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Charges dropped against New York hunter who shot neighbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:04am

An upstate New York hunter who fatally shot a neighbor he mistook for a deer is no longer facing charges.

The Latest: New execution date required for Alabama inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:02am

The Latest on the postponed execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local):

New execution date required for Alabama inmate after delay

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:58am

The state of Alabama must seek a new execution date for a condemned inmate if it still wants to execute him following an unexpected postponement.

Correction: Obit-Billy Graham story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:54am

In a story Feb. 22 about the burial of Billy Graham, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Graham will be buried at the headquarters of his association in Charlotte. The burial will take place at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, a separate location.

Shooting reported on Louisiana college campus; 2 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:50am

Two people were injured after gunshots were fired early Friday on a college campus in Louisiana, school officials said.

The Latest: More lawmakers want Missouri governor to leave

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:42am

The Latest on the indictment of Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

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Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

Gary Fineout, Jennifer Kay and Josh Replogle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:41am

The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter.

Trump says Mexico must do more to combat MS-13

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:40am

President Donald Trump called Friday on Mexico to block MS-13 gang members from traveling through their country on the way to the U.S.

Fire destroys 25 school buses; district cancels classes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:31am

A fire destroyed more than two dozen school buses overnight and forced a Pennsylvania district to cancel classes Friday.

Trump criticizes Florida deputy who didn't confront school shooter: 'He certainly did a poor job'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:29am

Trump criticizes Florida deputy who didn't confront school shooter: 'He certainly did a poor job'

Missouri governor defiant after indictment linked to affair

Jim Salter, David A. Lieb and Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:15am

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of privacy, alleging the Republican took a compromising photo of a woman during an extramarital affair the year before he was elected.

Officials at Southeastern Louisiana University say two people injured in on-campus shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:12am

Officials at Southeastern Louisiana University say two people injured in on-campus shooting.

Florida man yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:00am

As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled "murderers! murderers! murderers!" as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student.

Father defends son accused in slaying of exhibitionist wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:50am

An Alabama man is defending his son, who's accused of murder in the slaying of his exhibitionist wife.

Prosecutors: Victims in fatal shooting not intended targets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:27am

Authorities say a gunman who fatally shot a 10-year-old boy and wounded his mother at their New Jersey home was trying to hit someone else when he opened fire.

The Latest: Cabinet member suggests Trump is negotiating

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:21am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's comments about MS-13 gang members and immigration(all times local):

Ex-DEA task force member pleads guilty to cash, drug theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:16am

A former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration narcotics task force member in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to stealing cash and drugs.

2 Trump children in Asia; 2 approaches to the world

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:12am

and, not inconsequentially, a younger one as well — allows the United States a photogenic representative at a games dominated by unusually adept PR moves from North Korea. The big question is this: After seeing some final events and glad-handing some American athletes, will she be placed in the same position as Pence — in a VIP box with a North Korean delegation? And if so, how will she respond and will she, unlike Pence, choose to interact? The answer could provide a coda to an extraordinary two weeks of Olympic political optics — and offer hints of the Trump administration's approach in coming weeks when it comes to the thawing of North-South relations on the Korean Peninsula.

No survivors after Wisconsin-bound plane crashes in Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:41am

Indiana State Police say there are no survivors after a small, Wisconsin-bound plane carrying at least three people crashed in central Indiana.

Terror concerns prompt DC parking changes for special events

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:17am

Following vehicle-based attacks in New York and Charlottesville, Virginia, a new parking policy could force thousands to move their cars during major events in the nation's capital.