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Florida's culture clash pits Gillum against Trump voters

Oct. 22, 2018 1:22 AM EDT

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's loyalists here at Florida's premier retirement community fear Andrew Gillum. It has nothing to do with his race, they insist, when asked about the 39-year-old Democrat who could become the state's first African-American governor. Instead, The Villages'...

Teacher says Cruz posed as student months before shooting

Oct. 13, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Records released by prosecutors reveal that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz trespassed on school grounds about six months before the massacre that left 17 dead. A Parkland computer science teacher says she saw Cruz on the first day of school in August 2017, carrying a...

New documentary on Parkland shooting shows graphic footage

Oct. 13, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The first full length documentary on the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead shows graphic cellphone footage from inside the school and much of it is not blurred. Charlie Minn is the director of "Parkland: Inside Building 12", a graphic, two-hour retelling of the Valentine's Day...

Pope's canonization of Paul VI, Romero personal, political

Oct. 13, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will canonize two of the most important and contested figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church, declaring Pope Paul VI and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as models of saintliness for the faithful today. Sunday's ceremony is likely to be emotional for...

Portman calls for action at Hollywood women's luncheon

Oct. 12, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Natalie Portman took a flamethrower to the patriarchy. George Clooney admonished what he called the Trump administration's culture of fear. Emma Gonzalez implored people to vote. And host Jenifer Lewis spared no one, from Melania Trump and Kanye West to Supreme Court Justices...

Michael forces postponement of school shooting hearing

Oct. 8, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre announced Monday that it is postponing this week's scheduled meeting because of Hurricane Michael. Some members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission are law enforcement, education and state officials from...

The Latest: Hurricane delays Florida school shooting meeting

Oct. 8, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre is postponing this week's scheduled meeting because of Hurricane Michael. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety...

Father's quest for truth draws crowds ahead of Bosnian vote

Oct. 6, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The protests he leads have drawn thousands of people for months and have become a symbol of resistance ahead of Bosnia's tense election on Sunday. But Davor Dragicevic says all he wants is justice for his son. When the body of 21-year-old David Dragicevic was found in...

AP: Lawmakers buy industry fix to protect schools from guns

Oct. 2, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

Security companies spent years pushing schools to buy more products — from "ballistic attack-resistant" doors to smoke cannons that spew haze from ceilings to confuse a shooter. But sales were slow, and industry's campaign to free up taxpayer money for upgrades had stalled. That changed last February, when...

AP: Firms sell school 'hardening' as mass shooting solution

Oct. 2, 2018 8:10 AM EDT

Security companies spent years pushing schools to buy more products — from "ballistic attack-resistant" doors to smoke cannons that spew haze from ceilings to confuse a shooter. But sales were slow, and industry's campaign to free up taxpayer money for upgrades had stalled. That changed last February, when...