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...


A fourth-grade teacher, a donor and 'an angel on earth'

A Special Gift

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Eva Evans is 10 years old and desperately needs a new kidney to live a normal life. Mrs. Thomas, a smiling fourth-grade teacher at Eva’s school, wants to give her one. They barely knew each other before. Eva was in a different fourth-grade room down the hall. Tanya Thomas,...


Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger

APTOPIX Hawaii Volcano-9

A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten more hazardous, sending rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and launching lava skyward that caused the first major injury.


Kelly Clarkson honors school victims at Billboard Awards

Music Billboard Awards

An emotional Kelly Clarkson opened the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in tribute to the recent school children and teachers who died in Texas, barely able to speak as she urged the audience and the world to do more to prevent deadly shootings from happening. Clarkson, who is hosting the show, said she...


The Latest: Prosecutor wont' release autopsies during probe

School Shooting Texas

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The Texas prosecutor handling a high school shooting that killed 10 people says autopsies won’t be released while the investigation is underway. Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady declined to...


Police: Man rams vehicle into restaurant, kills 2; injuries

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A man intentionally rammed a vehicle into a North Carolina restaurant busy serving Sunday lunch, killing his daughter and another person and injuring several others, authorities said. Bessemer City Police said in a statement that preliminary evidence indicates the man...


For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

School Shooting Texas-3

A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a substitute teacher whose home frequently hosted family gatherings were among the 10 people killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school.


Texas man charged with murder after woman run over with car

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities say an 89-year-old man has been charged with murder after a woman was run over with a car several times in San Antonio. Police arrested John Bogard at his home Saturday after witnesses said he ran over the woman, described as being in her 80s, following an argument in...


The Latest: Police: Man drives into restaurant, killing 2

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a vehicle that crashed into a North Carolina restaurant (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Witnesses say the lunchtime scene at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City was comfortable, with families eating, until a vehicle crashed into the building. Caleb Martin,...


Analysis: China is winning Trump's trade war

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. It was easy to miss the U.S.-China trade statement that the White House released Saturday, right in the midst of royal wedding mania. But it’s hard to hide that China looks as if it’s winning President Donald Trump’s trade skirmish - so far. The statement said that...


Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

Fatal Cougar Attack

SEATTLE (AP) — The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle. They got off their bikes. They faced the beast, shouted and tried to spook it. After it charged, one even smacked the cougar with his bike, and it ran...

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