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Gov. Northam-backed gun control bills pass in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 11:55am

Parts of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's sweeping gun control legislation have won final passage in the General Assembly.

Immigration courts seek steep fee hikes for appeals, filings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 11:16am

U.S. immigration courts on Friday proposed raising fees on filings and appeals by hundreds of dollars in a move that immigrant advocates said would block their clients' ability to access justice.

Court temporarily halts Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 10:57am

An federal appeals court has temporarily halted a major Trump administration policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts.

Appeals court temporarily halts Trump’s policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while cases wind through US.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 10:48am

Appeals court temporarily halts Trump’s policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while cases wind through US.

Why do we even have a leap year? (Get ready to do some math)

CNN Staff  |  Posted Feb 28th - 10:42am

2020 is a leap year, which means we get to enjoy a whole extra day of February, and people born on February 29 finally get some presents.

High-tech Chicago exhibit puts visitors eye-to-eye with MLK

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 10:23am

Imagine being so close to Martin Luther King Jr. as he gives one of the world's most famous speeches that you notice the creases in his face and then realize the late civil rights leader is looking you square in the eye.

Free University of New Mexico tuition for some students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:51am

The University of New Mexico has announced it will offer free tuition for first-time students whose families make $50,000 or less.

No injuries reported when crane collapses at LA stadium site

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:42am

A large construction crane collapsed Friday morning outside SoFi Stadium, the new home of the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers and Rams, according to the fire department. No injuries were reported.

St. Louis officer gets 7 years in Russian roulette shooting

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:41am

A St. Louis police officer accused of accidentally killing a female colleague while playing a variation of Russian roulette pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Man ordered into diversion for popping 'Baby Trump' balloon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:15am

An Alabama man arrested for slashing a towering protest balloon depicting President Donald Trump as a baby was ordered to attend counseling and complete community service for a chance at getting the charges dismissed.

1 dead, 2 held after shooting near West Virginia University

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:02am

Two people were arrested in a fatal shooting at a student housing apartment complex near West Virginia University on Friday morning.

Sanders ahead in Utah Super Tuesday poll; Bloomberg, Buttigieg, Warren trailing

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 28th - 8:58am

A new Utah Democratic presidential primary poll puts Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the lead in the Beehive State.

Wayfaring sea turtles survived cold; now pneumonia threatens

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 8:45am

A dozen sea turtles that nearly froze when they were too far north last fall as water temperatures abruptly plunged in New Jersey survived that ordeal but remain threatened by the pneumonia most of them developed afterward.

Parents slam Serbia bill in chilling 'missing babies' cases

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 6:26am

Mirjana Novokmet does not believe that a special law that is set for approval in the Serbian parliament will help uncover what happened to her first child back in 1978.

Infantino: Soccer without fans no long-term virus solution

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 4:59am

Playing soccer matches in the long term without fans is unsustainable, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday as a fast-spreading new virus caused havoc with sporting events.

Website aims to highlight hidden figures in black history

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 4:08am

A few years back, Matthew Delmont felt his teaching about African American history had gotten a little stale so he starting casting around for a fresh way to bring it to life.

Mother, grandmother get 20 years for chaining Alabama boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 4:05am

The mother and grandmother of an Alabama boy found naked and chained inside a home were sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Ski racing community starts to back away from toxic wax

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 3:50am

At ski races across the United States, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax many count on for speed amid concerns it contains toxic chemicals that threaten human health and could reach streams and other critical groundwater sources.

After trying year, Dayton rallies around college hoops team

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 3:43am

Trey Landers survived one of his hometown's worst moments. Now he's contributing to one of its best.