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After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

Matt Sedensky and Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:19am

The progression has become numbingly repetitive — mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness.

Australia leader urges US to maintain global leadership role

Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:13am

Australia's prime minister on Saturday urged the United States to maintain its global leadership role and spoke out against a growing sentiment of isolation in America and elsewhere while highlighting the importance of international partnerships and alliances.

Authorities investigating shooting deaths of 2 Ohio teens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:52am

Authorities say two teenagers were found shot in a wooded area of Ohio and authorities are trying to determine how they died.

Indiana levee breach leads officials to urge evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:43am

A levee breach along the Kankakee River in northwestern Indiana has local officials urging about 30 homeowners to evacuate.

Florida authorities say teens for school shooting threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:30am

Florida authorities say two teenagers were arrested Friday for making shooting threats against two separate schools, days after the mass bloodshed in Parkland.

Boise police find 3 missing siblings; mom in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:22am

Boise police say three siblings reported missing have been found safe.

Authorities investigate report of drug use at Naval Academy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:22am

Authorities have launched an investigation into a report of illegal drug use at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Trump processes Fla. students' grief as president, parent

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:19am

Once again, it was the images of children that propelled President Donald Trump to act.

American men win Olympic curling gold, beat Sweden 10-7

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:56am

John Shuster's last throw in the eighth end of the Olympic curling final clacked off one Swedish stone and knocked it into another, sending them both skittering out of scoring range.

Impeachment talk a sign of GOP's long-term worry about court

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:31am

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to redraw boundaries of the state's congressional districts has triggered a volcanic reaction from Republicans, including talk of impeaching justices and a Democratic Party plot to stop President Donald Trump.

Texas woman defecates in pants to hide drugs during arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:21am

Police say a Texas woman attempted to hide evidence during an arrest by defecating in her pants and using the feces to conceal drugs.

Police arrest Idaho man accused of posting Facebook threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:54am

Police in Idaho Falls arrested a 26-year-old man accused of threatening violence on social media.

Idaho lawmakers to offer remote testimony

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:31am

Two Idaho lawmakers are launching a pilot program to accept remote testimony during legislative hearings.

Idaho spa owner accused of touching clients inappropriately

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:27am

The co-owner of a spa in Meridian faces battery charges after police say he fondled clients during appointments.

White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:43pm

The White House was on lockdown for about an hour Friday after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. Local media reported that the driver was armed.

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

Chad Day, Tom Lobianco and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:34pm

Rick Gates' guilty plea to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges turns him from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russia's interference.

US deportations targeting more people with no crime records

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:25pm

People arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, according to figures released Friday, reflecting the Trump administration's commitment to cast a wider net.

The Latest: Bundy: judge who dismissed his case did US favor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:54pm

The Latest on southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's speech to the state convention of the Independent American Party of Nevada (all times local, PST):

The Latest: Plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:53pm

The Latest on a fatal plane crash in southeast Utah (all times local):

Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

Brendan Farrington, Gary Fineout and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:38pm

Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting that left 17 people dead last week, but some say they don't go far enough. Talia Rumsky is one of them.