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Report: Slavery was intertwined with university's history

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 3:31pm

A report says New York's Columbia University was founded partly with slave traders' money, counted slaveholders among its early leaders and let at least one student take a slave with him to college.

Prosecutors won't charge 2 LAPD officers in fatal shooting

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 3:31pm

Two Los Angeles police officers acted in self-defense when they fatally shot a 25-year-old black man during a struggle over an officer's gun and will not face criminal charges for the 2014 shooting that led to protests, prosecutors said Tuesday.

The Latest: Insurers propose alternative to federal mandate

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

The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST):

Water lead-level falls below federal limit in Flint

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 3:23pm

Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan environmental officials said Tuesday was good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have been grappling with the man-made water crisis.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he has prostate cancer

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 3:20pm

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday that he has prostate cancer, revealing the diagnosis hours after collapsing while delivering his State of the State address the night before.

The Latest: DA calls mother of man killed by LA police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 3:14pm

The Latest on a district attorney's decision not to bring criminal charges against two Los Angeles police officers who shot and killed a man in 2014 (all times local):

Arizona man who saved trooper: 'I had to help'

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 3:13pm

The man who fatally shot a suspect beating an Arizona state trooper said Tuesday that he doesn't consider himself a hero and he's grappling with taking someone's life.

Lawsuit contends N Carolina sex offender law goes too far

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 3:11pm

Convicted sex offenders are pushing back against North Carolina laws they contend deprive them of constitutional rights without protecting children.

State murder trial for S. Carolina officer delayed to August

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 3:10pm

A South Carolina judge delayed a fired police officer's murder retrial until August, but said Tuesday it can be moved up again if federal prosecutors drop their civil rights case against him in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist.

Nebraska senator could face expulsion for online behavior

Grant Schulte and Julia Shumway, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 3:00pm

A Nebraska state senator could face expulsion from the Legislature for a pattern of questionable behavior that includes cybersex on a state computer and posting a joke on Twitter implying that Women's March protesters are too unattractive to sexually assault.

Police release name of armed man shot by Delaware officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:50pm

A 60-year-old man confronted by police in Delaware appeared distraught and refused to drop a handgun before being fatally shot by an officer, authorities said Tuesday.

The Latest: State prosecutor stunned by Trump comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:50pm

The Latest on the retrial of a South Carolina police officer charged with murder (all times local):

California governor defiant in face of Trump agenda

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:44pm

Gov. Jerry Brown forcefully defended California's efforts to curb global warming, protect immigrants and expand health care, vowing in his State of the State address Tuesday to fight the Trump administration if it tries to roll back the state's accomplishments.

Cincinnati Zoo giving critical care to premature hippo calf

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:22pm

Cincinnati Zoo staffers are providing critical care to a prematurely born baby hippo.

3 judges said to be finalists for Supreme Court nomination

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:21pm

Donald Trump is said to be choosing from among three judges as he prepares to announce his choice next week to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Trump White House silent on new Israeli settlement units

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:21pm

The Trump administration declined Tuesday to take a position on Israel's latest plan to expand Jewish settlements on land claimed by the Palestinians, breaking with past White House criticism of such construction but leaving its own policy unclear.

Wyoming lawmakers advance bills to allow guns on campus

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:21pm

Wyoming lawmakers who say more gun freedom is the best way to counter mass shootings took a step forward Tuesday toward allowing people to carry concealed guns on college campuses and in government meetings.

2 suspects charged with capital murder after mall shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:21pm

The two men police say attempted to rob a jewelry store at a San Antonio mall have been charged with capital murder in the death of a good Samaritan who attempted to intervene.

Top Republicans accept 'alternative facts' from Trump

Erica Werner and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:20pm

The top three Senate Republicans refused on Tuesday to disavow President Donald Trump's false claim that millions of illegally cast ballots cost him the popular vote.

Trump narrows down Supreme Court nominee list to 3

Mark Sherman and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:20pm

President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy to three judges and said he expects to make his decision in the coming days.