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Northeast braces for spring nor'easter's heavy snow, winds

Kristen By Groot and Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:16am

The fourth nor'easter in three weeks pushed its way up the East Coast on Wednesday, the first full day of spring, with high winds and the potential for a foot or more of snow from West Virginia to New England.

Teacher who called US military 'lowest of low' is fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:12am

A California school board has voted to fire a teacher who was seen on video calling members of the U.S. military "the lowest of the low" while urging a student in a Marine Corps shirt to not join the service.

Dropbox and Spotify to test demand for unicorn tech IPOs

Paul R. La Monica  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:00am

Who says unicorns aren't real?

2nd high bond set in Stoneman Douglas-related case

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:59am

A relatively high bond was imposed Wednesday in a case involving a student who brought a knife to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one day after the same judge set a $500,000 bond for the brother of the shooting suspect for trespassing at the school.

The Latest: Tongue-in-cheek 'snow-making ban' rescinded

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:58am

The Latest on a spring nor'easter hitting the mid-Atlantic and Northeast (all times local):

Speaker Ryan invites French president to address Congress

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:50am

House Speaker Paul Ryan is inviting French President Emmanuel Macron to address a joint meeting of Congress next month.

Lawyer: Wrong person charged in deaths of 2 stolen dogs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:47am

A lawyer for a northwestern Indiana man accused of stealing two dogs from a home and beating them to death says authorities charged the wrong person.

The Latest: Md. school shooting victims still in hospitals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:44am

The Latest on Tuesday's school shooting in Maryland (all times local):

The Latest: Students hold vigil for bridge collapse victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:40am

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2 Wisconsin police officers cleared in fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:33am

Two Wisconsin police officers who fatally shot a black man they say ran from a traffic stop were justified in killing him because he displayed a handgun, a prosecutor announced Tuesday.

Idaho judge enters not-guilty plea on behalf of defendant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:27am

An Idaho judge has entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of a man suspected of killing his Walmart coworker and landlady.

College football player dies during spring break in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:26am

An Amherst College student who played on the school's football team has died during spring break in Mexico City.

Senators press Trump officials on safeguarding 2018 ballots

Mary Clare Jalonick, Christina A. Cassidy and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:20am

With the 2018 elections already underway, senators chided the current and former secretaries of Homeland Security on Wednesday for not more strongly warning the American public about past Russian intrusions in state election systems and for a lack of urgency to protect balloting this year.

The Latest: Bond set for student accused of having knife

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:14am

The Latest on the deadly shooting at a Florida high school (all times local):

South Sudan stops spread of guinea worm disease

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:12am

South Sudan has gone 15 months without a single reported case of Guinea worm disease, the nation's health minister said Wednesday, suggesting a major victory for global health officials trying to eliminate the debilitating affliction.

Audubon Zoo's newest building turns day to night

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:58am

It's daylight outside, but with indoor lights simulating a full moon, hundreds of bats flap back and forth. On a nearby wall, what appears to be a talking stone face provides bat fun facts.

Amtrak OKs renaming Rochester station after Rep. Slaughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:54am

Rochester's new train station will be named after U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, the recently deceased western New York Democrat who helped secure federal funding for the project.

Evacuees leave hard-hit California towns as storm moves in

Amanda Lee Myers and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:47am

When sheriff's deputies told Kristine Sperling and her family they should evacuate their Southern California home because of an approaching storm in January, they didn't listen.

The Latest: White House: Leaking Trump's notes is 'fireable'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:34am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's call to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election victory (all times local):

Allegations from women in his past shadow Trump

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:24am

The chorus of women from President Donald Trump's past is getting louder.