The conversation at the Capitol Thursday followed a familiar pattern. Many Democrats revived calls for tighter gun laws, while Republicans focused on the mental health of the accused shooter.Read more
Cruz told officers he brought more loaded magazines to the school and kept them hidden in the backpack until he got on campus.
As students began to flee, he said, he decided to discard his AR-15 rifle and a vest he was wearing so he could blend in with the crowd fleeing from the school. He then went to Wal-Mart and bought a drink at Subway.
The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled in a landmark decision that Lake Michigan’s shoreline is open to all, and adjacent property owners can’t exercise exclusive control of the beach between their homes and the water.Read more
An orphaned 19-year-old who participated in paramilitary drills with a white nationalist group was charged with murder Thursday in the deaths of 17 people who were fatally shot at a huge Florida high school.Read more
Born as a fiercely independent agency meant to protect citizens, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has quickly been subsumed into the Trump administration. Banks, student-loan agencies and payday lenders are the winners.Read more
McDonald’s said Thursday that it wants all its Happy Meal options to have 600 calories or fewer and have less than 650 milligrams of sodium.Read more
Trump targeted U.S. diplomacy efforts during his campaign; now, his administration is doing everything it can to undercut the State Department under Secretary Tillerson.Read more
The White House has resisted calls from Democrats in Congress, pro-reform activists and even the American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, to support research into whether marijuana can help veterans.Read more
A group of senators reached a bipartisan agreement aimed at balancing Democrats’ fight to offer citizenship to young “Dreamer” immigrants with President Donald Trump’s demands for billions to build his coveted border wall with Mexico.Read more
The Department of Natural Resources confirms that a Wisconsin homeowner captured video of a cougar near their home.Read more
A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday as classes were being dismissed, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students running into the streets to escape the bullets.Read more
Officials at Meriter Hospital in Madison say they have suspended an employee after reporting to police “several unexplained injuries” in the hospital’s newborn intensive care unit.Read more
David Shulkin’s overseas trip may have involved too much leisure time at taxpayers’ expense, according to the report by his agency’s internal watchdog.Read more
For a second consecutive year, President Donald Trump is trying to drastically reduce or eliminate federal support of cleanups for iconic U.S. waterways including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay.Read more
Traffic fatalities increased slightly in most but not all states from 1992 to 2016, amounting to an overall increased risk of 12 percent — or an extra 142 driver deaths linked with 4/20, said one University of British Columbia professor.Read more