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1 killed; 1 hurt after car stuck on tracks is hit by train

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 10:10am

Authorities say one person has died after a car broke down on train tracks in North Carolina and was hit by an oncoming train.

Officers kill man who pointed gun during home invasion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:55am

Authorities say police officers in North Carolina shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them after running out of a house where a home invasion had been reported.

ICE arrests man who escaped Illinois prison in 2003

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:40am

A man who escaped from an Illinois prison in 2003 has been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Atlanta.

Boise National Forest hires new deputy supervisor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:30am

The Boise National Forest has a new deputy supervisor.

2 suspects arrested after girl found injured in Smithfield

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:24am

Authorities say two people have been arrested after a 14-year-old girl was found seriously injured in a dry canal bed in northern Utah.

Hunters charged in Texas shooting had blamed immigrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:24am

Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the country illegally.

Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:24am

A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers.

2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:13am

Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters in times of torrential storms.

Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 8:31am

When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible accident. But she soon realized that her home had been ransacked, and that her other dog, Quigley, was lying dead on his favorite blanket in the living room.

As Trump makes foreign moves, Tillerson avoids the spotlight

Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 7:05am

When North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters between South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump moved quickly to show U.S. resolve. He appeared within hours alongside visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said the U.S. "stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent."

Iraqi forces advance on Islamic State-held western Mosul

Bram Janssen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 7:04am

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, the latest phase in a four-month-old offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city.

Trump embraces legacy of Andrew Jackson

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 6:44am

It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.

Governor's proposed gun permit fees come under fire

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 5:34am

Gun rights supporters and state Republican lawmakers are fighting huge gun permit fee increases proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, saying they would price many people out of being able to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dies

Jamie Stengle and Diana Heidgerd, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 12:57am

Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.

Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 10:54pm

A man is dead after he breached security at Honolulu International Airport and stopped breathing, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

The Latest: Water levels at lake keep falling despite rain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 10:50pm

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

Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 10:43pm

A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off Saturday. But it was only a temporary reprieve as new storms took aim farther north.

McCain says a free press is essential to a healthy democracy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 9:22pm

Sen. John McCain says a free press is vital "to preserve democracy as we know it." And he cautions about efforts to muzzle a free press, saying "that's how dictators get started."

Study finds underage, fearful women in Vegas sex trafficking

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 9:15pm

A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for business in casinos, on streets and online.