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Schumer slams Obama budget cuts to anti-terror funds

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 2:10am

Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would reduce funding for counterterrorism programs across the country by nearly $300 million.

Helping them share their voice

Caitlin Hites-Pullman Daily News, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 12:10am

Christopher Pfund said his recently amended career very rarely feels like work.

Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:30pm

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.

The Latest: Sanders criticizes GOP position on court nominee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:00pm

The Latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times EST):

The GOP's bitter South Carolina brawl

MJ Lee, CNN Politics Reporter  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:55pm

The sudden death of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia provided a rare moment of agreement among Republican presidential candidates before a debate here turned into the most bitter brawl of the cycle.

2 charged in robbery gone wrong where arm was severed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:41pm

Both people involved in a bizarre botched robbery over pricey sneakers have been arrested after the victim rammed the teenage robber with his SUV, severing his arm, police said Saturday.

The Latest: Suspect arrested in stabbing of woman, 3 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:31pm

The Latest on the hotel stabbing that left a 26-year-old woman and her two small children dead. (all times local):

94-year-old Navajo Code Talker's home gets major facelift

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:31pm

A Navajo Code Talker who was forced out of the home he built 60 years ago when it fell into disrepair is settling back in thanks to some extensive renovations done by volunteers.

As teeth-chattering temps move in, officials urge caution

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:31pm

Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up for the some of the worst cold of the winter — a snap so bad it forced an ice festival in Central Park to cancel and caused an Interstate pileup that killed three.

Obama says he will "fulfill my Constitutional responsibility" to nominate Scalia successor to Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:51pm

Obama says he will "fulfill my Constitutional responsibility" to nominate Scalia successor to Supreme Court.

Scalia death sparks election-year fight over filling vacancy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:31pm

Justice Antonin Scalia's death is already sparking a heated election-year fight over whether President Barack Obama should try to fill the court vacancy. Republicans on Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail insist the choice should fall to the next president.

Counselors on hand at Phoenix-area school day after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:21pm

Social workers offered counsel to students at a suburban Phoenix high school Saturday, a day after two 15-year-old girls died there in a murder-suicide shooting.

College officials suspend hockey season over hazing claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:12pm

Officials at a New Hampshire college say they are suspending the rest of the men's hockey season over hazing allegations.

Williston school officials seeking solutions after bond vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:11pm

Education officials in Williston must decide on new plans after voters in the oil boomtown once again rejected a proposal to build a new school.

Attorney: Drop charges against coach over missing video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:01pm

An attorney for Des Moines high school coach Gerald "Tig" Johnson says sex abuse charges against him should be dismissed because video evidence that could have exonerated him has been destroyed.

Police: 3 killed, scores to hospitals after huge I-78 pileup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:53pm

A pileup involving dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people and sent dozens to hospitals appears to have been related to a passing snow squall, authorities said Saturday.

Nebraska student's rodeo poster rejected by school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:51pm

Auburn High School in southeast Nebraska has a tradition of honoring its student-athletes by hanging posters of them in the school's gymnasium. But this year, the school has refused to hang the poster made by one athlete, because his sport of choice — rodeo competition — isn't school-sponsored.

5.1 magnitude earthquake among several temblors in Oklahoma

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:31pm

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and was felt in seven other states Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the third-strongest temblor ever recorded in the state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years.

Dallas billionaire Perot, 85, dedicates museum at alma mater

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:21pm

Dallas billionaire Ross Perot (puh-ROH') has helped dedicate a museum in his name at the East Texas college he once attended.