Florida high school shooting plunges city into mourning
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Just before the shooting broke out, some students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School thought they were having another fire drill….
Suspect’s ‘disturbing’ social media posts being dissected
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree that killed at least 17 people, according to a law enforcement official and former schoolmates….
Delays done, Shiffrin wins Olympic GS gold; best event next
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The nervous energy accumulated for Mikaela Shiffrin while she waited, waited, waited for these Olympics – the ones that so many are expecting to be HER Olympics – to finally get started. First one race was postponed. Then another….
Ramaphosa set to become new South African president Thursday
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's acting President Cyril Ramaphosa was poised to become the country's new leader in a parliament vote Thursday following the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the ruling party to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid….
Porn star says she feels free to discuss Trump encounter
NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump's attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with the man who is now president, her manager told The Associated Press….
Government says American detainee worked for IS in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American detained by U.S. forces was carrying thumb drives containing files on how to make bombs plus administrative spreadsheets describing work he did for the Islamic State group at the time he surrendered in Syria last year, according to documents the U.S. government filed in federal court….
Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists
BANGKOK (AP) — When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decade-long prison terms for reporting the alleged existence of a military-run chemical weapons factory in Myanmar a few years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi – then an opposition lawmaker – condemned the harsh punishments as "very excessive."…
How Abdul-Jabbar became Kareem and decided to talk about it
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived….
McDonald’s slims down Happy Meal by banishing cheeseburgers
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants….
Olympians balance parenthood with chasing career goals
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — After finishing her fourth Winter Games in Sochi, Kikkan Randall decided: It was time to have a baby. But the cross-country skiing champion wasn't ready to give up her Olympic goals….