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Texas governor supports 2 small gun rules after shooting
Texas governor supports 2 small gun rules after shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he could support stronger regulations for gun storage and quicker reporting to law enforcement when a court has determined someone is mentally ill in order to keep them from having weapons.

Pentagon disinvites China from major U.S. military exercise
Pentagon disinvites China from major U.S. military exercise

By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Wednesday disinvited China from a major U.S.-hosted naval drill in response to what it sees as Beijing's militarization of islands in the South China Sea, a decision China called unconstructive. "As an initial response to China's continued militarization of the South China Sea we have disinvited the PLA Navy from the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise," said Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan, a Pentagon spokesman.

Kim Kardashian West Takes Saint and North to Disneyland - See the Cute Mommy-and-Me Snaps
Kim Kardashian West Takes Saint and North to Disneyland - See the Cute Mommy-and-Me Snaps

Nothing like a magical getaway with the world's most famous mouse!

Hiker dies after falling from Yosemite
Hiker dies after falling from Yosemite's Half Dome trail

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - A hiker in Yosemite National Park fell to his death while climbing the iconic granite cliffs of Half Dome in rainy conditions, authorities said Tuesday.

The Latest: Bus driver had history of suspensions, tickets
The Latest: Bus driver had history of suspensions, tickets

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on the deadly New Jersey school bus crash (all times local):

Vietnam Is A Test For What Happens When The U.S. Abandons Climate Diplomacy
Vietnam Is A Test For What Happens When The U.S. Abandons Climate Diplomacy

HANOI, Vietnam ― There was a time, a little over two years ago, when Ted Osius

Royal Wedding Guests Selling Gift Bags on eBay Days After Prince Harry & Meghan Markle
Royal Wedding Guests Selling Gift Bags on eBay Days After Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Nuptials

Lucky guests who attended Prince Harry's nuptials to Meghan Markle are selling their gift bags for lucrative prices.

Syrian army takes last insurgent area near Damascus
Syrian army takes last insurgent area near Damascus

The Syrian army has restored control over all areas surrounding the capital Damascus, it said on Monday, for the first time since early in the seven-year war, after pushing Islamic State militants out of a south Damascus pocket. Pro-Syrian government forces have been battling for weeks to recover al-Hajar al-Aswad district and the adjacent Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp from Islamic State since driving rebels from eastern Ghouta in April. In a televised statement Syria's army high command said al-Hajar al-Aswad and Yarmouk had been cleared of militants.

Resource Officer Who Stopped Shooting at Illinois High School Honored at Graduation
Resource Officer Who Stopped Shooting at Illinois High School Honored at Graduation

Just four days after Matthew Milby opened fire inside Dixon High School, students of the Class of 2018 returned to the gym where it happened for their graduation ceremony Sunday.

In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance
In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

TOKYO (AP) - Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un's planned summit with President Donald Trump next month.

The Latest: Prosecutor wont
The Latest: Prosecutor wont' release autopsies during probe

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local):

Giuliani Says Mueller Will Wrap Up Trump Obstruction Probe By September: Report
Giuliani Says Mueller Will Wrap Up Trump Obstruction Probe By September: Report

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said that special counsel Robert

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India's Modi faces revived opposition after setback in southern state

By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian opposition parties have joined forces to snatch power from the country's ruling party in a big southern state, laying the stage for other such alliances in a direct challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's re-election bid next year. A coalition of Congress and a regional group said on Sunday they will establish a government in Karnataka state next week, after Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) failed to prove its majority despite bagging more seats than any other party in a closely-fought election.Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress party - which has struggled to make any major political inroads since Modi stormed to power four years...

Helicopters rescue residents from fresh Hawaii volcano lava flow
Helicopters rescue residents from fresh Hawaii volcano lava flow

Helicopters were rushed in to rescue four trapped residents after lava flowing from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano isolated a cluster of homes, as the US Geological Survey said Saturday an explosion from its crater sent ash pouring into the sky. Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim wrote on Twitter Friday that "fast moving lava from Fissure 20 has crossed Pohoiki Rd near Malama Ki Place," near the Puna forest reserve. The lava is "isolating appx 40 homes in area," he wrote, adding that four people were "safely evacuated" by Hawaii County and National Guard helicopters.

American Bishop Michael Curry addresses royal wedding
American Bishop Michael Curry addresses royal wedding

U.S. episcopal leader addresses celebrants on the healing power of love in St. George's Chapel in Windsor, England.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex - Harry and Meghan's new Royal titles explained
Duke and Duchess of Sussex - Harry and Meghan's new Royal titles explained

When Meghan Markle marries her fiancee Prince Harry on Saturday 19 May at St George's Chapel, Windsor, like all brides she will be joining a new family. But this is not any family. Just like her sister-in-law-to-be Kate Middleton, the former American actress will be making the transition from "commoner" to "royal" complete with a new title. Here's everything you need to know about the British peerage and their new titles - the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as confirmed this morning. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Ms Markle becomes the first Duchess of Sussex as she marries Prince Harry.  By tradition, male members of the Royal family receive a title from the...

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill
Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an embarrassment for House Republican leaders, conservatives on Friday scuttled a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in GOP-leaning farm country.

'It smelled like sulfur:' Ash falls near Hawaii volcano

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after a volcano menacing the Big Island for weeks exploded, sending a mixture of pulverized rock, glass and crystal into the air in its strongest eruption of sandlike ash in days.

Chevrolet Releases Power Ratings for 2019 Silverado 1500 Gas Engines
Chevrolet Releases Power Ratings for 2019 Silverado 1500 Gas Engines

Silverado Power ratings

Kent State graduate poses with rifle on campus
Kent State graduate poses with rifle on campus

Photos of Kent State graduate with an AR-10 go viral. Kaitlin Bennett fires back at the critics.

First Lady Melania Trump expected to remain hospitalized through week
First Lady Melania Trump expected to remain hospitalized through week

First lady Melania Trump was expected to remain hospitalized for the rest of the week following a "long-planned" procedure to treat a benign kidney condition, White House officials said.

Lawsuit challenges location of Obama presidential center
Lawsuit challenges location of Obama presidential center

A federal lawsuit is seeking to block the construction of the Obama presidential center on Chicago parkland, posing a challenge for the future library and museum dedicated to the nation's first African-American president. The lawsuit by a local park preservation group objects to the transfer of a historic public park for use by Barack Obama's foundation to build a complex in the Midwestern city -- one of a network of presidential libraries throughout the country. Chicago has a system of public parks that are protected by law from private use and development.

Royal wedding plans thrown as Markle
Royal wedding plans thrown as Markle's dad 'pulls out'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding this weekend was in turmoil Tuesday following reports her father may not attend after a paparazzi scandal, rocking the royal family's meticulous planning for the landmark occasion. Kensington Palace pleaded in a statement for "understanding and respect" during a "difficult situation" as US media reported Thomas Markle had suffered a heart attack brought on by the fallout from allegedly staging paparazzi photos of himself. According to celebrity news website TMZ, he had decided against travelling from his home in Mexico to accompany his daughter down the aisle at Windsor Castle due to his health -- and to spare her further embarrassment.

Trump calls leakers
Trump calls leakers 'cowards' after aide's remark on McCain

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump called West Wing leakers "traitors and cowards" on Monday as a dustup over a White House aide's crass remark about Arizona Sen. John McCain extended into a fifth day.

Police Leaving No Stone Unturned as Security Ramps Up Ahead of Royal Wedding
Police Leaving No Stone Unturned as Security Ramps Up Ahead of Royal Wedding

The wedding will take place Saturday and is expected to draw thousands of guests.

Net closes on Malaysia
Net closes on Malaysia's Najib over 1MDB scandal after poll loss

Najib's Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition last week suffered a shock defeat to an alliance of parties headed by the elderly Mahathir Mohamad, ending the corruption-mired regime's six decades in power. Voters turned out en masse to oust Najib, angered at rising living costs, divisive racial politics in the Muslim-majority country and allegations of endemic graft among the country's ruling elite. The 92-year-old Mahathir -- who ruled Malaysia for two decades until 2003, and came out of retirement to take on Najib -- is now the world's oldest state leader.

US jets intercept Russian bombers off Alaskan coast
US jets intercept Russian bombers off Alaskan coast

Washington (AFP) - US fighter jets intercepted two long-range Russian "Bear" bombers in international airspace off western Alaska, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said Saturday.

North Korean nuclear test site closure raises fears of environmental crisis
North Korean nuclear test site closure raises fears of environmental crisis

Closing down North Korea's nuclear test site at Punggye-ri is going to be more complicated and fraught with risk than has previously been suggested, with analysts suggesting that acting in haste for short-term political gain might lead to an environmental crisis. Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, announced during his summit last month with Moon Jae-in, his South Korean counterpart, that he would invite experts and journalists to the Punggye-ri site to monitor its decommissioning.  Initially seen as a significant concession on the part of Pyongyang, it was subsequently reported that the six nuclear tests that have been carried out at the site since 2006 have caused serious structural...

Venezuela angered by ConocoPhillips move on Caribbean oil
Venezuela angered by ConocoPhillips move on Caribbean oil

Venezuela on Thursday strongly rejected the takeover of its Caribbean oil stocks by ConocoPhillips, after the US company enforced a $2 billion international arbitration award last month. A ConocoPhillips source said the company was enforcing the award at four locations in the Caribbean, without specifying the facilities affected. Press reports said the affected assets are in Curacao, Bonaire and Saint Eustace.

Chicago gang leader Ernie Godinez charged in ATF agent shooting in Back of the Yards
Chicago gang leader Ernie Godinez charged in ATF agent shooting in Back of the Yards

The co-leader of a Southwest Side street gang was charged Tuesday last week's shooting of an ATF agent in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood.

The RNC Is Selling 'Sickening' Donald Trump-Themed Merch Ahead Of Mother's Day
The RNC Is Selling 'Sickening' Donald Trump-Themed Merch Ahead Of Mother's Day

The Republican National Committee's attempt to make Mother's Day great again

Anderson Cooper Burns 'Moronic' Michael Cohen Over Russia Cash Claims
Anderson Cooper Burns 'Moronic' Michael Cohen Over Russia Cash Claims

CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday struggled to understand reports that Michael

A Gay Marriage Opponent Just Ousted A GOP Incumbent in North Carolina
A Gay Marriage Opponent Just Ousted A GOP Incumbent in North Carolina

Mark Harris, a Baptist pastor with a long history of social conservatism, won

Mylan says U.S. customers may have trouble getting EpiPens
Mylan says U.S. customers may have trouble getting EpiPens

By Michael Erman NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mylan NV said on Tuesday that U.S. consumers may have difficulty getting EpiPen prescriptions filled after manufacturing problems constrained supply, but the drugmaker did not say there was a shortage of its emergency allergy treatment. This was Mylan's first acknowledgment of possible U.S. supply issues following reports of EpiPen shortages in Canada and Britain last month. Shares of Mylan, which is due to report quarterly financial results on Wednesday, fell 2 percent to $35.37.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Reportedly Going to Be Next-Door Neighbors with Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Reportedly Going to Be Next-Door Neighbors with Prince William and Kate Middleton

They'll be moving into a 21-room "apartment"

What To Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal
What To Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal

President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the U.S. will withdraw from

Scientists Say Our Sun's Death Will Be Even Creepier Than We Thought
Scientists Say Our Sun's Death Will Be Even Creepier Than We Thought

Seriously spooky stuff.

Key U.S. Republican says U.S. should stay in, strictly enforce, Iran deal

The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Tuesday the United States should continue to fix flaws in the Iran nuclear deal, and "enforce the hell" out of it, but not withdraw. Speaking hours before Republican President Donald Trump was due to announce whether he would pull out or stay in the international accord, Ed Royce said tearing up the deal would not recover cash sent to Iran's government or "galvanize" allies into addressing Iran's dangerous activities. "I fear a withdrawal would actually set back those efforts," he said in a statement prepared for a hearing on Iran.

Judge Rules Missouri Governor
Judge Rules Missouri Governor's Ex-Mistress Can Testify in Invasion of Privacy Case

A St. Louis circuit court judge ruled on pre-trial motions for Missouri Governor Eric Greitens' invasion of privacy case.

Arrests Made in Brutal 8-Minute on Man Changing Tire at Gas Station: Police
Arrests Made in Brutal 8-Minute on Man Changing Tire at Gas Station: Police

At least two suspects have been charged after a brutal eight minute attack at a Memphis gas station over the weekend.

The Latest: 26 homes, 4 other structures destroyed by lava
The Latest: 26 homes, 4 other structures destroyed by lava

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - The Latest on a volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii (all times local):

Exclusive: Conoco moves to take over Venezuelan PDVSA
Exclusive: Conoco moves to take over Venezuelan PDVSA's Caribbean assets - sources

HOUSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips has moved to take Caribbean assets of Venezuela's state-run PDVSA to enforce a $2 billion arbitration award over a decade-oil nationalization of its projects in the South American country, according to three sources familiar with its actions. The U.S. firm targeted facilities on the islands of Curacao, Bonaire and St. Eustatius that accounted for about a quarter of Venezuela's oil exports last year. The company received court attachments freezing assets at least two of the facilities, and could move to sell them, one of the sources said.

McCain Doesn't Want Trump Attending His Funeral: Reports
McCain Doesn't Want Trump Attending His Funeral: Reports

Amid Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) battle with brain cancer, the 81-year-old

Doctor pleads guilty in fatal abortion
Doctor pleads guilty in fatal abortion

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York doctor who says he's done 40,000 abortions is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the 2016 death of a woman who was six months pregnant and bled to death.

Toward Armageddon: Israel, Iran and the United States Could End up in a War
Toward Armageddon: Israel, Iran and the United States Could End up in a War

As May 12-the date for President Trump to make a decision on whether the United States will withdraw from the JCPOA-looms in the background, and the confrontation between Israel and Iran is reaching very dangerous levels. The escalation seems to be driven by Israeli calculations that a major Israeli military confrontation with Iran will overcome any residual hesitation the U.S. administration may have about reneging on the nuclear deal.

Volcanologist:
Volcanologist: 'No Slowdown' for Hawaii Eruption

Geologists say Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is likely to release more lava through more vents as it continues to erupt in a residential neighborhood on the Big Island. (May 5)

Four Turkish parties unite to contest landmark polls
Four Turkish parties unite to contest landmark polls

Four Turkish opposition parties Saturday announced they had formed a coalition to challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in snap elections on June 24. After the landmark vote, a new presidential system agreed in an April 2017 referendum will come into force, which the opposition says will give the head of state authoritarian powers. The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), the IYI (Good) Party, the conservative Saadet Party (SP) and the Democrat Party (DP) formed the Alliance for the Nation to stand against the People's Alliance of Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).

South Burlington police seek man suspected of fatally shooting woman
South Burlington police seek man suspected of fatally shooting woman

South Burlington police are searching for a suspect accused of fatally shooting a woman. Authorities said the Falmouth Police Department in Massachusetts reported a man entering a home near on Southview Drive and shooting a woman who later died. Police indicated a person called to report a family member of his, identified as Leroy Headley, 36, of South Burlington, reportedly claimed he shot a woman.

The Best Art and Furniture at TEFAF New York
The Best Art and Furniture at TEFAF New York

Kevin Hart's Former Friend Has Been Charged With Trying to Extort Him
Kevin Hart's Former Friend Has Been Charged With Trying to Extort Him

Hart said he was "at a lost for words"

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