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Colorado town's ban on topless women put on hold by judge

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:33pm

A Colorado judge has blocked a college town's law against women going topless, saying the law is likely unconstitutional.

McCain makes secret trip to Syria to meet with US troops

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:33pm

Sen. John McCain, one of President Donald Trump's harshest critics, made a secret trip to northern Syria to visit U.S. forces stationed there and discuss the campaign for defeating the Islamic State extremists, his office said Wednesday.

Man charged in toddler's fatal shooting during drug deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:33pm

Authorities say they've arrested the man responsible for a toddler's fatal shooting during a drug deal in South Florida.

2 men face sentencing for Kansas hate crime attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:33pm

Two Kansas men have been punished for their roles in a hate crime attack on three Somali men.

Missing skier found alive near Jackson Hole resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:22pm

A skier missing in Grand Teton National Park since Monday has been found alive.

Medical workers quitting prison after fatal inmate uprising

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:22pm

More than two dozen medical workers at a Delaware prison have quit in the aftermath of an inmate uprising and hostage taking in which a prison guard was killed.

Police release audio of suspect in Indiana girls' deaths

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:14pm

One of two teenage girls killed along a northern Indiana hiking trail last week used her cellphone beforehand to capture video of a man police now consider the main suspect and recorded a male voice saying "down the hill," authorities said Wednesday.

Bill to allow armed school staff goes to Senate floor

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:10pm

A Senate committee advanced a bill that would allow individual Wyoming school districts to allow K-12 school personnel to carry concealed guns during classes.

House speaker gets firsthand look at US-Mexico border

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:05pm

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan visited the Rio Grande valley on Wednesday for a firsthand look at the U.S.-Mexico border as the Trump administration steps up immigration enforcement and prepares to ask Congress to pay for a border wall.

Conservatives welcome Trump with delight _ and wariness

Lisa Lerer and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:05pm

For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House.

Flight school plane crashes in swamp near runway, killing 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:05pm

A plane from a local flight school has crashed in a swampy area near the end of a runaway at a Connecticut airport, killing one occupant and seriously injuring the other.

Lawyer says she failed prep school grad at sex assault trial

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:56pm

A judge determining whether a New Hampshire prep school graduate received effective counsel during his sexual assault trial heard conflicting testimony Wednesday about whether defense lawyers were derailing the case or making reasonable strategic decisions.

Lawsuit accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:56pm

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.

Oklahoma Senate panel approves REAL ID compliance measure

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:55pm

Members of an Oklahoma Senate panel on Wednesday 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.

Texas, Trump administration seek to delay voter ID hearing

David Saleh Rauf, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:55pm

The U.S. Justice Department joined Texas' attorney general Wednesday in asking a federal court to delay a hearing on the state's voter ID law, the latest signal that the federal government might drop its opposition to the law now that Donald Trump is president.

Man convicted of throwing baby son off bridge to his death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

A man charged with throwing his baby son off a 90-foot-high bridge to his death was convicted of murder on Wednesday.

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San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

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 by seeing firefighters in boats in the neighborhood.

Bill filed to loosen knot over N Carolina "bathroom bill"

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

Lawmakers have filed a bipartisan bill aimed at breaking an impasse over North Carolina's "bathroom bill," but it's likely to face tough going in the Republican-controlled legislature.

Revised Trump immigration order delayed until next week

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

The White House is pushing back the release of President Donald Trump's revamped refugee and immigration executive order until next week.

Chaffetz letter: Tweet from Bryce Canyon shows 'coordination' with White House

Ladd Egan and Tracie Snowder  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:44pm

A letter obtained by KSL shows Rep. Jason Chaffetz has been chasing down the intent behind a Bryce Canyon National Park tweet.