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  • Memorial set up outside house of slain Oregon family

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A memorial of candles, flowers and teddy bears was set upside outside a house where authorities say man killed four members of his family – including his infant daughter – at the Oregon home they shared. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said 42-year-old Mark Leo Gregory Gago killed his parents, his […]
  • Police: 1 person killed at Illinois mall, shooter at large

    ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a man was shot and killed at a suburban Chicago mall and the suspect remains at large. Orland Park police say the 19-year-old was shot in the center of Orland Square Mall and ran away before collapsing outside a clothing store Monday evening. The man later died at […]
  • Second skier dies in aftermath of New Mexico avalanche

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A second person died from injuries sustained in an avalanche last week at a northern New Mexico ski resort, relatives and a hospital official said Monday. The deceased skier was identified by family as 22-year-old Corey Borg-Massanari of Vail, Colorado, who had moved to Colorado from Minnesota to attend college […]
  • Arizona police to re-interview people in teenage boy’s death

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb say they’ll re-interview witnesses and victims in the fatal shooting of a teenage boy by an officer investigating a vehicle break-in. The statement Monday comes after the truck owner told the Arizona Republic that the police description of what happened Jan. 15 isn’t accurate. Tempe Police […]
  • 5 burning questions ahead of Tuesday’s Oscar nominations

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars still don’t have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they’ll at least have nominees. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations to the 91st Oscars on Tuesday morning at 8:20 a.m. EST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. The nominations, to be […]
  • 2 doctors for incapacitated patient who gave birth leave

    PHOENIX (AP) — Two doctors who cared for an incapacitated woman who gave birth as a result of a sexual assault are no longer providing medical services at the long-term care center in Phoenix. Hacienda HealthCare says Sunday that one has resigned. The other has been suspended. The victim in her 20s had been in […]
  • Teachers union: Los Angeles strike to go into 6th school day

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers in the nation’s second-largest school district are expected to strike for a sixth school day Tuesday as talks between Los Angeles Unified and United Teachers Los Angeles continue. The union said Monday that teachers are due back at picket lines Tuesday morning even if an agreement is reached Monday, saying […]
  • Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600

    DENVER (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday to help Peter Laviolette capture win No. 600 of his NHL coaching career. Nick Bonino and Viktor Arvidsson scored 1:34 apart in the second period, while Roman Josi added […]
  • Pats-Chiefs second-most watched AFC title game in 42 years

    Sunday night’s game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs was the second-most watched and rated AFC championship game in 42 years. The overtime thriller on CBS averaged 53.919 million viewers, just shy of the 54.850 million that viewed Pittsburgh’s victory over the New York Jets in 2011. The 27.5 household rating fell […]
  • 3 groups; many videos; many interpretations of DC encounter

    A group of five black men shouting vulgar insults while protesting centuries of oppression. Dozens of white Catholic high school students visiting Washington for a rally to end abortion. And Native Americans marching to end injustice for indigenous peoples across the globe who have seen their lands overrun by outside settlers. The three groups met […]
  • Man linked to 4 killings suspected of being in US illegally

    RENO, Nevada (AP) — Authorities investigating four recent Nevada killings say murder charges are pending against a man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally. Wilbur Martinez-Guzman, 20, was arrested Saturday in Carson City and is being held on possession of stolen property, burglary and immigration charges. Authorities say they expect to file murder charges […]
  • Gun bills more likely to become ads than law in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers appear unlikely to pass any notable new laws related to guns this year. Republicans who control the General Assembly have dispatched many gun-control bills backed by Democrats, including Gov. Ralph Northam. The governor has made clear he’ll block gun-rights legislation supported by Republicans. Democrats are pushing for a so-called […]
  • North Dakota’s GOP-led Legislature mulls abortion bills

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Republican-led Legislature reopened the abortion debate Monday following a six-year pause despite critics saying the state is setting itself up for another round of expensive legal fights over legislation they describe as misleading and unconstitutional. In back-to-back, standing-room-only hearings, a House committee took testimony on legislation that would ban […]
  • Two students leave Oklahoma University over blackface video

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Two University of Oklahoma students have voluntarily withdrawn from the school after one appeared in a video posted on social media wearing black face paint and using a racial epithet, the university’s president said Monday. Jim Gallogly said the two women apologized for what he called a “shocking, racist video” and […]
  • Plane crashes into front yard of rural Ohio home; 2 dead

    APPLE CREEK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two pilots are dead after a plane crashed into the snow-covered front yard of a rural Ohio home shortly after taking off from a private airfield nearby. The State Highway Patrol says initial reports indicate the plane had engine trouble Monday morning after departing Stoltzfus Airfield in Wayne […]
  • Woman rescued from swollen Texas river after husband dies

    BUNA, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a woman was stranded for two days after her 79-year-old husband was fatally swept away in a river after their amphibious all-terrain vehicle became stuck in the water. Police and other agencies rescued the woman Friday after a person spotted the eight-wheel ATV in the Neches River and called […]
  • New Hampshire Democrats consider emergency shutdown funding

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the New Hampshire Legislature are considering emergency legislation to help furloughed federal workers. Senate President Donna Soucy and House Speaker Steve Shurtleff said Monday they are exploring legislation to allow the state Department of Employment Security to issue unemployment benefits to furloughed workers during the partial government shutdown. […]
  • Sheriff: Police shot man driving toward officers

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say police in Tennessee fatally shot a motorist who was driving toward officers. The Knoxville News Sentinel cited a statement from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office that says a Knoxville police officer shot 30-year-old Jason C. Minnick of Clinton in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The statement says […]
  • Atlanta’s Confederate Avenue fades into history

    ATLANTA (AP) — Residents in an Atlanta neighborhood are celebrating the renaming of Confederate Avenue. But the fate of Atlanta’s many other Civil-War themed streets and markers remains undecided. The switch from Confederate Avenue to “United Avenue” is among the latest changes amid nationwide debate over Civil War-themed monuments and symbols, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported […]
  • Victims of mass shootings at church, synagogue meet

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Members of a congregation from a Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 died in a mass shooting by an anti-Semitic gunman last fall have traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to worship with members of the church where nine black worshippers died in 2015 at the hands of a white supremacist. The Post and […]