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‘Vote them out!’: Hundreds of thousands demand gun control

By Ashraf Khalil and Calvin Wood The Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into a "vote-them-out" ...

Marchers in Seattle, other cities seek tougher gun laws

By Ahmed Namatalla The Associated Press SEATTLE — High school students on Saturday led thousands of protesters in Seattle and other Northwest cities demanding tighter gun regulations following recent deadly school shootings. Students in Seattle held signs that read "Not One More" and ...

Rick Santorum: Students should learn CPR, not seek gun laws

By The Associated Press Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said Sunday that students who have rallied for gun control should instead learn CPR or find their own way to prevent a school shooting. "How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something ...

Anguished students take aim at gun laws, next election

By Martha Irvine AP National Writer Charlie Goodman looked at the massive crowd around him, the largest youth-led protest in Washington since the Vietnam War era. He listened to people speak about toughening gun laws. They included some of his peers at the Florida high school who've sparked ...

Facebook questioned about pulling Android call, text data

By Tom Krisher AP Business Writer On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices. The website Ars Technica ...

Coast to coast tour of U.S. via Amtrak

By Paul Davenport The Associated Press WESTLAKE, La. — After more than a day of train travel across the desert Southwest, the green woods in Louisiana outside our sleeping compartment's windows were a pleasant change. But we weren't moving. For hours. The Sunset Limited until then had ...

’17 a record-setting year for tourists in Florida

By The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida hit a record number of tourists in 2017, even though Hurricane Irma slammed the state. Gov. Rick Scott announced in a news release Tuesday that 116.5 million people visited Florida. That's a 3.6 percent increase over the 112.4 ...

How to report Social Security fraud to authorities

From Creator’s Syndicate Dear Annie: I came to the United States back in the late 1980s. My husband at the time suddenly abandoned me and my two children. We entered a legal separation agreement in 1990 and eventually divorced in the early 2000s. During this period, I supported myself ...

Longoria weaves empowerment throughout her clothing line

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES— Eva Longoria is a master of multitasking. The 43-year-old actress is producing a new pilot, continuing her work with the Time's Up initiative, launching her clothing line on HSN and preparing to welcome her first child with husband Jose "Pepe" ...

Daytime Dial

By Lynda Hirsch "THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS": Mariah and Phyllis are stunned when Nick moves in with Sharon. Billy is unhappy when Phyllis seems fixated on Nick's living arrangements. Realizing that her obsession was controlling other people's lives, Phyllis tells Billy she will chill. ...

AP Exclusive: Kushner Cos. filed false NYC housing paperwork

By Bernard Condon AP Business Writer NEW YORK — When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy ...

UK lawmaker: Facebook misled Parliament over data leak risk

By Jill Lawless The Associated Press LONDON — A British lawmaker accused Facebook on Sunday of misleading officials by downplaying the risk of users' data being shared without their consent, after a former employee of data firm Cambridge Analytica says his company harvested information ...

‘Black Panther’ tops box office for 5th straight weekend

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer NEW YORK — Not since "Avatar" has a box-office hit had the kind of staying power of "Black Panther." Ryan Coogler's comic-book sensation on Sunday became the first film since James Cameron's 2009 smash to top the weekend box office five straight ...

Putin calls UK accusations over ex-spy poisoning ‘nonsense’

By Vladimir Isachenkov and Jill Lawless The Associated Press MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday dismissed British accusations of Russia's involvement in an ex-spy's poisoning as "nonsense," but added that Moscow is ready to cooperate with London in the investigation. In ...

APNewsBreak: Some wanted Florida suspect committed in 2016

By Curt Anderson The Associated Press MIAMI — Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's Florida school massacre that they decided he should be forcibly committed. But the recommendation was never acted upon. A commitment under the ...

Bridge victim’s grieving uncle lashes out at ‘incompetence’

By The Associated Press MIAMI — As crews removed bodies from beneath a collapsed pedestrian bridge Saturday, a victim's uncle raged against what he called the "complete incompetence" and "colossal failure" that allowed people to drive beneath the unfinished concrete span. "Why they had to ...

Country singers ditch fear of being ‘Dixie Chicked’

By Cindy Watts and Dave Paulsen The Tennessean NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For decades, country music has been a place where artists and industry pros have kept any progressive political or social views to themselves, ever careful not to anger the genre's traditionally conservative fans. As ...

A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Mueller

By Darlene Superville The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signaling a possible shift away from a strategy of cooperating with a probe he ...

Young John Glenn’s pillowcase featured planets, stars

By Julie Carr Smyth The Associated Press COLUMBUS — When future astronaut John Glenn nestled in his bed, it may not have been sugar plums that danced in his head, but celestial bodies. A recently discovered child's pillowcase that belonged to the late U.S. senator and space hero depicts ...

Picking the right home rental for a Mexico vacation

By The Associated Press COZUMEL, Mexico — Long before Airbnb was a thing, my family rented houses for our holidays rather than stay in hotels. Houses were easier with small children who needed room to run. We liked going to markets in foreign countries and cooking with fresh, local ...