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Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:49am

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is shifting the focus of his meetings on school safety and mass shootings this week to those who have been closest to the recent violence, including students, surviving victims and one person who grabbed a gun and fought back.

Chief defends officers cleared by grand jury in shooting

Russ Bynum and Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:49am

A Georgia police chief said Thursday that officers acted professionally and appropriately when they fatally shot a 20-year-old man in January, and he urged the public to review all the evidence and witness statements in the case.

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Girl who died in car fire identified, parents jailed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:47am

A 4-year-old girl who died after a car erupted into flames in Boise has been identified by authorities who say both parents are in custody at the Ada County Jail.

Herbert open to gun reform, criticizes NRA tactics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:41am

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he is open to changing the state's gun laws as one of other strategies to prevent violence at schools.

Michigan Supreme Court justice: Judges must cool rhetoric

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:37am

A Michigan Supreme Court justice has a message for judges who seem to seek vengeance: cool it, folks.

Mexican Mafia run jail crime like an 'illegal government'

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:33am

The Los Angeles County jails are run by the sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wields the power in the underworld behind bars.

Bus driver charged in crash that killed student, teacher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:33am

A school bus driver caused a fatal crash on a New Jersey highway last week by crossing three lanes of traffic in an apparent attempt to make an illegal U-turn, according to a criminal complaint released Thursday that charged the driver with vehicular homicide.

The Latest: US forces in Korea on normal state of alert

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:29am

The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local):

Once homeless teen gets full ride to Harvard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:29am

Philadelphia teen Richard Jenkins used to sleep in a homeless shelter and was nicknamed "Harvard" by bullies for being a bookworm. Now, he is going to the same Ivy League school on a full scholarship.

Man who bought 12 guns for serial killer pleads guilty

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:08am

A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty to buying guns for an acquaintance who shot seven people to death, admitting he made the purchases despite knowing that the killer had a previous felony conviction and couldn't legally have the weapons.

Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:03am

In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump on Thursday called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a "tremendous setback" for peace and stressing that the US military was ready to respond to any "foolish or reckless acts" by the North.

US forecasters expect 10-16 tropical storms in active season

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:03am

U.S. government forecasters said Thursday that they expect an active Atlantic hurricane season — an announcement that came as odds increased that the first tropical weather system of the year was forming in the Gulf of Mexico.

Court: Inmate serving life can't sue because he's 'dead'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:01am

Rhode Island's Supreme Court has ruled that a man serving life in prison can't sue the state for an attack by a fellow inmate because, under state law, he's considered dead.

Driver of New Jersey school bus that collided with a dump truck, killing a student and teacher, charged in their deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:00am

Driver of New Jersey school bus that collided with a dump truck, killing a student and teacher, charged in their deaths.

N Korea reaction ranges from 'right call' to 'embarrassment'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:51am

Reaction to President Donald Trump's decision to cancel next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un:

Border Patrol agent fatally shoots immigrant in South Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:34am

The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent was trying to detain some people whom he suspected had entered the country illegally when they attacked him and he shot and killed one of them.

DEA acknowledges it raided wrong family's house in Tennessee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:26am

The Drug Enforcement Administration has acknowledged to a Tennessee family that agents raided their house by mistake.

The Latest: Lawyer slams handling of Georgia police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:25am

The Latest on the January fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man by police in Savannah, Georgia (all times local):

Trump says he believes 'Kim Jong Un wants to do what's right,' says it's up to North Korean leader to seize opportunity

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:20am

Trump says he believes 'Kim Jong Un wants to do what's right,' says it's up to North Korean leader to seize opportunity.

Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefings on Russia probe

Mary Clare Jalonick and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:19am

House and Senate lawmakers from both parties are meeting with top intelligence officials Thursday for classified briefings as President Donald Trump has raised new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign.