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Man seeking new trial in 1971 rape claims state hid evidence

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:11pm

A Louisiana man serving a life sentence for the rape of a nurse in 1971 claims authorities concealed evidence that the crime was committed by another man linked to two similar attacks.

Judge: Planned Parenthood videos 'baloney' in Medicaid fight

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:11pm

A federal judge deciding whether Texas can block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid dollars scolded attorneys Tuesday for rehashing the debate over secretly recorded videos that Republicans across the U.S. — Texas included — have used to try defunding the nation's largest abortion provider.

Bill to lift protections for wolves introduced in US Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:10pm

Senators from three states have introduced legislation to lift federal protections for gray wolves in Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan and return responsibility for managing those populations to the states.

Woman suspected of 1998 kidnapping of baby jailed in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:01pm

Authorities say a woman arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a baby girl from a Florida hospital 18 years ago and raising her as her own daughter is now being held in Jacksonville.

Orlando releases new photos of Pulse after attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:01pm

New photos released by the city of Orlando show where officers breached one of Pulse nightclub's walls to free people trapped inside during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Obama staff packing up, heading out ahead of Trump's arrival

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:00pm

They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, with their spouses and young kids in tow. When it's their turn, the White House staffers enter for a few private moments with President Barack Obama, a photo and a farewell hug from the boss.

30 pronghorn die trying to cross frozen S. Idaho reservoir

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:51pm

Ten pronghorn antelope died attempting to cross a frozen south-central Idaho reservoir and 20 more had to be euthanized due to injuries.

NYC police hold trial for officer who killed unarmed man

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:51pm

Lawyers in a disciplinary case for a police officer accused of killing an unarmed 18-year-old in a New York City home in 2012 agreed Tuesday that the officer had reason to suspect the victim had a gun, but clashed sharply over the officer's response.

Evidence against Florida officer charged in killing released

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:51pm

Prosecutors released the evidence collected against a Florida police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a black drummer whose vehicle had broken down on the interstate.

Ex-Iowa senator gets prison in pay-for-endorsement scheme

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:51pm

Former Iowa Sen. Kent Sorenson, who accepted money for endorsing presidential candidate Ron Paul in 2012, was sentenced to 15 months in prison Tuesday — even though prosecutors had sought only probation.

Search of lake for human remains from plane crash ends

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:51pm

The search for human remains from a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month has ended, and DNA testing has identified three of the six people killed, an airport official said on Tuesday.

Oregon ocean tragedy underscores need for greater awareness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:51pm

One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a "sneaker wave" as his wife looked on.

Police: Kids taken 3 decades ago are found, mom is arrested

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:42pm

Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.

1 Marine killed, 1 injured in exercise at California base

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:40pm

The Marine Corps says one Marine was killed and another was injured during a live-fire training exercise at a California desert base.

State considers requiring corroboration in sex assault cases

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:40pm

New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a sexual assault bill that police and prosecutors warn would protect pedophiles and sexual predators but proponents say would prevent wrongful convictions.

George Beall, attorney who led Spiro Agnew prosecution, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:40pm

George Beall, the U.S. attorney who headed the investigation and prosecution that led to Spiro Agnew's resignation as vice president, has died, his wife said.

Trump meets with Supreme Court candidate

Vivian Salama and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:33pm

President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks before he is expected to announce his choice for the nation's highest court.

Military jet crashes at Naval base in Mississippi; 2 eject

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:33pm

Officials at a Mississippi military base say a jet has crashed on a training flight, and that two people on board the plane were able to safely eject near the airfield.

Idaho House panel introduces new liquor license bill

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:31pm

Idaho bars with liquor licenses would be required to be open at least 20 hours a week and must sell at least 20 drinks per week under a new proposal introduced in an Idaho House panel on Tuesday.