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'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims.
Prosecutor: Parents starved kids until they stopped growing

Prosecutor: Parents starved kids until they stopped growing

RIVERSIDE, Calif.
House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

WASHINGTON — A divided House voted Thursday to prevent a government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal brought conservatives aboard.
Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

IQUIQUE, Chile — It was all in a day's work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis.
Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays

Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays

BOSTON — Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S.
Trump wades into PA race seen as test of GOP strength

Trump wades into PA race seen as test of GOP strength

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — President Donald Trump waded into a potentially risky race on Thursday, throwing his support behind a Pennsylvania Republican in a contest widely viewed as a test of whether his party can stave off Democratic 2018 gains.
Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

WASHINGTON — The White House and lawmakers haggled Thursday over what former chief strategist Steve Bannon and other top aides to President Donald Trump can tell Congress as it investigates possible connections with Russia.
UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

CAMBERLEY, England — The leaders of Britain and France met Thursday against a military backdrop to pledge closer co-operation on defence , security and borders after Britain leaves the European Union.
Ex-Milwaukee cop pleads guilty to soliciting prostitution

Ex-Milwaukee cop pleads guilty to soliciting prostitution

MILWAUKEE — A former Milwaukee police officer who was acquitted last year in a fatal shooting that sparked two nights of riots pleaded guilty Thursday to soliciting prostitution in an unrelated sexual assault case that could have sent him to prison f
South cleans up after unusually intense storm that killed 15

South cleans up after unusually intense storm that killed 15

DURHAM, N.C. — Southerners shovelled , scraped and plowed their way Thursday out of a snowy deep freeze that caused a standstill across much of a region accustomed to mild winters.