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Barricaded man dies after 4-hour standoff with deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:48am

A man is dead following a four-hour standoff with law enforcement that ended with a SWAT team blowing a hole in the side of his central Florida house.

Syrian immigrant mayor says town won't be a sanctuary city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:40am

A Syrian immigrant mayor says his New Jersey town will not be a sanctuary city for immigrants illegally living in the United States.

Arkansas Supreme Court strikes city's LGBT protections

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:35am

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional.

Indiana store sells winning $435 million Powerball ticket

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:35am

Lottery officials say the sole winning ticket for an estimated $435 million Powerball jackpot was sold at an Indiana convenience store.

UW student government considers flying LGBT pride flag

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:35am

The University of Wyoming's student government is considering adding a flag commonly associated with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride on the university campus.

New Yale Law dean stresses standing up for rule of law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:26am

As the next dean of Yale Law School, Heather Gerken says a key challenge will be figuring how best to stand up for the rule of law.

$3.35M settlement for family of black teen killed by officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:25am

Relatives of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by police in Madison, Wisconsin, say they have settled a federal civil rights lawsuit for $3.35 million.

Mnuchin promises tax reform will pass by August

Chris Isidore  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:24am

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is promising that the Trump administration will get tax reform passed by August, although he says it will be years before it kicks economic growth into a higher gear.

Stray bullet bounces off Oregon woman's head

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:08am

Police say a Central Oregon woman suffered a small bump when a stray bullet crashed into her home and bounced off her head.

Authorities plan case update on teacher missing since 2005

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:59am

Authorities in rural south Georgia say they plan to update the public on their 11-year search for a missing teacher.

Protests erupt after off-duty LA officer clashes with teens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:47am

Dozens of people were arrested early Thursday after they clashed with police near a Southern California home where a Los Angeles policeman fired a single round during an off-duty struggle with a 13-year-old boy and the boy's companions earlier in the week.

Snowstorm hits much of Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:43am

Much of central, east-central and southern Wyoming is being hit by a snowstorm that has closed highways and schools.

Advocates urge judge to keep injunction on Yellowstone dam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:40am

Wildlife advocates are urging a federal judge to keep in place an injunction blocking a $57 million irrigation dam and fish passage proposed for the Yellowstone River.

Some San Jose residents return to waterlogged homes

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:27am

Some residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes in San Jose.

The Latest: California floods strand horses at ranches

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:20am

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

Woman says billboard's message slams gender equality

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:03am

Women are planning this weekend to protest a North Carolina billboard with a message they say is a slam on gender equality, according to media reports.

Mom's boyfriend waives hearing in teen death, dismemberment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:00am

A Pennsylvania man charged with raping, killing and dismembering his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Eat more fruit and vegetables for a longer life, researchers say

Judith Vonberg, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:56am

Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day could significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, according to new research.

Disabled vet beaten by accused animal abusers given car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:43am

A disabled Navy veteran has a new ride a week after authorities said he was beaten by three men he confronted as they were torturing a turtle in Daytona Beach.