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The Latest: Moment of silence planned to honor…

A statewide moment of silence is planned for Monday morning to recognize those killed and wounded in the school shooting south of Houston

How a rehab boss exploited the drug epidemic…

A rehab program in North Carolina sent people with addictions to work for free as caregivers for elderly and disabled patients

NYC Mayor Reportedly Orders Police To Stop…

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reportedly told police to instead give summonses to people caught smoking marijuana in public.

Judge urged to protect witness IDs at Mafia boss trial

Federal authorities are urging a judge to bar the public from the courtroom while Witness Security Program officials testify in the case of former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme

Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into…

A pastor in North Carolina says mental illness is what drove a "pillar of the community" to ram his sport utility vehicle into his family as they shared a meal at a restaurant.

UConn president to step down in summer 2019

UConn President Susan Herbst announces she'll step down after the 2018-19 academic year

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Pope Francis Is Trying To Make College Of…

Pope Francis' list of new cardinals includes names from some parts of the world where Christians are a minority — like Iraq and Pakistan.

Ameren to build 400-megawatt wind farm, Missouri's largest

Ameren Missouri plans to build a 400-megawatt wind farm in rural northeast Missouri, creating enough power to serve 120,000 homes within two years

Woman in smiling mugshot faces manslaughter in…

A Florida woman who flashed a big grin in a mugshot following a car crash and DUI arrest now faces a new charge and prison time after a crash victim died

Man who stormed Trump resort booked into Florida…

A man who stormed President Donald Trump's Miami-area golf resort has been moved from a hospital to a Florida jail days after exchanging gunfire with police

One Person Has Been Injured In Hawaii's Kilauea…

The county mayor's office confirmed that one person has been injured in Hawaii's Kilauea volcano eruption.

Man who killed Salvation Army worker gets life in prison

A Cleveland man who fatally shot a uniformed Salvation Army worker carrying a Bible has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for what the judge called a "senseless act of random violence."

Hell or High Water, Blankenship Says He'll Be on…

Don Blankenship's political career isn't going gently into that good night. Though Politico reports he finished "a distant" third in West Virginia's Republican primary for US Senate—state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey secured the nomination—he still plans to vie for the seat and says he will run in November...

A crisis intensifies: Addiction lands more women…

The opioid crisis is putting more women behind bars across the U.S. _ tearing apart families and squeezing communities that lack treatment programs and permanent solutions.

J.J. Watt To Pay For Texas School Shooting…

Nine students and a teacher were killed and 10 other students were injured Friday in a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.

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Report: Driver in fatal crash had history of complaints

A report by the National Transportation Safety Board says the driver in a fatal school bus wreck had a history of driving complaints

Sentence next for Detroit-area body parts broker

Prosecutors are seeking a 14-year prison sentence for a Detroit-area man convicted of dealing diseased body parts for medical training

Inmate: No bodies 'I know of' at dig site for…

A man convicted in the killing of a teenager, whose reported boasting in prison inspired police to dig in suburban Detroit for the remains of up to seven more missing girls, says he's not aware of any bodies at the site

Kilauea Eruption Sends Ash And Lava Bombs Flying…

Twenty-two fissures from the Kilauea volcano have opened up on Hawaii's Big Island since May 3

Tennessee Gov.: Sanctuary bill to become law sans signature

Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he's allowing legislation billed as a push against sanctuary cities to become law without his signature, saying it has stirred up irrational fear on both sides

Even Trump Allies Fear China Is Out-Negotiating US

President Trump on Monday made the case that his White House is righting years of wrong in regard to China. Beijing "has agreed to buy massive amounts of ADDITIONAL Farm/Agricultural Products - would be one of the best things to happen to our farmers in many years!" he wrote . "On...

School shooting victims remembered as sweet…

An outgoing and 'really funny' student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom and an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high school

Trump Nominates Harry Harris As Ambassador To…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly wanted Harris in this new role.

Telecom tower climber gets $30M settlement in fall suit

A telecommunications tower climber who suffered severe injuries when a ladder rung dislodged and sent him hurtling 50 feet to the ground has reached a settlement with AT&T and others for $30 million

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Cop's son charged in terror case expected to…

A Boston police captain's son who is accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group is expected to plead guilty

4 Words on NJ School's Prom Tickets Cause Problem

Florida isn't the only state that's home to a problematic prom this year . New Jersey's Cherry Hill High School East is grabbing headlines over prom tickets that featured "inappropriate" wording. The Courier Post reports that tickets for the prom, to be held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia this...

This Man's Defiance Helped Spark The Civil Rights…

Bruce Boynton is a former lawyer who played a special role in the civil rights movement: He paved the way for the Freedom Riders.