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The Latest: Ex-colleague updates injured officer's condition

School Shooting Texas

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A former colleague says a police officer critically wounded in a shooting rampage at Santa Fe High School had left a big-city police department for the small-town school district to “go to an easier life.”...


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Japanese and Macedonian climbers die on Mount Everest

Nepal Everest

  KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two foreign climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest have died on the world's highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said Monday. Members of their expedition teams reported a Japanese climber died Monday and a Macedonian died on Sunday, said Gyanendra...


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White House plans meeting between intelligence officials, GOP lawmakers on FBI source

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly plans to convene a meeting between top law enforcement and intelligence officials and GOP congressional leaders to “review highly classified and other information” the lawmakers have requested about the FBI’s use of a...


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Former officer who shot naked man says he was being attacked

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A white former Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran said Monday that he was being attacked and acted in self-defense when he fired on the man about a second after ordering him to stop running at him. Robert Olsen, 56, faces...


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US files plea deal in deadly Florida airport shooting

Airport Shooting Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors filed court documents Monday in which an Alaska man agreed to plead guilty to a Florida airport shooting rampage that killed five people in exchange for a life prison sentence. The agreement says that Esteban Santiago, 28, will plead guilty to 11 of...


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As Haspel is sworn in at CIA, Trump credits her for overcoming 'negative politics'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LANGLEY, Va. - As he participated in the swearing-in of his new CIA director on Monday, President Donald Trump acknowledged the difficulties that Gina Haspel’s nomination had faced but said her strong performance at her confirmation hearing turned things around. “It...


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Consumer Reports raises concerns over Tesla Model 3 braking

Tesla Consumer Reports

DETROIT (AP) — Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla’s Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports. While the magazine said the car has exhilarating acceleration and handling, testers were troubled by its 152-...


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Blankenship says he will make a third-party run for Senate in West Virginia

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Controversial former coal baron Don Blankenship said Monday that he is launching a third-party campaign for the Senate after losing in West Virginia’s Republican primary, a decision that could complicate the GOP’s efforts to keep its majority in the midterm elections....


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Naval Academy freshman just climbed a greased 21-foot monument. Here's what's behind the

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Several hundred young warriors stormed a 21-foot-high obelisk at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis on Monday, slipping and sliding as they formed a human pyramid around a monument covered in 50 pounds of vegetable shortening. The annual tradition marks the end of...


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A man's grabby hands were just the start of a Frontier plane nightmare, FBI says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. To paraphrase an old air travel axiom: What goes in must come out, one way or another. There are approximately seven fluid ounces in a double vodka tonic - give or take, depending on how generous Frontier Airlines is with the pour. Michael Allen Haag ordered his first...


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