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Police: Shooting at Phoenix-area school was a murder-suicide

Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:51pm

A shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that killed two 15-year-old girls and caused panic among parents was a murder-suicide, police said.

Police: Shooting at Phoenix-area school was a murder-suicide

Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:20pm

A shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that killed two 15-year-old girls and caused panic among parents was a murder-suicide, police said.

Texas A&M president decries reports of racial harassment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:11pm

Texas A&M University is still trying to determine which students may have shouted a racial slur and referenced the Confederate flag to a group of black and Latino high school students touring the campus.

Mayor urges 'extreme precautions' as cold weather hits NYC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:10pm

The National Weather Service says the coldest air mass of the winter may hit the Eastern U.S. this weekend.

Hawaii declares emergency over mosquito-borne illnesses

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:11pm

Hawaii Gov. David Ige declared a state of emergency to fight mosquito borne illnesses including dengue fever and the Zika virus.

Lawmakers postpone vote on adoption by gay couples bill

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:41pm

Utah lawmakers postponed a vote Friday night on a proposal to ensure married gay couples are treated equally as married heterosexual couples in adoptions and foster care placements.

Police called to home of 'affluenza' teen's dad, no charges

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:30pm

Police said they were called to the residence of "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch's father on Friday to investigate claims that Fred Couch attacked his girlfriend, but she wouldn't cooperate and no charges were filed.

South Dakota university president to lead Eastern Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:41pm

Eastern Michigan University's board has selected a new president for the Ypsilanti school.

Texas OKs licensing path for immigrant detention centers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:20pm

Two of the nation's largest federal immigrant family detention centers can soon apply for residential child care licenses in Texas.

Alabama woman convicted in girl's running death dies

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:00pm

An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing.

Two 15-year-old girls fatally shot at Phoenix-area school

Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:59pm

Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that initially caused panic among parents who could not reach their children but later emerged as a murder-suicide.

2 15-year-old girls fatally shot at Arizona school

Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:51pm

Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at an Arizona high school that initially caused panic among parents who could not reach their children but later emerged as a murder-suicide.

Idaho schools examine factors behind low graduation rates

Kathryn Haake, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:51pm

Every day 18-year-old Lewiston resident Maddie Creutzberg wakes up early to care for her 5-month-old daughter, Emily, before heading to work at a local nursing home in the afternoon.

Where did El Nino go? Heat, dry spell stoke drought worry

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:50pm

Where did El Nino go?

Military academy employee charged with sex acts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:30pm

Police say a Tallapoosa County military academy employee accused of having sex with two students on the school's campus has been arrested.

Alabama woman serving life for granddaughter's running death has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:20pm

Alabama woman serving life for granddaughter's running death has died.

Man cited for having concealed weapon on WWU campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:20pm

A visitor to Western Washington University was escorted off campus Friday and cited by police for having a concealed weapon at the school. No one is allowed to carry a gun at Western except for police officers.

The Latest: Arizona school shooting was murder-suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:20pm

The Latest on a shooting at a high school in a Phoenix suburb (all times local):

Fraternity says 5 chapters acknowledged hearing racist chant

Daniel C. Houston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:10pm

The fraternity connected to a racist chant caught on video at the University of Oklahoma last spring said Friday that members at five other chapters acknowledged hearing the chant over the last five years.