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Novelist's plea lets him maintain innocence in wife's death

Martha Waggoner and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:18pm

Novelist Michael Peterson agreed to a plea deal Friday that enables him to maintain his innocence even as he acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him of manslaughter in his wife's death.

The Washington Post's new motto predates Trump's election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:07pm

Executives at The Washington Post say they began considering the newspaper's eye-grabbing new motto long before President Donald Trump was elected.

The Latest: California governor seeks flood control funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:07pm

The Latest on California's flood problems (all times local):

Search for 6-year-old girl, murder suspect ends in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:57pm

Police say a 6-year-old Connecticut girl has been found in Pennsylvania after a high-speed chase and crash involving a car driven by her father, who is suspected in her mother's killing.

Infant who survived in 1920s sideshow incubator dies at 96

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:50pm

Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely 2 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.

Dems invite immigrants to Trump's first address to Congress

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:49pm

Democrats have invited immigrants and foreigners to President Donald Trump's first address to Congress in an effort to put a face on those who could be hurt by the Republican's policies.

The Latest: Suspect in bar shooting extradited to Kansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:46pm

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

Temperature records fall as Northeast gets a taste of spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:40pm

Temperature records are falling in the Northeast as spring-like warmth has descended on the region.

Fire sweeps through New Jersey hotel, leaves 2 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:40pm

A fire has swept through a hotel in Vineland, New Jersey, and a police officer is one of two people injured in the overnight blaze.

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

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:39pm

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.

Car plows into house, killing father of 5 in South Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:20pm

Authorities in South Carolina say a father of five has been killed after a driver plowed into the bedroom of his home.

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.

Novelist calls Alford plea most difficult thing he's done

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

The Latest on a hearing for a novelist accused of his wife's death (all times local):

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.

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.

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.

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.