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Weinstein Co. fires president after suit alleges inaction
by By JOSH BOAK
12 minutes ago
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....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 2:07 p.m. EST]
Mourners: Slain Chicago officer was 'one of the good guys'
20 minutes ago
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mourners remembered a slain Chicago Police commander Saturday as a model officer and "one of the good guys" who was uninterested in self-promotion, even as he moved up the department's ranks....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 2:07 p.m. EST]
Florida school massacre suspect on authorities' radar in 2016: report
43 minutes ago
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A teenager accused of shooting to death 17 people at a Florida high school was investigated by police and state officials as far back as 2016 after slashing his arm in a social media video, and saying he wanted to buy a gun, but authorities determined he was receiving sufficient support, a newspaper said on Saturday.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds
by By DAN JOLING
59 minutes ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Does a bear leave scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 2:07 p.m. EST]
State investigated after school shooting suspect cut himself
by By JASON DEAREN, ALLEN BREED and TAMARA LUSH
1 hour ago
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's child welfare agency investigated the suspect in a school shooting that killed 17 people after he cut himself in a video but found him stable, according to state records....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 2:07 p.m. EST]
Florida lawmakers struggle with how to respond to shooting
1 hour ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, the state Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 2:07 p.m. EST]
Conundrum of a fire alarm with gunfire: Flee, or lock down?
by By KANTELE FRANKO and JOCELYN GECKER
1 hour ago
Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 2:07 p.m. EST]
U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump
1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
Film showcases historically black colleges and universities
by By DEEPTI HAJELA
3 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Filmmaker Stanley Nelson knew he wanted to tell a story about the nation's historically black colleges and universities - not just about individual HBCUs, many of which have their own celebrated histories, but about what they collectively have meant to black people....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 2:07 p.m. EST]
School shooting massacre victims torn from community fabric
by By JAY REEVES
5 hours ago
Two of the victims were coaches. One was a student who played trombone in the school band. Another proudly wore his ROTC uniform. Still another loved soccer. And most were so very young....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 2:07 p.m. EST]
Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle team
by By MICHAEL BIESECKER and COLLIN BINKLEY
15 hours ago
The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 2:07 p.m. EST]
Shooting survivors become advocates for stronger weapon laws
by By KELLI KENNEDY and JASON DEAREN
15 hours ago
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Dead bodies were still inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when survivors of this week's shooting began speaking out about gun violence. It seemed as if the teens had stepped straight from the bullet-scarred school into the nation's gun debate....
[From AP Top U.S. News at 2:07 p.m. EST]
Girl becomes NYC's first female cub scout
5 minutes ago
After Parkland, a spate of arrests for school threats
by Phil McCausland
17 hours ago
In the days following the mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that killed 17, several teens who purportedly shared similar sentiments across the country have been arrested for threatening their schools.
[From NBC News U.S. News]
Trump had affair with Playboy model: New Yorker report
17 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had an affair with a Playboy model at the same time he was in a relationship with a porn star and the National Enquirer tabloid paid the model $150,000 to prevent her story being made public, the New Yorker reported on Friday.
[From Reuters: U.S.]
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