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The Latest: State of emergency declared for 50 counties

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:31pm

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California State of State comes amid shifting political mood

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:24pm

Jerry Brown is coming off a blockbuster year of liberal wins: He secured an extension of landmark climate change legislation, signed off on an increase in California's minimum wage, expanded family leave laws, toughened gun laws, and persuaded voters to both soften sentencing laws and reject a ballot measure that would have threatened two of his legacy projects.

Spokane bank robber also wanted for robberies in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:04pm

A man suspected of robbing two Spokane credit unions in early January is also wanted by the FBI in connection with three bank robberies in Utah.

Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution

Bernard Condon and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:34pm

To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments.

No punishment for Denver officers who shot, killed teenager

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:30pm

The Denver Police Department will not discipline two officers involved in a fatal shooting that sparked angry protests and followed high-profile killings by police elsewhere in the country.

Former congressman Mike Pompeo sworn in as CIA director

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:01pm

Mike Pompeo was sworn in Monday night as director of the CIA at a crucial time for U.S. national security as intelligence — traditionally a nonpartisan issue — has been thrust into the political arena.

No punishment for Denver officers who shot, killed teenager

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:51pm

Two Denver officers involved in a fatal shooting that sparked angry protests and followed high-profile killings by police elsewhere in the country will not be disciplined, officials said Monday.

Alaska strip club owner gets probation in waste dumping case

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:41pm

An Alaska man convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor from a floating strip club he was operating has been spared serving prison time.

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

Jay Reeves and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:31pm

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.

Trump wrongly blames fraud for loss of popular vote

Ken Thomas and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:21pm

President Donald Trump asserted in a private meeting with congressional leaders Monday night that he would have won the popular vote in the 2016 election if 3 million to 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally hadn't voted.

January storms stir destruction from coast-to-coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:51pm

Americans have been dealing with death and destruction from January weather that's produced flooding, high winds and suspected tornadoes from the Deep South to the Northeast and California.

Spokesman: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton walked out of Capitol under own power after collapse during State of State speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:51pm

Spokesman: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton walked out of Capitol under own power after collapse during State of State speech.

Utah lawmakers start annual session, women plan protest

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:35pm

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.

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

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:31pm

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.

The Latest: Pence swears in Pompeo as CIA director

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:31pm

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The Latest: 2 Louisiana tornadoes confirmed, homes damaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:21pm

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Minnesota Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton collapses while delivering State of State speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:01pm

Minnesota Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton collapses while delivering State of State speech.

Bereaved parents visit California creek where teen trapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:01pm

A distraught mother clutched her head, and family members wept as they stared into the surging waters where an 18-year-old woman's car is believed to be trapped with her still inside of it.

2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:41pm

Two Republican senators plan to propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage.

California confirms Trump opponent as attorney general

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:21pm

In their first official action since Donald Trump became president, California lawmakers on Monday confirmed a new attorney general who has vowed to defend the state's liberal policies against the Trump administration and a Republican Congress.