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Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

Gary Fineout, Jennifer Kay and Josh Replogle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:26am

The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter.

U.S. Interior secretary changes plan to overhaul department after Western state governors said they were excluded

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:26am

U.S. Interior secretary changes plan to overhaul department after Western state governors said they were excluded .

2nd exam finds teens competent for trial in fatal rock toss

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:25am

Three Michigan teens who underwent a second mental exam in the case of a man who was killed when a rock crashed through his windshield have been found competent for trial.

Officer convicted at terrorism trial faces decades in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:24am

A former transit-agency police officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being convicted in a sting operation of attempting to help the Islamic State group.

Docs: Woman whose affair led rep to quit threatened husband

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:23am

A woman whose affair with a Pennsylvania congressman led to his resignation — and who's pursuing her own run for the U.S. House — is accused of threatening to kill her husband.

Dad charged after son he hurt as infant dies 20 years later

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:14am

A Pennsylvania father who served a prison term for seriously injuring his infant son about 20 years ago is now charged with homicide because an autopsy determined the injuries caused the son's death in 2015.

Trump says deputy who didn't act 'certainly did a poor job'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:12am

President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure."

The Latest: Trump blames armed officer at FL high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:04am

The Latest on President Donald Trump and gun laws (all times local):

Charges dropped against New York hunter who shot neighbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:04am

An upstate New York hunter who fatally shot a neighbor he mistook for a deer is no longer facing charges.

The Latest: New execution date required for Alabama inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:02am

The Latest on the postponed execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local):

New execution date required for Alabama inmate after delay

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:58am

The state of Alabama must seek a new execution date for a condemned inmate if it still wants to execute him following an unexpected postponement.

Correction: Obit-Billy Graham story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:54am

In a story Feb. 22 about the burial of Billy Graham, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Graham will be buried at the headquarters of his association in Charlotte. The burial will take place at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, a separate location.

Shooting reported on Louisiana college campus; 2 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:50am

Two people were injured after gunshots were fired early Friday on a college campus in Louisiana, school officials said.

The Latest: More lawmakers want Missouri governor to leave

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:42am

The Latest on the indictment of Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

Trump says Mexico must do more to combat MS-13

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:40am

President Donald Trump called Friday on Mexico to block MS-13 gang members from traveling through their country on the way to the U.S.

Fire destroys 25 school buses; district cancels classes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:31am

A fire destroyed more than two dozen school buses overnight and forced a Pennsylvania district to cancel classes Friday.

Trump criticizes Florida deputy who didn't confront school shooter: 'He certainly did a poor job'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:29am

Trump criticizes Florida deputy who didn't confront school shooter: 'He certainly did a poor job'

Officials at Southeastern Louisiana University say two people injured in on-campus shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:12am

Officials at Southeastern Louisiana University say two people injured in on-campus shooting.

Florida man yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:00am

As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled "murderers! murderers! murderers!" as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student.