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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.

The Latest: McConnell 'proud' of protesters outside speech

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

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):

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.

Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:14am

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."

Patient sues Nampa nursing home accused of mistreatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:10am

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

The Latest: Russian UN diplomat's death needs further study

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:05am

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

Former white supremacists help others leave hate groups

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:04am

The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez's leg gives away her past.

Supreme Court rejects Alabama death row appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 11:04am

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday freed Alabama to try again to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for 30 years and had seven execution dates postponed.

Graffiti found at 3 popular monuments in Washington, DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:56am

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

Drunken driver gets 12 years plus in death of police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:45am

A man was sentenced Tuesday to at least 12 years in prison on third-degree murder, drunken driving and other charges for a wrong-way crash that killed a western Pennsylvania police officer.

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Virginia death row inmate

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:44am

The nation's highest court on Tuesday refused to hear the appeal of a Virginia death row inmate who killed a hospital security guard and sheriff's deputy during an escape that sparked a massive manhunt that shut down Virginia Tech's campus in 2006.

US to expand pool of people targeted for deportation

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:40am

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.

The Latest: Residents warned as California river swells

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:40am

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

Prep school grad in court for hearing on possible new trial

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:36am

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.

Panel backs bill overturning Utah anti-gay school law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:33am

A Senate panel says Utah should repeal a state law barring the "advocacy of homosexuality" in schools, which gay rights groups are currently challenging in court.

1,000 protesters greet Mitch McConnell at Kentucky speech

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:33am

Nearly a thousand people have crowded behind a chain link fence to try to catch Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's attention as he made his first stop on a tour of Kentucky during the congressional recess.

DC eagle pair lays first egg of season at National Arboretum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:33am

An eagle egg has landed at the National Arboretum.