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  • Speaking out: Students who survived shooting talk activism

    Many students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School have turned into outspoken gun control advocates. Some of them say their stance on gun rights has changed. Others believed if they stayed silent, nothing would change. About 100 of them traveled to the state capital to talk to Florida lawmakers on Wednesday about […]
  • Allentown mayor takes stand, denies campaign cash shakedown

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mayor of Pennsylvania’s third-largest city is defending himself against accusations that he sold his office to campaign donors. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski took the witness stand Wednesday in his federal corruption trial. He’s telling a jury that he entered public service to “make a difference.” The Democrat is battling dozens […]
  • NTSB: Truck hit by GOP train was on tracks after warning

    CROZET, Va. (AP) — Witnesses told investigators that a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen through rural Virginia entered the railroad crossing after the safety gates had come down, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Wednesday. The report on the Jan. 31 crash said the probable cause […]
  • Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection is narrow

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to the government, not more broadly. The justices said that a part of the Dodd-Frank Act that protects whistleblowers from being fired, demoted or harassed only applies to people […]
  • City leaders in Mississippi college town reject Pride Parade

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — City leaders in a Mississippi college town have denied a request to host the city’s first Pride Parade. Starkville Pride, an LGBT support group, wanted to hold the parade March 24 in Starkville. WCBI-TV reports that Starkville aldermen on Tuesday voted 4-3 against the permit. The Dispatch reports that three of […]
  • GOP leaders to seek halt to Pennsylvania congressional map

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature say they’re about to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the imposition of new congressional district maps , two days after they were announced by the state’s highest court. House Speaker Mike Turzai says he and his Senate counterpart will request an emergency stay […]
  • Supreme Court sides with Chicago museum in terror case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is preventing survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack from seizing Persian artifacts at a Chicago museum to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran. The court ruled 8-0 Wednesday against U.S. victims of a Jerusalem suicide bombing. They want to lay claim to artifacts that were loaned […]
  • Trump again attacks Obama over Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor, suggesting he should have done more to prevent Russian election meddling. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday: “Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren’t they the subject of the investigation? Why didn’t […]
  • 2 newborns found dead inside suitcase along Arkansas road

    WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Arkansas are trying to determine the cause of death for two newborns whose bodies were discovered inside of a suitcase along a rural road last week. The Cross County Sheriff’s Office says a preliminary autopsy found that the babies, believed to be twins, had a gestational age of […]
  • Autopsy: 22-year-old was mauled to death by her own dogs

    GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) — The autopsy of a Virginia woman found dead in a wooded area says she was mauled to death by her dogs. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Goochland Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday it’s closing the investigation into 22-year-old Bethany Lynn Stephens’ death in light of the results. Stephens was found last […]