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Teen held in Texas attack is said to have used father’s guns

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, JEFF HORWITZ and JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Texas student charged in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School posted an image on Facebook of himself wearing a "Born to Kill" shirt and used his father's shotgun and pistol in the attack ...

Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people

By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old carrying a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida ...

Investigators probe cause of school bus crash that killed 2

By DAVID PORTER and MICHAEL CATALINI, Associated Press Investigators combed through evidence Friday seeking answers to why a school bus carrying 45 fifth-graders and teachers on a field trip collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway, killing a student and teacher and injuring dozens ...

Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing up to 10

By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — At least one gunman opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing eight to 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said he could not be precise about the number of deaths at ...

Houston-area media reporting fatalities from school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following a shooting at a local high school Friday morning. Television station KHOU and the Houston Chronicle are citing unnamed federal, county and police officials ...

Business acquaintance of California blast victim arrested

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — A business acquaintance of the woman killed in a Southern California office building explosion has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an unregistered destructive device, the FBI said Thursday. The ...

Election hacking puts focus on paperless voting machines

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, an estimated 1 in 5 Americans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes. That worries voting and ...

Sea otters ‘stuck’ despite comeback in California

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — While threatened southern sea otters bob and sun in the gentle waves of this central California estuary, wildlife experts up and down the West Coast are struggling to figure out how to restore the crucial coastal predator to ...

Confirmation vote for CIA chief brings out Democratic rift

v By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — The political schism in the Democratic Party is playing out in the confirmation vote for Gina Haspel as CIA director, as support from red-state senators facing re-election bumps up against a more liberal flank eyeing ...

On eve of anniversary, Giuliani says time for probe to end

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president still wants to testify in the Russia probe, but says he is "pretty comfortable" that special counsel Robert Mueller's team could not subpoena him in the investigation. Speaking on "Fox and Friends" Thursday ...