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Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 3:04am

A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in chilling detail that he had a growing collection of guns and a temper so uncontrollable she worried about him "getting into a school and just shooting the place up."

2 dead as severe weather moves eastward through central US

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:57am

At least two people are dead as a strong storm system that included possible tornadoes roared eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake.

The Latest: 2 dead as severe weather moves across central US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:31am

The Latest on severe weather that moved through parts of the US (all times local):

2 dead as severe weather moves eastward through central US

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:51pm

At least two people are dead as a strong storm system that included possible tornadoes pushed its way eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake.

The Latest: Woman dead as storm hits Kentucky, Tennessee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:01pm

The Latest on potentially severe weather developing in parts of the US (all times local):

Trump says arming teachers in schools 'Up to States'

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:51pm

President Donald Trump appeared Saturday to begin refining his proposals for combatting school violence, tweeting that arming teachers as a deterrent against such often deadly violence — an idea he championed in recent days — is "Up to States."

White House shelves tentative plan for Mexican leader visit

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:33pm

A tentative plan for President Donald Trump to host his Mexican counterpart in Washington has been put on hold, the White House confirmed Saturday.

Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

Mary Clare Jalonick and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:29pm

Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months — that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia.

The Latest: Democrats offer own memo on Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:27pm

The Latest on the Democratic memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference (all times local):

Prosecutors: Developer gave illicit cash to LA politicians

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:49pm

A real estate developer was charged Friday with making nearly $200,000 in illegal campaign contributions to committees that supported Mayor Eric Garcetti and seven other Los Angeles politicians while seeking approval to build a massive apartment complex.

After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

Matt Sedensky and Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:04pm

The progression has become numbingly repetitive — mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness.

Snowfall to make driving difficult on many Utah highways

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:56pm

Authorities say snowfall late Saturday and early Sunday will cause difficult driving conditions on many Utah highways, including parts of several interstates.

Mayor, governor join NYC union rally ahead of key court case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:49pm

Supporters of organized labor rallied Saturday in New York City ahead of arguments in a Supreme Court case that could make it hard for unions to operate.

UN unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across Syria

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:14pm

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.

Student detained after explosion at Florida high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:46pm

Authorities have detained a 14-year-old boy and launched an arson investigation after an explosion led to an evacuation of a Florida high school.

Congress releases redacted Democratic memo pushing back on GOP claims of surveillance abuses in FBI's Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:20pm

Congress releases redacted Democratic memo pushing back on GOP claims of surveillance abuses in FBI's Russia probe.

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

Chad Day, Tom Lobianco and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:19pm

Rick Gates' guilty plea to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges turns him from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russia's interference.

Woman fatally stabbed with hunting knife at public library

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:17pm

A man attacked a woman from behind at a public library near Boston on Saturday and stabbed her repeatedly with a hunting knife, killing her and injuring an elderly man who came to her aid, authorities said.

Impeachment talk a sign of GOP's long-term worry about court

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:47pm

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to redraw boundaries of the state's congressional districts has triggered a volcanic reaction from Republicans, including talk of impeaching justices and a Democratic Party plot to stop President Donald Trump.

Trump processes Fla. students' grief as president, parent

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:33pm

Once again, it was the images of children that propelled President Donald Trump to act.