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Sunday, February 18, 2018

US Navy says China’s military buildup won’t stop patrols

U.S. forces are undeterred by China’s military buildup on man-made islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters wherever “international law allows us,” said a Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F-18 fighter jets.

FBI Issues Formal Statement on Parkland Shooting

Under much scrutiny, the FBI has released a statement.

FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a “desire to kill” and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for the FBI’s director to resign because of the missteps.

Florida school shooting blamed on mental illness, not guns

In a 2017 YouTube video. the shooter, with the screen name Nikolas Cruz that said: “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.”

More Boy Scout camps will be open to girls this summer

There are also are new family scouting programs that will give girls more opportunities to learn outdoor skills. Other Boy Scouts of America-run programs that are open to both genders include some involving local schools or community organizations.

Federal gas tax hike is ‘on the table’ for infrastructure plan

A hike in the federal gas tax is "on the table", according to Trump's Transportation Secretary.

US tells anti-IS coalition to ‘keep eyes on prize’

Distractions are adding up, such as Turkey’s fighting with U.S.-backed Kurdish rebels in Syria and renewed spillover from Syria’s civil war. Meanwhile, hostilities between non-coalition actors — Iran, its proxies in Syria, and Israel — risk creating a new conflict in an already crowded battle space.

Afghan officials and Taliban talk despite wave of violence

Afghan officials are carrying out at least two tracks of talks with the Taliban, The Associated Press has learned, even after a month of brutal bombings and attacks by the militants that killed nearly 200 and despite President Donald Trump’s angry rejection of any negotiations for now.

Judge to hear case of Powerball winner who wants anonymity

In Georgia, lawmakers continue to push a similar resolution.

10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday
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