After Florida rampage, some owners are destroying their guns

ATLANTA (AP) — One man in upstate New York sawed his AR-15 rifle into pieces and posted a video of it on Facebook. A woman in Connecticut did the same with her handgun. Not far from scene of the Florida high school shooting, another man brought his assault weapon to police and asked them to destroy it.

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  • Written by By LISA MARIE PANE , Associated Press

2 lions from Mideast war zones reach South African refuge


LIONSROCK BIG CAT SANCTUARY, South Africa (AP) — Two lions rescued from neglected zoos in war zones in Iraq and Syria arrived in South Africa on Monday to live at a sanctuary with other animals that survived harsh conditions in captivity elsewhere in the world.

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  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press

Still no cease-fire in Syrian enclave; Russia orders a pause

BEIRUT (AP) — As a U.N. cease-fire failed to take hold in Syria, Russia on Monday ordered a daily "humanitarian pause" to allow civilians to evacuate an embattled rebel-held enclave near Damascus, while airstrikes continued and Syrian ground forces fought to push into the besieged area from the west.

  • Written by By SARAH EL DEEB and BASSEM MROUE , Associated Press

Court: US anti-discrimination law covers sexual orientation

NEW YORK (AP) — Ruling in the case of a gay skydiving instructor, a federal appeals court in New York on Monday became the second one in the country to declare that U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from being fired over their sexual orientation.

  • Written by By LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press

Lawmakers consider charge facing embattled Missouri governor


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers returned to the Statehouse Monday for the first time since Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted, with plans to discuss assembling a committee whose investigation could lead to his impeachment.


  • Written by By DAVID A. LIEB, BLAKE NELSON and JIM SALTER , Associated Press