Parkland seniors balance grief, activism as graduation nears

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — When a gunman killed 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, senior Chris Grady was slogging through his final few weeks before reporting for duty in the Army.

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  • Written by By JASON DEAREN and KELLI KENNEDY , Associated Press

Pushed by voters, GOP moderates rebel on immigration

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Cipriano Garza says Rep. Carlos Curbelo is "a decent man, a family man." He lauds the South Florida Republican for defiantly pushing his party to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and NICHOLAS RICCARDI , Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:


AP FACT CHECK: Romney criticized for assault-weapons ban

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney's record on gun control came up this week during debate for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, a conservative western state with strong support for the Second Amendment.

  • Written by By LINDSAY WHITEHURST , Associated Press

Agency: Most Florida nursing homes are without backup power

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A government agency reports that most Florida nursing homes and assisted-living facilities do not have backup power despite new requirements enacted after a dozen people died in a sweltering center following Hurricane Irma.