Accused South Florida school shooter confessed to rampage, police say Tributes to the Victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Slideshow by photo services PARKLAND, Fla. — The 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people at his former high school told police after his arrest that he carried out the mass shooting, authorities said Thursday, apparently acknowledging […]

‘We Must Confront This Problem.’ Read Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Florida School Shooting


Jeff Sessions said that the Justice Department will make responding to school shootings a priority. Speaking to the Major County Sheriffs’ Association Thursday, the attorney general said that the U.S. “must reverse these trends” and vowed to increase gun prosecutions. “It cannot be denied that something dangerous and unhealthy is happening, and we are once […]

Facebook teams up with Lyft and others for crisis response efforts


Facebook is amping up its Community Help efforts, now enabling companies like Lyft, Chase, International Medical Corps and Save the Children to easily provide information and services, like food, transportation and shelter, to people in crisis. “Our priority is to build tools that help keep people safe and provide them with ways to get the […]

SEC blocks Chicago Stock Exchange sale to China-based investors


(Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Thursday killed the politically sensitive sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) to a group led by China-based investors, saying a lack of information on the would-be buyers threatened the ability to properly monitor the exchange after the deal. The move by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ends a […]

Here’s the story of how billionaire Mike Bloomberg got his first customer


Billionaire entrepreneur Mike Bloomberg shared a brilliant story about how he earned his first customer for his financial media and technology empire, Bloomberg LP. Bloomberg highlighted the importance of people and building relationships at the Goldman Sachs’ (GS) 10,000 Small Businesses Summit in Washington, D.C. “No matter how much digital we have, people are what […]

I use computer glasses to protect my eyes from blue light

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My go-to pair is only $9 The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.   The devices we use for prolonged periods during the day (like computers and cell phones) emit blue light, which is one […]