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North Dakota lawmakers want more time on medical pot rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:20am

North Dakota lawmakers say the state needs more time to craft rules to oversee the state's voter-approved medical marijuana law.

National park visits hits record high for 3rd straight year

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:20am

Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought collateral headaches stemming from overcrowded roads and trails and increasing visitor misbehavior.

Another Democrat plans to skip inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:11am

Add another Democratic congressman to the list of those who'll be skipping Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.

The Latest: The city where King was killed marks MLK Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:00am

The Latest on celebrations across the country for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (all times local):

2 skiers hospitalized after hitting trees at Brighton resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:51am

Police say two people have been hospitalized after accidently skiing into trees in separate incidents at Brighton Resort near Salt Lake City.

5 of Martin Luther King's most powerful and inspiring speeches

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:42am

Martin Luther King Jr. was known for some of the most passionate and powerful speeches throughout American history.

Cleveland police have backlog of complaints against officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:40am

Cleveland police are still dealing with a backlog of several hundred unresolved citizen complaints against officers as the department prepares to start training on a new policy about how officers use force.

Ice threat lingers for some Midwest states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:34am

A few states in the Midwest again are on alert for icy conditions.

Years after slayings, some seek relief in killer's execution

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:31am

The brutal murders of a well-known Richmond couple and their young daughters as they were preparing to host a New Year's party sent shock waves through Virginia's capital city. More than 11 years later, some hope the execution of a man convicted in their deaths will close a painful chapter of this community's history.

Man killed after setting off apartment explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:30am

Police say a man in a small northwestern Wisconsin community was killed after he followed through on his threat to explode a bomb in his apartment building.

Idaho Falls man arrested in connection with fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:00am

Police have arrested an Idaho Falls man in connection with a fatal shooting.

Military going ahead with plan for low-level fighter jets

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:40am

A proposal to lower the flight ceiling for noisy fighter jets has dragged on for so long that residents can be forgiven if they've put it out of their minds.

Graduate student aims at lofty goals for honoring John Glenn

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:21am

A graduate student from suburban New York has made it his mission to fight for a series of tangible honors for the late astronaut John Glenn, including a statue, a portrait and a having Glenn's Ohio birthplace on the National Historic Register.

Obama issues warning on 1st anniversary of Iran nuclear deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:21am

President Barack Obama is marking the first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal by warning the Trump administration that the accord can't easily be undone and is preferable to war.

Powerful Texas storm delivers damaging winds, heavy rain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:00am

A powerful storm system has unleashed strong winds and torrential rains across much of Texas, knocking out power, damaging homes and flooding streets.

Women's march in DC an echo of the past

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 7:10am

Thousands of women take to the streets of Washington, demanding a greater voice for women in American political life as a new president takes power.

AP Interview: Lynch defends push for police accountability

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:40am

As a younger lawyer, Loretta Lynch prosecuted New York police officers who sodomized a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom. As attorney general, she's broadened her focus to go after entire police departments for unconstitutional practices.

Supreme Court considers suit over 2001 detention of Muslims

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:40am

Ahmer Abbasi speaks softly as he describes the strip searches, the extra shoves, the curses that he endured in a federal jail in Brooklyn following the Sept. 11 attacks.

Obama prepares for a busy retirement, more freedom

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:40am

For Barack Obama, there's a presidential library to build, hundreds of millions of dollars to raise, causes to champion and a book to write. And don't forget that long-promised vacation with his wife.