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Trump backs improved background checks on gun buys

Washington - US President Donald Trump signaled support Monday for improving background gun checks amid mounting pressure for reform in the wake of the Florida school shooting, as the accused gunman appeared in court.

'No idea we had a monster under our roof' say couple who took in Florida gunman

Washington - The couple who took in Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz after his mother's death have described him as quirky but pleasant and seemingly on the right track, saying they had no idea they had a "monster living under our roof.

Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Washington - Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" politicians into reforming laws that make firearms readily available.

Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Washington - Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" lawmakers into reforming laws that make powerful firearms readily available.

Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

Fort Lauderdale - US President Donald Trump said Saturday the FBI was so caught up in the Russia probe that it failed to heed signs which could have prevented the Parkland school shooting.

After Florida shooting, students spurred to act against guns

Coral Springs - When the gunshots rang out at her Florida high school, Lorena Sanabria hid in a classroom with friends, forced to listen to the blood-curdling screams of victims as they waited for help and prayed they wouldn't be next.

Deadly Parkland shooting: What we know

Pompano Beach - Seventeen people were shot dead Wednesday by a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.Here's what we know:- The shooter -Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school, has confessed to the shooting....

FBI warned about Florida gunman but failed to act

Washington - The FBI said Friday that it received a detailed warning last month that Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was a danger but that it failed to act.

Trump visits Florida shooting survivors, FBI admits it missed tip

Pompano Beach - US President Donald Trump on Friday visited a Florida hospital to offer comfort to those wounded in a mass school shooting, after the FBI admitted it mishandled a tip about the troubled teen behind the massacre that left 17 dead.

As gun debate rages, Trump changes the subject

Washington - President Donald Trump acted as consoler-in-chief Thursday to a nation despondent over the latest mass shooting of school kids, with an address that aimed to assuage -- and steer debate away from the fraught question of gun control.

Florida shooter a troubled loner with white supremacist ties

Pompano Beach - Nikolas Cruz was expelled from school, threatened fellow students and posted "very disturbing" messages on social media, along with pictures of his favorite guns.

Florida shooter belonged to white supremacist group: rights group

Pompano Beach - Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of a white supremacist group and had taken part in military-style training exercises, the rights group Anti-Defamation League said Thursday.

Murder, outrage, impasse: how gun crime bedevils US

Washington - The United States has once again been forced to confront its deadly distinction as the world's only developed country to be plagued by mass school shootings.

For school gun massacre survivors, fear and grief takes hold

Pompano Beach - Physically, Nicole Suarez is fine -- but she can't sleep, and from now on, she'll be afraid to go to school.

Facing criticism, Trump to make address on school shooting

Washington - US President Donald Trump will deliver a major televised address Thursday, as he confronts mounting questions about his handling of a deadly rampage at a Florida school.

Former student confesses to Florida school shooting

Pompano Beach - A troubled teen has confessed to gunning down 17 people at his former high school in Florida, court documents showed Thursday, as the FBI admitted it had received a tip-off about the 19-year-old gunman yet failed to stop him.

17 killed in Florida school shooting by former student: sheriff

Miami - Authorities in Florida could offer no explanation Wednesday night as to why a former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a high school earlier that day, killing at least 17 people.

LA school shooting an accident, say police

Los Angeles - A middle school shooting that left two students injured in Los Angeles was the result of a semi-automatic handgun going off by accident in a 12-year-old girl's bag, police said Friday.

Review: The William Spyropoulos School is an excellent school Special

Flushing - The William Spyropoulos Greek-American Day School of St. Nicholas in Flushing, Queens, is one of the best private schools in New York.

Kentucky school shooting leaves two students dead

Washington - A teenage boy opened fire with a handgun at a Kentucky high school early Tuesday, killing two fellow students and wounding more than a dozen people in the latest mass shooting to hit the United States.

Siberian teen wounds six in school axe attack

Moscow - A teenage boy injured six people, five of them minors, in an axe attack in a Siberian classroom on Friday, local authorities said, days after 15 were injured in a knife fight at another Russian school.

Germany considers student exchanges to heal East-West divide

Berlin - A suggestion that schools send students on exchange between Germany's former East and West to heal persistent divides sparked debate on Monday, almost 30 years after the country's reunification.

Safety barrier down in deadly French bus collision: lawyer

Marseille - The safety measures were working at the crossing where a French train slammed into a school bus two weeks ago, killing six children, a lawyer for the victims said Saturday, citing a report from France's rail operator.

Deadly French bus crash driver charged with manslaughter

Perpignan - The driver of a school bus that was hit by a train at a level crossing in southern France, resulting in the deaths of six children, was charged Wednesday with manslaughter, a prosecutor said.

French school bus death toll rises to six

Toulouse - The death toll from a collision between a train and a school bus in southern France rose Monday after a sixth child succumbed to serious injuries.

Deadly French bus crash probe focusing on safety barriers

Millas - Investigators probing a deadly collision between a train and a school bus in the south of France were on Saturday looking at competing witness accounts to determine whether a safety barrier malfunction caused the disaster.

French school bus crash toll rises to 6: police source

Millas - The death toll from a crash between a school bus and a train in southern France rose to six Friday as two 11-year-old girls succumbed to their injuries, a police source said.

France mourns deadly school bus crash

Millas - French authorities were investigating Friday how a train was able to smash into a school bus, killing five children and ripping their vehicle in half in an accident that has devastated the local community.

Four French children killed after train mows into school bus

Perpignan - At least four children were killed and seven others seriously injured on Thursday after a train crashed into a school bus at a level crossing in southern France, police sources said.

Police foil 'attack' on school in Australia

Sydney - Two teenagers have been charged with planning an attack using guns and explosives on a Australian school and police said Wednesday they intended to kill multiple people.
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