For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

School Shooting Texas-3

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


A marriage made at the Mall of America nearly 20 years ago is cut short sadly by cancer

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The bride, a fiery redhead with an infectious smile, wore a full-skirted white gown. The groom, a bespectacled, lanky 28-year-old sporting a ponytail, donned a classic black tuxedo. They said “I do” in front of family, friends, reporters, photographers, TV crews and...


City looks for answers after zombie alert sent to residents

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say they still don’t who sent a “zombie alert” to residents of a Florida city following a power outage. Lake Worth spokesman Ben Kerr says an independent investigation is underway to determine who was behind the message sent to some 7,880 customers during a 27-...


Tens of thousands of Las Vegas casino workers OK strike

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city’s world-famous resorts. About 25,000 members...


Wyoming makes rush for hyped new tech, results still virtual

Wyoming Digital Currency

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Block Chain Gang LLC, Crypto Cowboy, Something Something Blockchain LLC: Based on the names of dozens of new companies registering to set up shop in Wyoming, the state’s effort to lure the latest tech craze appears to be paying off. Proponents say blockchain — the ledger where...


The Trump administration's bogus spin that it obtained $2 billion for 'school safety'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. “Thanks to the president’s leadership, we’re already providing nearly $2 billion more in help to local governments to ensure security at our schools and the safety of our students. It represents the single largest investment in school safety in American history."-...


4 guilty in French Quarter attack on Unitarian visitors

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two Boston men who were attacked and robbed in New Orleans’ French Quarter one night during a Unitarian convention asked a judge to show leniency to their attackers. The judge handed out prison sentences, but not the maximum. | The Times-Picayune reports that victims...


10 Things to Know for Today

South Korea North Korea Nuclear Site

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ‘WE’RE DRIVING ON‘ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says preparations are still underway for Trump’s historic summit with Kim Jong Un next month even after the U.S. president expressed pessimism...


Women get milestone wins in Georgia, Texas Democratic primaries

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Women recorded milestone firsts in Democratic primaries for governor in Georgia and Texas on Tuesday, as other female candidates were victorious in multiple contests to run for the U.S. House in November. In Georgia, Democrat Stacey Abrams became the first black woman to win a...


Atlanta lawyer to be sentenced in business exec wife's death

ATLANTA (AP) — A well-connected Atlanta attorney convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of his business executive wife is scheduled to be sentenced. News outlets report 75-year-old Claud “Tex” McIver is expected to be sentenced Tuesday on felony murder and three other counts in the September...


Vote, take risks, be fearless: Celebs offer advice to grads

Commencement Speeches

Work hard, be true to yourself, embrace diversity and seize the moment. It’s the same advice graduation speakers have offered for ages, yet every year some addresses stand out. Some are powerful. Some are poetic. Some are political. This year, colleges have invited speakers ranging from Hillary...

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