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Transcript: Teen called herself 'monster' in mother's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:20am

A 14-year-old girl accused of plotting with her soldier boyfriend to kill her mother called herself "a monster" as she pleaded guilty in exchange for a 35-year-to-life prison sentence.

University of Missouri considering legality of student union

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:10am

The University of Missouri is looking into whether a graduate student employee union at the university would be legal, interim President Mike Middleton said.

'Everyday heroes' being honored by Red Cross, Unitil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:00am

The graduating class at a New Hampshire high school that gave money raised for a class trip to their principal after she was diagnosed with cancer is among those being honored by the American Red Cross and Unitil as "everyday people" doing heroic acts.

Plaintiffs in UT rape lawsuit ask court to prevent hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:00am

The women who filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Tennessee are asking the court to prevent an upcoming university hearing in one of the sexual assault cases listed in the lawsuit.

Police in Florida say armed suspect was shot after a chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:00am

Police in Florida say an armed suspect fleeing the scene of a shooting was injured after an officer shot him during a chase.

Court cases challenge 'Shaken Baby' diagnosis

By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:51am

A California jury convicted Alan Gimenez of killing his infant daughter Priscilla after medical testimony revealed what some doctors say is a tell-tale sign she had been shaken: brain swelling and bleeding inside her skull and behind her eyes.

Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:50am

A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete "isolation boxes" for days or weeks and wouldn't let them out unless they sat in a specific posture for 24 hours, according to several former students.

Man who shot down drone pleads guilty to criminal mischief

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:41am

A southern New Jersey man who shot down a drone flying above his neighborhood has pleaded guilty to criminal mischief.

Elderly man chasing dog fatally hit by car in Sandy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:40am

An elderly man in Sandy was fatally struck by a car while chasing his dog.

Dartmouth Winter Carnival theme honors Dr. Seuss

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:30am

Dartmouth College is again honoring one of its most famous graduates with the theme of this year's Winter Carnival: Seuss on the Loose.

Police: More than 50 cars involved in big I-78 pileup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:01am

State police say a pileup involving more than 50 vehicles has closed Interstate 78 in central Pennsylvania. Authorities say multiple injuries have been reported.

Massachusetts prepares for Arctic cold blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:00am

State officials say they'll be monitoring dangerous cold and wind chills over the President's Day weekend.

Idaho hiking trail reopens following aggressive goat problem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:00am

The U.S. Forest Service reopened a northern Idaho hiking trail Saturday after deciding aggressive mountain goats that had grown accustomed to human handouts and even become demanding had time to find other sources of food.

Iowa City high school students learn with new standing desks

Holly Hines-Citizen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:50am

As English class started at City High Wednesday, some students took their seats. Others chose to stand at the school's new standing desks.

GOP congressman mulls run for governor in deep blue New York

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:50am

Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson says his cross-aisle success in his upstate district can be scaled up statewide. The 51-year-old is edging closer to a 2018 run for governor, an office Democrats have held since 2006. Though confident, Gibson acknowledges the path to victory is "steep and narrow" in a state with twice as many Democrats as Republicans.

Baton Rouge police say 2 officers, 1 suspect shot

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:50am

Two Baton Rouge police officers who were shot early Saturday during a confrontation with a suspect are hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

Columbine shooter's mother says she thinks of victims daily

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:40am

The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn't know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and she prayed for his death when she heard he was involved and that the rampage might still be underway.

School officials reviewing rules for transgender students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:40am

Alabama education officials have spent the past few weeks reviewing legal issues regarding transgender students accessing locker rooms and bathrooms on school properties.

Cerebral palsy can't stop Brunswick resident from dancing

Brittany Tate, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:20am

On any given evening, Mary Fashik can be seen dancing on the front row in Zumba class at Bailey's Powerhouse Gym in Brunswick. Oftentimes teaching one or two dances herself, it's something the 38-year-old, vivacious Brunswick resident has enjoyed doing since her first Zumba class at the YMCA in February 2013.