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Ex-Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

Chad Day, Tom Lobianco and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:02pm

A former top adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

The Latest: Trump calls Syria 'humanitarian disgrace'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:02pm

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Trump says son-in-law's clearance is up to Kelly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:00pm

President Donald Trump says he'll leave it up to chief of staff John Kelly to decide whether his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will keep his interim security clearance.

Billy Graham and North Carolina: The affection was mutual

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:57pm

While the Rev. Billy Graham's travels took him as far away as the Soviet Union and China, he always came back to his native North Carolina, a place of refuge, reflection and spiritual refueling.

The Latest: Former Trump adviser pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:56pm

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Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates pleads guilty to charges of conspiracy and false statements in Russia probe.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:56pm

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates pleads guilty to charges of conspiracy and false statements in Russia probe.

Last teen pleads guilty in death of passenger hit by sandbag

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:53pm

The last of four teens charged in the throwing of a sandbag from an interstate overpass in Ohio that killed a Michigan man riding in a car has pleaded guilty.

US Interior boss alters agency revamp, governors 'gratified'

Matthew Brown and Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:52pm

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is revamping a planned sweeping overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed, he told The Associated Press on Friday in an exclusive interview.

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Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:51pm

Could this nasty flu season finally be winding down?

The Latest: Baseball teams honor school shooting victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:44pm

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Father who sparked fire that killed son gets prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:43pm

A New Jersey father who admitted tossing lit matches in an apartment that sparked a fire which killed his infant son and damaged dozens of buildings is now headed to prison.

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After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

Brendan Farrington, Gary Fineout and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:40pm

Less than two weeks after the Florida school shooting, Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislators announced school safety and gun restriction proposals Friday that would ban the sale of firearms to anyone under 21, but they differed on whether some teachers should carry guns.

Scared elementary school student brings weapons to school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:38pm

Authorities say a scared elementary school student brought a gun and knife to school in Kansas after seeing a threatening Facebook post the child thought was directed at the school.

The Latest: Australia says he's inspired by US tax cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:32pm

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Parents of hazing victims gather in South Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:27pm

Tears flowed as the parents of 15 children who died in college hazing incidents gathered in South Carolina to share their losses.

West Virginia teachers continue walkout over pay, benefits

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:24pm

West Virginia teachers are continuing their walkout for a second day as thousands showed up again at the state Capitol to press the Legislature to help them with pay and benefits.

Bill would give teens fleeing polygamous groups more rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:24pm

Teenagers fleeing polygamous communities would get more legal protection from parents who could expose them to sexual abuse under a proposal approved by a panel of Utah lawmakers.

CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:20pm

Thirteen years after building a state-of-the-art lab for the world's most dangerous germs, the nation's top public health agency is asking for more than $400 million to build a new one.

After shooting, return to school brings teachers to tears

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:18pm

In the right-hand drawer of a desk at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is a file that teacher Ernest Rospierski desperately wants back.

Trump calls for arming many teachers, more guards at schools

Ken Thomas and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:04pm

President Donald Trump told conservatives that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence, offering a red-meat call for arming teachers Friday while avoiding mention of other elements of his approach opposed by the National Rifle Association.