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FILE - In this March 14, 2018, file photograph, an orange ribbons adorns a fence after it was tied there by a student during a walkout to protest gun violence on the soccer field behind Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. Students at high schools across the country are expected to walk out of classes Friday, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, in their latest push for gun control. But they won’t be protesting at the Colorado school where the violence took place. (AP Phoot/David Zalubowski, File)
April 19, 2018 - 2:06 pm
DENVER (AP) — A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings. Just as it has done every year since the April 20, 1999, shooting...
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Cuba's former president Raul Castro acknowledges the crowd of legistors at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Castro left the presidency after 12 years in office when the National Assembly approved Miguel Diaz-Canel's nomination as the candidate for the top government position. Diaz-Canel told the nation that Castro, 86, would remain the country's ultimate authority as head of the Communist Party. (Irene Perez/Cubadebate via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 1:59 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Raul Castro's retirement from the presidency of Cuba has its own theme song. Cuban state media are enthusiastically promoting "The Last Mambi," a tribute to Castro posted online by renowned trova...
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This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Anthony Wrobel. Wrobel is accused of opening fire on a picnic for a group of employees of a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort, killing a woman and critically injuring a man on Sunday, April 15, in what investigators called workplace violence. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept.)
April 19, 2018 - 1:53 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip casino dealer on the run for days after authorities say he opened fire on a picnic for a group of fellow employees, killing one, was arrested Thursday in Texas. Anthony J. Wrobel, 42, was taken into custody by sheriff's deputies near Vega, a small town in...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May, left, attend the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday April 19, 2018. (Yui Mok/Pool via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 1:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth on Thursday, and backed her son Prince Charles to be the next leader of the association of Britain and its former colonies. In a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, the queen said she hoped Charles would "carry on the...
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This undated photo provided by the Henry County Sheriff's Office in Clinton, Mo., shows Tammy Dee Widger. Widger, who is accused of dealing drugs from a home where an ex-convict fatally shot one police officer and wounded two others in early March 2018, is now charged with first-degree murder and, if convicted, she could be sentenced to death or a life in prison. Prosecutors announced Wednesday, April 18, 2018, that the charge against Widger has been upgraded from second-degree murder in the death of Officer Ryan Morton. (Henry County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 1:35 pm
CLINTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman accused of dealing drugs from a home where an ex-convict fatally shot one police officer and wounded two others is now charged with first-degree murder and, if convicted, she could be sentenced to death or a life in prison. Prosecutors announced Wednesday that...
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April 19, 2018 - 1:21 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Two senior U.S. Treasury officials say finance ministers from several Latin American nations as well as the U.S. and Europe have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize assets arising from corruption by Venezuelan government insiders. They say international officials...
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April 19, 2018 - 1:18 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old boy whose polygamous family is featured on a reality TV show has died following a fire in a southeastern Utah home. The Deseret News reports Adonija Foster died of smoke inhalation Saturday after a fire ignited in the room where he was sleeping. Members...
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In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, conducts combat airlift operations for U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq and Syria on April 13, 2018. The drama of U.S. and allied missiles strikes on Syria has obscured the fact that the U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. This is an illustration of the many-layered complexities of the Syrian conflict. (Tech. Sgt Gregory Brook/U.S. Air Force via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. The U.S. has 2,000 troops in Syria assisting local Arab and Kurdish fighters against IS, even as President Donald Trump...
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April 19, 2018 - 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday weighed the fate of a U.S. citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. The Trump administration has been holding the unidentified citizen at a U.S. military facility in Iraq since he surrendered on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018 file photo, Elon Musk, founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, speaks at a news conference after the Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket launched successfully from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. A committee of the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, April 18, approved an environmental review exemption for a Los Angeles-area tunnel that Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
April 19, 2018 - 1:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A committee of the Los Angeles City Council has approved an environmental review exemption for a tunnel that Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system. The Los Angeles Times reports that members of the council's public works committee said Wednesday...
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