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Saudi Arabia calls missile launch ‘act of war’ by Iran, vows retaliation

Saudi Arabia arrests: Anti-corruption or power grab? Dozens of princes, senior military officers, businessmen and top officials have been detained in Saudi Arabia in an anti-corruption probe. Some analysts say it’s a consolidation of power by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Saudi Arabia on Monday called the attempted missile attack on Riyadh’s main airport this weekend an “act of war” by ...

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The Latest: Store owner sheltered bloodied shooting survivor

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas –  The Latest on the church shooting in Texas (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The owner of a restaurant and store across the street from the Texas church shooting says she sheltered one bloodied survivor. Terrie Smith says she saw the shooter’s body “shaking” from the recoil of his weapon as he opened fire outside the church ...

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Relative: Pregnant woman, 3 children, in-laws slain in Texas

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas –  A mother’s pride had lit up Crystal Holcombe’s Facebook page. Daughters Emily and Megan had finished third and first in their respective categories in a 4-H bakeoff and displayed their handiwork in posted photos. But on Sunday afternoon, the page went grim. “Keep the Holcombe family in your prayers,” a friend posted. Crystal Holcombe, who was ...

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Up to 27 killed in mass shooting at Texas church

Up to 27 people are feared dead in Texas after a gunman opened fire at a church outside San Antonio on Sunday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Fox News. The mass shooting was reported at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, which is about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio. The gunman has been fatally shot by police. Paxton ...

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Trump should confront China on North Korean nukes during his Asia trip

When President Trump visits Beijing on his Asian trip now in progress, China is expected to roll out the red carpet. But Chinese leaders are spooked. President Trump is the first American president to sanction a Chinese bank for helping North Korea evade U.S. and United Nations economic sanctions. Chinese President Xi Jinping will no doubt flatter his American guest, ...

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Snow, rain in California, but fire areas are dry

KINGVALE, Calif. –  Snow fell Saturday in the Sierra Nevada and rain hit the far north as a storm swept through California. But the fire-ravaged wine country remained dry despite fears of mudslides. Santa Rosa received only about a fifth of an inch of rain from Friday night into Saturday morning. Not much more rain was forecast as a storm ...

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Sheriff: Las Vegas shooter had lost money, been depressed

The man who killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas last month had been depressed after losing a significant amount of money in the past two years and that may have been a “determining factor” in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the city’s sheriff said. Gunman Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old high-stakes gambler and ...

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