University official resigns after Afghanistan bombing claim
The State University of New York has placed a high-ranking official on leave after it was revealed that he may have fabricated a story about surviving a bombing in Afghanistan and other claims in a speech last fall.
School shooting victims killed attempting to ward off gunman
An outgoing and 'really funny' student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom and an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high school.
Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1
Two friends on a morning mountain bike ride 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Seattle were attacked by a cougar, killing one of the men and leaving the second hospitalized in what authorities described as a rare occurrence.
Illinois Democrats grill Rauner aide on death penalty plan
The Democratic-controlled Illinois Legislature is set to begin weighing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's compromise plan to reinstate the death penalty in exchange for even stricter gun restrictions than the ones legislators approved.
Judge: School shooting suspect comments are admissible
Washington state judge rules Incriminating statements to law officers made by the student arrested after four people were shot at a Washington state high school last year will be admissible in upcoming court proceedings.
For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy
Among the 10 people killed in the mass shooting at a Texas high school were a Pakistani exchange student, a substitute teacher with a "lust for life" and a boy whose sense of humor made him impossible to not like.
Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill
The House is pressing toward a showdown vote on stricter work and job training requirements for food stamps that are combined with a renewal of farm subsidies, but the measure's chances are iffy because of an unrelated scrap over immigration.
Texas governor vows to look at school safety after attack
The mass shooting at a Texas high school has elicited promises from the state's top Republicans to look for ways to improve school safety, but none of them suggested that substantial gun restrictions could be on the table.
Lawyer who ranted against Spanish speakers faces complaint
A lawyer who threatened to call immigration enforcement on New York City restaurant workers who angered him by speaking Spanish has had a formal complaint filed against him with a disciplinary committee that oversees lawyers in the state.