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  • Pennsylvania court issues new congressional district map for 2018 elections; map almost certain to face GOP challenge

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania court issues new congressional district map for 2018 elections; map almost certain to face GOP challenge.

  • Teen accused of threatening school shooting arrested

    46 minutes ago

    (AP) 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. The Springfield News-Leader reports that police in Republic say the boy ...

  • Wind-driven wildfire forces people to flee rural California

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said. The blaze burning through chaparral bush and ...

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

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a woman who fell from a fifth-floor window of a Harlem housing development. The New York Times reports Quanneisha Baskerville stopped at her estranged boyfriend's home Saturday to drop off ...

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

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) 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. The fire at the American Legion Ambulance Association, in Woodstown, broke ...

  • Officials: No dog meat on the menu at Los Angeles restaurant

    1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles restaurant doesn't have permission to kill as many as three dogs a day and serve the meat to customers, despite claims in a widely shared false story this week. Health officials say the ...

  • Confederate statue toppling cases start with a dismissal

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) 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. Dante Strobino was tried Monday on charges including defacing public property and conspiracy in the ...

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

    2 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York police are still searching for the rapist who attacked a 12-year-old school girl almost three years ago. The little girl was grabbed in the Bronx as she got off a bus after tutoring. The ...

  • Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The family reunification system that has been central to U.S. immigration law for half a century is suddenly facing talk of a complete overhaul thanks to President Donald Trump. The president used his State of the ...

  • US postal worker found fatally shot in mail truck in Dallas

    3 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a U.S. Postal Service worker has been found shot to death inside a mail truck along a busy highway. Police released a statement Monday saying the case is being investigated as a homicide. Police ...

  • Rhode Island GOP state senator charged with extorting sex

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An unsealed grand jury indictment accuses a Republican state senator of extorting sex from a page in the Rhode Island Senate page program. The indictment was unsealed Monday as Senate Minority Whip Nicholas Kettle was arraigned ...

  • Parole denied for Louisiana inmate whose case led to landmark Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences

    3 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) 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

    4 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on a shooting outside a restaurant in San Antonio (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Police say a family waiting to be seated at a San Antonio steakhouse was targeted by a masked gunman who ...

  • NYC rape case prompts calls to close police sex loophole

    4 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) 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. While New York ...

  • The Latest: Trump supports improving gun background checks

    4 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:40 The White House says President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the federal gun background check system after a school shooting in Florida that ...

  • Inmate in landmark Supreme Court case faces parole board

    6 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's parole board is set to decide whether to free an inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile offender sentences. Monday's parole board hearing will be 71-year-old Henry Montgomery's ...

  • Police: Atlanta man dead after dispute with UberEATS driver

    9 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Investigators are searching for a delivery food driver who they say opened fire and killed a customer just outside metro Atlanta. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as 30-year-old Ryan Thornton of Atlanta. Local ...

  • Agency managing vast US lands experiences year of upheaval

    13 hours, 10 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

    14 hours, 15 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

    14 hours, 46 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 ...

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