Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

In this June 4, 2012 file photo, a girl looks at Facebook on her computer in Palo Alto, Calif. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads in an attempt to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook told the National Association of Secretaries of State on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, that the company would send postcards to potential buyers of political ads to confirm they reside in the U.S. The plan was unveiled a day after special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians with interfering in the presidential election. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office

Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns

President Donald Trump gestures while walking, as he leaves the White House, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington, for a trip to his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Donald Trump has kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate

Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, and she likes it

In this Feb. 14, 2018, photo, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., speaks to Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Duckworth doesn't blend in, and that's the way she likes it. The decorated Iraqi War veteran who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down is an Asian-American woman in the mostly-white, mostly-male and very fusty Senate. And now, with a baby due in April, the Illinois Democrat will be the first senator to give birth while in office. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Sen. Tammy Duckworth doesn't blend in, and that's the way she likes it, and now, with a baby due in April, she'll be the first senator to give birth while in office

Two bears burned in California wildfire spotted in the wild

This Jan. 2018 file photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a bear, injured in a wildfire, resting with its badly burned paws wrapped in fish skin - tilapia - and covered in corn husks during treatment at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Davis, Calif. Two female bears badly burned in a wildfire are back home in the Los Padres National Forest. KABC-TV reports recent photos and GPS tracking show the bears are moving around and in good health in the forest after suffering burn injuries in December from a massive wildfire that affected Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The bears were released back into the wild in January. (California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)

Two female bears badly burned in a Southern California wildfire are settling back into their home in the wild

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Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, right, discusses the state budget in Sacramento, Calif. In 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill by Ting that would have expanded the list of those who can seek gun violence restraining orders to include, among others, employees of high schools and colleges. The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018, that killed at least 17 people, has revived the debate about red flag laws. Ting said he plans to reintroduce the bill.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)

Just five states have laws that allow relatives or police to seek a judge's order stripping guns from people who are showing violent tendencies or signs of mental distress

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

Iranian commercial plane crashes in foggy, mountainous region in the south, likely killing all 65 people on board

Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery in Atlanta

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering from surgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta

Trump once again wants to cut energy assistance to the poor

The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of low-income heating assistance and once again, program supports are vowing to fight it.

Penn State students raise more than $10M in dance marathon

Hundreds of hardy Penn State students have raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon

Former Trump aide Gates to plead guilty, agrees to testify against Manafort, sources say

A former top aide to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign will plead guilty to fraud-related charges within days — and has made it clear to prosecutors that he would testify against Paul Manafort, the lawyer-lobbyist who once managed...

Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

Bryan and Amber Gruzenksy place flowers on crosses with their son Joshua, 14, outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida are focusing their anger at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive

Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

U.S. National Security Advisor Herbert Raymond McMaster speaks at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

Trump's national security adviser says there is now "incontrovertible" evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election

Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel as he meets with law enforcement officers at Broward County Sheriff's Office in Pompano Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, following Wednesday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of consolation to those in deep mourning

Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission amid skepticism

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Santa Marta chapel at the Vatican, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis has revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission and named new members, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse

Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

Local doctors and Syria's state-run news agency are reporting that six civilians have suffered breathing difficulties after what they say was a poison gas attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin

South Korean president says Olympics have lowered tensions with North

South Korea President Moon Jae-in, shown in a November news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump, said the Olympics could lead to an improving relationship with North Korea. (Bloomberg photo by SeongJoon Cho)

In a visit Saturday to this Winter Olympics host city, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that the Games have helped to lower tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and he expressed hope that the rapprochement would "lead to dialogue between the...

FBI was warned — twice — about Florida shooter’s deadly threats and failed to act

The FBI received two alarming tips about Nikolas Cruz in the past six months: Someone who knew him well believed he was capable of murdering teachers and students. And an online commenter using the handle “nikolas cruz” professed his...

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein answers a question after announcing that the office of special counsel Robert Mueller announced a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and several Russian entities, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington. The defendants with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities

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