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California’s balancing act for harassment discipline

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Sen. Tony Mendoza's resignation this week spared his fellow lawmakers from a difficult decision about appropriate punishment after an...

Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to...

California senator quits as Legislature grapples with #MeToo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct resigned Thursday just ahead of a possible vote to expel him, delivering...

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for...

Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers,...

Rev. Billy Graham, known as ‘America’s Pastor,’ dies at 99

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant...

Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Crews used boats to help residents evacuate their homes in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping across the Midwest on Wednesday...

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 to prevent...

Report: Hawaii wasn’t ready to handle missile threat alert

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's nuclear missile scare showed that the state began testing alerts before fully developing a plan to address the ballistic missile...

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

CHICAGO (AP) — A storm system that's brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was being blamed for fatal crashes...

Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday...

Vatican investigator meets with Chile abuse victim in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A key victim in the Chilean sex abuse scandal said he felt his story was finally heard after an hours-long...

Mourners: Slain Chicago officer was ‘one of the good guys’

CHICAGO (AP) — Mourners remembered a slain Chicago Police commander Saturday as a model officer and "one of the good guys" who was uninterested...

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"...

Sheriff didn’t pursue sex case against Texas church gunman

HOUSTON (AP) — Sheriff's deputies didn't pursue a sexual assault investigation against the gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church, even though...

Slain officers remembered as heroes who helped community

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two veteran officers shot and killed while responding to a 911 hang-up were true heroes because they spent their lives...

Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for 3 minutes

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying...

Amtrak: We’ll stop service on tracks lacking speed controls

Amtrak is considering suspending service on tracks that don't have sophisticated speed controls by a Dec. 31 deadline, the railroad's top executive said Thursday,...

Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses. Preliminary...

Gunman kills at least 17 people at Florida high school

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A former student opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people...

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