Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing
Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

Congressional Democrats are highlighting voting problems in Georgia as justification for restoring federal oversight of elections in certain places with a history of discrimination.

Hiker stuck in quicksand at Utah park feared he would die
Hiker stuck in quicksand at Utah park feared he would die

An Arizona man whose leg was buried up to his knee in quicksand for several hours in Zion National Park in Utah over the weekend says he thought would lose his leg and might die.

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Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train
Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

The Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million in U.S. money for California's beleaguered high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion it's already spent.

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Aurora gunman's family: 'We deeply apologize' for shootings
Aurora gunman's family: 'We deeply apologize' for shootings

A relative of the man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse says her family is offering condolences to the victims' families, saying 'we deeply apologize'.

4 hrs 15 mins ago
Key witness says Colorado man fatally beat fiancee with bat
Key witness says Colorado man fatally beat fiancee with bat

Investigators say a Colorado man charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancee tried to convince a woman he was having an affair with to kill Kelsey Berreth.

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APNewsBreak: Feds share watchlist with 1,400 private groups
APNewsBreak: Feds share watchlist with 1,400 private groups

The federal government is acknowledging it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities.

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Legal hurdles would look familiar in any new R. Kelly case
Legal hurdles would look familiar in any new R. Kelly case

Prosecutors will have to clear a series of legal hurdles if they intend to charge R. Kelly and convict him, even if video evidence is available.

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Despite bill's demise, W.Va. teachers to strike for 2nd day
Despite bill's demise, W.Va. teachers to strike for 2nd day

Strike 2: West Virginia teachers' unions have called a statewide strike over a complex education bill, nearly a year to the day that they embarked on a nine-day walkout that started the national 'Red4Ed' movement.

19 hrs 15 mins ago
Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago
Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

A judge has given the green light to a lawsuit that aims to stop Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center from being built in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan.

5 hrs 26 mins ago
Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15
Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure gradually hiking the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, the highest in the Midwest.

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Dog reunited with family 101 days after California wildfire
Dog reunited with family 101 days after California wildfire

An Akita named Kingston has been reunited with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating Northern California wildfire.

4 hrs 56 mins ago
Supreme Court staying out of actor's 'Empire' lawsuit
Supreme Court staying out of actor's 'Empire' lawsuit

The Supreme Court is staying out of a lawsuit involving the television show 'Empire'.

10 hrs 46 mins ago
Consultant on North Carolina race: Methods were surprise
Consultant on North Carolina race: Methods were surprise

North Carolina elections officials say the country's last undecided congressional election was marred by falsified signatures, blank ballots that consultants could complete and disappearing documents.

19 hrs 25 mins ago
Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming's role
Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming's role

Emergency management officials in South Carolina say they are preparing both for more massive floods like the state has seen in three of the past four years and smaller, but still destructive deluges.

February 16th, 9:53 AM EST
Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert
Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Scientists find that a NASA astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert.

February 15th, 11:53 AM EST
Alabama woman who joined Islamic State seeks return to US
Alabama woman who joined Islamic State seeks return to US

An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online wants to return to the United States.

7 hrs 25 mins ago
16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration
16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

California's attorney general says at least a dozen states will join a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

February 18th, 6:23 PM EST
The Latest: 2 brothers meet with police in Smollett case
The Latest: 2 brothers meet with police in Smollett case

A Chicago police spokesman says two brothers who were arrested and later released from custody in connection with the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett have met with police and prosecutors at the courthouse.

2 hrs 35 mins ago
Environmental group seeks EPA documents on Minnesota mine
Environmental group seeks EPA documents on Minnesota mine

A Minnesota environmental group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to force it to release concerns that EPA specialists have expressed about a copper-nickel mine in the northeast of the state.

5 hrs 5 mins ago
Police: More than a dozen people rescued from SeaWorld ride
Police: More than a dozen people rescued from SeaWorld ride

Police say more than a dozen people are trapped on a ride at SeaWorld in San Diego.

20 hrs 55 mins ago
NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years
NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years

Opportunity Lost: NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after an unexpected 15 years.

February 13th, 2:13 PM EST
Key players in disputed congressional race in North Carolina
Key players in disputed congressional race in North Carolina

The investigation into ballot fraud allegations in the nation's last undecided congressional race involves a mix of characters, including a nationally known election lawyer and a local political operative suspected of illegal practices.

4 hrs 36 mins ago
Detained Mexican migrant dies in Texas hospital
Detained Mexican migrant dies in Texas hospital

A Mexican man detained by Border Patrol for illegal re-entry died Monday at a hospital in Texas.

21 hrs 55 mins ago
Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized
Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

The man who killed five co-workers at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant took a gun he wasn't allowed to have to a job he must have known he was about to lose.

February 17th, 1:13 AM EST
Vandal topples wax statue of Sean 'Diddy' Combs
Vandal topples wax statue of Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean "Diddy" Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost its head.

February 18th, 10:23 AM EST
Knight Foundation doubling spending to boost local news
Knight Foundation doubling spending to boost local news

The Knight Foundation says it will invest $300 million in local journalism over the next five years.

15 hrs 26 mins ago

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