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Suspect In Houston Slaying Kills Himself As Police Close In

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| Joseph James Pappas, 62, had been identified as the man who shot cardiologist Mark Hausknecht in July. The killing drew national attention partly for the surgeon's former patient, George H.W. Bush.

Concerns Of Dam Failure Prompt Evacuations In Lynchburg, Va.


The College Lake Dam has been strained by heavy rainfall. Overnight, worries about its imminent collapse sent alarm through the community.

Report: Japanese Medical School Deducted Points From Exam Scores Of Female Applicants


Tokyo Medical University says it is investigating the reports. The points deduction was apparently aimed at keeping the number of female students at about 30 percent of the class.

White House Proposal Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards, No Exception For California


Government agencies have released a proposal to freeze fuel economy and emissions requirements for six years. The proposed rules would also block California from setting its own, higher standards.

Possible U.S. Remains Turned Over By North Korea Sent To Hawaii For Analysis


Vice President Pence will be on hand when 55 boxes thought to contain remains of U.S. troops arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. They will be sent to a lab for possible identification.

More Taxpayers Will Owe The IRS In April Due To Under-Withholding, Report Says


The Government Accountability Office says 3 million more Americans are likely to have experienced under-withholding from their paychecks in 2018 as a direct result of the new tax law.

Officials Botched 2020 Census Printing Contract, Report Finds


The federal agency "did not do an adequate job of protecting" the government's interest, according to a report by the GPO's Office of the Inspector General that NPR has obtained.

Lawmakers Question Trump Officials On Family Separation Policy


As the federal government tries to undo its migrant family separation policy, Trump administration officials faced tough questioning Tuesday from lawmakers on Capitol Hill.


D.C. Couple Killed In Tajikistan Attack Were Biking Around The World Together


Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan had spent just more than a year on the road. They kept a detailed blog, writing at one point, "By and large, humans are kind ... Generous and wonderful and kind."