National
February 14
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Appeals court deals blow to Trump's Medicaid work rules

The Trump administration's effort to remake Medicaid by requiring low-income people to work for health care suffered a serious setback Friday when a federal appeals court ruled it goes beyond what's allowed by law.
National
February 14

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they…
Variety
February 14

Police: Mall shooter found dead from apparent suicide

A Florida man accused of fatally shooting a former Under Armour coworker at a Florida mall has been found dead from an apparent suicide, authorities said.
Variety
February 14

Former priest convicted in 1960 Texas slaying dies at 87

A former Texas priest who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher who came to him for confession has died, prison officials said.
Variety
February 14

Police: Houston-area ex-pastor killed wife, son and himself

Police are trying to determine why a former pastor from the Houston area fatally shot his wife and 11-year-old son, tried to strangle his daughter, then killed himself.
National
February 14

In retort to abortion ban, lawmaker calls for vasectomies

An Alabama lawmaker fed up with her colleagues' attempts to outlaw abortion has filed legislation to require all men over 50 to get vasectomies.
National
February 14

Safari Club will probe sale of captive-bred lion hunts

A trophy-hunting group says it has launched an ethics investigation following the release of undercover video showing vendors at its recent convention promoting trips to shoot captive-bred lions in Africa.
Nation
February 14

Man pleads not guilty in deadly California bus shooting

A man accused of opening fire aboard a Greyhound bus traveling through California has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.
Business
February 14

Wind delays Northrop Grumman's supply run to space station

High wind delayed Northrop Grumman's supply run to the International Space Station on Friday.
Music
February 14

'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' finds heart, song in tragedy

The zestfully titled, song-and-dance filled "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" has an unlikely origin. The NBC series, about a young woman who channels other people's thoughts through pop songs, was inspired by the devastating illness of creator Austin Winsberg's father.
Variety
February 14

Mississippi gave $2M in welfare money to wrestler's group

The state of Mississippi gave more than $2.1 million in federal welfare money to a ministry run by former pro wrestler Ted DiBiase Sr., who was known in the ring as "The Million Dollar Man."
National
February 14

Settlement reached in 2013 Minneapolis police shooting

Minneapolis has reached a $795,000 wrongful death settlement with the family of a 22-year-old African American man who was shot and killed by police in 2013, ending years of extended litigation.
National
February 14

AP Exclusive: Agency memo contradicts Greyhound on bus raids

A Customs and Border Protection memo obtained by The Associated Press confirms that bus companies such as Greyhound do not have to allow Border Patrol agents on board to conduct routine checks for immigrants in the country illegally, which is contrary to the company's long insistence that it has no choice but to do so.
Variety
February 14

Ohio teen accused of planning explosion at school indicted

A teenager who planned to set off an explosive device at an Ohio high school and called police about a hoax hostage situation at a Kansas elementary school has been indicted on federal charges, prosecutors said Friday.
Nation
February 14
A Cayce police officer blocks an entrance to the Churchill Heights neighborhood Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Cayce, S.C.

Evidence in trash can links dead neighbor to missing SC girl

Investigators found a man dead inside his South Carolina home shortly after finding an item from a missing 6-year-old girl who lived in his neighborhood inside his trash can, authorities said.
National
February 14

Mississippi inmate with broken arm waits weeks for a cast

As the Justice Department investigates deaths and violence in the Mississippi prison system, one inmate had to wait about a month to get a cast on his arm that was broken during a prison riot, people close to the injured man say.
Variety
February 14

Father Josh: A married Catholic priest in a celibate world

The priest wakes up at 4 a.m. on the days he celebrates the early Mass, sipping coffee and enjoying the quiet while his young children sleep in rooms awash in stuffed animals and Sesame Street dolls and pictures of saints. Then he kisses his wife goodbye and drives through the empty suburban streets of north Dallas to the church he oversees.
Variety
February 14
Charles"Chuckie" O'Brien during an appearance on NBC's "Today Show" in 1978.

Jimmy Hoffa associate who was suspect in disappearance dies

Charles "Chuckie" O'Brien, a longtime associate of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa who became a leading suspect in the labor leader's disappearance and later was portrayed in the Martin Scorsese film "The Irishman," has died.
National
February 14

Chinese woman who fled Mar-a-Lago gets 6 months

A Chinese woman convicted of resisting arrest after she was chased from President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort was sentenced Friday to six months in jail.
National
February 14

Pretrial appeal further slows Georgia missing teacher case

Georgia's highest court has granted a pretrial appeal to a man charged with the 2005 slaying of a high school teacher whose disappearance remained a mystery for more than a decade.