Jim Vertuno, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 10:21pm
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vowed to address school violence and safety in the wake of another mass school shooting. But Abbott's call to do "more than just pray" for the victims comes in a state that has fully embraced its gun culture and resisted previous attempts to scale it back.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 10:16pm
From the day of his arrest in 1994 for fatally shooting three people, Kevin Keith has proclaimed his innocence. He pointed to alibi witnesses who placed him elsewhere, an alternative suspect and a host of inconsistencies in the evidence against him.
Alan Fram, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 10:12pm
Leaders of warring House Republican factions searched for an immigration compromise as some conservatives warned of consequences for Speaker Paul Ryan if he allowed party moderates to push a bipartisan bill through the chamber without strong GOP support.
Desmond Butler and Chad Day, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 10:12pm
Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and "review" highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe.
John Hanna, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 10:10pm
Kansas lawmakers are looking for hopeful hints from the state Supreme Court that they've increased education funding enough to satisfy the justices and head off any potential threat of a court order shuttering public schools.
Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 10:05pm
A California man accused of making a hoax call that led to police shooting an unarmed man in Kansas is returning to court, where a judge is set to decide if there is enough evidence to put him on trial for involuntary manslaughter and other charges.
Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 9:54pm
A Louisiana judge has ordered the release of an inmate whose attorneys have accused prosecutors of withholding "staggering" evidence of the man's innocence in a pizza deliveryman's killing two decades ago.
David McFadden and Sarah Rankin, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 9:44pm
Police backed by aircraft and trained dogs scoured a greater Baltimore suburb into the night, seeking suspects believed armed and dangerous after the death of a female officer killed as she investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle.
A North Carolina man accused of crashing a car into a restaurant table full of loved ones, killing two, had suffered for weeks with depression and previously asked his family to take his guns away, his pastor says.
Will Weissert and Jim Vertuno, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 9:12pm
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.