For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

School Shooting Texas-3

A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a...


Former officer who shot naked man says he was being attacked

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A white former Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran said Monday that he was being attacked and acted in self-defense when he fired on the man about a second after ordering him to stop running at him. Robert Olsen, 56, faces...


US files plea deal in deadly Florida airport shooting

Airport Shooting Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors filed court documents Monday in which an Alaska man agreed to plead guilty to a Florida airport shooting rampage that killed five people in exchange for a life prison sentence. The agreement says that Esteban Santiago, 28, will plead guilty to 11 of...


The Latest: Sheriff: Officers engaged shooter in 4 minutes

School Shooting Texas

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A sheriff says officers were able to “engage” the shooter at a Texas school four minutes after they were called to the scene. Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset says the shooter was contained Friday...


As Haspel is sworn in at CIA, Trump credits her for overcoming 'negative politics'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LANGLEY, Va. - As he participated in the swearing-in of his new CIA director on Monday, President Donald Trump acknowledged the difficulties that Gina Haspel’s nomination had faced but said her strong performance at her confirmation hearing turned things around. “It...


School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

School Shooting Texas-4

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...


Witness describes frantic effort to save slain officer

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Heavily armed police swarmed into a leafy suburb where a Baltimore County officer was fatally shot on Monday, searching for at least one armed suspect. A witness told a local television station that one of his sons saw the officer with her gun drawn, trying to pull over a Jeep,...

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Toxic cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava emerges over ocean

APTOPIX Hawaii Volcano-10

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago: A toxic steam cloud. Authorities on Sunday...


Trump administration moves to tighten squeeze on Venezuelan government

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Monday barred Americans from a risky but potentially lucrative type of financial transaction with Venezuela’s state-owned companies as it condemned the reelection of President Nicolás Maduro as a sham. An executive order signed...


Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

Venezuela Presidential Election-7

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s fractured opposition emerged even more powerless Monday, a day after an election it boycotted propelled socialist President Nicolas Maduro to an easy victory amid a crushing economic crisis. The coalition’s strategy to sit out the vote succeeded at exposing...


Consumer Reports raises concerns over Tesla Model 3 braking

Tesla Consumer Reports

DETROIT (AP) — Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla’s Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports. While the magazine said the car has exhilarating acceleration and handling, testers were troubled by its 152-...

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