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LIVE UPDATES: ‘I wish I knew,' Pulse gunman's mother tells jury
<p>&ldquo;What happened?!&rdquo; Noor Salman asked her husband, Omar Mateen, in a text message in the early-morning hours of June 12, 2016.</p><p>When Mateen received the text just before 4:30 a.m., the 29-year-old was holed up in a Pulse nightclub bathroom in the middle of carrying out one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.<br /> <br /> Mateen&rsquo;s mother called him hours earlier.</p><p>&ldquo;Omar call me &hellip; I am so worried,&rdquo; she said in a voicemail. &quot;Please call me.&rdquo;</p><p>At 2:30 a.m.,&nbsp;when Mateen was in the Pulse restroom,&nbsp;he posted a Facebook message that read,&nbsp;&ldquo;You kill innocent women and children by doing US airstrikes. Now taste the Islamic State vengeance.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Your mom I&rsquo;d (sic) worried and so am I,&rdquo; Salman said in a text to Mateen at 2:42 a.m. &ldquo;You know you work tomorrow right?&rdquo;<br /> <br /> The attorneys for the U.S. government say Salman knew exactly where Mateen was and what he was doing when she sent those messages.</p><p><strong><em>[SCROLL DOWN: Follow live updates during the trial&nbsp;from News 6 reporters]</em></strong><br /> <br /> Salman is charged with aiding and abetting Mateen while he prepared for the terror attack. Federal attorneys are attempting to show Salman willingly went with him to look at potential targets and on ammunition shopping trips, and ultimately helped him come up with a cover story saying he was with his friend Nemo the night of the shooting.<br /> <br /> At 4:40 a.m., Mateen Googled &ldquo;bullet lodged in barrel.&quot; FBI Special Agent Paul Castillo testified during the first week of testimony that Mateen&rsquo;s Sig Sauer MCX&nbsp;series long gun had malfunctioned and was jammed.<br /> <br /> The cellphone history was presented in court Wednesday along with the testimony from FBI information technology specialist Kim&nbsp;Rosecrans about what he found on Mateen&rsquo;s cellphone, which was recovered inside the Pulse nightclub bathroom.</p><p>&quot;I love you babe,&quot; was Mateen&#39;s&nbsp;last text to his wife before&nbsp;being killed in a gunfire exchange with Orlando SWAT officers.</p><p><strong>[EXPERTS DISCUSS JURY SELECTION: <a href="https://www.clickorlando.com/video/news-6-legal-analyst-gives-update-on-trial-for-pulse-gunmans-widow" target="_blank">Morning preview</a> | Noon briefing | Evening recap]</strong></p><p>News 6 legal expert Whitney Boan&nbsp;said that despite the fact that Mateen and Salman exchanged &quot;xoxo&quot; and &quot;I love you&quot; via text it doesn&#39;t mean that shows the entire dynamic of their relationship.</p><p>&quot;This is going to be something the government is going to show, that there was not tension between the two of them or that she wasn&#39;t in fear of him,&quot; Boan said of the messages.&quot;It&#39;s&nbsp;worth noting that most relationships between man and a woman or any relationship for&nbsp;that matter&nbsp;shouldn&#39;t and can&#39;t be reduced to the tenor or words in text messages.&quot;</p><p><img embed-content-articleid="642569986" embed-content-groupid="33117" embed-content-id="642569988" embed-content-imgalign="none" embed-content-index="0" embed-content-location="input_story-body" embed-content-type="GALLERY" src="https://media.clickorlando.com/photo/2018/03/21/Noor_linda_charles_1521652587686_11818080_ver1.0_160_90.jpg" style="width:100%;" /></p> <h3><strong>&lsquo;I wish I knew,&rsquo; Pulse gunman&rsquo;s mother says&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>As soon as Mateen&#39;s sister, Sabrina Mateen, got on the stand she looked like she was about to cry and was breathing heavily.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We were like friends, motherly-like, more because we had kids,&rdquo; Sabrina Mateen said of her relationship with Salman.<br /> <br /> Sabrina Mateen said she never heard her brother talking about jihad, ISIS or terrorism.<br /> <br /> Mateen&rsquo;s mother, Shahla Mateen, testified next. Both the gunman&rsquo;s mother and sister were emotional while talking about their interactions with Salman and Mateen in the days leading up to and after the attack.<br /> <br /> Shahla Mateen&nbsp;said she last saw her son after her got off work around 3:30 p.m. on June 11. She testified that she called him later to invite his family to the mosque for dinner during Ramadan, but he didn&rsquo;t answer, then she called Salman.<br /> <br /> &quot;She said &lsquo;The boy, he goes to bed early by 9 o&#39;clock,&rsquo; so she couldn&#39;t go and Omar went to Nemo&#39;s house for dinner,&rdquo; Shahla Mateen said her daughter-in-law told her.<br /> <br /> When&nbsp;Mateen&#39;s mom got to the mosque, she said she ran into Nemo&#39;s mom and learned from her that Nemo wasn&#39;t even in the state, exposing the lie.<br /> <br /> &quot;I feel, like sad. I feel sad and embarrassed. I said, &#39;He lied,&rsquo;&rsquo; Mateen&#39;s mother said in court.<br /> <br /> She testified that when she got home around 10:30 p.m. that night, she tried calling Mateen again.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &quot;I wanted to ask him where he was. I said &lsquo;It&#39;s an emergency can you come over?&rsquo;&quot; she said.<br /> <br /> Shahla Mateen waited by the phone for her son&rsquo;s call and&nbsp;she fell asleep. She woke up at 4 a.m. when FBI agents were&nbsp;trying to find him.<br /> <br /> Asked by defense attorney Fritz Scheller if her son was acting strange the last time she saw him, Shahla Mateen said he was acting normal.<br /> <br /> &quot;I wish I knew. I wish I knew,&rdquo; Shahla Mateen said.<br /> <br /> The defense cross-examined Mateen&#39;s sister and mother, during which they both said several things that seem to support some of the defense team&rsquo;s arguments from opening statements that Salman was &ldquo;simple,&rdquo; cared deeply for her son and was exhausted after FBI questioning on June 12.<br /> <br /> &quot;She was a good mother, attentive to her child,&quot; Sabrina Mateen said. &quot;My kids also loved her.&quot;<br /> <br /> Mateen&#39;s mother said Salman was simple and childish. Shahla Mateen began to cry on the stand&nbsp;when she described that she once sent a text to Salman telling her she needs to grow up.<br /> <br /> After the FBI questioned Salman for approximately 12 hours,Sabrina Mateen said she saw her sister-in-law and &ldquo;she looked tired, drained. She had dark bags on her eyes.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Mateen&rsquo;s sister also confirmed Salman was afraid her son would be taken away.</p><p>The defense team said Salman&nbsp;was kept awake for 36 hours while she was questioned by FBI agents in Fort Pierce.</p><p>Throughout Tuesday&rsquo;s witness testimony,<a href="https://www.clickorlando.com/news/noor-salman-trial/federal-attorneys-continue-calling-witnesses-in-trial-of-pulse-gunmans-widow"> the government continued to try to&nbsp;show Salman was concerned only for her financial well-being</a> before and after her husband&#39;s&nbsp;terror attack that killed 49 people.</p><p>Salman is also accused of lying to the FBI.</p><p>Jurors have heard from Orlando police, half a dozen FBI special agents, the mother of Mateen&#39;s childhood friend, and people who encountered the couple during financial transactions in the weeks leading up to the shooting. They were also shown graphic video and photo evidence documenting the attack.</p><p>Salman&#39;s attorneys say she&nbsp;suffered abuse at Mateen&#39;s hands, and was in fear for her and their then&nbsp;3-year-old son.</p><p>The defense team said it would begin calling witnesses on Monday. Salman&rsquo;s attorney, Charles Swift, said they will call eight to 10 witnesses.&nbsp;It is unclear if Salman will take the stand.</p><p>Both parties will meet Friday to discuss what instructions will be given to the jury panel when it comes time for deliberation. To give her time to rest, Salman&nbsp;will not be present for jury instruction on Friday.</p><p>The trial was expected to last about three weeks but is moving faster than U.S. District Judge Paul Byron said he expected, and it could be in the jury&#39;s hands by the end of next week.</p><p><em>Follow live updates from the U.S. District Courthouse from News 6 reporters below.</em></p> <div class="scrbbl-embed" data-src="/event/2760456/33108">&nbsp;</div> <script>(function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//embed.scribblelive.com/widgets/embed.js";ijs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, ijs);}(document, 'script', 'scrbbl-js'));</script>

Mark Zuckerberg breaks his silence on Cambridge Analytica scandal
<p>Mark Zuckerberg is finally breaking his silence five days after a data scandal engulfed Facebook. </p><p>The Facebook CEO pledged Wednesday to take a series of steps to protect data and fix what he called a "breach of trust" between the social network and its users.</p><p>"We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. "I've been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn't happen again."</p><p>Zuckerberg is also set to speak with CNN's Laurie Segall in an interview to be broadcast on "Anderson Cooper 360" at 9 p.m. ET. </p><p>News broke this weekend that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Donald Trump's campaign, reportedly accessed information from about 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge.</p><p>Facebook says the data was initially collected by a professor for academic purposes in line with its rules. The information was later transferred to third parties, including Cambridge Analytica, in violation of Facebook's policies.</p><p>The controversy wiped away nearly $50 billion from Facebook's stock price earlier this week and prompted politicians on both sides of the Atlantic to call for Zuckerberg to testify. </p><p>Facebook is now facing lawsuits from investors and users as well as a "delete Facebook" movement. The latest member of the latter: Brian Acton, the cofounder of WhatsApp, which Facebook acquired for $19 billion in 2014. </p><p>In his post Wednesday, Zuckerberg said Facebook would further restrict developers' access to user data and promote an existing tool that helps users revoke permissions of apps accessing their data.</p><p>Zuckerberg also said Facebook is "working with regulators" conducting investigations into the Cambridge Analytica issue. </p><p>"I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I'm responsible for what happens on our platform," Zuckerberg said. "We will learn from this experience to secure our platform further and make our community safer for everyone going forward."</p><p>Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO, also spoke out for the first time since the scandal erupted, calling it "a major violation of peoples' trust."</p><p>-- CNN's Charles Riley and Jackie Wattles contributed to this report.</p>

Winter Storm Toby cancels 150 flights at Orlando International
<p>Travelers should check with their airlines before heading to Orlando International Airport,&nbsp;the spring nor&#39;easter&nbsp;dubbed Winter Storm Toby has canceled&nbsp;more than 150&nbsp;flights by Wednesday afternoon.</p><p>Greater Orlando Aviation Authority&nbsp;officials said by 4:30 p.m.,&nbsp;67&nbsp;arriving flights from the Midwest and Northeast U.S. were canceled and 73 departing&nbsp;flights to areas impacted by Toby were canceled.&nbsp;</p><p>According to FlightAware.com, a flight tracking website, 157 flights to and from MCO were canceled Wednesday as of 4:20 p.m.</p><p>More than 4,500 flights have been canceled across the U.S. Wednesday, according to <a href="https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/">FlightAware.com.</a></p><p>JetBlue, Southwest and United are among the airlines most affected by the cancellations arriving and departing from Orlando.</p><p>Passengers are encouraged to contact their airlines for more information.</p><p><strong>[FLIGHT TRACKER:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.arrowcast.net/fids/mco/fids.asp?sort=@schedule&amp;sortorder=asc&amp;city&amp;number&amp;airline&amp;adi">Track flights at OIA</a>&nbsp;]</strong></p><p>To the north, residents and travelers are already seeing the effects of the spring nor&#39;easter hitting the mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S.</p><p>The bulk of the snow and sleet is predicted to pound New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and parts of eastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday before heading toward Cape Cod early Thursday.</p><p>Widespread power outages are possible, with gusts blowing up to 35 mph (56 kph).</p><p>The executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says air travel in the New York City area will be &quot;severely, severely affected by this storm.&quot;</p><p>Rick Cotton said at midmorning Wednesday that LaGuardia Airport had about 75 percent of its flights canceled. Newark Liberty and Kennedy were severely hampered as well, and the situation is expected to worsen throughout the day.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">THIS MORNING: NOAA&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GOES16?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GOES16</a> shows the menacing <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Noreaster4?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Noreaster4</a>, which has prompted <a href="https://twitter.com/NWS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NWS</a> Winter Storm Warnings in major metro areas on the East Coast, from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WashingtonDC?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WashingtonDC</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DMV?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DMV</a>) to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Boston?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Boston</a>. <a href="https://t.co/MDY7oM5Pwr">pic.twitter.com/MDY7oM5Pwr</a></p>&mdash; NOAA Satellites PA (@NOAASatellitePA) <a href="https://twitter.com/NOAASatellitePA/status/976456437424680963?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 21, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the eastern half of West Virginia until 11 p.m. Wednesday and in areas around Louisville, Kentucky, until 2 p.m. Much of the rest of both states were under a winter storm advisory that called for up to 5 inches of snowfall.</p><p>Snow that began falling Tuesday night continued Wednesday morning, making travel difficult in some areas and leading several school systems to cancel classes.</p><p><em>The Associated Press contributed to this report.</em><br /> &nbsp;</p>

Push to let Florida voters decide gun restrictions fails
<p>Florida residents won&#39;t get a chance to vote this fall on gun control restrictions.</p><p>A state panel on Wednesday rejected several proposed restrictions on procedural grounds. A majority of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission voted that the gun control measures were out of order and could not be considered under commission rules.</p><p>Two of the rejected proposals would have asked voters whether they wanted to ban a type of semi-automatic rifle.</p><p>Roberto Martinez, a former federal prosecutor, wanted to give Floridians a chance to vote on restrictions identical to ones that were passed by the Florida Legislature. Those proposals include raising the age limit to buy a gun to 21 years old.</p><p>The commission meets every 20 years and is allowed to propose changes to the state constitution.</p>

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