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St. Paul officer charged with punching handcuffed teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:41pm

A St. Paul police officer was charged Monday with punching a 14-year-old girl twice in the face after she spit on him while handcuffed in the back of a squad car.

Chief: Man killed after shootout with police in Mississippi

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:41pm

Authorities in Greenville, Mississippi, say a man was shot to death by police after walking out of a house firing a handgun at officers.

NYC agrees to pay up to $75 million over dismissed summonses

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:41pm

New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit that accused police officers of writing at least 900,000 summonses for offenses like trespassing, disorderly conduct and urinating in public that were later dismissed because of legal insufficiency.

Storm survivors recount harrowing escapes; death toll at 20

Jay Reeves and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:41pm

A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter their mobile home could provide. They crouched in a hallway as the twister started taking their home apart piece by piece.

3rd ex-Rhode Island lawmaker in 11 days charged criminally

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:35pm

A former Rhode Island state lawmaker has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges, becoming the third former House member in 11 days to be charged with criminal conduct and prompting the U.S. attorney to decry the state's political culture.

Officials end lockdown at Arizona Air Force base

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:32pm

Officials lifted a lockdown Monday at Davis-Monthan Air Force base in Arizona that was prompted by unconfirmed reports of gunshot sounds.

Police accuse Oklahoma widow of inciting violence in video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:32pm

The widow of a man who died after a scuffle with police in Oklahoma is being accused of trying to incite violence against officers.

The Latest: Florida death raises severe weather toll to 20

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:31pm

The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local):

Authorities: Marital dispute led to Texas killings, suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:31pm

Authorities say a marital dispute led to a shooting in which a man wounded his wife and her sister and killed two other relatives before taking his own life at their Houston-area home.

White NYC officer awaits punishment in killing of black teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:31pm

The disciplinary trial of a white New York Police Department officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager has ended, but his punishment probably won't be known for several weeks.

The Latest: Video of high-profile police shooting released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:31pm

The Latest on video of a high-profile police shooting in Salt Lake City (all times local):

Idaho to stop enforcing telemedicine abortion bans

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:31pm

Women will no longer be banned from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine in Idaho under a newly reached agreement.

The Latest: Officials say base lockdown done as precaution

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:23pm

The Latest on a lockdown at an Air Force base in Arizona.

Judge focuses on keeping police shooting case in Cincinnati

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:22pm

The judge who has taken over the case of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop emphasized Monday that she is focused on keeping his murder retrial in Cincinnati.

Trump admin backs off pledge of immediate immigration change

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:21pm

President Donald Trump will focus immigration enforcement efforts first on criminal immigrants in the country illegally, his administration said on Monday, offering hope to more than three-quarters of a million young immigrants protected from deportation under the Obama administration.

Nebraska state senator criticized for women's march retweet

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:14pm

A Nebraska state senator who had cybersex with a woman on a state computer is facing criticism again for a retweet suggesting that demonstrators at a women's march weren't attractive enough to be sexually assaulted.

Trump's tweets are presidential records, but deletions?

Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:13pm

The National Archives and Records Administration considers President Donald Trump's tweets as presidential records that need to be preserved for historic purposes, but an archives official said Monday that the agency has yet to say whether his administration will be required to keep altered or deleted tweets.

Democrats will try to delay vote on attorney general

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:13pm

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to request a delay in the confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, a move that will push the panel's vote back to Jan. 31.

Otter signs snow disaster declaration for Washington County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has signed a disaster declaration for Washington County in west-central Idaho due to snow accumulations.

Dog reunited with Florida family after mother's fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

A dog that fled a fatal car crash that killed one of its owners has been reunited with the family in Florida.