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Plea in wife's staircase death lets man maintain innocence

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:44am

Michael Peterson is out of theories as to how his wife died at the bottom of a staircase in the couple's mansion in Durham, North Carolina, more than 15 years ago. Did Kathleen Peterson fall down those stairs? Did an intruder attack her?

Supreme Court could decide transgender case. Or not.

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:30am

Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys' bathroom and the Virginia school board that won't let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in their ongoing dispute, even after the Trump administration retreated from an Obama-era policy on bathroom use.

San Francisco firefighters rescue precariously perched pooch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:45am

It took 16 firefighters to rescue a precariously perched pooch that had wandered off the side of a bluff at a popular San Francisco oceanside park.

Feds deny duping California police into immigration raid

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:11am

Federal immigration officials pushed back hard against the assertion that they had duped the Santa Cruz, California, police department into helping them make immigration arrests during a raid on an El Salvador-based gang.

Students in Michigan and Ohio retire to new homes

Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:02am

Three Western Michigan University graduate students are living alongside 80 senior citizens in a retirement community as part of what's believed to be one of the first such research projects of its kind in the U.S.

'Hipster Cop,' in fashion spotlight during Occupy, retires

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:13pm

A New York City police detective who became an internet sensation as the "Hipster Cop" for his fashionable wardrobe during the Occupy Wall Street protests is letting go of something he's been wearing for 25 years — his badge.

Some witnesses say Kansas shooting was racially motivated

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:06pm

A man accused of opening fire in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated, was charged Thursday with murder and attempted murder.

Son killed protecting mom at Subway shop where both worked

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:50pm

Houston police say an 18-year-old sandwich shop employee was fatally shot as he tried to protect his mother during an attempted robbery at the store.

Police: 2 officers wounded, 1 suspect killed in DC shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:30pm

Authorities say two police officers were wounded and a suspect killed in a shooting in Washington, D.C.

California police chief, feds in immigration probe spat

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:36pm

A California police chief and a mayor accused federal agents Thursday of duping local officers assisting in the takedown of suspected members of a notorious El Salvador-based gang into helping make immigration arrests.

Authorities ID man who presumably drowned in Riverton ditch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:13pm

Authorities have released the name of a 33-year-old man who is thought to have drowned after he ended up in an irrigation ditch in Riverton.

Fate of Utah man charged in wife's death now up to jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:10pm

A jury has begun deliberating in the case of a Utah man on trial for the second time in his wife's death.

White House adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:02pm

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official said late Thursday.

Bill seeks felony penalties for drugs near homeless shelters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:02pm

Utah lawmakers have advanced a bill that would create stiffer penalties for people caught dealing drugs near homeless shelters.

The Latest: Feds deny deceiving police in California raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:50pm

The Latest on a dispute between local police and federal immigration officials in a California city (all times local):

California senator removed after criticizing late lawmaker

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:41pm

A California lawmaker was removed from the state Senate floor Thursday after refusing to stop delivering a speech criticizing late state Sen. Tom Hayden for his leadership role in the anti-Vietnam War movement of the 1960s.

Residents return after flooding to access damage in San Jose

Marcio J. Sanchez and Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:24pm

Gloria Najar said it felt like an "apocalypse" when she returned home after being evacuated in a flood that sent waist-high water into homes and streets in San Jose.

The Latest: Jenner calls transgender decision 'a disaster'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:24pm

The Latest on the Trump administration's decision on public school bathrooms and transgender students. (all times local):

Utah House passes reworked polygamy law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:24pm

State lawmakers have approved a plan that would leave those convicted under Utah's bigamy law facing harsher penalties if they're also convicted of other crimes such as domestic abuse.

Woman who drove with man body on windshield gets 25 to life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:15pm

A California substance-abuse counselor who hit a man with her car and drove two miles with his body embedded in her windshield was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in prison.