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Nurse charged in fatal drug-swap error to appear in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:10pm

A Tennessee nurse charged with criminal homicide after a medication error killed a patient is scheduled to appear in court.

Woman says man told her to kill fiancee before fatal beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:34pm

After urging a woman he was having an affair with for months to kill his fiancee, investigators say a Colorado man did it himself on Thanksgiving Day, bludgeoning her to death with a baseball bat.

US steps up winter-warfare training as global threat shifts

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:28pm

Hunkered down behind a wall of snow, two U.S. Marines melt slush to make drinking water after spending the night digging out a defensive position high in the Sierra Nevada. Their laminated targeting map is wedged into the ice just below the machine gun.

Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:24pm

Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state.

Grand Canyon looking into possible radiation exposure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:30pm

Grand Canyon National Park officials say they are investigating whether anyone was exposed to radiation at unsafe levels while samples of uranium ore sat in plastic buckets in a park research building.

Virginia district split over ending transgender bathroom ban

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:44pm

A Virginia school district that has drawn national attention for its transgender bathroom ban appeared starkly divided Tuesday over the prospect of ending the policy, provoking citations of scripture and the higher suicide rate among transgender teens. Concerns were also raised about the cost of a yearslong lawsuit.

Key witness says Colorado man fatally beat fiancee with bat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:32pm

A man beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat, convinced a woman he was having an affair with to clean up the bloody crime scene and then burned the victim's remains while she watched, investigators said Tuesday.

Arkansas governor signs 'triggered' abortion ban into law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:12pm

Arkansas' governor has signed into law a measure that would ban abortion in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 ruling legalizing the procedure nationwide.

Justice Thomas calls for re-examining landmark libel case

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:04pm

Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court should consider overturning a 55-year-old landmark ruling that makes it hard for public figures to win libel suits, writing in a case involving a woman who says Bill Cosby raped her.

Former NFL, college player fatally shot over parking spot in Colorado, authorities say

Ray Sanchez, CNN  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:31pm

Anthony "T.J." Cunningham, a former Seattle Seahawks player and assistant principal at a Colorado high school, has died after being shot during a parking dispute, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office said.

13-below zero at South Lake Tahoe shatters record low

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:27pm

Record-cold weather followed the latest snowstorm into the Sierra, where the overnight low dropped to minus 13 degrees (minus 25 degrees Celsius) at South Lake Tahoe, California.

Oregon man who calls for help gets arrested on sex charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:10pm

A man who authorities say lured a 13-year-old girl from her Seattle-area home and drove with her into Oregon was arrested when the rental car the two were traveling in became stuck in deep snow, Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin said Tuesday.

Work begins to replace layer of border wall in San Diego

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:06pm

Construction has begun on the fifth border wall project of Donald Trump's presidency, replacing up to 14 miles (22 kilometers) of barrier in San Diego, authorities said Tuesday.

Hiker stuck in quicksand at Utah park feared he would die

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:00pm

A man who was stranded for hours in frigid weather with his leg sunk up to the knee in quicksand at a creek in Utah's Zion National Park said Tuesday that he feared he would lose his leg and might die because the quicksand's water was so cold.

Delta jet lands safely after pilot reports lightning strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:51pm

Officials say a Delta Air Lines jet has made an emergency landing in Tennessee after the pilot reported lightning had struck the plane.

The Latest: Another lawsuit filed against Trump border wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:48pm

The Latest on lawsuits against the Trump administration over a border wall (all times local):

Billionaire Icahn wants Caesars Entertainment to sell itself

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:19pm

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday disclosed he has taken a 10 percent stake in Caesars Entertainment and is pushing the casino giant to sell itself.

Lawmaker changes abortion-ban proposal from 15 to 18 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:02pm

A Utah lawmaker wants to ban most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, a change to a proposal that originally would have banned the procedure after 15 weeks.

Kindergartener found with handgun on school bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:36pm

School officials in Pittsburgh say a kindergartener was found with a handgun on a school bus.