Judge who sentenced swimmer recalled amid #MeToo movement


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The beginning of the end for the first California judge recalled since 1932 began almost exactly two years ago, when Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky sentenced a former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault to six months in jail instead of a long prison term.

  • Written by By PAUL ELIAS , Associated Press

Parkland students to make bus tour to register young voters

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A day after graduating, a group of Florida high school shooting survivors announced they'll spend their summer crisscrossing the country, expanding their grass-roots activism from rallies and schools walkouts to registering young voters to help accomplish their vision for stricter gun laws.

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  • Written by By KELLI KENNEDY , Associated Press

DeVos: School safety panel will not look at role of guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday said the federal commission on school safety set up after a Florida high school shooting won't be looking at the role of guns in school violence.


  • Written by By MARIA DANILOVA , Associated Press

Trustees warn Medicare finances worsening

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security's financial problems can't be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

GAO reviewing legality of 'taunting' tweet from EPA


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Government Accountability Office has agreed to a Democratic senator's request to examine the legality of a politically-tinged tweet from the Environmental Protection Agency, a spokesman for the watchdog agency said Tuesday.

  • Written by By ELLEN KNICKMEYER , Associated Press