Nation/World

For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

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A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a...

Lifestyle , National

What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that creates giant clouds of acid and fine glass. The lava haze, or “laze,” is created when molten rock hits the ocean and marks just the latest hazard from a volcano that has been...


National

School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting two weeks ago. And until Monday, the governor’s re-election website was raffling off a shotgun. Guns are so...


Lifestyle , National

The Latest: Lava flows, stalls on geothermal plant property

Hawaii Volcano

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on an erupting volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 5 p.m. Hawaii officials say lava from Kilauea volcano has entered the property of a geothermal plant on the Big Island. Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Snyder says the lava entered the property late...


Business , National

Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street gains

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a euroskeptic-led government. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.2 percent to 3,208.20 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 lost 0.7 percent to 6,039.20. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 edged up...


World

Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s military on Monday captured an enclave in southern Damascus from Islamic State militants following a ruinous monthlong battle, bringing the entire capital and its far-flung suburbs under full government control for the first time since the civil war began in 2011. The gains...


National

Police search past nightfall for suspects in officer's death

Officer Shot Maryland

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — Rifle-toting police swarmed into a Baltimore suburb where a female officer was fatally injured Monday, searching for suspects believed to be armed after witnesses reported hearing a pop and seeing the officer run over by a Jeep. Residents in a leafy community of suburban...


National

Correction: 2018 Midterms-Endorsements story

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story May 20 about potential Democratic presidential candidates and their campaign activity in 2018, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former Vice President Joe Biden was planning to campaign in North Carolina on behalf of a congressional candidate Dan McCready....


World

Mexican candidates take hard line on Trump

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - The four candidates to be president of Mexico called each other liars and hypocrites. They slung demeaning nicknames. They lobbed accusations about each other’s alleged corruption and pampered families. But if there was one thing that the candidates...


National

Democrats' newest midterm pitch: A crackdown on corruption

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Democrats plan to highlight allegations of corruption surrounding the Trump administration - and a legislative agenda to prevent future abuses - as they continue rolling out their party platform ahead of November’s midterm elections. The first planks of...


National

Suicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data show

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. African-American children are taking their lives at roughly twice the rate of their white counterparts, according to a new study that shows a widening gap between the two groups. The 2001-2015 data, published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, confirm a pattern...


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