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Police: Man dies after poisoning self during freeway chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:39pm

Authorities say a rape suspect has died after poisoning himself during a freeway chase in Southern California.

The Latest: Pence talks about school shooting in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:38pm

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

Report: KKK chapters drop steeply despite 'hate group' surge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:31pm

An organization that tracks far-right extremists says the number of Ku Klux Klan chapters in the U.S. is plummeting as a new generation of khaki-clad racists rejects hoods and robes for a "hipper" brand of hate.

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Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

Brendan Farrington, Gary Fineout and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:28pm

Thousands of chanting students, including survivors of the Florida school shooting, rallied at the state Capitol on Wednesday, demanding changes to gun laws and threatening to remove Republicans who refuse to address new gun-control measures.

Man pleads guilty to burning down girlfriend's Utah home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:28pm

A man convicted of stabbing his girlfriend in 2008 was also convicted of burning down her northern Utah home about a week before her death.

Construction begins to replace border wall in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:19pm

The federal government has started work on a border wall in California to replace a decaying decades-old barrier.

The Latest: Teen held in school threat; brother faces counts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:19pm

The latest on what authorities say is a thwarted shooting plot by a California student.

Stowaway pleads not guilty after Chicago to London flight

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:19pm

An Illinois woman with a history of sneaking onto planes pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony theft, burglary and other charges for allegedly thwarting security at a Chicago airport and flying to London before anyone realized she didn't have a ticket.

Mayor denies campaign cash shakedown during corruption trial

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:19pm

The Democratic mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city defended himself Wednesday against accusations that he sold his office to campaign donors, telling a jury that while he asked business executives for political money, he didn't promise them city contracts in return.

Plan to repeal death penalty in Utah passes first vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:11pm

A Republican state lawmaker's plan to repeal the death penalty in deep-red Utah has cleared its first test.

Lawyer: Melania Trump's parents are permanent US residents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:02pm

A lawyer representing first lady Melania Trump's parents says they're living legally in the U.S.

Overheard threat helps foil California school shooting plot

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:59am

A security officer overheard a student threaten to open fire at his Southern California high school, allowing officials to thwart the plot just days after a deadly shooting in Florida, authorities said Wednesday.

Police corruption trial over, but investigators keep digging

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:56am

A trial exposing a wildly corrupt Baltimore police unit may have concluded in a courtroom, but federal and police investigators are still digging into possible offshoots of the case.

Harassment training for Utah lobbyists clears committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:55am

A legislative panel has advanced a bill that would require all Utah lobbyists to undergo annual anti-harassment training in order to be licensed to lobby at the state Capitol.

The Latest: Trump administration cautioned on bump stock ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:52am

The Latest on President Donald Trump and guns (all times local):

Bill targeting rape kit payments headed to Idaho Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:48am

Idaho lawmakers have advanced legislation that would change how the state pays for the collection of evidence in sexual assault investigations.

APNewsBreak: Iowa congressman failed to disclose new company

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:48am

A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose his role in a company that he formed, a mysterious outfit that uses his top federal staffer in a false testimonial promoting its services, an Associated Press review shows.

Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:44am

Crews used boats to help residents evacuate their homes in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping across the Midwest on Wednesday combined with melting snow to flood rivers, roads and other low-lying areas in several states.

Man who died in Yellowstone was looking for hidden treasure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:39am

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 that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western U.S., according to a report by park authorities.

Vegas man arrested in attacks on homeless men that killed 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:38am

Authorities have arrested a suspect in shootings around the Las Vegas area that killed two homeless men, wounded a third and left another man working outside a convenience store with a gunshot wound — attacks that stirred fears in the homeless community.