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US to increase number of immigrants targeted for deportation

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:00am

The Homeland Security Department is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a deportation priority.

Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:57am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as "horrible ... painful" and said more must be done "to root out hate and prejudice and evil."

3 women, child die in shootings at eastern Mississippi home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:55am

Authorities say three women and a child have died in a shooting at a home in eastern Mississippi.

Police: Idaho man hit mother with truck during argument

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:55am

Police say an Idaho man rammed his mother with his pickup truck, crashed while trying to hit her again and then drove off.

'Abortion reversal' bill clears Indiana panel for 2nd time

Darcy Costello, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:54am

An Indiana House panel on Tuesday approved an amended version of a measure that would require abortion providers to give women considering drug-induced abortions information on stopping the procedure midway through — even though that process is scientifically disputed.

Autopsy set for Russian ambassador to UN after sudden death

Jennifer Peltz and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:44am

The city medical examiner was expected to perform an autopsy Tuesday on Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, who died a day earlier after falling ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission.

Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Missouri

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:44am

Vandals have damaged or tipped over as many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis, leaving the region's Jewish community shaken and anxious.

Levee fixed in California's central valley, evacuation stays

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:44am

An evacuation order remains in place Tuesday morning though San Joaquin County crews have stabilized a breached levee and at least temporarily halted the leak.

DC panda fans bam-boo-hoo as US-born cub leaves for China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:44am

The National Zoo in Washington has said its final goodbye to its panda cub Bao Bao.

Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:26am

The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son.

Police probing death of Charlotte teen shot at house party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:26am

Authorities in North Carolina are investigating the death of an 18-year-old high school student shot after an argument at a Charlotte house party.

Utah boy killed in remote snowmobile crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:26am

Police say a 12-year-old Utah boy is dead after a collision during a snowmobiling trip.

DC eagle pair lays first egg of season at National Arboretum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:14am

An eagle egg has landed at the National Arboretum.

Massachusetts police end visits to schools to greet kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:10am

A Massachusetts police department's program that sent officers into elementary schools one day a week to greet and high-five students has been ended because some people complained.

The Latest: Autopsy to be performed on Russian UN ambassador

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:10am

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

The Latest: Autopsy to be performed on Russian UN ambassador

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:00am

The Latest on the sudden death of the Russian ambassador to the United Nations (all times local):

Bill would bring Tubman statue to US Capitol Building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:00am

Maryland's U.S. senators are sponsoring legislation to bring a statue of Harriet Tubman to the U.S. Capitol Building.

Delaware prison warden placed on leave after inmate uprising

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:52am

The warden of a Delaware prison where inmates staged an uprising and hostage taking in which a prison guard was killed has been placed on leave.

Graffiti found at 3 popular monuments in Washington, DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:45am

The National Park Service says graffiti has been found at the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial.

Police: Newly freed gang member killed California officer

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:35am

Two suburban Los Angeles police officers thought they were helping a driver after a car crash.