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Published: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 03:45:06 GMT2018-02-24T03:45:06Z


After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 03:45:06 GMT2018-02-24T03:45:06Z

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's governor announced plans Friday to put more armed guards in schools and to make it harder for young adults and some with mental illness to buy guns, responding to days of intense lobbying from survivors of last week's shooting at a Florida high school.

Dreamers share their fears, stories with Camden bishop as deportations loom

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 03:08:13 GMT2018-02-24T03:08:13Z

A small group of Dreamers met with Bishop Dennis Sullivan, head of the Diocese of Camden, to share their stories as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops prepares to launch an initiative Monday to prevent Dreamers from being deported.

Despite multiple warning signs and FBI tips, how did Fla. shooting happen?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 02:20:28 GMT2018-02-24T02:20:28Z

Investigations into mass shootings often reveal warning signs that seem blindingly clear with the benefit of hindsight. But the Parkland shooting has stood out for the sheer number of alarms sounded before the Feb. 14 rampage.

Mass shooting survivors find solace in one another

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:17:27 GMT2018-02-24T01:17:27Z

With the growing list of mass shootings in America, survivors have taken it upon themselves to connect. They offer support that only someone who has huddled in a closet while a gunman lurked outside, or buried a murdered child, can provide.

Woman who drove into White House barrier has history of confrontations

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:40:37 GMT2018-02-24T00:40:37Z

The U.S. Secret Service tweeted that the vehicle "did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex."

Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:45:10 GMT2018-02-23T23:45:10Z

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is blaming his felony invasion of privacy indictment on a "reckless liberal prosecutor," holding fast to the assertion that any case stemming from his admitted extramarital affair is politically driven.

FactCheck: School shooting spawns conspiracy theories

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:45:37 GMT2018-02-23T21:45:37Z

Initially, the rumors focused on the alleged shooter himself, Nikolas Cruz. But as students who survived the shooting started advocating stricter gun controls, new rumors focused on the most vocal among them. Those falsehoods grew into full-fledged conspiracy theories, one of which briefly topped the list of trending videos on YouTube.

Did CNN really tell school shooting survivor Colton Haab to 'stick to the script'?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:15:13 GMT2018-02-23T19:15:13Z

Parkland shooting survivor Colton Haab claims CNN tried to manipulate his words during a town hall on gun violence. But is that true?

Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:14:39 GMT2018-02-23T13:14:39Z

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday.

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:27:03 GMT2018-02-23T04:27:03Z

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015. The Republican governor responded that he made a mistake but committed no crime.

KIPP charter network fires co-founder over alleged sexual misconduct

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:21:06 GMT2018-02-23T04:21:06Z

A letter issued by KIPP said that Feinberg denied misconduct but that an independent probe found that an allegation of sexual abuse by a student two decades ago had "credibility." It also cited an allegation of sexual harassment against Feinberg that involved a financial settlement as well as another "credible" but uncorroborated allegation of sexual harassment.

Trump says raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRA

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:09:07 GMT2018-02-23T03:09:07Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, 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.

At CPAC, conservatives battle the left, without a clear foe

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:59:37 GMT2018-02-23T01:59:37Z

The country's largest conservative gathering, part networking event and part pep rally, has thrived off the threat of a rampaging left. During Barack Obama's presidency, speakers - Trump included - warned that Democrats would "fundamentally transform" America and saddle children with unpayable debt. On its first day, this year's conference portrayed a conservative movement that was winning the present and the future, in the position, finally, to smash the left.

New charges brought against ex-Trump campaign associates

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:45:06 GMT2018-02-23T01:45:06Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

California senator quits as Legislature grapples with #MeToo

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:00:23 GMT2018-02-23T01:00:23Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct resigned Thursday just ahead of a possible vote to expel him, delivering a scathing resignation letter that called the investigation a farce and underscored the Legislature's struggle to respond to the #MeToo movement.

Girl injured by dog during boarding for Southwest flight

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:27:21 GMT2018-02-23T00:27:21Z

DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines said Thursday that a dog injured a child as passengers boarded a flight in Phoenix, an event likely to fuel the debate over the growing number of emotional-support animals on planes.

Why school shootings are so rare in Israel, where guns are such a common sight

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:22:27 GMT2018-02-22T23:22:27Z

Israeli schools have escaped American-style violence in large part because of measures to confront the nation's unique security challenge - and not because of efforts to deter troubled youths and lone madmen.

Mayor: Driver crashed car into hospital, set himself on fire

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:27:07 GMT2018-02-22T22:27:07Z

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - A man with a history of violent behavior intentionally crashed a car filled with gasoline containers into a Connecticut hospital emergency room on Thursday and then set himself on fire, authorities said.

Husband of slain online exhibitionist charged with murder

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:27:09 GMT2018-02-22T21:27:09Z

CALERA, Ala. (AP) - The husband of an online exhibitionist whose partially nude body was found outside her suburban home was arrested Thursday in her killing, an Alabama police chief said.

Lawmaker facing charges he extorted page for sex resigns

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:27:07 GMT2018-02-22T20:27:07Z

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island state senator facing charges that accuse him of extorting a teenage Statehouse page for sex has resigned.