Bernie Woodall

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29 Mar 2018 | 12:45 PM

Uber reaches settlement with family of autonomous vehicle victim

The family of the woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle in Arizona has reached a settlement with the ride services company, ending a potential legal battle over the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle.

Hesano said "the matter has been resolved" between Uber and daughter and husband of Elaine Herzberg (pic), 49, who died after being hit by an Uber self-driving SUV in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe earlier this month. — Tempe Police Department/Reuters
15 Mar 2018 | 5:36 AM

Suspected Florida school shooter silent in court, judge enters not-guilty plea

(Please note language in paragraph four, which some readers may find offensive.)

14 Mar 2018 | 11:10 PM

'ENOUGH' - U.S. student walkout sends message on gun violence

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. students spilled out of classrooms by the tens of thousands on Wednesday, chanting slogans like "No more silence" and "We want change" as part of a coast-to-coast protest over gun violence prompted by last month's massacre at a Florida high school.

9 Mar 2018 | 10:30 AM

'Play dead' a mom tells daughter in Florida school shooting -911 call

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - "If he shoots, play dead," the mother of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student told her daughter during the Florida mass shooting last month that left 17 dead, according to a recording of an emergency 911 call released on Thursday.

7 Mar 2018 | 7:43 PM

Florida lawmakers pass gun-school safety bill three weeks after massacre

(Reuters) - Florida lawmakers, spurred by last month's deadly high school shooting, gave final passage on Wednesday to a bill to raise the legal age for buying rifles, impose a three-day waiting period on all gun sales and allow the arming of some school employees.

28 Feb 2018 | 11:18 PM

Empty seats, missing friends as Florida school reopens after shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Survivors of the second-deadliest U.S. public school shooting were brought to tears on Wednesday by empty seats and missing friends at roll call as they returned to their Florida high school two weeks after 17 students and educators were massacred there.

23 Feb 2018 | 11:45 AM

Armed deputy who failed to confront gunman at Florida school resigns

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The armed sheriff's deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead has resigned rather than face suspension after an internal investigation showed he failed to enter the school to confront the gunman during the attack, the county sheriff said on Thursday.

16 Feb 2018 | 8:24 PM

FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman, drawing anger

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Friday it had failed to act on a tip warning that the man now accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun, the desire to kill and the potential to commit a school shooting.

16 Feb 2018 | 6:23 AM

Paradise lost - Massacre jolts Florida's 'safest city'

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Michele Roseman was convinced that she had found a safe place to raise her children when she came to Parkland, Florida, in 2000. She was stunned when one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history unfolded in her adopted town.

15 Feb 2018 | 11:58 PM

Telltale internet message may have foreshadowed Florida school massacre

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The 19-year-old man accused of shooting 17 people to death at a Florida high school legally purchased the assault rifle used in the killings and may have foreshadowed the attack in a social media comment investigated by the FBI last year, authorities said on Thursday.