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There are still 100,000 pay phones in America

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:23pm

In 1999, you could still plunk a coin into one at 2 million phone booths in the United States. Only 5 percent of those are left today.

Funeral arrangements released for Zell Miller

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:17pm

Funeral arrangements for former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller have been released and include opportunities for friends and family to bid farewell to Miller, who also served as a U.S. senator.

Survey: E-cigarette use on par with alcohol among students

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:15pm

A state survey has found that middle and high school students in Utah schools are trying e-cigarettes as often as they do alcohol.


'Tired of being afraid': Hundreds of thousands decry guns

Ashraf Khalil and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:11pm

Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era.

Thousands rally, march in Utah for gun control

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:11pm

Thousands of people marched to the Utah state Capitol on Saturday in separate events that were both aimed at sparking changes to improve school safety but by different methods.

Planned Russian statue starts mini-Cold War in American city

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:07pm

Back in World War II when the U.S. and Russia were allied against the Nazis, hundreds of Soviet aviators were trained on the North Carolina coast as part of a secret spy project — but now, an effort to honor their mission has triggered a miniature Cold War in a small American city.

Dallas-area pastor gets 99 years in boy's starvation death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:03pm

A Dallas-area pastor who investigators say ordered that food be withheld from a toddler in order to rid him of a demon has been sentenced to 99 years in prison in the child's 2015 starvation death.

Idaho couple married 63 years dies minutes apart

Areena Arora-Tribune, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:07am

Bob Huntley, 83, stood up Edna Huntley, 81, for their first date and decided to go hunting instead. Edna forgave him and shortly after, they were married — for 63 years.

Protests across US draw hundreds of thousands in support of gun control

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:00am

Protests across US draw hundreds of thousands in support of gun control.

Jill Biden and Colin Powell to speak at education conference

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:59am

Jill Biden and Colin Powell will be visiting Boston to speak at a national conference for teachers and school officials.

Gun control rally begins where the movement was sparked

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:03am

Thousands of people filled a park near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at a "March for Our Lives" rally near the site of last month's school massacre in Parkland, Florida.

Oregon, Washington extend studded-tire season for motorists

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:48am

Officials in Oregon and Washington have extended how long motorists can keep studded tires on their vehicles several weeks due to expected wintery weather.

2 small earthquakes shake parts of northern Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:47am

Two small earthquakes have shaken parts of northern Oklahoma.

Woman begs for return of baby's ashes stolen from Ohio home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:21am

An Ohio woman is urgently asking whoever broke into her Columbus home to return an urn containing the ashes of her stillborn daughter.

Website, app allows students to report safety concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:57am

An organization formed by parents whose children died in the 2012 shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School has launched a system that will allow students to report safety concerns anonymously online.

FBI seeks motive for fiery van crash at California air base

Don Thompson and Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:23am

Investigators are working around the clock as they struggle to determine why a man with no apparent ties to terrorism drove a flaming minivan full of propane tanks and gasoline cans through the main gate of a major Northern California Air Force Base this week.

Will John Bolton's hawkish views rub off on Trump?

Josh Lederman and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:21pm

President Donald Trump's pick of John Bolton for his next national security adviser stirred up a burning question in Washington and in foreign capitals: Just how much will his hawkish approach rub off on Trump?

Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:19pm

President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under "limited circumstances," following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving.

Former VP Biden: America in battle for "the soul" of nation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:23pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden, still grieving the loss of his son to cancer and unsure whether he'll run for president in 2020, said Friday that America is in a battle for the nation's soul.

Protesters gather in Washington, demanding gun control

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:19pm

Washington is preparing for a massive rally in support of gun control, one that organizers hope will prove that the country has reached an emotional tipping point on gun violence, with teenagers seizing the initiative and leading the demand for change.