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Nebraska state senator criticized for women's march retweet

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:11pm

A Nebraska state senator who had cybersex with a woman on a state computer is facing criticism again for a retweet suggesting that demonstrators at a women's march weren't attractive enough to be sexually assaulted.

OSU president apologizes for student blackface incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:11pm

The president of Oklahoma State University issued an apology Monday after a white student posted an image of herself on social media in blackface — the second such incident by students at the campus in a week.

'The windows exploded': Storm death toll at 20 in the South

Jay Reeves and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:02pm

A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter their mobile home could provide. They crouched in a hallway as the twister started taking their home apart piece by piece.

The Latest: EF-2 or greater tornado confirmed in SW Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:02pm

The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local):

White NYC officer awaits punishment in killing of black teen

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:01pm

The disciplinary trial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager ended Monday, but his punishment probably won't be known for several weeks, if at all.

Officials end lockdown at Arizona Air Force base

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:00pm

An Air Force Base in Arizona was placed on lockdown for nearly two hours Monday while authorities acted on what they called an abundance of caution after a service member reported hearing what sounded like gunshots.

Utah man gets up to 5 years for torturing, killing cats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:50pm

A 26-year-old Provo man has been sentenced to up to five years in prison for torturing and killing at least 11 cats.

Trump's tweets are presidential records, but deletions?

Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:50pm

The National Archives and Records Administration considers President Donald Trump's tweets as presidential records that need to be preserved for historic purposes, but an archives official said Monday that the agency has yet to say whether his administration will be required to keep altered or deleted tweets.

White House opens door to cooperation with Russian in Syria

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:50pm

The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia "or anyone else" to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government.

US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama's last hours

Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:42pm

Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking.

St. Paul officer charged with punching handcuffed teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:41pm

A St. Paul police officer was charged Monday with punching a 14-year-old girl twice in the face after she spit on him while handcuffed in the back of a squad car.

Chief: Man killed after shootout with police in Mississippi

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:41pm

Authorities in Greenville, Mississippi, say a man was shot to death by police after walking out of a house firing a handgun at officers.

NYC agrees to pay up to $75 million over dismissed summonses

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:41pm

New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit that accused police officers of writing at least 900,000 summonses for offenses like trespassing, disorderly conduct and urinating in public that were later dismissed because of legal insufficiency.

3rd ex-Rhode Island lawmaker in 11 days charged criminally

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:35pm

A former Rhode Island state lawmaker has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges, becoming the third former House member in 11 days to be charged with criminal conduct and prompting the U.S. attorney to decry the state's political culture.

Police accuse Oklahoma widow of inciting violence in video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:32pm

The widow of a man who died after a scuffle with police in Oklahoma is being accused of trying to incite violence against officers.

Authorities: Marital dispute led to Texas killings, suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:31pm

Authorities say a marital dispute led to a shooting in which a man wounded his wife and her sister and killed two other relatives before taking his own life at their Houston-area home.

The Latest: Video of high-profile police shooting released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:31pm

The Latest on video of a high-profile police shooting in Salt Lake City (all times local):

Idaho to stop enforcing telemedicine abortion bans

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:31pm

Women will no longer be banned from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine in Idaho under a newly reached agreement.

The Latest: Officials say base lockdown done as precaution

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:23pm

The Latest on a lockdown at an Air Force base in Arizona.

Judge focuses on keeping police shooting case in Cincinnati

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:22pm

The judge who has taken over the case of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop emphasized Monday that she is focused on keeping his murder retrial in Cincinnati.