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Comey faces pressure as White House fights Russia reports

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:29pm

FBI Director James Comey is again in a familiar spot these days — the middle of political tumult.

Man pleads guilty to interfering with commercial flight crew

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:27pm

A man who disrupted an American Airlines flight from the Los Angeles area, forcing it to make an unscheduled landing in Lubbock, Texas, has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew.

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White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:20pm

The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents.

Utah man acquitted in wife's death during 2nd trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:19pm

A Utah man on trial for the second time in his wife's death has been found not guilty of murder and obstruction of justice.

Ohio man facing terrorism charges takes trial over plea deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:19pm

An Ohio man who the FBI says threatened U.S. military members online on behalf of the Islamic State has rejected a plea deal and is headed to trial.

NYC mayor meets with campaign corruption probe investigators

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:08pm

New York City's mayor met for several hours Friday with federal authorities looking into allegations that donors to his mayoral campaign were promised favors.

Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open government

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:07pm

When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera.

Pence to address politically potent Republican Jewish group

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:07pm

Vice President Mike Pence's speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition will be the visual evidence of the fruits of years of the politically active group's labors.

Woman in custody in central Kansas triple shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:07pm

A woman is in custody in central Kansas in a shooting that left four people dead, including the gunman.

The Latest: Judge keeps charges against John Swallow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:07pm

The Latest on a judge considering whether to toss charges against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow (all times local):

2nd man charged in shooting death of 2-year-old in Chicago

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:54pm

Chicago police say a second man has been charged in a shooting that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman.

Prosecutors release video of moments before police shooting

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:54pm

Authorities on Friday released surveillance video they say shows the moments before a police officer fatally shot a man outside an Atlanta public safety building.

Florida Supreme Court overturns abortion ban at clinic

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:50pm

A Planned Parenthood affiliate has won a battle over whether doctors can perform abortions and sonograms at a Florida health center.

Dems invite immigrants to Trump's speech to protest policies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:50pm

Democrats have invited immigrants and foreigners to President Donald Trump's first address to Congress. The idea is to put a face on those who could be affected by the Republican's policies.

Release sought for immigrant who asked for protection order

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:45pm

The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of a transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies.

Government wants appeal of travel ban put on hold

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:44pm

The Justice Department wants a federal appeals court to put President Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new order, but the states who sued to stop the ban want the case to move forward.

Charge: Passenger in getaway car tried to kill trooper

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:44pm

A passenger in a getaway car has been charged with attempted murder after firing at a South Carolina state trooper, authorities said.

Trump blasts media, anonymous sources — after WH uses them

Nancy Benac and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:44pm

President Donald Trump unloaded on the news media Friday for using anonymous sources — just hours after members of his own staff insisted on briefing reporters only on condition their names be concealed.

Homeland Security intelligence report disputes threat posed by citizens of 7 nations in Trump travel ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:44pm

Homeland Security intelligence report disputes threat posed by citizens of 7 nations in Trump travel ban.

Search for 6-year-old girl, murder suspect ends in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:34pm

Police say a 6-year-old Connecticut girl has been found in Pennsylvania after a high-speed chase and crash involving a car driven by her father, who's suspected in her mother's killing.