Stop and frisk gets renewed attention in…

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's history on stop and frisk is getting renewed attention as he campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination

San Diego County Declares Public Health Emergency…

Officials say the emergency is "out of an abundance of caution" and is a proactive measure.

Professor's 'OK Boomer' Comparison Blows Up

A University of Oklahoma journalism professor is in hot water after using the n-word in class—and claiming that the phrase "OK boomer" is comparable to the racial slur. Peter Gade , who has been on the school's faculty since 1998, is director of graduate studies at the Gaylord College of...

Storm Dennis invades Scotland

The Western Highlands, Scotland, was hit by Storm Dennis on Feb. 16, making for choppy waves and windy conditions.

Iran's president: Trump doesn't want war ahead of…

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that he doesn't believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection bid

Military Still Struggles to Diagnose Brain…

The official count of US service members who suffered brain injuries in an Iranian attack at a base in Iraq last month has gone up several times. Part of the reason, the New York Times reports, is that there's still no reliable way of diagnosing a brain injury. Major research...

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Today in History for February 16th

Highlights of this day in history: The Civil War's Battle of Fort Donelson; the Georgia crematory case; John Demjanjuk goes on trial; America's first 911 call; and the NHL scraps the rest of its season. (Feb. 16)

California to apologize for internment of…

California legislators are expected to pass a resolution condemning the state’s role in the U.S. government’s internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II

Coronavirus Fears Slow Down Chinatown Businesses

Newsy found at least 11 Chinatowns around the country have felt an economic impact.

Ex-Priest Who Killed Beauty Queen Dies in Prison

Fifty-seven years after the 1960 death of a 25-year-old beauty queen, a former priest went on trial for her murder. John Feit was convicted and in late 2017 sentenced to life —a sentence whose term ended up being just over two years. "Offender Feit was pronounced dead at 5:38am...

Rocket launches to make a special delivery

Carrying about 7,500 pounds of science experiments and supplies, the Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched from Wallops Island, Virginia, on Feb. 15.

Pot shops turn to highway sponsor signs amid…

Cannabis companies are using a loophole in Colorado's strict limits on marijuana advertising by sponsoring state highways and putting their names on roadside signs

Dad Who Infamously Moved Into Daughter's Dorm…

The bizarre story of "Larry Ray" came into the public consciousness by way of a lengthy story from the Cut on the dad who, in September 2010, moved into his daughter's 8-person campus dorm at Sarah Lawrence College. To say that things got crazy from there is an understatement. Now...

AP Top Stories February 15 P

Here's the latest for Saturday, February 15th: Virus death in France; US to fly home Americans stuck on quarantined ship in Japan; UK troops help as residents brace for Storm Dennis; Historic craft of lacquer painting survives in village factory.

$1 million grant goes to record black women's…

A trailblazer among black women in the business world wants to help make sure that the stories of other pioneering women like her are not forgotten

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Parkland Survivors Demand Action On Shooting's…

Families and friends of those killed at Marjory Stone Douglas High School called lawmakers to action on the second anniversary of the shooting.

Another Death Among Group of Teen Runners Hit by…

The day after Oklahoma's Max Townsend lost his adult son in a car accident, police say he plowed his pickup into a group of teen runners. Two died within a day of the Feb. 3 crash; now a third has died. KFOR reports the Prayers for Kolby Facebook page on...

Quieter weather ahead following stormy weekend in…

Following another storm that brought unsettled conditions, residents of the Northwest will see storms subside for a time.

Mississippi braces for near-record flooding

Authorities in Mississippi are bracing for the possibility of catastrophic flooding around the state capital of Jackson as water levels rise precipitously in a river swollen by days of torrential rain

Slain Student's Plea: 'Help Me, I'm Being Robbed!'

Two months after a Barnard College freshman was stabbed to death in a New York City park, police say they've caught the killer. The 14-year-old, identified as Rashaun Weaver, will be tried as an adult on charges of second-degree murder and robbery in the death of 18-year-old Tessa Majors, reports...

Sanders campaigns in Texas, as he heads to Nevada

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was on the campaign trail in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday and took aim at billionaires and the 1% of wealthy Americans.

Home quarantine for travelers buys time as new…

Hundreds of people in the United States and thousands around the world are in quarantine at home as authorities buy time to prepare for a possible pandemic

Michael Avenatti Convicted On All Counts In Nike…

He was found guilty of extortion, transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort, and wire fraud.

Bloomberg-Hillary Ticket? Drudge Says It's…

Matt Drudge is running a red headline across his Drudge Report on Saturday about a provocative, but unconfirmed, political scoop: He says Mike Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton as his running mate. The blurb (see this Drudge tweet ) quotes sources close to the Bloomberg campaign as saying that "polling...

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Snow to spread across Upper Midwest, Great Lakes

Minneapolis, Toronto and Buffalo are just a few cities that could receive some snow, but other locations could receive over a foot of fresh powder.

Police: 1 dead, 4 wounded in Connecticut club…

The mayor of Connecticut's capital city says illegal handguns were involved in a nightclub shooting that killed a man and wounded four other people

More Accusers Want Prison for Yang's OB-GYN

More than 40 women have accused a New York OB-GYN of sexual abuse since Evelyn Yang—whose husband, Andrew, withdrew from the Democratic presidential race this week—said publicly that she is a victim of Robert Hadden. And they're not happy with the way prosecutors handled his case. The women...