Boycott pressures major companies to cut ties with NRA

Companies with ties to the NRA are coming under pressure to cut ties as consumers urge a boycott in the wake of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida last week. So far more than half a dozen have already cut ties, with businesses ranging from car rental and banks to cybersecurity severing links to…

Trump Meets Florida Shooting Survivors, Promising Tougher Actions

US President Donald Trump has vowed to implement stronger background checks and  mental health checks for gun buyers, in the wake of the Florida school shooting. Mr Trump suggested the measures which also included arming teachers in a bid to prevent another massacre as he met with students, parents and teachers who survived last week’s…

FBI admits it missed warnings about Florida school shooter

The FBI has admitted it failed to follow up on a tip from someone close to Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz from “a person close” to him in a statement released on Friday. The FBI said the tip warned about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behaviour, disturbing social media posts and the…

White nationalist Florida rally sees five arrested after shooting at protestors

Five people have been arrested after Richard B. Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute, a white supremacist think tank, delivered a speech at the University of Florida. Three men were arrested for allegedly shooting at anti-racist protesters, and have been charged with attempted homicide. At least two of the men have connections to extremist…

Hurricane Irma hits Bahamas and Haiti, Florida next

Parts of Florida are being evacuated and officials are warning that hurricane Irma will “devastate the United States”. Currently a category four storm, Irma has already hit a series of islands in the north-east Caribbean, including Barbuda, the British and US Virgin Islands, and the French St Martin and St Barthelemey islands. The storm is…

Trump Declares State of Emergency as Hurricane Irma Intensifies

United States President Donald Trump has declared emergencies in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands as hurricane Irma threatens heads towards land. Mr Trump’s declarations authorise the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to organise relief efforts. It also directs FEMA to deploy to the soon-to-be-hit regions ahead…