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Taking a look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

WASHINGTON – In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians on Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

FBI said it failed to act on tip warning of the suspected Florida school shooter’s potential for violence

PARKLAND, Fla. – The FBI said Friday that more than a month before the shooting rampage at a South Florida high school, the bureau received a warning that the 19-year-old charged in the massacre...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Analysis: Gun safety group’s running tally of school shootings is incorrect

The stunning number swept across the internet within minutes of the news Wednesday that, yet again, another young man with another semi-automatic rifle had rampaged through a school, this time at...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Grand Canyon helicopter not required to have anti-fire system

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The sightseeing helicopter that crashed at the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists, was not required to have a system that would keep it from bursting into flames on...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Despite complaints, Ryan Zinke pushing big reorganization

DENVER – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pressing ahead with a massive overhaul of his department, despite growing opposition to his proposal to move hundreds of public employees out of Washington...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Shooting reported at south Florida high school

Police have taken the person suspected of opening fire at a south Florida high school into custody, Broward Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting was reported shortly before students were let out of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado Senators Bennet and Gardner introduce immigration bill amendment

WASHINGTON – Colorado Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet have filed an amendment for consideration as the Senate begins debate on an immigration overhaul and legal protections for the recipients...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Interior Department to replace Obama-era rule on methane emissions

WASHINGTON – The Interior Department is replacing an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A rule being published in the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Taking a look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Congress stumbles into government shutdown Thursday night; budget deal stalled

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government stumbled into a shutdown at midnight as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Teen girl dies in fall from cliff hike at Zion National Park

SALT LAKE CITY – A 13-year-old girl fell to her death from a popular narrow trail bordered by steep drops at Zion National Park, officials said Tuesday. The Utah girl was hiking with family when...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World