For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

School Shooting Texas-3

A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a...


Black defendants receive longer prison terms from Republican-appointed judges, study

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Federal judges appointed by Republican presidents give black defendants sentences that are, on average, six to seven months longer than the sentences they give to similar white defendants, according to a new working paper from Alma Cohen and Crystal Yang of the...


As Trump seeks to shore up GOP in midterms, his campaign hires political director

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign on Wednesday announced the hiring of longtime Republican operative Chris Carr as its political director, a move intended to bolster Trump’s efforts to support GOP candidates in this year’s midterm elections....


Police promise Vegas shooting dispatch logs, officer reports

Las Vegas Shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas promised to release dispatch logs and additional officer reports on Wednesday, providing more witness accounts of the chaos, carnage and compassion during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The scheduled release of documents follows a court...


ACLU sues over battleground Ohio's congressional districts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The ACLU filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio’s congressional map on Wednesday, using Republican Gov. John Kasich’s statements opposing gerrymandering as ammunition. A suit filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati challenges district maps in effect through 2020 for “an...


Alaska man pleads guilty in Florida airport shooting

Airport Shooting Florida

MIAMI (AP) — An Alaska man pleaded guilty Wednesday in exchange for a life prison sentence in the Florida airport shooting that killed five people and wounded six, blaming his rampage on severe mental illness a psychologist said is now under control. Esteban Santiago, 28, pleaded guilty to 11...


Twitter to add special labels to political candidates in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it’s adding special labels to tweets from some U.S. political candidates ahead of this year’s midterm elections. Twitter says the move is to provide users with “authentic information” and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling users. The labels will include what...


New Jersey OKs $300M annually to rescue nuclear industry

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Legislation that would authorize $300 million annually to rescue New Jersey’s nuclear energy industry — a request for financial help made by the state’s largest utility company — was signed into law Wednesday. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, also signed a measure aimed at...


Stocks slip after weak economic data from Europe

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Wednesday as banks drop along with bond yields. That comes after the market slipped at the end of the previous day’s trading. Energy and industrial companies are also down. Investors are concerned about the European economy after a measure of business...


WP-Bloomberg correction: HOUSTON

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. This correction refers to HOUSTON (Wilson, Post) which moved May 22. - - - A Washington Post article about Houston housing said that a 500-year storm is one that has a .02 percent chance of occurring in any given year. The correct percentage is 0.2. - - - The...


Harvard economist accused of lewd talk, objectifying women

BOSTON (AP) — A well-known Harvard University economist has been accused of talking about sex, making inappropriate comments and objectifying women in his research lab. Lawyers for a woman who filed complaints against Roland Fryer Jr. with Harvard and the Massachusetts Commission Against...

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