Nation & World

Capitals forward calls fans racial taunts 'disgusting'

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly says he is disgusted and saddened black athletes such as himself continue to be the targets of racial taunts from …

Turkey: Soldiers die after vehicle topples in flooded river

ISTANBUL (AP) — The bodies of two Turkish soldiers who went missing in a flood after heavy rains pummeled the country's southeast were found late Sunday, the military said.The Turkish army …

ROTC leader shocked that accused school shooter 1 of his own

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The sound of gunfire still ringing in his ears after his mad half-mile sprint, Jack Ciaramello was standing with friends in a grocery store parking lot when a sheriff's …

Main party candidates formally join Mexico presidential race

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three presidential candidates have accepted the nominations of Mexico's main parties for the July 1 election, formally entering what is shaping up to be a crowded …

At UK film awards, stars say 'Time's Up' on harassment

LONDON (AP) — Many stars heeded a call to wear black to Sunday's British Academy Film Awards, using the celebration of U.K. and international cinema to call for an end to sexual harassment, …

Maldives court delays reinstating pro-opposition lawmakers

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Supreme Court of the Maldives has delayed its order reinstating 12 pro-opposition lawmakers ahead of a key parliamentary sitting.Opposition lawmaker Ahmed Mahloof …

The Latest: Principal gives emotional message after shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local):12:30 p.m.The principal of the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last week …

The Latest: Iran says 65 killed in airplane crash

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the crash of an Iranian passenger plane in southern Iran (all times local):6:10 p.m.Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is saying that the death toll in a …

School shooting massacre 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.The gunman …

The Latest: 'Three Billboards' wins outstanding British film

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the British Academy Film Awards (all times local):7:25 p.m.Revenge comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" has been named outstanding British film at …

Russia: 5 dead in church shooting; police kill suspect

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — A gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in Russia's Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others, then was shot …

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office.Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought …

Polish PM seeks dialogue with Israel on 'difficult history'

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister said Sunday that dialogue with Israel about the Holocaust is necessary and would serve as a warning to prevent such "exceptionally terrifying" …

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada …

Israeli police arrest telecom officials in graft case

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Sunday they arrested senior officials from the country's national telephone company as part of an investigation into alleged corruption offenses. Israeli …

Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering from surgery at Emory University Hospital.Carter, 90, had surgery on Sunday to remove scar tissue from a portion of her small …

After questions about travel, EPA head nixes trip to Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is postponing a planned trip to Israel.The decision comes as Pruitt is under pressure over the cost of his travel, …

Democrats, Rubio want 'red flags' to enable gun seizures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, …

2 bears burned in California wildfire spotted in the wild

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Two female bears badly burned in a Southern California wildfire are settling back into their home in the wild.Los Angeles news station KABC-TV reports that recent photos …

Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been …