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George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We all need answers'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:55am

Former President George W. Bush said Monday "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the Russian government, and didn't rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation.

Cops: Mom used girl's breath to start car with DUI device

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:43am

Police say a Pennsylvania woman had her 8-year-old daughter blow into an ignition device meant to prevent the woman from driving while drunk shortly before she crashed and was again charged with drunken driving.

Driver who struck and killed toddler charged with DUI

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:37am

Authorities say a man who struck and killed a 21-month-old who ran into the road in South Carolina was driving while intoxicated and had two children in his car.

Man injured in fall from float during Mardi Gras parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:37am

Police say a man fell off a float and injured himself near the end of a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.

Police: Teen charged with capital murder of child found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:06am

Police say a 19-year-old has been charged with capital murder in the death of a 2-month-old child in southeastern Alabama.

Minnesota cop expected to plead not guilty in man's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:53am

A Minnesota police officer is expected to plead not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the July shooting death of a black man.

Another Alabama inmate killed inside state prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:50am

Another state inmate has been killed in violence at an Alabama prison.

Officials identify sailor fatally shot at naval air station

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:04am

Navy officials in Virginia are identifying a sailor fatally shot by a Naval Air Station Oceana security officer.

Man faces sentencing in abduction slaying of Indiana toddler

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:00am

A judge is set to decide whether to accept the guilty plea of a southern Indiana man who admitted to kidnapping and killing a 15-month-old girl.

Victim says fatal bar shooting not true reflection of Kansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:47am

An Indian man who was shot and wounded at a bar in suburban Kansas City last week says he wished the killing of his best friend during the attack had all been a dream, but that the incident, apparently fueled by racism, "doesn't reflect the true spirit of Kansas."

Florida deputies fatally shoot man during domestic call

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:52am

Florida sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man during a domestic violence call.

Money being raised to restore vandalized Jewish cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:49am

Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for the person who toppled them.

Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad's marijuana

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:25am

An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.

Body of boy missing in storm found on island in LA River

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:25am

Authorities say the body of a 14-year-old boy who went missing during a storm more than a week ago has been found on an island in the Los Angeles River.

Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level nearly triple limit

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:10am

The driver accused of plowing into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, police said.

AP: VA data show low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:06am

Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs' hospitals were fired or reprimanded in only a small fraction of thousands of reported cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions since 2010, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.

Trump's speech could be marked by disruption or decorum

Nancy Benac and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 1:55am

A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum.

Sessions tough talk, policies could increase prison totals

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 1:37am

The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend.

New anti-IS strategy may mean deeper US involvement in Syria

Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 1:27am

A new military strategy to meet President Donald Trump's demand to "obliterate" the Islamic State group is likely to deepen U.S. military involvement in Syria, possibly with more ground troops, even as the current U.S. approach in Iraq appears to be working and will require fewer changes.