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Judge won't stop execution of inmate claiming damaged veins

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:49am

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.

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.

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:42am

A storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow is causing fatal accidents and forcing schools to close.

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.

Students shaken by shooting focus on stopping gun violence

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:40am

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.

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.

The Latest: Florida students walk out in show of solidarity

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:28am

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

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.

Man charged with killing wife, who disappeared at sea

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:08am

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.

Shooting survivors prepare to leave for Florida Capitol

Terry Spencer, Curt Anderson and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:06am

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.

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.

Man who died in Yellowstone in 2017 was looking for treasure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:05am

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.

Know how to kill invasive mussels? You could win $100K

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:59am

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

Judge rules on evidence against bus driver in fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:55am

A judge has ruled that jurors will not hear testimony that a Tennessee school bus driver charged in a fatal crash cursed at students and had other issues.

President Trump to host Swedish prime minister March 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:55am

President Donald Trump will host Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven at the White House next month.

Special counsel files new charge in Russia probe

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:54am

The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election has charged an attorney with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with a former Trump campaign official, according to court papers made public Tuesday.