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Russia: 5 dead in church shooting; police kill suspect

Feb. 18, 2018 2:27 PM EST

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — A gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in Russia's Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others, then was shot and killed by police, authorities say. The shootings took place Sunday evening in Kizlyar, a town of about 50,000...

Israeli police arrest telecom officials in graft case

Feb. 18, 2018 2:16 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Sunday they arrested senior officials from the country's national telephone company as part of an investigation into alleged corruption offenses. Israeli media said among those arrested were close associates of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is fighting...

Democrats, Rubio want 'red flags' to enable gun seizures

Feb. 18, 2018 2:01 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment. In Florida, that wasn't enough...

Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

Feb. 18, 2018 1:34 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive. "You're the president. You're supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us," said David...

The Latest: Trump to meet with high school students

Feb. 18, 2018 1:33 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:45 p.m. President Donald Trump will hold a listening session with high school students this week following the deadly school shooting in Florida. A White House schedule says Trump will host students and teachers...

Missouri youth baseball team moves forward with AR-15 raffle

Feb. 18, 2018 1:23 PM EST

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri youth baseball team is moving ahead with a raffle of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism it received after a similar gun was used to kill 17 in a Florida high school. Coach Levi Patterson told the Kansas City Star the fundraiser for the third-grade team in Neosho, Missouri, had...

Trump vents frustration over Russia probe, rails against FBI

Feb. 18, 2018 1:12 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Venting his fury over the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump on Sunday asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for the election meddling, insisted he never denied that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 U.S. campaign and said "they are laughing their...

Maryland GOP candidate raffles off AR-15 assault weapon

Feb. 18, 2018 12:47 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Republican running for a Maryland legislative seat raffled off an AR-15 assault weapon at a Saturday night fundraiser, only days after the same type of weapon was used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school. The Baltimore Sun reported that about 15 people held a peaceful vigil...

The Latest: Principal gives emotional message after shooting

Feb. 18, 2018 12:36 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The principal of the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last week addressed the community in an emotional video message. The video, which was posted Sunday, showed an emotional Ty...

Pirates' Diaz discusses mother's kidnapping ordeal

Feb. 18, 2018 12:07 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz says his mother is doing better after a harrowing kidnapping ordeal in Venezuela. Ana Isabel Soto was rescued last weekend, three days after she was kidnapped. Diaz was given permission to arrive late to spring training, and he spoke to reporters...