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Trump calls for arming many teachers, more guards at schools

Ken Thomas and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:36am

Before a friendly crowd of conservatives, President Donald Trump pressed Friday for the arming of many teachers and school security guards, questioning the inaction of an armed officer who failed to stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre. "He was not a credit to law enforcement," Trump said.

After horrific shooting, teachers return to their classrooms

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:36am

In the right-hand drawer of a desk at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is a file that teacher Ernest Rospierski desperately wants back.

Schools physically restrained students 9,000 times last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:35am

Public school officials in Massachusetts say they had to physically restrain students more than 9,000 times during the 2016-17 academic year.

The Latest: Florida gun plan focuses on dangerous people

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:32am

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The Latest: Judge schedules hearing on aborted execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:24am

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Special counsel files new charges against former Trump campaign adviser, Rick Gates, ahead of his expected plea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:23am

Special counsel files new charges against former Trump campaign adviser, Rick Gates, ahead of his expected plea.

Prosecutors: Victims in fatal shooting not intended targets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:18am

Authorities say a gunman who fatally shot a 10-year-old boy and wounded his mother at their New Jersey home was trying to hit someone else when he opened fire.

Jury recommends death penalty in 14-year-old girl's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:15am

A jury has recommended that a registered sex offender convicted of raping and killing a 14-year-old Ohio girl should get the death penalty.

Fire damages or destroys over 25 school buses; no classes

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:12am

A fire tore through a school bus garage early Friday, destroying or damaging more than two dozen buses as tires exploded off their rims, forcing firefighters to back away, fire officials said. Classes in the district were cancelled.

The Latest: Life sentence for man who shot unarmed black man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:10am

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Attorney: Mayor has turned over phone code in affair probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:08am

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's attorney says they've provided her personal cellphone's passcode to the authorities investigating her affair with her former bodyguard.

Lawmakers battle over bill to prevent breaching of dams

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:04am

Three Republican U.S. House members from Washington state are criticizing Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., for opposing their legislation that would prevent the breaching of four dams on the Snake River to help improve endangered salmon runs.

Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:04am

Could this nasty flu season finally be winding down?

Ex-Trump campaign aide agrees to guilty plea in Russia probe

Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:56am

A former top adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign is expected to plead guilty in the special counsel's Russia probe, a person familiar with the decision said Friday.

More flooding expected this weekend in Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:54am

Flooding that prompted evacuations in parts of the Midwest persisted Friday in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and could last through the weekend in some areas that have been swamped by high water from heavy rains and melting snow.

APNewsBreak: Interior boss alters overhaul after pushback

Matthew Brown and Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:54am

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is revamping a planned sweeping overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed, he told The Associated Press on Friday in an exclusive interview.

Court document: Online exhibitionist killed with bottle

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:44am

Police believe a man used a liquor bottle as a weapon to kill his exhibitionist wife, who was found dead from a head wound outside their suburban home, a court document showed Friday.

The Latest: Police think bottle used to kill exhibitionist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:38am

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The Latest: Trump wants some teachers to have guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:36am

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