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Florida school shooting victims torn from community fabric

Florida school shooting victims torn from community fabric

Two of the victims were coaches. One was a student who played trombone in the school band. Another proudly wore his ROTC uniform. Still another loved soccer. And most were so very young.
Republican state senator charged with extorting page for sex

Republican state senator charged with extorting page for sex

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A grand jury indictment unsealed Monday accuses a Republican state senator of extorting sex from a page in the Senate's page program.
Californians can go home but told to keep watch on wildfire

Californians can go home but told to keep watch on wildfire

BISHOP, Calif. — A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, but officials said they made some gains after the flames exploded in size.
Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell

Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell

YARMOUTH, Mass. — Researchers are working to use DNA to identify whether a human bone recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck belongs to the infamous pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy.

Gulf cartel boss captured in Mexican state bordering Texas

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — An alleged top boss of the Gulf drug cartel was captured by Mexican marines Monday in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, which for years has been terrorized by gangland violence.
Gray whale returned to ocean after 3 days beached in Mexico

Gray whale returned to ocean after 3 days beached in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — A grey whale has been returned safely to the Pacific Ocean after three days beached on the coast of Mexico's Baja California Sur state.
Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St.
Israeli settler leader says settlements grew rapidly in 2017

Israeli settler leader says settlements grew rapidly in 2017

JERUSALEM — The number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel's overall population last year, a settler leader said Monday, predicting that settlement growth would surge even more in the coming years thanks in par
Rio could be 'laboratory' for solving Brazil's crime crisis

Rio could be 'laboratory' for solving Brazil's crime crisis

SAO PAULO — Brazilian leaders said Monday that the use of the military to combat rising violence in Rio de Janeiro could serve as a model for other violent areas of Brazil.
Experts: Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico

Experts: Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important underwater archaeological site in the world.