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Pastor describes blast, flames in Grand Canyon copter crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 5:18pm

A Las Vegas pastor said witnessing a "big explosion and instant flames" when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists, has left him shaken.

School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

Terry Spencer, Curt Anderson and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 5:03pm

The deadly shooting at a Florida high school has put pressure on the state's Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws in a state that has resisted restrictions on firearms for decades, lawmakers said Monday.

Californians can go home but told to keep watch on wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:57pm

A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, but officials said they made some gains after the flames exploded in size.

Confederate statue toppling cases start with dismissals

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:53pm

Problems identifying protesters on video hindered North Carolina prosecutors on Monday as they sought to hold demonstrators responsible for toppling a Confederate statue last summer.

The Latest: Trump again attacks Obama on Twitter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:44pm

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The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire end

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:35pm

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The Latest: 3rd person avoids conviction in statue toppling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:33pm

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Utah snowstorm causes hundreds of crashes on slick roads

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:27pm

A winter snowstorm dumped a thick layer of snow in Utah that caused hundreds of car crashes and power outages Monday, punctuating an otherwise mild and dry winter.

The Latest: Utah snow leads to nearly 300 crashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:17pm

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Police: Ohio pastor helped rob Sunday school teacher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:53pm

Police say a gun-wielding Ohio pastor and two family members have robbed a Sunday school teacher at their church.

Funerals: Grieving teens, raw emotions after school shooting

Terry Spencer, Jennifer Kay and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:43pm

Each funeral for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre is different, yet the same.

Police: UberEATS driver charged with killing customer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:31pm

Police say an Atlanta food delivery driver accused of fatally shooting a customer is in custody.

Man arrested after allegedly dragging, running over woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:06pm

An Idaho man is accused of dragging a woman alongside his truck and then running her over.

Jimmy Carter 'deathly afraid' as wife underwent surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:55pm

Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday he was "deathly afraid" as his 90-year-old wife underwent surgery over the weekend.

Utah measure pushes back on ruling that boosted police power

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:51pm

A Utah lawmaker is proposing to limit the effects of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that bolstered police power to use evidence even if officers did something wrong to get it.

Man shot by Texas trooper dies, wounded officer recovering

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:29pm

Authorities say a man who shot and wounded a Texas state trooper before a trooper shot him has died.

Trump to attend Gridiron Dinner after skipping it last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:38pm

President Donald Trump plans to attend the annual Gridiron Dinner, a white-tie society affair he stayed away from last year.

Fire destroys squad's 5 ambulances, causes $2M in damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:31pm

A fast-moving fire has gutted an ambulance squad's building in New Jersey, destroying five ambulances and causing at least $2 million in damage.

2 dead in western Wyoming plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:31pm

Two people have died in a plane crash in western Wyoming.