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Boy’s mother called 911 before Indiana school shooting

Police say a 14-year-old Indiana boy’s mother was the 911 caller who warned authorities before the teenager shot his way into a middle school and exchanged gunfire with officers. Read More

Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified

Full military honors will be given to a Louisiana sailor whose remains have been identified more than 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Read More

Obamacare thrown out by judge, raising insurance uncertainty

A conservative federal judge in Texas today ruled the Affordable Care Act “invalid” on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now. Read More

California mandates 100-percent zero-emission bus fleet

The California Air Resources Board voted today to require that all new buses be carbon-free by 2029 Read More

$300K still missing after $510K spilled from an armored truck

Police say the bags fell from an open rear door of a Brink’s truck that had a mechanical issue. Read More

7-year-old in good health, border agents said; then she died

Her death raises questions about how apparent her sickness was. Read More

Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty to conspiracy

A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted she conspired to infiltrate the American gun-rights movement to gather intelligence on conservative political groups as Donald Trump rose to power. Read More

Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs

The Senate voted overwhelmingly for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food stamp program. Read More

Ohio house fire kills 5 children, injures mother who jumped out

Five children, including 1-year-old twins, died in a late-night fire that swept through a house after neighbors were awakened by a loud boom, firefighters said. Read More

Southwestern states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan

With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven states that depend on the Colorado River had been expected to ink a crucial contingency plan by the end of 2018. They’re not going to make it — at least not in time for upcoming meetings in Las Vegas. Read More

Southern U.S. hit with snow, sleet, freezing rain

A storm spreading snow, sleet and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South has millions of people in its path, raising the threat of immobilizing snowfalls, icy roads and possible power outages. Read More


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