WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of teenage students spread their bodies on the pavement in front of the White House to demand presidential action on gun control after 17 were killed in a school shooting in Florida. They were joined by parents and educators. One activist held a sign asking, ‘Am I Next?’ The protest unfolded with President Donald Trump at his Florida golf club.
UNDATED (AP) — The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration’s focus on mental illness to fight mass violence. Mental health experts say most people with psychiatric illnesses are not violent and many support gun violence research and at least some form of gun control. They say it’s a public health crisis that Congress has failed to address, not a matter of Second Amendment rights.
NEW YORK (AP) — The family reunification system that has been central to U.S. immigration law for half a century is suddenly facing talk of a complete overhaul thanks to President Donald Trump. The president used his State of the Union speech last month to call for limiting immigrants who become citizens to sponsoring only spouses and minor children to follow them. The current system allows petitions for parents, adult children and siblings, too. But the system can take decades to navigate.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The United States will play for a gold medal in women’s hockey for the third straight Olympics. The Americans had a 5-0 victory over Finland in the semifinals, a score that Canada matched against the Russians later Monday to set up the gold medal showdown between the two premier women’s hockey powers.
LONDON (AP) — Latvian state TV says that the country’s central bank chief has been released from detention on bail pending an investigation into suspected bribery. The channel showed the official speaking to reporters and “rejecting everything” that has been alleged about him. An AP investigation found that a Latvian bank accuses him of seeking bribes for years, abusing his power and being connected to individuals involved in money laundering from Russia.