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Federal judges to hear Pennsylvania district map challenge

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:29am

A request by eight GOP congressmen in Pennsylvania to halt the use of a new congressional district map in this year's elections was placed in the hands of three Republican-appointed federal judges Friday.

Fire damages or destroys over 25 school buses; no classes

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:28am

A fire tore through a school bus garage early Friday, destroying or damaging more than two dozen buses as tires exploded off their rims, forcing firefighters to back away, fire officials said. Classes in the district were cancelled.

The Latest: Legislators' plan would allow armed teachers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:28am

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The Latest: Trump upbeat on meeting with Australian PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:24am

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Teachers return to Florida school after mass shooting

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:22am

In the right-hand drawer of a desk at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is a file that teacher Ernest Rospierski desperately wants back.

Interior boss alters overhaul; governors' group 'gratified'

Matthew Brown and Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:22am

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is revamping a planned sweeping overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed, he told The Associated Press on Friday in an exclusive interview.

AP Explains: Graham's rare honor at US Capitol

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:20am

Congress is reserving one of the nation's greatest distinctions for the Rev. Billy Graham, selecting him to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next Wednesday and Thursday.

Officer convicted at terrorism trial sentenced to 15 years

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:18am

A former transit-agency police officer was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday after being convicted in a sting operation of attempting to help the Islamic State group.

Judge orders hearing on aborted execution

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:12am

A federal judge has scheduled a Monday hearing to discuss what happened during an aborted lethal injection in Alabama where lawyers said the inmate endured two-and-a-half hours of medical staff trying to access his veins before the state halted the execution.

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Florida governor: Ban gun sales to underage and mentally ill

Gary Fineout, Jennifer Kay and Josh Replogle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:06am

As teachers returned Friday to a high school where a shooter killed 17 people, Florida's governor proposed banning the sale of firearms to anyone younger than 21.

Ex-Trump campaign aide agrees to guilty plea in Russia probe

Jeff Horwitz and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:04am

A former top adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign is scheduled to plead guilty on Friday in the special counsel's Russia investigation to federal conspiracy and false statements charges.

Homeowner gets life sentence for shooting unarmed black man

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:02am

A white homeowner who shot and killed an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" in his neighborhood was sentenced Friday to life in prison after the victim's mother tearfully told the judge she has struggled since her son's death.

From trash to gas: Plant to turn garbage into energy almost complete

Heather Kennison, Times-news  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:01am

As early as May, southern Idaho’s landfill could start producing enough energy to power 2,500 homes.

The Latest: Mayor: DA should be recused in affair probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:56am

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The Latest: Missouri GOP: Indictment is 'political hit job'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:54am

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The Latest: 2 charges filed ahead of Gates' guilty plea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:52am

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Australian Prime Minister Turnbull arrives at White House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:47am

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has arrived at the White House for meetings with President Donald Trump.

Trump calls for arming many teachers, more guards at schools

Ken Thomas and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:36am

Before a friendly crowd of conservatives, President Donald Trump pressed Friday for the arming of many teachers and school security guards, questioning the inaction of an armed officer who failed to stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre. "He was not a credit to law enforcement," Trump said.

Schools physically restrained students 9,000 times last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:35am

Public school officials in Massachusetts say they had to physically restrain students more than 9,000 times during the 2016-17 academic year.

The Latest: Judge schedules hearing on aborted execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:24am

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