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KENT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town is considering a program that trains teachers to use guns in the event of an active shooter, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has come down hard on the idea. Kent selectmen voted 2-1 on Wednesday to present information about the "FASTER Saves Lives...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two police officers patrolling a housing project were shot and wounded by a gunman who apparently later killed himself with the same weapon a few miles from where Mayor Bill de Blasio was delivering his State of the City address on Thursday. The officers were on...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on two police officers shot in a New York public housing complex (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Two police officers shot and wounded while patrolling a New York housing project apparently were attacked by a gunman who later killed himself a few miles...
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders on Thursday of subjecting her to an "artful smear" while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of the political establishment. It was a markedly...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Thursday found the bodies of four men, one woman and a child inside a home on the city's South Side in what police said was being investigated as an apparent multiple homicide. Interim Chicago Police Superintendent John Escalante said it appeared...
DENVER (AP) — Workers at a Colorado Springs VA clinic incorrectly reported that some veterans got appointments sooner than they actually did, while at least 288 veterans had to wait longer than the government's 30-day target, federal investigators said Thursday. The...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials disclosed Thursday that they want to enter settlement talks with an environmental group that sued the government over the potential climate change impacts from burning coal mined in Western states. Government attorneys have asked judges...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS says it has resolved a computer system outage and is again accepting electronically filed tax returns. In a statement on Thursday, the agency says it had resumed processing individual and business tax returns at about 5 p.m. Eastern, a day after a "...
Federal officials have allowed the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge to drag on for more than a month as part of a strategy learned from past standoffs in Texas and Idaho that ended in bloodshed and spurred more government mistrust, experts say. Critics say the wait-...