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Shooting survivors share their stories with Texas governor

Survivors of last week’s shooting at a high school near Houston told gripping stories of dodging bullets, hiding from the attacker and seeing classmates get shot as they pleaded with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today for more armed security to keep campuses safe. Read More

E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

In a large study of company wellness programs, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional stop-smoking tools, and the only thing that really helped was paying folks to kick the habit. Read More

Suspect in Florida standoff and gunfire is found dead, sheriff says

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 5:22 pm
A man suspected of trading wild bursts of gunfire with officers during a long standoff in the Florida Panhandle was found dead today in a gasoline-soaked apartment after an armored vehicle approached, authorities said. Read More

EPA blocks some media from summit, then reverses course

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 10:52 am
The Environmental Protection Agency reversed course today and allowed a reporter for The Associated Press to cover a meeting on water contaminants after she was earlier grabbed by the shoulders and shoved out of the building by a security guard. Read More

Teen murder suspect said he ‘drove at’ Maryland officer, report says

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 7:15 am
A 16-year-old boy who’s charged in the death of a Maryland police officer told detectives he had been in the driver’s seat of a vehicle while others were burglarizing a home and that he drove at her, according to a police document. Read More

Mario Batali said to face second sexual assault investigation

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 9:05 am
The New York Police Department is investigating a second sexual assault complaint against celebrity chef Mario Batali, a person familiar with the matter said today. Read More

Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 12:39 pm
A divided Supreme Court ruled today that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees. Read More

Police search for motive in Texas school shooting

Updated on  May 20, 2018 at 12:11 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