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More than 40 House Democrats now planning boycott

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:11pm

The number of House Democrats planning to boycott Donald Trump's inauguration has grown to more than 40.

The Latest: Dad of girls missing 31 years waiting for call

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:11pm

The Latest on two sisters reported missing in 1985 being found and their mother being charged (all times local):

AP Explains: Why Idaho legislative committees matter

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:11pm

The first two weeks of this year's legislative session have been light on policy discussions, but full of public dramatic disputes that have put generally-overlooked legislative committees into the limelight.

Judge: Planned Parenthood videos in Medicaid fight 'baloney'

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:02pm

A federal judge deciding whether Texas can oust Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program says rehashing secretly recorded videos from 2015 amounts to "baloney."

Police: Kids taken 30 years ago are found, mom is arrested

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:01pm

Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.

60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:50am

The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday.

The Latest: Uncle says Orlando shooter's widow is innocent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:50am

The Latest on the arrest of the widow of the Orlando nightclub shooter (all times local):

Judge extends oversight of Houston suburb's election system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:50am

A judge says the election system for a Houston suburb that implemented a voting plan meant to dilute Latino power at the polls will be under federal oversight for the next six years.

Anti-death penalty protesters arrested outside Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:50am

A Supreme Court spokeswoman says 18 demonstrators have been arrested outside the court during a protest against the death penalty.

Florida family searching for missing dog after fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:44am

A man and his 14-year old son are searching for their dog, Copper, who went missing after a crash that killed the teen's mother.

NYC police hold trial for officer who killed unarmed man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:30am

A disciplinary trial has begun for a white New York City officer in a case that was an early catalyst for outrage over police use of deadly force against black men.

Ex-legislator gets 15 months for taking money to back Paul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:30am

A former Iowa senator has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for accepting payment to endorse presidential candidate Ron Paul in 2012.

Utah man wounded by Nevada police had crude bomb in vehicle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:20am

Authorities allege that a Utah man who was wounded after a police chase and shootout in November near the Nevada-Utah state line also had a homemade bomb in his vehicle.

White deputy in Tennessee suspended for using racial slur

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:20am

A white sheriff's sergeant in Tennessee has been suspended after he used a racial slur while talking to a black deputy.

Cop: Bill to corroborate sex assault would shield pedophiles

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:13am

A police officer says a New Hampshire bill that would require corroboration in sexual assault cases in which the defendant has no prior convictions amounts to the nation's "first pedophile protection act."

University of Wyoming to hire diversity coordinator soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:11am

The University of Wyoming plans to hire a diversity coordinator soon.

Mom gets 20 to 40 years for death of toddler found in ravine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:11am

A Pittsburgh-area woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine was sentenced Tuesday to 20 to 40 years behind bars for killing her.

Supreme Court hears case over deportations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:11am

The Obama administration tried to persuade the Supreme Court Tuesday to retain a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes.

4 siblings critical after rescue from Los Angeles house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:03am

Four siblings ranging in age from 2 to 7 were in critical but stable condition after being rescued as flames ripped through their small Los Angeles home, fire officials said Tuesday.