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AP: Despite shootings, states return to familiar patterns

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws. A Republican, Kasich appointed panel members who supported the Second Amendment and...

 

Lawsuit blaming schools for bullying, suicide can proceed

CINCINNATI (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit accusing an Ohio school district of denying and covering up bullying of an 8-year-old boy who killed himself will be allowed to proceed. A federal judge on Monday denied Cincinnati Public Schools' request...

 

Next Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale to offer 78M acres

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department says the next Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale will offer about 78 million acres (31,565,480 hectares)— about the same amount as the sale in August. The sale will be held in March, and will be...

 

Judge restores energy lease on Montana land sacred to tribes

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge reinstated an oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana considered sacred to some tribes in the U.S. and Canada — a ruling that could test the depths of the Trump administration's support for the energy...

 

Police find buried bodies of murdered Briton and Thai wife

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in northern Thailand said Tuesday they have discovered the buried bodies of a missing British expatriate and his Thai wife, and have arrested the woman's brother for allegedly ordering their murder. Col. Manas Kerdsukho, the...

 

Farm Bureau says corporate farming ruling is partial victory

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The farm group that challenged North Dakota's Depression-era anti-corporate farming law says a federal judge's recent decision not to strike down the law is at least a partial victory. North Dakota Farm Bureau and others sued...

 

Refugees from Venezuela are fleeing to Latin American cities, not refugee camps

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) More than 2.3 million Venezuelans – roughly 7 percent of the entire population – have fled the country’s...

 

Antibiotics for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed

CHICAGO (AP) — When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen's abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she'd be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics instead. A new study from...

 

Watchdog: MDs with convictions hired to examine immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — One physician appointed to examine immigrants was convicted of solicitation of capital murder because he tried to hire a hit man to kill a dissatisfied patient in Houston. Another had a history of sexual misconduct and...

 

As life expectancies rise, so are expectations for healthy aging

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Marcia G. Ory, Texas A&M University ; Basia Belza, University of Washington, and Matthew Lee Smith, Texas A&M University (THE...

 

Newborn syphilis cases in US reach highest level in 20 years

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. babies born infected with syphilis has reached the highest level in 20 years. It is still rare for babies to get syphilis from their infected mothers, but figures released Tuesday show more than 900 cases were...

 

US attorneys general discuss social media privacy concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A meeting between top state law enforcement officials and Attorney General Jeff Sessions about how the government can safeguard the privacy of social media users ended Tuesday without a decision on whether to investigate. The...

 

Into the fold? What's next for Instagram as founders leave

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup's fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant's wings. None of their wo...

 

Governments to discuss tackling tuberculosis at UN summit

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Governments from around the world will gather Wednesday to discuss the persistent scourge of tuberculosis, which last year claimed more lives than any other communicable disease. About 1.3 million people worldwide died of TB...

 

NASA's Mars Opportunity rover seen, but still not heard

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Mars rover, Opportunity, has been seen, but still not heard. A spacecraft around Mars has sent back a photo of Opportunity, which has been silent ever since a massive dust storm engulfed the red planet in late...

 

Florence is nation's second wettest storm, behind Harvey

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricane Florence was the nation's second rainiest storm in 70 years, a top rainfall meteorologist calculated. Only last year's Hurricane Harvey rained more over a 14,000 square mile (36,260 square kilometers) area during a...

 

Archaeologists discover 'massive' ancient building in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a "massive" ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, south of Cairo. The Antiquities Ministry says Tuesday archaeologists also uncovered an attached building...

 

Man finds snake in trash can after tossing garbage

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man trying to be a friend to the environment when he picked up a bag of trash got a dangerous surprise. Police in Hamden say the man threw the bag into a trash can at his home, and the next day found a venomous...

 

Quirk resolved: Border Missourians get Missouri addresses

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A quirk in the mail delivery system that forced some rural Missouri residents living along the Iowa and Arkansas borders to have mailing addresses in neighboring states has been fixed, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Tuesday. The...

 

Pope acknowledges China bishop deal will cause suffering

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that his landmark deal with China over bishop nominations will cause suffering among the underground faithful. But he said that he takes full responsibility and that he — and not...

 

Trump at UN Security Council: 'Most watched meeting ever'?

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council tends to proceed in a scripted, measured way. U.S. President Donald Trump does not. But Trump is set to preside Wednesday over the U.N.'s most powerful body, one that incarnates the very concept of gl...

 

Trump hits 'con job' on Kavanaugh before showdown hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical "con job" on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee of sexual miscondu...

 

Chinese man accused of spying, helping recruit US engineers

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chinese citizen living in Chicago was arrested Tuesday for allegedly spying, including by helping with the recruitment of U.S. engineers, defense contractors and scientists for intelligence services in China, federal prosecutors...

 

What happens to Mueller probe if Rosenstein loses his job?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigation into Russian election interference is often called the Mueller probe, but it's Rod Rosenstein who oversees it. Rosenstein's fate as deputy attorney general remains in the air after a revelation surfaced last...

 

Iran says US wants to overthrow govt, rejects two-way talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Tuesday of trying to overthrow his government, rejecting bilateral talks after President Donald Trump denounced Iran's leaders and predicted stepped-up U.S. sanctio...

 

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