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Suspect in killing of 4 hostages during standoff has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:46am

Authorities say a man who killed four people during a hostage situation inside a Mississippi home has died at a hospital.

ISIS now controls just 700 square meters in Syria, says SDF

Ben Wedeman, Kareem Khadder and Laura Smith-spark, CNN  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:28am

ISIS now controls an area of Syria measuring just 700 square meters, a commander with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said Saturday.

Hunt under way for suspect in shooting of officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:02am

Authorities say a Virginia police officer has been shot and seriously wounded after making a traffic stop.

Groups: ICE detainees in Boston jail go on hunger strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:58am

Dozens of people detained by federal immigration officials are on a hunger strike at a Boston jail.

Gas leak suspected in Utah apartment explosion; No injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:22am

Authorities say a natural gas leak is suspected in an apartment building explosion in Alta.

Work-release inmates help rescue Florida baby locked in SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:14am

Some work-release inmates made a Valentine's Day rescue when a Florida couple accidentally locked their baby inside their SUV.

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:10am

President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday.

Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Lauran Neergaard and Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:48am

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.

Lee Radziwill, stylish sister of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:35am

Lee Radziwill, the stylish jet setter and socialite who found friends, lovers and other adventures worldwide while bonding and competing with her sister Jacqueline Kennedy, has died. She was 85.

Spiral sculpture graces front of new courthouse in Provo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:12am

A towering steel spiral structure that sits in front of the new state courthouse in Provo is the work of an Arizona artist who says he wanted a light and airy piece of art to contrast the courthouse.

US immigration officials detain 2 bankers wanted in Ecuador

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:58am

U.S. immigration authorities have detained two brothers from Ecuador who are wanted in the South American country for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from a now-defunct bank.

Pence calls on European allies to withdraw from Iran deal as Merkel defends decision

Allie Malloy, CNN  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:30am

Vice President Mike Pence called on European allies to abandon the Iran nuclear deal while speaking at the Munich Security Conference, shortly after German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Germany's decision to stand by the deal.

Transgender teen fights to have sex changed on transcript

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:37am

A school board in Virginia that was willing to defend its transgender-bathroom policy all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court may finally give up the fight.

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 11:12pm

The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims:

Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68

Will Lester, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:14pm

Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency and later distanced himself from Democrats, has died, a colleague said Saturday night. He was 68.

Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 8:24pm

The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:47pm

An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from obscured data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official disclosed Saturday.

NYC mayor says Amazon should have tried to win critics over

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:11pm

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says Amazon proved its critics right by canceling its planned New York City campus rather than trying to win the critics over.

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:09pm

The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims: