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Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'

May. 20, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman blasted his way into the high school and killed 10 people, with one pastor lamenting the grief "that none of us can comprehend." Just two days after the deaths of...

The Latest: Incoming NRA president addresses school shooting

May. 20, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Texas (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The National Rifle Association's incoming president is blaming the latest deadly school shooting on youngsters "steeped in a culture of violence." Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North tells "Fox News Sunday" that...

2 dead in bus crash recalled as 'beloved,' 'beautiful'

May. 19, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

BELLEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The parent-teacher association of the New Jersey middle school where a student and teacher were killed when a school bus collided with a dump truck called the two "beautiful" and "beloved" on Saturday. Fifth-grader Miranda Vargas, 10, and Jennifer Williamson, 51, were killed in the...

Tax hike fuels jump in Indiana gas prices since last year

May. 19, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is heading into the Memorial Day weekend tied with California for the largest gas price increase in the U.S. over the past year, driven in part by a fuel tax increase enacted by the state's Republican-dominated Legislature. Filling up a tank in Indiana cost an average of 66...

Minnesota residents travel to view lynching memorial

May. 19, 2018 1:03 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Elmer Jackson was one of the reasons Kim Green went on the trip to Alabama with a busload of strangers. But it was another Jackson — the city — that stopped her in her tracks. "That's where my people are from," Green noted standing inside the National Memorial for Peace...

Minnesota park honors lives of children gone

May. 19, 2018 1:03 AM EDT

VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — Mick Wudinich's son, Jeff, is never far from his mind. He wears a bracelet inscribed with a reproduction of his son's signature: "Love You, Jeff." And a tattoo on his forearm depicts a cross with angel wings. "Never Forgotten . Jeff," it reads. "Dec. 31, 2015." Jeff is "my guardian...

Services begin for first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress

May. 18, 2018 8:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress was memorialized Friday at the state Capitol, where he was scheduled to lie in state for 24 hours. Sen. Daniel Akaka died in April at the age of 93 after being hospitalized for several months. Hawaii Army National Guard soldiers carried the late...

Wichita holds funeral for 3rd child abuse victim in 4 weeks

May. 18, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Residents gathered this week to honor a 2-year-old who is the third child in Wichita to have died from abuse in just four weeks. The Wichita Eagle reports that Saint Joseph Church held a funeral Thursday for Anthony Bunn. The toddler was rushed to a hospital earlier this month after he...

Beartooth Highway plowing on pace to end before Memorial Day

May. 18, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — Montana transportation officials say crews are on pace to have the Beartooth Highway near Yellowstone National Park plowed and open by Memorial Day weekend. Steve Reed of the Montana Department of Transportation tells the Billings Gazette that the heavy snowfall of last winter...

Police memorial for fallen officers adds new names

May. 18, 2018 1:35 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine police and warden officials were in the capital city to dedicate the names of the officers who died in the line of duty last year. Nathan Desjardins is the most recent name added to the memorial in Augusta, with his death last June from a head injury while he was attempting to...