Florida school shooting deadliest since Sandy Hook, shooter had troubled past
According to authorities, Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student, pulled a fire alarm to draw students into the school’s hallway . He donned a gas mask and tossed smoke grenades to add to the chaos.
Cruz was apprehended by authorities shortly after the shooting, and is being charged with premeditated murder.
Prior to the shooting, Cruz was expelled from school for fighting and banned from campus by administration. Other students recognized him for his erratic and violent behavior.
"There's a time to continue to have these conversations about how through law enforcement, how through mental illness funding that we make sure that people are safe," Scott said.
President Donald Trump also offered his condolences on Twitter.
U.S. snowboarders dominate first week of 2018 Winter Olympics
U.S. snowboarders have shredded the first week of competition at the Winter Olympics, with men and women taking gold in four separate events.
Red Gerard, a 17-year-old from Breckenridge, Colorado, became the first U.S. athlete to capture a gold medal in Pyeongchang after Sunday. The following day, Jamie Anderson , defending her gold medal from Sochi.
Obama portraits unveiled in Washington, D.C.
The artists, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, are the first African-Americans commissioned by the Smithsonian institute to create portraits of a former president and first lady.
"The ability to be first African-American painter to paint the first African-American president ... it doesn't get any better than that," Wiley said during the reveal.
The portrait of Obama features the former president sitting in a chair against a lush, green background. Obama joked that he tried to negotiate for smaller ears and fewer gray hairs.
McDonald’s pledges healthier options, nixes cheeseburgers from Happy Meal menu
The fast-food mogul pledged that all advertised Happy Meals in the U.S. will be 600 calories or less by June.
Additionally, McDonald’s will use less sugar in its chocolate milk and offer bottled water as a Happy Meal option.
“We hope these actions will bring more choices to consumers and uniquely benefit millions of families, which are important steps as we build a better McDonald’s,” Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook said in a statement.