Man waits for shot at freedom 2 years after landmark ruling

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A landmark ruling by the nation's highest court gave Henry Montgomery his first chance at freedom after nearly a half-century behind bars. Two years later, the 71-year-old Louisiana man is still waiting for a parole hearing that could set him free.

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Grassley may release Russia interviews of Trump Jr., others

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is finishing its investigation into a June 2016 meeting between Russians and President Donald Trump's campaign, and the Republican chairman of that panel says he wants to release transcripts from closed-door interviews with Trump's son and others.

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

Probe: Chinese opioid sellers exploit US postal service flaw

WASHINGTON (AP) — China said Thursday it is ready to work with the United States in fighting illicit opioid shipments after congressional investigators found that Chinese opioid manufacturers exploit weak screening in the U.S. Postal Service to ship large quantities of illegal drugs to American dealers.

  • Written by By DESMOND BUTLER and ERIKA KINETZ , Associated Press

Kentucky community grapples with cause of school shooting

 

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Stunned by a deadly school shooting, a grief-stricken Kentucky community is struggling to answer an agonizing question: How could one of its own have unleashed such terror?

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  • Written by By BRUCE SCHREINER and DYLAN LOVAN , Associated Press