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Trump's new national security adviser a soldier-scholar

Catherine Lucey and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:23am

President Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a soldier-scholar who fought in both Iraq wars.

Cases involving alleged drug theft at VA health facilities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:10am

mostly in the Department of Veterans Affairs health system — had siphoned away controlled substances, while in other cases, drugs intended for patients simply disappeared.

Dozens of headstones toppled at Missouri Jewish cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:10am

Authorities in Missouri are investigating after dozens of headstones were damaged at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis.

Police: Gunman robs man of 'grandma's favorite' chocolates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:31am

Police in Rhode Island say a group of teens stole a man's cellphone and box of chocolates, with one suspect saying the chocolates were his "grandma's favorite."

Evacuations ordered amid heavy Northern California rain

Kristin J, Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:23am

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

The Latest: California levee breach plugged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:20am

The Latest on storms in California (all times local):

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

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:54pm

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.

Connecticut home invasion killer seeks new trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:33pm

One of two men serving a life sentence in the killing of a woman and her two daughters inside their Connecticut home a decade ago is asking the state's highest court for a new trial.

Police say newly freed gang member killed California officer

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:27pm

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: Crowd holds vigil for slain Whittier officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:16pm

The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local):

School district teams with Sandy Hook mom to teach empathy

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:00pm

Nelba Marquez-Greene believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which killed her 6-year-old daughter, could have been avoided if more had been done years earlier to address the social isolation and mental health problems of the shooter, Adam Lanza.

Colleagues mourn sudden death of Russian ambassador to UN

Edith M. Lederer and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:43pm

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations who died suddenly after falling ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission is being remembered by his diplomatic colleagues as a powerful and passionate voice for his nation.

Officials: Women's college raises record-high $486 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:33pm

A private liberal arts college for women says the Massachusetts school has raised a record-high $486 million.

Hearing to begin for prep school grad in sex case

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

A hearing is scheduled to begin Tuesday on whether a New Hampshire prep school graduate deserves a new trial on charges he used a computer to lure an underage girl for sex.

6 teenagers fall through ice into Central Park pond, rescued

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:00pm

Six teenagers have fallen through ice into an off-limits pond in New York's Central Park but have been rescued.

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.

The Latest: UN boss calls Russian ambassador 'outstanding'

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

The Latest on the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations (all times local):