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ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - The news from Oregon was grim enough in isolation - nine people shot dead at a community college. For many Americans it was all the sadder as a reminder of how frequent, how depressingly routine, mass shootings have become - in malls, at churches, and so often at schools and colleges.

October 03, 2015 | | Nation

Army dropout, studied mass shooters

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on fellow students in his community college English class, killing nine people, was an Army boot camp dropout who studied mass shooters before becoming one himself.

October 03, 2015 | | Nation

Sheriff maintains support for gun rights

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - This small town in southern Oregon's timber country strongly supports gun rights, and that hasn't changed for the county's top law enforcement officer since a gunman killed nine people at a local community college.

October 03, 2015 | | Nation

X-Rays, inside out

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Did you know that Marie Curie, the discoverer of radium and two-time winner of the Nobel Prize, designed mobile X-ray vehicles to serve French medical teams in World War I field hospitals?

October 01, 2015 | | Nation

2 men found guilty of murder in 2010 border agent’s death

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Two men were convicted of murder Thursday in the killing of a Border Patrol agent whose death brought to light the bungled federal gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious.

October 01, 2015 | | Nation

Man who tortured, killed dogs gets up to 28 years

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A 25-year-old former presidential scholar and psychology major convicted of torturing, killing and dismembering seven dogs was sentenced to up to 28 years in Nevada state prison Thursday in what the judge, prosecutor and defense lawyer all agreed may be the most horrific crime they have ever seen in their decades of legal practice.

October 01, 2015 | | Nation

Rains drench East Coast; woman drowns in her vehicle

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Drenching rains along an already-saturated East Coast caused major flooding Thursday, drowning a woman whose car quickly filled up with water and prompting flash-flood warnings from historic Charleston to Washington, D.C.

October 01, 2015 | | Nation

Gunman kills 9 at college

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at a rural Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least nine people before dying in a shootout with police, authorities said. One survivor said he demanded his victims state their religion before he started shooting.

October 01, 2015 | | Nation

Casinos: We’re the good guys

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The industry group representing casinos, racetracks and sports books in 40 states where gambling is legal wants there to be no confusing it for illegal gambling linked to violent organized crime.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation

Convicted of cigarette-smuggling

NEW YORK (AP) - A Maryland man accused of spearheading the smuggling of more than a million cartons of untaxed cigarettes into New York state was convicted Tuesday of racketeering but acquitted of charges that he plotted behind bars to get witnesses killed.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation

Mom accused of tossing baby to death from window

NEW YORK (AP) - A woman who apparently hid her pregnancy from her boyfriend, gave birth in his home and then tossed her newborn daughter out a seventh-story window to her death was arrested Tuesday on murder and manslaughter charges, police said.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation

Officer’s gesture brings homeless man to tears

ROELAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Touched by the plight of a homeless man forced to walk several hours a day to his job, a Kansas police officer stepped up with a gesture that brought the man to tears.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation

Father: Sons accused of attacking him & his wife had ‘bad moment’

ATLANTA (AP) - Two brothers who were charged in an attack on their parents inside the family's suburban had "one bad moment," their father said.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation

Man accused of pulling out 3 of autistic 4-year-old’s teeth

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A man watching a 4-year-old autistic boy for his live-in girlfriend severely beat the child, including pulling three of his teeth out, and left him bleeding and crying overnight, authorities in Pennsylvania alleged Monday.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation

Colleges ease application process with new website

BOSTON (AP) - More than 80 colleges are creating a website where students will be able to apply to dozens of them and get help along the way.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation

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Gator bit boy’s head during at Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The father of a Nebraska toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World last June reached into the animal's mouth ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

Suspect blames drugs for slaughter of 5

CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) - A Mississippi man arrested after five people were found dead in a rural Alabama home blamed the gruesome rampage on drugs, telling ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

Ignore that post about banning driver cellphone use

DETROIT (AP) - Briefly Monday, it looked like the federal government was going to push all 50 states to ban the use of cellphones and other ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

Harambe lives: Killed zoo gorilla gets 2nd life online

CINCINNATI (AP) - With online declarations such as "Harambe Lives!" the Ohio zoo gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy got into his enclosure has ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

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