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The Latest: Jenner calls transgender decision 'a disaster'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:24pm

The Latest on the Trump administration's decision on public school bathrooms and transgender students. (all times local):

Utah House passes reworked polygamy law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:24pm

State lawmakers have approved a plan that would leave those convicted under Utah's bigamy law facing harsher penalties if they're also convicted of other crimes such as domestic abuse.

Woman who drove with man body on windshield gets 25 to life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:15pm

A California substance-abuse counselor who hit a man with her car and drove two miles with his body embedded in her windshield was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in prison.

Some witnesses say Kansas shooting was racially motivated

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:15pm

A man accused of opening fire in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated, was charged Thursday with murder and attempted murder.

White House expects Justice crackdown on legalized marijuana

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:56pm

The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown on the drug, even as a solid majority of Americans believe it should be legal.

Govt: 746 people subjected to travel ban on Jan. 28-29

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:44pm

The government has given civil rights attorneys a list of 746 people subject to President Donald Trump's travel ban who were detained or processed by U.S. border agents in the turbulent 27 hours after a judge partially blocked enforcement of the executive order.

Mayor 'deeply disturbed' over incident between cop and teen

Amy Taxin and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:44pm

Anaheim officials pressed for calm Thursday after a night of raucous protests that followed an incident in which an off-duty policeman scuffled in his front yard with a boy, drew a weapon and fired a shot into the ground after another teen pushed him over a hedge and others surrounded him.

Study: Global warming is shrinking Colorado River

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:28pm

Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say.

California police chief, feds in immigration probe spat

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:27pm

A California police chief and mayor on Thursday accused federal agents of duping local officers assisting in the takedown of suspected members of the notorious El Salvadoran-based gang into helping make immigration arrests.

Mom who decapitated baby gets 15 years to life in prison

Lisa Cornwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:26pm

An Ohio woman charged with stabbing and decapitating her 3-month-old daughter pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced Thursday to 15 years to life in prison.

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Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:26pm

Seeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that the United States won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no mass deportations."

Sentencing of man in 1979 kidnapping of NYC boy is delayed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:20pm

A judge in New York has delayed the sentencing of a man convicted in a second trial of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979.

California senator removed after criticizing late lawmaker

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:13pm

A California lawmaker was removed from the state Senate floor Thursday after refusing to stop delivering a speech criticizing late state Sen. Tom Hayden for his leadership role in the anti-Vietnam War movement of the 1960s.

Alabama death penalty cases may soon rest solely with jury

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:56pm

Alabama could be close to ending its one-of-a-kind practice of allowing judges to hand down death sentences despite a jury's recommendation for life in prison.

Hillary Clinton to speak in father's Pennsylvania hometown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:47pm

Hillary Clinton will speak at a St. Patrick's Day event in her late father's Pennsylvania hometown of Scranton.

Unlikely allies fight fees threatening civil rights march

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:40pm

Black people who celebrate the civil rights movement and white people who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding themselves fighting on the same side in historic Selma, Alabama: against City Hall.

Officer shoots suspect in central Kansas triple homicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:35pm

A central Kansas man suspected of gunning down three other men in a home before being fatally shot by a police officer early Thursday knew his victims and targeted them, authorities said.

Mississippi jail bribery probe now reaches into Alabama

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:23pm

An Alabama consultant has admitted to lying to FBI agents about a health care contract at a county jail in Alabama, signaling that a Mississippi prison bribery probe has spilled across state lines.

Snowstorm hits much of Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:12pm

A winter storm dumped up to a foot of snow in parts of central, east-central and southern Wyoming, closings highways and schools.

Inmate found dead in Orleans Parish jail

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:55pm

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday on the body of a 23-year-old man who died in the new New Orleans jail — the fourth inmate death at the facility since it opened in September.