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Survivors of Maryland office shooting in critical condition

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:46
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- Two people who survived an office shooting were still in critical condition Thursday morning, a day after a gunman opened fire on his co-workers at a Maryland kitchen countertop business, killing three and sending police on a 10-hour, multistate manhunt....

'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defense cases?

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 05:27
ATLANTA (AP) -- The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later....

Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 03:56
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable....

Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 02:23
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won't be from a remote drilling platform....

Older couples die together or cling to each other in fires

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 02:15
Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars....

Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma police officer in 4th murder trial

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:12
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A white former Oklahoma police officer has been convicted of first-degree manslaughter in his fourth trial for the 2014 fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend....

Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:11
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday....

Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 21:43
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing....

Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:42
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had thought about leaving this city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area because of rising prices. A spike in housing and other living costs had driven her friends to Nevada and Oregon....

Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:23
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The gunman who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history first wounded an unsuspecting hotel security guard in a hallway who promptly radioed for help, according to a TV interview broadcast Wednesday with the guard and a hotel building engineer whose life he is credited with saving....