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ACC's Swofford encouraged by bill to repeal NC's HB2 law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:57am

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he's encouraged that North Carolina lawmakers have filed bipartisan legislation to repeal a law that limits protections for LGBT people.

Police work to bring back murder suspect who fled state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:50am

Police are working to bring back to Connecticut a man suspected of fleeing the state with his daughter after killing the girl's mother.

NY congresswoman urges open White House press briefings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:37am

A New York congresswoman has voiced outrage over the White House decision to block The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Politico and others from a press briefing.

Suspect in woman's death in US had been deported in 2013

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:28am

A man suspected of fleeing Connecticut with his daughter after killing the child's mother is a citizen of El Salvador who had been deported more than three years ago, according to U.S. authorities.

The Latest: Neighbor says alleged shooter was 'drunken mess'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:28am

The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local):

New Cody gunfight regulations designed to prevent accidents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:34am

New guidelines have been developed for the popular summertime Cody gunfight shows in response to an accident that left three spectators wounded during a performance last year.

GOP congressman: Special prosecutor needed for Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:30am

A Republican congressman has called for a special prosecutor to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and was in touch with President Donald Trump's team during the campaign.

Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:14am

Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word.

National security adviser says term 'radical Islamic terrorism' isn't helpful

Evan Perez CNN  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:55am

New national security adviser H.R. McMaster is already setting a strikingly different tone than his ousted predecessor, Michael Flynn, and President Donald Trump, saying the term "radical Islamic terrorism" isn't helpful for US goals.

In Trump's first speech to Congress, will decorum hold?

Nancy Benac and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:46am

A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum.

Kansas community tries to heal from shooting; bar to reopen

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:14am

In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.

Museum directors decry feared cuts to national arts agencies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 7:55am

The heads of five Boston arts museums are pushing back against feared Trump administration cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Unlike colleagues, Michigan congressman embraces town halls

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 1:32am

A Michigan congressman is embracing the town halls that many of his Republican counterparts have avoided as people lash out at President Donald Trump's early actions and the planned repeal of the federal health care law.

Comey in middle of political fray over Trump and Russians

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:46am

FBI Director James Comey is again in a familiar spot these days — the middle of political tumult.

EPA delays rule for miners to give cleanup assurances

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:39am

Facing pushback from industry and Republicans in Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency delayed on Friday a proposal that would require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren't stuck footing the bill.

Judge sentences high school football player in assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:39am

An Idaho judge has sentenced a high school football player to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service after prosecutors said he took part in a locker room sexual assault on a black football player in a small Idaho town.

Pence: Administration backs Israel abroad, business at home

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:38am

Vice President Mike Pence is assuring the Republican Jewish Coalition that he and President Donald Trump will work tirelessly on foreign and domestic issues important to the group, such as enacting business-friendly policies at home and supporting Israel abroad.

Democrats inviting immigrants to Trump's speech to Congress

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:38am

Democrats have invited immigrants and foreigners to President Donald Trump's first address to Congress in an effort to put a face on those who could be hurt by the Republican's policies.

Friend: Livestreaming gamer 'in rough shape' before death

Ben Finley and Sarah Brumfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:14am

Police are investigating the death of a popular Virginia gamer who died during the home stretch of a 24-hour marathon video game session he was streaming online to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.