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Trump blasts media, anonymous sources — after WH uses them

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:39pm

President Donald Trump unloaded on the news media Friday for using anonymous sources — just hours after members of his own staff insisted on briefing reporters only on condition their names be concealed.

Novelist's plea lets him maintain innocence in wife's death

Martha Waggoner and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:39pm

Novelist Michael Peterson agreed to a plea deal Friday that enables him to maintain his innocence even as he acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him of manslaughter in his wife's death.

Stampede! Drone causes 1,500 elk to charge in Wyoming snow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:39pm

Wildlife refuge officials say a man with a drone caused 1,500 elk to stampede half a mile through the snow.

Authorities: Man indicted on bank robbery, hostage charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:39pm

Authorities say a man accused of taking 11 people hostage in a credit union in Alabama has been charged with one count of bank robbery and two counts of hostage taking.

Release sought for immigrant who asked for protection order

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:29pm

The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of a transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies.

Cab driver who tried to help Islamic State gets 11 years

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:26pm

Mahmoud Elhassan was born in Sudan and came to America in 2012 on a green card to join his family. Within two years, he was advertising himself online to a radical cleric as a one-man "sleeper cell."

Judge declines to drop more charges against John Swallow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:26pm

A judge has declined to toss racketeering and obstruction of justice charges against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, who is on trial in an influence-peddling case.

Dems invite immigrants to Trump's first address to Congress

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:18pm

Democrats have invited immigrants and foreigners to President Donald Trump's first address to Congress in an effort to put a face on those who could be hurt by the Republican's policies.

The Washington Post's new motto predates Trump's election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:07pm

Executives at The Washington Post say they began considering the newspaper's eye-grabbing new motto long before President Donald Trump was elected.

The Latest: California governor seeks flood control funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:07pm

The Latest on California's flood problems (all times local):

Search for 6-year-old girl, murder suspect ends in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:57pm

Police say a 6-year-old Connecticut girl has been found in Pennsylvania after a high-speed chase and crash involving a car driven by her father, who is suspected in her mother's killing.

Infant who survived in 1920s sideshow incubator dies at 96

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:50pm

Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely 2 pounds when she was born, a perilous size for any infant, especially in 1920. Doctors told her parents to hold off on a funeral for her twin sister who had died at birth, expecting she too would soon be gone.

Temperature records fall as Northeast gets a taste of spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:40pm

Temperature records are falling in the Northeast as spring-like warmth has descended on the region.

Fire sweeps through New Jersey hotel, leaves 2 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:40pm

A fire has swept through a hotel in Vineland, New Jersey, and a police officer is one of two people injured in the overnight blaze.

Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:39pm

Witnesses said a man accused of opening fire in a crowded bar yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country" before pulling the trigger in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.

Car plows into house, killing father of 5 in South Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:20pm

Authorities in South Carolina say a father of five has been killed after a driver plowed into the bedroom of his home.

Novelist calls Alford plea most difficult thing he's done

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:18pm

The Latest on a hearing for a novelist accused of his wife's death (all times local):

Agency publishes timetable for Mexico border wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:18pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.

Wisconsin attorney general appeals redistricting ruling

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:06pm

Wisconsin's Republican attorney general filed an appeal Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging a ruling striking down GOP-drawn legislative boundaries as unconstitutional.