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Demand soars for concealed carry permits, data shows More

The number of concealed carry permits in the United States has topped 15 million over the last year, according to data collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center. More


Tampering charge against massacre victim's brother tossed

A judge in Ohio has dismissed evidence tampering and vandalism charges against the brother of one of eight victims of an unsolved massacre.

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Sessions says sanctuary cities risk losing DOJ, DHS grants

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that any move to withhold federal funding to “sanctuary cities” would be limited to federal grants controlled by the Justice and Homeland Security ...


Analysis: In Mideast, Trump pushes shared worries over Iran

As he hopscotches through the Middle East, President Donald Trump is urging Israel and its Arab neighbors to unite around a "common cause": their deep distrust of Iran.


The Latest: 1 bullet found in suicide attempt turned killing

The Latest on a man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend while trying to kill himself (all times local): 12:30 p.m.


6-year-old's plea to end violence goes viral

A 6-year-old St. Louis boy's plea for an end to violence has been viewed by tens of thousands of people.


Poll: View of US moral values slips to 7-year low

Just 17 percent rate U.S. morals as excellent or good


Police: Man slays neo-Nazi roommates over Islam disrespect

A man told police he killed his two roommates because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam, and investigators found bomb-making materials and Nazi propaganda after he ...


Penn State trustees to weigh changes to Greek system

Penn State trustees are planning to weigh recommendations to "ensure significant change" at the university's fraternities and sororities in the wake of the February death of a pledge.


Small sinkhole opens outside Trump's Florida getaway club

A small sinkhole has opened on the road just outside President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.


Suspects in alleged murder of 6-year-old boy appear in court

Three male suspects in an alleged murder of a six-year old boy faced a judge on May 22 and will have a preliminary hearing next month


Ohio girl pleads 'true' to lesser charge in dad's slaying

A 15-year-old Ohio girl charged in the fatal shooting of her sleeping father has pleaded "true" to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter Monday.


Catholics challenge St. Louis' 'abortion sanctuary' law

Some St. Louis Catholics are suing the city over an ordinance that protects women against workplace discrimination based on whether they've had an abortion, used contraceptives or are pregnant.


Courts could put Texas GOP's aggressive agenda to the test

Texas Republicans have been pushing an aggressive agenda despite the promise of court challenges, with time running out to get bills to GOP Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.


Police: Man wearing fedora, mask over eyes breaks into home

Police in New Jersey are trying to track down a burglar who wore a fedora and thin mask over his eyes when he broke into a home.


Trump vs Pope Francis: War of words leading up to meeting

President Donald Trump is visiting with Pope Francis at the Vatican in their first face-to-face visit. Their relationship is complicated. Here's what the president and pontiff have previously said ...

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Hartford latest U.S. city on the brink of bankruptcy

Hartford is the latest American city to be teetering on the verge on bankruptcy.


No bail for suspect in city's 1st murder in nearly a century

A suspect in the first murder in Vermont's capital city in nearly a century pleaded not guilty Monday and was ordered held without bail.


The Latest: Woman faults reckless people in grandson's death

The Latest on the shooting death of a 7-year-old Kentucky boy (all times local): 4:15 p.m.


New York City steakhouse sues Pennsylvania eatery over name

A New York City steakhouse is suing a Pennsylvania eatery for trademark infringement.


Naval Academy plebes become midshipmen after reaching top of Herndon Monument

The Naval Academy class of 2020 climbed to the top of the Herndon Monument on Monday afternoon.


US doctor killed on Everest was climbing tallest peaks

An American physician killed while climbing Mount Everest was a global adventurer when he wasn't practicing medicine in small-town Alabama.


'Shame' spray-painted on Confederate monument in Virginia

The word "shame" has been spray-painted on a Confederate monument in Virginia.


Gingrich, Nolan: Opioid addictions won't be cured by tough sentences

Putting people battling opioid addiction in jail rather than in treatment programs could lead to more opioid-related deaths.


Michael Flynn invokes Fifth Amendment: What does it mean?

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn has invoked the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Flynn is refusing to provide documents to a Senate committee ...