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New Yale Law dean stresses standing up for rule of law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:17am

As the next dean of Yale Law School, Heather Gerken says a key challenge will be figuring how best to stand up for the rule of law.

Stray bullet bounces off Oregon woman's head

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:08am

Police say a Central Oregon woman suffered a small bump when a stray bullet crashed into her home and bounced off her head.

Authorities plan case update on teacher missing since 2005

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:59am

Authorities in rural south Georgia say they plan to update the public on their 11-year search for a missing teacher.

NYC lowers cost estimate for presidential protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:57am

New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence.

Protests erupt after off-duty LA officer clashes with teens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:47am

Dozens of people were arrested early Thursday after they clashed with police near a Southern California home where a Los Angeles policeman fired a single round during an off-duty struggle with a 13-year-old boy and the boy's companions earlier in the week.

Arkansas Supreme Court strikes city's LGBT protections

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:43am

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional.

Snowstorm hits much of Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:43am

Much of central, east-central and southern Wyoming is being hit by a snowstorm that has closed highways and schools.

Advocates urge judge to keep injunction on Yellowstone dam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:40am

Wildlife advocates are urging a federal judge to keep in place an injunction blocking a $57 million irrigation dam and fish passage proposed for the Yellowstone River.

Some San Jose residents return to waterlogged homes

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:27am

Some residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes in San Jose.

The Latest: California floods strand horses at ranches

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:20am

The Latest on the storms in California (all times local):

Woman says billboard's message slams gender equality

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:03am

Women are planning this weekend to protest a North Carolina billboard with a message they say is a slam on gender equality, according to media reports.

Mom's boyfriend waives hearing in teen death, dismemberment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:00am

A Pennsylvania man charged with raping, killing and dismembering his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Eat more fruit and vegetables for a longer life, researchers say

Judith Vonberg, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:56am

Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day could significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, according to new research.

Disabled vet beaten by accused animal abusers given car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:43am

A disabled Navy veteran has a new ride a week after authorities said he was beaten by three men he confronted as they were torturing a turtle in Daytona Beach.

4 arrested in death of 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:36am

Four people have been arrested in the death of 9-year-old Indiana boy with cerebral palsy who authorities say was malnourished and neglected.

Georgia man charged with possession of ricin, a deadly toxin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:36am

Federal prosecutors have charged a north Georgia man with possession of the deadly toxin ricin.

Documents: After shooting, Roof went toward 2nd black church

Meg Kinnard and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:24am

Because he had to leave his day job late, the pastor of a South Carolina church canceled his weekly Bible study class. That move may have averted a second round of deadly shootings after nine worshippers had been killed at another black church.

95-year-old WWII vet gets Bronze Star, other overdue medals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:20am

A 95-year-old World War II veteran in Ohio has received his combat medals that were mistakenly withheld.

Progress made on reducing Yellowstone bison herd

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:17am

Wildlife managers estimate that more than 570 Yellowstone National Park bison have been killed so far this winter.