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Judge's rebuke of Flynn upends sentencing, prolongs case

Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:13pm

A federal judge who described himself as disgusted by Michael Flynn's behavior upended a straightforward sentencing hearing, postponing punishment for President Donald Trump's first national security adviser and telling him in a stinging rebuke, "Arguably you sold your country out."

Report: 53 journalists killed worldwide so far in 2018

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:13pm

The number of journalists killed worldwide in retaliation for their work nearly doubled this year, according to an annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

'Laverne & Shirley' star, 'Big' director Penny Marshall dies

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:40pm

Penny Marshall, who indelibly starred in the top-rated sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming the trailblazing director of smash-hit big-screen comedies such as "Big" and "A League of Their Own," has died. She was 75.

US proposes sale of Patriot missile system to Turkey

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:59pm

The State Department says the U.S. has proposed the sale of a $3.5 billion Patriot missile system to Turkey.

Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance on wall

Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:03pm

President Donald Trump appeared Tuesday to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown.

Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice reform bill, delivering bipartisan win to President Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 6:53pm

Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice reform bill, delivering bipartisan win to President Trump.

Utah judge on panel that dismissed misconduct complaints against Brett Kavanaugh

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 18th - 6:30pm

A Utah federal judge was among a panel of judges that dismissed ethics complaints Tuesday against newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The Latest: Trump hails passage of criminal justice bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 6:29pm

The Latest on the Senate's consideration of criminal justice legislation (all times local):

Woman suspected in armed robbery shot, killed by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 6:16pm

Authorities in Virginia say a woman suspected in an armed robbery was shot and killed after she pointed a gun at a police officer.

California to pay $3M over death of teen holding pellet gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 5:18pm

Sonoma County will pay $3 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of a California teenager who was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy while holding a pellet gun.

The Latest: Lawmaker denies sending texts to grad student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 5:18pm

The Latest on allegations that a Texas state senator sent inappropriate text messages to a university graduate student: (all times local):

St. Louis police searching for woman's stolen tiny home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:56pm

It shouldn't be hard to spot the property stolen from St. Louis resident Meghan Panu.

Flynn's sentencing postponed: 4 takeaways

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:54pm

The unexpected delay in Michael Flynn's sentencing raised a new wrinkle in the Russia probe.

Seemingly close to redemption, Flynn has to wait some more

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:54pm

Michael Flynn's wait was almost over.

Air base worker charged with making threats; many guns found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:46pm

Police have seized more than 70 firearms from the home of a man who is accused of threatening to shoot co-workers at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in suburban Detroit.

Rare tornado damages homes in Washington state

Lisa Baumann, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:43pm

A rare tornado touched down in a Seattle suburb on Tuesday, damaging several homes and toppling trees, authorities said.

Ethics panel clears Rep. Grijalva in payment to ex-staffer

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:42pm

The House Ethics Committee has cleared Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva of wrongdoing in connection with a settlement he made with a female former staffer who accused him of being drunk and creating a hostile work environment.

Feds: Ex-zookeeper offered cash from tiger sales for hit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:41pm

Federal prosecutors are accusing an ex-Oklahoma zookeeper and former gubernatorial candidate of trying to pay an FBI agent posing as a hit man with money from selling tigers.

Arizona man gets 12 years in prison in NY Islamic State case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:21pm

An Arizona man convicted of helping a New Yorker join the Islamic State group in Syria was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday by a judge who said he was not the typical "true believer" terrorism defendant.

Report: Texas senator denies sexting, but won't say who did

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 3:57pm

A Texas state senator accused of sending sexually explicit texts to a graduate student won't identify the person he says is actually responsible for the messages, which were sent through an app called Hushed, according to findings released by the university Tuesday.