Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

APTOPIX School Shooting Texas-8

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


'Fat Leonard' is ailing and the feds are keeping his whereabouts a secret

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Where’s Fat Leonard? Leonard Glenn Francis, the central player in the worst corruption scandal in Navy history, was scheduled to testify for the first time next week about his crooked dealings with dozens of Navy officers. The Navy subpoenaed the 350-pound defense...


EPA bars three reporters from covering meeting; one says she was shoved by a guard

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency barred reporters from three news organizations, allegedly shoving one out of the building, after they had sought to cover a meeting attended by other journalists on Tuesday. The incident occurred at a...


Detective: Man confessed to making deadly Kansas hoax call

Police Shooting Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A California man confessed after his arrest that he made the hoax calls that led a police officer to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas, adding he routinely made similar calls to seek attention, a detective testified Tuesday. Tyler Barriss, 25, is accused of calling Wichita...


Watchdog: Stop recording inmate-attorney phone calls

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The sheriff’s and district attorney’s offices in New Orleans are defending their recording of some conversations between inmates and their lawyers as a security measure, despite criticism that it violates attorney-client privilege. The sheriff’s office says calls from inmates to...


Bear trashes interior of Connecticut woman's car

CANTON, Conn. (AP) — What might be the world’s hairiest vandal has destroyed the interior of a Connecticut woman’s car. Linda Morad tells WFSB-TV she was house-sitting in Canton last Friday when she noticed her car lights on and heard strange noises. She called police. Officers found a full-grown...


The Latest: Students allowed to collect belongings at school

APTOPIX School Shooting Texas

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a high school shooting in Texas (all times local): 2 p.m. Students have been allowed to enter Santa Fe High School and retrieve backpacks and other items that were left behind as they fled Friday’s shooting that killed 10 people. Seventeen-year-old junior Shelby...


Women look to make mark on male-dominated marijuana industry

Women and Weed

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men. The lack of diversity struck the then-college student, who remembers feeling out of place but also determined to...


Stocks are mixed; banks rise as Congress moves to ease rules

Financial Markets Wall Street-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Banks are rising Tuesday as Congress prepares to loosen some of the rules that have governed the industry since the 2008 financial crisis. Indexes are little changed overall as industrial companies and retailers take losses. Automakers are climbing after China said it will reduce...


Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

Cancer Financial Pain

Josephine Rizo survived chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, but breast cancer treatment wrecked her finances. Money was already tight when doctors told the Phoenix resident she had an aggressive form of the disease. Then she took a pay cut after going on disability leave, and eventually lost her...


Police: Milwaukee teen beaten, burned over video game system

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 21-year-old Milwaukee man beat a 15-year-old boy with a hammer, stabbed him in the neck and burned his body over a stolen video game system, prosecutors said in charging documents Tuesday. Police arrested Malik Terrell in Chicago on Monday, a day after Dennis King’s burned...

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