East Texas teenager charged with murder in murder of parents and siblings

East Texas teenager charged with murder in murder of parents and siblings

East Texas authorities have jailed an 18-year-old man for capital murder in the shooting of his parents, sister and brother May 25, 2023, 9:13 a.m. ET • 2 minute read NASH, Texas — East Texas authorities have jailed an 18-year-old man on capital murder charges in the shooting of his parents, sister and brother. Police … Read more

Ron DeSantis set to kick off 2024 presidential campaign, formalizing rivalry with Trump

Ron DeSantis set to kick off 2024 presidential campaign, formalizing rivalry with Trump

Florida Governor Ron DeSantisan outspoken cultural conservative long considered Donald Trump’s main rival for the Republican nomination, is set to launch its 2024 presidential campaign on Wednesday. The 44-year-old Republican governor plans to announce his decision in an online chat with Twitter CEO Elon Musk, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. They … Read more

Trump’s freewheeling, stream-of-conscious speaking style attracts legal attention amid investigations

Trump’s freewheeling, stream-of-conscious speaking style attracts legal attention amid investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is talking about his legal woes in a way that would make most defense attorneys cringe. A recent sample: In a March interview on Fox News, the former president said he had “the right to take” classified documents with him to his Florida compound and would not say he didn’t. … Read more

Typhoon Mawar closes in on Guam as residents take shelter, military sends ships back

Typhoon Mawar closes in on Guam as residents take shelter, military sends ships back

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Residents stockpiled supplies, closed windows and abandoned wood and tin houses for emergency shelters as Guam was buffeted by rains and winds Wednesday from Typhoon Mawar, the strongest storm to approach U.S. Pacific territory in decades. The US military has turned ships away, President Joe Biden has approved an emergency declaration … Read more

South Carolina set to renew abortion ban at about 6 weeks pregnant after Senate vote

South Carolina set to renew abortion ban at about 6 weeks pregnant after Senate vote

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — Abortion will soon be severely restricted in one of the last bastions of legal access in the southern United States. The South Carolina Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would ban most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy — before most people know they are pregnant — and sent … Read more

Jimmy Carter, 3 months in palliative care, is aware of the tributes, enjoying ice cream

Jimmy Carter, 3 months in palliative care, is aware of the tributes, enjoying ice cream

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Three months after beginning end-of-life care at home, former President Jimmy Carter remains in good spirits as he visits family, follows the public debate about his legacy and receives updates on The Carter Center’s humanitarian work around the world, says his grandson. He even relishes regular servings of ice cream. “They’re … Read more

Teen charged with deliberately crashing U-Haul truck into guardrail in park near White House

Teen charged with deliberately crashing U-Haul truck into guardrail in park near White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri man rented a U-Haul truck Monday night and then crashed it into a security fence across from the White House hours later, authorities said Tuesday. The truck driver crashed into the barrier near the north side of Lafayette Square around 10 p.m. Monday, the Secret Service said in a statement. … Read more

Trump makes video appearance in New York criminal case, trial date tentatively set for late March

Trump makes video appearance in New York criminal case, trial date tentatively set for late March

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump made a video appearance in a New York courtroom on Tuesday where the judge tentatively scheduled the former president’s trial for March 25, a date that would fall in the heat of the news. presidential primary season. Trump had pleaded not guilty last month to 34 counts of falsifying … Read more

Drag show restaurant files federal lawsuit against Florida and Governor DeSantis

Drag show restaurant files federal lawsuit against Florida and Governor DeSantis

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A popular Orlando restaurant that regularly hosts drag shows has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Florida and Governor Ron DeSantis Monday, less than a week after signing a bill that targets drag performances. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Orlando by the owner of Hamburger Mary’s Orlando … Read more

School shooter begs pardon for life in prison; teacher, principal wants him to stay in jail

School shooter begs pardon for life in prison;  teacher, principal wants him to stay in jail

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) – A school shooter serving a life sentence out of parole for killing a freshman on a South Carolina playground when he was 14 is asking a judge to reduce his sentence so he can possibly get out of jail. Jesse Osborne’s lawyer asked Judge Lawton McIntosh on Monday to reconsider his … Read more