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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.

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:22am

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.

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.

Florida school shooting unfolded instantly on social media

Jason Dearen, Allen G. Breed and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:14am

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 - 11:14am

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

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.

Man charged with killing wife who disappeared at sea

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:57am

A man who said his wife disappeared at sea when their boat collided with an unknown object near the Bahamas has been charged with murder.

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.

Lawsuit: Louisiana prison brutally punishes suicidal inmates

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:37am

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.

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15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:35am

A 15-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who was shot five times during the massacre is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students.

Prosecutor: Man kills wife at rehab center, then himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:33am

Authorities say a man fatally shot his wife at a health rehabilitation center in New Jersey and then killed himself.

Lawsuit: Kansas City school let violent felon take girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:24am

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

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:06am

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