CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says following fatal shootings at two mosques in Christchurch it is "one of New Zealand's darkest days." Police said there were multiple fatalities and one person was in custody, but no details were immediately available. Ardern said at a Friday afternoon news conference, "what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence."
WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen defecting Republicans have joined Senate Democrats to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection caps a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strain to exert their power in new ways. Moments after Thursday's vote, the president tweeted a single word of warning: "VETO!"
LONDON (AP) — In a stalemate over Brexit, British politicians have chosen to delay it. After weeks of political gridlock, Parliament voted Thursday to seek to postpone the country's departure from the European Union, a move that will likely avert a chaotic withdrawal on the scheduled exit date of March 29. With Brexit due in 15 days and no divorce deal yet approved, the House of Commons voted 413-202 to ask the bloc to put off Britain's exit until at least June 30.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military has concluded that the militant Hamas group of Gaza fired two rockets toward Tel Aviv. The attack Thursday night was the first time that Tel Aviv has been targeted since a 2014 war. It caused no casualties. Israeli retaliatory airstrikes continued through the night while sirens warning of incoming projectiles from Gaza sounded in southern Israel.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Justices reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit against the company Thursday. Gun control advocates say the ruling could provide a roadmap for other mass shooting victims to circumvent a federal law that shields gun-makers from liability. Gun rights supporters bashed the decision as judicial overreach.
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