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Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:14am

Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word.

National security adviser says term 'radical Islamic terrorism' isn't helpful

Evan Perez CNN  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:55am

New national security adviser H.R. McMaster is already setting a strikingly different tone than his ousted predecessor, Michael Flynn, and President Donald Trump, saying the term "radical Islamic terrorism" isn't helpful for US goals.

In Trump's first speech to Congress, will decorum hold?

Nancy Benac and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:46am

A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum.

The Latest: Victim says alleged shooter asked about visas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:30am

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

Kansas community tries to heal from shooting; bar to reopen

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:14am

In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.

Museum directors decry feared cuts to national arts agencies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 7:55am

The heads of five Boston arts museums are pushing back against feared Trump administration cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Suspect dead, 2 Florida officers wounded in shootout

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 7:05am

A suspect died and two police officers suffered minor wounds during a shootout at a central Florida home.

Unlike colleagues, Michigan congressman embraces town halls

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 1:32am

A Michigan congressman is embracing the town halls that many of his Republican counterparts have avoided as people lash out at President Donald Trump's early actions and the planned repeal of the federal health care law.

As party rebuilds, Democrats seek a new DNC leader

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:47am

Democrats are beginning the process of rebuilding their party by choosing a new national chairman charged with turning widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories.

Comey in middle of political fray over Trump and Russians

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:46am

FBI Director James Comey is again in a familiar spot these days — the middle of political tumult.

EPA delays rule for miners to give cleanup assurances

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:39am

Facing pushback from industry and Republicans in Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency delayed on Friday a proposal that would require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren't stuck footing the bill.

Judge sentences high school football player in assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:39am

An Idaho judge has sentenced a high school football player to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service after prosecutors said he took part in a locker room sexual assault on a black football player in a small Idaho town.

Pence: Administration backs Israel abroad, business at home

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:38am

Vice President Mike Pence is assuring the Republican Jewish Coalition that he and President Donald Trump will work tirelessly on foreign and domestic issues important to the group, such as enacting business-friendly policies at home and supporting Israel abroad.

Democrats inviting immigrants to Trump's speech to Congress

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:38am

Democrats have invited immigrants and foreigners to President Donald Trump's first address to Congress in an effort to put a face on those who could be hurt by the Republican's policies.

Friend: Livestreaming gamer 'in rough shape' before death

Ben Finley and Sarah Brumfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:14am

Police are investigating the death of a popular Virginia gamer who died during the home stretch of a 24-hour marathon video game session he was streaming online to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Pence tells Jewish group world will know US supports Israel

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:01pm

Vice President Mike Pence assured the Republican Jewish Coalition that he and President Donald Trump will work tirelessly on foreign and domestic issues important to the group, such as enacting business-friendly policies at home and supporting Israel abroad.

Former office manager accused of stealing $52K pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:43pm

A Casper woman accused of embezzling more than $52,000 from a nonprofit organization that helps people with addictions has pleaded guilty to felony theft.

Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:17pm

In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.

Agency plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:16pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect "a great wall" along the 2,000-mile border.

White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:09pm

The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents.