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Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:33pm

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said.

Chicago cop charged with murder in fatal off-duty shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:32pm

A Chicago police officer was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the shooting of an unarmed man during a dispute between the two earlier this month.

Indianapolis woman faces neglect charges after child's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:31pm

Prosecutors have charged an Indianapolis woman with two counts of neglect after her 3-yar-old son shot his 5-year-old sister in the head.

Audit: Ex-fire officials may have misused funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:25pm

Two former top officials with Salt Lake County's firefighting agency may have violated state ethics laws and misused public funds, citing purchases of iPads and Apple watches and trips to spring training in Arizona, Utah's state auditor said Wednesday.

Congresswoman Gabbard makes unannounced trip to Syria

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:20pm

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has made an unannounced trip to Syria and Lebanon, traveling to the region two months after she sat down with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss foreign policy.

Pentagon chief says he opposed cutting Manning's prison term

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:20pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter tells The Associated Press that he opposed commuting the prison sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning, the transgender former soldier who was convicted of espionage and other crimes for leaking classified information.

CIA publishes guidelines for handling Americans' info

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:20pm

Two days before Donald Trump takes office, the CIA on Wednesday published for the first time its guidelines for how it collects, stores, searches and shares information about Americans. New rules put limits on those who can search it and require they give a reason.


Orlando gunman's widow pleads not guilty to aiding husband

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:13pm

The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of aiding and abetting her husband's support of the Islamic State group and hindering the investigation of the attack that killed 49 people and injured 53 others.

Video captures woman's rescue from snowy California ridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:01pm

Officials say a woman is recovering after a harrowing rescue caught on tape when she slid down a snow-covered ridge while hiking in Southern California.

Truck, Amish buggy crash, killing horse, man riding in buggy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:00pm

A horse-drawn Amish buggy and a truck have crashed in Ohio, killing the horse and a man riding in the buggy.

Man arrested after gun fired during struggle with escort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:51pm

Police say a man driving a semi was arrested after gunfire erupted during a disagreement about sex for money.

Sheriff accused of meth theft pleads to felony, resigns

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:43pm

A newly elected West Virginia sheriff who admitted he was a meth addict and was charged with stealing the drug from a police locker pleaded guilty to a felony and resigned from office Wednesday, a prosecutor said.

280 deaths on Utah roads in 2016; highest tally since 2007

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:41pm

Utah state officials say 280 people died in traffic-related deaths on state roads last year — the most in nine years.

Mom, kids fled at time when domestic violence wasn't a crime

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:33pm

A woman charged with abducting her two daughters from their father in 1985 fled the state following an argument between the couple that turned physical, at a time when domestic violence wasn't a crime.

Virginia set to execute man convicted in family's slaying

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:32pm

A man convicted of brutally killing a couple and their young daughters in their Virginia home on New Year's Day 2006 is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening.

In inaugural speech will Trump call on our better angels?

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:30pm

Tradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment.

Woman who sought kidney on Craigslist gets it from mother

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:24pm

A New Jersey woman who found a kidney donor on Craigslist in 2015 but later was told the organ transplant couldn't happen because of complications has now received a kidney.

Man says Milwaukee's sheriff detained him for shaking head

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:24pm

A Milwaukee man says a tough-talking, cowboy-hat wearing Wisconsin sheriff detained him after a flight because the man shook his head at the lawman, who's gained a national prominence for his outspoken support of Donald Trump.

Ice storm paralyzes parts of Oregon, Washington state

Don Ryan and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:21pm

An ice storm shut down parts of major highways and interstates Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed the hardest hit towns along the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice coating the ground in some places.

Mental evaluation for man accused of killing pink flamingo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:13pm

The man accused of killing Pinky the pink flamingo at Busch Gardens last summer will be evaluated by doctors to determine his mental competency to stand trial.