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Trump takes on entrenched practice of Washington leaks

David Bauder and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:36am

When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer wanted to crack down on leaks last week, he collected his aides' cell phones to check for communication with reporters. The crackdown quickly leaked.

Officials: Remains found in Fayette County are missing man's

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:33am

Authorities say human remains discovered along a highway in Tennessee were those of a man reported missing in August after a woman answered a Craigslist ad to be his caregiver.

Efforts to repeal NC 'bathroom bill' are an at impasse again

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:33am

A new proposal to repeal North Carolina's "bathroom bill" appears stuck as Republican lawmakers and the new Democratic governor disagree about empowering local governments to expand LGBT rights.

Facebook post on VA treatment of patients causes uproar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:33am

A former Marine and his wife say the scene inside a Veterans Administration hospital in Durham, North Carolina, was so shocking that they took pictures and posted them to Facebook.

911 dispatcher has disciplinary hearing in Tamir Rice case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:16am

The 911 dispatcher who took the call that led to the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a patrol officer faces a possible suspension for what the city said was her failure to pass on relevant information to another dispatcher.

Man sentenced to prison in fire at Michigan ski resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:15am

A man who authorities say ran from a security guard and sprayed a fire extinguisher at him during a major fire at a northern Michigan ski resort has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

Deer killed by Cody police had chronic wasting disease

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:00am

A deer killed by police officers who were culling a herd in Cody has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a contagious neurological disease.

Wyoming criminal justice reform bill dies in Legislature

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:51am

The president of the Wyoming Senate has killed a bill that would have made sweeping changes to sentencing and rehabilitation options for low-level offenders.

The Latest: Ryan downplays divisions over new health law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:33am

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Kellyanne Conway kneels on Oval Office couch, sparks debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:33am

Photos of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway kneeling on an Oval Office couch with her shoes on have sparked an online debate about decorum in the executive mansion.

Mardi Gras: 'One time of year people can act like fools'

Rebecca Santana and Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:22am

The streets of New Orleans are filling up with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads.

Cops: Man holding $30K in stolen jewelry overdoses in bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:54am

A man is jailed on charges he was holding $30,000 worth of stolen jewelry when he suffered an apparent drug overdose inside a Pennsylvania bank.

Patrol: Ohio driver fled crash, died in culvert where he hid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:44am

A 26-year-old driver mysteriously died in a drainage culvert where he hid after a crash in rural southeastern Ohio and refused to leave when troopers called out to him, according to the State Highway Patrol.

Plane nose-dives into California homes, killing 3 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:44am

Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition nose-dived into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire, authorities and witnesses said.

Off-duty Leland officer rescues family dog from fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:36am

A family's dog is alive, thanks to the actions of an off-duty Leland police officer who ran into a burning home to save the animal.

Sessions says murder uptick threatens progress on crime

Eric Tucker and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:32am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions painted a grim vision of violence in America on Tuesday, telling state law enforcement officials that a recent uptick in murders threatens to undo decades of progress. He pledged to "put bad men behind bars."

Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:20am

President Donald Trump's first address to Congress gives him a welcome opportunity to refocus his young administration on the core economic issues that helped him get elected — and, his allies hope, to move beyond the distractions and self-inflicted wounds that have roiled his White House.

Woman gets 50 years for poisoning, burning 5-year-old son

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:15am

A Maryland woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for giving her 5-year-old son a fatal overdose of antihistamine before setting her car on fire with the boy inside.

Pastor faces 60 years in prison for fleecing 2 parishioners

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:10am

The former pastor of a Connecticut church has pleaded no contest to charges that he fleeced two parishioners out of a combined $400,000.