- Austin carnage now random; an arrest doesn't appear close
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — William Grote says the latest attack by a suspected serial bomber that has terrorized Austin for weeks left what appeared to be nails embedded in his grandson's knees.
- Prosecutors: Alabama man made plan to kidnap woman, daughter
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Alabama man who planned to hire someone to kidnap a woman and her 14-year-old daughter has pleaded guilty to child sex-trafficking charges.
- Scandal-hit Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy protection
NEW YORK (AP) — The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday with a buyout offer in hand from a private equity firm, the latest twist in its efforts to survive the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down co-founder Harvey Weinstein, shook Hollywood and triggered a movement that spread out to convulse other industries.
- Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushers
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Embracing the tough penalties favored by global strongmen, President Donald Trump on Monday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fueling the opioid epidemic.
- Numbers reveal breadth of investigation into Texas bombings
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The series of bombings this month in the Texas capital city of Austin has generated a vast response by state and federal law enforcement agencies that are sifting through hundreds of tips to find what Austin police Chief Brian Manley has described as a serial bomber.
- Authorities hunting clues ask Austin bomber to talk to them
NEW YORK (AP) — In the search for answers to a series of explosions in Texas, authorities have come ahead with a simple plea to whoever's behind the blasts: Talk to us.
- Sweet science: Putting corn syrup to work on Earth's origins
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — How has the Earth evolved, and what's in store for the future? It's a sticky question that has graduate student Loes van Dam covered in corn syrup by the end of a day in the lab.
- South Carolina sheriff: Deputy fatally shoots man with knife
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff's deputy has fatally shot a man in South Carolina.
- Amish leader wants hair-cutting convictions overturned
CLEVELAND (AP) — The leader of a breakaway Amish group in Ohio convicted in hair- and beard-cutting attacks is pushing to get his convictions overturned using arguments already rejected in court.
- Severe storms spawn tornadoes, damage homes in Southeast US
ATLANTA (AP) — Severe storms that spawned tornadoes damaged homes and downed trees as they moved across the Southeast on Monday night.
- Judge to weigh agreement that would allow museum's art sale
BOSTON (AP) — A judge on Massachusetts' highest court is stepping into a fight over the proposed sale of works of art by a cash-strapped museum.
- Flags to be lowered for New York Rep. Slaughter's funeral
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor has ordered flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff to honor the late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter on Friday, the day of her funeral.
- Florida school shooting survivors set to speak at Harvard
BOSTON (AP) — Students who survived last month's shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead are set to participate in a panel discussion at Harvard about guns.
- Jury selection starts for men accused of Kansas bomb plot
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A trial begins this week for three members of a militia group accused of conspiring to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somalis in the Kansas town of Garden City.
- Missouri man seeks second reprieve from Supreme Court
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri death row inmate whose life was spared by a last-minute stay of execution four years ago is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for another reprieve, claiming the process of killing him could cause blood-filled tumors to burst inside his head.