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Connecticut family whose dog was killed by cops gets $885K

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:20am

Connecticut's capital city has agreed to pay nearly $900,000 to a family whose dog was killed by two police officers 11 years ago.

Trump takes on entrenched practice of Washington leaks

David Bauder and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:15am

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.

Kellyanne Conway kneels on Oval Office couch, sparks debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 4:20am

Photos of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway kneeling on an Oval Office couch with her shoes on have sparked an online debate about decorum in the executive mansion.

Historically black colleges push for financial support

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 3:29am

Presidents from a majority of the country's historically black colleges and universities are in Washington this week, calling for $25 billion in the upcoming budget to help address priorities including infrastructure, college readiness and financial aid as President Trump prepares to sign an executive order aimed at signaling his commitment to the schools.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 2:42am

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, authorities said.

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.

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.