Police: Marksman killed gunman after child ran to porch
SEATTLE (AP) -- The gunman had already shot a police officer, threatened to kill two children and barricaded himself upstairs in a house for 11 hours when one of the kids, a 6-year-old boy, escaped....
Chains and branded skin: California kidnap case baffles cops
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Three weeks after Sherri Papini disappeared, the question of whether she was dead or alive was answered when the young mother and wife was spotted waving frantically for help along a California freeway early on Thanksgiving morning. But the mystery over what happened to her during those 22 days just seemed to grow stranger....
Police hail parents who found, disarmed son at Utah school
BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) -- A Utah mother and father who followed their son to school and pulled a shotgun from his hand after he fired a round into a classroom ceiling likely prevented bloodshed by acting quickly on their intuition and conversations with the boy after they noticed guns were missing from their home, police said Friday....
Extraordinary Smokies wildfire moved fast on path to city
GATLINBURG, Tennessee (AP) -- The wildfire that popped up on a steep, rugged peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was just one of a dozen that fire crews had been fighting over the last month because of the drought....
Ohio St. admin derided over call for compassion for attacker
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio State administrator is being criticized for urging compassion for the Somali-born student who injured 11 people in a car-and-knife attack on campus before he was shot to death by police....
Last week a Texas federal judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking a new overtime rule expanding eligibility to employees earning up to 47,500 which would include many salaried supervisors and managers. The regulation is heralded as one of the Obama administration's landmark labor policies, but business groups, nonprofits and social service organizations are calling the directive a government overreach costing full time jobs and leaving vacancies unfilled. The delay gives Donald Trump an opportunity to roll back another regulation, key in his plan to stimulate economic growth.
Was retaining House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi the right decision for the Democratic Party?