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Stray cat found with an arrow through its body, taken to vet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:40pm

A stray cat has been found in New Jersey with an arrow through its body.

Guantanamo prisoner loses bid for release before Trump era

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:35pm

A Guantanamo prisoner from Algeria lost a last-minute legal maneuver Wednesday to go home before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Son of man banned from guns is blinded in shooting accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:32pm

An 11-year-old girl fired a borrowed gun at a Pennsylvania shooting range and the bullet ricocheted off the ground, striking her 12-year-old brother in the head and blinding him, state police said in court documents.

Officers who fatally shot woman holding fake gun are cleared

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:31pm

A Virginia prosecutor has cleared two police officers in the shooting death of a woman who was brandishing a replica handgun.

Obama's parting message: We're going to be OK

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:30pm

"We're going to be OK."

Mom, kids fled at time when domestic violence wasn't a crime

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:24pm

A woman charged with abducting her two daughters from their father in 1985 fled the state following an argument between the couple that turned physical, at a time when domestic violence wasn't a crime.

Pit bull owner charged after dogs kill child in Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:21pm

Owner of dogs that attacked two Atlanta children, leaving one dead, has one charge upgraded to involuntary manslaughter.

Indian activist Peltier's supporters hope for clemency

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:20pm

Supporters of American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison in the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, hope President Barack Obama will grant him clemency and shorten his sentence to the four decades he has already served before Obama leaves office Friday.

Prosecutors: Minnesota cop should go to trial for shooting

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:20pm

Prosecutors argued Wednesday that the case against the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a July traffic stop should proceed, saying several issues raised by the defense team — including the suggestion that Castile was negligent — must be left for a jury to resolve.

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Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:20pm

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said.

Slain girl's dad sues Navajo Nation for lack of alert system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:10pm

The father of an 11-year-old Navajo girl who was abducted and killed has sued the tribe for failing to have an emergency notification system that he claims would have saved his daughter's life.

Pennsylvania prosecutor probing truck with anti-MLK imagery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:10pm

A truck sporting images and messages against slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has drawn the attention of Pennsylvania authorities.

Christie: Wife refused to move to Washington for Trump post

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:04pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turned down several jobs in the Trump administration because his wife refused to move to Washington, the governor said Wednesday.

Man says Milwaukee sheriff Clarke detained him after run-in

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:01pm

A Wisconsin man says Milwaukee's tough-talking sheriff had deputies question him after a flight because he shook his head at the lawman, who has gained national prominence for supporting Donald Trump.

Haley supports moving US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:01pm

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley declared her support for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a shift firmly endorsed by Donald Trump but one that could trigger increased violence in the Middle East.

The Latest: Attorney says mom didn't mean for son to be hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:51pm

The Latest on a woman arrested after a 12-year-old was found locked in a bathroom (all times local):

Woman who sought kidney on Craigslist gets it from mother

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:51pm

A New Jersey woman who found a kidney donor on Craigslist in 2015 but later was told the organ transplant couldn't happen because of complications has now received a kidney.

Fun facts from past inaugurations

Katie Glaeser, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:51pm

Sometimes presidential inaugurations are full of pomp and circumstance. Sometimes they end with the newly sworn-in president jumping out of a White House window. Intrigued yet?

The Latest: Obama says daughters disappointed by election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:43pm

The Latest on President Barack Obama (all times EST):

Wyoming Guard sends 15 members to help at DC inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

Fifteen members of the Wyoming National Guard will be helping with security and other duties at Donald Trump's inauguration this week.