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Florida family searching for missing dog after fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:41pm

A man and his 14-year old son are searching for their dog, Copper, who went missing after a crash that killed the teen's mother.

Man, 44, accused of killing, dismembering Louisiana roommate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:41pm

A 44-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering a 27-year-old who was living with the suspect's ex-girlfriend in an apartment where detectives found evidence of blood spatters, a big pool of blood and a struggle, authorities said Tuesday.

GOP lawmakers unaware of details of Trump's health care plan

Manu Raju, Tami Luhby and Tom Lobianco, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:41pm

Republican lawmakers are in the dark about President-elect Donald Trump's plan to repeal Obamacare and are frustrated he is emphasizing "insurance for everybody," three senior GOP sources told CNN on Tuesday.

Judge hears arguments about Texas Planned Parenthood funding

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:40pm

A federal judge deciding whether Texas can block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid dollars scolded attorneys Tuesday for rehashing the debate over secretly recorded videos that Republicans across the U.S. — Texas included — have used to try defunding the nation's largest abortion provider.

University of California's Napolitano in hospital for cancer

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:40pm

University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, has been undergoing treatment for cancer and was hospitalized Tuesday with complications, the school system said.

Airport shooting suspect blamed 'mind control,' IS ties

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:40pm

The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport told investigators initially he was under government mind control and then claimed to be inspired by Islamic State websites and chatrooms, authorities said at a hearing Tuesday.

Obama gives $500 million to climate fund over GOP objections

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:40pm

With just three days left in office, the Obama administration has doubled an initial $500 million commitment to a fund that helps nations fight climate change.

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

Adriana Gomez Licon and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:40pm

Some recent Cuban immigrants to the U.S. are fretting over how the rest of their families will join them now that Washington has ended its policy of granting automatic residency to Cubans who arrive on U.S. soil.

Idaho Senate rejects contest of Nye's election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:31pm

Sen. Mark Nye will continue to serve another term in the Idaho Statehouse after Senate lawmakers rejected a formal contest over his November election results.

Contract ends in Salt Lake City, immigration detainees gone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:31pm

Authorities say the end of a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement contract with the Utah County sheriff means people taken into custody in Salt Lake City to await deportation proceedings are being transferred out of state.

State considers requiring corroboration in sex assault cases

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:31pm

New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a sexual assault bill that police and prosecutors warn would protect pedophiles and sexual predators but proponents say would prevent wrongful convictions.

Miami Seaquarium criticizes del Castillo for orca campaign

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:31pm

Miami Seaquarium says it won't release its orca named Lolita to "appease a fringe group" that includes Mexican actress Kate del Castillo.

Poll: Young Americans doubt media's ability to cover Trump

Emily Swanson and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:31pm

Most young Americans are concerned about the media's ability to report on Donald Trump and his efforts to obstruct coverage of his administration, and most think it's at least somewhat likely he will make it harder for Americans to express dissent.

AP Explains: Why Idaho legislative committees matter

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:24pm

The first two weeks of this year's legislative session has been light on policy discussions, but full of dramatic disputes that have put generally-overlooked legislative committees into the limelight.

New Jersey town uses blunt talk to fight drowning death suit

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:24pm

A New Jersey beach town is using some blunt legal arguments to resist a demand by survivors of a man who plunged into an inlet and drowned when the sand gave way beneath his feet that the section of beach be permanently closed.

The Latest: LePage says NAACP should apologize to whites

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:21pm

The Latest on Gov. Paul LePage's comments about John Lewis and the NAACP (all times local):

The Latest: White House acknowledges Obama can't close Gitmo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:11pm

The Latest on President Barack Obama's final days in office (all times local):

Officials confirm potato pest finding in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:11pm

Soil testing has confirmed the presence of a quarantined potato pest has been found in an additional field in Eastern Idaho.

University of California: President Janet Napolitano, ex-Homeland Security secretary, in hospital for cancer treatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:11pm

University of California: President Janet Napolitano, ex-Homeland Security secretary, in hospital for cancer treatment.

Mom charged in "Baby Doe' case asks to dismiss charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:04pm

A lawyer for a Massachusetts woman accused of helping dispose of her 2-year-old daughter's body has asked a judge to dismiss the charges against her or move the trial.