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HOUSTON (AP) — Eight people — including five children and three adults — were found dead inside a Houston-area home following the arrest of a man who exchanged gunfire with police, Texas authorities said Sunday. Deputies were called to the home about 9 p.m. Saturday to perform a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government's largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history. Relatively modest changes to taxes and benefits could still save it for generations of Americans to come, but...
HOUSTON (AP) — Eight people — including five children and three adults — were found dead inside a Houston-area home following the arrest of a man who exchanged gunfire with police, Texas authorities said Sunday. Deputies were called to a home in the 2200 block of Falling Oaks...
MIAMI (AP) — The mayor of Miami Beach and other South Florida leaders are joining the opposition to an orca's decades-long captivity at the Miami Seaquarium. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and other groups have sued in Miami federal court, saying the orca named...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman was reported in stable condition after being shot by a police officer in northeast Washington after allegedly refusing to drop a knife. Metropolitan Police Department Cmdr. David Taylor said Saturday night that police were called to Clay Terrace, about...
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Five people were shot in North Carolina Saturday night including two police officers who received non-life-threatening injuries. Gaston County EMS told the Gaston Gazette ( http://bit.ly/1MZPUbB ) that two men were killed and two officers and another person...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The woman charged in the slaying of a Vermont social worker is also "the alleged perpetrator" of the deaths of three relatives whose bodies were found Saturday, Gov. Peter Shumlin said. The three women found dead at a Berlin home Saturday morning were an aunt...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — An unarmed college football player was shot dead at a suburban Dallas car dealership by a trainee police officer during a middle-of-the-night burglary call. The death of 19-year-old Christian Taylor has raised some of the same questions as other recent...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman was shot by a Washington, D.C., police officer at the scene of a fire Saturday evening in Northeast Washington. The woman was armed with knives and she refused commands to drop them when police encountered her D.C. police chief Cathy L. Lanier told the...