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Prosecutor: Girl texted with college man before stabbing
Campus Life

Prosecutor: Girl texted with college man before stabbing

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia Tech students carefully planned the kidnapping and killing of a 13-year-old girl, arranging a pre-dawn rendezvous online after buying cleaning supplies and a shovel at separate Wal-Mart stores, a prosecutor alleged Thursday. Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt described how authorities believe David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers … Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren’s hard choice in Democrats’ White House run
Politics / U.S. News

Elizabeth Warren’s hard choice in Democrats’ White House run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coveted but coy, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is staying painstakingly neutral in the Democratic presidential contest for now, frustrating supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders while awaiting the right moment to lay her considerable chits on the table. Both candidates would love to win the endorsement of the populist Warren, especially … Continue reading

Trump aiming for New Hampshire win, rivals aim to survive
National / Politics

Trump aiming for New Hampshire win, rivals aim to survive

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Encouraged by Marco Rubio’s stumbles, the Republicans’ second-tier candidates are seeing fresh hope for survival as they sprint to the finish line in New Hampshire. The Democrats’ Clinton-Sanders duel is veering into gender politics. A day before the nation’s first primary, Donald Trump ramped up his schedule in the state where … Continue reading

Bosnian first-graders reach out to deaf schoolmate
Education / Europe / International News

Bosnian first-graders reach out to deaf schoolmate

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — When Mirzana Coralic asked the primary school in her Sarajevo neighborhood whether they would enroll her deaf son, teacher Sanela Ljumanovic volunteered without thinking much about it. Then September came and 6-year-old Zejd was there, silently sitting on one of the school’s benches, his eyes wide open. At the time, no … Continue reading

Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect
Africa / International News

Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint, Somalia’s government spokesman said Sunday Feb. 7. At least one of the men delivering the laptop was an airport employee, government spokesman … Continue reading

Local / Politics / U.S. News / Virginia

Court orders reconsideration of Maryland gun law ruling

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Maryland’s assault weapons ban implicates its citizens’ core Second Amendment rights and must be reviewed under a more rigorous judicial standard than the one used by a judge who upheld the law’s constitutionality, a divided federal appeals court ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals … Continue reading