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BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A 15-year-old student opened fire with a handgun inside a rural Kentucky high school Tuesday morning, killing two of his classmates, injuring 19 and sending hundreds fleeing for safety. Police were seen leading a teenager away in handcuffs and said the suspect...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A northern Maine town manager who espoused white separatist views was fired on Tuesday and said he was getting $30,000 for agreeing not to sue the town. The selectmen in the rural town of Jackman announced the decision after a closed-door executive session...
QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — Gas rig workers missing after fiery explosion in Oklahoma are presumed dead, authorities said Tuesday, and the search for the men has turned to a recovery mission. Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said it's been a difficult 24 hours for everyone...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young people to try traditional cigarettes, a new report concludes. The report issued Tuesday wrestles with the...
BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities are reporting one person was killed and others were wounded Tuesday morning in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky. In a tweet from a verified account, Gov. Matt Bevin said it happened at Marshall County High School in southwest Kentucky. In...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state's coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground. Officials at the National Tsunami Center canceled the...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada's British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local): 2:45 a.m. Larry LeDoux, superintendent of the Kodiak Island Borough School District, says...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The announcement that Puerto Rico's governor is moving to privatize the U.S. territory's public power company has many on the island of 3.3 million people asking whether this will finally bring them more affordable electric bills and more reliable...