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Lawyer says she failed prep school grad at sex assault trial

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:05pm

An attorney arguing that a New Hampshire prep school graduate received ineffective counsel during his sexual assault trial says she failed him.

Emails: EPA's Pruitt cozy with fossil fuel industry

Michael Biesecker and Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:56pm

While serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated closely with fossil-fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions, newly released emails show.

What happens if Trump pulls transgender bathroom guidance?

Sadie Gurman and Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:56pm

The Trump administration plans to lift an Obama-era directive that told public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity.

Support pours in for damaged Jewish cemetery near St. Louis

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:48pm

A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.

Oklahoma Senate panel approves REAL ID compliance measure

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:36pm

Members of an Oklahoma Senate panel criticized the costs of bringing the state's drivers licenses into compliance with a federal anti-terrorism law before deciding to send the proposal to the floor for a final vote.

Court rules Riverton not part of Indian Country

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:36pm

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has ruled that the City of Riverton and surrounding lands are not part of the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming.

Police release audio of suspect in Indiana girls' deaths

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:35pm

A teenage girl turned her cellphone on and recorded a man saying "down the hill" before she and a friend were killed along a northern Indiana hiking trail last week, authorities said Wednesday.

The Latest: Orrin Hatch calls for Bears Ears Monument repeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:24pm

The Latest on Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's visit home in Utah (all times local):

Pence condemns vandalism at Jewish cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:24pm

Vice President Mike Pence is condemning a "vile act of vandalism" at a suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery where more than 150 headstones were damaged earlier this week.

The Latest: California freeway reopened after flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:15pm

The Latest on storms in California (all times local):

San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:14pm

The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first notice with a knock on their door from a firefighter.

Caretaker performed sexy dance on 100-year-old with dementia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:05pm

A caretaker at an assisted living center who police say was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident was doing it as a prank and trying to make the man feel good, her attorney said.

College Board to boost SAT security to combat cheating

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:50pm

The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security worldwide following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years.

Ohio court will hear debate on autopsies of 8 family members

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:43pm

The Ohio Supreme Court said Wednesday it will hear an open records dispute involving autopsy reports in the unsolved slayings of eight family members.

Federal trial over Michael Brown's death pushed back to 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:37pm

A federal lawsuit by Michael Brown's parents over the 2014 police shooting death of their son in Ferguson, Missouri, now won't happen until at least next year, though a judge is giving both sides time to resolve the matter out of court.

The Latest: Teens kept in juvenile lockup in girl's shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:37pm

The Latest on a teenage girl who was shot in the head and left in a ditch in Utah (all times local):

Lawsuit accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:37pm

The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Minnesota man gets 2 year sentence for lying in terror case

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:29pm

A Minnesota man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for lying to the FBI during their investigation into the travels of young men who left the U.S. to join the Somali militant group al-Shabab.

Death in Mississippi: Man held in quadruple slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:26pm

A man who lived in a rural home with his romantic partner, her young son, her mother and her sister was arrested on murder charges after all four were found shot to death, authorities said Wednesday.