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White House releases new biodefense strategy

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:08pm

The Trump administration says it is taking a more comprehensive approach to preparing the nation for biological attacks and outbreaks of infectious disease.

EPA's top watchdog quits amid probes of agency's leadership

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:06pm

The top watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency is stepping down amid ongoing probes of the agency's leadership.

2nd Congressional District candidates talk Trump, security

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:45am

The Democratic candidate for Utah's 2nd Congressional District says she considers "the person in our White House" to be the biggest threat to national security.

Attorney considers mental exam for suspected airport stabber

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:41am

A man accused of stabbing a police officer at a Michigan airport could receive a mental evaluation before his trial.

Arkansas governor's nephew pleads not guilty to charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:37am

A former Arkansas lawmaker whose uncle is the state's governor has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he spent thousands of dollars in campaign funds on trips, groceries and other personal expenses.

Cop, firefighter among 24 charged in child luring sting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:28am

New Jersey authorities say a police officer and a firefighter were among 24 men who tried to lure teenagers for sexual activity.

Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:10am

The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill that funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year and provides a short-term fix to keep the government open through early December.

US again slashing number of refugees it will accept

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:01am

The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world's danger zones.

Man sentenced in Pennsylvania's largest case of child porn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:57am

A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for what authorities say was the largest collection of child pornography state law enforcement officials have seen.

Wisconsin official apologizes to opponent over flag flap

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:49am

Republican Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, in a rare retreat, apologized Tuesday to her Democratic opponent for repeatedly claiming — without evidence — that he knelt during the national anthem.

Trump: FBI shouldn't be involved in investigating Kavanaugh allegation, says 'I'm totally supporting him'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:46am

Trump: FBI shouldn't be involved in investigating Kavanaugh allegation, says 'I'm totally supporting him'

Family still waiting for son 8 months after disappearance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:43am

It's been 8 months since 16-year-old Matthew Jedediah "Jed" Hall disappeared from his eastern Idaho home, and investigators have still found no sign of the teen.

Utah worker killed in sewer-pipe fall identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:43am

Officials have identified a northern Utah city worker who died after he fell headfirst into a pipe in the city's sewer system and drowned.

Trump 'seriously' considering boosting US military in Poland

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:32am

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was "very seriously" considering a greater U.S. troop presence in Poland as he conferred with a top NATO partner at the White House.

Constable: Children, 12 and 11, suspects in Houston crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:32am

Authorities say 12- and 11-year-old children arrested over the weekend in Houston are part of a group of juveniles responsible for a series of robberies, carjackings and other crimes.

Elizabeth Smart: Accomplice in my kidnapping will be watched

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:24am

Elizabeth Smart says she's been assured that the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be watched when she's released from prison.

Arrest shows challenge of keeping rogues off Border Patrol

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:18am

The arrest of a Border Patrol supervisor on allegations that he killed four women calls new attention to the agency's problems keeping rogue officers off its force as it faces intense pressure to hire thousands more agents.

Man accused of threatening reporters indicted by grand jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:12am

A federal grand jury has indicted a Los Angeles man accused of making a series of phone calls threatening to kill journalists at The Boston Globe.

IDs released for officer and slain man after deadly struggle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:05am

Authorities in Maryland are identifying a slain man and the officer who shot him during a struggle over a gun.