Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

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SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston...


Witnesses: Frantic effort to save officer who was run over

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TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Rifle-toting police swarmed into a Baltimore suburb where a female officer was fatally injured Monday, searching for suspects believed to be armed after witnesses reported hearing a pop and seeing the officer run over by a Jeep. The witnesses in a leafy community of suburban...


Democrats' newest midterm pitch: A crackdown on corruption

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Democrats plan to highlight allegations of corruption surrounding the Trump administration - and a legislative agenda to prevent future abuses - as they continue rolling out their party platform ahead of November’s midterm elections. The first planks of...


School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting two weeks ago. And until Monday, the governor’s re-election website was raffling off a shotgun. Guns are so...


What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that creates giant clouds of acid and fine glass. The lava haze, or “laze,” is created when molten rock hits the ocean and marks just the latest hazard from a volcano that has been...


Suicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data show

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. African-American children are taking their lives at roughly twice the rate of their white counterparts, according to a new study that shows a widening gap between the two groups. The 2001-2015 data, published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, confirm a pattern...


Mississippi woman sentenced in murder-for-hire scheme

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to more than 14 years in federal prison after admitting she tried to hire a hit man to kill her half brother so she could collect from his life-insurance policy. Velma White of Jackson was sentenced Monday in federal court. White pleaded...


School shooting victims killed attempting to ward off gunman

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SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — At least two of the student victims of a mass shooting at a Texas high school tried to block the advance of a gunman and were killed when he shot through the doors. A classmate of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school says Chris Stone and other students tried to...


Supreme Court rules that companies can require workers to accept individual arbitration

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - An ideologically divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that companies may require workers to settle employment disputes through individual arbitration rather than joining to press their complaints, a decision affecting as many as 25 million workers. The...


Why Mick Mulvaney's cunning Pelosi plan makes no sense

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In a pair of well-sourced stories in The Weekly Standard, Republicans have proposed a daring gambit for midterm success: An early vote for a new speaker of the House, which would sideline a retiring Paul D. Ryan while putting Democrats “on the spot” about their own...


The Latest: Ex-colleague updates injured officer's condition

School Shooting Texas

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A former colleague says a police officer critically wounded in a shooting rampage at Santa Fe High School had left a big-city police department for the small-town school district to “go to an easier life.”...

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