• Calls for gun control grow louder after Florida shooting

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a mass shooting at a Florida high school, with thousands of angry protesters at state rallies demanding immediate action from lawmakers, and more demonstrations planned across the country in the weeks ahead.

  • School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

    The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws.

  • Legendary climber Jim Bridwell dies at 73

    PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) - Jim Bridwell, a hard-partying hippie and legendary climber who lived his life vertically on some of the toughest peaks in Yosemite National Park, has died. He was 73.

    Bridwell died Friday morning at a hospital. He had liver and kidney failure from hepatitis C that he may have contracted in the 1980s when he got a tattoo from a headhunting tribe in Borneo, his wife, Peggy Bridwell of Palm Desert, told The Associated Press on Saturday.

  • Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas.

    Passenger Javonte Alhajie Brown told The Washington Post Friday that the 17-year-old driver was following GPS directions to reach a friend's house in a Maryland suburb, but he turned onto a restricted-access road that leads to the top-secret installation.

  • Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt.

  • Weinstein Co. fires president after suit alleges inaction

    BALTIMORE (AP) - The movie studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein has fired its president, whose continued presence at the company was a source of controversy.

    The Weinstein Co. board said Friday it voted unanimously to dismiss David Glasser. A statement announcing the firing was released to the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.

  • Kenworthy gets a kiss on TV; day made despite finishing last

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Forget about the bobbled runs, the broken thumb, the searing pain in his hip and, yes, even the unforgiving scoreboard that showed Gus Kenworthy finishing in last place at the Olympics.

    The day began with a kiss .

    For Kenworthy and his ever-growing legion of fans, that was a victory no gold medal will ever replace.

  • Russians face unfamiliar wait for first Olympic gold

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The Winter Olympics are more than halfway done, and the Russians still don't have a gold medal.

    It's an unpleasant experience for a country which finished atop the medal standings in the games it hosted four years ago in Sochi with 13 gold medals - though two of those have since been stripped for doping.

    But then again, the country of Russia is not here.

  • Black NHL player Devante Smith-Pelly taunted by Chicago fans

    CHICAGO (AP) - A visiting black player was taunted by four male fans shouting "basketball, basketball, basketball" Saturday night during the Chicago Blackhawks' game against the Washington Capitals.

    Washington's Devante Smith-Pelly was serving a major penalty for fighting Chicago's Connor Murphy when the fans taunted him in the penalty box. An off-ice official sitting next to him notified building security, and the fans were ejected.

  • Mitchell soars to dunk title, Booker sets 3-point record

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NBA dunk contest was a throwback in many ways, with a 21-year-old rookie and a 25-year-old, third-year pro fighting it out for the trophy.

    Larry Nance Jr. rolled out his father's old uniform - down to the knee-high socks - and then rolled out his father himself to help with one of his dunks. But he came up short against Donovan Mitchell, the precocious Utah Jazz rookie with his own sense of history.

  • Smith leads Golden Knights to 6-3 win over Canadiens

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - It was a great time for Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley to visit the locker room after their latest win.

    The Golden Knights had just beaten one of the NHL's Original Six teams, set another record for an expansion team in its inaugural season, and they also leapfrogged the Tampa Bay Lightning for the top spot in the NHL standings with 82 points.

  • South Carolina holds on to upset No. 10 Auburn, 84-75

    No. 10 Auburn's path toward closing out a stellar season in the Southeastern Conference just got tougher.

  • British female stars demand end to sexual harassment

    LONDON (AP) - Many of Britain's most prominent female entertainment stars have signed an open letter demanding an end to sexual harassment ahead of Britain's major film awards.

    A letter published Sunday has been signed by Academy Award winner Emma Thompson, Naomie Harris, Emma Watson, Gemma Arterton and many others.

    The letter in The Observer calls for an end to impunity and says "this movement is bigger than just a change in our industry alone."

  • Christopher Bailey's Burberry farewell tops London shows

    LONDON (AP) - Christopher Bailey's final show as Burberry creative director dominated London Fashion Week on Saturday. Bailey is leaving the popular brand later this year after a 17-year stint that helped it regain its prominence as a global fashion power.

    Newcomer Simone Rocha and veteran Jasper Conran were among the designers showcasing their latest styles as fashion week kicked into high gear. Some highlights from the style extravaganza:

  • Disney says 'Black Panther' is raking it in

    NEW YORK (AP) - "Black Panther" is so far raking it in over the holiday weekend.

    The Walt Disney Co. estimated Saturday the Marvel Comics superhero movie earned $75.8 million domestically for its opening Friday, the eighth biggest day in industry history.

    Disney now estimates the movie will earn between $190 million and $210 million for the four-day Presidents Day weekend that started Thursday.

    Besides the strong box office, the movie has been a critical success.

  • Drake touts giveaways, urges fans to do something nice, too

    NEW YORK (AP) - Drake wants to spread the love, and he's challenging his fans to do the same.

    The new video for the rap star's single, "God's Plan," announces upfront that Drake gave away the $996,631 budget to film the clip.

  • UK party sacks leader in fallout from racist Markle texts

    LONDON (AP) - The troubled U.K. Independence Party has ousted its leader after a scandal over racist messages sent by his girlfriend.

    Party members voted Saturday to back a motion of no confidence in Henry Bolton. The UKIP party leader had faced growing pressure to resign since a newspaper in mid-January published racist text messages about Prince Harry's fiancee, Meghan Markle, sent by his girlfriend, 25-year-old Jo Marney.

  • Weinstein Co. fires president after suit alleges inaction

    BALTIMORE (AP) - The movie studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein has fired its president, whose continued presence at the company was a source of controversy.

    The Weinstein Co. board said Friday it voted unanimously to dismiss David Glasser. A statement announcing the firing was released to the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.

  • Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI Saturday night, saying the agency "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are "spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign."

  • Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

  • The Latest: Trump tweet undercuts McMaster Russia claims

    MOSCOW (AP) - The Latest on the Russian response to U.S. indictments (all times local):

    12:20 p.m.

    President Donald Trump is undercutting a top aide again - this time national security adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster.

    McMaster told an international audience that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election is beyond dispute. Trump tweeted late Saturday that McMaster left out some details.

  • Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

    MUNICH (AP) - President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Saturday there was "incontrovertible" evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal charges leveled by an American investigator have upended the political debate over his inquiry.

  • Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left

    LA GRANGE, Ill. (AP) - A Lipinski has represented what's now Illinois' 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski's father was first elected more than three decades ago. Now the younger Lipinski, a seven-term incumbent known as one of Congress' most conservative Democrats, is facing a tougher-than-usual primary challenge from the left flank of his party.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau begins weeklong India visit

    NEW DELHI (AP) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in India on Saturday for a weeklong visit aimed at enhancing business ties between the two countries.

    Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are also expected to focus on areas including civil nuclear cooperation, space, defense, energy and education.


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