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White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:43pm

The White House was on lockdown for about an hour Friday after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. Local media reported that the driver was armed.

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

Chad Day, Tom Lobianco and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:34pm

Rick Gates' guilty plea to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges turns him from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russia's interference.

US deportations targeting more people with no crime records

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:25pm

People arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, according to figures released Friday, reflecting the Trump administration's commitment to cast a wider net.

The Latest: Bundy: judge who dismissed his case did US favor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:54pm

The Latest on southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's speech to the state convention of the Independent American Party of Nevada (all times local, PST):

The Latest: Plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:53pm

The Latest on a fatal plane crash in southeast Utah (all times local):

Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

Brendan Farrington, Gary Fineout and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:38pm

Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting that left 17 people dead last week, but some say they don't go far enough. Talia Rumsky is one of them.

Trump, Turnbull praise each other on immigration and taxes

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:38pm

President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put their "mateship" on full display Friday at the White House as they took turns praising each other's approaches on immigration and taxes.

Alabama to execute man convicted of killing federal judge

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:11pm

A man convicted of killing a federal judge in a 1989 package bombing in Alabama is scheduled to be executed in April.

Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weapons

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:42pm

Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools.

The Latest: Ban assault weapons, civil rights activist says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:38pm

The Latest on civil rights activists being honored in Mississippi (all times local):

After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

Brendan Farrington, Gary Fineout and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:36pm

Florida's governor announced plans Friday to put more armed guards in schools and to make it harder for young adults and some with mental illness to buy guns, responding to days of intense lobbying from survivors of last week's shooting at a Florida high school.

Hot baths, saunas can relieve pain, may help heart, experts say

Amy Chillag, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:36pm

Idahoan Don Benedict was on 14 pain and anxiety pill doses a day until he began to get relief from soaking in hot springs.

Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:19pm

A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in chilling detail that he had a growing collection of guns and a temper so uncontrollable she worried about him "getting into a school and just shooting the place up."

Attorneys seek information on aborted Alabama execution

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:52pm

Execution team members stuck an inmate repeatedly in the lower legs, ankles and groin in effort to find a usable vein before the state called off the lethal injection, according to a Friday court filing by the inmate's lawyer.

Louisiana college shooting wounds 2; suspects detained

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:49pm

A shooting at a Louisiana college campus wounded two student-athletes early Friday, school officials said. Two suspects were later arrested and will be charged with attempted murder.

The Latest: 2 arrested for shooting at Louisiana college

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:35pm

The Latest on shooting at Southeastern Louisiana University (all times local):

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:32pm

In the nine days since the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, conspiracy theories have begun to take route.

US visa boss insists mission statement isn't anti-immigrant

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:28pm

The head of the federal agency that grants citizenship and immigration benefits said Friday that he had a message for anyone who considers his new mission statement anti-immigrant: "A thousand times no."

Prosecutors: Developer gave illicit cash to LA politicians

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:26pm

A real estate developer was charged Friday with making nearly $200,000 in illegal campaign contributions to committees that supported Mayor Eric Garcetti and seven other Los Angeles politicians while seeking approval to build a massive apartment complex.

Delay in Nevada gun buyer law draws protests at court debate

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:18pm

A lawyer seeking a court order to enforce a Nevada gun buyer screening law that has not been enacted despite voter approval in November 2016 blamed the state's Republican governor and attorney general on Friday for stalling the law.