, earning five Olympic medals in their three appearances at the Games

Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 8, Adam Rippon sitting with coaches

Adam Rippon Turns Down NBC Olympic Job Offer

After agreeing to be a correspondent for NBC for the remainder of the PyeongChang Games, breakout star of the Olympics Adam Rippon changed his mind. The figure skater turned down the offer after he realized he would need to give up his official Olympic standing

Black Panther premiere

Black Panther Has a Smashing Debut

Already a much-celebrated pop-culture milestone, Black Panther blew past expectations, with $192 million in ticket sales in North America. The studio forecasts a four-day holiday weekend of $218 million

Russian Curler Charged With Doping at the Olympics

Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The IOC confirmed the positive test and says it could have "consequences"

Netanyahu Warns Iran: 'Do Not Test Israel’s Resolve'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at security conference in Munich that Iran should “not test Israel’s resolve." Netanyahu said the nuclear deal with Iran has emboldened Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the Middle East

Cherry Blossoms

Eastern U.S. To Experience Spring-Like Weather

Temperatures will climb into the 60s and 70s this week on the East Coast as milder air makes its way from the southern plains and Ohio Valley to the Northeast. Springlike weather is expected for most of the week