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Obama grants monument status to vast swath of Calif. desert

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:41pm

President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.

Ohio police kill man they say injured 4 with machete

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:30pm

Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said.

Thousands of absent students on day of Broncos parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:00pm

More than a quarter of students enrolled at Denver and Jeffco schools were reported to have missed classes when the city celebrated the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl parade.

Police: Man remembers who he is after 30 years

Artemis Moshtaghian and Lawrence Crook Iii, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 9:28pm

Missing for decades, one man just solved his own missing persons case, according to Canadian police.

Assembly OKs bill cutting Planned Parenthood reimbursement

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 9:21pm

Republicans moved within a step Thursday of cutting millions of dollars from Planned Parenthood, pushing a bill that would limit Medicaid reimbursements for certain family planning clinics through the state Assembly and on to Gov. Scott Walker.

Obama: 'strange things' happen when voters are scared

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 9:11pm

President Barack Obama said Thursday that "strange things" can happen in politics when voters are scared and that the angst people are feeling across the country is finding voice in both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Oregon occupiers surrender; 1 arrested in Utah

Rebecca Boone and Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 9:07pm

With the FBI tightening its ring around them, the last four holdouts in the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered Thursday, ending a 41-day standoff that left one man dead and exposed simmering anger over the government's control of vast expanses of Western land.

Latest: Hundreds gather for vigil honoring slain officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:41pm

The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer during a standoff at a home in Fargo, North Dakota (all times local):

9-year-old in serious condition after Salt Lake City crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:31pm

A young girl who was ejected from an SUV in a Salt Lake City collision has been upgraded from critical to serious condition.

UHP trooper sustains serious injuries in I-15 collision

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:21pm

Authorities say a Utah Highway Patrol trooper was seriously injured after his parked cruiser was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 15 near Springville.

NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting

Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:11pm

A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability.

Son: Gunman who killed deputies violent, abusive to family

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:11pm

Before he fired a shot at a sheriff's deputy, sending bystanders fleeing from a suburban sandwich shop, a drifter had a history of harming, stalking and scaring those closest to him, according to the man's estranged son.

Arkansas judge is charged in death of son left in hot car

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:42pm

An Arkansas judge was arrested Thursday on a complaint of negligent homicide after the death of his son who was left in the back seat of a hot car last summer.

Report: Problems continue in U of Minnesota research

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:41pm

Problems continue with psychiatric research practices at the University of Minnesota more than a decade after a schizophrenic patient killed himself while enrolled in a drug trial, a review released Thursday found.

Lawyers spar over whether girl was abducted or fled with man

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:31pm

A prosecutor said on Thursday that a California man was eying his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter before he helped bring the girl up from Mexico, raped her, abducted her from the family's home and forced her to live with him under a false name for a decade.

The Latest: Mayor hopes verdict in cop's case brings closure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:21pm

The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local):

Latest: Lawyers disagree with charge against judge for death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:21pm

The Latest on an Arkansas judge facing a negligent homicide charge after his son's death in the back seat of a hot car (all times local):

Fallin's general counsel resigns amid execution inquiry

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:12pm

The general counsel for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin resigned Thursday amid a grand jury investigation into how the wrong drug was delivered for the state's last two scheduled executions.

Teens plead not guilty in Seattle homeless camp shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:10pm

Teenage brothers charged in a drug-related shooting that left two people dead and three wounded at a Seattle homeless camp have pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Panel OKs bill adding LGBT protections to hate crime law

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 6:51pm

A proposal to add protections for gay and transgender people to the Utah's hate crime law cleared its first test Thursday when it was approved on a 5-1 vote by a Senate committee.