Kansas legislators to reopen debate over guns at hospitals

AP Photo/John Hanna TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are facing a midsummer deadline to approve costly security upgrades for state hospitals and mental institutions in order to keep in place a four-year-old ban on concealed weapons inside the facilities. While the...

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Virginia special agent

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent died Saturday after being shot by a man sitting in a car in Richmond, police said. The shooting suspect fled on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt that ended with the man’s arrest about an hour after the...

Supporters of Roosevelt National Park seek to block refinery

AP Photo/Blake Nicholson MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — When Meridian Energy Group set out to develop “the cleanest refinery on the planet,” it chose a spot in western North Dakota’s oil patch near highways, railroads and a picturesque national park named for a...

In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — As Cpl. Kevin Phillips pulled up to investigate a suspected opioid overdose, paramedics were already at the Maryland home giving a man a life-saving dose of the overdose reversal drug Narcan. Drugs were easy to find: a package of heroin on the railing...

Sounds of silence? Trump's body language speaks volumes

AP Photo/Evan Vucci TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — The alpha-male handshake. The deadpan reaction from NATO leaders. The presidential push to the front of the pack. Even if Donald Trump hasn’t done a lot of public speaking during his big trip abroad, the body language of the...

Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said. Officers arrested a man Friday...

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia’s most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk...

Clinton reappears at Wellesley, again at a crossroads

AP Photo/Josh Reynolds Nearly a half-century after she first declared herself to the world as a young woman unafraid to ruffle feathers and challenge authority, Hillary Clinton was back at the very same podium at Wellesley College. And once again, she was at a crossroads in her...

Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais WASHINGTON (AP) — Zbigniew Brzezinski, who helped topple economic barriers between the Soviet Union, China and the West as President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, died Friday. He was 89. His death was announced on social...

Alaska Natives honored for protecting territory during WWII

AP Photo/Rachel D’Oro ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials on Friday posthumously honored more than a dozen members of a largely Alaska Native citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, bringing closure to...