Judge: Reagan shooter can leave hospital to live in Virginia

WASHINGTON (AP) - The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia, a judge has ruled. John Hinckley Jr. is ready to live in the community, Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled Wednesday, granting him full time convalescent leave that shall begin no sooner…

Florida dad kills baby, shoots son before killing himself

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's investigators say a man fatally shot his 1-year-old daughter and injured his 7-year-old son before killing himself during an argument with the children's mother along a South Florida road. The shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in Dania Beach, which is just south of Fort Lauderdale. Broward Sheriff's

Virginia Officer's trial exposes fault lines over police shootings

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - It's a familiar story: an unarmed black male killed at the hands of a white law enforcement officer. But it didn't take place in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, or any of the other cities most recently at the center of discussions about police use of force and race. William Chapman II died last year in Portsmouth, Virginia, a

Evacuees return but huge California wildfire still raging

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Most of the roughly 20,000 evacuees forced out by a wildfire were cleared to go home, but firefighters still have huge work ahead Tuesday in taming a massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles. A week of triple-digit temperatures awaited the 3,000 firefighters battling flames in rugged hills and canyons. Crews working

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