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Iowa's top attorney wants to be excused from union lawsuit

Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:15pm

Iowa's top attorney wants an outside lawyer to defend a new law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public sector workers, saying in a letter released Tuesday that he wants to avoid a potential conflict of interest.

Fort Hood soldier from Massachusetts dies in Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:14pm

A Fort Hood soldier originally from Massachusetts has died in Iraq.

Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Missouri

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:07pm

Vandals have damaged or tipped over as many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis, leaving the region's Jewish community shaken and anxious.

Former white supremacists help others leave hate groups

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:07pm

The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez's leg gives away her past.

US Senate leader: Winners make policy, losers go home

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:06pm

Nearly 1,000 people jeered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he drove to a speech Tuesday where he told local business leaders that "winners make policy and the losers go home."

A look at naturalizations in the US, by the numbers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:57pm

Nearly 1 million people applied to become U.S. citizens the fiscal year through September 2016. Advocates say interest in naturalization jumped again after President Trump issued executive orders that legal immigrants fear could affect their standing in the country.

The Latest: Bank robber who used hostage as shield sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:57pm

The Latest on a sentencing in a deadly California bank robbery and police shootout (all times local):

Trump praises new African American museum during first visit

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:56pm

President Donald Trump denounced "bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms" during his first visit to the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History on Tuesday.

Death of Russian ambassador to UN needs to be studied more

Jennifer Peltz and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:56pm

The cause and manner of death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations needs to be studied further, the city medical examiner said Tuesday, a day after the diplomat fell ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission and died at a hospital.

Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:50pm

Federal officials say a Missouri man is charged with helping to plan what he believed would be a terrorist attack in Kansas City.

Q&A: Becoming a US citizen _ who can do it, and how?

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:44pm

Immigrant advocates say they've seen a huge spike in calls and questions about how people can become U.S. citizens since President Trump's executive orders on immigration and travel.

Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:43pm

Examining a tragic shooting death on the U.S. border with Mexico, a divided Supreme Court on Tuesday puzzled over the rights of foreigners to sue in American courts.


Trump targets many more immigrants for possible deportation

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:43pm

Many more people living in the United States illegally could face rapid deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under the Trump administration's sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday.

Federal prosecutors accuse NC man of making online threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:43pm

Federal prosecutors have accused a North Carolina man of posting threats against non-Muslims online.

Drew Peterson transferred out of Illinois prison system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:40pm

Former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson has been transferred out of the Illinois prison system and is now listed in a federal Bureau of Prisons database.

Mariners' Martin tells of threats in Cuban smuggling trial

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:34pm

Seattle Mariners outfielder Leonys Martin told a Miami jury Tuesday he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border without any valid papers because he feared being kidnapped or worse after he was smuggled from Cuba by a group linked to a sports agent and a baseball trainer.

Utah moves to toss school ban on 'advocacy of homosexuality'

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:30pm

Utah lawmakers took the first step Tuesday to get rid of a state law that bans the "advocacy of homosexuality" in schools, a move driven by a court challenge from gay rights groups.

The Latest: Spicer talks about anti-Muslim groups, terrorism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:30pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):

5 rescued from swollen creek as storms pummel California

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:24pm

Fire crews rescued residents from a San Jose neighborhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek Tuesday after earlier saving five people who were stranded by flooding at a homeless encampment along a creek in the city.