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Trump offers support for background checks on gun purchases

Catherine Lucey and Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:35am

President Donald Trump supports a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases, the White House said, as pressure mounts on Trump to take action after 17 students and teachers were killed in last week's shooting at a Florida high school.

Special counsel files new charge in Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:30am

The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election charged an attorney Tuesday with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with a former Trump campaign official.

Student shoots self in Ohio middle school, no one else hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:26am

Police in Ohio say a 7th-grader apparently brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a bathroom.

Dallas official asks NRA to move May convention elsewhere

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:24am

A top elected official in Dallas says the "madness" of school shootings must stop and is asking the NRA to hold its annual convention elsewhere.

Students going to state capital to push for gun law changes

Terry Spencer, Curt Anderson and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:08am

A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida's capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.

Blood and urine test for autism could enable earlier diagnosis, scientists say

Zahid Mahmood, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:07am

UK and Italian scientists are getting closer to developing blood and urine tests for autism, which could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of the condition, a new study suggests.

Program helps transit officers ID 'invisible disabilities'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:07am

The Utah Transit Authority has implemented a program to train all of its transit police officers to recognize "invisible disabilities" such as autism that often influences the behavior of individuals who use mass transportation.

White House Christmas ornament to honor Harry Truman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:06am

The White House Christmas ornament in 2018 will pay tribute to the 33rd president — Missouri's own Harry Truman.

Supreme Court won't take case of Dead Sea Scrolls defendant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:58am

The Supreme Court won't take up the case of a blogger convicted of criminally impersonating his father's academic rivals on the subject of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Illinois man to get treatment after threatening Trump online

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:54am

An Illinois man will get mental health treatment and substance abuse counseling after pleading guilty to making online threats against President Donald Trump.

Supreme Court rejects 2 gun rights appeals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:45am

The Supreme Court is rejecting two challenges by guns rights groups to California laws regulating firearms' sales.

Officials: 12-year-old girl arrested after school threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:29am

Investigators say a 12-year-old girl has been arrested after making online threats toward students and staff at a school in western Indiana.

Special counsel's office files new charge against man accused of lying to investigators in Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:28am

Special counsel's office files new charge against man accused of lying to investigators in Russia probe.

Lawsuit: Kansas City school let violent felon take girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:13am

A lawsuit alleges a Kansas City school allowed a violent felon to pick up a 14-year-old student who was taken to a motel and raped.

The Latest: Trump says tax cuts giving GOP an edge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:54am

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Will more young people support gun control after Parkland? Recent history suggests no

Analysis By Harry Enten, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:49am

In the aftermath of the shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, some of the student survivors are calling on Congress to pass legislation that would address gun violence in schools.

Careless smoking causes fire that hurts 13 in NYC

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:42am

The Fire Department of New York says careless smoking caused a weekend fire in the city's historic Little Italy neighborhood that hurt 13 people.

Prosecutor seeks no bond for suspect in 2 officers' slayings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:26am

A prosecutor is asking that the suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers be held without bail or bond as the potential death penalty case proceeds.

Commuter bus and tractor-trailer collide in Philly, 15 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:50am

A commuter bus and a tractor-trailer have collided in Philadelphia, sending 15 people to a hospital.

Fleeing car crashes into tree during police chase, killing 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:44am

Authorities say a suspected stolen car fleeing police in a high-speed chase crashed into a tree in Cleveland, killing two people in the vehicle.