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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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Hall of fame to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain plaque

Brandi Chastain Plaque

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A bronze plaque honoring soccer star Brandi Chastain got a red card Tuesday after a social media outcry over its unflattering portrayal of the athlete. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco said Tuesday it will redo the plaque, which was unveiled a day earlier and...


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Watchdog: Stop recording inmate-attorney phone calls

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The sheriff’s office in New Orleans should stop recording calls inmates make to their attorneys’ cellphones, a watchdog group said Tuesday. Court Watch Nola’s says the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office allows unrecorded calls between inmates and attorneys on landlines, but monitors...


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House Democrats question DHS chief's claim of ignorance about Russian election

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - House Democrats are questioning Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s commitment to improving election security after she told reporters that she is unfamiliar with a key finding in the intelligence community’s assessment of Russian interference...


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Hunter accused of giving bribes for African elephant kill

Elephant Hunter Indictment

DENVER (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have indicted the owner of a South African hunting company, accusing him of bribing Zimbabwean officials while guiding a Colorado tourist and working to have the ivory tusks of an elephant that the group illegally killed inside a national park imported to the United...


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Trayvon's parents say Weinstein's company owes them $150,000

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin say The Weinstein Company owes them at least $150,000 for optioning the rights to their book in order to make a yet unaired television series based on their son’s legacy. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin filed court papers last...


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Texas school shooting suspect's father thinks he was bullied

School Shooting Texas Suspect

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school should be seen as a “victim” because he may have recently been bullied, causing him to lash out, his father said. In a phone interview over the weekend with Greece’s Antenna TV, Antonios...


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Groom in arranged marriage at Mall of America dies at 48

Obit Arranged Wedding

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — David Weinlick knew he would get married on June 13, 1998. He just didn’t know who his bride would be. Friends came to his aid and picked Elizabeth Runze from among hundreds of interested women. After knowing each other for only a few minutes, Weinlick and Runze said “I do” at a...


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Plea agreement: False confession obstructed justice

Pizza Delivery Killing

A mentally disabled man walked free Tuesday after 20 years in prison for a killing his attorneys say he didn’t commit, under a plea agreement that blames him for obstructing justice by falsely confessing to the crime. In exchange for his freedom, Corey Williams accepted a deal that short-circuits a...


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The Latest: Successor to disgraced attorney general chosen

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York state Legislature’s selection of an interim attorney general (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The New York state Legislature has chosen acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood as interim attorney general in the aftermath of Eric Schneiderman’s...


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Plea agreement for Ohio man tied to gun that killed police

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A court filing indicates a plea agreement has been reached for a man charged with providing the gun used to kill two central Ohio police officers. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Gerald Lawson, of suburban Cleveland, bought the handgun that 31-year-old Quentin Smith used...


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