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Lawsuit: Louisiana prison brutally punishes suicidal inmates

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:33am

A federal lawsuit claims a Louisiana prison brutally punishes suicidal and mentally ill inmates by isolating them for months or even years, chaining them to chairs and exposing them to extreme cold.

Prosecutor: Man kills wife at rehab center, then himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:33am

Authorities say a man fatally shot his wife at a health rehabilitation center in New Jersey and then killed himself.

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:28am

A storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow is causing fatal accidents and forcing schools to close.

The Latest: Florida students walk out in show of solidarity

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:28am

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

Lawsuit: Kansas City school let violent felon take girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:24am

A lawsuit alleges a Kansas City school allowed a violent felon to pick up a 14-year-old student who was taken to a motel and raped.

Man charged with killing wife, who disappeared at sea

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:08am

A man who said his wife disappeared at sea when their boat collided with an unknown object in Florida has been charged with murder.

Shooting survivors prepare to leave for Florida Capitol

Terry Spencer, Curt Anderson and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:06am

A group of students who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School planned to travel 400 miles to Florida's capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.

Coldilocks, the oldest captive polar bear in the US, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:06am

The oldest captive polar bear in the U.S. has died.

Man who died in Yellowstone in 2017 was looking for treasure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:05am

A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels.

Judge approves shutdown of large California homeless camp

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:04am

Authorities are being allowed to shut down a large homeless encampment in Southern California and move hundreds of tent-dwellers into motel rooms.

Know how to kill invasive mussels? You could win $100K

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:59am

Federal officials are offering a $100,000 prize to find a way to kill invasive quagga and zebra mussels.

Judge rules on evidence against bus driver in fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:55am

A judge has ruled that jurors will not hear testimony that a Tennessee school bus driver charged in a fatal crash cursed at students and had other issues.

President Trump to host Swedish prime minister March 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:55am

President Donald Trump will host Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven at the White House next month.

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Special counsel files new charge in Russia probe

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:54am

The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election has charged an attorney with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with a former Trump campaign official, according to court papers made public Tuesday.

Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:54am

A 63-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of murder and a hate crime in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Dallas official asks NRA to move May convention elsewhere

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:51am

A top elected official in Dallas says the "madness" of school shootings must stop and is asking the NRA to hold its annual convention elsewhere.

Oklahoma man sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for hate crime killing of Lebanese neighbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:43am

Oklahoma man sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for hate crime killing of Lebanese neighbor.

2 colleges investigating white supremacist signs on campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:34am

Officials at the University of Vermont and St. Michael's College say they are investigating white supremacist signs and stickers that are being posted around the colleges' campuses.

Woman to jury: I'd 'never forget' attempted kidnapper's face

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:30am

Jurors returned to a Florida courtroom to begin the sentencing phase in the trial of a man accused of abducting, raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl.

US acquires final land parcels for NY veterans cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:27am

The U.S. government has acquired the two final land parcels needed for a New York veterans' cemetery that will eventually ease a burden for thousands of military families.