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Records show EPA's Pruitt used private email, despite denial

Michael Biesecker and Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:40pm

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt occasionally used private email to communicate with staff while serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, despite telling Congress that he had always used a state email account for government business.

Man charged with killing 3 women and attacking a 4th

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:38pm

A New Jersey man already charged with killing two women has been charged with killing a third. Authorities say a fourth survived an attack.

Wyoming grouse breeding a go under bill headed to governor

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:38pm

A senator's skepticism about raising sage grouse in captivity won't keep Wyoming from trying under a bill that cleared the Wyoming Senate.

The Latest: Tour bus hit 2 cars head-on in fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:38pm

The Latest on a crash between a tour bus and two cars in California's Mojave Desert (all times local):

Rising tensions loom as US, Asian powers discuss NKorea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:38pm

President Donald Trump met China's top foreign policy adviser Monday, and U.S. officials huddled with key Asian powers to discuss tensions with North Korea, which have been stoked by a recent missile test and an airport killing officials believe was ordered by Pyongyang.

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SpaceX to fly 2 space tourists around the moon in 2018

Matt McFarland, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:33pm

Two thrill seekers are paying SpaceX to make a trip around the moon next year.

The Latest: Attorneys argue stay still blocking executions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:30pm

The Latest on Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson setting execution dates for eight inmates on death row (all times local):

The Latest: Union offers to fix vandalized Jewish cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:30pm

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):

1 killed, 21 injured in California tour bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:21pm

A crash between a tour bus and two cars killed one person and injured 21 others Monday in the Southern California high desert, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Stripper sues club saying she was paid essentially nothing

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:21pm

A former exotic dancer at a Wisconsin Dells strip club says the club pays its dancers essentially nothing.

The Latest: Authorities stop releasing water at Oroville

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:20pm

The Latest on the damaged Oroville Dam in Northern California (all times local):

Attorney: VA should have diagnosed client's cancer sooner

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:20pm

A lawyer for a military veteran opened a medical-negligence trial Monday by saying his client's now-terminal prostate cancer would have been curable had the Veterans Administration hospital in Phoenix diagnosed it sooner.

VA pledges more inspections, drug tests to stem opioid theft

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:19pm

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it would boost employee drug testing and inspections amid rising cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions, acknowledging gaps that had allowed thousands of doctors, nurses and other staff to go unchecked for signs of illicit drug use.

Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:19pm

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.

British political aide faces sentencing in US criminal case

Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:06pm

A former campaign worker for Britain's right-wing U.K. Independence Party will be sentenced in U.S. federal court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to wire fraud in a scheme to steal money by posing as a money launderer.

The Latest: Suspect in bar attack wears jail 'safety smock'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:06pm

The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local):

Another Alabama inmate killed inside state prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:56pm

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

Arkansas governor sets execution dates for 8 inmates

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:56pm

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.

Murder charge nixed against stepdad who is ruled incompetent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:55pm

Charges have been dropped against a New Hampshire man accused of killing his 11-year-old stepdaughter by submerging her body in a river.

Court denies immediate hearing to release Seattle 'dreamer'

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:34pm

A federal magistrate in Seattle said Monday he will not hold an immediate hearing to consider releasing a man arrested by immigration agents despite his participation in federal program to protect people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.