Student: Boy arrested in school shooting has violent past

DALLAS (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting a classmate at a Texas high school on Monday had a history of aggressive actions at school, a fellow student said.

  • Written by By JAMIE STENGLE and CLAUDIA LAUER , Associated Press

Official: Americans killed, injured in attack on Kabul hotel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Multiple American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban's 13-hour siege of an upscale hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, the State Department said Tuesday.

  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

As shutdown eases federal workers fear prospect of another

WASHINGTON (AP) — The swift steps ending a messy and expensive government shutdown has enabled hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return to work Tuesday, but some say they fear they could find themselves in limbo again in a few more weeks.

  • Written by By MATTHEW BARAKAT , Associated Press

15-year-old girl shot at Texas school; boy, 16, arrested

ITALY, Texas (AP) — A 15-year-old student in Texas was injured in a shooting in her high school cafeteria Monday morning and a 16-year-old boy, also a student at the school, was taken into custody, sheriff's officials said.

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VP defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrants

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday defended President Donald Trump over his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti, telling The Associated Press that the president's "heart" is aimed at a merit-based system that is blind to immigrants' "race or creed."

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS , Associated Press