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Wildlife officials kill cougars preying on pets in Oregon

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:41pm

In a scenario that could come from a B movie, normally timid mountain lions are forced by heavy snows into a remote community, where they feast on pets and chickens. It's happening in Oregon.

No charges for 2 LAPD officers in killing of black man

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:32pm

Two Los Angeles police officers acted in self-defense and will not face criminal charges after fatally shooting a mentally ill black man during a struggle over an officer's gun in 2014, prosecutors said Tuesday.

AP Sources: Trump to sign immigration actions Wednesday tightening border security; refugee restrictions to come later

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:01pm

AP Sources: Trump to sign immigration actions Wednesday tightening border security; refugee restrictions to come later.

Alaska Democrat proposes gun bill after airport shooting

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:50pm

A deadly airport shooting in Florida has helped spur a bill in Alaska that would allow authorities to temporarily take away guns from people deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.

State Dept. reviewing $221 million payment to Palestinians

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:41pm

The State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians late last week over the objections of congressional Republicans.

Candlelight vigil to be held for Utah man who was swept into ocean by wave in Hawaii

Xoel Cardenas and Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:39pm

A candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday night for a Utah man who was swept into the ocean by a wave in Hawaii.

Girl says she was kept in basement prison with chains, cuffs

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:30pm

A 14-year-old girl who says she escaped a basement where she was chained and handcuffed by two relatives who she says touched her sexually, confronted the two men in court Tuesday.

Nebraska senator could face expulsion for online behavior

Grant Schulte and Julia Shumway, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:21pm

A Nebraska state senator could face expulsion from the Legislature for a pattern of questionable behavior that includes cybersex on a state computer and posting a joke on Twitter implying that Women's March protesters are too unattractive to sexually assault.

Special toilet at U. Mich. takes aim at urine-to-fertilizer

Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:11pm

The University of Michigan sees value in urine.

FACT CHECK: Miscues on voter fraud and election results

Calvin Woodward and Jim Drinkard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:00pm

President Donald Trump's press secretary on Tuesday mischaracterized the election results and the findings of a study that purported to show significant voting in the past by non-citizens.

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:44pm

The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the auto industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money.

The Latest: Governors ask House to continue Medicaid help

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:33pm

The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST):

Senate confirms Trump's nominee for US ambassador to the UN

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:30pm

The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by a decisive margin Tuesday as Republican-led committees paved the way for three more of his Cabinet nominees to be approved just days into the new administration.

The Latest: Mother says fatal shooting by LAPD 'unjustified'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:20pm

The Latest on a district attorney's decision not to bring criminal charges against two Los Angeles police officers who shot and killed a man in 2014 (all times local):

Trump invites Indian PM Modi to visit later this year

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:20pm

President Donald Trump spoke by phone Tuesday with India's prime minister and invited him to visit the United States later in the year.

Murder trial opens in 2012 shooting death of Memphis officer

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:12pm

A man charged with killing a Memphis officer during a chaotic raid on his home in December 2012 didn't know he was shooting at police, a defense lawyer said Tuesday as the man's trial opened.

Trump narrows down Supreme Court nominee list to 3

Mark Sherman and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:12pm

President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy to three judges and said he expects to make his decision in the coming days.

AP NewsAlert

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:10pm

Senate votes convincingly to confirm President Donald Trump's pick of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for UN ambassador.

Idaho man pleads not guilty to hate crime in gay man killing

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:04pm

An Idaho man charged with a federal hate crime in the beating death of a gay man pleaded not guilty in Boise's U.S. District Court on Tuesday.