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Man angry about missing birth pleads guilty to bomb threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 1:10am

A Utah man accused of calling in a hospital bomb threat because he was upset he couldn't attend his child's birth has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.

Student arrested after gun found in backpack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 1:10am

A central Florida high school was placed on lockdown after authorities reported finding a gun in a student's backpack.

NY teachers union challenges Buffalo receivership ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 1:10am

The Buffalo teachers union is challenging the superintendent's right to make changes at five persistently struggling schools under the state's receivership law.

Ferguson City Council seeks changes to DOJ reform agreement

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 12:30am

The Ferguson City Council agreed Tuesday to most proposals in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department that would reform the city's courts and policing systems but also asked for several changes, including some limiting the city's cost.

Jury to decide fate of NY officer in stairwell shooting case

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 12:01am

Jurors will return to court as they consider whether a rookie police officer who shot an innocent man in a dark public housing stairwell accidentally discharged his weapon, as he says, or whether he acted out of recklessness and did little to help the dying victim, as the prosecution contends.

School evacuated after note on van threatens explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:50pm

Police in Southern California evacuated about 1,000 people from homes and an elementary school for much of the day after finding a parked van with a man unconscious inside and a note on the windshield saying the vehicle would explode if it was moved.

Refugee mental health needs could overwhelm, experts fear

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:21pm

For the thousands of Syrian refugees expected to arrive in the U.S. in coming months, the first order of business will be securing the basics — health care, jobs, education and a safe home.

The Latest: DOJ says Ferguson creating 'unnecessary delay'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:00pm

The Latest on a police and court reform agreement between Ferguson and the U.S. Department of Justice (all times local):

Report: Zion National Park has $70M maintenance backlog

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:51pm

A report shows that Zion National Park is about $70 million behind on maintenance work, while continuing to see a record number of visitors.

Body found in slough near Eugene identified as Idaho man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:11pm

Police have identified the body of a man found in a slough in Eugene on Sunday.

State legislators consider new parental rights bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:01pm

Idaho lawmakers have introduced a bill that seeks to better define the roles of parents and schools in the education of students.

LIVE: New Hampshire Primary results

KSL.com  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:49pm

The following is an up-to-the-minute look at the caucus results for the state of New Hampshire for the 2016 presidential race. All data comes from the approximated numbers from CNN.

Medical director resigns, calls DC fire department 'toxic'

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:01pm

The medical director of the District of Columbia's long-troubled fire department is stepping down, saying "people are dying needlessly" because the department is resistant to reform.

Ohio EPA: Town failed to notify some of lead in recent tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:01pm

Tap water samples taken over the last two weeks have found high levels of lead in at least 30 homes in the village, which failed to promptly notify some people about results and didn't submit required weekly reports on water chemistry, state environmental regulators said Tuesday.

Medical director resigns, calls DC fire department 'toxic'

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:01pm

A man died of a stab wound that he could have survived if he hadn't waited 18 minutes for an ambulance, the outgoing medical director of the District of Columbia's fire department said in a scathing resignation letter that questioned Mayor Muriel Bowser's efforts to reform the long-troubled agency.

Nuns who help homeless face eviction in costly San Francisco

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:31pm

Sister Mary Benedicte wants to focus on feeding the hungry lined up outside a soup kitchen in a gritty part of San Francisco.

Sanders scores key win in New Hampshire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:31pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders has taken a commanding victory in the New Hampshire primary over Hillary Clinton.

The Latest: Ohio town criticized for water-testing reporting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:30pm

The latest on concerns about lead in residents' tap water in Ohio (all times local):

Former Columbus Police officer sues over firing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:30pm

A former police officer is suing a Mississippi city after he was fired for his role in a fatal death.

Texas couple charged with forcing nanny to work for no pay

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:23pm

A Houston-area couple forced a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay during a two-year period in which she was physically and verbally abused, made to work nearly 20 hours a day and told to sleep on the floor, federal authorities say.