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1 Marine killed, 1 injured in exercise at California base

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:40pm

The Marine Corps says one Marine was killed and another was injured during a live-fire training exercise at a California desert base.

State considers requiring corroboration in sex assault cases

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:40pm

New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a sexual assault bill that police and prosecutors warn would protect pedophiles and sexual predators but proponents say would prevent wrongful convictions.

Man seeking new trial in 1971 rape claims state hid evidence

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:40pm

A Louisiana man serving a life sentence for the rape of a nurse in 1971 claims authorities concealed evidence that the crime was committed by another man linked to two similar attacks.

George Beall, attorney who led Spiro Agnew prosecution, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:40pm

George Beall, the U.S. attorney who headed the investigation and prosecution that led to Spiro Agnew's resignation as vice president, has died, his wife said.

Trump meets with Supreme Court candidate

Vivian Salama and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:33pm

President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks before he is expected to announce his choice for the nation's highest court.

Military jet crashes at Naval base in Mississippi; 2 eject

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:33pm

Officials at a Mississippi military base say a jet has crashed on a training flight, and that two people on board the plane were able to safely eject near the airfield.

Idaho House panel introduces new liquor license bill

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:31pm

Idaho bars with liquor licenses would be required to be open at least 20 hours a week and must sell at least 20 drinks per week under a new proposal introduced in an Idaho House panel on Tuesday.

Court backs ruling that man give fingerprint to unlock phone

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:31pm

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a judge's order requiring a man to provide a fingerprint to unlock his cellphone was constitutional, a finding that is in line with similar rulings across the U.S.

Pit bull owner arrested after dogs kill child in Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:31pm

Police say they have arrested the owner of two pit bulls that killed one child and injured another in southwest Atlanta.

Obama staff packing up, heading out ahead of Trump's arrival

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:31pm

They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, with their spouses and young kids in tow. When it's their turn, the White House staffers enter for a few private moments with President Barack Obama, a photo and a farewell hug from the boss.

The Latest: Neighbors in Texas shocked at charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:21pm

The Latest on two sisters reported missing in 1985 being found and their mother being charged (all times local):

Maine governor offers John Lewis an erroneous history lesson

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:20pm

Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday offered an erroneous history lesson about racial segregation to a black Georgia congressman who risked his life to fight for civil rights, and he called on the NAACP to apologize to white people.

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

Laura Jarrett, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:15pm

President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.

No residencies yet for proposed Idaho osteopathic school

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:11pm

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and backers of a proposed for-profit osteopathic medical school have been touting the 78 new medical residency positions the proposed school says it has created.

Obama commutes most of Chelsea Manning's sentence

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:11pm

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the convicted Army leaker to go free nearly three decades early as part of a sweeping move to offer clemency in the final days of his administration.

Cubans bemoan end of 'wet foot, dry foot' immigration policy

Adriana Gomez Licon and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:10pm

In a hotel room in suburban Miami, Luis Alberto Rodriguez wept when he heard that a government policy granting residency to Cubans who arrive on U.S. soil was ending. That means it could take two years or more before his wife and two children still in Cuba can legally join him here.

Boy accused in girl's death to be treated in juvenile lockup

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:55pm

A Salt Lake City-area teenager declared mentally incompetent for trial on murder and sexual assault charges in the death of a 12-year-old neighbor girl will stay in juvenile detention during treatment, a judge said Tuesday.

4 siblings critical after rescue from Los Angeles house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:50pm

Four siblings ranging in age from 2 to 7 were in critical but stable condition after being rescued as flames ripped through their small Los Angeles home, fire officials said Tuesday.

Ex-Iowa legislator gets prison for taking money to back Paul

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:50pm

Former Iowa Sen. Kent Sorenson, who accepted money for endorsing presidential candidate Ron Paul in 2012, was sentenced to 15 months in prison Tuesday — even though prosecutors had sought only probation.