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School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

Will Weissert and Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:56pm

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.

Border agent questions 2 women for speaking Spanish

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:55pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing an encounter between a Border Patrol agent and two women who were speaking Spanish at a gas station in northern Montana, the agency said Monday. Allegations have been made before of law-enforcement officers in Montana racially profiling people to find out their immigration status.

The Latest: Sheriff: Officers engaged shooter in 4 minutes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:54pm

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Man dies after Tesla crashes into San Francisco area pond

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:48pm

A man was killed when the Tesla automobile he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and plunged into a pond, authorities said Monday.

The Latest: Trump aims to prevent 'fire sales' in Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:44pm

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Interior moves to lift restrictions on hunting bears, wolves

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:44pm

The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother bears and their cubs hibernating in dens.

The Latest: St. Louis prosecutors recused from Greitens case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:42pm

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Crashed helicopter's occupants: Oklahoma, Florida, Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:41pm

Louisiana authorities say the passenger who died in a weekend helicopter crash was from Oklahoma. The injured pilot and crewman are from Florida and Missouri.

Police officer's son pleads guilty to terrorist bomb plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:32pm

The son of a Boston police captain pleaded guilty Monday to plotting to use guns and homemade bombs to attack a college campus to support the Islamic State group, three years after his arrest after his father alerted the FBI.

Witness describes frantic effort to save slain officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:30pm

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.

Tennessee Gov.: Sanctuary bill to become law sans signature

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:28pm

Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam allowed a push against sanctuary cities to become law without his signature on Monday after complaining that it has stirred up irrational fear on both sides.

Man admits taking funeral GoFundMe money to buy car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:23pm

A man has pleaded guilty in New Hampshire to taking money from a GoFundMe account that was set up to pay for funeral expenses for a woman who was killed, and then using it to buy a car.

Judge admonishes ex-CIA worker over protective order

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:20pm

A federal judge has sternly reminded a former CIA employee who may face charges connected to a leak at the agency that he can't discuss sensitive material covered by a protective order with anyone other than his attorney.

AP PHOTOS: Fire, steam, fascination as Hawaii lava rolls on

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:16pm

Cracks in the ground spit out streams of lava that are snaking through Hawaii's Big Island, devouring homes and forests, chugging across a highway and pouring into the sea.

Unnecessary and accidental use of ADHD drugs increases over 60%, study suggests

Mark Lieber, CNN  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:16pm

Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study.

US court to revise policies after sexual misconduct claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:13pm

The nation's largest federal court circuit is establishing a new position to oversee discrimination and sex harassment training following the resignation of a judge facing sexual misconduct allegations.

Senators press Pruitt for details on new legal defense fund

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:08pm

Four Senate Democrats asked Scott Pruitt on Monday for details about a new legal defense fund to help the Environmental Protection Agency administrator as he weathers a series of federal ethics investigations.

After his son died in crash, dad takes girlfriend to prom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:02pm

It was supposed to be Carter Brown putting on the corsage and doing funny poses in photos with his date for senior prom.

US and Philadelphia reject 'sanctuary city' compromise

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:00pm

Philadelphia officials and the Justice Department are rejecting a federal judge's idea for settling their dispute over how the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally.

The Latest: White House setting up meeting on Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:58pm

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