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Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:56am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as "horrible ... painful" and said more must be done "to root out hate and prejudice and evil."

Drunken driver gets 12 years plus in death of police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:45am

A man was sentenced Tuesday to at least 12 years in prison on third-degree murder, drunken driving and other charges for a wrong-way crash that killed a western Pennsylvania police officer.

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Virginia death row inmate

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:44am

The nation's highest court on Tuesday refused to hear the appeal of a Virginia death row inmate who killed a hospital security guard and sheriff's deputy during an escape that sparked a massive manhunt that shut down Virginia Tech's campus in 2006.

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US to expand pool of people targeted for deportation

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:40am

The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released Tuesday.

The Latest: Residents warned as California river swells

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

The Latest on the storms in California (all times local):

Prep school grad in court for hearing on possible new trial

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:36am

A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of using a computer to lure a girl for sex is in court for a hearing on whether he deserves a new trial.

Panel backs bill overturning Utah anti-gay school law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:33am

A Senate panel says Utah should repeal a state law barring the "advocacy of homosexuality" in schools, which gay rights groups are currently challenging in court.

1,000 protesters greet Mitch McConnell at Kentucky speech

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:33am

Nearly a thousand people have crowded behind a chain link fence to try to catch Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's attention as he made his first stop on a tour of Kentucky during the congressional recess.

DC eagle pair lays first egg of season at National Arboretum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:33am

An eagle egg has landed at the National Arboretum.

Senator: Trade jobs better for inner-city kids than college

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:33am

Pennsylvania's Senate Education Committee chairman is being criticized for saying minority students from "inner city" public schools would do better in vocational careers than in college.

School district teams with Sandy Hook mom to teach empathy

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:20am

Nelba Marquez-Greene believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which killed her 6-year-old daughter, could have been avoided if more had been done years earlier to address the social isolation and mental health problems of the shooter, Adam Lanza.

Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:14am

The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son.

3 women, child die in shootings at eastern Mississippi home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:55am

Authorities say three women and a child have died in a shooting at a home in eastern Mississippi.

Police: Idaho man hit mother with truck during argument

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:55am

Police say an Idaho man rammed his mother with his pickup truck, crashed while trying to hit her again and then drove off.

'Abortion reversal' bill clears Indiana panel for 2nd time

Darcy Costello, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:54am

An Indiana House panel on Tuesday approved an amended version of a measure that would require abortion providers to give women considering drug-induced abortions information on stopping the procedure midway through — even though that process is scientifically disputed.

Autopsy set for Russian ambassador to UN after sudden death

Jennifer Peltz and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:44am

The city medical examiner was expected to perform an autopsy Tuesday on Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, who died a day earlier after falling ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission.

Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Missouri

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:44am

Vandals have damaged or tipped over as many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis, leaving the region's Jewish community shaken and anxious.

Levee fixed in California's central valley, evacuation stays

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:44am

An evacuation order remains in place Tuesday morning though San Joaquin County crews have stabilized a breached levee and at least temporarily halted the leak.

DC panda fans bam-boo-hoo as US-born cub leaves for China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:44am

The National Zoo in Washington has said its final goodbye to its panda cub Bao Bao.

Police probing death of Charlotte teen shot at house party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:26am

Authorities in North Carolina are investigating the death of an 18-year-old high school student shot after an argument at a Charlotte house party.