UK, EU hail Brexit breakthrough despite unresolved questions


BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union hailed a breakthrough Friday that allows them to begin talks on their post-Brexit relations without answering some key questions about how their divorce will play out.


  • Written by By LORNE COOK and JILL LAWLESS , Associated Press

Police: Gunman disguised himself, randomly killed at school

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of U.S. investigators more than a year ago, authorities said Friday.

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  • Written by By RUSSELL CONTRERAS , Associated Press

Combative Franken quits, points to GOP tolerance of Trump


WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Al Franken, a rising political star only weeks ago, reluctantly announced Thursday he's resigning from Congress, succumbing to a torrent of sexual harassment allegations and evaporating support from fellow Democrats. But he fired a defiant parting shot at President Donald Trump and other Republicans he said have survived much worse accusations.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Snow in Deep South brings back bad memories for some

ATLANTA (AP) — The snow that dusted parts of the Deep South early Friday delighted schoolchildren with an unexpected holiday but also brought back panicky memories for many adults of past storms that trapped commuters on interstates for hours.