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Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:17pm

An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives.

Visitors to zoo witness gorilla birth in exhibit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:15pm

Visitors at a Pittsburgh zoo got a surprise when they witnessed a gorilla giving birth in the exhibit area.

At Harvard, Clinton warns of threats to American democracy

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:09pm

Hillary Clinton implored a crowd at Harvard University on Friday to stand up for "the truth, facts and reason" as attacks on the rule of law, free press and elections threaten to undermine American democracy.

Sheriff: Parents don't bring guns to school lockdowns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:09pm

Law enforcement officials in eastern Idaho have issued a public safety warning after several parents responded to a recent school lockdown armed with AR-15 rifles and a pistol.

Trump: Melania 'doing great' after recent kidney treatment

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:03pm

President Donald Trump says his wife is "doing great" nearly two weeks after kidney treatment.

Police: Body identified as missing 5-year-old Kansas boy

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:01pm

A small, decomposing body found under a bridge in central Kansas was identified through an autopsy and dental records as that of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, a Wichita boy who has been missing since February, police said Friday.

In turnabout, Minnesota senator becomes lieutenant governor

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:01pm

A high-ranking Minnesota lawmaker thrust into the lieutenant governor's office by U.S. Sen. Al Franken's resignation abruptly took the oath of office and resigned her state Senate seat on Friday, a swift reversal for the longtime Republican senator who had resisted the job and its duties.

Texas military veteran arrested for allegedly mailing bombs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:57pm

A 40-year-old military veteran was arrested in connection with two explosive devices found in southeast Texas in recent weeks, federal prosecutors said Friday.

Trump's shifts on NK, guns, health care create whiplash

Anne Flaherty, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:55pm

From "Little Rocket Man" to the scheduling of a historic peace summit and back again, President Donald Trump's dizzying back-and-forth on North Korea is par for the course for a president who likes to keep his audience guessing. As Trump himself said Friday, "Everybody plays games."

Driver survives plunging 700 feet off California roadway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:52pm

A Southern California driver managed to call for help after her car plunged 700 feet (213 meters) off a road in the San Bernardino Mountains, and rescuers marveled at her survival.

Trump-Macron tree faces at least 2 years in quarantine

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:51pm

The oak sapling that was a gift to President Donald Trump from French President Emmanuel Macron is facing at least two years in quarantine.

Medical group says many migrants killed in Libya escape

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:50pm

Doctors Without Borders says over 100 migrants and refugees held captive by human traffickers were shot at while escaping from a clandestine prison in northwestern Libya and there were numerous deaths and injuries.

Giuliani: Briefing may prompt calls to end Russia probe

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:47pm

President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

Judge denies Manafort motion to throw out charges of lying

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:47pm

A federal judge on Friday rejected former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's attempt to have some of the criminal charges against him thrown out.

The Latest: Lawyer: Man took plea deal due to frail health

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:38pm

The Latest on a plea deal in a child rape case in California. (all times local):

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Korea summit after all? Trump says 'everybody plays games'

Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:35pm

"Everybody plays games," President Donald Trump declared Friday as he suggested the potentially historic North Korean summit he had suddenly called off might be getting back on track.

The Latest: Officers seal off street after school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:33pm

The Latest on a possible shooting at an Indiana middle school (all times local):

Texas school shooting victim family sues attacker's parents

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:29pm

The family of one of the students killed in a Texas high school shooting filed a lawsuit against the alleged gunman's parents, claiming the shooter's father didn't properly secure the weapons and were negligent in entrusting him with firearms.

Lawyers for abused girls to get 40 percent $6.75M settlement

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:25pm

Lawyers for two young sisters who were sexually abused by their parents while in foster care deserve 40 percent of the $6.75 million settlement they reached with New Hampshire's child protection agency, a judge ruled Friday.

Man charged in death of Utah teen he was 'obsessed' with

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:22pm

A 24-year-old man has been charged with aggravated murder in the death of a 15-year-old Salt Lake City girl police say he was obsessed with and wanted to marry.