Texas church attack leaves 26 dead, small community reeling
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A gunman dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a small South Texas church, killing 26 people in an attack that claimed tight-knit neighbors and multiple family members ranging in age from 5 to 72 years old….
Church gunman was court-martialed, discharged from Air Force
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — The man officials have identified to The Associated Press as the gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church was discharged from the Air Force for allegedly assaulting his spouse and child, according to an Air Force spokeswoman….
Relative: Pregnant woman, 3 children, in-laws slain in Texas
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A mother's pride had lit up Crystal Holcombe's Facebook page. Daughters Emily and Megan had finished third and first in their respective categories in a 4-H bakeoff and displayed their handiwork in posted photos….
Trump stands with Japan, denounces North Korean aggression
President Donald Trump ratcheted up the pressure on North Korea Monday, refusing to rule out eventual military action and declaring that the United States "will not stand" for Pyongyang menacing America or its Asian allies….
Trump could face thorny issues on South Korea visit
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump visits South Korea on Tuesday on the second leg of his first official Asian tour. While Trump will be looking to use his trip to strengthen Washington's alliance with Seoul and reaffirm their joint push to maximize pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program, he will also be faced with several thorny issues weighing on the relationship. Here's a look at some of them….
Amid booming economy, homelessness soars along US West Coast
SEATTLE (AP) — In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighborhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor's massive claw scooped up the refuse of the homeless – mattresses, tents, wooden frames, a wicker chair, an outdoor propane heater. Workers in masks and steel-shanked boots plucked used needles and mounds of waste from the underbrush….
Yemen flights canceled after coalition shuts all ports
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's national airline said Monday it has canceled all flights to the country's only two functioning airports after the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels announced the closure of all land, air and sea ports….
Brazile strains Dem unity ahead of key gov race in Virginia
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are having trouble surmounting differences over the bitter 2016 election amid revelations of a contemplated effort to replace Hillary Clinton as the presidential nominee, deepening party strife just before Tuesday's closely watched Virginia governor's race….
Police hone tactics to quell violence at hate-fueled rallies
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Snipers perched on rooftops. Police helicopters and drones hovered overhead. Officers in riot gear lined the streets. White nationalists and counterprotesters screamed at each other from fenced-off pens, but the tactics employed by law enforcement at the "White Lives Matter" rally last month in Tennessee may have prevented the kind of mayhem that had erupted at earlier rallies in other states….
Carr throws for 300 yards to help Oakland beat Miami 27-24
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders headed home early Monday after a long trip, ready for a rest with their season back on track….