Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

PARKLAND, Fla. — Students who survived the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week traveled Tuesday to the Florida state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly Legislature effectively halted any possibility of banning assault rifles such as the one used in the attack.

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to “ban all devices” like the rapid-fire bump stocks involved in last year’s Las Vegas massacre.

Report: Hawaii wasn’t ready to handle missile threat alert

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s nuclear missile scare showed that the state began testing alerts before fully developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat and that a public outreach campaign months earlier wasn’t effective, said a report released Tuesday.

School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

PARKLAND, Fla. — The deadly shooting at a Florida high school has put pressure on the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws in a state that has resisted restrictions on firearms for decades, lawmakers said Monday.

Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust US indictment

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg “troll factory” say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.