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The Latest: Storm aiming for California renews flood fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 4:44pm

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

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 4:36pm

A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.

Trump embraces legacy of Andrew Jackson

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 4:33pm

It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.

Flood fears renewed as another storm aims for California

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 4:33pm

The first outer rain bands from a powerful Pacific storm headed to Northern California on Sunday brought light rain and wind and renewed warnings of possible flooding in the already soggy region.

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Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 4:11pm

A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers.

Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 3:53pm

When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible accident. But she soon realized that her home had been ransacked, and that her other dog, Quigley, was lying dead on his favorite blanket in the living room.

Woman arrested on charges of receiving meth in the mail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 3:40pm

An Idaho County woman has been charged receiving methamphetamine through the mail.

Telephone owned by Adolf Hitler sells for $243,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 3:40pm

A telephone owned by Adolf Hitler has sold at auction for $243,000.

Penn State students raise $10 million-plus in dance marathon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 3:33pm

Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.

Draft DHS guidelines seek to aggressively detain immigrants

Hope Yen and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 3:11pm

The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly.

2 dead in shooting during brawl at Houston strip club

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 3:10pm

Two men have been fatally shot during a large fight at a Houston strip club.

Small plane crashes in neighborhood, injuring pilot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 3:10pm

Authorities say a small plane has crashed in a New Jersey neighborhood, injuring the pilot but sparing residents in nearby homes and businesses.

Priebus denies collusion between Trump campaign and Russian officials

Eric Bradner CNN  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 1:32pm

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Sunday there was no collusion between anyone involved in President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian officials.

Idaho militia group founder faces aggravated assault charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 1:30pm

The founder of an Idaho militia group has been charged with aggravated assault following a confrontation with a court process server, a newspaper said.

Pulitzer-winning journalist Andrew Schneider dies at 74

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 1:14pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrew Schneider, a public health reporter for Lee Montana Newspapers, has died at age 74.

Officer shoots man after hostage situation in South Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 1:10pm

Authorities say an officer in South Carolina responding to a hostage situation shot a man who pointed a gun at deputies after leaving the home.

ICE arrests man who escaped Illinois prison in 2003

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 1:03pm

A man who escaped from an Illinois prison in 2003 while serving an eight-year sentence on a drug charge has been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at his home in Atlanta.

Officers kill man who pointed gun after home invasion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 1:00pm

Authorities say police officers in North Carolina shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them as they investigating an earlier home invasion involving his ex-girlfriend.

Lawmakers move vacation rentals bill forward

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 1:00pm

A measure is moving through the Utah legislature to let homeowners use their residences for nightly and short-term rentals through websites such as Airbnb.

1 killed; 1 hurt after car stuck on tracks is hit by train

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 12:41pm

Authorities say one person has died after a car broke down on train tracks in North Carolina and was hit by an oncoming train.