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Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

APTOPIX School Shooting Texas-8

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston...

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Police say couple hid dead 5-year-old inside storage unit

Body In Storage Unit

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man and his wife never called 911 when his 5-year-old daughter was dying inside a filthy Reno apartment earlier this month, then put her emaciated corpse in a duffel bag and drove it to California and left it in a storage unit, authorities said. Police believe Cali...


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Nevada sheriff apologizes for leaving gun in casino restroom

Sheriff Misplaced Gun

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada county sheriff apologized Tuesday for leaving her handgun unattended in a casino restroom last week, after posting an online message calling the incident embarrassing and seeking forgiveness from voters just three weeks ahead of her re-election bid. “I didn’t deny it...


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Could sports-betting ruling invalidate US death penalty law?

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — In an apparently novel legal argument, lawyers for a Vermont man facing a second federal death penalty trial are using a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could expand sports betting nationwide to ask a federal judge to declare his potential punishment unconstitutional....


Lifestyle

AP photographer documents lava meeting sea in sizzling show

Hawaii Volcano Eye on the Lava

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The glowing lava was extinguished as it met the water with the hiss of a million steam irons. An otherworldly cloud flourished from the fizzle, rapidly expanding outward and upward, morphing into different shapes. It smelled like burnt matches from the sulfur dioxide. After a...


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Judge sides with parents, boots adult son from New York home

Son Evicted

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — In a real-life case of “Failure to Launch,” an upstate New York judge Tuesday ordered a 30-year-old man to move out of his parents’ house after they went to court to have him ejected. Michael Rotondo told the judge he knows his parents want him out of the split-level ranch...


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Trump, Chinese leaders moving forward on deal to save ZTE

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is moving closer to freeing the embattled Chinese company ZTE Corp. from severe penalties over export law violations, telling reporters that existing restrictions had harmed American firms that sell material to China. But his...


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The Grenfell fire inquiry started this week. Here's what you need to know.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. It’s been nearly a year since the fire at the Grenfell Tower apartment building in west London killed 72 people, and there are still a lot of things we don’t know. We know that the fire broke out around midnight on June 14, 2017, and that it quickly engulfed the...


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Judge orders law firm of Stormy Daniels' lawyer to pay $10M

Trump Porn Star Lawyer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ordered a law firm linked to Stormy Daniels’ attorney to pay $10 million on Tuesday to a lawyer who claimed that the firm had misstated its profits and that he was owed millions. The judgment came after Jason Frank, who used to work at Eagan Avenatti,...


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Missouri lawmakers read woman's testimony against Greitens

Missouri Governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Like actors rehearsing a script, Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday publicly read aloud the previously secret criminal case transcripts of a woman who accused Gov. Eric Greitens of sexual misconduct and asserted that his attorney suggested she should deny it. The unusual scene...


Business

Stocks sink late as smaller companies and industrials fade

Financial Markets Wall Street-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks faded Tuesday afternoon and finished the day mostly lower as industrial companies and retailers fell. Smaller and more U.S.-focused companies slumped after setting records the last few days. Large industrial companies like Boeing, 3M and Caterpillar slipped, and retailers...


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