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60-year sentence for abduction, slaying of Indiana toddler

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:12am

A southern Indiana man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-month-old girl was sentenced Wednesday to 60 years in prison after a judge accepted his plea agreement.

School ends auction of senior that reminds some of slavery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:10am

A California high school abandoned an annual fundraising auction to buy a senior for a day after some students said the practice reminded them of slavery.

Jury selected in Aaron Hernandez double murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:08am

A jury has been selected in the double murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez.

Dylann Roof's jurors worship at church where he massacred 9

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:07am

The jurors who sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the racist massacre of nine black church members quietly visited the Charleston house of worship weeks later for a Sunday service.

Attorneys: Trump administration says it will drop federal government's opposition to strict Texas voter ID law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:07am

Attorneys: Trump administration says it will drop federal government's opposition to strict Texas voter ID law.

Officials identify victims in fatal vintage plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:00am

New York state police say a flight instructor and a passenger have been killed in the weekend crash of a vintage plane on Long Island.

House Intel chair: Trump-Russia ties can't become witch hunt

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:40am

House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes says Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based on news reports that a few Americans with ties to President Donald Trump had contacted Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Man injured in fall from float during Mardi Gras parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:18am

Police say a man fell off a float and injured himself near the end of a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.

House intelligence panel chairman warns against 'witch hunt' investigating Trump-Russia ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:18am

House intelligence panel chairman warns against 'witch hunt' investigating Trump-Russia ties.

Bush talks about Trump, Russia, travel ban, free press on 'Today'

David Wright, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:09am

Former President George W. Bush offered some muted criticism for President Donald Trump Monday during a wide-ranging interview on NBC's "Today" show that touched on Russia, the travel ban and the free press.

Montana legislators vote against restricting media photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:43am

A Montana legislative panel has voted against restricting the news media's publication of fatal accident photographs on social media until the victims' next of kin is notified.

Illinois town in Trump territory backs detained immigrant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:43am

A southern Illinois community that solidly backed President Donald Trump has rallied behind a Mexican restaurant manager who doesn't have legal permission to live in the U.S. and has been detained by immigration officials.

The Latest: 911 call: Suspect thinks he killed 2 Iranians

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:43am

The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local):

Judge says police murder retrial on course for May 25 start

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:29am

A judge said Monday the retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer in the death of an unarmed black man is on course to begin May 25.

Woman who say they were forced into prostitution sue hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:29am

Four women who say they were forced into prostitution are suing the owners of a Maryland hotel, arguing that staff knew or should have known that human trafficking was going on there.

When will DC's famed cherry trees bloom? Find out Wednesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:29am

The predicted peak blooming period for this year's cherry blossom season in Washington will be announced this week.

Inquest scheduled in shooting of man by Montana police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:29am

An inquest has been scheduled for next month in the shooting death of a Wyoming man by a Billings police officer following a standoff in a hotel lobby.

Doctors warn against teen pot use amid looser marijuana laws

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:27am

An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.

AP PHOTOS: Navy midshipmen lace up gloves, get in the ring

Patrick Semansky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:16am

Midshipmen stream into a stifling gym at the U.S. Naval Academy, eager to watch their classmates as they compete in a boxing ring.

Plans to widen heavily used road between Meridian, Caldwell

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:16am

Plans are in the works to widen one of the Treasure Valley's most heavily traveled roads between Meridian and Caldwell.