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Charges: Cop left out gun that girl, 8, used to kill herself

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:51pm

Authorities say a New Jersey police officer left his personal .357-caliber revolver loaded and unsecured on a shelf before his 8-year-old daughter fatally shot herself.

Police: Deputy fatally shoots armed man in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:42pm

Virginia State Police say a Caroline County sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man who threatened to harm himself and deputies and refused to drop a handgun during a domestic call.

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Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:41pm

Pledging 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 deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could close

David Eggert and Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:36pm

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.

Idaho lawmakers react to Trump's inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:31pm

Idaho's Republican lawmakers say they are excited to get to work after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Cleveland submits new police crisis intervention policy

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:31pm

City police officers with specialized training will be able to refer anyone having a mental health or substance abuse crisis to a hospital or treatment facility rather than arrest them for minor crimes, according to federal court documents filed late Thursday.

In opening act, Trump's light side on display with lawmakers

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:31pm

President Donald Trump turned on the charm with congressional leaders as they witnessed him nominating his Cabinet.

The Latest: Slain officer was veteran of Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:24pm

The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in a town outside New Orleans (all times local):

'I thought I was about to be shot,' white NYC officer says

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:23pm

A white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager to death in the bathroom of his apartment said Friday that the last thing he wanted to do was pull the trigger.

Hatch serves as designated survivor at Trump's inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:22pm

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch stayed away from Donald Trump's inauguration at the new president's request.

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Confrontation near parade route escalates, pepper spray used

Jessica Gresko, Michael Biesecker and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:14pm

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 route. Scores were arrested for trashing property and attacking officers.

Autopsy suggests Orlando officer on back when fatally shot

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:11pm

An autopsy shows that an Orlando police officer gunned down outside a Wal-Mart last week was struck four times and the fatal shot hit her neck, apparently as she lay on her back, according to an arrest affidavit filed Friday.

Sheriff: Officer, woman killed; search on for boyfriend

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:02pm

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.

Texas Court grants appeal after 35 years without conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:01pm

A Texas appellate court says an inmate imprisoned for more than 35 years after his murder conviction was overturned should go free.

Appeals court tells judge to allow transgender name changes

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:01pm

A Georgia appeals court on Friday overturned a lower court judge's orders denying legal name changes to two transgender men.

With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration

Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:01pm

In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president on Friday, with many eagerly anticipating the historic transition and others deeply fearing it.

Kingpin 'El Chapo' faces US authority; it faces securing him

Tom Hays and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:54pm

It's a scene U.S. authorities have dreamed of for decades: One of history's most infamous drug lords, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, facing justice in an American court.

Bergdahl lawyers: Trump's criticism prevents fair trial

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:51pm

President Donald Trump's scathing criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, Bergdahl's attorneys said Friday.

Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philadelphia high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:50pm

Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public high school.