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Police search for motive in Texas school shooting

Updated on  May 19, 2018 at 8:56 pm
The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the romantic advances of the 17-year-old charged in the shootings, a possible motive for the violent tragedy. Read More

Texas school gunman blasted through door, lingered for almost 30 minutes

Updated on  May 19, 2018 at 1:09 pm
The suspect in the Texas school shooting began his attack by firing a shotgun blast through an art classroom door, sending panicked students to the entryway to block him from getting inside, witnesses said today. Read More

In veiled shot at Trump, Tillerson warns democracy at risk

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took a veiled shot at President Donald Trump on Wednesday, warning that a growing national crisis of ethics and integrity has put American democracy at risk. Read More

Laurel or Yanny? What we heard from the experts

Three years ago, the internet melted down over the color of a dress. Now an audio file has friends, family members and office mates questioning one another’s hearing, and their own. Read More
Updated on  May 16, 2018 at 5:16 pm

DA: Children in California home were strangled, waterboarded

Prosecutors allege in court documents filed today that the 10 children rescued from a Northern California home were punched, kicked, strangled, shot with a BB gun and subjected to waterboarding by their father and their mother did nothing to stop it. Read More

Officer shoots armed former student at Illinois high school

A police officer at a northern Illinois high school was hailed as a hero today for shooting and arresting a former student who fired on him in a hallway while staff and seniors were meeting for a graduation rehearsal. Read More

Survey finds 94 percent of teachers spend money on school supplies

Updated on  May 16, 2018 at 12:37 pm
According to a U.S. Department of Education survey released this week, 94 percent of public school teachers in the United States reported paying for supplies without reimbursement in the school year that straddled 2014 and 2015. Read More

Michigan State and Larry Nassar victims reach $500M settlement

Michigan State University today announced a $500 million settlement with more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history. Read More

Police end dig for remains of missing girls in Michigan

Police looking for the remains of up to seven girls who have been missing for decades stopped digging today in suburban Detroit, suspending a multi-day effort while they decide whether to search elsewhere in Michigan or resume the excavation in roughly the same area. Read More

Seattle OKs taxing companies like Amazon to aid the homeless

Updated on  May 15, 2018 at 10:54 am
Seattle’s largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders. Read More

Not just Hawaii: The U.S. has 169 volcanoes that could erupt

Updated on  May 15, 2018 at 12:06 pm
Volcanoes are full of tricks. They can build to a major eruption in a crescendo of shudders and spatters or explode with almost no warning. Read More

Melania Trump expected to remain hospitalized through week

Updated on  May 14, 2018 at 7:31 pm
First lady Melania Trump was expected to remain hospitalized for the rest of the week following a “long-planned” procedure to treat a benign kidney condition, White House officials said. Read More