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    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Fox's 'Deadpool 2' brought in $125 million in its opening weekend and ended the three-week reign of Disney's 'Avengers: Infinity War' at the top of the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. 'Deadpool 2,' with Ryan Reynolds returning as the title character and co-writing this time, fell somewhat short of the $130 million the studio predicted and the $132.4 million that its predecessor earned two years ago. But the total still made for the second-highest opening weekend ever for an R-rated movie, and signaled that R-rated superhero films could become franchises and not just one-off successes. The Avengers are hardly hurting. Disney and Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' brought in an estimated $29 million in North America for a four-week take of $595 million, making it the No. 8 domestic release of all time. In a whole different corner of the cinematic universe, 'Book Club' was third with a $12.5 million weekend that exceeded expectations. It was a successful piece of counter-programming for Paramount, which used the modestly budgeted comedy starring Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton and Candice Bergen to find older audiences and women while 'Deadpool 2' dwelled overwhelmingly on young men. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. 1. 'Deadpool 2,' $125 million. 2.'Avengers: Infinity War,' $28.6 million. 3. 'Book Club,' $12.5 million. 4. 'Life of the Party,' $7.7 million. 5. 'Breaking In,' $6.4 million. 6. 'Show Dogs,' $6 million. 7. 'Overboard,' $4.7 million. 8. 'A Quiet Place,' $4 million. 9. 'Rampage,' $1.5 million. 10. 'I Feel Pretty,' $1.2 million. ___ Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC. ___ Follow Andrew Dalton on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton .
  • Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the 'Jurassic Park' movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster's comb. Horner, who consulted with director Steven Spielberg on the 'Jurassic Park' films, is developing a three-dimensional hologram exhibit that will showcase the latest theories on what dinosaurs looked like. He is working with entertainment company Base Hologram to create an exhibit that will let people feel as though they're on an archaeological dig, inside a laboratory and surrounded by dinosaurs in the wild. 'I'm always trying to figure out a good way to get the science of paleontology across to the general public,' Horner said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. 'Like taking them into the field or taking them into my laboratory and then using the technology that we have to show people what dinosaurs were really like.' That understanding of what dinosaurs looked like has changed a lot since the original 'Jurassic Park' in 1993. For example, researchers now believe dinosaurs were much more bird-like than lizard-like, and scientists studying dinosaur skulls have found keratin, a substance that gives birds their bright colors. 'We can see at least areas that could be vividly colored, very much like birds, and there's no reason to make them different from birds,' Horner said. Horner and Base Hologram workers have been developing the exhibit's story line for a couple of months, with plans to have multiple traveling exhibits ready to launch by spring 2019. The company wants to place them in museums, science centers and other institutions where they might spur debate among scientists who don't share the theory that dinosaurs were colorful, feathered creatures. 'The controversy is OK because it makes people talk,' said Base Hologram executive vice president Michael Swinney. Live performances using holograms have gained attention in recent years, notably through concerts that feature likenesses of dead performers such as Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur. Until now, Base Hologram, a subsidiary of the live entertainment company Base Entertainment, has used the technology to put on concerts by late singers Roy Orbison and Marie Callas. As the field becomes more competitive, the company is seeking new areas to apply the technology, such as science, CEO Brian Becker said. Horner previously worked with Microsoft to create his dinosaur holograms that can be used with virtual and augmented reality technologies. He noted the technology used in the exhibit can be applied even more broadly, including by paleontologists in their labs. 'What we do now is, when we want to envision something, we get an artist to paint it,' Horner said. 'Now, we're going to be able to create a 3-D immersive experience a lot better than a painting.
  • Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell confirmed on Twitter he was released after an overnight stay in the hospital for dehydration. >> Read more trending news According to TMZ, the 84-year-old Boston Celtics great was taken by ambulance from his Seattle-area home to a nearby hospital Friday night.  Russell tweeted Saturday that he was doing all right, writing that “Yes, I was taken to the hospital last night and as my wife likes to remind me I don’t drink enough.” Russell also dismissed earlier reports by TMZ about being admitted to the hospital because of heart problems, tweeting “As most of my friends know, I don’t have a heart to give me trouble.” Russell later posted a tweet that included a photo of him holding a glass of water.  The Celtics legend was also hospitalized in 2014 after collapsing at a speaking engagement. Russell made it home in time Saturday to watch the Celtics lose 116-86 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics lead the series 2-1. Celtics coach Brad Stevens told ESPN that he was relieved to hear that Russell was all right. 'Yeah, that was obviously scary news, and happy to hear that he's doing better and he's been released from the hospital,'' Stevens said in Cleveland before Game 3. 'He's the ultimate basketball winner. The way he impacted winning, the unselfishness of a teammate, what he stood for off the floor -- everything about him.”  Russell won 11 titles with the Celtics and was named the NBA’s most valuable player five times. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975.
  • After celebrating her 52nd birthday and the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking 'janet.' album, Janet Jackson will be capping off an epic week with her first televised performance in nine years at the Billboard Music Awards. Jackson will also receive the Icon Award on Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, where today's hitmakers will also hit the stage, from Ariana Grande to John Legend. Jackson, who will perform a number of her hit songs, is expected to be the night's biggest highlight. The show will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. Eastern. Others set to take the stage include K-pop group BTS, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Khalid, Dua Lipa, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Macklemore, Kesha, Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue, Zedd and Maren Morris. Kelly Clarkson, who has become a fan favorite as a judge on 'The Voice,' will host the three-hour awards show. Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran tie for the most nominations with 15 each. They are up for the night's biggest award — top artist — along with Taylor Swift and Drake. Lamar's Grammy-winning 'DAMN.' album — which won the Pulitzer Prize for music — will compete for top Billboard 200 album along with Swift's 'reputation,' Sheeran's 'Divide,' Drake's 'More Life' and Post Malone's 'Stoney.' Nominees for top Hot 100 song are Lamar's 'Humble,' Mars' 'That's What I Like,' Post Malone's 'Rockstar,' Sheeran's 'Shape of You' and 'Despacito,' by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber. Presenters at the Billboard Awards include Tyra Banks, Alison Brie, The Chainsmokers, Andy Cohen, Simon Cowell, Halsey, Nick Jonas, Mila Kunis, Padma Lakshmi and Rebel Wilson. ____ Online: https://www.billboard.com/billboard-music-awards
  • A new member of the royal family is making headlines – and no, we're not talking about Meghan Markle. >> Royal wedding: Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's aquamarine ring to reception According to the Guardian, a beagle named Guy was in a Kentucky kill shelter until Ontario-based A Dog's Dream Rescue saved him and offered him for adoption at a 2015 event in Canada. That's where he met his new owner, Markle, who went on to marry Britain's Prince Harry on Saturday. >> Royal wedding: Kitty Spencer stuns with resemblance to her aunt, Princess Diana A royal spokesman told the Guardian in November that Guy had moved to England with Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex. WLKY reported Saturday that Guy has even been seen riding in the car with Queen Elizabeth II. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  >> Read more trending news  “It’s just beyond my wildest imagination,” A Dog's Dream Rescue founder Dolores Doherty told the Guardian. “How is that for a rags-to-riches story from a good old Kentucky beagle?” Read more here.
  • Bride Meghan Markle wasn't the only one turning heads at Saturday's royal wedding. >> Royal wedding: Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's aquamarine ring to reception Many fans of the royals said Lady Kitty Spencer, niece of the late Princess Diana and daughter of Earl Charles Spencer, Diana's brother, looked just like her famous aunt. >> ‘Royal wedding guest name’ quiz could help scammers get your personal data According to the New York Daily News, the 27-year-old model wore a forest green Dolce & Gabbana dress with a matching hat and veil.  >> Read more trending news  Here's what people were saying: >> Royal Wedding photos: The kiss, the ring and more highlights
  • Actress Meghan Markle and Britain’s Prince Harry got married Saturday in a highly anticipated, star-studded ceremony in St. George’s Chapel at England’s Windsor Castle.  >> Read more trending news Follow along with highlights from Saturday’s event: Update 6:21 a.m. EDT Sunday: The British royal family took to Twitter late Saturday to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and thank their guests for attending their wedding. “Thank you to everyone who came to Windsor and those who followed from around the UK, the Commonwealth, and the world today,” the tweet said. “Congratulations once again to the newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex.” >> See the tweet here Update 8:39 p.m. EDT: The couple drove to their reception in style. Prince Harry sat behind the wheel of a 1968 Jaguar E-Type with bride Meghan Markle in the passenger seat. The couple had changed from their wedding attire to attend the evening reception at Frogmore House.  The car, which had been converted to electric power, had license number E190518, their wedding date, according to Metro. Update 1:51 p.m. EDT: Meghan Markle’s dad, Thomas, told TMZ that he hopes his relatives “will just shut up about everything” on Saturday after his daughter and Prince Harry exchanged vows in England on Saturday. >> Meghan Markle confirms dad will not attend royal wedding Earlier Saturday, the celebrity news site reported that Thomas Markle watched his daughter get hitched from his hospital bed after he had to undergo heart surgery earlier this week. He said he will “always regret” not being able to attend. 'When you watch your child get married, every thought goes through your mind, every memory from the first day she was born, the first time I held her,' Thomas Markle told TMZ. 'Now I pray that Harry and Meghan can go on a nice honeymoon and rest and relax, and all of my relatives will just shut up about everything.' Update 1:05 p.m. EDT: Saturday’s wedding included a performance from a gospel choir, an unusual choice for a royal wedding that was apparently spurred by Prince Charles. Karen Gibson, the leader of the Kingdom Choir that performed for Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding Saturday, told The Guardian that the choir was first contacted by representatives of Clarence House, Prince Charles’ home. “I understand that Prince Charles really likes gospel music,” she said. “The couple were very intentional about what they wanted sung and how they wanted it sung, but the actual idea came from Prince Charles.” >> Royal wedding: 6 things to know about 19-year-old cellist Seku Kanneh-Mason She told The Guardian that the variety of music played Saturday, which also included a performance by 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, was “reflective of what society looks like today. “We live in a multi-cultural society, so we had classical music, contemporary classical music as well as gospel music, because you’ve got many cultures living here,” she said. Update 12:42 p.m. EDT: Kensington Palace officials announced Saturday that Markle planned to speak at a lunchtime reception following her marriage to Prince Harry earlier in the day, but The Guardian reported she would actually be speaking at a second, evening reception. >> Royal Wedding photos: The kiss, the ring and more highlights Update 12:15 p.m. EDT: Elton John performed songs including 'Tiny Dancer,' 'Circle of Life,' and 'Your Song' on Saturday at the reception following Prince Harry and Markle's wedding, according to the British tabloid the Daily Mail. >> Photos: Oprah, Elton John among guests for royal wedding Kensington Palace officials said earlier Saturday that Prince Harry asked John to perform and that the artist agreed “in recognition of the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family.” Update 11:35 a.m. EDT: Kensington Palace has suggested a donation to charity rather than buying a gift for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Update 9:50 a.m. EDT: Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, was supposed to walk his daughter down the aisle Saturday, but he changed his plans after suffering a heart attack and while facing criticism for posing for paparazzi photos. >> Photos: Meghan Markle’s wedding dress stuns at royal wedding Thomas Markle told celebrity news site TMZ that he watched Saturday’s ceremony live as he continued to recover from heart surgery. “My baby looks beautiful and she looks very happy,” he told TMZ. “I wish I was there and I wish them all my love and all happiness.” Update 9:20 a.m. EDT: The queen will be holding a lunchtime reception Saturday after Prince Harry and Markle exchanged vows earlier in the day. Prince Harry and his new bride will both make speeches, royal family officials said. >> Meghan Markle selects Givenchy dress for royal wedding The couple’s wedding cake, made using elderflower syrup created from the elderflower trees at the queen’s Sandringham House, will be served at the reception. The sponge cake features an Amalfi lemon curd and elderflower buttercream filling and is topped with Swiss meringue buttercream and 150 fresh flowers. Update 8:45 a.m. EDT: The royal family shared congratulations Saturday for Prince Harry and Markle after the pair wed Saturday. Officials shared several videos of Saturday’s ceremony on social media: Update 8:09 a.m. EDT: Prince Harry and Markle have left St. George’s Chapel. The crowd could be heard shouting 'Hip hip hooray,' as they left, a 'very English tradition,' according to The Guardian.  Update 7:40 a.m. EDT: Markle and Prince Harry have exchanged vows and been pronounced husband and wife. Update 7:30 a.m. EDT: See scenes from the royal wedding as the ceremony continues Saturday: Update 7:15 a.m. EDT: Prince Harry and Markle have exchanged “I will”s, to the laughter of those gathered in St. George’s Church Saturday. As they stood at the altar, Harry said to Meghan: 'You look amazing.' >> Photos: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry at Windsor Castle Markle arrived to a fanfare and walked down the aisle accompanied part of the way by Prince Charles, and by 10 young page boys and bridesmaids. The children include 4-year-old Prince George and 3-year-old Princess Charlotte, children of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. Update 7:01 a.m. EDT: Markle has arrived at St. George’s Church. Update 6:58 a.m. EDT: More members of the royal family have arrived at the church. Update 6:41 a.m. EDT: Prince Harry has arrived at St. George’s Chapel along with his brother, Prince William. William, who was married to commoner Kate Middleton at a ceremony in 2011, is carrying his brother's rings. Saturday's ceremony is supposed to last about an hour. Update 6:23 a.m. EDT: Markle has left her hotel for St. George’s Chapel. >> Photos: First glimpse of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress Update 5:45 a.m. EDT: Famous guests who have already arrived for Prince Harry and Markle’s wedding include actor George Clooney and his wife, attorney Amal Clooney, singer James Blunt, Oprah Winfrey, actor Idris Elba and the Beckam family. The stars are among celebrities, royalty, athletes and family friends in the 600-strong congregation invited to St. George's Chapel in Windsor. Kensington Palace officials announced Saturday morning that Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding rings were made by Cleave and Company. Markle’s is made of Welsh gold while the prince’s will be made of a platinum band with a textured finish. Original report: Queen Elizabeth II conferred the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the morning of the royal wedding. >> Harry and Meghan’s new titles: Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry will hold several titles: His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Markle will be known as Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex. Check back for updates to this developing story. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
  • After Saturday's royal wedding, Meghan Markle honored the late Princess Diana, Prince Harry's mother, with a little 'something blue.' >> Royal Wedding photos: The kiss, the ring and more highlights According to 'Today' and Vogue, the Duchess of Sussex wore Diana's emerald-cut aquamarine ring to the couple's evening wedding reception. >> Harry and Meghan’s new titles: Duke and Duchess of Sussex >> Read more trending news  The ring wasn't the only nod to the Princess of Wales. BuzzFeed reported that Markle's wedding bouquet included Diana's favorites, forget-me-nots, which Prince Harry picked from the Kensington Palace gardens. Additionally, two of Diana's diamonds were used to make Markle's engagement ring, 'Today' reported.
  • Days after T.I. was arrested outside his gated community in Henry County, Georgia, an online petition has surfaced urging police to drop the charges against the Atlanta rapper.  >> On AJC.com: Atlanta rapper T.I. arrested after arguing with security guard On Wednesday, the artist, whose legal name is Clifford Harris Jr., was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, but the Care2 petition is calling on police to drop the charges. The organizers called the charges “ridiculous” and said T.I. deserves an apology. They also said the security guards involved were “racist.” “A simple check would have proven who he was and the situation could have resolved there. But instead they decided to involve the police which used the opportunity, not to aid the citizen in need, but support security who were in the wrong,” they wrote on the site.  They are asking for 12,000 signatures. As of Saturday afternoon, they had garnered more than 11,700 supporters.  >> On AJC.com: ‘You work for me’: 911 call released in rapper T.I.’s arrest Via a live Instagram video, T.I. labeled the arrest “nonsense” and “small potatoes,” adding that God will take care of it. And his attorney, Steve Sadow, said his client “was wrongfully arrested.” The incident occurred after T.I. arrived at the gate outside his community to find the security guard sleeping. While the guard initially refused to let the rapper in, he eventually admitted him, according to an incident report from Henry County police. >> Read more trending news  T.I. then walked from his home back to the guard booth — a distance of more than a half-mile — and began to argue again with the guard, who called police. He was released from the Henry County Jail about 8 a.m. Wednesday after posting $2,250 bond.
  • A seemingly innocent quiz that has been sweeping social media could help scammers get their hands on your personal data, experts say. >> Royal Wedding: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry wed 'What's your royal wedding guest name?' the meme, which began circulating ahead of Saturday's royal wedding, asks. >> Royal Wedding photos: The kiss, the ring and more highlights One version reads as follows: 'In honor of the royal wedding, use your 'royal wedding guest name' this week. Start with either 'Lord' or 'Lady' – your first name is one of your grandparents' names. Your surname is the name of your first pet, then 'of' followed by the name of the street you grew up on.' >> PHOTOS: Meghan Markle’s wedding dress stuns at royal wedding So what's the problem? According to WXIX and HuffPost, sharing your 'royal name' could reveal the answers to your security questions. >> PHOTOS: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry at Windsor Castle 'If they’re asking you what could be security-rated questions like ‘What’s your mother’s maiden name?' – things that you would get asked that would allow you to perhaps reset a password, login to a system through some alternative approach – they could be taking that information and be attempting to hack into systems with that,' Dave Hatter, WXIX's technology expert, told the TV station. >> PHOTOS: Oprah, Elton John among guests for royal wedding A computer security expert identified as Snow echoed the sentiment in a message to HuffPost, saying the answers 'could be used to gain access to accounts (social media, banking, work email, etc) with potential for identity theft.' Read more here or here.

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  • Venting his frustration in a series of tweets on Sunday, President Donald Trump again demanded to know how the Justice Department, FBI, and Obama Administration handled questions of Russian interference in the 2016 election, saying he would request a new review specifically to see if an investigation was opened for ‘political purposes’ involving his campaign. “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!” the President said. It was one of a number of tweets where Mr. Trump flashed aggravation with the investigation into questions of Russian interference in the 2016 elections this weekend, as he repeated his charge that the feds had gone easy on Hillary Clinton and Democrats, while focusing investigative resources on his own campaign. I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2018 Things are really getting ridiculous. The Failing and Crooked (but not as Crooked as Hillary Clinton) @nytimes has done a long & boring story indicating that the World’s most expensive Witch Hunt has found nothing on Russia & me so now they are looking at the rest of the World! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2018 ….At what point does this soon to be $20,000,000 Witch Hunt, composed of 13 Angry and Heavily Conflicted Democrats and two people who have worked for Obama for 8 years, STOP! They have found no Collussion with Russia, No Obstruction, but they aren’t looking at the corruption… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2018 …in the Hillary Clinton Campaign where she deleted 33,000 Emails, got $145,000,000 while Secretary of State, paid McCabes wife $700,000 (and got off the FBI hook along with Terry M) and so much more. Republicans and real Americans should start getting tough on this Scam. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2018 Now that the Witch Hunt has given up on Russia and is looking at the rest of the World, they should easily be able to take it into the Mid-Term Elections where they can put some hurt on the Republican Party. Don’t worry about Dems FISA Abuse, missing Emails or Fraudulent Dossier! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2018 What ever happened to the Server, at the center of so much Corruption, that the Democratic National Committee REFUSED to hand over to the hard charging (except in the case of Democrats) FBI? They broke into homes & offices early in the morning, but were afraid to take the Server? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2018 ….and why hasn’t the Podesta brother been charged and arrested, like others, after being forced to close down his very large and successful firm? Is it because he is a VERY well connected Democrat working in the Swamp of Washington, D.C.? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2018 The Witch Hunt finds no Collusion with Russia – so now they’re looking at the rest of the World. Oh’ great! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2018 What seemingly set off Mr. Trump on Sunday was a report in the New York Times, which said Donald Trump Jr. had held a meeting at Trump Tower in the months before the elections, to hear an offer of help from emissaries of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. “The Witch Hunt finds no Collusion with Russia – so now they’re looking at the rest of the World,” the President tweeted. The President’s call for a review of how the FBI handled questions about Russian interference is already the subject of a review inside the Justice Department – it wasn’t clear how this request would be dealt with by officials. “There are rules,” said Carrie Cordero, a former Justice Department national security lawyer, who is now a professor at Georgetown University Law School. The Department of Justice doesn't open investigations for political puposes, which is what the president says today he will order tomorrow. There are rules. And I'm convinced there are people left in this government who will follow them. — Carrie Cordero (@carriecordero) May 20, 2018 In Congress, Democrats saw the President’s tweets as a signal of one thing – that he’s worried about what investigators are finding out about the 2016 probe, as they raised questions of whether the President is trying to exert political pressure on the Justice Department. “The President has sent 8 tweets in 5 hours on Hillary and the Mueller investigation,” said Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA). “He is unhinged.” I would like a lawyer to explain to me why that last tweet from POTUS is not a big deal, because it seems like maybe it’s a pretty big deal. — Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) May 20, 2018 “A President who has nothing to hide would not have done another series of tweets this Sunday Morning smearing the DOJ investigation,” said Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA).
  • An exchange student and a substitute teacher are among the victims of a mass shooting Friday at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas, where 10 people were killed and 10 injured when a gunman opened fire at the school. >> Read more trending news  Shana Fisher Shana Fisher doted on her dog Kallie and was a beautiful, smart, funny and talented girl, her mother, Sadie Rodriguez, told the Houston Chronicle. She turned 16 the same month she was killed. Rodriguez told The Los Angeles Times that her 16-year-old daughter 'had 4 months of problems from this boy (the gunman).” 'He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no,' the Times reported, citing a private message from Rodriguez. Rodriguez told The Associated Press that the week before the shooting, Fisher 'stood up to him' by 'embarrass(ing) him in class.' Rodriguez gave no other details, the AP reported. On Facebook, Rodriguez said she created a fundraiser in her daughter’s memory. “i want to help teachers and parents (be) more aware of teens and their mental state,” she wrote. “My daughter was the most sweet and shy young lady. She never hurt anyone.  “This boy. i cant even do this. i cant even finish this. it isnt even fair. i have to stay strong for Kaylenn, her younger sister. My heart is being ripped out. My baby is gone. i cant even go into her room.” Sabika Sheikh Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh, 18, was among the nine students killed in the massacre, according to news reports.  Sheikh came to the United States as part of the YES program, which was established by Congress after 9/11 and is funded by the State Department. >> Related: Santa Fe High School shooting: 10 dead, 10 injured, suspect charged with capital murder  The program provides scholarships for high school students from majority Muslim countries to spend an academic year in the U.S. They go to school, live with host families, learn about American values and help educate Americans about their countries and cultures. The Pakistani Embassy in Washington confirmed Sheikh’s death to CBS News.  Sheikh was scheduled to return home next month. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued an official statement Saturday on the death of Sheikh. Ann Perkins Substitute teacher Ann Perkins, 64, happened to be teaching Friday when gunfire erupted at the school. She is the only teacher killed in the massacre. She’s described as a “beloved teacher,” who loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. >> Related: Parkland students, families offer condolences to victims of Santa Fe school massacre >> Related: Texas shooting: Who is Dimitrios Pagourtzis, suspect in the Santa Fe High School attack Chris Stone A junior at Santa Fe High School, Chris Stone was one of the victims of Friday’s shooting rampage, according to ABC 13. He was a student in an art class at the school, which was the first target the gunman attacked. Stone was among several students who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering their art classroom, freshman Abel San Miguel, who was in the class, told The Associated Press.  Cynthia Tisdale Cynthia Tisdale was a teacher’s aide at Santa Fe High School, her family told CNN.  Her niece, Leia Olinde, said the family was notified of her death Friday night. Her brother-in-law, John Tisdale, posted on Facebook that Cythnia Tisdale was a member of the Anchor Bible Baptist Church in Pharr, Texas. “We are all heart-broken,” John Tisdale wrote. Kimberly Vaughan KImberly Vaughan was in art class when shots rang out Friday morning. Her mother, Rhonda Hart, announced on Facebook that her daughter was one of the children who did not make it. 'She is in heaven,' Hart said. 'I am heartbroken.' Later on Facebook Hart urged people to “Call your damn senators. Call your congressmen.” “We need gun control. We need to protect our kids,” she wrote. Jared Black Jared Black, 17, really liked comic books, his uncle, John Conrad, told KHOU. Conrad said his nephew loved to draw his own artwork. Black’s birthday party had been scheduled for Saturday, family members said. Black loved playing Minecraft on Xbox and Pokémon Go on his cellphone, they told the Chicago Tribune. Aaron Kyle McLeod  Aaron Kyle McLeod, 15, a freshman who went by Kyle, could always be counted on to make light of any situation, close friend Kali Reeves told the Chicago Tribune.  'He was never one to be a sad or down person, he always had to joke or laugh about things,' Reeves told the Tribune. 'He was just outgoing and super sweet. He definitely didn't deserve this.' Christian Riley Garcia Family members told KHOU that 15-year-old Christian Riley Garcia, who hoped to enlist in the military after high school, “died a true hero.” 'From what we've gathered thus far he got in front of other students and barricaded the door,' his aunt, Sarah Saunders told KHOU. 'He laid down his life so others could have a chance.' Saunders said Christian hoped to enlist in the military when he became of age. He felt it was his calling to serve others. 'He had the biggest heart and the biggest chunk of ours feels to have left with him,'d Saunders said. On Facebook, Crosby Church, which Garcia attended, announced it would have a memorial service Monday to remember Garcia and the others killed in the shooting. “Our hearts are broken to see such deep loss of so many precious individuals,” the church wrote. “We will especially be lifting up (Garcia’s) family -- mother Shannon, father D J little sister Candace who are a part of our body, our family, our church. Angelique Ramirez Family members confirmed to KHOU that Angelique Ramirez was among the victims in the shooting. Sylvia Pritchett, who identified herself as Ramirez's aunt posted on Facebook that 'with a broken heart and a soul that just can't process all this right now, I have to announce my niece was one of the fatalities.' Ramirez’s family told KHOU that the student “was creative beyond belief.” Check back for updates on this developing story.
  • The suspect in the Santa Fe High School shooting in Galveston County Texas was arraigned on capital murder and aggravated assault charges Friday in the deaths of 10 people and the wounding of a police officer.  Thirteen people were also injured in the massacre Friday morning at the high school in southeastern Texas, the FBI said Saturday. >> Read more trending news  The gunman was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, a student at the school. When he finally surrendered, nine students and one teacher had been killed. Pagourtzis used two weapons in the attack on the school, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a shot gun and a .38-revolver, which belonged to his father.  The governor also confirmed a Molotov cocktail and “various other types of explosive devices” were found at the school and two other locations. >>Read: Texas shooting: Who is Dimitrios Pagourtzis, suspect in the Santa Fe High School attack Authorities were interviewing two other people in connection with the shooting, but it’s unclear what part, if any, they played in the massacre. >>Read: What are the worst school shootings in modern US history? Update May 20, 8:13 a.m. EST: The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney released the complete list of the people killed in the shooting, the Houston Chronicle reported. The teachers were identified as Glenda Perkins and Cynthia Tisdale, 64. The students included Shana Fisher, 16; Angelique Ramirez, 15; Christopher Jake Stone, 17; Jared Black, 17; Christian Riley Garcia, 15; Sabika Sheikh; Aaron Kyle McLeod, 15; and Kimberly Vaughan. Update May 19, 2:47 p.m. EST: Santa Fe High School students are being allowed to return to campus to pick up their cars and belongings left behind after Friday’s deadly shooting.  According to a post on the Santa Fe ISD Facebook page, students with cars are meeting officials at the junior high cafeteria between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. CST. The school district states that students will not be allowed to go directly to the high school. Update May 19, 2:14 p.m. EST: A teen who was shot in the leg during Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas is in good condition, according to a Twitter update from the University of Texas Medical Branch.  A woman in the intensive care unit (ICU) is in serious condition. John Barnes, the student resource officer and former police officer, remains in critical condition.  Officials gathered Saturday afternoon at Santa Fe High School in an adjacent grassy lot. According to KHOU, the Santa Fe Independent School District superintendent and Santa Fe mayor called for unity and peace. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said there were no new updates to the investigation, KHOU reports.  Update May 19, 11:40 a.m. ET: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued an official statement on the death of Sibika Sheikh, the Pakistani exchange student who was one of the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting. Update 10:30 p.m. ET: Three of the victims in the shooting massacre have now been identified, according to news reports. A substitute teacher, Ann Perkins, an exchange student, Sibika Sheikh and high school junior Chris Stone are among the victims killed in the rampage. The FBI and ATF are still processing the scene in Santa Fe, using SWAT teams, bomb techs and K-9 teams to search for explosives investigators say the suspect planted around the school. Update 7:20 p.m. ET: Santa Fe High School shooting suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis made his first court appearance in court and was denied bond on capital murder and aggravated assault. Update 6:15 p.m. ET: Police are searching homes and cars for more explosives related to the attack on the school, CNN reported. Pagourtzis, who wanted to kill himself, but surrendered instead, according to authorities, allegedly built explosives and planned to use them in the attack. Federal authorities in Texas, including the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, are teaming up and scouring the crime scene at the school and surrounding locations, according to the FBI in Houston. “The FBI Houston and ATF Houston are combining resources to meticulously process the scene,” the FBI said in a tweet. Update 5:15 p.m. ET: The suspect in the Santa Fe High School shooting, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been charged with capital murder in the deaths of 10 people at the school Friday morning and aggravated assault of a peace officer for the shooting injury of school resource officer John Barnes, the Santa Fe Independent School District has confirmed. Pagourtzis is jailed without bond in the Galveston County Jail. Schools superintendent Leigh Wall called the rampage “a terrible tragedy. “Words cannot express the sorrow in our hearts for those we have lost,” Wall said in a statement posted on the district’s website. “Our campus remains an active crime scene with law enforcement personnel from throughout our region supporting Santa Fe ISD Police Chief, Walter Braun.” Wall also pledged to keep the community informed on developments in the investigation. Update 4:10 p.m. ET: The school resource officer, John Barnes,  who was wounded in the shooting rampage at Santa Fe High School is in the operating room and is in critical condition, University of Texas Medical Branch officials said at an afternoon press conference. Barnes was injured in the arm, according to Dr. David Marshall, shot in the elbow. There are two other patients at the hospital, a middle aged woman and a young male, but both are still unidentified. The female patient suffered a fractured leg bone and is now out of surgery. The male suffered a gun shot to the leg and is listed in stable condition, Marshall said. Seven other victims were transported to several other medical centers near Santa Fe. Update 3:15 p.m. ET: Governor Greg Abbott said during a press conference that Pagourtzis used two weapons, both of which were legally owned by his father, a shot gun and a .38-revolver. There are two persons of interest, one who is currently being interviewed by law enforcement and a second who will be.  Abbott says he plans to take action because people need to “do more than just pray for the victims and families. It’s time in Texas that we begin to take action to make sure this tragedy is not repeated ever again.” Abbott vowed to begin roundtable discussions next week to work on solutions to prevent shootings in the future. He plans to speak with anyone with a vested interest in stopping gun violence --  parents, students, those who want to support second amendment rights, safety personnel. He wants to address mental health to help prevent gun violence. He also said that the state needs to make sure schools have resources and can identify those who could pose a risk of violence. According to Abbott, Pagourtzis had journals on his computer that outlined the attack and that he planned on committing suicide after the shooting. Abbott also spoke to parents across the country telling them to “hold your children close tonight and let them know how much you love them.” UTMB confirms that John Barnes is the man who is in critical condition. He is a recently retired detective who started working for the Santa Fe ISD police.    Update 2:33 p.m. ET: Police are talking to Pagourtzis. CNN is reporting he was injured in today’s shooting but did not say what injuries he suffered. Update 2:17 p.m. ET: A second person is now in custody in connection with Friday’s deadly shooting. Earlier police said that a second person had been detained. Update 1:44 p.m. ET: Clear Lake Regional Medical Center officials said that eight patients were taken to their hospital and of the eight, six have been discharged. Of the remaining, one patient is listed in critical condition. The other is listed in fair condition, KHOU reported. KHOU is also reporting that the adult male being treated at UTMB was retired police officer John Barnes.  Update 12:35 p.m. ET: Santa Fe Independent School District police administration chief  Walter Braun said that the campus has been cleared of all students and staff.  Braun said that at least six people, including a SFISD police officer, were transported to area hospitals with injuries.  Doctors clarified that the adult male who has in the operating room did not have a chest wound, but had an upper arm injury, near the chest. The middle age female has been transferred to the operating room for surgery on her leg wound. The teen, who is a 16-year-old male, is in the pediatric ward with a wound to the leg. Update 12:18 p.m. ET: The Santa Fe school district has confirmed via a Twitter post that police have found possible explosive devices at the school and off campus. President Trump spoke earlier about this latest shooting. Update 12:04 p.m. ET: Doctors at UTMB said that the adult male who is undergoing surgery is a middle aged man who has chest injuries. He has been listed in critical condition. Doctors said they are unsure how many times he was shot. The male teen who was admitted to the hospital was shot and has a leg wound and is listed in good condition. The other patient, who was being treated in the emergency room, has a gunshot wound to the leg also and is listed in good condition. Update 11:47 a.m. ET: In a news conference with Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzales there are between eight and 10 fatalities, but media sources are reporting 9 deaths. The majority of those killed are students according to the sheriff but there were some adult staff fatalities.  Law enforcement is doing a systematic search of the building to make sure that there are no additional injured students or students still in hiding. Police are also looking for any potential devices that were left behind.  Gonzales said it is an active crime scene and a family reunification area that has been set up to get families and their children reunited. As for the shooter, Gonzales did not have an age or identification but said that the shooter was a male student at the school. Another student, again no name or age was available, was detained. Update 11:14 a.m. ET: The University of Texas Medical Branch officials held a news conference. During it they announced that three patients have been taken to UTMB -- two adults and one person under the age of 18. Officials with the hospital said that an adult male was taken to surgery. One adult was still being treated in the emergency room and person under the age of 18 has been admitted to the hospital. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says that one person is in custody, another is detained. A police officer was hurt and is being treated. Update: 11:06 a.m. ET: There are now reports of a possible explosive being found near an area roadway and the potential that the gunman was not alone, KHOU reported.  President Donald Trump has reacted via Twitter about this latest deadly school shooting. Update: 10:40 a.m. ET: Two sources familiar with the situation have told KHOU that there are multiple student fatalities and that an officer was wounded. KHOU reported that once source was a federal official, the other was a county official, both close to the situation. Federal officials told KHOU that the suspected gunman was a student. The district has a dedicated police force, including resource officers, crossing guards and a dispatcher, according to the district website.  Update: 10:20 a.m. ET: The school has confirmed that there are injuries, but there is no information on the extent of those injuries.  Update: 10:01 a.m. ET: Dr. Cris Richardson, the assistant principal of Santa Fe High School, quickly briefed the media outside the school. She told reporters that the active shooter has been arrested and secured. She did not disclose the suspect’s name. School officials are starting to reunite students with their parents. The school district had only two weeks left in the school year. Richardson confirmed that the school has trained for the situation. Richardson had no details on any injuries. Update: 9:54 a.m. ET: University of Texas Medical Branch has told local news outlets that patients are on the way to the hospital. They have no number of patients or their injuries. A news brief from the hospital is expected in a few hours. The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office told KPRC that one person is in custody. >>Read: Santa Fe High School Shooting: What to know about Santa Fe Independent School District Update: 9:37 a.m. ET: Witnesses told KTRK that it happened in an art class at the school. Santa Fe Police, Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and ATF agents are responding, KTRK reported. Neighboring schools are also in what is called “protect mode” because of the shooting at Santa Fe High School. >>Read: Over 170 Texas school districts allow staff to be armed Update 9:23 a.m. ET: KHOU is reporting that some students were evacuated to a business down the street from the school complex. There are unconfirmed reports that police exchanged fire with the shooter and that there may be injuries, KHOU reported.  The school has also posted a warning to its website that reads:  Important Message SFISD District Response to SFHS Active Shooter This morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an active shooter. The district has initiated a lockdown at the high school. We will send out additional information as soon as it is available. The school also posted the message to its Facebook page.  The school usually starts its day at 7:10 a.m., according to the school website and dismisses at 2:35 p.m. On late-arrival days school starts at 9:15 a.m. >>Read: Texas school marshals allowed to carry guns on campus Original story: Details are still coming in, but it has been confirmed that police are on scene for an active shooter situation, KPRC reported. >> Read more trending news  There have not been any official reports of injuries, KPRC reported. However, a medical helicopter has been sent to the scene, KHOU reported.  The school district has confirmed that there was an active shooter situation at the high school. A student at the school told KTRK that fire alarms went off around 7:45 a.m. local time and students left their classrooms. The student told the station that others thought they heard shots fired. She and other students, along with teachers, have found shelter near campus, KTRK reported.
  • Houston police Chief Art Acevedo is calling for gun reform, after 10 people were shot and killed and 10 more hurt in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. >>Read: Santa Fe High School shooting: 10 dead, 10 injured, suspect arraigned on capital murder charges The gunman was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at the school. Pagourtzis was arraigned on capital murder and aggravated assault charges Friday.  >>Read: Texas shooting: Who is Dimitrios Pagourtzis, suspect in the Santa Fe High School attack In the post on his Facebook page, Acevedo said that he has hit “rock bottom” after this deadly shooting. “Today I spent the day dealing with another mass shooting of children and a responding police officer who is clinging to life. I'm not ashamed to admit I've shed tears of sadness, pain and anger,” Acevedo posted. “I know some have strong feelings about gun rights but I want you to know I’ve hit rock bottom and I am not interested in your views as it pertains to this issue.” >> Read more trending news  School resource officer John Barnes was injured in Friday’s shooting. He remains in critical condition, the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) tweeted Saturday. According to CNN, Barnes is a former officer with the Houston Police Department. Acevedo also called “shame” to those in power who are not speaking out against gun violence, in a post on Twitter. Acevedo has been vocal about gun control in the past. According to CNN, Acevedo urged others to join him to change legislation after the deadly massacre in Las Vegas last year were 58 people were killed.  Acevedo is the first Hispanic to lead the department. Before that, he was chief of the Austin Police Department, according to the Houston police department website.  He was sworn in as Houston police chief in 2016.
  • Lava from the Kilauea volcano has crossed Highway 137 and entered the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaii County Civil Defense said Sunday. A second lava flow is about 437 yards from the highway, the Star Advertiser of Honolulu reported. >> Read more trending news Big Island residents may now have to contend with laze -- a mixture of lava and haze -- that forms when hot lava hits the ocean, CNN reported. After making contact with the water, the laze sends hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles into the air. Laze can lead to lung, eye and skin irritation, CNN reported. 'This hot, corrosive gas mixture caused two deaths immediately adjacent to the coastal entry point in 2000, when seawater washed across recent and active lava flows,' the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory wrote on its website. Officials have told people to avoid areas where lava meets the ocean, CNN reported. Powerful eruptions accompanied by thunderous booms punctuated the air Friday around Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. The volcano spewed lava bombs the size of cows as molten rock flowed from several of the 22 fissures that have opened around the volcano.  More than 40 structures, mostly homes, have been destroyed in the eruption that started more than two weeks ago. Lava has now inundated almost 325 acres around Kilauea. Update May 19, 2018, 2 a.m. EDT: Fast-moving lava isolated about 40 homes in a rural subdivision, forcing at least four people to be evacuated by county and National Guard helicopters, the Star-Advertiser of Honolulu reported. According to the Hawaii County Civil Defense, police, firefighters and National Guard troops were stopping people from entering the area. Update May 18, 2018 11:30 p.m. EDT: Hawaiian authorities have sent the National Guard, police and fire units into the East Rift Zone in Puna, according to the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency. “There are approximately 40 homes in the area that are isolated. Officials are gaining access by helicopter to the area to assess how many people are there and if they need assistance. All persons in that area are asked to stay where they are and wait for further instructions,” the agency said on its website. The Hawaii Volcano Observatory has confirmed another fissure opened on Friday, bringing the total number of fissures to 22.  Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes as Kilauea continues its violent eruptions. Update May 18, 2018 8:35 a.m EDT:  More lava is spewing  from the Kilauea volcano as the 21st fissure opened Thursday, CNN reported. Meanwhile, state officials have been handing out masks to protect people who live near Kilauea, ABC News reported. About 18,000 masks have been distributed, CNN reported. The safety measure protects residents from breathing in pieces of rock, glass and crystals that fall as the volcano continues to erupt, ABC News reported. Update May 17, 2018 10:45 p.m EDT: Lava is erupting from points along the fissure system on Kilauea volcano, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, but the agency is calling it a “low-level eruption” at this point.  Although lava is still spattering from Fissure 17, the flow has not advanced significantly over the past day, the USGS said. There are currently 18 fissures that have opened due to seismic activity on Kilauea’ over the past two weeks.  Volcanic gas emission are still elevated throughout the area and residents are urged to remain on alert.  “This eruption is still evolving and additional outbreaks of lava are possible. Ground deformation continues and seismicity remains elevated in the area,” the USGS reported late Thursday.  Rain on the Big Island Thursday helped the situation with the ashfall, but volcano experts are warning the situation on Kilauea is  still very dynamic. (Previous story) Several schools were closed as ash continued to fall Thursday due to elevated sulfur dioxide levels. Officials warned people in the area to take shelter and protect themselves from the falling ash. >> Here's how to help victims of Hawaii volcano, earthquakes 'The resulting ash plume will cover the surrounding area,' officials with the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said in a 5 a.m. alert. In a subsequent update, USGS officials said the ash plume was moving to the northeast. The plume could be seen in an image taken from a webcam at the USGS’ Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. 'Driving conditions may be dangerous so if you are driving pull off the road and wait until visibility improves,' the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency warned. Michelle Coombs, of the Hawaii Volcano Observatory, told Hawaii News Now that the situation remained “very, very active and very dynamic,” on Thursday. “The potential for larger explosions is still there,” she said. Officials with the USGS warned Tuesday that an eruption of Kilauea's volcano appeared 'imminent.' >> Red alert declared on Hawaii’s Big Island; major Kilauea eruption ‘imminent’ The eruption on Kilauea began May 3. It has since forced thousands of people from their homes, destroyed nearly 40 structures -- including dozens of homes -- and created more than two dozen fissures in the ground surrounding the volcano. Check back for updates to this developing story.

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