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New DNC chairman pledges to repair, unite party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:10pm

Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez is pledging to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from "school board to the Senate" and reach out to chunks of rural America that felt forgotten in the 2016 election.

Police say dozens of headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:10pm

Police say scores of headstones have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.

Woman spends night with dog in car in California creek

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:42pm

A woman who drove off a windy highway into a swollen Northern California creek was rescued after spending a chilly night in the back seat with her dog, authorities said.

Education center at E. Idaho zoo receives $500,000 donation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:30pm

The Idaho Falls City Council has voted to accept a $500,000 donation to build an education center at the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautpheus Park.

Man shot, injured by Cheyenne police loses appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:26pm

A federal appeals court has ruled that Cheyenne police officers were not negligent when they stopped and shot a man inside a vehicle while his infant son was in the back seat.

Father of dead Navy SEAL refused to meet Trump at ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:21pm

The father of a Navy SEAL killed during an anti-terrorism raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing.

Fundraiser grows for girl shot and left in ditch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 12:40pm

An online fundraiser for 14-year-old girl who police say was shot in the head and left in a ditch has grown to over $45,000 in donations.

Suspect arrested in stabbing of 2 at Millcreek party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 12:30pm

Police in Utah say a 23-year-old man suspected of stabbing two men at a party in Millcreek faces aggravated assault charges.

Body of boy missing in storm found on island in LA River

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 12:18pm

Authorities say the body of a 14-year-old boy who went missing during a storm more than a week ago has been found on an island in the Los Angeles River.

New Dem Party chairman Perez pledges to repair, unite party

Hope Yen and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:38am

Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from "school board to the Senate" and reach out to chunks of rural America left feeling forgotten in the 2016 election.

Sessions' tough on crime talk could lead to fuller prisons

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:03am

The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend.

School seminar near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:55am

When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago's wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National Book Award winners as keynote speakers and crafted a syllabus that would be the envy of most liberal arts colleges.

The Latest: Suspect in parade crash that injured 28 ID'd

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:05am

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Inclusivity measure stirs debate in Alaska fishing town

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:57am

The small Alaska fishing community of Homer is no stranger to political activism.

Bill Paxton, actor in 'Twister' and 'Aliens,' dies at 61

Holly Yan and Amanda Jackson CNN  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:55am

Actor Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as "Twister," "Aliens" and "Titanic," has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. He was 61.

S. Carolina law makes it tough to lower Confederate flags

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:44am

In the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church slayings in 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse during an elaborate nationally televised ceremony.

New York, North Carolina: When should teen be tried as adult

Anna Gronewold, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:13am

Luis Padilla remembers the terror he felt as a 16-year-old arrested on a robbery charge and locked up with adults in New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail. At one point, he pretended to be suicidal so he could be placed in the relative safety of a locked observation cell.

Rancor over development, crime shadow LA mayor's race

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:58am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's toughest competitor in his campaign for a second term might not be another candidate.

Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 12:42am

The Pentagon wants to expand the military's ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted attacks against America, senior U.S. officials said.