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‘Overwhelming grief’: 8 students, 2 teachers killed in Texas high school shooting

SANTA FE, Tex. — This time, it happened during first period.<p>The day after a student went on a shooting rampage at a Texas high school, a Houston-area community grappled with a horrific reality that has unfolded in so many other places across the nation.<p>On Friday morning, a 17-year-old student armed …

Santa Fe

Miami police: Gunman lured officers into ambush shootout at Trump's golf club

A man ranting against President Trump lured police into an "ambush-type" shootout Friday in the lobby of a hotel at the Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami, police said.<p>Police were called to the scene after reports that a man was yelling and actively shooting at the hotel's ceiling and …

Law Enforcement

Correction: West Coast Volcanoes-Q&A story

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In a story May 12 about West Coast volcanoes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hawaii was part of the "Ring of Fire," a Pacific Ocean area prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to subducting tectonic plates, and that the eruption of Kilauea had experts …

Geology

At least 7 killed in 3 church bombings in Indonesia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suspected suicide bombers struck three different churches in Indonesia on Sunday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring scores more, police say.<p>Forty-one people -- including two police officers -- are in the hospital being treated for injuries following suspected terrorist …

Extremism

North Korea pledges to dismantle nuclear site in May ceremony

<b>North Korea says it will begin dismantling its nuclear test site in less than two weeks in a ceremony attended by foreign journalists.</b><p>Pyongyang said it was taking "technical measures" to carry out the process between 23-25 May, North Korean state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.<p>Scientists …

North Korea

German shepherd Boscoe is a big teddy bear looking for love

<b>Breed:</b> German shepherd<b>Age:</b> 2 years<b>Gender:</b> Neutered male<b>Size:</b> 75 pounds<b>Boscoes story:</b> Boscoe is the complete package, loving and smart. He is charming …

Pets

Griffin, German Shepherd (6 y/o), Prince & Broadway, New York, NY • “He was trained to be a guide dog for the blind. We don’t like to say he ‘wasn’t qualified’, we just say that mommy really wanted...

Griffin, German Shepherd (6 y/o), Prince & Broadway, New York, NY • “He was trained to be a guide dog for the blind. We don’t like to say he ‘wasn’t …

Pets

Sick of dogs barking

I LIVE in Sutton Leach and I am sure that like me lots of people enjoy sitting in the garden when the sun shines!<p>But lately, every time the sun’s …

Dogs

Jets give Golden Knights bitter dose of reality in Game 1

It took three rounds for the Vegas Golden Knights to trail in a series. It only took one period for the Winnipeg Jets to score as many goals (three) …

Ice Hockey

Family of 7 dead in what could be Australia's worst mass shooting in 22 years

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A family of seven including four children was found dead with gunshot wounds Friday at a rural property in southwest Australia in what could be the country's worst mass shooting in 22 years, police and news media said.<p>The children died with their mother and grandparents. …

Guns

Frightened Rabbit Singer Scott Hutchison Dead at 36

Police find singer-songwriter's body in marina near Edinburgh, Scotland two days after Hutchison was reported missing<p>A body found in the search for …

Mental Health

Teen beaten with jack handle after offering help to motorist in Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Nathan Govella just wanted to help someone.<p>But the 17-year-old Rockport-Fulton High School student instead became the victim of a brutal attack.<p>About 1:40 a.m. Sunday morning, Nathan was headed home on his bicycle when he saw a white four-door truck pulled over to the side …

Crime

Police Investigating After Video Shows Officer Choking Black Man In Prom Tux

The video shows a white police officer choking a young tuxedo-clad man who is African-American, pushing him against a storefront and then slamming him to the ground outside a North Carolina Waffle House.<p>The 27-second clip provides no context for the confrontation, but the image of the burly …

Law Enforcement

White House aide mocks McCain's cancer: 'He's dying anyway'

The White House declined to deny the remarks made by communications aide Kelly Sadler.<p>A top White House communications aide made fun of Sen. John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis on Thursday, sources with direct knowledge said — comments that enraged the senator's wife.<p>The comments, which were first …

Donald Trump

Why Cinco de Mayo Is Celebrated

Behind the color and music of Cinco de Mayo lies the Battle of Puebla, the 1862 victory of the Mexican people fighting to be free from colonial domination.<p>Parades, brightly colored dresses, sizzling street food, festive music, and laughter fills the streets every May 5, a date circled in …

World History

Stephen Hawking’s final paper makes a hopeful case for the limits of existence

The late physicist’s final contribution to science: How many universes are there?<p>Fourteen billion years ago, in the moments after the Big Bang first set into motion all the matter and energy that would come to form our universe, something extraordinary happened. The very fabric of space and time …

Physics

How the music industry overlooked R. Kelly’s alleged abuse of young women

R. Kelly was in trouble again, and it was really bad this time. It was 2002, and police were investigating a sex tape that appeared to show the R&B superstar with a 14-year-old girl. Of all the scandals that had stirred around Kelly in his decade of fame, this one felt especially dire.<p>But Kelly …

Sony Music

Trump: U.S., North Korea 'down to two countries' for location of summit with Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. and North Korea are "down to two countries" in discussions over where to hold his highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, though he did not specify which were under consideration.<p>"I think some very good things can happen with …

North Korea

'Rot and burn in hell,' mom tells killer after losing second daughter to violent crime

A Kansas woman who has lost two daughters to violent crime confronted the killer of her eldest daughter Friday as he was sentenced to 20 years and seven months in prison.<p>“I’m not an evil person," Cherri West said to defendant Enemencio Lansdown before he was sent off to prison, the Kansas City Star …

Crime

At least 15 killed in bus crash involving Canadian junior hockey team

<b>(CNN) —</b> A small town in Canada's Saskatchewan province mourned Saturday after a bus carrying a junior hockey team collided with a tractor-trailer, leaving 15 people dead and at least 14 injured.<p>"This is a dark moment for our city, our community, our province," Humboldt Mayor Rob Muench said …

Edmonton Oilers

2 Army soldiers killed in helicopter crash during routine training at Fort Campbell

Two soldiers in the Army's 101st Airborne Division were killed in a helicopter crash at Fort Campbell, located on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.<p>The crew was doing routine training Friday night, and the cause of the accident is under investigation, according to an Army news release. The names of the …

Military

YouTube shooting: Female suspect dead, three wounded at HQ in San Bruno, California

The woman appeared to have killed herself and three other people were being treated for gunshot wounds, police said.<p>A woman opened fire at YouTube's California headquarters Tuesday afternoon before turning the gun on herself, authorities said. Three other people were shot, one of whom was in …

San Mateo County

State: Voicemail about cracks 2 days before bridge fell

MIAMI (AP) — An engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn't picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department of Transportation officials said Friday.<p>The voicemail …

United States

Engineer advised of cracking on bridge two days before collapse

<b>(CNN) —</b> An engineer for the company that designed a pedestrian bridge that collapsed Thursday, killing at least six people, left a voice mail two days earlier for a Florida Department of Transportation employee advising there was "some cracking that's been observed on the north end of the span."<p>The …

Voice Mail

Several Dead After Walkway Collapse in Miami

MIAMI — <i>For the latest on the bridge collapse in Miami, read Friday’s live updates.</i><p>The graceful pedestrian bridge was swung into place on Saturday. Heralded as a triumph of “accelerated construction,” the walkway would allow pedestrians to safely cross eight lanes of traffic separating the campus of …

Florida International University

Trump not retreating on gun control: White House

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Monday pushed back against suggestions that the White House’s newly-released school safety proposals …

The Latest: FBI details mistakes handling tip line calls

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Florida high school (all times local):<p>7:15 p.m.<p>The FBI has detailed to Congress a series of mistakes and missed opportunities to intervene before a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school last month.<p>FBI Deputy Director David …

High School

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram over patent infringement

(Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) on Tuesday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook Inc (FB.O) and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, arguing that they copied technology and features from BlackBerry Messenger.<p>Litigation over patent infringement is part of BlackBerry Chief Executive …

BlackBerry

Trump sues California over immigration policies

<b>(CNN) —</b> After nearly a year of threats, the Trump administration made its most aggressive move to date against a familiar target of its ire: California and its immigration policies.<p>Late Tuesday evening the department filed a federal lawsuit against the state and its top officials to stop a cluster …

Immigration

Armed sheriff’s deputy stayed outside Florida school while mass killing took place

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The armed school resource officer assigned to protect students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School took a defensive position outside the school and did not enter the building while the shooter was killing students and teachers inside with an AR-15 assault-style rifle, …

Guns