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Trump mulls pulling immigration agents from California

Elliot Spagat and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:38pm

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he may pull the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency out of California, an idea so unlikely that some of his staunchest critics dismissed it as an empty taunt against the state over immigration policies.

Man gets prison time after plea in malnourished boy's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:37pm

A judge has sentenced a western Indiana man to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to three counts of child neglect in connection with the death of a 9-year-old disabled boy who lived with him and his parents.

West Virginia teachers: Statewide walkout over pay, benefits

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:36pm

West Virginia public school teachers launched a statewide walkout Thursday that canceled classes in all 55 counties, protesting over pay hikes signed by the governor hours earlier that the teachers say don't go far enough.

Missouri lawmaker to go unpunished for hanging comment

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:35pm

A Missouri lawmaker who called for the vandal of a Confederate monument to be hanged won't be punished, the state House speaker said Thursday.

TBI: Nude photo found on mayor's ex-bodyguard's work phone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:35pm

Court documents say the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has found a nude and partially nude photo of a woman on the phone of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's former bodyguard.

Sheriff: Deputy on duty at school where 17 were killed never went inside to engage shooter and has now resigned

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:32pm

Sheriff: Deputy on duty at school where 17 were killed never went inside to engage shooter and has now resigned.

MLK's daughter supports students, says gun changes overdue

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:32pm

As the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination approaches, the daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. said Thursday that limiting access to guns is long overdue.

The Latest: GOP senator says young people don't need AR-15s

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:29pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump, guns and school violence (all times local):

The Latest: Driver who crashed car into hospital ID'd

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:28pm

The Latest on a car being intentionally crashed into a Connecticut emergency room (all times local):

Mayor: Driver crashed car into hospital, set himself on fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:28pm

A man with a history of violent behavior intentionally crashed a car filled with gasoline containers into a Connecticut hospital emergency room on Thursday and then set himself on fire, authorities said.

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

Jeff Karoub and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:26pm

In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham's death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another American spiritual leader with his reach and influence.

The Latest: Love: All ideas on the table to stop shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:26pm

The Latest on comments made by Utah's congressional delegation about guns and a school shooting in Florida (all times local):

Correction: Neurologist-Sexual Abuse story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:16pm

In a story Feb. 21 about a neurologist charged with repeatedly raping a patient in New York City, The Associated Press, relying on information from police, reported erroneously the year the alleged abuse ended. Accuser Hillary Tullin says she called a sexual abuse hotline last year and reported that Dr. Ricardo Cruciani had abused her in New York between 2005 and 2013, not 2012. A corrected version of the story is below:

Correction: US-Neurologist-Sexual-Abuse story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:15pm

In a story Feb. 20 about a neurologist charged with repeatedly raping a patient in New York City, The Associated Press, relying on information from police, reported erroneously the year the alleged abuse ended. Accuser Hillary Tullin says she called a sexual abuse hotline last year and reported that Dr. Ricardo Cruciani had abused her in New York between 2005 and 2013, not 2012. A corrected version of the story is below:

Navajos settle Utah voting rights case over mail-in ballots

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:09pm

Navajos who once worried they would have to drive hours to cast their ballots in Utah say a court settlement is a step forward as tribes challenge what they call discriminatory voting practices around the United States.

NRA accuses gun-control advocates of exploiting FL shooting

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:02pm

Leaders of the National Rifle Association on Thursday accused gun control advocates of exploiting the deadly Florida school shooting, striking a defiant tone amid a renewed debate over guns and school safety.

3 men found dead in San Francisco's historic Haight-Ashbury

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:52pm

Three men were found dead Thursday near a school in San Francisco's historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, and authorities are investigating the deaths as drug-related.

Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee rejects banning assault-style rifles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:52pm

Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee says there's no way to ban or buyback AR-15-style assault rifles like the kind used by a shooter at a Florida high school last week without also banning hunting rifles.

Yellowstone bison again escape holding pen, but most return

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:46pm

For the second time this winter someone has broken into a holding pen for Yellowstone National Park bison, allowing the escape of 73 animals that had been captured to prevent the spread of a wildlife disease.

After a year, Trump holds firm grip on conservative movement

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:42pm

Donald Trump's outsider candidacy rattled the conservative movement. But more than a year into his presidency, the onetime Democrat now holds what seems to be a near-total grip.