National: Breaking US News from ABC News


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Hugh Hefner Continues to Back Chicago High School Newspaper
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner has renewed a grant to fund the student newspaper at the Chicago high school he attended

Aeroflot Suffers Loss Despite Strong Year for Airline Sector
Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, has bucked the trend of strong profits in the airline sector by reporting a loss for 2015

Robert Cray to Celebrate B.B. King at Playboy Jazz Festival
The Robert Cray Band with guest guitarists Sonny Landreth and Roy Gaines will offer a special tribute to the late blues legend B.B. King at the 2016 Playboy Jazz Festival

AP Top Entertainment News at 7:05 a.m. EST
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Malaysian Fund Rejects Report It Gave PM Over $1 Billion
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has rejected a new report that a state investment fund likely deposited close to a billion dollars into his personal bank accounts

Russian TV Withholds News of Woman With Child’s Severed Head
None of the main Russian television channels have carried reports about the arrest of a woman accused of killing a 4-year-old girl in her care and then waving the child’s severed head outside a Moscow subway station

The State of the KKK in America
The white nationalist group follows David Duke into the presidential race.

Japan Study: A Third of Working Women Were Sexually Harassed
A Japanese government study has found nearly a third of working women who responded to a survey reported being sexually harassed on the job, such as unwanted physical contact or being subjected to degrading comments

More Than 7,000 Migrants Stuck on Greek-Macedonian Border
More than 7,000 refugees and other migrants are camped on Greece’s northern border with Macedonia, waiting for authorities to allow them to continue their long trek north

Super Tuesday: What’s at Stake
This is a huge day for the presidential candidates.

NY Judge Scolds US in Its Fight With Apple Over iPhone Data
New York jurist scolds gov’t for efforts to shame Apple for refusing to yield customer data

Obama to Meet With GOP Leaders on Court Fight
Obama due to meet face-to-face with Senate GOP leaders vowing to block Supreme Court nominee

Missing Hong Kong Bookseller Resurfaces in TV Interview
A Hong Kong bookseller who has been missing for two months has reappeared in an interview with Chinese media, saying he wasn’t abducted but instead crossed illegally into mainland China to help authorities with an investigation

Long Before Clinton, DNC Rules Gave Edge to Establishment
Long before Hillary Clinton, superdelegates have been there for the establishment

Before Trump, There Was Jesse Ventura _ and a Big Victory
Well before Donald Trump shook up the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, there was Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Czech Republic Hit by Heavy Snow; Thousands Without Power
Thousands of people are without electricity following heavy snowfall that hit the Czech Republic overnight

Cambodia Says 5 Were Involved in Attack on French Tourists
Cambodia says five of its citizens were involved in an attack in eastern Thailand where four French tourists were assaulted, including two women who were raped

Justice Clarence Thomas Breaks His Decade-Long Silence on the Bench
The last time the Supreme Court justice spoke was in 2006.

Salt Lake City Police Shooting Triggers Protest, Questions
Questions about why police shot and critically wounded a 17-year-old Somali refugee in Salt Lake City grew Monday as civil rights groups called for answers and several hundred protesters took the streets holdings signs that read, “Stop killer cops.”

Tiger Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Melbourne
The Australian government says a Tiger Airways airliner has made an emergency landing in the city of Melbourne after an odor was detected and crew members were reported ill

China Stocks Down, Other Asian Markets Gain
Chinese shares sank Tuesday after a weak manufacturing reading overshadowed an easing in bank lending while Japan and other Asian markets were mostly higher

Oman Police Say 18 Killed, 14 Injured in Bus Crash
Police in Oman say a bus crash has killed at least 18 people and injured 14 in the sultanate

Crawford’s 26 Points Help Clippers Beat Nets 105-95
Jamal Crawford scored 26 points off the bench, Chris Paul had 23 points and 12 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-95

Celebrity Birthdays for the Week of March 6-12
Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 6-12

Community Members Recall Man Fatally Shot by Police Officer
Authorities say a police officer has shot and killed a man near downtown Raleigh, North Carolina

Stolen Taco Truck Fleeing California Police Hits School Bus
Authorities in Southern California say two men fleeing from police in a stolen taco truck sideswiped a school bus full of children, took down the lights at an intersection and smashed into a propane truck

Branch by Branch, a Look at N. Korea’s Massive Military
How strong is North Korea’s military, the world’s fourth-largest? A branch-by-branch look

Weekend Renters Find Corpse in Paris Garden of Airbnb Rental
French authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose decomposing body was found in the garden of an Airbnb rental in suburban Paris

KKK Leader: Request for Police Security Denied Before Rally
A Ku Klux Klan leader injured in a brawl with protesters in Southern California says he called police before the rally asking for security but was told, “We don’t do that.”

Judge Blocks Indiana’s Syrian Refugee Order
A federal judge has blocked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s order barring state agencies from helping Syrian refugees resettle in Indiana

Rubio Takes Gloves off With Trump, and Supporters Love It
In a sharp shift from policy to personal attacks on Donald Trump, Marco Rubio mocked everything from the billionaire businessman’s tan to subtle questions about his manhood

Australian Cardinal Denies Deflecting Child Sex Abuse Blame
One of Pope Francis’ top advisers has denied an accusation that his testimony to an inquiry into child sex abuse was an attempt to deflect blame for the Catholic Church transferring Australia’s worst pedophile priest from parish to parish

Trump Asks Protester If She’s From Mexico
Donald Trump gets into verbal scuffle with protesters.

Democrats in New Zealand First to Vote in ‘Super Tuesday’
Americans living in New Zealand became the first voters to cast ballots in Super Tuesday’s multi-state primaries _ in a bar, no less

Asian Stocks Gain After China Eases Bank Lending
Asian markets were higher Tuesday as Chinese moves to boost bank lending helped offset weak factory data, while shares in Japan fell on lower consumer spending

Christie Speaks Out About His New Job for Trump
“Part of my job … is for him to hear my points of view,” Christie said.

NY Judge: US Cannot Make Apple Provide iPhone Data
A New York judge says the U.S. Justice Department cannot force Apple to provide the FBI with access to locked iPhone data in a routine Brooklyn drug case

GOP Badly Split as Trump, Clinton Seek Super Tuesday Wins
On the eve of Super Tuesday’s crucial primaries, a sharp new divide erupts between Republicans who pledge to fall in line behind Donald Trump if he wins their party’s nomination and others who insist they can never back the bombastic billionaire

Hornqvist’s Hat Trick Powers Penguins Past Coyotes 6-0
Patric Hornqvist had his first career hat trick, beating goalie Louis Domingue three times as the Pittsburgh Penguins made quick work of the sinking Arizona Coyotes 6-0

Mount St. Mary’s University President Resigns Amid Furor
Mount St. Mary’s University says its president has resigned amid a furor that arose after he likened struggling freshmen to bunnies that should be drowned

Wall Scores 37 as Wizards Rally to Beat 76ers 116-108
John Wall scores 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter as Washington Wizards rally for 116-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers

Comedian Katt Williams Arrested on Battery Charge in Georgia
Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested on a battery charge in Georgia after a store employee told police that Williams punched him during an argument

Researchers Hope ‘Virtual Reality’ Can Curb Addiction Relapses
Program aims to help drug addicts and alcoholics cope with cravings.

Fiery Backlash as Calais Migrant Camp Is Dismantled
Fiery backlash at Calais migrant camp as workers begin to dismantle it

Convicts Ordered to Pay Hit-and-Run Victim’s Heirs $840,000
Four white men convicted in the 2011 beating and rundown death of a black autoworker in Mississippi have been ordered to pay his heirs $840,000

Joey Feek Only Has a Few More Days ‘at the Most,’ Husband Says
“My wife decided that ‘enough is enough,'” Rory Feek wrote on his blog.

Erin Andrews Breaks Down Testifying About Stalker’s Video
The testimony comes as part of her lawsuit against a hotel.

Kerry Says Violations Thus Far Don’t Threaten Syrian Truce
Secretary of State John Kerry says both sides may have violated Syria’s ceasefire

Canada Reaches Goal of 25K Syrian Refugees by March
Canada’s new immigration minister says the country has reached a significant milestone with the arrival of 25,000 Syrian refugees

Congress Approves Bill to Ease Presidential Transitions
Congress has approved a bill intended to make presidential transitions go more smoothly

Europe’s Crisis Worsens: Migrants Face Razor Wire, Tear Gas
Pressed against coils of razor wire and shouting “Help us!” refugees stranded at Greece’s northern border have been pushed back by Macedonian police using tear gas and stun grenades

Google Self-Driving Car Strikes Bus on California Street
A self-driving car being tested by Google struck a public bus on a Silicon Valley street, a fender-bender that appears to be the first time one of the tech company’s vehicles caused a crash during testing

4 Hurt as Student Opens Fire in Ohio School Cafeteria
Authorities say a 14-year-old boy pulled out a gun in a southwestern Ohio school cafeteria and opened fire, hitting two students

Google’s New Android Commercial Is an Oscars Hit
The Oscar winners and Chris Rock’s monologue weren’t the only talking points from last night’s show.

Benefits of Taking Female Libido Drug Are ‘Marginal’ Says New Analysis
The analysis has come under fire by some medical experts.

Hackers Caused Mass Blackout, US Officials Say
Report: Blackout for 225K people in Ukraine linked to “cyber intrusions.”

Dozens of Lobbyists Will Be Democratic Presidential Delegates
Lobbyists, who also happen to be superdelegates, overwhelmingly support Clinton.

Judge Denies DOJ’s Motion Asking Apple to Unlock iPhone in Narcotics Case
Motion was denied by Magistrate Judge James Orenstein in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Final Batch of Clinton’s Emails Released
The last of Hillary Clinton’s private email were published online today.

Photojournalist Roughed up at Trump Rally in Virginia
Video of the incident surfaced on Twitter shortly afterwards.

Grain Mostly Lower, Livestock Mixed
Wheat higher,corn,oats and soybeans lower on the CBOT; beef mixed and pork lower on the CME.

Bipartisan Drug Abuse Bill Faces Senate Fight Over Money
An election-year Senate fight is brewing over a bipartisan bill targeting heroin and opioid abuse that Democrats say needs another ingredient: more money

Farrell Back in Dugout, Red Sox Beat Boston College 6-0
Red Sox manager John Farrell returned to the dugout for the first time since revealing his cancer diagnosis in mid-August, and his team opened exhibition play with a 6-0 win over Boston College

Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams Lead Blind Willie Johnson Homage
Tom Waits and Lucinda Williams contribute two songs each to “God Don’t Never Change _ The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson,” a stirring homage to the Texas gospel singer who last recorded in 1930

Inside Jacob Tremblay’s Big Oscar Night
The 9-year-old “Room” actor presented at the Academy Awards.

Google’s Self-Driving Car Hits a Public Bus in California
One of Google’s self-driving SUVs may be at fault in an accident after the car bumped into the side of a public bus at 2 mph.

W.Va. Lawmakers OK Ban on 2nd Trimester Abortion Method
A second-trimester abortion method would be banned in many instances under a bill that has passed the West Virginia Legislature

Why Ben Carson Is Still Running for President
The GOP candidate is now polling mostly in the single digits.

Judge Sets Trial on Mogul Sumner Redstone’s Mental Capacity
A judge has scheduled a trial on whether Sumner Redstone’s ex-girlfriend can make decisions again about the ailing media mogul’s health

The Latest: Ohio District Dismisses Students After Shooting
A southwestern Ohio school district says it’s now dismissing students from the junior high and senior high schools as quickly as possible following a shooting

Clinton Focuses on General, While Sanders Sticks to Script
In the wake of her South Carolina win, Hillary Clinton has shed any references to her Democratic opponent, focusing her fire on Republican front-runner Donald Trump

Supreme Court Rejects NJ Employees’ Appeal Over Pension Fund
The Supreme Court is refusing to disturb a ruling from New Jersey’s top court that sided with Gov. Chris Christie in a legal fight with public worker unions over pension funds

Abe Vigoda’s Daughter Angry That Oscars Ignored Actor
Beloved character actor Abe Vigoda died in January at age 94, but his passing wasn’t noted on Sunday’s Oscarcast

Philadelphia Bar Offers Leap Day Marriage Proposal Prizes
A historic Philadelphia tavern is offering some Leap Day incentives to women looking to settle down

Why Spike Lee Wore a Tuxedo to the Knicks Game
Lee skipped the Oscars to protest the lack of diversity among the nominees.

Subway to Ensure ‘Footlongs’ Measure up After Lawsuit
Judge grants final approval to settlement in class-action suit against Subway over the length of its ‘Footlong’ sandwiches

Teen in Kalamazoo Shootings Is Breathing on Her Own
The condition of a 14-year-old girl is improving, more than a week after she survived a mass shooting in southwestern Michigan

Cruise Ship Cuts Another Trip Short for Bad Weather
The Anthem of the Seas has had to end its last two voyages early.

Woman Arrested Holding Child’s Head, Claiming to Be Terrorist
Russians appear to be treating the case as criminal but not terrorism.

6 Super Storylines for Super Tuesday
Lots of states and delegates up for grabs during Tuesday primaries.

Trump Hits 49 Percent Support in New National Poll
Donald Trump reaches his widest national lead of the 2016 race so far.

American Student Held in North Korea Begs for Forgiveness in Video
College student Otto Warmbier has been detained in the country since January.

3 Students Injured at Ohio School; 1 Suspect in Custody
This story is developing. Check back for more updates.

How Rubio Plans on Beating Trump for the Nomination
Rubio is more concerned about delegates than winning big on Super Tuesday.

A Look at Key Events in Donald Trump’s Business Career
A look at key events in Donald Trump’s business career, as voters head to the polls on Super Tuesday

France’s Government Forced to Delay Contested Labor Reform
France’s government has decided to delay for two additional weeks the presentation of a contested labor reform that would dilute the 35-hour workweek

Mark Rylance Follows Oscar With Nomination at UK’s Oliviers
Mark Rylance has followed his Academy Awards win with a nomination for best actor at London’s Laurence Olivier theater awards

Iraq and US Warn Mosul Residents of Possible Dam Collapse
The Iraqi government and the U.S. embassy in Baghdad are warning residents along the Tigris river of a possible collapse of the Mosul Dam

US Pending Home Sales Decline in January
Signed contracts to buy homes fell in January; cold weather, limited inventory hurt sales

Alicia Vikander Never Thought She’d Make It to the Oscars
When Alicia Vikander was growing up in Sweden, the Academy Awards were must-see TV for her — never mind the time difference.

Slain Ohio Pastor’s Brother Arrested in Fatal Shooting
Authorities investigating the slaying of a southwest Ohio pastor expect to charge his brother in the fatal shooting that occurred at the pastor’s church office as services were winding down

Vice President Biden Calls on Oscars Audience to Sign Anti-Sexual Assault Pledge
Vice President Biden introduced Lady Gaga at the Oscars Sunday.

Sportscaster Erin Andrews May Testify in Nude-Videos Case
Jurors could soon hear testimony from sportscaster Erin Andrews as well as the man who stalked her and posted nude videos of her on the Internet

Hillary Clinton Shifts Strategy to Focus on Donald Trump
Clinton readies for a run against Trump.

North Korea Gives Media a Look at Detained American
The American student has been detained since January.

Army Sergeant Accused of Killing Cop Appears in Court
The deadly shooting was Saturday in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Leonardo DiCaprio Reacts to Oscars Standing Ovation
The actor and his “The Revenant” director were both Academy Award winners.

The South Takes Its Place in 2016 Campaign Spotlight
The South is stepping into the spotlight in the 2016 presidential race, with several states in the region voting in the Super Tuesday contests

Hungarian Parents Keep Kids Home to Protest Education System
Thousands of Hungarian parents are keeping their children from going to school as a protest against the government’s education policies

Hungarian Parents Keep Kids Home to Protest Education System
Thousands of Hungarian parents are keeping their children from going to school as a protest against the government’s education policies

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