Police chief: 4th bombing shows 'different level of skill'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' capital city was rocked by the fourth bombing this month, which injured two people and which the police chief says was caused by a tripwire and showed "a different level of skill" than the package bombs used in the three prior attacks.

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

Some wanted shooting suspect forcibly committed in 2016

MIAMI (AP) — Documents show some officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's Florida high school rampage that they decided he should be forcibly committed. But the recommendation was never acted upon.

  • Written by By CURT ANDERSON , Associated Press

McCabe kept memos on Trump dealings; Mueller now has them

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Donald Trump and just fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president that have been provided to the special counsel's office and are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Trump opioid plan includes death penalty for traffickers

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said. It's a fate for drug dealers that Trump has been highlighting publicly in recent weeks.

  • Written by By DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

Shutdown looming, Congress and White House seek budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump's long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press