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Pentagon says 'soon' on 1st Guantanamo transfer under Trump

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:12pm

The Pentagon missed a deadline Tuesday to send a prisoner from the Guantanamo Bay detention center home to Saudi Arabia in what would have been the first transfer under President Donald Trump.

The Latest: Prisons spokesman disputes lawsuit's claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:09pm

The Latest on a lawsuit over conditions at a Louisiana prison (all times local):

Confederate-themed flag rises again in 1 Mississippi city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:03pm

Officials in one Mississippi city have voted to once again fly the Confederate-themed state flag, weeks after the mayor quietly furled it.

The Latest: School shooting survivors head to state capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:02pm

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

Lawsuit: Kansas City school let violent felon take girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:57am

A Kansas City school allowed a violent felon to pick up a 14-year-old student who was then taken to a motel and raped, according to a lawsuit.

Man: Defending son from 'hoodlums' outside led to fatal shot

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:56am

A white homeowner who shot an unarmed black man after complaining of "hoodlums" in the neighborhood said Tuesday he thought the loud, armed people in the street were friends of his own troubled, drug-taking son until he expressed fear about them.

Lawsuit: Louisiana prison brutally punishes suicidal inmates

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:56am

A Louisiana prison brutally punishes suicidal and mentally ill inmates by isolating them for months or even years, chaining them to wooden chairs and opening windows to expose them to extreme cold, a federal lawsuit claims.

Florida school shooting survivors begin 400-mile trip to state capital to pressure lawmakers to act on gun control laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:54am

Florida school shooting survivors begin 400-mile trip to state capital to pressure lawmakers to act on gun control laws.

Complaint filed against Idaho senator who yelled at students

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:53am

A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague.

FBI investigating fatal shooting involving Colorado deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:51am

The FBI is investigating a fatal shooting involving a sheriff's deputy on tribal land near the Colorado-Utah border.

Coldilocks, the oldest captive polar bear in the US, dies

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:44am

The oldest captive polar bear in the U.S. has died.

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:36am

A storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow was causing fatal accidents Tuesday and forcing schools to close.

Florida school shooting unfolded instantly on social media

Jason Dearen, Allen G. Breed and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:34am

When two teenagers slaughtered 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado 19 years ago, young people across the country learned the news the old-fashioned way: largely on television and in newspapers. It took days, if not weeks, to process the information and discover the full, horrific story.

Man featured on Trump dating site has child sex conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:34am

A North Carolina man who was one of the faces of a dating service for fans of the president has a felony conviction for sex with a child.

Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:29am

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.

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Special counsel files new charge in Russia probe

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:28am

The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election has charged an attorney with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with a former Trump campaign official, according to court papers made public Tuesday.

Man charged with killing wife who disappeared at sea

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:26am

A man who claimed his wife disappeared at sea when their boat collided with an unknown object near the Bahamas was charged Tuesday with killing her and intentionally trying to sink the vessel to cover his tracks.

9 public and tribal housing authorities win $2.4 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:25am

Nine public and tribal housing authorities in Washington state, Oregon and Idaho have been awarded $2.4 million in grants.

Man who died in Yellowstone in 2017 was looking for treasure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:24am

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.

Why heart attack symptoms are sometimes missed in women

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:19am

Among adults 55 and younger, women may be more likely than men to experience lesser-known acute heart attack symptoms in addition to chest pain, a new study has found.