Authorities: Deputies fatally shoot man who shot mother

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a 53-year-old man after he shot his mother in both legs and pointed a gun at them during a domestic disturbance investigation in Florida, authorities said.


Trump likely to try to reverse Obama environment initiatives

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has not minced words about his approach to environment and energy policy: He loathes regulation and wants to increase the use of coal, offshore drilling and fracking.

  • Written by JASON DEAREN, Associated Press

Gunman kills officer, self; woman found dead after fight

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A gunman with a history of domestic abuse fatally shot a police officer and wounded another on Thursday before he and a woman were found dead following a fight at their apartment, authorities said.


Big victories for legal pot, but path ahead is uncertain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of Americans living in states with recreational marijuana more than tripled after at least three states voted to fully legalize the drug. But the election of Republican Donald Trump and GOP majorities in the Senate and House tempered advocates' excitement about an easing of federal restrictions.

  • Written by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press