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Suspect in Texas police detective's slaying identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:41pm

The man suspected of shooting a suburban Dallas police detective fatally has been identified.

North Dakota resets the debate over time zone disparity

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:41pm

Residents of a rural corner of North Dakota are fiercely opposing a plan that would move them into the same time zone as the rest of the state.

North Dakota resets the debate over time zone disparity

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:30pm

Residents of a largely rural corner of North Dakota are fiercely opposing a plan that would move them into the same time zone as the rest of the state.

Executed man's lawyers raise concerns about lethal injection

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:30pm

Attorneys for a convicted killer executed in Virginia for the brutal killings of a family in 2006 said Thursday that they are concerned that his lethal injection caused a painful death.

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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman is extradited to US

Peter Orsi and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:30pm

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country's most wanted man, was extradited to the U.S. on Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges.

Islamic State fighter's dad cries recounting search for him

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:11pm

The father of a New Yorker who joined the Islamic State group told a jury on Thursday that he searched desperately for his son, following him to Turkey and meeting with one of his contacts before lying to the FBI about the trip.

Police: Grenade found in Hawaii next to store wasn't live

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:11pm

Bomb technicians will inspect what police believe to be an old grenade that was found in Waikiki.

Maine man gets life in prison for killing girlfriend, 2 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:11pm

A man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her two children asked for mercy before a judge imposed three life sentences Thursday.

The Latest: Video seems to show officers kicking suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:11pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer (all times local):

Judge orders Idaho to destroy elk and wolf wilderness data

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:10pm

A federal judge has ordered Idaho to destroy all information collected from collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area.

Hastert wants assault victim to return $1.7M in hush money

Michael Tarm and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:10pm

Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him.

Rain, snow storms pummel the West; more wet weather on way

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:04pm

More winter snow and rain pummeled the West on Thursday as the first in a series of expected storms soaked morning commuters in much of California, dumped 18 more inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada and closed schools in Oregon.

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Documents: Teen knew for months she'd been stolen at birth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:03pm

Court documents show that an 18-year-old who was kidnapped as an infant had discovered months ago the truth that she was living with her abductor under an assumed name.

Stripper pleads guilty to running multi-state drug ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:01pm

A woman who prosecutors said ran a drug trafficking ring that stretched from northern Idaho to North Dakota has pleaded guilty in federal court.

North Dakota resets the debate over time zone disparity

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:00pm

Residents of a rural sliver of North Dakota are fiercely opposing a plan that would move them into the same time zone as the cities and oilfields on the other side of the state.

Judge blocks Texas from cutting off Planned Parenthood funds

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:51pm

Texas was temporarily blocked Thursday from ousting Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015.

On Obama's last day, a low-key end to fast-paced presidency

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:51pm

With a few final moves and a round of goodbyes, President Barack Obama quietly closed out his presidency on Thursday and prepared for life as a private citizen, as the country readied itself for President-elect Donald Trump.

Tennessee Valley Authority elects 1st African-American chair

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:41pm

A federal agency in Tennessee has elected an African-American to be chairperson for the first time in its 83-year history.

North Dakota resets the debate over time zone disparity

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:41pm

Residents of a rural sliver of North Dakota are fiercely opposing a plan that would move them into the same time zone as the cities and oilfields on the other side of the state.