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Dayton blasts Trump's transgender bathroom reversal

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:56am

Gov. Mark Dayton blasted President Donald Trump's administration Thursday for reversing federal guidance that allowed transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice, urging Minnesota schools to continue operating under the previous directive.

Off-duty officer's fight with teens sets off protests

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:56am

An off-duty California officer who didn't want teens walking across his lawn fired his gun during a struggle with a 13-year-old boy and other youths, igniting unruly protests after video of the fight surfaced and two boys were arrested.

Police officer honored for heroism after apartment explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:56am

A Maryland police officer who was the first to respond to a gas explosion and fire that killed seven people and injured dozens of others at an apartment complex last year has received his department's highest honor.

Justice Ginsburg praises media and the role of free press

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:45am

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is praising the media at a time when the Trump administration has accused reporters of being dishonest and delivering "fake news."

Indiana store sells winning $435 million Powerball ticket

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:45am

The sole winning ticket for an estimated $435.3 million Powerball jackpot — the 10th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history — was sold at a northern Indiana convenience store where a store official said Thursday she hopes the winner is someone local.

South Dakota men charged with baiting mountain lions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:34am

Two men in western South Dakota have been charged with illegally baiting mountain lions with deer carcasses.

$3.35M settlement for family of black teen killed by officer

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:26am

Relatives of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer will receive $3.35 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in Wisconsin, attorneys announced on Thursday.

Mississippi jail bribery probe now reaches into Alabama

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:26am

An Alabama consultant has admitted to lying to FBI agents about a contract at a county jail in Alabama.

Christie on the radio? He says he'll consider his options

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:26am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'll consider his options after he leaves office and hasn't declared himself a candidate to work at a sports radio station in New York.

Dunford: Counter-IS plan will have global scope

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:17am

A Pentagon-led review of strategy to defeat the Islamic State group will present President Donald Trump with options not just to speed up action against IS but also to counter al-Qaida and other extremist groups beyond Iraq and Syria, the nation's top military officer said Thursday.

Son killed protecting mom at Subway shop where both worked

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:17am

Houston police say an 18-year-old sandwich shop employee was fatally shot as he tried to protect his mother during an attempted robbery at the store.

Stranded hiker from Nevada rescued in southern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:17am

A stranded hiker from Nevada is safe after a search and rescue team in southern Utah pulled her off a cliff in a snowstorm near Cedar City.

Lead lawyer defends handling of prep school rape case

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:10am

The lead lawyer for a New Hampshire prep school graduate charged with sexual assault is defending his handling of the case, saying his team prevented "toxic" and damaging evidence from being presented at trial.

Officer shoots suspect in central Kansas triple homicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:10am

A central Kansas sheriff says a suspect who gunned down three other men in a home before being fatally shot by a police officer apparently targeted his victims.

4 charged in death of 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:06am

Four people charged with neglect in the death of a malnourished 9-year-old Indiana boy with cerebral palsy are set to appear in court Thursday.

Senator asks DeVos to clarify remarks about Ed Dept staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:05am

A Democratic senator is expressing concern about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her comments about employees.

Man arrested in Missouri after 1 killed, 2 wounded in Kansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:56am

A man suspected of fatally shooting one man and wounding two others at a crowded bar in Kansas was arrested hours later while drinking at a bar in Missouri, authorities said Thursday.

Thousands return home as flood waters recede in California

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:56am

Thousands of people evacuated from a flood in San Jose, California, returned home Thursday amid warnings to be careful about hygiene and handling food that may have come into contact with flood water.

The Latest: Most California flood victims allowed home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:46am

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

Inmate found dead in Orleans Parish jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:40am

An autopsy is scheduled Friday on the body of a 23-year-old inmate who died in the New Orleans jail.