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US to expand pool of people targeted for deportation

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:54pm

The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released Tuesday.

After Trump travel ban, immigrants seek to naturalize

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:54pm

Andres Dorantes has long been content with the green card that lets him live in the U.S. and work as a tattoo artist in Los Angeles.

McAuliffe vetoes bill cutting abortion clinics' funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:50pm

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill that would have restricted funding for Planned Parenthood clinics.

3rd person sentenced in scalding of cat in Mississippi

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:50pm

A third person in Mississippi has been sentenced to jail for the scalding of a caged cat in a video posted online.

US Senate leader: Winners make policy, losers go home

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:43pm

Nearly 1,000 people jeered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he drove to a speech Tuesday where he told local business leaders that "winners make policy and the losers go home."

Patient sues Nampa nursing home accused of mistreatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:40pm

A patient at a troubled Idaho nursing home has filed a lawsuit alleging mistreatment.

N Carolina Dems want US high court to drop voting law review

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:40pm

North Carolina's new Democratic governor and attorney general say they are ending state efforts to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a GOP-backed voter ID law that was struck down by a lower court, but Republican lawmakers say they will continue pushing for the high court's review.

Prep school grad in court for hearing on possible new trial

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:26pm

A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of using a computer to lure a girl for sex is in court for a hearing on whether he deserves a new trial.

Panda express: Bao Bao on nonstop flight to China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:26pm

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

The Latest: San Jose neighborhood evacuations underway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:20pm

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

School district teams with Sandy Hook mom to teach empathy

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:15pm

Nelba Marquez-Greene believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which killed her 6-year-old daughter, could have been avoided if more had been done years earlier to address the social isolation and mental health problems of the shooter, Adam Lanza.

Iowa AG wants to be excused from collective bargaining suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:05pm

Iowa's top attorney wants to excuse himself from defending the state in a lawsuit that challenges a new collective bargaining law.

The Latest: Mitch McConnell fields protesters' questions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:55am

The Latest on Mitch McConnell's first stop in Kentucky during the congressional recess and the 1,000 protesters who greeted him outside (all times local):

Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:55am

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."

Deputy: 3 women and 5-year-old boy killed in Mississippi

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:44am

A 5-year-old boy and three of his female family members were shot to death at a home in eastern Mississippi, authorities said Tuesday.

Death of Russian ambassador to UN needs to be studied more

Jennifer Peltz and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:44am

The cause and manner of death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations needs to be studied further, the city medical examiner said Tuesday, a day after the diplomat fell ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission and died at a hospital.

5 rescued from swollen creek as storms pummel California

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:44am

Fire crews rescued five people Tuesday who were stranded in flooding at a homeless encampment along a San Jose creek after a series of robust storms drenched already soggy Northern California.

Teens arrested after 14-year-old girl found shot in head

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:40am

Authorities say two teenage boys are under arrest after a 14-year-old girl who didn't make it home from school was found in a northern Utah ditch with a gunshot wound to the head.

Jill Biden to be named board chair of Save the Children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:30am

Dr. Jill Biden, educator and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, has been named board chair of Save the Children.

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

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:22am

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.