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Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:30pm

The United States on Monday marked Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as Republican President Donald Trump — to the dismay of some and the delight of others — upends traditional notions of the office.


Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

Catherine Lucey and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:21pm

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn.

Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo gets lifesaving IV

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:00pm

The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo is recovering from dehydration with the help of staff from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Russia's ambassador to United Nations falls ill, dies at 64

Edith M. Lederer and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:53pm

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country's interests who could both spar and get along with his Western counterparts, died suddenly Monday after falling ill in his office at Russia's U.N. mission.

Evacuations ordered amid heavy Northern California rain

Kristin J, Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:45pm

Evacuations were ordered in Central California on Monday and flash-flood warnings were issued elsewhere as downpours swelled creeks and rivers to troubling levels in the already soggy region.

Police say newly freed gang member killed California officer

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:45pm

A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said.

The Latest: UN boss calls Russian ambassador 'outstanding'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:30pm

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11 people pass through unmanned airport security checkpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:10pm

Authorities are trying to find eight of 11 people who passed through an unattended security checkpoint lane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

U of Alaska agrees to resolve sex harassment, assault issues

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:00pm

The University of Alaska system has agreed to resolve issues stemming from a federal review of its handling of campus sexual assault and sexual harassment cases.

The Latest: Storm prompts evacuations in Monterey County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:00pm

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Police: Idaho father shot, killed 3 kids before turning gun on himself

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 5:52pm

Police say a father in Preston, Idaho, shot three of his children while they were sleeping and then turned the gun on himself. Their bodies were found Sunday evening.

Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to UN, dies suddenly at 64

Richard Roth and Holly Yan, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 5:28pm

Tributes poured in Monday for Vitaly Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations who died suddenly in New York. He was remembered for his intellect, wit and the pride he took in serving his country.

4 fatally shot in Preston home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 5:24pm

Police in eastern Idaho say a father shot and killed his three children and then fatally shot himself in his home.

The Latest: Officer killed responding to traffic accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 5:15pm

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Storms, tornadoes damage dozens of homes in San Antonio area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 5:13pm

Severe storms that pushed several tornadoes through parts of Central Texas ripped the roofs from homes and damaged dozens of other houses and apartments in San Antonio and toppled auto-carrier cars of a freight train near Austin, authorities said Monday.

Trump's weekends in Florida include work and golf

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 5:13pm

For the past three weekends, President Donald Trump has flown on Air Force One to his private Florida club, where in addition to work, he has dined with family and friends, attended parties — and played plenty of golf.

Judge allows 2nd girl's statements in Slender Man case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 5:10pm

A judge has ruled a second Wisconsin girl's statements to police will be admissible at her trial on charges she tried to kill a classmate to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man.

The Latest: Dozens of Tremonton yards and basements flooded

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 5:10pm

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The Latest: Several tornadoes hit Central Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 5:10pm

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House Speaker Bedke speaks out against accusations

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:58pm

House Speaker Scott Bedke is speaking out against recent accusations of inappropriate behavior posted on a far-right blog.