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The Latest: Thousands rally for gun control after massacre

Feb. 17, 2018 2:34 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Thousands of people are gathering at a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, some 25 miles from where 17 people were shot and killed at a high school. Students from the high school where...

State investigated after school shooting suspect cut himself

Feb. 17, 2018 2:19 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Florida's child welfare agency investigated the suspect in a school shooting that killed 17 people after he cut himself in an online video but found him stable, according to state records. The Sun-Sentinel reported that Florida's Department of Children and Families investigated when...

Mourners: Slain Chicago officer was 'one of the good guys'

Feb. 17, 2018 1:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Mourners remembered a slain Chicago Police commander Saturday as a model officer and "one of the good guys" who was uninterested in self-promotion, even as he moved up the department's ranks. Of all of Commander Paul Bauer's responsibilities, the ones that mattered the most to him were being...

The Latest: Slain Chicago officer remembered as 'model cop'

Feb. 17, 2018 1:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for a Chicago Police commander killed in the line of duty (all times local): 12:20 p.m. A Chicago Police commander who was gunned down by a suspect this week is being remembered as a "model cop" who wasn't interested in self-promotion, even as he moved up the...

Danes start to bid farewell to late Denmark prince

Feb. 17, 2018 9:27 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Thousands of Danes have bid farewell to Denmark's late Prince Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe, whose casket is on public display in a downtown Copenhagen chapel until a private funeral next week. Draped in a Danish flag with his personal coat of arms, the coffin stood on a...

School shooting massacre victims torn from community fabric

Feb. 17, 2018 9:16 AM EST

Two of the victims were coaches. One was a student who played trombone in the school band. Another proudly wore his ROTC uniform. Still another loved soccer. And most were so very young. The gunman who opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday, wiped out lives and left...

FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

Feb. 16, 2018 9:54 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for the FBI's director to resign...

The Latest: Trump visits hospital, meets shooting survivors

Feb. 16, 2018 8:03 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 7:15 p.m. President Donald Trump has met with victims of a school shooting who are recovering at a Florida hospital. He's praising the "incredible" work of doctors, nurses and first responders who...

'You killed my kid!' Father of shooting victim laments

Feb. 16, 2018 7:00 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A father's grief and anger boiled over Friday as the first victims of the Florida high school massacre were buried. With more than 1,000 mourners including Gov. Rick Scott packed into Temple K'ol Tikvah, Andrew Pollack looked down at the plain pine coffin of his 18-year-old daughter,...

Slain officers remembered as heroes who helped community

Feb. 16, 2018 4:31 PM EST

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two veteran officers shot and killed while responding to a 911 hang-up were true heroes because they spent their lives working for others and their community, a police chief told mourners Friday. Hundreds of officers and deputies in blue and black uniforms from around the country...