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Congressman intends to sue over removal of painting

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:04pm

The office of a Missouri congressman says he intends to file a federal lawsuit over the removal of a constituent's painting from its display on Capitol Hill.

Flood fears renewed as California is pounded by storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:02pm

Downpours swelled creeks and rivers Monday in Northern California, threatening to cause even more flooding in the already soggy region.

Gunshot strikes campus building at south Georgia university

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:00pm

Authorities say gunfire struck the student life center on the campus of a south Georgia university, prompting a brief lockdown.

Iowa union files lawsuit against collective bargaining law

Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:53pm

A new Iowa law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers is unconstitutional and should be immediately blocked, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by a key union in the state.

Police officer killed while responding to traffic accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:53pm

A California police officer was killed and another wounded in a shooting Monday while they were trying to help a man who had been in a traffic accident in Whittier, officials said.

Storms, tornadoes damage dozens of homes in San Antonio area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:53pm

Severe storms pushed at least three tornadoes through parts of San Antonio overnight, ripping the roofs off homes and damaging dozens of other houses and apartments yet causing only minor injuries, authorities said Monday.

Unattended dump truck driver gets 65 days in child death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:50pm

A dump truck driver whose unattended truck ran over and killed a North Carolina boy has been sentenced to 65 days in jail.

The Latest: Moment of silence at UN for late Russian envoy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:50pm

The Latest on the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations (all times local):

CORRECTS: Authorities say California police officer killed while responding to traffic accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:46pm

CORRECTS: Authorities say California police officer killed while responding to traffic accident. (Corrects APNewsAlert to say shooting occurred as officers responded to scene of traffic accident, not during traffic stop)

Wyoming may make it illegal to pretend pet is service animal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:43pm

Misrepresenting a pet as a service animal may become a crime in Wyoming under a bill being considered in the state Legislature.

The Latest: Officer killed responding to traffic accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:40pm

The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local):

Woman helps officer in fight by jumping on suspect's back

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:30pm

A Louisiana woman is being hailed as a hero after police say she saw an officer struggling with a suspect and jumped on the man's back to help the officer subdue him.

Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo gets lifesaving IV

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:20pm

The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo is recovering from dehydration with the help of staff from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is named President Donald Trump's national security adviser

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:00pm

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is named President Donald Trump's national security adviser.

Water that flooded Tremonton basements starts receding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:56pm

Authorities say floodwaters that got into about a dozen homes in the small northwestern Utah city of Tremonton over the weekend began receding Monday.

Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson's presidency

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:56pm

It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.

Russia's ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64

Edith M. Lederer and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:56pm

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country's interests as he sparred with his Western counterparts, died suddenly after falling ill Monday in his office at the mission.

Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:44pm

The United States on Monday marked Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as Republican President Donald Trump — to the dismay of some and the delight of others — upends traditional notions of the office.

Tribes lay remains of Kennewick Man to rest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:42pm

The ancient bones of the Kennewick Man have been returned to the ground.

Kremlin: Trump associates' peace plan for Ukraine 'absurd'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:42pm

The Kremlin said Monday that the Russian government does not know anything about a Ukraine peace plan crafted by an opposition Ukrainian lawmaker and two of President Donald Trump's associates.