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National Park Service reports graffiti at 3 monuments

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 6:22am

The National Park Service says graffiti has been found at three monuments in Washington.

Trump's new national security adviser a soldier-scholar

Catherine Lucey and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 5:44am

President Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a soldier-scholar who fought in both Iraq wars and wrote an influential book that called out the U.S. government for "lies" that led to the Vietnam War.

DC panda fans bam-boo-hoo as US-born cub leaves for China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 5:30am

The National Zoo in Washington is saying a final goodbye to its panda cub Bao Bao.

Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 5:24am

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

The Latest: CIA analyst says he can't serve under Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 4:34am

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Police: Pair killed landlord, lived with her body 2 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 4:34am

Police say a man and a woman are accused of killing their landlord in Florida and living with the body for two weeks while trying to decide how to dispose of it.

Creeks, rivers top banks after latest California storm

Kristin J, Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:41am

Creeks and rivers topped their banks, hundreds of homes were evacuated and several thousand people found themselves trapped in a rural hamlet as Northern California emerged Tuesday from yet another winter storm.

Supreme Court hears case of Mexican teen slain across border

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:52am

The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from the parents of a Mexican teenager who was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The case could help define when foreigners outside the U.S. have access to American courts.

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.

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

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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.