Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday.

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  • Written by By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, GARY FINEOUT and TERRY SPENCER , Associated Press

Deaths mount in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing nine people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400.

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  • Written by By ZEINA KARAM , Associated Press

Ex-Trump campaign associates face more charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

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  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY , Associated Press

Leading liberal policy group unveils 'coverage for all' plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Trump Jr.'s foreign policy speech in India boosts concerns

NEW DELHI (AP) — As criticism mounted that the American president's eldest son was pushing an ethics boundary by making a foreign policy speech at an Indian business summit, conference organizers hurriedly changed the speech's title.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS