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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...

National

The Latest: Democrats hear Rihanna; Republicans see Hammond

Primary Election Voting Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the gubernatorial primary in Georgia (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Political candidates and their teams of advisers, spokespeople and assistants work hard to control their own message, right down to the music played at campaign events. And in the race for Georgia’s next...


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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...


National

Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby

Hawaii Volcano

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. Workers were capping the 11th and last well at the plant to prevent toxic gases from wafting out after lava entered, then...


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Michigan House changes Nassar bills after legal settlement

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House on Tuesday scaled back legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, dropping certain measures addressed by last week’s $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Nassar’s victims and revising the time limits...


Business

Cohen partner pleads guilty in deal requiring cooperation

Trump Lawyer Investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime business partner of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, whose business dealings are being scrutinized by federal prosecutors, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in a state tax fraud case that requires him to cooperate in any ongoing investigation, according to...


Lifestyle

'Wake-up call': Vegas casino workers vote on citywide strike

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hundreds of unionized Las Vegas casino workers gathered at a university arena in red T-shirts and work uniforms as they voted Tuesday on whether to call for a citywide strike that could have huge financial implications for the tourist-dependent destination. Members of the Culinary...


Business

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

Amazon-Facial Recognition

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track people in real time, whether they’re involved in...


Business

EPA blocks some media from summit, then reverses course

Pruitt EPA Media Access

NEW YORK (AP) — A reporter for The Associated Press was grabbed by the shoulders and shoved out of an Environmental Protection Agency building by a security guard Tuesday for trying to cover a meeting on water contaminants in which some reporters were welcomed and others were not. An aide to EPA...


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...


National

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...


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