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9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:27pm

The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent, officials announced Friday.

Ex-FBI official: 'Crime may have been committed' by Trump

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 5:40pm

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a "crime may have been committed" when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia.

'Alita' leads a slow Presidents Day box office weekend

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 4:06pm

The sci-fi fantasy "Alita: Battle Angel" topped the charts and beat out a number of newcomers including the meta romantic comedy "Isn't It Romantic" and the horror sequel "Happy Death Day 2U" in its first weekend in theaters, but it is a victory with a few caveats. It's leading the slowest Presidents Day weekend at the box office in almost 20 years and has a ways to go to make up its costly budget.

Dog reunited with owner after 8 month, 175-mile journey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:29pm

A dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago has been reunited with its family after being found in Maine, 175 miles (282 kilometers) away.

Sex abuse survivors say Vatican summit must deliver action

Frances D'Emilio and Trisha Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:08pm

Roman Catholics who were sexually abused by clergy are insisting that decisive actions to confront the decades-long problem of pedophile priests and church cover-ups must come out of an upcoming Vatican summit.

Former governor spent $22K on Trump hotel stays: report

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:48pm

Documents obtained by a Maine newspaper show the state's former Republican governor and his staff spent at least $22,000 in public money at a hotel owned by the family of President Donald Trump.

Officials: Centralia sinkhole unrelated to underground fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:43pm

State environmental authorities say a 100-foot (30-meter) sinkhole found in a central Pennsylvania town almost completely emptied by a decades-long underground fire is unrelated to the blaze.

Court documents: DNA trail led to Alaska cold case suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:51pm

Court documents say police in Alaska were able to make an arrest in a quarter-century-old cold case with the help of DNA voluntarily submitted by an aunt of the man charged.

NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant parade

Zoran Drakulic, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:24pm

Drums, dragons and dancers paraded through New York's Chinatown on Sunday to usher in the Year of the Pig in the metropolis with the biggest population of Chinese descent of any city outside Asia.

Suspect in killing of 4 hostages during standoff has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:46am

A man who shot and killed four people he held hostage in a Mississippi home has died from gunshot wounds he received during the 12-hour standoff, authorities said Sunday.

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:42am

Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017.

IS militants cling to last square mile in eastern Syria

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:28am

Islamic State group militants clung to their last square kilometer (square mile) of land in eastern Syria on Thursday with an unknown number of civilians trapped inside, officials said.

Hunt under way for suspect in shooting of officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:02am

Authorities say a Virginia police officer has been shot and seriously wounded after making a traffic stop.

Groups: ICE detainees in Boston jail go on hunger strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:58am

Dozens of people detained by federal immigration officials are on a hunger strike at a Boston jail.

Gas leak suspected in Utah apartment explosion; No injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:22am

Authorities say a natural gas leak is suspected in an apartment building explosion in Alta.

Work-release inmates help rescue Florida baby locked in SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:14am

Some work-release inmates made a Valentine's Day rescue when a Florida couple accidentally locked their baby inside their SUV.

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:10am

President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday.

Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Lauran Neergaard and Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:48am

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.

Lee Radziwill, stylish sister of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:35am

Lee Radziwill, the stylish jet setter and socialite who found friends, lovers and other adventures worldwide while bonding and competing with her sister Jacqueline Kennedy, has died. She was 85.

Spiral sculpture graces front of new courthouse in Provo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:12am

A towering steel spiral structure that sits in front of the new state courthouse in Provo is the work of an Arizona artist who says he wanted a light and airy piece of art to contrast the courthouse.