With police near, suspected Austin bomber blows himself up
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — As a SWAT team closed in, the suspected bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for three weeks used one of his own devices to blow himself up. But police warned that he could have planted more bombs before his death, and they cautioned the city to stay on guard.
Family of Austin bombing suspect expresses shock
The family of the man suspected of planting the bombs this month that killed two people and injured four others in the Texas capital expressed shock, saying they don't know what could have motivated him.
Lawmakers release huge budget; big military, domestic boosts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers," deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence.