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Lawyer: Melania Trump's parents are permanent US residents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:02pm

A lawyer representing first lady Melania Trump's parents says they're living legally in the U.S.

Overheard threat helps foil California school shooting plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:59am

Officials said Wednesday that they thwarted a student's plot to open fire at a Southern California high school after a staff member overheard the threat by the boy upset over a ban on headphones.

Harassment training for Utah lobbyists clears committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:55am

A legislative panel has advanced a bill that would require all Utah lobbyists to undergo annual anti-harassment training in order to be licensed to lobby at the state Capitol.


Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

Brendan Farrington, Gary Fineout and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:54am

Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state's Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It's time for action.

The Latest: Trump administration cautioned on bump stock ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:52am

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The Latest: Thousands converge on Florida's Capitol

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:48am

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Bill targeting rape kit payments headed to Idaho Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:48am

Idaho lawmakers have advanced legislation that would change how the state pays for the collection of evidence in sexual assault investigations.

APNewsBreak: Iowa congressman failed to disclose new company

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:48am

A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose his role in a company that he formed, a mysterious outfit that uses his top federal staffer in a false testimonial promoting its services, an Associated Press review shows.

Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:44am

Crews used boats to help residents evacuate their homes in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping across the Midwest on Wednesday combined with melting snow to flood rivers, roads and other low-lying areas in several states.


Man who died in Yellowstone was looking for hidden treasure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:39am

A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western U.S., according to a report by park authorities.

Vegas man arrested in attacks on homeless men that killed 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:38am

Authorities have arrested a suspect in shootings around the Las Vegas area that killed two homeless men, wounded a third and left another man working outside a convenience store with a gunshot wound — attacks that stirred fears in the homeless community.

The Latest: Headphone ban upset student accused of threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:36am

The latest on what authorities say is a thwarted shooting plot by a California student.

Man killed in 4th avalanche-related fatality within the past 6 weeks Staff  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:28am

A man died after being buried in an avalanche late Tuesday afternoon east of Palisades Reservoir.

Preliminary report: Sightseeing helicopter spun before crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:14am

A preliminary report says a sightseeing helicopter spun at least twice before crashing in the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists and injuring three others and the pilot.

Election security a high priority — until it comes to paying for new voting machines

Kate Rabinowitz, Propublica  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:13am

Local election administrators across the country face new problems and threats. But their budgets for new voting equipment remain inadequate.

Yellowstone fee proposal advances in Wyoming Legislature

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:07am

A proposal to collect a fee at Yellowstone National Park to fund wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park is advancing through the Wyoming Legislature.

Civil asset forfeiture reform bill clears Idaho House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:04am

Idaho's House has cleared a proposal designed to rein in when police can take a citizen's property.

Police: Officer shot, killed intervening in domestic dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:58am

Authorities say a police officer has been fatally shot while intervening in a domestic dispute in Maryland.

Islamic State sympathizer pleads guilty in terrorism case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:50am

An Albanian man who became a U.S. citizen but carried an Islamic State flag has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges.