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Oakland teachers announce strike over pay, class sizes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:08pm

Oakland teachers say they will strike starting Thursday.

Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:57pm

Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year.

It's huge: Bigfoot Conference draws hundreds to Nebraska

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:55pm

It's big — and it's back. The third annual Bigfoot Conference has drawn an estimated 700 people to the city of Hastings, Nebraska.

Authorities provide detailed account of Warehouse shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:38pm

Hundreds of officers swarmed the scene Friday after receiving reports that there was a man shooting people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse.

Former Army Secretary John Marsh laid to rest in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:38pm

Former Secretary of the Army John Marsh Jr. has been laid to rest at a Civil War battlefield in Virginia where he developed a love for history and the military.

Back in the Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez says to keep up the fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:24pm

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is urging supporters to keep up the kind of activism that resulted in Amazon rescinding its plan to build a campus in New York City.

Utah city distributing bottled water due to contamination

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:20pm

A Salt Lake City suburb is distributing bottled water to residents of approximately 600 homes in an area where tests show the city's tap water is contaminated with lead and copper.

Florida firefighter blames coca tea for failing drug test

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:29pm

A Florida firefighter fired for a positive drug test got his job back after arguing the cocaine in his system was from a tea made with coca leaves.

Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:06pm

In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax incentives and lighting the Empire State Building in Amazon orange.

Officer shot multiple times, suspects die in subsequent fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:03pm

An Alabama police officer who was shot multiple times after responding to reports of an armed robbery was recovering Saturday, while two suspects are believed to have died in a fire following a shootout.

1 man arrested after security incident at Florida airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 12:52pm

Authorities say a man was arrested after he attempted to breach a security checkpoint at a Florida airport.

Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 11:46am

Bowing to a backlash that had threatened to engulf an already blunder-plagued Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year's Oscar broadcast.

Idaho submits Medicaid expansion plan for federal review

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:53am

Idaho officials have sent a plan to expand Medicaid to the federal government for approval.

US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid

Fernando Vergara, Gisela Salomon and Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:28am

The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border Saturday as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation.

Police: Aurora gunman's firearm owner's ID card was revoked in 2014 after fingerprinting found Mississippi conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:23am

Police: Aurora gunman's firearm owner's ID card was revoked in 2014 after fingerprinting found Mississippi conviction.

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse

Frances D'Emilio, Nicole Winfield and Trisha Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:20am

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and defrocked, as calls rose Saturday for Pope Francis to reveal what he knew about the once-powerful American prelate's apparently decades-long predatory sexual behavior.

Southwest Idaho men charged with raping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:19am

Three southwestern Idaho men have been charged with raping a woman, and a 16-year-old juvenile has also been taken into custody.

Woman severely injured in home explosion near Heber City

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:14am

Authorities say a retired firefighter rescued a woman who was severely injured in a home explosion that occurred as the woman and her children arrived at the residence for a weekend stay.

The Latest: Aurora victim started internship day he died

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:06am

The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local):

Police: Aurora warehouse gunman had six prior arrests locally, including for domestic battery-related charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:56am

Police: Aurora warehouse gunman had six prior arrests locally, including for domestic battery-related charges.