Calls for gun control grow louder after Florida shooting
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a mass shooting at a Florida high school, with thousands of angry protesters at state rallies demanding immediate action from lawmakers, and more demonstrations planned across the country in the weeks ahead….
The Latest: S Korea prime minister visits Olympic curling
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):…
Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops
QAIM, Iraq (AP) — From their outpost on Iraq's westernmost edge, U.S. 1st Lt. Kyle Hagerty and his troops watched civilians trickle into the area after American and Iraqi forces drove out the Islamic State group. They were, he believed, families returning to liberated homes, a hopeful sign of increasing stability….
Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported….
Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides….
The Latest: US says unlikely Turkey used chemical weapons
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's attack on a Kurdish-controlled enclave in Syria (all times local):…
Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI Saturday night, saying the agency "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are "spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign."…
Kentucky 2030? Could Korea export its rural Olympic gamble?
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — A coal mine stands on the mountain exactly as it was the day it was abandoned, now a rusting relic of blue-collar glory lost to a globalized world….
Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had fled their homes and were spending the night outside. Thirteen people were killed – the only known fatalities related to the quake – and 16 were injured….
Utility offered Burgum more than free Super Bowl tickets
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's trip to the Super Bowl as a guest of a Minneapolis utility included free invitations to a rock concert, private parties, meals and other events, The Associated Press found through an open records request….