Update: Note says shooter’s family sends condolences

U.S. 06/01/19, 19:52

The Latest on the shooting in Virginia Beach (all times local): 8:20 p.m. A handwritten note at the home of the Virginia Beach shootings suspect, who died in a shootout with police, expresses condolences to the shooting victims on behalf of the ...

Beto O’Rourke heading to Oklahoma to tour flood damage

U.S. 06/01/19, 19:19

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is heading to northeast Oklahoma to tour communities hit with historic flooding.The former Texas congressman spoke at the Democratic state convention in California on Saturday and had been scheduled to fly home to El Paso, ...

California governor has doubts about tougher vaccine rules

U.S. 06/01/19, 17:04

Gov. Gavin Newsom says he has concerns about enacting tougher rules that limit parents from choosing whether to vaccinate their schoolchildren.The measure would give state public health officials instead of local doctors the authority to decide which children can skip ...

Woman taking photos dies in plunge off California waterfall

U.S. 06/01/19, 17:03

Authorities say a woman plunged to her death down a Northern California waterfall after she slipped and lost her footing while taking photos. The North Tahoe Fire Protection District said in a statement that the woman died Friday at Eagle Falls. ...

Harlem march highlights gun violence against minorities

New York 06/01/19, 16:46

Demonstrators are calling for the end of gun violence on the streets of New York City.The National Action Network joined other activists Saturday for a march in Harlem to call for peace and unity.The event highlighted gun violence among minorities ...

Virginia Beach shooting victims were veteran city employees

U.S. 06/01/19, 10:49

The 12 people who were fatally shot in a Virginia Beach government building were remembered Saturday during a somber news conference as officials sought to put the focus on those who died and not the gunman. Police Chief James Cervera identified ...

Catfish, rice, Navy ships: Cochran spending leaves legacy

U.S. 06/01/19, 09:17

Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran was a master of the federal budget process, quietly shrugging off criticism about pork-barrel spending while directing billions of dollars back to his home state of Mississippi.Cochran died Thursday at age 81. He was the ...

Texas struggles to keep pace as thirst for water intensifies

U.S. 06/01/19, 09:01

About 1,000 people arrive in Texas each day, drawn by jobs, newly built homes and other opportunities. But in a state where prolonged drought is a regular occurrence, officials are struggling to ensure they can sate everyone's thirst.Water experts are ...

Voter surge in 2018 prompts voting reforms, restrictions

U.S. 06/01/19, 09:00

New York voters for years have experienced some of the longest wait times in the nation on Election Day. Attempts to fix the problem routinely became casualties of the divided politics of the state Legislature.That dynamic changed last November, when ...

Court OKs expedited appeal in NY Trump bank records case

Politics 06/01/19, 06:05

An appeals court says it will speedily consider President Donald Trump's challenge to congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks he did business with. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a brief order Friday setting a ...

Update: Shanahan calls out China over South China Sea

Politics 05/31/19, 19:30

The Latest on the U.S.-China relationship (all times local): 8:30 a.m. U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is describing China's actions to steal technology from other nations and militarize man-made outposts in the South China Sea as a "toolkit of coercion." Acting U.S. ...

Student detained after California school lockdown over gun

U.S. 05/31/19, 19:04

Police in Santa Rosa, California, detained a male student who was suspected of bringing a gun onto a high school campus, prompting an hours-long lockdown on the last day of classes for the year.The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a ...

Update: 2 senators to speak at ex-Sen. Cochran’s funeral

U.S. 05/31/19, 17:59

The Latest on funeral services for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (all times local):5:50 p.m.Leaders of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee will speak at the funeral of Thad Cochran, who was chairman of the committee for several years.An American flag ...

Judges: Feds must act if asked to take a fresh look at pot

U.S. 05/31/19, 17:44

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Drug Enforcement Administration must "act promptly" if formally asked to take another look at laws that consider marijuana as dangerous as heroin or LSD.The ruling came Thursday in a 2-to-1 vote by ...

Broken bee? Spelling experts say tougher words are out there

U.S. 05/31/19, 16:51

The Scripps National Spelling Bee suffered a body blow when eight kids ended up co-champions because they were simply too accomplished to stumble over any of the words Scripps threw at them.That doesn't mean it's irretrievably broken.Even some critics who ...

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