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Sect rules include no TV, movies or reading newspapers

Mitch Weiss, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:20pm

Newcomers to the Word of Faith Fellowship live by a list of strict rules for daily life, which sect leader Jane Whaley says God revealed to her, former members say. They include:

Doctor-to-doctor donation: Kidney saves sick colleague

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:13pm

It's not unusual for a surgeon to save another doctor's life.

Man wounded in Kansas bar shooting speaks at vigil

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:40pm

One of three men shot at a bar in suburban Kansas City spoke at a weekend vigil, saying "I wish it was a dream."

Judge will hear from attorneys on police murder retrial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:40pm

The judge who will preside over the murder retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop plans to get an update from attorneys on pretrial progress in the case.

'O.J.' doc director dedicates Oscar to Brown, Goldman

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:49pm

Ezra Edelman's nearly eight hour meditation on O.J. Simpson and the culture of race relations in the United States "O.J.: Made in America" emerged as the winner of an unusually strong and even thematically similar best documentary category. In his acceptance speech Sunday Edelman dedicated his award to the late Ron Goldman, Nicole Brown and their families.

Bill Paxton, actor in 'Twister' and 'Aliens,' dies at 61

Holly Yan and Amanda Jackson, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:21pm

Actor Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as "Twister," "Aliens" and "Titanic," has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. He was 61.

Father of dead Navy SEAL refused to meet Trump at ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:14pm

The father of a Navy SEAL killed during an anti-terrorism raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing.

Border Patrol pursuit ends in crash; 9 hurt, 1 critically

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:40pm

Officials say nine people were injured, one critically, when an SUV driven by a suspected human smuggler crashed while being chased by Border Patrol agents near Lake Morena.

Trump toasts nation's governors ahead of health care talks

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:15pm

President Donald Trump toasted the nation's governors Sunday night, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball at the White House ahead of discussions about his plans to repeal and replace the so-called Obamacare law.

Officials to stop California dam's outflow to clear debris

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:08pm

California water authorities will stop the outflow from the Oroville Dam's crippled spillway to allow workers to remove debris blocking a hydroelectric plant from working, officials said Sunday.

Sessions' tough on crime talk could lead to fuller prisons

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:27pm

The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend.

Trump's choice to be Navy secretary withdraws

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:21pm

President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Navy, businessman Philip Bilden, said Sunday he was withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests.

Police say more than 100 Jewish cemetery headstones damaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 6:18pm

More than 100 headstones have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, damage discovered less than a week after similar vandalism in Missouri, authorities said.

Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level 3 times legal limit

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 5:49pm

The man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, police said Sunday.

The Latest: Bond set for suspect in Mardi Gras parade crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 5:06pm

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Police fatally shoot man suspected of making threats in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 3:19pm

Authorities say a man suspected of threatening to "blow up" a hazardous waste disposal facility southwest of Salt Lake City was fatally shot by police on Sunday.

WWII Navy officer who helped rescue Kennedy dies at age 97

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:11pm

The WWII Navy officer who guided his warship into Japanese territory to rescue future President John F. Kennedy and his crew has died at age 97, his daughter said Sunday.

New DNC chairman pledges to repair, unite party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:10pm

Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez is pledging to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from "school board to the Senate" and reach out to chunks of rural America that felt forgotten in the 2016 election.

Woman spends night with dog in car in California creek

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:42pm

A woman who drove off a windy highway into a swollen Northern California creek was rescued after spending a chilly night in the back seat with her dog, authorities said.

Education center at E. Idaho zoo receives $500,000 donation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:30pm

The Idaho Falls City Council has voted to accept a $500,000 donation to build an education center at the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautpheus Park.