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The Latest: Florida execution: Supreme Court ruling awaited

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:26pm

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Church: Cardinal's 'nighty-night, baby' tweet was for sister

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:24pm

A New Jersey archbishop raised a few eyebrows when he tweeted "Nighty-night, baby. I love you," but his spokesman says it was an errant message intended for his sister.

Texas governor agrees with parole board, spares convicted killer from execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:23pm

Texas governor agrees with parole board, spares convicted killer from execution.

Inmate gets 18 more months for running inmate taxi service

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:15pm

Authorities say a federal inmate in Atlanta has been sentenced to serve an additional year and a half in prison for running a taxi service that ferried escaped inmates to restaurants, hotels and homes.

The Latest: Florida seeks $1M in federal aid after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:14pm

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Charges filed against mother in Minnesota 'torture' case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:13pm

Prosecutors in Minneapolis have filed child neglect charges against the mother of mentally disabled twin daughters who were allegedly raped, beaten and held captive by their father for years.

Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

Brendan Farrington, Gary Fineout and Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:12pm

The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, police announced Thursday.

Yellowstone bison again escape holding pen, but most return

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:02pm

For the second time this winter, someone broke into a holding pen for Yellowstone National Park bison, allowing the escape of 73 animals captured to prevent the spread of a wildlife disease.

MLK's daughter supports students, says gun changes overdue

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:02pm

As the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination approaches, the daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. said Thursday that limiting access to guns is long overdue.

Alabama urges Supreme Court to deny execution stay

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:58pm

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Trump mulls pulling immigration agents from California

Elliot Spagat and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:54pm

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he may pull the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency out of California, an idea so unlikely that some of his staunchest critics dismissed it as an empty taunt against the state over immigration policies.

Govt agency won't release data after profane Trump tweet

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:52pm

South Carolina's public health agency on Thursday refused to release details about a profanity-laced message posted from its official Twitter account criticizing President Donald Trump in the wake of last week's school shooting that left 17 dead in Florida.

New charges brought against ex-Trump campaign associates

Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:39pm

In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

Man gets prison time after plea in malnourished boy's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:37pm

A judge has sentenced a western Indiana man to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to three counts of child neglect in connection with the death of a 9-year-old disabled boy who lived with him and his parents.

West Virginia teachers: Statewide walkout over pay, benefits

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:36pm

West Virginia public school teachers launched a statewide walkout Thursday that canceled classes in all 55 counties, protesting over pay hikes signed by the governor hours earlier that the teachers say don't go far enough.

Missouri lawmaker to go unpunished for hanging comment

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:35pm

A Missouri lawmaker who called for the vandal of a Confederate monument to be hanged won't be punished, the state House speaker said Thursday.

TBI: Nude photo found on mayor's ex-bodyguard's work phone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:35pm

Court documents say the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has found a nude and partially nude photo of a woman on the phone of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's former bodyguard.

Sheriff: Deputy on duty at school where 17 were killed never went inside to engage shooter and has now resigned

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:32pm

Sheriff: Deputy on duty at school where 17 were killed never went inside to engage shooter and has now resigned.

The Latest: GOP senator says young people don't need AR-15s

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:29pm

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