Gunman once fled mental health center, threatened superiors

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman who killed more than two dozen at a small-town Texas church briefly escaped from a mental health facility in New Mexico in 2012, police reports indicated.


  • Written by By NOMAAN MERCHANT, JIM VERTUNO and WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press

Maine OKs Medicaid expansion in first-of-its-kind referendum


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Residents in this rural state grappling with a heroin epidemic and an aging population voted Tuesday to deliver a rebuke to Republican Gov. Paul LePage and join 31 other states that have expanded Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Written by By PATRICK WHITTLE , Associated Press

US tightens travel rules to Cuba, blacklists many businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans seeking to visit Cuba must navigate a complicated maze of travel, commerce and financial restrictions unveiled Wednesday by the Trump administration, part of a new policy to further isolate the island's communist government.

  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

NAACP calls for hate crime charge against college roommate

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut NAACP wants a felony hate crime charge immediately filed against a white former college student accused of smearing body fluids on her black roommate's belongings.