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The Latest: Legislators won't hear assault rifle ban bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:02pm

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

In wake of school shooting, Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive bill to ban assault rifles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:00pm

In wake of school shooting, Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive bill to ban assault rifles.

Keep guns locked up, teen suicide prevention group urges

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:00pm

A new task force created to try and slow a troubling rise of teen suicides in Utah is recommending that officials ratchet up public messaging to implore gun-owing parents to keep firearms locked up.

President Trump directs Justice Department to ban gun modifications like bump stocks used in Las Vegas massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:59pm

President Trump directs Justice Department to ban gun modifications like bump stocks used in Las Vegas massacre.

Texas parole board recommends killer be spared from death

Will Weissert and Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:58pm

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, in a rare decision, unanimously recommended Tuesday that the death sentence of convicted killer Thomas "Bart" Whitaker be commuted.

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Attorney admits he lied to Mueller's federal agents

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:49pm

An attorney linked to a former Trump campaign official admitted Tuesday he lied to federal investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller.

Florida close to replacing Confederate statue in US Capitol

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:48pm

Florida is on the cusp of removing a statue of a Confederate general at the U.S. Capitol and replacing it with one of an African-American woman.

Teen convicted in brother's slaying after fight over candy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:47pm

An Ohio teenager charged as an adult for the killing of his younger brother after an argument over Halloween candy has been convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Man who died in Yellowstone was looking for buried treasure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:43pm

A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels.

Advocacy group sues Justice for prison policy files

Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:42pm

An advocacy group is suing the Justice Department for not turning over records sought under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. The group says the records could shed light on the Trump administration's dealings with private prison companies in forming new policies on incarceration.

Ethics Committee confirms review of Tennessee lawmaker

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:35pm

The House Ethics Committee confirmed Tuesday that it's investigating Republican Rep. John Duncan Jr., of Tennessee, who is serving his 16th term in the House and had previously announced he won't seek re-election.

The Latest: Homeless line up for motels as camp closing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:31pm

The Latest on the closure of a large homeless encampment in Orange County (all times local):

The Latest: Attorney pleads guilty to lying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:26pm

The Latest on the Russia probe (all times local):

Anti-Sharia law bill headed to Idaho Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:24pm

Idaho would become the twelfth state to prevent state courts from making decisions based on foreign legal codes under a proposal advancing through the Statehouse.

Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:22pm

A 63-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of murder and a hate crime in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Attorney linked to Trump campaign aide's Ukrainian political work pleads guilty to lying to federal investigators

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:20pm

Attorney linked to Trump campaign aide's Ukrainian political work pleads guilty to lying to federal investigators.

Man accused of filming suicide found mentally competent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:18pm

A Utah man accused of encouraging a high school friend to hang herself and filming the act has been found mentally competent to stand trial.

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:14pm

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

Man linked to art heist found competent, sentencing set

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:08pm

A reputed mobster who authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history has been found competent to proceed to sentencing in an unrelated weapons case.

The Latest: Slippery road blamed for crash that killed 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:06pm

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