Court: US anti-discrimination law covers sexual orientation

NEW YORK (AP) — Ruling in the case of a gay skydiving instructor, a federal appeals court in New York on Monday became the second one in the country to declare that U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from being fired over their sexual orientation.

  • Written by By LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press

Lawmakers consider charge facing embattled Missouri governor


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers returned to the Statehouse Monday for the first time since Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted, with plans to discuss assembling a committee whose investigation could lead to his impeachment.


  • Written by By DAVID A. LIEB, BLAKE NELSON and JIM SALTER , Associated Press

Students resolute as they re-enter school shooting site

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The line of students and their parents wrapped around Stoneman Douglas High School, several thousand people entering the campus for the first time since a gunman took 17 lives nearly two weeks ago.

FLschoolshooting memorialwalk

  • Written by By TERRY SPENCER , Associated Press

Congress returns amid pressure to act on gun violence


WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump.

CongressGuns 1

  • Written by By LISA MASCARO and MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Violence rages in Syria as UN calls to stop 'hell on Earth'

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces launched a ground offensive Monday on a rebel-held eastern Damascus suburb despite a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria. The U.N. chief denounced the violence in the embattled region, describing it as "hell on Earth."


  • Written by By BASSEM MROUE and JAMEY KEATEN , Associated Press