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Sheriff: School Officer Never Went Inside To Confront Gunman

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday. The Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ...

Book Trump? Interest Groups Press Case At His Properties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared ...

US-Canada Women’s Hockey Makes Us All Forget NHL

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Who needs the NHL? We’re good with Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson pulling off the sickest of moves — her shoulders dipping to and fro, her blades cutting this way and that, her magic wand of a stick guiding the puck past a helpless Canadian goalie who had been ...

Scandella Scores In OT, Sabres Trim Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) — Evander Kane showed his skill, scoring a wraparound goal under the watchful eye of many NHL teams evaluating him in person. Kane had a go-ahead goal late in the second period and Marco Scandella scored with a second left in overtime, lifting the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win ...

Perdue To Food Box Critics: Give The Idea A Chance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday defended a proposal that would replace a portion of food stamp benefits with pre-assembled boxes of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients’ doorsteps — an idea one lawmaker called “a cruel joke.” The idea was first ...

Trump Says Raise Age For Buying Assault Rifles, Defying NRA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America’s public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security ...

New Charges Brought Against Ex-Trump Campaign Associates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate. The filing adds allegations of tax evasion and bank fraud and ...

Grand Jury Indicts Missouri Governor Who Admitted Affair

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, the city circuit attorney’s office said Thursday. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim ...

Leading Liberal Policy Group Unveils ‘Coverage For All’ Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal Thursday from the Center for American Progress, or CAP, would provide a ...

Boyfriend’s Secretive Behavior Raises Questions Of Sexuality

DEAR ABBY: I am 19 and love my boyfriend a lot. He is very sweet and would do anything for me. However, I am beginning to think there may be someone else. The someone else is male. My boyfriend has become very secretive lately with his phone, and I’ve noticed he’s followed a lot of male ...

A Bronze That Feels Golden For Vonn

JEONGSEON, South Korea — Over coffee last November at Lindsey Vonn’s home in Colorado, Sofia Goggia of Italy asked her friend for some advice. How does she handle the pressure? How does she deal with the expectations? Vonn didn’t hesitate to answer. An honest answer, and one the new ...

St. Bonaventure Women Rally To Beat Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I. — An impressive second half and a balanced scoring attack highlighted by five players in double figures led the St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team back in a come-from-behind victory at Rhode Island, 77-72, on Wednesday night at the Ryan Center. Mariah Ruff netted 18 of ...

Today In History

Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2018. There are 312 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony. On this date: In ...

High Pulse May Be Side Effect Of Blood Pressure Meds

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been on blood pressure medicine (nifedipine) and cholesterol medicine for approximately 30 years. I am 72. Over the past two years, an average of my readings (morning and night) is 135/85, and my pulse is 103. I exercise 20-25 minutes every day, farm, play golf, work in ...

Horoscopes

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 Those with a low emotional IQ regularly miss the emotions of others. This will not be a problem today though, because Venus and Neptune align in Pisces, the most sensitive part of the sky. As for those who tend to feel others too much, this may seem counterintuitive, ...

Message Left On Voicemail Embarrasses Bulimia Patient

DEAR ABBY: My psychiatrist’s office called and left a very sensitive voicemail about my bulimia on a message machine shared with other individuals. Our voicemails are sent transcribed to everyone’s email accounts. Since my complaint (which was an argument during which the nurse who left ...

Yankees Acquire Drury From D’Backs, Souza Heads West

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade Tuesday that included five players plus two to be named later. The deal was announced one day after ...

Louisville Must Vacate Basketball Title, NCAA Denies Appeal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville officials are not happy with the NCAA’s decision that mandates the school vacate its 2013 men’s basketball championship in the wake of an embarrassing sex scandal, and interim President Greg Postel did not hide his disappointment. It’s the first time a ...

Bonnies’ Mobley Named USBWA Player Of The Week

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected St. Bonaventure senior guard Matt Mobley as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Feb. 18. The USBWA’s weekly honor is presented by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Over two wins last ...

No. 2 Michigan State Locks Up Share Of Big Ten Title

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges scored 19 points, Joshua Langford had 16 and No. 2 Michigan State beat Illinois 81-61 on Tuesday night, sealing a share of the Big Ten championship. The Spartans (27-3, 15-2 Big Ten) have won 11 straight and can claim the conference title outright if ...