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7th-grader with distraction device shoots himself at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:04pm

Authorities say a seventh-grader who shot and injured himself inside an Ohio middle school bathroom also had a device in his backpack meant to cause a distraction.

Ethics Committee confirms review of Tennessee lawmaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:41pm

The House Ethics Committee is confirming that it's investigating Republican Rep. John Duncan of Tennessee, who is serving his 16th term in the House and has previously announced he won't seek re-election.

Idaho lawmaker yells 'abortion is murder' at students

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:40pm

A Republican Idaho state senator yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint after a post from an unverified Twitter account told them to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic lawmaker.

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Special counsel files new charge in Russia probe

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:29pm

The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election has charged an attorney with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with a former Trump campaign official, according to court papers made public Tuesday.

Man who died in Yellowstone in 2017 was looking for treasure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:24pm

A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels.

Next stop for school shooting survivors: the Florida Capitol

Terry Spencer, Curt Anderson and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:22pm

Students who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School began a 400-mile journey to Florida's capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.

School shooting videos could scar kids _ or galvanize them

Jason Dearen, Allen G. Breed and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:19pm

When two teenagers slaughtered 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado 19 years ago, young people across the country learned the news the old-fashioned way: largely on television and in newspapers. It took days, if not weeks, to process the information and discover the full, horrific story.

Confederate-themed flag rises again in 1 Mississippi city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:16pm

Officials in one Mississippi city have voted to once again fly the Confederate-themed state flag, weeks after the mayor quietly furled it.

Ghost Ship defendants enter plead not guilty in party deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:16pm

Two California men have formally entered not guilty pleas on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of 36 partygoers at a massive warehouse fire in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Pentagon says 'soon' on 1st Guantanamo transfer under Trump

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:12pm

The Pentagon missed a deadline Tuesday to send a prisoner from the Guantanamo Bay detention center home to Saudi Arabia in what would have been the first transfer under President Donald Trump.

The Latest: Prisons spokesman disputes lawsuit's claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:09pm

The Latest on a lawsuit over conditions at a Louisiana prison (all times local):

Lawsuit: Kansas City school let violent felon take girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:57am

A Kansas City school allowed a violent felon to pick up a 14-year-old student who was then taken to a motel and raped, according to a lawsuit.

Man: Defending son from 'hoodlums' outside led to fatal shot

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:56am

A white homeowner who shot an unarmed black man after complaining of "hoodlums" in the neighborhood said Tuesday he thought the loud, armed people in the street were friends of his own troubled, drug-taking son until he expressed fear about them.

Lawsuit: Louisiana prison brutally punishes suicidal inmates

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:56am

A Louisiana prison brutally punishes suicidal and mentally ill inmates by isolating them for months or even years, chaining them to wooden chairs and opening windows to expose them to extreme cold, a federal lawsuit claims.

Florida school shooting survivors begin 400-mile trip to state capital to pressure lawmakers to act on gun control laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:54am

Florida school shooting survivors begin 400-mile trip to state capital to pressure lawmakers to act on gun control laws.

FBI investigating fatal shooting involving Colorado deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:51am

The FBI is investigating a fatal shooting involving a sheriff's deputy on tribal land near the Colorado-Utah border.

Coldilocks, the oldest captive polar bear in the US, dies

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:44am

The oldest captive polar bear in the U.S. has died.

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:36am

A storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow was causing fatal accidents Tuesday and forcing schools to close.

Man featured on Trump dating site has child sex conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:34am

A North Carolina man who was one of the faces of a dating service for fans of the president has a felony conviction for sex with a child.