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Kellyanne Conway kneels on Oval Office couch, sparks debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:33am

Photos of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway kneeling on an Oval Office couch with her shoes on have sparked an online debate about decorum in the executive mansion.

Mardi Gras: 'One time of year people can act like fools'

Rebecca Santana and Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:22am

The streets of New Orleans are filling up with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads.

Cops: Man holding $30K in stolen jewelry overdoses in bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:54am

A man is jailed on charges he was holding $30,000 worth of stolen jewelry when he suffered an apparent drug overdose inside a Pennsylvania bank.

Patrol: Ohio driver fled crash, died in culvert where he hid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:44am

A 26-year-old driver mysteriously died in a drainage culvert where he hid after a crash in rural southeastern Ohio and refused to leave when troopers called out to him, according to the State Highway Patrol.

Plane nose-dives into California homes, killing 3 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:44am

Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition nose-dived into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire, authorities and witnesses said.

Off-duty Leland officer rescues family dog from fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:36am

A family's dog is alive, thanks to the actions of an off-duty Leland police officer who ran into a burning home to save the animal.

Sessions says murder uptick threatens progress on crime

Eric Tucker and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:32am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions painted a grim vision of violence in America on Tuesday, telling state law enforcement officials that a recent uptick in murders threatens to undo decades of progress. He pledged to "put bad men behind bars."

Latest: Witness: Plane nose-dived into California homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:24am

The Latest on a small plane that crashed into homes in Southern California (all times local):

Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:20am

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.

Woman gets 50 years for poisoning, burning 5-year-old son

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:15am

A Maryland woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for giving her 5-year-old son a fatal overdose of antihistamine before setting her car on fire with the boy inside.

Pastor faces 60 years in prison for fleecing 2 parishioners

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:10am

The former pastor of a Connecticut church has pleaded no contest to charges that he fleeced two parishioners out of a combined $400,000.

The Latest: Mardi Gras reveler: 'People can act like fools'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:10am

The Latest on Mardi Gras celebrations that end with Fat Tuesday, the culmination of the Carnival season (all times local):

California man sentenced for assaulting girls in Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:00am

A former Southern California teacher has been sentenced to 190 years in federal prison for traveling to the Philippines to have sex with young girls and videotaping the encounters.

Forecast predicts Midwest tornadoes, wildfires in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:50am

Forecasters say parts of the central United States could see strong tornadoes and damaging winds in a late-winter storm system, while areas of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico could be beset by wildfires.

Trump takes on entrenched practice of Washington leaks

David Bauder and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:46am

When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer wanted to crack down on leaks last week, he collected his aides' cell phones to check for communication with reporters. The crackdown quickly leaked.

LAPD names officer who fired gun during struggle with teens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:43am

The Los Angeles Police Department has named the officer who was angry with teens walking on his yard and discharged a gun during a scuffle with them outside his home in suburban Anaheim.

911 dispatcher has disciplinary hearing in Tamir Rice case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:34am

Cleveland's police chief has held a disciplinary hearing for the 911 dispatcher who took a call that led to an officer fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir (tuh-MEER') Rice, a black boy who was playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center in 2014.

Police: Pennsylvania nurse recorded videos of naked patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:04am

Authorities say a Pennsylvania nurse recorded videos of naked female patients.

$20 debt leads to melee at Florida Girl Scout cookie stand

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:24am

Law enforcement officials say an argument over a $20 debt led to a melee at a Girl Scout cookie stand outside a Wal-Mart store in central Florida.

Connecticut family whose dog was killed by cops gets $885K

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:20am

Connecticut's capital city has agreed to pay nearly $900,000 to a family whose dog was killed by two police officers 11 years ago.