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  • Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 10:40 pm
    Residents in a remote area of southern Missouri are trying to come to grips with what could cause a man to kill seven people, including four of his own relatives, in a nighttime shooting spree that spanned four homes.
  • US appeals court: Marathon bombing trial can stay in Boston
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 8:52 pm
    The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
  • Cruz tells anti-tax group 'No' to Common Core in schools
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 7:56 pm
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas told an influential anti-tax group Friday that he opposes Common Core education standards, a day after potential GOP presidential rival Jeb Bush endorsed the program.
  • Ga. man who killed man over stolen checks set to die
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 7:56 pm
    A Georgia death-row inmate convicted of killing a man who demanded he pay him back for stealing and cashing some of his personal checks is scheduled to be executed in early March.
  • Some Mexicans to be given another chance to stay in US
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 7:44 pm
    Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Mexicans who were expelled from the country by immigration officials in Southern California will be allowed to return for a chance to make their case to stay in the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union said.
  • La. teen accused of knocking school bus driver unconscious
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 7:12 pm
    One Louisiana teen has been charged with assault and another with saving the day: The first knocked a school bus driver unconscious and the second prevented the bus from crashing.
  • Visit to dump by Oregon's former first couple draws police
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 6:32 pm
  • Coroner: Carbon monoxide likely caused 2 teenagers' deaths
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 6:30 pm
    Two teenage sisters died and two other children were hospitalized after a relative found all four unresponsive Friday from a suspected carbon monoxide leak in their western Ohio home, officials said.
  • Autopsy: Teen killed by Denver police had 4 gunshot wounds
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 6:21 pm
    An autopsy shows a 17-year-old girl who was killed by Denver police officers while driving a stolen car suffered four gunshot wounds.
  • House Roll Call: Rejecting 3-week DHS funding bill
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 6:21 pm
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  • Some California farmers to go without federal water
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 5:49 pm
    The federal government said Friday it won't send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley for the second straight year, forcing farmers in California's agricultural heartland to again scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted.
  • Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 5:37 pm
    The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution -- if not silence or opposition -- from many tribes.
  • Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself?
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 5:30 pm
    Missouri's auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month.
  • Reaction to death of the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 5:25 pm
    Reaction to the death of the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who helped transform the University of Notre Dame while serving as its president from 1952 to 1987:
  • Lawyers: Detained immigrant families in Texas offered bonds
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 5:08 pm
    Attorneys say the federal government is loosening its crackdown on offering bonds for Central American immigrant mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S., a shift that comes after a federal judge ordered a halt to a detention strategy aimed at deterring other illegal crossings. Immigrant advocates say the effect so far has been minimal: Most families can't afford to post bond anyway.