A 9-year-old boy is accused of shooting and killing his 13-year-old sister in the head during an argument over a video game. Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says deputies responded to the scene around 1 p.m. on Saturday. There they learned the boy grabbed a gun when the teenage girl would not give up the video game controller. Sheriff Cantrell says the bullet went through the girl's brain. Their mother was in another room feeding lunch to other kids when it happened. Sheriff Cantrell said they aren't sure how the boy was able to access the gun.
President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, tweeting this morning that he plans to replace him with CIA director Mike Pompeo. ... Tillerson and Trump have had tumultuous points in their relationship in the past. One of the most public disputes came in July amid reports that Tillerson called the president a "moron." The former ExxonMobil CSO had cut a trip to Africa short Monday, citing "the demands of work and the need to be in Washington for in-person meetings." Tillerson had spent much of his trip to Africa trying to make up for Trump's derogatory comments in January when he referred to certain African nations as "s---hole" countries. read more
At CPAC this year, President Donald Trump received such a rousing hero's welcome that you'd think Ronald Reagan's ghost appeared on the stage. In fact, Fox News' Laura Ingraham compared Trump to The Gipper, telling the crowd: "This is how it was in the 1980s." Attendees apparently agreed, giving the president a 93 percent approval rating in their annual straw poll. read more
Officials in at least four countries have privately discussed ways they can manipulate Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, by taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with intelligence reports on the matter. Among those nations discussing ways to influence Kushner to their advantage were the United Arab Emirates, China, Israel and Mexico, the current and former officials said.
Last November, a 74-year-old rancher and attorney was walking around his ranch just south of Encinal, Texas, when he happened upon a small portable camera strapped approximately eight feet high onto a mesquite tree near his son's home. The camera was encased in green plastic and had a transmitting antenna. Not knowing what it was or how it got there, Ricardo Palacios removed it.