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Ex-city commissioner get 4 years, 3 months in bribery case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:30pm

A former Florida city commissioner has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison following a wide-ranging corruption investigation.

Billy Graham and North Carolina: The affection was mutual

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:24pm

While the Rev. Billy Graham's travels took him as far away as the Soviet Union and China, he always came back to his native North Carolina, a place of refuge, reflection and spiritual refueling.

The Latest: Judge cancels hearing on aborted execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:24pm

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

Correction: Arkansas Judge-Sex Allegations story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:21pm

In a story Feb. 21 about a former Arkansas judge being sentenced after admitting to giving male defendants lighter sentences in exchange for sexual favors, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the judge took pictures of one of the victim's tattoos. Richard Milliman said he declined to let the judge take photos of his tattoos. The story also should have explained that Milliman first came forward publicly in 2016.

Former teacher aide sentenced in Oklahoma child abuse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:19pm

A former teaching assistant who pleaded guilty to molesting 10 girls at an Oklahoma elementary school was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The Latest: Manafort responds to Gates' guilty plea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:12pm

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Fire damages or destroys over 25 school buses; no classes

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:02pm

A fire tore through a school bus garage early Friday, destroying or damaging more than two dozen buses as tires exploded off their rims, forcing firefighters to back away, fire officials said. Classes in the district were cancelled.

Ex-Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

Chad Day, Tom Lobianco and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:02pm

A former top adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

The Latest: Trump calls Syria 'humanitarian disgrace'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:02pm

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Trump says son-in-law's clearance is up to Kelly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:00pm

President Donald Trump says he'll leave it up to chief of staff John Kelly to decide whether his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will keep his interim security clearance.

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates pleads guilty to charges of conspiracy and false statements in Russia probe.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:56pm

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates pleads guilty to charges of conspiracy and false statements in Russia probe.

Last teen pleads guilty in death of passenger hit by sandbag

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:53pm

The last of four teens charged in the throwing of a sandbag from an interstate overpass in Ohio that killed a Michigan man riding in a car has pleaded guilty.

US Interior boss alters agency revamp, governors 'gratified'

Matthew Brown and Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:52pm

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is revamping a planned sweeping overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed, he told The Associated Press on Friday in an exclusive interview.

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Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:51pm

Could this nasty flu season finally be winding down?

The Latest: Baseball teams honor school shooting victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:44pm

The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local):

Father who sparked fire that killed son gets prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:43pm

A New Jersey father who admitted tossing lit matches in an apartment that sparked a fire which killed his infant son and damaged dozens of buildings is now headed to prison.

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After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

Brendan Farrington, Gary Fineout and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:40pm

Less than two weeks after the Florida school shooting, Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislators announced school safety and gun restriction proposals Friday that would ban the sale of firearms to anyone under 21, but they differed on whether some teachers should carry guns.

Scared elementary school student brings weapons to school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:38pm

Authorities say a scared elementary school student brought a gun and knife to school in Kansas after seeing a threatening Facebook post the child thought was directed at the school.

The Latest: Australia says he's inspired by US tax cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:32pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's meetings with the Australian prime minister (all times local):