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Government wants appeal of travel ban put on hold

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:17pm

The Justice Department wants a federal appeals court to put President Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new order, but the states who sued to stop the ban want the case to move forward.

EPA delays rule for miners to give cleanup assurances

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:14pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is delaying a proposal to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren't stuck footing the bill.

Agency plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:01pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect "a great wall" along the 2,000-mile border.

2 World War II-era grenades found, nursing home evacuated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:57pm

Two World War II-era grenades have been found in a suburban New York nursing home resident's refrigerator, prompting an evacuation.

The Latest: Doctor says 1 shooting victim doing 'fairly well

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:48pm

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

Montana Senate tells Wyoming to stop feeding elk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:48pm

The Montana Senate has voted to tell Wyoming and federal wildlife officials to stop feeding elk outside Yellowstone National Park.

Protesters again greet McConnell appearance at home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:43pm

About 200 protesters have gathered near a Louisville conference center where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans are celebrating last year's GOP election victories.

Arkansas moves to resume executions, but state lacks drug

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:43pm

Arkansas' attorney general has asked for execution dates to be set for eight death row inmates, but state officials said they're still lacking one of the three lethal injection drugs needed to put the men to death.

Retrial of former Los Angeles County sheriff gets underway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:33pm

The former sheriff of Los Angeles County violated his pledge to shine a light on crime and instead concealed it, a federal prosecutor said Friday during opening statements in the retrial of a man who for more than a decade oversaw the nation's largest sheriff's department.

Police: No active patrol for Madison officer who killed teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:25pm

The white Madison, Wisconsin, police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black 19-year-old in 2015 will continue working behind the scenes and not return to active patrol.

Woman in custody in central Kansas triple shooting released

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:20pm

A woman who was taken into custody in connection with a central Kansas shooting that left four people dead has been released from custody.

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

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:17pm

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.

Novelist maintains innocence despite plea in wife's death

Tom Foreman Jr. and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:17pm

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.

Navy: Arrest of AWOL sailor and new mother was 'last resort'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:11pm

A 24-year-old U.S. Navy sailor who had a baby in August was arrested and remains on a military hold after being accused of deserting her post, court records show.

Black marchers, white re-enactors find common foe in Selma

Kim Chandler and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:11pm

The mayor of Selma refused to back down Friday in a fight that has united unlikely allies — black civil rights marchers and white Civil War re-enactors who refuse to pay thousands in fees to hold their events.

Judge sentences high school football player in assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:10pm

An Idaho judge has sentenced a high school football player to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service after prosecutors said he took part in a brutal locker room assault on a black football player in a small Idaho town.

FBI agent arrested for firing at officer enters plea deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:55pm

An FBI agent who was arrested in western Michigan for shooting at a police officer outside a fitness club could avoid jail under a plea agreement.

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.

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.