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Students plan to walk out of schools to protest gun laws
A series of protests are planned in upcoming months, including one that will mark the 19th year since the Columbine High School massacre.
      
 
 
02/18/2018 06:47 PM
Broward County Victims: Their Stories
Brothers and sisters. Fathers and children. Dancers and soccer players and musicians and beloved. Teenagers who'll never come home again. These are the 17 people shot and killed by a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla,. on Feb. 14.
      
 
 
02/17/2018 12:36 AM
4 early morning gun-related incidents prompt Wisconsin police investigation
Appleton, Wis., police responded to four gun-related incidents that appeared to be related.
      
 
 
02/19/2018 03:25 PM
What Florida law says about gun ownership
There was nothing under Florida law that would have stopped the suspect in this week’s school shooting from purchasing the AR-15 rifle authorities say he used.
      
 
 
02/16/2018 11:25 PM
Shooting boosts bill to allow guns in Florida schools
It's an idea proposed by Republican state Sen. Dennis Baxley, author of the nation’s first Stand Your Ground law.
      
 
 
02/17/2018 05:46 AM
Florida shooting survivors: Not going to school until Congress acts
Several of the Florida high school shooting survivors say they will not go back to school until Congress takes action by passing new gun legislation.
      
 
 
02/19/2018 02:16 PM
Police officer is overwhelmed by salt-licking goats
Upstate New York police officer found himself surrounded by goats who wanted to lick the salt off of his cruiser.
      
 
 
02/19/2018 02:11 PM
Teen shot 5 times closing the door during Florida shooting gets visit from Broward sheriff
Friends say Anthony Borges was able to save about 20 other students by attempting to close and lock a classroom door as the gunman blasted away.
      
 
 
02/19/2018 03:19 PM
Prince Harry gets a new job and the Queen approves
Prince Harry got a new position with the Commonwealth to appeal to a 'younger generation'. Keri Lumm shares the details.
      
 
 
02/19/2018 02:04 PM
Husband's cheap Valentine's gift turns into $100,000
A husband in Iowa got his wife a $10 lottery ticket for Valentine's Day. His gamble on a cheap gift paid off.
      
 
 
02/19/2018 02:02 PM
Michigan school club cancels raffle that included AR-15 prize
A Michigan football booster club canceled its charity dinner after community backlash in wake of Florida school shooting.
      
 
 
02/19/2018 02:05 PM
With 175 Americans dying a day, what are the solutions to the opioid epidemic?
America’s opioid epidemic could claim 1 million lives by 2020.
      
 
 
01/29/2018 03:29 PM
Teen gives emotional speech at gun control rally after mass shooting
Thousands gathered in front of the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, some 25 miles where 17 people were shot and killed at a high school.
      
 
 
02/19/2018 01:53 PM
Seven days of heroin: Elliana's story
When we met Stephanie Gaffney, she was recovering well from addiction. Then she overdosed. What happened to her? What would happen to her daughter?
     
 
 
12/17/2017 02:58 AM
Carnival investigates "cruise from hell"
Carnival has launched an investigation into a wild brawl off the Australian coast, that saw 23 passengers kicked off a cruise. Some on board accuse security of being heavy handed. Joel Labi reports. Video provided by Reuters
      
 
 
02/19/2018 01:50 PM
ShowBiz Minute: BAFTA, Weinstein, US Box Office
"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" wins, women make waves at UK film awards; Weinstein Co. fires president after suit alleges inaction; "Black Panther" blows away box office with $192M weekend in North America. (Feb. 19)
      
 
 
02/19/2018 01:40 PM
Police: Atlanta man dead after dispute with Uber Eats driver
A food delivery ended in a terrible tragedy after a man in Atlanta was allegedly shot dead by an Uber Eats driver.
      
 
 
02/19/2018 01:30 PM
Least livable: Worst county, by state, to live in
In nearly every state in the nation, there is at least one county where social and economic measures reflect an extremely poor quality of life.
      
 
 
02/19/2018 01:29 PM
President Trump reportedly polls Mar-a-Lago clubhouse over gun control
President Trump reportedly polled members of his Mar-a-Lago Clubhouse as to whether he should consider gun control. Nathan Rousseau Smith has the story.
      
 
 
02/19/2018 01:28 PM
Children react to Florida mass shooting
Parkland, Florida community members made a memorial for the victims of the high school shooting that killed 17 people. (Feb. 18)
      
 
 
02/19/2018 01:26 PM
At least 4 shot, including boy, 6, at Texas Roadhouse
San Antonio police don't believe this is a random shooting, but a family violence situation. The suspect is still at large.
      
 
 
02/19/2018 01:17 PM
Buffett wins 10-year, $1M bet with hedge fund managers
On Friday, a couple of money managers with Protégé Partners LLC were in Omaha to pay up. More than $2 million is now going to Girls Inc. of Omaha.
      
 
 
02/19/2018 01:23 PM
Peter Wang died a 'hero' in Florida shooting, wearing his ROTC uniform. Petition seeks a full honors military funeral
Peter Wang died in his Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps uniform while helping fellow students get to safety.
      
 
 
02/19/2018 12:45 PM
Oldman: BAFTA win is 'everything'
At the BAFTA Awards after-party, Gary Oldman talks about winning Best Actor for portraying Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour." (Feb. 19)
      
 
 
02/19/2018 12:22 PM
Olympic spotlight on South Korean rustbelt
The Pyeongchang Winter Games are spread across South Korea's Gangwon Province. Few had heard of the rural former coal mining region until its hard-fought bid to be an Olympic host. (Feb. 19)
      
 
 
02/19/2018 12:12 PM
Back to black on BAFTA red carpet
Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong'o were among the stars to wear black to Sunday's British Academy Film Awards in London in support of the Time's Up movement. (Feb. 19)
      
 
 
02/19/2018 11:47 AM
AP Top Stories February 19 A
Here's the latest for Monday, February 19th: Trump to meet with students; Russian curler charged with doping; 4 shot outside San Antonio steakhouse: Volcano erupts in Indonesia.
      
 
 
02/19/2018 11:37 AM
Raw: Indonesian volcano blasts out tower of ash
Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 16,400 feet into the atmosphere. Emergency officials say nobody was killed or hurt. (Feb. 19)
      
 
 
02/19/2018 11:17 AM
February political cartoons from the USA TODAY Network
      
 
 
02/19/2018 01:32 PM
Residents struggle at Hurricane Harvey's ground zero
     
 
 
10/18/2017 02:23 PM
The day in pictures
      
 
 
02/19/2018 12:34 AM
Thousands dressed as Rosie the Riveter set record
     
 
 
10/15/2017 07:09 PM
Las Vegas shooting leaves more than 50 dead at Mandalay Bay
     
 
 
10/06/2017 04:53 PM