Gunman kills at least 17 people at Florida high school

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets in the nation’s deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Frantic parents rushed to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to […]

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The Latest: Official: ‘Numerous fatalities’ in Florida school attack

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A school official says there are numerous fatalities from the high school shooting in South Florida. Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie says “There are numerous fatalities. It is a horrific situation.” He added, “It is a […]

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A Westminster wow: Bichon frise becomes America’s top dog

NEW YORK (AP) — Flynn the bichon frise was picked as best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night, a choice that seemed to surprise almost everyone in the crowd at Madison Square Garden. Fans who had been loudly shouting for their favorites fell into stunned silence when judge Betty-Anne Stenmark announced […]

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Costumes, beads and music: Mardi Gras comes to a close

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Families camped out from early morning to catch beads and stuffed animals thrown from float riders. Revelers took to the streets in elaborate or funny costumes evoking Marie Antoinette, President Donald Trump and glamorous vampires. And amused bystanders took in the chaotic scene from lawn chairs. Carnival season started Jan. 6 […]

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Conservatives lash out at GOP spending binge

NEW YORK — The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more. That’s according to some conservatives who are grappling with a Republican-backed spending binge that threatens to generate trillion-dollar deficits for years to come while staining a cherished pillar of the modern-day Republican Party. While President Donald Trump and his allies hope economic […]

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Church says gay teacher fired by Miami Catholic school

MIAMI (AP) — A gay schoolteacher has been fired by a Miami Catholic school after marrying her same-sex partner in an apparent violation of church rules, church officials said. Archdiocese of Miami officials confirmed to the Miami Herald that first-grade teacher Jocelyn Morffi lost her job at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School on Thursday, […]

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‘Peter Rabbit’ team apologizes for making light of allergies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Peter Rabbit” filmmakers and the studio behind it are apologizing for insensitively depicting a character’s allergy in the film that has prompted backlash online. Sony Pictures says Sunday in a joint statement with the filmmakers that “food allergies and are a serious issue” and the film “should not have made light” […]

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Trump support vital as Congress tackles immigration issue

WASHINGTON — The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the “Dreamer” immigrants on Monday, and Republican senators say they’ll introduce President Donald Trump’s plan. Though his proposal has no chance of passage, Trump may be the most influential voice in the conversation. If the aim is to pass a […]

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Police: 2 officers killed responding to 911 in Ohio; suspect held

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say two officers have been fatally shot at a home in a Columbus suburb, and a suspect is in custody. Westerville police say in a statement that the shooting happened Saturday after officers responded to a 911 hang-up call around 11:30 a.m. The officers were shot after they […]

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Trump defends former aide after abuse claims bring criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has defended former aide Rob Porter, wishing him well in his future endeavors without any mention of the two ex-wives who have accused Porter of physical and emotional abuse. Trump’s comments Friday set off a firestorm at a time of national conversation about the mistreatment of women. And they […]

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