Associated Press3 min readSociety
Students Shaken By Shooting Focus On Stopping Gun Violence
Students who survived a Florida school shooting that killed 17 have created the Never Again movement to channel their anger and frustration
Associated Press2 min readScience
Storm System Brings Flooding, Freezing Rain, Snow To Midwest
A storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow is being blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four dead in Nebraska
Associated Press3 min readSociety
FBI Had Probed Convicted Ex-Arkansas Judge 20 Years Ago
A former Arkansas judge who admitted giving lighter sentences to men in return for sexual favors was investigated for similar crimes two decades ago but was never charged because he gave up his job as a deputy prosecutor
Associated Press3 min readSociety
Correction: State Senator Arrested story
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a story Feb. 19 about a Republican state senator charged with extorting page for sex, The Associated Press reported erroneously on Dennis Algiere's position. He is minority leader in the Senate, not the House. A corrected v
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Funerals: Grieving Teens, Raw Emotions After School Shooting
Funerals for Florida shooting victims: Grieving teens, raw emotions as victims of Stoneman Douglas High massacre oare mourned
Associated Press3 min readPolitics
Idaho Lawmaker Not Sorry For Yelling 'Abortion Is Murder'
A Republican Idaho state senator says he won't apologize for yelling "abortion is murder" at a group of university students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse
Associated Press3 min readTech
School Shooting Videos Could Scar Kids _ Or Galvanize Them
The school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead appears to be the first major tragedy of its kind in which students were sharing horrific images in near-real time with young people elsewhere
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7th-grader With Distraction Device Shoots Himself At School
Authorities say a seventh-grader who shot and injured himself inside an Ohio middle school bathroom also had a device in his backpack meant to cause a distraction
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French Ice Dancer Doesn't Risk Another Wardrobe Malfunction
A day after her infamous wardrobe malfunction, French ice dancer takes no chances with a hook-free uniform
Associated Press3 min read
New Wynn Resorts CEO Denies Knowing Of Claims Against Mogul
The executive who took over Wynn Resorts after casino mogul Steve Wynn was accused of sexual misconduct says the public shouldn't judge until the investigations wrap up
Associated Press1 min readPolitics
Nebraska Group Collecting Signatures For Property Tax Relief
A Nebraska group has begun collecting signatures to try to get a $1.1 billion property tax relief measure on the November ballot
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15-year-old Shot 5 Times Protecting Classmates From Gunfire
A 15-year-old student who was shot five times during last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students
Associated Press2 min read
Some Fear California Drought Cuts Could Erase Water Rights
Some water agencies say a plan to make California's drought-era water restrictions permanent could allow the state to chip away at long-held water rights
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Louisville Must Vacate Basketball Title, NCAA Denies Appeal
Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program for violations committed in a sex scandal
Associated Press1 min readSociety
Jury Acquits Minneapolis Officer Who Shot At Car
A jury has acquitted a Minneapolis police officer who shot at a car full of club-goers nearly two years ago
Associated Press4 min readPolitics
School Shooting Puts Pressure On Florida Lawmakers To Act
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The deadly shooting at a Florida high school has put pressure on the state's Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws in a state that has resisted restrictions on firearms for decades,
Associated Press2 min readPolitics
Trump Endorses Romney's Senate Bid _ And Romney Accepts
President Donald Trump and Mitt Romney have been at odds off and on, but they now see eye to eye on Romney's bid for a Senate seat from Utah
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Man: Defending Son From 'Hoodlums' Outside Led To Fatal Shot
A white man who shot an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" said he thought the loud, armed people in a street were friends of his own drug-taking son until he expressed fear about the unfamiliar crowd
Associated Press3 min readPolitics
Report: Hawaii Wasn't Ready To Handle Missile Threat Alert
The latest report on Hawaii's missile scare says the state began testing alerts before fully a developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat
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Report: California Pot Growers Lagging In Getting Licenses
A report from a marijuana industry group says less than 1 percent of California's known pot growers have been licensed nearly two months after the drug became legal
Associated Press3 min read
Walmart's Bruising Battle With Amazon Saps Its 4Q Results
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon. The world's largest retailer on Tuesday reported a smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of
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Coldilocks, The Oldest Captive Polar Bear In The US, Dies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The oldest captive polar bear in the U.S. has died. The Philadelphia Zoo on Tuesday said that the 37-year-old bear, Coldilocks, was in declining health and was euthanized. Zoo officials said Coldilocks had a variety of age-related
Associated Press2 min read
Man Who Died In Yellowstone Was Looking For Hidden Treasure
A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed cache of gold and jewels hidden by an antiquities dealer and author
Associated Press2 min readPolitics
Candidates In Pennsylvania House Race Oppose Weapons Ban
In the year's first congressional race, Republican and Democratic candidates in suburban Pittsburgh oppose banning weapons like the semi-automatic rifle used in Florida last week to kill 17 students and teachers
Associated Press1 min read
Home Depot 4Q Profit Rides Strong Home Improvement Market
NEW YORK (AP) — A strong home-improvement market pushed Home Depot's profit higher in the fourth quarter, topping expectations. The Atlanta company's profit rose 5.6 percent to $1.78 billion, or $1.52 per share, for the three months ended Jan. 28. Ea
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Man Charged With Killing Wife Who Disappeared At Sea
A man who said his wife disappeared at sea when their boat collided with an unknown object near the Bahamas has been charged with murder
Associated Press2 min readSociety
Supreme Court Asked To Review 'Making A Murderer' Confession
Lawyers for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that held his confession was voluntary
Associated Press3 min readPolitics
Idaho Senator Yells At Students Lobbying For Birth Control
A northern Idaho lawmaker told students affiliated with Planned Parenthood that he would call law enforcement officials if they attempted to visit his office at the Capitol
Associated Press1 min read
Costume Designers Celebrate Top Work At 20th Awards Show
The president of the Costume Designers Guild says there's so much to the art form, it can't be contained in one award
Associated Press2 min readPolitics
Oregon Governor Cites Florida Shooting In Local Gun Control
Oregon's governor, backing gun-control legislation before a panel of state senators, said anguished voices in the wake of the school shooting in Florida that claimed 17 lives must be heard
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