CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham’s adult children have been giving personal messages at his funeral. Four of his children spoke near the beginning of the service under a big tent at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. Gospel singer Linda McCrary-Fisher started the service with the song “Until Then,” which harkens back to the revivals that helped launch Graham’s ministry seven decades ago.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Police are asking for the public’s help as they search for a 19-year-old man suspected of killing two people at Central Michigan University. The shooting occurred in a residence hall Friday morning on the campus in Mount Pleasant. Police say neither victim was a student. Police released the suspect’s photo to the public. Anyone who sees him is asked not to confront him, but to call 911.
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Florida Senate President Joe Negron announced the chamber will hold a rare Saturday session to consider a bill addressing school safety and gun sales. The bill was scheduled to be heard Friday, but it was postponed so the Senate could keep working behind the scenes to reach an agreement with the House on bill language. Saturday’s session will allow questions on the bill, but a final Senate vote wouldn’t be held until Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s shift on gun policy has left some lawmakers in his party confused and scrambling to figure out what to do next. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has shelved the gun debate for now. McConnell had been preparing to push ahead with an incremental proposal from Sens. John Cornyn and Chris Murphy, but even that bipartisan proposal faced some GOP opposition. Congress is under pressure to act after 17 were killed in a Florida high school shooting.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is making permanent its decision last year to withdraw 60 percent of its diplomats from Cuba because of what the State Department calls “health attacks.” The department in October ordered non-essential personnel and all family members to leave Havana under what’s known as “ordered departure.”