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California confirms Trump opponent as attorney general

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:42pm

In their first official action since Donald Trump became president, California lawmakers on Monday confirmed a new attorney general who has vowed to defend the state's liberal policies against the Trump administration and a Republican Congress.

7 people buried in the wrong graves at veterans' cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:40pm

Seven people were buried in the wrong graves at a veterans' cemetery because grave markers in one row were off by a burial plot.

Police: Man sought in city's 1st murder in almost 100 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:32pm

A man has been shot dead outside an apartment complex in what police say is the first murder in the nation's smallest capital city in almost a century.

Idaho man charged with federal hate crime in fatal beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:30pm

An Idaho man has been charged with a federal hate crime after prosecutors said he lured a gay man to a remote location and then beat him to death.

The Latest: Trump, Schumer joust over Cabinet picks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:21pm

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The Latest: cadaver dogs find no more victims in Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:20pm

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Illinois concealed carry rules survive suits by gun owners

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:11pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand an Illinois system of issuing concealed carry permits that gun owners had complained violated their constitutional rights.

Idaho panel reintroduces sign language interpreter bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:02pm

An eastern Idaho lawmaker is once again backing legislation requiring sign language interpreters to get a professional license from a state board.

The Latest: California lawmakers confirm attorney general

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:00pm

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NYC to pay $75 million to end lawsuit over flimsy summonses

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:00pm

New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging police officers issued nearly 1 million legally baseless criminal summonses over several years because they were under pressure to meet quotas.

Police responding to burglary kill homeowner, not intruder

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:41pm

Police officers responding to a burglar alarm fatally shot a homeowner, who had grabbed a gun when he spotted an intruder, after shots were fired in their direction as they arrived at his house.

Gayborhood racism is long-standing, Philadelphia report says

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:41pm

Women, minorities and transgender people have felt unwelcome and unsafe in Philadelphia's gay neighborhood for decades, according to a city report issued Monday.

At least 1 dead in fiery tractor-trailer crash in Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:41pm

A tractor-trailer has crashed and burst into flames on a highway in central Ohio, killing at least one person.

Gillette woman enters not guilty plea in theft case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:30pm

The 30-year-old Gillette woman has pleaded not guilty to stealing from the clients of a faith-based organization that helps convicted felons re-enter society.

The Latest: Body found in LA as stormwater recedes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:30pm

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Prosecutors release video of shooting by police in Utah

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:23pm

Prosecutors released videos Monday of a high-profile police shooting that show an officer firing multiple times from short range at a suspect who was wounded after refusing to drop a metal stick during a fight near the Salt Lake City homeless shelter.

Utah lawmakers start annual session, women plan protest

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:21pm

Utah lawmakers returned Monday for their 45-day annual session, where they're expected to take up medical marijuana, a measure to toughen the state's hate crimes law and try to find more money for public schools.

Oklahoma lawmaker accused of sexual harassment won't testify

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:21pm

A Tulsa Republican legislator accused of sexual harassment by two former legislative assistants said Monday he won't cooperate with a special closed-door state House committee looking into the allegations and the use of government funds to settle with one of his accusers.

Police: 'Good Samaritan' shot robber who had killed man

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:13pm

A "good Samaritan" shot and wounded an armed robber at a San Antonio mall after another man was killed while confronting two people who had just held up a jewelry store, a police spokesman said Monday.