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School board sues over decision blocking armed staffers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:44am

A Virginia county school board is suing the state after the superintendent was denied a designation allowing him to carry guns on school property — part of a plan to allow armed staffers at schools.

Mom of special needs student after assault charges dropped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:31am

A special needs student's mother is suing after a principal and teacher were cleared of assault charges in Virginia.

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Barr seeks to assure senators he won't be a Trump loyalist

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:30am

Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe.

Speeding tractor-trailer flattens Utah restaurant, 3 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:22am

Authorities say a speeding tractor-trailer has crashed into a restaurant in a small Utah city, flattening the establishment and injuring 3 people.

The Latest: Los Angeles teachers strike enters 3rd day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:14am

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Man sues police officer who shot him in videotaped incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:11am

A black man who was shot in the back while fleeing a burglary scene is suing the white Virginia police officer who shot him in an incident captured on video.

Final defendant sentenced in Bundy ranch standoff in Nevada

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:06am

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's bodyguard in confrontations with U.S land management agents became the last of 19 defendants from 11 states to be sentenced on Tuesday in an armed standoff nearly five years ago.

Kentucky coroner: Wrong-way driver in fatal crash was drunk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:55am

A Kentucky official says the wrong-way driver who killed a vacationing Michigan family on Interstate 75 had a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit.

2nd suit filed over pain meds given to near-death patients

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:44am

A second wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering that near-death hospital patients get potentially fatal doses of pain medicine without their families' knowledge, an attorney said Wednesday.

Gladys Porter Zoo in Texas announces rare birds displayed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:31am

Two rare endangered tropical birds named Petey and Millie have a new home at a South Texas zoo.

Robert Durst murder trial set for September in Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:13am

New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been scheduled to go on trial in late summer on charges of killing a friend in Los Angeles nearly two decades ago.

The Latest: Northern California braces for heavy storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:12am

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The Latest: USDA reopening Farm Service Agency for 3 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:00am

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Judge accepts Manafort's resignation as Connecticut lawyer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:52am

A Connecticut judge has accepted former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's proposal to permanently give up his right to practice law in the state amid disbarment proceedings.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi asks Trump to reschedule State of the Union address until after the government reopens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:42am

Speaker Nancy Pelosi asks Trump to reschedule State of the Union address until after the government reopens.

White House denounces Rep. King's white supremacy remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:38am

The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as "abhorrent."

Closs family: Appreciate sympathy from suspect's father

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:34am

The grandfather of a Wisconsin girl who was kidnapped after her parents were killed in October said Wednesday that he appreciates the sympathy being expressed by the suspect's father.

Appeals court upholds Virginia's ban on bestiality

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:33am

The Virginia Court of Appeals has upheld a state law banning sex with an animal.

Victim of fatal stabbing identified as Salt Lake City woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:29am

The South Salt Lake Police Department has identified the victim in a fatal stabbing as a 26-year-old Salt Lake City woman.