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UN backs Syria ceasefire as death toll in rebel enclave tops 500The UN Security Council has unanimously demanded a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, as new air strikes on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta took the civilian death toll from seven days of bombing to more than 500. After the council vote on Saturday, Syrian warplanes backed by Russian air power launched new raids on a town in Eastern Ghouta, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.


Mexican President Cancels Trip To Washington After Heated Call With Donald TrumpThe president of Mexico halted upcoming plans to visit the White House after a reportedly tense phone conversation with President Donald Trump, according to the Washington Post.


Donald Trump Fundraises Off Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Touts His 'Safer Schools'A Donald Trump and Mike Pence “weekly newsletter” laments the horror of the Parkland school shooting that killed 17 people, then ends with a “contribute” button so people can give money ... to Trump and Pence.


New US tax law brings Buffett's firm $29 billionBerkshire Hathaway, the holding company of US billionaire investor Warren Buffett, received a stunning $29 billion last year from the US government, thanks to a new tax law that massively lowered corporate tax rates. In his much-anticipated annual letter to shareholders, Buffett explained that the company's net gain of $65.3 billion in 2017 was only partly due to his employees' efforts. "Only $36 billion came from Berkshire's operations," he wrote.


Four police arrested in Mexico over disappearance of Italian menFour police officers in western Mexico have been arrested on suspicion of abducting three missing Italian men for local gangsters, state prosecutors said on Saturday. The three men reportedly went missing on Jan. 31 after being detained by police at a gasoline station in the municipality of Tecalitlan in southern Jalisco state, the home of Mexico's second biggest city, Guadalajara. The Jalisco attorney general's office said four Tecalitlan police officers, three men and a woman, had been held on suspicion of carrying out the forced disappearance of the Naples natives Raffaele Russo, Antonio Russo and Vincenzo Cimmino.


Mother-daughter duo shoot would-be robber in their liquor storeA mother and daughter took matters into their own hands and shot a would-be robber at their liquor store in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Cow Who Escaped Slaughter And Swam To Island Dies After RecaptureA cow in Poland celebrated as an icon of freedom for her dramatic escape from slaughter has died from stress after being recaptured.


Sheriff's deputies remained outside Stoneman Douglas High SchoolLaw enforcement sources tell NBC News that three Broward County Sheriff’s Deputies stayed outside the freshman building where most of the shooting took place.


American in Custody After Severed Head Is Found in JapanPolice found footage of him entering a building with a missing Japanese woman


This Is What A Serious Gun Violence Policy Would Look LikeA serious debate over gun policy is underway in the aftermath of last week’s massacre in Florida, and one focus is the federal background check system ― a system that has existed for 20 years but which, by almost all accounts, isn’t doing enough to deter would-be killers from buying firearms.


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