Police guard the front door of Excel Industries in Hesston, Kan., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, where a gunman killed an undetermined number of people and injured many more. (Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Sheriff: Kansas gunman kills 3, wounds 14, dies in shootout

A man who shot three people before storming into the central Kansas factory where he worked and shooting 15 others, killing three of them, had just been served a protection from abuse order that likely triggered the attack, a sheriff said Friday.

The Flint River is shown near downtown Flint, Mich., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Cruz blocks vote on bill to resolve Flint water crisis

The Senate won’t vote on the tentative deal – a $220 million package to fix and replace the city’s lead-contaminated pipes, make other infrastructure improvements and bolster lead-prevention programs nationwide – until at least next week.

Two deaths, Canadian probe cause huge Toyota SUV recall

An investigation by Canadian safety regulators into a crash that killed two people touched off a global recall of nearly 2.9 million Toyota SUVs, according to U.S. government documents posted on Thursday.

Nick Mobley helps clean up a house owned by a family friend, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, after a storm hit Appomattox County, Va. A powerful storm system swept across the East Coast on Wednesday, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the region. (Jill Nance/The News & Advance via AP)

Powerful storm kills 4 in Virginia

Forecasters had warned that more than 88 million people were at risk of seeing some sort of severe weather Wednesday. In the Midwest, heavy snow and biting winds led to mass flight cancellations at Chicago airports.

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2013, file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, dawn arrives at the now closed Camp X-Ray, which was used as the first detention facility for al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama: Guantanamo Bay undermines security, must be closed

President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed to “once and for all” close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer remaining detainees to a facility in the U.S., though his plan does not specify where.