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A father and daughter reunite in a vacant field, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz., after two students were shot and killed at Independence High School in the Phoenix suburb. The danger at the campus was over, police said, as worried parents crowded stores nearby to meet their children.  (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Two teen girls dead in murder-suicide at Arizona high school More

Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that initially caused panic among parents who could not reach their children but later emerged as a murder-suicide. More

College

Journos kicked out of Concerned Student 1950 town hall at Mizzou, threatened with arrest

Journalists covering student activism on the campus of the University of Missouri still face a hostile environment.

VIDEO

San Francisco park adds public urinal

Claudia Cowan reports from San Francisco

A police vehicle is parked in front of a manhole cover at the Thomas P. O’Neill Tunnel on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 in Boston. The manhole cover that weighs more than 200 pounds killed a woman when it flew up in the air and crashed through her windshield as she drove on the Boston highway Friday morning, authorities said.  (Steve Annear/The Boston Globe via AP)  BOSTON HERALD OUT, QUINCY OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT A police vehicle is parked in front of a manhole cover at the Thomas P. O’Neill Tunnel on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 in Boston. The manhole cover that weighs more than 200 pounds killed a woman when it flew up in the air and crashed through her windshield as she drove on the Boston highway Friday morning, authorities said.  (Steve Annear/The Boston Globe via AP)  BOSTON HERALD OUT, QUINCY OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

Northeast

Manhole cover crashes into SUV's windshield, killing driver

A dislodged manhole cover weighing more than 200 pounds went airborne and crashed through an SUV's windshield on a major highway, killing an art teacher as she drove to work during the Friday morning ...

CRIME

The Latest: Faculty asks university's president to resign

The Latest on the turmoil at Mount St. Mary's University after an uproar over the president's plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail and offer them tuition refunds: 7:20 p.m.

EDUCATION

Conan's biggest regret at Harvard? Skipping economics

Conan O'Brien was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom.

Alabama

Alabama woman convicted in girl's running death dies

An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing.

Georgia

2 more men charged in Southern jewelry robberies

Two more men accused of participating in a string of jewelry store robberies across the South are facing federal charges in Florida.

CRIME

Columbine shooter's mother says she thinks of victims daily

The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn't know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and that she thinks about the victims and their families every ...

VIDEO

FBI investigation into Ohio machete attack

Report: Investigators looking into suspect's digital footprint for possible terror ties

Texas

Texas OKs licensing path for immigrant detention centers

Two of the nation's largest federal immigrant family detention centers can soon apply for residential child care licenses in Texas.

EDUCATION

Catholic college reinstating 2 fired professors

The embattled president of a Catholic university in Emmitsburg, Maryland, says he's reinstating two faculty members he fired this week amid an uproar over a plan to identify freshmen most likely to ...

DISASTERS

Where did El Nino go? Heat, dry spell stoke drought worry

Where did El Nino go? Ten days with record heat and no rain have Californians worrying about the drought again.

Family

What Moms Really Want for Valentine’s Day

Kids, ditch the flowers, candy, wine. Do your laundry instead!

Family

Gender Neutrality for the Almighty Dollar

Retailers eye profits as most of America is ignored.

College research professor claims hovering does more harm than good College research professor claims hovering does more harm than good

Family

Good Kids? Good for You!

Why it pays to let go of the hyperfocus on negatives.

Lynn Garcia uses a chart as she takes part in a Texas Forensic Science Commission meeting to consider recommendations against using bite mark analysis in criminal cases, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Austin, Texas. The commission  moved forward with the recommendation that bite mark evidence not be used pending further research. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Lynn Garcia uses a chart as she takes part in a Texas Forensic Science Commission meeting to consider recommendations against using bite mark analysis in criminal cases, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Austin, Texas. The commission  moved forward with the recommendation that bite mark evidence not be used pending further research. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

CRIME

Texas becomes first state to recommend court ban on bite mark evidence

Texas has become the first state to call for a ban on allowing bite mark evidence, which legal experts say is likely to reverberate in courtrooms across the U.S. The Texas Forensic Science Commission ...

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Illegal Immigrants

Restaurant owner charged with harboring illegal immigrants after deadly house fire

Federal officials charged a suburban Detroit restaurant owner and his wife Friday with harboring immigrants who were in the U.S. without legal permission after a fire at a house he owned killed five ...

Police and Law Enforcement

NYPD fires partner of officer convicted in stairwell shooting trial

The New York Police Department says Peter Liang's partner has been fired after his involvement in the 2014 shooting death of Akai Gurley.

New Jersey

Smoke from massive warehouse fire detected by weather radar

Firefighters on Friday contained a massive warehouse fire that burned out of control for nearly 20 hours and generated so much smoke that it was detected by weather radar and forced some school ...

High School

School bus driver pleads not guilty to being drunk behind the wheel after crash

A Massachusetts school bus driver charged with being drunk when he crashed his bus carrying 11 high school and middle school students into a utility pole has pleaded not guilty.

EDUCATION

Fraternity says 5 chapters acknowledged hearing racist chant

The fraternity connected to a racist chant that surfaced at the University of Oklahoma last spring says members at five other chapters acknowledged hearing the chant over the last five years.

Texas

Texas 1st state to recommend court ban on bite mark evidence

Texas has become the first state to call for a ban on allowing bite mark evidence, which legal experts say is likely to reverberate in courtrooms across the U.S.

Massachusetts

The Latest: Police examining manhole cover for wear

The Latest on the death of a woman whose vehicle was struck by a manhole cover on a Boston highway (all times local): 3:50 p.m.

New York

Florida man gets prison for defrauding investors of $3.3M

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn say a Florida man has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for defrauding over 70 investors of $3.3 million.

Oregon

FBI sweeping Oregon wildlife refuge for possible explosives

FBI bomb technicians are currently in the process of clearing the Oregon wildlife refuge of possible traps or explosives that protesters may have been left behind after the last holdouts left Thursday,...

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