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  • Texas lawmakers OK school finance bill, property tax reform

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican-led Legislature approved a sweeping bipartisan school finance bill that brings an extra $4.5 billion into Texas classrooms and pours $1.6 billion toward teacher raises_marking lawmakers’ latest attempt to overhaul how the state pays for its troubled public school system. The House and Senate on Saturday night also passed a […]
  • Man dies in Hawaii after reported shark attack

    MAUI, Hawaii (AP) — A man has died in Hawaii after a reported shark attack. Authorities say shark warning signs were being posted in the Ka’anapali Beach Park area on Maui where the man died Saturday morning. The signs will remain in place until at least noon Sunday. The man’s name has not been released. […]
  • Fighter pilots saw small plane crash off Florida coast

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for a small airplane that crashed hundreds of miles off the coast of Florida shortly after it was approached by U.S. military jets. News outlets report that Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport air traffic controllers lost communication with the Cessna business jet Friday afternoon, prompting […]
  • The Latest: It’s golf and sumo wrestling for Trump in Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Japan (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The trophy President Donald Trump is set to present to the winner of a premier sumo wrestling championship is on display at a ritzy Tokyo hotel. “The President’s Cup,” which the White House says weighs between 60 and […]
  • The Latest: World War II soldier buried in Montana

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on funeral services for a WWII solider from Montana whose remains were identified last year. (all times local): 5 p.m. A World War II soldier from Montana who died on an island in the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago has been buried in his home state after his remains […]
  • Woman facing eviction gets help from Arnold Schwarzenegger

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 102-year-old woman facing eviction from her California home of nearly 30 years is getting help from Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Los Angeles Times reports Thelma Smith was given until June 30 to move out by landlords who say their daughter needs a place to live. Los Angeles’ rent control law provides […]
  • The Latest: Braggs, Oklahoma completely surrounded by water

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on major flooding Oklahoma and Arkansas from severe weather across the central U.S. (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Officials say a small town in eastern Oklahoma is completely surrounded by water and without power from major flooding on the Arkansas River. Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain […]
  • Mississippi rep accused of punching wife issues statement

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi lawmaker accused of recently punching his wife has issued a statement, saying the incident has been misrepresented, although he did not say how so. Authorities say state Rep. Doug McLeod was drunk and bloodied his wife’s nose after she didn’t undress quickly enough when he wanted to have sex. […]
  • Mourners gather for Chicago woman whose baby cut from womb

    STICKNEY, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners, some carrying flowers and balloons, have gathered for the funeral of a Chicago woman who authorities say was strangled and her baby cut from her womb. Nineteen-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was remembered as a tireless, loving mother at the funeral Saturday in suburban Chicago. Julie Contreras with the League […]
  • 9-year-old killed, 2nd child hurt in Texas drag racing crash

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a 9-year-old girl was killed and another child was seriously injured after the car they were riding in was hit by a vehicle that had been drag racing. Police say three cars were racing on a Dallas street Friday night when one of the vehicles hit a Chevrolet Impala […]