Norman: One person is injured after a shooting. It happened near 24th and Alameda.
Memphis: Shots being fired in Oak Court Mall following an attempted robbery of a jewelry kiosk. The suspect fled the scene on foot from the food court area according to authorities
A man who was shot and killed in the Mission District has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as a San Bruno resident. Jorge Martinez, 44, was killed in a shooting near Capp and 19th streets
Little Rock: police confirm two people shot at 16th and Peyton. Victims shot in the leg
Barrow County: Woman shot to death in grocery store Auburn parking
Las Vegas: Deadly shooting in the northwest part of the valley. The incident happened in the area of Hualapai Way and Farm Road
Russian bank with alleged server in Trump Towers helped facilitate financing for four Trump properties
Ukrainian prosecutors have sent multiple requests for assistance to U.S. authorities, but the United States has not responded - CNN
Ukrainian prosecutors are seeking to question Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort as part of a corruption case
Official tells CNN DOJ report to Congress does not confirm President Trump's wiretapping claim
Texas double murder suspect shot and killed himself after pursuit with troopers near Summit, Miss
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Blytheville AR, Gosnell AR, Steele MO until 7:00 PM CDT
Gwynn Oak: A 24-year-old man was shot and killed Woodlawn.
Officers responded to a report of a shooting in a parking lot in the 7200 block of Windsor Mill Road
Bowling Green: One dead, one injured in robbery
Dover, Ark.: Authorities have arrested one person in connection with a shooting that left one person dead just south of Dover.
The incident occurred along Oak Meadows Road near State Highway 164
Atlanta: Three people were shot outside The Mall West End. The shooting happened in the mall parking lot on the corner of Lee Street and Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
Des Moines: Police Investigating Friday Afternoon Des Moines Shooting
Yazoo City: Chief of Police, Andre Lloyd, says an arrest has been made in a double shooting. Authorities say 54-year-old Otis Porter of Vaughan has been arrested on two counts of aggravated assault stemming from Friday's shooting
Officials who reviewed document say new US military plan for ISIS reads a lot like the Obama-era plan with an "intensification."
_Police release this photo of a vehicle likely involved in today's shooting at West End Mall
3 Dem senators ask DHS, DOJ to look into @jdforward report that WH aide Gorka belongs to Nazi-ally linked group
DOJ to appeal ruling of federal judge on Trump's travel ban
DOJ sends wiretap materials to congressional investigators
Train derailment in Augusta, KS
Police: 4 people shot outside mall in southwest Atlanta, Ga.
Donna Brazile finally admits she shared debate questions with Clinton campaign, says she'll forever regret it
Fox News travels to North Korean border with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Obama checks into a luxury resort near Tahiti
Stephen Colbert brutally parodies Rachel Maddow's Trump tax return fiasco
Trump's budget director hits New York Times for misidentifying his sons as girls
@PressSec says told Brits he "just reiterated the fact that we were just simply reading media accounts. That’s it."
Evan McMullin mulls primary challenges to Hatch, Chaffetz
Report: Fired U.S. attorney Preet Bharara was investigating HHS chief Tom Price
Trump predicts GOP healthcare bill will pass "pretty quickly"
Nikki Haley: "We're going to go harder on China"
: Obama NSA and CIA intercepts of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (archive)
EPA sending $100M to Flint
Trump responds to hostile question from German reporter by saying she reads "fake news"
Exxon Mobil hits back hard at New York AG over Tillerson's email alias
Trump to Merkel, when asked about wiretapping claims: 'At least we have something in common, perhaps.'
"At least we have something in common, perhaps": Trump addresses wiretapping claim in news conference with Merkel
Merkel tells @realDonaldTrump Germany will live up to its promise to spend more on defence, but stresses that security is about much more
President DonaldTrump: “I’m not an isolationist. I’m a free trader, but I’m also a fair trader.”
Paul Ryan weighs in on the Trumpcare vs. Ryancare debate
CNN political director deeply unimpressed with Trump's Fox News interview
Merkel: US-EU trade deal with was not always popular in Germany, there were fewer protests against TTIP in the USn than in Europe
: “At least we have something in common perhaps” (with Merkel) on wiretapping.
: "I can get around the media when the media doesn't tell the truth."
Laptop containing Trump Tower floor plans reportedly stolen from Secret Service vehicle
Trump: I would say the negotiators for Germany have done better than negotiators for the US. "We don't want victory, we want fairness"
: "We have a very unified Republican Party. After all, we have the presidency, we have the House, we have the Senate."
House Democrats say DHS is dismissing their deportation complaints
: "We have many plants and factories coming back to the United States."
Merkel: We have not yet discussed economic issues at length, but "these are always stories where there are two sides of the coin"
: "The U.S. has been treated very, very unfairly by many countries over the years and that's going to stop."
Trump: "I am not an isolationist, I am free trader, but I am also a fair trader."
Republican Sen. Dean Heller won't vote for health plan
: “The press has covered it really inaccurately,” says of @GOP #healthcare plan.
: "In the end, we're going to have a great healthcare plan... ObamaCare is a disaster."
Merkel: "Together we fight against Islamist terrorism."
Merkel: "We the Germans owe a lot to the United States of America."
: "Our two countries must continue to work together to protect our people from radical Islamic terrorism."
: "I want to thank the Chancellor for her leadership in supporting NATO and its efforts in Afghanistan."
Merkel: Glad that Trump has committed himself to attend G20 meeting in Germany this summer
Merkel: We are a big supporter of free trade, it has to be a win-win situation for all
Merkel: "On the one hand we want to see a sovereign Ukraine, but we also would like to improve our relations with Russia"
Merkel: Germany owes a great deal to the USA. The economic success of Germany was made possible by the Marshall Plan
The White House adds very negative review of budget to website and email blast
Merkel: "It is much better to talk *with* each other than *about* each other"
Trump: Close friendship between US and Germany is built on shared values. Our alliance is the foundation of a hopeful future
Trump: "Millions of our hard working citizens have been left behind by international commerce."
Trump: "Immigration is a privilege, not a right, and the safety of our citizens must come first"
Trump: I also appreciate the Chancellor's leadership, along with the French president, to resolve the conflict in Ukraine
: "I reiterated to Chancellor Merkel my strong support for NATO as well as the need for our NATO allies to pay their fair share."
Trump: "Nations must pay what they owe" to the United States over NATO alliance
"Germany has done an incredible job training the employees and future employees & employing its manufacturing & industrial workforce."@POTUS
Trump: "A stronger America is in the interest, believe me, of the world as a whole."
: "It is a great honor to welcome you to the People's House, the White House. Our two nations share much in common."
Trump: "Our two nations share much in common"
: "These American CEOs are realizing that @POTUS is serious when he's asking them to consider changes."
Ryan touts Trump as "great closer" as healthcare bill inches forward
appears to ignore requests for a handshake with Angela Merkel during their first meeting
No handshake from Trump but a "friendly welcome" for Angela Merkel at the traditional Oval Office photo op
Report: Husband of Kellyanne Conway to run the Justice Department's civil division
White House fence jumper meandered around for 15 minutes before arrest
: RT @couragefound: Updated with ruling: Luxembourg Court of Appeals acknowledges that #LuxLeaks releases were in the "general interest"
Steve Scalise says GOP won't wait for new CBO score on health bill
House Freedom Caucus says it remains opposed to GOP healthcare plan
Tom Price promises GOP lawmakers administrative changes to Obamacare
Stolen laptop contains floor plans for Trump Tower, information about Clinton email investigation and other national security info -NYDN
Four Republican governors oppose health bill
Police: Firefighter dies after fighting flames that broke out at a home in Watertown, Mass.
: Eddington/CATO: Congressional intel committees should return to protecting American privacy
Photographers: Can we get a handshake? Merkel (to Trump): Do you want to have a handshake? Trump: *no response* Merkel: *makes awkward face*
10 month ago
CBP officers at San Ysidro port arrest driver with 4 Chinese nationals crammed inside his car trunk
has learned Secret Service agent's laptop stolen in NY has national security information about Trump.
Columbus: Suspect in shooting of a Columbus officer held on $2 million bond
Thousands participated in the funeral of Basil Al-Araj, in his hometown Walajeh, near Bethlehem, before sunset today, after forensic exam
Presque Isle: A man was shot and killed by police. Person threatening people with a knife at a home on Skyway Street.
25 year old Brentant Lahey threatened Officer Kyle White with the knife. White shot Lahey, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Donald Trump welcomes Angela Merkel at the White House
Chicago: Authorities have identified the man killed in an East Garfield Park shooting
Grand Junction: Two men have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting. It happened in the 400 block of 28 1/4 Road
DeKalb County: Shooting outside Partyroom, a Memorial Drive nightclub near Stone Mountain.
The victim, whose identity hasn’t been released, was in critical condition when transported to the hospital
Fremont, CA police killed a pregnant 16yo Elena Mondragon in Hayward, CA on Tuesday
: Great meeting with the @RepublicanStudy Committee this morning at the @WhiteHouse!
German chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived at the White House for a meeting with U.S President Trump
White House says it was not accusing Britain of spying on Trump
Portland: A 49-year-old woman was shot in a leg in the area of Northeast Mallory Avenue and Beech Street. The victim was brought to a Portland hospital with the non-life-threatening injury
Alfa Bank says its servers have been hacked to make it look like it is communicating with Trump Org. Has contacted US law enforcement.
Cross Lanes: Man got into a fight with a man who had a gun, took the man's gun and shot the man several times. The incident occurred on Dalewood Drive
Washington: Chief confirms shooting victim in grave condition. Shooter on the run
Nashville: Police have identified the man wounded in an alley behind 841 Garfield Street
Renton: Police investigating shooting near Sunset and NE 10th. Victim has non-life threatening injuries
New Orleans: A 23-year-old man wounded in a 7th Ward shooting
Antioch: Shooting on Mokelumne Drive.
Pompano Beach: the body of a man who had been shot was found inside a car. Deputies made the discovery near Northeast Second Avenue
The Trump administration has apologized to Britain after the White House suggested Obama used a UK spy agency to wiretap Trump
Dallas: One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in the 4100 block of Sun Valley Drive
Washington: A man was shot near the Orr Elementary School in Southeast D.C. The shooting took place at 2200 Minnesota Avenue
San Francisco: Two Stockton residents have been arrested in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured three other people in Tenderloin
Trump accuses China of doing 'little' to contain North Korea
: North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been "playing" the United States for years. China has done little to help!
Portland: Shooting on Garfield Avenue and Northeast Beech Street around. One witness at the scene said she woke up to four or five gunshots and screaming
: RT @foxandfriends: FOX NEWS ALERT: Jihadis using religious visa to enter US, experts warn (via @FoxFriendsFirst)
: RT @foxandfriends: VIDEO: Rep. Scalise — GOP agrees on over 85 percent of health care bill
: RT @AmericaFirstPol: MAJOR IMPACT: @POTUS Trump is 50 Days in and moving swiftly to get America back on the right track. #MAGA
British spokesman says the White House promised it won't repeat claim that U.K. spies snooped on President Trump.
Judge charges ancient activist Egydio Schwade for defamation and slander for criticizing his decision of eviction of 30 families of Terra Santa Community, in State of Amazonas. Many civil society associations and organizations expressed solidarity.
At least one person was shot and wounded on Highway 101 near Story Road in San Jose on Thursday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officers responded to reports of a shooting at about 6:45 p.m. and found one 17-year-old boy suffering from two gunshot wounds, CHP officials said. They don't know if he was the passenger or driver in the vehicle, a black Acura, and they weren't certain how many people were in the car.
Corpus Christi: Police are investigating a drive-by shooting. It happened at a home on the 4600 block of Ramona Dr
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Taylorville IL, Pana IL, Assumption IL until 7:30 AM CDT
Destrehan: Man was found shot to death in an apartment. Responded in the 3700 block of Tara Drive. When police arrived, they found 25-year-old Weston Keller lying on the floor with a gunshot wound
Green Meadows: A woman was fatally shot by her husband in the 11600 block of Towne Avenue. The victim was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead
Jackson: The mother of a teen shot to death in Jackson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit and has spoken out for the first time since her son was killed. Yvette Mason Sherman disputes claims of self-defense
Algiers: One male victim was shot to death. The shooting happened in the 3400 block of Kabel Drive
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Springfield IL and Chatham IL until 7:00 AM CDT
Shreveport: Shooting in the Allendale neighborhood. Canaan Village Apartments on Patzman Street. Male victim was inside his apartment when someone outside started shooting. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
Kirby: A trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety is in the hospital after being shot. The shooting occurred off of Binz-Engleman Road
Memphis: One person was rushed to the hospital after a shooting at a South Memphis bar. The shooting happened Maxcine’s Sports Bar & Grill in the 1700 block of Castalia St.
Miami-Dade: Police is investigating a non-contact shooting involving an MDPD officer in the area of SW 80 Street and 76 Avenue
Military action "an option" against North Korea if it elevates weapons programme threat, US secretary of state says
Overbrook: Man was shot and then dragged by a minivan in Philadelphia's Overbrook section. It happened on the 1000 block of North 68th Street
Military action against North Korea an 'option on the table': Tillerson
Boston: A shooting inside a Charlestown pizza parlor that wounded a woman left a neighborhood rattled as cops continued looking for the gunman. The shooting occurred at Kipo’s Pizzeria on Bunker Hill Street
Pompano Beach: Man found shot multiple times
US 'strategic patience' with North Korea has ended: Tillerson
St. Louis: A 16-year-old boy remains hospitalized in critical condition after being shot while attempting to rob a store. The teen’s gun turned out to be a fake
Los Angeles: A woman was fatally shot by her husband in the Green Meadows neighborhood of South Los Angeles. The shooting was reported in the 11600 block of Towne Avenue
Charlotte: Woman shot after someone fired bullets into a house on Kohler Ave
San Jose: Man hospitalized after being shot at on northbound Highway 101 near Story Road
Stockton: Two residents have been arrested in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured three other people in San Francisco’s Tenderloin
Milwaukee: Shooting that took place near 27th and Atkinson. Officials say a man was shot and suffered non-life threatening injuries
Hobe Sound: One person is dead and another in custody following an altercation. The incident happened along SE Aurora Way.
Yotk Co.: A man was taken to the hospital after a shooting.
The incident happened in the 100 block of Walnut Drive. The victim was an adult male and he was taken to Riverside Medical Center
Raleigh: Huge five-alarm fire burning in downtown Raleigh
Milwaukee: Undercover officers attempting to take down a potential drug dealer during an investigation shot and killed a man near 19th Place and Stark Street
Tulsa: One person was shot prior to a multi-vehicle crash. Officers responded to a crash in the 1900 block of South Peoria Avenue. The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition
Houston: Man found shot to death on street. W Riverwood at Merrywood
Baltimore: A 27-year-old man was seriously injured after a robbery and shooting inside a T-Mobile store in northeast. T-Mobile store on Belair Road near Erdman Avenue
Bronx: A gunman opened fire on a livery cab. It happened near Creston Avenue and East 183rd Street in the Morris Heights section
Alamo: Shooting in Crockett County where a man is dead after trying to run over deputies. The shooting happened at the intersection of Highway 412 and Highway 88 in Alamo, TN shortly
Hampton: A woman died after police say a gun went off inside a car. Police found the woman was getting into a car when her firearm accidentally discharged. Two juveniles she knew were inside the vehicle at the time
Montgomery: A shooting near Lee High School sent one student to the hospital with life-threatening injuries
Elkhart: A man is being treated at the hospital after suffering an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound at an home. It happened in the 1100 block of Evens Street
Hesperia: $25 million bail set for man accused of shooting at deputy
Warren: A 31-year-old man wanted on a sex charge was killed during a shootout with the U.S. Marshal Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team
South Bend: Two people have died as a result of a shooting that happened in the 800 block of Bendix
Cleveland: A 33-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in the head in the city's Central
Butler: One person was shot inside a Butler County home. It happened in the 100-block of Wick Street
Bolivia: 15-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. A wounded individual in the 2500 block of Burnice Lane NE in Bolivia
Ventura: A woman was in critical condition at a local hospital after she was found shot at an apartment complex in east Ventura
Charlottesville: Shooting that happened in the area of Bolling Avenue near 6th Street SE
Nashville: Two people sustained non life-threatening injuries in a shooting on White Creek Pike. The incident occurred at 2715 Whites Creek Pike, the address for the Haynes Garden Apartment complex
Deltona: A 58-year-old man was killed after a deputy-involved shooting in the 700 block of Teather Avenue
: My representatives had a great meeting w/ the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the WH today. Look forward to tremendous growth & future mtgs!
: Great progress on healthcare. Improvements being made - Republicans coming together!
: RT @USHCC: USHCC was delighted to host @IvankaTrump for a roundtable discussion w/ Hispanic women biz owners today in Washington #USHCCLegi…
Moderate lawmaker warns reps like him will be crucial to healthcare reform
Ed Royce: Trump budget "will hurt efforts to combat terrorism"
Conservatives prep amendment to GOP's Obamacare repeal bill
Top House Democrat: Any State Department cuts "an absolute disaster"
Lindsey Graham defends Trump travel ban after court rejects it
Family Research Council starts fundraising campaign for Neil Gorsuch's nomination battle
Trump reminds Michigan Republican governor who didn't endorse him: "I never forget"
Spicer shuts down reporter who tries to pass her question opportunity to New York Times reporter
Arizona governor claims Border is "wide open and unprotected"
Sean Spicer slams selective media coverage: "Crickets" when lawmakers deny Russia ties
“There’s an assumption in Washington that if you get less money that’s a cut,” explains @PressSec. #Budget2017
: "@realDonaldTrump's not going to be led down a path by anyone... He leads very clearly."
: An honor to welcome the Taoiseach of Ireland, @EndaKennyTD to the @WhiteHouse today with @VP Pence.
: Larry King interviews McAfee anti-virus founder over CIA #Vault7 leak
“We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it,” says @PressSec on whether @POTUS will release CY16 federal tax return.
: “The Justice Department will be pursuing avenues to remedy this” TRO on #travelban.
Reporter who got Trump's tax return accuses White House of "unethical" behavior
Trump: If ObamaCare Replacement Doesn't Meet Standards, I Won't Sign
“There’s clearly widespread open source material pointing to surveillance” during #Election2016, says @PressSec.
“It’s a Catch-22 for us,” on @WhiteHouse making inquiries to @FBI, etc. on wiretapping evidence, says @PressSec.
“You guys continue to fall back on those anonymous sources…a double standard,” asserts @PressSec.
“There were no questions there were surveillance technigues” during #Election2016, explains @PressSec.
Rep. Slaughter taken away from House floor in wheelchair
“I didn’t refuse to answer that,” says @PressSec in response to @Acosta followup.
Dan Rather warns Trump's budget plan will kill people
OMB Director Mick Mulvaney discusses the Trump administration's new budget cut proposals
Trump and Microsoft founder Bill Gates to meet on Monday
“You continue to perpetuate a false narrative,” @PressSec tells media on wiretapping/surveillance allegations.
Mick Mulvaney: "The wall will take longer than two years to build."
Mick Mulvaney: "We can't spend money on programs just because they sound good... We're $20 trillion in debt."
Mulvaney: "@POTUS said specifically 100s of times...'I'm going to spend less money on people overseas and more money on people back home.'"
Mick Mulvaney: "Most of the cuts within the @StateDept try to focus directly on foreign aid."
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to visit to Turkey on March 30
Vice President Pence's Tweet on new Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats being sworn-in
Mick Mulvaney: "@POTUS...wants more money for defense, more money for border enforcement, more money for law enforcement generally."
Mulvaney: "We now have an America First president, and it shouldn't surprise anyone we have an America First budget."
“The danger is real and the law is clear,” says @PressSec on #travelban, emphasizes @TheJusticeDept planning to appeal restraining orders.
: "@POTUS... will continue to exercise his Constitutional authority and presidential responsibility to protect our nation."
McDonald's deletes Trump tweet, says Twitter account compromised
: "The president declared a major disaster in the state of California and ordered federal assistance."
"Sorry for the delay," says @PressSec.
Jewish organizations call for Sebastian Gorka's resignation for ties to far-right group
Gorka denies @jdforward report
Documents obtained by @RepCummings and Oversight Dems show Flynn received $45,000 from Russia Today for appearance at a December 2015 gala
"no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government"-Senate Intel Comm leaders
Mike Flynn worked for several Russian companies (beyond RT), was paid more than $50,000 via @WSJ
: "The Guardian" credulously quoted arms company+US DoD propaganda outfit CEPA as if it was an academic institute
The man shot in the parking lot of one of Memphis' newest fast food restaurants is in critical condition. Cook Out opened on Highland Street in Memphis in December 2016.
Shreveport police have caught a man being sought in connection a home invasion robbery Thursday morning that left one person dead and another wounded. Authorities arrested 27-year-old Allen Martin, of the 6000 block of Lexington Avenue in Shreveport, and booked him on a charge of attempted second-degree murder at 5:15 p.m. the same day.
: Europe is filled with fake institutes trying to increase US arms sales & defend CIA. Here is one: CEPA. Its funders?
Butler: The coroner is on the scene of a shooting. The shooting was reported on Wick Street
Chicago: Gunshot victim was found seriously wounded after his vehicle hit a tree on the South Side. Vehicle crashed in the 8100 block of South Morgan Street. A male victim, whose exact age was not available, suffered a gunshot to the head
West Cocoa: Shooting scene on Brophy Blvd police has area roped off
Bellevue: One man was injured in a shooting in downtown. The shooting happened in the road on 110th Avenue Northeast near the Bravern shopping center.
The victim was wounded in the buttocks and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries
Yonkers: Police have released the identity of the 31-year-old man that was shot and killed on Warburton and Lamartine Avenue
A winter weather advisory has been extended until 2 p.m. for most of the Miami Valley. Snow has already been falling, sleet and freezing rain are also a possibility across many counties. Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 2 p.m.:
Two City of Poughkeepsie residents were arrested after officers seized guns and heroin from their residence, according to a press release. Lavon D. Chambers, 24, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, all felonies.
The Butler County Sheriff's Office is searching for masked suspects who broke into a gun shop and stole an undetermined amount of ammunition and weapons. Early Thursday, at approximately 1:45 a.m., the suspects used a shotgun to shoot out the doors of the Center Mass Gun Shop on Cincinnati Brookville Road in Ross Township, Sheriff Richard K. Jones said.
A man was treated for his injuries after a shooting in Atlanta on Thursday. The shooting occurred in the 100 Auburn Avenue NE just before 7 p.m.
WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police arrested a convicted felon, who they said shot a gun out of an apartment window early Thursday morning. Officers responded to an apartment building in the 1100 block of Roberts Avenue NW. Tenants called 911 after hearing gunshots from another apartment around 1 a.m.
Raleigh, N.C. — Two students were charged after a gun was found on the Carroll Magnet Middle School campus Thursday morning. Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said that a school administrator received information that there was a gun on school grounds at about 8:45 a.m. and searched a backpack in the presence of a school resource officer.
Two people are behind bars on multiple charges after a man was shot and killed at a south Charlotte apartment complex early Thursday morning. Jose Augusto Diaz Garcia and Carlos Fernandez Rosales are charged with murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon in the death of 24-year-old Frolian Turcios Perdoma.
The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Strategic Investigation Unit initiated a traffic stop where they seized multiple guns and drugs on Thursday. SIU stopped a car near Gwinnett Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard where interaction with the driver, Lance Spencer, 36, led to a search of his car. In Spencer’s car, SIU found three handguns and one assault rifle.
: A budget that puts #AmericaFirst must make safety its no. 1 priority—without safety there can be no prosperity: