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Pentagon: Out with 'ISIL,' in with 'ISIS'

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:46pm

The change of U.S. administrations has produced a change of terminology in the war against the Islamic State group.

Novelist's maintains innocence despite plea in wife's death

Tom Foreman Jr. and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:46pm

Novelist Michael Peterson agreed to a plea deal Friday that enables him to maintain his innocence even as he acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him of manslaughter in his wife's death. The district attorney, for his part, insisted that he's guilty.

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White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:46pm

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.

The Latest: GoFundMe campaigns raise more than $670,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:46pm

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

Comey faces pressure as White House fights Russia reports

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:38pm

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

Stampede! Drone puts elk on the run in western Wyoming

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:38pm

Add this to the long list of problems caused by buzzing drones: Frightening 1,500 elk into stampeding at a time of year when too much stress can be deadly for the animals.

Former judge reprimanded for sexual tryst with defendant

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:38pm

A former Kentucky judge has been reprimanded for having sex with a woman while he was presiding over her felony criminal case.

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

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:33pm

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.

Man pleads guilty to interfering with commercial flight crew

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:27pm

A man who disrupted an American Airlines flight from the Los Angeles area, forcing it to make an unscheduled landing in Lubbock, Texas, has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew.

Utah man acquitted in wife's death during 2nd trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:19pm

A Utah man on trial for the second time in his wife's death has been found not guilty of murder and obstruction of justice.

Ohio man facing terrorism charges takes trial over plea deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:19pm

An Ohio man who the FBI says threatened U.S. military members online on behalf of the Islamic State has rejected a plea deal and is headed to trial.

NYC mayor meets with campaign corruption probe investigators

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:08pm

New York City's mayor met for several hours Friday with federal authorities looking into allegations that donors to his mayoral campaign were promised favors.

Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open government

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:07pm

When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera.

Pence to address politically potent Republican Jewish group

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:07pm

Vice President Mike Pence's speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition will be the visual evidence of the fruits of years of the politically active group's labors.

Woman in custody in central Kansas triple shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:07pm

A woman is in custody in central Kansas in a shooting that left four people dead, including the gunman.

The Latest: Judge keeps charges against John Swallow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:07pm

The Latest on a judge considering whether to toss charges against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow (all times local):

2nd man charged in shooting death of 2-year-old in Chicago

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:54pm

Chicago police say a second man has been charged in a shooting that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman.

Prosecutors release video of moments before police shooting

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:54pm

Authorities on Friday released surveillance video they say shows the moments before a police officer fatally shot a man outside an Atlanta public safety building.

Florida Supreme Court overturns abortion ban at clinic

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:50pm

A Planned Parenthood affiliate has won a battle over whether doctors can perform abortions and sonograms at a Florida health center.

Dems invite immigrants to Trump's speech to protest policies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:50pm

Democrats have invited immigrants and foreigners to President Donald Trump's first address to Congress. The idea is to put a face on those who could be affected by the Republican's policies.