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Mother not celebrating death of daughter's convicted killer

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:31pm

An Oklahoma woman says she isn't celebrating the death of the man convicted of killing her 8-year-old daughter, but she remains hopeful the child's body will eventually be found.

McAdams reschedules town hall, district office meetings

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:44am

Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, has rescheduled town hall meetings and open office hours planned for next week in light of Congress canceling a planned recess.

San Francisco pier shooter seeks dismissal of gun charge

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:42am

A Mexican national who touched off a fierce immigration debate over his role in the shooting death of a woman walking on a San Francisco pier is seeking to overturn his felony gun possession conviction. It was the only charge he was found guilty of after a jury acquitted him of murder.

Kansas library asked to move transgender children books

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:42am

Members of a Kansas public library board are considering a request to move books that include transgender characters out of the children's section.

Police: Would-be robber fatally shot after fleeing bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:11am

Police say a would-be bank robber who said he had a bomb and displayed a handgun was fatally shot by an officer after fleeing the bank.

Prosecutors want 30 years for teacher who fled with student

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:06am

Federal prosecutors want a Tennessee teacher who was on the run for weeks with a 15-year-old student to spend 30 years in prison.

Lawyer: Adult kids freed from California home not bitter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:50am

Seven adult children who were freed from their parents' California home and years of alleged abuse are not bitter, their attorney said Wednesday.

Q-and-A: Does Trump have to give State of Union speech? No.

Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:46am

The U.S. Constitution spells it out clearly in Article II, Section 3: The president "shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient."

Illinois parents get decades in child's starvation death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:42am

An Illinois father and stepmother will spend decades in prison in the starvation death of their 6-year-old son, who authorities say weighed just 17 pounds (8 kilograms) when he died.

The Latest: Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 response

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:36am

The Latest on the kidnapping of Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and the killing of her parents (all times local):

Texas man gets 35 years in 8-state child pornography scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:19am

Federal prosecutors in Illinois say a Texas man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison on child pornography charges involving more than 40 girls in eight states.

Utah's snowpack levels remain below average

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:18am

Officials say snow levels in Utah remain below the state's typical average despite a wet winter.

School board sues over decision blocking armed staffers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:44am

A Virginia county school board is suing the state after the superintendent was denied a designation allowing him to carry guns on school property — part of a plan to allow armed staffers at schools.

Mom of special needs student after assault charges dropped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:31am

A special needs student's mother is suing after a principal and teacher were cleared of assault charges in Virginia.

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

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:30am

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.

Speeding tractor-trailer flattens Utah restaurant, 3 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:22am

A speeding tractor-trailer skidded off a snow-slicked road Wednesday and crashed into a restaurant in a small Utah town, flattening the establishment and injuring 3 people, authorities said.

The Latest: Los Angeles teachers strike enters 3rd day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:14am

The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local):

Man sues police officer who shot him in videotaped incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:11am

A black man who was shot in the back while fleeing a burglary scene is suing the white Virginia police officer who shot him in an incident captured on video.

Final defendant sentenced in Bundy ranch standoff in Nevada

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:06am

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.