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GOP Idaho lawmaker gets in heated exchange with students

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:58pm

A northern Idaho lawmaker told students affiliated with Planned Parenthood he would call law enforcement officials if they attempted to visit his office at the Capitol.

Jimmy Carter 'deathly afraid' as wife underwent surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:55pm

Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday he was "deathly afraid" as his 90-year-old wife underwent surgery over the weekend.

Police: UberEATS driver charged with killing customer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:53pm

Police say an Atlanta food delivery driver accused of fatally shooting a customer is in custody.

Utah measure pushes back on ruling that boosted police power

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:51pm

A Utah lawmaker is proposing to limit the effects of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that bolstered police power to use evidence even if officers did something wrong to get it.

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School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

Terry Spencer, Curt Anderson and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:31pm

The deadly shooting at a Florida high school has put pressure on the state's Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws in a state that has resisted restrictions on firearms for decades, lawmakers said Monday.

Man shot by Texas trooper dies, wounded officer recovering

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:29pm

Authorities say a man who shot and wounded a Texas state trooper before a trooper shot him has died.

Trump to attend Gridiron Dinner after skipping it last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:38pm

President Donald Trump plans to attend the annual Gridiron Dinner, a white-tie society affair he stayed away from last year.

Fire destroys squad's 5 ambulances, causes $2M in damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:31pm

A fast-moving fire has gutted an ambulance squad's building in New Jersey, destroying five ambulances and causing at least $2 million in damage.

Wind-driven wildfire forces people to flee rural California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:31pm

A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said.

2 dead in western Wyoming plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:31pm

Two people have died in a plane crash in western Wyoming.

Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

Catherine Lucey and Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:24pm

President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating debate about controls on weapons.

The Latest: Trump again attacks Obama on Twitter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:23pm

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Teen accused of threatening school shooting arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:07pm

Police have arrested a 13-year-old Missouri boy accused of threatening to shoot up a school with an AK-47 in a video posted on social media.

Confederate statue toppling cases start with a dismissal

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:05pm

A judge dismissed the criminal case Monday against the first of eight protesters standing trial on charges of toppling a Confederate statue last summer in North Carolina.

Man arrested after person stabbed in head

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:00pm

A man was arrested in downtown Boise after police say he stabbed another person in the head.

US scientists try crowdsourcing to stop invasive mussels

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:39pm

Federal officials are offering a $100,000 prize to find a way to kill invasive quagga and zebra mussels.

Inmate in landmark Supreme Court case denied parole

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:31pm

A 71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences was denied parole Monday, more than a half-century after he killed a sheriff's deputy at age 17.

US postal worker found fatally shot in mail truck in Dallas

Diana Heidgerd, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:11pm

A U.S. Postal Service worker was found fatally shot inside a mail truck along a busy highway in Dallas on Monday, and investigators are treating the case as a homicide, according to police.

The Latest: Florida shooting suspect in brief court hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:08pm

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