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Special counsel brings new tax charges against ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and business associate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:32pm

Special counsel brings new tax charges against ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and business associate.

Man arrested in shooting death of postal worker on highway

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:27pm

A man arrested in the fatal shooting of a postal worker driving a delivery rig on a Dallas highway may have been acting out of road rage, authorities said Thursday.

The Latest: Driver who crashed car into hospital ID'd

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:25pm

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Florida to execute man in 1993 slaying of college student

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:22pm

Florida is preparing to execute a man convicted of raping and killing a college student in 1993 so he could steal her car.

Husband of slain online exhibitionist charged with murder

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:22pm

The husband of an online exhibitionist whose partially nude body was found outside her suburban home was arrested Thursday in her killing, an Alabama police chief said.

Man convicted of fatally beating boy gets life sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:19pm

An Ohio man convicted of beating a 14-month-old boy to death and tossing his body into a creek with the help of the child's mother has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 19 years.

The Latest: Man arrested in shooting death of postal worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:19pm

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Perdue to food box critics: Give the idea a chance

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:18pm

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday defended a proposal that would replace a portion of food stamp benefits with pre-assembled boxes of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients' doorsteps — an idea one lawmaker called "a cruel joke."

Phoenix police shoot man suspected of killing 3 men nearby

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:17pm

Authorities are investigating what led a Phoenix man to gun down three people at a neighbor's home before he was killed in a shootout with police.

The Latest: Florida to execute man in student's '93 slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:12pm

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Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

Catherine Lucey and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:09pm

President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed a higher minimum age for buying certain rifles and tighter background checks for purchasers, saying "there's nothing more important than protecting our children," amid a public outcry for action after the Florida school shooting.

Kansas lawmakers cancel debate on NRA-backed gun safety bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:03pm

Kansas legislative leaders have canceled a debate on a gun-safety education bill giving preference to a National Rifle Association program in elementary schools.

Jury picks death for man who abducted, killed Florida girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:59pm

Jurors who took less than 15 minutes to convict a Florida man last week of abducting, raping and killing an 8-year-old girl have now decided he should be executed.

FBI says it's trying to rebuild trust after botched tip

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:56pm

A senior FBI official acknowledged Thursday that the nation's top law enforcement agency has lost public trust after the revelation that it failed to investigate a potentially life-saving tip before the Florida school shooting, a mistake he suggested was the result of bad judgment.

Woman, 2 men dead in Illinois had been reported missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:54pm

Police in northern Illinois said on Thursday that the bodies of two people were found in a park hours after the man suspected of kidnapping them apparently shot and killed himself in his car.

MLK's daughter supports students, says gun changes overdue

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:53pm

As the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination approaches, the daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. said Thursday that limiting access to guns is long overdue.

The Latest: School visit changed Rubio's view of 1 gun issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:52pm

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Lawmakers weighing more incentives for film crews in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:50pm

A Utah lawmaker won unanimous committee approval for a proposal to add $5 million to a fund designed to lure movie and television film crews to the state.

Investigation of lawmaker's hotel encounter comes up empty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:50pm

Utah's Senate president says state troopers have closed an investigation into a lawmaker's strange encounter with a woman outside his hotel room without determining who the woman was or what happened.