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Facebook and Facebook's Messenger Kids app icons are displayed on an iPhone in New York, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Messenger Kids lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family. It displays no ads and lets parents approve who their children message. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 16, 2018 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids despite criticism from child experts. The company launched Messenger Kids Wednesday on Android; the app landed on Amazon devices in January. Children's advocates are pressing the company to shut it down, while others question...
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Rich and Rachel Castleberry visit one of seventeen crosses after a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. With them are their children Mila, 9, left, Jack, 5, center, and Lucy, 7. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 16, 2018 - 10:32 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A grieving mother who directed her anger at President Donald Trump on live television after the Florida school shooting isn't done shouting. And she's made it personal, invoking...
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A casket is taken into St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville, Ohio, before the start of funeral services for Westerville police officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The two veteran officers were shot after entering a residence early Saturday afternoon. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
February 16, 2018 - 10:29 am
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An honor guard has escorted the bodies of two slain Ohio police officers into a church ahead of their funeral services. Hundreds of police officers from around Ohio and cities including Chicago, Denver and El Paso, Texas, looked on as pallbearers carried the coffins into...
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February 16, 2018 - 10:19 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the doorknob. Caesars Entertainment told The Associated Press Friday it also is considering giving panic buttons to its...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney shake hands as Romney leaves the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster, N.J. Romney and Trump exchanged harsh criticisms of one another during the 2016 presidential campaign but also have a history of being willing to sit down with each other when mutually beneficial. Romney's announcement that he's running for the U.S. Senate seat in Utah creates the potential for future battles, or even deal-making. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 16, 2018 - 10:10 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney and President Donald Trump have harshly criticized each other but also have been willing to sit down to talk when it's mutually beneficial. Romney's announcement Friday that he is running for the U.S. Senate in Utah creates the potential for more battles or deal-...
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February 16, 2018 - 9:14 am
WAYNOKA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports four small earthquakes in northwestern Oklahoma, the strongest with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8. No injuries or damage have been reported as a result of the Friday morning temblors near Waynoka. Geologists say damage is not likely in...
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The Lawton family poses for a portrait before seeing Black Panther in Silver Spring, Md., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
February 16, 2018 - 9:10 am
The vibrant African fashion of "Black Panther" was on display at multiplexes around the country Thursday as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of Marvel's latest superhero blockbuster in traditional African shirts, dresses, head wraps and more. Some opted to make their own clothes to...
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This undated photo shows Joaquin Oliver, known by his nickname "Guac." Oliver, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was killed when former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire at the school on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Courtesy of Tyra Hemans via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 9:04 am
When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, he claimed the lives of students with their whole lives ahead of them, along with those of the teachers who tried to protect them. Here is a look at the 17 people who authorities say died in the deadly shooting...
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This combination photo shows, top row from left, Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Laura Dern, second row from left, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Holland and bottom row from left, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, Emma Stone and Daniela Vega who will appear on the 90th annual Academy Awards. (AP Photo)
February 16, 2018 - 8:30 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, "Girls Trip" breakout star Tiffany Haddish, "Lady Bird" author Greta Gerwig and "The Big Sick" co-writer and actor Kumail Nanjiani are set to appear at the 90th annual Academy Awards. Producers of next month's telecast announced the show's...
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EDITORS AND LIBRARIANS: KILL FROM YOUR SYSTEMS AND ARCHIVES PHOTO MH204, SLUGGED SCHOOL SHOOTING FLORIDA VICTIMS AND TRANSMITTED ON FEB. 15, 2018. THE SOURCE HAS WITHDRAWN PERMISSION TO USE THE PHOTO. This undated photo taken from the Facebook page of Claudette McMahon Joshi shows her great niece, Alaina Petty, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Petty was killed when former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire at the school on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Courtesy of Claudette McMahon Joshi via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 8:27 am
When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, he claimed the lives of students with their whole lives ahead of them, along with those of the teachers who tried to protect them. Here is a look at the 17 people who authorities say died in the deadly shooting...
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