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Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

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,...

 

Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the...

 

Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they think the...

 

Russian mother grieves for son killed by US strike in Syria

KEDROVOYE, Russia (AP) — For Russian mother Farkhanur Gavrilova, the blow came a week ago when an acquaintance called her to say that her son was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria that pitted Russian and U.S. combatants against each other for...

 

Government says American detainee worked for IS in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American detained by U.S. forces was carrying thumb drives containing files on how to make bombs plus administrative spreadsheets describing work he did for the Islamic State group at the time he surrendered in Syria last year,...

 

Tillerson in Beirut wades into Lebanon-Israel border dispute

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday said there are "constructive" discussions underway on how to break a "stalemate" between Lebanon and Israel over gas drilling rights along the countries' disputed maritime border and...

 

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a historic indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in...

 

FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

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...

 

Anti-fascist demonstrators clash with police in Bologna

MILAN (AP) — Italian police have turned water cannons on anti-fascist protesters in Bologna who were trying to disrupt a planned campaign appearance by the head of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova. Clashes broke out Friday afternoon and evening when...

 

Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were...

 

A look at FBI call center that failed to flag tip on shooter

More than a month before 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, the FBI got a tip warning that the suspect wanted to kill people and was planning to carry out a school shooting. The tipster also said Nikolas Cruz owned guns, was acting errat...

 

South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity of the ruling African National Congress and hurt...

 

NSA: Several hospitalized after vehicle tried to enter

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An unauthorized vehicle tried to enter the secure campus of the National Security Agency at Fort Meade on Wednesday morning, sparking a confrontation that left three people injured, authorities said. Gunshots were fired...

 

French court acquits 1 man, convicts 2 in terror-tied trial

PARIS (AP) — A French court on Wednesday acquitted a man charged with harboring Islamic extremists after they carried out the 2015 Paris attacks, bringing a surprising end to the first criminal trial linked to the country's deadliest extremist...

 

NATO chief urges defense budget hike amid command expansion

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday urged European allies and Canada to keep ramping up defense spending, as the alliance expands its command headquarters in response to a more assertive Russia. Only eight of the...

 

Reports of Russian deaths underscore dangers of Syria's war

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a scenario many feared in the fog of Syria's multi-front war: a confrontation in which U.S. forces, responding to a provocation, kill Russian mercenaries or contractors on a crowded battlefield. Russian news reports Tuesday...

 

New US-Turkey tensions overshadow anti-IS unity meeting

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The Trump administration's appeal for unity fell on a critical deaf ear Tuesday as the latest expression of U.S. support for Kurdish rebels in Syria enraged America's NATO ally, Turkey, and overshadowed Secretary of State Rex Til...

 

Israel military court trial closed for Palestinian protester

OFER MILITARY BASE, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi went on trial behind closed doors in an Israeli military court Tuesday for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers — the opening of a high-profile case against the teen...

 

Reports: Russian contractors killed by US strike in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — An unknown number of private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday in a development that could further inflame Russia-U.S. tensions. Officials in both Moscow and Washington...

 

US warns EU against defense market protectionism

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States is warning the European Union not to use its deepened military cooperation as an excuse to protect Europe's defense industry, saying such practices could undermine NATO. The U.S. ambassador to NATO, Kay Bailey...

 

Turkish warships stop Italy's ENI rig in waters off Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish warships on manoeuvers in the Mediterranean Sea have blocked a rig belonging to the Italian energy firm ENI from reaching an area off Cyprus to start searching for gas, officials said Saturday. Cyprus' Foreign...

 

Heading home, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North Korea

ABOARD AIR FORCE TWO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics proved short-lived, drowned out by images of the two Koreas marching and competing as one. And as the South appeared...

 

Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria as F-16 crashes

JERUSALEM (AP) — In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before one of its own jets was downed. The...

 

False alarms highlight weaknesses in national alert system

Weather junkie John Grosso knew it was highly unlikely a monster wave was barreling toward the Connecticut coast. Still, when a tsunami warning appeared out of the blue on his phone Tuesday, he felt a twinge of fear. His co-workers, who got the same...

 

Duterte warns he'll order navy to fire if sea wealth taken

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says he has no intention of going into war over territorial feuds but will order the navy to fire if other countries extract resources from waters within his country's exclusive economic zone....

 

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