Sheriff: Teenager dead, 2 wounded in Maryland high school

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A teenager with a handgun shot a girl inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before he was fatally wounded during a confrontation with a school resource officer, a sheriff said.


  • Written by By ALEX BRANDON , Associated Press

New blast sends bombing investigators to Texas FedEx center

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital shifted their attention Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded on a conveyor belt in the middle of the night and caused minor injuries to a worker.

  • Written by By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press

Battles over priorities in US budget bill are nearly settled


WASHINGTON (AP) — Battles over priorities in a huge governmentwide spending bill are essentially settled, leaving a scaled-back plan for President Donald Trump's border wall and a huge rail project that pits Trump against Capitol Hill's most powerful Democrat as the top issues to be solved.


Republicans dismiss legislation to protect special counsel


WASHINGTON (AP) — More Republicans are telling President Donald Trump in ever blunter terms to lay off his escalating criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia probe. But party leaders are taking no action to protect Mueller, embracing a familiar strategy with the president — simply waiting out the storm.

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ZEKE MILLER and CHAD DAY , Associated Press