Feb 25, 2018

Jake Tapper grills sheriff for failing Parkland students

CNN's Jake Tapper grilled Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Sunday for failing to take responsibility for the series of mistakes that were made in the months leading up to the Parkland school shooting that left 17 dead.

"Are you really not taking any responsibility for the multiple red flags that were brought to the attention of the Broward Sheriff's office about this shooter before the incident? ... I don't understand how you can sit there and claim amazing leadership."
— CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" Sunday.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, also acknowledged that the local Sheriff's Department needs to do a better job of holding themselves accountable and being transparent:

"We have to do a thorough investigation and whoever didn’t do their job has to be held accountable.  I talk to law enforcement around the state — there’s no one I talk to that is not disgusted that the local sheriff’s deputy that was there did not go in and kill that individual. "

Go deeper

China tries to contain coronavirus, as Apple warns of earnings impact

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's NHC; Note: China refers to mainland China and the Diamond Princess is the cruise ship offshore Yokohama, Japan. Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

As China pushes to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus — placing around 780 million people under travel restrictions, per CNN — the economic repercussions continue to be felt globally as companies like Apple warn of the impact from the lack of manufacturing and consumer demand in China.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 1,775 people and infected more than 70,000 others, mostly in mainland China. There are some signs that new cases are growing at a slower rate now, although the World Health Organization said Monday it's "too early to tell" if this will continue.

Go deeperArrowUpdated 2 hours ago - Health

Apple will miss quarterly earnings estimates due to coronavirus

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple issued a rare earnings warning on Monday, saying it would not meet quarterly revenue expectations due to the impact of the coronavirus, which will limit iPhone production and limit product demand in China.

Why it matters: Lots of companies rely on China for production, but unlike most U.S. tech companies, Apple also gets a significant chunk of its revenue from sales in China.

America's dwindling executions

The Trump administration wants to reboot federal executions, pointing to a 16-year lapse, but Pew Research reports the government has only executed three people since 1963.

The big picture: Nearly all executions in the U.S. are done by states. Even those have been steadily dropping for two decades, per the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) — marking a downward trend for all executions in the country.