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The Latest: Florida students must wear see-through backpacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:00am

The Latest on the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida (all times local):

Troopers to patrol at Florida school where massacre happened

Terry Spencer and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:58am

Already heightened security was being bolstered Thursday at the Florida high school that became the scene of a massacre last month, with Gov. Rick Scott ordering eight highway patrol troopers to help secure the grounds. The move came after the shooting suspect's brother was arrested on campus, two students were caught carrying knives and another made online threats.

Jamaican flight crew member charged with sneaking in cocaine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:52am

Federal authorities say a flight crew member arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport from Jamaica with four packages of cocaine taped to his legs.

Kentucky man indicted for fatal shooting of police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:47am

A Kentucky man has been formally charged in the fatal shooting of a police officer last week.

Police release videos of fatal shooting of unarmed black man

Don Thompson and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:38am

Two officers yelled for a suspect to show his hands then shouted "gun, gun, gun" moments before fatally shooting the man who turned out to be unarmed, audio from body camera footage released by Sacramento police shows.

1 South Carolina agency lets employees bring babies to work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:37am

One state agency in South Carolina is getting an early start on Bring Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

Tornado damage closes Alabama university until early April

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:36am

The Jacksonville State University president says the school will be closed until April 2 as officials assess the damage of Monday's tornado.

Septuagenarian smackdown? Trump, Biden trade fighting words

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:36am

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in a rhetorical smackdown over who could clean the other's clock in a brawl.

Nor'easter rolls into New England as millions begin cleanup

Ted Shaffrey and Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:21am

The latest nor'easter lost some punch as it rolled into New England on Thursday, as millions of others in the Northeast dug out from the storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some places, knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers and had many wishing for more spring-like weather.

Miccosukee tribe seizes non-native dad's newborn in hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:19am

A clash between the authority of a sovereign Indian nation and non-native officials is shaping up in Florida, where tribal police entered a hospital in Miami to seize a newborn from her parents, a Miccosukee mother and a white father.

Police: Bedridden woman found covered by roaches, maggots

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:08am

Authorities in Georgia say a bedridden woman had been found covered with cockroaches and maggots on a sheet smeared in feces.

Students plan abortion protest after debate on walkout

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:56am

Students at a California high school are organizing an anti-abortion rights protest that was inspired by the recent nationwide student walkout for gun control.

U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. sees Trump, Putin moving toward formal meeting

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:42am

President Donald Trump suggested he would soon meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Seven weeks earlier, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. told a Moscow radio station the two leaders were headed in that direction.

Tennessee lawmakers pass 'In God We Trust' school bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:30am

Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill to require public schools to prominently display the national motto, "In God We Trust."

The Latest: Long Island digs out from spring nor'easter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:06am

The Latest on the spring nor'easter rolling up the East Coast (all times local):

Florida high school requiring clear backpacks after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:01am

When Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students return from spring break, they'll be required by the local school district to use clear backpacks and wear identification badges at all times.

Ex-Miss Kentucky gets probation for bringing pot into prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:59am

A former Miss Kentucky who tried to smuggle a small amount of marijuana into an Ohio prison for her boyfriend won't have to spend time behind bars.

Ex-Minneapolis officer charged in woman's death posts bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:56am

A former Minneapolis police officer facing criminal charges in the fatal shooting of an Australian woman has been released from jail.

Alabama to execute convicted bomber nearly 30 years later

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 1:48am

Judge Robert S. Vance was at his kitchen table on Dec. 16, 1989, when he opened a package that had been mailed to his home. The bomb hidden inside exploded with brutal force, killing Vance instantly and severely injuring his wife.