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One more day: Obama in his final hours in the White House

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:34am

Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, but for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end.

Mobster pleads no contest to conspiracy in 1992 slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:40am

A member of the New England Mafia has pleaded no contest to plotting to kill a mob enforcer who was gunned down outside a Rhode Island restaurant 25 years ago.

Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:41pm

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing.

91-year-old man to attend 18th presidential inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:30pm

Although he's a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, a 91-year-old New Jersey man will still be traveling to Washington to witness his 18th presidential inauguration in person.

Lawmakers: Put pro-police blue lines on right side of law

Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:22pm

Two New Jersey congressmen have introduced legislation to allow towns to paint strips of blue on roadways to honor police after regulators said the tributes crossed the line of federal safety rules.

Sheriff accused of meth theft pleads to felony, resigns

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:11pm

A newly elected West Virginia sheriff who admitted he was a meth addict and was charged with stealing the drug from a police locker pleaded guilty to a felony and resigned from office Wednesday, a prosecutor said.

West Jordan man accused of planting note on plane warning of bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:34pm

An airline passenger has been arrested on charges of planting a note on a plane en route from San Diego to Denver that falsely claimed a bomb was on board.

Fund created in honor of officer killed by marathon bombers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:30pm

The family of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer killed by the Boston Marathon bombers is creating a new foundation in his name.

Cincinnati Zoo says monkey is its 1st zoo baby born in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:21pm

The Cincinnati Zoo is welcoming its first zoo baby born this year.

Virginia man convicted of 2006 slaying of family is executed

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:41pm

A man convicted of killing a family of four, slashing their throats and setting their home ablaze after they left their front door open while preparing for a New Year's Day party in 2006, was executed Wednesday.

Pentagon chief says he opposed cutting Manning's prison term

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:31pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday he had opposed commuting the prison sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning, who was convicted in 2013 of espionage and other crimes for leaking classified information while deployed in Iraq.

Man convicted of killing family of 4 is executed in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:11pm

The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Virginia inmate convicted of killing a Richmond family in 2006 (all times local):

Virginia authorities say man convicted of killing family of four in 2006 home invasion has been executed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:11pm

Virginia authorities say man convicted of killing family of four in 2006 home invasion has been executed.

Navy pilots recovering after crash near Mississippi airfield

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:51pm

Two U.S. Navy pilots are recovering after their jet crashed on a training flight near a Mississippi military base airfield.

Ice storm paralyzes parts of Oregon, Washington state

Don Ryan and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:51pm

An ice storm shut down major highways Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed towns in the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice at the same time rising temperatures in Portland raised the prospect of flooding after the largest snowstorm in years.

Suspect in Florida officer's killing released from hospital

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:21pm

Authorities asked the courts on Wednesday to deny bond for the suspect in last week's fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer as he was hospitalized for most of the day with injuries he got during his arrest.

The Latest: Trump talked to husband of slain Orlando officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:11pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer (all times local):

Ex-fire official: Audit showing misuse of funds is unfair

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:04pm

Two former top officials with Salt Lake County's firefighting agency may have violated state ethics laws and misused public funds, citing purchases of iPads and Apple watches and trips to spring training in Arizona, Utah's state auditor said Wednesday.

Prosecutor who disarmed shooter stops carrying gun to work

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:01pm

A prosecutor who disarmed a suspect in a fatal shooting of a social worker said on Wednesday he is no longer carrying a gun to work following a newspaper report that some courthouse workers were concerned.