Nation/World

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...

National

Self-styled prophet sentenced in Utah child-rape case

Girls Found Desert Compound

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A self-styled Utah prophet who secretly married young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and doomsday was sentenced Tuesday to up to life in prison after pleading guilty to child rape and abuse charges. Samuel W. Shaffer was charged after police raided a remote desert...


National

Virginia Senate puts off Medicaid vote with Democrats unable to pull off 'nuclear' move

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. RICHMOND, Va. - The Virginia Senate reconvened Tuesday for a possible vote on expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but no bill immediately came to the floor as Democrats pulled back from a threat to deploy a “nuclear” procedural move. Instead, the Senate...


National

The Latest: Lava destroys warehouse at power plant site

Hawaii Volcano

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Lava flowing from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has claimed another structure, this one close to a geothermal plant. Hawaii County civil defense officials say lava from...


Lifestyle , National

'Wake-up call': Vegas casino workers vote on citywide strike

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hundreds of unionized Las Vegas casino workers gathered at a university arena in red T-shirts and work uniforms as they voted Tuesday on whether to call for a citywide strike that could have huge financial implications for the tourist-dependent destination. Members of the Culinary...


Business , National

Cohen partner pleads guilty in deal requiring cooperation

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime business partner of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has pleaded guilty to tax fraud in a deal that requires him to cooperate in any ongoing investigations. New York City taxi magnate Evgeny Freidman entered the guilty plea on Tuesday at a court in...


Business , National

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

Amazon-Facial Recognition

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track people in real time, whether they’re involved in...


Government

US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

China US ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are working toward an agreement that would ease U.S. sanctions that were imposed on ZTE Corp. and let the Chinese telecommunications giant stay in business. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the deal might require ZTE to revamp its board and to...


World

Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his 'digital monster'

AP Explains European Data Privacy Examples-2

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg’s “digital monster,” and he apologized for the way the social network has been used to produce fake news, interfere in elections and sweep up people’s...


Business , National

EPA blocks some media from summit, then reverses course

Pruitt EPA Media Access

NEW YORK (AP) — A reporter for The Associated Press was grabbed by the shoulders and shoved out of an Environmental Protection Agency building by a security guard Tuesday for trying to cover a meeting on water contaminants in which some reporters were welcomed and others were not. An aide to EPA...


Business , National

Stocks sink late as smaller companies and industrials fade

Financial Markets Wall Street-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks faded Tuesday afternoon and finished the day mostly lower as industrial companies and retailers fell. Smaller and more U.S.-focused companies slumped after setting records the last few days. Large industrial companies like Boeing, 3M and Caterpillar slipped, and retailers...


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