School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association's annual meeting two weeks ago. And until Monday, the governor's re-election website was raffling off a shotgun.
Border agent questions 2 women for speaking Spanish
HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing an encounter between a Border Patrol agent and two women who were speaking Spanish at a gas station in northern Montana, the agency said Monday. Allegations have been made before of law-enforcement officers in Montana racially profiling people to find out their immigration status.
Toxic cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava emerges over ocean
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago: A toxic steam cloud.
Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family
BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A man suffering from severe mental illness left a meal with his family and then drove his sport utility vehicle at high speed into the restaurant, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law and critically injuring other relatives, his pastor said Monday.
Portrait of despair: Opioids land more women behind bars
JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts — and their future together. They aren't allowed to see each other face-to-face, so the inmate and the fifth-grader connect by video.
Former officer who shot naked man says he was being attacked
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A white former Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran said Monday that he was being attacked and acted in self-defense when he fired on the man about a second after ordering him to stop running at him.
Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees.
University official resigns after Afghanistan bombing claim
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A high-ranking New York university official resigned Monday after a newspaper challenged his story about surviving a deadly bombing in Afghanistan, being offered a job by former Secretary of State Colin Powell and other claims.