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States face flooding, other problems in Midwest amid storms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:38am

Sandbags were holding back floodwaters in parts of Michigan as a storm system moved across several Midwest and Great Plains states on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain, snow and ice to the region.

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Spokesman: Evangelist Billy Graham has died at age 99

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:36am

The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99.

Secret Service reports suspicious vehicle by White House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:36am

The Secret Service says officers are responding to a suspicious vehicle near the White House.

8-year-old Ohio boy fears being hurt, takes gun to school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:10am

An 8-year-old Ohio boy who had an unloaded gun in his backpack has told police he brought the weapon to his elementary school because he thought another student was going to hurt him.

The Latest: Sandbags used to hold back Midwest floodwaters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 5:54am

The Latest on severe weather in the Midwest and other parts of the U.S. (all times local):

The Latest: Shooting suspect knew guns 'inside and out'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:58am

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

University offers scholarships to fallen officer's daughters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:34am

An Ohio university has offered full four-year scholarships to the children of a police officer fatally shot while responding to a 911 hang-up call.

Ex-Navy sailor sentenced for sex crimes against child

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:26am

A former U.S. Navy sailor has been sentenced to more than 32 years in prison for sex crimes against a child.

Alabama officer killed, suspect found dead after standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:41am

An hourslong standoff in Alabama ended with both the suspect and a police officer dead.

Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:32am

Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting.

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 2:14am

Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday.

California Senate to weigh discipline for accused colleague

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:18am

The California Senate is weighing whether to punish a colleague after an independent investigation confirmed he likely engaged in a pattern of unwelcome flirting and sexually suggestive behavior with six women, including four subordinates.

Lobbying group criticizes Utah bill on drunken gun use

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:13am

A proposal to allow Utah residents who are legally intoxicated to use a weapon as self-defense while in their home is being called hypocritical by the American Beverage Institute.

Man pleads not guilty to officer-involved shooting charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:07am

A Utah man involved in an officer-involved shooting on Christmas Eve has pleaded not guilty.

White House: New policy won't affect Trump's son-in-law

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:10pm

It's a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year.

Ex-Arkansas judge faces prison term in sexual favors case

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:58pm

A former Arkansas judge who's set to be sentenced Wednesday for giving lighter sentences to male defendants in return for sexual favors had been investigated for similar crimes while a part-time prosecutor more than two decades ago, but federal prosecutors decided not to charge him because he agreed to step down, according to court records filed ahead of a hearing.

Woman sues Twitter, Facebook, Google over 2015 Paris attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:29pm

A Chicago-area woman who was at a cafe in Paris during the 2015 attacks is suing Twitter, Facebook and Google alleging the sites helped aid the growth of the Islamic State group by giving it social media access.

Authorities say California school shooting plot thwarted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:28pm

Authorities say they've thwarted a student's plot for a mass shooting at a Southern California high school.

Massachusetts students lead US in Advanced Placement exams

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:04pm

Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to the nonprofit group behind the tests.