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  • Deputies to carry rifles at schools in Florida county

    BROWARD COUNTY, Fl. – The sheriff of the Florida county where a shooter killed 17 people at a high school last week has ordered all deputies who qualify to begin carrying rifles on school grounds. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference Wednesday that the rifles will be locked in a patrol car when not in use until the agency secures gun locks and lockers. The sheriff said the school district’s superintendent fully supports his decision. Marjory […]

  • Trump hosts listening session with Florida students advocating for more gun restrictions

    WASHINGTON— Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen safety, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect American school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently as raw emotions reverberated at the White House. Faced with the personal anguish wrought by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, Trump pledged action, saying: “We don’t want others to go […]

  • Indiana University cleared in sexual violence complaints

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A federal agency has completed its investigation into four Title IX sexual violence complaints against Indiana University. The Herald Times reports that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has determined the university didn’t mishandle the cases. The office has sent letters to the complainants regarding the outcome of the investigations. The investigation determined whether the university’s Bloomington campus had promptly and effectively responded to reports of sexual misconduct beginning in March 2014. University Provost Lauren Robel […]

  • Billy Graham, influential evangelist and adviser to presidents, dies at age 99

    MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99. Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina, spokesman Mark DeMoss told The Associated Press. More than anyone else, Graham built evangelicalism into a force that rivaled liberal Protestantism and Roman Catholicism in the […]

  • IU’s winning streak grinds to a halt against Nebraska

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska had the finishing kick against Indiana that it lacked at Illinois, and it got the Huskers running in the right direction again Tuesday night. Nebraska outscored Indiana 13-6 over the final 5:32 for a 66-57 victory, overcoming some missed free throws by forcing the last of the Hoosiers’ 19 turnovers to reach 12 conference wins for only the third time in school history. James Palmer scored 15 points as the Huskers won for the seventh […]

  • Republican Senate candidates debate in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Candidates in Indiana’s Republican U.S. Senate primary faced off against each other during a raucous debate. U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, as well as former state Rep. Mike Braun, were at the Tuesday evening event in downtown Indianapolis. The candidates had few major policy differences. Instead, they sought to set themselves apart based on style. Messer sought to claim the mantle of being the only adult among the candidates and a party uniter. Rokita went […]

  • President Trump pushes for ban on gun modifications like bump stocks

    WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump says he’s signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to “ban all devices” like bump stocks used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. The president is making the announcement to curb the use of the rapid-fire devices during a ceremony recognizing bravery by the nation’s public safety officers. “Just a few moments ago I signed a memo directing the attorney general to propose regulations that ban all devices that turn legal weapons into […]

  • Louisville must vacate 2013 basketball title, NCAA denies appeal

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville must vacate its 2013 men’s basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel’s decision to uphold sanctions against the men’s program in the sex scandal case. The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories including the championship, and return some $600,000 in conference revenue from the 2012-15 NCAA Tournaments. The decision announced on Tuesday by the governing body’s Infraction Appeals Committee ruled that the NCAA has the authority to take away championships for what it considers major […]

  • Ohio 7th grader shoots himself in middle school bathroom

    MASSILLON, Ohio — Police in Ohio say a 7th-grader apparently brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a bathroom. Investigators say no other students have been hurt and they don’t know yet whether the shooting Tuesday morning was intentional. A school official says the student is being treated at a hospital. His condition wasn’t immediately known. Parents rushed to Jackson Middle School, near Massillon, to pick up their children after the school sent out a notice about the […]

  • Indiana panel backs dropping ‘opt-in’ requirement for sex ed

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indiana legislative committee is dropping a proposal that would require parents to “opt in” for their children to take sex education classes in public schools. Changes made Tuesday by the Indiana House Education Committee would keep in place current practice of allowing parents to withdraw their children from such classes. The new proposal would require schools to make two attempts to notify parents of the sex education curriculum before the classes start. The committee also removed […]