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Police: 'Good Samaritan' shot robber who had killed man

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:01pm

A "good Samaritan" shot and wounded an armed robber at a San Antonio mall after another man was killed while confronting two people who had just held up a jewelry store, a police spokesman said Monday.

Kansas man admits robbing Kansas bank to escape wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:00pm

A 70-year-old man who told investigators after robbing a Kansas bank that he'd rather be imprisoned than with his wife has admitted carrying out the holdup.

Report: Police violated open-records law in bodycam case

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:00pm

Kentucky State Police violated the state's open-records law by refusing a mother's request for bodycam video from her son's death by municipal police officers who were responding to a restaurant drive-thru shooting, the state attorney general's office said Monday.

The Latest: Committee OKs Tillerson for secretary of state

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:52pm

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The Latest: Man killed in Texas mall described as selfless

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:50pm

The Latest on the shooting at a shopping mall in San Antonio (all times local):

Woman who died after car crash found to have gunshot wound

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:50pm

Baltimore police say a woman who was found unconscious after a two-car crash turned out to have a gunshot wound and died at a hospital.

White House opens door to cooperation with Russian in Syria

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:50pm

The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia "or anyone else" to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government.

The Latest: Police video shows shots fired at close range

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:40pm

The Latest on video of a high-profile police shooting in Salt Lake City (all times local):

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:40pm

Senate panel votes along party lines to approve President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state.

US health officials cancel climate conference; don't say why

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:40pm

The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly.

7 people buried in the wrong graves at veterans' cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:30pm

Seven people have been buried in the wrong graves at a Rhode Island veterans' cemetery because grave markers in one row were off by a burial plot.

Napolitano returns to work after hospitalization

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:30pm

University of California President Janet Napolitano has returned to work after being hospitalized last week following side effects from cancer treatment.

Idaho to stop enforcing telemedicine abortion bans

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:30pm

Women will no longer be banned from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine in Idaho under a new agreement.

Senate debates Trump CIA pick

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:30pm

The Senate on Monday debated whether to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to run the CIA, as Democrats raised questions about whether he is transparent in his beliefs about Russia's meddling in the U.S. election and how he feels about torture.

Gayborhood racism is long-standing, Philadelphia report says

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:21pm

Women, minorities and transgender people have felt unwelcome and unsafe in Philadelphia's gay neighborhood for decades, according to a city report issued Monday.

Strong January storms stir destruction from coast-to-coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:11pm

From California to the Deep South to the Northeast, millions of Americans were contending with death and destruction from damaging January weather. Flooding, high winds and suspected tornadoes have rousted people from their homes. A deadly storm system tore across the Deep South, a nor'easter lashed the East Coast and rainfall records fell in California.

Nebraska state senator criticized for women's march retweet

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:11pm

A Nebraska state senator who had cybersex with a woman on a state computer is facing criticism again for a retweet suggesting that demonstrators at a women's march weren't attractive enough to be sexually assaulted.

OSU president apologizes for student blackface incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:11pm

The president of Oklahoma State University issued an apology Monday after a white student posted an image of herself on social media in blackface — the second such incident by students at the campus in a week.

'The windows exploded': Storm death toll at 20 in the South

Jay Reeves and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:02pm

A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter their mobile home could provide. They crouched in a hallway as the twister started taking their home apart piece by piece.