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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.

Judge: Planned Parenthood videos in Medicaid fight 'baloney'

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:22pm

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 - 1:21pm

The University of California says President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, is undergoing treatment for cancer and is hospitalized with complications.

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):

Man, 44, accused of killing, dismembering Louisiana roommate

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

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.

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.

Young man with special needs saves elderly neighbor while shoveling snow

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:03pm

Every time it snows, Ethan Johnson is out shoveling his neighbors’ driveways.

Police: Kids taken 3 decades ago are found, mom is arrested

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:03pm

Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.

Man accused of trying to hit Utah police during car chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:51pm

Authorities in Utah are accusing a 26-year-old man who they say stole a car with two children inside last week with trying run over police officers with another stolen vehicle during a separate high-speed weekend chase.

Panel to review fire's spread from Smokies to Tennessee city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:50pm

Authorities are forming a team to investigate the massive fires that tore through a Tennessee tourist city late last year, killing 14 people.

Lawmakers urge Detroit-area mayor to resign over recordings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:41pm

Federal, state and county lawmakers are calling for a Detroit-area mayor to quit after unverified audio tapes surfaced purportedly featuring him making racist and sexist comments.