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Today in History for February 16th
February 16, 2019

Today in History for February 16th

Highlights of this day in history: The Civil War's Battle of Fort Donelson; the Georgia crematory case; John Demjanjuk goes on trial; America's first 911 call; and the NHL scraps the rest of its season. (Feb. 16)
Gunman kills 5, wounds 5 officers in IL shooting
February 15, 2019

Gunman kills 5, wounds 5 officers in IL shooting

A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing plant in suburban Chicago on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said. (Feb. 15)
Calif. may sue Trump over emergency declaration
February 15, 2019

Calif. may sue Trump over emergency declaration

California is likely to sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the state attorney general said Friday. (Feb. 15)
Trump declares nat'l  emergency, plans to spend $8B on border barriers
February 15, 2019

Trump declares nat'l emergency, plans to spend $8B on border barriers

President Donald Trump says he'll declare a national emergency so he can build a southern border wall. He plans to use his executive authority to tap other sources of funding to get a total of $8 billion to build the wall. (Feb. 15)
AP Top Stories February 15 A
February 15, 2019

AP Top Stories February 15 A

Here's the latest for Friday February 15th: Trump expected to sign border deal, declare emergency; Pompeo meets EU Foreign Policy chief; Amazon pulls out of NYC deal; Floods in California.
Numerous flood rescues east of Los Angeles
February 15, 2019

Numerous flood rescues east of Los Angeles

Numerous flood rescues were reported in areas east of Los Angeles as heavy rain pounded California on Thursday. The desert resort city of Palm Springs urged residents to stay where they were because of flooded streets. (Feb. 15)
US Congress OKs border deal
February 14, 2019

US Congress OKs border deal

Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown. Money in the bill for border barriers, about $1.4 billion, is far below the $5.7 billion Trump insisted he needed. (Feb. 15)
Firefighters battle blaze at NJ apartment building
February 15, 2019

Firefighters battle blaze at NJ apartment building

A large fire rescue response was conducted at an apartment building in Bergen County, New Jersey on Thursday. Heavy smoke and flames could be seen shooting out from the side and top of the building. (Feb. 15)
Drone video shows levee damaged in Calif. storm
February 14, 2019

Drone video shows levee damaged in Calif. storm

Officials in Northern California say a levee along a highway has breached and they are monitoring the rural area in case a highway gets flooded or train tracks are damaged. (Feb. 14)
Recovery starting 100 days after Paradise burned
February 15, 2019

Recovery starting 100 days after Paradise burned

It's been 100 days since a wildfire nearly burned the town of Paradise off the map. The Nov. 8 blaze destroyed nearly 15,000 homes in the Northern California city of 27,000 residents. The long recovery is just starting. (Feb. 15)
McConnell: Trump to sign bill, declare emergency
February 14, 2019

McConnell: Trump to sign bill, declare emergency

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump has indicated he's prepared to sign the government funding bill to avert another government shutdown and issue a national emergency on the border at the same time. (Feb. 14)
Lawyer: Convicted officer beaten in prison
February 14, 2019

Lawyer: Convicted officer beaten in prison

An attorney for the white Chicago police convicted in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald says the officer was beaten by fellow inmates within hours of his transfer from an Illinois prison to a federal prison in Connecticut. (Feb. 14)
Mudslide forces evacuations in San Francisco area
February 14, 2019

Mudslide forces evacuations in San Francisco area

At least 50 homes have been evacuated after a mudslide struck a neighborhood in Sausalito, north of San Francisco. National Weather Service forecasters say Sausalito has received nearly 5 inches (13 centimeters) of rain over the last 24 hours. (Feb. 14)
Senators pray Trump will sign border deal
February 14, 2019

Senators pray Trump will sign border deal

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley says he's praying that President Trump will sign the border security deal into law to prevent a government shutdown. Sen. Lindsey Graham seemed to have more faith than that, saying Trump is "inclined to sign it." (Feb. 14)
Flood of Mexican fentanyl fuels US overdoses
February 14, 2019

Flood of Mexican fentanyl fuels US overdoses

A flood of illicit fentanyl flowing from Mexico into southwestern U.S. states has pushed the synthetic opioid into the top spot for all fatal drug overdoses across the country. The so-called “Mexican oxy” is now being seized in record numbers. (Feb. 14)