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Lawmaker changes abortion-ban proposal from 15 to 18 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:02pm

A Utah lawmaker wants to ban most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, a change to a proposal that originally would have banned the procedure after 15 weeks.

Kindergartener found with handgun on school bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:36pm

School officials in Pittsburgh say a kindergartener was found with a handgun on a school bus.

Plan to partially lift N. Idaho Superfund designation fails

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:32pm

Legislation aimed at removing a federal Superfund site designation in northern Idaho has failed to advance amid concerns state taxpayers could end up on the hook for millions of dollars in cleanup costs.

The Latest: Controversial Arizona water bill put on hold

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:29pm

The Latest on Arizona's efforts to implement a Colorado River drought plan (all times local):

Students can skip Pledge of Allegiance, school district says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:54pm

A Connecticut school district has acknowledged students have the right not to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance, as a result of a lawsuit by a teenage girl who says her teacher shamed her and other students for opting out.

Legislation aims to reduce wilderness study areas in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:45pm

Legislation urging Congress to remove hundreds of thousands of acres from wilderness study area designation in Idaho is going to the full House despite concerns it could also end up encouraging Congress to designate more wilderness.

Detroit Council rejects car stunt due to Confederate flag

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:40pm

The Detroit City Council has banned a hot rod and custom car show from allowing a stunt jump to take place because some of the participating vehicles have carried Confederate imagery.

The Latest: Police say they know motive in LA triple killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:28pm

The Latest on a triple homicide in a Los Angeles home (all times local):

The Latest: Ex-officer held without bail on rape charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:25pm

The Latest on the arrest of former Philadelphia police detective Philip Nordo on sexual assault charges related to witnesses and suspects (all times local):

Lawmakers tour Florida migrant teen camp, want policy shift

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:54pm

Congressional Democrats from Florida and Texas on Tuesday toured a migrant camp, where they said children are being held for too long in a place that has a "prison-like" feeling.

HUD official trapped in elevator during public housing visit

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:41pm

A federal housing official's monthlong tour of New York City public housing complexes hit a speed bump when she got stuck in an elevator Tuesday.

Judge won't bar Parkland dad from ex-school monitor's case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:16pm

A judge will not prevent the father of one of 17 people killed last year at a Florida high school from attending the deposition of a former school security monitor who claims the father is harassing him.

Not guilty plea in crash that killed 3 Honolulu pedestrians

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:56pm

A suspected drunken driver police say plowed into a crowded Honolulu intersection and killed three pedestrians is pleading not guilty to manslaughter.

Dog reunited with family 101 days after California wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:40pm

A dog named Kingston is back with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating Northern California wildfire.

Pennsylvania college trustee quits over Nazi uniform photo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:40pm

A Pennsylvania college trustee is apologizing and resigning after a student found a 1980 yearbook photo in which he wore a Nazi uniform at a fraternity social event.

Police search 2nd site in deaths of 4 in western Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:39pm

Authorities say evidence suggests some of the three children and a woman found fatally shot in a western Michigan house may have been killed elsewhere.

Landslide on Oahu covers highway, seriously injuring a woman

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:36pm

State transportation officials were assessing an unstable slope above a busy highway on Oahu Tuesday after a landslide on the roadway sent three people to the hospital.

New Mexico to provide US Capitol its next Christmas tree

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:23pm

This year's U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will be coming from northern New Mexico.

House OKs legislation to increase testing of rape evidence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:18pm

Legislation intended to increase testing of sexual assault and rape evidence kits and get DNA results into a national database has cleared the House.

Latest: City lawyer welcomes decision on Obama library suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:08pm

The Latest on a lawsuit challenging plans to build the Obama Presidential Center in a Chicago park (all times local):