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Trump admin backs off pledge of immediate immigration change

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:21pm

President Donald Trump will focus immigration enforcement efforts first on criminal immigrants in the country illegally, his administration said on Monday, offering hope to more than three-quarters of a million young immigrants protected from deportation under the Obama administration.

NYC agrees to pay up to $75 million over dismissed summonses

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:15pm

New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit that accused police officers of writing at least 900,000 summonses for offenses like trespassing, disorderly conduct and urinating in public that were later dismissed because of legal insufficiency.

Nebraska state senator criticized for women's march retweet

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:14pm

A Nebraska state senator who had cybersex with a woman on a state computer is facing criticism again for a retweet suggesting that demonstrators at a women's march weren't attractive enough to be sexually assaulted.

Trump's tweets are presidential records, but deletions?

Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:13pm

The National Archives and Records Administration says President Donald Trump's tweets are considered presidential records that need to be preserved for historic purposes, but officials have yet to say whether his administration needs to preserve even altered or deleted tweets.

Democrats will try to delay vote on attorney general

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:13pm

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to request a delay in the confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, a move that will push the panel's vote back to Jan. 31.

The Latest: 1,000-plus Mississippi homes damaged by weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:01pm

The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local):

Otter signs snow disaster declaration for Washington County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has signed a disaster declaration for Washington County in west-central Idaho due to snow accumulations.

Dog reunited with Florida family after mother's fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

A dog that fled a fatal car crash that killed one of its owners has been reunited with the family in Florida.

Gayborhood racism is long-standing, Philadelphia report says

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:41pm

Women, minorities and transgender people have felt unwelcome and unsafe in Philadelphia's gay neighborhood for decades, according to a city report issued Monday.

Strong January storms stir destruction from coast-to-coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:41pm

From California to the Deep South to the Northeast, millions of Americans were contending with death and destruction from damaging January weather. Flooding, high winds and suspected tornadoes have rousted people from their homes. A deadly storm system tore across the Deep South, a nor'easter lashed the East Coast and rainfall records fell in California.

Bill would give extra licenses to women's antelope hunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:41pm

Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill that aims to bring parity to men's and women's antelope hunting events.

Supreme Court reinstates conviction in 1996 double murder

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:41pm

Delaware's Supreme Court has reinstated the convictions of a man sentenced to death for killing two people more than 20 years ago.

Judge to decide on delaying ex-officer's retrial for murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:31pm

A judge is considering whether to delay the scheduled March 1 retrial of a former police officer in South Carolina charged with murder in a traffic stop shooting.

Marking Roe anniversary, abortion foes pin hopes on Trump

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:31pm

Abortion opponents expressed optimism Monday that Donald Trump's early months in office would advance their cause as hundreds converged on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

US health officials cancel climate conference; don't say why

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:31pm

The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly.

Police responding to burglary kill homeowner, not intruder

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:21pm

Police officers responding to a burglar alarm fatally shot a homeowner, who had grabbed a gun when he spotted an intruder, after shots were fired in their direction as they arrived at his house.

The Latest: Police: Good Samaritans should use best judgment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:11pm

The Latest on the shooting at a shopping mall in San Antonio (all times local):

Trump moves to pull US out of Pacific-Rim trade deal

Julie Pace and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:05pm

President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.

The Latest: Departing California storm delivers more snow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:01pm

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