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Few answers after manhunt, but Columbine focuses on healing

Apr. 19, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to buy a shotgun and...

Rickard's RBI double in 11th lifts Rays past Orioles 6-5

Apr. 19, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joey Rickard had four hits and the Baltimore Orioles needed all of them to beat the Tampa Bay Rays. None was bigger, however, than the last one. Rickard drove in the winning run in the 11th inning with an RBI double, lifting the Orioles to a 6-5 victory Thursday night. "This...

The Latest: Columbine moves ahead with memorial events

Apr. 18, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a woman believed to have posed a threat to schools in Colorado (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Columbine High School is moving ahead with ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of an attack that killed 13 people, and the community is awaiting more...

Penguins and Lightning exits show playoff hockey differences

Apr. 18, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final. "They just shut us right down," Bowman said. "We were shocked, but...

Florida House, Senate move closer on hospital licensing bill

Apr. 18, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate is moving closer to a House proposal that would eliminate a requirement that hospitals and other health care facilities show there is a demand for their services before getting licensed to build or expand. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill...

Attorneys accuse police, prosecutors of leaking Kraft video

Apr. 18, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for two of the women charged in a Florida prostitution sting asked a judge on Thursday to hold police and prosecutors in contempt of court following reports that someone was shopping around undercover video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The motion was...

America's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies

Apr. 18, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, has died. Cobb died in Florida at age 88 on March 18 following a brief illness. News of her death came Thursday from journalist Miles O'Brien, serving...

Florida officials say no hacking, despite Mueller report

Apr. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Election officials in Florida said Thursday that they have no knowledge of any successful hacking attempt despite special counsel Robert Mueller's report saying Russian intelligence gained access to the network of at least one Florida county government. It was the understanding of...

Champion Patriots open vs. Steelers; 5 international games

Apr. 18, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began in 1921. That...

For school shooting survivors, trauma has no time limit

Apr. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rozenblat can still hear the cries of a wounded boy calling for help as she hid from the gunfire that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year. Talking to therapists at the school in Parkland, Florida, didn't help. Each session had a different counselor,...