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US gymnasts tell AP sport rife with verbal, emotional abuse

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:02:24 GMT2018-02-23T23:02:24Z

They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders....

After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:01:19 GMT2018-02-23T23:01:19Z

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....

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:30:51 GMT2018-02-23T22:30:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of Trump's campaign and Russia's election interference....

Police experts urge intensive training if teachers are armed

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:11:04 GMT2018-02-23T22:11:04Z

The idea of arming teachers to take out a shooter is alarming some law enforcement experts, who say it takes more than just being a good shot at a gun range....

Deaths mounts in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolution

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:09:48 GMT2018-02-23T23:09:48Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes Friday in the rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people, activists said, as the death toll from a week of bombardment soared over 400....

Trump says arm US teachers; they love kids as others don't

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:20:02 GMT2018-02-23T23:20:02Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump told conservatives Friday that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence in schools, offering a red-meat call for arming teachers and suggesting they would be more likely to protect students than a security guard who "doesn't love the children."...

US tightens sanctions on North Korean shipping

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:19:25 GMT2018-02-23T20:19:25Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration escalated pressure on North Korea Friday by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the pariah nation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. has now blacklisted virtually all ships being used by the North....

US companies distance themselves from NRA as pressure mounts

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:50:57 GMT2018-02-23T19:50:57Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest school massacre....

Shiffrin jokes about whether Vonn's Olympic career is over

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:53:12 GMT2018-02-23T19:53:12Z

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Mikaela Shiffrin is not quite convinced Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career is done....

5 things you probably didn't know about the Oscars

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:46:02 GMT2018-02-23T19:46:02Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- You have a firm grip on this year's Oscar nominees, last year's winners and what host Jimmy Kimmel will undoubtedly joke about (and the best picture award goes to ... oops)....