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Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in chilling detail that he had a growing collection of guns and a temper so uncontrollable she worried about him "getting into a school and just shooting the place up."...



US gymnasts tell AP sport rife with verbal, emotional abuse
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
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
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
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
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....



California parents face new charges in kids' torture case
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child abuse....



Trump says arm US teachers; they love kids as others don't
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 visa boss insists mission statement isn't anti-immigrant
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The head of the federal agency that grants citizenship and immigration benefits said Friday that he had a message for anyone who considers his new mission statement anti-immigrant: "A thousand times no."...



US tightens sanctions on North Korean shipping
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....