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1 wounded in school shooting, 'could have been much worse'

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:52pm

A school shooting that left one student hospitalized and others scrambling out classroom windows could have been far worse if not for the heroics of staff members who stopped the shooter and had him pinned down when police arrived, authorities said.

Sheriff: Officer, woman killed; search on for boyfriend

Janet McConnaughey and Kevin McCill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:51pm

An off-duty police officer and a woman he was helping were shot and killed Friday in a New Orleans suburb, and authorities were searching for a man who had been involved with the woman, officials said.

Man who laughed as toddler was burned by mother gets prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:51pm

A Pittsburgh man who laughed while his girlfriend tortured her toddler son by burning him with cigarettes is headed to prison.

Wyoming Senate president kills public lands bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:51pm

It appears a proposed constitutional amendment providing for state management of public lands won't be coming out of the Wyoming Legislature this session.

Senate confirms Trump's picks for defense, homeland security

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:50pm

Wasting little time to fill two critical national security posts, the Republican-led Senate overwhelmingly confirmed the two retired Marine generals President Donald Trump tapped to run the Pentagon and secure America's borders.

The Latest: Man on bridge after shooting ignores rope

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:31pm

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The Latest: Judge orders ex-UW student to trial in sex case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:31pm

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The Latest: 5 rescued from flooded homeless encampment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:31pm

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:31pm

Washington police chief: 217 arrested, accused of rioting during inauguration protests; 6 officers with minor injuries.

Man charged in fatal shooting of Wisconsin sheriff's deputy

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:21pm

A suspect is charged with killing a western Wisconsin sheriff's deputy in October and endangering the safety of several other officers as they were arresting him.

Senate confirms retired Gen. John Kelly to head Homeland Security Department in Trump administration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:21pm

Senate confirms retired Gen. John Kelly to head Homeland Security Department in Trump administration.

3-week-old baby giraffe dies at Utah's Hogle Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:05pm

Utah's Hogle Zoo is mourning the death of a three-week-old baby giraffe.

Analysis: Trump speech shows America getting what it ordered

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:05pm

America is getting what it ordered on Election Day.

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Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:04pm

Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.

New charges for Marine colonel accused of sexual abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:54pm

Authorities at Camp Lejeune say a Marine colonel accused of sexually assaulting a child is facing more charges.

Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could close

David Eggert and Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:54pm

Michigan announced Friday that it plans to close up to 38 underperforming schools in Detroit and other urban communities, potentially affecting 18,000 students and marking the first time that the state could close traditional public schools explicitly for academic reasons.

PHOTOS: Pomp, fanfare and protest for Trump inauguration

Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:53pm

Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States Friday, vowing that "through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other."

Man sought for probation violation after vicious dog mauling

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:41pm

A 63-year-old Detroit man whose pit bulls mauled another man violated his court-ordered probation shortly after sentencing and has been on the run for more than a year, a Michigan Corrections spokesman said Friday.

Facebook restores page for breast cancer tattoo artist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:41pm

Facebook says it was mistaken in disabling the accounts of a woman who aids breast cancer survivors in the St. Louis area by creating tattoos of the nipple and areola after reconstructive surgery.

Obama exits the presidency voicing optimism for the future

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:34pm

Closing out a barrier-breaking chapter in history, former President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday much the way he entered it eight years ago: insisting Americans have reason for optimism despite the national sense of unease.