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Hawaii mother's airplane child assault conviction overturned

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:11pm

A federal judge is overturning the conviction of a Hawaii mother found guilty of assaulting her 15-month-old daughter on a flight from Alaska.

Western drought watchers eye Lake Mead water level

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:11pm

Arizona would be the first state to feel the effects of Colorado River cutbacks if the water level continues to fall at drought-stricken Lake Mead, an environmental advocacy group says in a new report.

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El Chapo is hauled off to US jail that has held terrorists

Tom Hays and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:11pm

In a scene U.S. authorities had dreamed of for decades, Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was hauled into an American courtroom Friday and then taken away to an ultra-secure jail that has held some of the world's most dangerous terrorists and mobsters.

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Melee near Trump's parade route as police, protesters clash

Jessica Gresko, Michael Biesecker and Jack Gillum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:11pm

Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from Donald Trump's inaugural parade. At least 217 people were arrested for rioting while a burning limousine sent clouds of black smoke into the sky during Trump's procession.

With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration

Mike Householder and Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:01pm

In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president.

1 wounded in school shooting, 'could have been much worse'

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:52pm

A school shooting that left one student hospitalized and others scrambling out classroom windows could have been far worse if not for the heroics of staff members who stopped the shooter and had him pinned down when police arrived, authorities said.

Sheriff: Officer, woman killed; search on for boyfriend

Janet McConnaughey and Kevin McCill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:51pm

An off-duty police officer and a woman he was helping were shot and killed Friday in a New Orleans suburb, and authorities were searching for a man who had been involved with the woman, officials said.

Man who laughed as toddler was burned by mother gets prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:51pm

A Pittsburgh man who laughed while his girlfriend tortured her toddler son by burning him with cigarettes is headed to prison.

Wyoming Senate president kills public lands bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:51pm

It appears a proposed constitutional amendment providing for state management of public lands won't be coming out of the Wyoming Legislature this session.

The Latest: Man on bridge after shooting ignores rope

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:31pm

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The Latest: Judge orders ex-UW student to trial in sex case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:31pm

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The Latest: 5 rescued from flooded homeless encampment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:31pm

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:31pm

Washington police chief: 217 arrested, accused of rioting during inauguration protests; 6 officers with minor injuries.

Man charged in fatal shooting of Wisconsin sheriff's deputy

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:21pm

A suspect is charged with killing a western Wisconsin sheriff's deputy in October and endangering the safety of several other officers as they were arresting him.

Senate confirms retired Gen. John Kelly to head Homeland Security Department in Trump administration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:21pm

Senate confirms retired Gen. John Kelly to head Homeland Security Department in Trump administration.

3-week-old baby giraffe dies at Utah's Hogle Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:05pm

Utah's Hogle Zoo is mourning the death of a three-week-old baby giraffe.

Analysis: Trump speech shows America getting what it ordered

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:05pm

America is getting what it ordered on Election Day.

Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:04pm

Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.

New charges for Marine colonel accused of sexual abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:54pm

Authorities at Camp Lejeune say a Marine colonel accused of sexually assaulting a child is facing more charges.

Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could close

David Eggert and Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:54pm

Michigan announced Friday that it plans to close up to 38 underperforming schools in Detroit and other urban communities, potentially affecting 18,000 students and marking the first time that the state could close traditional public schools explicitly for academic reasons.