Florida could pave new changes in 'stand your ground' laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Lucy McBath is afraid many more people will die if Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs a bill making it harder to prosecute when people claim they commit violence in self-defense.

  • Written by BRENDAN FARRINGTON , Associated Press

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers.

  • Written by MICHAEL RUBINKAM , Associated Press

Mayor: 'Heroes' died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police said Saturday they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train.

  • Written by GILLIAN FLACCUS , Associated Press

'I ain't fit to live': Police say Mississippi gunman kills 8


BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife and her family over his children was arrested Sunday in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff's deputy.

  • Written by KEVIN McGILL , Associated Press

AP source: Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press