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The Latest: Polls close for Texas' primary runoff elections

May. 22, 2018 9:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on primary runoff elections in Texas (all times local): 8 p.m. Polls statewide have closed in Texas' primary runoff races, which include the Democratic nomination for governor and both parties' snominees for congressional races where no candidate won at least 50 percent of...

AP Interview: Phelps says mental health is new passion

May. 22, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

Michael Phelps was hanging at the pool on Tuesday. No, he's not planning another comeback. He's got a bigger goal to tackle. Mental health. After revealing the depths of his depression — and even thoughts of suicide after his second drunken-driving arrest — Phelps is hoping to make a difference for...

Michigan House changes Nassar bills after legal settlement

May. 22, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House on Tuesday scaled back legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, dropping certain measures addressed by last week's $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Nassar's victims and revising the time limits that...

Missouri lawmakers read woman's testimony against Greitens

May. 22, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Like actors rehearsing a script, Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday publicly read aloud the previously secret criminal case transcripts of a woman who accused Gov. Eric Greitens of sexual misconduct and asserted that his attorney suggested she should deny it. The unusual scene played...

Woman who shot Kansas abortion doctor moved to halfway house

May. 22, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An anti-abortion activist who shot and wounded a Kansas abortion doctor and firebombed clinics in Oregon and other states in the 1990s was released Tuesday from federal prison to a halfway house to finish her sentence, sparking fears for the safety of abortion clinic workers. The...

Kansas finds violations at water park where boy died in 2016

May. 22, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A recent state inspection found 11 alleged violations of amusement park regulations at a Kansas water park where a boy died in 2016, with one raising questions about whether a ride's parts are being replaced as quickly as recommended. The Kansas Department of Labor made an audit of the...

Body of Pakistani killed at Texas school arrives in Karachi

May. 22, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas has arrived in the port city of Karachi, where her family lives. Sabika Sheikh was among 10 students and staff slain Friday at Santa Fe High School. The alleged shooter is...

The Latest: Houston Astros honor school shooting victims

May. 22, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a high school shooting in Texas (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The Houston Astros are wearing T-shirts during batting practice before their game against the San Francisco Giants to honor the victims of last week's Texas school shooting that left 10 people dead. The shirts...

Sheriff: Suspect in Florida standoff, gunfire, found dead

May. 22, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A man suspected of trading wild bursts of gunfire with officers during a long standoff in the Florida Panhandle was found dead Tuesday in a gasoline-soaked apartment after an armored vehicle approached, authorities said. "We were just blessed that we didn't lose multiple officers...

Teen suspect in Maryland officer's slaying held without bail

May. 22, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — A 16-year-old who was supposed to be on house arrest for auto theft was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the death of a Maryland police officer. After hearing about Dawnta Anthony Harris' numerous recent run-ins with the law, a judge called him a "one-man crime wave" and...