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Racist video draws condemnation, is removed from YouTube

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:13pm

A civil rights group and officials at Old Dominion University are condemning a racist video that was circulating online until YouTube removed it.

The Latest: Man identified in slaying of California officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:10pm

The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local):

Supreme Court rejects Alabama inmate's death row appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:05pm

Alabama can again try to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for 30 years and had seven execution dates postponed, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Trump denounces anti-Semitism; newly forceful condemnation

Catherine Lucey and Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:05pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned recent threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. as "painful reminders" of lingering prejudice and evil, his first full-throated comments on the rise of anti-Semitic venom after pressure for him to speak out forcefully.

The Latest: Driver ignores signs, drowns in California creek

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:05pm

The Latest on the storms in California (all times local):

Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:05pm

Parents of transgender children are slamming a Missouri measure that would require public school students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificates.

Drew Peterson transferred out of Illinois prison system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:59pm

Former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson has been transferred out of an Illinois prison and is now in a federal prison in Indiana.

Judge weighs if government must help rejected travelers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:56pm

A New York judge's order blocking parts of Republican President Donald Trump's travel ban is expiring, but a Brooklyn jurist is considering whether the government must help get back travelers it turned away.

Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelines

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:55pm

The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday.

Man who discussed attack like Dylann Roof's to stay in jail

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:49pm

Benjamin McDowell will remain in jail for at least a little while after the FBI said the convicted felon wanted to buy a gun to use in a hate crime similar to the South Carolina church shootings two years ago.

State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:49pm

In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem.


Trump targets many more immigrants for possible deportation

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:49pm

Many more people living in the United States illegally could face rapid deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of U.S. immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.

Vacationing Utah officer foils robbery at Montana pharmacy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:48pm

A vacationing police officer from Utah who stopped at a southwestern Montana grocery store for coffee and Tylenol ended up foiling an armed robbery at the store's pharmacy, authorities said.

Bank robber gets life sentence for using hostage as shield

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:46pm

A California man who used a woman he took hostage as a human shield from police gunfire after a deadly bank robbery and car chase was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison in an emotional hearing.

The Latest: Trump 'saddened' by death of Russian diplomat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:40pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):

McAuliffe vetoes bill cutting abortion clinics' funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:35pm

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill that would have restricted funding for Planned Parenthood clinics.

More tests needed on Russian UN ambassador's cause of death

Jennifer Peltz and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:34pm

Medical examiners who performed an autopsy on Russia's ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that more tests are needed to determine how and why he fell ill in his office and later died.

Trump praises new African American museum during first visit

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:34pm

President Donald Trump denounced "bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms" during his first visit to the new Smithsonian black history museum on Tuesday.

Gucci gone: $24,000 purse pilfered from store display

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:30pm

Police in Charleston are looking for a suspect with expensive taste.

US appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons ban

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:24pm

A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland's ban on 45 assault weapons and a 10-round limit on gun magazines.