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15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:38am

A 15-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who was shot five times during the massacre is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students.

Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

Terry Spencer, Curt Anderson and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:19am

A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 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.

Fighting gun violence after shooting gives teens purpose

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:05am

Chris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer, when a gunman opened fire at his school. As he huddled in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday listening to shots ring out nearby, what he felt wasn't fear, but anger.

Complaint filed against Idaho senator who yelled at students

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:05am

A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague.

California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:54pm

That sign in hotel rooms asking guests if they really need their towels and sheets washed each day would become the rule in California, enforced with a $500 fine, if water officials vote to make a series of smaller-scale conservation measures permanent in the drought-prone state.

Trump endorses Romney's Senate bid _ and Romney accepts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:52pm

President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship.

School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

Terry Spencer, Curt Anderson and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 9:12pm

The deadly shooting at a Florida high school has put pressure on the state's Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws in a state that has resisted restrictions on firearms for decades, lawmakers said Monday.

Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 8:53pm

President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship.

The Latest: Twitter account says no affiliation with senator

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 8:13pm

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NYPD Special Victims hunting for rapist of 12-year-old

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:51pm

The 12-year-old girl was in her school uniform, wearing pigtails. She clutched her princess lunch box as she got off the Bronx bus after tutoring, and that's when the rapist grabbed her by the arm.

Idaho senator yells at students lobbying for birth control

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:33pm

A state senator shouted at University of Idaho students affiliated with Planned Parenthood trying to schedule a meeting with him to discuss birth control and sex education.

Utah measure pushes back on ruling that boosted police power

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:01pm

A Utah lawmaker is proposing to limit the effects of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that bolstered police power to use evidence even if officers did something wrong to get it.

Pastor describes blast, flames in Grand Canyon copter crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 5:18pm

A Las Vegas pastor said witnessing a "big explosion and instant flames" when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists, has left him shaken.

Californians can go home but told to keep watch on wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:57pm

A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, but officials said they made some gains after the flames exploded in size.

Confederate statue toppling cases start with dismissals

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:53pm

Problems identifying protesters on video hindered North Carolina prosecutors on Monday as they sought to hold demonstrators responsible for toppling a Confederate statue last summer.

The Latest: Trump again attacks Obama on Twitter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:44pm

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The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire end

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:35pm

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The Latest: 3rd person avoids conviction in statue toppling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:33pm

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Utah snowstorm causes hundreds of crashes on slick roads

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:27pm

A winter snowstorm dumped a thick layer of snow in Utah that caused hundreds of car crashes and power outages Monday, punctuating an otherwise mild and dry winter.

The Latest: Utah snow leads to nearly 300 crashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:17pm

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