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The Latest: Trump 'saddened' by death of Russian diplomat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:40pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):

McAuliffe vetoes bill cutting abortion clinics' funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:35pm

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill that would have restricted funding for Planned Parenthood clinics.

More tests needed on Russian UN ambassador's cause of death

Jennifer Peltz and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:34pm

Medical examiners who performed an autopsy on Russia's ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that more tests are needed to determine how and why he fell ill in his office and later died.

Trump praises new African American museum during first visit

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:34pm

President Donald Trump denounced "bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms" during his first visit to the new Smithsonian black history museum on Tuesday.

Gucci gone: $24,000 purse pilfered from store display

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:30pm

Police in Charleston are looking for a suspect with expensive taste.

US appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons ban

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:24pm

A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland's ban on 45 assault weapons and a 10-round limit on gun magazines.

Man who discussed attack like Dylann Roof's to stay in jail

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:20pm

Benjamin McDowell will remain in jail for at least a little while after the FBI said the convicted felon wanted to buy a gun to use in a hate crime similar to the South Carolina church shootings two years ago.

Iowa's top attorney wants to be excused from union lawsuit

Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:15pm

Iowa's top attorney wants an outside lawyer to defend a new law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public sector workers, saying in a letter released Tuesday that he wants to avoid a potential conflict of interest.

Fort Hood soldier from Massachusetts dies in Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:14pm

A Fort Hood soldier originally from Massachusetts has died in Iraq.

Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Missouri

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:07pm

Vandals have damaged or tipped over as many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis, leaving the region's Jewish community shaken and anxious.

Former white supremacists help others leave hate groups

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:07pm

The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez's leg gives away her past.

US Senate leader: Winners make policy, losers go home

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:06pm

Nearly 1,000 people jeered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he drove to a speech Tuesday where he told local business leaders that "winners make policy and the losers go home."

A look at naturalizations in the US, by the numbers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:57pm

Nearly 1 million people applied to become U.S. citizens the fiscal year through September 2016. Advocates say interest in naturalization jumped again after President Trump issued executive orders that legal immigrants fear could affect their standing in the country.

The Latest: Bank robber who used hostage as shield sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:57pm

The Latest on a sentencing in a deadly California bank robbery and police shootout (all times local):

Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:50pm

Federal officials say a Missouri man is charged with helping to plan what he believed would be a terrorist attack in Kansas City.

Q&A: Becoming a US citizen _ who can do it, and how?

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:44pm

Immigrant advocates say they've seen a huge spike in calls and questions about how people can become U.S. citizens since President Trump's executive orders on immigration and travel.

Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:43pm

Examining a tragic shooting death on the U.S. border with Mexico, a divided Supreme Court on Tuesday puzzled over the rights of foreigners to sue in American courts.

Trump targets many more immigrants for possible deportation

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:43pm

Many more people living in the United States illegally could face rapid deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of U.S. immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.

Federal prosecutors accuse NC man of making online threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:43pm

Federal prosecutors have accused a North Carolina man of posting threats against non-Muslims online.

Drew Peterson transferred out of Illinois prison system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:40pm

Former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson has been transferred out of the Illinois prison system and is now listed in a federal Bureau of Prisons database.