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Flight school plane crashes in swamp near runway, killing 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:05pm

A plane from a local flight school has crashed in a swampy area near the end of a runaway at a Connecticut airport, killing one occupant and seriously injuring the other.

Lawyer says she failed prep school grad at sex assault trial

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:56pm

A judge determining whether a New Hampshire prep school graduate received effective counsel during his sexual assault trial heard conflicting testimony Wednesday about whether defense lawyers were derailing the case or making reasonable strategic decisions.

Lawsuit accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:56pm

The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Oklahoma Senate panel approves REAL ID compliance measure

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:55pm

Members of an Oklahoma Senate panel on Wednesday criticized the costs of bringing the state's drivers licenses into compliance with a federal anti-terrorism law before deciding to send the proposal to the floor for a final vote.

Texas, Trump administration seek to delay voter ID hearing

David Saleh Rauf, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:55pm

The U.S. Justice Department joined Texas' attorney general Wednesday in asking a federal court to delay a hearing on the state's voter ID law, the latest signal that the federal government might drop its opposition to the law now that Donald Trump is president.

Man convicted of throwing baby son off bridge to his death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

A man charged with throwing his baby son off a 90-foot-high bridge to his death was convicted of murder on Wednesday.

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San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first notice by seeing firefighters in boats in the neighborhood.

Bill filed to loosen knot over N Carolina "bathroom bill"

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

Lawmakers have filed a bipartisan bill aimed at breaking an impasse over North Carolina's "bathroom bill," but it's likely to face tough going in the Republican-controlled legislature.

Revised Trump immigration order delayed until next week

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

The White House is pushing back the release of President Donald Trump's revamped refugee and immigration executive order until next week.

Chaffetz letter: Tweet from Bryce Canyon shows 'coordination' with White House

Ladd Egan and Tracie Snowder  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:44pm

A letter obtained by KSL shows Rep. Jason Chaffetz has been chasing down the intent behind a Bryce Canyon National Park tweet.

Federal trial over Michael Brown's death pushed back to 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:39pm

A federal trial involving a lawsuit that Michael Brown's parents filed over his 2014 police shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri, now won't happen until at least next year, though a judge is giving both sides time to resolve the matter out of court.

Witness: Man had gun before he was shot by officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:36pm

A witness tells investigators that a black man fatally shot last week by North Carolina police had a gun.

Police release audio of suspect in Indiana girls' deaths

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:26pm

A teenage girl turned her cellphone on and recorded a man saying "down the hill" before she and a friend were killed along a northern Indiana hiking trail last week, authorities said Wednesday.

Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:26pm

Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor.

Support pours in for damaged Jewish cemetery near St. Louis

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:15pm

A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.

The Latest: California dam with earthquake concerns is full

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:10pm

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Officer, chief charged in fatal citizens academy exercise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:04pm

Prosecutors in southwest Florida have filed charges against an officer who accidentally shot a woman to death during a citizens academy "shoot/don't shoot" exercise, as well as the officer's boss.

Utah town struggles after teens charged in girl's shooting

Brady McCombs and Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:04pm

Residents of a small town in northern Utah struggled to comprehend Wednesday why two teenage boys plotted to rob and kill a 14-year-old girl before shooting her in the head and leaving her critically wounded in a ditch, according to prosecutors.

Mexican woman tied to Kansas gun killing deported

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:58pm

A Mexican woman who tried to hide a gun her boyfriend used to fatally shoot a Kansas teenager has been deported.