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Atlanta's Olympic cauldron to be relit for marathon trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:22am

The Olympic cauldron used in the 1996 Games in Atlanta was scheduled to be publicly lit for the first time in more than two decades on Saturday.

Maryland police officer won't be charged in fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:18am

Criminal charges will not be filed against a police officer in Maryland who fatally shot a man accused of threatening to hurt himself and others.

‘Into the Wild’ lures the unprepared to Alaska wilderness

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 10:23pm

For more than a quarter-century, the old bus abandoned in Alaska’s punishing wilderness has drawn adventurers seeking to retrace the steps of a young idealist who met a tragic death in the derelict vehicle.

California voting changes raise concerns for 'Super Tuesday'

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 10:21pm

Major changes to the way people vote have election advocates on edge as Californians cast ballots in a high-profile primary that was moved up from June so the country's most populous state could have a bigger say in picking the Democratic presidential nominee.

'Boy Next Door' Killer expected to get death for 2 murders

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 10:18pm

A judge is expected to give a death sentence Friday to a man prosecutors call “The Boy Next Door Killer," who was found guilty of the home-invasion murders of two women.

Texas man sentenced to death for killing officer, friend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 9:19pm

A North Texas man was sentenced to death late Thursday for the 2018 killings of a Dallas-area police officer and another man.

California woman sentenced for DUI crash that killed 3 teens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 8:20pm

A drunken driver who caused a fiery Southern California crash that killed three Las Vegas teenagers on spring break was sentenced Thursday to 51 years to life in prison.

Arrest made in video assault of elderly San Francisco man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 8:15pm

Police Thursday arrested a man in the taunting and robbery of an elderly Asian man who was collecting recyclables near a Bayview area housing project, an attack that was caught on video and posted to social media.

Oregon Democrats subpoena boycotting GOP lawmakers

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 7:42pm

Stymied by a walkout by Republican lawmakers in the Oregon Legislature over a climate change bill, Democrats on Thursday said they will issue subpoenas to try to compel their return.

Students stage sit-in outside University of Oklahoma offices

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 6:16pm

Dozens of University of Oklahoma students staged a sit-in for a second day Thursday outside OU's administrative offices following two instances of professors using racial slurs in the classroom.

Mississippi man gets death sentence for multiple killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 5:55pm

A Mississippi man was given four death sentences by a jury on Thursday, hours after he spoke in court and blamed the devil for his actions the night eight people were shot to death.

Virus anxiety triggers biggest 1-day market drop since 2011

Stan Choe and Alex Veiga, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 5:50pm

Worldwide markets plummeted again Thursday, deepening a weeklong rout triggered by growing anxiety that the coronavirus will wreak havoc on the global economy.

Babysitter accused of shooting nephew while taking selfie

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 5:42pm

A Houston-area teen was in jail Thursday after she was accused of accidentally shooting her 10-year-old nephew after making a selfie video of herself with a gun for her Instagram account.

Judge: Military funds for Washington state can't go to wall

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 5:12pm

President Donald Trump may not divert $89 million intended for a military construction project in Washington state to build his border wall, a U.S. judge in Seattle ruled Thursday.

Whistleblower: Feds helping evacuees lacked virus protection

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 5:04pm

A government whistleblower has filed a complaint alleging that some federal workers did not have the necessary protective gear or training when they were deployed to help Americans evacuated from China during the coronavirus outbreak.

Warren still dogged by past claims of indigenous ancestry

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 5:03pm

Cherokee citizens are calling on Elizabeth Warren to publicly disavow a family story of indigenous heritage as a way to dissuade others from making false claims they say often romanticize Native Americans.

Prosecutor: No evidence court asked for informant's release

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 4:08pm

A prosecutor said Thursday that his office has found no evidence that a federal agency asked a judge to release a police informant months before he was charged in two Detroit-area slayings and named a suspect in at least four others.

Arrest made in 1991 killing of central Missouri teenager

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 3:26pm

A central Missouri man was charged Thursday with fatally shooting his 14-year-old classmate in 1991.

Air Force service song changed to use gender-neutral lyrics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 3:24pm

The U.S. Air Force changed lyrics in its service anthem by dropping gender references that exclude women.