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Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, ice forms along the shore of the Manhattan side of the East River in New York where temperatures in the city were in the single digits. For many cities in the Northeast, it was the coldest February on record, and some places recorded...
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Young girl’s story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

Alexis Carey, left, 10, sits with her mother Clare Carey, center, and her sister Alanis Carey, right, 5, on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Boise, Idaho. Alexis has a rare form of epilepsy, however, her family is hoping the Idaho Legislature will decriminalize marijuana extract oil to...
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Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be Texas non-starter

In this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 photo, Jason Wang poses for a photo in the Las Colinas section of Irving, Texas. When Wang got into trouble at age 15, as a minor, he went to a juvenile lockup, where he took classes that eventually helped him earn a college scholarship. His...
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Google’s Blogger reverses porn policy after user backlash

File- This Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows a Google sign at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Just three days after saying sexually explicit material would be banned from public Blogger forum sites, Google is backing down. Faced with "a ton of...
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Gunman kills 7, commits suicide, in house-to-house rampage

Map locates Tyrone, MO.; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm; Map locates Tyrone, MO.; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm; Police tape surrounds one of five crime scenes near Tyrone, Mo., on Friday morning, Feb. 27, 2015. A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an...
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Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself?

FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich announces his candidacy for governor in St. Louis. Schweich’s spokesman said he was taken to a hospital Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 after experiencing what his staff described as a “medical...
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8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

Map locates Tyrone, MO.; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm; Map locates Tyrone, MO.; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;   TYRONE, Mo. (AP) – A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in a...
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Testimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone

Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez smile during a light moment as witness Ricardo Leal, custodian of records with Sprint, testifies during Hernandez’s murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Fall River, Mass....
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Black Madam talks silicone in buttocks-injection murder case

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Padge Gordon, also known as Padge Victoria Windslowe. An aspiring rapper known as “the Black Madam,” Windslowe is accused of killing a 20-year-old dancer from London during a...
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8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

Map locates Tyrone, MO.; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm; Map locates Tyrone, MO.; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;   TYRONE, Mo. (AP) – A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an overnight house-to-house rampage in a small Missouri town before...