Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for 3 minutes

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation's deadliest school shootings and carried extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff's department report released Thursday.

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  • Written by By TERRY SPENCER, KELLI KENNEDY and TAMARA LUSH , Associated Press

Trump cites mental health _ not guns _ in speech on shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the nation united and grieving with "one heavy heart," President Donald Trump promised Thursday to tackle school safety and "the difficult issue of mental health" in response to the deadly shooting in Florida. He made no mention of the scourge of gun violence.

  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press

US Bank pays $613 million over money laundering charges

 

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Bancorp said Thursday it will pay $613 million in fines and penalties to settle allegations that the bank had poor anti-money laundering controls, which put the bank repeatedly at risk of being used as a conduit for criminals.

  • Written by By KEN SWEET , AP Business Writer

Florida school shooting blamed on mental illness, not guns

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and his own AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years.

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  • Written by By TERRY SPENCER and KELLI KENNEDY , Associated Press