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Largely silent about Florida school shooting victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 3:15pm

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4 survivors of Grand Canyon helicopter crash still critical

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 3:15pm

Authorities say four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still hospitalized in critical condition.

First hippopotamus born at new Dallas Zoo exhibit dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 3:14pm

The first baby hippopotamus born at a new Dallas Zoo exhibit has died.

Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

Jason Dearen, Terry Spencer and Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 3:09pm

Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive.

Data: More Utah minorities sentenced to prison in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 3:04pm

Data shows the percentage of minorities sentenced to prison in Utah has increased to 43 percent — up from 33 percent in 2015 when the state passed a sweeping overhaul of the justice system.

The Latest: Shooting survivors to press for gun control

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:54pm

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

Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns

Catherine Lucey and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:49pm

As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack.

Canine influenza spreads to East Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:48pm

An Idaho animal hospital says it has been notified of a confirmed case of canine influenza in the eastern part of the state.

Penn State students raise more than $10M in dance marathon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:41pm

Hundreds of hardy Penn State students have raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.

For school shooting suspect, main question is life or death

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:09pm

The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison.

Plane lands on California highway median; no one injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:13pm

Authorities say a small plane has landed on the median of a Northern California highway but no injuries have been reported.

ROTC leader shocked that accused school shooter 1 of his own

Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:05pm

The sound of gunfire still ringing in his ears after his mad half-mile sprint, Jack Ciaramello was standing with friends in a grocery store parking lot when a sheriff's deputy approached. He asked the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High senior if he knew a former student named Nikolas Cruz.

Bill proposes mental health exception in felony battery law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 12:40pm

An Idaho lawmaker has proposed inserting a mental health exception in a 2014 felony battery law that protects health care workers.

Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery in Atlanta

Alex Sanz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 12:15pm

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering from surgery at Emory University Hospital.

After questions about travel, EPA head nixes trip to Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 12:03pm

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is postponing a planned trip to Israel.

Orrin Hatch apologizes to Rob Porter's ex-wives

MJ Lee and Maegan Vazquez CNN  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:58am

The ex-wives of Rob Porter, a White House aide who recently resigned over domestic abuse allegations, say they have received letters of apology from Porter's old boss, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who previously defended his former staffer as a "decent man."

85-year-old man dies after fire at home near Richfield

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:57am

Authorities in Utah's Sevier County say an 85-year-old man has died in a house fire near Richfield.

Missouri youth baseball team moves forward with AR-15 raffle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:23am

A Missouri youth baseball team is moving ahead with a raffle of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism it received after a similar gun was used to kill 17 in a Florida high school.

Idaho man accused of shooting at officer in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:55am

A 30-year-old Idaho man accused of shooting at an officer last month is back in custody after he left a Boise-area hospital.

New York college says it found George Washington's hair in archived book

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:53am

Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair."