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Release sought for immigrant who asked for protection order

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:18pm

The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of a transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies.

Agency publishes timetable for Mexico border wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:18pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.

Infant who survived in 1920s sideshow incubator dies at 96

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:06pm

Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely two pounds when she was born, a perilous size for any infant, especially in 1920. Doctors told her parents to hold off on a funeral for her twin sister who had died at birth, expecting she too would soon be gone.

Wisconsin attorney general appeals redistricting ruling

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:06pm

Wisconsin's Republican attorney general filed an appeal Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging a ruling striking down GOP-drawn legislative boundaries as unconstitutional.

Unlike colleagues, Michigan congressman embraces town halls

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:06pm

A Michigan congressman is embracing the town halls that many of his Republican counterparts have avoided as people lash out at President Donald Trump's early actions and the planned repeal of the federal health care law.

Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:56am

Witnesses said a man accused of opening fire in a crowded bar yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country" before pulling the trigger in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.

'No anonymous sources,' Trump scolds _ after WH uses them

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:47am

President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the news media Friday, taking direct aim this time at the use of anonymous sources. Reporters "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name," he declared, just hours after members of his own staff held a press briefing and refused to allow their names to be used.

Utah lawmakers OK resolution pushing for public lands

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:46am

Utah lawmakers have backed a resolution urging the state to be prepared to sue the U.S. government if Washington leaders don't start handing over federal land to the state.

Officials: Trump adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:46am

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, according to three White House officials who confirmed the unusual contact with law enforcement involved in a pending investigation.

The Latest: Church plans vigil after nearby bar shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:46am

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

FBI agent arrested for firing at officer enters plea deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:10am

An FBI agent who was arrested in western Michigan for shooting at a police officer outside a fitness club could avoid jail under a plea agreement.

Police: Man posing as Uber driver sexually assaulted teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:58am

Police have arrested a 36-year-old Rhode Island man who they say kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old Providence girl while posing as an Uber driver.

Police: 2 officers wounded, 1 man killed in DC shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:47am

Shots were fired during a criminal investigation at an intersection in a Washington, D.C., neighborhood, leaving one man dead and two police officers wounded, authorities said.

Court: Sheriff exempt from releasing immigration records

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:39am

Milwaukee's sheriff does not have to release information on people at his jail suspected of being in the country illegally because the federal government prohibits it, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday.

State Department news briefings to resume in early March

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:39am

The State Department said it will resume regular news briefings early next month after facing criticism for not having held one since the Trump inauguration.

Florida US Rep. Crist seeks divorce after less than 9 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:39am

Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is getting divorced less than nine years after becoming the first Florida governor in 42 years to get married while in office.

Cab driver who tried to help Islamic State gets 11 years

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:39am

A taxi driver caught helping a friend try to join the Islamic State group during an FBI sting has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Teen girl who called 911 to say she shot dad remains jailed

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:14am

A 14-year-old Ohio girl charged with killing her father told a judge Friday she understood the allegation against her, while authorities tried to learn what led up to the fatal shooting and her sobbing call to 911.

Baby born premature dies after mother shot dead in Chicago

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:14am

A baby girl has died about five months after she was born prematurely when her mother was killed in a drive-by shooting in Chicago.