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Police: Man spread terror propaganda before officer attack

Jun. 21, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An 18-year-old Islamic State follower who was shot after throwing rocks at and wielding a knife toward a police officer in metro Phoenix earlier this year had used text messages to spread terror propaganda to a friend, according to documents released by authorities. Ismail Hamed sent a...

The Latest: Governor lays flowers at Pulse nightclub

Jun. 12, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the third anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife have laid flowers at the gay nightclub where 49 club-goers were massacred three years ago on "Latin night." DeSantis and his wife, Casey, visited the...

Somber memorials on anniversary of Florida nightclub rampage

Jun. 12, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three years after a gunman massacred 49 people and wounded many others at a gay nightclub in Florida, the anniversary was observed Wednesday with somber memorial gatherings and proclamations, including one that had to be issued twice. In a proclamation, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis...

Lawmakers aim for Pulse to be designated national memorial

Jun. 10, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Only days before the third anniversary of the worst attack on gay people in the U.S., members of central Florida's congressional delegation said Monday they were introducing legislation that would designate as a national memorial the gay nightclub where 49 people were massacred by a...