In aftermath of shooting, a community mourns and wonders why
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz jumped out of the Uber car and walked toward building 12 of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, carrying a black duffel bag and a black backpack. A man inside the school spotted Cruz, and knew he was a former student. A troubled kid. The man radioed a co-worker, and within a minute heard gunshots….
High school shooting claimed students and teachers
When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, he claimed the lives of students with their whole lives ahead of them, along with those of the teachers who tried to protect them. Here is a look at the 17 people who authorities say died in the deadly shooting Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland:…
Did FBI miss a warning before Florida high school shooting?
The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising concerns about whether the FBI missed signs that might have stopped a mass shooting….
2014 champ Shiffrin 4th behind Hansdotter in Olympic slalom
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is, without a doubt, the best women's slalom skier there is. Has been for years. All of the victories confirm it. Her competitors are aware of it. And, yes, so is she….
Sweet Distraction? North Korea’s feminine touch at Olympics
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — To pour on the charm at the Pyeongchang Olympics, North Korea has turned to ball-gown clad singers, pompom-waving cheerleaders and two of its most influential women. And the media, the South Korean public and the Olympic audience worldwide seem to be thoroughly enjoying the spectacle….
Senate rejects immigration bills; young immigrants in limbo
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has left hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants in limbo, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation's border security. Senators dealt President Donald Trump an especially galling defeat as more than a quarter of fellow Republicans abandoned him on an issue that helped propel him to the White House….
6 friends shattered by Florida shooting forge new bond
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — It was the final period of the day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Jonathan Blank was in history class, learning about the Holocaust. Across campus, five of his friends, pals since grade school, sat in different classrooms watching the clock. In 19 minutes, school would be out and the buddies had plans this Valentine's Day: a little basketball and boys' time….
Civilians have no place to run as Turkey offensive drags on
BEIRUT (AP) — One-month-old Heyim Hassan was receiving treatment for a chest infection in the Afrin general hospital in northern Syria when a shell landed a few meters (feet) away. His panicked father whisked him out of the building and spent hours looking for nebulizers to aid the infant's breathing. No one was killed in the attack, but 30 children had to be evacuated to safety….
911 calls about Oregon climbing death reveal terror, heroism
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The first thing that Braton Jurasevich noticed as he clambered down Mount Hood toward his fallen fellow mountain climber was the blood – a lot of it….
AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and beyond welcome Lunar New Year
BEIJING (AP) — People in Asia and around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday with festivals, parades and temple visits to ask for blessings….