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Florida nabs more teens for making school shooting threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:20pm

Florida authorities arrested two teenagers Friday for making shooting threats against two separate schools, days after the mass bloodshed in Parkland.

Delta, United Airlines cut ties with NRA as group faces backlash following Florida shooting

Ken Sweet, Damian Troise and Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:17pm

The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted.

US sailor hit by helicopter blade dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:13pm

A sailor has died after he was struck by a helicopter blade at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, north of San Diego.

Woman fatally stabbed with hunting knife at public library

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:13pm

Police say a man approached a woman from behind at a public library near Boston and stabbed her repeatedly with a hunting knife, killing her and injuring an elderly man who came to her aid.

The procession carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham has reached the grounds of the library bearing his name

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

The procession carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham has reached the grounds of the library bearing his name.

Overtime costs add up for Salt Lake City homelessness push

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:08pm

Law enforcement and corrections agencies have paid about $320,000 a month in overtime for a push aimed at tackling problems related to homelessness in Salt Lake City.

Governors skeptical of Congress, but welcome new gun debate

Ken Thomas and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:53pm

Governors say the debate over gun control has changed after the Florida school shooting — a shift helped driven by public outrage and student activists.

Tornado watch issued in 4 southern and Plains states

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:42pm

A tornado watch was issued Saturday in parts of four states as a strong storm system moved into the South and Plains states.

Trump says arming teachers in schools 'Up to States'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:31pm

President Donald Trump says arming teachers as a deterrent against school shootings is "Up to States."

The Latest: Tornado watch issued as severe weather threatens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:20pm

The Latest on potentially severe weather developing in parts of the US (all times local):

Trump floats new gun measures as gun owners talk 'betrayal'

Richard Lardner and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:49am

When President Donald Trump raised the idea of banning "bump stocks" and curbing young people's access to gun, gun owners and advocates who helped his political rise talked about disloyalty and desertion.

After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

Matt Sedensky and Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:19am

The progression has become numbingly repetitive — mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness.

Australia leader urges US to maintain global leadership role

Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:13am

Australia's prime minister on Saturday urged the United States to maintain its global leadership role and spoke out against a growing sentiment of isolation in America and elsewhere while highlighting the importance of international partnerships and alliances.

Authorities investigating shooting deaths of 2 Ohio teens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:52am

Authorities say two teenagers were found shot in a wooded area of Ohio and authorities are trying to determine how they died.

Boise police find 3 missing siblings; mom in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:22am

Boise police say three siblings reported missing have been found safe.

Authorities investigate report of drug use at Naval Academy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:22am

Authorities have launched an investigation into a report of illegal drug use at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Trump processes Fla. students' grief as president, parent

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:19am

Once again, it was the images of children that propelled President Donald Trump to act.

American men win Olympic curling gold, beat Sweden 10-7

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:56am

John Shuster's last throw in the eighth end of the Olympic curling final clacked off one Swedish stone and knocked it into another, sending them both skittering out of scoring range.

Impeachment talk a sign of GOP's long-term worry about court

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:31am

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to redraw boundaries of the state's congressional districts has triggered a volcanic reaction from Republicans, including talk of impeaching justices and a Democratic Party plot to stop President Donald Trump.

Texas woman defecates in pants to hide drugs during arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:21am

Police say a Texas woman attempted to hide evidence during an arrest by defecating in her pants and using the feces to conceal drugs.