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DNC race tight as Democrats seek gains against Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:12am

Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains.

Documents: After shooting, Roof went toward 2nd black church

Meg Kinnard and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:44am

Because he had to leave his day job late, the pastor of a South Carolina church canceled his weekly Bible study class. That move may have averted a second round of deadly shootings after nine worshippers had been killed at another black church.

Some San Jose residents return to waterlogged homes

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:44am

Some residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes in San Jose.

DNC race tight as Democrats seek gains against Trump

Lisa Lerer and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:12am

Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains.

Conservatives hail end of bathroom rule for transgender kids

Sadie Gurman and Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:50am

Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide. Transgender rights advocates, meanwhile, are vowing to overcome a major setback.

Praise, criticism follow transgender bathroom decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:33am

Comments about the Trump administration decision to rescind federal guidelines allowing transgender students to use public school bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity:

Landlord accused of fatally stabbing tenant over unpaid rent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:00am

A New York City landlord is accused of stabbing his tenant to death following an apparent dispute over unpaid rent.

Winning numbers drawn for $435 million Powerball jackpot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:20pm

The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn for the jackpot that's climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months.

Chicago schools take a stand on immigration enforcement

Don Babwin and Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:54pm

As educators around the United States wonder whether a crackdown on immigrants will reach their schoolhouse doors, principals in Chicago have been given a simple order: Do not let federal immigration agents in without a criminal warrant.

Police: Woman fears losing potential lover, lies about rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:50pm

A New York woman is facing charges after police say she lied about being raped by two football players from a Connecticut university due to fears a third student would lose romantic interest in her.

Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

Maria Danilova and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:27pm

The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protections for transgender students that instructed schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.

Authorities believe man drowned in Riverton irrigation ditch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:10pm

Authorities believe a 33-year-old man drowned after he ended up in an irrigation ditch in Riverton.

West Virginia State Police: Man with knife fatally shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:00pm

West Virginia State Police say a man who refused demands by two troopers to drop a large knife and then lunged with it at one of the officers has been fatally shot.

Casper man gets life in prison for fatal stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:12pm

A Casper man who stabbed his roommate to death with a sword has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:00pm

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

Orrin Hatch: Trump's court pick is 1 of US's best judges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:50pm

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch says Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is one of the best judges in the country and will protect religious liberties is he's confirmed to the high court.

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

Ladd Egan and Tracie Snowder  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:02pm

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

San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:52pm

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.

Administration lifts transgender student bathroom guidance

Sadie Gurman and Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:50pm

The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.