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20th Feb 2018 Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns
Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly Legislature had effectively … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Gun-shaped phone case that triggered Florida school lockdown is ?a fashion trend,? student says
A high school in DeLand, Fla., went into lockdown Tuesday morning after a student reported seeing a classmate with a handgun in his pocket, police said. But once police found … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Want to see Wakanda? Atlanta seems to offer flight to fictional ?Black Panther? land
Pack your bags, it?s time to fly to ... Wakanda? On Monday, Atlanta?s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport tweeted a photo of a terminal displaying a departure time for flight ATL 1234 … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Florida man turned apartment into shooting range, cops say. Neighbors woke to a bang.
It was a terrifying ? and deafening ? wake-up call. A couple in Cape Coral, Fla., was lying in bed Sunday morning when a loud bang startled them awake, according … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 ?Enough is enough?: Connecticut woman destroys pistol on video after Florida shooting
Amanda Meyer told the Hartford Courant she?d been wanting to get rid of her gun, but was having a hard time going through with it. Then the shooting in Parkland, … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 He had plans to go shooting at a range with Nikolas Cruz ? then the massacre happened
Brian Halem was supposed to go shooting last Saturday with his new friend from work, Nikolas Cruz. Halem, 19, a Florida Atlantic University freshman, asked for Cruz?s number so they … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks
As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest
A storm system that's brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four people … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Storm blocks road, causes other disruptions in New Zealand
Mudslides blocked the only road to a small New Zealand town Wednesday after a powerful Pacific storm caused disruptions across parts of the country. The 1,000 tourists and 5,000 locals … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 The Latest: Gerard takes flight, then back to the Olympics
The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Surprise Olympic champion Red Gerard has logged some 18,000 miles on a post-victory tour that took him from Pyeongchang … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 The Latest: Weather officials: 3 twisters hit North Texas
The Latest on severe weather in the Midwest (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The National Weather Service now says it was three tornadoes that hit North Texas. It says two … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Sofia Goggia takes downhill gold; Lindsey Vonn earns bronze
Lindsey Vonn cast a quick glance toward the sky after finishing what was likely her final Olympic downhill run, shrugged her shoulders after seeing her time and shook a friendly … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Wisconsin GOP takes over gun bill from Democrats
Wisconsin Democrats tried to pressure Republicans into passing universal background checks for gun buyers Tuesday but GOP leaders outmaneuvered them, seizing control of the legislation and rewriting it to fund … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds
Long before her frightening birth, before the awful moments when everyone wondered if she would survive, before anyone knew how tough she could be, Ailsa Polo's destiny was linked to … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EST
Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) ? Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Parents of fraternity pledge file civil suit over his death
The parents of a Florida State University fraternity pledge who died of alcohol poisoning after a party have filed a civil suit against those who have a connection in their … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Japan sees transfer at sea that may violate NKorea sanctions
Japan's military has witnessed a ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that it "strongly suspects" violates U.N. sanctions on North Korea, in the third such incident reported by Japan in … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Australia resettles Cambodian activist's family as refugees
Australia continued to work effectively with Cambodia, an Australian minister said on Wednesday after news that a murdered Cambodian political activist's family had been accepted as refugees. Kem Ley's wife … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Vatican investigator meets with Chilean sex abuse victims
The Vatican's sex abuse investigator on Tuesday began a series of meetings in Chile with victims and others who have opposed the appointment of a bishop accused of covering up … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 The Latest: Stoneman Douglas students greeted in Tallahassee
The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 10:20 p.m. About 500 Leon High School students and parents waited for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Australia helps Indian Ocean neighbors enhance rescue skills
Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since the Malaysian airliner vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Asian shares gain on rosy Japan data, bucking Wall St losses
Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Brazil's Congress approves military intervention in Rio
Brazil's congress approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's security forces on Tuesday as soldiers and police spread out throughout in the city to … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 US Navy rescues 3 fishermen adrift in Pacific for 8 days
The U.S. Navy said it rescued three fishermen Tuesday who were adrift on a boat in the Pacific Ocean for eight days. The men were reported missing Feb. 12 after … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Australian PM heading to US for talks with Trump, governors
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads to the United States on Wednesday accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S. President Donald Trump's softening opposition … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 El Salvador detains 3 officers in torture, abduction case
Police in El Salvador arrested two military colonels and a lieutenant colonel Tuesday in connection with the case of eight soldiers who were convicted last year of abducting and torturing … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Maduro: Digital currency puts Venezuela on tech vanguard
Cash-strapped Venezuela on Tuesday became the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move President Nicolas Maduro celebrated as putting his country on the world's technological forefront. … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Leader of movement to remember Holocaust victims dies at 93
Holocaust survivor Sam Bloch, who dedicated his life to preserving the memory of the victims of Nazi atrocities, has died at age 93. He died of congestive heart failure on … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Police arrest Vegas man suspected in attacks on homeless men
The man suspected of fatally shooting two homeless men in Las Vegas, wounding a third and shooting a fourth north of the city earlier this year is now in federal … Click to Continue »...

20th Feb 2018 Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid
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 … Click to Continue »...

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