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New storm brings risk of blizzard to Northern California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 11:24pm

Another Pacific storm was set to hit California on Wednesday, bringing a threat of mudslides to the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada.

Congress prepares to skip planned recess if shutdown goes on

Lisa Mascaro, Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 11:09pm

Congress is planning to skip next week's planned recess if the partial government shutdown continues. And there is every indication it will drag on.

Barr seeks to assure senators he won't be a Trump loyalist

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:54pm

Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe.

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:15pm

The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid during the shutdown.

Hearing set on school shooting suspect's contact with guard

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:06pm

A judge is set to consider whether Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should still be supervised by a corrections officer he is accused of assaulting.

Razor burn: Gillette ad stirs online uproar

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 8:37pm

A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says it doesn't mind sparking a discussion.

3 arrested in death of Louisiana officer leaving for work

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 8:15pm

Three people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Louisiana police officer preparing to go to work.

School board votes to postpone policy to arm teachers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 8:10pm

A Pennsylvania school board has voted to postpone a policy allowing teachers to carry guns in school.

Earthquake reported off coast of Maryland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 7:08pm

A light earthquake has been recorded off the coast of Maryland.

Dartmouth: Officials didn't know of sexual misconduct claims

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 6:08pm

Dartmouth College said it was unaware of sexual misconduct allegations against three professors until it was alerted by scores of female students.

After years of King's remarks, why now for the GOP response?

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 5:39pm

Why now?

Federal inmates in New York denied visits amid shutdown

Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 5:19pm

Federal inmates awaiting trial in New York have refused meals after being denied visits with their families and lawyers due to staffing shortages worsened by the partial government shutdown, defense attorneys said Tuesday.

Milwaukee man charged in stabbing of woman in wheelchair

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 4:17pm

Milwaukee prosecutors have charged a man in the killing of a 62-year-old woman in a wheelchair who was stabbed 116 times.

911 calls reveal frantic moments after Utah mall shooting

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 4:09pm

Dozens of people made frantic calls to 911 to report a shooting over the weekend at a suburban Salt Lake City mall that caused hundreds of panicked shoppers to flee the building or take shelter in closets, bathrooms and back rooms.

Final defendant sentenced in Bundy ranch standoff in Nevada

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 3:57pm

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's bodyguard in confrontations with U.S land management agents became the last of 19 defendants from 11 states to be sentenced on Tuesday in an armed standoff nearly five years ago.

1 killed, another injured in W Yellowstone snowmobile crash

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

A sport utility vehicle struck a snowmobile that failed to stop at a stop sign in the town of West Yellowstone, killing one rider and critically injuring another.

OKC school district approves the use of medical marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 3:41pm

Students in the Oklahoma City school district with medical conditions that require cannabis are now permitted to use the drug at school.

For 'Miracle' flight survivors, a decade of thankfulness

Deepti Hajela and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 3:35pm

Children they've gotten to see grow up. Grandchildren they've been able to meet. New jobs and adventures.

Judge rules Somalis targeted in Kansas bomb plot can testify

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 3:23pm

Somali immigrants can testify at the sentencing this month of three militia members convicted of plotting to bomb their apartment complex in a southwest Kansas city, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Teen dies after falling from cruise ship, landing on pier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 3:22pm

Officials say a teenager from the South Pacific died after falling from a cruise ship onto a pier in Haiti.