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Murder charge nixed against stepdad who is ruled incompetent

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:11pm

A judge on Monday dismissed charges against a man accused of drowning his 11-year-old stepdaughter after finding him incompetent to stand trial.

The Latest: Sessions condemns Jewish attacks, threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:08pm

The Latest on vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia and a wave of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers around the country (all times local):

1 killed, 26 injured in California tour bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:04pm

A tour bus crossed into oncoming traffic and hit two cars head-on, killing one woman and injuring 26 others in the Southern California high desert, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Sessions: More violence around pot than 'one would think'

Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:59pm

The Justice Department will try to adopt "responsible policies" for enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday, adding that he believes violence surrounds sales and use of the drug in the U.S.

HBCUs, advocates looking for help from Trump on funding

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:55pm

The nation's historically black colleges and universities are pushing for President Donald Trump to set aside more federal contracts and grants for their schools, and take a greater hand in their welfare by moving responsibility for a key program for those colleges to the White House.

The Latest: 1 dead, 26 injured in California bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:50pm

The Latest on a crash between a tour bus and two cars in California's Mojave Desert (all times local):

The Latest: Arkansas asks court to clarify that stay lifted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:50pm

The Latest on Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson setting execution dates for eight inmates on death row (all times local):

Wyoming grouse breeding a go under bill passed by Senate

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:48pm

A lawmaker's skepticism that sage grouse can be raised in captivity and released into the wild to bolster their numbers won't keep Wyoming from trying the method under a bill that cleared the state Senate on Monday.

Arkansas governor sets execution dates for 8 inmates

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:46pm

Arkansas' governor on Monday set execution dates for eight inmates over a 10-day period in an attempt to resume the death penalty after a nearly 12-year hiatus, even though the state lacks one of three drugs needed to put the men to death.

Man charged with killing 3 women and attacking a 4th

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:39pm

A New Jersey man already charged with killing two women was charged Monday with killing a third and attempting to kill a fourth.

More guns in more places: Bills pass Wyoming state Senate

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:39pm

Guns already are as much a part of Wyoming culture as rodeo and four-wheel drive vehicles.

Here's what happened onstage during the Oscars' mistake

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:39pm

or maybe farce — directors would surely reject it. But let's set the scene anyway for the Academy Awards drama over what film did, and didn't, win the Oscar for best picture on Sunday night.

Lawmaker pushes for state to buy sliver of Bears Ears land

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:38pm

In the hopes that the new Bears Ears National Monument will be rescinded, a Utah lawmaker has already introduced a resolution encouraging the state to redesignate a small slice of the area and make it a state park.

Capitol Hill Buzz: Democratic women wearing white for Trump

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:37pm

Democratic women in the House are planning to wear white in honor of women's suffrage when they attend President Donald Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress.

House probe into Russia ties to Trump off to rocky start

Deb Riechmann and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:27pm

A simmering dispute between leaders of the House intelligence committee spilled into the public Monday over an investigation into whether President Donald Trump has ties to Russia, even as they pledged to conduct a bipartisan probe.

Trump warns health care system will "implode" unless fixed

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:15pm

President Donald Trump warned Monday that the nation's health care system was in danger of imploding and said Congress must make fundamental changes to the sweeping health law passed by his predecessor.

Agency: Wyoming inmate dies of illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:13pm

A 69-year-old inmate at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington has died.

Stripper sues club saying she was paid essentially nothing

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:05pm

A former exotic dancer at a Wisconsin Dells strip club says the club pays its dancers essentially nothing.

Inauguration Day protests spur call to study police actions

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:05pm

The District of Columbia's police department should appoint an independent consultant to examine the actions of police on Inauguration Day, when more than 200 people were arrested and charged with rioting, the city's Police Complaints Board said in a report Monday.

Prison for 2 who threatened violence at black child's party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:05pm

A Georgia judge sentenced two people to lengthy prison terms Monday for their role in the disruption of a black child's birthday party with Confederate flags, racial slurs and armed threats.