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Scalia death sparks election-year fight over filling vacancy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:31pm

Justice Antonin Scalia's death is already sparking a heated election-year fight over whether President Barack Obama should try to fill the court vacancy. Republicans on Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail insist the choice should fall to the next president.

Counselors on hand at Phoenix-area school day after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:21pm

Social workers offered counsel to students at a suburban Phoenix high school Saturday, a day after two 15-year-old girls died there in a murder-suicide shooting.

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Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:53pm

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.

College officials suspend hockey season over hazing claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:12pm

Officials at a New Hampshire college say they are suspending the rest of the men's hockey season over hazing allegations.

Williston school officials seeking solutions after bond vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:11pm

Education officials in Williston must decide on new plans after voters in the oil boomtown once again rejected a proposal to build a new school.

Attorney: Drop charges against coach over missing video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:01pm

An attorney for Des Moines high school coach Gerald "Tig" Johnson says sex abuse charges against him should be dismissed because video evidence that could have exonerated him has been destroyed.

Police: 3 killed, scores to hospitals after huge I-78 pileup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:53pm

A pileup involving dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people and sent dozens to hospitals appears to have been related to a passing snow squall, authorities said Saturday.

Nebraska student's rodeo poster rejected by school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:51pm

Auburn High School in southeast Nebraska has a tradition of honoring its student-athletes by hanging posters of them in the school's gymnasium. But this year, the school has refused to hang the poster made by one athlete, because his sport of choice — rodeo competition — isn't school-sponsored.

5.1 magnitude earthquake among several temblors in Oklahoma

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:31pm

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and was felt in seven other states Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the third-strongest temblor ever recorded in the state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years.

Dallas billionaire Perot, 85, dedicates museum at alma mater

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:21pm

Dallas billionaire Ross Perot (puh-ROH') has helped dedicate a museum in his name at the East Texas college he once attended.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:21pm

GOP Senate Leader McConnell says Supreme Court vacancy should not be filled until there is a new president.

Police: alleged gunman caught after 3 shot at college party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:01pm

A man who police say fatally shot one college student and left two others seriously wounded at a party in Daytona Beach surrendered to authorities Saturday.

102 pythons caught as state snake hunt enters final weekend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:01pm

A state-sanctioned hunt on public lands for invasive Burmese pythons is about to end.

US Marshals Service confirms that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead at 79.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:50pm

US Marshals Service confirms that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead at 79.

DA: Suspect shot first in battle injuring suspect, officers

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:50pm

A local prosecutor says he believes police were justified in firing back at a man they had chased through a Baton Rouge neighborhood before dawn Saturday.

The Latest: Police say I-78 to remain closed for night

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:41pm

The Latest on a deadly pileup on Interstate 78 in Pennsylvania (all times local):

Jacksonville man shot by off-duty federal officer dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:41pm

A man who was shot by an off-duty federal law enforcement officer during an attempted robbery has died from his injuries.

The Latest: Suspect in stabbing of woman, 3 kids in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:31pm

The Latest on the hotel stabbing that left a 26-year-old woman and her two small children dead. (all times local):

Suspect apprehended in stabbing of woman, 3 kids

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:31pm

Police on Saturday apprehended a fugitive suspected of stabbing his girlfriend and all three of her small children with a kitchen knife in a brutal attack at a hotel used as homeless housing, ending a four-day manhunt.

60 students sick after suspected norovirus outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:11pm

Classes at a boys' boarding school have been cancelled after a suspected norovirus outbreak left about 60 students sick.