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Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and opened fire, wounding two customers, before being shot dead by a handgun-carrying civilian in the parking lot, police said. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 6:53 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a restaurant in Oklahoma City (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Police say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of opening fire at a lake-side restaurant in Oklahoma City. Police...
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May 25, 2018 - 4:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal create government price controls in California for surgeries, hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services died Friday when it failed to clear a key committee, but the author says he plans to bring it back next year. The measure was a longshot...
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Grace Johnson, a student at Santa Fe High School in Texas, center, speaks during a roundtable discussion in Austin, Texas, Thursday, May 24, 2018, hosted by Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott to address safety and security at Texas schools in the wake of the shooting at Santa Fe. Thursday's roundtable included victims, students, families and educators from the Santa Fe, Alpine and Sutherland Springs communities. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 25, 2018 - 12:30 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Survivors of last week's school shooting at a high school near Houston told gripping stories of dodging bullets, hiding from the attacker and seeing classmates get shot as they pleaded with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. They said they want more armed security to keep campuses safe...
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Grace Johnson, a student at Santa Fe High School in Texas, center, speaks during a roundtable discussion in Austin, Texas, Thursday, May 24, 2018, hosted by Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott to address safety and security at Texas schools in the wake of the shooting at Santa Fe. Thursday's roundtable included victims, students, families and educators from the Santa Fe, Alpine and Sutherland Springs communities. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 24, 2018 - 10:51 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Survivors of last week's shooting at a high school near Houston told gripping stories of dodging bullets, hiding from the attacker and seeing classmates get shot as they pleaded with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday for more armed security to keep campuses safe. The emotional...
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May 24, 2018 - 9:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who has been on California's death row for more than three decades can't be executed because he's intellectually disabled, the state's highest court ruled Thursday. In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of Robert Lewis Jr.,...
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Scott Faughn, publisher of the Jefferson City-based Missouri Times, defends himself Wednesday, May 23, 2018, against legislative questions about his payments to an attorney for a man whose ex-wife had an affair with Gov. Eric Greitens. (Zara McDowell/ABC 17 News via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 9:17 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have been shared with federal authorities by a private attorney and a key lawmaker, according to testimony Thursday during a legislative hearing. The hearing by a special...
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May 24, 2018 - 7:07 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Many pension funds for public workers already owe far more in retirement benefits than they have in the bank, and the problem will only grow worse if the economy slows down, according to a report released Thursday. The study from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that the New...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2013, file photo, new Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack sits on the bench after being sworn in at the Michigan Supreme Court chambers in Lansing, Mich. McCormack said judges should drop rhetoric that "would validly call into question judicial impartiality." She said it's important these days, especially "when our norms of public discourse appear under stress." McCormack was referring Thursday, May 24, 2018, to a Jackson County case involving a man who broke into the home of a police officer and trashed it, even breaking a 100-gallon aquarium. (Dale G. Young/The Detroit News via AP, File)
May 24, 2018 - 1:34 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan Supreme Court justice has a message for judges who seem to seek vengeance: cool it, folks. Justice Bridget McCormack said judges should drop rhetoric that "would validly call into question judicial impartiality." She said it's important these days, especially "when our...
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FILE--In this June 20, 2017, file photo, Montana Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte responds to questions at his home in Bozeman, Mont., about an election-eve confrontation with a reporter. The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday, May 24, 2018, asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, file)
May 24, 2018 - 1:30 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. The request by the party's executive director, Nancy...
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May 24, 2018 - 11:57 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's governor has approved an emergency rule prohibiting most vessels from dropping anchor in a waterway where oil, electric and other infrastructure cables rest. Gov. Rick Snyder says Thursday that the move prevents environmental damage to the state and the Straits of...
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