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1 killed, 21 injured in California tour bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:06pm

The California Highway Patrol says a crash between a tour bus and two cars has killed one person and injured 21 others in the Southern California high desert.

British political aide faces sentencing in US criminal case

Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:06pm

A former campaign worker for Britain's right-wing U.K. Independence Party will be sentenced in U.S. federal court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to wire fraud in a scheme to steal money by posing as a money launderer.

The Latest: Suspect in bar attack wears jail 'safety smock'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:06pm

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

Another Alabama inmate killed inside state prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:56pm

An Alabama inmate was stabbed to death Sunday at a state prison, the third state inmate killed in 10 days.

Arkansas governor sets execution dates for 8 inmates

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:56pm

Arkansas' governor on Monday set execution dates for eight inmates over a 10-day period in an attempt to resume the death penalty after a nearly 12-year hiatus, even though the state lacks one of three drugs needed to put the men to death.

The Latest: Bomb threats target 20 Jewish institutions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:55pm

The Latest on vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia and a wave of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers around the country (all times local):

Murder charge nixed against stepdad who is ruled incompetent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:55pm

Charges have been dropped against a New Hampshire man accused of killing his 11-year-old stepdaughter by submerging her body in a river.

Court denies immediate hearing to release Seattle 'dreamer'

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:34pm

A federal magistrate in Seattle said Monday he will not hold an immediate hearing to consider releasing a man arrested by immigration agents despite his participation in federal program to protect people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Prison for 2 who threatened violence at black child's party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:34pm

A Georgia judge sentenced two people to lengthy prison terms Monday for their role in the disruption of a black child's birthday party with Confederate flags, racial slurs and armed threats.

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Trump warns health care system will "implode" unless fixed

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:34pm

President Donald Trump warned Monday that the nation's health care system was in danger of imploding and said Congress must make fundamental changes to the sweeping health law passed by his predecessor.

Smoker who accidentally lit sweatshirt on fire has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:34pm

Authorities say a New Jersey man who accidentally set his hooded sweatshirt on fire while trying to light a cigarette outside a Pennsylvania mall has died.

Stripper sues club saying she was paid essentially nothing

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:26pm

A former exotic dancer at a Wisconsin Dells strip club says the club pays its dancers essentially nothing.

The Latest: Stiff sentence sought for Dylann Roof's friend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:26pm

The Latest on the church shooting that killed nine people in South Carolina in April 2015 (all times local):

Idaho man charged in girl's shooting wants to take back plea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:17pm

An Idaho man charged in a shooting that seriously injured a 10-year-old girl struck by a stray bullet wants to withdraw his guilty plea.

Rising tensions loom as US, Asian powers discuss NKorea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:07pm

President Donald Trump met China's top foreign policy adviser Monday, and U.S. officials huddled with key Asian powers to discuss tensions with North Korea, which have been stoked by a recent missile test and an airport killing officials believe was ordered by Pyongyang.

The Latest: Arkansas inmates' executions set for April

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:00pm

The Latest on Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson setting execution dates for eight inmates on death row (all times local):

911 call: Bar shooting suspect said he'd killed 'Iranians'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 1:53pm

A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting of two Indian men told a 911 dispatcher that the suspect admitted shooting two people, but described them as Iranian.

Officer tried for black man's death: I need public defender

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 1:45pm

The former South Carolina police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop said he needs public help paying for his defense.

Appeals court won't put Trump's travel ban case on hold

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 1:45pm

A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request from the U.S. Justice Department to put President Donald Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new executive order.

NC church has unconventional rules for sex and marriage

Mitch Weiss, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 1:45pm

When it comes to relationships, marriage and sex, Word of Faith Fellowship members must follow strict and unusual rules — or risk severe punishment, former members say.