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Judge allows 2nd girl's statements in Slender Man case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:00pm

A judge has ruled a second Wisconsin girl's statements to police will be admissible at her trial on charges she tried to kill a classmate to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man.

The Latest: Flood warnings issued in Northern California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:00pm

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

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Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to UN, dies suddenly at 64

Richard Roth and Holly Yan, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 3:55pm

Tributes poured in Monday for Vitaly Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations who died suddenly in New York. He was remembered for his intellect, wit and the pride he took in serving his country.

Interracial couple fined for not removing graffiti slur

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 3:45pm

An interracial Connecticut couple whose home was vandalized by a racial slur has been fined for failing to cover it up.

11 people pass through unmanned airport security checkpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 3:30pm

Authorities are trying to find eight of 11 people who passed through an unattended security checkpoint at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Ex-Texas neurosurgeon sentenced to life for maiming patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 3:20pm

A jury has sentenced a former neurosurgeon to life in prison for maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries.

Police officer killed while responding to traffic accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 3:13pm

A California police officer was killed and another wounded in a shooting Monday while they were trying to help a man who had been in a traffic accident in Whittier, officials said.

Flood fears renewed as California is pounded by storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 3:11pm

Downpours swelled creeks and rivers Monday in Northern California, threatening to cause even more flooding in the already soggy region.

John Glenn still inspires 55 years after his 1st orbit

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 3:03pm

John Glenn is continuing to inspire 55 years after becoming the first American to orbit Earth.

Gunshot strikes campus building at south Georgia university

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:50pm

Authorities say gunfire struck the student life center on the campus of a south Georgia university, prompting a brief lockdown.

The Latest: Officer killed responding to traffic accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:30pm

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

Trump's weekends in Florida include work and golf

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:22pm

For the past three weekends, President Donald Trump has flown on Air Force One to his private Florida club, where in addition to work, he has dined with family and friends, attended parties — and played plenty of golf.

Congressman intends to sue over removal of painting

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:22pm

The office of a Missouri congressman says he intends to file a federal lawsuit over the removal of a constituent's painting from its display on Capitol Hill.

Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:12pm

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn.

Iowa union files lawsuit against collective bargaining law

Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:53pm

A new Iowa law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers is unconstitutional and should be immediately blocked, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by a key union in the state.

Storms, tornadoes damage dozens of homes in San Antonio area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:53pm

Severe storms pushed at least three tornadoes through parts of San Antonio overnight, ripping the roofs off homes and damaging dozens of other houses and apartments yet causing only minor injuries, authorities said Monday.

Unattended dump truck driver gets 65 days in child death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:50pm

A dump truck driver whose unattended truck ran over and killed a North Carolina boy has been sentenced to 65 days in jail.

The Latest: Moment of silence at UN for late Russian envoy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:50pm

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

CORRECTS: Authorities say California police officer killed while responding to traffic accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:46pm

CORRECTS: Authorities say California police officer killed while responding to traffic accident. (Corrects APNewsAlert to say shooting occurred as officers responded to scene of traffic accident, not during traffic stop)