Mark Sherman, Associated Press | Posted Feb 13th - 10:30pm
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.
The sudden death of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia provided a rare moment of agreement among Republican presidential candidates before a debate here turned into the most bitter brawl of the cycle.
Colleen Long, Associated Press | Posted Feb 13th - 8:31pm
Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up for the some of the worst cold of the winter — a snap so bad it forced an ice festival in Central Park to cancel and caused an Interstate pileup that killed three.
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.
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.
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.
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.