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Activist walking barefoot across US is fatally struck by SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:41am

A Rhode Island native walking barefoot across the U.S. to raise awareness about climate change has been struck and killed on a Florida highway.

Indiana lawmaker apologizes for "fat women" meme

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:41am

An Indiana lawmaker is apologizing for an "offensive" message about women who attended the Women's March on Washington, but says he doesn't know how it was posted to his Facebook account.

Residents pick up pieces after tornadoes leave 19 dead

Jay Reeves and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:33am

Chuck Stafford was watching the Atlanta Falcons rout the Green Bay Packers for the NFC title when bad weather suddenly began to pound his mobile home in southern Georgia.

Supreme Court reinstates conviction in 1996 double murder

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:31am

Delaware's Supreme Court has reinstated the convictions of a man sentenced to death for killing two people more than 20 years ago.

The Latest: Senators propose letting states keep Obamacare

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:30am

The Latest on activities in Congress (All times EST)

Judge focuses on keeping police shooting case in Cincinnati

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:20am

The judge who has taken over the case of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop emphasized Monday that she is focused on keeping his murder retrial in Cincinnati.

Nebraska senator faces criticism for women's march retweet

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:14am

A Nebraska state senator who had cybersex with a woman on a state computer is facing criticism again for a retweet suggesting that demonstrators at a women's march weren't attractive enough to be sexually assaulted.

Ex-mayor pleads guilty in Wild West museum artifacts case

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:10am

A former mayor pleaded guilty Monday to 20 counts of receiving stolen property related to his ill-starred effort to bring a Wild West museum to his central Pennsylvania city.

Audit: Work on ex-prison warden's homes may have broken law

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:00am

The former warden of Louisiana's largest prison may have violated state law by using prison resources and public funds to renovate and furnish his homes, according to a government report released Monday.

3rd ex-Rhode Island lawmaker in 11 days charged criminally

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:55am

A former Rhode Island state lawmaker has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges, becoming the third former House member in 11 days to be charged with criminal conduct.

South Dakota lawmaker resigns over sex with interns

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:35am

A South Dakota legislator who acknowledged having sexual contact with two interns resigned on Monday, saying he regrets his actions.

The Latest: Search halted for 2 missing at California beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:35am

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

Barbara Bush discharged from Houston hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:23am

Former first lady Barbara Bush was discharged from a hospital Monday while former President George H.W. Bush is expected to be moved from the hospital's intensive care unit soon.

Utah lawmakers start annual session, women plan protest

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:10am

Utah lawmakers return Monday for their 45-day annual session, where they're expected to take up medical marijuana, a measure to toughen the state's hate crimes law and attempt to find more money for public schools.

Doctor says former first lady Barbara Bush has left a Houston hospital after undergoing treatment for bronchitis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:10am

Doctor says former first lady Barbara Bush has left a Houston hospital after undergoing treatment for bronchitis.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:10am

Doctors say former President George H.W. Bush is moving from the intensive care unit today.

Man bites ear off another man during argument about Trump

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:51am

Police say a man bit the ear off another man in Pittsburgh as they argued about President Donald Trump.

North Carolina couple who lost 2 boys in wreck to have twins

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:31am

A North Carolina couple who lost their two sons in a wreck in 2015 has announced they are expecting twins.

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says he'll support Rex Tillerson's nomination for secretary of state

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:30am

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says he'll support Rex Tillerson's nomination for secretary of state.

Justices reject appeal over Illinois concealed-carry rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:30am

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal challenging Illinois' system for issuing permits for people to carry concealed weapons in public.