Florida school shooting: ‘abject breakdown at all levels’
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter….
Trump bucks NRA, backs raising age for buying assault rifles
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump says, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America's public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many teachers in U.S. schools….
Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages
BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth – in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority….
More deaths in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing five people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400….
AP sources: Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press….
Trump Jr.’s foreign policy speech in India boosts concerns
NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the U.S. president, will be pushing another ethics boundary on his whirlwind trip to India where he has been promoting Trump-brand real estate….
AP EXPLAINS: What’s N. Korea up to with provocative visit?
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It seems a brazen choice, even for North Korea….
Russians get 1st gold thanks to 15-year-old Zagitova
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A few years back, Alina Zagitova nearly was sent home from training for not working hard enough….
Florida man screams, yells ‘murderers!’ as he’s put to death
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled "murderers! murderers! murderers!" as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student….
Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of privacy, alleging the Republican took a compromising photo of a woman during an extramarital affair the year before he was elected….