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Montenegro: Man threw grenade at US Embassy then killed self

Pedja Milic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:18pm

Montenegro's government said Thursday that an attacker threw a hand grenade at the U.S. Embassy in the capital of the Balkan state and then killed himself with another explosive device.

Civil disobedience: Teen shooting survivors shake up Capitol

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:16pm

Holding hand-scrawled signs and wearing black "Parkland Strong" T-shirts, the 40 teenagers filed warily into a committee room at Florida's state Capitol on Wednesday. They hadn't been invited and the lawmakers they were intruding upon were in the middle of a meeting. Timid yet determined, they stood their ground.

Trump pledges action on school safety, gun violence

Catherine Lucey and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:12pm

Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers.


Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

Rachel Zoll and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:42pm

The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at 99.

Billy Graham dies: 'America's Pastor,' adviser to presidents

Rachel Zoll and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:14pm

As a young man, Billy Graham practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years later, he was bringing the word of God into living rooms around the globe via TV and dispensing spiritual counsel — and political advice — to U.S. presidents.

Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

Brendan Farrington, Gary Fineout and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:12pm

A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol on Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type weapons and improved care for the mentally ill.

Procession planned for 'America's Pastor,' Rev. Billy Graham

Rachel Zoll and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:59pm

The Rev. Billy Graham, the Christian evangelist dubbed "America's Pastor" who died this week at 99, will lie in repose for two days next week with a funeral to be held March 2.

Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:52pm

Crews used boats to help residents evacuate their homes in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping across the Midwest on Wednesday combined with melting snow to flood rivers, roads and other low-lying areas in several states.

The Latest: Michigan mayor declares state of emergency

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:52pm

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Shooting town hall: Rubio on the defensive on gun control

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:42pm

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school.

A simple walking test while counting backwards can diagnose dementia

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:36pm

Simple walking tests can accurately diagnose a type of dementia that may sometimes be reversed when identified early and quickly treated, a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology found.

The Latest: Angry students, parents confront Sen. Rubio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:30pm

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Charges: Minneapolis father beat, raped twin daughters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:00pm

A 51-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of beating his mentally disabled twin daughters, raping them and chaining them to a bedroom door in a case described as torture.

Police corruption trial over, but investigators keep digging

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:46pm

A trial exposing a unit of wildly corrupt Baltimore detectives has wrapped up in a courtroom, but federal and police investigators are still digging into possible offshoots of one of the worst police corruption scandals in memory.

Snowmobiler dies in avalanche in eastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:40pm

Authorities say a 47-year-old snowmobiler was killed in an avalanche in eastern Idaho.

Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:36pm

He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in — and deeply hurt by — Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety.

The Latest: Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:36pm

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The Latest: NRA protests minimum age hike for rifles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:56pm

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Louisiana ordered to pay $154K over blocked marriage law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:45pm

A federal judge Wednesday ordered the state of Louisiana to pay more than $150,000 in fees and costs to attorneys for a man who successfully challenged a law that prevented him and other foreign-born U.S. citizens from getting married.