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Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing 17

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida-2

A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing “numerous”...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2018. There are 316 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 18, 1678, the first part of “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” a Christian allegory by English author John Bunyan, was published in London. On this date: In 1546,...


World

Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the...


World

The Latest: All 66 people aboard killed in Iran plane crash

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the crash of an Iranian passenger plane in southern Iran (all times local): 11:50 a.m. A spokesman for Iran’s Aseman Airlines spokesman has told state TV that an airplane crash in southern Iran has killed all 66 people who were on board. Mohammad Taghi Tabatabai...


World

The Latest: Russians still waiting for 1st Winter Games gold

Pyeongchang Olympics Alpine Skiing

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The Winter Olympics are more than halfway done, and the Russians still don’t have a gold medal. It’s an unpleasant experience for the nation that finished top of the medal table in Sochi with 13 gold...


World

Marcel Hirscher wins Olympic giant slalom for 2nd gold medal

Pyeongchang Olympics Alpine Skiing

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Marcel Hirscher has turned his domination in the giant slalom into a second gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The 28-year-old Austrian star extended his first-run lead to win by a huge margin of 1.27 seconds over hard-charging Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway....


World

Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops

Iraq Americans After IS

QAIM, Iraq (AP) — From their outpost on Iraq’s westernmost edge, U.S. 1st Lt. Kyle Hagerty and his troops watched civilians trickle into the area after American and Iraqi forces drove out the Islamic State group. They were, he believed, families returning to liberated homes, a hopeful sign of...


National

Fans at United Center direct racist remark toward Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. CHICAGO - Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly went to the penalty box after a fight 8:36 into the third period Saturday night at United Center, and four fans sitting against the glass of the box chanted “Basketball, basketball, basketball!” at him,...


World

Russians face unfamiliar wait for first Olympic gold

Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Men

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...


National

Trump criticizes FBI for failure to probe tip on Fla. shooter, says 'too much time' spent

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump late Saturday night criticized the FBI for failing to act on a tip that might have prevented the recent massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, and said the bureau was devoting too much time to its investigation of his presidential...


World

Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape three days of violence. The Carnival Legend arrived in its home port of Melbourne...


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