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Texas Court grants appeal after 35 years without conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:01pm

A Texas appellate court says an inmate imprisoned for more than 35 years after his murder conviction was overturned should go free.

Appeals court tells judge to allow transgender name changes

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:01pm

A Georgia appeals court on Friday overturned a lower court judge's orders denying legal name changes to two transgender men.

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Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:01pm

Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

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Kingpin 'El Chapo' faces US authority; it faces securing him

Tom Hays and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:54pm

It's a scene U.S. authorities have dreamed of for decades: One of history's most infamous drug lords, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, facing justice in an American court.

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Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration

Jessica Gresko, Michael Biesecker and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:53pm

Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from Donald Trump's inaugural parade route. Scores were arrested for trashing property and attacking officers.

Bergdahl lawyers: Trump's criticism prevents fair trial

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:51pm

President Donald Trump's scathing criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, Bergdahl's attorneys said Friday.

The Latest: Woman killed with Louisiana officer identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:50pm

The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in a town outside New Orleans (all times local):

Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philadelphia high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:50pm

Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public high school.

Navajo leaders consider switching name to Dine Nation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:45pm

Navajo Nation leaders are considering changing the name of the tribal government from Navajo to Dine.

Animals struggle with heavy snow, winter weather in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:41pm

While Idaho residents are lamenting heavy snowpack and icy roads, wildlife in the state has been struggling in the backcountry.

Taking his exit, Obama says presidency proved hope wins out

Josh Lederman and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:40pm

Former President Barack Obama exited the presidency on Friday with a message of gratitude to Americans and a plea to his supporters not to be bowed by the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Texas court hearing case to limit gay marriage legalization

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:34pm

The Texas Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a Houston case that top conservatives hope will provide an opening to challenge the landmark 2015 ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

The Latest: Drug kingpin El Chapo appears in New York court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:33pm

The Latest on Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman facing drug trafficking and other charges in the United States (all times local):

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman appears in NYC court; public defender enters not-guilty plea for him

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:31pm

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman appears in NYC court; public defender enters not-guilty plea for him.

The Latest: Suspect in officer killing: She pulled gun first

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:23pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer (all times local):

More than 3 feet of snow on ground in southeastern Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:21pm

Residents in a rural stretch of southeastern Oregon along the Idaho border are struggling with more than 3 feet of snow on the ground after a storm earlier this week.

Bonner County deputy released from hospital after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:11pm

A northern Idaho deputy who was shot three times while trying to arrest a man earlier this week has been released from the hospital.

Violent clashes by protesters resume with police in downtown Washington blocks from Trump inauguration parade route

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:11pm

Violent clashes by protesters resume with police in downtown Washington blocks from Trump inauguration parade route.

US prosecutors: No bond for suspect in Jamaican lottery scam

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:05pm

U.S. prosecutors want a Jamaican man who's accused of masterminding a multimillion-dollar lottery scam to be held without bond pending trial in North Dakota.