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Trump nomination to lead State picks up support in Senate

Anne Flaherty, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:43pm

Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil executive with close business ties to Russia, saw his prospects of becoming secretary of state brighten Sunday after gaining the support of two influential Republican senators who had wavered on the nomination.

Classes to resume Tuesday at school where students wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:41pm

The Ohio school district where two students were wounded in a school shooting plans to resume classes Tuesday.

20 years since avalanche killed 3 experienced skiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:35pm

It has been 20 years since a northern Utah avalanche engulfed and killed three experienced backcountry skiers.

More tornadoes ahead as death toll reach 15 in southeast US

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:34pm

Deadly weather in the Southeast killed 15 people and injured dozens more, authorities said Sunday, as residents along the Georgia-Florida line braced for more intense, fast-moving storms — including unusually strong "long track" twisters.

The Latest: Floods sweep through California mountain towns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:32pm

The Latest on winter storms in California (all times local):

1 dead, 1 injured after a 3-vehicle crash in Heber City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:31pm

One person is dead after a three-vehicle crash near Strawberry Reservoir in Heber City.

Former mayor's Wild West dream heads for courthouse showdown

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:20pm

An obsession with the Wild West compelled then-Mayor Steve Reed to scour the country for artifacts and plan for a museum to house them all in the unlikely location of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Trump offers scattershot response to global protests

Lisa Lerer and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:13pm

President Donald Trump is striking a more unifying tone as he gets down to business on his second full day in the White House.

Man charged in rush-hour explosion that damaged a police car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:11pm

Police have charged a man they believe is responsible for a rush-hour bombing that damaged a Boston police cruiser but caused no serious injuries.

Some question push for tougher penalties for attacking cops

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:01pm

Gov. Eric Greitens is pushing to toughen Missouri's already stiff penalties for attacking a police officer, reflecting similar efforts underway in other states and pleasing many in Missouri's law enforcement community, which has been on the defensive since the police killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson more than two years ago.

California storm raises mudslide fear, triggers evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:51pm

California residents have evacuated neighborhoods below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third — and largest — in the latest series of storms brings powerful rain and warnings about flash flooding and possible mudslides.

The Latest: 'Horrible tragedy' as storm hits rural Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:51pm

The Latest on severe weather gusting through the southeastern U.S. (all times local):

Shyamalan's 'Split' rules inauguration weekend with $40.2M

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:43pm

M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller "Split" blew away box-office expectations, earning $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Wyoming congresswoman Cheney says Trump is wrong on NATO

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:20pm

Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney says President Donald Trump's views on NATO are wrong and she hopes he changes them.

Utah tribe may revive proposal for casino in Colorado

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:00pm

A Utah Indian tribe says it might revive its proposal for a casino across the state line in northwestern Colorado.

Ex-hostage's daughter finds dad's love by meeting his captor

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 11:50am

She tried drugs. She tried arguing. She tried writing a book. After a quarter century, the daughter of the longest-held American hostage during Lebanon's civil war says she's found her father's love. And it took coming face-to-face with one of his captors to do it.

Community once home to Norman Rockwell scared after homicide

Susan Allen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 11:00am

People in a normally bucolic Vermont town, which regularly celebrates its history as the mid-20th Century home of Norman Rockwell, are being told to lock their doors and leave their lights on after an elderly woman was stabbed to death in her home.

Rhode Island governor looks to pioneer free tuition for all

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:40am

A college-for-all idea that sparked Democratic voter enthusiasm during the presidential race could now be tested in the smallest state.

Little is known on status of US student held in North Korea

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:31am

There's been little public word about what has happened to an American college student detained in North Korea, as a new administration takes over one year later amid deep U.S. concerns about the hostile country's nuclear and missile development.

11 people killed in Georgia following severe weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:01am

State emergency management officials say 11 people are dead and 23 are injured after severe weather struck south Georgia.