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UMass-Amherst's Old Chapel reopens after $21M renovation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:00am

An iconic building on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus has opened for the first time in almost two decades.

Police: 2 officers wounded, 1 man killed in DC shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:56am

Two police officers are wounded and a man is dead after gunfire broke out at an intersection in northeast Washington.

Dozens of metal poles fall off truck, smash cars below

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:51am

Dozens of metal poles got loose from a truck in New York City and rained onto cars, with one piercing a man's windshield.

The Latest: Kansas bar shooting survivor leaves hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:40am

The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local):

Tip leads to arrest in Georgia teacher's 2005 disappearance

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:35am

until a tip led to an unexpected arrest.

Man accused of eating girlfriend not competent for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:35am

Attorneys for a southern Indiana man accused of killing his former girlfriend and eating parts of her body in 2014 say he's not competent to stand trial.

Official: Trump adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:15am

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official said.

Trump goes blames FBI for failing to stop media leaks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:06am

President Donald Trump is blaming the FBI for failing to stop leaks to the media, saying the information being reported is classified and could have a "devastating effect" on the country.

Indian man killed in possibly racial shooting at Kansas bar

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:58am

A man has been charged with murder in what some witnesses described as a racially motivated shooting at a crowded suburban Kansas City bar that left one Indian man dead and two other men hospitalized.

'Hipster Cop,' in fashion spotlight during Occupy, retires

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:26am

A New York City police detective who became an internet sensation as the "Hipster Cop" for his fashionable wardrobe during the Occupy Wall Street protests is letting go of something he's been wearing for 25 years — his badge.

Trump can expect receptive crowd at conservative gathering

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:26am

Six years ago, as the "money, money, money, money" chorus of his reality TV show's theme song blasted, Donald Trump stepped out before the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists for the first time. The crowd was less than adoring, occasionally laughing at and booing the longtime former Democrat.

Stampede! Drone causes 1,500 elk to charge in Wyoming snow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:26am

Wildlife refuge officials say a man with a drone caused 1,500 elk to stampede half a mile.

Gamer dies while attempting 24-hour stream for charity

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:05am

Police are investigating the death of a popular Virginia gamer who died during the home stretch of a 24-hour marathon video game session he was streaming online to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Man charged in death of 4-year-old who shot himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:05am

Authorities say they've charged a central Florida man in the death of a 4-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the face with a gun he found while home alone.

Poll: GOP should keep money for Medicaid expansion

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:20am

Add Medicaid expansion to the list of Obama-era health care provisions that Americans want to keep. A new poll finds that 8 in 10 say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people.

Not black and white: Fees that threaten march unite Selma

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:25am

Black people who celebrate the civil rights movement and white people who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding themselves fighting on the same side in historic Selma, Alabama: against City Hall.

Plea in wife's staircase death lets man maintain innocence

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:44am

Michael Peterson is out of theories as to how his wife died at the bottom of a staircase in the couple's mansion in Durham, North Carolina, more than 15 years ago. Did Kathleen Peterson fall down those stairs? Did an intruder attack her?

Supreme Court could decide transgender case. Or not.

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:40am

Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys' bathroom and the Virginia school board that won't let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in their ongoing dispute, even after the Trump administration retreated from an Obama-era policy on bathroom use.

San Francisco firefighters rescue precariously perched pooch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:45am

It took 16 firefighters to rescue a precariously perched pooch that had wandered off the side of a bluff at a popular San Francisco oceanside park.