Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.

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  • Written by By RACHEL ZOLL , Associated Press

Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change laws before their legislative session ends.

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  • Written by By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, JOSH REPLOGLE and TAMARA LUSH , Associated Press

New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

BEIRUT (AP) — New airstrikes and shelling of the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens more on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said, adding to a staggering casualty toll that has overwhelmed paramedics and doctors in the past few days.

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  • Written by By PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press

AP Explains: Syria's starved, rebellious suburb under attack

BEIRUT (AP) — The airstrikes came at a rate of one a minute, with horrible results: civilians fleeing collapsing buildings, children trapped under slabs of concrete, paramedics grimly rushing the bloodied victims away on stretchers. At least 100 people were killed in one day.


  • Written by By ZEINA KARAM , Associated Press