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February 19, 2018

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  • Agency managing vast US lands experiences year of upheaval

    3 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of staff members re-assigned, key positions go unfilled, rules governing industry shelved and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees. The agency's evolving ...

  • Police: 4 shot, including boy, 6, outside Texas steakhouse

    4 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN ATONIO, Texas (AP) — A 6-year-old boy and three adults were shot in the parking lot of a popular West Side San Antonio Steakhouse. The San Antonio Express-News reports that San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says two of ...

  • Today in History

    4 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2018. There are 315 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1968, the children's program "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," created ...

  • Trooper shot and wounded in Texas while pursuing suspect

    6 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities say a Texas trooper has been shot and wounded while pursuing a suspect. The San Antonio Express-News reports the trooper pulled a man over Sunday afternoon in Guadalupe County. The Department of Public Safety says ...

  • Pennsylvania awaits first look at court's congressional map

    6 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is on the cusp of imposing a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve for several seats. The court set a Monday ...

  • Buffalo gores camper on Southern California island

    11 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) AVALON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a buffalo has gored a man camping on Southern California's Catalina Island. Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say the man was sitting on a log Saturday evening and the buffalo was grazing nearby. Sgt. ...

  • First hippopotamus born at new Dallas Zoo exhibit dies

    11 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — The first baby hippopotamus born at a new Dallas Zoo exhibit has died. The Dallas Morning News reports that zoo officials said a female hippo gave birth early Saturday to her first calf, but she did not ...

  • Plane lands on California highway median; no one injured

    13 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has landed on the median of a Northern California highway but no injuries have been reported. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the pilot reported engine trouble before bringing ...

  • ROTC leader shocked that accused school shooter 1 of his own

    13 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The sound of gunfire still ringing in his ears after his mad half-mile sprint, Jack Ciaramello was standing with friends in a grocery store parking lot when a sheriff's deputy approached. He asked the Marjory Stoneman ...

  • The Latest: Trump to meet with Florida high school students

    16 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:45 p.m. President Donald Trump will hold a listening session with high school students this week following the deadly school shooting in Florida. A White ...

  • Maryland GOP candidate raffles off AR-15 assault weapon

    16 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — A Republican running for a Maryland legislative seat raffled off an AR-15 assault weapon at a Saturday night fundraiser, only days after the same type of weapon was used to kill 17 people at a Florida high ...

  • Man arrested after breaching security at Illinois airport

    17 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) 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. The Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport ...

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

    18 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A man hit by a piece of fire escape that had fallen from a New York City building has died. Police say 58-year-old Richard Marchhart died Saturday from a skull fracture he sustained when he was ...

  • Trump once again wants to cut energy assistance to the poor

    18 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) 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. The administration is using the same arguments from a year ago ...

  • The Latest: Shooting survivors plan march on Washington

    19 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Survivor of the shooting rampage at a Florida high school that killed 17 people are planning a march on Washington next month ...

  • Washington snipped here? College says it found prez's hair

    19 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York college says it has discovered a lock of George Washington's hair pressed in the pages of an old book. While officials at Union College in Schenectady can't say for sure it's the real ...

  • Life or death main decision for school shooting suspect

    20 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming that the only question left for the courts if he's convicted is whether he'll be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his ...

  • Trump mad at law enforcement, lawmakers over Iran payment

    20 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is railing against law enforcement and lawmakers — this time over an Obama-era payment to Iran. Trump says in a tweet that he's "never gotten over the fact that Obama was ...

  • Today in History

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2018. There are 316 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 18, 1678, the first part of "The Pilgrim's Progress," a Christian allegory by ...

  • Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says the FBI "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting. Trump says on Twitter Saturday night: "This is not acceptable. They are spending ...

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