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Amid criticism, Comey remaining as FBI director under Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:10pm

FBI Director James Comey, the target of bipartisan criticism over his handling of politically sensitive investigations, is staying in his job as head of the law enforcement agency.

Sponsors back off bill to require sex assault corroboration

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:05pm

The male sponsors of a bill that would require victims of sexual assault to corroborate their testimony are backing away from the proposal after backlash from victims' rights advocates and police.

Police release name of armed man shot by Delaware officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

A 60-year-old man confronted by police in Delaware appeared distraught and refused to drop a handgun before being fatally shot by an officer, authorities said Tuesday.

Boy, 17, charged with attempted murder in school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

A 17-year-old boy accused of shooting two students at his high school, injuring them, has been charged in juvenile court with attempted murder and felonious assault, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Special toilet at U. Mich. takes aim at urine-to-fertilizer

Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

The University of Michigan sees value in urine.

Trump narrows down Supreme Court nominee list to 3

Mark Sherman and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 2:01pm

President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy to three judges and said he expects to make his decision in the coming days.

Cops: Landlady fatally shot tenant in fight over unpaid rent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:54pm

Police say a Philadelphia landlady fatally shot her tenant during a dispute over his unpaid rent.

Cincinnati Zoo giving critical care to premature hippo calf

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:51pm

Cincinnati Zoo staffers are providing critical care to a prematurely born baby hippo.

Deputies: Tampa boy, 4, recovering after being shot in chest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:51pm

Sheriff's officials say a 4-year-old boy is in stable condition after a shooting at the apartment where he was staying with his mother's boyfriend.

Ex-Christie aides seek delay of sentencing in bridge scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:51pm

Two former aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday asked a judge to postpone their sentencing next month following their convictions in a plot to cause traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge.

State murder trial for S. Carolina officer delayed to August

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:51pm

A South Carolina judge has delayed a fired police officer's murder retrial until August, but said it can be moved up again if federal prosecutors drop their civil rights case against him in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist.

Trump White House silent on new Israeli settlement units

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:51pm

The Trump administration is declining to take a position on Israel's latest plan to expand Jewish settlements on land claimed by the Palestinians, breaking with past White House criticism but leaving its own policy unclear.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he has prostate cancer

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:51pm

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday that he has prostate cancer, revealing the diagnosis hours after collapsing while delivering his State of the State address the night before.

Murder trial opens in 2012 shooting death of Memphis officer

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:42pm

A man charged with killing a Memphis officer during a chaotic raid on his home in December 2012 didn't know he was shooting at police, a defense lawyer said Tuesday as the man's trial opened.

The Latest: McCain to nominee: 'What were you thinking?'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:41pm

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Lawsuit contends N Carolina sex offender law goes too far

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:41pm

Convicted sex offenders are pushing back against North Carolina laws they contend deprive them of constitutional rights without protecting children.

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How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:38pm

The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the auto industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money.

Nebraska senator could face expulsion for offensive retweet

Grant Schulte and Julia Shumway, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:34pm

A Nebraska state senator could face expulsion from the Legislature for a pattern of questionable behavior that includes cybersex on a state computer and posting a joke on Twitter implying that Women's March protesters are too unattractive to sexually assault.

Group declares victory in battle over historic mansion

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:30pm

The group that owns The Breakers mansion in Newport is declaring victory in its long-running battle to build a visitors center on the grounds of the national historic landmark, following a decision by the Rhode Island Supreme Court.