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Tearful student asks Trump, ‘How do we not stop this?’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America’s school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged ...

Rubio on the defensive concerning gun control

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures at a town hall after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school. But Rubio, the lone Republican at ...

Shelters open in Midwest as flood waters keep rising

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Shelters were open today to assist people forced from their homes by flooding in the Midwest, as rivers swollen by heavy rain and melting snow continue to rise in Indiana, Michigan and other states. Flood warnings were in effect across a wide swath of the central and ...

Florida to execute man in 1993 slaying

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is preparing to execute a man convicted of raping and killing a college student in 1993 so he could steal her car. Barring a last-minute stay, 47-year-old Eric Scott Branch will be put to death by lethal injection at 6 p.m. today at Florida State Prison. Branch ...

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Alex Trebek to moderate debate HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is set to moderate a debate in this year’s Pennsylvania governor’s race. Trebek will keynote Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s annual dinner in October, which is scheduled to include ...

Don’t overestimate Trump

By Jonah Goldberg Despite the indictment of 13 Russian professional social media pranksters who worked to tip the 2016 election to Donald Trump, I remain somewhere between skeptical and agnostic on the question of whether or not Trump knowingly and secretly colluded with the Russians to win ...

Pay your dues

By JOHN STOSSEL If your workplace is a union shop, are you forced to pay union dues? Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about that. When I worked at CBS and ABC, I was ordered to join the American Federation of Radio and TV Artists. That union had won a vote that gave them ...

Is the troll farm an act of war?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN According to the indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Russian trolls, operating out of St. Petersburg, took American identities on social media and became players in our 2016 election. On divisive racial and religious issues, the trolls took both sides. In ...

Pinson scores career-high 23, UNC holds off Syracuse, 78-74

By JOHN KEKIS The Associated Press SYRACUSE — When Syracuse threatened one final time, Joel Berry II had an answer for North Carolina. Theo Pinson scored a career-high 23 points, Berry added 18, including the tiebreaking layup with 1:36 left, and the No. 10 Tar Heels held off the Orange ...

NHL Roundup: Blackhawks outlast Senators in shootout

CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Schmaltz scored in the seventh round of the shootout to give Chicago a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, just the Blackhawks’ second victory in 11 games. Schmaltz fired a wrist shot between the legs of Mike Condon after Patrick Kane and rookie Alex ...

Olympic Roundup: U.S. women beat Canada in hockey

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. The Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — A tense shootout, a dazzling deke and the end of an impressive streak. The United States’ women’s hockey team beat Canada 3-2 today in a gold-medal game that claimed a spot among the Olympics’ most thrilling ...

Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea wraps up Olympics

By ERIC TALMADGE The Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea’s 22 athletes wrapped up their competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics today without a finish higher than 13th. North Korea wasn’t expected to come to Pyeongchang until a ...

For Meyers Taylor, silver is sweeter this time

By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Silver is sweeter this time for U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor. Her perspective has changed so much, and in so many ways, over the last four years. The silver medal she got at the Sochi Games in 2014 represented ...

California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — That sign in hotel rooms asking guests if they really need their towels and sheets washed each day would become the rule in California, enforced with a $500 fine, if water officials vote to make a series of smaller-scale conservation measures permanent in the ...

Ex- judge faces prison in sexual favors conviction

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas judge who’s set to be sentenced today for giving lighter sentences to male defendants in return for sexual favors had been investigated for similar crimes while a part-time prosecutor more than two decades ago, but federal prosecutors decided not ...

Complaint filed against Idaho senator who yelled at students

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker’s directed students to discuss “killing babies” ...

Trump urges GOP to fight Pennsylvania’s congressional map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday encouraged Republicans to fight Pennsylvania’s new court-imposed map of congressional districts, issued a day earlier in a move expected to improve Democrats’ chances at chipping away at the GOP’s U.S. House majority. Trump ...

15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old student who was shot five times during last week’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. A fundraising site says Anthony Borges was shot in both legs and his back while ...

Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

By ADAM BEAM, The Associated Press SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. — The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband’s term in a special election that ended up being a ...