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Sheriff: Teenager dead, 2 wounded in Maryland high school

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:50am

A teenager with a handgun shot two classmates inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before he was fatally wounded during a confrontation with a school resource officer, a sheriff said.


Package bomb explodes in Texas, this time at shipping center

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:49am

A package bomb believed to be linked to the recent bombings in Austin exploded early Tuesday inside a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio, leaving one worker with minor injuries, and a second unexploded bomb was found at the same facility, authorities said.

Subway delays for candidate Nixon on her way to first event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:48am

New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon says one of the reasons she's running in the Democratic primary against Gov. Andrew Cuomo is because of the poor condition of New York City's subway system.

The Latest: Judge sets $500K bond for Nikolas Cruz brother

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:48am

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The Latest: Feds check suspect package near Austin airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:46am

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Judge sets bond at $500K for Florida school shooting suspect's younger brother, who was arrested on trespassing charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:45am

Judge sets bond at $500K for Florida school shooting suspect's younger brother, who was arrested on trespassing charge.

Minneapolis officer charged in shooting of Australian woman

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:44am

A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in July was booked into jail Tuesday on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

100s honor lives of women killed at California vet center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:40am

Former soldiers, health care workers and family and friends have celebrated the lives of three women killed this month by a combat veteran who barged into a farewell party for an employee at a veterans' care facility.

White House celebrates birthday as Barron Trump turns 12

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:39am

The White House is celebrating a birthday: President Donald Trump's son, Barron, turned 12 on Tuesday.

The Latest: Damond's family praises charges against officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:39am

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The Latest: Girl in critical condition after school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:38am

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Republicans opt to wait out Trump's storm against Mueller

Mary Clare Jalonick, Zeke Miller and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:36am

Congressional Republicans made clear Tuesday they won't take steps to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired, insisting it's unnecessary and opting instead to wait out the storm.

Texas bomber's change in tactics could hint at future plans

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:34am

The bombs were left on porches, then by the side of the road, then at a FedEx facility. The victims were black, then Hispanic, then white. The blasts happened in different parts of Austin, Texas, and then near San Antonio.

Measuring the toll of the opioid epidemic is tougher than it seems

Charles Ornstein, Propublica  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:32am

One of our editors set out to create an ambitious list of data sources on the opioid epidemic. Much of what he found was out of date, and some data contradicted other data.

The Latest: Storm has landscapers trading rakes for plows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:30am

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Nebraska motel managers sentenced for enslaving nephew

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:26am

Two former western Nebraska motel managers will spend a year and a day in federal prison and be deported for enslaving and abusing their nephew.

Shooting suspect's brother spends night in jail after arrest

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:24am

The brother of the 19-year-old who confessed to gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school woke up in jail Tuesday following his arrest for trespassing on the campus.

Sheriff: Teen boy beats another to death with baseball bat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:23am

A Florida sheriff says a 16-year-old boy who apparently was jealous that another teen was in a relationship with a girl he liked, invited the boy to smoke marijuana in the woods before bludgeoning him to death with a baseball bat.

US agent on trial in cross-border killing of Mexican teen

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:22am

A rare second-degree murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of shooting across the international boundary into Mexico in 2012 and killing a teenager is set to start with jury selection.

Share info to deter election interference, senators say

Mary Clare Jalonick and Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:16am

Government efforts to protect state and local elections from cyberattacks in 2016 didn't go far enough, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday as the panel released its recommendations for protection from foreign interference in the 2018 primary season that's already underway.