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Florida House working on version of school safety bill

Florida House working on version of school safety bill

McCarthy, the second most powerful Republican in the House, did not outline any other bills the chamber might consider that are urged by gun control groups, such as raising the minimum age for buying semi-automatic rifles or banning them altogether.


First polls close in Texas vote with Democratic turnout high

First polls close in Texas vote with Democratic turnout high

Polls open at 8 a.m. EST and close at 8 p.m. EST for most of the state. In Dallas County, if you're getting the Republican Party ballot, you have to consider 36 races and 11 proposition. Family legacy on the line: Incumbent Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush - the son of Jeb Bush and the last Bush in political office - faces a primary challenge from former land commissioner Jerry Patterson .


Daylight saving time starts this weekend

Daylight saving time starts this weekend

Culver would like to see Alabama follow Florida in adopting year-round Daylight Saving Time. Greg Steube said the tourism industry would benefit from the change while the only opposition he's heard is from those with concerns Florida would no longer be in sync with other states, the website reported.


$560M Powerball victor suing to stay anonymous has lawyers collect prize

$560M Powerball victor suing to stay anonymous has lawyers collect prize

The state's Lottery Commission approved a trust fund allowing the woman to receive the money as the courts decide whether or not it is legal for her identity to be released. "She wishes to remain in New Hampshire and give back to the state and community that has given so much to her". The lawyers say she signed the back of the ticket following the drawing, the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot, without realizing it would result in her name and address being made public.


Man charged with drunk driving hit by own auto

Man charged with drunk driving hit by own auto

Officers say they tried to pull the man over, but he drove off. The driver of this vehicle is trying to escape from police, so he stops the auto and gets out to run, but he didn't put the auto in park. Bonsu gets up and continues running. He got up and tried to run away before police caught him after a short foot chase, The Associated Press reported .


Birmingham students injured in accidental shooting

Birmingham students injured in accidental shooting

One student has been killed at a high school in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, while another is in critical condition. One has life-threatening injuries. "Someone's daughter, someone's best friend", said Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin during a press conference . Birmingham Police said it happened at Huffman High School just after the last bell rang for the day.