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Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended
EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) -- A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded....

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

Older couples die together or cling to each other in fires
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....

Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme
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....

Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island
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....

Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area
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
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....

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

Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family
MIAMI (AP) -- President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. "I have proof," he insisted....

Q-and-A: A look at most recent travel ban rulings
SEATTLE (AP) -- So far, the third time isn't the charm for President Donald Trump's travel ban....

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