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February 17, 2016 - 12:00am
14 hours 33 min ago

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2016. There are 318 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 17, 1996, world chess champion Garry Kasparov beat IBM supercomputer "Deep Blue," winning a six-game match in Philadelphia (however, Kasparov lost to Deep Blue in a rematch in 1997).

On this date:

In 1815, the United States and Britain exchanged...

February 16, 2016 - 12:00am
14 hours 33 min ago

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2016. There are 319 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 16, 1968, the nation's first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, Alabama.

On this date:

In 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur led a successful raid into Tripoli Harbor to burn the U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia, which had fallen into...

February 9, 2016 - 3:13am
13 min 5 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos will board fire trucks and roll slowly through the crowd-lined streets of the Mile High City to celebrate winning the Super Bowl.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected for Tuesday's parade and rally after the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50.

Officials won't give specific turnout predictions, but the last time Denver won the Super Bowl, the downtown party drew an estimated 375,000...

February 9, 2016 - 2:32am
13 min 5 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of plotting to attack a Milwaukee Masonic temple in the name of Islam is due to appear in federal court.

U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Dean Puschnig says Samy Mohamed Hamzeh will be arraigned at a Tuesday afternoon hearing.

Authorities have said Hamzeh wanted to shoot at least 30 people to show "nobody can play with Muslims" and spark more mass shootings in the U.S.

The public defender's office...

February 9, 2016 - 1:09am
13 min 5 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell says what happened was a deadly accident. Prosecutors call it manslaughter and say he acted recklessly and then did little to help the dying man.

Jurors will start discussing their views of Officer Peter Liang's actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon.

Liang says...

February 9, 2016 - 12:58am
13 min 5 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — A wind-driven winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and dropped several inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts is expected to bring snow to other parts of the East Coast.

Snowflakes will still be flying Tuesday as New England residents continue mopping up from the storm that could eventually leave behind more than a foot of snow in some areas.

The National Weather Service says New York City, Philadelphia, New...

February 9, 2016 - 12:01am
13 min 5 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government report on health insurance has implications for the presidential campaign.

Out Tuesday, the National Health Interview Survey says eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents without health insurance.

They are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and New York. Politically, that's a mix of red, blue and purple states.

All but Florida...

February 8, 2016 - 10:04pm
13 min 5 sec ago

Carolina and New England are the early favorites at Nevada sportsbooks to win the 2017 Super Bowl, followed by the Seahawks, Packers and Steelers.

The Panthers were listed Monday at 7-1 and the Patriots 8-1 at the William Hill Race & Sports Book, while Pregame.com set the line for New England at 9-1 and Carolina 10-1.

The Denver Broncos, who upset 5.5-point favorite Carolina 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, are listed at 15-1 at William Hill and...

February 8, 2016 - 9:13pm
13 min 5 sec ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

1. TRUMP, SANDERS EYE NH PRIMARY WINS

The GOP front runner lashes out at opponents, the Democrat challenger plays it safe and a snowstorm threatens voter turnout.

2. WHAT DANGERS SAUDIS FACE IN OFFER TO SEND TROOPS TO SYRIA

A Saudi deployment runs the risk of confrontation between one of the Arab world's...

February 8, 2016 - 8:34pm
1 hour 3 min ago

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan football player has pleaded guilty to filming sex acts with a woman without her consent.

The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit.ly/1SES5pi ) 20-year-old Logan Tuley-Tillman pleaded guilty Monday in a Washtenaw County court to a felony count of capturing/distributing an image of unclothed person and using a computer to commit a crime, also a felony. An additional count of the first charge was dismissed.

Tuley-...

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