Civil disobedience: Teen shooting survivors shake up Capitol
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Holding hand-scrawled signs and wearing black "Parkland Strong" T-shirts, the 40 teenagers filed warily into a committee room at Florida's state Capitol on Wednesday. They hadn't been invited and the lawmakers they were intruding upon were in the middle of a meeting. Timid yet determined, they stood their ground….
Tearful student asks Trump, ‘How do we not stop this?’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers….
Shooting town hall: Rubio on the defensive on gun control
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school….
In Syria, a father says last goodbye to dead child
BEIRUT (AP) — A father saying his last goodbye to his dead child, before the shelling starts again….
US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease….
First Person: How Pyeongchang might feel to a North Korean
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — What's it like to wake up in North Korea one day and South Korea the next?…
Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?
In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed "he would have shot and that would have been the end of it."…
Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties
WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared "victory" for getting changes that benefited them in the tax overhaul….
For decades Graham offered counsel and comfort to presidents
WASHINGTON (AP) — He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in – and deeply hurt by – Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety….
Shiffrin gets silver in Vonn’s last Olympic race; Gisin wins
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin already was assured of earning her third career medal, each in a different event, when Lindsey Vonn prepared to propel herself out of the starting gate as the final starter in the final race of her Olympic career….