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Fowl play: Man's chicken restaurant robbery foiled by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 7:25pm

A masked man attempting to rob a Kentucky chicken joint at gun point wound up fleeing the restaurant empty-handed when two married police officers on a date night chased him from the scene, authorities said.

Actress Zoe Caldwell, Tony winner for 'Medea,' dies at 86

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:44pm

Zoe Caldwell, a four-time Tony Award winner who brought humanity to larger-than-life characters, whether it be the dotty schoolteacher Miss Jean Brodie, an aging opera star Maria Callas or the betrayed, murderous Medea, has died. She was 86.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is released from prison after his sentenced is commuted by President Donald Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:30pm

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is released from prison after his sentenced is commuted by President Donald Trump.

Witness says man on trial told her, 'I done shot the police'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:28pm

A witness testified Tuesday that a Mississippi man on trial in the 2017 shooting deaths of eight people showed up at her house the night of the killings and that he was carrying two rifles and told her that he had killed a sheriff's deputy.

Woman pleads guilty in 1993 LA arson fire that killed 10

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:18pm

A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter in a 1993 arson fire at a Los Angeles apartment building that killed 10 people, including seven children.

LA adopts new 'war room' strategy for tackling homelessness

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:11pm

Los Angeles city and county officials on Tuesday announced a new strategy to speed the process of getting homeless people into permanent housing that is modeled on the federal government’s response to natural disasters.

Mexican man accused in Miami of working as Russian agent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:05pm

U.S. authorities have arrested a Mexican citizen they say was hired by a Russian government official to locate the vehicle of a U.S. government source in the Miami area and inform the Russian of its location.

Washington state woman pleads not guilty in baby theft case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 5:44pm

A Washington state woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to drugging a mother after authorities say she posed as a photographer in a complex plot to kidnap the mother’s newborn baby.

Woman who got pardon push from Kardashian West helps friend

Jake Bleiberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 5:33pm

A 40-year-old Texas woman was among nearly a dozen people granted clemency Tuesday by President Donald Trump after her case was championed by a woman who herself got clemency at the urging of reality TV star Kim Kardashian West.

Man charged with shooting kids who threw snowballs at car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 5:02pm

A Milwaukee man is charged with firing shots at children who threw snowballs at his car, injuring two of them.

Florida woman in fraud case among those with Trump clemency

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:52pm

A Florida woman convicted in a $205 million Medicare fraud scheme is among the 11 federal inmates around the nation on whose behalf President Donald Trump has taken clemency actions.

Immigration agency subpoenas Oregon county over 2 inmates

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:52pm

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement subpoenaed a sheriff's office in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday for information about two Mexican citizens wanted for deportation, a move that is part of a broader escalation of the conflict between federal officials and local government agencies over so-called sanctuary policies.

Woman seeking Trump's DNA fights his effort to delay suit

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:43pm

Lawyers for a woman who has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s told a court Tuesday he's trying “to stop the truth from ever coming out” by attempting to delay her defamation lawsuit and her effort to get his DNA.

Nebraska denies pardon for notorious killer's ex-girlfriend

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:25pm

Nebraska's pardons board refused Tuesday to pardon the murder conviction of the ex-girlfriend of Charles Starkweather, the infamous killer who went on a rampage in the 1950s that was later immortalized in movies, books and two hit songs.

'Good Times' Ja'Net DuBois dies; co-wrote 'Jeffersons' theme

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:18pm

Ja’Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons,” has died.

Understanding Weinstein’s charges and potential punishment

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:11pm

A look at the charges against Harvey Weinstein, 67, and the punishment the once-revered Hollywood titan could face if convicted. A jury of seven men and five women started deliberating Tuesday in the closely watched #MeToo trial. To convict or acquit Weinstein on any charge, their verdict must be unanimous.

Tennessee Democrats push to move up presidential primary

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:03pm

Tennessee would be the first state in the nation to hold a presidential primary, freeing it from having to compete for attention on Super Tuesday, under a new bill.

New coronavirus case confirmed among cruise ship evacuees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:00pm

A new case of coronavirus was confirmed among people evacuated from a cruise ship to a California military base, authorities said Tuesday.

Police: No injuries as gunfire exchanged in Colorado Walmart

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:48pm

A man and a woman exchanged gunfire Tuesday inside a suburban Denver Walmart, panicking shoppers and triggering a swarming police response, police said.