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Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:13pm

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser.

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is named President Donald Trump's national security adviser

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:00pm

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is named President Donald Trump's national security adviser.

Iowa union files lawsuit against collective bargaining law

Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:56pm

A new Iowa law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers is unconstitutional and should be immediately blocked, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by a key union in the state.

Water that flooded Tremonton basements starts receding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:56pm

Authorities say floodwaters that got into about a dozen homes in the small northwestern Utah city of Tremonton over the weekend began receding Monday.

Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson's presidency

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:56pm

It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.

Russia's ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64

Edith M. Lederer and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:56pm

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country's interests as he sparred with his Western counterparts, died suddenly after falling ill Monday in his office at the mission.

Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:44pm

The United States on Monday marked Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as Republican President Donald Trump — to the dismay of some and the delight of others — upends traditional notions of the office.

Tribes lay remains of Kennewick Man to rest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:42pm

The ancient bones of the Kennewick Man have been returned to the ground.

Kremlin: Trump associates' peace plan for Ukraine 'absurd'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:42pm

The Kremlin said Monday that the Russian government does not know anything about a Ukraine peace plan crafted by an opposition Ukrainian lawmaker and two of President Donald Trump's associates.

Indiana GOP sending abortion bill back to committee again

Darcy Costello, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:42pm

Indiana House Republicans are taking the unusual step of reassigning an abortion bill to the same panel that narrowly approved it last week.

Sheriff releases statement after Homeland Security arrests 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:30pm

Four people have been arrested by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Park City, prompting the Summit County sheriff to announce that this was not a sweep.

The Latest: Record rain totals seen in San Francisco

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:06pm

The Latest on storms in California (all times local):

Flood fears renewed as California is pounded by storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:05pm

Downpours swelled creeks and rivers Monday in Northern California, threatening to cause even more flooding in the already soggy region.

Trump's weekends in Florida include work and golf

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:00pm

For the past three weekends, President Donald Trump has flown on Air Force One to his private Florida club, where in addition to work, he has dined with family and friends, attended parties — and played plenty of golf.

AP Exclusive: Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:57am

Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.

Idaho House lawmakers pullback felon firearm ban bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:55am

Idaho lawmakers have pulled back legislation that would expand the list of the worst kind of felons banned from owning firearms.

Police expand search for suspect in 2 Indiana girls' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:55am

Authorities said Monday they are expanding the search for a suspect in the killings of two girls who were found dead near a northern Indiana trail last week.

Trump tweets further criticism of Sweden

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:55am

President Donald Trump is tweeting further criticism of Sweden's immigration policies.

Oregon, Montana want to host Outdoor Retailer show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:43am

Tourism officials in Oregon and Montana are courting a trade show for outdoor retailers that is leaving Utah after the state's stance on public lands sparked some brands to boycott the biannual event.