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After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

Matt Sedensky and Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:04pm

The progression has become numbingly repetitive — mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness.

Snowfall to make driving difficult on many Utah highways

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:56pm

Authorities say snowfall late Saturday and early Sunday will cause difficult driving conditions on many Utah highways, including parts of several interstates.

Mayor, governor join NYC union rally ahead of key court case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:49pm

Supporters of organized labor rallied Saturday in New York City ahead of arguments in a Supreme Court case that could make it hard for unions to operate.

Tornado watch expanded into 5 states in middle United States

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:31pm

A tornado watch on Saturday has been expanded to include five additional states in the central United States as a strong storm system moved from the Plains states and across the Mid-South.

Trump says arming teachers in schools 'Up to States'

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:29pm

President Donald Trump appeared Saturday to begin refining his proposals for combatting school violence, tweeting that arming teachers as a deterrent against such often deadly violence — an idea he championed in recent days — is "Up to States."

UN unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across Syria

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:14pm

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.

Student detained after explosion at Florida high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:46pm

Authorities have detained a 14-year-old boy and launched an arson investigation after an explosion led to an evacuation of a Florida high school.

The Latest: Tornado watch expanded in central United States

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:45pm

The Latest on potentially severe weather developing in parts of the US (all times local):

Congress releases redacted Democratic memo pushing back on GOP claims of surveillance abuses in FBI's Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:20pm

Congress releases redacted Democratic memo pushing back on GOP claims of surveillance abuses in FBI's Russia probe.

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

Chad Day, Tom Lobianco and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:19pm

Rick Gates' guilty plea to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges turns him from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russia's interference.

Woman fatally stabbed with hunting knife at public library

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:17pm

A man attacked a woman from behind at a public library near Boston on Saturday and stabbed her repeatedly with a hunting knife, killing her and injuring an elderly man who came to her aid, authorities said.

Impeachment talk a sign of GOP's long-term worry about court

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:47pm

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to redraw boundaries of the state's congressional districts has triggered a volcanic reaction from Republicans, including talk of impeaching justices and a Democratic Party plot to stop President Donald Trump.

Trump processes Fla. students' grief as president, parent

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:33pm

Once again, it was the images of children that propelled President Donald Trump to act.

Landslides prompt home evacuation near Pittsburgh

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:31pm

Landslides outside of Pittsburgh have damaged vehicles, closed roads and even caused a home evacuation after debris slid down a slope against the house.

Body awaiting cremation found 3 years later at funeral home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:31pm

A South Carolina coroner says the decomposed body of a woman whose family thought she had been cremated almost three years ago has been discovered at a funeral home.

Governors skeptical of Congress, but welcome new gun debate

Ken Thomas and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:27pm

Governors assessing the fallout from the latest school shooting said Saturday that the gun control debate has changed after the sorrow in Florida, a shift helped driven by public outrage and student activists.

Florida nabs more teens for making school shooting threats

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

Florida authorities arrested two teenagers Friday for making shooting threats against two separate schools, days after the mass bloodshed in Parkland.

Delta, United Airlines cut ties with NRA as group faces backlash following Florida shooting

Ken Sweet, Damian Troise and Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:17pm

The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted.

US sailor hit by helicopter blade dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:13pm

A sailor has died after he was struck by a helicopter blade at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, north of San Diego.