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Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off Capitals 3-2

May. 19, 2018 11:58 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the brink of a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Coach Jon Cooper and his players say it won't be easy to close the deal against the Washington Capitals. "We haven't won anything yet," Cooper said Saturday night after Cedric Paquette scored in the...

Gunman blasted through door, lingered for about 30 minutes

May. 19, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The suspect in the Texas school shooting began his attack by firing a shotgun through an art classroom door, shattering a glass pane and sending panicked students to the entryway to block him from getting inside, witnesses said. Dmitrios Pagourtzis fired again through the wooden part...

Florida judge tosses charges in fraternity pledge's death

May. 19, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is dismissing felony hazing charges against four men in the death of a university student. The Tallahassee Democrat reported that Circuit Judge Martin Fitzpatrick ruled Friday that prosecutors have not shown clearly how the actions of the four men were connected to...

Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

May. 19, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He is the Republican Party's most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere. Some Republican candidates fear that the unscripted and relatively unpopular president could do more harm...

Police: Man who stormed Trump resort still in hospital

May. 19, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A man who stormed President Donald Trump's Miami-area golf resort remains in the hospital a day after he exchanged gunfire with police. Miami-Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta also said on Saturday that charges remain pending against 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi, who lives about a mile (2...

NRA appeals ruling that it must use real names in lawsuit

May. 19, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The National Rifle Association is appealing a ruling that required it to disclose the names of two teenagers that it wants to include in a lawsuit challenging Florida's new gun law. This latest legal move has resulted in a judge putting the group's lawsuit on hold while the appeal...

The Latest: Affidavit: Gunman didn't shoot students he liked

May. 19, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Investigators say a 17-year-old admitted to authorities that he went on a shooting rampage at a Southeast Texas high school that left 10 dead, most of them students. According to a probable...

Parkland students on Texas: "They're part of this now"

May. 18, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are expressing outrage and heartbreak after authorities said a student killed 10 people Friday at a high school in Texas. The attack at Santa Fe High School is the deadliest school shooting since a former student was arrested in...

Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

May. 18, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control....

Special teams lift Lightning back in East final against Caps

May. 18, 2018 8:14 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning stormed back in the Eastern Conference final against the Washington Capitals, thanks in part to a thriving power play and suddenly reliable penalty-killing unit. To regain control of the best-of-seven matchup that continues Saturday night, the Caps need a lift...