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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.

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In the hopes that the new Bears Ears National Monument will be rescinded, a Utah lawmaker has already introduced a resolution encouraging the state to redesignate a small slice of the area and make it a state park.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

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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.

APNewsBreak: Arizona House speaker won't hear rioting bill

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:05pm

The speaker of the Arizona House said Monday he won't hear a bill that makes participating in or helping organize a protest that turns into a riot an offense that could lead to criminal racketeering charges.

Appeals court won't put Trump's travel ban case on hold

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:05pm

A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request from the U.S. Justice Department to put President Donald Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new executive order.

1 killed, 21 injured in California tour bus crash

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

A tour bus crossed into oncoming traffic and hit two cars head-on, killing one woman and injuring 21 others in the Southern California high desert, according to the California Highway Patrol.

911 call: Bar shooting suspect said he'd killed 'Iranians'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:54pm

A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting of two Indian men told a 911 dispatcher that the suspect admitted shooting two people, but described them as Iranian.

HBCUs, advocates looking for help from Trump on funding

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:50pm

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.

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

Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:50pm

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.

Woman killed, 17-car pileup closes part of I-15 in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:50pm

A 17-vehicle pileup in snowy conditions in northern Utah closed a stretch of U.S. Interstate 15 in Provo, and a 37-year-old woman was killed in a separate crash on I-15 a few miles away in Orem.

The Latest: Muslim effort to aid Missouri, Philly cemeteries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:48pm

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):

Dylann Roof's jurors worship at church where he massacred 9

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:40pm

The jurors who sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the racist massacre of nine black church members quietly visited the Charleston house of worship weeks later for a Sunday service.

Records show EPA's Pruitt used private email, despite denial

Michael Biesecker and Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:40pm

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt occasionally used private email to communicate with staff while serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, despite telling Congress that he had always used a state email account for government business.