The U.S. Department of Justice announced charges on Friday against 13 Russians and three Russian entities for allegedly carrying out an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
By Warren Strobel, Dustin Volz and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere. The office of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies, including St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency known for its trolling on social media. The official who oversees Mueller's work said the investigation was not finished.
The Black Panther hype is real, and now that the film's finally hit theaters people can barely contain their excitement. Many are dressing up to honor Wakanda, but one man took things a step further, donning a Black Panther outfit and proposing to his girlfriend at a screening in Brooklyn. SEE ALSO: The best Black Panther comics to read if you're amped for the movie The heartfelt moment went down on Thursday night at Brooklyn's Alamo Drafthouse and was documented on Twitter by lucky movie-goers who happened to be in the same theater. Just watched a proposal at the theatre. #BlackPanther — Junebug (@thejunipergoat) February 16, 2018 Wow I'm at @alamodrafthouse in #Brooklyn and dude just proposed to his girl, just wow only #InWakanda #WakandaForever — Seven, the Tenth Man (@7Akil) February 16, 2018 Someone just proposed in my #BlackPanther screening wearing a black panther suit. She said yes. Y’all it’s live out here. — Trey Williams (@Trey3Williams) February 16, 2018 So many crazy outfits on display at Alamo Drafthouse for #blackpanther last night. Someone even proposed before the movie whilst dressed in the costume. Black people showed out for this movie and I'm enjoying the enthusiasm. — Claude T. Hector (@TlntdMrHector) February 16, 2018 According to Twitter user @Rob_Pratt the man surprised his girlfriend at the 10:15 p.m. showing, knowing she would be there with her friends. Proposal at 10:15 Black Panther showing at Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn, man dressed up as Black Panther proposed to his fiancé (she said yes) who he knew would be here with her girlfriends. He didn't have tickets so left shortly after. #BlackPantherSoLit — Rob Pratt (@Rob_Pratt) February 16, 2018 The moment looked picture-perfect, except for one tiny thing. The grand gesture didn't last too long because the man reportedly didn't have a ticket and had to leave after popping the question. Hmm... Omg a guy next to us in a Black Panther outfit just proposed & she said yes & the theatre exploded in applause pic.twitter.com/fYHZekxtGM — Cory Schmitz (@CorySchmitz) February 16, 2018 While we'd all love to get engaged before watching one of most anticipated movies of all time, it might be nice to not have to say goodbye to your brand new fiancé immediately after accepting and then sit in a dark theater unable to tell your family and friends for two hours and fifteen minutes. Still, the proposal got the Alamo Drafthouse seal of approval and the theater tweeted to remind all the guys out there they need to step up their games. Step your game up, gentlemen. https://t.co/WIxa4OGOxe — Alamo Drafthouse (@alamodrafthouse) February 16, 2018 The theater really set the mood with a special musical performance before Thursday's pre-screening, and an Ethiopian-inspired menu for customers. Black Panther red carpet pre-screening at the Alamo!! Yaaaassss! #wakanda #Brooklyn #Blackpanther #blackisbeautiful #Africa A post shared by Love (@ms_love_letta) on Feb 15, 2018 at 4:08pm PST Oh man, the @drafthouse #BlackPanther menu looks way too tempting. pic.twitter.com/QyBLbiaCXB — Thomas ?????? SFF180 (@SFF180) February 14, 2018 Wakanda would be proud. WATCH: 5 reasons why ‘Black Panther’ scored big with fans and critics
Thirteen Russians have been criminally charged for interfering in the 2016 US election to help Donald Trump, the office of Robert Mueller, the special counsel, announced on Friday. Mueller’s office said 13 Russians and three Russian entities, including the notorious state-backed “troll farm” the Internet Research Agency, had been indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington DC.
The FBI said Friday that it received a detailed warning last month that Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was a danger but that it failed to act. "On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI's Public Access Line tipline to report concerns about him," the FBI said in a statement. "The caller provided information about Cruz's gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting," it said.
Mourners gathered for the funeral of 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff in Parkland, Florida on Friday, the first for a victim since the shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).