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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

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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.

The Latest: Stoneman Douglas students greeted in Tallahassee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:46pm

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Does social media make weddings more stressful?

Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:37pm

#Weddingstressmuch? Social media is creeping into U.S. nuptials, but Americans don't necessarily see that as a good thing.

The Latest: Justice Dept to step up review of bump stocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:56pm

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Leader of movement to remember Holocaust victims dies at 93

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:48pm

Holocaust survivor Sam Bloch, who dedicated his life to preserving the memory of the victims of Nazi atrocities, has died at age 93.

Police arrest Vegas man suspected in attacks on homeless men

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:34pm

The man suspected of fatally shooting two homeless men in Las Vegas, wounding a third and shooting a fourth north of the city earlier this year is now in federal custody, authorities announced Tuesday.

Neurologist charged with raping New York City woman

Colleen Long and Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:56pm

A neurologist who had pleaded guilty to groping women at a Philadelphia clinic was arrested on Tuesday on charges he repeatedly raped a patient in New York City.

ACLU: Don't rush to expel lawmaker accused of sex extortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:50pm

The American Civil Liberties Union is urging Rhode Island lawmakers to proceed with caution as they weigh expelling a state senator accused of extorting sex from a page in the Senate's page program.

Week of reckoning on White House aides' access to secrets

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:46pm

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.

Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:32pm

A proposal to make California's drought-era water restrictions permanent could allow the state to chip away at long-held water rights in an unprecedented power grab, representatives from water districts and other users told regulators Tuesday.

Army awards medals to students killed in Florida shooting

Jamie Crawford, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:28pm

The U.S. Army is awarding medals for heroism to three students killed in last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida.