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Want to fix the health care system? Fix hospitals first

Rich Lesser and Barry Rosenberg, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:18pm

As Congress and the Trump administration debate the future of America's health care system, they should go beyond the issues of access and cost and recognize an equally important priority: that patients come first, so health reform should also focus on quality of care.

Thousands in anti-Trump women's march pack Utah Capitol

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:11pm

About 6,000 women, men and children, many wearing pink hats, carrying signs and chanting "Women of Utah unite," poured in to the Utah State Capitol as lawmakers started their 2017 session Monday afternoon.

Idaho to stop enforcing telemedicine abortion bans

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:04pm

Women will no longer be banned from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine in Idaho under a new agreement.

Idaho man charged with federal hate crime in fatal beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:01pm

An Idaho man has been charged with a federal hate crime after prosecutors said he lured a gay man to a remote location and then beat him to death.

Police: Man sought in city's 1st murder in almost 100 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:01pm

A man has been shot dead outside an apartment complex in what police say is the first murder in the nation's smallest capital city in almost a century.

7 people buried in the wrong graves at veterans' cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:40pm

Seven people were buried in the wrong graves at a veterans' cemetery because grave markers in one row were off by a burial plot.

'The windows exploded': Storm death toll at 20 in the South

Jay Reeves and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:40pm

A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter their mobile home could provide. They crouched in a hallway as the twister started taking their home apart piece by piece.

The Latest: cadaver dogs find no more victims in Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:20pm

The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local):

Illinois concealed carry rules survive suits by gun owners

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:11pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand an Illinois system of issuing concealed carry permits that gun owners had complained violated their constitutional rights.

Idaho panel reintroduces sign language interpreter bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:02pm

An eastern Idaho lawmaker is once again backing legislation requiring sign language interpreters to get a professional license from a state board.

The Latest: California lawmakers confirm attorney general

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:00pm

The Latest on the California Senate's consideration of attorney general nominee Xavier Becerra:

NYC to pay $75 million to end lawsuit over flimsy summonses

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:00pm

New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging police officers issued nearly 1 million legally baseless criminal summonses over several years because they were under pressure to meet quotas.

Police responding to burglary kill homeowner, not intruder

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:41pm

Police officers responding to a burglar alarm fatally shot a homeowner, who had grabbed a gun when he spotted an intruder, after shots were fired in their direction as they arrived at his house.

Gayborhood racism is long-standing, Philadelphia report says

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:41pm

Women, minorities and transgender people have felt unwelcome and unsafe in Philadelphia's gay neighborhood for decades, according to a city report issued Monday.

At least 1 dead in fiery tractor-trailer crash in Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:41pm

A tractor-trailer has crashed and burst into flames on a highway in central Ohio, killing at least one person.

Gillette woman enters not guilty plea in theft case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:30pm

The 30-year-old Gillette woman has pleaded not guilty to stealing from the clients of a faith-based organization that helps convicted felons re-enter society.

The Latest: Body found in LA as stormwater recedes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:30pm

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

Prosecutors release video of shooting by police in Utah

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:23pm

Prosecutors released videos Monday of a high-profile police shooting that show an officer firing multiple times from short range at a suspect who was wounded after refusing to drop a metal stick during a fight near the Salt Lake City homeless shelter.

Utah lawmakers start annual session, women plan protest

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:21pm

Utah lawmakers returned Monday for their 45-day annual session, where they're expected to take up medical marijuana, a measure to toughen the state's hate crimes law and try to find more money for public schools.