Western Pennsylvania’s Hold Special Election In 18th Congressional District:

CARNEGIE, Pa. (AP) —  Polls are open in western Pennsylvania as voters settle a high profile special congressional race being watched for clues to the upcoming midterm elections. Republican Rick Saccone is trying to stave off an upset by Democrat Conor Lamb in a Pittsburgh-area district that backed President Donald Trump by 20 percentage points…

Student Walkout Over Guns Poses Balancing Act For Schools

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: How to let thousands of students exercise their First Amendment rights while not disrupting school and not pulling administrators into…

Florida Governor Signs Gun Restrictions 3 Weeks After Attack

By CURT ANDERSON, BRENDAN FARRINGTON and GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a far-reaching school-safety bill Friday that places new restrictions on guns, cementing his state’s break with the National Rifle Association and decades of Republican thinking on gun control in the aftermath of the Parkland high school attack.…

President Trump Says Korea Statement ‘Almost Beyond’ Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) —  President Donald Trump says an upcoming announcement about North Korea is “almost beyond” talks between Washington and Pyongyang. Trump announced earlier that South Korea will be making a “major statement” about North Korea at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday. An ABC News producer tweets that ABC reporter Jon Karl asked Trump privately…