AP Exclusive: Russia Twitter trolls deflected Trump bad news

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disguised Russian agents on Twitter rushed to deflect scandalous news about Donald Trump just before last year's presidential election while straining to refocus criticism on the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton's campaign, according to an Associated Press analysis of since-deleted accounts.

  • Written by By RYAN NAKASHIMA and BARBARA ORTUTAY , AP Technology Writers

Study: Most student loan fraud claims involve for-profits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98 percent of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools, according to an analysis of Education Department data published Thursday.

  • Written by By MARIA DANILOVA , Associated Press

'So many babies in there': church shooting claims 8 children

LA VERNIA, Texas (AP) — By the time Paul Brunner rolled up in his ambulance to the worst mass shooting in Texas history, the First Baptist Church was a chaotic triage scene. Parents cried and kids screamed, and nearly all the victims appeared to have been hit more than once.

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  • Written by By PAUL J. WEBER, EMILY SCHMALL AND JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press