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Lawsuit accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:56pm

The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Man convicted of throwing baby son off bridge to his death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

A man charged with throwing his baby son off a 90-foot-high bridge to his death was convicted of murder on Wednesday.

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San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first notice by seeing firefighters in boats in the neighborhood.

Bill filed to loosen knot over N Carolina "bathroom bill"

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

Lawmakers have filed a bipartisan bill aimed at breaking an impasse over North Carolina's "bathroom bill," but it's likely to face tough going in the Republican-controlled legislature.

Revised Trump immigration order delayed until next week

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

The White House is pushing back the release of President Donald Trump's revamped refugee and immigration executive order until next week.

Chaffetz letter: Tweet from Bryce Canyon shows 'coordination' with White House

Ladd Egan and Tracie Snowder  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:44pm

A letter obtained by KSL shows Rep. Jason Chaffetz has been chasing down the intent behind a Bryce Canyon National Park tweet.

Federal trial over Michael Brown's death pushed back to 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:39pm

A federal trial involving a lawsuit that Michael Brown's parents filed over his 2014 police shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri, now won't happen until at least next year, though a judge is giving both sides time to resolve the matter out of court.

Witness: Man had gun before he was shot by officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:36pm

A witness tells investigators that a black man fatally shot last week by North Carolina police had a gun.

Police release audio of suspect in Indiana girls' deaths

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:26pm

A teenage girl turned her cellphone on and recorded a man saying "down the hill" before she and a friend were killed along a northern Indiana hiking trail last week, authorities said Wednesday.

Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:26pm

Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor.

Support pours in for damaged Jewish cemetery near St. Louis

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:15pm

A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.

The Latest: California dam with earthquake concerns is full

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:10pm

The Latest on storms in California (all times local):

Officer, chief charged in fatal citizens academy exercise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:04pm

Prosecutors in southwest Florida have filed charges against an officer who accidentally shot a woman to death during a citizens academy "shoot/don't shoot" exercise, as well as the officer's boss.

Utah town struggles after teens charged in girl's shooting

Brady McCombs and Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:04pm

Residents of a small town in northern Utah struggled to comprehend Wednesday why two teenage boys plotted to rob and kill a 14-year-old girl before shooting her in the head and leaving her critically wounded in a ditch, according to prosecutors.

Mexican woman tied to Kansas gun killing deported

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:58pm

A Mexican woman who tried to hide a gun her boyfriend used to fatally shoot a Kansas teenager has been deported.

Anorexic, bulimic woman who fought force-feeding dies at 30

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:38pm

An anorexic and bulimic woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request.

Alabama prosecutors oppose relocating officer's murder trial

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:38pm

The murder trial of an Alabama police officer should be held in the city where the shooting occurred, prosecutors argued in a Tuesday court filing opposing defense efforts to move the high-profile trial elsewhere.

The Latest: Reform may have kept slaying suspect from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:37pm

The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local):

Capitol Hill Buzz: Mitch McConnell defends obstructionism

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:35pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is speaking up for obstructionism.

Pence condemns vandalism at Jewish cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:30pm

Vice President Mike Pence is visiting a suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery where more than 150 headstones were damaged earlier in the week. He says there is "no place in America for hatred or acts of prejudice or violence or anti-Semitism."