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  • California Senate to weigh discipline for accused colleague

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate is weighing whether to punish a colleague after an independent investigation confirmed he likely engaged in a pattern of unwelcome flirting and sexually suggestive behavior with six women, including four subordinates. Senators will gather Wednesday with outside lawyers hired by the Senate to discuss the investigation into Democratic […]
  • Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women. Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several women. He spent 18 years with the team before going […]
  • States could face severe flooding, other problems in Midwest

    CHICAGO (AP) — Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains. The weather already was blamed for several fatalities, including the deaths of four people in a crash in Nebraska. Melting snow and heavy rain prompted […]
  • Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can’t persuade lawmakers to change laws before their legislative session ends. About 100 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High […]
  • Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting. “Let’s do something for them!” one man yelled at the beginning of Republican Rep. Mike Coffman’s town hall Tuesday night. Another participant cried out, “We’re done with […]
  • Trump says more must be done to protect children

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington […]
  • US doing little to combat Russia meddling in next elections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump’s intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian election meddling that was recently unmasked in federal court. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s surprise indictment last […]
  • State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. A potential meeting between Pence and the North Koreans had been the most highly […]
  • White House: New policy won’t affect Trump’s son-in-law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year. Those who have been operating with interim access to top secret information since before June are set to see that […]
  • Ex-Arkansas judge faces prison term in sexual favors case

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking a 37-month prison term for a former Arkansas judge who admitted he gave lighter sentences to some men in return for sexual favors. Joseph Boeckmann is scheduled for sentencing Wednesday in Little Rock. Court filings say Boeckmann was investigated for similar crimes two decades ago but […]
  • Authorities say California school shooting plot thwarted

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve thwarted a student’s plot for a mass shooting at a Southern California high school. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says Tuesday that a security guard at El Camino High School in Whittier overhead a “disgruntled student” threaten to open fire on the school on Friday, just two […]
  • Woman sues Twitter, Facebook, Google over 2015 Paris attacks

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-area woman who was at a cafe in Paris during the 2015 attacks is suing Twitter, Facebook and Google alleging the sites helped aid the growth of the Islamic State group by giving it social media access. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Mandy Palmucci filed the federal lawsuit last week in Chicago. […]
  • Massachusetts students lead US in Advanced Placement exams

    BOSTON (AP) — Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams. The nonprofit College Board, which administers the exams, says 32.1 percent of students who graduated from the state’s public high schools last year scored a three or better on at least one exam. Massachusetts edged out Maryland, where 31.2 percent […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2018. There are 313 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 21, 1965, black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins identified as members […]
  • Police arrest Vegas man suspected in attacks on homeless men

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man suspected of fatally shooting two homeless men in Las Vegas, wounding a third and shooting a fourth north of the city earlier this year is now in federal custody, authorities announced Tuesday. Police identified the suspect for the first time as Las Vegas resident Joshua Castellon. He was arrested […]