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Recent articles by John:

Boston man dies after leaping from burning building; 1 other also killed

Firefighters blamed the blaze on "careless disposal of smoking material." → Read More

Additional remains of U.S. soldier La David Johnson found in Niger

More remains of U.S. soldier La David Johnson found in Niger → Read More

Additional remains of U.S. soldier La David Johnson found in Niger

The remains were found Nov. 12 and confirmed as those of Johnson, 25, a married father of two children. No other details on the discovery were released. → Read More

Temporary protected status: Why Haitians are being kicked out

The Trump administration has determined the temporary residence status prompted by the devastating 2010 earthquake is no longer needed. → Read More

Mistrial in Waco biker shootout trial leaves 154 suspects in limbo

Jake Carrizal, head of the Dallas Bandidos motorcycle club, could face life in prison if convicted on 3 counts stemming from the melee May 17, 2015. → Read More

New Delhi engulfed by pollution so bad United Airlines halts flights

Schools are closed and the government has banned most construction and industrial activity to help clear the toxic air. → Read More

Texas church, site of deadly massacre, to be demolished

Frank Pomeroy told convention leaders that conducting services at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs would be too painful. → Read More

'I expect no mercy': First trial in Waco biker bloodbath heads to jury

Jake Carrizal, who heads the Dallas chapter of the Bandidos, could face life in prison for his role in the gunfight that left 9 people dead. → Read More

Maine votes to expand Obamacare; governor says no

Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday slammed the brakes on a plan to expand Medicaid in his state, hours after voters overwhelmingly approved broadening the key component of Obamacare. LePage, who on multiple occasions vetoed legislative efforts to expand the low-income health care program, said he won't expand MaineCare until lawmakers fully fund it. The impact of LePage's position was not… → Read More

Maine votes to expand Obamacare; governor says no

Gov. LePage said he won't push the voter-approved plan to expand Medicaid forward until the Legislature fully funds it. → Read More

TV anchor whose girlfriend was killed on-air wins race for Va. house

A former TV anchor whose girlfriend was fatally shot on-air has claimed a stunning victory over a three-term incumbent state delegate in a rural Virginia election. → Read More

TV anchor whose girlfriend was killed on-air gets stunning win for Dems in rural Va.

Chris Hurst's girlfriend, Alison Parker, was fatally shot on live TV in Roanoke, Va., 2 years ago. → Read More

Texas church gunman fired point-blank at crying children

The gunman who killed 26 people at a rural Texas church targeted churchgoers who made noise and shot crying children at point-blank range, survivors say. → Read More

Texas church gunman fired point-blank at crying children

A survivor said he made eye contact with the pastor’s 14-year-old daughter, Annabelle, who was crying out for help. He signaled with his finger for her to be quiet, knowing the gunman was listening for sounds and shooting whoever made them. Annabelle was among those killed. → Read More

Harrowing moments inside Texas church: Gunman shouted 'everybody die,' fired at crying children

Witness recounts a horrific scene as gunman targeted churchgoers aisle by aisle. → Read More

Harrowing moments inside Texas church: Gunman shouted 'everybody die,' fired at crying children

Witness recounts a horrific scene as gunman targeted churchgoers aisle by aisle. → Read More

Trump: Tighter gun control could have meant 'hundreds more deaths' in Texas

Stricter gun controls could have resulted in more deaths during the Texas church shooting massacre because a neighbor might not have been able to shoot the gunman, President Trump said Tuesday. Trump, speaking at a news conference in South Korea, was asked if he would be willing to use "extreme vetting," such as he has discussed for people coming to the United States, for people who want to buy… → Read More

Trump: Tighter gun control could have meant 'hundreds more deaths' in Texas

""You might not have had that very brave person who happened to have a gun or a rifle in his truck go out and shoot" the gunman, Trump said. → Read More

'Domestic situation' linked to Texas church massacre

A sheriff says the former in-laws of a man suspected of killing 26 people at a Texas church attended services there "from time to time." → Read More

Texas shooting: 'He doesn’t believe he’s a hero, but I believe he is'

A Sutherland Springs resident is being called a hero for helping chase after the suspect in Sunday's deadly Texas church shooting. → Read More