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School shooting survivors target NRA-linked companies

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 04:29:07 GMT2018-02-25T04:29:07Z

Survivors of a mass shooting at a Florida high school are hoping to expand the reach of their gun control movement by seeking a boycott of companies doing business with the NRA and urging tourists to boycott the Sunshine State....

Billy Graham's body arrives at namesake library

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 03:56:23 GMT2018-02-25T03:56:23Z

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham crossed the evangelist's beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours Saturday from his mountain chapel to namesake library in the state's largest city....

After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 23:03:46 GMT2018-02-24T23:03:46Z

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness....

US gymnasts tell AP sport rife with verbal, emotional abuse

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:01:47 GMT2018-02-24T13:01:47Z

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....

2 dead as severe weather moves eastward through central US

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:56:01 GMT2018-02-25T07:56:01Z

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- At least two people are dead as a strong storm system that included possible tornadoes roared eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake....

Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weapons

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 03:41:01 GMT2018-02-24T03:41:01Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools....

Attorneys seek information on aborted Alabama execution

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 02:50:59 GMT2018-02-24T02:50:59Z

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Execution team members stuck an inmate repeatedly in the lower legs, ankles and groin in effort to find a usable vein before the state called off the lethal injection, according to a Friday court filing by the inmate's lawyer....

Keillor: Relationship with accuser simply 'romantic writing'

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:04:44 GMT2018-02-24T22:04:44Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Garrison Keillor described several sexually suggestive emails he exchanged with a former researcher who accused him of sexual misconduct as "romantic writing" that never resulted in a physical relationship, and the radio host rejected the idea that because he was her boss - and the driving force of a hugely popular radio program - it could be sexual harassment....

Police experts urge intensive training if teachers are armed

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:19:29 GMT2018-02-24T09:19:29Z

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....

Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:38:44 GMT2018-02-23T23:38:44Z

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....