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12-year-old girl dies in snow fort collapse outside churchA 12-year-old girl has died after a snow fort collapsed while she was playing outside a church in suburban Chicago
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Ex-Iowa school official who took nearly $217K gets probationA former Iowa school district official has been given three years of probation for embezzling nearly $217,000 over the course of several years
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Kamala Harris Joins 2020 RaceThe field of 2020 Democratic challengers is already getting crowded. California Sen. Kamala Harris announced Monday on ABC's Good Morning America that she's in. Harris is the fourth prominent woman to join the race, behind Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. She is also the first...
Newser10 hours ago
FILE - In this February 1964 file photo, Henry Montgomery, flanked by two deputies, awaits the verdict in his trial for the murder of Charles H. Hurt, a sheriff’s deputy in Baton Rouge, La.  Montgomery, the subject of a 2016 Supreme Court ruling, has been behind bars for more than a half-century. He was denied parole in 2018. Now 72, he will be eligible for another hearing February 2019. (John Boss/The Advocate via AP, File)
After 2016 ruling, battles over juvenile lifer cases persistThree years after the Supreme Court offered a second chance to some 2,000 juvenile lifers, about 400 have been freed and hundreds more have shortened sentences, but most remain behind bars
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Kentucky Student in Viral Video: Why I SmiledThe student at the center of the Lincoln Memorial incident causing nationwide controversy says the confrontation with a Native American protester is being completely misrepresented. In a statement released through a PR firm, Nick Sandmann says he was approached by Nathan Phillips after he started to lead school spirit chants...
Newser11 hours ago
Snow starts to accumulate on Delaware Ave. as a major winter storm moves into the northeast on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Delmar, N.Y. (Will Waldron/Times Union, via AP)
The Latest: Bitter cold freezes US regions hit by stormA winter storm that covered parts of the Midwest and Northeast in snow this weekend has manifested into a bitter freeze
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A police car sits in front of Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky., Saturday, Jan 19, 2019. A diocese in Kentucky apologized Saturday after videos emerged showing students from the Catholic boys' high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial on Friday after a rally in Washington. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
The Latest: Teen in video says he sought to calm tensionTeen at center of video confrontation near Lincoln Memorial says he did nothing to provoke, sought to calm situation
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo, a large crowd representing a majority of the remaining Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, including Nathan Phillips, center with glasses, march out of the Oceti Sakowin camp before the deadline set for evacuation of the camp near Cannon Ball, N.D. Phillips says he felt compelled to get between a group of black religious activists and largely white students with his ceremonial drum to defuse a potentially dangerous situation at a rally in Washington. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn't provokeThe student who stared and smiled at an elderly Native American protester outside the Lincoln Memorial in a videotaped confrontation that drew outrage over the internet says he did nothing to provoke the man
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Amtrak train hits unoccupied vehicle on track in IndianaAn Amtrak train from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michigan, hit an unoccupied vehicle on the track in Indiana but no passengers or crew were injured
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Teen at center of video confrontation with Native American says he did nothing to provoke, was trying to calm situationTeen at center of video confrontation with Native American says he did nothing to provoke, was trying to calm situation
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Caleb Seely rides a unicycle on a snow covered sidewalk as he heads home after helping shovel out his brother's driveway during a winter storm, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Portland, Maine. The extra knobby tire on Seely's ride provided traction on a day when snow, sleet and freezing rain kept most motorists indoors. Parts of New England residents are bracing for up to 18 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Ice glazes over swath of US as wind chills fall below zeroA winter storm that covered parts of the Midwest and Northeast in snow this weekend has manifested into a deep freeze
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Authorities: Police officer gunned down in Mobile, AlabamaA police officer has been shot to death in Mobile, Alabama, becoming second officer in Alabama to lose his life in line of duty this month
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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