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Pennsylvania prosecutor probing truck with anti-MLK imagery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:10pm

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

Man says Milwaukee sheriff Clarke detained him after run-in

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:01pm

A Wisconsin man says Milwaukee's tough-talking sheriff had deputies question him after a flight because he shook his head at the lawman, who has gained national prominence for supporting Donald Trump.

Haley supports moving US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:01pm

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley declared her support for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a shift firmly endorsed by Donald Trump but one that could trigger increased violence in the Middle East.

Mom, kids fled at time when domestic violence wasn't a crime

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:54pm

A woman charged with abducting her two daughters from their father in 1985 fled the state following an argument between the couple that turned physical, at a time when domestic violence wasn't a crime.

The Latest: Attorney says mom didn't mean for son to be hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:51pm

The Latest on a woman arrested after a 12-year-old was found locked in a bathroom (all times local):

Woman who sought kidney on Craigslist gets it from mother

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:51pm

A New Jersey woman who found a kidney donor on Craigslist in 2015 but later was told the organ transplant couldn't happen because of complications has now received a kidney.

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Former President George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara hospitalized

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:51pm

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution.

Fun facts from past inaugurations

Katie Glaeser, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:51pm

Sometimes presidential inaugurations are full of pomp and circumstance. Sometimes they end with the newly sworn-in president jumping out of a White House window. Intrigued yet?

The Latest: Obama says daughters disappointed by election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:43pm

The Latest on President Barack Obama (all times EST):

Wyoming Guard sends 15 members to help at DC inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

Fifteen members of the Wyoming National Guard will be helping with security and other duties at Donald Trump's inauguration this week.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

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

Indian activist Peltier's supporters hope for clemency

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

Supporters of American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison in the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, hope President Barack Obama will grant him clemency and shorten his sentence to the four decades he has already served before Obama leaves office Friday.

Supreme Court nominee returns to bench as judge, not justice

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland has put on his judge's robes again.

Mom: Please honor kids killed in Baltimore house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

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.

Ice storm paralyzes parts of Oregon, Washington state

Don Ryan and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

An ice storm shut down parts of major highways and interstates Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed the hardest hit towns along the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice coating the ground in some places.

Suspect in Florida officer's killing captured after manhunt

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

Authorities asked the courts on Wednesday to deny bond for the suspect in last week's fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer as he remained hospitalized for injuries he got during his arrest.

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For third-straight time, Earth sets hottest year record

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:31pm

Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, government scientists said Wednesday. They mostly blame man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino, which has since disappeared.

Committee decisively approves Mattis for defense secretary

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:31pm

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted decisively Wednesday to approve Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary, clearing the way for retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to be confirmed shortly after the president-elect is sworn in.

Obama defends decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence

Julie Pace and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:31pm

President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term Wednesday, arguing in his final White House news conference that the former Army intelligence analyst had served a "tough prison sentence" already.