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AP Top News at 11:19 p.m. EST

Published: March 8, 2018
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. TRUMP AGREES TO MEET WITH KIM JONG UN The sit-down, announced by U.S. and South Korean officials, would be the first of its kind between a leader of North Korea and a sitting president of the United States. 2. PRESIDENT DEFIES GOP WARNINGS OF TRADE WAR Trump, bucking many members of his own party, orders steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. 3. HOW WORLD MARKED INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Many events powerfully echo the #MeToo movement that has mobilized women against sexual violence and workplace harassment.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) In a newly released recording from the day of a deadly Florida school shooting, the parents of a 17-year-old girl tell a 911 dispatcher their daughter is texting from a classroom where the door's glass was shot out. Later, the student texts that police have arrived. After getting the rest of the message, the mother raises her voice, "Three shot in her room. Oh my God. Oh my God." As a gun-control bill sits on the governor's desk, the Broward County Sheriff's Office released 12 minutes of radio transmissions from its deputies and a neighboring police agency highlighting the chaos during the Feb.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) In the minutes after a gunman opened fire in a Florida high school, killing 17, frantic students and parents begin flooding 911 with calls. Responding deputies and police officers desperately tried to sort through a chaotic scene, treat the injured, lock down the school and locate the shooter. The Broward County Sheriff's Office on Thursday released recordings of radio transmissions and 911 calls that paint a picture of the chaos during the Feb. 14 massacre. The sheriff also released a written timeline laying out how the radio calls correlated with what was seen on unreleased school security video.

WASHINGTON (AP) Unswayed by Republican warnings of a trade war, President Donald Trump ordered steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. on Thursday, vowing to fight back against an "assault on our country" by foreign competitors. The president said he would exempt Canada and Mexico as "a special case" while negotiating for changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement. The new tariffs will take effect in 15 days, with America's neighbors indefinitely spared "to see if we can make the deal," Trump said. He suggested in an earlier meeting with his Cabinet that Australia and "other countries" might be spared, a shift that could soften the international blow amid threats of retaliation by trading partners.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Democrats are salivating at the prospect of flipping a wealthy Houston enclave that has been solidly Republican since sending George H.W. Bush to Congress in 1967 the kind of race they'll have to win for any hope of retaking the House in the November midterms. But their new opportunities, here and in other states, sometimes have them going after each other instead of the Republicans, and that could spoil their chances. Aside from the normal conflicts of ambition and personality, there's a more significant Democratic rift lingering from the 2016 presidential primary between the party's Bernie Sanders progressive wing and its Hillary Clinton establishment.

WASHINGTON (AP) In the squabbling Trump White House, no insider is ever above rebuke and no one blacklisted beyond redemption. Trade adviser Peter Navarro, once barred from sending private emails and spotted skulking in West Wing hallways, has emerged from the chaos ascendant. With his chief ideological rival, Gary Cohn, now headed for the exit, Navarro and his protectionist trade policies are taking center stage as President Donald Trump prepares to impose the steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that Navarro has long championed. Navarro, a 68-year-old former economics professor whose ideas were once considered well outside the mainstream, joined the Trump campaign in 2016 after one of his books on China happened to catch the eye of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner during an internet search.

LONDON (AP) Around 21 people have received medical treatment after a nerve-agent attack on an ex-Russian spy, British police said Thursday, as the U.K. vowed strong action against whoever was responsible for the "brazen and reckless" act. Three people remain hospitalized after the poisoning Sunday in the southern English city of Salisbury former spy Sergei Skripal, his daughter and a British police officer who tried to help them. Health authorities say there is little risk to the wider public. But Wiltshire county acting police chief Kier Pritchard said "around 21 people" have had treatment, including the Skripals, who were found unconscious on a bench.

PITTSBURGH (AP) In the first wave of the White House's new western Pennsylvania offensive, one of President Donald Trump's chief aides on Thursday attacked Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb on abortion while casting Republican Rick Saccone as "a reliable vote" for the president. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, the first of three Republican heavyweights set to campaign in the region before Tuesday's special election, charged that even a single vote could affect Trump's policy agenda on Capitol Hill. "Every vote counts at the ballot box, but every vote counts in Washington right now too," she told a dozen campaign volunteers at an Allegheny County GOP office.