National news - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Overheard threat helps foil California school shooting plot

Updated:

Officials say they thwarted a student's plot to open fire at a Southern California high school after a staff member overheard a threat by the boy upset over a ban on headphones. More>>

Billy Graham preached simple message, reached millions

Updated:

Billy Graham would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique, but he won over audiences worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction. More>>

Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol Video included

Updated:

Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now. More>>

Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

Updated:

The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99. Spokesman Mark DeMoss tell The Associated Press that Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. More>>

Correction: Florida Shooting-Mental Health story

Updated:

The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence. More>>

Jobs, training, free tickets: Casino woos minority community

Updated:

Hard Rock making massive effort to engage Atlantic City's largely minority community when it opens this summer. More>>

Speaking out: Students who survived shooting talk activism

Updated:

Many students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School have turned into outspoken gun control advocates. More>>

NTSB: Truck hit by GOP train was on tracks after warning

Updated:

Witnesses to a collision between a train carrying Republican congressmen and a garbage truck in rural Virginia have told investigators that the truck entered the railroad crossing after safety gates came down to warn drivers about the approaching train. More>>

Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

Updated:

Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains. More>>

The Latest: Thousands converge on Florida's Capitol

Updated:

The day before 17 people were gunned down inside a Florida school, a co-worker says the suspect made plans to go with him to a shooting range. More>>

Biographical details on the Rev. Billy Graham

Updated:

Biographical details on the Rev. Billy Graham. More>>

15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire

Updated:

A 15-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who was shot five times during the massacre is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. More>>

Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women's health

Updated:

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign legislation setting aside about $7.5 million in funding for family-planning and women's health. More>>

Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

Updated:

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' genetic or metabolic makeup. More>>

Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

Updated:

Ancient acupuncture is increasingly used as weapon in the nation's struggle with opioids. More>>

Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

Updated:

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. More>>

Geraldo Rivera talks weapons age-limits with Trump

Updated:

Television personality Geraldo Rivera says he has discussed the idea of raising the minimum age to purchase assault-type weapons with President Donald Trump, adding that Trump "took it under advisement.". More>>

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race Video included

Updated:

The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities. More>>

GOP leaders to seek halt to Pennsylvania congressional map

Updated:

Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature say they're about to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the imposition of new congressional maps, two days after they were announced by the state's highest court. More>>

Vice president brings advisory group to Kennedy Space Center

Updated:

Vice President Mike Pence has brought a newly revived advisory group to Florida's Kennedy Space Center. More>>

Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands

Updated:

A year of turmoil at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of staff members re-assigned, key positions go unfilled, rules governing industry shelved and a mass resignation from a National Park system advisory board. More>>

Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights

Updated:

State water officials are considering whether to adopt a range of permanent restrictions against wasting water as nearly half of California again in drought. More>>

Groups want details on Trump's approval of Keystone pipeline

Updated:

Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump's approval of the project. More>>

Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

Updated:

A special election is being held in Kentucky to replace a legislator who killed himself after allegations surfaced from a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager. More>>

Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'

Updated:

An ethics complaint has been filed against an Idaho state senator after a tweet from an account purported to be the Republican lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague. More>>

Spacewalking astronauts finish months of robot arm repair

Updated:

Spacewalking astronauts are finally wrapping up months of repair work on the International Space Station's big robot arm. More>>

What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

Updated:

A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska. More>>

California Senate to weigh discipline for accused colleague

Updated:

The California Senate is weighing whether to punish a colleague after an independent investigation confirmed he likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women. More>>

After teenager's arrest, liberal Vermont ponders gun safety

Updated:

What Vermont officials consider a near-miss on a high school shooting is giving a boost to gun control efforts in the state Legislature. More>>

Report: Hawaii wasn't ready to handle missile threat alert

Updated:

The latest report on Hawaii's missile scare says the state began testing alerts before fully a developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat. More>>

The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election

Updated:

Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein says the goal of 13 Russians and three Russian entities charged Friday was "spreading distrust" of 2016 candidates and the political system. More>>

Massachusetts students lead US in Advanced Placement exams

Updated:

Students in Massachusetts scored the best in the nation on last year's Advanced Placement exams. More>>

Kansas lawmakers split on response to teen governor hopefuls

Updated:

More than half a dozen prospective candidates in the crowded Kansas governor's race are teenagers, and legislators are divided over whether to try to prevent having such young hopefuls in the field in the future. More>>

Judge approves shutdown of large California homeless camp

Updated:

Authorities are being allowed to shut down a large homeless encampment in Southern California and moving hundreds of tent-dwellers into motel rooms. More>>

Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99; reached millions

Updated:

The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. More>>

Rhode Island marks 15 years since 100 killed in club fire

Updated:

Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others. More>>

New Wynn Resorts CEO denies knowing of claims against mogul

Updated:

The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts says he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced in a news report last month. More>>

School shooting videos could scar kids _ or galvanize them

Updated:

The school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead appears to be the first major tragedy of its kind in which students were sharing horrific images in near-real time with young people elsewhere. More>>

Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns Video included

Updated:

A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives. More>>

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

Updated:

A storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow is being blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four dead in Nebraska. More>>

The Latest: Stoneman Douglas students greeted in Tallahassee

Updated:

Two buses are preparing to take about 100 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to Tallahassee so that they can pressure state lawmakers to pass more restrictive gun laws. More>>

Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania's district map

Updated:

The map of congressional districts imposed by Pennsylvania's high court for the state's 2018 elections gives Democrats a boost in their mission to wrest control of the U.S. House. More>>

Students shaken by shooting focus on stopping gun violence

Updated:

Survivors of a Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead are channeling their anger and sadness into action. More>>

Trump awards Medal of Valor to 12 public safety officers

Updated:

President Donald Trump is recognizing bravery by the nation's public safety officers and awarding the Medal of Valor to a dozen police, fire department and other officials. More>>

Democrats on House panel urge Equifax to extend protections

Updated:

Democratic lawmakers on a House investigative panel are asking Equifax Inc., to provide its free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for at least three years. More>>

Skier lost in New York doesn't know how he got to California

Updated:

It's still not clear how a 49-year-old skier whose disappearance sparked massive search on a snowy Adirondack mountainside showed up a week later in California, confused and in ski clothes. More>>

7th-grader with distraction device shoots himself at school

Updated:

A school official in Ohio says a middle school student apparently shot himself after bringing a gun to school Tuesday morning. More>>

Advocacy group sues Justice for prison policy files

Updated:

An advocacy group is suing the Justice Department for not turning over records sought under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. More>>

The Latest: California winter now third driest on record

Updated:

State water officials postpone vote on new water wasting restrictions as winter reaches third-driest on record. More>>

Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

Updated:

A growing number of states are considering laws allowing courts to temporarily remove guns from people considered to be dangerous. More>>

Jailed woman accused of bigamy in plot for lighter sentence

Updated:

Authorities say a married New Hampshire woman who left her children in rooms covered with feces posed as a lawyer to convince another man to marry her in a bid for a lighter sentence. More>>

Flu season shows signs of leveling off

Updated:

Health officials say this nasty flu season, which has been surging for months, may be leveling off. More>>

Man charged with killing wife who disappeared at sea

Updated:

A man who said his wife disappeared at sea when their boat collided with an unknown object near the Bahamas has been charged with murder. More>>

Coldilocks, the oldest captive polar bear in the US, dies

Updated:

The oldest captive polar bear in the U.S. has died. More>>

Funerals: Grieving teens, raw emotions after school shooting

Updated:

Funerals for Florida shooting victims: Grieving teens, raw emotions as victims of Stoneman Douglas High massacre oare mourned. More>>

Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing

Updated:

A judge has sentenced a 63-year-old Oklahoma man to life in prison without the possibility of parole for gunning down his Lebanese neighbor in what the jury determined was a hate crime. More>>

Suspect in slaying of 2 police officers jailed without bail

Updated:

Prosecutor asks that suspect in fatal shooting of 2 Ohio police officers be held without bail or bond in the potential death penalty case. More>>

Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999

Updated:

The most comprehensive study of Borneo's orangutans estimates their numbers have plummeted by more than 100,000 since 1999, as the palm oil and paper industries shrink their habitat and fatal conflicts with people grow. More>>

Trump appeals California judge's curb on birth control rules

Updated:

The U.S. Department of Justice is appealing a California judge's decision to temporarily block new Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control. More>>

New exhibit examines Native American imagery in US culture

Updated:

A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian uses images of Natives to show how the population permeates American culture. More>>

Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family

Updated:

The family reunification system that has been central to U.S. immigration law for half a century is suddenly facing talk of a complete overhaul thanks to President Donald Trump. More>>

US postal worker found fatally shot in mail truck in Dallas

Updated:

Dallas police: U.S. Postal Service worker found fatally shot inside a mail truck along busy highway, case being investigated as a homicide. More>>

Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

Updated:

The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against influenza. More>>

Is Maryland ready to rid 'Northern scum' from state song?

Updated:

Some Maryland lawmakers think the time is right to finally wipe "Northern scum," and other sensitive pre-Civil War phrases out of the official state song. More>>

APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

Updated:

APNewsBreak: CEO says Michigan-based Consumers Energy will stop using coal to generate electricity by 2040. More>>

McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

Updated:

McDonald's is banishing cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu. More>>

Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

Updated:

A northern Idaho lawmaker told students affiliated with Planned Parenthood that he would call law enforcement officials if they attempted to visit his office at the Capitol. More>>

What to wear at polls? High court will have a say on that

Updated:

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. More>>

Pennsylvania's new congressional map could boost Democrats

Updated:

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is on the cusp of imposing a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve for several seats. More>>

Confederate statue toppling cases start with dismissals

Updated:

A North Carolina judge trying protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue has dismissed the criminal case against one of them. More>>

School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

Updated:

Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. More>>

The Latest: Suspect legally purchased at least 7 long guns

Updated:

The couple who took in the Florida school shooting suspect after his mother died says he told them he was sorry after the shooting. More>>

Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell

Updated:

Researchers are set to discuss their efforts to determine whether human bones recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck are those of the infamous pirate Samuel 'Black Sam' Bellamy. More>>

Californians can go home but told to keep watch on wildfire

Updated:

Officials say a wind-driven wildfire in rural central California has forced mandatory evacuations and is threatening hundreds of buildings. More>>

The Latest: Trump again attacks Obama on Twitter

Updated:

White House says President Trump supports efforts to improve federal gun background check system. More>>

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

Updated:

Already a much-celebrated pop culture milestone, "Black Panther" is now a record-setting smash at the box office, too. More>>

Inmate in landmark Supreme Court case denied parole

Updated:

71-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. More>>

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

Updated:

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. More>>

Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses

Updated:

Some cities wanting to lure new companies to town are including the diversity of the people who live and work there in pitches. More>>

Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns

Updated:

President Donald Trump is blasting the FBI, asking why they didn't investigate an Obama-era payment to Iran. More>>

Greening Mardi Gras: Recycling effort targets parade trash

Updated:

Mardi Gras produces a huge amount of garbage in addition to days of fun and parties. More>>

ROTC leader shocked that accused school shooter 1 of his own

Updated:

"It clicked": JROTC school leader shocked to learn that accused Florida shooter was one of his own. More>>

For school shooting suspect, main question is life or death

Updated:

The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is likely so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he's convicted is whether he'll be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison. More>>

Weinstein Co. fires president after suit alleges inaction

Updated:

The struggling movie studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein has fired its president, whose continued presence at the company was a source of controversy. More>>

The Latest: Shooting survivors focus anger at Trump, tweets

Updated:

Survivor of the shooting rampage at a Florida high school that killed 17 people are planning a march on Washington next month to pressure politicians to take action on gun violence. More>>

Offshore drilling foes, denied microphone, hold rallies

Updated:

Opponents of President Donald Trump's plan to open most of the nation's coastline to oil and natural gas drilling have held boisterous rallies before public meetings held by the federal government on the topic. More>>

School shooting massacre victims torn from community fabric Video included

Updated:

Students with their whole lives ahead of them and the teachers who tried to protect them were among the 17 people killed when a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida. More>>

Ban on abortions due to Down syndrome challenged in lawsuit

Updated:

The ACLU has filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome. More>>

Largely silent about Florida school shooting victims

Updated:

President Donald Trump will hold a listening session with high school students this week following the deadly school shooting in Florida. More>>

Trump once again wants to cut energy assistance to the poor

Updated:

The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of low-income heating assistance and once again, program supports are vowing to fight it. More>>

Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery in Atlanta

Updated:

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering from surgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. More>>

Where to turn for tax help

Updated:

As tax filing season hits its peak, where you can go for help. More>>

A fire alarm sounds, then gunfire erupts: Stay or flee?

Updated:

At many schools, fire alarms prompt evacuations and shootings prompt lockdowns, but the Florida school had the chaos of both. More>>

Amazon to pay $1.2 million in illegal pesticide settlement

Updated:

The Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale of illegal pesticides. More>>

Food box idea draws criticism from Democrats, advocates

Updated:

The Trump administration considers replacing food stamps with pre-assembled boxes of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods. More>>

Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

Updated:

The case of a Minnesota woman accused of setting fires on a college campus last month in a self-professed act of jihad raises questions about whether law enforcement could have done more to stop her. More>>

Mourners: Slain Chicago officer was 'one of the good guys'

Updated:

Mourners remembered a slain Chicago Police commander Saturday as a model officer and "one of the good guys". More>>

Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA

Updated:

A passenger in the vehicle that was fired on outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas. More>>

School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

Updated:

The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses nationwide aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. More>>

Florida legislators struggle with how to respond to shooting

Updated:

Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, the state Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath. More>>

Legendary climber Jim Bridwell dies at 73

Updated:

Jim Bridwell, a hard-partying hippie and legendary climber who left his mark on some of the toughest peaks in California's Yosemite National Park, has died. More>>

Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

Updated:

Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting. More>>

Shooting survivors become advocates for stronger weapon laws

Updated:

Teen survivors of the deadly shootings at a Florida high school are fast becoming advocates for stronger weapons laws. More>>

Parents adopting children to see higher fees, new rules

Updated:

An increase in fees, plus other regulatory changes, has fueled resentment toward the State Department among many U.S. adoption agencies who fear further reductions in the already dwindling number of international adoptions. More>>

Magazine obtains ex-playmate's notes on alleged Trump affair

Updated:

The New Yorker has obtained an eight-page, hand-written account written by a former Playboy Playmate who said she had a nine-month extramarital affair with Donald Trump beginning in 2006. More>>

Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle team

Updated:

Authorities say former student accused of fatally shooting 17 people at a Florida high school excelled at marksmanship when he was on school's air-rifle program, which received a grant from National Rifle Association Foundation. More>>

The Latest: Slain Chicago officer remembered as 'model cop'

Updated:

A Chicago Police commander who was gunned down by a suspect has been remembered as a "model cop" who wasn't interested in self-promotion, even as he moved up the department's ranks. More>>

Trump fights releasing details on national monument decision

Updated:

The U.S. government says it doesn't have to release documents involving legal arguments for President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments because they're protected presidential communications. More>>

Court upholds surrogacy contracts as enforceable in Iowa

Updated:

The Iowa Supreme Court says the birth mother of an 18-month-old girl, paid as a surrogate to have the baby, is not legally the child's parent. More>>

The Latest: Trump visits hospital, meets shooting survivors Video included

Updated:

Sen. Bill Nelson says he's inspired by the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are demanding changes to make gun violence less likely. More>>

Records: Washington officials gave activist's info to ICE

Updated:

Newly released records confirm that the Washington state Department of Licensing gave information about an undocumented immigrant rights activist to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which has started deportation proceedings against her. More>>

Young shooting survivors stepped from school into gun debate

Updated:

Young shooting survivors seemed to step from school into gun debate. More>>

Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

Updated:

The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation. More>>

FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect Video included

Updated:

A timeline released by Florida authorities shows that the 19-year-old former student who confessed to a deadly high school shooting was only in the building for six minutes. More>>

Activists delay rebuild of Hawaii hotel with Elvis ties

Updated:

Developers rebuilding a Hawaii hotel with a Hollywood connection were looking forward to the rebirth of the Coco Palms Resort when two men showed up claiming to own the property. More>>

Wynn gets no money in termination deal with casino company

Updated:

A termination agreement between embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn and the casino and resorts company bearing his name shows that he won't receive any compensation and can't be involved in any competing gambling business for two years. More>>

Can middle-class candidate defeat millionaires in Illinois?

Updated:

A former math professor who reported income of less than $35,000 last year is campaigning as a middle-class candidate in an Illinois governor's race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire. More>>

Sheriff didn't pursue sex case against Texas church gunman

Updated:

Sheriff's deputies didn't pursue a sexual assault investigation against the man who shot and killed 26 people at a Texas church even though the woman reporting it signed a complaint detailing the alleged attack. More>>

EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

Updated:

Travel vouchers show the head of the Environmental Protection Agency and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 in travel over six months last year, including 10 trips to Pruitt's home city of Tulsa. More>>

Inmates who clapped for cop death suspect may face reprisals

Updated:

Five Cook County Jail inmates who applauded as the man charged with the fatal shooting of a Chicago police commander was led by their cell could face reprisals for their actions. More>>

Slain officers remembered as heroes who helped community

Updated:

An honor guard has escorted the bodies of two slain Ohio police officers into a church ahead of their funeral services. More>>

6 inseparable friends now even closer after school shooting Video included

Updated:

6 friends shattered by Florida shooting forge new bond; say they will use their connection to move forward. More>>

Soda on children's menus could fizz out in New Hampshire

Updated:

New Hampshire restaurants would no longer be allowed to offer soda as a beverage choice for children's meals under a bill before a House committee. More>>

In many US states, 18 is old enough to buy a semiautomatic

Updated:

The young age of the man accused in the Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people has revived the debate over age requirements for gun purchases. More>>

Al-Qaida fighter, absent from court, gets life in prison

Updated:

A self-described al-Qaida "warrior" who was in a firefight in Afghanistan that left two U.S. servicemen dead has been sentenced to life in prison. More>>

Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'

Updated:

One of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the doorknob. More>>

After elk crashes copter, some question wildlife chopper use

Updated:

The case of an elk that died after it leaped in the air and brought down a low-flying research helicopter is highlighting the use of aircraft in wildlife monitoring. More>>

Did the FBI miss a warning before Florida school shooting? Video included

Updated:

The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising questions about whether the FBI missed a warning that might have headed off a mass killing. More>>

Parents of slain children ask for positive thoughts

Updated:

The parents of two small children prosecutors say were stabbed to death by their nanny in 2012 are asking the public try to think positive as the criminal case finally goes to trial. More>>

The Latest: Gun safety groups aim to oust pro-NRA lawmakers

Updated:

Jimmy Kimmel opened his late night show by accusing President Donald Trump and congressional leaders of doing "worse than nothing" to stop mass shootings like the killings of 17 people by a teenager with an AR-15 assault weapon at a Florida high school. More>>

Ex-teacher accused of paying students for help making bomb

Updated:

Former high school teacher accused of paying students $50 an hour to dismantle fireworks for gunpowder so he could eventually make a bomb; ex-teacher, brother held without bail. More>>

Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

Updated:

Federal efforts to secure elections against Russian meddling have lagged ahead of the first 2018 primaries. More>>

Romney's Utah bid for Senate could revive rift with Trump

Updated:

Mitt Romney and President Donald Trump exchanged harsh criticisms of one another during the 2016 presidential campaign but also have a history of being willing to sit down with each other when mutually beneficial. More>>

Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case Video included

Updated:

Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school in Florida and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing signs he was bent on violence. More>>

How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers? No one knows

Updated:

A surge in infants born in the U.S. with withdrawal symptoms from their mothers' opioid use has outpaced science on how best to treat them. More>>

These are the lives lost in the Florida high school shooting Video included

Updated:

A football coach who also worked as a security guard is among the dead in a school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida. More>>

Oregon lawmakers move to ease scrubbing of racist provisions

Updated:

Across America, many home owners and buyers of older properties are shocked to see racist provisions on deeds, decades after they were outlawed. More>>

Ideas to redraw maps beat deadline in gerrymandering case

Updated:

It's deadline day in Pennsylvania's gerrymandering case for Gov. Tom Wolf and others to submit maps of new congressional district boundaries that they want the state Supreme Court to adopt. More>>

FBI: Mom of kidnapped girl apparently was tied up in home

Updated:

An affidavit filed in the case of a missing 4-year-old South Carolina girl shows the child's mother was attacked from behind in her home and apparently tied up before police found her while making a welfare check. More>>

The Latest: Hundreds at vigil mourn school shooting victims Video included

Updated:

The police officer who arrested the high school shooting suspect in Florida says the teen looked like a "typical high school student" when he spotted him walking away from the school. More>>

Trump cites mental health _ not guns _ in speech on shooting Video included

Updated:

President Donald Trump says the suspect in a deadly school shooting in Florida was "mentally disturbed.". More>>

Funeral procession, services for Ohio officers fatally shot

Updated:

Funeral arrangements have been set for the two Ohio police officers who were fatally shot while responding to a 911 hang-up call. More>>

Lawyer: El Chapo eager to go to trial, not cutting any deal

Updated:

The lawyer for notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says his client is eager to go to trial. More>>

Florida shooting revives debate over gun age requirement Video included

Updated:

The deadly shooting in Florida has drawn attention to an age gap in gun laws: You must be 21 to buy a handgun but you can be 18 or younger to buy a long gun in the United States. More>>

Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for 3 minutes Video included

Updated:

High school shooting that claimed 17 lives plunges Florida city into mourning. More>>

Trump budget again targets regional water cleanup programs

Updated:

President Donald Trump again trying to drastically reduce or eliminate federal support for cleanups of some iconic US waterways. More>>

Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case Video included

Updated:

A law enforcement official says the former student suspected of killing at least 17 people at a Florida high school posted "very, very disturbing" material on social media before the deadly shooting rampage. More>>

Innocent inmate says $2 million can't make up for lost years

Updated:

A former California inmate wrongly imprisoned for nearly 40 years says it was the "worst nightmare" and even nearly $2 million in state compensation can't make up for his lost time. More>>

First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets US OK

Updated:

The first blood test to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. More>>

Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional

Updated:

A federal appeals court has ruled that President Donald Trump's latest ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional. More>>

APNewsBreak: Senator to stop blocking some DOJ jobs over pot

Updated:

Republican senator from Colorado says he'll stop blocking some Justice Department nominees over marijuana policy. More>>

Powerball winner who demands anonymity to get money

Updated:

A woman who won a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot will get her money as a legal fight over releasing her identity plays out in court. More>>

Police: 'Survivor' champ bit cop after revival with Narcan

Updated:

A woman who won $1 million on the reality TV show "Survivor" is under investigation after police in Pennsylvania say she was unconscious in the driver's seat of a running car and had to be revived with an opioid overdose antidote. More>>

A talkative Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reflects on becoming himself

Updated:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, actor, dedicated civil-rights activist, historian and legendary basketball player but never a big talker _ until now. More>>

Immigration enforcement lawyer admits stealing immigrant IDs

Updated:

The former chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he stole immigrants' identities and used them to defraud banks and credit card companies of $190,000. More>>

Water use climbs in California enclaves as drought returns

Updated:

A warm winter with almost no rain is shriveling water conservation in Southern California. More>>

2 freed after shots fired at SUV in NSA campus confrontation

Updated:

Shots fired: FBI seeking to determine why a black SUV carrying three men tried to enter top-secret intelligence site at Fort Meade but doesn't believe terrorism was reason. More>>

The Latest: Trump postpones Penn. rally after shooting

Updated:

The White House says President Donald Trump will address the nation about the Florida school shooting at 11 a.m. EST. More>>

Officer who fatally shot mentally ill woman found not guilty

Updated:

A judge has acquitted a police officer in the 2016 shooting death of a mentally ill woman in her Bronx apartment. More>>

Radio host loses job after sexual comments on teen Olympian

Updated:

A San Francisco Bay Area radio station has fired one of its hosts after he made sexual comments about 17-year-old Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim on another station. More>>

Witness: Luke Wilson a 'hero' in deadly Los Angeles crash

Updated:

Officials say professional golfer Bill Haas was hospitalized but escaped serious injuries following a rollover crash in Los Angeles that killed the driver of the Ferrari he was riding in and injured the driver of a BMW. More>>

Traffic deaths fell slightly in 2017 after 2-year spike

Updated:

Traffic deaths on U.S. roads fell slightly in 2017 after two straight years of big increases, but a leading safety organization that compiled the numbers says it's no cause for celebration. More>>

Romney postpones announcement on Senate race after shooting

Updated:

AP sources: Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is running for the Senate in Utah. More>>

New Texas group opposes bipartisan efforts to end cash bail

Updated:

A new Texas nonprofit promoting crime victims' rights is opposing bipartisan efforts to end cash bail systems that have gained traction around the country. More>>

The Latest: Spokesman: Baio denies sexual misconduct claims

Updated:

A spokesman for Scott Baio says the actor denies "each and every one" of the allegations of sexual misconduct brought against him by two of his former co-stars on the TV show "Charles in Charge.". More>>

Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus? Video included

Updated:

Scientists are trying gene therapy to fight HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. More>>

Pot-users want judge to declare marijuana safe under US law

Updated:

Federal judge in New York to hear arguments in lawsuit that targets federal marijuana lawslaws. More>>

The Latest: Students describe shooting suspect as troubled Video included

Updated:

Authorities say a shooter at a Florida high school is still at large. More>>

Spokesman: Scott Baio denies sexual misconduct claims

Updated:

A former "Charles in Charge" actor says Scott Baio assaulted and "mentally tortured" him during their time together on the show in the 1980s. More>>

Despite complaints, Interior boss pushing big reorganization

Updated:

Two Democratic congressmen are accusing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of withholding key information from lawmakers while launching a massive overhaul of his department. More>>

Romney's Senate bid to mark latest campaign over 2 decades

Updated:

Mitt Romney's announcement Thursday of a run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah is his latest bid for public office since he first jumped into politics more than 20 years ago. More>>

Ex-All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza denies dealing cocaine

Updated:

Ex-All Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza to face charges of drug dealing involving 44 pounds of suspected cocaine found. More>>

Venezuelan girl to live with Utah mother of jailed American

Updated:

A 7-year-old Venezuelan girl has made it to the United States after a long fight to take her away from the turbulent South American nation where her jailed mother and the mother's American boyfriend work to win their freedom. More>>

Flu-stricken Texas teacher's death puts focus on antivirals

Updated:

A Texas elementary school teacher who died almost a week after catching the flu became a talking point online after her husband said she didn't immediately fill her prescription for an antiviral drug after deeming the $116 insurance co-pay too high. More>>

School shooting suspect made 'disturbing' social media posts Video included

Updated:

A law enforcement official says the former student suspected of killing at least 17 people at a Florida high school posted disturbing material on social media before the deadly shooting rampage. More>>

  • NationalMore>>

  • Overheard threat helps foil California school shooting plot

    Overheard threat helps foil California school shooting plot

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:04 PM EST2018-02-21 19:04:16 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:16 PM EST2018-02-21 19:16:26 GMT
    Officials say they thwarted a student's plot to open fire at a Southern California high school after a staff member overheard a threat by the boy upset over a ban on headphones.More
    Officials say they thwarted a student's plot to open fire at a Southern California high school after a staff member overheard a threat by the boy upset over a ban on headphones.More
  • Billy Graham preached simple message, reached millions

    Billy Graham preached simple message, reached millions

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:33 AM EST2018-02-21 14:33:29 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:16 PM EST2018-02-21 19:16:16 GMT
    Billy Graham would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique, but he won over audiences worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction.More
    Billy Graham would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique, but he won over audiences worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction.More
  • Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

    Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:43 AM EST2018-02-21 06:43:17 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:16 PM EST2018-02-21 19:16:00 GMT
    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't...More
    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices