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A pail rests next to caution tape on a beach in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Fla., on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2...
Associated Press

Young girl killed when a hole she dug in the sand collapsed on a Florida beach, authorities said

A young girl died Tuesday when a deep hole she was digging collapsed on her at a south Florida beach, authorities said.
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NICK INGRAM Associated Press

2 adults are charged with murder in the deadly shooting at Kansas City’s Super Bowl celebration

The new charges come after two juveniles were charged for the Kansas City shooting last week.
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Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump holds gold Trump sneakers at Sneake...
MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press

Here’s a look inside Donald Trump’s $355 million civil fraud verdict as an appeals fight looms

On the witness stand last year, Donald Trump proclaimed: "I have a lot of cash." After Friday's eye-popping penalty in his New York civil fraud trial, he's going to need it.
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The likeness of George Washington is seen on a U.S. $1 bill, March 13, 2023, in Marple Township, Pa...
BEN FINLEY ASSOCIATED PRESS

Presidents Day: From George Washington’s modest birthdays to big sales and 3-day weekends

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Like the other Founding Fathers, George Washington was uneasy about the idea of publicly celebrating his life. He was the first leader of a new republic — not a tyrant. And yet the nation will once again commemorate the first U.S. president on Monday, 292 years after he was born. The […]
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Anna Bahney, CNN

US homebuilding sees biggest drop since April 2020

Housing starts, a measure of new home construction, fell by 14.8%, compared with the previous month.
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Associated Press

Tech companies sign accord to combat AI-generated election trickery

Tech executives from Amazon, Google, Meta, Microsoft, OpenAI and TikTok gathered to announce a new framework for responding to AI-generated deepfakes.
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MICHAEL R. SISAK

Donald Trump fraud verdict: $364 million penalty in civil fraud case

Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers had said even before the verdict that they would appeal.
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HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, SCOTT McFETRIDGE and JOSH FUNK

2 juveniles charged in mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade

A news release from the Jackson County Family Court said the juveniles are being detained in the county’s Juvenile Detention Center.
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Motorists drive past a sign outside a branch of Wells Fargo bank, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, in Dea...
KEN SWEET AP Business Writer

US eases restrictions on Wells Fargo after years of strict oversight following scandal

The news sent Wells Fargo's stock up sharply Thursday as investors speculated that the bank may be able to rebuild its reputation.
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - FEBRUARY 15: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis testifies during a hear...
KATE BRUMBACK and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER

In fiery testimony, Fani Willis hits back at misconduct claims that threaten future of Trump case

Her statements came during testimony Thursday in an extraordinary hearing over misconduct allegations that threaten to upend one of four criminal cases against Donald Trump.
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Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, departs a House Oversight Committee meeting at Capit...
LINDSAY WHITEHURST

FBI informant charged with lying about Joe and Hunter Biden’s ties to Ukrainian energy company

Prosecutors say Alexander Smirnov falsely told FBI agents that executives associated with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma paid Hunter and Joe Biden $5 million each.
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HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and NICK INGRAM

Shooting after Chiefs Super Bowl parade seemed to stem from dispute among several people, police say

The shooting outside Union Station occurred despite the presence of more than 800 police officers who were in the building and nearby.
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Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at a pre-trial hearing in a hush money case at Manhattan...
MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press

Judge sets March trial date in Donald Trump’s New York hush-money case

Judge Juan Manuel Merchan said he made the decision after speaking with the judge in Trump's now-delayed federal election interference case in the nation's capital.
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Petito was reported missing by her family in September 2021 after she embarked on a trip with Laund...
Elizabeth Wolfe

Brian Laundrie’s parents detail ‘the day everything hit the fan’ after their son told them Gabby Petito was ‘gone’

In newly filed court documents, Brian Laundrie’s parents recall frantic phone calls as their son told them his fiancee Gabby Petito was “gone.”
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Kyle Feldscher and Matias Grez, CNN

LISTEN: One dead, many more injured in shooting following Chiefs celebration rally

An estimated 1 million people were in downtown Kansas City on Wednesday celebrating their team’s back-to-back championship.
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Republicans made good on their priorities, namely, criticizing the Biden administration's handling ...
LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent

House votes to impeach Mayorkas, a historic rebuke of sitting Cabinet member by Republicans

Republicans are trying to make good on their priorities as they criticize the Biden administration's handling of the record number of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Charlotte, a round stingray, in an undated photo at the Aquarium and Shark Lab by Team ECCO in Hend...
BEN FINLEY

Charlotte, a stingray with no male companion, is pregnant in her mountain aquarium

Experts at the Aquarium and Shark Lab in Hendersonville say Charlotte may have experienced parthenogenesis, or asexual reproduction.
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Jamie Gumbrecht and Brenda Goodman, CNN

Washington Post: CDC to ease Covid-19 isolation guidance

Since 2021, the agency has said people should isolate for at least five days if they tested positive for Covid-19, and then continue to mask. 
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Mecole Hardman Jr. #12 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Patrick Mahomes #15 and after scor...
JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer

Super Bowl was most-watched program ever in the US, averaging 123.7 million viewers

Ranking companies say Kansas City's 25-22 overtime win over San Francisco averaged 123.7 million viewers across television and streaming platforms.
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Taylor Swift performs as part of the "Eras Tour" at the Tokyo Dome, on Feb. 7, 2024,...
FOSTER KLUG Associated Press

Taylor Swift expected to make epic journey from Tokyo to the Super Bowl. Will she make it in time?

Taylor Swift is planning to travel to Las Vegas from Tokyo to catch Travis Kelce play in the Super Bowl on February 11, 2024.
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MAE ANDERSON and WYATTE GRANTHAM-PHILIPS AP Business Writers

Here’s what you can expect from Super Bowl commercials this Sunday

Big name advertisers will be pulling out all the stops on Super Bowl Sunday as they seek to win over viewers during game breaks.
11 days ago
texas border, governor cox sending national guard to southern border in texas...
Waverly Golden

Gov. Cox to send National Guard and UHP troopers to Texas border

Gov. Spencer Cox announced he will send five Utah National Guard Soldiers and four Utah Highway Patrol Troopers to the Texas border on Feb. 26. 
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FILE - The moon covers the sun during a total solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Cerulean, Ky....
MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer

Countdown begins for April’s total solar eclipse. What to know about watch parties and safe viewing

An estimated 44 million people live inside the 115-mile-wide (185-kilmeter-wide) path of totality stretching from Mazatlán.
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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Fe...
ERIC TUCKER, LINDSAY WHITEHURST, ZEKE MILLER and COLLEEN LONG

LISTEN: Biden angrily pushes back at special counsel’s report that questioned his memory, handling of docs

In remarks at the White House Thursday, the President denied he improperly shared classified information, and lashed out at special counsel Robert Hur for questioning his mental acuity.
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