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The Latest: Florida shooting suspect in brief court hearing

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:05:13 GMT2018-02-19T19:05:13Z

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local):...



Teen accused of threatening school shooting arrested

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:00:53 GMT2018-02-19T19:00:53Z

REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) -- Police have arrested a 13-year-old Missouri boy accused of threatening to shoot up a school with an AK-47 in a video posted on social media....



US postal worker found fatally shot in mail truck in Dallas

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:47:43 GMT2018-02-19T18:47:43Z

DALLAS (AP) -- A U.S. Postal Service worker was found fatally shot inside a mail truck along a busy highway in Dallas on Monday, and investigators are treating the case as a homicide, according to police....



New York woman falls to her death out of fifth-floor window

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:08:58 GMT2018-02-19T18:08:58Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police are investigating the death of a woman who fell from a fifth-floor window of a Harlem housing development....



Fire destroys squad's 5 ambulances, causes $2M in damages

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:18 GMT2018-02-19T18:03:18Z

WOODSTOWN, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a fast-moving fire gutted an ambulance squad's building in New Jersey, destroying five ambulances and causing at least $2 million in damage overall....



Oklahoma lawmaker delays resolution seeking judge's removal

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:57:21 GMT2018-02-19T17:57:21Z

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma lawmaker isn't pushing for a vote on a resolution to oust a judge who approved probation for a man who admitted raping a 13-year-old Texas girl at a church camp in southern Oklahoma....



Confederate statue toppling cases start with a dismissal

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:40:30 GMT2018-02-19T17:40:30Z

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina judge trying protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue has dismissed the criminal case against one of them....



NYPD Special Victims hunting for rapist of 12-year-old

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:27:05 GMT2018-02-19T17:27:05Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The 12-year-old girl was in her school uniform, wearing pigtails. She clutched her princess lunch box as she got off the Bronx bus after tutoring, and that's when the rapist grabbed her by the arm....



APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:06:29 GMT2018-02-19T17:06:29Z

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility's president and CEO told The Associated Press....



Inmate in landmark Supreme Court case denied parole

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:00:25 GMT2018-02-19T16:00:25Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A 71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences has been denied parole more than a half-century after he killed a sheriff's deputy at age 17....



Parole denied for Louisiana inmate whose case led to landmark Supreme Court decision on ju...

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:57:22 GMT2018-02-19T15:57:22Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Parole denied for Louisiana inmate whose case led to landmark Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences ....



The Latest: Police: Family targeted in restaurant shooting

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:37:12 GMT2018-02-19T15:37:12Z

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting outside a restaurant in San Antonio (all times local):...



NYC rape case prompts calls to close police sex loophole

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:25:33 GMT2018-02-19T15:25:33Z

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The case of two New York City police officers accused of raping an 18-year-old woman in their custody last year is spurring calls to close what some are calling a police sex loophole....



Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:22:02 GMT2018-02-19T15:22:02Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. He was 104....



Police: Child, 3 adults shot outside Texas restaurant

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:41:24 GMT2018-02-19T12:41:24Z

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Police say a masked shooter opened fire on a group of people outside a restaurant in San Antonio, wounding a 6-year-old boy and three adults....



Original Picasso print stolen from Milwaukee art gallery

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:35:58 GMT2018-02-19T10:35:58Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- An original Pablo Picasso print worth up to an estimated $50,000 was stolen from a downtown Milwaukee art gallery....



Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:55:52 GMT2018-02-19T05:55:52Z

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with President Donald Trump....



Trooper shot and wounded in Texas while pursuing suspect

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:44:52 GMT2018-02-19T03:44:52Z

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Authorities say a Texas trooper has been shot and wounded while pursuing a suspect....



Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:33:22 GMT2018-02-18T22:33:22Z

Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town....



First hippopotamus born at new Dallas Zoo exhibit dies

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:13:41 GMT2018-02-18T22:13:41Z

DALLAS (AP) -- The first baby hippopotamus born at a new Dallas Zoo exhibit has died....



School shooting massacre victims torn from community fabric

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:43:09 GMT2018-02-18T19:43:09Z

Two of the victims were coaches. One was a student who played trombone in the school band. Another proudly wore his ROTC uniform. Still another loved soccer. And most were so very young....



Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery in Atlanta

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:03:57 GMT2018-02-18T19:03:57Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering from surgery at Emory University Hospital....



At museum, current and ex-inmates create art and futures

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:44:13 GMT2018-02-18T17:44:13Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- As a child, Russell Craig spent time in the 1990s locked up at Philadelphia's Youth Study Center for truancy. It was a stubby, bleak dose of reality interrupting a touristy stretch of museums, monuments and splashing fountains along Philadelphia's grandest boulevard, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. It sat there from the 1950s until it moved to make way for Barnes, which opened in 2012....



Life or death main decision for school shooting suspect

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:18:51 GMT2018-02-18T16:18:51Z

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison....



Man arrested after breaching security at Illinois airport

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:16:40 GMT2018-02-18T16:16:40Z

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Several weekend flights were delayed or canceled at an Illinois airport after a man tried to use a stolen vehicle to ram the main terminal and breached security....



Man walking in NYC hit by fallen piece of fire escape dies

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:46:32 GMT2018-02-18T15:46:32Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A man hit by a piece of fire escape that had fallen from a New York City building has died....



Trump once again wants to cut energy assistance to the poor

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:10:48 GMT2018-02-18T15:10:48Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of low-income heating assistance. And once again, program supporters are vowing to fight it....



School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:47:06 GMT2018-02-18T00:47:06Z

The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws....



A fire alarm sounds, then gunfire erupts: Stay or flee?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:07:46 GMT2018-02-17T22:07:46Z

Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire....



Family of woman killed by police may not see full $37M award

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:31:38 GMT2018-02-17T20:31:38Z

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The family of a Maryland woman who was fatally shot by police two years ago may never receive the entire $37 million it was awarded in a lawsuit this week....



Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:26:23 GMT2018-02-17T20:26:23Z

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas....



Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:02:21 GMT2018-02-17T20:02:21Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota woman accused of setting small fires on a college campus in a self-professed act of jihad had been on the FBI's radar for at least four months....



The Latest: Slain Chicago officer remembered as 'model cop'

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:23:31 GMT2018-02-17T18:23:31Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest on the funeral for a Chicago Police commander killed in the line of duty (all times local):...



Conundrum of a fire alarm with gunfire: Flee, or lock down?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:27:15 GMT2018-02-17T16:27:15Z

Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire....



Ruling lets transgender teen continue hormonal therapy

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:51:19 GMT2018-02-17T14:51:19Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A judge's ruling will allow a transgender Ohio teenager to continue hormonal therapy over the wishes of his parents who deny he is transgender....



Funeral to be held for slain Chicago police commander

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:23:44 GMT2018-02-17T14:23:44Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Scores of police officers and other mourners will attend the funeral of a Chicago Police commander who was fatally shot by a suspect this week....



Cincinnati area shaken by racial taunts, insults in schools

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:15:36 GMT2018-02-17T14:15:36Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Some schools have been plagued this winter by outbreaks of racism in and around a city that's been revitalized in recent years following racial violence....



In Baltimore, public trust erodes amid police scandal

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:13:40 GMT2018-02-17T13:13:40Z

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Confidence in Baltimore's sworn protectors has badly deteriorated in recent years, but federal courtroom admissions about a range of criminal abuses by officers may be eroding it to rock bottom....



AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:31:13 GMT2018-02-17T08:31:13Z

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....



Shooting survivors become advocates for stronger weapon laws

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 04:08:09 GMT2018-02-17T04:08:09Z

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Dead bodies were still inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when survivors of this week's shooting began speaking out about gun violence. It seemed as if the teens had stepped straight from the bullet-scarred school into the nation's gun debate....



US Sen. Harris endorses Newsom for California governor

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:42:24 GMT2018-02-17T02:42:24Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris endorsed Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Friday in the race for California governor....



Wynn gets no money in termination deal with casino company

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:14:05 GMT2018-02-17T02:14:05Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A termination agreement released Friday between embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company bearing his name leaves him without any severance or compensation and prohibits his involvement in any competing gambling business for two years....



A look at FBI call center that failed to flag tip on shooter

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:07:30 GMT2018-02-17T02:07:30Z

More than a month before 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, the FBI got a tip warning that the suspect wanted to kill people and was planning to carry out a school shooting....



White nationalist appears to disavow connection with shooter

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:33:10 GMT2018-02-17T01:33:10Z

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- A white nationalist appears to have lied to The Associated Press and other news organizations when he claimed that Florida school-shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of his obscure group....



UN chief appoints former British diplomat envoy to Yemen

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:00:05 GMT2018-02-17T01:00:05Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (goo-TEHR'-esh) has appointed a former British diplomat as special envoy to war-torn Yemen....



Mass shooters use loopholes, lapses in checks to get guns

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:26:37 GMT2018-02-17T00:26:37Z

Nikolas Cruz is just the latest U.S. mass shooter to legally obtain and own guns because of limited firearms laws, lapses in the background check process or law enforcement's failure to heed warnings of concerning behavior....



Man who sued ex-Seattle mayor on sex abuse claims found dead

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:02:54 GMT2018-02-17T00:02:54Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- A 47-year-old man who sued former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray over sexual abuse claims that effectively ended Murray's political career has been found dead....



'You killed my kid!' Father of shooting victim laments

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:00:10 GMT2018-02-17T00:00:10Z

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- A father's grief and anger boiled over Friday as the first victims of the Florida high school massacre were buried....



Sheriff didn't pursue sex case against Texas church gunman

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:52:49 GMT2018-02-16T23:52:49Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- Sheriff's deputies didn't pursue a sexual assault investigation against the gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church, even though the woman reporting it signed a complaint detailing the alleged attack, according to records released Friday....



4 construction workers hurt in LA elevator shaft fall

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:14:38 GMT2018-02-16T23:14:38Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say four construction workers have been hurt, three critically, after plunging 30 feet (9.1 meters) down an elevator shaft at an unfinished Los Angeles building....



Kentucky teen charged as adult in fatal school shootings

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:53:42 GMT2018-02-16T22:53:42Z

BENTON, Ky. (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire inside his Kentucky high school will be tried as an adult on murder charges....



Arkansas judge dismisses Monsanto lawsuit on dicamba ban

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:52:06 GMT2018-02-16T22:52:06Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas' ban on the use of a weed killer blamed by farmers in several states for crop damage will remain in place after a state judge dismissed a legal challenge by a maker of the herbicide....



The Latest: Shareholders in 2nd lawsuit against Wynn Resorts

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:46:13 GMT2018-02-16T22:46:13Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Latest on the termination agreement announced Friday between casino mogul Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts (all times local):...



Border Patrol says rocks thrown from Mexico dent vehicle

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:06:34 GMT2018-02-16T22:06:34Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The U.S. Border Patrol says rocks thrown by a man on top of a fence on the U.S.-Mexico border dented an agent's vehicle but no one was injured....



Inmates who clapped for cop death suspect may face reprisals

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:02:27 GMT2018-02-16T22:02:27Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Five Cook County Jail inmates who applauded as the man charged with the fatal shooting of a Chicago police commander was led by their cell could face reprisals for their actions, a jail official said Friday....



3 men accused of trying to export drone parts to Hezbollah

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:35:47 GMT2018-02-16T21:35:47Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal grand jury in Minnesota indicted three people on charges that they conspired to export drone parts and technology from the U.S. to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia in Lebanon, authorities announced Friday....



Man, toddler fatally stabbed in Missouri; 2 relatives hurt

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:26:22 GMT2018-02-16T21:26:22Z

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban St. Louis man was charged Friday with stabbing four relatives in their home, killing a man and his toddler son and leaving two other people fighting for their lives....



Teen to be tried as adult in South Carolina school shooting

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:58:11 GMT2018-02-16T20:58:11Z

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) -- A boy who was 14 when he was charged in the shooting death of his father at their home and a first-grader on a South Carolina elementary school playground will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled Friday....



Officials: Man obsessed with YouTube stars likely shot self

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:55:17 GMT2018-02-16T20:55:17Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say a New Mexico man who traveled to Austin to kill and rob two YouTube celebrities likely died of a self-inflicted gunshot after being confronted by police....



Guilty plea for teen accused of sparking Oregon wildfire

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:53:59 GMT2018-02-16T20:53:59Z

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) -- A teenager charged in juvenile court with starting an explosive wildfire in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge last fall by tossing a lit firecracker into the woods pleaded guilty Friday in a deal that spares him time in custody....



Court upholds surrogacy contracts as enforceable in Iowa

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:53:50 GMT2018-02-16T20:53:50Z

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The birth mother of an 18-month-old girl, who agreed to be paid as a surrogate to have the baby, is not legally the child's parent, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday in an emotional case that concluded surrogacy contracts can be enforced in Iowa....



Lawyer: 13-year-old oil leak remains 'long-term problem'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:53:35 GMT2018-02-16T20:53:35Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A 13-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico remains a "long-term problem" without a clear solution for eliminating chronic slicks that often stretch for miles off Louisiana's coast, a government lawyer recently told a federal judge....



Washington state college lockdown ends, no evidence of shots

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:47:36 GMT2018-02-16T20:47:36Z

DES MOINES, Wash. (AP) -- A community college in Washington state was locked down Friday following reports of shots fired but police found no evidence of a gunman and no injuries were reported....



TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline spill cleanup on schedule

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:26:25 GMT2018-02-16T20:26:25Z

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) -- TransCanada Corp. says cleanup of a massive on-shore oil spill from Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota is halfway finished....



Judge OKs evaluation for Illinois teen accused in shooting

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:10:26 GMT2018-02-16T20:10:26Z

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- An Illinois teenager accused in a high school shooting that injured one student in September suffers from a defiance disorder and other conditions for which he can't be treated at the state's Juvenile Justice Department, a psychiatrist has found....



Parents adopting children to see higher fees, new rules

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:14:12 GMT2018-02-16T19:14:12Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. government has raised fees and made a series of regulatory changes recently for American families adopting children overseas, fueling resentment toward the State Department among agencies who fear further reductions in the already dwindling number of foreign adoptions....



Florida student's grandfather survived 1949 mass shooting

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:52:10 GMT2018-02-16T18:52:10Z

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- A student who survived the shooting at a Florida school hid in a closet - just like her grandfather did to escape a 1949 shooting rampage in New Jersey....



Officers fill Ohio church, gym for funeral of slain officers

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:39:22 GMT2018-02-16T18:39:22Z

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Police officers and sheriff's deputies from around the nation are crowding into an Ohio church for the funeral of two slain police officers....



The Latest: No injuries following reports of shots fired

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:31:54 GMT2018-02-16T18:31:54Z

DES MOINES, Wash. (AP) -- The Latest on reports of shots fired at a Washington state community college (all times local):...



Did the FBI miss a warning before Florida school shooting?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:10:18 GMT2018-02-16T18:10:18Z

The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising concerns about whether the FBI missed signs that might have stopped a mass shooting....



Al-Qaida fighter, absent from court, gets life in prison

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:51:09 GMT2018-02-16T17:51:09Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A self-described al-Qaida "warrior" who was in a firefight in Afghanistan that left two U.S. servicemen dead refused to attend his sentencing Friday, when a judge ordered him to serve life in prison....



Is Maryland ready to rid 'Northern scum' from state song?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:28:33 GMT2018-02-16T17:28:33Z

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland lawmakers who support changing the official state song think the time is right to finally wipe "Northern scum," and other pre-Civil War phrases out of it....



Parents of Florida murder suspect placed on house arrest

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:20:38 GMT2018-02-16T17:20:38Z

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The parents of a suspect in the random shooting deaths of four people have showed up late for a civil contempt hearing in Florida and have been placed on house arrest after refusing to cooperate with prosecutors....



Applebee's closes restaurant in Missouri profiling incident

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:08:43 GMT2018-02-16T17:08:43Z

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) -- Applebee's has closed a Kansas City-area restaurant where two black women said they were falsely accused of not paying for meals in an earlier visit....



6 inseparable friends now even closer after school shooting

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:58:47 GMT2018-02-16T16:58:47Z

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- It was the final period of the day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Jonathan Blank was in history class, learning about the Holocaust. Across campus, five of his friends, pals since grade school, sat in different classrooms watching the clock. In 19 minutes, school would be out and the buddies had plans this Valentine's Day: a little basketball and boys' time....



In many US states, 18 is old enough to buy a semiautomatic

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:42:41 GMT2018-02-16T16:42:41Z

Just months after his 18th birthday, Nikolas Cruz went to a Florida gun store to buy a weapon. But there were limits on what he could purchase at his age....



Authorities: Boy burned after following dad's suicide advice

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:41:58 GMT2018-02-16T16:41:58Z

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities have arrested an Oklahoma man for allegedly giving his 12-year-old son advice on how to kill himself....



Old yearbook photo spurs effort to find missing WWII pilot

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:47:11 GMT2018-02-16T15:47:11Z

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- During World War II, four American servicemen who graduated from the same upstate New York high school had their photo taken for the yearbook: a Coast Guardsman, a Navy pilot, a sailor and a soldier. The pilot never made it home and is still listed as missing in action....



Man convicted of beating boy to death, tossing body in river

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:17:21 GMT2018-02-16T14:17:21Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man has been 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....



Woman running for Congress charged with scamming NYC jeweler

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:45:11 GMT2018-02-16T12:45:11Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Wisconsin woman running to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind has been charged with scamming a jewelry store in New York City....



Officials identify body found in concrete buried in backyard

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:32:49 GMT2018-02-16T12:32:49Z

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) -- Officials have identified the body encased in concrete and buried in a backyard in Ohio....



10 Things to Know for Today

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:10:03 GMT2018-02-16T12:10:03Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...



Stone Brewing sues MillerCoors for Keystone Light branding

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:39:19 GMT2018-02-16T11:39:19Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Craft brewing company Stone Brewing Co. is suing MillerCoors LLC over the rebranding of Keystone Light beer....



How Trump has responded to moments of national grief

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:51:04 GMT2018-02-16T05:51:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has responded in uneven ways to mass shootings and other incidents in which multiple people were killed....



Hundreds hold vigil for victims of Florida school shooting

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:58:22 GMT2018-02-16T02:58:22Z

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- At least 1,000 people attended a candlelight vigil Thursday night for the 17 people killed in a Florida school shooting, some of them sobbing openly as the victims' names were read aloud....



Train carrying automobiles derails; 2 crew members treated

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:58:09 GMT2018-02-16T02:58:09Z

ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) -- A freight train carrying automobiles has derailed in rural western New York, sending up a plume of black smoke but apparently posing no public danger....



Police: No domestic violence calls at home before 3 deaths

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:52:59 GMT2018-02-16T02:52:59Z

SEBEWAING, Mich. (AP) -- A police chief says there's no record of domestic violence calls to a Michigan home where a man is believed to have killed his wife and college-student daughter before fatally shooting himself....



Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:35:10 GMT2018-02-16T02:35:10Z

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing what may have been warning signs he was bent on violence....



Police: Alabama mall manager fatally shot, 3 in custody

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:23:54 GMT2018-02-16T02:23:54Z

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Police say gunfire at an Alabama mall has left the mall manager dead, another person wounded and at least three people in custody....



The Latest: Police identify members of slain Michigan family

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:22:16 GMT2018-02-16T02:22:16Z

SEBEWAING, Mich. (AP) -- The Latest on a suspected double murder-suicide at a Michigan home (all times local):...



Victim's aunt calls for action, not prayers, after shooting

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:15:39 GMT2018-02-16T02:15:39Z

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- In an open letter addressed "Dear America," the aunt of a 14-year-old killed in a Florida school shooting calls for action - not prayers - to put an end to gun violence....



10 Things to Know for Friday

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:42:34 GMT2018-02-16T01:42:34Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...



Expert says teen charged in 2 deaths shouldn't be released

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:35:12 GMT2018-02-16T00:35:12Z

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) -- A neuropsychologist testified Thursday that a teen charged with killing his father before going to a South Carolina school and fatally shooting a first-grader shouldn't be released, saying the teen suggested he would repeat the act....



5 referred to juvenile court in North Dakota hazing incident

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:33:57 GMT2018-02-16T00:33:57Z

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Authorities referred five boys to juvenile court Thursday following alleged misconduct in the boys' locker room at a small North Dakota school....



Oregon lawmakers move to ease scrubbing of racist provisions

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:21:18 GMT2018-02-16T00:21:18Z

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- When Oregon lawmaker Julie Fahey and her husband bought a house, the deed said that only whites could live there unless the person was a domestic servant....



Wife guilty of assisting in murder of 2 California deputies

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:21:00 GMT2018-02-16T00:21:00Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Jurors found a Utah woman guilty of murder Thursday for aiding her husband as he killed two Northern California sheriff's deputies in 2014....



North Carolina sheriff cancels re-election firearms raffle

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:59:30 GMT2018-02-15T23:59:30Z

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina sheriff has canceled a re-election campaign firearms raffle that was to include the type of assault rifle used in Wednesday's Florida high school shooting....



Ex-teacher accused of making bomb, using students for help

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:58:46 GMT2018-02-15T23:58:46Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A former New York City high school teacher has been accused of paying students to dismantle fireworks for gunpowder so he could eventually make a bomb....



Protest over Little Rock's "Babe Bracket" spreads nationwide

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:49:36 GMT2018-02-15T23:49:36Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The runner-up from last year's "Babe Bracket," a radio station promotion that pits local female journalists in a tournament-style contest whether they want to be in it or not, started a protest on Twitter on Thursday....



APNewsBreak: Senator to stop blocking some DOJ jobs over pot

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:46:53 GMT2018-02-15T23:46:53Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Colorado's Republican U.S. senator said Thursday he will stop blocking nominees for some Justice Department jobs, saying he is encouraged by recent conversations with federal officials about the treatment of the state's marijuana industry, despite the Trump administration's tougher stance....