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Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee rejects banning assault-style rifles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:52pm

Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee says there's no way to ban or buyback AR-15-style assault rifles like the kind used by a shooter at a Florida high school last week without also banning hunting rifles.

New charges brought against ex-Trump campaign associates

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:47pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a business associate.

Yellowstone bison again escape holding pen, but most return

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:46pm

For the second time this winter someone has broken into a holding pen for Yellowstone National Park bison, allowing the escape of 73 animals that had been captured to prevent the spread of a wildlife disease.

Navajos settle Utah voting rights case over mail-in ballots

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:43pm

Navajos who once worried they would have to drive hours to cast their ballots in Utah say a court settlement is a step forward as tribes challenge what they call discriminatory voting practices around the United States.

After a year, Trump holds firm grip on conservative movement

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:42pm

Donald Trump's outsider candidacy rattled the conservative movement. But more than a year into his presidency, the onetime Democrat now holds what seems to be a near-total grip.

Alabama inmate claims he is at risk for 'botched' execution

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:40pm

Alabama stood ready Thursday to execute an inmate who argued that there is an increased risk of a botched execution because of damage to his veins from lymphoma and other illnesses.

AP objects to Honduran police bid to identify story sources

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:33pm

The Associated Press filed legal papers on Thursday objecting to an attempt by top Honduran police officials to obtain phone records to try to identify sources behind a story detailing allegations of police corruption.

Special counsel brings new tax charges against ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and business associate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:32pm

Special counsel brings new tax charges against ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and business associate.

Alabama inmate seeks Supreme Court review before execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:29pm

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Man arrested in shooting death of postal worker on highway

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:27pm

A man arrested in the fatal shooting of a postal worker driving a delivery rig on a Dallas highway may have been acting out of road rage, authorities said Thursday.

The Latest: Driver who crashed car into hospital ID'd

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:25pm

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Florida to execute man in 1993 slaying of college student

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:22pm

Florida is preparing to execute a man convicted of raping and killing a college student in 1993 so he could steal her car.

Husband of slain online exhibitionist charged with murder

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:22pm

The husband of an online exhibitionist whose partially nude body was found outside her suburban home was arrested Thursday in her killing, an Alabama police chief said.

Man convicted of fatally beating boy gets life sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:19pm

An Ohio man convicted of beating a 14-month-old boy to death and tossing his body into a creek with the help of the child's mother has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 19 years.

The Latest: Man arrested in shooting death of postal worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:19pm

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Perdue to food box critics: Give the idea a chance

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:18pm

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday defended a proposal that would replace a portion of food stamp benefits with pre-assembled boxes of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients' doorsteps — an idea one lawmaker called "a cruel joke."

Phoenix police shoot man suspected of killing 3 men nearby

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:17pm

Authorities are investigating what led a Phoenix man to gun down three people at a neighbor's home before he was killed in a shootout with police.

The Latest: Florida to execute man in student's '93 slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:12pm

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Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

Catherine Lucey and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:09pm

President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed a higher minimum age for buying certain rifles and tighter background checks for purchasers, saying "there's nothing more important than protecting our children," amid a public outcry for action after the Florida school shooting.

Kansas lawmakers cancel debate on NRA-backed gun safety bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:03pm

Kansas legislative leaders have canceled a debate on a gun-safety education bill giving preference to a National Rifle Association program in elementary schools.