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APNewsBreak: New York pays $3M to family of molested boy

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:26am

New York state is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream."

Storms, tornado damage dozens of homes in San Antonio area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:26am

Severe storms, including at least one tornado, have wreaked widespread damage across parts of San Antonio, damaging dozens of homes but causing only minor injuries.

Otter seeks to intervene in federal logging lawsuit

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:14am

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has asked to intervene in a federal lawsuit involving an environmental group and the U.S. Forest Service over a proposed logging project.

Special delivery: US-born panda cub Bao Bao bound for China

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:13am

The National Zoo is packing up its American-born panda cub Bao Bao for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program.

Former student in prep school sex assault wants new trial

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:04am

A graduate of an elite New Hampshire prep school convicted of using a computer to lure an underage student for sex — requiring him to register as a sex offender for life — is asking for a new trial.

Supreme Court weighs case of Mexican boy slain across border

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:04am

Sixty feet and the U.S-Mexico border separated the unarmed, 15-year-old Mexican boy and the U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed him with a gunshot to the head early on a June evening in 2010.

Refugee populations drawing doctors to rural Kansas

Roxanna Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:44am

Dr. Scarlett Gard's passion for humanitarian work took her to India and Bangladesh. After finishing her medical training, she set off for a place she knew had a diverse population in need of doctors: western Kansas.

Trump tweets further criticism of Sweden

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:40am

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

Trump tweets further criticism of Sweden

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:03am

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

Cases involving alleged drug theft at VA health facilities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:02am

mostly in the Department of Veterans Affairs health system — had siphoned away controlled substances, while in other cases, drugs intended for patients simply disappeared.

AP Exclusive: Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 6:25am

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.

Trump seeks national security adviser, health care strategy

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 3:22am

President Donald Trump's holiday weekend featured a raucous campaign rally, a health care strategy session, interviews for a new national security adviser — and even a few holes of golf.

Man charged with stealing utility payments pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:23am

A 27-year-old man charged with stealing dozens of checks from the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities' payment drop box has pleaded not guilty.

Draft DHS guidelines sharpen focus on those here illegally

Hope Yen and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:43am

The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly.

Tillerson takes low-key approach as America's top diplomat

Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:33am

When North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters between South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump moved quickly to show U.S. resolve. He appeared within hours alongside visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said the U.S. "stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent."

Study: Struggling college students get a hand to graduate

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:23am

Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.

Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson's presidency

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:23am

It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.

Flood fears renewed as California braces for another storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:22am

Some Northern California residents are preparing for another powerful Pacific storm by patrolling levees for signs of danger, reviewing evacuation plans and filling hundreds of sand bags.

Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 10:31pm

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

The Latest: Trump invites Panama, Trinidad-Tobago leaders

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:05pm

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