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Confederate-themed flag rises again in 1 Mississippi city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:40am

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

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.

The Latest: Shooting survivors ready to ride to Tallahassee

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

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

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.

Judge won't stop execution of inmate claiming damaged veins

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:04am

A federal judge has ruled that an Alabama inmate's veins are in good enough shape that the state can execute him by lethal injection.

Grocer Albertsons eyes Rite Aid deal in health care push

Tom Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:03am

The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits.

Next stop for school shooting survivors: the Florida Capitol

Terry Spencer, Curt Anderson and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:58am

A group of students who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School planned to travel 400 miles to Florida's capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.

Students shaken by shooting focus on stopping gun violence

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:56am

Chris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer when a gunman opened fire at his Florida school. As he huddled in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday listening to shots nearby, what he felt wasn't fear, but anger.

The Latest: Trump lashing out on Twitter against his critics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:52am

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:49am

The Pentagon will miss a deadline to send a prisoner from Guantanamo home to Saudi Arabia, but an official says the transfer may occur soon.

Missing teen snowmobiler found safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:46am

Authorities say a missing 15-year-old teen who was separated from his family while snowmobiling in Utah has been found safe.

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

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:44am

A white man who shot an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" said he thought the loud, armed people in the street were friends of his own drug-taking son until he expressed fear about the unfamiliar crowd.

Judge approves shutdown of large California homeless camp

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:42am

Authorities are being allowed to shut down a large homeless encampment in Southern California and move hundreds of tent-dwellers into motel rooms under an agreement Tuesday between county officials and lawyers who sued to protect tent-dwellers' rights.