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Military jet crashes at Naval base in Mississippi; 2 eject

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:33pm

Officials at a Mississippi military base say a jet has crashed on a training flight, and that two people on board the plane were able to safely eject near the airfield.

Idaho House panel introduces new liquor license bill

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:31pm

Idaho bars with liquor licenses would be required to be open at least 20 hours a week and must sell at least 20 drinks per week under a new proposal introduced in an Idaho House panel on Tuesday.

Court backs ruling that man give fingerprint to unlock phone

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:31pm

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a judge's order requiring a man to provide a fingerprint to unlock his cellphone was constitutional, a finding that is in line with similar rulings across the U.S.

Pit bull owner arrested after dogs kill child in Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:31pm

Police say they have arrested the owner of two pit bulls that killed one child and injured another in southwest Atlanta.

Obama staff packing up, heading out ahead of Trump's arrival

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:31pm

They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, with their spouses and young kids in tow. When it's their turn, the White House staffers enter for a few private moments with President Barack Obama, a photo and a farewell hug from the boss.

Police: Kids taken 3 decades ago are found, mom is arrested

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:21pm

Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.

The Latest: Neighbors in Texas shocked at charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:21pm

The Latest on two sisters reported missing in 1985 being found and their mother being charged (all times local):

Maine governor offers John Lewis an erroneous history lesson

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:20pm

Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday offered an erroneous history lesson about racial segregation to a black Georgia congressman who risked his life to fight for civil rights, and he called on the NAACP to apologize to white people.

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

Laura Jarrett, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:15pm

President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.

No residencies yet for proposed Idaho osteopathic school

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:11pm

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and backers of a proposed for-profit osteopathic medical school have been touting the 78 new medical residency positions the proposed school says it has created.

Obama commutes most of Chelsea Manning's sentence

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:11pm

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the convicted Army leaker to go free nearly three decades early as part of a sweeping move to offer clemency in the final days of his administration.

Cubans bemoan end of 'wet foot, dry foot' immigration policy

Adriana Gomez Licon and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:10pm

In a hotel room in suburban Miami, Luis Alberto Rodriguez wept when he heard that a government policy granting residency to Cubans who arrive on U.S. soil was ending. That means it could take two years or more before his wife and two children still in Cuba can legally join him here.

Boy accused in girl's death to be treated in juvenile lockup

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:55pm

A Salt Lake City-area teenager declared mentally incompetent for trial on murder and sexual assault charges in the death of a 12-year-old neighbor girl will stay in juvenile detention during treatment, a judge said Tuesday.

4 siblings critical after rescue from Los Angeles house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:50pm

Four siblings ranging in age from 2 to 7 were in critical but stable condition after being rescued as flames ripped through their small Los Angeles home, fire officials said Tuesday.

Ex-Iowa legislator gets prison for taking money to back Paul

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:50pm

Former Iowa Sen. Kent Sorenson, who accepted money for endorsing presidential candidate Ron Paul in 2012, was sentenced to 15 months in prison Tuesday — even though prosecutors had sought only probation.

Marshals add fugitive in officer slaying to most wanted list

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:50pm

A man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police sergeant has been added to the U.S. Marshals Service's list of most wanted fugitives.

Prosecutor: Fatal cop shooting of man with blade justified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:50pm

A police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man who had a utility knife and told officers he would kill them or they would have to kill him, a prosecutor said Tuesday.


New report: Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:41pm

Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974.

Names released of N. Idaho deputies injured in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:41pm

Authorities have released the names of two Bonner County sheriff's deputies shot while serving an arrest warrant in northern Idaho near Blanchard.

Search of lake for human remains from plane crash ends

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:40pm

Officials say DNA profiles have been developed for three of the six people aboard a plane that crashed into Lake Erie off Cleveland and the search for human remains and plane debris has ended.