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Crosses are placed for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. Authorities say an initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used in the mass shooting. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seizedOfficials investigate what was done after Illinois found a felony in background check of man who later carried out a deadly shooting rampage in Aurora
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
Mitch Hungerpiller of Birmingham, Ala., who invented a computerized system to automate the processing of returned mail, visits the Supreme Court in Washington, on Feb. 14, 2019, where his decade-long fight with the post office over patent infringement will be heard. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Return to sender: High court to hear undeliverable mail caseThe Supreme Court on Tuesday is taking up a case involving an Alabama man who developed a way to process undeliverable mail
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Members of a dragon dance group carry the dragon during the Chinese Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown in New York, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant paradeDrums, dragons and dancers are parading through New York's Chinatown to ring in the Year of the Pig
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
Kyle Busch (18) crosses the line to win the first stage of a NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
The Latest: Busch starts 31st, wins 1st stage of Daytona 500Kyle Busch has won the first stage of the Daytona 500, making an impressive run through the 40-car field after starting 31st
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
A Humvee drives in a village recently retaken from Islamic State militants by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near Baghouz, Syria, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Islamic State militants are preventing more than 1,000 civilians from leaving a tiny area still held by the extremist group in a village in eastern Syria, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the group said Sunday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
'Taking their last breath': IS hides among Syrian civiliansThe U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the Islamic State group in its last toehold in Syria says there are over 1,000 civilians trapped in the tiny area and that the militants are preventing them from leaving
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
This Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 photo shows an apartment that was searched by police in connection with an investigation of an attack on actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago. Two men characterized by police as "persons of interest" in the attack against Smollett are now considered suspects and have been arrested on "probable cause that they may have committed a crime," a Chicago police spokesman said Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.  Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed that a search warrant was executed at the Chicago apartment where the men lived but did not have any information about what exactly what police found.  (Nader Issa/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie SmollettChicago police and representatives for Jussie Smollett are keeping quiet about the investigation into a reported attack on the "Empire" actor
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
US immigration officials detain 2 bankers wanted in EcuadorU.S. immigration authorities have detained two brothers from Ecuador wanted in the South American country for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from a now-defunct bank
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, United States Vice President Mike Pence, Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United State Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, from left, stand on a podium at a conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland. A two-day security conference in Warsaw was supposed to be a crowning achievement for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stamping a seal on his long-held goal of pushing his behind-the-scenes ties with Arab leaders into the open. Instead, the publicity-seeking Israeli leader made one embarrassing misstep after another, distracting attention from his main mission and sending his aides into a nonstop cycle of damage control. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensionsPoland's prime minister cancels attendance at meeting in Israel amid new tensions over how Polish behavior during the Holocaust is remembered
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Michigan State's Nick Ward (44) goes up for a dunk against Ohio State's Justin Ahrens (10) and Andre Wesson (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
No. 11 Michigan State dominates late, beats Ohio State 62-44Kenny Goins had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 11 Michigan State finished the game with a 20-2 run, beating Ohio State 62-44
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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