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APNewsBreak: Arizona House speaker won't hear rioting bill

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:05pm

The speaker of the Arizona House said Monday he won't hear a bill that makes participating in or helping organize a protest that turns into a riot an offense that could lead to criminal racketeering charges.

Appeals court won't put Trump's travel ban case on hold

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:05pm

A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request from the U.S. Justice Department to put President Donald Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new executive order.

1 killed, 21 injured in California tour bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:05pm

A tour bus crossed into oncoming traffic and hit two cars head-on, killing one woman and injuring 21 others in the Southern California high desert, according to the California Highway Patrol.

More guns in more places: Bills head to Wyoming governor

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:04pm

Ordinary citizens could carry guns into government meetings and teachers could bring them to school under a pair of bills that have passed the Wyoming Senate.

911 call: Bar shooting suspect said he'd killed 'Iranians'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:54pm

A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting of two Indian men told a 911 dispatcher that the suspect admitted shooting two people, but described them as Iranian.

HBCUs, advocates looking for help from Trump on funding

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:50pm

The nation's historically black colleges and universities are pushing for President Donald Trump to set aside more federal contracts and grants for their schools, and take a greater hand in their welfare by moving responsibility for a key program for those colleges to the White House.

Sessions: More violence around pot than 'one would think'

Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:50pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department will try to adopt "responsible policies" for enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws and he believes violence surrounds sales of the drug in the U.S.

Woman killed, 17-car pileup closes part of I-15 in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:50pm

A 17-vehicle pileup in snowy conditions in northern Utah closed a stretch of U.S. Interstate 15 in Provo, and a 37-year-old woman was killed in a separate crash on I-15 a few miles away in Orem.

The Latest: Muslim effort to aid Missouri, Philly cemeteries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:48pm

The Latest on vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia and a wave of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers around the country (all times local):

Dylann Roof's jurors worship at church where he massacred 9

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:40pm

The jurors who sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the racist massacre of nine black church members quietly visited the Charleston house of worship weeks later for a Sunday service.

Records show EPA's Pruitt used private email, despite denial

Michael Biesecker and Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:40pm

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt occasionally used private email to communicate with staff while serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, despite telling Congress that he had always used a state email account for government business.

Man charged with killing 3 women and attacking a 4th

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:38pm

A New Jersey man already charged with killing two women has been charged with killing a third. Authorities say a fourth survived an attack.

Wyoming grouse breeding a go under bill headed to governor

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:38pm

A senator's skepticism about raising sage grouse in captivity won't keep Wyoming from trying under a bill that cleared the Wyoming Senate.

The Latest: Tour bus hit 2 cars head-on in fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:38pm

The Latest on a crash between a tour bus and two cars in California's Mojave Desert (all times local):

Rising tensions loom as US, Asian powers discuss NKorea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:38pm

President Donald Trump met China's top foreign policy adviser Monday, and U.S. officials huddled with key Asian powers to discuss tensions with North Korea, which have been stoked by a recent missile test and an airport killing officials believe was ordered by Pyongyang.

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SpaceX to fly 2 space tourists around the moon in 2018

Matt McFarland, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:33pm

Two thrill seekers are paying SpaceX to make a trip around the moon next year.

The Latest: Attorneys argue stay still blocking executions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:30pm

The Latest on Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson setting execution dates for eight inmates on death row (all times local):

Stripper sues club saying she was paid essentially nothing

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:21pm

A former exotic dancer at a Wisconsin Dells strip club says the club pays its dancers essentially nothing.

The Latest: Authorities stop releasing water at Oroville

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:20pm

The Latest on the damaged Oroville Dam in Northern California (all times local):

Attorney: VA should have diagnosed client's cancer sooner

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:20pm

A lawyer for a military veteran opened a medical-negligence trial Monday by saying his client's now-terminal prostate cancer would have been curable had the Veterans Administration hospital in Phoenix diagnosed it sooner.