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Downstream communities brace for flooding as dams overflow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:44am

Communities downstream from a Northern California reservoir gushing water for the first time in 20 years braced for flash floods and evacuations after authorities warned them to prepare for rising rivers and creeks.

Conservative forces clash in Trump's early days

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:35am

Milo Yiannopoulos represented the conservative movement's struggle with powerful and conflicting forces in the early days of Donald Trump's presidency, even before he lost his job and speaking slot in this week's Conservative Political Action Conference.

Trump admin lays out new approach to illegal immigration

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:25am

Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House.

Gang member accused in officer's slaying was on probation

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:12am

Officials say a California criminal justice reform initiative played no role in the length of the prison sentence of a gang member who is accused of shooting two police officers, one of whom died.

Teens accused of plot to rob, kill girl found shot in ditch

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:01am

Two teenage boys charged with shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back of the head and leaving her wounded in a ditch lured her to the spot in a small Utah town with a plan to rob and kill her, prosecutors said.

Victim of double shooting in Casper dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:41am

Authorities say one of two people critically injured in a shooting at a residence they shared together in the northern part of Casper has died.

Officials: 4 ex-workers at boarding school molested students

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:20pm

A prestigious boarding and day school near Boston says four former workers engaged in sexual misconduct with several students decades ago.

Suspicious package causes evacuations in New Jersey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:40pm

A bomb squad has dismantled a suspicious package that led to the evacuation of two apartment buildings in New Jersey.

Judge blocks Texas from defunding Planned Parenthood

Steve Almasy, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:31pm

Texas authorities who accused Planned Parenthood of selling fetal body parts cannot withhold Medicaid money from the medical provider, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Second man arrested in fatal shooting of Rutgers student

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:30pm

A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Rutgers University student last year.

Hearing resumes on new trial request in prep school case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:12pm

A hearing resumes Wednesday in New Hampshire on whether a prep school graduate convicted of using a computer to lure a girl for sex deserves a new trial.

'Refugees Welcome' banner unfurled at Statue of Liberty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:40pm

The National Park Service is trying to figure out who unfurled a giant banner at the Statue of Liberty saying "Refugees Welcome."

Woman's body found in burning mobile home in Riverton

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:25pm

An investigation is underway after firefighters found an elderly woman's body in a burning mobile home in Riverton.

Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:54pm

Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.

Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:40pm

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider.

Family, attorney denied access to hospitalized asylum seeker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:03pm

Attorneys for a Salvadoran woman who collapsed in a Texas detention center earlier this month as she seeks asylum said Tuesday that family and lawyers have been denied most contact with her as well as information about her medical condition.

Official: Reforms didn't cut sentence of suspect in killing

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:03pm

A gang member suspected of shooting two California police officers, killing one of them, was released from prison last year on probation under a criminal justice reform initiative that had no impact on how long he spent behind bars, a prison official said Tuesday.

Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose

Kristin J. Bender and Marcio J. Sanchez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:54pm

Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats full of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood inundated Tuesday by water from an overflowing creek.

2 Oregon police officers shoot, kill man on roof

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:54pm

Two police officers in Oregon responding to a 911 call shot and killed a man standing on a roof in a residential area Tuesday, police said.

Utah moves to toss school ban on 'advocacy of homosexuality'

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:54pm

Utah lawmakers took the first step Tuesday to get rid of a state law that bans the "advocacy of homosexuality" in schools, a move driven by a court challenge from gay rights groups.