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The Latest: California community put on evacuation watch

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 5:00pm

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House Speaker Bedke speaks out against accusations

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:58pm

House Speaker Scott Bedke is speaking out against recent accusations of inappropriate behavior posted on a far-right blog.

Russia's ambassador to United Nations falls ill, dies at 64

Edith M. Lederer and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:45pm

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country's interests who could both spar and get along with his Western counterparts, died suddenly Monday after falling ill in his office at Russia's U.N. mission.

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Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

Catherine Lucey and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:45pm

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn.

Flood warnings issued amid heavy rain in Northern California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:34pm

Forecasters issued flash flood warnings Monday throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere in Northern California as downpours swelled creeks and rivers in the already soggy region.

Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:30pm

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.

Bill exempting yoga regulation heads to Idaho House floor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:30pm

A bill shielding yoga training from state regulations is headed to the Idaho House floor.

Texas neurosurgeon sentenced to life for maiming patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:20pm

Jurors sentenced a former Dallas neurosurgeon to life in prison on Monday for maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries.

The Latest: Officer killed responding to traffic accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:20pm

The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local):

Paroled gang member allegedly kills Whittier officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:15pm

A gang member paroled from jail only days ago shot and killed a Whittier police officer who was answering a report of a traffic accident and wounded his partner Monday before being wounded himself, authorities said.

The Latest: UN Security Council mourns Russian ambassador

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:15pm

The Latest on the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations (all times local):

Police: Idaho father shot, killed 3 kids before turning gun on himself

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:06pm

Police say a father in Preston, Idaho, shot three of his children while they were sleeping and then turned the gun on himself. Their bodies were found Sunday evening.

Indiana GOP sends 'abortion reversal' bill back to committee

Darcy Costello, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:02pm

An Indiana House panel will take another look at a measure it narrowly approved last week concerning a scientifically disputed process known as abortion reversal, a rare legislative step that Democrats say reflects widespread problems with the proposal.

Judge allows 2nd girl's statements in Slender Man case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:00pm

A judge has ruled a second Wisconsin girl's statements to police will be admissible at her trial on charges she tried to kill a classmate to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man.

Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to UN, dies suddenly at 64

Richard Roth and Holly Yan, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 3:55pm

Tributes poured in Monday for Vitaly Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations who died suddenly in New York. He was remembered for his intellect, wit and the pride he took in serving his country.

Interracial couple fined for not removing graffiti slur

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 3:45pm

An interracial Connecticut couple whose home was vandalized by a racial slur has been fined for failing to cover it up.

11 people pass through unmanned airport security checkpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 3:30pm

Authorities are trying to find eight of 11 people who passed through an unattended security checkpoint at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

John Glenn still inspires 55 years after his 1st orbit

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 3:03pm

John Glenn is continuing to inspire 55 years after becoming the first American to orbit Earth.

Gunshot strikes campus building at south Georgia university

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:50pm

Authorities say gunfire struck the student life center on the campus of a south Georgia university, prompting a brief lockdown.

Trump's weekends in Florida include work and golf

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:22pm

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.