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Florida School Shooting Injures One

OCALA , Fla. (AP) - Authorities say one student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the shooting happened Friday morning at Forest High School which was…

US manufacturers seek relief from steel and aluminum tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for hundreds of American companies that buy those metals, and many are pressing for relief. Nearly 2,200 companies are asking the Commerce Department to exempt…

Senators introducing new war powers resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) - The leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are set to unveil a bipartisan resolution authorizing the use of military force overseas. The proposal would accelerate a debate that Congress has been reluctant to have, but that's…

900 National Guard troops at border so far

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The National Guard Bureau's vice chief says about 900 guard members are deployed so far for President Donald Trump's effort to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking along the U.S.-Mexico border. Speaking to reporters in Washington,…

NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft poised for launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is poised for a Monday evening launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Tess satellite will scan almost the entire sky, staring at the brightest, closest stars in an effort to find…

Toyota to start deploying vehicle-to-vehicle tech in 2021

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota says it will start equipping models with technology to talk to other vehicles starting in 2021, as it tries to push safety communications forward. The company says most of its U.S. models should have the feature…

GAO says EPA violated spending law on Pruitt's privacy booth

WASHINGTON (AP) - An internal government watchdog says the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal spending laws when purchasing a $43,000 soundproof privacy booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt's office. The Government Accountability Office issued its findings Monday in a letter to…

Granddaughter: Barbara Bush resting comfortably

HOUSTON (AP) - Jenna Bush Hager says her grandmother, former first lady Barbara Bush, is resting comfortably with family members at her side. Hager's comments to NBC's "Today" show Monday come a day after the family announced the 92-year-old Bush…

Trump administration spares China 'currency manipulator' tag

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is again declining to name China as a currency manipulator, but it did target that country and five others for special monitoring of practices that the administration says are making America's trade deficit worse.…

GOP Senator says Trump vows to protect marijuana industry

DENVER (AP) - A Republican senator says President Trump has promised to support legislation protecting the marijuana industry in states that have legalized the drug. Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner says Trump made the pledge to him in a Wednesday night…

Trump: Syria attack 'very soon or not so soon at all!'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says an attack on Syria could take place "very soon or not so soon at all!" The president made the statement in a tweet Thursday morning. Trump on Wednesday warned Russia to "get ready"…

Plan would allow drug testing for some food stamp recipients

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservatives supporting ways to cut back on food stamps may find one in a plan that would allow states to require certain recipients to undergo drug testing. The Trump administration is weighing a proposal that would apply…

Zuckerberg: Regulation 'inevitable' for social media firms

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he knows what it means to have personal information compromised by malicious outsiders. And he acknowledges that regulation of social media companies is "inevitable." Zuckerberg's two says of congressional questioning has revealed…

USA Gymnastics sues insurance carriers amid Nassar lawsuits

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - USA Gymnastics is suing its insurance carriers, alleging that they haven't fully reimbursed it for defense costs incurred in lawsuits filed by victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Indianapolis-based governing body for gymnastics sued…

Zuckerberg says Facebook has seen no falloff

WASHINGTON (AP) - CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook has not seen a falloff in usage in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Zuckerberg had already said last week that the company has not seen any "meaningful impact" from an online…

YouTube Facing Legal Action

Sioux Falls, S.D. - One of the biggest websites on the internet may be facing legal action. YouTube is being accused of breaking a federal law designed to protect children's privacy online.…

Attorney: Federal agents seize documents from Trump lawyer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agents carrying court-authorized search warrants have seized documents from President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen. That's according to a statement from Cohen's attorney, Stephen Ryan. He says the search warrants were executed by the office…

Trump says he'll 'make it up' to farmers impacted by tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's going to "make it up" to farmers who would be impacted by China's proposed retaliatory tariffs on U.S. exports. Trump says: "It's not nice when they hit the farmers specifically because they…

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