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Author Edwidge Danticat wins $20,000 Story Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 7:30pm

Edwidge Danticat had an eventful Wednesday, praised for work both past and current.

Cuomo says Trump is punishing New York for being too blue

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 7:08pm

New York's governor says he believes President Donald Trump is punishing his home state for being too liberal.

Court: Migrant child with head injury can see neurologist

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 6:59pm

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a 5-year-old Guatemalan child in U.S. custody must be allowed to be seen by a pediatric neurologist for a head injury he suffered before his family was arrested.

Lawyers: New evidence backs Loughlin, Giannulli's innocence

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 6:58pm

Lawyers for “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, said Wednesday that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters' way into the University of Southern California.

New US coronavirus case may be 1st from unknown origin

Robert Jablon and Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 6:38pm

A new coronavirus case in California could be the first in the U.S. that has no known connection to travel abroad or another known case, a possible sign the virus is spreading in a U.S. community, health officials said.

Salt Lake City vows transparency, frugality in Olympic bid

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 5:59pm

Leaders of a new Salt Lake City Olympic bid committee vowed Wednesday to be transparent and frugal as they design a plan based around existing venues and experience from hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics but that will also include new, modern ideas.

Police identify Molson Coors attacker as 51-year-old Milwaukee man, company employee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 5:53pm

Police identify Molson Coors attacker as 51-year-old Milwaukee man, company employee.

Victims' families testify in Mississippi death penalty trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 5:33pm

The widow of a sheriff's deputy testified Wednesday that she lost the love of her life when he was shot to death in 2017 while responding to a call about a domestic disturbance.

Tribal leader: Work to build border wall hurts sacred land

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 5:13pm

A Native American leader from Arizona grew emotional Wednesday as he told a congressional committee about the pain members of his tribe feel about U.S. officials blasting through land they consider sacred to build part of President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Idaho moves closer to ban on transgender women in athletics

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 4:39pm

Idaho moved closer Wednesday to banning transgender women from competing in women's sports despite warnings that such a law is unconstitutional and uncertainties about how the NCAA might react.

More than a third of military families said they have no one to ask for a favor, survey finds

Brianna Keilar and Catherine Valentine, CNN  |  Posted Feb 26th - 4:30pm

More than a third of military families who participated in Blue Star Families' tenth annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey said they have no one to ask for a favor.

Arizona's most populous county becomes gun 'sanctuary'

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 3:45pm

Arizona's most populous county on Wednesday joined a growing national movement in which areas are declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries and proclaiming support for gun ownership rights.

Yellowstone bison entering Montana face slaughter, hunters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 3:40pm

One of the last and largest wild bison populations in North America has begun its migration out of Yellowstone National Park into southwestern Montana, where they are being hunted and face government-sponsored slaughter as part of a population reduction program.

WVa woman accused of scamming millions from senior citizens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 3:21pm

A West Virginia woman has been charged with scamming millions of dollars from senior citizens after gaining their trust through social media websites, a federal prosecutor announced Wednesday.

Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

Lauran Neergaard and Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 2:49pm

President Donald Trump faces a critical challenge in grappling with the new coronavirus outbreak: Asking Americans to believe him after he and top advisers have contradicted federal scientists in playing down the threat.

Colorado poised to become 22nd state with no death penalty

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 2:21pm

Colorado is set to become the 22nd U.S. state to abolish the death penalty after lawmakers on Wednesday approved a repeal bill that Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has pledged to sign into law.

Boy band BTS performs at NYC's Grand Central Terminal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 2:15pm

The South Korean boy band BTS performed at Grand Central Terminal in New York City for a special episode of Jimmy Fallon's “The Tonight Show.”

Grand Teton: 36 mountain goats killed in helicopter shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 2:14pm

Sharpshooters killed 36 mountain goats from a helicopter in a contested effort to eradicate the nonnative animals from Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

Mistaken identity blamed in mail fraud convict's jail escape

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 2:08pm

A California man convicted of mail fraud escaped from a Utah jail Tuesday night by posing as a fellow inmate whose time had come to be released, authorities said Wednesday.