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Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99

Rachel Zoll, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:42am

The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.

Massachusetts students lead US in Advanced Placement exams

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:41am

Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to the nonprofit group behind the tests.

Trump again attacks Obama over Russia

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

President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor, suggesting he should have done more to prevent Russian election meddling.

Authorities: California school shooting plot thwarted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:33am

Authorities say they've thwarted a student's plot for a mass shooting at a Southern California high school.

State agrees to pay $6.5M to estate of couple killed by tree

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:08am

The state of Connecticut has agreed to pay $6.25 million to the estate of a couple killed more than a decade ago when a tree limb fell on their car.

Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

Brendan Farrington, Josh Replogle and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:42am

Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change laws before their legislative session ends.

States face flooding, other problems in Midwest amid storms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:38am

Sandbags were holding back floodwaters in parts of Michigan as a storm system moved across several Midwest and Great Plains states on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain, snow and ice to the region.

8-year-old Ohio boy fears being hurt, takes gun to school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:10am

An 8-year-old Ohio boy who had an unloaded gun in his backpack has told police he brought the weapon to his elementary school because he thought another student was going to hurt him.

The Latest: Sandbags used to hold back Midwest floodwaters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 5:54am

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The Latest: Shooting suspect knew guns 'inside and out'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:58am

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

University offers scholarships to fallen officer's daughters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:34am

An Ohio university has offered full four-year scholarships to the children of a police officer fatally shot while responding to a 911 hang-up call.

Ex-Navy sailor sentenced for sex crimes against child

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:26am

A former U.S. Navy sailor has been sentenced to more than 32 years in prison for sex crimes against a child.

Alabama officer killed, suspect found dead after standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:41am

An hourslong standoff in Alabama ended with both the suspect and a police officer dead.

Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:32am

Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting.

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 2:14am

Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday.

California Senate to weigh discipline for accused colleague

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:18am

The California Senate is weighing whether to punish a colleague after an independent investigation confirmed he likely engaged in a pattern of unwelcome flirting and sexually suggestive behavior with six women, including four subordinates.

Lobbying group criticizes Utah bill on drunken gun use

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:13am

A proposal to allow Utah residents who are legally intoxicated to use a weapon as self-defense while in their home is being called hypocritical by the American Beverage Institute.

Man pleads not guilty to officer-involved shooting charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:07am

A Utah man involved in an officer-involved shooting on Christmas Eve has pleaded not guilty.

White House: New policy won't affect Trump's son-in-law

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:10pm

It's a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year.