50 years ago, the My Lai massacre shamed the US military

MY LAI, Vietnam (AP) — The shudder of artillery fire woke the boy at 5:30 a.m. Three American soldiers appeared at his family's home a couple of hours later and forced the mother and five children into their bomb shelter, a structure almost every rural home had during the Vietnam War, to keep residents safe.

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  • Written by By TRAN VAN MINH and GRANT PECK , Associated Press

Video: Deputy never entered building during school massacre


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Security video shows a Florida sheriff's deputy go toward the high school building while a gunman massacred 17 students and staff members, but he stayed outside with his handgun drawn.

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  • Written by By TERRY SPENCER , Associated Press

Hundreds flee Syrian town in besieged opposition enclave

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of civilians streamed out of two besieged enclaves on opposite sides of Syria on Thursday, crossing on foot and in pick-up trucks and tractors to safety after suffering weeks of shelling and bombardment at Turkish and Syrian government forces.

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  • Written by By PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press

US says Russia hacks energy grid, critical infrastructure


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of a concerted operation to hack the U.S. energy grid and other critical infrastructure including aviation, and separately imposed sanctions on a raft of Russian officials for alleged high-tech interference in the 2016 American presidential election.

  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

Mueller witness is convicted pedophile with shadowy past


WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a few days before the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration and a Lebanese-American businessman was on his way to Mar-a-Lago.

  • Written by By BRADLEY KLAPPER and KAREL JANICEK , Associated Press