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41st President Bush stable, wife '1,000 percent better'

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:01pm

Former President George H.W. Bush, who has pneumonia, remained in stable condition Thursday at Houston Methodist Hospital, while his wife, Barbara, said she is feeling "1,000 percent better" after undergoing treatment for bronchitis.

Incumbent Ferguson mayor faces opposition in April election

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:00pm

The man who was the face of Ferguson, Missouri, in the turmoil that followed the 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown has opposition in his re-election bid.

Video raises questions about killing by California police

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:00pm

A surveillance video has raised questions about whether a man advanced on police with a knife before he was fatally shot more than a year ago at a California gas station.

The Latest: Crews need pro tree-faller to help clear lanes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:51pm

The Latest on winter storms across the West (all times local):

Idaho colleges to offer drone piloting classes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:51pm

Two community colleges in Idaho will offer classes on piloting unmanned aerial vehicles to train people for jobs in the growing commercial drone industry.

APNewsBreak: Obama cuts short sentences of 330 drug offenders in his last major act as president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:51pm

APNewsBreak: Obama cuts short sentences of 330 drug offenders in his last major act as president.

Land swap for school trust land in Bears Ears on hold

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:41pm

Federal and state officials say a land swap for 109,000 acres of state school trust land within the newly created Bears Ears National Monument won't happen before President Barack Obama leaves office.

3 high school seniors among 4 killed in crash of stolen SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:41pm

Three of the four people who died when a stolen SUV crashed into a tree were high school seniors, their principal said Thursday.

Osama bin Laden worried that Iran put tracking chip in sons

Eileen Sullivan and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:41pm

Secluded in his hideaway in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden suspected Iranian officials might implant tracking devices in his sons, according to a document released Thursday in a batch of materials seized in a 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaida leader.

Fed: Nearly 60 New Orleans police recruits had risk factors

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:31pm

Federal monitors say almost 60 recruits were accepted into recent New Orleans Police Department training academy classes despite records indicating any of a variety of "risk factors" — including possible domestic abuse and drug use.

91-year-old man to attend 18th presidential inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:22pm

Although he's a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, a 91-year-old New Jersey man will still be traveling to Washington to witness his 18th presidential inauguration.

Executed man's lawyers raise concerns about lethal injection

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:12pm

Attorneys for a convicted killer executed in Virginia for the brutal killings of a family in 2006 said Thursday that they are concerned that his lethal injection caused a painful death.

Arkansas panel OKs restrictions on 2nd trimester abortions

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:11pm

An Arkansas legislative committee voted Thursday to outlaw an abortion procedure that opponents call "savage" and "barbaric" while others deem it the safest way to end a pregnancy in the second trimester.

US bombers strike 2 Islamic State camps in Libya

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:00pm

U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers attacked a pair of Islamic State military camps in Libya, killing more than 80 fighters in an unusual mission that may have marked the final demonstration of military force of President Barack Obama's global counterterrorism campaign.

East Chicago to renew emergency request over lead troubles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:52am

East Chicago officials plan to renew their request for a state emergency declaration over the city's lead contamination after former Gov. Mike Pence turned them down before he left office.

Deputy killed in North Dakota shootout had just started job

Dave Kolpack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:41am

A sheriff's deputy and a man suspected of stealing a minivan were killed in a shootout in northern North Dakota in which several officers opened fire, Rolette County Sheriff Gerald Medrud said Thursday.

Addictive post: Police say men advertised heroin on Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:41am

Federal prosecutors say four men who advertised heroin for sale on Facebook have been convicted of conspiracy to deal drugs in Atlanta.

Kerry appeals for diplomacy as he leaves State Department

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:32am

As Secretary of State John Kerry prepared to leave the State Department, he appealed on Thursday to the incoming Trump administration to embrace creative diplomacy and international engagement.

Boulders cleared, Zion National Park road open slide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:20am

Authorities say a scenic drive at Zion National Park in Utah is open again after crews using fire hoses removed massive boulders that tumbled onto the road nearly a week ago.