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Activist to address immigration, health after Trump speech

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 2:00am

An activist who will deliver a Democratic response in Spanish to President Donald Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress plans to address his administration's crackdown on undocumented immigrants and the need for affordable health care.

Thousands throng to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday celebrations

Rebecca Santana and Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 1:47am

The streets of New Orleans will be filled Tuesday with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads.

Trump takes on entrenched practice of Washington leaks

David Bauder and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 1:46am

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.

Partisan discord tainting probes of Russia, Trump, election

Deb Riechmann and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 1:46am

Partisan discord is seeping into House and Senate intelligence committee investigations of the Kremlin's interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether President Donald Trump has ties to Russia.

Sessions: More violence around pot than 'one would think'

Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 1:24am

The Justice Department will try to adopt "responsible policies" for enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions says, adding that he believes violence surrounds sales and use of the drug in the U.S.

'FRAT LIVES MATTER' spray-painted on UConn spirit rocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 1:04am

The governing council for several University of Connecticut fraternity chapters is denouncing "Frat Lives Matter" messages spray-painted on so-called spirit rocks on campus.

3 dead, 2 injured in plane that hits houses in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 12:06am

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

The Latest: 3 dead, 2 injured as plane hits California homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:26pm

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

Trial in Ohio officer's slaying delayed until October

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:10pm

The trial of a man accused of fatally shooting an Ohio policeman has been pushed back again, this time until early October.

Woman charged in crash that killed 2 dancers pleads in case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:10pm

A 74-year-old woman charged in the deaths of two women who were struck when she accidentally backed her car into a crowd of dancers in suburban Cleveland has pleaded no contest to one count of vehicular homicide.

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.

Activist to address immigration, health after Trump speech

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:45pm

An activist who will deliver a Democratic response in Spanish to President Donald Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday plans to address his administration's crackdown on undocumented immigrants and the need for affordable health care.

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.

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.