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Judge blocks bid to increase Utah ATV protester restitution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:10pm

A federal judge has rejected an increase in restitution payments by a former county commissioner for an illegal ATV protest ride in a Utah canyon.

Final 'Rise of Skywalker' trailer debuts

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 8:23pm

The final trailer for the "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" debuted Monday night, offering montages of epic cosmic combat and a fleeting glimpse of the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia embracing Daisy Ridley's Rey.

The Latest: Florida panel backs governor in ousting sheriff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 7:57pm

The Latest on the Florida Senate's debate over ouster of Broward County Sheriff (all times local):

Funeral rescheduled for woman fatally shot by police at home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 7:14pm

The funeral has been rescheduled for a woman shot and killed in her home by a Fort Worth police officer.

Transgender woman's attacker convicted of assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 7:02pm

A man charged with felony aggravated assault in the beating of a Dallas transgender woman has been convicted of misdemeanor assault.

Man sentenced for hacking LA court system

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 5:54pm

A man who hacked Los Angeles County court computers, sent 2 million malicious phishing emails and stole hundreds of credit card numbers has been sentenced in Los Angeles.

The Latest: South African pleads not guilty in Alaska death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 5:31pm

The Latest on arraignment for a man accused of killing two Alaska Native women (all times local):

Justice Kagan: High court must avoid partisan perceptions

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 5:27pm

Associate Justice Elena Kagan said Monday that it "behooves" the U.S. Supreme Court to realize in these polarized times that there's a danger of the public seeing it as just a political institution — and to strive to counter that perception.

Panel backs removal of sheriff over school shooting response

Bobby Caina Calvan and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 5:23pm

The tragedy of the Parkland school massacre framed a developing political drama in Florida's capital, as a divided legislative panel on Monday sided with the state's Republican governor in removing a county sheriff accused of mishandling the response to the shooting that killed 17 people.

The Latest: Pelosi says Trump "most afraid" of Schiff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 5:00pm

The Latest on the House impeachment inquiry (all times local):

US prisons to photocopy inmate mail to curb drug smuggling

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 4:57pm

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has started photocopying inmate letters and other mail at some federal correctional facilities across the U.S. instead of delivering the original parcels, in an attempt to combat the smuggling of synthetic narcotics like K-2, officials told The Associated Press on Monday.

University students rally before shooting-death anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 4:47pm

University of Utah students have walked out of class the day before the one-year anniversary of a student's death, marking the latest sign of continuing fallout over the slaying of Lauren McCluskey by her ex-boyfriend.

Judge: Doctor says man accused in newspaper slayings is sane

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 4:23pm

A Maryland judge says a forensic psychiatrist for the state health department believes the man accused of killing five staffers at the Capital Gazette is legally sane.

Trump viewed Ukraine as adversary, not ally, witnesses say

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 4:23pm

Behind closed doors, President Donald Trump has made his views on Ukraine clear: "They tried to take me down."

Missouri agency apologizes for editing 'Trump' from photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 3:47pm

The Missouri Department of Transportation has apologized for posting an edited photo that cropped out a boy's "Trump 2020" shirt and appeared to blur part of his "Trump 2020" cap.

Ex-CEO and ex-prisoner Blankenship making presidential bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 3:21pm

Former coal executive and ex-federal prisoner Don Blankenship says he'll seek the Constitution Party's presidential nomination next year.

9-year-old arraigned on murder, arson charges in deaths of 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 3:18pm

A 9-year-old central Illinois boy believed to have set a fire that led to the deaths of five family members has been arraigned on first-degree murder charges.

US diplomat set to take center stage in impeachment inquiry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 3:13pm

For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent.

Trump urges GOP to 'get tougher and fight' impeachment

Jill Colvin and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 2:55pm

President Donald Trump called on fellow Republicans on Monday to "get tougher and fight" against the quickly moving House impeachment inquiry as Democrats blocked a GOP bid to censure Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, a leader of the impeachment inquiry.