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Woman says billboard's message slams gender equality

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:04am

Women are planning to protest a North Carolina billboard with a message they say is a slam on gender equality.

Barricaded man dies after 4-hour standoff with deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:55am

A man is dead following a four-hour standoff with law enforcement that ended with a SWAT team blowing a hole in the side of his central Florida house.

NYC lowers cost estimate for presidential protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:40am

New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence.

Officer receives honor for heroism after apartment explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:23am

The Montgomery County police officer who was the first to respond to a gas explosion and fire that killed seven people and injured dozens of others at an apartment complex last year has received his department's highest honor.

Philadelphia doctor admits selling prescriptions to addicts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:20am

A doctor has admitted his role in peddling prescriptions from a now-defunct clinic in Philadelphia that specialized in helping drug addicts.

Rusty reptiles: Orange turtles pop up in Carolinas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:40am

More rusty reptiles are popping up in the Carolinas.

Protests erupt after off-duty LA officer clashes with teens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:22am

Dozens of people, including children, were arrested early Thursday after clashing with Southern California police outside a home where a Los Angeles policeman fired a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy.

DNC race tight as Democrats seek gains against Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:12am

Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains.

Documents: After shooting, Roof went toward 2nd black church

Meg Kinnard and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:44am

Because he had to leave his day job late, the pastor of a South Carolina church canceled his weekly Bible study class. That move may have averted a second round of deadly shootings after nine worshippers had been killed at another black church.

Some San Jose residents return to waterlogged homes

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:44am

Some residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes in San Jose.

DNC race tight as Democrats seek gains against Trump

Lisa Lerer and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:12am

Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains.

Conservatives hail end of bathroom rule for transgender kids

Sadie Gurman and Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:50am

Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide. Transgender rights advocates, meanwhile, are vowing to overcome a major setback.

Praise, criticism follow transgender bathroom decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:33am

Comments about the Trump administration decision to rescind federal guidelines allowing transgender students to use public school bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity:

Landlord accused of fatally stabbing tenant over unpaid rent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:00am

A New York City landlord is accused of stabbing his tenant to death following an apparent dispute over unpaid rent.

Winning numbers drawn for $435 million Powerball jackpot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:20pm

The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn for the jackpot that's climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months.

Chicago schools take a stand on immigration enforcement

Don Babwin and Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:54pm

As educators around the United States wonder whether a crackdown on immigrants will reach their schoolhouse doors, principals in Chicago have been given a simple order: Do not let federal immigration agents in without a criminal warrant.

Police: Woman fears losing potential lover, lies about rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:50pm

A New York woman is facing charges after police say she lied about being raped by two football players from a Connecticut university due to fears a third student would lose romantic interest in her.

Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

Maria Danilova and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:27pm

The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protections for transgender students that instructed schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.

Authorities believe man drowned in Riverton irrigation ditch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:10pm

Authorities believe a 33-year-old man drowned after he ended up in an irrigation ditch in Riverton.

West Virginia State Police: Man with knife fatally shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:00pm

West Virginia State Police say a man who refused demands by two troopers to drop a large knife and then lunged with it at one of the officers has been fatally shot.