• California Jun 28, 2019

    India Tariffs Threaten California Almond Industry

    Along large swaths of California’s lush central valley, almonds in the fuzzy hulls of tree leaves blow in the wind on thousands of acres of orchards. Thousands of miles away in India, customers browse the nut sections of busy street markets and grocery stores in search of the best almonds to use in curry dishes, health drinks, ice cream and...

  • injuries Apr 25, 2019

    Death Toll Lowered to 253, Sri Lanka Braces for More Attacks

    Sri Lanka on Thursday lowered the death toll from the Easter suicide bombings by nearly one-third, to 253, as authorities hunted urgently for a least five more suspects and braced for the possibility of more attacks in the coming days. In rolling back the number of dead from 359, a top Health Ministry official, Dr. Anil Jasinghe, said in a...

  • Facebook Mar 20, 2018

    Parents Barred From Contacting 13 Kids Kept Captive

    A Riverside County judge Wednesday issued a protective order barring a Perris couple from having any further contact with the 13 children they’re accused of mistreating, torturing most of them by keeping them chained, dirty and malnourished for years.

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2017

    Authorities Review Video of Small-Town Texas Church Attack: Source

    Authorities have reviewed video from inside the small-town Texas church where a gunman killed more than two dozen people, including footage that shows the assailant shooting victims in the head during Sunday services, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The official’s account of the video is consistent with statements made by survivors of the attack. The official was not authorized to...

  • California Oct 16, 2017

    First Waco Biker Trial Could Have Domino Effect on Others

    There’s heightened security at the courthouse in Waco as the trial begins for an alleged leader of the Bandidos biker gang in connection to the deadliest shootout between biker groups in U.S. history.

  • Houston Sep 1, 2017

    Explosions Rock Flood-Crippled Chemical Plant Near Houston

    At least 2 tons of highly volatile chemicals used in such products as plastics and paint exploded and burned at a flood-crippled plant near Houston early Thursday, sending up a plume of acrid black smoke that stung the eyes and lungs....
    The blaze at the Arkema Inc. chemical plant burned out around midday, but emergency crews continued to hold back because...

  • Iowa Jul 26, 2017

    Driver Part of Larger Human-Smuggling Scheme: Investigator

    Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is part of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that authorities are trying to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said. Some of the 29 identified survivors told authorities they hired smugglers who brought them across the U.S. border, loaded...

  • Joe Biden Jul 7, 2017

    Dallas Shooting Victim Wants to Bridge Gap Over Gun Violence

    A year being shot during the July 7 protest shootings in Dallas, a mother hopes her experience as a black woman whose life was saved by police will help bridge the racial gap that separates many police officers and black Americans.

  • georgia May 2, 2017

    Student Sex Assault Reports and How They Vary By State

    Unlike colleges and universities, there are no national requirements for U.S. elementary and secondary schools to track student sexual assaults. But 32 states and the District of Columbia do maintain information, though it is inconsistent and sometimes incomplete, The Associated Press found. Some states required school districts to log any student sexual assault on school property or at school-sponsored events,...

  • The Associated Press Jul 11, 2016

    Dallas Woman Who Was Shot at Protest Shielded Sons

    A 37-year-old woman who threw herself over her son when a gunman opened fire on a downtown Dallas protest march, leaving her with a shattered leg praised police for their actions Thursday night.

  • Fort Worth Jan 30, 2016

    ‘Affluenza' Teen Remains Detained, Not Moved to Adult Jail

    Ethan Couch will remain in a Tarrant County juvenile detention center as he awaits a judge’s ruling on transferring his case to an adult court, a judge ruled Friday.

  • Texas Dec 11, 2015

    4 Bikers Killed in Waco With Gun Type Police Use: AP Report

    Four of the nine people killed in a melee between rival biker gangs outside a Texas restaurant were struck by the same caliber of rifle fired by Waco police, the AP is reporting.

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