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Special toilet at U. Mich. takes aim at urine-to-fertilizer

Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:11pm

The University of Michigan sees value in urine.

FACT CHECK: Miscues on voter fraud and election results

Calvin Woodward and Jim Drinkard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:00pm

President Donald Trump's press secretary on Tuesday mischaracterized the election results and the findings of a study that purported to show significant voting in the past by non-citizens.

No charges for 2 LAPD officers in killing of black man

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:52pm

Two Los Angeles police officers acted in self-defense when they fatally shot a 25-year-old mentally ill, black man during a struggle over an officer's gun and will not face criminal charges for the 2014 shooting that led to protests, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:44pm

The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the auto industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money.

The Latest: Governors ask House to continue Medicaid help

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:33pm

The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST):

Candlelight vigil to be held for Utah man who was swept into ocean by wave in Hawaii

Xoel Cardenas and Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:33pm

A candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday night for a Utah man who was swept into the ocean by a wave in Hawaii.

Senate confirms Trump's nominee for US ambassador to the UN

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:30pm

The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by a decisive margin Tuesday as Republican-led committees paved the way for three more of his Cabinet nominees to be approved just days into the new administration.

The Latest: Mother says fatal shooting by LAPD 'unjustified'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:20pm

The Latest on a district attorney's decision not to bring criminal charges against two Los Angeles police officers who shot and killed a man in 2014 (all times local):

Trump invites Indian PM Modi to visit later this year

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:20pm

President Donald Trump spoke by phone Tuesday with India's prime minister and invited him to visit the United States later in the year.

Murder trial opens in 2012 shooting death of Memphis officer

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:12pm

A man charged with killing a Memphis officer during a chaotic raid on his home in December 2012 didn't know he was shooting at police, a defense lawyer said Tuesday as the man's trial opened.

Girl says she was kept in basement prison with chains, cuffs

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:12pm

A 14-year-old girl who says she escaped a basement where she was chained and handcuffed by two relatives who she says touched her sexually, confronted the two men in court Tuesday.

Trump narrows down Supreme Court nominee list to 3

Mark Sherman and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:12pm

President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy to three judges and said he expects to make his decision in the coming days.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:10pm

Senate votes convincingly to confirm President Donald Trump's pick of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for UN ambassador.

Idaho man pleads not guilty to hate crime in gay man killing

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:04pm

An Idaho man charged with a federal hate crime in the beating death of a gay man pleaded not guilty in Boise's U.S. District Court on Tuesday.

Wildlife officials kill cougars preying on pets in Oregon

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:00pm

In a scenario that could come from a horror film, normally timid mountain lions are forced by heavy snows into a remote community, where they feast on pets and chickens. It's happening in Oregon.

Lawsuit contends N Carolina sex offender law goes too far

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:00pm

Convicted sex offenders are pushing back against North Carolina laws they contend deprive them of constitutional rights without protecting children.

Woman found guilty for role in kidnapping of DA's father

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 3:51pm

Federal prosecutors say a woman involved in the kidnapping of the father of a North Carolina assistant district attorney has been found guilty for her role in the case.

Shark attacks drop in 2016 after record-breaking 2015

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 3:51pm

Unprovoked shark attacks dropped last year after a record-breaking number in 2015.

Report: 'Slavery was intertwined' with university's history

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 3:43pm

Columbia University was founded partly with slave traders' money, counted slaveholders among its early leaders and let at least one prominent student have a slave with him at college, according to a report released Tuesday.

Trump's talk of taking the oil sparks questions in US, Iraq

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 3:31pm

No one knows how seriously to take President Donald Trump's threat to seize Iraq's oil.