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Konstantine Anthony, left, joins other grassroots protestors during a rally against gun violence in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Hundreds of sign-carrying, chanting protesters have converged on a downtown Los Angeles park, demanding tougher background checks and other gun-safety measures following last week's deadly school shooting in Florida. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
The Latest: Suspect legally purchased at least 7 long gunsLaw enforcement official says the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school legally purchased at least seven long guns, including an AK-47-style rifle bought less than a month ago
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017 photo, Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, waits for the State of the State address inside the House chambers at the state Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Foreman said Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, he would call Idaho State Police if any student affiliate from Planned Parenthood stopped by his office. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger,File)
Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth controlA Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague.
The Associated Press7 hours ago
NYPD Special Victims hunting for rapist of 12-year-oldNYPD Special Victims hunting for rapist of 12-year-old girl three years after crime
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Aug. 14, 2017 photo, Marie Kesten Zahn, an archaeologist and education coordinator at the Whydah Pirate Museum in West Yarmouth, Mass., probes the concretion surrounding a leg bone that was salvaged from the Whydah shipwreck off the coast of Wellfleet on Cape Cod. Researchers are working to determine if the remains belong to Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy, the captain of the ship. (Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times via AP)
Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tellResearchers say they're working to use DNA to identify whether a human bone recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck belongs to the infamous pirate Samuel 'Black Sam' Bellamy
The Associated Press10 hours ago
This Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 photo released by the Inyo County Sheriff's Office shows smoke rising from wildfires near Bishop, Calif. A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said. (Inyo County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Californians can go home but told to keep watch on wildfireOfficials say they've ended most evacuations after a wind-driven wildfire threatened a rural town in central California
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In a Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, from left, Ngoc Loan Tran, 24, Peter Gull Gilbert, 36, and Dante Strobino, 35, leave a courtroom in the Durham County Courthouse after their first court appearance after being arrested for the toppling of the Durham County confederate statue during a protest, in Durham, NC. A North Carolina judge trying protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue  on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, dismissed the criminal case against Strobino. (Casey Toth/The Herald-Sun via AP, File)
Confederate statue toppling cases start with dismissalsA North Carolina judge trying protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue has dismissed the criminal case against one of them
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Anna Hurley, 15, of Washington, top, and other demonstrators participate in a "lie-in" during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The Latest: Trump again attacks Obama on TwitterPresident Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor on Twitter, asking why he didn't do more to prevent Russian election meddling
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Objects using imagery of Native Americans are on display at the "Americans" exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington. A new exhibit uses images of Natives to show how the population permeates American culture. The "Americans" exhibit has received good reviews, but some say the accompanying website falls short in its characterization of an 1830 U.S. law that forced thousands of American Indians off their lands.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
New exhibit examines Native American imagery in US cultureA new exhibit that examines the place of Native American imagery in U.S. culture is gaining both praise and criticism
The Associated Press12 hours ago
RETRANSMITTED TO UPDATE CAPTION AFTER PAROLE BOARD DECISION - FILE - In this February 1964 file photo, Henry Montgomery, flanked by two deputies, awaits the verdict in his trial for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Hurt in Louisiana.  On  Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, a three-member panel must decide whether to grant parole to Montgomery, a prisoner who's getting his first chance at freedom after nearly a half-century behind bars. (John Boss/The Advocate via AP, File)/The Advocate via AP)
Inmate in landmark Supreme Court case denied parole71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences has been denied parole more than a half-century after he killed a sheriff's deputy at age 17
The Associated Press15 hours ago
US postal worker found fatally shot in mail truck in DallasDallas police: U.S. Postal Service worker found fatally shot inside a mail truck along busy highway, case being investigated as a homicide
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In a Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla, after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting.  (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denouncedThe U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence
The Associated Press16 hours ago
In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo, Andy Cilek poses with a Tea Party shirt at his home in Eden Prairie, Minn. Cilek was one of two voters who defied elections officials after he was asked to cover up a tea-party shirt and button. A Minnesota law that bars voters from wearing political hats, T-shirts, buttons and other apparel to the polls is about to get a look from the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
What to wear at polls? High court will have a say on that9 people in judicial robes will be weighing in on what to wear at polling places
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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