Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say they don't know why a popular teacher allegedly fired a handgun inside his classroom, causing a chaotic lockdown and evacuation of his Georgia high school. But it immediately pierced the national debate over whether educators should be armed.

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  • Written by JEFF MARTIN and ALINA HARTOUNIAN , Associated Press

Trump to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to protect vital American industries, President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, dramatically raising the possibility of a trade showdown with China and other key trading partners.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

Pentagon dismisses Putin's boasts about new nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday dismissed Russian President Vladimir Putin's boasts about developing a new array of nuclear weapons, saying America's missile defense is ready to protect the nation but is not directed at Russia.

  • Written by By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

HUD: Carson asks agency to cancel $31k dining set

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman for the Department of Housing and Urban Development says Secretary Ben Carson has asked to cancel an order for an expensive dining set that prompted outrage earlier this week after revelations that it cost roughly $31,000.

  • Written by By JULIET LINDERMAN , Associated Press

Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign pays $14,500 to fix complaint

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign has paid a $14,500 civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission to settle a complaint the campaign improperly accepted the services of volunteers from Australia.