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For Virginia Tech parents, new gun laws a long struggle

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:29am

When Virginia lawmakers pass sweeping new gun control laws in the coming days, it will mark the culmination of nearly 13 years of often thankless work for two parents whose children were shot in one of the country's worst mass shootings.

US to lay out case against Assange at extradition hearing

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:16am

The U.S. government and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face off Monday in a high-security London courthouse, a decade after WikiLeaks infuriated American officials by publishing a trove of classified military documents.

More Russian weapons for Serbia despite US sanction threats

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 4:51am

Serbia has received a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state, which is formally seeking European Union membership.

Self-styled daredevil dies in crash after rocket launch

Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:15pm

A self-styled daredevil died Saturday after a rocket in which he launched himself crashed into the ground, a colleague and a witness said.

The Latest: Fury beats Wilder to reclaim heavyweight title

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:13pm

The Latest from the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury (all times local)

Nevada law enforcement respond to reported prison riot near Wendover

Jen Riess, KSL.com and Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:10pm

Those who live near the Wells Nevada Department of Corrections prison camp are on alert for possible prison escapees.

2nd person in days killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:00pm

A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous Saturday night street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year's Carnival season, authorities said.

New Jersey governor reveals likely cancerous kidney tumor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:10pm

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has what is probably a cancerous tumor on his kidney and will undergo surgery next month to remove it, he said Saturday.

Small plane crashes at Hawaii airfield, killing 2 men

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:07pm

A single-engine plane crashed at an airport northwest of Honolulu on Saturday, killing two people, authorities said.

Bernie Sanders wins Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada, cementing front-runner status

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:47pm

Bernie Sanders wins Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada, cementing front-runner status.

3 Arizona students returning from car event killed in crash

Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:54pm

Three Arizona high school students enrolled in an automotive technology program were killed when a college van went off a highway on the way back from a professional drag racing event near Phoenix, officials said Saturday.

California couple who vanished for nearly a week found alive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:16pm

An academic couple who got lost during a Valentine's Day hike in the woods of Northern California was found Saturday by rescuers who spent almost a week looking for them and had given up hopes of finding them alive.

TurboTax is still tricking customers with tax prep ads that misuse the word 'free'

Will Young, Propublica  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:11pm

Companies like Intuit, whose TurboTax is the top tax prep software, continue to confuse some customers who seek free tax prep into paying.

Charter bus rollover kills 3, injures 18 outside San Diego

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:58pm

A charter bus swerved on a rain-slicked Southern California highway and rolled down an embankment Saturday, killing three people and injuring 18 others, authorities said.

Authorities: Charter bus crashes outside San Diego, killing 3 people and injuring 18 others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:45pm

Authorities: Charter bus crashes outside San Diego, killing 3 people and injuring 18 others.

Inspired by J.Lo, moms are sharing bikini selfies to promote body positivity

Alaa Elassar, CNN  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:31pm

Moms across the world are sharing bikini selfies to promote body positivity, a viral challenge inspired by Jennifer Lopez.

No felony conviction in ex-athlete's sexual assault trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:13pm

The second trial of a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women has ended with a jury convicting him of misdemeanor unlawful sexual contact.

Judge halts plan to move virus patients to California city

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:19pm

A court temporarily blocked the U.S. government from sending up to 50 people infected with a new virus from China to a Southern California city for quarantine after local officials argued that the plan lacked details about how the community would be protected from the outbreak.

Top aide: detained Lebanese-American isn't guilty of murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:50am

A Lebanese-American man in custody in Lebanon isn't guilty of charges brought against him by the Lebanese government, according to a U.S. lawmaker's top aide.