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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden meets with attendees during a campaign event, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Latest: Warren says she got results post-financial crash

Feb. 27, 2020 10:05 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local): 10 p.m. Elizabeth Warren is back in Texas ahead of Super Tuesday and telling supporters that it was she -- and not Bernie Sanders -- who got results after the 2008 financial crash. The Massachusetts...

This photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's department shows Caitlyn Smith. The Houston-area teen was in jail Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, after she was accused of accidentally shooting her 10-year-old nephew after making a selfie video of herself with a gun for her Instagram account.
Smith, 19, was being held in the Harris County Jail charged with felony injury to a child. Bond has been set at $20,000. (Harris County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Babysitter accused of shooting nephew while taking selfie

Feb. 27, 2020 10:05 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area teen was in jail Thursday after she was accused of accidentally shooting her 10-year-old nephew after making a selfie video of herself with a gun for her Instagram account. Caitlyn Smith, 19, was being held in the Harris County Jail charged with felony injury to a child. Bond...

In this aerial photo, water is slowly draining from the freeway after a water main break east of the location flooded all lanes, closing the freeway in both directions, at the intersection of 610 and Clinton Drive, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in east Houston. Businesses and schools shut down Thursday after a main line from a plant that supplies water to about half of Houston burst open, submerging vehicles on the flooded freeway. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Water main break in Houston strands drivers, closes schools

Feb. 27, 2020 8:21 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Businesses and schools shut down Thursday after a main line from a plant that supplies water to about half of Houston burst open, submerging vehicles on a flooded freeway and prompting emergency officials in the nation’s fourth-largest city to deploy tanker trucks to mitigate any fire...

California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the press at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Newsom spoke about the state's response to novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.(AP Photo/Randall Benton)

States ramp up virus preparations, try to reassure public

Feb. 27, 2020 7:12 PM EST

As worries about the new coronavirus grow in the U.S., state officials are ramping up efforts to prepare for a possible outbreak while simultaneously trying to assure the public that they are well-positioned to handle it. Governors and legislators in several states have proposed pumping millions of dollars into...

Quinn testifies he doesn't recall payments in NC agents case

Feb. 27, 2020 6:40 PM EST

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn testified Thursday that he doesn’t remember whether he received money from a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law nearly a decade ago. Quinn, who officially becomes an...

Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, second from right, grabs the ball next to Sacramento Republic FC defender Dekel Keinan during the first half of a soccer scrimmage Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

MLS Western Conference Preview Capsules

Feb. 27, 2020 6:04 PM EST

COLORADO RAPIDS Coach: Robin Fraser 2019 Record: 12-16-6, ninth in the West. Did not make the playoffs. Key Players: Midfielder Younes Namli, forward Kei Kamara, midfielder Kellyn Acosta. Lowdown: Although he's 35, veteran Kei Kamara is a reliable scorer with 14 goals in each of the past two seasons. He's...

Special prosecutor Michael Doyle speaks during opening statements during the Arkema Inc. criminal trial at Harris County Criminal Courthouse Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Houston. Arkema Inc., a subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer, along with three senior staff members are on trial over a fire at the Houston-area chemical plant that was overwhelmed by Hurricane Harvey's flooding in 2017. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Prosecutor: Arkema jeopardized public safety during Harvey

Feb. 27, 2020 5:09 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A company that owns a suburban Houston chemical plant jeopardized public safety when it failed to remove dangerous chemicals ahead of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, resulting in a blaze that sent toxic smoke into the air and injured first responders, prosecutors told jurors on Thursday. Arkema...

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets people at a campaign event in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Democrats focus on Super Tuesday even as S. Carolina looms

Feb. 27, 2020 2:56 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Bernie Sanders will swing through North Carolina, Virginia and Massachusetts in the coming days. Elizabeth Warren will make stops in Texas and Arkansas. Amy Klobuchar will be in Tennessee and Virginia. The South Carolina primary is just two days away, but the race is quickly going...

Authorities enter the Houston Independent School District Administration Building on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Houston.  Agents arrived at the school offices at around 8 a.m. for what FBI spokeswoman CJ Jones would only describe as a “court-authorized law enforcement activity.

FBI conducting probe at Houston school district offices

Feb. 27, 2020 2:46 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Federal agents descended on the administrative offices of the Houston Independent School District on Thursday, although it's unclear what they were looking into at one of the county's largest school systems. FBI agents arrived at the school offices at around 8 a.m. for what FBI spokeswoman...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the National Action Network South Carolina Ministers' Breakfast, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Buttigieg aides say path beyond March 3 possible but tricky

Feb. 27, 2020 10:59 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is bracing his supporters for a difficult stretch, with the sobering assertion that front-runner Bernie Sanders will likely emerge from next week's Super Tuesday contests well ahead in the race for delegates. The disclosure, made in a...