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Election security a high priority — until it comes to paying for new voting machines

Kate Rabinowitz, Propublica  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:13am

Local election administrators across the country face new problems and threats. But their budgets for new voting equipment remain inadequate.

Yellowstone fee proposal advances in Wyoming Legislature

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:07am

A proposal to collect a fee at Yellowstone National Park to fund wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park is advancing through the Wyoming Legislature.

Civil asset forfeiture reform bill clears Idaho House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:04am

Idaho's House has cleared a proposal designed to rein in when police can take a citizen's property.

Iowa congressman failed to disclose internet company

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:00am

A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose a new company that he owns, a mysterious outfit that uses one of his federal staffers in a false testimonial for its services, an Associated Press review shows.

Police: Officer shot, killed intervening in domestic dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:58am

Authorities say a police officer has been fatally shot while intervening in a domestic dispute in Maryland.

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Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

Brendan Farrington, Josh Replogle and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:54am

Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state's Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It's time for action.

Islamic State sympathizer pleads guilty in terrorism case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:50am

An Albanian man who became a U.S. citizen but carried an Islamic State flag has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges.

The Latest: Crews use boats to help amid Midwest flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:46am

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The Latest: Students speak out at Capitol about shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:40am

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The Latest: Trump to host students in 'listening session'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:24am

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Police: Boy brought knife to school, planned to stab others

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:23am

Police say a Kentucky middle school student who brought a large knife to school has been charged with attempted murder.

Supreme Court rules against prisoner in lawyer fee case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:53am

A Supreme Court ruling will mean that prisoners who win civil rights lawsuits against their jailers will generally be handing over more of their winnings to their lawyers.

Stowaway pleads not guilty after Chicago to London flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:48am

An Illinois woman with a history of getting past airport security and sneaking onto planes has pleaded not guilty in a Chicago case.

Allentown mayor takes stand, denies campaign cash shakedown

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:15am

The mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city is defending himself against accusations that he sold his office to campaign donors.

GOP leaders to seek halt to Pennsylvania congressional map

Mark Scolforo and Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:15am

Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature said Wednesday they will soon ask the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the imposition of new congressional district maps , two days after they were announced by the state's highest court.

NTSB: Garbage truck was on tracks despite lowered safety gates before crash with train carrying Republican congressmen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:06am

NTSB: Garbage truck was on tracks despite lowered safety gates before crash with train carrying Republican congressmen.

Unidentified snowmobiler dies in avalanche in eastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:04am

Authorities say an unidentified snowmobiler died after being trapped in an avalanche in eastern Idaho.

Supreme Court sides with Chicago museum in terror case

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:02am

The Supreme Court is preventing survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack from seizing Persian artifacts at a Chicago museum to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran.

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:01am

Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday.

Police not tracking body camera use per council directive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:14am

The Minneapolis Police Department isn't tracking whether all its officers are routinely activating their body cameras, despite a directive to do so following the fatal police shooting of an Australian woman.