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Man charged after grandma dies; bed filled with maggots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 1:09pm

A Florida man has been charged after his 87-year-old grandmother died and authorities say her bed was filled with live maggots.

Mueller: Manafort 'brazenly violated the law' for years

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:29pm

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort committed crimes that cut to "the heart of the criminal justice system" and over the years deceived everyone from bookkeepers and banks to federal prosecutors and "members of the executive branch of the United States government," according to a sentencing memo filed Saturday by special counsel Robert Mueller's office.

Sen. Feinstein debates children over climate change

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:48am

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a group of San Francisco Bay Area students squared off over climate change in a sometimes tense exchange captured on video and widely shared on social media.

R. Kelly due in Chicago court to face sex abuse charges

Sara Burnett and Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:39am

R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, is due in court Saturday after being charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.

Colorado slaying may be linked to robberies in Wyoming, Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:27am

Attackers who killed a man in Colorado may have held up a store in Wyoming and a bank in Utah later the same day, authorities said.

Georgia students face discipline for sharing tainted food

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:20am

Five Georgia middle school students face disciplinary action for sharing drug-tainted food with other students on Valentine's Day.

State board suspends planned land sale in northeastern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:13am

A state board has temporarily suspended plans to sell a large mountain parcel of trust land in northeastern Utah.

I-40 closed, homes threatened by floods in the US South

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:27am

Homes, highways, parks and bridges throughout the South have been flooded or rendered out of commission Saturday, as the toll of days of drenching rains swelled waterways and pooled over saturated lands amid the threat of severe storms.

Venezuelan National Guard fires tear gas on residents clearing barricaded border bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 9:57am

Venezuelan National Guard fires tear gas on residents clearing barricaded border bridge.

Pentagon chief getting firsthand look at US-Mexico border

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 9:18am

Top defense officials toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal activity, as the Pentagon weighs diverting billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's border wall.

Buffett encourages investors to bet on American economy

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 9:18am

Billionaire Warren Buffett says the company he built through decades of acquisitions continues to perform well even though he hasn't found any major deals at attractive prices recently.

New York City motorist nearly mows down children on sidewalk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 8:55am

New York City police are searching for a motorist who drove around a stopped school bus onto a Brooklyn sidewalk, nearly mowing down a group of schoolchildren.

Teens tweet Trump, find Senate ally, score civil rights win

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:48am

All the bill needed to become law was President Donald Trump's signature. It would create a national archive of documents from civil rights cold cases. Students had been working on the project for years, families waiting on it for decades. But time was running out.

Ohio finds numerous problems at troubled county jail

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:44am

An Ohio county jail where prisoners are locked down for days because of staff shortages, dietary restrictions are ignored and toilets and showers go unrepaired has received mostly failing grades during its latest state inspection, according to a report released this week.

US-North Korean deals often made away from negotiating table

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:34am

Beware of humor gone awry. Don't be afraid to show emotion. Watch those offhanded one-liners.

Vermont lawmakers seek to remove slavery from constitution

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:33am

Vermont has a proud history of being the first state to abolish adult slavery, in 1777. Now lawmakers want to make sure any reference to slavery is removed from the state constitution.

A third congressperson for Idaho is not looking likely

James Dawson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:06am

Last year, it looked like Idaho could have been in line for a third congressional representative and another vote in the Electoral College. But new projections are casting doubt.

California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture, abuse

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:32pm

As prosecutors brought charges of cruelty and torture against a California couple who had shackled and starved their children for years, they had two goals in mind: Punish the perpetrators and ensure they could never victimize those 13 children in any way again.

Company: Bus driver given overdose antidote had diabetes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:21pm

A school bus company official says a New Jersey driver who was given an opioid antidote after hitting a tree may have been experiencing diabetes complications.