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Police responding to reports of gunfire at Houston hospital

HOUSTON (AP) — Police in Houston are responding to reports of shots fired inside a hospital at Houston's Texas Medical Center. Houston police spokesman Kese Smith says authorities have no...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:50

State lawmakers fear backlash from giving themselves a raise

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Want to complain to your legislators about wage stagnation? Chances are they've gone just as long — maybe longer — without a raise. Most Legislatures...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:50

The Latest: Bank robber who used hostage as shield sentenced

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a sentencing in a deadly California bank robbery and police shootout (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Emotions ran high during the sentencing of...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:49

School district agrees to remove Ten Commandments monument

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district is agreeing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from outside a high school and pay $164,000 in legal fees to settle...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:47

Milo Yiannopoulos apologizes for remarks, quits Breitbart

NEW YORK (AP) — Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned after coming under fire from other conservatives over comments on sexual relationships between boys and men. Speaking to reporters...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:46

Official: Ecuador's presidential election headed to runoff

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's nail-biter election is heading to a runoff after results showed ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno falling just shy of the votes needed to clench a...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:46

Trump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrants

HELSINKI (AP) — When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:45

Ex-Minnesota Orchestra maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former longtime Minnesota Orchestra music director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (skroh-vah-CHEHF'-skee) has died at age 93. The Minnesota Orchestra says its president, Kevin Smith, was told by Skrowaczewski's family...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:43

Trump praises new African American museum during first visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced "bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms" during his first visit to the new Smithsonian National Museum of African...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:43

Federal prosecutors accuse NC man of making online threats

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have accused a North Carolina man of posting threats against non-Muslims online. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District said 27-year-old Garrett Grimsley,...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:41

Drew Peterson transferred out of Illinois prison system

MENARD, Ill. (AP) — Former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson has been transferred out of the Illinois prison system and is now listed in a federal Bureau of Prisons...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:36

Utah moves to toss school ban on 'advocacy of homosexuality'

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers took the first step Tuesday to get rid of a state law that bans the "advocacy of homosexuality" in schools, a move driven...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:27

Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attack

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal officials say a Missouri man is charged with helping to plan what he believed would be a terrorist attack in Kansas City. Robert Lorenzo...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:27

Trump pick as security adviser is nod toward pragmatism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as his national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism. Even so, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:23

The Latest: Spicer talks about anti-Muslim groups, terrorism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 3:15 p.m. White House press secretary Sean Spicer answered a question about anti-Muslim sentiment with a response about...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:23

Lawsuit: Black cop told to style hair like white officer's

HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer has sued her department, saying she endured years of racial and gender discrimination that included supervisors telling her to style her...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:15

Bull that led police chase after slaughterhouse escape dies

NEW YORK (AP) — A bull that escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through New York City streets has died. Police corralled the bull in...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:14

At UN, US envoy stresses 'commitment' to European alliances

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is underlining America's "total commitment" to its European allies, echoing assurances other administration figures have been giving European...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:14

Mariners' Martin tells of threats in Cuban smuggling trial

MIAMI (AP) — Seattle Mariners outfielder Leonys Martin has told a Miami jury he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border without any valid papers because he feared being kidnapped or worse after...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:07

Marlins' Hechavarria back on stand in Cuban smuggling trial

MIAMI (AP) — It's a second day of testimony for Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in the trial of a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer accused of smuggling...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:05

Deal reached over unfinished development tied to Trump aide

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The remaining condo owner in a failed New Jersey waterfront development has reached an undisclosed settlement with a New York-based real estate company tied to...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:05

Jill Biden named board chair of aid group Save the Children

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dr. Jill Biden, educator and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, has been named board chair of Save the Children. Biden, who still teaches English...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:04

Milo Yiannopoulos resigns as editor of Breitbart Tech

NEW YORK (AP) — Milo Yiannopoulos resigns as editor of Breitbart Tech.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:04

Deal hunger sends food stocks higher; US indexes at records

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are breaking records again Tuesday as investors come back from a long weekend hungry for deals. While Kraft Heinz and Unilever couldn't complete a proposed...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:03

The Latest: Trump to meet with Kasich, former rival, critic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 3 p.m. President Donald Trump will meet with former primary rival and frequent critic John Kasich on Friday...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:02

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