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The Latest: Driver who crashed car into hospital ID'd

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:28pm

The Latest on a car being intentionally crashed into a Connecticut emergency room (all times local):

Mayor: Driver crashed car into hospital, set himself on fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:28pm

A man with a history of violent behavior intentionally crashed a car filled with gasoline containers into a Connecticut hospital emergency room on Thursday and then set himself on fire, authorities said.

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

Jeff Karoub and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:26pm

In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham's death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another American spiritual leader with his reach and influence.

MLK's daughter supports students, says gun changes overdue

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:26pm

As the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination approaches, the daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. said Thursday that limiting access to guns is long overdue.

The Latest: Love: All ideas on the table to stop shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:26pm

The Latest on comments made by Utah's congressional delegation about guns and a school shooting in Florida (all times local):

New charges brought against ex-Trump campaign associates

Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:20pm

In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

Correction: Neurologist-Sexual Abuse story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:16pm

In a story Feb. 21 about a neurologist charged with repeatedly raping a patient in New York City, The Associated Press, relying on information from police, reported erroneously the year the alleged abuse ended. Accuser Hillary Tullin says she called a sexual abuse hotline last year and reported that Dr. Ricardo Cruciani had abused her in New York between 2005 and 2013, not 2012. A corrected version of the story is below:

Correction: US-Neurologist-Sexual-Abuse story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:15pm

In a story Feb. 20 about a neurologist charged with repeatedly raping a patient in New York City, The Associated Press, relying on information from police, reported erroneously the year the alleged abuse ended. Accuser Hillary Tullin says she called a sexual abuse hotline last year and reported that Dr. Ricardo Cruciani had abused her in New York between 2005 and 2013, not 2012. A corrected version of the story is below:

Navajos settle Utah voting rights case over mail-in ballots

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:09pm

Navajos who once worried they would have to drive hours to cast their ballots in Utah say a court settlement is a step forward as tribes challenge what they call discriminatory voting practices around the United States.

NRA accuses gun-control advocates of exploiting FL shooting

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:02pm

Leaders of the National Rifle Association on Thursday accused gun control advocates of exploiting the deadly Florida school shooting, striking a defiant tone amid a renewed debate over guns and school safety.

West Virginia teachers: Statewide walkout over pay, benefits

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:56pm

West Virginia public school teachers have launched a statewide walkout, forcing classes to be canceled in all 55 counties in protest over pay hikes recently signed by the governor that they say don't go far enough.

3 men found dead in San Francisco's historic Haight-Ashbury

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:52pm

Three men were found dead Thursday near a school in San Francisco's historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, and authorities are investigating the deaths as drug-related.

Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee rejects banning assault-style rifles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:52pm

Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee says there's no way to ban or buyback AR-15-style assault rifles like the kind used by a shooter at a Florida high school last week without also banning hunting rifles.

Yellowstone bison again escape holding pen, but most return

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:46pm

For the second time this winter someone has broken into a holding pen for Yellowstone National Park bison, allowing the escape of 73 animals that had been captured to prevent the spread of a wildlife disease.

After a year, Trump holds firm grip on conservative movement

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:42pm

Donald Trump's outsider candidacy rattled the conservative movement. But more than a year into his presidency, the onetime Democrat now holds what seems to be a near-total grip.

Alabama inmate claims he is at risk for 'botched' execution

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:40pm

Alabama stood ready Thursday to execute an inmate who argued that there is an increased risk of a botched execution because of damage to his veins from lymphoma and other illnesses.

AP objects to Honduran police bid to identify story sources

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:33pm

The Associated Press filed legal papers on Thursday objecting to an attempt by top Honduran police officials to obtain phone records to try to identify sources behind a story detailing allegations of police corruption.

Special counsel brings new tax charges against ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and business associate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:32pm

Special counsel brings new tax charges against ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and business associate.

Alabama inmate seeks Supreme Court review before execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:29pm

The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate(all times local):

Man arrested in shooting death of postal worker on highway

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:27pm

A man arrested in the fatal shooting of a postal worker driving a delivery rig on a Dallas highway may have been acting out of road rage, authorities said Thursday.