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The Latest: Republican backed by Pence loses Texas runoff

May. 23, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on primary runoff elections in Texas (all times local): 11:25 p.m. A Republican backed by Vice President Mike Pence has lost her run for Congress. Bunni Pounds was defeated Tuesday in a Texas primary runoff by state Rep. Lance Gooden. Pounds is a GOP fundraiser who has never...

Texas governor's school safety talks to tackle gun control

May. 23, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's meetings on school violence and safety promised to wade into the thorny issue of gun control with the next round, even though the Republican has been a staunch supporter of gun rights and worked to expand them in the state in recent years. Abbott called for a...

Ohio man sues officer who shot him after subduing intruder

May. 23, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A black man who was shot and critically wounded by a white police officer while subduing an intruder inside his northeast Ohio home has sued the officer and the city employing him. Brendan Hester filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking unspecified damages. The lawsuit says then-23-year-old...

Today in History

May. 23, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2018. There are 222 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 23, 1618, the Defenestration of Prague took place as Bohemian Protestants angry over what they saw as a threat to their religious freedom threw two Catholic imperial...

Texas liberal candidate bashed by national Democrats loses

May. 22, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A liberal outsider who founded an activist group against President Donald Trump lost her insurgent bid for a U.S. House seat in Houston on Tuesday night while a Hispanic former sheriff became the first openly gay and Latina nominee for governor in Texas history. Both outcomes soothed...

Judge: Suspect in officer's death a 'one-man crime wave'

May. 22, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — A 16-year-old charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Maryland police officer has been ordered held without bail by a judge who called him a "one-man crime wave." Dawnta Anthony Harris was supposed to be on house arrest and was still wearing a court-ordered ankle bracelet...

3 dead in suburban Chicago home were a couple and their son

May. 22, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

WINFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say three people found dead in a suburban Chicago home were a couple and their son. The bodies in Winfield were discovered Monday after a concerned citizen spotted unconscious people through a window and called 911. The DuPage County coroner's office said Tuesday the...

Australian archbishop steps down after cover-up conviction

May. 22, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop said on Wednesday he will stand aside but does not intend to resign after becoming the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse. Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson was convicted on Tuesday in the...

District docked pay for Parkland principal who lost daughter

May. 22, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An elementary school principal whose daughter was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre says her school district lacks empathy and transparency. April Schentrup's daughter Carmen was one of 17 killed. She told school board members that the district tried to dock...

Sheriff: Suspect in Florida standoff, gunfire, found dead

May. 22, 2018 9:47 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...