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Neurologist charged with raping New York City woman

Colleen Long and Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:20pm

A neurologist who had pleaded guilty to groping women at a Philadelphia clinic was arrested on Tuesday on charges he repeatedly raped a patient in New York City.

Man dies after police chase, struggle with officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:16pm

Mississippi authorities say a man has died in custody after a chase that ended with his car in a ditch and the man struggling with an officer.

New Mexico school shooter had swastika marking on his leg

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:14pm

A gunman in a deadly New Mexico school shooting had no drugs or alcohol in his system the day of the December rampage and an autopsy revealed a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, bruised knuckles and faint ink markings on his leg that included a swastika symbol.

District attorney in Baby Doe case not seeking re-election

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:08pm

A longtime Boston prosecutor who handled cases involving former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and a murdered girl who washed ashore in a trash bag and came to be known as Baby Doe says he's not running for re-election.

US says North Korea canceled planned meeting with VP Pence

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:06pm

Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday.

Report: Hawaii wasn't ready to handle missile threat alert

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:58pm

Hawaii's nuclear missile scare showed that the state began testing alerts before fully developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat and that a public outreach campaign months earlier wasn't effective, said a report released Tuesday.

Oregon officials struggle to ID which pot sites are legal

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:58pm

An Oregon sheriff and district attorney blasted efforts to regulate legalized marijuana, saying Tuesday the state is allowing black market operations to proliferate.

Ex-Milwaukee officer sentenced to 3 years for sex crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:50pm

A former Milwaukee police officer who was acquitted last year in a fatal shooting that sparked two nights of riots will serve three years in prison for unrelated sex crimes.

Coast Guard special agent relieved of duty after rape arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:45pm

The man in charge of the U.S. Coast Guard's internal investigations in the Northwest has been at least temporarily relieved of duty after being arrested for investigation of rape.

Parents of fraternity pledge file civil suit over his death

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:45pm

The parents of a Florida State University fraternity pledge who died after being found unresponsive a party is filing a civil suit against the national chapter and others in connection with their son's death.

Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:45pm

A Republican Idaho state senator yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint after a post from an unverified Twitter account told them to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic lawmaker.

Texas parole board recommends killer be spared from death

Will Weissert and Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:36pm

The Texas parole board on Tuesday made a rare recommendation to commute a death sentence, unanimously endorsing a "lesser penalty" for a man set to be executed this week for masterminding the killings of his mother and brother.

The Latest: Rep fires aide who claimed survivors were actors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:32pm

The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local):

Kansas lawmakers split on response to teen governor hopefuls

Mitchell Willetts, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:32pm

In a Kansas governor's race that's already wild and crowded, more than half a dozen of the prospective candidates are teenagers, and legislators are divided over whether to try to prevent having such young hopefuls in the field in the future.

How a law firm's work on Ukraine ties into the Russia probe

Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:27pm

Alex van der Zwaan, an attorney, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to lying to federal investigators about his contacts with a Trump campaign official. Van der Zwaan worked for the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which was hired to write a 2012 report on the Ukrainian government's prosecution of an opposition leader on corruption charges.

After teenager's arrest, liberal Vermont ponders gun safety

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:18pm

Last week's deadly Florida high school shooting and a Vermont teenager's arrest in what officials consider a near-miss on a high school shooting are giving a boost to gun control efforts in the state Legislature following years of the otherwise liberal state's steadfast refusal to regulate gun ownership.

Attorney admits he lied to Mueller's federal agents

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:18pm

A 33-year-old attorney fired last year by a prominent international law firm became the fourth person to plead guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, admitting Tuesday that he lied to federal investigators about his contacts with a Trump campaign official.

US says Pence was ready to meet with North Korea at Olympics, but North Korea canceled at last minute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:17pm

US says Pence was ready to meet with North Korea at Olympics, but North Korea canceled at last minute.

Teen gets 6 months for smuggling Bengal tiger cub into US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:16pm

A California teen has been sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling in a Bengal tiger cub from Mexico.

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:12pm

A storm system that's brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was being blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four dead in Nebraska.