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Judge sides with transgender students over bathroom access

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:03pm

A federal judge on Monday ruled that three transgender students at a Pennsylvania high school, including the sister of a singer who performed at President Donald Trump's inauguration, can use bathrooms that correspond to their stated gender identities while their lawsuit challenging the school district's policy continues.

Fire chief: 4 dead, 2 injured after plane returning teens from cheerleading trip crashes into Southern California homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:03pm

Fire chief: 4 dead, 2 injured after plane returning teens from cheerleading trip crashes into Southern California homes.

HBCUs, advocates looking for help from Trump on funding

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:28pm

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.

House probe into Russia ties to Trump off to rocky start

Deb Riechmann and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:24pm

A simmering dispute between leaders of the House intelligence committee spilled into the public Monday over an investigation into whether President Donald Trump has ties to Russia, even as they pledged to conduct a bipartisan probe.

Polynesian canoe crew finds way to remote Easter Island

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:02pm

The Polynesian voyaging canoe sailing around the world without modern navigation equipment has found its way to Easter Island.

1 dead, 5 injured after plane hits houses in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:42pm

One person was killed and five were injured when a small plane crashed into two homes Monday evening in Riverside shortly after taking off from a nearby airport, leaving fiery wreckage that nearly destroyed one of the homes, officials said.

Fire captain says 1 dead, 5 injured after small plane crashes into 2 houses in Southern California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:24pm

Fire captain says 1 dead, 5 injured after small plane crashes into 2 houses in Southern California.

California Senate's removal of lawmaker to be investigated

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:15pm

California's Senate leader said Monday that he takes full responsibility after a senator was removed from the chamber last week — a stunning and extraordinarily unusual move that raised questions about the Legislature's commitment to free speech.

Illinois town in Trump territory backs detained immigrant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:04pm

A southern Illinois community that solidly backed President Donald Trump has rallied behind a Mexican restaurant manager who doesn't have legal permission to live in the U.S. and has been detained by immigration officials.

GOP governors torn over plan to repeal Obama health care law

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:00pm

The nation's governors don't want people in their states to lose health coverage under a repeal of the Obama-era health care law, but even after a weekend of bipartisan meetings, they still don't agree on the best approach to replace it.

Arkansas governor sets execution dates for 8 inmates

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:38pm

Arkansas' governor on Monday set execution dates for eight inmates over a 10-day period in an attempt to resume the death penalty after a nearly 12-year hiatus, even though the state lacks one of three drugs needed to put the men to death.

Editor who pushed for justice in civil rights killings dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:38pm

Mississippi editor Stanley Dearman, who pushed for justice in the murders of three civil rights workers, died on Saturday in Florida. The death of the 84-year-old was announced by the newspaper in Philadelphia, Mississippi, that he once published.

Arizona leader kills protest bill after widespread criticism

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:55pm

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, a move prompted by widespread criticism that the legislation sought to limit First Amendment rights.

Utah father and his 2 children die in Utah plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:46pm

A father and his two young children were found dead Monday after a small plane crashed in southern Utah.

Another Alabama inmate killed inside state prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:46pm

An Alabama inmate was stabbed to death Sunday at a state prison, the third state inmate killed in 10 days.

Senate confirms billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:33pm

Senate confirms billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary.

Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:26pm

President Donald Trump's first address to Congress gives him a welcome opportunity to refocus his young administration on the core economic issues that helped him get elected — and, his allies hope, to move beyond the distractions and self-inflicted wounds that have roiled his White House.

The Latest: Sessions condemns threats at Jewish institutions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:23pm

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):

Wyoming Senate passes sage grouse breeding bill

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:21pm

A lawmaker's skepticism that sage grouse can be raised in captivity and released into the wild to bolster their numbers won't keep Wyoming from trying the method under a bill that cleared the state Senate on Monday.