AP-NORC Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control laws

Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to a new poll that found a majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new laws to address gun violence in the weeks after a Florida school shooting left 17 dead and sparked nationwide protests.

California storm forces flood rescues but spares Montecito

Though the three-day storm had spared communities a repeat of the deadly debris flows following a deluge earlier this year, it dumped record rainfall in some parts and unleashed flooding that led to dramatic rescues Thursday from Los Angeles in Southern California all the way to Folsom, some 400 miles to the north.

NYC firefighter dies battling blaze on Harlem movie set

The blaze broke out on the set of “Motherless Brooklyn,” directed by Edward Norton, at about 11 p.m. Thursday. Flames poured out the windows as firefighters swarmed the scene, dumping water on the blaze to get it under control.

Maryland school shooting victim has died

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said Jaelynn Willey died at 11:34 p.m. Thursday. Earlier that night, her family said she would be taken off life support at the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center.

China targets $3 billion of US goods in tariff spat

The Commerce Ministry said higher duties on pork, apples, steel pipe and other goods would offset Chinese losses due to Trump’s tariff hike on steel and aluminum imports. It urged Washington to negotiate a settlement but set no deadline.

Congress OKs $1.3 trillion budget, averting another shutdown

Leaders delivered on President Donald Trump’s top priorities of boosting Pentagon coffers and starting work on his promised border wall, while compromising with Democrats on funds for road building, child care development, fighting the opioid crisis and more.

Purdue looks for Elite 8 berth vs. Texas Tech

The Boilermakers are back in the Sweet 16 for the second straight season, but will play without senior center Isaac Haas, who is out with a fractured right elbow.

Holcomb signs lawmaker sexual harassment bill

Legislative employees have long worked under a clearly outlined sexual harassment policy, but lawmakers were only obligated to act with “high moral and ethical standards.”