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Mississippi city renames 'Great Americans Day' to honor MLK

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:01pm

A Mississippi city has decided to ditch "Great Americans Day" and rename it to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

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US official says Orlando shooter's widow has been arrested

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 12:42pm

The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, was arrested by the FBI on Monday in connection with the attack, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

Ice threat lingers for some Midwest states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 12:10pm

A few states in the Midwest again are on alert for icy conditions.

N. Idaho lawmaker attracts supporters after punishment

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 12:10pm

Five Idaho lawmakers have asked House Speaker Scott Bedke to remove them from their committee assignments until Rep. Heather Scott is reassigned to her legislative panels.

North Dakota lawmakers want more time on medical pot rules

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 12:03pm

Caught off-guard by voters in this highly conservative state approving medical marijuana, North Dakota lawmakers said Monday that more time is needed to implement the law.

Search resumes for father, toddler swept into ocean by wave

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 12:00pm

The Coast Guard says it has resumed a search for a father and his young son after a wave swept them to sea from an Oregon beach.

Air Force: PTSD, other factors led airman to kill commander

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:51am

U.S. Air Force investigators have determined that post-traumatic stress disorder and the unraveling of a distinguished military career led an airman to fatally shoot his commander last year at a San Antonio base before killing himself, according to Air Force documents.

The Latest: Detroit bicyclists mark MLK Day holiday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:42am

The Latest on celebrations across the country for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (all times local):

King Day highlights transition from Obama to Trump

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:21am

As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters.

Bill proposes banning suspected terrorists from buying guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:50am

A Wyoming lawmaker wants to bar anyone on federal terrorism watch lists from purchasing guns in the state.

Teton County considers Snake River fence settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:30am

A potential settlement between Teton County and a property owner would mean fence poles too close to the Snake River would be removed by next summer.

US official says wife of Orlando shooter has been arrested for obstruction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:21am

US official says wife of Orlando shooter has been arrested for obstruction.

Another Democrat plans to skip inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:11am

Add another Democratic congressman to the list of those who'll be skipping Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.

2 skiers hospitalized after hitting trees at Brighton resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:51am

Police say two people have been hospitalized after accidently skiing into trees in separate incidents at Brighton Resort near Salt Lake City.

5 of Martin Luther King's most powerful and inspiring speeches

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:42am

Martin Luther King Jr. was known for some of the most passionate and powerful speeches throughout American history.

Cleveland police have backlog of complaints against officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:40am

Cleveland police are still dealing with a backlog of several hundred unresolved citizen complaints against officers as the department prepares to start training on a new policy about how officers use force.

Years after slayings, some seek relief in killer's execution

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:31am

The brutal murders of a well-known Richmond couple and their young daughters as they were preparing to host a New Year's party sent shock waves through Virginia's capital city. More than 11 years later, some hope the execution of a man convicted in their deaths will close a painful chapter of this community's history.

Man killed after setting off apartment explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:30am

Police say a man in a small northwestern Wisconsin community was killed after he followed through on his threat to explode a bomb in his apartment building.

Idaho Falls man arrested in connection with fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:00am

Police have arrested an Idaho Falls man in connection with a fatal shooting.