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Chicago police say they released without charges 2 men questioned about the reported assault of Jussie Smollett

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:24pm

Chicago police say they released without charges 2 men questioned about the reported assault of Jussie Smollett.

Alabama Confederate statue law to stay in effect amid appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 6:29pm

An Alabama law that prohibits cities from removing Confederate monuments will remain in effect while the state appeals a judge's ruling that declared the statute constitutional, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday.

ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

Martha Mendoza, Garance Burke and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 6:10pm

The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.

Border declaration protesters arrested at NYC Trump hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 6:06pm

Some people have been arrested while protesting President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration outside a New York City hotel that bears his name.

Beloved rhinoceros dies at age 49 in North Carolina zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 5:46pm

The North Carolina Zoo says that a beloved rhinoceros named Stanley has died.

Gang leader called top 'trigger puller' gets life sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 5:34pm

A man who prosecutors called Baltimore's "number one trigger puller" has been sentenced to life in prison for a gang conspiracy involving drug trafficking and killings.

Montana lawmaker apologizes over remarks to Native Americans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 5:28pm

A Montana lawmaker has apologized for telling Native American legislators that abortion is self-inflicted genocide and a plague on Indian culture.

Trump picks former Alabama official to lead FEMA

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:57pm

President Donald Trump says he will nominate a former Alabama official to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

New Mexico library killer sentenced to life in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:56pm

A New Mexico teenager convicted of opening fire and killing two people at a public library will spend decades in prison before being eligible for parole under a sentence imposed Friday by a state district judge.

The Latest: Tribe says water bill based on misinformation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:50pm

The Latest on a drought plan for the Colorado River (all times local):

Police chief identifies gunman in fatal shootings in Aurora, Illinois, industrial park as 45-year-old Gary Martin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:43pm

Police chief identifies gunman in fatal shootings in Aurora, Illinois, industrial park as 45-year-old Gary Martin.

Police chief says five people were killed in a shooting at a suburban Chicago business

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:41pm

Police chief says five people were killed in a shooting at a suburban Chicago business.

NJ attorney general subpoenas Trump's inaugural committee

Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:38pm

President Donald Trump's inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey, the second subpoena the group has received in as many weeks as its fundraising and spending draws mounting scrutiny.

Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grants

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:24pm

A Los Angeles federal judge on Friday permanently blocked the Trump administration from imposing conditions that police departments cooperate with immigration authorities to receive law enforcement grants.

Sen. Mike Lee: Trump emergency declaration legal, but should it be?

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:16pm

Sen. Mike Lee says it appears President Donald Trump acted within the law when he declared a national emergency at the southern border Friday.

Prosecutor explains challenge to Mumia Abu-Jamal hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:11pm

Philadelphia prosecutors say they're fighting an order that gives prison activist Mumia Abu-Jamal a new court hearing because the ruling is so broad it could undo countless other cases.

Man to stand trial in boy's fatal Detroit freeway shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 3:56pm

A 24-year-old Detroit man will stand trial for murder in the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy on a Detroit freeway during a case of road rage.

'Melrose Place' actress to serve more time for fatal crash

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 3:54pm

A former "Melrose Place" actress was sentenced Friday to more prison time for a fatal 2010 auto accident by a judge who appeared at times reluctant to follow the guidelines set by an appeals court that had ruled her initial sentence and a second sentence were too lenient.

Idaho appeals court rejects murderer's 4th try to clear name

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 3:49pm

An Idaho appeals court has rejected a convicted murderer's fourth attempt to clear his name.