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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.

Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

Brendan Farrington, Josh Replogle and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:28am

Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change laws before their legislative session ends.

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.

States could face severe flooding, other problems in Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:29am

Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains.

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.

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:58pm

A storm system that's brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four people dead in Nebraska.

The Latest: Weather officials: 3 twisters hit North Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:42pm

The Latest on severe weather in the Midwest (all times local):

US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:38pm

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.

Wisconsin GOP takes over gun bill from Democrats

Scott Bauer and Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:25pm

Wisconsin Democrats tried to pressure Republicans into passing universal background checks for gun buyers Tuesday but GOP leaders outmaneuvered them, seizing control of the legislation and rewriting it to fund armed guards in schools.

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

Catherine Lucey and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:04pm

As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots.

Parents of fraternity pledge file civil suit over his death

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:54pm

The parents of a Florida State University fraternity pledge who died of alcohol poisoning after a party have filed a civil suit against those who have a connection in their son's death.

Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

Brendan Farrington, Josh Replogle and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:52pm

Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly Legislature had effectively halted any possibility of banning assault-style rifles like the one used in the attack.