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Overheard threat helps foil California school shooting plotOfficials say they thwarted a student's plot to open fire at a Southern California high school after a staff member overheard a threat by the boy upset over a ban on headphones
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Jo Dockins, of Charlotte, N.C., carries flowers as she visits the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.  Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Billy Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99The Rev. Billy Graham, who was known as "America's Pastor," has died at his North Carolina home at 99.
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
FILE - This photo combo from images provided by the Baltimore Police Department show from left, Detective Marcus Taylor and  Detective Daniel Hersl.   Taylor and Hersl  were convicted of robbery, racketeering, and conspiracy on Feb. 12, 2018, in a trial that's part of an ongoing federal investigation into corruption among rogue members of the city's beleaguered police force.   (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)
Police corruption trial over, but investigators keep diggingA trial exposing a wildly corrupt Baltimore police unit may have concluded in a courtroom, but federal and police investigators are still digging into possible offshoots of the case
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Starkville Pride member Alexandra Hendon attempts to comfort organizer of Starkville Pride and the Pride Parade Bailey McDaniel, who cries after hearing the 4-3 vote denying the organization's request for an LGBT pride parade during the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (Logan Kirkland/The Starkville Daily News, via AP)
Mississippi college town's leaders reject gay pride paradeCity leaders in a Mississippi college town have denied a request to host the city's first Pride Parade, a decision that left some members of the group in tears and drew criticism from the mayor
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
FILE - In this June 26, 2005 file photo, the Rev. Billy Graham speaks on stage on the third and last day of his farewell American revival in the Queens borough of New York.  A spokesman said on Graham has died at his home in North Carolina at age 99. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
Secular and religious leaders pay tribute to Billy GrahamLeaders expressed admiration and respect for evangelist Billy Graham, who died at his North Carolina home Wednesday morning
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
NTSB: Truck hit by GOP train was on tracks after warningWitnesses to a collision between a train carrying Republican congressmen and a garbage truck in rural Virginia have told investigators the truck entered the railroad crossing after safety gates had come down
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Carol Schmidt lifts a sandbag before placing it in front of her front door Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Janesville, Wis.  Rain, sleet and snow has closed schools and caused flooding concerns in Wisconsin. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP)
Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest floodingCrews are using boats to help northern Indiana residents amid flooding from melting snow and heavy rain moving across the Midwest
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Bishop James Washington of New Shiloh Baptist Church and Hard Rock casino officials attend a public meeting in Atlantic City N.J, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, to engage with the minority community before the casino opens this summer. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Jobs, training, free tickets: Casino woos minority communityIn a city where black residents have long felt excluded from the riches that Atlantic City's casinos generate, a new casinos is making a massive effort to engage with the largely minority community
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting last Wednesday, ride during the night aboard their bus between Parkland, Fla., and Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, to rally outside the state capitol and talk to legislators about gun control reform. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Speaking out: Students who survived shooting talk activismMany students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School have turned into outspoken gun control advocates
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
Metro Police Capt. Robert Plummer, left, and homicide Lt. Dan McGrath brief reporters during a news conference at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Authorities have arrested a gunman that police in Las Vegas say is responsible for fatally shooting two homeless men, wounding a third and shooting a fourth man north of the city earlier this year. Police on Tuesday said 26-year-old Las Vegas resident Joshua Castellon was arrested Friday on a federal weapons charge.  (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
Vegas man arrested in attacks on homeless men that killed 2Authorities have arrested a suspect in Las Vegas-area attacks that killed two homeless men, wounded a third and left another man working outside a convenience store with a gunshot wound
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
The Latest: Teen held in school threat; brother faces countsAuthorities says a 17-year-old student has been arrested after threatening to open fire at a California school and his adult brother faces five weapons charges after weapons were found in their home
The Associated Press10 minutes ago
Math teacher held without bail in bomb-making caseA math teacher is staying behind bars after a New York judge said he's not comfortable freeing a man who allegedly got students to help him assemble explosives at home
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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