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Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating debate about controls on weapons.

February 19, 2018 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press | Associated Press

How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers?

CHICAGO - Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.

February 16, 2018 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for the FBI's director to resign because of the missteps.

February 16, 2018 | By KELLI KENNEDY, CURT ANDERSON and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press

Sheriff's report: Suspect confessed to Florida school attack

PARKLAND, Fla. - The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation's deadliest school shootings and concealing extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff's department report released Thursday.

February 15, 2018 | By TERRY SPENCER, KELLI KENNEDY and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press

Gunman kills at least 17 people at Florida high school

PARKLAND, Fla. - 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.

February 14, 2018 | By TERRY SPENCER and KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump says 'OK with me' if plan to rebuild roads founders

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation's depleted roads and bridges - then immediately raised doubts about how committed he was to delivering on that campaign promise.

February 12, 2018 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press

Ga. officer, suspect killed in shootout

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. - As police tried to serve an arrest warrant at a home outside of Atlanta, the criminal suspect became combative and both sides started shooting, resulting in the death of an officer and the suspect, authorities said.

February 10, 2018 | | Associated Press

Mars on Earth

DHOFAR DESERT, Oman - Two scientists in spacesuits, stark white against the auburn terrain of desolate plains and dunes, test a geo-radar built to map Mars by dragging the flat box across the rocky sand.

February 08, 2018 | By SAMUEL McNEIL Associated Press | Associated Press

Dow industrials plunge 1,000

NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrials plunged more than 1,000 points for the second time this week as a sell-off in the stock market deepened.

February 08, 2018 | By MARLEY JAY AP Markets Writer | Associated Press

Sexual assault reports doubled at West Point

WASHINGTON - The number of sexual assaults reported at the U.S. Military Academy roughly doubled during the last school year, according to data reviewed by The Associated Press, in the latest example of the armed forces' persistent struggle to root out such misbehavior.

February 07, 2018 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump flirts with flashy military parade

WASHINGTON - For generations, as America's authoritarian rivals strutted their tanks, troops and jets through main thoroughfares in dramatic displays of strength, the United States watched from afar, but did not emulate.

February 07, 2018 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Girl Scouts lobby to relabel bridge

ATLANTA - Hundreds of Girl Scouts from across Georgia gathered inside the state Capitol on Tuesday, offering cookies and smiles as they sought to convince lawmakers to get their founder's name affixed to a Savannah bridge that currently honors a white segregationist.

February 06, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Associated Press

Worst day for stocks since 2011

NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,100 points Monday as stocks took their worst loss in six and a half years. Two days of steep losses have erased the market's gains from the start of this year and ended a period of record-setting calm for stocks.

February 06, 2018 | By MARLEY JAY AP Markets Writer | Associated Press

Does cellphone use cause brain tumors?

WASHINGTON - Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but federal regulators and some scientists say don't worry - it is safe to use your device. They still do.

February 06, 2018 | By SETH BORENSTEIN and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press | Associated Press

Super Bowl ads shy from politics

NEW YORK - Peyton Manning takes a family to Universal Parks & Resorts. Chris Pratt works out to get in shape to tout Michelob Ultra. Bill Hader takes a break on set to snack on some Pringles.

February 02, 2018 | By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press | Associated Press

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Food boxes, not stamps?

RANKIN, Pa. - Finding fresh food in this tiny riverside community that was hit hard by the steel industry's decline has always been a challenge ...

March 05, 2018 | By KRISTEN de GROOT and GENE J. PUSKAR Associated Press | Associated Press

Florida high school gingerly resumes classes after shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. - Students and teachers hugged and cried Wednesday as they returned under heavy police guard to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first ...

February 28, 2018 | By KELLI KENNEDY, TERRY SPENCER and JOSH REPLOGLE Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump says arm US teachers

WASHINGTON - 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 ...

February 23, 2018 | By KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

MONTREAT, N.C. - In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham's death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another ...

February 22, 2018 | By JEFF KAROUB and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press

Deep divisions over arming teachers

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is "more of a solution" than hiding in a corner and waiting if an ...

February 22, 2018 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | Associated Press

Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

MONTREAT, N.C. - As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years ...

February 21, 2018 | By RACHEL ZOLL and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press

Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

PARKLAND, Fla. - Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but ...

February 20, 2018 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, JOSH REPLOGLE and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press

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