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Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era reckoning

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 12:38am

When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison accepted on the spot and two men stood together, smiling like a national ticket at a presidential nominating convention.

DWI suspected in crash that hurt 28 at New Orleans parade

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 12:24am

A man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying the Krewe of Endymion parade on Saturday in the Mid-City section of New Orleans is being investigated for driving while intoxicated, police said.

GOP congressman: Special prosecutor needed for Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:45pm

A Republican congressman has called for a special prosecutor to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and was in touch with President Donald Trump's team during the campaign.

Democrats elect Perez national chairman

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:31pm

Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump.

Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:28pm

A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said.

Trump administration blocks changes on coal mining royalties

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:04pm

The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged the agency in federal court.

Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:53pm

A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said.

The Latest: Suspect in custody in New Orleans parade crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:50pm

The Latest on a vehicle plowing into a parade crowd in New Orleans (all times local):

Trump spending an evening away from the White House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:30pm

President Donald Trump is spending an evening out in his new neighborhood.

New Orleans police chief says one person in custody after vehicle plows into parade crowd; terrorism not suspected

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 7:20pm

New Orleans police chief says one person in custody after vehicle plows into parade crowd; terrorism not suspected.

Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:54pm

Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word.

Fast and furious: Man cons salesman out of $150K Maserati

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:47pm

A Maserati is missing after police say a man conned a salesman during a test drive.

Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:09pm

President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner — sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes.

Latest: Donations top $1M for Kansas bar attack victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 4:15pm

The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local):

Judge decides against fining widow who called police 'pigs'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 3:46pm

A federal judge has dismissed a request to impose a stiff fine against a widow who called police "pigs" on Facebook as she vented her frustrations over the death of her husband in a scuffle.

Police: 8-year-old girl fatally shot after traffic accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 3:17pm

An 8-year-old Houston girl was shot to death following a traffic accident that resulted in gunfire, her mother and police said Saturday.

Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not political

Jim Suhr and John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 2:55pm

A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a "drunken mess" after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday.

Ammon Bundy, leader of refuge standoff, returns to Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 2:17pm

Ammon Bundy, the leader of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge takeover, is back in Oregon.

Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 1:32pm

Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to a report.

Democratic, Republican governors split over health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 1:20pm

Tensions have emerged at a meeting of the nation's governors over a Republican proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid.