Florida school shooting response caught on radio traffic


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — As deputies began responding to last month's deadly Florida school shooting, the school's armed resource officer radioed that shots were coming from the freshman building, but he advised officers to stay back — a seeming failure to follow widely established guidelines to immediately confront the attacker in active shooter situations.

  • Written by By TERRY SPENCER and LISA MARIE PANE , Associated Press

Officials tight-lipped in attack on California veterans home


YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have so far been tight-lipped about why a former Army rifleman may have killed three women after a daylong siege at a veterans home in Napa County wine country.

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Trump doesn't set age for guns, defers on arming teachers


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he is "watching court cases and rulings" before taking action on raising age limits for purchasing some firearms, arguing that there is "not much political support (to put it mildly)."

  • Written by By JILL COLVIN and CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Trump Jr. partners with donor who pitched gov't

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has a previously undisclosed business relationship with a longtime hunting buddy who helped raise millions of dollars for his father's 2016 presidential campaign and has had special access to top government officials since the election, records obtained by The Associated Press show.


Xi Jinping's rise shatters hopes for democracy in China


BEIJING (AP) — Orville Schell, a longtime China expert, has vivid memories of his first trip to the country back in 1975. Mao Zedong was leading China through the tumultuous Cultural Revolution, and Chinese were being shamed, beaten and even killed for perceived political mistakes.

  • Written by By YANAN WANG , Associated Press