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Texas House advances school security bill after shooting

May. 21, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers are gearing up to pass new measures aimed at increasing campus security, adding more armed personnel and boosting student mental health resources a year after a mass shooting at a high school near Houston killed eight students and two substitute teachers. The move marks...

SEAL's lawyer says Navy spied on defense without approval

May. 21, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for a Navy SEAL accused of murder say documents show prosecutors misled a judge to get approval to track emails sent to defense attorneys and a journalist. Attorney Tim Parlatore says Navy investigators and the prosecutor didn't get warrants or proper approval to investigate...

The Latest: Police: Reporter search part of investigation

May. 21, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a San Francisco reporter whose home and office were raided by police (all times local): 4:25 p.m. San Francisco police say they searched the home and office of a freelance reporter as part of an investigation into whether he was part of a criminal conspiracy to steal a...

Avenatti expects imminent indictment in Nike extortion case

May. 21, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Tuesday he expects to be indicted in the coming days in New York, following his March arrest on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. Avenatti posted a Twitter message saying he intends to fight the "legally baseless allegations" and vowed...

NY moves to ensure Trump pardons can't nix state charges

May. 21, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A presidential pardon won't be enough to clear someone associated with the commander-in-chief of similar state charges under legislation approved by New York state lawmakers Tuesday. The bill, which now moves to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revises the exceptions to the state's double...

Witness: Self-help guru was both a coward and bully

May. 21, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Self-help guru Keith Raniere was a coward during his arrest last year in Mexico on a U.S. sex-trafficking charge and a bully when dealing with a follower who failed to adhere to his twisted code of ethics, a witness testified Tuesday at Raniere's New York City trial. The follower was...

Abducted Idaho girl found safe in Arizona, suspect jailed

May. 21, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl abducted from an Idaho fast-food restaurant where she worked was found safe in Arizona on Tuesday and the man accused of taking her was jailed on a $1 million bond, authorities said. Police in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise said 18-year-old Miguel Rodriguez-Perez...

Jury awards $27M in damages after fatal crash in Oregon

May. 21, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal jury in Oregon has awarded nearly $27 million in damages against two trucking companies and their drivers who lawyers say were involved in a road rage episode that killed a motorist. The jury deliberated for about five hours before returning its verdict Friday after a...

New federal charges filed in California synagogue shooting

May. 21, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — New federal charges were filed Tuesday against a man accused of opening fire in a Southern California synagogue, killing one person and wounding three others. A federal grand jury handed up a revised indictment against John T. Earnest that adds four counts of discharging a firearm during...

Mississippi abortion law 'smacks of defiance,' US judge says

May. 21, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge indicated Tuesday that he is likely to block a Mississippi law that will ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The new law puts a cutoff point for abortion at about six weeks, when many women may not yet know they're pregnant. U.S. District Judge...