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Police officer killed while responding to traffic accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:53pm

A California police officer was killed and another wounded in a shooting Monday while they were trying to help a man who had been in a traffic accident in Whittier, officials said.

Unattended dump truck driver gets 65 days in child death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:50pm

A dump truck driver whose unattended truck ran over and killed a North Carolina boy has been sentenced to 65 days in jail.

The Latest: Moment of silence at UN for late Russian envoy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:50pm

The Latest on the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations (all times local):

CORRECTS: Authorities say California police officer killed while responding to traffic accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:46pm

CORRECTS: Authorities say California police officer killed while responding to traffic accident. (Corrects APNewsAlert to say shooting occurred as officers responded to scene of traffic accident, not during traffic stop)

Wyoming may make it illegal to pretend pet is service animal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:43pm

Misrepresenting a pet as a service animal may become a crime in Wyoming under a bill being considered in the state Legislature.

The Latest: Officer killed responding to traffic accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:40pm

The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local):

Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:32pm

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn.

Woman helps officer in fight by jumping on suspect's back

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:30pm

A Louisiana woman is being hailed as a hero after police say she saw an officer struggling with a suspect and jumped on the man's back to help the officer subdue him.

Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo gets lifesaving IV

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:20pm

The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo is recovering from dehydration with the help of staff from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is named President Donald Trump's national security adviser

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:00pm

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is named President Donald Trump's national security adviser.

Water that flooded Tremonton basements starts receding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:56pm

Authorities say floodwaters that got into about a dozen homes in the small northwestern Utah city of Tremonton over the weekend began receding Monday.

Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson's presidency

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:56pm

It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.

Russia's ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64

Edith M. Lederer and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:56pm

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country's interests as he sparred with his Western counterparts, died suddenly after falling ill Monday in his office at the mission.

Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:44pm

The United States on Monday marked Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as Republican President Donald Trump — to the dismay of some and the delight of others — upends traditional notions of the office.

Tribes lay remains of Kennewick Man to rest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:42pm

The ancient bones of the Kennewick Man have been returned to the ground.

Kremlin: Trump associates' peace plan for Ukraine 'absurd'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:42pm

The Kremlin said Monday that the Russian government does not know anything about a Ukraine peace plan crafted by an opposition Ukrainian lawmaker and two of President Donald Trump's associates.

Indiana GOP sending abortion bill back to committee again

Darcy Costello, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:42pm

Indiana House Republicans are taking the unusual step of reassigning an abortion bill to the same panel that narrowly approved it last week.

Sheriff releases statement after Homeland Security arrests 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:30pm

Four people have been arrested by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Park City, prompting the Summit County sheriff to announce that this was not a sweep.

The Latest: Record rain totals seen in San Francisco

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:06pm

The Latest on storms in California (all times local):