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Orlando gunman's widow due in court for talks on transfer

Eric Tucker and Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:33am

The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting, say prosecutors who will be in a California court Wednesday to discuss transferring her to Florida.

Christie: Wife refused to move to Washington for Trump post

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:33am

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.

Prosecutors: Convictions in lane-closing trial should stand

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:31am

The corruption convictions of two former aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal should stand despite their claims that the government didn't prove the scheme was politically motivated, federal prosecutors wrote in a court filing.

Former attorney general asks judge to be removed from case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:31am

Weeks before his corruption trial is set to begin, former Utah Attorney General John Swallow says the judge overseeing the case is biased against him and she should remove herself form the case.

AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health care

Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:30am

Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. This makes her chuckle amid the serious choices she faces every month between groceries, electricity and paying a health insurance bill that has jumped by nearly $400.

North Carolina business increasingly refereed with a gavel

Jonathan Drew and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:23am

As North Carolina's political split widens, state business is increasingly being refereed with a judge's gavel.

Pennsylvania prosecutor probing truck with anti-MLK imagery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:22am

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

Officials investigating suspicious death in Yaak area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:20am

The Lincoln County sheriff's office says it is investigating a suspicious death in extreme northwestern Montana.

Killers' lawyers seek more info on Ohio's lethal drug supply

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:20am

Lawyers for condemned inmates are trying to learn more about Ohio's supply of execution drugs at a time the state prisons agency is reluctant to give out that information.

Florida man charged with making online threat against Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:12am

A South Florida man has been charged with threatening to kill President-elect Donald Trump in a video posted online.

Congresswoman Gabbard makes unannounced trip to Syria

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:10am

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has made an unannounced trip to Syria and Lebanon, traveling to the region two months after she sat down with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss foreign policy.

Mom pleads not guilty to abducting kids from dad in 1985

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:01am

A woman charged with abducting her two daughters from their father in 1985 pleaded not guilty Wednesday, and a judge allowed her to be released and return to her home in Houston.

Dredging begins in final phase of Galveston beach expansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:01am

Crews have begun transferring up to 1 million cubic yards of sand in dredging to fortify a stretch of Southeast Texas beach and reduce erosion.

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Video of giant alligator draws crowds to Florida preserve

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:58am

Video of a massive alligator caught walking through a Florida nature reserve in front of stunned onlookers has prompted crowds of people hoping to catch their own glimpse.

Japanese woman testifies man attacked her at Niagara Falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:51am

A Japanese tourist who became lost during a visit to Niagara Falls State Park has testified that she was robbed and sexually assaulted by a man who offered her directions.

Mississippi man pleads guilty in slaying of 5-year-old girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:51am

A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to capital murder in the 2014 death of a 5-year-old girl.

DOE unlikely to meet Idaho nuclear waste cleanup deadline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:41am

The U.S. Department of Energy says it is likely to miss another deadline under its 1995 agreement to remove nuclear waste stored in Idaho.

Haley slams Obama for not blocking UN measure against Israel

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:41am

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley assailed the Obama administration on Wednesday for failing to block a U.N. Security Council resolution that condemned Israel's settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. She pledged to reject future measures that she said unfairly targeted the Jewish state if confirmed as President-elect Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador.

Mom: Please honor kids killed in Baltimore house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:31am

A woman injured in a fire that killed six of her nine children is thanking people for their support and asking them to honor her children.

Wash me: Sinkhole at car wash swallows tractor-trailer truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:31am

The 55,000-pound excavation truck wasn't in the area for a wash, but it may need one after being partially swallowed by a sinkhole in north Georgia.