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Survivors of school shooting take gun control message abroad

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 6:30pm

Student survivors of the worst high school shooting in U.S. history took their message abroad for the first time on Saturday, calling for greater gun safety measures and sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience.

Death penalty for drug traffickers part of Trump opioid plan

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 6:17pm

President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said Sunday. It's a fate for drug dealers that Trump, who aims to be seen as tough on crime, has been highlighting publicly in recent weeks.

Bridge collapse: Out on errands, killed in an instant

Adriana Gomez Licon, Jennifer Kay and Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 5:38pm

They had just finished up lunch, and set off to run a humdrum errand: a drive to the travel agency to pick up airline tickets for their annual visit to their beloved homeland Cuba.

Rescuers honored after man suffers severe heart attack in Grand Teton National Park

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 5:14pm

An Idaho Falls man is lucky to be alive after suffering a severe heart attack while backcountry skiing with his wife and friends.

Police: Suspect accused of fatally stabbing 2 men was drunk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 4:56pm

Two men were fatally stabbed at a Salvation Army apartment building in Minnesota, and police arrested a suspect who tried to leave through a rear stairway.

A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Mueller

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 4:42pm

President Donald Trump on Sunday took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signaling a possible shift away from a strategy of cooperating with a probe he believes is biased against him.

US February housing starts fell 7% after January surge

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 3:33pm

U.S. homebuilders broke ground on fewer apartment complexes in February, causing overall housing starts to fall 7 percent.

The Latest: Victims, suspect lived at Salvation Army complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 2:52pm

The Latest on two men fatally stabbed at a Salvation Army apartment complex in Rochester, Minnesota (all times local):

Cirque du Soleil performer dies after fall at Florida show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 2:47pm

A Cirque du Soleil performer died after his hand slipped off the double rings and he fell 20 feet during a performance in Florida, police and the entertainment company said Sunday.

Interior secretary defends Japanese comment to congresswoman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 2:32pm

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is defending his use of a Japanese greeting when responding to a question from a congresswoman of Japanese descent.

Police: Car with baby inside stolen; baby found unharmed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 2:14pm

Police in Tennessee say a teenager has been charged with kidnapping after a car with a baby girl inside was stolen outside a Memphis restaurant.

Boston celebrates boisterous 117th St. Patrick's Day parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 2:04pm

Thousands of people dressed in green have swarmed the streets of Boston to see the annual St. Patrick's Day parade.

Utah arena adds 'sensory room' for kids with autism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 1:33pm

A new "sensory room" for children with autism will soon be open at Vivint Smart Home Arena, home to the Utah Jazz and many other major entertainment events.

Teen girl home, man in custody after both located in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 1:24pm

A Pennsylvania teenager who was missing for almost two weeks along with the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents' permission was returned home and the man was in custody after the two were found in Mexico, authorities said.

N Carolina African-American veteran dies at age 100

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 1:19pm

A North Carolina woman believed to be one of the last African-American women to serve overseas during World War II has died at the age of 100.

Trump's opioid plan to include possible death penalty for high-volume drug dealers

Dan Merica, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 1:15pm

President Donald Trump will roll out new plans to tackle the country's opioid epidemic on Monday that will likely include stiffer penalties for high intensity drug traffickers, including the possibility of the death penalty.

South Korean diplomat says Kim has 'given his word' on nukes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 12:33pm

South Korea's foreign minister says North Korea's leader has "given his word" he's committed to denuclearization, a prime condition for a potential summit with President Donald Trump in May.

APNewsBreak: Some wanted Florida suspect committed in 2016

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 12:26pm

Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's Florida school massacre that they decided he should be forcibly committed.

Security of state voter rolls a concern as primaries begin

Christina A. Cassidy and Sarah Zimmerman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 12:16pm

With the Illinois primary just days away, state election officials are beefing up cyber defenses and scanning for possible intrusions into voting systems and voter registration rolls.

Lawyers: Execution could be 'gruesome' due to rare condition

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 12:14pm

A condemned Missouri inmate faces a potentially "gruesome and painful" execution because of a rare medical condition that compromises the man's veins and causes multiple tumors in his head and throat, his attorney said Sunday.