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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.

3 Utah reservoirs under mercury fish consumption advisory

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 12:40am

Environmental officials have issued fish consumption advisories for three Utah reservoirs after elevated levels of mercury were found in some fish.

Obama speaks on Israel, Trump in last White House interview

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 11:32pm

The increase of Israeli settlements has "gotten so substantial" that it is inhibiting the possibility for an "effective, contiguous Palestinian state," President Barack Obama said Sunday, in his final interview as president.

Man stabbed during party at university chancellor's home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 7:42pm

A man was stabbed during an early morning house party at the home of a Massachusetts university chancellor while he was out of town, police said.

Widow of slain Oregon standoff leader carries on his mission

Andrew Selsky - Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 7:31pm

Leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon were driving to a public meeting a year ago when police shot and killed LaVoy Finicum at a roadblock. Finicum's widow and children are planning to hold that meeting this month.

Trump team considers relocating White House media corps

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 7:13pm

Routine media access to the White House could be a thing of the past under Donald Trump's presidency, with top officials of the incoming administration saying Sunday that they're exploring more spacious options nearby.

Central US Ice storm falls short of dire forecasts

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 6:30pm

Sleet and drizzle glazed swaths of the central U.S. on Sunday, extending icy weather that some meteorologists acknowledged fell short of dire forecasts.

Controversial megachurch pastor Eddie Long dies at 63

John Blake and Chandrika Narayan, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 5:25pm

Bishop Eddie Long, the controversial leader of one of the nation's largest megachurches, has died, according to the suburban Atlanta church he presided over. He was 63.

Renovation begins at hotel in Yellowstone National Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 4:54pm

A hotel in Yellowstone National Park is not renting out rooms during a two-part, $7.9 million renovation.

Man on FBI's 10 most-wanted list arrested in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 4:00pm

A man placed on the FBI's list of 10 most-wanted fugitives after authorities said he killed two men in Milwaukee was arrested Sunday in Texas, the FBI said.

Official: Kids hurt in deadly Baltimore house fire improving

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 3:50pm

A Baltimore fire official says two young children who were injured in a massive house fire last week that killed six of their siblings are improving.

Few Asian-Americans hold top legal jobs, new study says

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 2:50pm

When Goodwin Liu joined the seven-member California Supreme Court in 2011, he became its fourth sitting member of Asian descent. The number is remarkable.

3 Nevada Democrats want ex-senator statue out of US Capitol

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 2:14pm

Three Democratic congressional representatives are asking state lawmakers to act to remove a statue of former Nevada senator from the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, alleging that he left a "legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia."

Man dead, another detained after eastern Idaho shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 2:01pm

Police in eastern Idaho say one man is dead and another has been detained following a shooting.

Wolverine caught on remote camera in west-central Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 2:01pm

A wolverine has been recorded on an Idaho Fish and Game camera near McCall in west-central Idaho as part of a four-state study to determine where the elusive mammals live.

The Latest: 11,000 without power in Oklahoma after ice storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 1:50pm

The Latest on ice storms in the central U.S. (all times local):

Love it or hate it, people have opinions on the circus

Tamara Lush and Josh Replogle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 1:40pm

Reaction to news that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was closing after 146 years — from saddened celebrities to elated animal rights advocates — flew as fast as a flying trapeze.