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Oklahoma Senate panel approves REAL ID compliance measure

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:36pm

Members of an Oklahoma Senate panel criticized the costs of bringing the state's drivers licenses into compliance with a federal anti-terrorism law before deciding to send the proposal to the floor for a final vote.

Court rules Riverton not part of Indian Country

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:36pm

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has ruled that the City of Riverton and surrounding lands are not part of the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming.

Police release audio of suspect in Indiana girls' deaths

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:35pm

A teenage girl turned her cellphone on and recorded a man saying "down the hill" before she and a friend were killed along a northern Indiana hiking trail last week, authorities said Wednesday.

The Latest: Orrin Hatch calls for Bears Ears Monument repeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:24pm

The Latest on Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's visit home in Utah (all times local):

Pence condemns vandalism at Jewish cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:24pm

Vice President Mike Pence is condemning a "vile act of vandalism" at a suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery where more than 150 headstones were damaged earlier this week.

The Latest: California freeway reopened after flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:15pm

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San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:14pm

The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first notice with a knock on their door from a firefighter.

Caretaker performed sexy dance on 100-year-old with dementia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:05pm

A caretaker at an assisted living center who police say was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident was doing it as a prank and trying to make the man feel good, her attorney said.

College Board to boost SAT security to combat cheating

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:50pm

The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security worldwide following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years.

Ohio court will hear debate on autopsies of 8 family members

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:43pm

The Ohio Supreme Court said Wednesday it will hear an open records dispute involving autopsy reports in the unsolved slayings of eight family members.

Death lawsuit: Jail shower 'seemingly designed' for suicide

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:37pm

An inmate who hanged himself last March at the new jail in New Orleans had been denied needed mental health treatment and was left alone in a shower "seemingly designed to facilitate suicides," his sister claims in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Federal trial over Michael Brown's death pushed back to 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:37pm

A federal lawsuit by Michael Brown's parents over the 2014 police shooting death of their son in Ferguson, Missouri, now won't happen until at least next year, though a judge is giving both sides time to resolve the matter out of court.

The Latest: Teens kept in juvenile lockup in girl's shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:37pm

The Latest on a teenage girl who was shot in the head and left in a ditch in Utah (all times local):

Lawsuit accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:37pm

The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Minnesota man gets 2 year sentence for lying in terror case

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:29pm

A Minnesota man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for lying to the FBI during their investigation into the travels of young men who left the U.S. to join the Somali militant group al-Shabab.

Death in Mississippi: Man held in quadruple slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:26pm

A man who lived in a rural home with his romantic partner, her young son, her mother and her sister was arrested on murder charges after all four were found shot to death, authorities said Wednesday.

Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:26pm

Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor.

What happens if Trump pulls transgender bathroom guidance?

Sadie Gurman and Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:26pm

The Trump administration plans to lift an Obama-era directive that told public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity.

Man fleeing traffic stop struck, killed by sheriff's truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:26pm

The Georgia State Patrol says a man fleeing a traffic stop was struck and killed by a west Georgia sheriff who wasn't part of any police pursuit.

Man convicted of throwing baby son off bridge to his death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:03pm

A man was convicted of murder Wednesday for throwing his baby son off a 90-foot-high bridge to his death.